Guest comments


‘Brilliant & welcoming to come back to after long walks, really well equipped, high quality accommodation, We are proud to be the very first people to stay’.


‘Thank you for our wonderful stay, accommodation was excellent & exceptionally well equipped. Dot & Brian made us very welcome in their cottage and were most helpful, look forward to our next stay here’.


‘We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Brystone,the accommodation is excellent and we wanted for nothing, well done to Dot & Brian for completing a fantastic holiday house’.


‘We had a fab holiday in this wonderfully well equipped house, plenty of space for all and absolutely everything we could want- all to a really high standard, beautiful situation and Dot & Brian are so thoughtful, perfect  stay’.


‘Excellent cottage for family stay, warm & sunny in wild weather, Tan Hill good beer, scenery  spectacular, especially waterfalls’.


‘Marvellous !  Had a lovely lazy week in this warm cosy cottage, Four seasons in one week, just the excuse for doing nothing ! Very friendly owners, good luck in your  venture !


‘We’ve had an amazing week in this beautiful cottage, so well equipped even the stuff we brought with us was already here, We have so enjoyed our walks on Dot & Brian’s land, up towards Great Shunner fell & local forces (water falls). We  will be back ! !’


Brystone is a beautiful cottage in a stunning setting with every possible creative comfort, squeaky clean and with boutique hotel style. The downstairs shower room is an absolute triumph. Thank you for having us and for all the helpful and friendly chats,Dot! Happy lambing-god bless you!


Thank you for helping us have such a great holiday in this beautiful house, It has accommodated us for anything we could possibly need, In a lovely house in a stunning setting, Thank you for all your kindness to us, particualary your advice re Tan Hill walk !We’ve had such a lovely time and will be back.


Thank you Dot & Brian for a lovely holiday, The cottage is fabulous with everything we needed & with lots of lovely touches, Spotlessly clean!! Well done!!


Thank you Dot & Brian for a lovely week in your beautiful cottage. We have enjoyed every minute & thanks for letting us feed the lambs, we will be back!


Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage, we have really enjoyed ourselves in beautiful surroundings! superb cottage would recommend to anyone!


Thank you Dot & Brian, Brystone is a wonderful retreat so well thought out & beautifully clean, we only wish we could have stayed longer!


Wonderful holiday that included haymaking with Dot & Brian, Fantastic house that provides for every thing, the weather equalled anything Ethiopia can deliver, certainly will be back.


All superlatives already mentioned- superb cottage- absolute luxury. Dot & Brian are wonderful hosts-friendly + so helpful. we’ve had a fantastic relaxing week. Thank you!!


We’ve had a lovely week in the Dales, this house has everything, perfect location!!! it was a major effort to leave, we all love it.


Brystone is a lovely cottage & is wonderfully equipped. We wanted for nothing! Thank you to Dot & Brian for being very welcoming. We shall return.


Brystone is the best holiday home we’ve ever had. Thank you Dot for such a beautiful & so comfortable home. We love Swaledale so much we want to return. Will miss the lovely sheep.


This has been an excellent stay in an exquisite cottage. such a tastefully decorated home making our stay very comfortable. We very much enjoyed Brystone & the village ,amazing walks. Dot & Brian thank you for this amazing few days!


Fantastic property-just perfect! Good meal at Farmers Arms. Lots of excellent cycle rides & walks from the door.

Classy house & beautiful surroundings. Loved it all.


A superb holiday cottage in every way-perfect!


An excellent house perfect in every way, best family retreat, walks, rides out and magical weather, sun & snow. we cannot wait to return! Thank you Dot & Brian, a fantastic holiday.


Visit number 2, A wonderful week at Brystone! Superb comfort as always,the kids enjoyed the games & walks up the hills, great visits to Aysgarth, Hawes & white scar caves.Dot & Brian are so helpful & kind making it more like a home than holiday cottage! Thanks –


What a week, we had snow, rain, sleet & sunshine,but the welcome from Dot & Brian was wonderful, the cottage is exceptionally well equipped, the weather didn’t stop us doing some fabulous walks, one of which took us by the river to Muker, lunch in the farmers arms was excellent, as was the climbs up the hill to Tan Hill. An amazing week, full of everything we hoped and more. A true Yorkshire week & welcome.Thanks Dot & Brian it was fabulous!


Warm friendly welcome – Beautiful cottage -Fabulous holiday!!


A very enjoyable week of walks, lovely hosts!


Excellent cottage, every comfort well equipped & spotless. Best of all the views here. Dot & Brian lovely people.


Fabulous in everyway! Even the weather was perfect, Thank you both!


