Tyas Cottage is a combined cottage and barn and one of three properties within a secluded hamlet in Merrydale, near Slaithwaite and Marsden. It is less than 10km from Huddersfield and 14km from Halifax. The other two houses in Merrydale are in permanent occupation. It was here, in the late sixteen hundreds, that the first water powered mill in the Colne Valley was built.
As you can see on the aerial photograph, the hamlet is surrounded by woodland and fields. Deer live in the woods, and are occasionally seen in the early mornings. Our nearest village, Slaithwaite, is only about a twenty five minutes walk away.
Secluded within Merrydale, a sheltered valley, Tyas Cottage is accessed via an ancient, cobbled pack horse road. The abundant natural birdlife of this local beauty spot includes kingfishers, herons and sparrow hawks.
The quality of the furnishings, mainly antiques, can be appreciated from the photos. Tyas Cottage is assessed as being 5 star by Visit England and is Grade 2 listed by the local authority for its historic and architectural value.
As it has solar panels, wood pellet heating, spring water and massive insulation it is an entirely carbon neutral house.