The Timble Cottages

Two luxury cottages in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales

Our cottages


Welcome to The Timble Cottages. Two stunning holiday cottages set in a designated  ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ in The Yorkshire Dales. Timble village is in Nidderdale and is surrounded by beautiful scenery and wonderful walks. Perfect for rest and relaxation but equally ideal for touring. There really is so much to do you won’t have enough time – that we can guarantee!

 ‘Affordable Luxury’ is our ethos in the cottages and our guests comfort is our top priority.

Our little hamlet of Timble is perfect for travelling to Harrogate, Skipton, Ilkley, Ripon and York as well as everything inbetween. We like to think we are in the middle of everywhere!

1 Bedroom Sleeps 2

The Old Dairy

A cosy comfortable detached barn conversion with beautiful oak beams and stonework. It’s most stunning feature has to be the wonderful views of the Washburn Valley, your own private terrace and large garden. In October 2017 we installed new windows and French doors which really enhance the fantastic views. The layout is open plan with a sociable lounge, dining and kitchen space combined. The property was originally a milking parlour and is all on one level.

The Courtyard

The Courtyard Cottage has just been fully re-decorated with relaxing colour schemes and beautiful accent colours. Your own pretty cottage garden is perfect after a long day touring The Yorkshire Dales to sit and relax in and catch the last of the setting sun. The building was originally a tailors workshop in the 1800’s and has an upstairs kingsize bedroom, separate kitchen and a luxurious bathroom with separate shower cubicle and a lovely deep bath. 

1 Bedroom Sleeps 2

We've done it again! In 2018, for the second year running, both cottages have been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!

Gift Certificates

A gift certificate makes a lovely present for friends and family. Ideal as a Christmas gift or for a special occasion. You can purchase in multiples of £50.

We personalise the certificate with your chosen wording and it is printed on parchment style paper, and it only takes a couple of days to issue. Please get in touch for further information.

Special offers & events

We're not currently running any special offers.

If you want to know more about our rates, look at our prices & availability or get in touch!

Food & Drink

Catering in the Cottages

Have you had a busy day sightseeing or would  you like to celebrate a special occasion in the comfort of our beautiful cottages? Why not consider my unique private dining service 'Catering in the Cottages'

My ethos is to present freshly cooked dishes whose main ingredients are sourced from local Nidderdale Yorkshire farms and producers. My menu is seasonal and I can cater for individual dietary requirements.

As I am the only cook and bottle washer, there may be the odd occasion that I cannot cook for you! Order as early as you can to avoid disappointment.

If you have visiting guests and are staying in The Courtyard we can cater for up to 4 people.

We try wherever we can to support local Yorkshire producers. The 2 course evening meal can be served to your cottage at a time to suit. The cost is £30 per head, and our current menu can be found in this section.

The service is available Monday to Thursday and on the day of your arrival  (with prior arrangement)

Main Courses

Crispy filo topped lamb
Local Yorkshire lamb shoulder, slowly braised in cumin, cinnamon and pomegranate. Served with oven roasted seasonal vegetables.

Chicken, squash and pesto lasagne
Layered with mascarpone, basil and pine nuts. Winter slaw and crusty bread.

Braised Yorkshire beef in red wine
Topped with parmesan coated potatoes. Green winter vegetables.

'MY' Fish pie (for 2)
Hearty, comforting and packed with gorgeous 'fish of the day'. Crushed minted peas.

Vegetarian Options

Baked sweet potato with lentils
Red cabbage slaw. Yogurt garnish and lemon wedges.

Miso parsnip tarte tatin
Dressed with tahini creme fraiche. Red cabbage slaw.

Leek and vegetarian Wensleydale crumble tart
Oven roasted winter vegetables.


Cranberry Panettone and butter pudding
Whipped cream or ice cream           

Baked apple and toffee crumble
Ice cream, cream or custard.

Apple, cream and spiced rye pot
Individual layers of soft apple, cream and crumbly toasted rye breadcrumbs.

Burnt butterscotch rice pudding (for 2)

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Location &
Nearby Attractions

Situated in a designated  'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty',  'The Old Dairy' and ‘The Courtyard’ are a perfect base for visiting most of North and West Yorkshire as they are surrounded by the towns of Harrogate, Skipton, Ilkley, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Thirsk and York. A short 15 minute drive will bring you onto the A65 which is the main artery to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Timble may be tiny but is wonderfully situated for reaching all the surrounding towns, villages and cities. You will probably experience great difficulty in choosing where to go and what to do but we hope the brief selection below will give you a start! 


 This beautiful Victorian spa town is an ideal base for touring North Yorkshire. Packed with monuments, stately homes, gardens, restaurants, shops, Turkish Baths and many sites of historical interest. A Yorkshire visit wouldn't be complete without a visit to Betty's tea room!

Ideal for business clients who need to travel to the conference centre and exhibition halls.


Yorkshire's 'Gateway To The Dales'. Skipton's main attraction is the street market together with the castle, excellent shopping, restaurants and traditional tea rooms.

Pateley Bridge & Nidderdale

The capital of Nidderdale, Pateley Bridge is a thriving Dale’s town with steep High Street, unique shops and quaint tea rooms. You can see more about Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale by clicking here.


Thirsk is the town of the TV Vet James Herriot and gives easy access to Heartbeat Country. Conveniently situated for travelling to the East Coast resorts of Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Bridlington.


Take the steam train from Keighley to Howarth following the route made famous by the movie 'The Railway Children'. Howarth is world famous as the home of The Bronte Sisters. Go visit the Parsonage Museum and the beautiful town.

Bolton Abbey

The Bolton Abbey Estate boasts fantastic walks through the most breathtaking countryside. Stop and have some lunch or afternoon tea in The Brasserie or The Cavendish Pavillion.


Dwarfed and surrounded by the spectacular 'Ilkley Moor' Ilkley attracts visitors from afar. The Victorian architecture as well as the historical Roman remains makes Ilkley a place not to miss. For those who appreciate the finer things in life, afternoon tea in 'Betty's' is a real must!


Ideal for travelling through on your way to the North York Moors. The City boasts a magnificent cathedral, market square, racecourse, museums, Georgian buildings and a 300 year old obelisk. It is also filled with fascinating shops and tea rooms. 


Yorkshire's capital and most famous tourist 'must'. The City boasts many attractions in addition to York Minster, museums, theatres, restaurants and historic sites. Excellent selection of 'ghost walks' and the world famous 'Jorvic Museum'.

Salts Mill & Saltaire

This magnificent former mill and the village of Saltaire have now been transformed into a world famous visitor centre. The David Hockney museum houses the largest collection of his paintings. 

It's lovely getting out and about in such a beautiful and interesting area but should you choose to stay more local you will find lots to occupy you. There are many walks and trails from your doorstep - no car needed! Perfect for gentle to the more challenging hikes. Great for cycling too - the whole area was fantastically shown off during the Tour De France a couple of years ago!

The Swinsty and Fewston reservoirs are just a 5 minute walk down Back Lane and are ideal for walking, picnics and fishing. Hopefully the above suggestions can tempt you a little!

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