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“Fantastic Weekend at Granville Cottage”
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Granville House
Bell Busk
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41 reviews
Granville House
Bell Busk
Front garden
Your private drive
Your private entrance
Kitchen with Aga ( instructions and recipe book)
Bespoke kitchen from 
Eastburn Country furniture
Home baking
Oak table and chairs
Butter churn
Large designer kitchen, a wonderful space to relax in
Some of your home appliances
Aga cookery
Piano with music
Large sitting room
Sit here and enjoy the views
Home entertainment
Master bedroom with 4 poster
Luxury bedding and lighting
Rocking chair
Double room
Twin room overlooking pretty back garden and Haw Cragg
House bathroom
Spring
Just a small part of your pretty back garden
Turn right over Red Bridge and right again
The flying Scotsman
Sit here and take your boots off
On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Traffic
Bed time
The neighbours in the maternity field opposite
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England

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Excellent - based on 41 reviews
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LisaM2517
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Weekend at Granville Cottage”
Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We were a group of 3 couples who chose this cottage to celebrate our 40th birthdays. We loved everything about it, perfect in all ways. High standards in all aspects in the interior and exterior with such amazing views. Would highly recommend. Really enjoyed local walks. Great for all occassions.

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Liked best: too much to list - loved the whole package!
Liked least: nothing of note
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
30 Jun 2015
Thanks for that lovely review. We really enjoyed having you to stay and thanks for feeding our chickens while we took a short break.
We hope to see you again.
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RegularTr...
North Yorkshire
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
“Remote location, property has everything”
Reviewed 12 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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It's very out of the way so your satnav will only take you to the centre of the post code and you may struggle a bit from there. Key in 'Malham' as the city and 'Mark House Lane' as the road and you'll go straight there (although I put in the precise map co-ordinates myself). Mark House Lane is a right turn at Bell Busk (which is half way along the Coniston Cold to Malham road) go over a bridge on to a road/track and Granville House is further up on the left.

All the rooms are spacious and well furnished. NOTE: the cooker is an Aga. We found it took three times longer to cook anything either on the hobs or the oven so unless you're an Aganaut ;-) plan ahead. NOTE: we found it cold in the evening until we found the central heating thermostat in the utility room behind a wall hanging ornament. There's a log burner too which is easy to get going.

Nearest pub for dinner is Airton and there's a tea shop at Kirkby Malham. Prices were toward the higher side and that seems the norm for the area.

Being remote, views are pretty good and there's a fair bit of wildlife: hares, dippers, yellow wagtails and we even saw Peregrines above Gordale Scar. It's an ideal base for hiking Gordale Scar, Janet's Foss, Malham Tarn etc, and we found a good hike near Settle taking in Scalabar Force - worth a look.

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Liked best: Remote location
Liked least: Aga cooker
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
16 May 2015
Thank you for your visit and review. We are actually just 1 mile from the A65, but unusually the views are indeed panoramic and pastural with church spire and pretty little railway viaduct (steam trains on some days), Malham Cove can also be seen from the garden. As you point out it is best to ignore the satnav after Coniston Cold and this is clearly explained in our 'how to find us' directions that are sent out when the balance is paid.
The nearest bar is in Coniston Cold, just 1.5 miles and evening meals are avilable in Bell Busk at Tudor House. The tea shop that you mention in Airton is fabulous and the food served at the pub in Kirkby Malham is excellent, just tell Granville, the chef , that we sent you.
We take our customer service very seriously, and we would have willingly come to help you with the Aga if you had brought it to our attention while you were here. We cannot possibly provide a service if we do not know there is a problem. It seems that the Aga had been turned down - maybe like the thermostat ( the previous holidaymakers did find the house rather too warm!) The aga is now back up to full speed and the central heating is set at 20C. Heating is supplemented by a log burner, electric blankets,13.5 tog duvets, throws, merino blankets, woollen blankets, thermally lined made to measure curtains and 25cms of the best loft insulation.

It's good to know you found some wild life, hopefully you were able to feed the birds with the bird seed that we provide for the bird table. We should mention that there are also, otters, deer, bats, owls, partridges, kingfishers.....
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Heather B
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful cottage and location”
Reviewed 4 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed here as a family of five adults for a long weekend. The cottage was perfect, we couldn't fault it. Plenty of space, a great eating and living space, and the wood burner was a real perk. Jeanne and Richard were on hand and were very friendly and helpful. There is plenty to do in the local area too - there is some nice walking to be done nearby and local towns and villages have good pubs and places to eat. I'd definitely recommend this cottage!

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Liked best: Wood burner
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
16 May 2015
Thank you for that lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again. It's so good to know that our efforts are appreciated.
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Dowlo2
UK
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A hidden gem - fantastic place”
Reviewed 21 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Spent two nights in this lovely house. A big thank you to Jeanne & Richard who own the property for being so helpful and nice - our boys loved feeding the chickens and the eggs. The property itself is a home from home and every detail has been thought through. We did the Settle to Carlisle railway - very nice scenery and a quick visit to Malham. Lots to do in this area. Highly recommend this place.

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Management Response
23 Apr 2015
Glad you enjoyed your special birthday celebration here, that train journey is rather special and so close by .
Look forward to your return visit, we should have the TR6 ready for inspection by then.
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ardnasTA
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Family Activity Holiday, superb House and Location”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This is my first ever review! We stayed with our two children aged 11 and 6. Everything was as we expected and more, the house is lovely with everything you need. The views are spectacular and the location was perfect. We visited Malhamdale and did the circular walk, White Scar Cave, Ingleton Waterfall Trail, York and even went for a walk from the house which accesses the Pennine Way. The Aga was easy to use, despite previous comments and the owners provided a brilliant cook book with basic recipes and how to use the Aga, we were able to cook casseroles in the simmering oven whilst we walked all day. All cooking utensils were of the highest quality and I wanted for nothing.

We all enjoyed the Piano, guitar, puzzles and games. I was impressed that the house had everything from umbrellas to picnic blankets. It is clear that a lot of thought has gone into this house.

Thank you very much to the owners.

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Liked best: Location and Aga
Liked least: Floor boards
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
22 Apr 2015
Thank you, Really pleased that you had such a good time and thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. We look forward to seeing you again, there is so much more for you do up here in the Dales
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andrew w
1 review
“home from home with great vistas”
Reviewed 10 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

everything you would expect and more. loved all aspects of this cottage, beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. only 10 mins drive to malham with lots to explore, visited Harrogate and bolton abbey all close and easy to get to. cottage has lovely homely feeling but is very spacious, garden was nice to sit and have a pre dinner drink with fantastic views. owners are very friendly and welcoming. our party of six adults have had a great break, we didnt want to leave. will be booking again next year, a week just isnt enough.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Apr 2015
Thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy. Really glad you had a good time and we definitely look forward to seeing you all again next year.
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Svetlana...
1 review
“Loved, loved and enjoyed the house and surrouning area”
Reviewed 5 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed towards the end of February with two children. As my husband said:"I can't believe it feels like home". It is 10 minutes away from beautiful Malham attractions, endless walks and wildlife. Would recommend everyone to try and prepare some simple meal with AGA. It's gorgeous! After exhausting walks you are back in warm and cosy house with lovely views!

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
5 Mar 2015
That's great, thank you, and we hope to see you back later in the year.
Good to know you liked the Aga, I am wondering if you made that pudding in the recipe book?
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