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Keld Manse; Cosy 'Get Away From It All' Cottage in the Yorkshire Dales Nat Park

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Cottage in Keld, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England - Surrounded By Stunning Scenery, A Perfect Base For Walking, Cycling And Touring The Dales

WEEKEND BREAKS & MID WEEK BREAKS (Minimum 3 nights) ARE AVAILABLE OUT OF PEAK SEASON . PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR PRICES & AVAILABILITY.

The Manse is a spacious 2 storey house with a small front garden and rear paved patio which enjoys glorious views of the Dales. It’s decorated and equipped to a high standard with central heating and has two open fires, a lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, a kitchen / breakfast room, bathroom, downstairs WC. NEW FOR 2015 ~ Two top quality, extremely comfortable sofas in the sitting room, King-size bed with pocket sprung mattress in the master bedroom and new mattresses for the twin beds. Guest comfort is a priority at Manse and we are constantly looking at ways to improve and enhance our guest experience.

Built as a minister's residence, the Manse has generously proportioned reception rooms providing spacious living accommodation. The sitting room, with open fire and original Victorian fire surround, is the perfect place to relax after a day outdoors exploring the dales. The windows in both the dining room and sitting room are south facing, looking up the village and are the perfect vantage point from which to observe the comings and goings of daily rural life. Watch lambs gambol & play during lambing time in late spring or see hay being made in the summer. Be amazed at the skills of the sheepdogs as they drive a heft of sheep through the village, for such a small place there's always something interesting to observe in Keld.

At the rear of the Manse is the working kitchen and well equipped prep kitchen / breakfast room with windows overlooking the bottom of the village and Keld woods. With its flagged floor and traditional range the breakfast room is a lovely place to start the day and mull over what might be in store as the day unfolds.

Upstairs the Manse has three good sized bedrooms; one king-size, one double and one twin bedded room and a large shower room. There is a further toilet & hand basin downstairs where you will also find a large walk-in cupboard that houses the central heating boiler which acts as a very effective drying room for those days when the weather catches you out.

The Manse was fully restored in 2009 and has the benefit of full central heating both under-floor and radiators and two open coal fires making it a warm, cosy and comfortable home. A Grade II listed property, many original features including beamed ceilings, stone flagged floors, window seats and fireplaces have been retained making the Manse an idyllic dales retreat but with all modern conveniences for a perfect cottage holiday including WiFi internet coverage and Freeview Television and DVD.

Outside the Manse has gardens at the front and the rear with flower borders, patio areas and outdoor furniture. There is parking for two cars and secure cycle storage adjacent to the cottage. Please be aware that a local resident has pedestrian access along the side of the rear garden to his allotment. The allotment is seperated from the Manse garden by a wall and gate.

Keld is a tiny hamlet nestled at the very top of Swaledale. The surrounding scenery is simply stunning with many walks straight from the cottage door. Keld lies on the crossroad of two popular long distance walks; the Coast to Coast and Pennine Way but perhaps the most scenic of all the walks in Swaledale is that from Keld to Muker. This walk follows the river Swale, fast flowing at first with many waterfalls and then meandering as the valley widens. Local walks take in farmland, limestone crags, woodland, beautiful old dales farm walls and buildings, and much evidence of the once-thriving lead mining industry. Keld is a quiet, peaceful place but boasts a tearoom, a small hotel (Keld Lodge) with excellent restaurant and an small information centre where you can pick up leaflets and find out more about the village and surrounding area both past and present.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

The Manse is managed by Glenda Calvert, a local farmer’s wife, who lives within 2 miles of the property and who, as an owner of both a holiday cottage and a Bed and Breakfast, has enormous experience in managing of holiday accommodation.

The owner of the Keld Manse is the United Reformed Church and it is run on the Church’s behalf by a project team of experienced and enthusiastic members who love and have spent a lot of time in the region. When the Church no longer required use of the Manse, we decided to adapt it to be suitable as a holiday destination.

We have been delighted by how well received the Manse has been during its four years of operation and are pleased to be able to offer it as accommodation in this particularly beautiful part of the United Kingdom.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic house! Love Swaledale! We had a great holiday - hot sunshine, stunning waterfalls, walks to Muker, dog loved swimming in river, stunning scenery. Hope to visit again!



The Manse is a beautiful place in an amazing setting. It was a wonderfully relaxing break. The cottage is very well equipped and is beautifully clean.......



As always, a perfectly relaxing time at the Manse.............Lovely house, everything we needed, fabulous location..........
Aug 2014
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Beautiful, Quirky and Historic

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We are a family with 2 small children, and had a fantastic week in The Manse. The house is quirky, but beautiful and very comfortably furnished. We loved the sense of it being part of the history of the village.

The village is stunningly located, and very peaceful (don't go for the nightlife...)

The walking straight from the front door of the house is unbeatable - whether you are experienced hikers, or have a 3 year old in tow as we did. The kids loved exploring all the waterfalls around the village.

