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Tall Trees Cottage is currently the home of Ryan Stocks who rents it from owner Marlon Dingle.


Tall Trees Cottage was named due to the row of tall trees behind it. It is just outside the main village. These days, Tall Trees is seen as the abode of bumbling Marlon Dingle. However it wasn't always like this, as is with any iconic location.

Tall Trees was introduced as the home and property of pensioner Noreen Bell, who had become good friends with Val Lambert.

In July 2006, Noreen was one of the fatalities of the gas explosion at the Kings River Show-home, and thus her home became unoccupied and had no owner. Noreen left her money to Val in her will, while her home went up for sale.

Married couple Marlon Dingle and Donna Windsor-Dingle purchased the house in 2007, hoping to raise their family there. However, their separation and divorce in 2009 put an end to those plans.

Over the years, many residents have come and gone, but Marlon has remained a constant mainstay of Tall Trees. Notable residents include Marlon's second wife, the aforementioned Donna, as well as Marlon's troublesome brother Eli, Marlon's third wife Laurel, Marlon and Donna's daughter April and Marlon's friend Lizzie Lakely.

When Marlon and his girlfriend Rhona Goskirk decided to move in together in 2021, Rhona insisted they would live at her home, Smithy Cottage, therefore Marlon put Tall Trees up for rent.

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It is theorised by viewers that Tall Trees Cottage is the remainder of Demdyke Row which was partially destroyed in the plane crash in 1993. Only two thirds of the houses down Demdyke Row were destroyed by wreckage. In 1998 when the purpose-built set was built the production team built what was to later be known in the show as Tall Trees Cottage where Marlon Dingle has lived for many years. Hints towards this Tall Trees being part of Demdyke Row include that it is of similar position, looks and at the top of an incline and is located a bit separate from the main village just like Demdyke Row. In 2011 Marlon and Rhona Goskirk suggested "Demdyke" as a name for their unborn baby after the place it was conceived which was Tall Trees Cottages, indicating the cottage is in the sub parish of Demdyke in Emmerdale.

However, this is strongly denied by the Emmerdale archivist and a crew member. After much of Demdyke Row was destroyed by the air disaster, the remainder was very likely demolished. And Demdyke Row also appeared to be at the opposite end of the village to Tall Trees Cottage. However, there was 2 cottages at the bottom of the "Demdyke Row" incline, which Tall Trees seems to be modelled on.