Surrounded by Beauty and History, Church View is a cosy two bedroom stone cottage situated opposite the church in the heart of the village, with a traditional local Keld stone fireplace in the living room. Beautiful views are afforded at the front and back of the cottage, with a walled garden and porch at the front, and a large stone patio area outside the back door leading to a beck, twelve feet away. A modern kitchen and bathroom make it an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area with all it has to offer. I am unable to accept pets. Leyburn is 7 miles away and Richmond 10 miles. The local shows in August and September are worth attending where livestock, crafts and produce are on show for judging, or purchasing. The Swaledale Festival at the end of May for two weeks provides a range of concerts and other cultural events. Although in walking country, the coast, and the RHS garden, Harlow Carr, Harrogate, are all within two hours drive of the cottage for a special day out.
Cottage in Grinton, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Beautiful Location.
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Feb 2019
About Paula Scullard
The cottage has been more than a second home to me since my partner bought it in 1973 and I first visited in 1976 and found it enchanting. Sadly my partner died, so the cottage is now even more special for me. I was born in Aberdeen and lived there in my early years, before moving to London. I have remained in London almost ever since attending University and subsequently for work. Because I work in the Public Sector in London I am unable to live in Grinton full time, although my heart is in Grinton. I enjoy walking and the cottage is ideally situated to just start a walk from the gate.
Paula Scullard purchased this Cottage in 1973
Why Paula Scullard chose Grinton
The cottage is a very peaceful and cosy home. It has lovely views of the countryside from the bay window in the sitting room, You can hear the beck at the back of the cottage making its way down to the river Swale. I love the Keld stone fireplace. It is near enough to the towns, and villages, but only a short walk up the hill to the moor. I love it.
What makes this Cottage unique
I enjoy the convenience of coming off the A1M and not being far from 'home'. I can enjoy the countryside, the village shows, the Swaldedale Festival, the Dales culture, and still have towns like Richmond and Leyburn nearby when required. Reeth has the newspapers, the bakery, the shops and hostelries, as well as having good food on tap at The Bridge Inn in Grinton, so I often don't have to venture out of the Dale. There is a 'round walk' from the cottage, along Harkerside, following that route, over the swing bridge, and up into Reeth for the morning papers, a good walk to prepare one for a hearty meal. I often sit on the patio at the back of the cottage for lunch, with the beck making its merry way down to the river only a matter of feet away from me. Bliss!!!
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The Perfect Home With For Exploring Yorkshire
My wife and I take 5 week holidays in which we find a vacation rental to use as a "home base" to explore an area and the Church View Cottage was absolutely ideal. This stone cottage has everything you need; full (updated) kitchen with washing machine, bathroom with a stand-up shower, 2 bedrooms, telly and high-speed internet, a lovely private sitting area out back overlooking a giggling little beck, big living room with loads of windows to keep the interior bright & cheery and is literally just a short stroll to the neighborhood pub, or a 15 minute walk to nearby Reeth with more pubs, shops, restaurants and outdoor market. Thank-you Paula for sharing your delightful home!
Fabulous holiday in a beautiful part of the country and comfortable, character cottage
Well appointed, lovely character, great host, good location! Thanks for the use of your neat cottage.
Peaceful holiday in beautiful surroundings
A wonderful relaxing holiday . Cosy cottage . Friendly welcome . Beautifull peaceful surroundings . Lots of holiday info provided . Good walks . Situation of cottage perfect for exploring the Dales . Grinton a lovely villiage and a short walk to Reeth . Lovely view of the magnificent church and of fremington scar from the courtyard . It was lovely to sit and listen to the beck running past the cottage
Great place for wildlife and bird watching
Would highly recommend for a relaxing stress free away from it all break
Cottage has all the amenities you need, great value
Good location for exploring the surrounding area, pub over the road serving good food. Would recommend
Cosy cottage in beautiful walking area
Lovely little cottage just outside Reeth. Fully equipped with everything you would need.
Very well equipped old fashioned cottage, fantastic value
There could not be a better value holiday let near Reeth. Admittadely it is very old fashioned and for that reason may not be to everyone's taste but we loved it. It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped including basic store cupboard groceries and electric blankets on the beds. A short walk from the front door leads you straight onto the Dales and the pub next door does great food. Would highly recommend staying there
There is something for everyone in the Dales - beautiful scenery, interesting history, and a myriad of activities. In the next village, Fremington, is the Dales Bike Centre where you can hire bikes, www.dalesbikecentre.co.uk. For theatre lovers there is the Georgian Theatre in Richmond, recently given a facelift, but retaining its original features in the auditorium. Trainspotters are catered for, with steam engines and viaducts. Many of the local country houses have gardens which are open to the public, and Thorpe Perrow Arboretum near Bedale has the added attractions of meerkats, and raptor displays. There is good food aplenty, and for those wanting to experience the old-world eating experience of Bettys of Harrogate, there are branches at York, Northallerton, Harrogate town and at Harlow Carr RHS garden on the outskirts of Harrogate. Walkers are drawn to the area for its beauty and challenges. It is worth doing a bit of research about what you want from the holiday before arriving, and visit the Visitor Information Centre soon after arrival to help you to make the choices that will make your holiday a memorable one.