4.8★ Sykes rating 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Pets Yes Features Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (31) well (18) clean (17) our (16) comfortable (16) everything (15) 39 Customer Reviews "Woodside Cottage made an ideal base for our stay in North Yorkshire." The cottage is very well equipped, extremely clean and comfortable. Plenty of hot water and heating if you need it. The owners have provided a lots of useful information and leaflets about the cottage and local tourist attractions etc. in summary a great cottage - I didn’t want to leave and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend! Reviewed by Paul5.0★Feb 2024 "Lovely cottage with a very welcome, tea, coffee, milk and a super cake for when we arrived." Thoroughly recommend, the beds were really comfortable with excellent bedding. The cottage had everything one could need. Reviewed by Elaine5.0★Oct 2023 "We found our cottage well equipped and clean Loved the touch of ice pack in fridge plus ice not always found being from overseas and a hot week perfect as I had forgotten my ice pack and love ice in my drinks Rural and friendly fellow cottage neighbours not for everybody, but we enjoyed community experiences of our daily outings each evening whilst sitting on the outside bench I am familiar with area and do know best places to see and eat which I shared Thank you Pam." Serge. Leibowitch. Bermuda Reviewed by Pamela5.0★Sep 2023 "Very well equipped and clean property." Kitchen facilities were probably the best we have experienced and we have stayed in a few self catering properties. The week we had was mainly spent outside and this is a good location to travel around but good walk from the door to the woods. If we needed to spend time indoors there were plenty of toys, games, dvds and books for all ages. When we were in my daughter took full advantage. The property was very comfortable and plenty of space for all of us. We would highly recommend this property and would like to visit again in the future, we always went to the lake district but might reconsider now. Reviewed by Lee5.0★May 2023 "Property was clean on the surface, beds comfy and fresh, good standard of cleanliness throughout apart from higher areas ( both bathrooms had black mould and cobwebs on ceiling)." Living area had everything needed for a short break but was very cluttered, although there was a lot of information provided (maps, local attractions info, etc) a lot of it was out of date. Property information folder was very out of date, not been updated for many years, most importantly was the last carbon monoxide check was 2019! Should be noted that the hot water tank is not a sufficient size for the property (3rd shower of the day ran cold). Property would benefit from an outside tap or area to clean dirty boots / dogs. The Crown Inn was closed (has been closed for at least a month due to illness) and although we were told about this by the property owner the day before we arrived, we would not have booked this property if we had known in advance, this was part of our search criteria and should be advertised more accurately. We feel we were mis-sold on this property ( we only booked the week before our stay) In response to your comment regarding the crown pub, Sykes were informed of the situation and asked to delete it from the description until we know what is happening to it , Sykes were informed by e mail on 07th March at 10.04 hrs of this , but did not change the description until I had to ring them a few weeks later. We feel you are "spitting your dummy out" regarding this and taking it out on our cottage , we have had nothing but good comments on the 6 years we have owned the cottage taking many repeat bookings. Perhaps if you wanted a "boozy" holiday you should look to book in a large town where there are numerous pubs and not in a lovely peaceful village like Grewelthorpe. When you mention clean on the surface , there are 3 of us clean the cottage before your arrival and it was certainly cleaner than you left it , food on the floor and under and behind the settee , food on the back bedroom carpet , kitchen bin was full of your rubbish even though there is a wheelie bin outside , dirty water left in the bowl in the sink,dishwasher left full , games you had used just left out in the lounge , dirty make up stains on our towel had to be thrown ,everything pulled out of the wardrobes ,(throw overs etc) and just left out ,all the furniture in the back bedroom moved and the single beds pushed together then not put back before you left. Clutter is our choice and enchances the cottage ,no complaints from previous guests ,since we bought the cottage. Your comment about black mould is slightly exagerrated there is a 2 inch patch in the corner of the en suite bathroom in the back bedroom , cobwebs are a fact of nature in the countryside and reappear within minutes of cleaning them . Regarding the information leaflets we try to replace them when we can , but unfortunately even the tourist information office in Masham are having problems obtaining them , we put leaflets in the cottage to help guests with places to visit , we are not obliged to do this , apologies if some are out of date but realistically nobody is going to move Hackfall woods, light water valley , york etc , so dates are not that important