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Magnolia Cottage

(Ref. 974062)

Melsonby, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Superb stay in a beautiful, immaculate cottage."

    Everything you need and more, with lots of extra special touches throughout and really generous welcome pack. Would absolutely recommend. Very friendly village, including the pub, ideal location and really accommodating host. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely little village, it has everything you need, finished to a high standard, clean and comfortable."

    We would stay again. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a beautiful and spotlessly clean cottage, nestled in a friendly little village."

    So many thoughtful features in each room and the most comfortable nights stay we have ever had. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Abbey5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was beautifully finished and really didn’t lack anything."

    We also had Christmas decorations and a tree which made us feel so cosy and completed the stay wonderfully. Plenty of heating and hot water and a welcome hamper full of things we actually needed and used. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Had everything we needed except a hairdryer (but maybe i just didn't find it). Very well equipped and welcome pack was impressive. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Bronwen5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a delightful holiday cottage!"

    We stayed for 3 nights, and this cottage was perfect for a half-term break for 2 adults and 3 kids. The cottage had everything we could need (and more!) in the kitchen. The house is decorated and furnished to a high standard, we were very impressed. The owner was great at communicating with us too. We were thrilled with the generous welcome basket - thank you, it was very much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, with lovely décor throughout, and perfectly equipped in every room."

    Very warm and comfy. An excellent welcome hamper, including treats for our dog. Perfect for our last minute short break.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent, cosy cottage - beautiful decor, superbly equipped (great smart tv) and brilliantly clean."

    Full en suite wet room with second toilet, shower and sink (small room but perfectly formed) was an unexpected bonus. Village was pretty and made up for the lack of garden to walk our dog on. Safe on street car parking was always available within a 1 minute walk if not enough space out front. We enjoyed visiting both the dales and coast from here - numerous day trip excursions within 50 minutes drive. Close by Richmond and its awesome castle was well worth a visit too. Will almost certainly come back another time!

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Oct 2023

  • "A really wonderful cottage!"

    Extremely well appointed and very spacious. It’s beautifully and thoughtfully decorated, feels very homely. We particularly appreciated the welcome basket of breakfast bits, that was so kind.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2023

  • "Magnolia cottage is quite possibly one of the nicest properties we have stayed in."

    Set in a lovely village and ideally located for exploring the area. The welcome hamper was a nice touch. We would highly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Awesome. 5*."

    Lovely home and village. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable and very well equipped in a pretty village."

    Wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for the wonderful welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Property was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack of essentials and treat was appreciated."

    The house is as described, with everything you need in the kitchen if you want to cook. Parking on the road is as described, tight, but manageable. Bedrooms and decoration are all good size and pretty decorations, giving a homely feel. Located in a quiet village, it’s easy to get around by car to local attractions. One relatively small complaint, perhaps time to review the leave by time? not sure 9am is necessary, given check in isn’t until 4pm.

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0May 2023

  • "The accommodation was faultless."

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Whilst we know there is little the owners can do about this, we wish to express our disappointment with the car parking arrangements."

    Only once during our week long stay were we able to park outside the house. The rest of the time we had to park some distance away which was most inconvenient particularly when we packed the car on our departure. We feel the parking situation was not clearly enough explained in the advertising literature.

    Reviewed by Lesley3.1Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Magnolia cottage."

    Everything was as described, very comfortable and warm with everything we needed and more. We had a little issue with the hot water but thanks to Karen, it was very quickly sorted. Thank you so much for the fantastic welcome basket even had some Easter eggs in, which our grown up children had great fun organising an egg hunt!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful, cozy cottage that was a pleasure to stay in."

    Karen was very accommodating and at hand to answer any queries. The welcome pack was very generous!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Magnolia cottage was just lovely."

    We had everything we needed and more besides. There was a welcome pack which we really appreciated plus fresh flowers. The cottage does feel like home from home we would highly recommend it.

    Hi Karen, would you please let us know which part of the listing was not accurate, as we would like to rectify this. Many thanks, Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Feb 2023

  • "Magnolia Cottage is just lovely and has everything you could possibly need to have a comfortable, fab stay."

    We loved it. Melsonby is a gorgeous, friendly village we can’t wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jan 2023

  • "A beautifully presented cottage, very well equipped kitchen and a very generous welcome pack."

    The cottage is tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. A lovely location with a private sun drenched garden. Everything put into the cottage is of quality. Met the owners lovely down to earth people. My only negative was to leave by 9:00am on leaving day.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, very tastefully decorated and lovely soft furnishings."

    A massive shout out to the hosts Karen and Steve, they could not of been more helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable, clean and tidy."

    Very nice welcome pack which was very helpful on arrival. Pleasant village and locals friendly, good location for our exploring more of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by jenny5.0May 2022

  • "Charming cottage, tastefully decorated and immaculately clean."

    All appliances you would need. Must mention the amazing welcome hamper which was full of essentials as well as goodies. Lovely quiet village with friendly pub (doesn't serve food).

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Just returned from the a wonderful break in Magnolia Cottage."

