Idyllic Yorkshire Dales cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Rose Cottages, Harmby, DL8 5PE, United Kingdom

Located in the popular Dales village of Harmby, just one mile from Leyburn is 2, Rose Cottages. This charming country cottage is oozing with character, and would make the ideal base for a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales at any time of year.

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Located in the popular Dales village of Harmby, just one mile from Leyburn is 2, Rose Cottages. This charming country cottage is oozing with character, and would make the ideal base for a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales at any time of year.

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Located in the popular Dales village of Harmby, just one mile from Leyburn is 2, Rose Cottages. This charming country cottage is oozing with character, and would make the ideal base for a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales at any time of year.

You are greeted by a welcoming rustic pine kitchen creating a homely friendly feel, retaining many interesting original features such as an alcove which was formerly a bread oven. The dining table and butler’s bench finish off the look and offer a true ‘country cottage’ feel. The charm of this cottage does not end in the kitchen. The lounge boasts an original ‘Range’ cleverly incorporating a wood burning stove to keep you cosy on those cooler winter evenings after an invigorating walk on the fells, before retiring to the four poster bed in the master bedroom.

Guest Access

The property is rented on a sole use basis, you will not be sharing the property with anyone else.

Interaction with Guests

I will not be present but can answer questions via phone or email

The Neighborhood

Check out Blue Lion, the Wensleydale Heather, and the Sandpiper for great food.

Getting around

Nearest train station is Northallerton. Nearest train station with car hire (Hertz) at the station is York. I tend to hire a car from York and then stop off at Crab and Lobster for dinner on way to the cottage.

If you don't wish to hire a car then you can go to Northallerton and get a bus to the cottage (73 to Bedale and then 156/157 to Harmby). (website hidden) buses from Northallerton to Leyburn for details

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $5 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $618 /week
Monthly Price: $2118 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Tim was quick to respond to any questions and the booking went smoothly. The cottage itself was quite nice, however it does look out on to someone's backyard, not quite what we were expecting. The kitchen really needs more pots and pans and the towels were a little worn. Beds very comfy. Wonderful walks across the scarf and to the village of Middleham and Middleham Castle.

    June 2014
    Response from Tim:

    Thanks Karen for your feedback, I hope you don't mind if I make a brief response to your comments which will hopefully help future guests:

    - the cottage is off the main road down a narrow lane. It looks out at a neighbouring house from the lower floor and from the bedroom windows over the dale and Middleham. A number of previous guests have commented on the beautiful views from the cottage.
    -the kitchen is well stocked with everything you would expect from a country cottage. Over the past twelve months I've added additional items people have specifically requested (e.g. cheese grater, pizza oven tray). I have purchased another cooking pot for the stove based on Karen's feedback.
    - the towels were purchased less than 12 months ago

    The cottage recently received the highest accreditation for hospitality when reviewed by an independent travel agency that it is also listed with.

    June 2014
  • Tim's cottage was a lovely location for a short mini-moon after our wedding last month and a great first experience with Airbnb. The directions led us straight to the door and inside is everything we could want for a short break. We spent four days exploring the Dales with the dog and when the weather (inevitibly) arrived it was great to be able to light the log burner and settle in for the night.

    Leyburn is a lovely little town and the Friday market well worth a visit. The Old Horn Inn at Spennithorne was very welcoming and good for an evening stroll. Food at the Sandpiper was excellent too but most of the time we took advantage of the well equiped kitchen and ate in.

    Finally, make sure you don't miss out on Harmby's waterfall, just round the corner from the cottage - it's smaller than the ones at Aysgarth but well worth walking past!

    June 2014
  • We had a lovely stay in Rose cottage, the wood burner keeping us warm during the rainy days. The cottage has a warm and cosy atmosphere, location was great for hiking, very close to Leyburn, good access to both wensely Dale and swale Dale. Recommended!

    May 2014
  • Tim's cottage in Harmby was ideal for us: lots of charming features like a lovely old cast iron Yorkshire range, bread oven, and beams. The log fire was a brilliant feature, and kept us toasty on chilly evenings. Although the kitchen is compact, it had everything we needed to cook all sorts including a roast sunday lunch - the shops and friday market in neighbouring Leyburn were great, providing everything from a shoulder of lamb to delicious dressed Whitby crabs. Tim's local restaurant recommendations were also great: we went twice to the Blue Lion in nearby East Whitton. The waterfall in Harmby itself was also a real bonus - better in my opinion than the famous Aysgarth Falls! Be aware that a mobile phone signal was elusive - we typically had to walk up the hill to get a signal. The only other drawback was the lack of outdoor space, but with the whole of the Dales on your doorstep to explore, this wasn't really a problem. We look forward to returning!

    April 2014
  • Really comfortable, well equipped cottage with a Squirrel fireplace (easy to light and clean). A really short drive, or nice walk, from Leyburn with shops, pubs, etc.

    April 2014
    Response from Tim:

    Andrew you mention in your private feedback you had a problem initially locating the property with GPS. While the GPS is reasonably accurate there are detailed instructions that i have written and which airbnb sends in its confirmation note. I would recommend anyone staying to print these and use to ensure you have no issues locating the cottage. I can also be contacted on (phone number hidden) if there are any issues. Best Tim

    April 2014
  • Lovely little cottage, log fire was a highlight after a good day's walking. There was lots of helpful information about local walks, all the amenities we needed and lovely views from the bedroom windows! Had a lovely stay.

    April 2014
  • Typical cosy Dales cottage with views of Middleham Castle from the bedroom windows. Ideally situated for exploring The Dales and wonderful walking country which was appreciated by Woody, our dog - despite the wet weather! Enjoyed a surprisingly good sausage & mash lunch at Richard III pub in Middleham having watched the racehorses exercising up on the old racecourse. Also had an excellent dinner at the Blue Lion in East Witton on our last night.

    March 2014
  • A lovely cottage. Ideal location for long walks and good country pubs. The rooms were big and the bed was so comfortable! Only two of us stayed but would be fine for 4 or a small family. Kitchen was well equipped for what we needed. Very peaceful spot and beautiful views over the dales.

    March 2014
  • This was a brilliant place to stay, perfectly kitted out for our short holiday. The beds were very comfortable, better than in many hotels we stayed in over the years.
    The host left a lot of useful information, we had one of our best lunch experiences as well following them.
    The waterfall near the cottage was an unexpected surprise and with the fire one of the features that made our children move to a cottage in Yorkshire.
    Highly recommended!

    February 2014
  • Rose Cottage was the perfect hideaway for New Years Eve. The weather was ghastly so we stocked up on grub from the neighbouring village of Leyburn and bunkered down. We had everything we needed and the log burner was an amazing feature, making the evenings so cosy. Harmby has a few places to walk the dog and the waterfall is definitely worth a look! I would highly recommend Rose Cottage, we will definitely be back.

    January 2014
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Born in Lincolnshire and now living in London. Love to travel and spend time walking in Yorkshire
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