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Harber Scar

Horton-in-Ribblesdale near Settle, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 4092)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second lovely holiday in Harbar Scar."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. It’s an ideal location for exploring the Dales and Lake District. Beautiful walks snd rivers on your doorstep too. Can’t wait to come back.

    Thank you for your feedback . It was good to welcome you back to Harber Scar and hear some of the places you visited whilst using Horton in Ribblesdale as a base to explore. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely and comfortable."

    Extra touches on arrival were much appreciated. Our dogs enjoyed the garden. On the path to Pen-y-Ghent so can be busy at times, and pub landlord opposite is very precious about parking spaces on land between pub and cottage. Must adhere therefore to one car only rule, despite existence of large car park behind pub. Otherwise a lovely location and ideal for exploring this lovely area.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you found Harber Scar lovely and an ideal base to explore the area. With regard to the car parking outside the cottage eloquently put. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HilaryMay 2022

  • "Excellent location for both the Three Peaks and many other wonderful walks for all abilities."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you found the location excellent to get out and enjoy walking from the doorstep. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great position for walking."

    The flapjack was lovely. We would happily come back.

    Thank you for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Harber Scar in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnMar 2022

  • "A very nice comfortable cottage in a good location for walking and cycling."

    There was a warm welcome and the place was really clean. Only communicated with the owner by telephone but she was very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely stay again. It may be worth noting that the Crown Inn next to the cottage does not allow dogs in however the Golden Lion a few minutes walk away does.

    Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Harber Scar. We are pleased to hear you would definitely stay again and hope to welcome you back to the cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2022

  • "Very pleased with the property."

    I booked it on the last minute and the price was very competitive. Its in a great location with lovely views from the cottage. The cottage is full of character and spotlessly clean. All the equipment is of a good standard, with a decent kitchen. The lounge has a multi fuel burner which adds to the character. The owner left us some goodies for our arrival, which was very thoughtful and greatly appreciated. I found the owner pleasant, although we had no problems, so contact was minimal. The location is great for touring the area, with Settle only a 10 minute drive. The town has all the necessary shops to get your supplies. There's nothing negative I can say about this property, and would strongly recommend it.

    Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Harber Scar. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GlenJan 2022

  • "Perfect"

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear your family enjoyed their Christmas at Harber Scar and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VictoriaDec 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage, really warm and cosy."

    Everything was very clean and tidy. The owner was very helpful and friendly and even makes meals for you if you ask her, they are delicious. The cottage is in a great location if you like walking, and if not the railway station is only five minutes away and there are lots of nice places to visit like Settle. We were lucky enough to have good weather in December but it would be good even in bad weather as it is a great place to hole up and read. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the evening meal I delivered to the cottage on the Sunday evening for your party. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatrionaDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect spot, everything you need to explore an absolutely beautiful part of the country."

    Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you found it a good base to explore the surrounding area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarrySep 2021

  • "Harber Scar is a lively little cottage in a gorgeous location."

    It is equipped with everything you will need for a week's stay. All interactions with the owner were very pleasant. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "Harber Scar is a fantastic cottage in a superb location."

    The host made us feel very welcome with a plate of of delicious homemade flapjack. The visitors book includes helpful information and walking routes, which were great. One of the things our teenage kids wanted was good WiFi, this cottage has that, which helped them to relax too.

    Reviewed by NathanJul 2021

  • "A very cosy well appointed cottage in a most stunning area."

    The welcome gifts provided were an added bonus and most appreciated. Our stay was very comfortable and given the amazing weather we were able to enjoy the great walking opportunities close by and further away - Pen y Ghent was one of the highlights - and then come back to relax in the lovely garden by the river. The garden was ideal for our dog who enjoyed lazing in it too! We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone thinking of visiting the area.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage in the centre of a bustling Dales village."

    Lots of lovely walks straight from the doorstep. Parking a little tricky as none allocated to cottage, so with 2 very small children was a little awkward at times. But landlord allowed us to park in car park behind pub when there was none available. Just a slight point to note for people with children and dogs, the garden gate in the back garden has no latch or fixings, so swings freely straight onto the road/bridge although it looks closed! Otherwise a really lovely, well kitted out cottage.

    Reviewed by HarrietJun 2021

  • "My son made his own way there and on arrival we were met by the landlord of the Crown stating we were only allowed one car parking space."

    My son had to park a good way away but the space next to ours was not used until late monday. The landlord was very short with another walker only asking if the pub was open. We therefore didn't give him any of our custom. Otherwise we had a great week.

    Reviewed by GaryMay 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage in the heart of the Dales."

    The cottage has so much character and was perfect for our family of four with two children. It was a lovely surprise when we arrived and there was a bottle of prosecco, freshly made biscuits and the fire was lit! The cottage was immaculate, beds very comfy and all of the amenities were exactly what we needed for the week. The location of the cottage is fantastic for exploring the area and there were some days we didn't even use the car as there are so many walks to enjoy from the cottage. Lovely little garden with a stream at the bottom too. I would definitely recommend Harber Scar if you are looking for a traditional cottage in the heart of the Dales.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2020

  • "Because of the pandemic we had to change our dates."

    This was made easy for us to do. Cottage was really lovely and exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by JeanneSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Cottage was warm and welcoming with flapjack, milk, tea, coffee and Prosecco ready and waiting for us

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2020

  • "This is a lovely cosy cottage, ideal for walkers, very dog friendly."

    After a day out it's great to relax in the lovely lounge with the wood burning stove. The garden is great with a babbling brook right at the bottom, it would be lovely to sit out on a warm evening. We will be back.

    Reviewed by AntonyMar 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely, clean and as expected from the pictures."

    Little extras were appreciated (homemade flap jack and Prosecco) pub 14 steps from the front door and landlord was happy for us to take our beers back to the cottage if we wanted to. Very handy for the 3 peaks

    Reviewed by MatthewMar 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage ."

    Well equipped . Great stay .

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2020

  • "Great cottage defo going back loved it"

    Reviewed by TraceyDec 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean, warm and well equipped with everything you can image and more."

    We would highly recommend to all of our friends and family. There are lots of places to visit within a short travel.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location, perfect for walking in the dales."

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2019

  • "We had a fantastic break staying at Harber Scar, we had everything we needed and it was the perfect base for the activities we had planned."

    I especially liked the reading chair by the window, it made for an amazing spot to relax after hiking. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ClarissaOct 2019

  • "We loved Harber Scar, a beautiful, well equpped cottage, set amongst stunning scenery and located within easy travelling distance to lots of tourist attractions."

    Thank you we would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2019

  • "Lovely cozy cottage."

    We all enjoyed our stay. We used the cottage as a base for exploring the Dales. Plenty to do, see, climb and explore!

    Reviewed by MandyAug 2019

  • "Great location for exploring the local area, lovely cottage!"

    Reviewed by DanielleAug 2019

  • "Warm welcome on arrival with flapjacks and dog biscuits The cottage was lovely and so well equipped."

    Location was excellent for walking and waterfalls. The Crown pub opposite served great food. Looking forward to visiting again soon.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2019

  • "We were pleased with the cottage."

    It is comfortable, conveniently located and well equipped. Our only criticism is that the cottage is a little dark, but there is nothing that can be done, it is just the way it was built. We would be happy to return if we were staying in the area again. (Perhaps the landlord of the Crown could be changed)

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Credit to the owners. Very comfortable despite the weather. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "Its the fith time I have been to Harber Scar."

    I just love this cottage and the area it is in. It has everything you need and it was spotless when we arrived. My friends had not been before and loved it as much as I did. Nothing is too much trouble if you contact the owner. Would recomend it and we will be back again !!! Just love it and it feels like "Home"

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2019

  • "Excellent location, warm and inviting, everything provided that you might need for a weekend break or longer."

    The lovely small touches such as milk, tea, coffee, hot chocolate etc provided, along with the very welcome and mouthwatering flapjack. We took our dog so the towel and bowl awaiting him was again a nice touch. Definitely would recommend to friends and return again, thank you Helen.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and spacious."

    The owner left delicious homemade flapjack for our arrival which was nice. The cottage was in a great location with parking available. A lovely secure garden if you have your dog with you. We were really pleased with the cottage and would return again.

    Reviewed by CharlotteMar 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely - very comfortable, well-equipped, and cosy."

    The owner called soon after our arrival to check everything was OK and whether we needed anything (and to make sure that the fire was still lit, after her setting it going at lunchtime!). The setting was very quiet, despite being opposite the pub, and the whole weekend was very relaxing.

    Reviewed by ClaireMar 2019

  • "A very nice cosy cottage with everything you need ."

    A lovely personal touch is the the homemade cakes & milk . All in all a beautiful experience .

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2019

  • "A fabulous cottage in an ideal location for exploring the area."

    very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2019

  • "Cottage was just right and was like being at home."

    Lots of small extras that made a difference such as cakes and milk, dog towel, coal etc. Made things so much easier than other places we have stayed. The fire was already let when we arrived. Very welcoming. Didn’t need time to sort things out and settle in we just walked in the door, made a drink and sat in front of the fire.

    Reviewed by DarrylDec 2018

  • "This was our fourth time at Harber Scar Horton in Riblesdale, Yorkshire Dales."

    The cottage as all ways was clean, warm and welcoming with the lovley touch of a bottle of milk and five flap jacks for the humans plus a towel with two dog biscuits for a treat for our two dogs and to clean their muddy paws. We love this cottage and the area and it has never let us down. We will be visiting again next May, it is well worth visiting and I am sure you will go many times as we do

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2018

  • "A stunning property in a stunning location, it might be worth mentioning that ..."

    A stunning property in a stunning location, it might be worth mentioning that the cottage backs onto a pub car park which can get a little noisy at the weekend, also there is a lot of the local quarry’s lorries pass through the village other than that, a really wonderful break

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2018

  • "The location was excellent."

    We were able to use the cottage as our base and drove out to the neighbouring towns/villages. Beautiful cottage and beautiful surroundings. The cottage had all the facilities that one would expect. It was clean and the beds were comfortable. We were welcomed with fruit cakes on the table. There was milk in the fridge . It was really thoughtful of the landlady to make sure we had milk for our tea when we arrived. Will definitely recommend Harber Scar to friends and relatives.

    Reviewed by PearlAug 2018

  • "The tea coffee and milk plus cake that was there on arrival was a lovely touch."

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2018

  • "I had to make adjustments to our booking and the staff were prompt and very helpful."

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2018

  • "The cottage was a lovely place to come back to after a day of sightseeing, comfortable, clean, and very well equipped."

    the personal touch of a pint of milk so we could have a cup of tea on arrival to go with the homemade flapjacks that were left for us was a very thoughtful touch and much appreciated. will definitely come back

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2018

  • "Such a lovely welcoming cottage ideal location for the 3 Yorkshire peaks."

    The crown pub just a few steps away but very quiet so no noise. Beds where extremely comfortable which enabled us all to sleep well.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2018

  • "Perfect spot for our Yorkshire 3 peaks trip."

    Very comfortable with everything you need provided. Opposite the pub. Tricky to get a space in the car park sometimes but it was a busy bank holiday weekend. Lovely cottage, we hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by ElisabethMay 2018

  • "This is the third time at the cottage as we love everything about it."

    Easy to book and a lovley home from home. Everything you could need and a great location. We will be back again!! There have been siome small changes to the cottage since we last went which have improved the living room and made more use of the space. We just love it !!

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Had everything we needed. Clean cosy and relaxing

    Reviewed by VickyOct 2017

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at this cottage and we are already making plans to return next year."

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2017

  • "Harber Scar is like the Tardis, appears small on the outside but has a large interior."

    Very comfortable especially the Beds. Every facility except for oven gloves. Beautiful location with a nice pub on the doorstep. What more can you ask for.

    Reviewed by BertJul 2017

  • "Great cottage and great location."

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2017

  • "The location was beautiful and the cottage of an excellent standard."

    The welcome was lovely the cottage was warm and inviting excellent

    Reviewed by AntonyFeb 2017

  • "Loved the cottage just nothing going local shops ."

    But had a wonderful relaxed stay

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2016

  • "This was our second stay at Harber Scar and we loved it as much as we did the first time."

    great location, everything we needed and very warm and cosey. Lovely , clean and welcoming with a fire all ready made. The cookies and pint of milk was great. Last time we had muffins and everything was tasty and such a thoughtful touch. We had extra family with us this time who also loved it and they are thinking of booking it sometime for them selves. We will definatley be back, it felt like coming home!! We loved it.

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2016

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything you need for a home from home."

    Great location for walking & visiting the lovely Dales towns. The Crown Hotel, opposite Harber Scar, doesn't allow dogs in the bar which rules it out of evening meals (leaving dogs in cottage alone not permitted) but the Golden Lion, 5 minutes walk down the road, welcomed them (beware of Saturday evenings though- bar will be packed with walkers & their kit until @8pm!!). I think the only downside were the huge quarry lorries that thunder past the cottage from @5.45am but they were noisiest in the two front(?) bedrooms.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2016

  • "Fantastic base for exploring the Three Peaks."

    Cottage was clean and welcoming with a lovely log fire for the wetter and colder evenings. Surrounding scenery was beautiful and plenty to do for anyone that loves the outdoors. The kids loved playing in the stream although getting to it was tricky with the speed some cars came round the corners and over the bridges.

    Reviewed by TeresaAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king sized double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with multi fuel stove
  • Hallway with outdoor clothes/boot space
  • Storage panel heaters with multi fuel stove in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for one car (in pub car park)
  • Spacious shared enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1 min walk.

The property

A delightful, 300-year old, stone-built terraced cottage, in the very heart of the pretty Dales village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, home of the famous Three Peaks, 6 miles from Settle.

A delightful Three Peaks cottage, set across the road from one of the village's two traditional pubs, the cottage retains much original character, with wonderful beamed ceilings, a feature stone fireplace with warming multi fuel stove, and three cosy bedrooms, creating a very special atmosphere which exudes olde worlde charm.

Outside this Three Peaks cottage, the spacious lawned garden is ideal for dining alfresco, and boasts a babbling brook and lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

The famous Settle-Carlisle Railway line, which passes over the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct, is just a 5 minute walk from this Three Peaks cottage, whilst the market towns of Settle and Skipton are nearby.

Various walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep on the Pennine Way and in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, while the more energetic visitor can 'clock in' at the village's Pen-y-Ghent cafe 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


Settle 6 miles; Ingleton 10 miles.

This beautiful Ribblesdale village sits within the National Park and provides home to lots of pretty traditional Dales buildings, a lovely Norman church and two pubs. The surrounding countryside is magnificent, offering the ideal location for fell walking, with the famous Three Peaks Walk, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough offering some of the most challenging walks in the country. The famous Settle-Carlisle Railway passes through the village and passes some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. The Ribblehead viaduct, completed in 1870 is a magnificent structure and the sight of a steam train passing across the top is one not to be missed. The nearby market town of Settle offers a wide variety of pubs and restaurants whilst the market square is a real delight featuring the Shambles, an historic 3-storey building with shops on two levels and houses above, and the Town Hall. The Victoria Hall is a cinema at weekends (Fri & Sat) and offers other activities such as folk nights throughout the year. Natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are within easy reach, as are the nearby Dales towns of Skipton and Malham and the delightful villages of Ingleton and Hawes.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas