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7 Nights  

  • £365  to  £650

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access


  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking

About The Manse

Formerly a minister's residence, the Manse comfortably accommodates up to six guests in three bedrooms and offers spacious living complimented by lovely traditional features including an open fireplace with original Victorian surround, beamed ceilings, window seats and a nice mix of wood and flagstone floors.

Keld is an attractive Dales village steeped in history and local tradition. Sitting in the heart of the village, The Manse adjoins the United Reformed Church and has been entrenched in village life since the 18th century. Recently refurbished, it offers a great mix of understated simplicity, original charm and modern conveniences with the added bonus of fantastic views over the village and Swaledale scenery beyond. Keld sits in the heart of hill farming country and it is not uncommon to see sheep being driven through the village by the local farmers and their dogs. In Spring (April / May) sheep graze and lambs play in the field opposite the cottage, providing endless hours of entertainment for those staying at The Manse.

Sitting in Swaledale within the peaceful Pennines, Keld is an ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park and its many attractions. A tiny village, it offers a real taste of country life and a picturesque setting for a relaxing holiday or outdoor break amongst stunning scenery. Whether you enjoy cycling or walking there are endless opportunities with the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast walks just a short stroll away from The Manse. There is also a small hotel with very good restaurant within walking distance for a refreshing drink or meal at the end of the day!

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Helen Guy joined Independent Cottages in November 2014

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (The Yorkshire Dales)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Small entrance porch with seat room for storing shoes/boots.
  • Beamed dining room with a table and seating for eight - with an open fire this is a cosy room for supper.
  • Kitchen with tiled floor, electric hob, oven with grill, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer.
  • Breakfast room with traditional range (decorative use only), under-heated flagstone floor, table with four chairs and windows looking out onto the back garden and across the village and Swaledale beyond.
  • Comfy, beamed sitting room with window seat, two quality sofas, widescreen television, Sky, DVD Player and open fire.
  • Downstairs cloak room with ample space for boots and coats, plus a boiler room with capacity for drying wet outdoor gear.


  • Master bedroom with king-size bed (with pocket sprung mattress), antique wardrobe and dressing table.
  • Spacious twin bedroom with new mattresses (2015).
  • Second smaller double bedroom.
  • Family shower room.

Outside: There are enclosed gardens to the front and rear with garden furniture and room to park two cars.

Additional information: Oil underfloor and central heating throughout the cottage. Oil and fuel for fires included in the hire charge. Towels included. No smoking inside the property. Well behaved pets considered - please enquire. Parking at the front of The Manse for two cars along with secure cycle storage. The Manse adjoins the church and services are usually fortnightly (Sunday at 2pm) which is usually the only time that the church bell is rung. Saturday is the normal changeover but alternative days will try to be accommodated.

The Manse Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £365
To £650
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7790401476 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Helen Guy
Member Since November 2014

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* Calendar last updated: 16th May 2022
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