We had very mixed weather when we stayed, but found plenty to occupy us in the area on the wetter days. Would recommend Gayle Mill, Castle Bolton, Settle/Carlisle railway etc.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Muddy family. So glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Manse and that you found the area so enchanting. It sounds as if your children had a great time too with a great deal of freedom and boundless quantities of fresh air. I hope you have all gone home relaxed and refreshed. You will be warmly welcomed if you choose to holiday at the Manse in Keld-in-Swaledale again.
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Location

From the Owner

As a location to visit either on holiday or for work, we love being in Keld for its peace, tranquillity and a chance to escape from the “business” of town life. Others value it for the opportunity to cycle and walk. Yet others just enjoy the scenery and the remoteness from their normal lives. Come try it for yourself; you'll see what we mean!

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Keld in Upper Swaledale is well known to many as the most attractive and unspoilt of all the dales in North Yorkshire. Keld is the ideal location for exploring the dales with Arkengarthdale and Wensleydale an approximate 20 minute drive away. Cumbria to the west is a mere 30 minute drive with the Lake District easily accessible for a day out.

Travel:

Nearest airports are Durham Tees Valley (48 miles), Leeds (84 miles), Newcastle (84 miles), Manchester (110 miles), London Heathrow (260 miles).

Nearest railway stations are at Kirkby Stephen (10 miles) and Darlington (40 miles).

Use of a car is highly recommended if you want to travel in the area. A local voluntary Dales bus service visits Keld twice daily.

Cycling is also viable for the fit and healthy!

Distances:

Richmond (23 miles), Kirkby Stephen (10 miles), Reeth (13 miles), Barnard Castle (23 miles), Darlington (40 miles), Lake District - Keswick (54 miles).

Further Details:

Keld has a local tea room & camping shop (Rukin's Farm - Easter until end September) and a bar and excellent restaurant at Keld Lodge. Guided walks & events are organised by The Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre from April - September visit keld.org.uk. The UK's highest pub at Tan Hill lies 4 miles away. Eating and drinking nearby (Kearton Country Hotel, Thwaite, Farmer's Arms and the Tea Shop, Muker, the Punch Bowl, Low Row, and a range of others in the villages further down Swaledale and at Hawes, Wensleydale.

Nearest main shops are at Hawes (7 miles) and Kirby Stephen (12 miles). Both towns feature post office, banks, butcher's, baker's, supermarket etc. There is a camping shop in Keld village (Rukins farm) and a small village store in Muker.

Good walking is a particular attraction of the area - Keld lies at the crossroads of the Pennine Way and Coast-Coast Walk with these and other walks such as the Corpse Way to explore. Outdoors equipment can be purchased in Hawes, Richmond, Barnard Castle and throughout the Lake District.

Excellent cycling routes both on- and off-road are available directly from Keld; recently highlighted by the visit of the 2014 Tour de France to the vicinity.

Keld Countryside and Heritage Centre tells the story of the village history and culture including hill farming, local people, vernacular architecture, wildlife conservation and the history of the chapel buildings. For information about a programme of events run by the Centre throughout the summer please visit keld.org.uk

For the experienced, a number of disused lead mines lie along the length of Swaledale with associated industrial archaeology.

A range of Arts and Crafts shops can be found in Muker, Reeth, Richmond and Hawes.

The annual Swaledale Festival is held during end May / beginning June. Regular musical events are held throughout the year at Tan Hill Inn. A wide range of musical, arts and other cultural events are held throughout Swaledale during the year.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
 
 
Feb 1/2 term
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
Winter Season
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
 
 
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Low Season
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
May 1/2 term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Low Season
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
Mid Season
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
Low Season
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
October 1/2 term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Winter Season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
 
 
Christmas week
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
New Year week
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£635
for 7 nights
£635
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For booking, please contact Glenda Calvert - telephone on +44-(0)1748-886845 or by Email (glenda_calvert@hotmail.co.uk). We request a deposit of 20% of the total booking fee to secure the booking and require full payment 6 weeks prior to your arrival at the Manse.

You may visit our website www.tkrc.org.uk for further information.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is preferably Saturday although this becomes completely flexible out of high season.

Notes on prices:
Please contact Glenda Calvert for prices for long weekends and short breaks - 01748-886845.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A large upstairs shower room features a spacious shower cubicle, toilet, hand basin, and heated towel rail. This room has a beautiful view of the Dale! The property also has a toilet and washbasin downstairs.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with pocket sprung mattress. Bedroom 2. The twin room is particularly spacious. Bedroom 3. Double bed at the rear of the cottage. All rooms have comfortable beds with duvets and quality linen.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Changeover day is preferably Saturday although this can be flexible during low seasons. One well behaved pet welcome. Please contact the owner for clarity. Outside: Garden seat in front garden. Rear paved area with table and chairs to sit / dine outside overlooking a maintained vegetable garden and with beautiful views down the dale. Outside store containing firewood and coal. Rear access gate to village. The Manse is attached to the village church which holds fortnightly services in the afternoon. Utility Room: Combines as useful drying room with drying rack. Contains ironing board, iron, vacuum cleaner and washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price. The property is cleaned at every changeover. Other: Dining room has a large refectory table to seat up to eight, feature dressed-stone open fireplace. Hard wood flooring and beamed ceiling. Breakfast room has a table to seat four, a decorative kitchen range, a pine dresser and heated stone floor.

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