    Absolutely beautiful. Furnished to a high standard, immaculately clean and fully equipped with all you need. The welcome basket on arrival was a lovely touch. The perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries!

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Superbly situated for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and truly in a league of it's own!"

    Furnished beautifully, creating a real 'home from home'. Owners extremely considerate, thoughtfully checking in with us during the week to make sure everything was okay. The 'Welcome Pack' was a wonderful touch which even included doggie treats for our pooch and sweets for the local Trick or Treaters as it was Halloween! Highly recommend, will definitely be returning for a future visit.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "Magnolia Cottage is one of the best cottages we have stayed in - beautifully furnished with lots of thoughtful details like the food welcome pack."

    Beds super comfy and kitchen equipment was amazing. It was too cold to sit out on the patio but we hope to come back and can imagine sitting in that pretty, relaxed area. The village itself is lovely with nice walks . Fish and chips from the van outside the pub on Wednesday were superb! Thank you for a fantastic stay- we’ll be back! Fiona, Neil and Hannah ( plus Pepa the puppy !)

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2021

  • "A fabulous stay, as always the time went too quickly."

    Lovely cottage, lovely people.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Oct 2021

  • "Magnolia Cottage was a lovely place to stay."

    Beautifully furnished, well equipped & very clean. Lovely little touches, like the rechargeable torches in plug sockets, showed how much thought was put in for the visitors staying there. The welcome pack was also a lovely touch, with some core essentials, as well as little treats. Lovely, quiet village too, with walks out to the surrounding fields.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "A great cottage in a beautiful village."

    The cottage is well appointed and spacious and really home from home. The owners were fantastic, and nothing too much trouble. Other than a pub, the village does not have a local shop, so ensure you take what you need, or buy essentials when you're out and about as there is nowhere to walk to for a loaf of bread or milk. However, our welcome pack from the owners meant we had plenty in! The lane outside the property is narrow, so if you have a very large vehicle or are a nervous driver, I would advise parking nearby. Other than to load and unload I parked my car on the adjacent road and never had trouble finding space. It was only 300 yards away, so not a big deal for me. It's a great base to explore the local area. The train station at nearby Darlington gets you North to Durham or South to York, so you can travel further afield. We liked the Mainsgill Tea Room on the A66 and Easby Abbey is worth a trip for the echo stone. You can park in Richmond and walk the mile or park in Easby itself. We were lucky enough to have beautiful sunny evenings, so met the neighbours and local dog walkers. It really is a serene part of the world and oh so quiet! Sykes were top notch with regard to email communications sending us information regards the property.

    Reviewed by Joy4.7Aug 2021

  • "This is a really lovely cottage which is well looked after."

    The owners couldn’t have been more helpful. The village is beautiful and the people are very friendly. A great base from which to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2021

  • "Super cottage in a lovely village, in a gorgeous area."

    Cottage was spotless, everything we needed. Really comfy beds. A warm friendly welcome from one of the owners, as we arrived, and the other owner stayed in touch to check all was well, and it was. Wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "This cottage was amazing for our needs everything was well maintained, impeccably clean and well equipped for everything we needed."

    Karen met us at a social distance outside the property with the key in the door and gave us a handover and made sure we were happy with the very clear fact sheet sent on the day of arrival. The local pubs offer a fab dining experience in a safe secure track and trace environment. There is a quaint village pub you can easily walk to with a fish and chip van every Thursday from 5 pm that I can hugely recommend. We will be back thank you for a much needed relax and great experience xx

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a fantastic cottage!"

    We had the best break, the cottage was super clean (all Covid precautions taken), very well equipped and the owners were so kind and helpful. We had a lovely welcome pack too with all the essentials to keep us going. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage in lovely village with really friendly people."

    Pub in village was excellent.the only thing that let the holiday down for us was that the garden isnt looks enclosed on the advert for the cottage and it should say on there the garden wasnt was a real pain for my dog.we also found the cooker very confusing but apart from those two issues the holiday was great.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved the cottage."

    It was very comfortable and tastefully kitted out. The welcome pack was great and much appreciated. We were very lucky to have wonderful sunny weather all week and it was great to be able to sit outside with a drink. The flowers on the patio were lovely. Would recommend Richmond and Barnard Castle for a wander around. Both had interesting individual shops and cafes. The Bowes Museum was was worth a visit. If you're looking for a good place to eat would recommend' Rustiqe' French Bistro in Richmond. Food was delicious.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2020

  • "Overall a well presented cottage, with everything needed for comfortable stay."

    Outside, road very narrow and may not be suitable for larger vehicles, garden area not fenced for dogs and is open onto road- which is used only for access. Village very quiet and travel necessary for shops although there was a very generous welcome pack on arrival.

    Reviewed by David John4.4Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Magnolia cottage, clean , comfortable and well equipped."

    Lovely touch of welcome package and even a treat for our dog

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, really enjoyed our stay."

    Karen was incredibly helpful. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Spotlessly clean house with all the essentials."

    Very homely and comfortable. Quet and peaceful village. Hosts were extremely attentive and responsive. Easy access to some lovely countryside and near to shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, provided you have transport.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2020

  • "Cottage was great,people were great,village was very friendly."

