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Guest Book for Half Moon House Holiday Cottage in Swaledale

Half Moon House is a beautiful self-catered holiday cottage for couples, families and groups to rent in Swaledale, North Yorkshire (England – UK).

The following entries were made in the Guest Book for Half Moon House Holiday Cottage in the period 2004-2013. They record overwhelmingly positive feedback from guests across the length and breadth of the UK and from as far afield as France and South Africa.

98% Positive Feedback for Yorkshire Holiday Cottage!

125 of 130 comments are positive, 2 of 130 comments are positive with some criticism and 3 out of 130 comments are negative.

(green = positive comment / red = negative comment / amber = mixed comment)

13th April 2013 London Had a great stay as always. Buck has good pizza + the Bridge in Grinton good food. Don't park on the "Keep Clear" spot. I got a parking ticket!  
4th April 2013   Lovely stay. Warm and cosy. Super weather. Great base for looking after satellites explorer group saver D of E practice.  
29th March - 11th April 2013 Selby / Leeds Enjoyed our Easter stay, even though very cold and snowy, didn't stop us from walking, eating and drinking!! Lovely cottage, felt very relaxed and "at home". Website doesn't do it justice. Beautiful.  
28th March 2013 Wallsey, Merseyside Arrived a day late because of weather. 6ft snow drift at front door. Dug ourselves in. Enjoyed our stay. This is our 19th stay at Half Moon House. New television great. We needed it because of weather.  
8th - 15th February 2013 New Marske, York, Norwich Very enjoyable stay at this cosy, well-equipped cottage. Enjoyed long, snowy walks up Harkgrside, Fremington Edge and Longthwaite Valley. Nice dog-friendly pubs. Particularly the Kings Arms and Bridge at Grinton. Perfect location for walking and a great place to meet up and spend an enjoyable holiday with family and friends.  
4th January 2013 Redditch Great to be back as always. This is a place that gets into your blood. Cottage: superb as ever. Everything you need and so lovely and clean. Thanks Denyse and Co for making our stay so comfy. X  
10th December 2012 Leeds and Baildon. 20 years since our first stay!!! Cottage still as good as it has been for each year. Weather great for walking. Even got a bit of snow. As usual, ate too much, drank too much, but managed some lovely walks. Thanks for welcome bottles of wine. See you again next year - hopefully.  
30th Novermvber - 3rd December 2012 Breaston, Braycott, Derby Another great stay in this lovely snug house. We even had some snow! Great walking and smashing pubs - we came a little later in the year than on previous occasions - felt lovely and festive. Can't wait to be back. Thank you for the bottles of cheer to welcome us.  
23rd - 26th November 2012   Once again we have enjoyed our second visit at the Half Moon Cottage celebrating a 40th Birthday. We will return in the future.  
18th November 2012   Our 3rd visit to 1/2 moon. So lovely yo be back here. Great whi??wable cottage. Weather was fantastic. Enjoyed lovely walks from Reeth and food in local pubs. Already planning our return next year!  
28th October 2012 County Durham Amazing stay as the new Mr and Mrs Merrington @ the half moon house. Cottage is beautiful, comfortable and relaxing. Reeth is friendly and everything we could have wished for, for our honeymoon. Thanks Denyse for letting us stay. X x  
October 2012 Sheffield, Eyam Derbyshire Amazing house, warm, comfortable and well-equipped. We had a great long weekend. Lovely villag and it even snowed (just a little). Thank you.  
14th October 2012 Leeds Stayed here previously. Reported light in main bathroom not working, this was not rectified during our stay, also showers very intermittant.  
27th September 2012 Saltburn Fab cottage or walking. Great to be able to bring dogs. Lovely stay.  
22nd May 2012 Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium We had a fab short break, walked about 60km on C2C in 3 days time. Superb cottage will definitely recommend it.  
6th September 2012 Durham Had a lovely holiday, weather was very kind too. Hop we can get back some day.  
13th August 2012 Wirral Very disappointed television not working for the week of the Olympics despite contacting owners. Spoiled our stay.  
13th August 2012 Heswall This was thy second stay at thy cottage and my stay was pleasant. We made one splendid licking fire and I was cozy and comfy. Shops, pubs and even ice cream. At hoe in Reeth init lidz. Kat x  
2nd - 6th August 2012   Wonderful to be back here again. Time too short so maybe a whole week next time. Plus looking forward to being here agin at Christmas.  
July 2012   Lovely week spent here. Quirky, fun house. Eaten our own body weight in ice cream! (please update emergency contact details in house info book - we had an anxious hour-or-so but got sorted. Thanks Denyse)  
