Sleeps 2 (+ cot)
Accessibility - M3, V1, H1
The Dairy replicates The Byre with all services on the ground floor. In addition, The Dairy provides facilities for guests with mobility, hearing and visual impairments to National Accessibility Standards, if they need them. If they don't, then they almost all just magically disappear! Take a look at the photos on the Accessibility page.
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What Our Guests Say...
Another fabulous week in this wonderful luxurious cottage. Already booked for next year and looking at 2020. Thank you Diane & Andrew for everything.
Perfect, as we knew it would be!! Thank you both once again. All three cottages are wonderful.
Lovely warm welcome, wonderful luxury & excellent facilities! Already booked for next year. Thanks for a relaxing birthday treat.
Firstly, if you are a runner ... there is a very good 6.5K run - down to the main road, turn right & down to West Burton, through, and take the left option as you go round the bend, keep going over the bridge, take the left route/track and follow the path to Thoralby, through the village and back to the road, turning right up to the Street Head pub, turn left down the lane and left to be back. Secondly - we have already booked for next year! Fabulous!
Our second visit to 'Cottage in the Dales'. Previously we were in The Byre and looked forward to our stay in The Dairy. What a fantastic conversion. Such high quality fittings and an exceptional 5 star holiday cottage. The weather was kinder to us this time and can recommend Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal gardens for an easy 2-3 hour walk and we found Mount Grace Priority fascinating. We look forward to our next stay at 'Cottage in the Dales'!
We were blown away with this wonderful cottage - it was everything we had hoped for and more ... we had a lovely, relaxing break which was just what we needed and hope to be back, God willing, in the near future. Thank you.
Diane & Andrew have delighted us with yet another wonderful stay at The Dairy. Lovely sunny weather most of the time and the walks in the area are superb. (Gayle was blown away by them.) Wonderful hosts and many thanks. See you in August.
First stay in The Dairy, relaxing few days. Thank you Diane & Andrew for your warm welcome. It is a stunning and beautiful place to stay. See you in August. Don't want to go home! xx
We arrived at The Dairy with very high expectations but even then we were absolutely blown away by the quality, attention to detail and overall delivery of all that was offered. This has been less like a country cottage break & more like a weekend with dear family friends and we cannot recommend Cottage in the Dales, The Dairy and the Howarths high enough. Thank you.
Another wonderful stay. The quality and attention to detail is superb, pus we've had sun each day - perfect!
A really perfect 4 night stay. The Dairy really is exceptional. All the superlatives have been used by previous guests! It really is so relaxing and comfortable - with so much space and all the home comforts at hand. We are just so relaxed! Thank you to Diane & Andrew - perfect hosts & a special thank you to Diane who made sure we got a good view of the moon & stars with her telescope - despite 3 nights of cloud but on the last night, we did experience it. Wow! The area is stunning - we did some great walks (Aysgarth to Bolton Castle circular walk; Ingleton Falls Trail; West Burton & Aysgarth circular walk) and visited Hawes, Leyburn & Richmond. We WILL be back! 10+/10 !
As Editor of Lifestyle - the magazine for Motability Scheme - we visited The Dairy with a view to including the cottage in the magazine's 'Explore the Yorkshire Dales' feature. I am so impressed with the quality of the cottage in every way. Diane & Andrew are clearly passionate about providing a five-star facility that is warm, luxurious & fully accessible. Just wonderful in every way!
Congratulations Andrew & Diane on gaining approval for the conversion of The Dairy. We are looking forward to being one of your first guests to test drive the mobility facilities. Best of luck with all the hard work to come! We are sure it will be so worthwhile. Can't wait!
We've had a wonderful week. The Dairy exceeded our expectations & is a perfect place to relax and also visit the stunning local countryside & excellent local inns and tea shops. Everything is so well thought out and perfectly crafted. The whole experience is a real credit to you both. Thank you Diane & Andrew for your superb hospitality We WILL be back.
A wonderful week in an exceptional cottage. The attention to detail in every aspect of the cottage is amazing.
As everyone says - this is a perfect cottage. So comfortable to come back to after walking in the Dales. We saw red squirrels on the squirrel trail at Snaizeholme. We enjoyed a 6 mile walk from Yockenthwaite to Cray (White Lion) and back via Hubberholme.
