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“Fantastic New Cottage!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Forbidden Corner Cottages
The Forbidden Corner | Tupgill Park, Coverdale, Leyburn DL8 4TJ, England   |  
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“Fantastic New Cottage!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

This was our third stay at the Forbidden Corner, this time at the brand new Littondale cottage, and definitely our best. Cottage and three spacious bedrooms a beautiful kitchen and large lounge with two sofas and flatscreen tv.
Heating incredibly efficient in keeping the cottage cosy at all times. You have to drive to Carlton or Middleham to eat out but rumour has it a new restaurant is being converted from one of the outbuildings. Best eating spots locally were The Wensleydale Heifer, Blue Lion and Foresters Arms. Forbidden Corner was as magical as usual - we went late in the afternoon and literally had the place to ourselves which made the visit even more exciting. We have also previously stayed at the romantic and charming Coverdale and the more functional Nidderdale properties. Small points for improvement are some cushions on the sofas, shelves in the showers and some normal drinking glasses. The kind of place so good that you hesitate to write a review in case it gets fully booked for next year when we will definitely return!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leom76, Consultant at The Forbidden Corner Cottages, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Guest

Many thanks for the Review. I am really pleased you enjoyed the visit to us and yes the under floor heating makes a real difference especially in the winter months.

Point taken on the "upgrades” needed .... We have a meeting next week for our yearly inspections and Maintenance which are done in January because it’s quiet and we can work away without disturbance. I will add the points onto the list. Well spotted.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.


Many Thanks

The Forbidden Corner Team.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Very pretty holiday cottage in the grounds of Tupgill park with the forbidden corner attraction right next to it. The prices are good for such a big cottage but I disagree with other reviewers about the cottage being spotless (clean yes but not spotless, the carpet in the hall and kitchen diner is much as you would expect in family and pet friendly accommodation) or well equipped (bring a supply of tea towels, a decent peeler if you use one and anything beyond basic kitchen utensils you might use, the cooker is very slow! There is a washer but no line (I appreciate visitors might want to be greeted by my smalls drying) so a clothes horse would be useful). Like previous reviewers I quite enjoyed the sounds of people having fun in the background but there is a door or gate that bangs a lot near the bedrooms so a siesta is out of the question. Watch out for the peeping tom skeleton outside the master bedroom! The wildlife is lovely with lots of birds including a substantial murder of crows and a few tawny owls, lots of rabbits too. After hours the fish pond is still accessible and makes a good picnic spot. Wandering the estate is allowed and it's an easy walk to the Moor. This is bridleway so cyclists can get to Middleham or across the Moor without taking the road should they prefer. The whole estate is beautifully kept and neat. Probably the best cottage I've stayed in but not suited to those seeking seclusion obviously. Loads to do and with a bike you could easily go out everyday without needing the car - there's Middleham castle, Jervaulx abbey, West Burton falls, Aysgarth falls, the Moor and of course the forbidden corner.

Stayed August 2013
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leom76, Consultant at The Forbidden Corner Cottages, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Hi

Many thanks for taking the time to review the Forbidden Corner Cottages. There are some really good comments and I thank you for that.

The gate you refered to was next to this accommodation and we have ordered a turnstile instead so this will mean the gate banging a thing of the past!

The washer is actually a dryer as well we replaced this a as people requested a qick drying solution.

Many Thanks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I stayed at the Swaledale cottage in the Spring Bank holiday, with my daughter, parents and dog and we all had a fantastic time. The cottage was very clean, well equipped and set in a lovely location. The Forbidden Corner was a wonderful and unusual day out and when you stay in the cottage you receive complimentary tickets, which enables you to choose the day you would like to go, which helps in respect of the weather. Apart from the Forbidden Corner, there are many other attractions, such as Hazel Brown farm, which has a range of activities (and 12 adorable Labrador puppies to see). The the area itself is one of the most beautiful I have ever stayed in and would highly recommend it for either a family or couple.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leom76, Consultant at The Forbidden Corner Cottages, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to do a review WE REALLY APPRECIATE THIS.. I am so glad you had a good stay with us and enjoyed The Forbidden Corner.

We hope to see you again soon.
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York, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We spent 3 nights in the lovely 2 bed Nidderdale apartment. It is small but perfectly lovely. It had a small dining kitchen, a small lounge and two beds. One with bunks ( which the kids loved) and a nice double. The cottage also had a shower room. It was beautifully clean, nicely furnished and well equipped. We were lucky enough to have 4 gloriously sunny days so it was a shame we had no outdoor area to sit and eat meals. The forbidden corner is quite literally on the doorstep so it was great to explore the attraction and the views are simply stunning from the attraction itself. We would definately return here. The cottages are a little isolated. There is no shop/pub/eating place (for evening meals) within walking distance. The cafe at the forbidden corner was poor in our view - and it would be lovely if they offered nice food with a glass of wine early evening.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Me and my partner stayed in the Coverdale Cottage for 3 nights last week and had an amazing time. The cottage was perfectly clean, cozy, comfortable and very well decorated. We had everything we needed, and lots of room. The staff were very helpful and friendly, we were well looked after. Being able to book for either 3,4 or 7 nights offers great flexibility. There's lots of things to do in the local area and some fab restaurants, our favourite was The Blue Lion in East Witton. I'd definitely recommend the cottages, we'll certainly be booking another stay there this year. We couldn't have been more pleased!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leom76, consultant at The Forbidden Corner Cottages, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Many thanks for your review on Coverdale Cottage at At the Forbidden Corner.

I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage clean and tidy.

We look forward in seeing you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to the forbidden corners lovely cottages.We have stayed in two different ones and both are really lovely.They are so cosy and feel like home.We shall definitely be back next year.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leom76, Consultant at The Forbidden Corner Cottages, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Many thanks for taking your time to review the accommodation.

We really appreciate all reviews on the accommodation and look forward to seeing you for the hat trick!!!

All the best


Leo
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Just returned from 2 nights in the 'Nidderdale Apartment'. I honestly can't rave enough about this place. But i'm going to try break it down! I travelled with my partner and my 3 year old toddler.
Location: Around 3 miles from the lovely village of Middleham and 20 minutes (ish) away from Masham, its a really lovely place to stay to explore the area. It's also within the ground of The Forbidden Corner, yet set back enough to be away from the noise, but you can hear children's shrieks after midday when it open but its a delight to hear and fills you with anticipation.

Cottage: EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN! Really they are, spotless. Set out lovely, well kept and done to a high standard. We had a double and a bunk bed room, a bathroom with shower, kitchen diner and living room. Entrance is stone floored with a shoe rack and coat hanger, cupboard which holds an ironing board, iron and hoover, leads to a kitchen with table to seat four, brand new appliances including washer! Living room had a small flat screen with dvd player, freeview included (which came in handy once toddler was in bed), seating for four again, there were a few books and some domino's which gave toddler something to do while we unpacked. Bedrooms were clean, bedding was lovely, plenty of wardrobe and draw space. Bathroom was again spotless with 2 mirrors a FABULOUS shower. A lovely comfortable spot to rest your head after a busy day in the Dales!

The Forbidden Corner: This place is worth a visit in its own right. I am not going to spoil it but it really is 'The Strangest Place in the world'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Kept both me and my partner and my toddler entertained for hours.

Service: All the staff are welcoming and carry a huge smile. No complaints.

Overall: I will be booking again for next year, as i can imagine this place evolving and being a new favourite spot for me and my family. Would definitely recommend.

Well Done Forbidden Corner, a perfect stay in a perfect location.

Room Tip: Our cottage didn't included a microwave so if you have young children take a bottle warmer. I di...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leom76, Consultant at The Forbidden Corner Cottages, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Many Many thanks for taking the time to give a review on the Nidderdale apartment. I am so pleased that you had a good stay with us .

We are constently trying to invest and mprove on what we have so your comments are very welcoming.

We should be ready to take bookings online in January so book early to avoid dissapointment. Alternativly you can call The Forbidden Corner to book your next stay.

We look forward to seeing you again.
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Address: The Forbidden Corner | Tupgill Park, Coverdale, Leyburn DL8 4TJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Leyburn
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Leyburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Description: Tupgill Park is proud to announce it has four properties available to rent. Short Breaks and week breaks available.The Forbidden Corner Cottages are an Ideal Place to stay and expolore the Yorkshire dales for family days out or couples looking to get away from it all and maybe do some walking or cycling.Every stay includes a free ticket for everyone to visit the forbidden corner during the time they are staying with us. We also have a cafe and gift shop that is open during normal opening hours for a delicious sandwich or that little memory of there stay.3 of our propertys are dog friendly.*** Now Open*** The Saddle Room Restaurant is adjacent to all accommodation and is managing the property's. ... more   less 
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