6th - 9th June 2012 Binbrook Lovely stay with lots of walks, and finished off with the marathon! Nice house. Thanks xx  
5th - 8th April 2012 Darlington Love Reeth. Love Half Moon. Brilliant weekend. Thanks xx  
26th - 30th March 2012 Wallasey, Merseyside Our 18th Stay. Improvements excellent. Another wonderful stay. We love half moon. It's like coming home.  
26th - 30th March 2012 Darby, Notts, S Yorks, Penrith Great week. Perfect weather. Unbelievable.  
14th - 19th March 2012 Middlesrough and Reading Wonderful area and cottage. Great break.  
10th - 17th February 2012 Hull Had a lovely time. The cottage is lovely and the location for everything couldn't be better.  
22nd November 2011 Redditch, Worcs Had a lovely time meeting old friends and new. Cottage as lovely as ever. Can't wait to be back again. X X :)  
9th - 12th December 2011 Leeds and Baildon 19 Years since our first stay! At too much, drank too much, stayed up too late, walked too far - had a great time! We'll be back!!  
5th December 2011   Great cottage right next to pub - fab! Lovely warm fire. Well-equipped - Defo returning. Only downfall was the attic heater was not working - as you can imagine it was freezing. Apart from that - perfect cottage.  
20th November 2011 Breaston, Draycott and Sawley, Derbys Nine years since we were last here! So much brighter and more welcoming.  
11th November 2011 - 14th November 2011 London Lovely stay at Half Moon. Good to be back in Reeth! Kids loved the attic and grown-ups loved the fire!  
5th November 2011 Abbots Langley, Herts Wicked!! Our 2nd visit to this lovely cottage. Homely and comfortable. We will be wanting to come for many years! We love Reeth and have enjoyed wonderful walks and good food at Black Bull and Reeth Bakery. Very clean and well-equipped. Thankyou.  
28th October to 2nd November 2011   Great place, lovely warm fires at night. Loved the shutters on the windows. Cosy cottage. Beer next door fantastic and all the staff in the pub next door couldn't have been more helpful. Maybe a payphone in cottage would be helpful. But we will definitelty return! Many thanks.  
21st - 28th October 2011 Middlesbrough Had a fab week. Fab weather. Thanks again for use of your wonderful cottage. X  
19th October 2011 Lubbock We had a great time. Thank you very much!  
15th October 2011 Skipton Had a fab time. Lovely house. Could do with replacing the non-stick frying pans..Would recommend and most definitely come again.  
5th September 2011 Barwick / Leeds We had a wonderful time. Cotttage well-equipped. Thank you! We will be back and recommend the cottage to friends and family. Ps. Charlotte, Suzanne and Jason do not want to go home but Ducle (the dog) certainly does not want to go home.  
16th August 2011   This was the most awesome time of my entire life. Woop Woop to half moon house! Had a gret week. Cottage is nice and homely with beautiful views. Lovely village.  
27th July 2011 Tomintoul, Scotland First visit to Reeth and loved it. Weather been very good. Nice walk into Gainton and bridge inn pub. Recommend! food in Black Bull pub and Kings arms. Aysgarth fall definitely worth going to. Also white scar caves just outside Ingleton - althogh takes a good hour to get there along very twisty roads with great views! :) Thank you!  
1st July 2011 Wiltshire Great place to walk the Dales from. Recommend Buck Hotel/CB Inn for food.  
28th April 2011 Filton, Bristol Lovely and comfy cottage. Had a great first holiday up in Reeth, visited relatives and had lovely long walks. Loved all the baby Baa lambs and river by the swing bridge. Lovely drives too. Hope to be back next year :) XX  
22nd April 2011 Wallesy, Merseyside Our 17th Stay at Half Moon House. Weather fantastic - very hot. All mod con's at Half Moon. Another wonderful stay.  
4th March 2011 - 7th March 2011 Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool Another great family reunion in beautiful swaledale. On arrival at the cottage it was nice to see the fire laid ready for lighting. Everyone arrived just in time for the cip van. Fantastic fish and chips as usual. Weather been brilliant and enjoyed horse riding at ArtileMoor riding centre. The ponies were great and the centre is very well run. Had some lovely walks and managed the walk to the pub nex door. Recommend the butchers at Leyburn, fantastic steak, and also the Black Bull - the service was very good there. Look forward to our next visit! :)  
18th February 2011 - 21st February 2011 Middlesbrough Had a great time. Rosie even had her own bed! (my bed!). I want to come back again!  
18th February 2011 - 21st February 2011 Middlesbrough Had another relaxing break in this lovely warm and comfortable cottage. Can't wait to come abck and spend a full week later in the year. 50 celebration! Thanks!  