    .will go again...Keith

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay at magnolia cottage."

    Would highly recommend, very clean , comfy and cosy. Great location to explore. Sky cottages where great when we booked as booked at last-minute and had a few difficulties booking over phone, but they where very helpful and it all worked out great!

    Reviewed by Hadi5.0Aug 2019

  • "The property was fantastic and very comfortable for my family."

    We were shattered when we arrived after a busy day at Croft Race Track. The host met us and when we brought the luggage in there was a fantastic welcome basket with bread, biscuits, scones and jam. A perfect way to start our mini-break in Melsonby. I would highly recommend the cottage. Beds are so comfy too!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2019

  • "A fantastic cottage exactly as presented and all trouble free."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2019

  • "Very lovely cottage, downstairs a little smaller than appears on the photos."

    Very well presented, a few bits of equipment missing (like large pan - we bought one) that you tend to find in cottages being rented for the first time, but lots of very nice touches including welcome basket. Lovely village, with lots of places to visit around within 5-20 miles. Garden/yard is in front of cottage and across very quiet road, however was not quite so convenient as having rear garden for the dog, not clear on the cottage description on the site. Shower in main bathroom, very low and not really useable for anyone over 5'8", however bath does have shower attachment. Overall a good stay and would recommend

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Dec 2018

  • "Beautiful, cosy, warm cottage, with everything we could want or need."

    Very clean and well presented with comfy beds. The owners left us a wonderful welcome pack which we really enjoyed! Loved the area, the village is very interesting, we enjoyed looking at all the different properties in the village. Met lots of nice people on our dog walks, the locals are very friendly. We enjoyed our trip in to Richmond, we went to the panto at the Georgian Theatre, well worth a visit. There are lots of places to go and eat not far from the village. We will definitely return. Thank you, Sandra, Trish and Karen.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2018

  • "The beautiful gift box on arrival was lovely , it was beautifully clean and ..."

    The beautiful gift box on arrival was lovely , it was beautifully clean and furnishings very new had everthing I needed was warm and cosy lovely little village would stay again x

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2018

  • "Very relaxing comfortable cottage in a lovely quiet village"

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely house in lovely, friendly village."

    Surrounding Yorkshire environment equally lovely...we especially appreciated Richmond and Darlington with our teenage daughters. Very welcoming to find basic supplies on our arrival....many thanks. We highly recommend this Cottage.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with small wet room, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with free standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and utility en-suite
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Bike store
  • Patio with seating is just across the lane from the front of the property
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (But sorry no cats)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: Care to be taken as front door steps are directly on a road, although this road is a quiet lane used by locals
  • Please note: This is property comes with a good housekeeping bond of £100.

The property

The cottage rests comfortably on a quiet lane in the peaceful village of Melsonby in North Yorkshire, with an excellent situation for touring the Dales.

This white washed stone terrace boasts an immaculate, quality set-up with plush furnishings offering a warm welcome to its guests.

The kitchen is highly appointed with stylish appliances to ease you into your visit, the washing machine rests in an alcove of the room, stowed away for your convenience.

Gather together around the lovely dining table, elegantly set for you to enjoy a wonderful home-cooked meal, exchanging plans for the next venturesome day ahead.

Step into the sitting room, boasting a Smart TV, a multi-fuel stove housed in the inglenook and beautiful shades of periwinkle and plum in the sumptuous furniture and house-hold accessories.

Across from here is the ground floor bathroom with a free standing claw-foot bath, a walk-in shower and sleek, modern fixtures completing the interior in a polished fashion.

Upstairs are a set of well-presented bedrooms brought together by refreshing white and vibrant mulberry shades, the king and double rooms overlooking the front patio and the single benefitting a quieter position at the rear of the property, with an outlook of the peaceful lane.

Outside is a lovely little garden with a seating area, ideal for gathering your thoughts with a light refreshing beverage on a summers' evening, or coming together with the family in the fresh Yorkshire outdoors.

The lovely village offers a real ale pub, a great stop off after a long stroll through the countryside.

There are footpaths and bridleways available each way you turn and the Swaledale, Teesdale and Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach, their beautiful rolling landscapes in abundance to be explored.

This delightful retreat is just what you need to fully relax and unwind with the family in a lovely part of England.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Richmond 6 miles.

The attractive and peaceful Dales village of Melsonby is situated in lovely rolling countryside, just a few miles to the north of the popular market town of Richmond. The village itself has a lovely old church, a real ale pub. There are two pubs serving food in nearby Gilling West and a further pub in Middleton Tyas.. There are footpaths and bridleways in every direction and fishing is available nearby. Nearby Richmond grew up around its castle set high above the River Swale with panoramic river views. Within Richmond, narrow streets and alleys radiate from the cobbled Market Place (which has a weekly market and monthly farmers’ market) and there are numerous pubs and restaurants to enjoy. The Georgian Theatre is one of the oldest surviving theatres in the country with visitors enjoying its regular productions all year round. An ideal location for exploring all of Swaledale, Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas