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The Manse

Cottage Location : Keld
Sleeps (max): 6 people
3 bedrooms

From as little as
for 7 nights


Key features

  • Linen and towels provided
  • Initial Supply of Logs
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Freeview
  • Downstairs cloakroom
  • Electric Oven
  • Underfloor heating
  • Pub Nearby
  • Garden furniture
  • Oil Included
  • Garden Area
  • Ceramic Hob
  • Free Wifi
  • Private parking
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Open Fire
  • DVD player
  • Ideal for Walking
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Rural

Accommodation Description

Nestled at Swaledale’s most northerly point, in the tiny hamlet of Keld, is The Manse – a Grade II, spacious, three bedroom holiday cottage in Swaledale. The Manse is in the heart of Keld, a picturesque hamlet with fantastic views of the surrounding dale and easy access to some spectacular walks and cycle routes straight from the cottage door.

As the name suggests, this dales holiday cottage was originally the Minister’s residence and as such neighbours the beautiful Keld Chapel. However, in recent years, since its renovation The Manse has become a very popular holiday cottage. The renovation included the installation of full oil fired central heating – both underfloor heating and radiators. There are also two open coal fires which makes The Manse very cosy and warm. Despite the restoration and addition of modern conveniences such as Wi-Fi, Freeview and DVD player The Manse has retained much of the original features such as beamed ceilings, stone flagged floors, window seats and fireplaces which gives this holiday cottage the dales charm.

The holiday cottage is decorated to a high standard throughout and provides spacious accommodation for six people over two floors. The living accommodation on the ground floor consists of a generously proportioned reception room / dining area with open fire, a living room with a second open fire with original Victorian fire surround and two extremely comfortable, top quality sofas to relax on after a day exploring the dale. Both rooms have south facing windows facing up the village which is a great spot to view the comings and goings of rural village life.

The modern galley style kitchen is to the rear of the holiday cottage and is fully equipped with all you should require for the duration of your stay. There is also an additional prep kitchen / breakfast room overlooking the bottom of the village and Keld woods. At the front there is a small garden to enjoy a glass of wine of an evening as the sun goes down. The sleeping accommodation comprises of three good size bedrooms, one king size bed with pocket sprung mattress, one double and one twin bedroom with new mattresses and family bathroom with large shower. There is an additional cloakroom with toilet and basin which incidentally houses the central heating boiler which acts as an effective drying room for clothes should the weather catch you out.

The Manse also benefits from both a front and rear garden with flowers borders, patio areas and outdoor furniture. There is private parking for two cars and secure bike storage found adjacent to the cottage.

Keld is a fantastic base for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy an idyllic rural retreat. There are some beautiful walks such as the scenic walk from Keld to Muker, with waterfalls and gills to explore enroute if you fancy a bit of a scramble. You are not too far from lead mine ruins that the area was renowned for once upon a time. What’s more Keld lies on the crossroad of two well known walks – the Coast to Coast and the Pennine Way.

Keld is a quiet, peaceful place but boasts a seasonal tearoom, a small hotel (Keld Lodge) with excellent restaurant and bar and a small information centre where you can pick up leaflets and find out more about the village and surrounding area both past and present.

The Manse is one of our dog friendly holiday cottages, two well behaved dogs welcome.

To ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible all kitchen linen, bed linen and towels are provided and the electricity and oil is included in the rental price.


This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people and has 3 bedrooms.
Ground floor:

Galley kitchen, prep and breakfast room, dining room with open fire, living room with open fire and downstairs cloak room.

First floor:

One king bedroom, one double bedroom, one single bedroom. Family shower room with basin, W.C and heated towel rail.


Front and rear gardens (Rear is a patio garden), garden furniture, parking for two cars and secure bike storage.

What's included:

Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher. Telephone with honesty box and free Wi-Fi. Flat screen television with FreeView, DVD player, small DVD library, board games and books. Washing machine, iron, ironing board, hoover. Cot and high chair. Front and rear garden with garden furniture. Private parking for two cars. Bike storage is adjacent to the cottage. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. All bed and kitchen linen, towels, electric, oil and initial supply of fuel for the fires is included in the rental price.

Booking Information

  • The Manse is available for week bookings Saturday to Saturday.
  • 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.

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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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(8 customer reviews)

8 reviews for The Manse

  1. James

    Perfect cottage in the perfect place. Great for families with a great location in the Yorkshire dales. Will definitely be back.

  2. Chris

    Amazing place. One of the most comfortable beds ever and a wonderful spot in a beautiful part of the world

  3. Adam

    Helen’s cottage is lovely – and even nicer than we were expecting from the photos . Tastefully decorated, surprisingly spacious, and we loved the underfloor heating and open fire. The living room is really comfy and a lovely place to cosy up when it’s cold outside.

  4. Gilian

    A fantastic place to get away from it all. Beautiful setting. Quiet. Cosy clean cottage. Would stay again.

  5. Dave

    A lovely house in a beautiful spot. Stunning scenery.

  6. Sam

    Absolutely wonderful little gem in the heart of the dales. Comfortable, clean and perfect in ever way. I would highly recommend

  7. Jason

    For those seeking to explore the ‘Gods own country’ that is the York Dales look no further.The Manse offers everything you could possibly need for a self catering break.

  8. Julian

    We had a fantastic few days staying at the Manse. Beautiful location, perfect for a long weekend away. Would recommend!

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