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Ivy Cottage

(Ref. 942580)

Grewelthorpe near Masham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (42)
  • lovely (27)
  • comfortable (15)
  • well (15)
  • clean (15)
  • beautiful (14)

54 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was clean and very comfortable from the minute we arrived."

    Cosy living space and bedroom, and the kitchen was compact but very well equipped. Good main bathroom with an excellent shower. Cottage is in a lovely, very quiet location within easy reach of both Masham and Ripon.

    Reviewed by Ellie4.7Mar 2024

  • "Another stay at this lovely little cottage so we certainly recommend it."

    The only issue is that towels are no longer provided and I feel this needs to be more prominently highlighted by Sykes in the booking details.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Some form of instant heat in lounge would be useful."

    Kitchen needs attention (work surfaces poor...cupboard doors loose...sink is pretty but not practicable...) Rubbish disposal needs looking into .Lounge furniture is not as shown in pictures.These minor hiccups detract from what is a very good holiday home.

    Reviewed by Christine3.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage set in a great location to visit Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Layburn, and many more locations in the Yorkshire dales."

    Comfortable bed and nicely decorated. Well equipped kitchen. Nice garden to sit out and watch the birds.

    So glad you’ve enjoy our little place and thank you for lovely feedback xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "A gem of a cottage!"

    Quiet situation, very well kept & clean & the garden was a joy. The perfect place to relax & enjoy the lovely surroundings. We had expected towels, as shown in your advert but we managed ok. The bed was comfortable, everything was beautifully presented, in fact a most enjoyable stay altogether. Thank you.

    Glad you’ve enjoyed our cottage, sorry about towels we are finding it very difficult and expensive to keep replacing them for lost/damages so thought guest would not mind bringing their own. There should be hand towel. We will review this in time :-) thanks again for positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "A comfortable and very quiet cottage just a few miles from Ripon, ideally located for exploring a beautiful area of Yorkshire."

    Thank you for your feedback it’s always lovely when guest enjoy all the positives of this cottage/area Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was really clean and comfortable and has everything that you need. We enjoyed using the walk in shower and using the wood burner on a cold and wet evening. Some extra cutlery and mugs would be great. A lovely base for trips out in the area. Thank you.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for feedback, extra cutlery and mugs have been added Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy4.7Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable,well located with stunning views from the garden."

    All the appliances are of good quality and everything was clean and well maintained. One very small thing. It would be good if there was a book or sheet of do's and don'ts instead of notes on the back of doors. It wasn't until Thursday that we saw the notice about the drive in and out. We just followed what the neighbours did and no one said we were going in and out the wrong way. Not sure why the straight drive is a walkway only seeing as the neighbours drive up and down all the time. Other than that, we are looking forward to booking the cottage again as soon as we have time.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback Sorry about the drive, it’s a long story about rights of way, too long to tell. Will consider do’s and don’ts book thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful and everything we hoped for, it was very clean and had everything we needed."

    The views were amazing and we would definitely book again if we were in the area. Only downside was the village pub had closed which was a shame. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Sorry about the pub it is closed temporarily hopefully, glad you enjoyed everything else and thank you for great feedback :~) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthea5.0May 2023

  • "Comfortable house, very clean and private."

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    Very comfortable, cosy and well equipped. In a lovely area with easy access to local points of interest.

    We are very glad you enjoy your stay, thank you for the positive feedback. Appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Ivy Cottage."

    It was very peaceful with wonderful views across the fields. The cottage was tastefully decorated, clean, warm and welcoming. It was just the tranquil haven we needed.

    We are very please you enjoyed your stay at Ivy cottage and thank you for your positive feedback . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "Idyllic, Charming Hideaway Nestled in the beautiful village of Grewelthorpe is Ivy Cottage Our hearts melted as we approached the cottage, beautiful traditional stone, quaint and characterful."

    Upon entering Ivy Cottage our heart skipped a beat… stunning stone floor, traditional log burner and views that are breathtaking The decor inside is stunning, original and sympathetic dressed to suit the character of Ivy Cottage, little additions such as the mice drawn on the skirting board, made us smile. Ivy Cottage just wraps it’s arms around you and invites you to relax in these beautiful surroundings, both inside and out The owners were amazing hosts, helpful, nothing too much trouble, if needed, but never intrusive Ivy Cottage is idyllic, charming, delightful… we could continue, however we will leave it there and allow you to discover it’s charm Mr & Mrs Navier

    Thank you so much and we are so happy you enjoy ivy cottage, you are welcome back anytime. Thank you for leaving it spotless reported by the cleaner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had the same problem as the previous two clients in that the underfloor heating was not working for the first night and the following morning."

    After some argument the owners eventually visited and changed the temperature settings on the control system which got it working - although the timings were awry. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay in a pleasant location. We would be reluctant to return or recommend as we understand the heating has been removed from the property description and is to be turned off. Anyone coming will need to bring a week's supply of logs!

    As owners we struggle with guests like this. thank goodness they are few and far between and thank you to all our wonderful guests that really enjoy the cottage and all the lovely features it holds. We tried our very best to sort out the problems of this guest but we can never achieve the unachievable for some, please read all the feedback we get for ivy cottage before you judge it. There is good heating and always a starter pack of logs if they are needed thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon3.1Oct 2022

  • "Like it or not it should have wi fi, there were times we felt as though we were trapped, mainly because the pub was shut for 3 days, although we could have travelled in the car, we don't drink and drive."

    We do not have wifi and for most people this is not a problem, we may put it in eventually when there is better masts in the area, but most people like to get away from everything. There are so many lovely walk from the door step so not sure why you were trapped ? Sorry about the pub but like most villages at the moment they are struggling to survive and this is out of our hands ! There are good local Taxi, just a thought ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Sep 2022

  • "Ideal cottage for 2."

    Very well equipped. Nidderdale is excellent if you biking, hiking.

    So glad you had a lovely time, thank you for looking after the place for two weeks and leaving it spotless, you are welcome anytime . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable and well equipped."

    Nice to have two sitting out ares and the extra toilet was a bonus. It was difficult to work out the recycling requirement . The bin was obvious but the two black boxes were unlabelled and there were no instruction so we did what we thought best with glass, paper and tins.

    Recycling is a bit random in the country and no one worry’s to much about it, you can use both bin for all recycling, Harrogate council only supply one bin so, two is a bonus, many thanks for feedback glad the rest of the cottage was ok. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage on the edge of a pretty village and central for many attractions."

    Well presented, clean and well equipped. Would be helpful if an information sheet was provided for the recycling ie what goes where.

    There are two recycling bins out side the cottage for plastic, paper and glass. We also provide black bin bags for guest if they choose to take there recycling home ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Jun 2022

  • "Whilst the cottage was lovely there was a serious problem with the heating or more accurately lack of it."

    It was advertised with underfloor heating !!! but if it was working ( no evidence) then it was ineffective. The living / kitchen area was always uncomfortable. It took the edge off our stay. We would not recommend this cottage. This is not just our view. The visitors book mentioned the same problem on many occasions, going back YEARS. This needs addressing. Jill Home

    Was the heating turned on there would be a problem if previous guest have switch it off and no one told the owner . The cottage is lovely and warm when the floor heating us actually turned on ??? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry3.8May 2022

  • "Wow !! What a stunning setting Ivy Cottage is set in and more to the point what a gorgeous, cosy cottage it is with the owner paying a great attention to detail"

    . Beautifully decorated and perfectly equipped. Perfect for a couple looking to explore the beautiful surrounding areas. A cosy log burner for any chilly evenings. We had a couple in our May break. Lovely farm setting. Woke up on our last morning to a field of gorgeous black cows who came to say hello!! Even had a pub less than 5 mins walk from the door which served a fabulous steak. Would highly recommend Ivy Cottage to anyone.

    Thank you so much for this fab feedback much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toni5.0May 2022

  • "Found the tv difficult to view from one of the sofas."

    Would have been much better if they were at right angles to each other and therefore both of them faced the tv

    There should only be one sofa and in a couple of weeks when the new one arrives that will be the case but thank you hope the rest of the cottage was ok Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, with beautiful views."

    Loved the under floor heating!

    Thank you fir the feedback , so glad you like it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart and Ceri4.7Jan 2022

  • "This was a lovely little cottage, so cosy and quiet, a real escape."

    We loved it and would definitely return.

    Thank you very much for your feedback it is really appreciated. We’d love to have you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Nov 2021

  • "Enjoyed staying at the cottage, nice and quiet !"

    The bed was comfortable and the heating just right. The sofa was not very comfortable (sunken) on the outside seats (was looking forward to the sofa as pictured on the listing to both stretch out) and the shower was disappointing with very little power! A games room was listed but we could not see one? Overall though a pleasant stay and we shall be returning to the area in 2022!

    Game room no listed and any games we had needed to be removed along with the listed sofa because of covid restrictions ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Nov 2021

  • "A comfortable, beautifully decorated, peaceful base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales."

