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Tennant Cottage

(Ref. 11307)

Malham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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78 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic cottage in a great location."

    Really comfortable beds. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Angharad5.0Apr 2024

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Tennant cottage perfect location cottage well equipped & comfortable."

    Would recommend & definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "I worry if I tell the truth about this property and it’s owners I’ll make even more popular than it is and find it hard when I want to rebook."

    THE TRUTH— it was comfortable,great location and owners were very helpful. We hope to return in the future. A five star booking.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Tennant Cottage."

    The location is great, right in the village but very quiet also. The Cottage has a lot of character and was a warm and cosy home for a few days. Short of nothing in the kitchen and in general. Everything was very clean and the shower was great after a long walk! Will atay again.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have spent a wonderful week at beautiful Tennant Cottage."

    It felt like home from the minute we walked in - it’s in a stunning location both in the Dales and within the village itself. It’s equipped with everything you need and more as there are so many extras. Highly recommended in every way. Kath and hubby are lovely - helpful and kind (especially when we left our wallets at the house when we left!). We are already looking to rebook.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Feb 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend to family and friends."

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.4Jan 2024

  • "What an amazing cottage ."

    We booked very last minute(same day) and having no idea about the area we just couldn’t believe the location of the cottage. Just Perfect!! The cottage itself is stunning it has everything you can possibly need. Great kitchen area cosy lounge area and the bedroom is also perfect with a huge bed. Owners were amazing getting it ready for us so last minute and kept in touch throughout the week . It really was a perfect week with the weather being amazing also being able to do the walks on the door step without using the car .

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jan 2024

  • "Faultless!!!"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "We love Malham and Tennant Cottage makes a perfect base for exploring the area and beyond."

    Beautiful location by the river. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and is a real home from home. Owners are really lovely and welcoming. We love the cottage and will certainly be back again real soon ❤️

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage is in a perfect location in the heart of Malham village."

    Very peaceful, which is what we wanted, as our dog is petrified of fireworks. The owners had kindly gifted us wine, biscuits and milk, and we had all of the provisions (eg tea, coffee, condiments, cleaning products, etc) we needed for the week. Unfortunately, the garden isn't enclosed, so we had to keep our dog on a lead when outdoors. The overall cleanliness could be improved, and the ceiling and grouting in the bathroom needs attention.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Nov 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week in this cosy cottage."

    The cottage is in the perfect location, with lots of walks and pubs nearby. We would really recommend and will be back for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a superb location."

    The location was very picturesque with a brook over the road from the cottage, hills and fields behind and the beautiful stone built buildings of Malham around. Excellent location for going on walks either down the river valley or to Malham Cove and the two local waterfalls. The cottage itself was both stylishly and comfortably furnished, with good quality mattresses on the beds, which is unusual. We had no problems parking our estate car in the parking space.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The immediate area is surrounded with such a brilliant array of great walks and views. I've already recommended the cottage to my folks to consider when they're next doing a walking holiday.

    Reviewed by Connor5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely owners so helpful and friendly nothing was too much trouble ..."

    Absolutely lovely owners so helpful and friendly nothing was too much trouble everything was there that you needed and more thank you again and would highly recommend you

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent cottage ."

    Well equipped.perfect location.good parking.

    Reviewed by C J5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect cottage for us and our dog."

    Warm, comfortable, good quality bedding and crockery and super location. Owners, Katherine and David, very welcoming and helpful. Good places to eat close by and you could easily leave the car parked up all week. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0May 2023

  • "Kath was perfect as a host, being very happy to provide us with reassurances and information about the local conditions (it had snowed just before we travelled there), and making it clear she was available if needed throughout the stay."

    Tennant Cottage itself was the ideal base for us to explore this beautiful area - providing all the warmth, comfort and equipment we needed - it had everything, as does the village and area. It was a relief to leave the car parked out front and just walk from the cottage every day. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "This cottage is in a great location."

    I would advise bringing your own groceries, nearest shop is 7 miles. Nice extras, wine, milk etc. Only downside was the mould on the bathroom ceiling above the shower

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Feb 2023

  • "Really comfy property, very welcoming, well equipped, amazing position, lots to do from the door."

    Warm too!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Everything we needed for a relaxing break just a small village with 2 pubs and walks on door steps."

    Shop is 7to 10 miles away if you need your staples but like I said it was lovely .

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great cottage great location wonderful hosts - Thanks Kath."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property was perfect in every way both for us and our dog."

    We came during a very hot week but the property was a cool sanctuary to return to! The owners were very friendly, who we often saw around the village, always ensuring that thi ngs were going well. Great places to eat in the village, fantastic early morning swims at Janet's Foss and spectacular walks around Malham! Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is the perfect base for a mixed generational exploration of a part of the Dales new to us."

