Reviews of High Grange Cottages

In all of our cottages you will find a visitor book where you can leave your thoughts on the cottages and read what our other guests have said about their stay. We really enjoy reading what our visitors leave for us and thank them for taking the time to write in our guest books.

Below you can find a selection of comments from each of the cottages and you can read more reviews by visiting our Trip Advisor  Page.

 

Visitor Book High Grange Holiday Cottages

THE FARMHOUSE

2017   

"We rented the farmhouse for our daughters wedding and it was just perfect for entertaining the bridal party after the dress rehearsals. However it was even more perfect for the photos on the day. the garden and field at the back just made the pictures. We can't thank Ian and Caroline enough for their help and hope to return again one day."

"Had a super long weekend here with our big family. the children loved the field and the farmhouse has been great. Thankyou"

"This is a beautiful farmhouse - comfortable and well decorated, with very well kept gardens. We have enjoyed a lovely stay. Thankyou"

"What a a wonderful farmhouse with great facilities. we had a lovely stay. Many thanks."                 

 "A real find. we will be back, thankyou for a very comfortable stay in lovely surroundings. the taxi to the pub was a real bonus."

"This is a beautiful farmhouse - comfortable and well decorated, with very well kept gardens. we have enjoyed a lovely stay. thankyou"

"Lovely break with all the family. Great house and garden. The children loved the donkeys. A "must" to visit is Brimham Rocks. Good meal at the Woodman at Burneston. I'm sure we'll be back. this was our 4th visit."

"What a wonderful place for a family celebration. Children and dog loved the freedom .All enjoyed being together and grandparents enjoyed the quiet of farriers Cottage. A good time was had by all. we hope to be back."

"Beautiful place. stunning grounds and well maintained properties with all the amenities you could need. Had an amazing weekend"

"A lovely time had by all. As well equipped as we remembered. perfect place for 19 of us."

"We had a fab time as always. It's been great for space as we had some staying in the cottages too. We love the new bathroom and all the new decorating. Thanks for a great holiday. p.s. Check outside at 5pm for all the starlings. there are thousands"

"Another lovely break. The farmhouse was great for our large family gathering. Clean and tidy as always and we loved the bathroom. Ages 6 months to 89 years accommodated us well."

"Happy New Year. Fab house wanted for nothing, well equipped. Had a great time with family. thankyou"

2016

Well equipped comfortable home - we enjoyed our stay with extended family. Loved Bedale's Boutique Café at Institution. Also lovely visit to Hackfall Wood, full of mystery and wooded walks."

"A fantastic house with everything you need and could hope for, for a celebrations weekend. Close to everything we wanted to do. Welcoming and helpful owner."

Absolutely fantastic weekend. Family and friends enjoyed the Granary Cottage. Will definitely come back."

"What a great week, Many thanks. Great house, lovely location. we really enjoyed our stay. A big thanks from all of us."

"I love the cottage, it's so good.

"Wonderful cottage and site. Clean and well cared for. 3rd time we have been, wish we could stay longer."

"Very good base for our family get together"

"Wonderful, comfortable stay celebrating my 80th birthday with family. Not enough time to see all there is to do in the surrounding area. will definitely be returning."

"Wonderful place, great weather, well equipped, very spacious, would come back again. Great for large families with kids and was also very clean."

"A fab place and perfect for a family get together, especially when we all live far away from each other. Had a great time celebrating my 40th. thanks for having us"

"What a fabulous place. Thankyou so much for allowing us to spend time in your lovely farmhouse and Granary Cottage. Great place to spend my birthday with the people I love"

"We have had a fantastic family hen weekend. Thankyou for letting us stay in this fabulous place and the beds were ultra comfortable. The outside space was great for lawn games and the barbeque. Great weekend"

"Had a lovely 3 days here celebrating our daughters 40th birthday. Lots of space for us all. 5 adults and 4 children and a dog. Would also recommend the cottages as we have stayed in there too. Thanks for having us"

" We have had a wonderful long weekend celebrating a 70th birthday. We couldn't have been anywhere nicer. the farmhouse is so clean, fresh and comfortable, we just love it. Thankyou so much Caroline and Ian."

"We had a wonderful long weekend to celebrate a family ruby wedding. The farmhouse is marvellous. Plenty of room for 9 of us, everything you could wish for is provided. Although this is one of several properties we felt completely private. We loved the gardens and patio. Caroline and Ian were very helpful. we hope to come back."

"Last visited 2010. It's been too long. We've had a fantastic stay. The farmhouse is wonderfully comfortable - feels like home, everything is clean and fresh. Another comfortable stay. thankyou."

New Year 15/16   " Have spent an enjoyable 5 nights. Very comfortable and warm. Will be back again, hopefully for my 60th in 2017."

2015       

"Ninth or tenth visit for Christmas and have thoroughly enjoyed it as usual. Always comfortable and cosy, plenty of room. thankyou for the extra treats              and the Christmas decorations. Never want to go home." 

"Really enjoyed our stay. Looking out over the donkey field is amazing."

"Our stay at High grange Cottages has been greta and thankyou for the Halloween sweets."

"Had a lovely family get-together. Cottages and Farmhouse were ideal, very spacious, cosy and well equipped. Great meal at the Green Dragon in                                    Exelby."

"Family came for a birthday weekend and had a fantastic time.The rooms are lovely and we would stay again. Both pubs were very friendly with good                              food and just 7 mins and 20 mins walk."

"A lovely family house with everything we needed and more. We all had a great time and will certainly come again. The weather was perfect to                                          celebrate Granma's 90th birthday and we saw Yorkshire at it's best. "

"Thankyou for a lovely stay, very comfortable and great for my birthday get-together. We had a wonderful time."

"A perfect place for a family celebration, had a lovely stay, absolutely everything you need, will definately recommend to friends".

"What a wonderful cottage, fantastic location and views, everything we needed and spotlessly clean. Would definately come back again."

"No need to go into details. everything first class from start to finish. will almost certainly come again."

"Thankyou for a lovely stay.The local area is beautiful with lots to do. the cottage has been ideal for our 2 families. we would stay again."

