Gilchrist House

Settle, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 18413)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A beautiful stone-built, four storey terraced cottage in a fantastic location overlooking the River Ribble, just a short walk from the market place in the Dales town of Settle.

With lovely views of the river and across to Pen-y-ghent, this Settle cottage is a real delight.

Fully renovated and individually styled to provide a first-class holiday home very much in keeping with the long history of the building.

Thoughtfully developed and designed to accommodate guests in luxurious style, this cottage is really one not to be missed.

Boasting a warm and cosy sitting room with feature fireplace and welcoming open fire, the cottage also offers a separate dining room, again with cosy open fire, and a modern well-equipped kitchen with access to the rear courtyard, a great place to sit out and enjoy an evening tipple.

On the first floor, clever use of space has produced a large bathroom and a separate cloakroom both serving two spacious bedrooms.

The main bedroom features a super king-size bed, period furniture, a feature fire surround and views of Pen-y-ghent; this is a beautiful space, blending elegant furnishings perfectly with the overall style of this beautiful Settle cottage.

On the second floor a spacious bedroom provides flexible sleeping arrangements.

The lower ground floor boasts excellent storage and the added bonus of a games room, where the family can challenge each other to a game of pool, table tennis and darts.

Outside the cottage there is a grassed park to the front, with benches next to the river, which provides a great spot for relaxing or simply watching the world go by.

Within easy walking distance there are riverside walks, a number of traditional pubs serving fine ales and good food and, of course, access to the famous Settle to Carlisle railway line.

The Dales countryside offers wonderful walks and cycle routes, with the famous three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent just a stone's throw away, plus Skipton and the Lake District are both just half an hour's drive away.

A luxury Settle cottage, ideal for a break whatever the time of year.


Over four floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x 2nd floor king-size double (zip/link, can be 2' 6" twin on request) with single sofa bed. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Separate basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room with open fire. Sitting room with open fire. Lower ground floor games room with multi-use games table with pool and table tennis and dart board.


  • Gas central heating with open fires
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel for fires available on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars in yard opposite cottage, additional roadside parking available
  • Storage for bikes etc
  • in cellar
  • Communal, grassed, riverside park to the front of the property with benches
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 4 mins walk
  • Note: There are 5 steep steps leading to the cottage’s front entrance, however main access is gained through the level rear yard.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Great views in a great location”
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    • “Went here for a week with friends. The cottage is dog friendly and there are lots of lovely dog walks nearby. It is just a short walk to Settle where there is a good choice of pubs and restaurants, some of which welcome dogs. The cottage has been very tastefully decorated and is extremely comfortable.”

    Esemar1, Gloucester, October 2014

    • “Wonderful house in a great location”
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    • “My family (2 adults & 3 children 6 & under) stayed here for a week in the Easter holidays and it was just lovely. The house is stunning, incredibly comfortable and well equipped. We were lucky enough to have fantastic weather, but if you were stuck indoors or just wanted some quiet time there are many (many!) games, several dvds & books and also a pool table & dart board to keep you occupied! The house is in easy strolling distance from Settle centre which is a lovely town in itself but also the gateway by car or even better by train to some of the most beautiful parts of the country. Plenty to do for everyone. Such a lovely place to stay for our holiday, we would love to return.”

    Misskitty_09, London, England, April 2014

    • “A fantastic half term break”
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    • “Gilchrist House is a beautiful warm and cosy home. The house is freshly decorated with some delightful finishing touches. The kitchen was well equipped with a large fridge freezer,dishwasher and washing machine. The pool table and dart board in the cellar was a real hit with the children and kept them entertained all week. Gilchrist House and Settle was a really great find and we will definitely be going back.”

    Sarah B, Alsager, United Kingdom, February 2014

    • “A great Christmas spent at this beautiful cottage.”
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    • “This cottage was really well equipped, warm and comfortable with a little touch of luxury. The children loved the games room. The owners where really friendly, nothing too much trouble. Settle is a lovely base for walking and seeing many of the local sites. There are a variety of places to eat and drink, catering for all tastes.”

    Spencer M, Guildford, United Kingdom, January 2014

    • “Raising the bar of self-catering accommodation.”
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    • “Warm, comfortable and beautifully decorated; we feel lucky to have found this place. Its one to remember and return to. It really has been a lovely stay from the comfy beds to the quality furnishings and sumptuous bath.”

    Laura S, January 2014

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    • “Well located and very well equipped house. Easy access to all main amenities in Settle.”

    Mr Walker, Durham, October 2015

    • “The owner has obviously put a lot of thought into the cottage. The internal decorations are in keeping with the period of the cottage. Cannot rate this cottage highly enough. It almost felt like you'd been invited to stay in someone's home rather than a holiday let. Fantastic.”

    Mrs Saxon, Bury, August 2015

    • “The cottage was very well equipped, could not have asked for more. It was in a lovely part of Settle, everything was convenient and the views were awesome with the river being so close. Would highly recommend.”

    Mrs Morley, Mansfield, August 2015

    • “This property is in a lovely position with access to river and countryside walks, together with a good range of shops and restaurants within walking distance. The house has a lovely blend of period features together with all necessary modern amenities including WiFi. The games room was an added bonus, particularly for the youngsters.”

    Mrs Mercer, Stratford-upon-Avon, May 2015

    • “Good location and in walking distance of the centre. The cottage was clean and in good condition, it had all the equipment we needed.”

    Miss Brierley, Manchester, March 2015

    • “The property is spacious, well kept and very conveniently located. The owners could not have been more obliging, definitely one to return to. The games room was excellent for little boys and big ones to keep them occupied!”

    Mrs Hoyle, Blackburn, December 2014

    • “The cottage was excellent, everything that was needed was there and of an excellent quality. It was nice having all the Christmas decorations in place. I can't find fault with any of it.”

    Mrs Darlington, Richmond, December 2014

    • “A well equipped and comfortably furnished holiday house that made for a very pleasurable holiday.”

    Miss Laughton, Edinburgh, November 2014

    • “Excellent location, handy for Settle and shops and also for touring. House had great facilities, kitchen was particularly well-equipped.”

    Mrs Yip-mcghee, Dunfermline, October 2014

    • “Spacious and comfortable.”

    Mr Turnbull, Bath, September 2014

    • “Good location, walking distance to town but just outside busy area. House has been restored to an excellent standard, levels of furnishings very good - a real homely environment.”

    Ms Clark, Chorley, September 2014

    • “The owner has tried to think of everything to make this property a home from home. The kitchen and bathroom are to a very high standard, and the coal fire in the living room was very well appreciated on a couple of cooler evenings.”

    Mr Harley, Southport, August 2014

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About the location


Malham 6 miles; Skipton 17 miles; Kendal 25 miles.

The bustling market town of Settle lies at the south west rim of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, nestled beside the largest outcrop of limestone in Britain - a region of scars, cliffs, caves and potholes - amongst some of the most picturesque scenery in North Yorkshire. Tuesday is market day in Settle, when the square is filled with stalls offering a wide variety of crafts and goods. The market place is surrounded by local businesses, 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. The Victoria Hall has entertainment and other activities such as folk nights throughout the year. The famous Settle-Carlisle Railway crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. Natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are within easy reach, as are the nearby Dales towns of Skipton and Malham. Settle is in the midst of excellent walking country and is a good base for touring the Dales, the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland.

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