Lovely cottage in a lovely peaceful setting! Rose cottage was a home from home and Alison’s homemade cake and flowers made an even more welcome visit! Look forward to revisiting.
Stayed at rose cottage for a week it was beautiful, very clean and cosy everything you need just like home from home . Beautiful flowers and delicious cake on arrival thank you for that Alison it was very much appreciated after a long journey . Hope to be back in the near future well worth a visit to keld with the beautiful scenery and walks .
We first stayed at Rose Cottage 2 years ago and concluded then that it was one of the best located and appointed cottages which we had rented in UK. Our second visit fully confirmed this impression. The property has been sensitively restored and equipped to a very high standard. It is cosy and very comfortable and just right for up to 5 people, although the steep stairway might be tricky for very young children or the infirm. It has a small, pretty cottage-garden fronting onto the street but sufficiently enclosed to feel private so we made full use of the outside seating and dining space. The other side of the house faces onto a field occupied by sheep, rabbits and pheasants. Our grand-daughters were very amused to watch the sheep scratching their behinds against the cross-bar which protects the sitting room window from the livestock. Keld is ideally situated for exploring the Yorkshire Dales - whether on foot or by car. It is a pretty village: quite remote and very quiet, with no through road traffic, so children can play and roam quite freely. The walking is excellent and varied - from bleak, high fells to green wooded valleys as well as remains of the historic lead mining industry to explore. Most of the visitors are walkers - there for the scenery (esp waterfalls) but it neither attracts nor could accommodate the tourist buses and caravans which have spoiled villages like Hawes. Consequently there aren't the tourist trap craft & souvenir shops but it means that shopping for food needs some planning. The nearest village shop for emergencies is in Muker and there are basic shops (decent butcher/baker and scruffy Spar) in Hawes but you should plan to bring most provisions with you or make a long journey down Swaledale to Reeth or even Richmond. We look forward to returning.
Had a great stay at Rose Cottage. Weather was very cold but all cosy in the cottage once we mastered the log burner. Added fire in the sitting room helped. Everything you could need & really the most comfortable beds we have come across in hired accommodation. Definitely back for a stay in Spring/Summer as the location is very pretty (but remote)
Alison checked on us which was nice & left us a very good cake.