$473 / night
Total guests, Nights

Tyas Cottage - 5 Star Luxury for 6 in an Idyllic Historic Setting – Home 317741 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Tyas Cottage - 5 Star Luxury for 6 in an Idyllic Historic Setting – Home 317741

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from manager


Tyas Cottage is located in a small hamlet within the idyllic local beauty spot of Merrydale, on the site of the first water-powered mill in the Colne Valley, near Slaithwaite and 7 miles from Huddersfield. Apart from sound of falling water, the property is quiet and rural. It is at the end of a steep and ancient cobbled packhorse route. We are able to keep this accessible in the winter.

Our guests seem to particularly enjoy the quiet, secluded, location. They often walk up through the woods on the ancient packhorse route that leads to the Rose and Crown with its delicious beer (this path is not suitable for the old and infirm). Guests sometimes hike onto the adjacent moors with Cupwith Reservoir as their goal and the Colne Valley Circular Walk includesTyas Lane. It is a pleasant walk along Merrydale Clough down to Slaithwaite Village.

There are 3 properties within Merrydale hamlet. Ours (Tyas House), our holiday let (Tyas Cottage) and our neighbour's house and barn which adjoin Tyas Cottage. Although the houses are clustered together, they all have separate entrances and complete privacy.

Tyas cottage is furnished with very special antique furniture, much of it brought over from South Africa. This includes a hand-carved Georgian mahogany 4 poster bed. The spiral staircase can be made safe for young children.

The gardens contain several sculptural features and the metal pods that hang from a tree next to the millpond are very well used and admired by guests.

Your booking will include full access to the adjoining gardens (featured in the Magazine 25 Beautiful Gardens). These contain an ancient millpond, are bounded on one side by a river with its ancient waterfall and bridge and are surrounded on three sides by free-to-roam woodland.

Merrydale hamlet has its own delicious spring water (which used to be sold and is now UV treated). This is a particularly "green/eco-friendly" property. As it has solar panels, wood pellet heating, spring water and massive insulation it is entirely carbon neutral. There is an EV charging point.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
  • 1 Shower, 2 Attached (ensuites)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • High chair
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the manager

Tyas Cottage
Calendar last updated:
29 May 2022
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, German

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29 reviews

Very Good

“Peaceful location”

Reviewed 3 Jul 2018

Hidden away from everything this lovely quaint house is a great place to stay only about 10 minutes drive from the edge of Huddersfield. The gardens are beautiful. The owners are very friendly and hel… More

Response from the manager Thank you! Just to say that, although steep even a large ambulances has coped with our drive (alas). However, if there is snow or ice on it we offer to ferry guest up and down the hill. So glad you enjoyed your stay.

“Short Family Break”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2018

Beautiful house and gardens with endless charm. Initially, access was a bit daunting because of steep slope and cow parsley making winding lane even narrower but worth the trip for this little haven.… More

Response from the manager It was a pleasure to host you and your party! Regards, Vicky

“A hidden treasure!”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2017

This little cottage is just as represented. Hidden in a wood, away from the hustle and bustle of city life and surrounded by amazing countryside. It is well equipped, full of beautiful antiques and wa… More

Response from the manager Thank you for your generous comments. We appreciate that our access (an ancient pack horse route) can be daunting to some, but it has been negotiated without problems by ambulances and we offer to tow/help anyone in the rare event that they encounter difficulties. We have a 4x4 jeep. Regards, Vicky

“Beautiful setting”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2017

A lovely cottage set in beautiful gardens. A real tranquil location and only a short drive to the local village. Vicky was super at answering any of my questions.

Response from the manager It was a great pleasure! Vicky

“English Countryside Perfection”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2017

We were looking for a tranquil location in the English countryside, to serve as a base for our exploration of the region. Tyas Cottage provided that, and more. The cottage is set in a lovely valley, and is surrounded by exquisite gardens, lovingly tended to by the owners . The cottage itself boasts all of the modern conveniences, whilst retaining its homey, rural charm. However it was the owners, Vicky and John, who made our stay exceptional. Their kindness and consideration was apparent even before our daughter fell ill. Their help made a stressful situation a lot less so. Their genuine concern for our daughter made it feel like they were part of our family. I want to adopt them!

Response from the manager Such delightful people, I wish they would adopt us!

“comfortable cottage in idyllic setting”

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Tyas Cottage was a haven of peace and tranquility with all home comforts and beautiful shared garden. There are loads of possibilities for walking in the area, directly from the cottage, with numerous… More

“Beautiful peaceful setting with an enchanting, wonderful garden and perfectly delightful cottage.”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2016

This is a beautiful cottage with plenty of space to relax and it was well furnished with everything one could think of. The setting is magical with the sound of the river nearby and a fabulous garden to explore. It felt a timeless spot where you could relax and forget the rest of the world. The peace and serenity of the cottage makes it a wonderful place to rest and relax. Everything that you could need was provided. The fresh flowers added a beautiful welcome to the cottage. The owners were very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. A great place to enjoy and relax.

Response from the manager Thank you so much Monika. It is a great pleasure to have such appreciative guests!

“Magical Merrydale”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2016

This is the most wonderful hideaway and is an experience in itself as you never want to leave. The cottage is beautifully situated in a magnificent valley, removed from the stresses of life but only m… More

Response from the manager Gosh, thank you so much! It was a great pleasure for us to see Indigo Moon at work in the garden.


Reviewed 26 Jul 2015

This is not just a place to stay while you go off and have experiences elsewhere, it is an experience in itself - the cottage, the setting, the wondrous garden and most of all the tranquility.,

Response from the manager I'm always grateful for generous reviews, but, at the risk of "looking a gift horse in the mouth", it is odd that this one ends with a comma. Perhaps it was meant to continue but something went wrong........Thank you anyway!

“Absolutely heavenly”

Reviewed 17 Feb 2015

Thank you for a heavenly week-end. Natural beauty, charm and everything around delights the eye and spirit. Only here for two nights, but touched by the feeling of this lovely place. We must come a… More

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