really. We stopped leaving records of carbon monoxide checks a few years ago preferring to keep them in a file at home ,I can assure you they are checked on every service ,in fact a qualified electrician did a complete electrical check on the cottage a week before your arrival including checking the 2 carbon monoxide alarms at a cost of £300 + vat ,we consider it essential to have these checks annually for our guests safety. The hot water tanks are pressure tanks with heating elements in both , there is a small tank on top of a very large tank ,it was noted on our service that the bottom thermostat switch on the large tank was switched off hence there was only hot water in the small tank, we had not turned the switch off , obviously someone had tampered with it , both switches are on a timer and timed to come on at appropriate times, We have no thoughts or intentions of installing a outside tap to wash your dog , we let dogs stay free and even leave treats for them , to be honest if you can't be bothered to fill the sink bowl with water and carry it 3 yards to the patio to clean your dogs or boots i don't know what to suggest. We find it difficult to believe how after only a 5 day stay you could leave the cottage in such a state for other people to clean up after you. Property Owner Reviewed by Lynne3.4★Mar 2023 "A pleasant cottage in a nice village." Shame the pub was closed, which we were not informed about unfortunately. I would recommend the hot water temperature is reduced ie at the kitchen sink, boiling literally, could scald someone. hi, Perhaps you should have looked at your info e mail i send to all guests prior to their arrival ,regarding the pub I informed you very clearly that the manager had a stroke and was not able to run the pub in his condition , it is in the brewery hands as to what they are going to do with it , As regards the hot water it is a MIXER tap as it is in both shower units , no complaints about the hot water in the 5 years we have had the cottage . How you have the audacity to mark us down on cleanliness is unbelievable , you left the toilets the dirtiest we have ever seen at our cottage , my cleaner who used to work at a hotel network couldn't believe the state you left it. You also never mentioned the temperature gauge for the log burner you broke and just left it on top of the log burner. So my advice to you is to read your e mails ,report any damage you do and leave a place as you find it Property Owner Reviewed by Stephen3.8★Mar 2023 "Woodside Cottage is a delightful property which served as our base for 6 days of walking and visiting historic sites in the area." We enjoyed the quiet surroundings and found all the equipment easy to use. Reviewed by Marshall5.0★Oct 2022 "Lovely modern clean well equipped cottage in a pleasant quiet village." Great having en-suite facilities for each bedroom. Comfy beds so got a good sleep after all the walking and sightseeing we did. Lots of leaflets and info provided for places to visit and places to eat. Cake and dog treats were a nice touch on arrival . We were out all day but was nice and cosy in evenings , only needing to put one radiator on to warm up the room when we first got in. Everything in the cottage we needed. Fully recommend Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7★Oct 2022 "Woodside holiday cottage is an absolute gem!" We were very pleasantly surprised on first walking in. It is spacious, tastefully furnished, loaded with equipment, all you could possibly need is catered for. We loved the log burner and used the complimentary logs for our first fire. It was wonderfully cosy after returning from a long hike in the nearby Hackfall woods. The bedrooms are lovely, both with en-suite facilities. We slept well in the wonderfully comfortable beds. And last but not least, the place was spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend others to come stay at Woodside cottage. Reviewed by Sylvia5.0★Sep 2022 "Cottage had everything we needed in the kitchen area." the bedrooms had a television which is always a bonus. both bedrooms being ensuite was a good thing for 2 couples sharing the property. we had a relaxing quiet break here, and the pub was only 20 paces away. Reviewed by Pauline5.0★Jul 2022 "Lovely accommodation, comfy beds and great showers." Very thoughtful welcome gift from owners. Ideal location for touring the Dales, so many beautiful villages, stunning scenery and we came across so many friendly, welcoming pubs on our travels, that we ate out every day/night. Reviewed by Patricia4.7★Jul 2022 "Superb cottage, very well equiped." Clean and comfortable in a pretty village. Good pub next door, walks from the door. Reviewed by Ian5.0★Jun 2022 "Excellent property, very clean and well equipped both bedrooms en-suite, facilities much appreciated and spotless, no parking issues really well placed location for walking the many footpaths and sights in the area." Very friendly locals in village. Information pack in property contains all required information. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and happy to recommend this property. Reviewed by Keith5.0★Jun 2022 "A very cosy cottage, spotlessly clean with everything needed for a comfortable stay." Both Sykes and the owners provided lots of information and contact numbers for anything needed during our stay. Would definitely recommend Reviewed by Kathryn5.0★Apr 2022 "Lovely cosy cottage, well equiped and in a good position to explore the area." Reviewed by Jackie5.0★Jan 2022 "Our second stay at this excellent cottage and the latest experience confirms precisely why this was such a good decision." Extremely well organised, comfortable and well provisioned, highly efficient friendly owners who again demonstrated meticulous attention to detail , a wonderfully warm clean environment, an ideal location with walks from the door, perfect parking arrangements and plenty of 'extras' to make the stay seem special. Another very enjoyable visit and we've already recommended the cottage to several friends. Many thanks to the owners once again. Reviewed by Malcolm5.0★Jan 2022 "A great deal of thought and effort has obviously gone into the owners' preparations for this holiday cottage." The holiday experience was well organised and managed from the outset and the cottage was exceptionally clean and well provisioned. The overall facilities and contents were varied and abundant and actually managed to make this a very welcoming environment. The cottage's location was ideal for us and the parking situation was ideal. As a winter break the cottage was warm and felt cosy and comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and feel the owners deserve immense credit for their thorough and thoughtful approach to making their cottage an excellent holiday experience. Many thanks to them. Thank you for your comments Catherine , much appreciated , as owners we strive for perfection and we are glad you enjoyed your stay It was nice meeting and talking to you Thanks again Lindsay and Brian Property Owner Reviewed by Malcolm5.0★Nov 2021 "Lovely homely cottage in a beautiful friendly village." The owners have thought of everything & extra touches to which we loved. They made our stay to celebrate my Dad's birthday even more special so kind & thoughtful of them. Thanks so much for a great stay. Thank you for comments Jane, we were so glad you mentioned you were celebrating your dads birthday as it enabled us to make it a little special for him and thank you for your comments , comments like yours make everything we do seem worthwhile We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful village our cottage is situated Lindsay and Brian Property Owner Reviewed by Jane5.0★Oct 2021 "The cottage is in a lovely area with a great pub on it’s door step." The cottage is very clean, comfy and has everything you need. The owners were very nice, tho we didn’t meet thoin person. They sent us an email explaining different walks and how to get there. Also the extras they left us were very much appreciated. I would definitely return. Reviewed by Karen5.0★Oct 2021 "Lovely comfortable cottage, clean and welcoming." Beds very comfortable well equipped kitchen, lovely welcome gift much appreciated after a long drive. Local Village very friendly and pretty. Would recommend. Reviewed by Janet5.0★Sep 2021 "Woodside cottage is a lovely place with everything you would require." This was our second stay there. Only thing was the double bed wasn’t as comfy this time round. Everything else was perfect Bob and Helen are valued repeat guests and we value there comments, we have now replaced the double bed with a brand new luxurious one. Than you for making us aware of this Lindsay and Brian Property Owner Reviewed by Robert4.7★Sep 2021 "The cottage was really good, cannot fault it, would certainly use again." The owners had taken everything into consideration and I think number 5 is the best out of the row, obviously bigger which made it more comfortable. Reviewed by Catherine5.0★Aug 2021 "Great location." Everything you needed was in the cottage. The welcome pack was really appreciated. Highly recommended. Reviewed by Mark4.7★Jul 2021 "Enjoyed our stay." Hackfall was within walking distance and was well worth a visit. Reviewed by Paul5.0★Jul 2021 "The cottage is fantastic." Really well equipped, very comfortable and clean. The welcome pack was the best we have had - made to feel very much at home. Thank you very much. Reviewed by Rita5.0★Jun 2021 "The cottage was in a fabulous location." It was spotless, comfortable and had everything you needed. The wi fi was great. The two en suite rooms were superb. Would go back anytime. Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0★Jun 2021 "The property was excellent and and l would certainly stay there again." However, l am not impressed with Sykes customer service policies as per my complaint that received a generic blank reply that did not try to appreciate or resolve my concerns and issues 2 weeks after being raised. You can safely assume l will not be recommending or using Sykes again Reviewed by Stuart5.0★Oct 2020 "Excellent quality cottage in a lovely area." Reviewed by Ian5.0★Oct 2020 "Perfect location very clean n tidy great holiday will definitely be going back" Reviewed by Kenny5.0★Oct 2020 "We had a lovely holiday at Woodside Cottage and I would highly recommend it." The Cottage was very clean and Comfortable, and everything we could have wish for. The Village of Grewelthorpe is very pretty with the duck pond and the Church, also the Crown pub is nice. There is always plenty to see and do in Yorkshire, and we were very lucky to have glorious sunny weather, to walk the dales, and