18th December 2010 - 2nd January 2011 Redditch, Worcs Once again enjoyed our time in Half Moon House despire the water shortage! (nothing to do with the cottage, which we found to be warm, cosy and well equipped). Roll on the next time! Met some old friends and made some new ones, especially in the Black Bull!
:-) X
11th December 2010 Bedford = ) Our 3rd year and the best again. Thank you! LOL <3  
11th December 2010 Casherd, Bedfordshire Another great weekend at this house. th beds are comfy and we had a great time.  
12th - 15th November 2010 From Aberdeen to Surrey and all places in between. Annual reunion in Yorkshire of our nursing set. We all loved being in Reeth and walking from the doorstep. Comfortable warm cottage. Great weather. Enjoyed Carvery at Black Bull and meal at Bridge in Aniston. Great shops. Love Fat Sheep and Pottery Shop.  
October 23rd 2010 Sheffield Have had a great holiday. Love Reethand the "Dales" in general. Beautiful walks and scenery. Lovely warm cotttage. Thanks.  
20th August 2010 Derbyshire A very tranquil cottage and very well equipped. Could have been cleaner. Found many traces of previous occupants. Could also benefit from a better TV signal. Mattress in first floor souble is in need of replacement. Fantastic little village.  
6th August 2010 Kent Come for family birthday. Lovely little cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed every mintue.  
25th - 3st July 2010 London Great location and very well equippedplace. I'd suggest, a) A vegetable peeler, b) Small cafitiere, c) Draining rack in kitchen, d) Non-stick pan / wooden chopping board. PS. For walkers: Try to acquire Paul Hannon: Swaledale Walks. 20 Circular Routes. The Best!  
19th July 2010 Scotland and Canada Great break. Well-equipped house. However, top double bedroom was not claned - rubbish in drawers and someone elses earplugs next to the bed. Bath had not been cleaned either.  
12th July 2010 Great Brylan (?) We had a great weekend celebrating my 30th birthday. Champagne, cycling and cupcakes. And great conversation. Highly recommend the (something?) and ice cream parlour. Can't wait to come back as this lovely love and location. Thank you.  
25th June 2010 Nottingham Great location. Unfortunately the cottage was not cleaned very well. I spent the first few day cleaning. Otherwise, a good holiday.  
16th - 19th April 2010 Leamington Spa, Great Dunmow, Grimsby, Paris Lovely cottage - agree with above commend re: sofas. When we're older, probably won't manage the stairs so well. But great location!  
8th March 2010 Derby Enjoyable Holiday in a nice cottage. Could do with a few more easy chairs so that 8-9 people can sit down comfortably together.  
March 2010 Darlington Great time - nice cottage. Hopefully will return soon.  
March 2010 Bishop Auckland Great spot for a cosy weekend. Hopefully will return soon.  
March 2010 Darlington So glad we returned. Had a super time. Looking forward to the next time!  
March 2010 Teesside Great place to chill out, walks fab. Definitely be back. Thanks!  
4th - 7th March 2010 Preston, Lancashire Absolutely fabulour weekend. Reeth is beautiful and Half Moon House is perfect. Will definitely be coming back!  
March 5th - 7th 2010 Darlington, Co. Durham Wonderful location for a holiday. Definitelt one to come back to! Thanks.  
26th February 2010 - 1st March 2010 Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffeld Nice to be back at Half Moon House after an unwelcome gap of about 7 years. The house is very well equipped and the real fire was lovely and cosy. Recommend Kings Arms (very hospitable) and the fish and chip van that visits Reeth on Fridays (4:30 - 6:00-ish). Swaledale as usual was outstanding but the snow on the tops was the icing on the cake. Superb walks around Reeth, down by the river and up on Frenington edge. Hope to return.  
19th December 2009 - 2nd January 2010 Redditch Worcs A Great 2 weeks "chilling" in more ways than on, but going home feeling relaxed. Glad to be back in Reeth again meeting old friends and making new ones. Black bull as friendly as ever and nice food. Cottage very well equipped and dishwasher was a God send, especially over Christmas when Colin used every pot and pan. Weather has been very cold, but hospitality very warm. We will be back. X  
13th December 2009 Co Durham Very glad we discovered this place. Have spent a lovely weekend here. Hope to be back again.  
2nd November 2009 Bedford Another great weekend. House warm and comfortable. Thanks again.  
30th October 2009 Bedford We came last year and had a fab time and this year is again. Thank you.  
26th October 2009 Mere, Dorset Excellent value for money. Great views and walks. Amazing house. It was wonderful to come back after a day out in the Dales and just relax and feel at home. Thank you.  
4th October 2009 Durham Many thanks. Great for a weekend with friends.  
29th September 2009 Wakefield, W. Yorks. Fab Weekend. Weather Good. Walking Excellent. Food at the Bridge + Buck good.  

30th July 2009

Wallasey, Merseyside Our 16th Stay at Half Moon House. Another Great week. Improvemens wonderful.  
19th June 2009 Durham We had a great time. Good facilities. The cot would not assemble, so used travel cot. Will be back.  
20th June 2009 Darlington Fabulous week. Cottage Great. Reeth Outstanding.  
19th June 2009 Durham We had a great time. Good facilities. The cot would not assemble, so used travel cot. Will be back.  
29th March 2009 Thorpe Thewles, England Wonderful time in the cottage. Reeth is simply stunning with gorgeous views, lots to do and eat! Special. (ps, I designed the website)  
9th January 2009 Middlesbrough, England Another lovely chill out weekend. Enjoyed the open fire, and the location is great!! See you again soon!  
3rd January 2009 York, England I've had a great week in this wonderful house - definitely come again.  
19th July 2008 England Had a brilliant time. Would love to come again.  
26th July 2008 St Helens and Warrington, England

Had a great week for my Dad's 65th Birthday. Enjoyed the village. Cottage great, weather fab! Enjoy the walk to the river. All-in-all have had a lovely time.
Thanks. xxx
5th May 2008 Sheffield, England Good weekend, weather has been kind. Plenty of beer and walking. Sorry to be going home. Could do with a manual for the cooker.  
17th April 2008 Lyntham St Annes, England A wonderful week. Sorry to leave. Certain to come back.  
31st March 2008 Leeds, England Great weekend and Kings is open again. Nice kitchen if we knew how to work the cooker! Hope to be back soon.  
14th February 2008 England Thank you for a lovely relaxing weekend, we loved the coast line.  
5th January 2008 Milton Keynes, England I like the curtains in my room - Jas. My room was great for making ships! - Jo  
5th January 2008 Didsbury, Manchester, England Thank you for a lovely week - and towels and linen and dishwasher all contributed!  
5th January 2008 Wolverton, Milton Keynes, England Great house (warm!) and a restful week. Thanks : )  
25th December 2007 Sheffield, England Nice warm cottage. Good walks and pubs. Thank you!  
24th December 2007 West Midlands, England Fabulous place to stay. Very comfortable cottage. Green village as surrounding. We will be back ASAP.  
10th December 2007 Warrington, Leeds Lovely village, wonderful cottage. We really enjoyed our weekend. Liked Richmond and the Aysgarth falls. Would love to come again. Recommend the Black Bull Pub! It does get a bit chilly in the house and a telephone would be good as no signal on mobiles.  
21st July 2007 Crespieres, France Lovely comfortable week in Half Moon. Superb week in Reeth and Yorkshire Dales - this is the most beautiful place on Earth! Kids loved the forbidden corner and we all loved the wonderful walks with the fantastic scenery. Hope to be back soon.  
8th June 2007 Hull England and Beversley, England Do the people above (see review on 31st May 2007) live on the same planet as us? Shelfs?? Do they mean shelves??
We had a fantastic week and hope to have an action -replay next June. n.b. Tuesday night at Tan Hill is "serve yourself night". Luckily Janet could get the drinks. C. B. Inn fantastic - good food, value for money. Black Bull Brilliant!

31st May 2007 England Cottage warm always which was nice. Garden a big disappointment, no one fancied sitting in it. Having cleaned coal dust from washing machine, it would only wash and drain, so all clothes needed to be hand wrung. Could do with a washing basket or a bowl. Also needed to clear left over jars etc. from work top and shelfs so we could put our food somewhere. Page of contact numbers had none. Could not see a notice board on which to pin our comments so hope this will be the next best way.  
13th May 2007 England Had a great time for Gordon's Big 60th weekend!  
16th March 2007 England Lovely time had by all. Thanks Denyse.  
25th February 2007
England It was so good I didn't believe it. From Eleanor.  
22nd February 2007
Middlesbrough, England Lovely relaxing weekend. Weather good. Walks good. Very comfortable cottage. (I thought is was very classical Matthew)  
17th February 2007
Doncaster, England and Lincoln, England Good walking. Handy for pubs + shops. Weather good for February. Cottage nice and warm by end of week (could have done with a metal bucket for hot ashes)  
5th November 2006
Sheffieldm, England Good weekend, the bonfire and fireworks were brilliant. Good walks up hill! Just off to middleham castle.  
1st September 2006
Oxfordshire, England 20 years! Ha! I rule? x So does Reeth.  
1st September 2006
Oxfordshire, England A lovely place and splendid accommodation. Thank you very much!  
1st September 2006 Oxfordshire, England Another great week in this lovely house. Great pubs, show and horse riding. Thank you!  
1st September 2006 Oxfordshire, England Good place. Gonna come again.  
1st September 2006
Wantage, England Had a great time in Reeth. Lots of exercising. It was great.  
1st September 2006 Oxfordshire, England A great walk. Love the cottage and the fact that it is right next to a pub! Also some great walks as well.  
25th August 2006 Telford, England Thanks for a lovely stay, excellent company and meeting an old friend. We won't leave it another 15 years!  
1st May 2006 London, England A fantastic weekend of walking, fishing, twitching, exploring, laughing, eating and drinking and great hospitality - thank you!  
9th April 2006 Sheffield, England A very enjoyable weekend - the cottage is lovely! (shame about the weather)  
9th April 2006 Sheffield, England A lovely weekend away. Cottage superb. Would love to return in the summer.  
24th March 2006 Ferryside, West Yorkshire, England We've had an enjoyable weekend with superb accommodation.  
9th March 2006 Merseyside, England Another great week in Reeth. 15th Year. Weather very cold. Enjoyable walks and food.  
17th February 2006 Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England Fab week. Weather mixed. Good walks. Our favourite dale. Thanks doris for the cottage. Hope to come again soon.
ps - don't want to go home!!!
5th January 2006 Middlesbrough, England A lovely weekend. Enjoyed a murder mystery and a chill out. Snow tried hard but didn't get to lay!  
19th December 2005 Leeds 14th Year. Can't keep us away! Yet again a fantastic year: relaxing, eating and drinking. Gutted the kings was closed!! and still now snow!
Thank you for a wonderful stay in very, very cold conditions.
28th November 2005 Newton-le-williams, St Helens, England Lovely relaxing weekend. Cold outside but warm and cosy in the cottage. Thank you.  
11th November 2005 England A delightful cottage, perfect for our 'old college' gathering.  
4th November 2005 England It was our first time at Half Moon House. We loved it. It won't be our last.  
2nd September 2005 England We love Reeth and will be back  
2nd September 2005 England Had a great week. Reeth show was great. There is also great nightlife on reeth show night. Also great walks around, to come back to the pub.  
2nd September 2005 England A great location in the middle of the dales surrounded by countryside and right next to the pub!  
2nd September 2005 England A great place. Want to go again.  
10th July 2005 South Kensington, England A wonderful place to get away from it all, breathe fresh air and see beautiful countryside.  
10th July 2005 Hertfordhire, England I'd forgotten the rest of England is so beautiful. Cottage is just beautiful and hiking excellent.  
10th July 2005 Somerset, England Wonderful cottage, great company and walking. Many thanks.  
10th July 2005 Berkshire, England Wonderful weekend. Super company and great walking. Thanks!  
2nd may 2005 Cleveland, England Had an excellent weekend of walks in the dales amongst the wild flowers. Loved the cottage - will be back!  
25th February 2005
Merseyside, England A great week in thick snow. This is over 14th year staying at half moon house.  
20th September 2004 South Africa A beautiful springboard for walks. A delightful and well equipped cottage - super!