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Settle 4 miles; Malham 4 miles; Skipton 12 miles.
Long Preston is an attractive Yorkshire Dales village in Malhamdale, twelve miles from Skipton (popularly known as the 'Gateway to the Dales'), four miles from Settle. To the north, the landscape rises to the fells, moors and picturesque valleys of the Dales; to the south are the wetlands of the Ribble Valley which, in turn, sweep upward to the magnificent wilderness of Bowland. The village benefits from several large, tree lined, village greens, with footpaths leading direct to the surrounding hills, and it also boasts two excellent pubs with first rate cuisine. The railway station on the edge of the village provides access to the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway line which crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. Nearby Settle is a bustling market town with a weekly market, the centre being dominated by the Shambles, an historic 3-storey building with shops on two levels and houses above, and the Town Hall. There is a good selection of restaurants and pubs and a public swimming pool.
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A delightful semi-detached stone-built Dales cottage, offering charming upside down accommodation on a quiet lane in the peaceful village of Long Preston. This cosy Dales village cottage offers outstanding views of the surrounding countryside, and is set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This Long Preston cottage is comfortably furnished and retains many defining features of a Dales cottage, such as an open fire. Outside the French doors is a furnished patio leading to a generously-sized lawned garden. There are many pleasant walks from the doorstep of this Long Preston cottage, and the area provides outstanding opportunities for cycling and mountain biking, while access to the Settle to Carlisle Railway is just 1 mile away. The two local village pubs, one of which won CAMRA’s ‘Pub of the Year 2010’ award, serving fine ales and good food, are just a two-minute walk away and the railway station is just five minutes. Nearby attractions include the Falconry Centre, the four-day market at Skipton, Skipton Castle, the Three Peaks and the Settle to Carlisle Railway line. With the Dales and the Lakes both within easy touring distance, this Long Preston cottage makes a superb holiday destination, any time of the year.
One spacious ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, accessed from 1st floor living area via an open staircase. First floor open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
Gas central heating with open fire in living area. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD, books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for one car next to the cottage, additional off road parking available. Garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs and village green 3 mins walk. Note: This property is accessed by external stone steps to the garden and then by door into the first floor living room. Note: Cottage is approx 40m from A65, some road noise may be heard when in the garden.
Previous visitors' comments about Carn Cottage:
Great location and great cottage. Fantastic owner who is at hand to help whenever needed.
Mr Hutchinson, Middlesbrough, December 2012
We had a brilliant week. The cottage was lovely, the village pub was great, the owner was incredibly nice and helpful and we loved every minute despite the weather!
Dr Kettle, Edinburgh, December 2012
The owner was so friendly. The cottage was great, very snug and was a great place to relax in and spend time together. We drove to Settle which was only down the road.
Mrs Mistry-jones, Ashton-under-Lyne, August 2012
Warm welcome from friendly and helpful host. Excellent little cottage for two.
Mrs Heath, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, July 2012