    Overwhelmingly however the icing on the cake was meeting the owners who are delightful, caring and attentive. Our memories will always focus on the beauty of such a spectacular landscape and on having met such lovely owners.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thanks for a fabulous stay."

    A lovely solid cottage in gorgeous countryside, what’s not to love.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2022

  • "What a wonderful cottage this was set in an excellent location for walks and 1min from 2 pubs, it had everything you would need for your stay and more, it felt comfortable as soon as you went in and the welcome pack started our weeks holiday the way it should be :-), thank you Kath and David for letting us use your lovely cottage and for making us feel so welcome."

    We will definitely be returning here again soon.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage situated in the perfect place within Malham."

    Ideal location for good walks and travelling around to see the area. The cottage itself was nicely cool (it was a very hot week) being made of stone. It was very well equipped and comfortable. We will definitely revisit in the future. A big thank you for the milk, wine and goodies. They were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location and lovely cottage with everything we needed."

    Owners very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Jul 2022

  • "We've had a super week at Tennant Cottage, everything was provided."

    We can highly recommend the cottage and we will be back (for a third time)!

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Tennant Cottage is a lovely old cottage, very comfortable with everything you could need, and in a fantastic position in the beautiful village of Malham."

    We had a wonderful week, walking from the cottage, up and down Malhamdale, and some great meals in the pubs in the village. We met the cottage owners, who were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is the perfect holiday cottage for dog owners who enjoy walking in beautiful countryside."

    The Pennine Way is right outside the door with walks to Malham Cove, Janets Foss and many more wonderful rambles. When you return tired and hungry the cottage has everything you need - a log fire if its cold or an outdoor area in which to relax and listen to the stream babbling as it flows past, a few feet from the cottage. If you fancy a night off from catering or just want a pint, The Buck Inn, Lister Arms and Beck Hall are just across the stream and your dog will be made even more welcome than you, and we were made very welcome. We met the owners one afternoon, they are lovely people who have gone to great lengths to make the cottage a place you will want to return to. Thank you Kath and David.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely holiday My wife took I’ll when we arrived and the owner turned up and helped us through it."

    He also returned to check that she recovered. Whilst walking the dog I also met his wife she introduced herself and inquired about how my wife was. All helps to make an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Apr 2022

  • "Tennant Cottage is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped with plenty of room for four adults."

    it is well placed in the centre of Malham but off the main road and a great location for visiting the whole of the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you could wish for."

    Ideally situated for walks with two very close dog friendly pubs. The cottage is spacious and very well equipped. The owners are lovely too. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your review as it really helps us to know your thoughts. We are delighted you enjoyed the cottage and Malham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfectly located in the main part of lovely Malham with easy access to all the stunning local walks."

    Beautiful cottage - much larger on the inside than it looks from the outside. Lovely friendly local owners and the house had everything you could need. Already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Malham is a wonderful place."

    Tennant cottage is the best cottage we've ever stayed in

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay lovely cottage had everything we needed."

    Central location plenty of walks from cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2021

  • "Location is great, owner very helpful and friendly"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and a great location, plenty of walks from your doorstep."

    We were blessed with gorgeous weather so was able to enjoy the garden both front and back with the added benefit of a BBQ which we made use of. A larger fridge/freezer would be an advantage especially when you’re staying for a week. Extremely comfortable bed, such a pleasure to wake up to the sound of the birds and the stream in a morning. All in all a fabulous week’s holiday, we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage in an idyllic location."

    If you want to chill and relax go to Tennant cottage in Malham.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Not anything really very comfortable cottage with good facilities- log fire and bed is fantastic so welcoming after a long day walking - home from home really - lovely village and a great base."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

  • "I cannot recommend Tennant Cottage (Malham) enough, from the welcoming and personable hosts to the exceptional accommodation."

    The cottage itself could not be better, spacious, exceptional location, very well equipt, a home from home. My partner and I, and our dog cannot wait to return! We had a slightly bizarre experience in booking the cottage back in December, we booked via a different website and paid what we thought was the balance, transpired this was just a booking fee. We then received several phone calls from Sykes informing us that we needed to pay the balance via phone, this seemed odd and we were cautious, we thought we had booked via the original website. However we went ahead (as we would have lost the booking fee) and everything from that point was smooth sailing. Sykes should work with the original booking company (they know who they are) to make this experience smoother for future customers. All in all though, a super holiday thanks to fantastic hosts and accommodation.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in such a beautiful setting."

    If you like walking and the countryside this gives you everything. The cottage was comfortable, clean and was certainly home from home with all the necessary facilities. Wi Fi and TV very good and what was even more important to us was the comfy beds - a good nights sleep had by all. The bathroom was a good size too. The owners had gone that extra mile to make us welcome. All in all we fully recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Tennant cottage is a lovely property in a fantastic location."

    Set next to a river in the heart of the pretty village of Malham, it's ideally placed for all the popular walks around Malham cove and tarn straight from your doorstep. There are several good pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. The owners are also very friendly and helpful. All in all it's the perfect cottage for a relaxing week of walking in the Yorkshire hills and dales.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2020

  • "Delightful cottage in charming dog friendly village."

    The owners are super friendly and helpful. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location."

    Really well stocked up with everything you could need. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village."

    Tennant Cottage was comfortable, clean, had all the essentials and we felt very welcomed by the little touches left by the owners. We would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our short stay at Tennant Cottage."

    The cottage was homely and comfortable, in fact a real 'home from home' and despite the cold weather, the log fire made the cottage very cosy. The owners have taken every care to provide everything you need, with a well equipped kitchen, a warm modern bathroom, comfortable sofas, a huge double bed and plenty of side lamps to provide atmosphere. The location was superb, with a beautiful beck just outside and with wonderful nearby walks to Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and Gordale Scar. Malham village itself is unspoilt and boasts two very good pubs within 2 minutes of the cottage. We recommend this cottage highly.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Nov 2019

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Nov 2019

  • "Tennant Cottage is very well equipped with large living space and super main bedroom but it was it’s location within the village of Malham that thrilled us the most."

    We could easily walk to the Cove, Janet’s Fosse and Gordale Scar. This is a holiday to repeat several times over.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2019

  • "A beautiful location and an amazing cottage."

    Every detail had been taken care of and we had an absolutely fantastic stay. Very convenient for the pubs and hotel so a choice of where to eat and all dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very central location in village."

    Actually on the Pennine way! Very cosy cottage and so close to good pubs.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely setting, one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    Cottage was very clean and well equipped. Very peaceful. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at Tennant cottage it had everything that we needed truly a home from home."

    The cottage was clean and well maintained. The welcome biscuits and milk were a lovely touch. It is in an ideal location right in the middle of Malham village with 2 pubs and Beck Hall Restaurant within walking distance . All 3 are dog friendly and our labradoodle Annie enjoyed the free biscuits. The cottage is also an ideal base for walking with the Pennine way virtually on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a really good holiday no problems what's so ever."

    Would recommend to friends would even go back. Lovely village pubs and cafe weather was kind as well

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, right next 2 a babbling stream."

    The village was like being taken back in time. The local pubs and restaurant we very welcoming. We had a wonderful week .

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2019

  • "A really good cottage - well situated, warm and cosy, in what were poor weather conditions for the time of year."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great setting within the village."

    We will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2019

  • "Tenants Cottage in Malham was first class."

    Location excellent. Cottage had everything you needed even a towel to dry your dog, absolutely everything. Spacious, immaculately clean. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was fabulous and the location within the village was ideal."

    The kitchen/ dining room was just the right size, well equiped and the log burner in the lounge was great for those chilly evenings. Very clean, warm, and just the right garden space for three adults and two dogs. The owner Kath arrived as we were leaving and it was good to meet her as she was very friendly and the milk, loo rolls, kindly, logs etc. always a bonus upon arrival. We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this has been our favourite. A must visit for those who have not been and we will definately return.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2019

  • "We spent a week at tennants cottage and it was one of the best we have ever stayed at."

    The cottage was clean and had everything you could want, the owners were very nice too. There was a good supply of logs for the wood burner, the kitchen was well equipped, the super king size bed was lovely. The village is beautiful and has 2 pubs within a minutes walk plus beck hall about 5 mins away where you can enjoy a drink and a meal even if you are not staying there. We ate at beck hall and the food was great, we also ate at the lister arms and the food was also good and not badly priced.There is a little cafe across the road where you can get a breakfast if you don't want to cook There are some lovely local walks, we did janets foss, malham cove and gordale scar, all were worth doing , malham cove is pretty spectacular! The only thing i would say is, if you are taking your dog with you, be aware that there is no gate at the side and so if your dog likes to wander, he could get out but it was no hardship really, all in all, we had a wonderful week and would give this cottage 5*****. we will be going again

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, had everything we wanted."

    Good walks, lovey weather

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Dec 2018

  • "The easiest thing to to is make the booking - the website is really easy to get around and, once you have decided on a location, you can reserve and pay in a couple of steps."

