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Horton Scar House

(Ref. 932839)

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


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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76 Customer Reviews

  • "Extremely clean well equipped cottage, perfect position for either walking or taking in the views!"

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage, right on the Pennine way, which was perfect for us."

    We walked from Malham to Horton, then from Horton to Hawes during our stay. The house was lovely, and beautifully furnished and decorated. Thank you for letting us stay at the house.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a wonderful few days we have spent in Horton Scar House."

    Set in a beautiful location, excellent for exploring the local area. The House, is perfectly equipped with everything that you need, the Garden Room extension is lovely to sit and take in the views and listen to the quiet at any time of the day. There wasn’t a local store open that we could see but we had arranged a food shopping home delivery and the ample sized fridge feeder stored our supplies. We are a family of four and my Dad came with us to look after our little dog who is now too old to go on longer walks and there was ample room for all of us. However I had messaged Sykes to ask if the Super King could be split into two singles, but this can’t have been passed on to the owner, which was entertaining for my two 20+ year old sons to have to share the bed! We explored Catrigg Force, Stainforth Force, scaled the mighty Pen-y-Ghent, stopping off at Hull and Hunt Pots on the hike up, Malham Cove, Gordale Scar, Janet’s Foss, Ribblehead Viaduct and Aysharth Falls, the weather was magnificent which enhanced our visit, would be lovely to visit in the colder months and enjoy the cosy log burner and we very much hope to do so one day. Horton Scar House was perfect for us in every way but I would like to see the misted double glazed units in some of the rooms to be replaced (I have replaced some of my own at home so know it isn’t too costly a problem to fix) just so those wonderful views out of the window can be appreciated even more

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, clean and peaceful in a village setting popular with walkers."

    It was a good base for visiting this beautiful part of Yorkshire. The small garden was ideal for enjoying the views and the many birds visiting the feeders. The late arrival time of 6pm and early leaving time of 9am were a disadvantage. But we had a lovely holiday, and the owner was very helpful and friendly when contacted about the key collection. We would certainly go back to this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Aug 2023

  • "The house was beautifully situated and we loved having breakfast in the garden room looking out at the sheep."

    The lane leads straight to Pen-y-Ghent via Hull Pot, which we were lucky enough to see after heavy rain. There were a few minor niggles (some areas of mould on the ceiling and the non-stick pans could do with replacing) but otherwise it was perfectly clean and well furnished. The wood burner worked very well and it was great to have an EV charger. Martyn responded quickly by text to any queries we had. It would be helpful to provide some milk or even a small welcome pack as there are no shops in the village (unless Sykes have discontinued this practice since Covid?)

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage equipped with everything we needed for our stay, perfectly located on the Pennine Way for walking from the door or exploring the area further by car."

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jul 2023

  • "This was our fourth stay at the property which feels like a home from home."

    Absolutely everything is there for a relaxing or active stay. With fantastic walks on the doorstep it makes for wonderful days of exercise followed by relaxation. And as someone who drives an electric vehicle, having a charger available at the property means we wake up each day with a fully-charged vehicle (paid for via honesty box at cost price).

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing week at Horton Scar house."

    It was exceptionally clean and well prepared for our arrival. We found it very comfortable indeed and it had all we needed to be self sufficient whilst there. Ideally located for any serious walkers to explore the area right out of the door, and for families to explore local attractions a short drive away. A Peaceful, picturesque and quiet location & you won't be disappointed. Some Amazing local pubs for quite excellent food. We stayed over Easter and enjoyed the lambs in the field and birdlife attracted to the feeders. I Highly recommend this property and we would certainly return and stay again. Thanks for everything.

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had an absolutely super week at Horton Scar House."