visit the Waterfalls, and many attractions Yorkshire as to offer. Reviewed by Vivienne5.0★Sep 2020 "With my wife ‘shielding’ and not leaving our house during this pandemic we were very concerned about going on holiday." The put our mind at ease with all their precautions. The cottage is warm and welcoming and especially nice welcoming pack on arrival. The cottage is warm and tastefully appointed. Book it and you won’t be disappointed Reviewed by Alec5.0★Aug 2020 "We chose Woodside Cottage based on the location and the pictures, but were still very pleasantly surprised on arrival." The cottage is really lovely – compact but without feeling small. The open plan living area worked well, feeling suitable for cooking, dining, and then moving away to relax too. The kitchen was clean and well supplied and had everything we needed (including for some nights eating in due to Covid period). Both bedrooms were clean and nicely decorated, although the beds were a little short (maybe our only criticism and this only really affected the tallest family member!). Both bathrooms were clean and nicely designed, with wonderfully powerful and hot showers. The cottage was pet friendly as described, and our dog quickly felt at home. The owners had left treats for us which were very appreciated, and included dog treats! The immediate location is lovely – the cottage is tucked behind the pub in the car park so felt safe for the kids to wander out and our (very nervous) dog felt safe too. Allocated parking space was great, but there was loads of space around anyway. There is no private outside space, which may have been an issue if we’d wanted to barbecue but this wasn’t an option for us with the weather. However, sitting outside the front of the cottage would not have felt too exposing as the car park/beer garden area is quite private, pretty, and was never overly busy. Grewelthorpe itself is a very pretty village, and the pub is friendly and serves nice home-cooked food. Just outside of the cottage is the beginning of the walk to the Hackfall Woods, which makes a very lovely walk. The drive to Masham for fish & chips, pubs etc is around 5 minutes, and Ripon is also very close by. We’d highly recommend visits to the Himalayan Gardens and the Lime Tree Observatory – both are in Grewelthorpe itself. We are already thinking about when to visit again. Reviewed by Charlotte5.0★Aug 2020 "The cottage is absolutely beautiful!" It is so well equipped with everything you could possibly want. It is also close to really good walks, brilliant. Reviewed by Michelle5.0★Mar 2020 "A really comfortable and well appointed cottage that provided a great base to explore the surrounding area, which is really beautiful when the weather is kind." Would definitely recommend and the welcome pack treats (human and dog!) were a really nice touch. Just a shame the weather was too nice for us to try out the wonderful looking wood burner - maybe next time? Reviewed by Graeme5.0★Aug 2019 "Very comfortable cottage in beautiful countryside" Reviewed by Carrie5.0★Aug 2019 "The cottage was in a good position on the Dales for us." The welcome pack was fantastic. Everything you could want was in the cottage. We made an excellent choice when we chose Woodside Cottage. There was no negatives what do ever, Reviewed by Hazel5.0★Jul 2019 "Our expectation from the description was of a private patio area in which you could barbecue." It may be technically private - but the word private implies to most people that there is privacy - in fact the available area is simply on the edge of a busy pub car park. It is not somewhere you can relax peacefully. It is very noisy outside because of the pubs extractor fan. I would have no complaints if this was all clear from the description but it isn't. I am sorry you were disappointed in our cottage and it didn't meet your expectations. The description describes the privacy of the patio , the patio is exclusively for guests staying at the cottage. The photo of the cottage clearly shows the patio area, a BBQ is available for guests to use, there is ample space on the patio to do this There is also a 2 seater bench on the patio and a fold up table and extra chairs for guests to use.The cottage is situated behind the pub , the car park never gets busy, however the cottage is at the gateway to the famous Hackfall woods,the pub kindly lets visitors to the woods park free .The noise you say you can hear from the pub, is a cooler fan and not a extractor fan , to hear this fan you have to have sensitive ears as other guests have said how quiet and peaceful it is , in the 3 years we have had the cottage we have not had one complaint regarding any noise, in fact at our other cottage at the other end of the terrace ( Lavender cottage) which is about 5 yards from the pub nobody has complained about any noise.For the last two years we have won awards for guests positive feed backs ( 98% positive) at Woodside cottage and had many returning guests. Property Owner Reviewed by A4.1★Jun 2019 "Lovely cottage which is well appointed and a great welcome basket." Village is lovely too. Reviewed by Trevor5.0★Jun 2019 "Comfortable, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location." Stunning woods nearby for brilliant dog walks and the nearby Himalayan Sculpture garden is so worth a visit. Reviewed by Eva4.4★Jun 2019 