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Press Coverage

Whether you believe what is read in the press or not, press coverage for your business is almost always good for business. It can often come out of the blue or you be presented with an invitation or an opportunity. Here are some of the press coverage that Cottage in the Dales has received over the last few years. 



Sunday Times : Ten of the Best Accessible Holidays (January 2020)








The large Sunday Times article was sub-titled 'Access all areas thanks to a number of intrepid pioneers, the world of accessible travel is changing fast'. It's the first time we've been called 'intrepid pioneers', but we do like it! Thank you Sunday Times Travel for featuring The Dairy as one of your 10 best accessible holidays in this article... ‘self-catering in style’ and showcasing The Dairy bedroom as a lead photo under the main heading! Just wow! We only found out about it late on the Sunday evening and luckily after an online plea, we received a few copies of it, for which we are so grateful. 

Click on the above image to read the full article. 



Case Study: LABC UK Best Inclusive Building in England & Wales 2018 (November 2018)












We are honoured and delighted that the Local Authority Building Controls (LABC) have written and published a case study on why The Dairy won the award in November for the Best Inclusive Building in England and Wales 2018.

Click on the above image to read the case study. 


VisitEngland Quality Matters: The rise of 'access for all' tourism (October 2018)


















Cottage in the Dales is honoured and delighted to be the cover feature story in the VisitEngland / AA magazine 'Quality Matters'. This B2B magazine is for all businesses accredited to VisitEngland and is aimed to advising members on ideas to improve so many elements of the tourism offering in England. The Autumn 2018 edition cover story featured Cottage in the Dales on why and how we delivered the award-winning accessible cottage, The Dairy, in an article entitled 'The rise of 'access for all' tourism'. As a result of the article we have had a number of businesses visiting/staying at The Dairy where we are happy to share our experiences to help them deliver their accessible plans - every little helps. Sorry the article and magazine is not available to share externally (hardcopy or online), but is available to guests staying at our cottages.

Click on the image above to read the full article. 



Accessible Case Study of The Dairy from Motionspot (November 2017)







Motionspot is the UK industry leader in delivering beautiful and elegant accessible accommodation using the concept of ‘universal design’ - the approach that Cottage in the Dales used to design and deliver The Dairy. Thank you to founder Ed Warner and the team for a great article and also providing such elegant, strong equipment for the wet room in The Dairy - simply stunning! We are also especially delighted that VisitEngland also use this as an accessible case study

Click the above image to read the accessible case study. 


Darlington & Stockton Times: Celebrations as disabled holiday cottage launched (September 2017)








The regional newspaper for the Yorkshire Dales, the Darlington & Stockton Times, along with Richmondshir Today did a super article for the launch of The Dairy when we had over 130 people enjoying a BBQ in the garden and a tour around The Dairy - the first tourist accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales to provide accessibility support for guests with mobility, hearing & visual requirements to the VisitEngland National Accessibility Scheme standards ... and is 5 star gold quality. If guests need the accessibility it is there, if not, then the majority just disappears. As Welcome to Yorkshire said "This new accommodation is absolutely fantastic – a great combination of accessibility, quality and style. Cottage in the Dales are setting the standard for others by providing a personalised service for guests of all abilities - and making it even easier for everyone to visit our beautiful county.”

Click on the above image to read the whole article. 



Dales Life features The Byre - Great Places to Stay (June 2017)








The summer edition of the quality free magazine 'Dales Life' is now available and contains a super 'Great Places to Stay' article of 3 accommodations including a double page feature (p 108) on The Byre, which won the best in England award. Thank you Dales Life for including us. Our cottage guests enjoy the magazine (as we do!) as inspiration for places to visit and eat.



Richmondshire Today: Bishopdale holiday cottage in line for top national award (March 2017)







Happy Birthday - The Byre is 4 years old today. Coincidentally, there is a lovely online article on Richmondshire Today about The Byre being in the final of the VisitEngland awards and the dilemma Diane has about attending the final award ceremony. Thank you to returning guests, Jill & Ian Sadler of Whitwell, Derbyshire, for being interviewed and to Paula & Mark Robinson of Guernsey for the 'story' that led to one of our newest offerings to guests.

Click on the image to read the article (and scroll down past the adverts!) to find out the additional 'story'. 



The Guardian recommends Cottage in the Dales to Stargazers. "20 of the best places to stargaze in the UK"  (February 2017)










Super clear mild night tonight to view the Dark Skies here in the Yorkshire Dales just as the Spring Equinox / Vernal Equinox happens today 20 March - so Spring is now officially here! Thanks to The Guardian newspaper who recently recommended for stargazers to stay with Cottage in the Dales to use the FREE Dark Skies package in their article '20 best places to stargaze in the UK'.

Click on the image above to read the whole article. 



The Byre is lead feature in VisitEngland 'The Laws of Luxury' (February 2016)

Cottage in the Dales is delighted that The Byre is featured as the large lead & second photo in the article ‘The Laws of Luxury’ in the VisitEngland ‘Quality Edge’ issue 22 magazine.  

Click on the image above to read the whole article, which also includes two quotes from Diane at Cottage in the Dales. The magazine from VisitEngland has the objective of ‘inspiring excellence in our tourism industry’ and so aimed at the many accommodation providers across the country. Diane was delighted to be asked to contribute and amazed to find our photos used to lead the article.


The Byre is feature article in Daily Mirror 'Getaway 2016' (January 2016)










The Daily Mirror Saturday 23 January 2018 promoted their ‘Getaway 2016’ supplement.The lead article on page 3 was as a result of a journalist visit to stay at The Byre. The article is entitled ‘Dale me in’ and also The Byre featured in their online Travel section under British Breaks ‘The glorious Yorkshire Dales really is God’s own country whatever the weather’. As the author of the article, and our guest - Jack Blanchard commented, “...our own cottage, The Byre, is surely one of the most beautiful in the Dales” and a “romantic retreat for two”. Our guests’ comments support that view and we certainly agree with Jack that “God’s Own County is grand all year round.” 

Click on the above image to be able to view or print out and read the full article. 



Cottage in the Dales in the top 5 green holiday cottages in the UK 2013 (November 2013)











Cottage in the Dales is named as one of the top 5 green self-catering holiday cottages in the UK at the prestigious Green Tourism Business Scheme Goldstar Awards 2013 held on Friday 8 November in Bristol.The awards honour the highest achievers of the last 12 months in terms of innovation, ambassadorship & cost savings. Andrea Nicholas of GTBS said "Cottage in the Dales are true ambassadors for Green Tourism & a great example for others to follow". This is a real testament to show that as a business we can deliver a high quality product and customer service, whilst still minimising the environmental impact of our business activities.

Click on the above image to read the full press release, with supporting comments from GTBS, Welcome to Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority & the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.