    It is a lovely, warm, comfortable place to stay with fabulous views. The location cant be beaten in terms of walking from the door. We would absolutely stay there again. The chance to enjoy the little sitting area with the lovely views of Pen-y-Ghent was a real treat. The property is well equipped and there is plenty of room. I note some other people have commented on the parking. It’s absolutely fine for two cars providing you have two small to medium size vehicles. Just takes a little bit of manoeuvring but no drama. We have a BMW X1 and a Citreon hatchback) and we were fine. I would absolutely recommend this property and the owner was extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by Melody4.7Mar 2023

  • "A lovely modern cottage right on the Pennine so ideal for walkers."

    We ate in most evenings and found that the kitchen had everything we needed. Plenty of space in the cottage which was warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Feb 2023

  • "Horton Scar is a delightful cottage and this has been a return visit for us."

    Beautiful furnishings and tasteful decor makes it a home from home. Sitting on the Pennine Way it is a haven for hikers.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Jan 2023

  • "PRO - Accommodation in a perfect location for walking and short distance for places to visits."

    There were so many places for walking. CON - Car parking was a nightmare for 2 cars to park. Only 3 odd wine glasses as the accommodation was for 5 people. Only 4 chairs for dining table. Towels were provided for 3 people instead of 5.

    Reviewed by David3.8Dec 2022

  • "Great cottage with everthing you need and more."

    Ideal location to explore The Pennine Way. Great train service on the doorstep for travelling to and from Settle and very cheap. Would definatley return.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline Cropper5.0Dec 2022

  • "A very well organised, spacious and comfortable home offering combined features rarely available in holiday rental property."

    The wide variety of accommodation provided trouble free living throughout our stay. Mornings in the garden room with views of Pen-Y-Gent and abundant wildlife were a particular favourite. At night the lounge with cozy corner suite and state of the art wood burner offered more opportunities for relaxation. Our active days were rewarded with wonderfully restful sleeping accommodation which perfectly fulfilled the requirements of our group. Horton Scar House is in a terrific location with the Pennine Way literally on the door step. Walks were simply breath taking. The conveniently located train station meant trips into Settle were an added treat. Travelling on the legendary and scenic Settle to Carlisle line was highly appreciated by all. Communication with the owners is friendly, efficient and prompt. Quite simply a brilliant place to stay. We look forward to returning and will recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2022

  • "We were surprised there were no local shops, example for milk or newspapers ."

    We had to go to Settle.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely spacious and clean cottage in a great location for the Pennine Way and the 3 peaks."

    Plenty of different sitting areas on the ground floor for us all to spread out. Lovely garden space to sit in the sun after a long walk watching other walkers descend from Pen-y-Ghent. We enjoyed watching the lambs in the field right next to the garden room windows. Great selection of pots, pans and baking trays. Could do with more choice of glasses and there was no surface cleaning sprays for the kitchen and bathroom or bin liners (with no shops nearby to buy these). Sorry we missed the bin day, all the instructions said Tuesday night for Wednesday collection but as it was a bank holiday week the collection was a day early which is different to our area where bank holiday means a later collection. Maybe the cleaners could leave out a note if there is a change to the schedule to remind renters.

    Reviewed by Natasha4.7Apr 2022

  • "Amazingly located for our walk up Pen-y-ghent."

    Beautiful views from the property and especially the garden. Sadly the weather let us down so we couldn't enjoy it. Fantastic area for walking, we didn't use our car and instead used the train station in the village to travel to Settle. Unfortunately the village pub which is very close by was closed. The only thing we struggled with was fitting our large 4×4 on the driveway which is wide but shallow in depth, so had to park parallel to the cottage. Cottage itself was spacious and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Apr 2022

  • "Amazing views!"

    Well equipped property with everything you needed. No waiting around when we arrived. Highly recommend! Perfect location for the Yorkshire 3 peaks as the house is located right next to the footpath.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property well positioned for walking the pub down the road was very welcoming"

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Nov 2021

  • "A very well appointed holiday cottage."

    Best described as 'home from home'.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property was perfect for our holiday."

    Very clean and comfortable and in an ideal location for walking the 3 Yorkshire Peaks.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful place for a quiet holiday."