    We have rented this cottage before and I would say that it is utterly perfect - clean and comfy with everything you could feasibly require to hand. The location is perfect for all outdoor activities and the scenery is breathtaking. Malham itself seems to be completely dog-friendly, which is fantastic for us and there is lots of choice as to where to eat and drink, all within a few hundred yards of the cottage. We will definitely rent this cottage again. 10/10

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage is ideally located in this lovely village, with walks straight from the front door and great pubs and places to eat very close by."

    We had a great week

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Cottage was clean and had everything you could want. Parking is Ian front of the cottage. There are 2 pubs in the village within easy walking distance & Old Barn Cafe was great for a coffe & bacon roll after doing one of the many local walks. Would definitely recommend property.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2018

  • "I would thoroughly recommend Tennant Cottage to everyone."

    The cottage itself is everything it says on the tin and more! With the weather being so hot, Tennant Cottage was lovely and cool. The location of the cottage was perfect too, Malham is in such a gorgeous area, plenty to visit and do. We had a wonderful two week holiday.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jun 2018

  • "Unfortunately some of the crockery was chipped, (bowls and mugs), and requires replacing."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and by the time we left it felt like a second home."

    The cottage had all "home comforts" and the bathroom was superb and very modern. The location in the centre of the village, 1 minutes walk to both pubs, was an added bonus but there was no negative noise etc from either pub considering the close proximity of both of them. Absolutely perfect on so many levels.

    Reviewed by Mick5.0May 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage with everything we needed in a wonderful location."

    We hope to go to Tennants Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Cherry5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great place to stay."

    Owners very thoughtful as they left milk & biscuits on arrival. Everything it said on the description which was nice. Would recommend to anyone who wanted a peaceful relaxing holiday. Thank you Mr & Mrs Hall for a well maintained property and everything you need.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2017

  • "The cottage was well presented, in an ideal location."

    The owners Mr & Mrs Hall were very kind and very helpful, would definitely use again, and recommend this cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2017

  • "Had another lovely week second time we have been lovely comfortable cottage it ..."

    Had another lovely week second time we have been lovely comfortable cottage it is like home from home in a nice location we will be back again

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2017

  • "Fantastic location very comfortable cottage the owners should feel proud they ..."

    Fantastic location very comfortable cottage the owners should feel proud they have kept a high standard adding to the enjoyment of our holiday in a superb village

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2017

  • "We can only put this cottage and Mr and Mrs Hall ( the owners) into the superlative category."

    Location could not be faulted but next time a little more sunshine would be much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2017

  • "Perfect cottage, perfectly clean, well stocked kitchen and in the perfect location for us."

    I will be recommending this cottage to family and friends as well as hoping to return ourselves.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Feb 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2017

  • "Everything was first class - we couldn't fault anything."

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Jan 2017

  • "Everything was perfect - even the weather!"

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Farmhouse kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, Blu-ray and DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden hut with lockable bike storage
  • Mature gardens with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: 100 yards of unmade but sound road from the main road to the property.

The property

An outstanding stone-built, semi-detached cottage, located on a quiet lane alongside the river just two hundred yards from the centre of Malham.

Fully renovated, this first-class Malham cottage provides excellent holiday accommodation in the centre of one of the most popular villages in the Yorkshire Dales.

The cottage has a spacious layout, with many original features including exposed stonework and beamed ceilings.

The Malham cottage accommodation includes a delightful farmhouse kitchen, a warm and cosy sitting room with inviting woodburning stove, a master bedroom with super king-size bed and lovely views across the river to the centre of Malham, a delightful twin bedroom and a spacious bathroom.

Set in its own mature gardens, this Malham cottage is ideally located for a romantic break or a small family looking to enjoy quality time in one of the Dales' premier locations.

The village has much to offer, with the lovely river and two excellent pubs serving fine traditional beers and good food, both within walking distance of this Malham cottage.

For lovers of the great outdoors, the area offers an abundance of walking trails, Malham Tarn, The Cove and Janet's Foss - a spectacular waterfall.

A superb Malham cottage base, full of character, charm and those extra touches that all go together for that extra-special and memorable Dales holiday.

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About the location


Settle 7 miles; Skipton 12 miles.

Situated at the head of Malhamdale amidst superb open limestone countryside, the picturesque village of Malham is a magnet for visitors to the Dales who come to see one of Britain's most impressive natural features - Malham Cove. The Cove consists of a natural cavern or 'amphitheatre' of limestone rock stretching 75 metres in height and 300 metres around the perimeter. A steep walk up man-made steps is rewarded with a superb view across moors and limestone pavements to Malham Tarn - the Pennines' highest natural lake. The village itself has pubs and tea rooms and a National Park Centre. Mountain bike hire can be arranged locally. There is excellent walking in all directions, making Malham a great base for a Dales holiday.