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The Cells

(Ref. 980529)

Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Quirky and full of character, The Cells is a wonderful place to stay."

    Perfect for our family of 3 for a week, it had everything we needed. Location on the outskirts of the village was quiet, easy to get to the shops, bakery, pubs etc. on foot or by car. Hosts were lovely, and dealt with our questions quickly. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Ken4.7May 2024

  • "Very nice easy place to stay, good walking."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely refurbished property."

    Good location. Will look to book again, if visiting the area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a great flat that is full of character and has all mod cons."

    I love the nods to the history of the place. It's well situated for the Yorkshire 3 peaks, and of them, Ingleborough is right on the doorstep so you wouldn't need to drive there. I'd recommend, and will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Feb 2024

  • "We spent a lovely week at The Cells."

    The apartment is well equipped, warm and very comfortable. Located on the edge of the village it is only a few minutes walk to the main amenities and an excellent base for walking in the local area. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2023

  • "An interesting mix of old and new."

    Very well-equipped and comfortable. Particularly impressed with the size of the shower cubicle. Owner very helpful. We would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable apartment, tastefully decorated with lots of character and everything very clean."

    Excellent location for visiting lots of Dales attractions. We had a really enjoyable holiday and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderfulky quirky appartment,with everything you needed for a lovely stay."

    Very handy to centre of villlage ,which has plenty of places to eat and drink. Would defo recommend trying OPO bar. The only downside would be the quarry lorries which begin very early,6ish,and go on all day,was woken up very early,monday to friday. Managed a lie in only on the saturday and sunday.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Aug 2023

  • "Thanks so much for making our holiday so enjoyable."

    Excellent communication from the owner, Fiona, and the welcome pack was wonderful. The Cells is lovely with all its character. We couldn't fault it. It's in a fantastic location, close to the amenities of the village and easy access to the many walks in the area.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jun 2023

  • "This time we had the pleasure of meeting Fiona, the owner (when we were invited to view the exciting new project upstairs) and were told that we had been her most frequent customer in the Cells."

    8 times now we think! As always we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the Cells to our liking. The welcome pack is always very nice (thanks again) and we were blessed with a whole week of prefect warm sunny days. We shall definitely be back! Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in The Cells."

    The property was beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and located just a short walk away from the centre of Ingleton. I can confirm that there was no sign of any farmyard noises whatsoever so don't let that put you off!

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Cells."

    The property had lots of character and was very clean and comfortable. Ingleton is a nice village with lots of places of interest nearby. We recommend this property and had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Cells a real home from home stay and the location is excellent just a short walk to the local pubs shops restaurant's, the waterfalls and caves are spectacular and they are also just a short walk away."

    Thank You for a lovely stay we really did not want to leave.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Mar 2023

  • "The We have spent a delightful week in The Cells."

    Warm, comfortable and close to all amenities. The welcome pack was particularly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Dereck4.7Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful quiet cottage space very close to the village of Ingleton."

    It met all my needs - a very comfortable bed, a table to work at, a kitchen with everything you need, walking distance from the village and Ingleton Falls, a lovely space to relax and read or watch tv. Parking is right outside.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Feb 2023

  • "Awesome place to stay!"

    Excellent location and very cosy! A home away from home.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable property in good location within Ingleton."

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cells had everything we needed for our week in Ingleton."

    The area is excellent for touring the dales and even going to the Lancashire coast. Lots of restaurants in Ingleton which suited my wife and myself. Chris & Jean

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well equipped and comfortable (as well as being slightly quirky) property - the original cell door certainly adds atmosphere - as well as an ideal location to indulge in singing “Jailhouse Rock”, “Fulsom Prison Blues” and other classics!"

    A very pleasant week in the interesting village of Ingleton with lots to do in the area. Next time we are in this part of Yorkshire, we will certainly be booking The Cells again.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Cells was a gorgeous place to stay, full of history and comfort."

    Fiona the owner is a wonderful host and along with her husband left the best welcome gifts that we have ever had anywhere else, even a welcome card which was a much appreciated and set a president for the week of gong and buying more bread from the local bakery ( as it was gorgeous). I can’t tell you enough how well organised this place is with all your needs attended too. We had the opportunity to see the owner during our stay and she is lovely, full off knowledge and the guided tour of the rest of the building left us wanting to come and stay in other parts of the building. Everything that you could need or want is provided at the Cells - a cosy, quiet and gorgeous home from home experience. We will be returning!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Cells is exactly as advertised by Sykes, everything we could need for our 2 weeks stay, clean , comfortable , plenty of kitchen items to be able to home cook, lovely shower, beds very comfortable and a lovely welcome pack."