Absolutely brilliant-again!


Splendid cottage & brilliant hosts, Thank you.


We’ve had a lovely time here and really enjoyed the luxurious yet so cosy house! Thank you!


Fabulous yet again, Thank you for a lovely holiday, Tom enjoyed his birthday here and we were all sad to leave once again, we will be back though, well done Dot & Brian, all our love always xxxx


We had a great time again, just went much to quickly. Watching the electric storm last night was amazing! Thanks for every thing, we will see you again.


Absolutely beautiful place! The house is gorgeous and the surrounding areas are stunning, we had the most wonderful week & will be back!


Perfect house, perfect location, Thank you for letting us stay! Hope to be back soon + explore the area a little more. x


5 star! Fantastic stay, hope to be back next year.


It really has been lovely to be so close to nature this week, we’ve had such a relaxing time in your wonderful accommodation, we’ll be back, Thank you.


What a beautiful cottage you have, weather has not been on our side but have had a lovely Christmas in such a lovely village, Dot makes you feel so welcome, Thank you.


The best ever, Thank you so much. x


One of the best cottages we have stayed in, we couldn’t have asked for more! Dot, you made us feel so welcome, thank you!


We loved the cottage and our stay here! Thanks for being so welcoming.


Thanks Dot & Brian, our 2nd visit was as perfect as the first- the cottage, the welcome, the weather, the relaxation-perfect week. see you next year if not sooner! xxx


Thank you for such a wonderful time, The cottage has everything we could possibly ask for, Dot is a warm & welcoming host and the scenery was amazing-will definitely be visiting again. xxx


Another good walking week, Thanks for looking after us.


Thanks for all your kindness and attention to detail within the house. Pity we can’t order summer sunshine- still a beautiful area Enjoy!


Thank you for our lovely stay in Yorkshire, the cottage was wonderful & we were very fortunate for the great weather, thank you to Dot for being very kind to us, we definitely recommend swimming by the waterfall down the road, we will be back.


Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your amazing cottage. We have been wowed from the moment we stepped into Brystone  cottage, The cottage is immaculate and beautifully kept with everything you could possibly need. We have both enjoyed some great walks (on the door step)with stunning landscapes, had a tremendous time & hope to be back soon.


We’ve had a lovely week in the dales, This house has everything! We all love it.


Excellent house-very comfortable & well equipped, beautiful area, wonderful views, the area is very pretty with lovely walks- Muker & back is recommended- we will certainly return to enjoy the peace & quiet in comfort, ps. do look at the stars-amazing

New Year 2016

Fantastic again.

Feb/March 2017

A beautiful stay, with such a warm welcome from the second we arrived- nothing was to much trouble, Thank you so much, see you again! x

8th-15th April 2017

We had a lovely time here, your cottage is perfect, with every detail. such a warm welcome! see you soon!

6th -13th May 2017

It gets harder to leave each time we come to Yorkshire and this cottage hasn’t helped! Its beautiful, thank you to Dot for the very warm welcome and goodies xxx

May 2017

We have had a lovely holiday week, thank you very much hope to see you again!

August 2017

Excellent holiday week here, beautiful landscape, great walks all round, great cottage with everything you need, nice warm welcome from Dot,
Thank you!

August 2017

Another wonderful week in this cottage, Thank you.

August 2017

What a beautiful house and how wonderful to be away from everything, weather has been amazing, we done local walks along the Swale and cycled across the top from Tan Hill to Reeth, Road to Hawes is stunning, Never been in a holiday home with such a clean oven!! Thank you its been lovely, we’ll be back!!

9- 16th Sept 2017

Superb accommodation, so peaceful, relaxing, stunning scenery across Swaledale and beyond, despite the changeable weather we still enjoyed everyday, What a fantastic welcome, Thanks for the hamper-especially the fruit cake! we hope to be back.

17th -23rd Sept 2017

Fantastic time spent in such a wonderful clean cottage in such beautiful surroundings.

23rd -30th sept 2017

Don’t want to go home-so peaceful and beautiful here, lovely cottage, there isn’t nothing Dot hasn’t thought of! Cake was triumph-got us through two big walks!! Thankyou lovely x

21- 28th Oct 2017

A fantastic restful stay in this lovely cottage, lots of walks and fresh air, even managed Ingleborough, cottage is the best we’ve stayed in, hope to return for a third visit! Thanks Dot.

28th Oct 2017

Our third stay, A week of dry weather-sun wind & Mist, lovely walks as usual a relaxing stay in this beautiful part of the world, Thanks to Dot and Brian for this cosy cottage.