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Rose Cottage – Keld

Cottage Location : Keld
Sleeps (max): 5 people
3 bedrooms

From as little as
for 7 nights


Key features

  • Initial supply of fuel
  • BBQ
  • Free Wifi
  • Electric fire
  • Oil Included
  • Ideal for cycling / walking
  • Freeview
  • DVD player
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Fridge
  • Electric included
  • Sorry no pets
  • Multi-Fuel Stove
  • Garden furniture
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Freezer
  • Pub Nearby
  • Enclosed garden
  • Telephone

Accommodation Description

Situated in the peaceful village of Keld is Rose Cottage – a wonderful, newly refurbished, Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage in Swaledale. Rose cottage dates back to 1866 and is surrounded by beautiful dales countryside with the famous Swaledale flower meadows. This holiday cottage is bursting with the Dales charm which has been tastefully combined with modern furnishings to become a superb Dales holiday cottage close to the Keld Chapel and Resource Centre.

Rose Cottage benefits from a new and well equipped kitchen with adjacent dining area with multi-fuel stove, a utility room – perfect for storage of wet coats and muddy boots, a comfortable lounge with electric fire, three light and airy bedrooms, a bathroom with separate shower and an outhouse for secure bike storage. In addition to the two fires the holiday cottage is heated throughout by oil central heating and offers free Wi-Fi.

Rose Cottage also has an attractive and good sized, stone flagged, front garden with established flower beds and garden furniture – a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine on a summer’s evening. Parking is on the road adjacent to the cottage and further parking can be found around the village.

Due to its spacious layout, this Swaledale holiday cottage is ideal for families and friends holidaying together either for a week or two, or a short break. Located in upper Swaledale, there is easy access into the neighbouring dale of Wensleydale over the infamous Buttertubs Pass – an unforgettable and extremely stunning route. Or take a journey up to the highest pub in England the Tan Hill Inn or take a leisurely drive down dale to discover the quaint villages and hamlets of Swaledale including Muker, Gunnerside and Reeth.

There are numerous walks close by many of which can be accessed straight from the door including Kisdon Hill and Swinner Gill. Parts of the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast are also nearby. As are many moorland walks, waterfalls and the historic remains of the lead mines from the industry that once thrived in the area in days gone by. The area is also very popular for cyclist as there are many mountain bike trails and road routes including the route of the 2014 Tour de France Grand De Part.

Other local points of interest to visit includes the market towns of Leyburn and Hawes. Hawes is also the home of attractions such as the Wensleydale Creamery, the Dales Countryside Museum and the Rope Makers amongst other things. The Georgian town of Richmond is approximately 40 minutes’ drive which is home to an impressive castle, Georgian Theatre, numerous restaurants, a cinema and a swimming pool.

To ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible all bed and kitchen linen, towels, electric, oil and initial supply of fuel for the multi-fuel stove is included in the rental price.


This property sleeps a maximum of 5 people and has 3 bedrooms.
Ground floor:

Kitchen and dining area with multi-fuel stove and utility room. Living room with electric fire. Downstairs toilet and utility room.

First floor:

One king bedroom, one double bedroom, one single bedroom. Family bathroom with bath, separate walk in shower, basin, W.C and heated towel rail.


Stone flagged front garden with garden furniture and outhouse for secure bike storage. Parking on the road adjacent to the cottage or in the village.

What's included:

Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, slow cooker. Telephone with honesty box and free Wi-Fi. Flat screen television with FreeView, DVD player and iPod dock. Flagged garden with furniture and charcoal BBQ (please bring your own fuel). On road parking. Bike storage in outhouse. Sorry no pets. Cot and high chair available on request. Washing machine and tumble dryer. All bed and kitchen linen, towels, electric and initial supply of fuel for the fires is included in the rental price.

Booking Information

  • Rose Cottage is available for week bookings Saturday to Saturday (other check in days may be available, please ask).
  • We can accept short break bookings in low and winter Seasons. Short breaks are either weekend breaks (3 nights, Friday to Monday) or mid-week breaks (4 nights, Monday – Friday) (click short breaks in the Yorkshire Dales for more information).
  • By making a booking through Holiday Home Yorkshire you have read and are accepting our Booking Conditions.


Can’t see the duration you require? We can at times accommodate alternative lengths of stays if available, please either email or call us on 01748 900420 for availability or to book.



Keld is a remote hamlet, home to a small rural community situated in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park near to the County Durham border and is either the first or last village in the Yorkshire Dales depending on your direction of travel. ...

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The history of Reeth dates way back to the 18th Century, where it used to be the capital of the lead mining industry and a local centre for hand knitting, with a population of 1,460. However, the area has evolved into the centre of the beautiful farming community that we see today. At the heart of Reeth is a triangular green, surrounded by the local community, pubs, teas rooms, restaurant and gift shops. Beyond the immediate surrounds the village is overlooked by the stunning fells of Fremington Edge and Calver Hill which we can guarantee will provide a stunning backdrop to your visit. ...

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(27 customer reviews)

27 reviews for Rose Cottage – Keld

  1. Pauline

    Rose Cottage was perfect in every way .
    We really hope to return in Spring /Summer . So much to see so little time . Thank you .

  2. Darren

    Really enjoyed our stay, fab location great cottage, excellent communication with the owners!

  3. Simon

    Beautiful cosy cottage, spotless and superbly equipped. Brilliant and reassuring communication from Alison before Christmas even to ask if we wanted the decorations leaving up – a lovely touch. Looking forward to seeing Alison on Bake-Off in 2020. Best fruit cake ever!
    The cottage is perfect, deceptively spacious with lovely comfy beds
    We had an issue with the boiler which left us without heating. Ray and Alison responded within 10 minutes and, at one stage, it felt like the whole village came out to help resolve the issue. Lovely people.
    Keld is perfectly located for a walking holiday, our kids particularly loved the waterfall walk. Heartily recommend a hike over Kidson hill for lunch at the Farmer’s Arms in Muker.
    Many thanks to Alison, Ray, Claire and Andrew for a perfect New Year getaway.
    We fell in love with Rose Cottage, Keld and Swaledale.

  4. Scot

    A quality property in a great location, well equipped and comfortable. Trails and footpath access in all directions: 12 days of great hiking with this lovely cottage as a base.

  5. Anonymous

    Amazing place to stay, cake and flowers provided on arrival as well as a phone call to check all was ok. Stunning area to stay in with amazing views and water falls. Would definitely recommend and stay again! Was very reasonably priced too!

  6. Louise

    Would recommend this property to all people wanting a secluded break in the stunning Swaledale countryside.
    Amazing property, could not fault.
    Alison’s home baked Tea Loaf found on arrival was the icing on the cake!
    Fantastic walks from the property so we did not move the car for a few days. We really enjoyed looking at all the Cow’uses. (Term used in Swaledale for a cow-house) and hogg houses
    (sheep houses -hoggs are young sheep – not pigs!). Learnt lots about the area and history in the village information centre.

  7. Lisa

    On arrival we were greeted with fresh flowers and a home made cake from Alison. We had also been allowed to arrive early.
    The cottage is beautiful and spacious with all the the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. The comfy recliner sofas in the lounge were fantastic after a long walk and the the neighbour’s (Sheep) often pop up in the window to say hello!
    There is a small shop in the camp site at the end of the village which is open seasonally but was helpful for bits and bobs during our stay 🙂
    There is a beautiful circular walk to Muker on the doorstep passing waterfalls and glorious views on the way. Eat at the Farmers Arms in Muker you will not be disappointed!
    Overall fantastic location, wonderful cottage and the owner is super helpful and kind.

  8. Ruth

    The cottage was exemplary – comfortable and well appointed. Beds were comfortable and there was a generous bathroom. Each room had different coloured towels to avoid confusion. Beautiful views and great walking country. Alison phoned on the first evening to check that everythng was OK. The garden is now more extensive and prettier than in the photo. Highly recommend!

  9. Anonymous

    Rose cottage was lovely – exactly the break we were after. There are some lovely walks you can do straight from the door. It’s also a beautiful setting with a lovely courtyard which is a great place for a cuppa in the sun.

  10. Pamela

    A perfect spot for a Yorkshire Holiday. The cottage has everything you need and more besides. Alison Calvert is perfect hostess even baking a cake!

  11. Fons

    A clean and cosy house, a nice and friendly owner in an environment that every walking tourist can only dream about.

  12. David

    Beautiful spotless cottage in an amazing setting. A real home from home, cake and flowers waiting for us on arrival arrival and an early evening phone call from owner Alison to check all was well.
    We really didn’t want to leave the peace and tranquility of the cottage sat on the beautiful setting of Keld in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales we will 100% return in the near future.

  13. Pearl

    Despite the weather, we enjoyed a truly relaxing break in this beautiful cottage nestled in the village of Keld. Stunning scenery and such an interesting area with an amazing little resource centre directly opposite the cottage.

  14. Griffith

    A tastefully modernised and well equipped traditional stone cottage providing comfortable accommodation in the centre of Keld which is arguably the most beautiful village in the most beautiful of the Yorkshire Dales.

  15. John

    A fantastic location with a great house and a friendly & supportive owner. Couldn’t have asked for more. Oh, better not forget the cake on arrival. It’s now achieving legendary status along with the vase of fresh flowers

  16. Anonymous

    We really enjoyed our short 3 night stay in Keld, Richmond. Swaledale is a lovely part of the country and an interesting area to see. We visited Muker for Sunday lunch, Hawes to visit the creamery, Hardraw to see the force, Aysgarth to walk

  17. Lesley

    We really enjoyed our short 3 night stay in Keld, Richmond. Swaledale is a lovely part of the country and an interesting area to see. We visited Muker for Sunday lunch, Hawes to visit the creamery, Hardraw to see the force, Aysgarth to walk the triple flight of waterfalls and had dinner one evening at Keld Lodge, which is walking distance from Rose Cottage – all great. Rose Cottage is perfect, lots of thoughtful touches, very clean and a perfect place to be based to visit this part of Yorkshire. Alison the owner is a perfect host too. Think we will be back!

  18. Barbro

    The moment we walked into Rose Cottage we all fell in love with it! The coziness, the decor, the fully equipped kitchen, the wood burner in the kitchen/dining area, the gas burner in the lounge, the super comfy beds, huge warm bathroom….all of it made us feel at home and welcomed. The tasty tea bread, baked by Alison, was consumed with great pleasure.
    Set in the tiny hamlet of Keld this cottage became the center for multiple walks on the Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast Path. A nice little 2.2 mile walk up and over the hills down to Muker and a wonderful pub, The Farmer’s Arms, provided some lively entertainment. The pub served all gluten free pub food, which was delicious. Keld itself has quite a history which was interesting to read about.
    Alison and Ray were very attentive hosts, making sure we had everything we needed. Quite lovely folks.
    We have already discussed a return visit next year for a longer stay.

  19. Shaun

    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.

  20. Shaun

    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 .

  21. Donna

    Thank you Alison for the gorgeous cake and flowers on arrival . Rose cottage is an absolute pleasure to holiday in , our stay was comfortable and most relaxing .Rose cottage is perfectly equipped with all essentials we needed . The scenery around was magnificent we didn’t want to leave thank you for a very enjoyable holiday and we hope to return in the future .Donna and Shaun 😁😎😁

  22. Ralph

    The cottage had every thing needed for a pleasant and comfortable holiday, it is clean and well presented with modern up to date furniture.
    The surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful, lovely walks and waterfalls, and within travelling distance to many historical attractions.
    Be aware that the roads in the area are narrow and twisty, but don’t be put off by this as the scenery is worth the visit.

  23. Robert

    Couldn’t fault this property – very comfortable and clean with good facilities. Very pleasant sitting on the patio in the evening sun.
    Very quiet location. Recommend The Keld Lodge for eating out. We stayed over a bank holiday and everywhere in Swaledale seemed to be booked up for evening food with Kirkby Stephens and Hawes being the nearest place to get supplies.

  24. Jane

    Delightful cottage embedded in the hillside. Wildlife coming right up to the sitting room window. Great walks, waterfalls and pubs close by.

  25. Peter

    Had very nice stay but too short. We’ll be back!

  26. Susan

    This cottage was very homely. It had everything you needed and more. It was very clean, had a lovely outside area with views around. I would recommend and return.

  27. Stephen

    Our stay in beautiful Swaledale was greatly enhanced by the accommodation we found in Rose Cottage. It is cosy, warm, extremely well equipped and very clean. We could not have wanted a better place to stay for our short break and will not hesitate to revisit some time in the future. Thanks.

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