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Moss Side Retreat

Wigglesworth near Long Preston, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1059311)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place to stay, good location for walking etc hosts very friendly, cottage very clean and comfortable and cosy would highly recommend but we don’t want to tell too many people as it will be to booked up for when we want to go back."

    Hopefully we will visit again later in the year with family.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "Hi Chris, Thank you for the wonderful cake & bottle of fizz, such a great welcome after a long drive."

    Also, thank you for creating such a wonderful space, very cosy with everything easily available. A fabulous time was had.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2022

  • "A stunning cottage."

    This home has been presented with love ❤ and care.Very comfortable with all you need. Great beds and 2 full bathrooms. Plenty of parking and a large lawn and lovely views.Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ThelmaApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic Easter break here."

    The house is beautiful and practical, with everything you could need to cook etc. We had amazing weather and loved the use of the garden with the children. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by HazelApr 2022

  • "The owners have done a first class job !"

    MSR has been equipped to a high standard and very thoughtfully furnished and accessorised. The attention to detail is most noticeable and puts it above many other rental properties eg top quality bedding, towels, curtains and TVs . The personalised greeting and farewell were really appreciated in addition to the ‘welcome ‘ pack with Prosecco. We will definitely recommend anyone to stay.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous setting along with welcoming owners, who are happy to help throughout the stay."

    The cottage had everything we needed for an extended family break away with quality furnishings that added that extra comfortableness and thoughtfulness… would definitely recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days at the cottage."

    It started off with a warm welcome and delicious treats on arrival and it ended up being a cosy base for some great adventures. The cottage is clean, has everything you need and was perfect for a family of 2 grandparents, parents and 2 children. We loved sitting by the fire after days in Malham, Ingleton, Skipton and Settle and the owners were so helpful. Fantastic place, we’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2022

  • "Superb cottage everything we hoped for and more."

    Quality was brilliant and the owners were lovely and welcoming. Made for a great break.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2022

  • "We stayed over Christmas and had a fantastic time!"

    The cottage is lovely, very clean and well furnished, everything you could want or need. Very quiet and peaceful with ample parking and nice outdoor space. Plenty to do near by, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely property in a quiet location overlooking the wonderful ..."

    Absolutely lovely property in a quiet location overlooking the wonderful Yorkshire countryside Inside was very tastefully decorated and well equipped for self-catering The beds were so comfortable it was an effort to get out of them in the morning We loved the real fire, such a treat to come back to on chilly November days Thanks to the owner for a welcome pack, the tea and cake were very welcome on arrival in the late afternoon Just one niggle, it would have been helpful for the name of the property to be at the end of the lane especially arriving when it was beginning to go dark It would be great to come again perhaps earlier in the year

    Reviewed by CaroleNov 2021

  • "Beautiful property in the foot hills of the Dales."

    Was made to feel extremely welcome on arrival. Greater by the owner, a home baked cake and bottle of fizz. Stunning scenery, perfect for cycling, hiking and exploring Yorkshire. Open fire welcoming after winter walks. Loved every minute of our break and would most certainly return.

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2021

  • "A lovely property."

    A little difficult to find. A sign on the main road would be very useful. Beautiful scenery but very big pot holes in the lane leading up to.property.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "The details need to say that the shower in the first ensuite is a shower over the bath also."

    The cottage is very clean, comfortable and warm (but you do need to have the wood fire going otherwise it may not be warm enough downstairs). Great thought has obviously been given to the fittings in the cottage. The bedrooms and bathrooms in particular were lovely. We had a really good break and the owners could not have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "The owners were very kind and keen to make sure we were comfortable."

    Amazing views to the south. Nice, friendly pub in Long Preston and the village shop sold a good array of 'stuff'. We went on the train from Long Preston several times and enjoyed the journeys in clean, well run carriages.

    Reviewed by DeirdreOct 2021

  • "The Moss Side Retreat cottage is in a beautiful peaceful location, exactly what I and the family was looking for."

    I cannot put into words how I felt about the whole week, many, many thanks to Chris and Dave.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2021

  • "Moss side retreat was a beautiful home from home that made our holiday so relaxed, even with 3 children in tow!"

    A warm welcome, comfy and cosy surroundings. Will definitely be recommending to others. It was a perfect base for our days out, of which there were so many choices, and would not hesitate to return as a family, or as an adult exploring holiday.

    Reviewed by LynetteAug 2021

  • "We loved everything about the holiday!"

    We were met in person for a very friendly and helpful welcome, and then enjoyed the cottage & garden for the entire week. The owners are lovely and have thought of everything - thank you very much!

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "Simply a peaceful break in beautiful countryside."

    Cottage had all the facilities we needed. Used the location as a base to visit local attractions such as White Scar Caves,Thornton Hall Country Park,Ingleton Waterfall Trail and Malham Cove. All of which are recommended. Special thanks to Christine for such a warm and friendly welcome. Lemon Drizzle cake was fab !!

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2021

  • "What a truly relaxing experience at Moss Side Retreat."

    Cottage was impeccably furnished and everything thought of in this home. It was homely and the scenery just made it a fabulous relaxing break. There is so much to do on the doorstep we only managed to do a few bits so will definitely be back to this idyllic retreat. The bedrooms beautiful and comfortable and exceptionally pristine and clean. 11/10 for the whole package the best we have been too for a long time and exceeded all our expectations. Hosts on hand if needed and very obliging and attentive but also maintain your total privacy in this home Chris & Dave have made this holiday home a must for anyone wanting peace quiet and top quality. The whole of the Yorkshire dales accessible from this base with stunning scenery everywhere. Well done on this retreat and good luck for all future business but I am sure you won’t need it

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Only recently available through you and beautifully appointed and comprehensively fitted out."

    Very rural location on a non-working farm, so all the benefits of being deep in the country but accessible to most local villages and restaurants. Chris and David were very welcoming and the home-made cake was so tasty. (as was the bottle of prosecco!). Would highly recommend these as hosts and this cottage as a brilliant place to stay.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2021

  • "We were looking for a base to explore this part of Yorkshire from."

    What we found was a home away from home with the lovely neighbours in the most peaceful surroundings. The kids loved coming back to the cottage after long hikes. We loved coming back to make meals in the open plan kitchen, clean off the days' dust in the well-appointed bathrooms and have a good nights' sleep in the extra comfortable beds. My kids even made friends with the neighbours on the other side and got themselves an invite to feed their lambs. Would definitely book again if we ever came back to explore this area.

    Reviewed by VinobaMay 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC, 1 x family bedroom with super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request) and 2 x single sofa beds with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Biomass central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Private outdoor seating area, as well as access to private lawn area
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note : This is suitable for 4 adults only or party/ family of six due to sofa beds being available

The property

If you and your loved ones are seeking a beautifully-appointed property in one of the most picturesque locations within Yorkshire, look no further than Moss Side Retreat.

With its exceptional location, nestled between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland AONB, this self-catering accommodation is perfect for avid ramblers, families, friends and those alike to temporarily call home.

After parking up on the spacious forecourt, take in the unfettered views of the surroundings before heading into the open-plan living room, which has been designed with a touch of opulence.

The exposed beams ceilings are a striking element to the room, as is the woodburning stove set within an original stone-exposed fireplace, wonderfully showcasing the history of the property.

Light up the fire and flick through the channels of the TV at the end of a bracing day, before the chef of the group makes the most of the quality appliances that await them in the kitchen area.

Home-cooked meals and sociable moments can be relished at the sleek dining table, which is backed by a beautiful exposed stone wall, again offering a sense of the history of this home.

Take the staircase to find the master suite, elegantly decorated to create a relaxing and welcoming space, complete with a plush super-king-size bed and two single sofa beds, should you wish to bring any additional guests along, yet the pièce de résistance is the view of the countryside surroundings.

Concluding the interior is the king-size double bedroom, complete with quality linens and its own TV, perfect for those lazy mornings in bed.

At Moss Side Farm, the garden has been designed to be an extension of the house itself, where you can spend sunny afternoons gathered around the outdoor table, whilst younger guests of the group play freely and safely on the spacious lawn.

If you can tear yourself away from this heavenly oasis, venture into the centre of Wigglesworth where you will find the Plough Hotel & Restaurant or venture slightly further afield to Long Preston, where there is a traditional pub and a village shop.

Alternatively, make your way to the market town of Settle, where you will find a good selection of restaurants and pubs and a public swimming pool, whilst Skipton is home to even more amenities and an ancient castle, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market to explore.

Avid ramblers can don their walking boots and look forward to exploring the labyrinth of treks upon the Yorkshire Dales National Park with a variety of landscapes to enjoy, including rugged moorland, picturesque valleys and wooded areas, with the famous Three Peaks promising to be an interesting challenge.

Other landmarks that are well-worth a visit include the beautiful Stainforth Force, the White Scar Cave and the Clitheroe Castle Keep, whilst the Thornton Hall Country Park, Bolton Abbey and the Forbidden Corner all promise to be exceptional family-friendly days out.

With so much to look forward to, secure your stay at Moss Side Retreat for a memorable holiday in Yorkshire.

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About the location


Settle 4 miles; Malham 4 miles; Skipton 12 miles.

Long Preston is an attractive Yorkshire Dales village in Ribblesdale, twelve miles from Skipton (popularly known as the 'Gateway to the Dales'), four miles from Settle. To the north, the landscape rises to the fells, moors and picturesque valleys of the Dales; to the south are the wetlands of the Ribble Valley which, in turn, sweep upward to the magnificent wilderness of Bowland. The village benefits from several large, tree lined, village greens, with footpaths leading direct to the surrounding hills, and it also boasts two excellent pubs with first rate cuisine. The railway station on the edge of the village provides access to the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway line which crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. Nearby Settle is a bustling market town with a weekly market, the centre being dominated by the Shambles, an historic 3-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.

Region Information

Note : This is suitable for 4 adults only or party/ family of six due to sofa beds being available.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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