In Grinton near Reeth. 2-bedrooms (sleeps 4). Free unlimited wi-fi. Ideal location for walking and rambling
Gp Capt N A and Mrs P S Colman
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About Gp Capt N A and Mrs P S Colman
We have lived, or had a home, in North Yorkshire since 1978, and have grown to love the Yorkshire Dales, especially Swaledale. We have led a nomadic life for many years, which is the nature of being in the RAF. Now, ‘retired’ and in our early 70s, we still have a nomadic lifestyle. In 1993, we purchased and restored a collection of old farm buildings at Le Haut Fresnay in Normandy. This is now our second home, where we spend several months of the year managing our 3 holiday cottages there. In 1996, we acquired Corner House in Grinton, to which we return each year to relax during the winter months. Grinton and Le Haut Fresnay are delightful places, each different, but both homes we love and cherish. We invite you to come and share our enjoyment of them. You will not find a warmer welcome!
Gp Capt N A and Mrs P S Colman purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Gp Capt N A and Mrs P S Colman chose Grinton
We have lived in Yorkshire for many years, near Bedale, known as the Gateway to the Dales. Years of showing the Dales to visitors had brought us to Grinton many times, passing Corner House each time. Most of our favourite places for visiting and pic-nicking, developed over time, are within a few miles of Grinton. When choosing a winter home, and a summer holiday cottage, we were looking for easy access to all the Dales have to offer, and easy access in the winter weather for ourselves. The latter has been quite a challenge recently, but the house has never disappointed us, and fulfils all the criteria we set out for it. Of course, we fell in love with the views from all the windows. Grinton church is a constant delight, and the pub always offers a warm welcome. What more could you ask?
What makes this Cottage unique
Grinton is in the very heart of Swaledale and nestles beside the River Swale. Corner H6ouse is right in the middle of Grinton and stands opposite the beautiful St Andrews Church, known as the 'Cathedral of the Dale'. Just across the road is The Bridge Inn, a thriving (but quiet !) country pub/restaurant with a wide menu of wholesome home-cooked food at reasonable prices. The location offers a wealth of walking opportunities - for ramblers and strollers alike - straight from the doorstep of Corner House. Or you can explore the scenic beauty of Swaledale, and Wensleydale next door, from the comfort of your car. This is 'James Herriott' country. There is much to see and do. For some helpful pointers to things to see and do while you are here please ask us for our illustrated e-brochure.
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GREAT SITUATION NEAR PUB LUNCHES,FRONT " GARDEN "FINE IN SUN
As you know we know the area well,so had an easy week re-visiting various favourite haunts.Had lunch at Bike centre with some relations who live near Bedale.
The shower room roof beam was a bit of a pain,quite literaly,perhaps some padding could be added for future guests?
John and Carol-Ann Dickson
Everything we need was there!
Everything we need was there! The cottage was fantastic, everything was there. The location is perfect, lots the walks without the car! Lucky the weather was fantastic. Of course pub over the road was very good.
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review following your week's holiday in Grinton.
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Corner House.
Nigel and Paula Colman
A lovely,comfortable and well equipped property in an excellent location.
I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family and hope to return for another visit. The house is in a beautiful location overlooking the church with a good pub just across the road. All the information given was accurate, useful and thorough. The sitting room was very comfortable and cosy, the kitchen well equipped and both bedrooms spacious and beautifully presented. It was great to have a second cloakroom next to the main bathroom and a very sunny garden at the front of the property.
Swale dale is extremely beautiful and unspoilt and we loved exploring on foot, in the car and by using the Little White Bus. The range of local walks from Grinton and Reeth were excellent and we particularly enjoyed our walk around Kisdon taking in the villages of Muker, Thwaite and Keld. We would also recommend a trip to nearby Castle Bolton.
Overall a wonderful base to explore the Yorkshire Dales and Richmond.
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to record your appreciation of your stay in Corner House last month. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in Swaledale, and we hope that you will decide to return again before too long.
With our best wishes,
Nigel and Paula Colman
Holiday at Corner Cottage
The listing described the property accurately. The property was clean and well maintained and we would willingly recommend the property to a friend or relative. The gentle walk into Reeth, with its attractions, was enjoyable and gave you an appetite for the good food available at the pubs in Reeth and Grinton. All in all a good holiday!
It's always nice to hear of an enjoyable holiday. Thank you for your comments
Very comfortable and well equipped cottage
We had a lovely week in Corner House. A very warm welcome awaited us after the drive up from London. The wine was very much enjoyed. Corner House is incredibly well-equipped and had everything we needed for a very relaxing break. One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. We had some very good meals at the friendly Bridge Inn, which is just across the road from the house. Beautiful walks in the area with lots of great Inns and pubs. The wild flowers were stunning with wild garlic abundant and therefore, used when dining in! We hope to return to Corner House for another relaxing break soon
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay in Corner House, and we thank you for your comments. We hope you will return for another holiday soon.
May is a lovely month to spend a week or two in Corner House. Besides walking among the Spring flowers in the countryside, you can take advantage of the annual Swaledale Festival, which takes place during the last week of May and the first week of June. The award-winning Festival hosts many musical and other events in and around Grinton and the surrounding villages, and is a big draw for visitors to the Dale.
There are other events taking place throughout the year, which we often publicise on our own website for Corner House. Last year, the big event was the Tour de France cycle race passing the front door of Corner House in July. This year, you could enjoy the Reeth Show, which will be taking place on August Bank Holiday Monday, and the exciting Fremington Fell Race that takes place on that day.
Our first stay in the Yorkshire Dales
We have just returned from our first holiday in the Yorkshire Dales staying at Corner House. We have fallen in love with the area and were very sad to leave. The cottage is comfortable and clean with everything a family could need (including wifi for teenagers that cannot survive without access to their social networks!), and is in an ideal situation for access to the Dales. It was lovely to be able to take our dog, a staffie cross, away with us and she loved all the walks we took her on. Being able to put her bed in our room at night was a relief, so many places won't allow a dog upstairs and we know that she would have been distressed and it would have resulted in many sleepless nights for all of us. Fremington Edge is a steep climb but well worth it for the views. The Bridge Inn, a short walk across the road, offers a warm welcome and very good food. Ensure you make a visit to St Andrew's Church, opposite Corner House, it's well worth a look around this lovely church. We certainly hope to return next year!
Whitby (70 miles) and Scarborough (approx 85 miles) are an enjoyable 1.5 to 2 hours drive away over the North Yorkshire Moors
The closest airport is Durham Tees Valley, about 25 miles away. Count on 50 miles or so for Newcastle or Leeds Bradford. the nearest mainline railway station is Darlington, about 20 miles away.The use of a car is reccommended. Although it is possible to reach the cottage by public transport, there is little access to more than local shopping (on foot) by bus.
The delightful village of Reeth with its huge village green is less than a mile away, with a post office, a small supermarket and several amenity shops as well as a Friday open market and several cafes, restaurants and pubs. The attractive market towns of Leyburn and Richmond are less than 10 miles away. Durham and York are approximately 50 and 60 miles away. This is true Herriot country, with many of the locations used in the TV series right on the doorstep.
The local village,Reeth, is known as the capital of the dale, and we walk there often to shop. It has a huge village green,with a Friday market There is a post office and supermarket, several gift shops and a craft market, cafes and restaurants, a garage and a hairdresser! Everything you could hope for in a small town, but set in amazing countryside.
Richmond station has been converted to provide a cinema, restaurant, art gallery and specialist shops.
There is a 24 hour Tesco at Catterick Garrison, and Darlington has all the chain stores you could wish for. The Metro Centre is an hour's drive (past the Angel of the North)
Newcastle and Gateshead provide extra retail therapy or a little culture (The Sage Centre and the Baltic Art gallery).
The Dales Biiking Centre, just a few minutes' walk away, offers bike hire by the day, or arranges more organised tours. The Arkle Moor Trekking centre, 5 miles away, will do the same for horse lovers.
Swimming pools at Catterick and Richmond
Other Places of Interest:
Bedale 18 miles, small market town,home of the Wensleydale Railway a heritage line running into Wensleydale with some steam locomotives
Ripon.25 miles, a small but charming cathedral city with a race course .Nearby are Fountains Abbey, Newby Hall and gardens. and Lightwater Valley theme Park
York 55 miles. One of Britains' most historic cities.
Harrogate 40 miles A spa town to rival Bath. Harlow Carr gardens are a mecca for enthusiasts.
Masham 18 miles. Home of the Black Sheep and Theakstons Breweries, with visitor centres and restaurants
Leyburn 7 miles, with The Forbidden Corner, a garden with a difference and Campbells a supermarket which offers food enthusiasts a special treat.
Thirsk.30 miles, boasts the James Herriot Museum.
And do take a look at our own website for Corner House. Just click on the link at the foot of the page below.