    A sunny secluded garden visited by an array of birds and with uninterrupted countryside views. A short stroll to a charming village, pub and large duck pond.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great area."

    Clean, quiet and comfortable - loved the local cows and the cosy woodburning stove. If improvements were to be made I'd say a larger bed would be welcome but that's really a very minor niggle. We found it a bit strange that the Sykes listing mentions a Games Room - this doesn't exist so maybe needs to be amended?

    Reviewed by Gemma3.8Jun 2021

  • "If the weather is cold you need to use the wood stove to keep the lounge cosy as while the underfloor heating is helpful, it did not in our view provide an adequate heat for the evenings."

    Never worked out what / where the games room was. Would benefit from a large saucepan for cooking such as pasta.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4May 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful in a lovely location."

    360 degree sky with burnished bronze sunsets and apricot dawns all round. Being on the edge of the moors allows access into the main dales but also walks in quieter dales and on open moorland. Fabulous place.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have just returned home after a fantastic week at Ivy Cottage in Grewelthorpe."

    It was just perfect from the location to the facilities available. On arrival there was a lovely little welcome gift of wine and chocolates, as well as a supply of fire lighters and logs for the wood burner. The cottage was spotlessly clean, it had everything we required it was a real home from home. Comfortable bed with quality bedding, fully stocked kitchen, tv, beautifully tiled shower room. As for the location lots of stunning walks from the door step, including Grewelthorpe Loop and Hackfall Woods. Will definitely be recommending this cottage to family and friends alike. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage was beautiful, Covid safe, well equipped and in an ideal location. We would be prepared to pay a higher rent for the addition of wifi.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Communication with Sykes was good, with detailed information being sent prior to our holiday."

    Further necessary details about what we needed to bring with us were relayed to us when we spoke to the owner about key collection. We understood that changes needed to be made within the cottage to conform to the regulations around Covid-19, and we hope that in time the photographs displayed on the Sykes website are updated to reflect these. The cottage is very comfortable and in a lovely location with a super view from the back door. The fact that we could walk to Hackfall Wood from the cottage was very pleasing and to make the most of our location we made two very enjoyable visits there. We would also recommend the local pub, The Crown Inn, as we enjoyed a delicious meal there. The DIY milkshake hut in the village also has to be experienced!

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was just as described very clean and tidy and a nice touch with wine ..."

    The cottage was just as described very clean and tidy and a nice touch with wine and chocolates on arrival,everything you would require for your stay, plenty of good walks near by and also a short drive from the cottage, just a couple of small things, we arrived in the dark and could not see the sign for the cottage could do with being a bit more clear, the underfloor heating was on all the time and it got quite hot at night that we had t o open the patio doors to cool the lounge off,there did not seem anyway to control it as there was no instructions in the book,

    Reviewed by James4.7Oct 2019

  • "Second time this year we have stayed at Ivy cottage."

    . Can't wait for the next visit.. Love it..!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2019

  • "All ok"

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was cosy, the bed comfy, it was quiet and the view was beautiful."

    Best holiday with Sykes so far. Loved the chocs and wine.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, Clean, well furnished, kitchen spotless and well equipped with quality items."

    Bedroom and bed very comfortable with a very nice on suite. also a separate toilet off the main entrance area. The property is within walking distance of a nice Pub (The. Crown) that offers a nice menu and real ales (closed on Mondays) (no frozen chips here). Greenthorpe in well positioned foe visiting Ripon ,Masham Harrogate Thirsk infant central for many places. We had a great holiday and would defiantly RECOMMEND Summer or Winter as there is also a very cosy wood burner in the lounge. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cottage is in a lovely, friendly village with a fantastic countryside view."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2019

  • "Had a brilliant week."

    . The setting and the amenities of the cottage was second to none. Ivy cottage is the place to stay for a relaxing holiday in beautiful, peaceful tranquil surroundings. Hope to return to this 5 star cottage...

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely delightful."

    The area was many lovely villages. A perfect restful week.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2019

  • "An amazing place to stay."

    Great base for exploring the north Yorkshire area. It was a home from home.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and easily accessible to various walks and areas of interest."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2019

  • "Ivy cottage is beautiful, cosy, immaculate and very well equipt."

    We very much hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Nov 2018

  • "I primarily chose this cottage as it is located east of the Yorkshire Dales and yet only within 30 miles to the centre of the Yorkshire Moors."

    It was an added delight to find it is peaceful situated and a beautifully, fully equipped cottage with high standards. It has it's own private gated parking area and garden where I enjoyed looking out at the beautiful countryside whilst breakfasting. Being situated where it is you are spoilt for choice of different places to go visit and many stunning walks to enjoy. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts as well as people wanting a lovely UK break.

    Reviewed by Carrie5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very well dacorated cottage very comfortly made ideal for exploring the area"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "A very minor point but the hot water tap to the kitchen sink was unreliable - ..."

    A very minor point but the hot water tap to the kitchen sink was unreliable - sometimes just a dribble of water when turned full on

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4May 2018

  • "Ivy cottage was lovely set in a beautiful area, with lots to do and see, The only fault we found was the heating, it was a very cold week and the cottage was not warm enough in an evening, although the lounge had a wood burner not everyone wants to be lighting a fire after a days outing."

    but a part from this we had a lovely holiday and will certainly use Sykes cottages again. Yours Anne Roberts

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage is great for walks straight from the door and is ideally located for a scenic drive around the dales, with access to many large towns."

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Mar 2018

  • "Clean cottage."

    Lovely helpful owners. They even decked the cottage out festively for Christmas. It is necessary to use the log burner as well as the electric storage heaters if it is cold and wintry outside. The log burner is very efficient. They gave us extra blankets for the bed but we like a cool bedroom. We put down newspapers in the hall for our muddy boots to avoid mess. The owners are planning a porch; good idea. Lovely peaceful environment, great walks and a friendly pub with good food in the village.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey A4.8Nov 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in a rural location."

    Clean and tidy close to a local pub with very friendly staff and locals. Lots of places of interest within a short drive/walk. Very relaxing. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.8Sep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    Had a very relaxing holiday. The ducks were brilliant to feed and you could get food from the pub. The pub was very near and the food was good and people very friendly. Would definitely like to come back.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was perfect, with a fantastic real fire."

    It's more than big enough and very clean. Hackfall woods are very close and are beautiful. The village pub is very friendly with great local beers. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Helen4.8Aug 2017

  • "Internet would have been welcome but not eccential visit the village hall for ..."

    Internet would have been welcome but not eccential visit the village hall for tea andcake and a chat with volanteers the butchers in masham a must and the bay horse in masham very good

    Reviewed by David4.8Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was perfect and gave us chance to recharge our batteries, we couldn't have wished for more."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2017

  • "Had a lovely 4 days and was in a super little village with a great pub but no local shop."

    Cottage was great and would like to see it when improved further.

    Reviewed by Craig4.0Feb 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Separate basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric storage heaters in bathroom and bedroom, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and tea towels inc. in rent, please bring own bath and hand towels
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed gravelled patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: There are three steps down to access the gravelled garden, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

The property

A superb, stone-built detached cottage located in the peaceful Nidderdale village of Grewelthorpe near Ripon.

The property sits in a Hamlet of several pretty cottages, on the edge of the village.

Boasting uninterrupted countryside views to the rear, this makes for the ideal spot for couples looking to get away from it all and enjoy a well-earned break.

The cottage features a delightful open plan living area complete with a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, a perfect space to enjoy meals for two, plus there is a cosy sitting area where you can snuggle up in front of the woodburning stove and enjoy a film.

You will also find a spacious bedroom featuring an en-suite wet room.

From the living area, French doors open out into a private garden with views stretching across rolling hills, offering a space to enjoy a drink in tranquil surroundings.

Be sure to make the most of these beautiful surroundings by embarking on one the many walks that are available from the doorstep.

The magical Hackfall Woods can be found within a 15 minutes stroll, where you will come across follies, grottoes, surprise waterfalls and the fountain.

After working up a thirst why not stop off at the village pub, The Crown, where you are sure to get a friendly welcome and can enjoy traditional pub food or enjoy a selection of local ales?

Nearby the popular town of Masham awaits with such attractions as The Black Sheep Visitor Centre with its bistro, the town's famous market square and 7th century church and can be easily accessed by car or within an hour and a half by foot along the River Ure.

For the amenities and sites of the city, historic Ripon can be found within a short drive, where you can explore enchanting old streets and alleyways, fascinating museums, the market square and a stunning cathedral.

Further afield, the lovely town of Harrogate has so much to offer for a memorable day out, with the magnificent Turkish baths, old theatres and Bettys tea rooms overlooking Montpelier Gardens, as well as many fine places to eat.

With beautiful countryside on the doorstep as well as many wonderful places to visit, this Nidderdale cottage is the perfect base for a romantic and relaxing break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


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!

WiFi will be available at this property from 12/05/23

Please note: the pub in the village is currently closed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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