The Dairy provides a total experience of comfort, peace and total 5 star+ accommodation. Diane & Andrew gave us a wonderful friendly time. We will return in 2019. You have created a perfect cottage for people with disability. x
After many visits to 'Cottage in the Dales' we are well used to your high standards, but 'wow' you've gone even higher with The Dairy! You have thought of absolutely everything to make our holiday perfect!! You have worked so hard and our few days here have been amazing - including the weather. Thank you both for being such brilliant hosts and roll on 2018 when we've already booked 2 return trips!!
One of the best cottages we have stayed in, very helpful hosts. Suggest a visit to Newby Hall, near Ripon, about an hour drive but well worth it. Already booked for 2019 and looking forward to it.
Perfection - a haven of peace and tranquility in the Dales! Thank you x
Perfect in every way - hosts, cottage & weather. Another fabulous stay....
WOW! Total perfection. Book to come back and we haven't left yet. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
We had high expectations as The Dairy came highly recommended and we weren't disappointed - as everyone states exceeded all expectation. There was a warm welcome and lots of help during our stay, even more relevant due to snowy weather - we even had a daily road report (exceptional thoughtfulness). Many thanks Diane & Andrew.
Well! - what a week. A fantasy fulfilled. Sipping champagne, eating chops in front of a roaring log fire, watching it snow, snow snow, in a beautiful cottage. Thank you for looking after us. It's been a wonderful 70th birthday. Thank you for your card & present. We will be back.
Living on a Canary Island, but with one of us originally from Yorkshire, we have a traditional Christmas. This year has been absolutely perfect! The Dairy is exceptional - the welcome warm, the decorations perfect and the cottage exceeded my wildest dreams. No detail has been overlooked - would recommend to anyone. Thank you!!!
Our third time staying here. Still lovely as always. Look forward to returning.
We had the most amazing weekend at The Dairy, weather was glorious. We had a lovely walk at the Aysgarth Falls, lunch at The Sandpiper Inn, Leyburn and The Street Head Inn, both delicious, and a tasty visit to the Wensleydale Cheese Factory, followed by fireworks at West Burton. Thank you Diane & Andrew for a fabulous holiday again x
The Dairy is a superb addition to The Byre. The facilities are 5 star plus! This is our third visit and the welcome and friendship makes it feel as if you are home from home. Many thanks and see you again soon.
Another excellent stay in The Dairy. From Friday night the 'Manfreds' at Tennant Garden Rooms, excellent walk on Saturday, shorter walk Sunday. Looking forward to our return in August at Inglenook.
Well Diane and Andrew. What can we say, apart from every visit to The Dairy gets better and better! We've had a wonderful week, even the weather has been brilliant and the Dales have been SUPERB! Thank you, thank you for your wonderful hospitality and all the delightful extras in the barn. Can't wait to see you both again before Christmas xx
We were made to feel very welcome by Diane & Andrew in this amazing luxury cottage. The attention to detail and facilities in The Dairy are amazing and very worth of a 5 star plus! Had a lovely walk to Aysgarth Falls and a walk to Swinithwaite. Would definitely recommend the White Lion at Cray for a meal. This was recommended to us by Diane & Andrew & it did not disappoint. Would love to visit the cottage again. Thank you x
We spent a wonderful and relaxing 10 days in this beautiful and cosy new cottage. We had a very warm welcome by Diane even though we arrived quite late in the evening. Everything about the cottage was absolutely perfect and even beyond our expectations. We had the opportunity to try several of the many given recommendations : walking Malham Cove and Pen-y-Gent, visiting the Cheese Festival, Black Sheep Brewery, Bolton Abbey, Bolton Castle, Fountains Abbey .... and having dinner at the Bolton Arms in Redmire. We would definitely have stayed longer. Many thanks again to Diane and Andrew for being the perfect hosts.
Wonderful cottage conversion. Really enjoyed staying here. Booked to return next year. Well done Diane & Andrew.
Another excellent break at 'Cottage in the Dales'. The Dairy is everything we knew it would be. Decor and facilities perfect. Thanks Diane and Andrew.
I have now stayed in all 4 of Diane & Andrew's cottages and each has been more impressive than the last - something I though would be impossible! The Dairy is stunning and the accessibility features helpful to all! Had a wonderful few days rest, as always, and can't wait to be back.
A huge thank you to Diane & Andrew. We have had the most wonderful time. Looking forward to developing our partnership.
Super hosts! We were told you were excellent, and you are! What a professional & pleasing & luxurious job you have done. A lovely stay.
Thank you so much Diane & Andrew for having us to stay in your wonderful new cottage. It exceeded all our expectations! We thought The Byre was fantastic but The Dairy is amazing - such thought has gone into the design of it. We just love it x.
A wonderful well-equipped cottage with a glorious warmth from the fire on wet winter evenings. All matched by the welcome and service provided by Diane & Andrew. Even defrost spray for the icy morning!!! Matchless. Many thanks.
What a fantastic property. We were given a very warm welcome although we arrived very late. Everything is of the highest quality and taste - bed and bedding so comfortable! The location is ideal, beautiful area. We have loved every minute, sorry to be going home. Would love to come again. Many thanks.
Wow - what an exceptional cottage with everything you could wish for and more. To enjoy the picturesque dales and the comfort and luxury of the Dairy made our 50th anniversary break extra special. A BIG thank you to Diane and Andrew for the friendly welcome and help, especially driving us to our celebration meal at the Heifer. Many thanks.
Diane & Andrew, what can we say apart from every visit gets better and better!! You are such wonderful hosts. The Dales are glorious, the rain held off and we've had a brilliant few days in your wonderful accommodation. Can't wait to see you again later in the year ... and a quote for Diane ... "when you enter the Yorkshire Dales you are immediately wrapped in a big patchwork blanket of warmth & love."
We have stayed in all of your cottages over the last 9 years or so. They are all stunning in their own way, but 'WOW', have you pulled out all of the stops with The Dairy. Absolutely stunning. Everything you need and more. Thank you Diane & Andrew for making this a lovely relaxing few days. You are THE PERFECT HOSTS. See you next year. PS. Thank you for a lovely evening to celebrate Audrey & George's 60th wedding anniversary. Fabulous!
Itís all been said and we 100% concur . Warm, friendly & accommodating couple. Amazing & exceptional cottage with no stone unturned. Wish you continued success. Coming back!!
A truly magnificent holiday home. Every detail has been thought out 110%. Furnishings and crockery are the very best quality - too good to use!! Thank you both for a most excellent holiday.
We've had another great week in the Dales. The Dairy has been really comfortable and such a pleasant place to be, especially on those days when it poured down! Great walking and places to visit nearby. The Marfield Wetlands near Masham were very good for birdwatching. Hope to return again.
First stay in The Dairy and it's truly got the wow factor!! Everything superb and the weather has been truly wonderful showcasing the Dales at their most beautiful. Tour de Yorkshire entertaining us as well. Thank you so much. Love & see you later in the year.
Our third visit to your cottages and not disappointed. A truly luxurious cottage on par with the other two. A brilliant couple in Andrew and Diane who can't do enough for you. Will defo be back. Many thanks. 10/10.
We previously stayed in The Byre and returned to enjoy the local walks. These are excellent from both The Dairy itself and further afield. Glorious. The accommodation is the ultimate in luxury, facility and finish. Such a lot of planning, vision and hard work has given us the opportunity to enjoy this top luxury in the Dales. Many thanks to Diane and Andrew for such a welcoming stay and for their passion in providing the cream of cottages - THE DAIRY.
We have really enjoyed our few days in The Dairy cottage. It is exceptional with everything you could need and more and a lot of hard work, detail and thought has gone into it. Definitely 5* plus! Hope to be back in the near future. Thank you.
A lovely holiday in this luxurious cottage, lived up to our expectations. Superb hospitality from Diane and Andrew.
What a revelation! The most comfortable luxurious self-catering ever! Nothing to do for 3 days - so relaxing. Booking to come back!
We had an absolutely fantastic few days as the first guests in The Dairy. Stunning holiday cottage - a testament to months and months of hard work, passion and attention to detail. Amazing to be the first provider in the Dales of accommodation to guests with various disabilities - a real achievement. The wet room shower is gorgeous along with the extra comfortable bed.! We had a great weekend at Leyburn for the 1940s exhibition - fantastic day out. Congratulations Andrew and Diane, another beautiful cottage - 5 stars !!
Our first visit to The Dairy and fourth time with Cottage in the Dales. We can't add to the many superlatives describing The Dairy. It is simply a wonderful place to spend time in this beautiful part of England! But what makes it truly a delight is the genuine warmth and hospitality of Diane and Andrew. They couldn't have made us any more welcome. In fact we like it so much we're coming back next September!
It would appear all the superlatives have been used previously by other guests. However, we have been re-introduced to self-catering with your exceptional attention to detail and finish within this property and your first class customer service. You deserve all the awards and accolades bestowed upon you. The Dairy is a fantastic holiday cottage. Thank you so much and we are going to book for next year immediately so we do not miss out - we cannot wait!