    The outside space was very welcome especially as we stayed during the heatwave. The owner, Fiona, couldn't do enough to ensure our stay was a positive one, nothing was too much trouble. The village of Ingleton is very quaint and calm and the perfect base for exploring the lovely walks in the area, and an ideal base for completing the 3 peaks. There are plenty of places for food and drink, i would recommend the three horse shoes for good quality , no frills food, and the Old Post Office, or OPO ,micro bar was a lovely place to enjoy a couple of drinks. The White Scar caves are well worth a visit. I would definitely recommend this place and accommodation and would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, ideally located for the village of Ingleton and lots of walking nearby."

    Excellent base to stay in the area

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Cells was a beautiful apartment, very clean and a nice suprise with the welcome pack and there being a dishwasher."

    It was great to have a choice of feather or manman filling for pillows, suited both us. An ideal base and easy access to lots of beautiful places within 45-60 minute drive. The village of Ingleton had everything you need for a relaxing holiday Will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property in great location."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a stunningly decorated building with a very interesting history."

    We can highly recommend staying here. Host's are absolutely great too. Perfectly positioned for Ingleton and surrounding attractions and hikes. We will hopefully return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was very clean and well laid out, with great amenities and in a very good position within the village."

    There were many added thoughtful touches that were very much appreciated too. It was exactly what I was after and I would love to return!

    Reviewed by Mairead5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely clean, cosy, quirky holiday apartment with everything as was stated."

    It was very close to village centre and the parking was good.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "A fantastic property - we loved the quirkiness of having the bedrooms in the old cells"

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Feb 2022

  • "We thought this property was first class."

    The owners have obviously put a lot of effort into making it a cosy, homely and comfortable as possible. Plus all the little extras they provided shows the level of care and attention to their customers

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very clean and tidy ,lovey welcome pack and it fit the description."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very comfortable and clean cottage."

    The owner also was very flexible with our checking times, which was very helpful. We had a great time at The Cells. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Gerardo5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic stay in a beautiful house, felt at home when we walked through the ..."

    Fantastic stay in a beautiful house, felt at home when we walked through the door, very quiet location, highly recommend this accommodation , idea base to see Yorkshire from

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was an absolutely gorgeous place to stay with the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in."

    Literally a stones throw away from the village centre and the waterfall trail and easy access by car to the caves and neighbouring places of interest. The welcome pack of essentials was a lovely touch. The place was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We will definitely be back !

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2021

  • "The dwelling is all level with off street parking and just a few minutes walk into the countryside or the town."

    The Wheatsheaf Inn is only a couple of hundred yards away and provides good food and drinks. There are other eating places a little further away but all recommended. The local pottery produces fine artistic and practical pieces that won't break the bank and, if the weather is a little inclement, I can thoroughly recommend a wander round Lords Antiques store on the main road. With the Ingleton Waterfall Trail, White Scar Caves, Ribblehead Viaduct all within a few miles and a short car journey to the Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes there is plenty to see and do even in a short visit. The Cells is a very cosy home, we visited in mid September and never had to use any heating at all. If you should have any problems Fiona and Phill are just a phone call or text message away.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Cells is lovely, the photos don’t do it justice as it’s much bigger than it looks."

    Location is great, only a short drive from lots of superb walks. The property was very clean and the welcome additions were such a lovely touch - we had teas, coffee, milk, bread, butter, biscuits and a card from the owners on arrival. Only minor negative is that the kitchen facilities could really do with a large frying pan so breakfast/dinner is easier to cater for and a silicon/wooden spoon would also be a useful addition. Overall we had a brilliant stay and would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Aug 2021

  • "Amazing apartments; compact but perfect and furnished to a lovely standard-very cosy and great location"

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Aug 2021

  • "The Cells is a beautiful well equipped character cottage ideally located with Ingleton village facilities and attractions located within easy walking distance."

    The lovely welcome pack was much appreciated after a long journey. There are lots of places to explore locally especially if you enjoy walking. The owner was also extremely helpful when we discovered we had left some items in the cottage on our departure, . We thoroughly recommend the Cells to anyone wanting a holiday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners were extremely helpful and friendly."

    Lovely apartment, close to village and walks. Would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Superior accommodation, in a convenient spot minutes walk away from shops and pubs."

    Great walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely little apartment ideal for a couple, with everything we needed We loved the history of the building and the original features."

    The welcome pack was contained lovely bread from the local bakery, together with biscuits and essentials. The location is very central both for the village itself and for visiting the Dales. We had a lovely break with great weather.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Bedrooms and bathroom were great."

