What our guests have written about us


The Summer Palace



Lovely cottage. Very friendly & helpful hosts. Good walk from Jervaulx Abbey . Visit to Aysgarth great - in full flow after all the rain. Great place to explore from. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs S. Cheshire. 16/11/15


Great location for a really enjoyable stay. 

Miss R. Norfolk. 24/10/15.



Mr & Mrs H. Chorley. 17/10/15


Peaceful & great views in a quiet setting. Cottage lovely & clean. Weather mostly dry to see the lovely autumn colours. 

Miss W. Chorley. 3/10/15


We have had a lovely time in the Dales enjoying day after day of exceptionally clear, still weather with blue skies and warm sunshine. The Summer Palace has proved to be a wonderful place in which to stay with its rural yet convenient setting, its fascinatingly and productive veggie garden & orchard and, of course, its friendly hosts Rodger & Hilary to whom we express our grateful appreciation. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs H. Queensland, Australia. 28/9/15


A beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting. Lots to explore - couldn't do all of it, need to come again.

Mr & Mrs S. Bristol. 29/8/15


Thanks for making us so welcome. Lovely cottage - great location - great holiday - smashing hosts.

Mr & Mrs M. Sutton Coldfield. 22/8/15


Super holiday from start to finish. Lovely hosts & cottage - the weather was great too. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs W. Berwick on Tweed. 8/8/15


Our first visit to Yorkshire, we have enjoyed the stunning scenery. Lovely & peaceful place, very comfy & well equipped cottage. We will have to come back & bring the sun with us.

Mr & Mrs E. Berkshire. 18/7/15


Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Middleham. Arrived to hear the sound of a cricket match in the next field & woke each morning to the sound of sheep baa-ing. The lovely sounds of lovely Yorkshire.

Mr & Mrs E. Wiltshire. 11/7/15


Brilliant cottage, location & hosts. Loved every minute of our weeks stay. Will miss the lovely views & animals. Rodger & Hilary have been helpful recommending places to visit & eat. Would definitely recommend. Hope to come again.

Mr & Mrs H. Sussex. 4/7/15


Thank you for your help, especially with ideas of where to go & with the washing. I’ll miss the lovely peaceful view of sheep against the distant hills. The Summer Palace was really comfortable & supplied everything we needed. We won’t be back, but our stay here will be a treasured memory.

Mr & Mrs P. W.Australia. 27/6/15


They say the sun makes a holiday, but we think the Summer Palace makes a better holiday. We had a superb stay in this lovely cottage, from the welcome from Rodger & Hilary to the comfortable accommodation. This is one of the best we have stayed in & we hope to come again. 

Mr & Mrs W. Nottinghamshire. 20/6/15


Perfect cottage is such beautiful countryside. Enjoyed walking around the picturesque villages and the waterfalls were amazing especially at West Burton. Thank you Hilary & Rodger.

Mr & Mrs B. Lancashire. 30/5/15


Have visited the Dales many times but this cottage is something special. Lovely setting & cottage well equipped. Plenty to see, do & eat!

Mr & Mrs C. Essex 23/5/15


This was our first time in the Yorkshire Dales & certainly won’t be the last. Thank you for a great week Rodger & Hilary and for your help.

Mr & Mrs S. Essex. 16/5/15


First time in Yorkshire. Absolutely loved it. Lovely views, friendly people, nothing too much trouble. Would definitely come again but need more than a week. Thank you Rodger & Hilary.

Mr & Mrs C. Devon. 2/5/15


Helpful welcome much appreciated. Very comfortable well equipped cottage. Splendid view over open countryside. Thank you.

Mr R. Staffordshire. 25/4/15


Perfect cottage in a perfect setting. Perfect weather. Everything was above & beyond! Thank you for making us so welcome.

Mr & Mrs C. Brighton. 18/4/15


A wonderful week of ‘R&R’ and a big thank you to Rodger & Hilary. A super spot in ‘Gods own country’

Mr V. West Sussex. 11/4/15


What a beautiful setting to have a home, the cottage is delightful, we are in love with the wood burner- Thank you.