    EV charging especially appreciated

    Reviewed by Damian5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week."

    This house is lovely, clean and perfect for a week of wandering the Dales and visiting lovely towns and sites.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fabulous setting."

    We hope to return at a later date.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house was clean, comfortable and in a superb location."

    The front garden was small but very attractive. We would have liked a larger outdoor space for our dog but as we were in such a rural spot it didn't really matter. Car parking was limited to one large vehicle. This holiday was paradise for walkers and nature lovers

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Yorkshire Dales are magnificent."

    Reviewed by Ron3.8May 2021

  • "Great location, well equipped home, furnishings were in great condition and entire house and garden was spotless."

    Some nice additional touches log burning fire came fully equipped, logs, fire lighters and matches. Great feeding station for wild birds with a variety of seeds available for restock. We will be back!

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent location for lots of walks flat or hilly"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

  • "Our second stay at this property within a year."

    It’s excellent and the key factor for us is that it has an electric vehicle charger. It would be hard to better this property. It’s fantastically well arranged and is right on the Pennine Way, so no need to drive and yet endless fantastic walks. Very helpful owners, and I’m sure we’ll return yet again next year.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was generous size, good condition and in a fantastic location right on the Penine way."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely house excellent beds and bedding."

    Well equipped and roomy. Fantastic location. A fab time was had by us all

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house has a dated feel about it."

    The washing machine/tumble dryer needs replacing as it doesn’t dry. The dinning room is dark. But the main living room has beautiful views. The bigger bedroom did not have the bigger bed. The main bathroom has a design flaw. Stepping out of shower with little clearance from the toilet and sitting on the toilet without being in the shower. I had a bath not realising that hot water came from a tank and ended up with cool bath.

    Reviewed by Tania4.1Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic location and quality property."

    Just as promised and more. Amazing fire, comfort and loss as ds of info re local walks and things to do

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful peaceful weekend away"

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Dec 2019

  • "The house location is much better than we'd expected, well worth shouting about."

    The owners were extremely helpful. The house was way bigger than we expected, is very well equipped, and the woodburner works wonderfully. For us, the presence of an electric vehicle charger clinched the choice of this property and the lack of such properties is what's prevented us from booking via Sykes in recent years - please allow EV chargers to be searched as a property criteria. One aspect for improvement - we had to call the owners again to ask for more accurate directions. You really need to email better details with future bookings. The address is 4 Rock View. It makes sense to turn into the road called Rock View, but in fact the holiday cottage is down the next road along with no sign of it until you get there and spot the number.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cosy dog friendly comfortable cottage."

    We loved coming back after a long walk with the dogs, lighting the log burner and settling down for a relaxing evening in. Just as well as the pubs only open intermittently in the winter although we had a nice meal in both of them. Was pleased we took basic supplies with us as Settle is the nearest town there was no shop in the village. Cottage was difficult to find on arrival as it was very dark and it’s down a track off the road but Martin couldn’t have been more helpful or hospitable - we’re already thinking about booking for next year.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very warm and comfortable. Cosy lounge with a lovely wood burner. Bedrooms and bathroom good. Excellent water pressure in shower and plenty of hot water. The only slight negative was the lack of tea towels. Only one provided for four people over four days. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2019

  • "It's a wonderful cottage set in the heart of the village on the Pennine Way."

    The cottage was well equipped and lovely and warm. The wood burning stove was great and made it really cosy. We we definitely stay there agsin

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent walking from door."

    Ideal for dog owners. Well thought out cottage

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Oct 2019

  • "Some of the kitchen equipment should be replaced."

    The one frying pan should be thrown out could not use. The smell of damp in the dining room was pretty strong so could not sit in there for meals. Also part of the shower doors in both bathrooms are off there track because of missing wheels. One of the days we were there unknown to us was a planned day from the electricity company to turn off the electric supply in the area. We were not informed of this. We went out for the day and when returning were met with a fridge full of lukewarm food which had to be thrown out. We found a letter later that evening which was dated August 22nd to inform the owners of this power outage. We really should have been informed. Apart from that the beds were extremely comfortable and the peace and quiet of the area was a plus.

    Reviewed by Joy4.1Sep 2019

  • "The parking area is extremely tight - not sure how two average size cars would fit."

    The lounge seating is not very comfortable as not supportive - not good when you have spent all day walking - however, the beds were superb! Coat hooks or a coat stand would have been especially useful - particularly in wet weather. The area is great for human walks - but not dog ones, unless on a lead. Some local knowledge for those with pets that need to run would be good. We loved the location of the house - great scenery, walking and nearby attractions. We particularly enjoyed the wood burner in the chilly evenings and the starry skies on clear nights - no light pollution! The local pub was a bit of a let down. Good basic food but no atmosphere and too many notices saying don’t do this or don’t do that. Most customers will have muddy boots and/or dogs - just replace the carpet with a hard floor!

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely spacious and comfortable accommodation."

    It was well equipped and satisfied our needs. The bottle of wine was a nice touch, as was the provision of bird seed which allowed us to enjoy watching a variety of birds come to feed, we have never had a woodpecker visit our feeders at home. It was in an ideal location to explore the Dales and the owners had kindly provided a considerable collection of leaflets to help us decide how to fill our time. If I am being super picky, I personally would add mats inside the front and back doors, it would prevent wet paws on clean floors. We would be happy to recommend Horton Scar house.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2019

  • "The front garden is a sun trap ."

    It did help that we had a good week weather wise . We spent many hours watching the many different types of bird come to the feeders . Also , late afternoon , watched the many walkers returning from Pen y ghent mountain . Although the house is on the track at the start of this climb, and many walkers pass the house , it is not noisy or distracting .

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location for exploring."

    Cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable.Highly recommend both the cottage and area.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderful location with so much stunning scenery."

    Wonderful for walkers with lots of good pubs within easy driving distance. The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed with everything one could want in a rental.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Jane5.0May 2019

  • "This house is set on the pennine way and overlooks fields of sheep and lambs."

    It is a spacious well appointed house.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Mar 2019

  • "Property was clean, well presented and smelled nice."

    Bedding was good and beds comfortable. The wood burner was easy to light. Very convenient for walking Pen-y-gent, path was in front of property. Only enough room for 2 cars to park and it was a bit tight manoeuvring. Bottle of wine set out with glasses in the kitchen when we arrived was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is modern but blends in well with the locality, plus the wood burning stove gives character and is great on cooler nights."

    The cottage is light, spacious, uncluttered and the bed we used was very comfy indeed. Lots of pleasant villages and towns - and fab scenery - in driving distance, plus of course Horton is the first station out of Settle on the famous line to Carlise. Garden was well kept, too, which was nice. Two pubs in the village (Note only one is dog friendly - and that had only one real ale on when we went, so if you are a dog owner want a rel ale pub nearby this might not be the best village, but obviously that's a specific issue to some people and no reflection on this excellent cottage).

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic location for accessing the Three Peaks, especially as the property is situated at the foot of Pen-y-Ghent."

    Superb property. For independent travellers to note, the Pen-y-Ghent café, is temporarily closed and has been since September 2018 - not sure when it will re-open.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2019

  • "The location was ideal for walking."

    Straight from the door we walked up to penygent.the cottage was so comfortable and warm even in the snow and cold wind.would love to return.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Feb 2019

  • "We spent a week in this fabulous cottage over Christmas."

    The property is tastefully furnished to a high standard and was very comfortable. It is warm and cosy, especially if you light the log fire! The kitchen is well equipped, and had everything we needed to cook a full Christmas lunch. It was lovely to arrive and find the Christmas tree up in the living room, and a complimentary bottle of wine in the kitchen (the latter was much appreciated!) The cottage is in a fantastic location in this quiet village and ideal as a base if you enjoy the open countryside and walking. I would, however, suggest you bring a torch if staying during the winter, as there is minimal street lighting in the village. It's a very dark walk down to the pub without one! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2018

  • "Excellent house, excellent views, excellent location."

    Only one point lamps/light bulbs need checking as quite a few don't work or bulbs need replacing but that's the only negative.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2018

  • "A gorgeous cottage in a excellent position."

    Would certainly recommend this. We didn't want to go home. Will definitely be booking again as long as it is available.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a great holiday at Horton Scar House."

    Everything is perfect. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Wen5.0Oct 2018

  • "As others have said a well-appointed and decorated cottage in an ideal location for walking, with the Pennine Way passing the front garden to Pen-y-gent amongst other locations."

    On the way visit Hull Pot, an impressive huge sink-hole. The cottage garden is very pleasant to sit in, looking over the fields with a glass of wine. We used the Crown Inn, about 10 minutes walk away. This serves excellent, ‘simple’ food, and good beer. Off-road parking for two cars, medium-size only, anything bigger just one, I think.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Aug 2018

  • "Horton Scar House is in a perfect location at the foot of Pen-y-Ghent."

    A homely cottage that gives ease of access for local the Yorkshire Dale. All in all a great cottage & location!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great cottage great location great holiday Would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2018

  • "Horton Scar House is very comfortable for a family and is a great base to explore the area."

    Beds and linen very good quality which made for a restful sleep! Lovely big bath....woodburner looks lovely and cosy but as we were in the middle of a heatwave, did not need it! We enjoyed walking straight from the house onto the paths up to Pen-Y Ghent and our dog loved it too! This is a beautiful area to explore and great for varied walking for all abilities. Recommend Malham Cove walk for great views and interesting rock formation as well as around Ribblehead Viaduct and of course Pen-y-Ghent which you can do straight from the house. We found The Crown inn based in Horton in Ribblesdale village very welcoming and we could eat outside with our dog. Good honest pub grub and no need to drive....what more do you need? Thank you.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2018



    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2018

  • "The home was brilliant."

    It had all the comforts for a family holiday. Our party consisted of ages from 70's down to an 8 year old and we all enjoyed the spaciousness, various sitting areas and the warmth that the adverse weather conditions required to make it a very happy holiday. It's nearness to the walks, village and pubs make a very welcoming location and we will definitely consider a holiday there again. Horton Scar is more a home than a holiday cottage. Thank you Martyn and Louisa.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2018

  • "This cottage is location location location."

    You can walk from the front door straight on to the Pennine way and walk for miles,Amazing. Horton Scar House is beautiful . Everything you need has need has been provided. We were there in the middle of the second visit of the beast from the east ! Outside it was freezing but inside it was lovely and warm with the added pleasure of a comforting log burner. If you like peace and quiet and want to listen to the owls hooting beneath a starry sky at night night this is the place to go.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Mar 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage in an excellent location."

    We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Horton Scar House."

    The property was spotlessly clean when we arrived and very comfortable throughout. It is in a beautiful location and there are numerous walks that can be done straight from the door. Having such a cosy warm cottage to come back to was wonderful. We were sorry to leave and definitely intend to stay again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2018

  • "Horton Scar house was everything we had hoped for and more!"

    ! The lane leading up to it is very narrow and quite a tight manoeuvre onto the drive if you have a large car but it's doable, it just takes a bit of backing and and turning! But we'll worth the effort once you enter the house!! Spotlessly clean throughout, very warm and welcoming and the views are spectacular! It has been tastefully decorated and furnished and we had just about everything we needed in the kitchen! Plenty of hot water and lovely shower in the en suite, the bed was very comfortable with crisp white linen which we sank into every night! The log burner in the lounge was a must for us because the weather turned very cold, so it was lovely to light it in the evening and after a hard day's walking on the Pennines our dog reserved his place in front of it every evening. The Wfi is very fast and efficient, and the phone signal was great. As a group of 4 and a dog we found the house spacious enough for all of us and the extra sun room, I'm sure in the summer is a lovely bonus! We filled the bird feeders up and enjoyed watching an array of species come and feed. All in all we had a very relaxing comfortable and enjoyable 5 day stay at Horton Scar house and would love to return probably in the summer next time. We would highly recommend this to others wanting a chilled break away from the rat race! Perfect location for walkers. The one and only down side is the village really not much to do and probably for us it was the time of year but neither the cafe or the pub (the Golden lion) were open on our visit. Many thanks to the owners and Sykes for allowing us to stay in this beautiful house. Val,Graham, Terry, Mon and Max

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Feb 2018

  • "This is the most stunning cottage we have ever stayed in and we've done a lot of Nat Trust and English Heritage; right on teh path to Pen Y Ghent we could sit in the garden room and look at the fields and walk with the dog off the lead to the mountain-superb!"

    Like wise cottage-really lovely and warm, fabulous linen and so comfy beds, power shower and absolutely TOP quality furnishings and fittings-we now want a NEFF dishwasher and lots of bits and bobs to hand too eg logs for the burner, fire made ready-we really couldn't ask for more!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2017

  • "This is a lovely house in an amazing part of the country."

    We had some lovely walks and enjoyed using the railway which is in easy walking distance. The beds were very comfy and it was lovely and peaceful. My son had a lovely 5th birthday here and will always remember this holiday. We'll be back if we can find an available slot :).

    Reviewed by Jo4.6Nov 2017

  • "The oven was the dirtiest one we have ever seen in any cottages over the years and the rack on the sink for draining was caked in hard water."

    Reviewed by Valerie4.6Oct 2017

  • "This holiday cottage has everything and then some more."

    The owners have gone to a lot of effort and expense to ensure their guests feel welcome and feel at home. You are made to feel like you are sharing their home - you are not made to feel that you are just a holiday tenant. Martyn was very helpful when I first called to discuss key arrangements and he made it clear that if we needed anything during our stay we only had to call. The cottage itself is to a very high standard and there are so many little touches that will make any stay a real pleasure. I would also comment that the property was very clean throughout. The bed was very comfortable and allowed a good night sleep. As walkers with a dog the location was just perfect. A week is normally enough for us to explore the local area but our week stay was not long enough. We walked for 36 miles during our stay and we have not even started to know the area. We were quite sad to leave. The cottage is in a great location but not too remote and you felt part of the village. The cottage was always a great place to come back to after a long walk. The lounge is just so comfortable and the kitchen and dining area is well equipped. As we have a dog we cooked every day and it was just perfect. The best shop we found for a fairly big shop is Booths in Settle. There are 2 pubs in the village if you do not want to cook and the nearest one to the cottage always looked busy. We stayed in the really hot spell during June but the cottage remained very cool. The interior design of the cottage has to be commended and overall I would also add that this cottage is excellent value for money. The garden area is very dog friendly – our 11 year old Beagle had a great time at the cottage and the walks – she coped better in the heat than we did! Thank you Martyn and Louisa for a great week - we will be back, and will recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Jun 2017

  • "The holiday cottage was absolutely fabulous, and everything had been thought of by the owners."

    My Mum commented that she could actually live in the cottage and never go home! The cottage was immaculately cleaned and everything we could possibly need had been catered for in advance. The owners were particularly helpful in responding to questions I had prior to the holiday, and were extremely accommodating and obliging. One thing I would say is how peaceful the cottage is, and having sheep, rabbits and ducks outside the garden room window first thing in a morning is lovely. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone, and have come back home feeling like I've been away for a month. Excellent accommodation and I wouldn't hesitate to come back again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2017


    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2016

  • "We have booked with Sykes Cottages before and will use them again."

    We will definitely rebook Horton Scar Cottage, we had a fantastic time and the cottage was just what we wanted. The facilities were excellent and felt so cosy with the log fire in December. I would rate the cottage 5 stars, it had everything we needed and we didn't want to come home. The views from the cottage are amazing with uninterrupted views of Pen-y-Ghent. Definitely recommend a visit to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Dec 2016

  • "Wonderful stay, love Sykes for its variety and number of dog friendly cottages."

    This cottage is a real gem, right on the edge of a beautiful walk to Pen-y-ghent and in a stunning part of the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage is modern, well-furnished and a perfect place for a Yorkshire break, particularly for dog walkers

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Oct 2016

  • "I would just like to say what a lovely house in a lovely location, sitting in the garden room having breakfast watching the sheep was so relaxing."

    We had our 14 year old son and his friend with us and felt really safe letting them just wander about. Perfect for people that want to do a lot of walking. Two lovely hotels and the little cafe across the road all doing great food. Would definitely recommend this house to everyone.

    Reviewed by Anne4.8Oct 2016

  • "We loved this cottage."

    Super clean, comfy large beds, modern decor and everything you need. We have long legs and found the sofa very low but that is a personal thing!! but maybe an extra comfy chair ( especially if there were 5 guests) The property has a beautiful garden room that we used every morning. Lots to do whether you are a walker or visitor to the many cobbled villages. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.......5* Sykes Cottages were very professional and the owners very helpful with plenty of information.

    Reviewed by Carol4.8Oct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped & very comfortable."

    Great location & near to many attractions of the Yorkshire Dales national park. Would definitely recommend & will be booking again next year.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2016

  • "Fantastic house in fantastic location."

    Quality of furniture and furnishings in the house 5 star with very comfy beds. We really appreciated the thoughtfulness of the owners in providing maps and guide books for walking in the area - this was really helpful and we've not come across this in other cottages we have rented over the years. The welcome bottle of wine was also a nice touch. Would definitely recommend this house if you want a central base in the Dales.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with sitting area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Summer room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 40” Smart TV with Freeview, DVD/Bluray, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars but please note due to being on the pennine way footpath, the second car requires additional maneuvering
  • Gravelled patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 2 min walk. This property has an electric car charger available, payment for the electricity is via an honesty box

The property

A first class, stone built, detached cottage in a most enviable location on the edge of the Dales village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale with fabulous views of Pen-y-Ghent.

Located on the Pennine Way footpath this outstanding holiday home provides a great opportunity for family and friends to get away from it all and enjoy having one of the famous Three Peaks on the doorstep.

Smart and stylish throughout, the owners have gone to great lengths to provide guests with a memorable holiday home.

Featuring a spacious sitting room with a cosy woodburning stove, a stylish wooden floor, lovely views of the surrounding countryside and modern features such as the 40” Smart TV.

Next to the sitting room there is a delightful summer room with a dining and seating area, Velux windows and patio doors overlooking open countryside.

The dining room also provides a small seating area to sit, relax and enjoy an evening tipple.

The second floor consists of a spacious master bedroom with a king-size bed and modern en-suite facilities.

The second double has a luxurious super king-size bed (zip/link, can be a twin on request) and the third bedroom is a useful single room.

The main bathroom, smart and stylish, consists of a shower cubicle and a separate warming bath, ideal after a day out on the fells.

Outside there is a mature front garden area, ideal to sit out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the surrounding countryside.

The lane running past the front of the house leads onto the main footpath to Pen-y-Ghent and for those relishing a challenge there is the famous Three Peaks Challenge, not for the faint hearted.

For those less inclined towards the great outdoors, there are many sightseeing activities in the area - visit the Hoffman Kiln at Langcliffe, the famous Viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway recently used as the setting for the BBC series Jericho.

The market towns of Settle and Skipton are close at hand and Kirkby Lonsdale and Hawes are well worth a visit and then finish the day with a short stroll to the heart of the village - the local pub.

This is a stunning property in a fantastic, picturesque setting with something to suit everyone.

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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.

This property has an electric car charger available, payment for the electricity is via an honesty box

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas