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Old Post Office

(Ref. 27237)

Marrick near Reeth, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage."

    Had everything you required. The garden was fab. Sat watching the wildlife even saw a woodpecker. The dog loved it too. Even found the little gate at the bottom of the garden where you can buy fresh eggs. The dining area was fab loads of space, very bright and the sheep kept on coming to say hello. We were worried they wasn't enough toilets as only mentioned one on the description but there was three. Plenty of places to visit with some amazing views and come back and relax in the lovely warm cottage listening to and watching the wildlife. Then a good night's sleep in the comfy beds. 10/10

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2024

  • "It was roomy and ideal for a mixed generation family."

    Our son took a camp bed so we could all fit in upstairs for sleeping. Which left plenty of space for everyone to spread out during the day. The weather was bad so we were inside more than we wanted to be. The dining room was really lovely. The kitchen table served well for rolling breakfasts and crafting sessions.

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Mar 2024

  • "This was our second visit to The Old Post Office we were last there 2017 , everything as we remembered, ,credit to the maintenance and cleaning team, a beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location, within reach of all the dales has to offer, we love this place and would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was a great stay."

    Thank you for hosting us last summer.

    Reviewed by Sharib5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful village and the area is Outstanding."

    The cottage had everything we needed and very comfortable and we loved the sun room and garden.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2023

  • "We had an amazing Christmas !"

    Family of 8 the property is lovley we will definitely be returning .

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Old Post Office has been a favourite with us ."

    This is the third time of visiting Marrick now and is as good as it gets . So please forward our thanks to the manager and owner on our behalf. The only shock was the cost for the same date in 2023. A huge jump in price! Anyway that would be the only drawback to our booking again. Regards John and Sue Burns.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "The owners are missing a trick."

    It doesn't say anywhere that this cottage is DETACHED and has a massive enclosed garden and it's in the middle of nowhere in beautiful and very quiet surroundings. Only thing when we arrived we couldn't get in as the key code was wrong. It's NOT 2000 as it says on Sykes blurb Sykes need to be on this immediately But 11 out of 10 :)

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a real gem of a place."

    In a terrific location, and with a large mature garden. The property is spacious but homely and full of character. It is also well-equipped, including a veritable library-worth of books and a decent number of games. The photos really, really, do not reflect how good this place is!

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2022

  • "A great holiday."

    Very clean and a beautiful garden. Especially loved the dining area.

    Reviewed by David Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "This Old Post Office is a home from home property."

    Clean and comfortable, with everything you need for a stunning stay. I stayed with my family, and it's the first time that we've 'not been ready to go home' at the end of a holiday. The surrounding countryside and villages are just beautiful. I can't recommend this place enough and would love to return. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Feb 2022

  • "A few more photos."

    Reviewed by Edith4.1Dec 2021

  • "Superb location, very homely, comfortable, if you want peace and quiet perfect."

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have always had a great break in the cottage."

    Please forward a special thanks to the cleaner Ruth she does such a good job. Sue and hen Burns (Edinburgh)

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great place to stay ."

    Clean, well appointed & spacious . Quiet village but close enough to Reeth for pubs etc

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable and relaxing."

    The kitchen was adequate, but a basic oven would have been better! Too much technology with the oven. The layout of the cottage was great. There were lots of places to relax and be by yourself if you wanted to.

    Reviewed by Ginny4.7Sep 2021

  • "The most beautiful stone cottage and gardens."

    The house was immaculate throughout and extremely comfortable with all mod cons. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Jul 2021

  • "The Old Post Office is a very comfortable holiday let with plenty of space for families."

    The garden is amazing, surrounded by a Yorkshire stone wall & a tiny gate in the wall at the very bottom of the garden for a quick escape to go sight seeing. Everything about the cottage is so peaceful & relaxing. I agree with previous feedback that the photos do not do it justice. It is a typical old cottage with stone flagged floors, two open fires (if you fancy them) & central heating. Two very comfortable lounges, one with TV & 3 bathrooms one being on the ground floor in a utility room with shower & toilet. The kitchen is luxurious with marble worktops & plenty of storage as well as everything else you require. The bedrooms are also very comfortable. Finally the views into the field & beyond next to the cottage from the dining room are amazing & if you are lucky the sheep may be in the field & come up to the window to say hello. Such a treat! I think visitors considering this property should know that the cottage is in a tiny village with no shops etc. The nearest town for supermarkets is Richmond approximately 20 mins by car away. I know the area so I planned ahead so we had everything required on arrival. Or you could do an online order & have it delivered to you. Highly recommended for peace, nice walks & the most beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our stay at the Old Post Office was the perfect place for two households to get together after lockdowns."

    We all loved it. Grandparents, parents and children. Clean, comfortable and well appointed. A little remote, but that suited us just fine.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "The interior photos are in no way representative of this lovely cottage!"

    It is spacious but still cosy, refurbished and (tastefully) modernised with the addition of larger windows and a fabulous airy extension (the dining room). We were looking forward to sitting by the fire but the heating was so good that the place was always warm! Comfy beds, warm duvets, decent showers (given that they are electric) and everything you could need in the kitchen. I feared the worst when I read "electric hob" but it is in fact an induction hob so cooking was very easy. The remote location was a positive for us and we enjoyed the views from the upstairs and dining room windows. There were several paths to walk nearby without needing to get in the car, but Grinton and Reeth (10 minute drive down a narrow lane) provided further opportunities close by. We would highly recommend this cottage and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Karin4.7Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is much larger and better appointed than the photos suggest."

