Tyas Cottage

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Tyas Cottage West elevation of Tyas Cottage

view from master bedroom A view from the master bedroom of the prize-winning shared garden & a Brian Fell sculpture. All of the sculptures are available for sale.

Georgian mahogany 4 poster bed Hand-carved 18th Century (Georgian) mahogany bed

hall with spiral staircase We've had a matching gate made that is easily fitted to make the staircase safe for children

Private garden with stone paving slabs Private terrace/barbeque area with steps up to balcony off living room.

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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 occasionally seen in the early mornings. Our nearest village, Slaithwaite, is about a twenty minutes 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. Our heron The heron is a regular visitor, but this summer the kingfisher is only visiting us occasionally.

a guest swings over the riverViews into Scout Wood
across the waterfall and river

Treat yourself to a romantic break in Merrydale - antique 4 poster bed - wood burning stove - eco friendly

welcoming grapes grown on Tyas Cottage How satisfying to be able to welcome guests with grapes from the vine that grows on Tyas Cottage!

Woodpecker at Tyas CottageIn spring the woodpeckers' rattle can often be heard above the background sound of falling water

Brian Fell vessel One of the sculptural vessels that Brian Fell has lent to us

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Sculptoral pods by Brian Fell 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).

Spacious country kitchen Farmhouse kitchen with underfloor heated stone floor and antique mulberry wood table.

living room with door onto balcony Spacious upstairs living room with wood burner. Door leads onto balcony above private terrace.

wood burning stove A complimentary basket of logs is provided for the wood burner.

rose garden Paul's Himalayan Musk provides a backdrop for old roses (in shared garden).

Species  Peonies in front of Camassias Species peonies in front of Camassias (in shared garden).

Echinacea and Rudbeckia at Tyas Cottage The garden and I just loved our long hot summer (view from cottage of shared garden). Sadly, the central tree suddenly died after this photo was taken, but our dismay was short lived because Brian Fell's vessel is the perfect replacement.

Madame by Brian Fell Also courtesy of Brian Fell, "Madame" awaits at the bottom of the shared garden.

Topiary supports climber Ladybird poppies link to the species nasturtium (in shared garden).

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!).


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