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Tyas Cottage

Tyas Cottage

West-facing elevation

West-facing elevation

Dining for 8

Dining for 8

Cooking area in farmhouse kitchen

Cooking area in farmhouse kitchen

Seating area in farmhouse kitchen

Seating area in farmhouse kitchen

Spiral staircase in hall

Spiral staircase in hall

Antique oak refectory table

Antique oak refectory table

Downstairs twin bedroom

Downstairs twin bedroom

Upstairs living with balcony

Upstairs living with balcony

The upstairs twin bedroom

The upstairs twin bedroom

Georgian hand-carved 4 poster bed

Georgian hand-carved 4 poster bed

Private barbecue area

Private barbecue area

A view from the master bedroom

A view from the master bedroom

Ancient packhorse route

Ancient packhorse route

The access is steep and narrow

The access is steep and narrow

Inflatable dinghy is very popular

Inflatable dinghy is very popular

Arbour in the shared garden

Arbour in the shared garden

Seating pods in the shared garden

Seating pods in the shared garden

Ducks on the millpond

Ducks on the millpond

Tyas Cottage

Tyas Cottage

West-facing elevation

West-facing elevation

Dining for 8

Dining for 8

Cooking area in farmhouse kitchen

Cooking area in farmhouse kitchen

Seating area in farmhouse kitchen

Seating area in farmhouse kitchen

Spiral staircase in hall

Spiral staircase in hall

Antique oak refectory table

Antique oak refectory table

Downstairs twin bedroom

Downstairs twin bedroom

Upstairs living with balcony

Upstairs living with balcony

The upstairs twin bedroom

The upstairs twin bedroom

Georgian hand-carved 4 poster bed

Georgian hand-carved 4 poster bed

Private barbecue area

Private barbecue area

A view from the master bedroom

A view from the master bedroom

Ancient packhorse route

Ancient packhorse route

The access is steep and narrow

The access is steep and narrow

Inflatable dinghy is very popular

Inflatable dinghy is very popular

Arbour in the shared garden

Arbour in the shared garden

Seating pods in the shared garden

Seating pods in the shared garden

Ducks on the millpond

Ducks on the millpond

Tyas Cottage

Yorkshire, HD7 5UZ

Historic, secluded and rural luxury for 6

  • Heated stone floor cool in summer, cosy in winter
  • Free logs for fire in woodburner
  • Pets welcome and near pet friendly pub
  • Near Pennine Way, yet within easy reach of cities
  • Kids love sculptural swings and dinghy on millpond
  • Spiral staircase can be made safe for toddlers
    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 3Bathrooms 3
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Dines 8Dines 8
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • VisitEngland Awaiting grading

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Features

Sleeps 6

Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3

Bedrooms 3

Dines 8

Dines 8

Ground floor facilities

Ground floor facilities

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Outdoor play equipment

Outdoor play equipment

Space to play

Space to play

Babysitting by arrangement

Babysitting by arrangement

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Dogs Accepted

Dogs Accepted

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

WiFi

WiFi

Dedicated Parking

Dedicated Parking

Real fire

Real fire

Extra beds available

Extra beds available

Barbecue

Barbecue

Bike storage

Bike storage

Walkable pub

Walkable pub

Lake/river onsite

Lake/river onsite

Walkable Fine Dining

Walkable Fine Dining

Fine dining within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

National Trail within 10 miles

National Trail within 10 miles

EV charging onsite

EV charging onsite

About & Contact

Historic, secluded and rural luxury for 6

Tyas Cottage is Grade II listed by our local authority (Grade II buildings are nationally important and of special interest) and is one of 3 properties that served the first water-powered mill that was built in the Colne Valley (c1690). They lie within the sheltered, wooded valley of Merrydale, and are at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac. Apart from the sound of falling water, the property is quiet and rural.

It was substantially refurbished in 2006 to combine a small 'one-up, one-down' cottage with its adjoining barn. Every effort was made to do this sustainably. The house is massively insulated and all the heating is sourced by a wood-pellet boiler or, when the sun shines, UPV and solar panels. There is an electric car charging point. The spring water is laser treated.

It was furnished mainly using inherited antiques that were imported from South Africa. It contains several original oil paintings by Annabel Obholzer. The weather vane was made by the sculptor, Brian Fell, who made all but one of the 7 sculptural elements in the shared garden.

The ground floor comprises the following:

- a large kitchen/living room which, with its large round antique mulberry wood table is often used as a second living room.

- twin bedroom,

- bathroom

- hall with its large oak refectory table that opens to the private paved terrace.

A spiral staircase brings you to the first floor into:

- the living room which is open to the rafters exposing an enormous 'Queen' roof truss. This spacious room has a log burner on a massive 2m x 1.2m yorkshire stone flag and opens onto a balcony above the private terrace.

- the master bedroom (with its en suite bathroom) that contains an antique hand carved mahogany 4 poster bed.

- a twin bedroom with its en suite bathroom.

There is a z-bed available so that the cottage can comfortably accommodate 6 people if no-one wants to share the 4 poster.

Merrydale is a well-known local beauty spot and the Colne Valley circular walk goes through it (but not past Tyas Cottage). Its abundant bird life includes dippers, kingfishers, herons, sparrow hawks, badgers, foxes and deer. The millpond, river and waterfall form boundaries to the shared garden.

Tyas Lane is an ancient, cobbled pack-horse road and continues from Tyas Cottage through steep woodland to a very popular nearby pub, 'The Rose and Crown'. Wednesday night is pie night and not to be missed. Well away from roads, Tyas Cottage is a safe environment for your pets who are also welcome at 'The Rose and Crown'.

There are many walks from the cottage on open moors or in sheltered valleys. It is near the Pennine Way and Marsden Moors (National Trust). The nearest Village is Slaithwaite and this has become a popular local destination. The refurbishment of Globe mills in its centre is almost complete and it has several good restaurants, pubs, antique shops, The Handmade Bakery and the Green Valley Grocers. For those who prefer level walks, the canal walk from Slaithwaite to Marsden would be ideal.

Just outside Marsden, the Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre is well worth a visit. If pampering is on the agenda and you can tear yourselves away from the garden with its swing, sculptural pods and vessels, Titanic Spa is very nearby.

With its excellent road and rail links, it is also within easy reach of a wide range of attractions. Cities within an hour's travel include Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Sheffield, and Halifax. Perhaps slightly further are Harrogate and York.

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Tyas Cottage

Tyas Lane
Merrydale
Slaithwaite
Huddersfield
Yorkshire
HD7 5UZ


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Meet the owner

Victoria Berryman

John and I met when we were both teenagers, living in South Africa, and are now both in our seventies! We left South Africa in the 1960's during the “apartheid” era and, after studying and living in London for 6 years, moved to West Yorkshire. I wanted to go to the opera school in Manchester and John did a further degree in at Leeds university. To make it fair, we settled midway. In 1974, we stumbled upon idyllic Merrydale, where we still live. When we bought the 2 houses and 2 barns in Merrydale, there were no services, Tyas House had been burned down and what is now Tyas Cottage was totally derelict. It took us about 10 years to restore Tyas House, during which time we had our 2 sons. Then, in 2006 we began the massive restoration project of Tyas Cottage.