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The Stables

(Ref. 912240)

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


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Clean and comfortable."

    Quiet location but perfectly situated for walking. The milk, flapjacks and prosecco were welcome on arrival.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful place!"

    plenty of room with everything we needed. Very spacious and comfortable in a great location! Fantastic hosts, I called to get the sofa bed made up (which I should have done before arriving) but this was no trouble and all sorted within 20mins! We climbed Pen Y Ghent, the stables is at the bottom of the trial. We took short drive into settle for a takeaway and ate at the gold lion the 2nd night after our walk (food was average). We would stay here again

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Stables was just perfect."

    Extremely clean, comfortable and really enjoyed the little extras. Would recommend and certainly would stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2024

  • "Authentically converted stone-built stables with a lot of original features."

    Just off the main road but very quiet when I was there in December. Significantly bigger than it appears from the photos. Based on mezzanine floors so unsuitable for anyone with mobility problems.

    Thank you for your feedback on The Stables. In order to keep as many original features as possible the cottage accommodation is on a range of levels with small flights of steps leading to the different areas. This is part of the charm of the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryan4.4Dec 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay and found the Stables charming and spacious for the most part (there were a few areas where taller visitors need to be wary)."

    The guest experience was well thought out and the feeling on arrival was very welcoming to both humans and canines alike. The location also provides convenient parking and stunning views. St Oswald's Church to the rear of the property is very charming, and you may even meet the very friendly Vicar. My only slightly negative observations are: There were a few cobwebs, particularly in the shower, and considerable amounts of visible dust above the kitchen cabinets when ascending the stairs. Therefore I feel it could be just a little cleaner. Guests may need to be prepared for noisy hill walkers passing by at 6am if you visit in the peak season. Overall, I would highly recommend The Stables and really enjoyed staying there.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you loved your stay at The Stables. We can only apologise about the cobwebs in the shower, but we do seemed to be plagued with prolific spiders at the moment. Unfortunately we can not do anything about the enthusiastic 3 peaks walkers setting off on their challenge as they seem unaware not everyone is taking part. On the plus side it is usually only one morning a week. We hope to welcome you back to The Stables in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful well kept cottage, equipped with everything you need for a home from home break."

    Rooms were immaculate, fresh towels, comfortable beds, stunning setting. The pictures on the sykes website do not do this property justice. We met the owners when we were there (they are lovely) and they said they have provided new pics last November but they still haven't been updated. Would stay here again in a heartbeat

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you had everything you needed to feel the cottage was home from home. We hope to welcome you back to The Stables in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous location, beautiful view from every window."

    Lovely cottage, very clean, well equipped and comfortable. Would highly recommend

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you highly recommend The Stables and hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage and the best I've ever stayed in."

    A great location for exploring Three Peaks and surrounding area. Very comfortable, very clean, with everything you could possibly need. I would definitely recommend and will be returning.

    Thank you for your feedback, We are pleased to hear you found The Stables lovely and a great location to explore the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Stables was such a beautiful unusual cottage, and we all loved it."

    The cottage was tastefully decorated with stunning original features, which made it very cosy and comfy, with lovely views of Pent-y-Ghent. The welcome goodies were appreciated as our journey was long, especially the Prosecco as it was my Birthday. We would definitely visit again, and recommend it to anyone who would like explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your birthday whilst staying at The Stables. The cottage does have a good view of Pen-y-Ghent. We hope to welcome back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very comfortable and clean."

    Great location, can walk from your doorstep. Thank you for the Flapjack and the bottle of Prosecco x

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you found The Stables lovely and cosy and that it a great location to explore the Dales. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a wonderful cottage with the most scenic views straight on to Pen Y Ghent."

    So many things to do around and about that we will need to come back. The cottage was so clean and the owner left welcoming gifts that were much appreciated. The description is very accurate but the photos do not do it justice. I can’t recommend this cottage highly enough.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have just had new photographs taken so hope when they are uploaded to the site they will help with the accuracy of the listing of The Stables. We hope to welcome you back to Horton in Ribblesdale in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2022

  • "Brilliant and quaint cottage, I could live there 24/7."

    Hats off to the owners on a lovely place, it has everything you would need. Highly recommended, just watch out for your head on the beam (it made for a few laughs and one or two swear words lol). It was recommended by a friend and I think we will be visiting it again next year.

    Thank you for feedback. It was lovely to hear a friend recommended The Stables to you. (Did your friend not warn you about the beam?) We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2022

  • "Brilliant accommodation, Cottage full of charm and character."

    Exceptionally clean and comfortable. Those additional extras were truly appreciated. Would highly recommend this property as we had a fantastic week explowing the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in what was gorgeous weather.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you had a fantastic week at The Stables exploring the Dales. We hope to welcome you back to the cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage and very clean with excellent facilities."

    My only complaint is the mattress in the master bedroom. You can feel the springs through the material, this did not make for a good nights sleep. That said, it would not prevent me staying again in the future.

    Thank you for your feedback. We were pleased to hear you thought the cottage was wonderful. It was disappointing to read you had not had a good nights sleep in the master bedroom. When replacing the mattress we had opted for a traditional pocket sprung mattress. We appreciate that there is nothing like your own bed, and many of us like different types of mattresses and so have added a topper to the bed to give an extra layer of comfort. We hope that we can welcome you back to The Stables in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautifully renovated quirky cottage looking towards Pen y Ghent."

    This is a real get-away-from-a busy life sort of area. Wonderful walking and have no hesitation in recommending. Enjoy

    Thank you for your feedback and saying you would not hesitate in recommending The Stables. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful character property in a stunning location."

    Perfectly situated for the 3 Peaks and surrounding attractions.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "We have just returned from a weekend away at this beautiful cottage."

    Very welcoming and lots of personal touches, with a plate full of home made flapjack and Prosecco all provided. Would highly recommended. Helen the host was very helpful with lots of information before we arrived. Highly recommend and very good location to access the 3 peaks. Would love to stay here again in the future :) Thanks Phillipa

    Reviewed by Phillipa5.0May 2022

  • "This was such a beautiful holiday home, well positioned for walking and many different tourist attractions."

    The cottage itself is just lovely, very clean and well equipped with a touch of luxury. We all had our favourite spot, mine was the snug where I could read, snooze, or look out the window to the hills. My husband and dog loved the kitchen window seat and the teenaged girls loved the real games as opposed to electronic ones! Thank you so much!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear your family enjoyed your visit to The Stables and made the most of the cosy spots to sit in the cottage and enjoy the views whilst relaxing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Apr 2022

  • "I cannot praise the property or the owners highly enough."

    The location is perfect and the layout of the cottage enchanting. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and we were truly made to feel at home. We hope to return soon.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the layout of The Stables worked well for your party. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Stables in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by G5.0Mar 2022

  • "Quirky and very luxurious."

    Comfortable and warm, lovely to go back to after a day out walking.

    Thank you for your feedback on your stay. We are pleased to hear you found the cottage comfortable and warm and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Mar 2022

  • "We have stayed in numerous cottages and gites over the years and this was one of the quirkiest and best we have stayed in can not recommend highly enough."

    Its position for walking pen-y-ghent is ideal just could have done with better weather!

    Thank you for your feedback on The Stables. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a fabulous quirky cottage, the pictures online really do not do this place justice."

    Fabulous host and some lovely welcome touches

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely time, great scenery, ideal location, only one minutes walk to the pub."

    Absolutely nothing bad to say about our stay. We would have no hesitation in returning to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jul 2021

  • "Location is fantastic for 3 peak challenge."

    Cottage is quirky and well equipped, plenty of space and some very nice little individual touches that we're very much appreciated. We will be going back to this one!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jun 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Stables and having tested its capability with the unseasonably winter weather would look to come year round."

    We found the cottage well equipped and comfortable. In terms of what would improve the quality of our stay a few more spoons and the radiator in the downstairs toilet may remember getting hot but doesn't manage it now. The lovely welcome and delightful lambing service at St Oswalds invites us to hurry back. The broadband is very slow even by rural standards so we couldn't teleconference for work which would increase our chances of renting again.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with great character."

    Loved extra touches - ornaments were stylish and cushions and throws all added personal touches. Shower gel ect was also an added bonus Position perfect for 3 peaks and other walks. Loved the fire and the snug. Very quiet at night and dog enjoyed looking out of window seats. Appreciated extra fridge freezer washing machine and dishwasher. Only had one dishwasher tablet which was a shame because had brought all my other provisions from home to avoid shopping.. Welcome packs for dog and us were also above expectations and a lovely touch . On arrival in evening it was quite dark and whilst looking for light switches my husband banged his head badly enough to cut it on the beam outside bathroom . So please be careful. We will return

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Oct 2020

  • "Such a lovely cottage - exceptionally clean, well thought out layout and facilities, excellent kitchen, lots of nice touches, enjoyed the welcome prosecco and flapjacks - perfect location for walking - owner was really nice."

    Will return.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is full of character, reflecting it's original use as a stables with some fine, smooth hardwood that is in the shape of parts of a stable, beams, and even a saddle on the wall adds a sense of its past."

    The range is of a higher spec than would be expected of a holiday let and the kitchen well equipped. Situated where it is, this cottage would be ideal as a base for the three peaks, with one view from the road showing the cottage and Penyghent in the background. But there are lots of alternative days out nearby. The owners have carefully tended beautiful flower baskets around the outside of the property. This is a dog friendly home away from home, but is none the less kept clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage to stay in for walking."

    Superb location and parking for two cars.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Rearranged excellent cottage when booked one was unavailable at short notice."

    Great cottage, well served by owners. Prosecco and milk in the fridge and homemade flapjack when we arrived. Would be great for a longer stay, with good storage options leaving the living spaces clear.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Very warm , comfortable and lots of extra touches. Would stay again

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had stayed in the cottage previously and standards remain high, plus the views are spectacular."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, great location, good view from front (hills) and back (churchyard), spotlessly clean, well-furnished, comfortable, convenient parking."

    The only slight downside is that the Wifi connection isn't great.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2019

  • "We enjoyed a lovely relaxing stay in this gorgeous cottage."

    It was perfect for a peaceful weekend away.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2019

  • "Everything was great, the only thing we could fault was the wifi which was slow and maybe the signal would be better if the modum was placed in the main part of the house and not in the garage?"

    The barn is amazing and quirky, in beautiful surroundings and handy for the 3 peaks, we would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at this lovely cottage."

    It was the perfect stay for doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge as we could start from our door step. They have a good number of cooking utensils so we were able to make roast and all our meals without a glitch. The cling film was also very handy! The dog bed, towel and biscuits were such a lovely touch. We would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great place to stay with the perfect location for the Three Peaks!"

    We'll definitely return :-)

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Jul 2019

  • "The stables is a beautiful little retreat."

    It is actually more spacious than the pictures give it credit for. The kitchen was really well stocked and we found the washing machine really handy as we were staying for a weeks hiking holiday. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2019

  • "Brilliant accommodation in a great location to explore the Dales."

    Appreciated the welcoming touches from the hosts too. Would definitely like to come again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2019

  • "We loved this cottage."

    An excellent start with the welcome goodies, and a lovely place to stay and relax. the kitchen was very well equipped and we loved the fact that the cottage was warm - in February it can be chilly in some properties, but not here. A fabulous base for walkers or those wanting to explore the Dales by car. The cottage is on a side road close to the road through the village, but we weren't disturbed by any noise from the road. Parking is in a space directly opposite. The photos don't do it justice, there is a lot of space in this cottage and we liked the extra sitting area upstairs. There are lots of books, maps and info about the area. The owners really understand what makes a luxury cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2019

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Little touches on arrival such as dog biscuits, prosseco, milk - very much appreciated. In a brilliant location for good walks.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a superb location."

    Everything one needed was there. The friendly owners were nearby and made sure everything ran smoothly. A super autumn break and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2018

  • "We stayed at the Stables for 1 week on the 24th Aug 2018."

    It was one of the best cottages we have stayed in, it was clean and had lots of home comforts. There was a bottle of prosecco on arrival and some lovely home baking along with lots of other little touches. Its a perfect location for doing the three peaks which we completed over the course of the weekwith our 2 Children aged 7 and 9 and 2 Border Collies. The dogs also enjoyed their little treats too!! Thank you for making our stay an enjoyable one.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage and its facilities were excellent."

    The location was perfect for exploring the area. The owner made us feel very welcome

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2018

  • "We have stayed at The Stables previously, which is why the cottage did not exceed our expectations."

    The cottage is beautiful and homely with many luxurious touches, but we feel that it is a little misleading to list it as being in a 'peaceful location' as it is but a stone's throw from the busy B6479 which, although relatively quiet during the evening and night, becomes very noisy from 6 am onwards on weekdays with lorries going to and from Horton quarry thundering past and a steady flow of other traffic and numerous motorcycles at weekends. There are also times when visitors to the cottage may also be woken early by parties of walkers attempting the Three Peaks challenge. On a previous visit, we watched 800 walkers going past (from 5 am onwards) which we found entertaining, but which could have annoyed others. We feel that the cottage would benefit from a full-length mirror, a bread bin and clear instructions for operating the cooker. Otherwise, a fantastic holiday can be enjoyed at The Stables, and we would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2018

  • "The Stables is a beamed quaint holiday home with plenty of space and well fitted with all you need to enjoy your holiday."

    The owners added extra touches which made us feel very welcome. In a lovely position next to the church and fields of lambs.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2018

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    Lots of little extras included like towel and biscuits for dogs, milk, home baking and wine on our arrival. Stables is a quirky cottage with lots of character and so comfortable. We had a great time and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, listing did not do it justice."

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage in the Yorkshire Dales."

    Just as pictured. Great location and easy to find. Owners very thoughtful - had the heating on before we arrived, milk in the fridge and chilled Prosecco out. Extra special thanks for bringing us milk during the 'Beast from the East' horrid weather. Meant we didn't need to drive on the worst day!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Feb 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage and very welcoming,."

    The owners have thought of all the comforts needed to have a successful stay.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage, cosy and beautifully decorated and restored."

    Everything was very easy from check in to leaving, and the location was perfect.

    Reviewed by Ros4.8Jun 2017

  • "Great property and ideal location."

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Mar 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage"

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2016

  • "A very well restored old cottage property."

    . Unbelievably clean, especially as up to two dogs are permitted. The owner definitely goes the extra mile to ensure your comfort and convenience with much appreciated extras that aren't expected. Fabulous location practical!y at the foot of Pen y Ghent. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two second floor bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Second floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room with gas woodburner-effect stove
  • Second floor snug with sofa bed
  • Oil central heating with gas stove
  • Electric range cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and robes inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage (by arrangement with owner)
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1 min walk

The property

An outstanding stone-built, semi-detached former stable block on the rural outskirts of the picturesque village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale in magnificent Three Peaks Country.

Beautifully restored with quality fixtures and fittings, this Horton-in-Ribblesdale cottage combines original features with modern comforts to provide first-class accommodation in a peaceful, rural location.

This is one of our finest Dales cottages, with character and charm throughout, including the original oak beams, exposed stonework and much more.

Set over three floors, the ground floor offers a beautiful kitchen and dining area.

Full of immense character and charm, with a lovely window seat, the room has been designed seamlessly round the original stalls, a wonderful and somewhat different feature.

The first floor includes the spacious sitting room with feature fireplace with a gas woodburner-effect fire.

With feature exposed stonework, the original beehive oven and windows to both sides, one looking out across the church and cemetery and the front looking out towards magnificent views of Pen-Y-Ghent, this is a lovely room to sit back and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of country living.

The second floor of this Horton-in-Ribblesdale cottage consists of a spacious master bedroom, a twin and a third room set up as a useful snug with sofa bed to accommodate a fifth guest or as somewhere to relax, have a coffee and read a good book.

Outside this Horton-in-Ribblesdale cottage there is a small area to sit, listen to the beck winding its way past, and take in the lovely views.

Various walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of this Horton-in-Ribblesdale cottage, on the Pennine Way and in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, while the more energetic visitor can 'clock in' at the village's Pen-y-Ghent cafe and take on the challenge of the Three Peaks walk!

A wonderful Horton-in-Ribblesdale cottage for a much-deserved break in the Yorkshire Dales.

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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