Tyas Cottage, a combined cottage and barn, is one of 3 properties within an isolated hamlet 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 fields and woods. Deer live in the woods, and are frequently seen in the early mornings. The nearest village, Slaithwaite is about a twenty minute walk away.
Secluded, within the sheltered, wooded valley, Merrydale, Tyas Cottage is adjacent to an ancient, cobbled pack horse road.
Merrydale is designated as a 'Site of Scientific Interest'. 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.