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Magnolia Cottage

Melsonby, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 974062)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "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 TracyApr 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 SiobhanFeb 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 AcOct 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 FionaOct 2021

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

    Lovely cottage, lovely people.

    Reviewed by JacquiOct 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 SarahSep 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 JoyAug 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 SueJun 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 JohnMay 2021

  • "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 EmmaOct 2020

  • "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 KatieOct 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 JohnSep 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 AngelaSep 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 enclosed.it looks enclosed on the advert for the cottage and it should say on there the garden wasnt enclosed.it 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 NicolaSep 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 DawnAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, really enjoyed our stay."

    Karen was incredibly helpful. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 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 PamelaJul 2020

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

    .will go again...Keith

    Reviewed by KeithNov 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 KarenAug 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 HadiAug 2019

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

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 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 PaulDec 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 KarenDec 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 SharonNov 2018

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

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 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 WilliamAug 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
  • 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.

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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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