    Furniture excellent. Welcome food and drink very good, lovely bread and biscuits. Living room never got the sun, even in midsummer, so it felt a bit dark and cool (perhaps to be expected in the cells!) Good gas cooker, and fridge, but very little work surface in the kitchen and no washing machine. We loved the surrounding countryside. There is a community-run heated open air swimming pool in the village so take your togs! Also an excellent bakery and plant nursery.

    Reviewed by Frances4.4Jun 2021

  • "Easy access to the beautiful Dales, lovely local shops and little villages."

    Comfy bed perfect for a restful holiday.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Cells is a great place to stay, well equipped and decorated."

    Near to the Dales, Ingleborough etc, and near to the village with the shops, pubs, restaurants. For us the only thing we’d change is to swap the 3 seater settee for a 2 seater and an armchair. More comfortable for those in the middle!

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful little apartment in a stunning location, well provisioned with everything you need for a getaway break."

    Plenty of character with original features reminding you of the history of the building. The village is very picturesque with amazing natural beauty on your doorstep (waterfalls trail is walkable and white scar cave just a short drive away). Would highly recommend both the apartment and locale!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was our second trip back to the Cells (so it met our expectations)."

    Once again in winter and this time with Force 12 gale blowing outside. But stoke up the fire and snuggle down because it’s warm and toasty inside. The restaurants and bars of Ingleton provide a great family friendly time for the evening and the waterfalls in spate are worth seeing. Colin the Rooster, who has featured in past reviews is no more, and the place is quiet at night.

    Reviewed by Ed4.4Feb 2020

  • "Our second week in the Cells in 2019."

    We really enjoyed it again and the bottle of wine was a nice surprise. A perfect base for exploring the surrounding area either on foot or using the excellent bus service less than 10 minutes walk away. The Cells is ideal as it is so handy for the village pubs, restaurants and shops, but just nicely away from the hussle and bustle. We were even blessed with bright and sunny weather for our October half term week as well. One one website I have seen some maniac ranting about noise from a cockerel - even to the extent of cutting a holiday short! Some people just love to complain. The bedrooms are triple glazed and ear plugs are even provided - not that we have ever felt the need to use them - although with my wife's snoring I could have been tempted! Soncerely I can say that the cockerel never woke us up once and one morning when I had heard him (albeit very faintly) I had to draw my wife's attention to it three times before she actually heard him. The Cells is a lovely place to stay and please, please, please don't let the maniacal ravings regarding the cockerel that I have seen left in feedback by one nut-job put you off. I fully expect to be booking into the Cells again soon.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed, and was in an excellent location for places like the Ribblehead Viaduct and White Scar Caves."

    We would be happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cells is a lovely place to stay and explore the beauty of the Yorkshire dales."

    Yes you will hear the cockerel but the ear plugs provided will help. It certainly didn’t spoil our holiday. The welcome tray of coffee and biscuits was much appreciated after a long journey. Overall we had a wonderful time here.

    Reviewed by Naomi4.1Aug 2019

  • "Lovely stay at the Cells with my husband this week."

    Perfect launch pad for this corner of the dales/Lancashire - we hiked Ingleborough (one of the three peaks, up the road), visited white scar caves, explored lots of lovely little towns (Kirkby Lonsdale, Settle, Hawes etc) and did the beautiful waterfall walk too. Ingleton is itself is lovely, has a little outdoor pool we enjoyed to swim in, easy walk into town and enjoyed the local bakery at the bottom of the road! The apartment itself was tastefully decorated. With ear plugs, the cockerel was not a problem (my husband managed without!). Kitchen is small but has all the basics you’ll need for simple meals. Fiona was helpful and easy to contact - Thanks for having us! Jess and Robbie

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is very cosy and comfortable really love the king size bed slept like a log will return."

    Reviewed by Tereasa4.4Jul 2019

  • "The house is a historic beautiful building with big space and well location for hiking for my family, and the host is friendly."

    Reviewed by Hongbo5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great position in the village, some road noise but not intrusive."

    Welcome pack from the owner is a lovely thought. Ingleton is situated in a great position for touring the area.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jul 2019

  • "We were looking for somewhere to stay having booked tickets for the settle-Carlisle railway and decided on the cells in ingleton,nicely priced the the property looked fantastic."