    The entrance porch , with seats to take off muddy boots, is a useful feature. As is “the snug “ , another entrance area to hang coats and leave shoes . The 2 smallish lounges are both cosy and lovely to return to a log fire after a day in the hills. There are no shops or pubs in the village but both are available in Reeth , 3 miles away. Hence it’s as Covid safe as you could find. We loved it here and plan to return.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a charming rural location."

    The cottage is well equipped and in an excellent location for walking and visiting the local National Heritage sites. Ruth had the cottage all ready for our arrival and the bottle of wine was an unexpected treat. Wouldn't hesitate to return if the opportunity arises. Great place to relax and switch off.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning."

    Much bigger than expected with a beautiful harden. The pictures on the site don’t do it justice. A great week away and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Aug 2020

  • "I can not recommend The Old Post Office highly enough."

    A stunning cottage in such a unique setting. Immaculate interior and extensive gardens. It is our second time here and it hasn’t failed to disappoint.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2020

  • "A fabulous cottage to stay in, wonderfully equipped, perfect location."

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Dec 2019

  • "It was a beautiful holiday!"

    Reviewed by Tiffany5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful part of the world."

    Who needs to leave England and go on a plane when we have The Yorkshire Dales. Locals were very friendly. The cottage was so cosy with a beautiful garden for our children to play in. It was a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay over the new year holiday with our extended family in this beautiful and comfortable cottage situated in such a special part of the Yorkshire dales, thank you."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2018

  • "Great location."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2018

  • "Only that the whole family had a great time and the cottage provided a super ..."

    Only that the whole family had a great time and the cottage provided a super base for revisiting one of our favourite holiday areas - a big thank you to Ruth Guy for looking after the Old Post Office to such a high standard

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales."

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jun 2018

  • "Beautifully clean; but 4 star rating for following reasons: car parking for two cars difficult - too narrow and if you stray off edge of patio then difficult to get car back from drop; needs more gravel/or cement to stabilise area ."

    Inside cottage the Snuggery is overcrowded and access to piano impossible with heavy sofa in front of it. The Chest of draws is superfluous and should be removed. Then more chairs to sit and watch Tv would be possible. The TV itself was poorly connected - dodgy cable and picture kept breaking up. There was no dvd facilities to play these for children. Upstairs shower room loo seat was too big for loo so if male using it had to hold up seat all time. But Overall lots of positives.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Jun 2018

  • "Great location, lovely place, nice relaxing time with fantastic walks."

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Oct 2017

  • "The Old Post Office in Marrick is a very well appointed cottage in a quiet village location."

    Ideal for walkers or less energetic car trips to local visitor attractions. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2017

  • "A great cottage well fitted out and in a beautiful location."

    Good for young children and within easy reach of Reeth and Richmond.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.6Oct 2016

  • "A very nice cottage in a lovely location with excellent access to the dales."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x single (one with pull-out stacker bed)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower and basin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug with single sofa bed and open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for fires on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars plus roadside parking available
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with furniture and grassed paddock
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (to be kept downstairs and off furniture)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 miles
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

The property

This outstanding, stone-built detached cottage is situated down a quiet lane in the small village of Marrick, just three miles from Reeth.

This unique cottage dates back to the 17th century and was a former Post Office, along with the dwelling where the Post Mistress resided.

Renovated to a very high standard, this delightful holiday cottage boasts a great deal of personality and charm, with a blend of original features and modern fixtures and fittings.

The ground floor layout is spacious and charming with exposed beams and stonework throughout, and the main sitting room is cosy and warm with an open fire providing a lovely place to relax, enjoy a tipple and reflect on the day’s outing.

The snug, just off the kitchen, provides a lovely open fire for those cold winter nights.

A spacious kitchen with bespoke furniture and breakfast area, along with a separate dining room overlooking the mature garden, complete the ground floor layout.

Upstairs, the main bedroom is stylish and comfortable.

A pretty double bedroom, a single bedroom with pull-out stacker bed and a useful single room ensure flexible sleeping arrangements for any group.

Outside is a beautiful private garden with mature flower beds, sitting areas and a grassed paddock, ideal for ball games and the odd game of family rounders.

Surrounded by outstanding countryside, the walking and cycling opportunities are endless, and the charming town of Richmond with its Norman castle, cobbled market place, Georgian Theatre and the abbey is within easy reach, as are Aysgarth Falls, Bowes Museum, Semerwater and Hardraw Force.

A first class cottage, perfect for a family break.

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About the location


Reeth 3 miles; Richmond 9 miles.

Marrick is a small village just three miles from Reeth, located on the northern tip of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where Arkengarthdale and Swaledale meet, alongside the beautiful River Swale. Marrick is a small village with a scattering of residential homes and farmsteads. Nearby is the ever-popular and pretty village of Reeth, which boasts a colourful history as it was originally a Saxon settlement, and has also been known as a lead mining town and a centre for hand knitting throughout its time. Both trades are proudly featured in the Swaledale Museum, located alongside a good range of shops, tea rooms and restaurants. For a quaint little community, Reeth is well-served by traditional inns, with three to choose from, including the lovely Buck Hotel, whitewashed like so many of the 18th century cottages huddled around the triangular village green. The historic market towns of Richmond and Leyburn are also within easy reach, offering a further selection of amenities. Askrigg is just a short drive away, as are Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater and Hardraw Force, which is England's highest single drop waterfall at 99ft. Marrick offers a fantastic base for exploring North Yorkshire's beautiful, sweeping countryside, whether you choose to discover the caves, cliffs, waterfalls or the plethora of walking and cycling routes that circle this vibrant and varied landscape.