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3 Settlebeck Cottages

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Sedbergh, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is in a good location just a short walk from Sedbergh."

    There are lots of places to visit nearby all within reasonable driving distance. The property description is slightly misleading as it also includes the property next door in the initial photo so overall it was smaller than we anticipated. The lack of outdoor space was not an issue for us and we knew this before booking. We had read on some reviews that people were given a welcome pack but we did not receive one on our recent visit. There were 3 packs of rather sad looking hotel biscuits in the kitchen hamper but nothing else. We presumed there would be a freezer of some sort in the kitchen but that’s not the case. That’s a basic for any kitchen but there wasn’t even a freezer box in the fridge. The kitchen itself is OK for 4 people but it would be very tight for 6 eating in there. The top floor bedrooms had no heating during our stay and despite us reporting this and being assured somebody would call to look into it, nobody turned up. We left the key in the key-safe every day as requested. Whilst the weather was OK it needed some heating on, so this was not pleasant as the radiators were literally stone cold. It’s like they weren’t even connected to the boiler. It was very disappointing to be told it was going to be attended to and for that not to happen without even a call back. The bathroom configuration did not work for us as both bathrooms are on the 1st floor meaning those staying on the 2nd floor had to come down a floor to use the facilities. That may not sound like too much of an issue but the stairs are really steep and narrow. They need more grab rails or ropes on the stairs to make them more secure as losing your footing is not difficult.

    Dear David, thank you for your feedback and we are very sorry for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay. We are always looking to make improvements where we can and have taken your comments on board. We do hope you still enjoyed your stay overall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.5Sep 2023

  • "A lot to love about the property"

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Apr 2023

  • "A great comfy stay!"

    Reviewed by Garry4.4Apr 2023

  • "Comfortable and clean cottage."

    Beds were very comfortable after a day on the surrounding hills. Kitchen was well equipped and the hamper of wine, crisps and biscuits was wonderful to arrive to! We had no problem parking directly outside the cottage. Location was quiet and we loved hearing the brook at the back. We ate at the Black Bull and thoroughly recommend the beef pie. We'd happily return to this cottage, it really felt like a home and we left very relaxed.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in an excellent position."

    Suited 4 of us very well. The small kitchen/ dining area would make it quite a squeeze for 6. House was comfortably furnished and warm. Wet walking gear dried quickly ..there is no specific drying area but there are coat hooks in living room. Lots to see and do within easy reach and Sedbergh has good facilities for a small town.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed every moment."

    The cottage was lovely and had everything in it you could wish for. It was in a great location and we loved exploring all the local amenities as well as going further afield. We enjoyed walking the fells then coming back to our lovely cosy cottage each evening. We really loved the owners guide that was sent to us before our stay and thought the recommendations were great. It is in a perfect spot to explore the Yorkshire Dales as well as the Lake District. We tried out most of the local restaurants, coffee shops and shops and had a really friendly welcome wherever we went. I would absolutely recommend staying in this cottage, it’s a perfect place for a family get together in a beautiful part of the world.

    Thanks so much for your kind review, we are glad you had a great stay! We look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very happy with the cleanliness and comfort."

    A very relaxing stay. Would certainly consider a return visit.

    Thanks so much, we are glad you got some relaxation and hope you visit Sedbergh again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Such a beautiful cottage so clean,very large bedrooms ,we had everything we ..."

    Such a beautiful cottage so clean,very large bedrooms ,we had everything we needed,sedbergh is such a friendly relaxed town ,definitely would recommend a stay in this cottage ,our labrador settled there aswell x

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and glad we pleased the most important guest! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathryn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really great cottage and throughly enjoyed our stay."

    Thanks

    Thanks so much for the feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic place to stay right between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes."

    The cottage was great, everything was very comfortable and easy to use and we loved Settle Beck (the stream) trickling in the background! Would 100% stay again, thanks a lot for having us!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Aug 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    It was very comfortable and well equipped, and has a great location on the edge of the town. Fantastic walking and cycling from the doorstep! The only drawback was the lack of any outside space, since it fronts onto the road and the stream is directly against the rear wall. We had to keep our bikes inside and that was fine us, but might be more of an issue for others. Space for eating was also a bit limited. It was fine for 4 people but would have been more cramped if there had been 6 of us at the same time.

    Thanks for your helpful feedback, we have made the listing a little clearer and made a nice seating space at the front to help others since your visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage we felt comfortable as soon as we walked in."

    Had everything we needed for a 4 night stay it was so clean and the rooms upstairs were alot bigger than expected and so tastefully decorated. Only thing I would suggest is that the listing should say there is an iron and ironing board in the cottage, we took our iron with us unnecessarily. And lack of recycling bin? Also listing wasn't clear that there was nowere to sit outside at the property there is no garden or yard. Absolutely loved our stay there. Would definitely recommend.

    Thanks for your helpful feedback it helps us improve. We've sorted these points and made an outside space to sit at the front of the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful area with lovely walks from the house."

    The house is well equipped but I found the potato peeler tricky to use. You need to be fit to carry luggage up the stairs. The rubbish bin went missing which concerned us. I hope it doesn't cause the owners too much hassle to replace. We did our best with taking cardboard, bottles and plastic waste to the recycling bins at the car park. We did enjoy our family get together very much.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cottage - it was clean, had great facilities but was still a beautiful, tastefully refurbished , quirky old building."

    It was within walking distance of the town of Sedbergh but it was far enough away to be quiet in the evenings. Amazingly comfortable beds! Great showers! Lots of walks nearby, lots of things to do. My parents are in their 80s and my dad found the stairs a bit tricky - it’s the only thing I might let customers know beforehand.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Modern and clean. We took our dog without realising that there was NO back garden. Some cleaning products and more toilet rolls would of been useful. Location was great and Sedburgh is a lovely town.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Mar 2022

  • "This is a new letting in an old cottage which the owners have refurbished to a beautiful standard."

    We were honoured to be their first guests! The living room has THE most comfy sofas, plus a spare chair and big footstool, so plenty of room for us all to be cosy despite the weather (we had storms Dudley and Eunice while we were there), and the gas/log burner effect fire made it all the cosier. And it's a good size too. The bedrooms have super comfy beds and there's plenty of cupboard storage for your things. The bathrooms (one is ensuite) are modern and at the same time in keeping with the old cottage. The kitchen is well equipped - as we as a group are still wary of Covid we didn't want to eat out, and it had everything we needed to prepare all our meals. (there isn't a freezer compartment if you want to have ice cream, but there's 2 places to buy icecream in town) The owners welcomed us by text, and were very approachable. - I feel like we have new friends. They also emailed us a PDF with lots of info about the cottage and the area. Parking was no problem - room for at least one car outside and the others very nearby. It's a short walk (5 mins) into the Main Street of Sedbergh, which has independent shops, cafes and pubs/ eateries (next time!), and books for sale everywhere. The surrounding area with the Howgill Fells, access to the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District, has everything for the outdoor enthusiast (one of our family did get out high each day despite the weather). There's also lovely riverside walks for the less fell-fit. 3 Settlebeck Cottages was exactly what we needed for our first full family stay together under one roof in 2 years, and hopefully we'll come back again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great cottage within the village which had some really good walks and places to eat."

    Cottage very comfortable and was immaculately clean. Host information was excellent and helped us plan our stay. Highly recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Feb 2022

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second-floor twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • A first floor bathroom with bath, shower over basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Please note : There is no dedicated outside space on the property, but it is located close to town but also very close to numerous walks and public footpaths
  • Note: There is no bike storage
  • Note: There is no garden or yard attached to the property, though there is a lovely bench for seating outside at the front of the cottage
  • Note: This property does not have EV Charging, if caught using the property to charge your car, there may be a charge to your good housekeeping bond for this
  • Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights

The property

This three-storey, newly renovated mid-terrace cottage of 3 Settlebeck Cottages rests in Sedbergh, Cumbria.

It is an excellent base for a family holiday and is situated in the countryside within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and in close driving distance to the Lake District National park offering a great base to explore both.The property, a grade 2 listed building historic built in the late 18th century, enjoys original features, which are especially noticeable on the ground floor, with stone flag flooring and exposed beams throughout.

Grab a seat at one of the plush sofas in the sitting room and switch on the TV for some evening entertainment and there's a gas fire for extra warmth.

The foodie of the group will be pleased to find that not only is the kitchen/diner a convivial and stylish space, but offers a great range of appliances, including a slimline dishwasher and a washing machine.

When dinner has been fixed up, enjoy it at the dining table over a bottle of wine, whilst you catch up on your countryside adventures.

When sleep calls, progress upstairs to one of the three zip/linked bedrooms, with this one being a first-floor super-king-size enjoying a wall-mounted TV and access to a contemporary en-suite shower room, which enjoys sleek fittings and metro tiling.

The first floor additionally hosts the family bathroom, where a bath with shower over offers a relaxing soak amongst the bubbles, while the idyllic sound of the nearby stream creates the most relaxing ambiance.

Continue to the second floor to find two more fantastic bedrooms, a charming twin and a spacious double; both bedrooms contain wardrobe storage, whilst the double additionally houses a handy desk.

Embark on a leisurely walk into the heart of Sedbergh, where a selection of eateries await, including the award-winning Black Bull restaurant and gastropub, offering a tasty menu and local ales, as well as The Thirsty Rambler, Al Forno Italian Kitchen and the Three Hares Café and Deli, all perfect for when you don’t feel like cooking!

From the comfort of 3 Settlebeck Cottages you will also have easy access to Sedbergh Golf Club and the beautiful sight of Cautley Spout, which can be reached by the Sedbergh trail.

Venture into the Lake District National Park, where you can explore a plethora of idyllic villages and towns, including Windermere, well-known for its famous lake where you can try your hand at one of the excellent watersports on offer, with paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing and wakesurfing all readily available.

Ramblers will not want to miss the opportunity to hike up to the viewpoints of Queen Adelaide’s Hill and Orrest Head, where you can soak up the breath-taking views which look out towards the Langdale Pikes.

Explore the fascinating attractions of Windermere Jetty Museum and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction or test out your clubs at the excellent Windermere golf club.

From here, head to Ambleside where you can explore an impressive 2nd-century Roman Fort, learn more about the area at the Armitt Library & Museum Centre or visit the picturesque 70-ft Stock Gyhll Force.

Continue onto Grasmere, where you can wander the former home of the great literary, William Words Worth followed by a traditional sweet treat from the 15th-century bakery.

If you can tear yourself away, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is also easily accessible, here you can spend the day in Hawes, a market town featuring the Dales Countryside Museum, walks to Aysgill Force and Cotter Force, along with being close to the vast Semer Water Nature Reserve.

Why not spend some more time in the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales, or maybe you'd like to venture further to the Arnside & Silverdale and the Forest of Bowland AONBs?

There is something for everyone at 3 Settlebeck Cottages!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

SEDBERGH

Kendal 12 miles; Hawes 15 miles.

The attractive old market town of Sedbergh (pronounced Sed-Ber), with its old-world atmosphere, is not only set in the magnificent western dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park but is also close to the rugged eastern fells of the Lake District. The town, with its narrow streets, little shops, traditional pubs, famous school dating back to 1525 and its 12th century church, has been a thriving community for hundreds of years, with a market dating from the 13th Century. Leading from Sedbergh is Dentdale, the jewel of the Yorkshire Dales with its rolling hills and dry-stone walls, stretching 14 miles from the windswept moors below Whernside to the confluence of the Rivers Dee and Rawthey. At the centre of the dale is Dent, with its cobbled streets, which has existed since Norman times and nearby Dent railway station is on the renowned Settle-Carlisle railway line. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, and fishing, and the area is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, runners, and cyclists. This, together with the tranquillity of the surrounding valleys, the two National Parks and it being England's book town, makes an ideal year-round holiday destination.

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Note: This property does not have EV Charging, if caught using the property to charge your car, there may be a charge to your good housekeeping bond for this.

Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas