Secure your holiday for just £99

Offer ends 30th June. Available on breaks arriving 1st September - 31st December.

Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
  • Railway Cottage - (Ref. 977856)

  • Icon/Play
    Icon/Replay Created with Sketch.


1 of 31 View Larger Image
  • Railway Cottage - Yorkshire Dales - 977856 - photo 1

5 people have recently viewed this property

Railway Cottage

Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 977856)


(48 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Show on map


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

48 Customer Reviews

  • "It's a delightful cottage, clean, well-equipped, comfortable bedding and in a lovely quiet spot in a beautiful area."

    We enjoyed our stay very much. Lots of great walks. Settle provided good restaurants and an interesting market day. Small point - an armchair of some sort would be very useful in the top bedroom. You can't sit up in bed because of the roof angle and there's nowhere else in the room to sit - makes it a bit awkward at times.

    Hello Rose, glad you had such a great holiday and thank you for your information as regards seating in the top bedroom, I am sure I have a small armchair somewhere I can install up there. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RoseJun 2022

  • "This cottage was very well appointed, and the cleanliness and attention to detail was very good and much appreciated."

    For example, ice in the freezer, decent coat hangers, plenty of hooks to hang coats on, somewhere to dry things, proper oven gloves, and a good range of kitchen equipment. We felt that a lot of care had gone into making our holiday nice, and that really made a difference to us. The only thing I would add is a barbeque.

    thank you for your kind review Anna, we do try to make sure we have everything covered so you have a great holiday. You have given me food for thought re the barbeque. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2022

  • "The cottage was gorgeous - beautifully decorated and clean."

    The welcome pack from Sally was so welcome and there was lots of information about the local area so we had lots to do in this beautiful part of the world. A real holiday cottage gem. Thank you!

    Hello Penny, thank you so much for your wonderful review and happy to hear you had such a good time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PennyApr 2022

  • "Iron but no ironing board Ok no tumble drier but also no washing line Everything else fine"

    Hello Phillip Thanks for letting me know re ironing board, I will get one put in asap. However there is a clothes airer at the cottage already, it is kept in the cupboard under the stairs. Cheers Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "Impressive location, near to the Settle/Carlisle trainline and right in the middle of the three Yorkshire peaks."

    It was perfect for walks right from the cottage door. Lovely birdsong marking the beginning of spring. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped for cooking meals. Comfortable throughout and great showers. There's a magnificanr view of Penyghent from the living room and front garden. Sally sent us clear information about entry to the cottage and its facilities, and left us a generous bundle of welcome treats. Overall a wonderful place to stay for rest, relaxation and great walks.

    Thank you for your kind review Brenda. Cheers Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrendaMar 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, very clean, comfortable and has everything you need for your break away."

    The log fire with lots of logs available was lovely as the weather wasn’t great when we were there but we loved lighting the fire on an evening and settling in. Sally is very responsive to requests and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. The decor is really tasteful, we loved the whole house and would love to go back in nicer weather to be able to sit out on the patio and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Just lovely!

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    Great holiday! Sally was fantastic when we needed to contact her. Would love to return again one day.

    Thank you Anna for the great feedback, despite a few hiccups along the way!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnaFeb 2022

  • "Your General Feedback Would you like to provide feedback about the holiday property?"

    This will be shared with the property owner. We had a fabulous, comfortable and relaxed stay at Railway Cottage. Everything was provided, perfect and clean. It was very nice, cosy, warm and homely place. We visited Yorkshire dales, Ingleton Water Fall, Skipton, Malham Coves, Leeds ( waste of time), Ullswater Lake, Morcom beach and York. Thank you Sally for your Kind hospitality.

    Reviewed by SabahDec 2021

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, one of the nicest we've stayed in."

    Very clean, very well presented and great location for walking. Lovely unexpected extras from the owners like a bottle of wine, milk and eggs. Would absolutely recommend a stay at this cottage.

    Thank you Kate for your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by KateDec 2021

  • "Perfect place to stay."

    Booked last minute as other cottage cancelled. Nothing too much trouble cottage ready for us within 24hours. Stunning views from the garden watched the sunrise every morning we even sat outside in the sun trap in November. Facilities spot on didn’t want for anything. Everything was top quality. The beds were so comfortable.Easy arrival and departure. We walked everyday!! Twice straight from the cottage. If we could have we wouldn’t have left there’s so much to do and felt so at home there Thank you I am glad the other place cancelled now and we will return Lisa and Steve

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2021

  • "A very comfortable stay but the weather could have been better"

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021

  • "This cottage is sublime."

    It's a quite small property yet the owners have packed in all the necessary f&f and very nicely, too. Very clean. Our autistic daughter is anxious about change - including staying in a holiday cottage. She likes to feel cosy: This place hit the spot for her. Adjacent to the railway line (but not noisy) and with a view of Pen-Y-Gent, the lounge was a haven after a tiring day out. Even better, the little garden with butterflies and lovely scents. A mini bucolic position - friendly neighbours (who showed us their new ducklings), and little track to the main road (a 'B' road). The nearby Red Squirrels were absent, a pity but I'd still like to live here.

    Reviewed by CharlesAug 2021

  • "The cottage was one of the nicest we have stayed in, exceptional welcome pack, thank you for that."

    Great location to visit numerous places including Malham Cove, Ingleton Falls and Ribblehead Viaduct etc. Many walks to be had close at hand. The views from the cottage are wonderful with Pen-y- Ghent in full view. Would definately like to come back in the not too distant future. Mrs S Beach

    Reviewed by JeffreyJul 2021

  • "A fabulous cottage in a beautiful location."

    Clean and comfortable

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2021

  • "On our second visit to Railway Cottage it felt like home."

    Comfortable and welcoming. We enjoyed some wonderful walks and relaxed in the cottage in the evenings. Its fun watching the trains go by too!

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage in a superb location for seeing the best of the Yorkshire Dales."

    The 3 peaks can all be reached and Hawes, Malham Cove, Wensleydale and Swaledale are not far away. The Ribblehead viaduct is unmissable especially if a steam train is due. The cottage itself is quiet (trains go by but they do not disturb) with beautiful views to Pen y Ghent and a garden back and front to catch the sun morning and evening. Sally is a very helpful host and has made the cottage really homely. We were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by NinaJun 2021

  • "Can't say how much we enjoyed staying here."

    .. the location was super and the little welcome hamper most appreciated as we arrived late in the day. Sally was great if we needed anything, the neighbours very were friendly, and the walking and views from the cottage were just stunning. Everywhere was clean and comfortable and the map on the wall was just a great way to plan a trip. Loved it!

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2021

  • "Peace and quiet."

    Fab view of Pen -Y- Ghent. Rabbits, lambs, pheasants, a woodpecker, the short Northerner...and that's just how we started our days, sitting on the back patio in the sunshine. The house was clean and so comfortable. The wall map was really neat. The welcome package was greatly appreciated, and consumed with relish! The neighbours were friendly and quiet. The location was excellent - start of the hikes of all 3 Yorkshire Peaks within walking distance, or a 10 minute drive away. It was easy to access all of the dales and their stunning towns/villages from here. I came for peace and quiet and to fill up on the countryside, after a year of working in the hospital in Leicester over the Covid pandemic, and it didn't fail to deliver. I didn't want to leave. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jeanne-MarieApr 2021

  • "We stayed in April 2021."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable and COVID safe. Great views of the Settle and Carlisle railway and Pen y Ghent. A perfect base for walking in the Yorkshire Dales. Owner was really helpful, easy to contact and left us a lovely welcome pack. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

  • "Very well equipped, cosy cottage with enough space for 2 adults and 2 teenagers to have their own space."

    As the cottage is fairly remote, we were grateful to have a full size fridge/freezer and cupboard storage space to accommodate our Sainsbury's shopping delivery for the week. Fantastic views and walks from the cottage.Thank you for a lovely week away.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2020

  • "We had the most the amazing stay here."

    The cottage is absolutely gorgeous and was really clean. Sally was fab with all the details before we arrived and answering any questions. We were a group of 6 and the space and lay out is great. The beds were amazingly comfy! There's loads to do nearby and some nice walks right from the cottage, we even used the wallpaper in the living room as a guide!

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "This is the best holiday cottage we have visited (and we have visited a few over the years!"

    ) It is spotlessly clean, very comfortable and well-equipped, and in a perfect area for getting out and about. We received excellent communication from the owner, from immediately after we had booked right upto our stay, and it was clear that every effort was being made to ensure safety and protection in these difficult times. It was lovely to have a change of scene and enjoy the beautiful countryside around the cottage, and we really appreciated the generous welcome pack.

    Reviewed by JackySep 2020

  • "Quite honestly the best holiday cottage I have stayed in."

    Very well equipped, very clean , so comfortable and very well cared for. Owner pleasant and friendly to deal with and so thoughtful In providing an exceptional welcome pack for our arrival. The cottage is ideally suited for many walks, including the Yorkshire 3 peaks, and those that you can't start from the door are a very short drive away. This cottage is definitely on my return to list.

    Reviewed by DeniseAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a picturesque setting."

    Reviewed by CristineJul 2020

  • "Such a beautifully clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a lovely area."

    Plenty of excellent walks close by and can definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by StellaMar 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our Christmas stay, great facilities for a comfortable, relaxing stay and the views are amazing."

    Cottage Owners are very friendly and helpful,

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2019

  • "Our second visit and it was just as good as the first one last year."

    This cottage is in a fabulous location and is very well equipped. We enjoyed walks from the door as well as cosy afternoons in front of the fire, perfect for Autumn days. We hope to return again next year.

    Reviewed by JillNov 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage, great views, great location for accessing brilliant walks around the local area."

    Lovely welcome pack on arrival! The cottage had such a welcoming feel, loved the wood burning stove! I have stayed in a few properties in the past in Yorkshire but this was definitely the nicest, hope to return in the future. I was showing the area to my brother and sister-in-law from Australia, could not have asked for a better place to show off Yorkshire!

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2019

  • "This was a return to railway cottages after experiencing a fantastic week in February."

    The cottage offers excellent views and access to various attractions and three peaks. The cleanliness and standard of the cottage is excellent, hence our return. It is more than probable that a third visit will be made. Thanks to the owner who left a welcome package on arrival. Fully recommended to those who appreciate a quiet holiday in what has to be a hard to beat scenic experience.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2019

  • "Wow, what a Cottage!"

    The cottage is located between Horton in Ribblesdale and the Ribblehead Viaduct. The Pennine Bridleway is not far away and access to walking routes to Ingleborough, Little Ingleborough, Gaping Gill and Trow Gill are available virtually from the door. The cottage itself is tucked away from the road close to the Settle to Carlisle railway line. It is a superb location so quiet and the views across to Pen Y Ghent are simply spectacular. The trains are so infrequent that the railway line doesn't bother you at all. On arrival we were greeted to a welcome pack which included wine and a Lemon Drizzle cake. The log burner in the living room made for cozy evenings in after a day out walking. The cottage was immaculately clean and the kitchen well kitted out. White Scar Cave is worth a visit as is Malham, and of course for the most energetic there is the challenge of the three peaks which can be attempted straight from the door. Settle has a Booths Supermarket which stocks everything you need and The Old Hill inn at Chapel le Dale is well worth a visit with great food We had a fabulous week and would love to return someday.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage , comfortable , homely and perfectly located for walking in the area ."

    Lovely touches from the owners on arrival such as milk, bacon and eggs and a delicious home made cake . Highly recommended

    Reviewed by ZoeSep 2019

  • "The cottage waa absolutely brilliant - clean, newly refurbished to a good standard and the location was excellent, smack bang in the middle of everything you want to see & do in the Dales."

    Pretty much everything you wanted was available at the cottage, the neighbours were lovely (even though we came in 3 cars and only had 2 parking spaces). Finally, Sally was great. She kept in regular contact up to the day and even let us know when the house was ready ahead of schedule. Would love to go again if she'd have us, thank you!

    Reviewed by SebastianJul 2019

  • "Well placed for walking in the Dales."

    Great view of Pen-y-Ghent from the House. Very close to railway tracks but the trains did not disturb us.

    Reviewed by KerryJun 2019

  • "This is an excellent holiday cottage."

    Comfortable and homely throughout. Very good personal contact by Sally the owner. We were travelling with friends from the U.S.A. who were very impressed by the personal touches and quality of provision. Certainly one of the best we have used over the years. Despite some inclement weather it was a lovely retreat at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "Cottage was a delightful place to stay, modern fittings teamed with character with the added bonus of lovely views."

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in perfect location."

    Everything well organised, making for a wonderful, memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by MikeApr 2019

  • "It was a beautiful cosy place that was in an excellent location to do the three peaks."

    Lovely little welcome pack of food and great host

    Reviewed by JaneyApr 2019

  • "A great cottage in a superb location."

    Could not have been better, will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by ThomasMar 2019

  • "Railway Cottage was superb!"

    ! Perfect holiday home as a base to explore and enjoy that beautiful area of the Dales. Cottage was spotless, extremely comfortable and had all amenities required. Lovely welcome hamper on arrival, really appreciated and enjoyed. We will return and stay here again.

    Reviewed by PatrickMar 2019

  • "After booking our first Sykes Cottage break in 2018 for a family Birthday we have just returned from a third and different cottage."

    The third cottage being Railway Cottages in Horton in Ribblesdale. As with the two previous cottages, this was as advertised on the Sykes site and came with personal touches from the owner. All three cottages have been presented to the highest of standards and due to this, Sykes will be our first port of call for future cottage holidays.

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fantastic area."

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2018

  • "The cottage was ideally situated to enjoy the delights of this part of the dales, with a number of walks available from the cottage without the need to take the car out."

    It was great to see the trains passing close to the cottage, especially the steam train at the weekend. The large map that filled the lounge wall was ideal for planning walks and was a real novelty, yet a very practical feature of this period cottage. The welcome gifts were very generous and much appreciated. We couldn’t have asked for more from this cottage and irs location.

    Reviewed by NickNov 2018

  • "Railway cottage is furnished to a very high standard with everything you could need, it was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack on arrival after a long journey was very thoughtful."

    The location for the Yorkshire 3 peaks is wonderful or for the Settle to Carlisle railway, the trains are infrequent and not obtrusive, the occasional steam train gave us great entertainment. There is a wonderful feature map on the wall in the lounge from which you can plan to walk the local area and other routes, guides and maps in the cottage too. We highly recommend this cottage and plan to return.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2018

  • "Wonderful stay at Railway Cottage and the welcome pack was unexpected and thoughtful."

    The cottage has super views and was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2018

  • "Lovely welcome gifts from the owners, this cottage was spotlessly clean, nicely furnished and very comfortable."

    The kitchen was well stocked and the use of the outhouse for bike storage was very useful. The location was quiet with wonderful night skies wirh lovely walks and bike rides from the door or within a short drive. I would love to stay there again!

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage very clean and elegantly furnished."

    Owner was very welcoming and thoughtful. Well placed for visiting The Dales; for walkers and general families. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PenelopeAug 2018

  • "The cottage was very fully equipped with modern appliances and hi tech."

    Great wifi etc. However is best feature is where it is. A most beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales with easy access to pubs etc. Also neighbours were helpful and friendly all in all splendid holiday!

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2018

  • "We had a great week in this lovely comfortable cottage, set in a quiet little green oasis in the heart of Ribblesdale and with expansive views across to Pen-y-Ghent."

    The friendly and helpful owners left us a few foodie treats, which was a great welcome. The cottage has been really nicely renovated and the map 'feature wall' in the sitting room - a scaled 1:25,000 map of the local area - is a fantastic addition! Railway Cottage really is in a great location, with access to the Three Peaks and the Pennine Way straight from the door. The Ribblehead viaduct is just a short distance away as well as lower level walks along the River Ribble. There is, of course, loads of great road cycling around, and there is good bike storage at the cottage. There's supermarkets at Settle, plus there's plenty of local pubs to eat out in: close by at Horton in Ribblesdale, or a slightly further drive to Settle or Ingleton. We can't recommend this place enough and we really hope to be back next year for another week!

    Reviewed by JanJul 2018

Show more


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • External utility.
  • Electric central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine in external utility, 2 x Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable storage
  • Front and rear patios with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: This property has a private water supply
  • Note: Children over 12 years only. Please NOTE: Sorry no worker bookings accepted.

The property

This former railway cottage sits adjacent to the Settle-Carlisle railway line and two miles from the charming Yorkshire Dales village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Set over three floors and bursting with character, this is an excellent choice for the base of your next country cottage break.

The ground level of Railway Cottage is occupied...

View on map

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.

Region Information

Note: Children over 12 years only.
Please NOTE: Sorry no worker bookings accepted.

Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
Ok, got it