"Our second stay - better than we remembered it. Great for children and oldies alike. Looking forward to returning in July for our wedding. It's a brilliant                              place".

"Thanks for a really lovely welcome and a lovely cottage with everything we could possibly need. The girls are looking forward to coming to stay in                                   some of the other cottages for the wedding in 3 weeks."

"Had an amazing hen weekend here. really loved the cottage and everyone said what a fantastic time they had. thanks for a great weekend". 

" Lovely stay".

New Year 2015   "Lovely stay for 3 families to have together. Thankyou, we shall come again".

Christmas 2014   Our 8th Stay, we always have a fab Christmas here. Just as good as usual. It's always great coming here. Lovely setting and countryside. Thanks for your warm welcome.

GRANARY COTTAGE

2017

"Once again a wonderful holiday, lovely cottage and surroundings. Love coming here. We visited Wensleydale Creamery and went to Masham steam rally. Overall had a wonderful time and would definitely want to come back."

"Another lovely stay here at High grange. warm welcome as always. Visited Richmond, Sutton bank Country park, Masham and Bedale. Will definitely see you soon."

Lovely cottage with everything we would need, beautiful surroundings. Many thanks."

"Many thanks for another lovely break."

"We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage in Yorkshire. thankyou for making us feel so much at home. We had beautiful trips to the Dales and the Moors and enjoyed tearooms at various places. Hope we can stay here again."

Thankyou for a wonderful stay - lovely, clean cottage with all that we needed"

A lovely stay once again. Family gathering for a wedding on Easter Saturday at Solberge hall which was fabulous. See you again in 3 weeks for a 50th birthday celebration"

"19 of us in total across 3 cottages. an excellent location for a brilliant weekend. Comfortable cottages as ever (our 3rd gathering here). We'll be back..."

Thanks for a great stay, everything was excellent. Really nice accommodation. Would stay again"

2016

"Once again, another fantastic stay, thankyou so much for having us Thorp Perrow for a fantastic day out. Hope to see you again next year"

"We've had an amazing time. Cottage is lovely, cosy and comfortable. We will definitely be visiting again."

"Can't believe we are an hour away from home, it's a different world here, the cottage is superb, as are the owners. can't thank them enough for all their help for our daughter's wedding at nearby Camp Katur. The cottage was a beautiful calm oasis in the middle of a very hectic week. Definitely will be back, couldn't fault anything, a lovely cosy home from home. Thankyou so much again Ian and Caroline for all your help and kindness."

"We have a superb 6 night stay in granary cottage which is highly recommended in a great location. It is spotlessly clean and very spacious and a credit to Ian and Caroline. It's location is ideal for visiting the dales and Moors and whilst here our days out have included Thorp Perrow, Leyburn, Aysgarth Falls, Sutton Bank, Helmsley and Staiths on the coast near Whitby. We have sampled wonderful food at 2 nearby pubs which we highly recommend. The Woodman at the next village at Burneston and the Fox and Hounds at Carthorpe."

"We had a wonderful 4 night stay in the Granary Cottage - it had everything we needed, it was beautifully clean and very spacious. The outside area is lovely too, beautiful well kept gardens and our 2 year old daughter especially enjoyed walking round the paddock and seeing the donkeys. We had a great time visiting the local area - Bedale has everything yo need. We had a superb meal at the Woodman Inn just down the road and a Chinese and Indian takeaway from Bedale. We can also recommend a visit to Middleham Castle and Richmond and it's castle. A great time was had by us all and we will definitely be back."

"Thankyou for your welcome to our stay in your lovely cottage. We have enjoyed our stay visiting relatives in the area. this cottage has been ideal for us, so much space and it is so comfortable and very clean. The children have felt at home here. Particularly enjoyed visiting Brimham Rocks. We have stayed with you before and we know we will be back."

"We all had an incredible time. It was something to remember. The cottage was just great and so clean."

"Spent 4 nights at this wonderful cottage. Thoroughly spoiled with the surroundings and also fabulous weather. we have visited Fountains Abbey which is beautiful. Spent a day in Richmond by the waterfalls with a picnic. We also spent an afternoon at Forbidden Corner near Leyburn, which is a most enjoyable place and the kids loved it, although not too accessible with the pram we did manage. Enjoyed Indian takeaway from Spice of Bengal in Bedale and fabulous fish and chips from Bedale. We have found the cottage well equipped, spacious and perfect for small children using the safety stair gates provided. we would love to return here in the future."

"Beautiful stay in a lovely cottage. Thankyou Ian and Caroline for helping family at last minute"

"Our first visit to Yorkshire but it won't be our last. Granary Cottage was a fantastic base for visiting both the Dales and Moors. We went to Sutton bank, Aysgarth Falls, Masham Steam Rally, York, Staiths, Whitby, Bolton Castle, the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes (a must if you love cheese) Malham Cove, Pately Bridge and the Ribblehead viaduct and drove up hill and down every Dale - each with it's own different character and scenery. we had a great carvery at the George on the main Ripon to Harrogate road - kids eat free. Free disc parking for 2 hours in Bedale. Thankyou Ian and Caroline for being excellent hosts."

"Spirit Bikes Race Team....Here for the National Road race....Great place, great hosts."

"Group of 3 bikers (motor) - we used the cottage for base for local tours. The owners were very helpful and offered us some supplies to get us started (no room to carry milk etc.) Ian let us store the bikes in his huge man-shed, and helped out with a battery charger when we had a flat battery. "

"Perfect cottage for a family weekend away. Everything was just as we hoped it would be - clean, warm and very well furnished. If we come back North, we will definitely stay here again."

"Thankyou for another lovely stay. We have been regular visitors over the last few years and will be back again."

"We've stayed in holiday cottages in Yorkshire before and this was by far the best. Beautiful, clean accommodation, everything you could need supplied, lovely spot and wonderfully warm despite all the snow and rain. We will definitely be back and recommending to anyone planning a holiday in North Yorkshire. Thankyou for a fantastic holiday."

"Yes - snow in April - again. Three wandering lost bikers happened upon this abode. (I blame the Sat-Nav) What a haven amongst the chaos. Lovely. After 10 hours of winter riding, rain, sleet snow and being rewarded occasionally with clear blue skies, we arrived here cold, wet and ragged. Turned the key to a warm inviting space. Thankyou for turning the heating up before we arrived. It's very thoughtful and appreciated. Bucket and sponge with access to water was luxury, and again unexpected. Bikes never looked so clean. We'll be back."

" We enjoyed a lovely walk at Nidd Gorge with some beautiful scenery. we also enjoyed a pleasant walk at Grewelthorpe ( Hackfall Woods) We feel like there is a lot to do in the area and are looking forward to returning. Great place to stay.

"Wonderful cottage, everything we could want with Caroline and Ian being the best owners, nothing too much trouble. Superb birthday break with all our family. Love it, hope to be back soon. With thanks."

"Enjoyed a lovely meal at the White Bear in Masham as family staying there also. Accommodation here is fantastic, every detail thought of. Peaceful and spacious. what more could we want?"

2015     

 "My first Christmas away in almost 50 years. A great experience to stay here. I shall remember it forever -- a great family occasion."  "As my Father said, a great few days away celebrating Christmas. Excellent accommodation for all the family - i'm sure we will be back again." " A fantastic cottage, very clean, loads of kitchen supplies. Was so impressed with the special touches - Christmas trees, crackers, wine, chocolates, decorations. Would love to return as made so welcome and worked brilliant for our family Christmas."  

"I think we have stayed in every cottage now. Would not be back each time if it was not perfect.

"Lovely clean cottage and very comfortable. Thankyou. I'm sure we'll be back"

"Perfect location for family to meet up. Granary cottage was top quality accommodation and met all our requirements. The visit to Thorp Perrow was                                brilliant particularly with the Autumn colours."

"Lovely stay in cottages, lots of nice places to see, will definately com again. Great complex to stay on. Places of interest....Forbidden Corner, Thorp Perrow, Black Sheep Brewery, Big Sheep, Little Cow, Fountains Abbey, Hawes Cheese Factory, "

" Another great break at High Grange, As always lots of relaxation, visiting usual haunts and some new ones, Hackfall Woods near Masham being one.                           A very comfortable cottage, planning our next visit already. "

"First class accommodation, enjoyed our short break immensly. Ideal for our family 50th party weekend made very special with the help of yourselves                             and your lovely home in such a beautiful part of the country. Many thanks."

"Truly enjoyed our stay here - it's like "home". Lovely surroundings and beautiful rooms and scenery. "

"Really enjoyed our holiday. Lovely cottage. Lots to see and do such as Bolton Castle, Brymor Ice-cream and Wensleydale railway."

"Family holiday very much enjoyed. And the dog liked it to

 "Cottage was fantastic, clean, modern and very spacious. we had a lovely few days, thankyou."

"Ideal accommodation and location. Super break."

"Incredible stay at an incredible venue. Friendly staf and access to incredible local area and sights. House was spotlessly clean on arrival. All facilities                            worked great. Would recommend."

"Clean, comfortable and a lovely peaceful break. Lots of picturesque villages to explore and Green Dragon, Exelby to eat. Can't beat it.

"Excellent accommodation, excellent hosts - what more can we say. Friendly and good food at the Woodman Inn. For something more traditional and                              local try the Bay Horse at Crakehall for home cooked Sunday lunch."

 "Had a lovely mini-break thanks to our hosts who were very welcoming and did not falter in any way. the accommodation is beautiful."

"We have had a lovely holiday. the cottage is immaculate and has everything you need. The location is fantastic for sight seeing and with great hosts                               who can't do enough for you. We will be coming back. Thankyou. "

 "Stayed for half term. a great base for exploring local area. the cottage was perfect for us with enough space inside and out. it was good to have 2 TV                               rooms to keep everyone happy."

"Lovely cottages - we had a great time despite the weather. Recommend Fountains Abbey. Good Sunday lunch at Woodman Inn".

"Thankyou for a lovely stay,  your property is gorgeous".

"It is lovely here, beautiful cottages and a lovely location".

"We came to celebrate my Grandads birthday. We had a fantastic time. the cottage was amazing and a great base for exploring Yorkshire. I would highly recommend the cottages to anyone visiting this area of Yorkshire."

"Cottage fantastic and made for excellent family celebration.

"Absolutely fabulous weekend. Special weekend made even better by being here. Will definitely tell other family and friends. Once again. Brilliant".

New Year 2014/15  "Really 1st class accommodation- best we've ever rented- everything you could ever need in the kitchen. Lovely friendly area, easy to find places. Thirsk, Hawes, Northallerton, Bedale all very nice to visit. Local hospitality in hotels and pubs very welcoming. We will be back again.. Last day was made by a lovely meal at italian restaurant (Panettis) in Bedale. Highly recommended. Thankyou."

Christmas 2014   Very comfortable and well equipped cottage. We really appreciated all the Christmas decorations. Thankyou.

MILLERS COTTAGE

2017

"A beautiful quiet cottage, with incredible views Ian and Caroline are wonderful hosts and have been very accommodating and especially helpful. We will be back again soon."

"Such a beautiful cottage in a peaceful location. Caroline and Ian have made us so welcome - Thankyou for sharing your home with us. Visited York, such a beautiful city. Buck Inn at Maunby, well worth a visit - food excellent. Masham steam rally was such a great event"

"Another lovely week I your great cottages. It is always nice to come back to a warm welcome. we hope to be back again soon."

 

2016

"The third visit for some of us. Great accommodation - everything you need to be comfortable and we really appreciate the space inside and out. We had great days out to Fountains Abbey, Aysgarth Falls and Thorp Perrow."

"Perfect accommodation for our family, it felt like we were home from home. We did so much this week - I would need the rest of the week to do Yorkshire justice. Thanks and hopefully we will return one day."

Ideal location for visiting relatives at RAF Leeming. Enjoyed our stay very much. Lovely cottage, peace and quiet, comfy beds. Perfect. We visite4d Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay (home to 40 grey common seals) - castle Bolton, Aysgarth falls, Fountains Abbey, Bedale and Ripon. Packed so much in and don't want to go home. Many thanks."

"Thankyou so much for the beautiful accommodation We will be recommending this location to our friends. Just lovely"

"A lovely cottage , perfect base. We love Yorkshire."

"Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. The children loved the garden and together with the farmhouse was perfect for an extended family get together. Thankyou."

A lovely cottage, very comfortable and well equipped. A perfect base for visiting all our relatives. We will be back."

"A lovely cottage, well equipped and spacious. the kids loved the novelty of an upside down house and the donkeys next door. We visited the Wensleydale Creamery, The Chocolate Shop in Leyburn and Brymor Ice-cream. Would love to come back."

"The Millers Cottage is beautiful, it has everything you need. Complete with a very warm welcome. Thankyou."

"Thankyou for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. the kitchen is well equipped and the views are amazing. We will be returning."

"We have had a really nice week. accommodation first class. Lots to do and see. Left plenty for another visit. A big Thankyou."

"Once again a lovely visit. The welcome never changes, always cheerful and helpful. Cottage immaculate and made to feel festive. Thankyou both."

"We have all had a lovely visit to Bedale and your lovely cottages. One of the best New Years ever. We will be back in the summer. Very friendly and                               could not do enough for us."

2015

"This must be our 8th visit at Christmas. I think that says it all. Always a pleasure. Thankyou once again. see you next year."

 "1st visit but accommodation first class. would love to come again.Many thanks."

"The Millers Cottage is super warm, comfy beds and everything you might need. Thanks for running a great place. Due to our girls being under the                                   weather we didn't venture out much but were even more thankful for the comfort that the cottage gave. We will definately stay again and hopefully next                            time experience more of the wonderful attractions that Yorkshire has to offer."

"Thanks for this lovely peaceful place, we are very happy to stay here. We love very much this English countryside of North Yorkshire. We will come                              

again. (touring from North of France).

" This is our 3rd visit and have enjoyed it in spite of the bad weather. We enjoyed the challenges at Aerial Extreme, swimming at Northallerton and the                             Halloween Trail at Thorp Perrow. This is a very comfortable house and we always receive a warm welcome."

"Thankyou for letting us stay in your pretty cottage. A perfect and quaint area and cottage. A lovely restful week. Keep up the good work, thankyou."

"As usual, lovely, clean and well equipped cottage. A restful break and the weather was kind. Thanks again for your warm welcome."

"Will always remember your welcoming nature

 

"A lovely location and really enjoyed our stay at your beautiful cottage. We have a wonderful few days. See you again."

"Yet again, lovely stay, home from home, so peaceful and very comfortable. We always have a great time when we stay. See you again soon."

"Thanks for all your help. It was a very nice week in a very nice cottage. We love your green fields and your neighbours (donkeys)" France

"Clean, roomy and everything you need is here. Lovely cottage, brilliant base to visit so many places in Yorkshire. Beautiful countryside and lots of                                    historic places to see. Thankyou."

"What a lovely cottage in a beautiful area. We have really enjoyed our stay (wish it could have been longer)"

"We loved staying in these cottages. Beautifully decorated and very peaceful. An excellent base for us to explore York, Harrogate and attend the Great                             Yorkshire Show. We even bumped into Prince Charles. A great break, thankyou."

"Really enjoyed our stay in Millers cottage. Lovely and clean, well equipped and comfortable. Excellent location to visit family in Aiskew and Bedale                                Will definately be back on our next trip home."

"We have lost count the number of times we have stayed in the cottages. Every year the high standard of cleanliness and friendliness is the same. We                              look forward to coming back year after year. We love the area.Many thanks to you both

"What a lovely place to stay. we had a warm welcome making us feel at home. The cottage is beautifully clean and we loved the upside down-ness.                                The dog walk is brilliant and we will be back and definately recommending it to all our friends and family." 

"A great location to explore Richmond, the Moors and the Dales. The house had all we needed to rest and relax and was lovely to be able to bring the                            dog who loved the field. Thankyou for your welcome and hospitality."

 "What a pleasant stay in this quirky cottage. It is very clean and very well equipped. We also loved the upside down feel. It is in a great location for the                             A1 and to get to Richmond and the Wensleydale Railway. The dog loved the paddock and the field opposite. Thankyou for your welcome.

"A good location, a fantastic cottage, extremely well equipped, and so lovely and clean. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and as our son is based at                              Catterick we hope to stay with you again in the future. Thanks so much." 

"Excellent stay. Cottage met all our needs - lovely and clean. So good to have the field to dog walk - made things so much easier. Thankyou."

"Our 3rd visit - feels like coming to our own holiday home. Love the new kitchen colours. Thankyou for everything - see you again soon no doubt

"Fantastic stay - thankyou very much"

"We have really enjoyed our stay at High Grange and we always feel welcome. We have had a lovely time at a wedding. It's been a wonderful few                                days. See you soon."

FARRIERS COTTAGE

May 2016      "Lovely cottage and well equipped. Clean, comfy and a lovely venue to stay at. Very accommodating and friendly, kind and generous people. We will be sure                       to visit again."

                      "3rd visit...Our group of 12 cyclists enjoyed a week of lovely weather exploring some of Yorkshires marvellous villages and countryside. Many thanks to Ian                           who, with his mechanical skills helped me with my bike problem"

April 2016       "Another successful family weekend with 31 family members attending. Accommodation style ideal for our purposes and Thirsk races and Masham                                     Brewery Tour very popular."

Feb 2016        "Another lovely relaxed stay at High Grange. Our first time in Farriers and very enjoyable. 3 years since we first visited with 22 family members-how time                             flies"

Dec 2015 "Spent 4 very pleasant days at this cosy cottage - very much home from home. Lovely place to see in the New Year. Hope to be back."

                      "Felt very cosy, like being at home. Had a lovely time once more"

Nov 2015" Fantastic cottage, our third stay. Had a great time, hope to be back next year."

Sept  2015"Always a pleasure to come here. We keep coming back."

                       "As close to home as you could find, every facility one would need. Layout and views wonderful and always the knowledge that Ian and caroline were just                           around the corner if needed. Hope to be back again. Best wishes for your future"  

                        "Stayed here 3 times and as usual had a lovely time"

August 2015"We've all had a lovely time here. We've been to Brimham Rocks, Thorp Perrow, on the train to Redmire where we wandered down to the river and had                            lunch at the pub. Took the kids swimming in Bedale Leisure Centre. Had a wander through Bedale shops. All in all a great time was had. Thanks for                                  everything"

                        "We have had a brilliant time and have fallen in love with North Yorkshire. Thankyou for providing us with an excellent base to see the sights."

July 2015"Had a wonderful time, friendly people, lovely cottage. Very well set out. Hope to be back soon."

                        "A lovely cottage and great location. Managed to visit Pickering, Hawes, Aysgarth Falls and Richmond. Highly recommend Panetti's restaurant in Bedale."                          

                          "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Can recommend a trip to Fountains Abbey Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth Edwardian rock garden and Jervaulx Abbey.                              thankyou for a lovely base"

                          "Lovely cottage, peaceful and beautiful surroundings. The walks around Masham (leaflets from Tourist info Centre in Masham) were wonderful and not                               too hard 21/2 to 3 hours, ending with a pint and food at the various pubs"

June 2015 "Very enjoyable stay. Pleasant surroundings. Lovely rooms. will be back, thankyou. Loved it."

May 2015           "Fantastic cottages, brilliant holiday with the family, thankyou."

                            "We have holidayed up here, twice a year for several years, in most of the cottages and the farmhouse. It is always the same level of excellence and                                 friendliness."

                             "A lovely place to stay. The bride and bridesmaids relaxed as they prepared for a woodland wedding. It all made for a perfect weekend"

                             "Thankyou for our lovely stay. we enjoyed watching the Tour De Yorkshire. We will hopefully be back in the summer. Thankyou"

January 2015

A great short break for our dear friends 60th birthday. We all loved the accommodation which was lovely and warm, clean and welcoming. Would definitely come back and recommend.

29/10/14   Lovely stay at Farriers cottage. A great base to explore Yorkshire. Fantastic time at Brimham Rocks for Halloween and enjoyed Fountains Abbey. A turn up for the books was Bedale Bonfire night with an amazing fireworks display. Cottage was clean and snug - better than a premier Inn which we considered in York. Thanks.

21/10/14   Thanks again for the great welcome and comfortable cottage. we have all enjoyed our visit. We hope to be back for our 6th visit soon.

11/10/14   Thankyou once again for the lovely welcome to my favorite location. It has been a very special visit catching up with friends and revisiting this beautiful part of the world. Thankyou.

27/9/14    Fantastic time. Clean and tidy. Would recommend Aysgarth Falls, Janet's Foss, Ingleton Falls Walk, Brimham Rocks. Take your camera as beautiful scenery.

12/9/14    Couldn't fault the accommodation, many thanks for a peaceful stay, which was used a s abase for visiting family and touring the area. Would highly recommend.

28/8/14    Clean and comfortable. We've had a great stay. Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Helpful owners too.

6/7/14     The Tour De France ----What a wonderful weekend we've had. Loads of cycling, great atmosphere, great weather and of course wonderful accommodation. Thankyou for the recommendation to visit West Tanfield on Saturday with the Royal visit.

June/July 14 - Farriers/Millers/Granary cottages. Amazing holiday houses, comfortable and in a perfect location. Thanks for all the help while our house was renovated, would recommend to anyone as High Grange houses are  excellent. Caroline and Ian have gone the extra mile to help and accommodate us, it is much appreciated. Thankyou.

18/6/14     4th stay at High Grange, first time in Farriers, love this cottage, comfy, clean and roomy with comfy beds. Its one perfect place with the perfect couple, helpful, kind and very hardworking - we will be back.

30/5/14    We had a lovely stay and wish we could stay longer.

28/12/13Our seventh Christmas at High Grange. Very comfortable as always and very welcoming. Thankyou very much.

30/11/13  Lovely cottages, 2nd visit. Booked for next year.

29/9/13  Very good as usual. All enjoyed our stay very much.

8/9/13   Been before many times and will be back again ---- speaks volumes.

26/8/13  Our fourth visit to this cottage and still cannot fault it. Fantastic time, fantastic area. See you soon, hopefully.

17/8/13   Great area for walks, beautiful countryside. A clean comfortable retreat to come back to. Thankyou.

2/8/13    Wonderfully peaceful and a great pub down the road. Been here before - great times.

20/7/13   A fantastic visit to our favourite location, cottage superb as usual. We have been coming here for 8 years and have been made very welcome. Thanks for another relaxing holiday. 

7/7/13    Another most enjoyable week in Farriers Cottage. Met with Amanda Owen at Ravenseat farm as seen on The Dales programme on TV. Very interesting lady to speak to. 

8/6/13   Thanks again for the use of Farriers. Another great time. The dogs have had a royal time in the field, we will be back later in the year. First class food can be enjoyed at the Fox & Hounds, Carthorpe.

25/5/13 Once again another good week. Lucky with weather. Excellent hosts. We will be back.

29/9/12 Visiting and holidaying, we found this the ideal cottage for our needs. We found comfort, consideration and satisfaction throughout.

DALEVIEW COTTAGE

2017

"A lovely satay, cottage perfect. Can recommend visit to Bowes museum and Ripon cathedral. Thankyou."

"We have all,. had a fantastic stay including our black lad Max. Weather fabulous. Visited Masham, especially the railway tearooms. Would highly recommend the Woodman Inn to eat. Lovely dog walk by the river in Masham. can't thank Caroline and Ian enough, nothing too much trouble. Morning walk around the filed talking to the donkeys and sheep was brilliant."

"We have a very pleasant lovely summer break, due inno small way by the part High Grange ha played in it."

"A lovely family week in the Dales. the cottages have been fantastic for a big family gathering. We hope to come back soon."

"We've had a great week, the beds are so comfy. Be back soon."

"Thankyou for a fab weekend, first time in Daleview. we love High Grange and hopefully will be back soon."

"Another lovely stay at High Grange - this time in Daleview Cottage. Always made welcome by Caroline and Ian. Many thanks."

"Thankyou for a lovely stay at Daleview. As ever, immaculate. Hope you have a good year."

"2nd time we have stayed here, really enjoyed it again. We went on the Santa train. Thankyou very much."

"Beautiful and lovely cottage. We have enjoyed staying here, just like a home away from home. Looking forward to coming back again."

2016

"The week has been lovely. Daleview is spotless, comfortable and home from home. I would love to come back. Thankyou for the treat."

"It was a lovely stay and very clean. We would definitely come again."

"This is our 3rd stay and it just gets better and better. Caroline and Ian go beyond the call of duty to make your stay so enjoyable. Went to Ripon this time - lovely place - Masham is one of our favourite places. Thankyou."

"Have thoroughly enjoyed our week in Daleview. Loved the cottage, very clean and comfortable. First time we've been to this area, would definitely come back. Many thanks to Ian and Caroline for making our stay so pleasant."

"It is our 2nd visit to High Grange. we enjoy our family trips to Yorkshire and will definitely be coming back. We went to Middleham Castle and ate at the White Swan"

"It's the 6th time we've been here and still find roads that are new for us. We enjoyed our fortnight here in Daleview cottage very much again and we intend to come back for a 7th time. best wishes to Caroline and Ian and Thankyou very much"

"Such a lovely cottage and we cannot thank you enough for putting us up at such short notice, very much appreciated. We will come back again for a short break and enjoy it with more time"

"Lovely cottage with everything we could want, and lovely friendly people. We used to live in the area for over 10 years and it was a very happy few days back here again. To eat out I recommend the White Bear in Masham and the Black Sheep Bistro in Masham"

Another lovely stay. great value for money. Clean and comfortable. will be back next year for 4th or 5th time. Thankyou."

"Lovely comfortable cottage. Perfect for our stay between houses. Caroline and Ian - great hosts, couldn't be more helpful. If you like music try Woodman Inn, Burneston Wednesday from 8.30pm. White Bear, Masham 1st and 3rd Thursday 8.30. Riverside Club, Bedale 2nd and last Thursday 8pm. Black swan, Bedale 1st Monday 8.30pm."

2015

 "Came to stay for a wedding, what a fantastic experience. The cottage is warm, homely and very well equipped, even down to a torch so you can stay                               safe on the road if you venture down to the Green Dragon. The owners are very friendly and helpful and go the extra mile to make your stay memorable                        - the cottage even had a Christmas tree and decorations. Thankyou."

"Had a lovely stay in Daleview, everything we needed was here. Would come back again.

"Had a brilliant time as always. First time in Daleview and enjoyed it just as much as all the others. Thankyou for a great week. we will be back."

"It has been our fifth stay and it won't be our last. The complete 14 days of our stay we enjoyed every single moment as if it had been our very first time                           here. We are already looking forward to August 2016. Aufwiedersehen."

"Had a lovely stay, great area to explore. would definately stay at Daleview again."

"Had a really wonderful time. the cottages we had were perfect. really well equipped with comfortable beds. Wish we were here for longer

"Excellent as ever. Pleased to be here for a few days. Suits us just fine."

"A lovely place to stay with extremely kind and helpful hosts. Thankyou very much."

"Another lovely stay. Come to visit family in Bedale. An excellent base to explore Yorkshire."

"We have had 4 great days touring around the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and Moors on our motorcycles. The cottage was perfect and thanks for the dry                            and warm stable for our iron horses."

"Well, what more can i say thats not already said in this book. Amazing place and lovely people. Cannot do enough for you. We will be back." 

"We returned again after last years visit and wow, fantastic location. Daleview Cottage is beautiful and Ian and Caroline I must congratulate you both, it                           is immaculate and also cosy, in fact High Grange is superb. You couldn't want for any more"

"Second visit this year. Lovely cottage as usual. Excellent weekend break".

"Thankyou for a lovely place, nice and comfortable, warm cottage in an ideal location. Hope to come back next year."

"Really enjoyed our stay. Cottage was lovely and cosy and had everything we needed. Great location to explore North Yorkshire. Thankyou for being lovely hosts". 

"Had a lovely week and made most welcome. the cottage and layout is lovely and great thought has gone into it all, even down to the footpath cut out around the main field to walk the dogs. Hopefully we will be able to visit again next year".

"Nice, comfortable, warm cottage in an ideal location."

PLOUGHMANS COTTAGE

2015

"Once again a lovely welcome and a superb cottage. We would recommend this place to anyone. Thanks once again"

"Last minute booking and not disappointed - lovely comfortable and very clean cottage. Owners very welcoming but also given our own space to enjoy                           our stay. Weather fantastic which always helps. Would definitely recommend to family and friends, thankyou for a lovely stay"

"Our 3rd stay, once again a lovely stay and visited some great places. Fountains Abbey is a must see. Take a picnic and make a day of it. Cottage is                                great, we have now stayed in 3 different ones. Hope to be back soon. Thanks for a wonderful holiday"

"Have had a wonderful holiday, cosy, comfy and with everything you would want. What a find, hope to visit again soon. Places to see...Bedale, Hawes                            with its cheese factory & Leyburn to name a few. Good food in Panetti's in Bedale"          

"Thanks once again for a lovely stay in your lovely, cosy, welcoming cottages. We had a great relaxing week You are both such great hosts. We will be                            back soon." 

"Great to be back, we have a very enjoyable, relaxing week in first class accommodation. We hope to be back later in the year, you always make us so                            welcome"

"We have spent a wonderful week in these beautiful cottages, a real home from home, with our daughters, their husbands, our grandchildren and the                            dogs. Everyone has had a super holiday, we have been made so welcome. The children loved Thorp Perrow and Brimham Rocks. we had a great                                  meal in the Woodman Inn - highly recommended"

"We have been coming to High Grange for many years now in Orchard, Daleview and Ploughmans. All very comfortable, well equipped and restful. We                         always enjoy our stay and look forward to the next. We enjoyed a lovely day walking at Bolton Abbey and afterwards a lovely meal at Fox and Hounds,                         Carthorpe. Very nice. Thankyou, we look forward to returning in October"

"Thanks for a very relaxing stay. Hope i can come regularly. The views are amazing."

"We came here with a group of friends and their children and enjoyed private time in Ploughmans and group time in the Farmhouse. Our first impressions were of a place well kept and cared for. Caroline and Ian were both very welcoming and showed us around. we all ate at The Woodman and the food was excellent. The cottage is very well kitted out and comfortable. We really enjoyed our few days here."

"Just a short break, Ploughmans cottage is perfect, private and peaceful. Visited The Green Dragon for a meal, the landlord and chef are lovely friendly people, food was excellent. Just love these cottages and hopefully will come back later in the year."

"Another wonderful stay in Yorkshire, this time to attend our daughters wedding, celebrated at the Coore Arms in Scruton which was first class."

"Lovely place to stay for a break. The cottage is perfect and had everything we could have wanted. Perfect base to go exploring, some great days out, brilliant walks with our dog. Thanks for the use of the field for dog walks, great to get him out first so he was settled in the car. We ate at the Wellbank Arms at Well which is a lovely pub with great food and a roaring fire. All i all a fantastic break."

2014

Christmas 2014   Third visit and second Christmas visiting family at RAF Leeming. We'e now stayed in Ploughmans Orchard and Daleview. All are immaculately clean, cosy and well equipped.. Thanks again for the Christmas tree, decorations, wine, chocolates  and crackers. We hope to return in the Spring or Summer to explore more of this beautiful area.

2/12/14   A lovely 3rd visit.Have stayed in Daleview, Farriers and Ploughmans, all are excellent. We are staying in Orchard next year. We come to visit family in Bedale. The cottage are in an excellent position to visit all the surrounding areas.

7/11/14   Another enjoyable and relaxing stay. Ploughmans cottage comfortable and peaceful. Will be back again soon.

2/11/14   Came to stay in the farmhouse last year for a girls weekend and loved it so staying here instead of a hotel to attend a wedding at Solberge Hall. Ploughmans was perfect and nice to enjoy a lie in without fear of missing breakfast. I would definitely recommend High grange to anyone looking for a break in the Dales. So friendly and helpful and our taxi driver from Ure Cars couldn't have been more pleasant and flexible with us. Enjoy your stay whoever s reading this. You've picked a great place. 

24/10/14  We agree with everything we've read in the previous pages and more. A delightful cottage with very friendly owners.

18/10/14  4th visit and hopefully not the last. Ploughmnas is warm, comfortable, cosy and like home from home. Enjoyed the week. Thankyou.

10/10/14   Great to be back. Very enjoyable and relaxing. Well worth going to the Fox and Hounds, Carthorpe. Here's to the next time.

30/9/14   Thanks again for making our favourite cottage available. However many times we come to Yorkshire we always find new places to visit and enjoy, with High Grange the ideal base.

23/9/14   thanks again for making our favorite cottage available. However many times we come to Yorkshire we always find new places to visit and enjoy, with High Grange the ideal base.

 

ORCHARD COTTAGE

2017

"Thanks for the warm and friendly welcome.  Very peaceful and quiet location. The Woodman provides excellent meals, both evening and lunch. Thorp Perrow was well worth the visit, plenty to see, plants, wildlife, birds etc. Bedale has an excellent choice of shops, they certainly are bigger than you think. Excellent break, many thanks."

"Very peaceful location, cottage very comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. Excellent food at pubs in nearby villages. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Thankyou."

"A very relaxing week. Lovely spacious cottage for 2- everything we needed to make it feel home from and lots of thoughtful additions. everything very clean. Caroline and Ian were very friendly hosts and nice to know they were close by at any time if we needed them but not obtrusive. They have definately got it right here. We would love to return again with the family. So many lovely places to visit...York ,Harrogate, Pately Bridge especially Coldstones Cut(Quarry Art Street Sculpture). The grounds are lovely especially the courtyard and of course no parking problems which is always a bonus. Thankyou - we loved everything."

"This is a lovely relaxing place to stay, very good for recharging the batteries. Ian and Caroline are very welcoming and kind. 2nd stay and will be back hopefully in the Autumn."

"Great to be back. We have enjoyed being here very much. Thanks to both of you. It just couldn't be better."

"2nd time here, first time in Orchard. Very warm and cosy - AND SO CLEAN. Thank you. Been to many different holiday cottages but this is the cleanest ever! We enjoy this area and so does Ben, our dog. The field is great for his walks and he loves to explore all the lovely smells."

"What a wonderful place to stay. Warm, cosy and equipped with everything you could need and such a beautiful location with so many places to visit. One of our favourites - Fountains Abbey - Amazing - we had a lovely time and our dog too."

"We have had a lovely week in Orchard Cottage. The dogs loved the field and the cottage really comfortable. We loved the area and hope to come back"

."Orchard cottage is a lovely comfortable place to stay and I was given a warm, friendly welcome. I shall definitely return and see more of the area than I could this time"

"We had a fab weekend in Orchard cottage. The field brill for our dog and the donkeys an added bonus. We found the cottage well equipped and peaceful, definitely the break we needed. Great information book and magazines in the cottage. Lots of places to visit locally and plenty of walks with the dog. A friendly welcome and laid back approach. Thankyou"

"Spent a lovely week here at Orchard Cottage - one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. The cottage is clean, comfortable with nice décor, and just right for us with our little Scottie dog, who enjoyed her walk around the field every morning. Thankyou for your lovely welcome"

"We have enjoyed our stay very much, the cottage is very well kept and very well equipped. When we are this way again we will definitely stay here"

"Spent a very comfortable, sunny weekend. The cottage provides everything required. Warm and relaxing"

"Lovely place and hosts. Will stay again"

"This has been a perfect base for us to return and explore the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage is very comfortable and a pleasant base. There are plenty of great walks from Masham, Ripley, Fountains Abbey."

"We have had a lovely time here staying in Orchard Cottage. It is so peaceful and we have had a great time seeing so many different places. Favourite place - Richmond. Can really recommend the Fox and Hounds pub at Carthorpe. we had a lovely meal there. Hope to return in the not too distant future. Thankyou Caroline and Ian. Best Wishes."

"We have really enjoyed our stay in Orchard Cottage, comfortable, well equipped and peaceful. Visited nearby Bedale( tourist information very helpful), Masham and Brimham Rocks. Hackfall Woods, just outside Masham provided a good interesting walking trail with follies and views as well as the river. The Woodman Inn just down the road and the Crown Inn at Grewelthorpe provided good food and drink and a welcoming atmosphere. Thanks for a lovely stay."

2016

"We have enjoyed our stay and the facilities are ideal for our family reunion, consisting of 32 people. Every cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped."

"We have enjoyed our stay very much, the cottage is very well kept and very well equipped. Just what we needed, a bit of peace"

"Spent a very comfortable sunny weekend. the cottage provides everything required for a short stay. warm and relaxing."

"This has been a perfect base for us to return and explore the Yorkshire Dales. the cottage is very comfortable and a pleasant base. There are plenty of great walks from Masham, Ripley and Fountains Abbey."

" We have had a lovely time here staying in Orchard Cottage, it is so peaceful and we have had a great time seeing so many different places. Favourite place - Richmond. Can really recommend the Fox and Hounds pub at Carthorpe. hope to return in the not too distant future" 

"We have really enjoyed our stay in Orchard cottage, comfortable, well equipped and peaceful. Visited nearby Bedale ( tourist information very helpful) Masham and Brimham Rocks. Hackfall wood just outside Masham, provided a good interesting walking trail with follies and views as well as the river. The Woodman Inn and the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe provided good food/ drink and a welcoming atmosphere. Thanks for a lovely stay."

"Third visit to High grange and all have been excellent. Clean, comfortable and relaxing. Great game of bowls at Bedale BC followed by nice pint inj Green dragon, Bedale. We'll be back. Recommend woodman Inn, Burneston"

"Once again we have enjoyed our stay very much. Always many places to visit and explore new walks etc. "

"A lovely stay for work and play. Thankyou very much for your kind hospitality including everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

"Had a wonderful 7 night stay in a beautifully presented cottage. thanks to Caroline and Ian, lovely courtyard and Charlie our Border Collie loved the paddock."

"Just the 2 nights this time, think probably our 8th stay in various of the cottages."

"Thankyou Ian and Caroline. Absolute favourite place to stay in Yorkshire. Booked all the cottages for large family gathering ( for the second time) and we were not disappointed. Will be staying again"

"My husband, myself and our black lab had a wonderful, relaxing week filled with beautiful walks and stunning countryside. Orchard cottage is lovely, warm and comfortable. Very clean, organised and well thought out. Thankyou Caroline and Ian for making our stay so perfect"

Orchard Cottage - Lovely - warm - and very clean - a lovely short break. Thankyou" 

2015

"Lovely stay, great cottage and surroundings. Hope to see you soon."

 "We enjoyed our stay. Cottage warm and comfortable."

"From the moment we were met, we knew we were in a special setting. The cottage and courtyard give a feeling of comfort and peace which provided a                         relaxed visit to Dale and Moor. If we should pass this way again from Canada it will be our first choice. An enjoyable and pleasant stay in surroundings                           that are perfect for relaxation."

"Excellent Cottage, great hosts, warm welcome. This is a beautiful, well maintained setting ideally placed for visiting the Dales area. Hopefully we will                             return again in the future. Thankyou, your hard work and effort shine through."

"We have been staying here for many years and always enjoy the breaks in Spring, Summer or Autumn. We have stayed in several cottages and they                             are always warm, comfortable and very clean."

"Lovely accommodation - clean, spacious with everything we needed. we particularly appreciated the WiFi and dog walking field, and found the                                        cottage in an excellent location for exploring the Dales and the North York Moors. The owners were friendly and very welcoming and we would                                        certainly stay here again. Thankyou."

"Excellent cottage and hosts. Orchard cottage has everything we needed for a wonderful relaxing holiday in a lovely location. Very dog friendly which                              makes it all the better. Look forward to another stay."

"We knew from previous visits to the area that it is full of lovely villages, and now having explored more fully, we are not disappointed. We've had a                                   good week in an excellent cottage. Some towns/villages with village greens worthy of a mention are Snape, Kirklington (very close) and Staindrop,                                 Piercebridge and Reeth. We have enjoyed it immensely."

"Had a fab stay, lovely cottage, beautiful weather, fab walks. Toby is going to miss his 'back garden' (dog walking field) Hope to see you soon."

"Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean, lovely surroundings. So peaceful sitting in the courtyard. Very friendly and helpful. Had some nice trips out -                                        recommend Bolton castle and some nice meals.  All in all a lovely stay which we will be recommending and hope to repeat sometime."

"Lovely, clean, well presented cottage. Great central courtyard. we had some good trips, driving over the heights of the Dales was exceptional, would                             stay again if we ever return this way. Thankyou"

"We have had a lovely week in Orchard Cottage and really enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. The cottage is lovely and we have had a great stay."  

"Lovely cottage, very peaceful and relaxing. Many thanks.

"A lovely stay (our 4th or 5th time) Great area to explore. All as usual, lovely, clean and comfy. Thankyou.

New Year 2014/15  A very relaxing few days away, just what we needed after a hectic Christmas. Enjoyed exploring an area we did not know. Interesting small shops and plenty of cafe's - delightful. Many thanks.

31st 12/14   Another fabulous relaxing stay. Just what the doctor ordered. Hope to see you in 2015. Happy New Year to all.

 


High Grange Holiday Cottages, Exelby, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2HQ

01677 422740 / 07751 378707 / highgrange@orangehome.co.uk