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Summary Two storey property Two bedrooms; 1 x double with en-suite, including walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite, with walk-in shower, basin and WC Open-plan living room, with kitchen area, dining area and sitting room with woodburning stove Electric central heating with woodburning stove Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee machine, washing machine, Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent Travel cot and high chair available on request Free Off road parking for two cars Small patio area with furniture and BBQ to the front Two well-behaved pets welcome Sorry, no smoking allowed Shop 1.5 miles and pub 1.6 miles away Note: The property does not have an enclosed garden Note: This property does not accept work groups Note: This property accepts holiday bookings only and not worker bookings Please note this property can only accept bookings for a minimum of 7 night duration. The property An idyllic stone cottage, situated in a convenient village location in picturesque Grewelthorpe which is renowned for Hackfall woods owned by the Woodland Trust. This conveniently located property, complete with a contemporary and stylish design, makes the ideal spot for friends and family alike to explore the natural area with 120 acres of outstanding beauty. Upon entering the property, you are welcomed to a large, tastefully decorated open-plan living room, which includes a sitting room boasting a warming woodburning stove. In here, you will also find a formal dining area and a well-equipped kitchen, filled with all the necessities you will require during your stay. On the first floor, you will discover a double bedroom, complete with a TV and en-suite shower, with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Following this is a well-appointed twin bedroom, also with a Freeview TV and en-suite, with walk-in shower, basin and toilet. Outside, you will be able to relax on your private front patio area, perfect for the summer months. The village of Grewelthorpe is a mere 5 minute walk from the cottage, where you will find a cafe in the village church, a duckpond with seating and a childrens play area on the village green. The cottage is a great place for a peaceful getaway and providing an ideal base for touring the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire moors. Kirby Malzeard is the nearest village about 11/2 miles away where there is a popular pub, butchers and small general store for essentials and newspapers. Masham is 3 miles away boasting 2 breweries, Theakstons and Black Sheep , both do brewery tours , there are 4 pubs a few shops and a popular fish and chip shop as well as a small market on Wednesdays and Saturday. Alternatively, the cathedral city of Ripon is 6 miles away with the walled city of York great for a day trip to enjoy. The cottage is near the beautiful Himalayan gardens and sculpture park, now open April to November take a walk around enjoying the beautiful flowers from some of the most exotic places on earth, this is a must see. Woodside Cottage is truly an inviting dwelling, ideal for a family getaway to the rural location to enjoy at any time of the year. Note: This cottage can be booked with ref 974792, making a total of 7 people. This property accepts holiday bookings only and not worker bookings. Please note: This property only accept week long bookingsNote: Bookings within December must start from the allocated changeovers days. View on map About the location GREWELTHORPE Masham 3 miles; Ripon 6.5 miles. The pretty village of Grewelthorpe is idyllically situated amidst the stunning moorland scenery and tapestry of lush green meadows of Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 3 miles from Masham and 6.5 miles from Ripon. Grewelthorpe is home to a charming pub, a former 16th Century coaching house, which offers traditional 'pub grub' amidst a warm and welcoming ambiance. Nearby Kirkby Malzeard has one pub, two shops and a cosy tea room, whilst the encompassing dale is a popular location for walkers, photographers and painters. The historic city of Ripon is a mere 6.5 miles away, offering visitors a variety of attractions, including its imposing cathedral with 1300 year old crypt, the Yorkshire Law & Order Museums, a bustling weekly market, an International Music Festival and Ripon Races. Enjoy beautiful riverside and canal walks or explore the famous Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Garden, whilst the nearby small market town of Masham with its two breweries, glass making studio, shops and gallery is well worth a visit. The historic houses of Norton Conyers and Newby Hall & Gardens are close by and the popular Lightwater Valley Theme Park with its Factory Shopping Village provides a great day out, Camphill is also a short drive away. The National Trust Brimham Rocks are not far away, and worth a visit. An ideal location for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, not to mention Harrogate, Knaresborough and York! This property accepts holiday bookings only and not worker bookings. Please note: This property only accept week long bookingsNote: Bookings within December must start from the allocated changeovers days. Please note this property can only accept bookings for a minimum of 7 night duration.