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Whether you are a new guest to our cottages or a regular visitor, keep up to date on the news concerning Cottage in the Dales and each of our cottages - Inglenook Cottage in West Burton and The Byre and The Dairy in Newbiggin. See how we are continually aiming to improve the accommodation and services for our guests along with how these are received by various bodies in the tourism industry - all helping to secure your confidence in a making a reservation with Cottage in the Dales.


The Byre - National Winner, Best in England

It’s official -  the proudest day ever for us - The Byre from Cottage in the Dales is the NATIONAL WINNER of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence : Self-Catering Property of the Year 2017.

We are truly dumbfounded to be recognised by the tourism industry to be the best in England ... alongside having so many returning guests each year as our greatest award. It doesn’t get any better than this!

As we are away in Mauritius celebrating our forthcoming 30th wedding anniversary, our daughter Pippa represented us at the award ceremony for Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Hotel in London and did us proud!

The Byre has come a long way in such a short time ... 6 years ago it was structurally unsound and about to fall down. Gaining planning permission to bring it back to life, The Byre received its first guests just 4 years ago. Since then it has been full about 98-99% of the year with only a handful of nights not used each year. Awarded best in Yorkshire last November along with Inglenook, The Byre is now the best in England. 

Thank you to all our guests, past, present and in the future. We will continue to pride ourselves on delivering a personal experience, whether you are coming for the first time, or returning for the tenth. Taking guests to a restaurant on your birthday or anniversary, recommending walks & ‘Distinctly Dales’ experiences - our pleasure is ensuring yours. We look forward to welcoming returning guests and new guests to enjoy the Yorkshire Dales. 

PS. We will be getting the official logo very soon!

(April 2017)


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