    When we arrived on the Friday we weren’t disappointed,on entering the building the history was all around with many original features from the cell bars and windows to the arcitrave around the doors,a nice touch was flowers on the table with a cake,tea ,coffee milk and sugar just to get us going,we had already booked before reading a previous visitors revue so we were slightly apprehensive although the sights and sounds of the countryside are what I go there for,anyway we went out for an evening meal at the nearest pub the wheatsheaf ,promising not to be too late as we had to be up for a taxi to take us to the railway station, anyway 1st night no problem we were in bed just after 11:00 slept really well didn’t need the free earplugs and didn’t hear the cockerel !!, in fact the 1st time I did hear it was Sunday about 10:00 when I went to put recycling out,all in all we had a lovely weekend ,the cells were very tastefully decorated with period furniture and plenty of legal themed pictures, couldn’t be bothered to light the log fire but we were nice and toasty with the up to date central heating, and then It was over all too soon wished we could of stayed longer but it won’t be long before we are back in the cells for all the right reasons

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Mar 2019

  • "Our 4-night stay was unfortunately cut short and ruined by the neighbouring property’s cockerel which began crowing at 2am the first night and 3am the second night of our stay."

    The crow was extremely loud and incessantly crowing throughout the very early hours through until the morning, approximately every 10 seconds or less. This meant that we had no sleep, so were exhausted and frustrated, and were therefore unable to go out and enjoy our holiday as planned. It was on New Year’s Eve at 5am (the 2nd morning into our 4-night stay) where we decided we simply could not and should not have to put up with the noise, so packed up and drove 4.5 hours home. The owners are aware of the noise issue, as they left earplugs with a sign about the cockerel on the bedside tables. These were insufficient in blocking out the noise. There was no prior, explicit warning about the cockerel waking at 2/3am. There was merely a note on the Sykes Cottages advert page stating we ‘may hear animal noises’. This was an understatement, and we feel did not properly warn us of a loud cockerel practically outside the bedroom window. Moreover, we have stayed on working farms before and are used to the expected farm animal noise, but at a reasonable hour after sunrise – certainly not constantly from 2am. We believe the owners of this property seriously need to address this noise disturbance as it is likely an environmental health issue, and will not be surprised if other paying customers expecting a peaceful holiday find this to be a problem. We were only refunded less than half of what we paid to stay here, which was disappointing. Not only was our New Year’s Eve holiday ruined, but we felt undercompensated for our disappointing experience. It was not the peaceful, pleasant holiday and start to the New Year we had so hoped for, especially after a very difficult year. It’s such a shame, as the property itself is lovely and well-equipped, but is overshadowed by a terribly loud noise disturbance. Avoid staying here if you expect a good night’s sleep.

    I am sorry that it has taken a while for me to respond, however I did not want to reply with a generic response. We have put a lot of work into making the property lovely for holidays and it upsets me that you had a problematic experience. The property opened in August and you have been the first to have had these overnight noises. Whenever we have stayed the noises form the farm have not been that loud and curable with earplugs, (I am a light sleeper) many visitors have enjoyed the country ambience. The noise all night may have been a rarity, However I do not want to take that chance with guests’ holidays in the future. As I do not want to harm any animals or upset any local framers, we have decided to install secondary glazing to the bedrooms in The Cells. This should reduce any farm noises to a minimum. Kind regards and hope you have a better 2019 Phill and Fiona Burton Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eve Rachel3.8Dec 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double bed
  • One single bed
  • Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living room with kitchen and dining area
  • Entrance hallway.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove living room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi, small library of books etc
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Initial supply of fuel for woodburning stove provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Small, shared outdoor area with furniture by back door with beautiful views accessed via parking area
  • Bike storage provided
  • Baby bath, a travel cot, a high chair and a microwave sterilizer available on request
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: The house is located near a farm, associated noise may be heard
  • Note: This property does not accept booking for less than 7 nights between May and August

The property

The Cell a cosy wing of a former Court House, offering ex-cell-ent ground floor accommodation.

Featuring an open plan living room with feature window, cosy woodburning stove, a well laid out kitchen and dining area.

From the living area guests are invited to walk through the original prison door to the two bedrooms.

The main bedroom features a lovely kingsize bed with wrought iron bedstead and the original jail window, quite an interesting feature transporting one to a bygone age.

The single bedroom is cosy and warm and both bedrooms are served by a modern shower room.

From the moment guests walk through the door, the historic feel comes to the fore, with lots of lovely features including exposed brick walls, modern panelling and high ceilings combined with modern furnishings with the wonderful history of this 17th century cottage.

A perfect holiday cottage you will want to come back to year after year!

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About the location


Bentham 3.5 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 7 miles; Settle 10.9 miles.

Nestling under Ingleborough, one of the famous Three Peaks, on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the attractive village of Ingleton offers a good range of shops, pubs and places to eat. There's also a year-round climbing wall, as well as a seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool in a beautiful riverside setting. The attractive village centre has narrow winding streets centred on a tiny market place. The village's main claim to fame is the superb Waterfalls' Walk, while the well known White Scar Caves are just over a mile away. An excellent location from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland.

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Note: The owner have advised that a secondary glazing fitted on 15th of march 2019 and any farm animal noises should be reduced to minimum.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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