More about the cottage

Superior and Distinctive Holiday Accommodation

The whole ethos behind Tryst Cottage is for you to have an unsurpassed relaxing, chilled and trouble free holiday. If you wish, you can park your car and put the car keys in a drawer until it is time to (reluctantly) go home: we have guests and families stay who have an excellent holiday without a car.

Picture yourself at the end of a tremendous day out in the vibrant Yorkshire fresh air, relaxing on the  comfortable leather sofa or armchair in front of the dancing flames of the log burner whilst you reflect on your day. The logs are provided for you - who would want to use up precious time on unnecessary shopping during their holiday?

You may be watching one of the many films provided for you, be enjoying your favourite music played via the five point surround sound system, or enjoying the company of good friends or family.

If you are staying in the summer months you may wish to relax outside either using the teak garden furniture and umbrella on the raised mezzanine deck, or  cook on the distinctive barbecue whilst seated on the functional benches on the lower deck. An array of solar lighting will provide illumination for you to sit out as late as you wish on the warmest evenings, and the movement sensor light will aid your safe journey down the steps from the mezzanine deck. 

At Tryst Cottage you will find the perfect balance between the all essential modern comforts and conveniences, such as the argon gas energy efficient double glazing, SMART HD TVs and the attractive and fascinating character features of a distinctive stone cottage. Attention to detail is of paramount importance to us, so that you have a first rate holiday. The kitchen has extra dishes and cutlery so that you don't need to be waiting for the dishwasher to run. There is a vegetable streamer, various kitchen tools and chopping boards, a good selection of Pyrex and casserole dishes as well as a range of different sized pans. You will even find  plastic picnic dishes for you to use on a day away from the cottage.  

A new Rangmaster Cooker was fitted in 2020. Together with the microwave oven and Slo-cooker, you will be able to cook a full meal, bake a cake, or reheat a ready meal or takeaway.

Upstairs you will find large duvets and plenty of pillows and cushons on all the beds. I always ensure that the bed linen is high count percale and compliments the style of the bedrooms. I have provided spare pillows eg anti allergy, made from different materials in the ottoman on the landing, along with some other things to ensure a good nights' sleep. Each bedroom has a range of lighting so you can alter the mood accordingly.

You can tailor your holiday to be a perfect romantic break, a tremendous family holiday or a great place to stay with freinds.

If your preferred holiday does not involve much cooking, Tryst Cottage is perfectly located for you to stroll around the village whilst you chose which pub or teashop you will try out.

We have provided a comprehensive selection of books and information regarding local walks for you to try out - or take a different route to a favourite place. You will also find maps which we leave for our guests to use during their stay.

If you want to visit country houses, museums, gift shops, breweries, see birds of prey fly, and much, much more, we have an abundance of suggestions for you in the cottage, and the tourist information centre (open daily) is only around the corner.   

History of Tryst Cottage

I hope you take a few minutes to step back in time once you are settled at the cottage and consider the noteworthy events in the 270 years of history that Tryst Cottage has existed through. Imagine yourself living in bygone days, when the pace of life was slower and more time was spent outdoors. Your food was sourced locally and produced using traditional methods. Consider what it was like when everyone in the area lived in stone cottages.

 From our research, originally Tryst Cottage was one of a row of buildings which were used to house animals and farmers who were on the essential lifeline route between the railway (Ingleton railway station was situated where the Tourist Information Centre, library and community centre are now) and the Hawes Rd.

Numbers one and two were the original coach house, with 3 and 4 used for accommodation. It would appear that Tryst Cottage contained the hayloft and you will see distinctive markings in the original beams which run through the cottage both upstairs and downstairs which support this hypothesis. There is a book in the cottage about the history of Ingleton written by a local historian if you would like to read more during your stay.