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Greengates Farm

(Ref. 12171)

Brackenbottom near Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage, perfect for a large group."

    Large kitchen with all amenities, extremely clean, comfy beds, great communication. Lovely location, easy 10 min walk into the village.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and it was in the perfect location for the Three Peak challenge ."

    It was very clean the kitchen was well equipped.Plenty of towels for everybody and the beds where very comfortable.Our grandchildren loved the games left to play with .The owner left us a lovely bottle of wine and biscuits .We would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2023

  • "This farmhouse is amazing and in a fantastic location, which is why we’ve been coming here for so many years."

    Thank you Chris for a spotless farmhouse again. The Grandchildren loved staying here and particularly the window sill in the back bedroom, which apparently, was perfect for their dolls. Also, the eagles fascinated everyone.

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2023

  • "We absolutely loved staying here."

    We had a warm welcome along with a lovely bottle of wine and some biscuits! The farmhouse is lovely and spacious and suited our family of 5 and a dog (whom I might add really didn't want to leave!). I only marked it down slightly on comfort was that we found the super king size bed a bit uncomfortable, we could feel the springs and it sloped quite a bit, but it didn't stop us enjoying the place. Helpful hints? A bit of info as to what your recycling takes, we didn't realise that you could add glass until after the refuse collection had gone (we can't recycle glass in ours at home). The info is great in your welcome book, just needs a little updating - the Ingleton falls is now £10 per person! Overall, I would definitely return, such a beautiful part of the world.

    Many thanks for feedback, sorry the bed was uncomfortable for you, the bed is foam mattress and was new last winter. I think your issues come from it being a bed that is used to split into a twin which other bookings require, but we will do some research and see if we can find a brand more suitable. Will take other feedback on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Aug 2023

  • "Our stay at Green gates farm was fantastic."

    The cottage is spacious, very comfortable and has a very well equipped kitchen. The garden is big and our springer spaniel loved it. Location is great and Ingleton water falls is an absolute must see. We also visited Malham tarn which was an amazing walk too. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had the most lovely stay at Greengates Farm."

    The walk down to Horton and Ribblesdale was just lovely and enjoyed a drink in the pub at the end :-). Perfect spot to explore the dales with Settle being down the road and Hawes half an hour away it was just perfect. The whole family and two dogs had the best time and we can’t wait to come back :-D

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "We adore this place, for us it's the perfect property as we love our own space, and the great outdoors!"

    ! The farmhouse is perfectly placed for great walks and not too far away from horton in ribblesdale village, where the pubs serve great food and drink. The addition of the downstairs loo, since our last visit in 2021 was an added bonus. The only thing I would suggest is the addition of an extra dining chair, we used an outside chair which suited us fine. Greengates is great, just thinking about the place makes me smile and we'll be back

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2023

  • "One of our favourite holiday lets, in an amazing location."

    We have been staying here for about 10 years and love this area of the Dales and all the amazing walks. Thanks Chris and Sarah for presenting us with a spotlessly clean farmhouse and will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved our stay, the house was so warm and cosy and the fires really added to the comfort."

    The house was very well stocked with everything a large group or family needs. The location was great too…and the owners were on hand to help with any questions or issues… thanks

    Reviewed by Lara5.0Feb 2023

  • "The farmhouse was full of character and charm and had everything we needed."

    We would definitely love to come back.

    Reviewed by Stacy4.7Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week in this lovely, characterful house."

    It was comfortable and welcoming, with plenty of enclosed garden space for our 2 dogs to explore. The property could do with an additional bathroom, but I understand this is planned for the near future. Notes for owner: it's difficult to keep muddy and wet dogs out of the sitting room as the door catch doesn't work (and to shut them in the sitting room when someone knocks on the front door!). The Hive thermostat control was a bit of a mystery to start with, and the batteries in it ran out which caused momentary panic and a quick trip to the Co-op in Settle.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Oct 2022

  • "Great stay at Greengates."

    Golden Lion pub 0.5 miles down a country lane and 100m to the start of the trail to Pen-y-Gent. Parking outside and enough kitchen ware for 6

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had such a lovely break, the house is so comfortable and we loved being able to get outdoors from the house."

    Definitely will come again

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely loved the property, beautifully furnished and decorated, fabulous location."

    Just one or two points that might help, information book in cottage is very out of date, needs up dating. No barbecue as mentioned. One toilet for more than two people, very difficult to manage, as outside toilet would do, there is enough room. The pubs were not good that were close by. We chose a cottage to be within walking distance of a pub. The first one was dirty and only sold wine by a little bottle that you get on an air flight and not even chilled. No food on the day we arrived. The next pub, as mentioned in the information book by other people, was extremely unfriendly almost to the point of being rude and doesn’t allow dogs. If you want to eat round here you can only get food until about 8.00 and most have lots of days when the are not open at all. The same with cafés, so you need to do your research before you leave or make your plans for the day. One or two maintenance issues for note. Toilet flush needs to be pulled up into up right position, otherwise water continually runs! Top Iven doesn’t appear to work to capacity. Bottom oven and trays need a really good clean. Catch on kitchen window is broken. Glass in kitchen window is broken. These are not criticisms just if no one mentions them the owners may not be aware. We had an amazing holiday, thank you so much, also for the welcome bottle of wine, lovely touch after a long journey!

    Reviewed by E4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house, fantastic location."

    The wine and ginger biscuits were a lovely welcome, and we enjoyed every minute of our stay.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Good, leaning towards basic accommodation for a group of aging hill walkers."

    Could do with second toilet but that would be difficult to install. Perfect location and would be very happy to return sometime.

    Reviewed by Mike3.8Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at greengates."

    All of us loved being out in the garden. Great location for walking Pen-Y-Ghent.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2022

  • "The farmhouse was very welcoming and nice and large."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. Garden was lovely. Bedrooms large and comfy. Fabulous old furniture throughout. The kitchen was very large but the stone floor was cold - remember your slippers. Only one bathroom which was fine for 4 of us but if you were a family of 7 which it caters for there might be a bit of a queue! Loved the position. The quite location was fabulous to just chill out. Overall a fab break. We did the 3 peaks and other mountains and was fabulously located for these. Settle wasn’t far away we popped there most days. Loved our holiday in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Laura4.4May 2022

  • "Location brilliant, brilliant garden for dogs, and plenty of room for family."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage, fantastic garden for both our dogs."

    Very comfortable beds.wonderful walks right outside the door. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous, a little quirky."

    Loved the big kitchen area, had lots of family time around it. Big enough not to be in each other’s pockets . Loved sitting outside with a cuppa listening to the farm animals. Back garden is a great size and secure for pets. Fresh eggs next door if required from Annie. Lovely welcome package. Central to town and pubs. So relaxing , great for walkers too. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Greengates Farm."

    We were walking the 3 peaks so the location of the cottage is perfect. The house has everything you could need, and communication with the owner was precise and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2021

  • "Greengates Farm is a very comfortable property with lots of character."

    We had a wonderful week here - 4 adults and 2 dogs and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2021

  • "Greengates was as comfortable and relaxing as ever."

    A few things took some light familiarisation as the oven is not wonderful, more necessary this time as the local pubs have gone down hill a bit. The Theakstones Old Peculiar beer was excellent but the food could only be described as adequate if you just needed refueling after a day in the hills. The Booths supermarket in Settle is absolutely brilliant! The lady next doors chickens' eggs are really nice and tasty. The bottle of nice wine and packet of biscuits on the table was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Sep 2021

  • "A fabulous property, a little difficult to find as it is up a very narrow Yorkshire track."

    Worthwhile when you get there though!! Perfect for three peaks activity.

    Reviewed by C4.4Sep 2021

  • "What a fantastic stay at Greengates Farm although the cottage wasn't show house pristine clean it was lovely oldie worldie and had everything we could possibly need as in utensils pots, pans, slow cooker, oven ware and very homely and comfortable."

    The bottom of Pen-y-ghent is literally a few steps away the village and pubs are 10/15 minute walk away I'd recommend the Crown over the Golden Lion and the surrounding countryside is beautifully peaceful we were a group of seven and none of us wanted to leave. Fantastic base for a weekend of walking.

    Reviewed by Lezley4.7Jul 2021

  • "Great location"

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Jun 2021

  • "A delightful farmhouse , good sized rooms, well equipped kitchen ideal for a relaxing break away from it all, ideally placed for some great walks."

    Had great week with great weather. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Mark3.8May 2021

  • "Great house with buckets of atmosphere and in a lovely spot."

    Easy to walk out the door and right up the peaks. Beds were comfy and Sky TV came in handy on the wet day. A dishwasher wouldn’t go amiss, but not the end of the world.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.4May 2021

  • "We come here every year and have already booked for next year."

    The farmhouse has so much character and is in an amazing position, with great views from the large rear garden. It’s so peaceful and the table in the from garden is a real suntrap and usually out of the wind.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely farmhouse ."

    Great facilities and fantastic views . Thank you

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was our 6th stay and we just love it."

    The location is amazing: peaceful, fantastic views and loads of great walking straight out of the door. The Farmhouse is old and has so much character, with a big rear garden and a little sun trap out in the small front garden. Perfect for a beer/wine after a good walk. Already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2020

  • "There was no dishwasher or BBQ , could have more big serving spoons, only one there and bigger serving bowls."

    Otherwise all very nice. Lovely to have the garden and it was so quiet. Beds comfy.

    Reviewed by Judy4.7Aug 2020

  • "Great location, stunning cottage"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "In the listings it mentioned it had a barbecue we could not find the barbecue anywhere, other than that we had a fantastic time."

    Reviewed by Geoff3.8Jul 2020

  • "This was our first time to the area and we couldn’t have chosen a better place to stay."

    Lesley was brilliant with all communications and went above and beyond to help. The cottage is so picturesque and so traditional it’s was perfect. Everything was spotless. The beds where so comfortable. Everything you need to make your stay perfect was there. The garden for the dogs is great. No need to worry about them getting out they just ran and played. Open fires and stoves for those evenings after walking the peaks. We didn’t really watch tv but it was great for the odd occasions we felt we wanted to watch. Plenty of space with our 2 families. Just a picture perfect farmhouse. We will be back for absolute certain.

    Reviewed by Haley5.0Oct 2019

  • "Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted and meet our needs perfectly."

    Perfect for dogs. Situated in a lovely spot.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Sep 2019

  • "Lovely facility, lovely location."

    Knives could do with a sharpen and lighting in the main downstairs area was much improved by opening front and back doors - brighter bulbs would help. Great stay in summary though!

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Aug 2019

  • "Very enjoyable stay, good garden for dogs as it is properly enclosed."

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jun 2019

  • "The holiday cottage had several faults that we were going to complain about but wasn't sure what the outcome would be."

    The toilet stopped working almost instantly and we spent the whole week using an outdoor loo! Not easy when it is the middle of the night and it is pitch black. We didn't call the owner as he was up in Warwick flying birds of prey and it was a bank holiday weekend! We knew in reality that he would not be able to get someone to sort it and we didn't want to cause disruption to our holiday by reporting it later in the week. There were several light bulbs that didn't work including one front room light and my mum's bedroom lamp - she had to take the bulb out of the ceiling light herself and put it in the bedroom lamp. She then spent time worrying that the owner would think she had stolen a bulb and we spent some time shopping in Settle looking for a replacement bulb for the ceiling light. The wiring in the kitchen is bizarre, there are 6 light switches in the kitchen and only when you got them flicked on in the correct sequence did the kitchen lights come on or the extractor fan work. The fridge was dirty when we got there (we take all our food with us to cook when we go away as often the cottages we stay at are very isolating) so we cleaned the fridge before put the food in. The heating came on every morning and was set to 20 degrees which even when we adjusted the thermostat the night before somehow readjusted itself, so the upstairs bedroom became very hot each morning - we were unable to turn the radiators down as they didn't have thermostats. The tap in the kitchen became quite wobbly and looked like it was going to come off at one stage, so then we made sure we didn't touch the tap for the rest of the week. The shower was poor - but then the owner did say in his manual when we arrived that the shower was poor. On a positive it did have a bath so we just had baths. I am genuinely not one to normally complain at all about anything but there were a lot of little things that we felt were poor to say we spent £820 for 1 week at this cottage. The location was lovely, just as advertised but I would not book this cottage again due to all of the little things that just weren't taken care of very well.

    Reviewed by Vicky2.5May 2019

  • "Our 5th visit to this lovely old farmhouse and already booked for next year."

    Lots of character, big garden and perfect position in a quiet hamlet. It was very clean and the wine, biscuits and milk were much appreciated. The small front garden is a real sun trap and the perfect place to sit with a beer or wine after a long walk.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely location, perfect for a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Apr 2019

  • "Absolutely loved it and will be back"

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Mar 2019

  • "A charming cosy and homely old farmhouse in a lovely location."

    Great walks from the door and an enclosed garden for the dogs. Lots of lovely places to visit. The wi fi and television did not work when we arrived but the lovely housekeeper arrived promptly to sort this out and it all worked well after that. Good signal on wi fi and mobile which I wasn't expecting. Fabulous old pantry with old slate shelves. Great to have a wood burner in the kitchen. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Oct 2018

  • "Great cottage, full of character and quirkiness."

    Lovely welcome, lots of space, beautiful views. We would definitely like to visit again. Only comments would be that for 7 adults just one bathroom and toilet was a bit difficult and for non dog people the dog hairs from previous guests was not so great. However, for a weekend base to walk the peaks it was a perfect warm and cosy cottage. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Sep 2018

  • "Nice cottage, perfect for 3 peakers, beautiful nature, good for relax"

    Reviewed by Lubomir4.4Aug 2018

  • "Was a fantastic holiday, beautiful cottage and great location."

    Had the best holiday, would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Tonia5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely and we had a great time in the Yorkshire Dales."

    The location is very peaceful but not too far away from villages and tourist destinations (Including Settle, Hawes, Ribblehead Viaduct and Ingleton Waterfalls). It's just a short walk (0.7 miles) down into Horton where you'll find a couple of pubs and a cafe (no shops, though). The cottage is decorated sympathetically with a lot of old wooden furniture which really adds to the character and the beds and sofa were really comfortable. We did have a few minor problems with the cottage: the front is cobbled with large pebbles which creates a really uneven surface and the step up to the front gate is quite high and my parents (who are both a little unsteady on their feet now) struggled with this. It's also worth bearing in mind that this cottage was built over 400 years ago so expect creaky stairs and uneven floors inside. The lane to the village is essentially the start of the ascent up to Pen-Y-Ghent, so if you're driving watch out for hikers - they seem to leave their highway code back on the main road and just walk in the middle of the road.

    Reviewed by Gemma3.4Aug 2018

  • "A great location for walking, straight from the door and a circular walk up Pen-y-Ghent or the three peaks, the facilities in the cottage were great with plenty of books and games."

    Would certainly recommend this farm house to friends and family

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2018

  • "Had a fabulous holiday, very peaceful and isolated."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a fab stay at Greengates farm."

    Perfect location to just get away from it all, and the garden is ideal for dogs, they loved it! The farmhouse is just lovely and homely, we didn’t want to leave. Will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely quiet location, ideal for those of us walking the Three Peaks and for those of us just there for a peaceful break."

    The cottage was very spacious with a great garden, all of the little touches had been thought of and much appreciated. All our requirements met graciously. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2018

  • "This was our 4th stay at Greengates Farm and we have already booked it again for next year."

    It’s a lovely old building with character, space and a big garden. After a long walk, sitting out the front with a cold beer or glass of wine is something special and a real sun trap. The only negative is that there is only one bathroom and the shower is ok, but not great. Not a problem for us, as there is usually just the two of us. The position of the farmhouse is also special, in a very small hamlet with great views and loads of walks straight out of the door. We just love this place!

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2018

  • "Wonderful, only disappointment was time bath took to fill with hot water, impractical for 7 persons to have a bath without sharing - shower ok."

    everything else from the cosy lounge to the spacious kitchen/ living area. bedrooms comfortable with wonderful views - bathroom very spacious. kitchen every appliance except a dishwasher (which would have been a bonus, washing up for 7 was not enjoyable after being used to a dishwasher at home)

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Mar 2018

  • "The cottage is in a beautifully secluded setting outside of Horton in Ribblesdale and benefits from stunning views in most directions."

    The house was perfect for a short family getaway and the hosts clearly take pride in offering really good holiday accommodation - the heating is excellent (which is handy when it’s freezing) and there’s an endless supply of logs and coal for the fires (with an honesty box policy for repaying for what you use). All in all, I would highly recommend Greengates Farm and would not be surprised if I booked it again in the future.

    Reviewed by James4.6Feb 2018

  • "Great location and accommodation, could do with an extra bathroom but other than that perfect"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.6Oct 2017

  • "Really comfortable, homely farmhouse."

    Lovely quiet location right on the fellside. The walk-in pantry is great with sooooo much space, and the kitchen is really well equipped. The bathroom is huge, and if it were mine I think I would have a separate enclosed shower cubicle rather than the over-the-bath - that said the electric shower was good. It does need a towel rail/horse - about the ONLY criticism we could make. Agree with one other guest comment about the garden - it is fantastic, especially for those like us with dogs - fully enclosed and safe, and bags of room. But as a conscientious pooh picker-upper the long grass means you need to follow the hounds around (even at 6 am still in your PJ's) to avoid missing one that goes unseen! Overall a really comfortable, lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Oct 2016

  • "Very comfortable cottage with plenty of room for our family of six plus dog."

    Lovely setting for a walking holiday - we never needed to use the car. With Penyghent on the doorstep and the Settle Carlisle railway a short walk away, we managed to cover a lot of miles in glorious scenery and lovely weather.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.8Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be a twin on request), 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Pantry
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with open fire
  • External utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove in dining area and open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer in pantry, washing machine in external utility, TV with basic Sky, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Oil and electricity inc. in rent
  • Fuel for woodburning stove and open fire available on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Bike storage in external utility
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: WiFi is intermittent due to the property being in a rural location.

The property

Horton-in-Ribblesdale 0.7 miles.

This detached, mid 18th century, Grade II listed former farmhouse is set amidst open countryside in the hamlet of Brackenbottom, close to the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, in the heart of Three Peaks country.

Boasting many original features including exposed beams, this Horton-in-Ribblesdale cottage has four bedrooms providing flexible sleeping accommodation for families and groups of friends.

At this Horton-in-Ribblesdale cottage there is a warming woodburning stove in the farmhouse style kitchen, with the comfortable sitting room offering a cosy open fire, so after a busy day, relax in front of the fire before retiring to one of the bedrooms for a good night's sleep.

This Horton-in-Ribblesdale cottage has an enclosed lawned garden, which children and your four-legged friends are sure to enjoy, plus on a sunny evening, why not light the barbecue and treat your party to a spot of alfresco dining?

Horton-in-Ribblesdale is within walking distance, where you will find two pubs, plus the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway passes through the village.

Close by is the market town of Settle, and a number of other delightful towns and villages.

This Horton-in-Ribbledale cottage is an excellent base for walking, cycling and exploring this spectacular area at any time of the year.

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About the location


Settle 6 miles; Ingleton 10 miles.

This beautiful Ribblesdale village sits within the National Park and provides home to lots of pretty traditional Dales buildings, a lovely Norman church and two pubs. The surrounding countryside is magnificent, offering the ideal location for fell walking, with the famous Three Peaks Walk, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough offering some of the most challenging walks in the country. The famous Settle-Carlisle Railway passes through the village and passes some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. The Ribblehead viaduct, completed in 1870 is a magnificent structure and the sight of a steam train passing across the top is one not to be missed. The nearby market town of Settle offers a wide variety of pubs and restaurants whilst the market square is a real delight featuring the Shambles, an historic 3-storey building with shops on two levels and houses above, and the Town Hall. The Victoria Hall is a cinema at weekends (Fri & Sat) and offers other activities such as folk nights throughout the year. Natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are within easy reach, as are the nearby Dales towns of Skipton and Malham and the delightful villages of Ingleton and Hawes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas