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4 Helwith Bridge Cottages

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


  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean, good location,"

    Reviewed by Sallyann5.0Sep 2023

  • "There is nothing I would change, everything was spot on."

    And what a pleasant home it is. When we arrived and had a look round I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is even nicer than I was expecting. The photos on your advert don't nearly portray how light and airy and spotless it is.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, was in a lovely location and very clean."


    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous place to stay, well equipped property decorated and maintained to a high standard."

    We felt welcome as soon as we opened the door which we really appreciated. We had a lovely relaxing stay and would book again without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Russell4.7Jun 2023

  • "Nice property ideal base for the 3 peaks."

    Comfortable with no problems. I wasn't aware of wifi being available so a note on display would have been useful.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jun 2023

  • "A great place, in a lovely location."

    Great facilities. If I was to ever do the 3 peaks again which is a big if!! I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Gez4.4Jun 2023

  • "I wouldn't say this was the best cottage we've stayed in but it's certainly very good."

    It was clean and comfortable. The downstairs cloakroom (WC and basin) is a good selling point and deserves to be mentioned in the listing. There were one or two omissions, but nothing show-stopping. We'd have expected spare kitchen roll, and maybe some cling film. The book of instructions for guests had details of a microwave which no longer exists (the current microwave instructions are with the microwave) but nothing about the main oven controls, which are a bit quirky. However, I Googled it and found something similar, which gave us the information needed. Previous reviews have criticised the WiFi so I was a bit apprehensive about that but I need not have been. It was better than we have at home and quite sufficient for streaming and for general use. It probably depends on what you're used to. We weren't using the third bedroom but I think the lack of storage space could be a problem. Also, some of the bedroom curtains could do with linings so that you don't wake at 5am. Overall, we had a good stay and I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Jun 2023

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Well kept and very comfy after a long day walking. Might be a bit if a squeeze for 5 people upstairs as the 3rd bedroom is very small with no storage. The owner recommended the Knights Table for eating ...we went for Sunday Roast...best roast I've had out ....would equally recommend. Although the local pub had decent food with large portions

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7May 2023

  • "We had a lovely family holiday and the accommodation was very clean and well resourced."

    One thing we would like to suggest that would improve the property is to provide some storage facility in the small bedroom. Please can you put some shelves up on the walls behind the door, or provide another solution. Otherwise everything was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2023

  • "My husband and I had a lovely few nights stay here."

    On arrival the house was very clean (even my husband commented on the clean laundry smell as he went upstairs - that never happens at home!) When I booked the property, I remember reading a review saying don't judge the property on the photos.. and that is so true..! We had 2 very wet walking days and it was lovely to come back to a warm house and a hot shower - In fact the shower pressure was amazing!! For 2 nights we ate at the local pub. Very friendly landlord and lady, good home cooked food and plenty of it. For our last night we tried to get into the Game Cock in Austwick for dinner; unfortunately it was already fully booked (Wednesday in March, non school holidays). My advise would be to book ahead if you fancy this pub. We will definitely be visiting this beautiful area again and this will be our first choice for accommodation

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really enjoyed the stay very comfortable Well equipped Immaculately clean ..."

    Really enjoyed the stay very comfortable Well equipped Immaculately clean and looked freshly painted Very spacious A great cottage ideally placed for my family Thank you

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic stay, lovely place, great location, great owners, enjoyed it so much I've recommended it to a friend to go and stay in."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful location!"

    It had everything we needed for our stay… shame we had to pay for a week when we we only there 3 nights but hey, we knew that when we went. If we have a complaint it’s that the double bed is not comfortable at all! My son said his single in the back room was comfortable though. Could have done with sharper kitchen knives The owner was very pleasant and helpful on the phone!

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jun 2022

  • "What a cracking place to stay."

    It really teaches you to not judge a book by its cover. The property has a large open plan kitchen dining area, which was basically where we spent our time, for the short periods we were in. I was probably being pickie marking it down one on comfort. The beds were great and we slept well. The downside was the sofas. I have spinal problems and was unable to sit on them as they were to low and to soft. Great for most people I would imagine. If you stay here your ideally situated for visiting the best that North Yorkshire has to offer. Most places are within a 10 to 20 minute drive, Malham Cove, the 3 peaks, Gaping Gill and so the list goes on. The are untold number of walks on the door step too. The pub just down the road is amazing, good beer, food and dog friendly. I can highly recommend the fish and chip shop opposite co-op in Settle to. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7May 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location with lots of fantastic walks close by."

    The cottage was exceptionally clean when we arrived, had everything in it that we needed and we felt very at home during our stay. The hot water bottles and open fire were a lovely end to our days out walking. The children and dog loved it and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have had a lovely stay thank u so much, perfect location."

    Definitely will be rebooking again And for a helpful tip if your wanting to eat in the local pub definitely worth booking in advance. I don’t know if it’s because of the area the WiFi was very poor and wasn’t able to use our laptops.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely property well situated for walking direct from the door or exploring."

    Very quiet location, friendly pub a few doors away but check if you want to eat- they didn't serve food everyday. We had a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Bernadette4.4Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy."

    It was very spacious and clean and the kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. The hot water bottle warming the bed was a lovely touch and the tea tray and biscuits very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Nov 2021

  • "The house is fabulous, clean and sizeable."

    Additional toilet on ground floor. The front garden is very colourful but the rear bit is small, on two levels and pebbled. There is a constant stream of big lorries from local quarrys, so road is very busy.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent cottage: The exterior does not do this cottage justice."

    The interior is exceptional with excellent cleanliness. However, if you intend to work and holiday at the same time beware the internet signal is not good.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Aug 2021

  • "The house was great, very comfortable and Mr and Mrs Cross were both very helpful."

    Unfortunatly we only stayed 2 nights as called back to work, but the cottage for the time we had it was fantastic. Ideal for many walksdirect from the cottage. the only thing I would mention is the kettle needs replacing as the lid was broken.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful, immaculately decorated, spotlessly clean and well equipped cottage."

    Helwith Bridge is well located between Settle and Horton with a picturesque drive either way. We did walks directly from the cottage to Pen y Ghent, and a fantastic one via Feizor, Giggleswick Scar and back along the river past Stainforth Force. There are working limestone quarries in the area which add to the interest of this amazing landscape. I am desperate to return!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2021

  • "We’ve had a wonderful stay at the cottage."

    Everything was spotlessly clean. Everything you needed had been catered for. Excellent location for visiting different areas. Would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Hiedi5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a most enjoyable 4 night stay ."

    The cottage was lovely, everything needed , lovely location., and a beauttiful setting. A lovely dog friendly pub few doors along,and food was amazing..

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2021

  • "We loved our holiday, the house is perfectly located for walking - it’s clean and so comfortable we couldn’t have asked for more!"

    Their is a local pub less than 5 mins walk, who are friendly and welcoming - the food is home cooked and I’ll be dreaming about their pie for years to come! It’s a true gem!

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0May 2021

  • "Good position for touring round and handy for the very friendly local pub with good meals."

    Plenty of space in the cottage,very clean and nicely decorated and good furnishings

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, better the the photos."

    Spotless, great location and helpful owners. Definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2020

  • "Good value for money in a great location ."

    .don't let exterior put you off the house is very spacious. Good pub 2 minutes walk away. Will try to return.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2020

  • "We stayed here in August 20, the cottage looks much nicer that the listing and photos gives credit for, the cottage was clean and tidy and had everything required for our stay, good local links for places to visit and and things to do, this includes activities with children under 11."

    this is an ideal location for Settle, Malham Cove, Stainforth and many many more locations, this does not even include the hikes up the peaks.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great house in a great location."

    The house was equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Loved the extra little touches like hot water bottles warming up our beds!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely clean house, perfect location for dog walking with plenty of different walks from the front door."

    Local pub really friendly with good food and beer. Would consider staying again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great place in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jan 2020

  • "Excellent location."

    Faultless in terms of cleanliness. Value for money. Stress free service as usual.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Dec 2019

  • "Amazing location,so quiet and peaceful, everything you need for a home from home,stairs were a bit steep for my mum,but thats the only down side,beds comfy too,would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2019

  • "We booked the cottage in order to walk the Yorkshire 3 peaks."

    ...location was excellent..only 5 minute drive to start. Cottage was spacious....well equipped with everything you could need. It was in good order throughout....very clean and comfortable. 2 minutes walk to a friendly local pub serving good value and tasty meals. We all said that we would love sometime to book a longer stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "I really enjoyed my time away with my partner and dog here."

    The welcome biscuits were a lovely touch. The cottage had a lot of items we didn't expect which would've been lovely to know beforehand :) I've already recommended the cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was like a home from home!"

    It was clean and spacious with all facilities we needed. It was situated in an idyllic location, within walking distance from a lovely pub and a beautiful fishery. We had an amazing first holiday with our 18month old puppy, and our teenage girls had a great time hiking, wall climbing and exploring the cave at Ingleton. Highly recommend Helwith Bridge in the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2019

  • "We've just arrived home from a relaxing week at Helwith Cottages."

    The cottage was very clean, spacious and well equipped. In a lovely area for the Dales and visiting Settle, Malham Tarn & Cove, The Ribblehead Viaduct and close to the Settle to Carlisle railway. Also all the lovely surrounding villages and local pubs. Great holiday will visit again and recommend. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Aug 2019

  • "This cottage is really lovely very clean and well equipped."

    It is in a beautiful rural location but only 3 miles from Settle . There are lots of lovely walks and places to visit .

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Jul 2019

  • "We would highly recommend this cottage in fact the info and pictures on the website do not do it justice."

    Great location to get out and about and pub only a short walk with a great welcome, the landlord and staff were really friendly. Very little one could suggest to improve the actual cottage it had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. One minor suggestion would be to update the welcome pack. It had all the instruction books for appliances but little else, nothing on nearby walks or nearest village shop etc. Would definately recommend this cottage and if the opportunity arises would return.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jul 2019

  • "An exceptionally well appointed holiday home and very clean."

    Ideally situated in a quiet area with access to many walks without travelling too far.

    Reviewed by Stephenie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Back garden was only let down would of liked bigger for dog, pictures showed ..."

    Back garden was only let down would of liked bigger for dog, pictures showed lots of views of surrounding countryside but not back garden , cottage was absolutely lovely had everything we needed , house next door was very scruffy and there is a bit of heavy traffic passing due to the quarry being so close but apart from that excellent location for three peaks and pub is a short walk and people very welcoming and we all in all would most likely stay there again

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage equipped with everything you need."

    Tried the local pub wasn’t that impressed. Getting out and about was easy best place to eat was the golden lion in Settle.

    Reviewed by Pat4.7May 2019

  • "Great holiday home everything there that you need we loved it and will book again"

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Apr 2019

  • "The house had everything that was needed prime location for walking and other attractions."

    2 minute walk from child and dog friendly pub

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2019

  • "No."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely brilliant cleanest cottage we have been in, would recommend to everyone spotlessly clean lovely views out all windows."

    Food excellent at the pub just a short walk away loved it. thank you fire was so warm lovely warm cottage

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2018

  • "A terrific cottage in a great location if your doing the three peaks."

    The food in the nearby pub is fantastic and I'd happily stay again !

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is very inviting and user friendly with lots of homely comforts I’d definitely recommend staying there"

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great cottage, lovely and clean and well presented."

    We had a great week and will definitely be back for another stay.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2018

  • "Have stayed in dozens of cottages in the Yorkshire Dales,Lake District & Scotland and internally this cottage was as good if not better than any we have stayed at."

    It was extremely clean, almost new, as well as spacious and light. The attention to detail which also helped to make this property most welcoming and comfortable. The internal photographs of this property just don't do it justice - with more required.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2018

  • "Good cottage and ideally located for three peaks."

    Local pub close by - Kitchen/diner spacious light and practical to accommodate 5 persons.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely very well equipped, comfortable mid terrace house."

    Exceptionally well kept and clean. Beautiful scenery on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "I think that the information needs updating as it says there is no wifi when there is and this is important today."

    ..you would probably get more bookings.

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Jun 2018

  • "We were a group of 5 staying due to tackling the 3 Peaks Challenge."

    The cottage is fabulously located for this, being only 5 minutes away by car from Horton in Ribblesdale. On our arrival we were met by a lovely well appointed cottage. The kitchen is very well stocked with lots of crockery and utensils etc. The bedrooms, whilst compact are bright and clean and the bathroom had a lovely bath and shower which was most welcome after a hard day climbing! I particularly loved the little touch of a tea tray ready and waiting with complementary biscuits. We have all said we would love to stay again and shall no doubt be booking shortly. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely clean cottage and very helpful owners supplying us with travel cot and high chair."

    Great position for walking and biking.

    Reviewed by Fraser4.4Apr 2018

  • "The cottage is clean and modern."

    The owners have considered every eventuality as far as we could tell, everything was spotless, in excellent condition with some very considerate extra touches, like ice cubes in the freezer, a starter pack of logs and kindling, games and books to enjoy, along with plenty of local information, and the icing on the cake were the lovely Christmas decorations to make us feel at home. We would not hesitate in recommending the cottage to others, with one minor point to make, the need for a couple of pillows available in case anyone needs extra. Not a great problem though and didn't spoil our stay. The pub nearby was a pleasant spot with good beer and food available. The Gamecock in Austwick is an excellent spot for a lovely meal, and there are ample walks in the area for the keenest of ramblers, or the casual strollers to enjoy. All in all, we would give this pleasant little cottage 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2017

  • "A well equipped, comfortable cottage."

    We will definitely consider rebooking

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Nov 2017

  • "It did exactly what it said on the tin !"


    Reviewed by Rosemary4.8Oct 2017

  • "Property was perfect for what we needed at a great value price"

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2017

  • "Perfect location for doing the 3 peaks challenge and actually much bigger than expected."

    Photos don't do it justice. Brilliant dog friendly place with a pub only a stones throw away.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.2May 2017

  • "A very clean and comfortable cottage with everything you need for a self catering holiday."

    Ideally situated for walking in the Dales. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2017

  • "Super cottage spotlessly clean bright and airy larger than expected definitely book again at somega point."

    The pub down the road is friendly and the beers and food are great

    Reviewed by Susan4.8Apr 2017

  • "Had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage!"

    Very clean, great location, and stunning scenery. Loved the thoughtful touches too, like daffodils and biscuits left on the kitchen table. Didn't want to leave. Would highly recommend. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2017

  • "The accommodation was very well equipped and warm (even down to hot water bottles in the beds which were very much appreciated)."

    We would definitely book it again in the future and recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2016

  • "It was brilliant, just what we needed."

    Reviewed by Phil4.2Oct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 1 car, plus free public car park 100 yards away
  • Front garden
  • Enclosed patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 1.5 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Property provides a starter pack for log burner, guests will need to provide their own after this is used

The property

This terraced cottage is located in the quiet hamlet of Helwith Bridge, in the heart of the famous Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Fully restored by the current owners, this Three Peaks cottage offers excellent accommodation in an ideal countryside location.

Finished to a high standard throughout, with modern contemporary styling, this Helwith cottage is full of warmth and character and features a cosy sitting room with lovely woodburner set in a feature fire surround.

The stylish kitchen/diner incorporates modern Velux windows to create a wonderfully light and welcoming space, and French doors lead you out onto a rear patio area.

Outside this charming cottage in Helwith Bridge is a lovely front garden, which provides a perfect place for relaxing after a long day exploring the beautiful Dales countryside.

A fabulous location, close to the river, this Yorkshire Dales cottage provides an ideal base for a family or friends to get together and enjoy the many attractions of this popular area.

The village pub which is set opposite the tranquil waters of the River Ribble.

Various walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of this Three Peaks cottage, both on the Pennine Way and in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The more energetic visitors can clock in at the Pen-y-Ghent cafe in the nearby village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale and take on the challenge of the Three Peaks walk!

A wonderful Three Peaks cottage for a holiday in the Dales.

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About the location


Austwick 1.5 miles; Horton-in-Ribblesdale 2 miles; Settle 4 miles.

Situated in the heart of the famous Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales, Helwith Bridge is a tiny hamlet with a village pub set opposite the tranquil waters of the River Ribble. The surrounding countryside is magnificent, offering the ideal location for fell walking and mountain biking with the famous Three Peaks providing some of the most challenging walks in the country. The famous Settle-to-Carlisle Railway passes through the hamlet and along the nearby Ribblehead viaduct. A magnificent structure completed in 1870, the sight of a steam train passing across the top of the viaduct is one not to be missed. Nearby Austwick has a wonderful village shop and an award-winning inn, whilst the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale contains a lovely Norman church and two pubs. The nearby market town of Settle, just four miles down the road, offers a wide variety of pubs and restaurants, whilst the market square is a real delight featuring the three storey Shambles, with shops on two levels and houses above. Settle Victoria Hall provides all types of entertainment from cinema to folk evenings throughout the year. Other local attractions such as Malham Cove, Gordale Scar, Clapham Cave and Gaping Ghyll 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