Mr & Mrs H. Middlesborough. 14/3/15


We've stayed in a few cottages but this is one of the best. Thanks, enjoyed some lovely walks especially in the snow!

Mr & Mrs F. Scarborough. 28/2/15


Fabulous 3 day break - not long enough though & we will definitely be back.

Mr & Mrs B. York. 21/2/15


A comfortable & cosy cottage to enhance our stay in our favourite part of England. Thank you!

Mr & Mrs L. Cambridgeshire. 14/2/15


Fantastic break. Everything about this place is amazing. Returning home a lot more relaxed than when we arrived. Thanks, the cottage is beautiful.

Mr & Mrs D. London. 7/2/15


Perfect. Even the weather. Thank you Rodger & Hilary.

Mr & Mrs K. Derbyshire. 31/1/15


The perfect retreat to get away from it all!

Mr & Mrs D. Leeds. New Year 2014.


Thoroughly enjoyable week in the Dales. Wonderful walking & good weather. We really enjoyed our stay in the cosy cottage - thank you for the Christmas decorations, made it a perfect Christmas for us. Loved the wood burner.

Mr & Mrs H. Hampshire. Christmas 2014.


Wonderful place to escape the world! Really enjoyed the Summer Palace and loved the walk to Jervaulx Abbey we were recommended. Many thanks

Miss A. Harrogate. 19/12/14


Cottage was very nice, village & surrounding area is lovely. Couldn't have asked for a better relaxing weekend. Thank you.

Mr B. Tyne & Wear. 21/11/14


Our first experience of a cottage break and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The Summer Palace is a wonderful base to have to explore the Dales. Thank you Hilary & Rodger. Sad to be leaving.

Mr & Mrs E. Norfolk. 26/10/14


The Summer Palace has been a delightful base for our holiday in the Dales. The weather has been really kind to us and we've had a thoroughly enjoyable week. Many thanks.

Mr & Mrs H. Cambridgeshire. 11/10/14


Brilliant first holiday in Yorkshire. Wholly enjoyable from the warm welcome to sad good bye. Huge thanks for such a great week.

Mr & Mrs C. Norwich. 1/10/14


Rodger & Hilary gave us a very warm welcome. Very comfortable accommodation and wonderful surroundings. Beautiful town especially seeing the race horses every morning returning from the gallops, PLUS MUCH MORE

Mr & Mrs C. East Yorkshire. 30/8/14


Cottage and surroundings superb [Heaven on earth] Been here & there, plenty food [too much] Drink, hic!Done this & that, weather was good to us. [Wouldn’t be too hard coming from Scotland] Thanks to Rodger / Hilary for the warm welcome.

Mr & Mrs B. Scotland. 23/8/14


Beautiful cottage in a lovely village. Ideal location for exploring the Dales. Thank you for the warm welcome.

Mr & Mrs D. Wales. 16/8/14


Thanks to Rodger & Hilary for the warm welcome. Lovely cottage in a very good area for the Dales. It was our first visit to the area & hopefully not the last. We hope to come back to the cottage in the future.

Mr & Mrs W. Essex. 9/8/14


Lovely cottage, good base for all our trips out. First visit to Yorkshire, sure we will come again.

Mr & Mrs H. Hampshire. 2/8/14


Thanks to Rodger, Hilary & the girls for a warm welcome. We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. This was our first visit to Yorkshire and the scenery is stunning, we hope to return.

Mr & Mrs M. Co Antrim. 12/7/14


Hilary & Rodger, we had a superb stay. Everywhere we ate was good and reasonably priced. The Dales were fantastic [lots of photos]

Mr & Mrs C. Lincolnshire. 16/6/14


This was our first stay but won’t be our last. Wonderful place to stay and visit lots of places. Especially enjoyed The Herriot museum in Thirsk. The Wensleydale Heiffer is a wonderful place to eat for a special occasion - also good food at Fairhursts Bistro and Black Bull. Thank you Rodger & Hilary

Mr & Mrs T. Essex. 26/5/14


4 day break. Many thanks for the warm welcome and lovely relaxing break, hope to be back soon.

Mr & Mrs J. North Wales. 12/5/14