West elevation of Tyas Cottage
About Tyas Cottage, luxury self catering for 6 in Yorkshire
Tyas Cottage, a combined cottage and barn, is one of 3 properties within an isolated hamlet in Merrydale, near Slaithwaite and Marsden. The other two houses are in permanent occupation. It was here , in the early sixteen hundreds, that the first water powered mill in the Colne Valley was built.
As you can see on the aerial photograph, the hamlet is surrounded by free to roam woodland and fields. Deer live in the woods, and are frequently seen in the early mornings. Our nearest village, Slaithwaite is about a twenty minute walk away.
Secluded, within Merrydale, a sheltered valley, Tyas Cottage is adjacent to an ancient, cobbled pack horse road. The abundant natural birdlife of this local beauty spot includes kingfishers, herons and sparrow hawks.
In addition to the private patio there is a large shared, award winning garden that includes a mill pond, stream and waterfall.
The quality of the furnishings, mainly antiques, can be appreciated
from the photos, but special mention must be made of the Georgian mahogany
4 poster bed with its wooden carved ceiling.
Tyas Cottage appears on 'Green Traveller', in Alastair Sawday's Special Escapes and in Sawday's 'Green Europe'
Treat yourself to a romantic break in Merrydale - antique 4 poster bed - wood burning stove - eco friendly
Sour dough gift
As an enthusiastic bread maker, it would be a great pleasure to give interested guests some of my sourdough starter (given to me by our local Handmade Bakery - it comes from Finland and has been kept going since 1970!).
You may also be interested
in my neice's beautiful French house, La Tavellerie (in the Vendee).
It sleeps 10, has its own woodland and a very large swimming pool.
The swings next to the shared mill pond are a big hit
with our guests - and a comfortable spot for chats
and bird-watching (made by Sculptor, Brian Fell).
Farmhouse kitchen with underfloor heated stone
floor and antique mulberry wood table.
Spacious upstairs living room with wood burner.
Door leads onto balcony above private terrace.
A complimentary basket of logs is provided for
the wood burner.
Paul's Himalayan Musk provides a backdrop for old
roses (in shared garden).
Species peonies in front of Camassias
photographed 27/05/2013 (in shared garden).
The garden and I just loved our long hot summer
(view from cottage of shared garden, 2013).
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