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Lychgate Cottage

(Ref. 1077321)

Giggleswick near Settle, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (16)
  • lovely (12)
  • well (8)
  • clean (7)
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18 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful home and a lovely stay!"

    Everything was clean and tidy and kitchen well equipped for cooking meals after long walks in the dales. Giggleswick itself was beautiful and we really enjoyed a trip up to the school chapel - worth a visit! Comfy bed and good shower. Would definitely return!

    Thank you Rianne for your kind comments about my cottage. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Giggleswick. I aggree that the school chapel is worth a visit. It's a hidden gem! From the outside it looks unassuming but the interior is glorious! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rianne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Easy booking."

    Owner Steve gave us some good information to help us. We left the property clean and tidy. We only used to hob once and the fridge. All rubbish removed and in correct bins. Good area to get to all we wanted to see. Lovely cottage and had a great time Thank You Anne

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with all amenities available."

    Loved the split of the cottage, it enabled my grandson some private time with the bedrooms being located at either side of the cottage. Owner communication and information was excellent. Great location, 20 mins from most attractions that we wanted to visit. Also some excellent pubs in walking distance, Harts Head and Black Horse also Craven Arms just 3 mins drive. Settle was also in walking distance with everything you need from groceries to lovely sandwiches etc.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2023

  • "It was only very short stay, but made stress-free by the ‘at home’ feel of Lychgate Cottage."

    I loved all the railway pictures.

    I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Lychgate Cottage. Our aim is to make the cottage feel homely. I too like vintage railway posters and it feels appropriate to decorate the cottage with them given the close proximity of the iconic Settle-Carlise railway and also the Morecambe line to Carnforth where Brief Encounter was filmed and with its connections to the scenic Furness line along the northern shore of Morecambe bay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jun 2023

  • "It would be useful to have two or three trays so that renters could eat more easily while watching tv."

    Otherwise the cottage is top notch.

    Thank you for your positive feedback John. You've made a good point about trays, I'll get some. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage in an ideal location for walking, proximity to shops, cafes, pubs."

    Cottage is more spacious than pictures would suggest and the layout is perfect for a family, a couple, or two couples travelling together. Many walks on the doorstep and just a short drive from Ingleton. Train station not far by foot. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your kind comments about my cottage. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Giggleswick. I agree that Giggleswick is surrounded by great walking country. Also, if you want to go farther afield, there are two railway stations within a mile of Lychgate cottage. Some of my guests have walked from the cottage to Clapham and returned to Giggleswick by train. Likewise, some guests have walked to Horton in Ribblesdale and returned to Settle by train. Great if you want to leave the car at home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by C5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lychgate Cottage was a great place to stay - warm, comfortable and well equipped."

    We had everything we needed for an enjoyable break. Contact from the owner with up to date information before we arrived helped us settle in quickly. This is a lovely cottage in a great location. We have visited this area many times and look forward to returning soon. We would be very happy to stay at this cottage again.

    Thank you for your kind comments about my cottage David. During your stay, we experienced some of the lowest temperatures in about a decade, so I'm pleased you found the cottage warm enough. The Dales have a lot to offer and many of my guests are returning after several previous visits. If you would like to stay in my cottage again, you would be very welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and very comfortable."

    Layout was better than expected from the Sykes description.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely, comfy, warm and well equipped quirky cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable, very well equipped and handy for Settle."

    We had some hassles getting the TV to work despite the outline instructions. The parking space by the Cross was available after the first night parked elsewhere. Overall we are very satisfied. I hired an e-bike and enjoyed a ride over Giggleswick Scar, up to Horton and back over Malham Moor. We can also recommend the Adam Sedgewick GeoTrail at Sedburgh.

    Thank you for your feedback Arthur. Please accept my apologies for the problems you had with the TV. I will look into this tomorrow when I am at the cottage. Hiring an e-bike sounds like a great idea and it sounds like you covered a lot of ground with it. I like the journey from Settle to Malham, which ever route you take there are great views. I haven't visited Dentdale and Sedburgh for a while now, so thank you for the recommendation for the Adam Sedgewick GeoTrail. It's a good reason to make a return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved this cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and had everything we could have possibly needed. Perfectly situated for all the local amenities, including pubs, shops and the railway station - along with the feeling of being in a quiet village. We wanted a walking holiday, and managed to total around 60 miles in the week without using our car once. Amazingly helpful pre-stay communication from the owner. Thank you so much. Would love to come back.

    Thank you for your feedback Tamsin. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Giggleswick. I agree that it feels like a quiet village but a 10 minute walk takes you to Settle with a full range of shops & cafes. Also, now that the historic Black Horse inn has reopened, we have good food and drink practically on the doorstep of the cottage. Additionally, having 2 railway stations one mile from the cottage is a great asset. I saw in the guestbook that you'd walked over to Malham. That's around a 16 mile round trip over hilly terrain. I am very impressed! I look forwards to welcoming you back to my cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tamsin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lychgate Cottage really felt like a home from home."

    Lovely and clean with everything we needed in the kitchen, eco-friendly cleaning products, and lovely personal touches like original artworks by the owner and train-themed decor. Communication from the owner was brilliant, with lots of recommendations for local sights and walks which we took advantage of. Within easy walking distance of both Settle and Giggleswick train stations the cottage was a perfect base for our car-free holiday exploring the dales.

    Thank you for your feedback Vicky. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lychgate Cottage and that you felt at home there. Thank you for appreciating the use of eco-friendly cleaning products in the cottage. I try to minimise the impact of the cottage on the environment by using these products. Also, I use a green energy supplier with a tariff that pays to have trees planted to off-set the carbon footprint of the cottage. Having two railway stations within a mile of the cottage is a great asset. Many of my guests take advantage of the trains on the Settle-Carlisle and Morecambe lines and enjoy some great linear walks between stations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage, well equipped & the log burner a cherry on top after a day out."

    Easy walk to the station to access walks & a ride through the beautiful dales. A wonderful, utterly repeatable experience!

    Thank you for your feedback Susan. I agree it's great to spend the evening beside the log burner after a day out. Also, having two railway stations within a mile of the cottage is very convenient. I'm looking forwards to welcoming you back to the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Was able to check in early lovely cottage in a great location ."

    Cottage was lovely and warm extremely well equipped every utensil imaginable! Complimentary tea and coffee. Plenty of room don’t think photos actually do the cottage justice much nicer on arrival

    I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lychgate Cottage. The good thing about these old, thick walled cottages is that once they warm up, they stay warm. Likewise, they are cool on hot Summer days. Also, thank you for your feedback regarding the photos of the cottage. I'll look into how I can improve them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jan 2022

  • "Arrived in storm to lovely cosy and warm cottage with plenty of tea and coffee etc for our use."

    Everything in cottage high standard with lots of quirky touches to make the stay enjoyable. Loved the log burner as easy to use especially with the instructions for the whole cottage sent by the owner, much appreciated. Everything clean and tidy. Would definitely return when coming back to the area.

    I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay in Lychgate Cottage Brenda. I think the log burner is great too, it was already installed when I bought the cottage and it certainly warms the living room quickly. I'm looking forwards to welcoming you back to the cottage if you are in the Giggleswick area again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great stay. Not great to arrive to a freezing cold place though. A hive type system would overcome this. Every plug turned off and have to hunt for the hob and dishwasher switch. Plates dirty in cupboard. Looks like they where just taken from the dishwasher without checking they where clean. Pillows hard but that’s our personal choice. Small negatives though as we really loved the cottage. Very good log burner. Would return if we are visiting again.

    Thank you for your useful feedback Nicholas. I bought the cottage in June and this is my first Winter. You made a good point about installing a hive system and I going to do this. It would solve the problem of guests arriving in a cold cottage. Regarding the location of plugs in the kitchen, I've now noted these in the welcome pack, I email to guests. I'm pleased you liked the cottage and look forwards to welcoming you back if you return to Giggleswick. I like the log burner too, it really heats the room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in lovely village setting yet within walking distance to amenities of Settle."

    Well equipped kitchen and quirky layout adds to comfort and charm of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location with walks from the door."

    Settle easily accessed via a bridge across the river. Contact with the owner was great and the email that we received with some good advice was very useful. We found the cottage to be clean and had everything that we needed, with a well stocked kitchen. We love the area and will be returning to Settle in the future and wouldn't hesitate to return to Lychgate Cottage

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor mezzanine double, 1 x second-floor double
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, hairdryer, Iron and Ironing board
  • * Gas & electricity included in the rent.Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking near the church
  • Garden with patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: No children under the age of 8 years
  • Please note: This property will be accepting pets from 30th March 2024.

The property

Settle 0.7 miles.

Lychgate Cottage is a delightful cottage resting just outside the popular market town of Settle in Giggleswick, Yorkshire close to the Three peaks area of the Dales.

Ideal for two couples or a small family, this charming dwelling offers a quirky layout and warming woodburning stove making it a perfect base all year round.

Arriving at the property, parking is located just outside near the quaint church, before stepping into your home away from home for the trip.

Enter into the living/dining room and settle in for the evening to watch TV while the woodburning stove crackles in the background.

From here, make your way to the kitchen to whip up a delicious meal for your group to enjoy as a family at the dining table; the kitchen hosts an electric oven and gas hob, as well as a handy dishwasher to assist with the cleanup.

As the evening draws to a close, head upstairs to rest your eyes in one of two double bedrooms.

The first bedroom is mezzanine-style and accessed via a separate set of stairs, allowing plenty of privacy for couples.

The second bedroom is located up the second set of stairs where you will also find a sleek bathroom so you can freshen up between activities or indulge in a long soak with a good book.

Outside, you can enjoy a coffee on the patio in the crisp morning sun before the rest of your group rises.

If you want to venture out for the evening, a 5 minute walk takes you to the Harts Head Hotel, why not treat your group to a pint or two?

The area and surrounding villages will not leave you short for activities and attractions, with the plenty of shops including Booths supermarket, pubs and eateries to fuel your excursions.

Settle railway station is 0.9 miles from the cottage for trips on the historic Settle-Carlisle railway over the impressive Ribblehead viaduct.

Additionally, hikers can plan walks from local stations on this line as well as Giggleswick station being 1.1 miles from the cottage with services to historic Lancaster.

Likewise, hikers can plan walks from local stations on this line.

Heading into Settle town centre, you will happen upon Sydney's a contemporary yet characterful restaurant offering tradtitonal mains, along with small plates and pizzas so there is something for every taste.

Embrace the local culture and spend an afternoon at the Museum of North Craven Life with its cosy cafe, which is within walking distance of the cottage in Settle.

If you prefer to do your exploring by foot, head to Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail and follow the varying wooded trails which lead to Ingleborough Cave.

The caves can be toured and boast lit pathways and fossils, or you can venture slightly further to the UK's longest cave, White Scar Cave. The stunning Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are only 8 miles away.

Lovers of wild swimming can swim at Stainforth Force, which is 2.5 miles away, about an hours walk on the Ribble way or a few minutes drive, park at Stainforth village.

Branching further afield, take a day drip to the picturesque Lake District and relish in the stunning views of the lakes and peaks, or head north and explore even more of the Yorkshire Dales National Park where there is an abundance of walking and cycling opportunities.

Lychgate Cottage is a wonderful base for a relaxing break to the Yorkshire Dales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Malham 6 miles; Skipton 17 miles; Kendal 25 miles.

The bustling market town of Settle lies at the south west rim of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, nestled beside the largest outcrop of limestone in Britain - a region of scars, cliffs, caves and potholes - amongst some of the most picturesque scenery in North Yorkshire. Tuesday is market day in Settle, when the square is filled with stalls offering a wide variety of crafts and goods. The market place is surrounded by local businesses, the centre being dominated by The Shambles, an historic three storey building with shops on two levels and houses above, and the Town Hall. There is a good selection of restaurants and pubs and a public swimming pool. The Victoria Hall has entertainment and other activities such as folk nights throughout the year. The famous Settle-Carlisle Railway crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. Natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are within easy reach, as are the nearby Dales towns of Skipton and Malham. Settle is in the midst of excellent walking country and is a good base for touring the Dales, the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas