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Black Horse Cottage

(Ref. 916487)

Giggleswick near Settle, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet Free

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cosy little cottage."

    The cottage is fully equipped with good quality utensils, even the art work on the walls have been tastefully thought of. The owners have certainly thought of everything you would need. The pub was busy which served lovely food with a warm friendly welcome, even though the pub was busy we didn't hear any noise. (would recommend booking if you want to eat). A 10 minute walk into Settle, Booths supermarket nearby, lots of local walks and for a more relaxing day take the train from Settle to Carlisle for a scenic train ride. would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful village cottage."

    Very clean and well equipped. Fantastic location being very close to Settle and a wonderful pub on the doorstep. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent little cottage and very well equipped."

    The village and location was perfect and the pub opposite, only five steps away from the front door of the cottage, was extremely friendly and served wonderful food and drink!

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was perfect in every respect."

    Cosy and comfortable with a very well stocked kitchen. The milk and cookies on arrival were very welcome. The cottage is the perfect base for walking and Settle is a short picturesque stroll away. We made use of the tourist information centre to go on beautiful local walks and the Settle to Carlisle railway trip is not to be missed! The Black Horse pub is directly opposite but very quiet and does lovely food. The cottage owner couldn’t have been more helpful when I made enquiries. We will come back.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Ideal for two for the weather and time of year( v hot summery September)."

    Could have been tricky to dry wet clothes without putting on the heating. Towels were a bit of a problem day to day. Very good base from which to explore very locally and into the Dales - excellent supermarket within walking distance and friendly pub with extremely good food next door.

    Thankyou Colin for your feed back , putting the heating on to dry wet clothes or to dry towels shouldn’t have been a problem , the thermostat is at the bottom of the stairs for use whenever it is needed , The bathroom radiator runs off the central heating and would have dried the towels quickly , admittedly the week you where there the weather was exceptionally hot but the other radiators have thermostats on to turn off . Glad you enjoyed the Dales and the pub nextdoor Ann. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very cosy cottage in a quiet location with a lovely pub literally feet away."

    Characterful property with excellent modern well-equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities. Handy for Settle and the western Dales.

    Reviewed by Watney5.0Aug 2023

  • "Gorgeous cosy cottage in a peaceful location."

    Beautiful walks on the doorstep and helpful hosts. Thanks we will be back

    Hi Clare , Thankyou for your lovely feedback , glad you all enjoyed your holiday in Giggleswick and surrounding areas ,such a nice part of the dales to spend family time . You are very welcome to stay in our cottage again , it’s lovely when people look after it . Thankyou . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Comfortable and everything to hand. Kitchen equipment an impressive selection. Next to a good pub, and a short stroll to all the facilities of Settle

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely setting."

    Best equipped kitchen I have ever seen! You don't need to take anything. Could use a shoe rack as with walking boots, trainers and sandals x3 the floor inside the door was littered with shoes. Didn't want to take them upstairs when wet or dirty.

    Thankyou Sue and family for the lovely feedback and looking after our cottage , I understand that shoes are a problem especially when they are wet and muddy , will think about a shoe rack , but don’t want to create a trip hazard . It’s a long way to A & E from Giggleswick . Best wishes to you all Ann x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent little cottage."

    Biggest drawback is lack of dedicated parking, but always found somewhere on-street not too far away. Generally well equipped. Only significant lack (for keen cooks) is no scales to weigh ingredients. Location is excellent next door to an inn with good food, and surprisingly quiet. Highly recommended.

    Thankyou Olesya for your lovely feedback , so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage , and Thankyou for looking after it and leaving it immaculate , I have taken on board your request for kitchen scales and put some in . Best wishes Ann Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olesya5.0May 2023

  • "Immaculate and well appointed cosy cottage in a beautiful location."

    Next to a lovely pub with lovely seating area and great meals! Great comms from Anne just in case we needed anything. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Compact cottage but well equipped and comfortable."

    Thank-you.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Just the right size for two people. Quiet street even though the pub is next door which was a great place too. Very welcoming and the food was good. If you didn't want to eat out the kitchen at the cottage had everything you needed to cook a decent meal. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous communication from the owner, lovely bottle of wine, biscuits, milk and hot beverages left as welcome pack."

    Excellent heating and very well equipped kitchen. Gorgeous location with excellent, friendly pub close by with great ale and food. A definite will-return-to cottage

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Dec 2022

  • "Really happy with the accommodation."

    It had everything needed to make the stay enjoyable. Great location and the town of Settle is just a short walk away.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was absolutely wonderful."

    So cosy and comfortable.Very well equipped with little added extras.It’s like they know what is needed to make a holiday stress free.Would highly recommend this accommodation

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and beautiful, peaceful village location."

    Thoughtful touch leaving milk and biscuits, thank you!

    Reviewed by Anna4.1Jul 2022

  • "Great little property in the heart of the village"

    Reviewed by Gareth4.7May 2022

  • "Tea,coffee and cookies waiting for us on arrival was a nice and unexpected gesture, cottage was clean and comfortable, only a short walk to Settle with their pubs and restaurants."

    We had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage in superb location."

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Well equipped kitchen. Just perfect for a weeks walking in the Dales.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a great base for our adventure around North Yorkshire."

    The cottage had everything we needed and the owner was very attentive.

    Reviewed by Adriane4.7Jul 2021

  • "A very well equipped cottage in an idyllic village."

    The cottage is cosy, has everything you need, and was more than suitable for the three of us (two adults and one child). The owners were very pleasant and really helpful with questions and directions to local amenities. Giggleswick is a lovely and friendly village. The nearby children’s park is a great space for little ones and there is a well stocked supermarket in Settle which was reached 10 minutes on foot or 3 minutes in the car. There are a couple of decent places to eat a short walk away and even more options in Settle. Would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Nathan4.7Jul 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Excellent holiday and very relaxing

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time here."

    The cottage was so cozy and warm and everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. We were excited to have a sharp knife to cut through vegetables. (Its the small things that mean alot) as well as the thoughtful gifts milk, cookies and coffee and gorgeous flowers. The pub next door is being refurbished and we enjoyed chatting with them. The walk into settle by the river was beautiful. We highly recommend the chip shop opposite the co op petrol station in settle. Ingleton waterfalls was spectacular. The owners were in contact with us through week and at the end of our stay. ( sorry not returned call) we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, cosy and comfortable with everything you could need."

    Excellent service from Sykes, simple booking and payment system and good information provided.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Sep 2020

  • "Every thing in Settle was lovely."

    Just wish I had caught the train to Settle instead of giggleswick as was quite a walk with my heavy suitcase. The cottage itself was lovely .Everything there that you needed .

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Aug 2020

  • "It is advertised that Giggleswick has 2 pubs - yes it does, but the one next to Black Horse Cottage (Black Horse Pub) has been closed for 3 years!"

    and is presently going through a total refurbishment. Fortunately, this did not affect the enjoyment of our holiday as we were out hiking each day. I feel this should have been mentioned on the website.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage."

    Only downfall would be a lack of garden but otherwise can't fault it. Owners were very communicative. Would go back again.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable with good quality cutlery and crockery."

    The knives were actually sharp too! The bottle of wine and biscuits on arrival were a lovely touch. The cottage is in a great location, a short walk from Settle. We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2019

  • "Charming village headquarters close to an interesting and well-stocked town."

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Sep 2019

  • "Loved the proximity to public transport only a 15 minute walk into the centre of Settle, was made to feel welcome by the owner, cottage had everything we needed and more, the best equipped kitchen we've ever had in a holiday cottage."

    Lots to do in the area, so much that we want to come back to do the things we ran out of time for.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2019

  • "Disappointed to hear that there was no washing machine 48hrs prior to arrival."

    Also stated that there was a dvd player and a radio /cd neither were in the cottage. Nearest laundrette is in settle and the public can only use during certain hours. Pleasant scenery, good places to eat nearby. Recommend Matteos in the market place and Shambles for fish and chips

    Reviewed by Debbie4.1Jun 2019

  • "Superb cosy cottage, home from home."

    Everything you need. Most relaxing village and cottage we have ever stayed at. Could only hear the toned down church bells and the sound of chirping birds. Pub next door has been closed down for a while so don’t know how it would affect the noise. Pub up the road called Harts Head has a lovely relaxing beer garden, it’s a sun trap, overlooking Giggleswick School and it’s chapel Dome. Been on all the fells and hills lovely views. Walked over to Malham and back. Caught train from Settle to Appleby lovely scenic journey about 50 minutes, across the viaduct as well. About 10 minutes walk to a busier Settle. Nice to come back to the cosy relaxing cottage after a full day out. Going home refreshed, relaxed and felt so close to nature there. Thank you Ann so much for your hospitality. Julie & Steve

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "Rather too many nic-nacs in a tiny cottage made putting down anything."

    ..maps, books etc....rather difficult. But the kitchen area was superbly stocked. Generally, a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent everything catered for any visit."

    Giggleswick is only a stones throw from Settle which is a gorgeous place there are plenty of walks around the area you have to check out Ingleton falls Amazing will deffo come back again

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2019

  • "Please say 'thank you' to the owner."

    Lovely Christmas decorations! Homely and everything you could wish for in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage: great location close to Settle."

    Great facilities. Only issue was that water pressure in the shower was far too low and temperature gage difficult to control.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is cosy, comfortable, and well presented."

    The location is very convenient: although in a quiet village the cottage is within easy pedestrian access (via a footbridge) to the market town of Settle.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2018

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very well equipped and perfect location.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great spot."

    Comfortable and has everything you need for your stay. Handy for traveling into the Lake District and the rest of Yorkshire. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2018

  • "The only issue was that the curtains were very thin and light coloured and so did not really stop the light getting into the bedrooms and so we were woken quite early by the light."

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2018

  • "Black horse cottage is really “The Three Bears Cottage” from those old storey books."

    Anne & Tony have certainly made it a cosey spot with everything and more for extended stays. After a day out exploring the beautiful countryside back for a hot shower then from front door six steps to the pub

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Apr 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Black Horse cottage in Giggleswick."

    The cottage is so well organised and pretty. We had everything available in the cottage. Excellent hosts! Very good location. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2018

  • "Perfect place to return to after days out enjoying the wonderful surrounding countryside ."

    Warm and cosy and very well equipped. In lovely friendly village within easy waking distance of Settle.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage right next door to a good pub which does food too"

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Sep 2017

  • "Good weather, good walking and proximity to good beer!"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2017

  • "A delightful cottage in a perfect village setting."

    I used it as a base for hill walking and it was absolutely ideal. The village had two great friendly pubs, both serving delicious food. I'll be back!

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jan 2017

  • "Cottage was excellent, the owner was friendly and helpful."

    The location was brilliant but, please Sykes, do we have to have so many emails imploring us to book another cottage?

    Reviewed by Raymond4.2Nov 2016

  • "A Cosy small cottage set in a lovely village."

    Perfect for travelling into Settle and Malham.

    Reviewed by Israr4.4Oct 2016

  • "No outside space, which could be mentioned in the description."

    Car parking tricky - spaces are at a premium.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.2Aug 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric stove.
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, phone (incoming calls only)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking in village
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub a few minutes walk away

The property

A delightful, 18th century, end-terrace stone cottage, resting in the centre of the Ribblesdale village of Giggleswick, less than one mile from the market town of Settle.

Set in the heart of the village alongside the church, this Yorkshire Dales cottage is just perfect for a romantic break or a small family to enjoy this beautiful area.

This Giggleswick cottage is cosy and warm and exudes a great deal of character and charm with many of the original features, old beams, exposed stonework and all the nooks and crannies associated with a cottage of this grand old age.

Offering a thoughtful holiday home layout with an open plan living area including a kitchen, dining and sitting area, guests will find this Giggleswick cottage a welcoming base.

The first floor of this Yorkshire Dales cottage offers two comfortable bedrooms along with a family bathroom, ensuring a relaxing stay for all.

Set in a unique location, you’ll find all the village amenities close by, along with the local golf course and swimming pool, whilst just a ten minute walk will take you into Settle's old market place with its many vibrant shops, pubs and restaurants.

Trains trundle along the Settle-Carlisle Railway close by, offering one of the most scenic railway routes in Britain.

With the vast Yorkshire Dales National Park on the doorstep and the Lake District easily accessible for the day, both ideal for exploring by car, bike or foot, this Giggleswick cottage is a lovely holiday home all year round.

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About the location

GIGGLESWICK

Settle 0.8 mile; Malham 7.3 miles; Skipton 16.2 miles.

This delightful Ribblesdale village lies below a limestone scar (part of the Craven fault) and just across the river from the bustling market town of Settle. It’s an incredibly pretty place with sturdy houses and cottages, many dating back to the 17th century as the ‘date stones’ over their doorways will confirm. Today the village is still centred around the beautiful St Alkelda’s church, which dates back to the 12th century and the well-known landmark of the domed chapel at the famous Giggleswick School, which dominates the village skyline. Giggleswick itself has two pubs, whilst the wide ranging amenities of the nearby market town of Settle are within easy walking distance. Further afield is the town of Ingleton with its splendid waterfall walk and of course (for the serious walker) the Three Peaks are nearby.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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