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Kelda Garthr (Tranquil Garden)

(Ref. 1001344)

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Kelda Garthr."

    The property was well equipped and very comfortable. The view from the back garden was absolutely stunning. The bedrooms were spacious and the kitchen was lovely with everything we needed. Cosy living room and peaceful conservatory overlooking a beautiful garden. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a quiet location but only a short walk to the market square where there are options for eating out."

    The garden and view across the Dales are stunning with the added bonus of being able to sit in the conservatory to enjoy the view even if the weather does not allow you to be outside. We loved out time here.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was very good with a great view from the conservatory, the property ..."

    The property was very good with a great view from the conservatory, the property went a long way in helping us enjoy our holiday and stay

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Jun 2023

  • "Loved this house."

    Had everything needed (even a digital radio in the kitchen oh joy). Very comfortable and clean. Nice garden with view onto fields. Quiet but only two mins walk to shop and pub. Would love to come back sometime.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0May 2023

  • "The house is very comfortable with lovely views from the garden."

    Its location was unexpected, being on a small housing estate, but this did not detract from its benefits. The shop and pubs in Middleham are within walking distance and it is well placed for walks and visiting other places in the area. The owner was helpful and dealt swiftly with our queries.

    Reviewed by Penny4.1May 2023

  • "The cottage is sited in a quiet position with far reaching views across Wensleydale from the rear."

    It has all the facilities that we needed and we soon felt at home there. The beds and settees are comfortable. There are lots of guides and maps to help you explore the area. With a well stocked shop (and a chip shop) within walking distance, it is an ideal base. We would recommend it as a base to explore Wensleydale and beyond.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property suited for our family of 5."

    I cooked a full meal every evening and found all pots, pans and utensils I needed in the cupboard which made life easy, even down to foil to line the cooking trays. The property was warm, cosy and comfortable, including the beds. The intrustions for boiler/heating use were easy. The view from the garden and consevatory were amazing, and the garden is a lovely little well maintained space. It's very difficult to find fault and would recommend the property. The radiators maybe need bleeding though? The heating system and radiators make a lot of noise when the heating comes on in the morning, no need for an alarm clock. Also maybe needs provision for re-cycling, we were not passing the re-cycling places listed on our way home, so it was either take it home with us or throw it in with general waste.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Feb 2023

  • "Convenient for village and very comfortable complete with everything we required."

    I would reccomend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely well located and quiet cottage to spend our week in Yorkshire."

    Very happy.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2022

  • "Tucked away in a quiet residential area of Middleham but only a few minutes walk from the Castle and shops, Kelda Garthr is a perfect place to stay."

    The house was comfortable and well-equipped - would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Camilla5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house in a key location to explore the area in every direction."

    The house was clean and had all we needed. If you like horses it's the place to be! If you like cheese the Wenleydale creamery is a short drive away. Lots of national landmarks for all abilities and ages such as Fountains abbey and gardens, Brimham rocks, Malham tan and cove, Aysgarth falls (beautiful after a rainfall), Buckden pike and falls are also about 40mins-1hr drive. Overall we would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Penelope4.7Jul 2022

  • "Really happy with location and facilities."

    I feel the information provided was exactly what we received. The only improvement would be the seating in the conservatory was so low that it was uncomfortable to sit on especially for oldies!

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have already voiced our concern over the water pressure which was totally inadequate for showering and for the washing machine - at times for hand washing up too!"

    The cottage should not be let again until this has been sorted out. Otherwise, this is a well-equipped, warm and comfortable cottage.

    We contacted the water board immediately after your phone call to try to resolve the problem. It was unfortunate that they could not respond immediately but the problem was caused by a broken part in the water meter and has now been resolved. You were offered alternative accommodation by Sykes on the day you raised the issue but this was rejected by yourself and you gladly accepted a gratuity as recompense for any inconvenience the issue caused. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate3.4May 2022

  • "Had a great weeks stay."

    Water pressure not so good and outdoor furniture not really suitable would suggest you take your own chairs as the view and peace is amazing. Would recommend the cottage.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and recommend the cottage. Thank you. The subsequent guest has queried the water pressure and we have now asked the Water Board to look into this as we were not aware of any problem. The outdoor furniture situation is also been looked into. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7May 2022

  • "A great location with views across the Dales towards Leyburn."

    A comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage to suit all needs.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Nov 2021

  • "Cottage absolutely home from home with stunning views over the fields to the rear."

    Very comfortable, especially the beds, the heating was great for the chilly evenings and there was excellent wifi. Shame the tv was not working at the time but this was due to a fault with the main transmitter which had been struck by lightening! There was a dvd player so we watched films instead. On arrival we had a problem with a key to the conservatory but the owner went above and beyond to resolve this very quickly. On a slightly negative note and not that it spoilt the holiday at all, the dvd's very old and could do with updating and there were a lot of cobwebs/dead flies etc in the conservatory, especially on the ceiling. I also had to chase and catch a spider which ran behind the double bed and there was an awful lot of dust but these are easily resolved and did not impact our stay. We would certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2021

  • "Needs outdoor furniture not happy having to get rid of our recycling which was 3 miles away"

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage in a lovely village, very quiet location."

    Lots of cycling and walking. We only used the car once in a week. We had a great holiday thanks. The only thing to mention is that the cycle shed isn't long enough to fit modern 29" wheel mountain bikes in without removing the front wheel. It would have been great to have been able to use the garage to lock our very expensive bikes away.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Aug 2021

  • "Was a good base to travel round North Yorkshire."

    Shower was a bit small and could do with a shelf as kept having to bend down and pick shampoo off floor. Could do with garden table and chairs but was otherwise very comfortable and adequate. Could do with a bit of a makeover but that is a matter of taste. All in all a nice house for a base in the area.

    Reviewed by Kelly3.4Jul 2021

  • "The kitchen cupboards had not been cleaned and lots of the crockery was dirty."

    Clearly hadn't been checked properly. I put everything through the dishwasher as didn't feel happy to use. Not good in Covid times. There was a pair of men's underpants in a drawer in one of the bedrooms. Thankfully clean! Again clearly had not been checked and therefore cleaned. Wasn't a good feeling. Garden furniture for eating would be good.

    Reviewed by Libby2.8Jun 2021

  • "To be fair we spent very little time at the cottage during the day as we had family staying at a bigger rental nearby (split up due to Covid19 restrictions) and we were either in their garden or out."

    However the little garden here is delightful and with a wonderful view towards the river Ure and northwards. Conservatory or garden perfect for sunny breakfasts. Well equipped but actually used very little!

    Reviewed by H5.0May 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage in a beautiful location with fantastic views of the Yorkshire countryside."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Just what we needed peace and quiet. The cottage is comfortable and the view is fantastic. Village great location.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2020

  • "Very good location,lovely views from back of house,very good log burner and a great log supply,also an amazing library of Dale's related books ect."

    Also very good heating and hot water.But very disappointed with interior ,it needs a complete revamp with good quality fixtures and fittings,and sort the garden out with some nice furniture, .it has just had a new bathroom fitted but it was not finished off very well.It could be a really good property .

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Sep 2020

  • "Lovely view from the windows of the property, and it was clean but looks very ..."

    Lovely view from the windows of the property, and it was clean but looks very tired and I felt like I was staying at my grandparents home, house dated and old fashioned, no cafeteria so we had to forgo our coffee all week, no tea strainer, all small things but annoyingly missing, house very central location in the dales for walking and larger towns not to far away, would stay again if the price was right

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback following your stay, had we had been made aware of the missing items like the cafetiere we would have been more than happy to arrange one for you. Since the photos were on the website we have added new features to the property that you would have been able to enjoy during your stay, including a new log burner, new bathroom and a Smart TV and have added a TV in one of the bedrooms. Thank you again for your feedback and we are sorry to hear that our property didn't quite meet your expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kristina3.1Sep 2020

  • "Bed in the small room and double bed were not very comfortable."

    The bed in the small room the springs were digging in when sleeping and double bed was a bit rickety

    Reviewed by Katrine4.1Aug 2020

  • "Great location with views across the dale."

    Clean and comfortable with all the facilities anyone would need to enjoy a stay in this property. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2019

  • "A lovely comfortable place to stay and as a base for exploring the area."

    A good supply of books Dvd's and local information. The house was well equipped, however as there is no washing machine, a clothes drying rack would be helpful (also for rain soaked clothes!) and information about local launderette. The garden is indeed tranquil, with a lovely view....A bench/chairs would make a sunny moment lovely. A little more detail on finding the property might be helpful as the estate is a little confusing. We had a lovely stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Sep 2019

  • "Previous tenants/cleaner had failed to get rid of landfill rubbish and the bin was overflowing Similarly the recycle bin was overflowing and I had to use an orange bag as well as the box so that I could take it to the recycle centre."

    The cleaner failed to clean the inside of the dishwasher door and it was not good.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Aug 2019

  • "We are both elderly and found we couldn't get a proper grip on the stair rail apart from that everything was sound"

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday from the friendly booking with sykes to the perfect holiday home!"

    Everything provided home from home lovely and clean a beautiful garden with a fabulous view! Would recommend no problem.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor newly refurbished cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Newly fitted kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Conservatory.
  • Oil central heating, Multi-Fuel Stove
  • New for 2021, fully fitted kitchen with eye level electric oven with hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, toaster, kettle, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV with Freeview and DVD player, Fibre Wi-Fi, Xbox, a selection of Xbox games and WiFi
  • 1 TV with Freeview in master bedroom
  • The property has been new carpeted for 2022
  • Fuel, power and logs for the multi-fuel stove are provided, inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed patio area and garden with open views
  • Cycle storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Property does not accept commercial bookings, it is for holiday rentals only
  • Please Note: This property does not accept same sex parties.

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of the pretty town of Middleham, is this superb stone cottage, which is set in a quiet setting.

Kelda Garthr, translating as tranquil garden has been renovated into a contemporary holiday home for friends and families alike, boasting brightly-decorated rooms and high-quality furnishings.

The sitting room offers a delightful space to relax and unwind of an evening, with the multi-fuel stove to keep you warm during those chilly winter months, it also includes a small library of history books relating to Richard III and the local area.

Curl up on one of the two leather sofas and catch up on your favourite shows, or use the provided Xbox and the selection of games for a fun-filled family game night.

Step through to the kitchen, which boasts a lovely breakfast bar for enjoying home-cooked meals.

The kitchen has a range of appliances on-hand to cook up a storm for the whole family.

Use the conservatory as a quiet space for catching up on some reading, with the country views over Wensleydale as your backdrop.

A cloakroom with a basin and WC completes the ground floor.

Upstairs, you will find three well-presented bedrooms: one double, one twin and one single, with a range of furniture to store your personal items.

The family bathroom houses an elegant bath and a walk-in shower, so you can choose how best to prepare for your day.

The property boasts magnificent views across the surrounding countryside hills, which can be seen from every room of the house, as well as the delightful patio area.

Sit outside with a refreshing beverage of an evening and watch the wonderful sunset.

Off-road parking is available for three cars and bike storage is available.

Middleham is ideally situated for exploring both North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks, boasting a variety of fabulous tourist attractions.

Middleham itself prides itself on the historic Middleham Castle, which was once the home of Richard III.

Relive its illustrious history inside, with displays dedicated to its retelling, and fantastic views of Wensleydale.

Less than 3 miles away is Inspired Chocolate, a chocolate factory open to the public where you can discover a wide-range of fine handmade Belgian chocolate, truffles and many other treats being prepared right in front of your eyes.

With a workshop dedicated to teaching you how to make some of the finest chocolate around.

There are two sets of golf clubs and two trollies for guests to borrow if they wish to visit any of the nearby golf courses (Akebar, is about 8 miles away).

There is a secure lockable shed for guests to store bicycles if they wish to bring their own.

A fun day out for the whole family!

Kelda Garthr is the perfect place to stay for exploring all these picturesque regions have to offer.

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About the location


Leyburn 2.5 miles; Richmond 12 miles.

The attractive Wensleydale town of Middleham is renowned for its history and race horses. Much of the history is bound up with its Norman castle, which dates from 1190 and has a castle keep second in size only to the Tower of London. The horses are a great sight as they make their way to the gallops every morning. The pretty market square is partially cobbled and offers a range of shops, pubs and places to eat. The bustling market town of Leyburn is just a short drive away offering a variety of great shops and pubs, or why not take some time to explore The Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises set amidst 4 acres of grounds, providing a fun day out for all the family? All in all a superb base for exploring Wensleydale and all within easy driving distance of York, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales and Heritage Coast.

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New for 2021 - fully fitted kitchen with eye level oven and separate hob, also refurbished cloak room with new toilet and space saver sink.
A washing machine has been added also.
Property does not accept commercial bookings, it is for holiday rentals only
Please Note: This property does not accept same sex parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas