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Giggleswick near Settle, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 16 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Over three floors
  • Original period features
  • Eight bedrooms: 3 x ground floor super king with rainfall showers, 1 x first-floor ensuite king-size with rainfall shower, 1 x first floor king size with 4 poster bed and bathroom with rainfall shower and roll top bath, 1 x second floor super king with free standing roll top bath, 1 x second floor ensuite super king with rainfall shower, 1 x second floor superking with master bathroom with rainfall shower and double basin
  • Ground Floor Kitchen/Diner and Utility Room
  • Ground Floor Lounge
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2x dishwashers, wine chiller and 2x washer/dryers
  • 2x Smart TV and WiFi
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor living room with bar
  • Central heating
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Hot tub and raised lawned area
  • Large garden with swing
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • No Pets
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are several steps from the driveway to the front door although alternative access with no steps is available from the top of the drive
  • The stairs from the second to the third floor are steep (there is a handrail)
  • Please note that the games room is unheated so it will be cold in winter
  • The minimum length of stay at this property is 3 nights.

The property

Settle 0.7 mile.

Mainsfield is a luxurious and opulent country residence in the North Yorkshire countryside, located on the edge of Giggleswick village surrounded by stunning scenery and just a short walk from two fantastic country pubs․ Dating back to the 19th century Mainsfield was built for a local mill owner.

Sir Edward Elgar stayed as a guest of the family, often playing piano in the front room.

The property has been renovated blending contemporary luxury with period features․ Boasting eight bedrooms, two spacious living areas, two bathrooms and five en-suites over three floors, this magnificent home is the perfect destination for a special occasion or to simply bring the family together for a memorable North Yorkshire retreat all year round.

Upon arrival, there is ample off-road parking for 12 cars․ Make your way up the steps to the impressive front door, step inside and through the original wooden entrance doors․ Head into the open-plan reception room, complete with a feature brass and tiled fireplace with velvet teal sofa, armchairs and Smart TV, setting the standard for the property․ Younger guests can enjoy "the Naughty Corner" stocked with books, games and dress up․ Continue to the spacious kitchen/diner, a sociable area for home-cooking and gathering, appointed with a wonderful selection of facilities including a Neff double oven and grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a wine chiller, plus an extendable dining table for hosting mealtimes․ The utility room offers additional storage space and a washer/dryer.

On the ground floor are 3 spacious en suite bedrooms all with rainfall showers, crisp white linen and a mix of contemporary interiors and period features including original fireplaces․ Large bay windows with views across Settle offer the chance to relax and recharge in two of the bedrooms․ Less mobile guests can benefit from an accessible en-suite and access to the garden in the third bedroom.

The sweeping staircase takes you to the first floor where a second spacious living area with a bar welcomes you, relax with a book, play games as a group or as the sun sets a drink or two on one of the three velvet sofas taking in the breathtaking views across Penyghent and Settle․ Gather at the bar and take turns preparing delicious pre-dinner cocktails!

This floor offers two further bedrooms, one with an en-suite complete with a rainfall shower and original fireplace, the other having a four poster bed and access to the master bathroom of this floor.

Venture to the second floor where you will find 3 more luxury super king bedrooms and a master bathroom․ Treat yourself to a soak in the free standing roll top bath in The Lynx Bedroom which has views across Settle or stargaze as the night draws in.

The excellence of this property continues outside․ Access the outdoor patio area with hot tub and a raised lawn, inviting you to enjoy bubbly soaks and drinks on balmy evenings․ Take a turn on the swing and enjoy the wildflower garden all year round or challenge each other to a game of pool, darts or table football in "The Old Barn Games Room".

When you’re ready to tear yourself away from this splendid base, there’s plenty of amenities in both Giggleswick and Settle including the World’s oldest music Hall Victoria Hall, a farm shop, swimming pool (2 minute walk), several cafes, gift shops, bike shop, a Booths supermarket and several excellent pubs two of which are a short stroll from Mainsfield․ The house is located 30 seconds walk from incredible walks and hiking trails, including the River Ribble Salmon Ladder.

For those wanting to explore the surrounding area hire a bike in Settle to enjoy the beautiful Settle Loop or take a trip on the Settle to Carlisle railway line, starting at the historic and picturesque Settle railway station, taking in the inspiring scenery as you cross the impressive Ribblehead viaduct․ For outdoor lovers a visit to Malham is recommended, enjoy treks to the imposing Malham Cove and be rewarded with views over the village or simply take in the breathtaking limestone scenery․ Enjoy the challenge of taking in two of the three highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales as you make your way to the summits of Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent or explore Ingleton Falls.

If adventure takes you further afield the Lake District National Park can be reached in under an hours drive; pack a picnic and take a stroll around the Lakes, browse quirky shops in Ambleside and learn about the life of Beatrix Potter at the National Trust treasure of Hill Top Farm.

With outdoor opportunities in abundance and a luxury relaxed feel Mainsfield is sure to provide an unforgettable break all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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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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The minimum length of stay at this property is 3 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas