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West Close Cottage

Melmerby in Coverdale, Yorkshire
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Highchair available
Towels included
Family friendly
Internet access
Open fire / wood burner
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Atmospheric country escape on a secluded former farm
  • Beautiful blend of traditional features and contemporary comfort
  • Exquisite views over Coverdale from the shared garden

Property code: OC-DS152

Set on Coverdale’s northeastern edge and surrounded by breathtaking countryside, this charming cottage provides an ideal holiday sanctuary. Up to four friends or family members will love exploring this sublime area. Explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 15 miles to the west, and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 15 miles to the south. See the astounding waterfalls of West Burton, Cauldron Falls and Cotter Force, all within 15 miles of this retreat. Discover Richmond’s independent shops, pubs, galleries and eateries (13.5 miles); it’s one of Britain’s most vibrant and beautiful market towns, and the gateway to Swaledale. Walk along the River Swale, past Richmond Castle to Easby Abbey (15 miles). Watch a traditional blacksmith at work in the Old Working Mill and Smithy at Gunnerside (19 miles). Leyburn (5 miles) is a lovely old town at the heart of Wensleydale, with quirky shops and a Friday market.

Inside the cottage you’ll find cosy rural charm. Gather on sofas in the wide lounge around a flickering wood burner, and watch the TV or a DVD. The feature fireplace reaches right up to the high, wooden-beamed ceiling. Down three steps, you’ll come to the characterful kitchen/diner with wooden beams across the ceiling and a circular table with six seats. There’s a tranquil family bathroom. The double bedroom has a wide-window vista out to the garden, and the twin has its own sweet aspect on the rural landscape. The charming conservatory is a delightful space to relax.

Outside you’ll find access to a delightful, shared garden with your own private patio and garden furniture. The views out over Coverdale will remain with you long after returning home.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and a WC
  • Kitchen/diner with induction hob, fridge with icebox, dining table and chairs
  • Shared laundry room with washer/dryer
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Central heating fuelled by biomass boiler
  • Wood burner in lounge – first pack of fuel provided
  • Smart-enabled TV
  • Mobile signal is variable
  • Access to shared garden with a private patio and garden furniture for this cottage
  • Outside storage
  • Ample private, off-road parking
  • Shop 4 miles and pub 1 mile
  • 3 steps down from bathroom to kitchen/diner
  • This property can be booked alongside another property that sleeps a further 4 guests, please contact us for details
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 09:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Karen Haxell

This property is personally managed by Karen.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Yvonne 28th September 2023

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Excellent cottage, nice location. Stayed a few times. Hosts very helpful.

Reviewed by The Hunt Family 22nd November 2022

Wonderful week in a lovely cottage enjoyed cycling the Dales.

Reviewed by Dave & Jan 12th November 2022

What an excellent cottage and what a splendid view, oh to wake up to this every morning. A brilliant centre from which to explore. We have de-stressed. Thank you Rachel & Philip, we will hope to return and will certainly recommend to our friends.

Reviewed by Janet 4th November 2022

Another lovely few days in this beautiful cottage. So relaxing staying here and enjoying the Dales. Beautiful walks and villages to explore. Will be back again soon. Many thanks. Really enjoyed my stay again.

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

Third time of staying, 1st in this cottage really welcoming place, great location to explore and lovely cottages great to use the field each time. Pub in Carlton very good. Lovely welcome pack. Thank you

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

Lovely cottage with everything you needed. Welcome pack very much appreciated.

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