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Wagon House

(Ref. 30098)

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


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely holiday, lovely homely comfortable cottage, stunning countryside and views and very welcoming local pub in touching distance what more could you need."

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.7Sep 2021

  • "First time too the dales and this a perfect cottage in the perfect location , would definitely book this cottage again."

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Perfect base for where we wanted to visit."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2021

  • "The most amazing location and lovely accommodation"

    Reviewed by Mary4.1Jul 2021

  • "Beautifully decorated inside with glorious views as had been described."

    Very peaceful and wonderful walks from your front door. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0May 2021

  • "Great location."

    Cosy and snug cottage.

    Reviewed by Bob3.8Sep 2020

  • "The cottage - built as a pigsty in the eighteenth century!"

    - was beautifully decorated and looked after. Unfortunately, the only eating place was at the raised kitchen surface, and the high stools were neither comfortable nor 100 % stable. However, everything else about our week in The Wagon House was way beyond our expectations. The garden - on one side the river flowing, on the other the rising hills with sheep grazing, was gorgeous. The setting - at the end of a cul de sac, immediately grabbed our attention. Friendly neighbours told us that while as our little cottage was a converted pigsty- theirs was a converted Slate Sawmill. (Slate Mill?) Lots of historical detail. Very atmospheric. The pub, Helwith Bridge, had put a tent outside, and one evening a collection of local folk musicians sat in it and played their tunes. So nice. And whichever way we looked, views of hills, fields, clouds, and more hills. Couldn`t have been a more relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Deborah3.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Good facilities but lounge layout needs changing to enable tv to be watched comfortably and bathroom door needs attention to enable this to be closed.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Aug 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage with amazing views"

    Reviewed by Rachel4.1Nov 2019

  • "A well equipped, bright, airy and clean cottage, 2 minutes walk from an excellent pub."

    The windows in the living room and bedroom had amazing views, where you could watch the clouds roll in, nature and the river. Very peaceful! Crisp clean white bedding and towels. Initial supply of kindling etc...for the huge log burner, plenty of hot water. Home from home.....This cottage will not disappoint and with walks right from the door, it's the ideal place to stay if you want to explore the Yorkshire Dales! We will definitely be staying here again....Thank you!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2019

  • "This property has been totally miss sold and miss marketed - under no circumstances is this a 4 tick property, 1 tick is being generous!"

    We arrived to find that the front was overgrown with a wreck of a landrover in front of the property, the access down both sides to the rear was overgrown, uneven and covered with rubbish - the rear garden had not seen a lawnmower for weeks and the patio was a slab of overgrown concrete with NO BBQ as advertised and a pair of rickety old small chairs and table for furniture. Inside the property was nothing but a picture of neglect, despite the strange smell which was trying to be masked with a lit candle, the living room carpet was damp and consequently uneven and not fitted properly making it a potential trip hazard, walking in bare feet was not an option. A wall light was hanging off with bare wires and not working, the kitchen carpet was filthy and the oven dirty, cupboards and drawers were filled with rubbish. the toilet and bath had black mould growth around them with a tatty shower curtain and broken mirror tile around the bath. The bedroom wardrobe was full of junk and unable to be used properly - this is supposed to be a 4 tick property but there was no toilet roll no washing up liquid and overall it was a totally neglected property. We attempted to contact the relevant people but could not, presumably because the phone signal isn't brilliant so after a 3 hour journey we made another 3 hour journey home on the same day - disgusted, fed up and totally cheesed off - this holiday was to mark our first week of retirement. We contacted Sykes first thing on Sunday to complain, the rep that we spoke to was shocked and full of apologies and after having seen our photos was in disbelief, HOWEVER despite all of this we were offered a refund of only £200 which is simply not good enough so we continue to pursue a full refund. To us tick ratings are important, in this case they meant nothing and as a result sadly it makes us unlikely to book again with Sykes - such a shame as previous holidays have been lovely.

    Reviewed by Paul1.3Jul 2019

  • "We had a great time at Wagon House."

    The location is excellent for walking. First impressions of the cottage were a bit of a surprise. The setting can probably be best described as 'authentically rural' and 'ramshackle'. The inside of the cottage is comfortable and we had everything we needed. The Sykes listing for the cottage said there was parking for a car. But the owner of the cottage advised us not to park in front of the cottage, but instead use a car park in front of the nearby pub. The houses around the cottage had their cars parked in front of them, so we couldn't have parked in front of the cottage if we had tried. The car park we used was very close to the cottage however (about 40 metres away), so this was not a problem. The local pub (The Helwith Bridge) is really, really close (again, no more than 40 metres). If you stay at Wagon House you must eat in the pub. The food is simple, very good value and very tasty. The portions are large. Try the Helwith Bridge Special Burger, it is huge.

    Reviewed by Simon3.4Feb 2019

  • "It was SO clean!"

    I was amazed by the immaculate condition. A must stay! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Dec 2018

  • "Amazing quirky cottage in relaxing surroundings."

    Would definitely return to this property in a heart beat. Tucked away in the Dales away from the rat race and modern commercialism. The local pub is a true gem with lovely owners and food was plentiful and tasty. Make the effort to talk to people and they will make you feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.4Nov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage and a perfect getaway weekend."

    Will definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Nov 2018

  • "Gorgeous little cottage, with an amazing back garden leading to the river."

    Friendly and helpful neighbours, with good food at the pub nearby. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7May 2018

  • "Fabulous! Could not fault"

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2018

  • "We booked this cottage for a walking weekend in January."

    It was a bit difficult to find (there was a map in the bathroom of Wagon House that would be useful to see before hand). Once we were in there was a lovely welcome card and a note explaining that the shower curtain was broken and there was some nice bubble bath to compensate. The cottage was lovely, clean and cosy. The wood burner was a nice feature and kept the room warm, there was also radiators in every room if you dont fancy the fire. The cottage is in a great location, a stones throw away from the Helwith Bridge Inn which was very welcoming, good food and drinks and dogs are welcome. It was a short drive to Settle and the three peaks trail starting at Horton in Ribblesdale or alternatively it would be a nice walk. There is room for one car parked outside a down a narrow lane. The garden of the cottage was ideal with the river running just to the side of it. All necessary appliances were in the kitchen and there was also a washer/dryer which came in useful after muddy walks. Would definitely recommend Wagon House!

    Reviewed by Adam4.4Jan 2018

  • "It was a beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    And the pub was great. Faultless! Thank you

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Dec 2017

  • "The Wagon House has been really thoughtfully converted into a spacious holiday cottage for two people (and a dog who loved the River Ribble at the bottom of the garden)."

    We went at the beginning of November and there was a real sense that this was an end of season let and that the cottage was rather unloved, despite the plethora of hearts of all kinds all over the place. We would gladly have exchanged some of these for a couple of decent wine glasses and just one sharp kitchen knife. The wood burner had not been cleaned out which was a bit of a chore - not too bad when you've enjoyed the fire yourself but not much fun when it is someone else's. Although it was advertised as parking for two cars the owner informed us that it would be best to leave the car in the pub car park as access was tricky.

    Reviewed by Penny3.1Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful location."

    Walks from the door into the surrounding countryside and a pub serving good food and beer 50 yards away.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.2Jul 2017

  • "My husband and I had such a wonderful time at Wagon House."

    The River Ribble practically runs through the garden and the views are beautiful. There are lovely walks you can do from the cottage. The cottage is wonderful. We hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Julia4.6Jun 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 4 miles, pub 2 mins walk.

The property

A stone-built, 18th century detached cottage, located in the quiet hamlet of Helwith Bridge, just four miles from the market town of Settle.

Set amongst beautiful rolling Dales countryside, this Helwith Bridge cottage is just perfect to get away from it all and enjoy a romantic break.

Fully restored, this Helwith Bridge cottage has been elegantly furnished to provide a high standard of accommodation in a wonderful location.

This cottage in the Yorkshire Dales National Park offers superb facilities on one floor with an open plan living area consisting of a cosy sitting area with lovely views across the garden to the nearby countryside, a small kitchen with breakfast bar and a warming woodburning stove.

Add to this a separate bathroom and a spacious bedroom and guests have all the ingredients for a delightful self-catering holiday.

A fabulous location close to open countryside and a river, this cottage near Settle is ideal for those who love the great outdoors, with excellent walking from the doorstep and more energetic visitors can 'clock in' at Horton village's Pen-y-Ghent cafe, from where you can take on the challenge of the Three Peaks Walk!

This charming Helwith Bridge cottage is an ideal base for a holiday in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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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.

Please note - off road parking for 1 car in front of the house requires a degree of driving skill. Further additional free parking available locally

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas