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Moss Side Retreat

(Ref. 1059311)

Wigglesworth near Long Preston, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage and Chris & Dave were fantastic hosts (thanks for the taxi service and guided tour!"


    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Nov 2023

  • "A very comfy & cosy one week stay (4 Adults) Warm welcome in person, with warming log fire, cake & Prosecco."

    Brilliant start to the week! Loved the game ‘Find the Freezer’

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and well furnished."

    Everything is of a very high quality. A lovely place to relax and unwind. Close to a lot of fabulous walks. Chris and Dave are lovely hosts and made us all very welcome.Was our second visit and hopefully we will return again.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Oct 2023

  • "A really nice cottage."

    We had a lovely time. Chris and Dave are great hosts and the location is perfect. Bedrooms are good with super comfy beds! Unfortunately the driveway to the house is terrible- large potholes full of water. There’s some issue regarding ownership but surely a tonne bag of rubble could be arranged. The owners have a separate driveway, shame this couldn’t be extended. Always hard to give feedback without sounding negative! Suggestions for an already high standard: Somewhere for food storage (all cupboards are full) Draining rack for sink (a small fold away one maybe), the logs need to be cut smaller as hard to burn them and keep fire going, door mat in porch for wet feet, small DVD player as no Sky and only basic TV (even if guests bring their own DVD’s )

    Reviewed by John4.4Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    Fabulous owners gave us a lovely welcome with a beautiful lemon cake and prosecco yummy just what we needed after a long drive. Views are just amazing, and the cottage is just the coziest cutest home we've stayed in. You can defiatly tell the owners have put quality items into the cottage which made it just perfect.We will definatly return..thankyou so much xx

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely clean and comfortable cottage with everything you need in the kitchen to cook meals."

    Helpful and friendly owners who are quick to reply to queries. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Roxie5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a really great place to stay, ideally situated on the Dales / Forest of Bowland AONB borders."

    I found the level of comfort and facilities to be fantastic. Great comfy bed and excellent shower. There was a lovely welcome cake and fizz and the fire had been lit. The cottage is in an area with no uplighting so the stars were amazing at night and there is wild life all around. For a real get away this is a great retreat, yet not far from many things to see and do, not least spectacular walks. I recommend a stay!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent cottage with lovely views."

    Finished to a high standard. Kitchen well equipped. Heating kept us toasty and log burner was used every evening for 7 days with enough wood provided. Fantastic if you're looking for a relaxing break away from hustle & bustle. Owners are close-by if needed and were very welcoming upon arrival & departure. Settle is a 15 min drive approx. for supermarket, and we used Settle swimming pool which was spotless and can recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our stay at Moss Side Retreat was just wonderful."

    The owners left us a lemon cake and prosecco which made us feel very much at home. The property is stunning and very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and so well thought out and the dining area comfortably fits 6. It has two bathrooms both of which are more than adequate for a family stay. The beds were fabulous and we had some great sleeps following our walking adventures. This is a good base with 15 minutes to Settle and 30 minutes to Skipton in the other direction. Chris and David have thought of everything, the Retreat is a delight! Thank you Donna & Steve

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a beautiful and comfortable property set in a quiet, peaceful location that is ideally situated for walking in the forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire dales."

    Views to Pendle Hill from the front and one of the Yorkshire peaks at the back. So lovely to rest in front of the log fire after a day's walking. The owners are next door and more than happy to help should you need help with anything. Lovely garden featuring a tree with bird feeders (nice to see tree sparrows there). The Plough pub (1.5 - 2.0 mile walk away) is excellent for food beer and friendly service - however the footpath running east from the cottage is hard to find. This is a shame as it makes a nice circular walk to the pub.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Great location for what we had planned. Beautiful cottage with every thing we needed. The cake and prosecco was a great touch. The rooms where ideal for us.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful and comfortable cottage , the owners are so helpful and pleasant."

    A great base to tour Lancashire and Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2023

  • "Perfect for us, very well equipped, quiet and cosy."

    The owners were most helpful.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely quiet location in a comfy well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, very high quality with everything."

    Great log burner and lots of logs. 5 star comfort throughout. Great hosts and a lovely warm welcome from Chris. Lots to do and see round the ar

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage and location."

    Views from the bedrooms and garden are stunning. The only negatives are the approach driveway full of bad potholes with no sign to indicate you are on the right road and the puzzling lack of any hanging space in the second bedroom. (I appreciate that the driveway is a shared access issue, but in rain it is difficult to negotiate and will only get worse.) The log burner is extremely efficient and we made good use of the very generous basket of excellent logs. Overall this is a charming and luxurious cottage and in the right weather we would love to have made use of the beautiful garden.

    Reviewed by J4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time."

    Moss Side Retreat gave us the break we needed. Quiet location, with a lovely view every morning. Chris and Dave are very welcoming and helpful. The accommodation had everything we needed to make our stay as relaxing as possible. We would book again.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in this comfortable house which has the most amazing views of Pendle Hill and is particularly well positioned for walks and sightseeing in Malhamdale, Ribblesdale and the Forest of Bowland."

    Everything in the house was excellent and advice and help from the owners much appreciated. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "Getting little gem in an ideal spot for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland."

    Near to facilities in both Settle and Skipton but just far enough away from the hustle and bustle.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fabulous few days using the retreat as our base to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, towns and viilages."

    We had a warm welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and comfort of the retreat after busy days exploring. Would highly recommend and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "The stay at the Moss side retreat was amazing with spectacular views of the beautiful hills and the farmlands."

    The cottage itself was very clean and nicely presented with extreamly good quality items provided in the house (from utelsils to towels - full package). We were a family of 4 adults and 2 kids who stayed very comfortably over thweekend. The wooden log burner in the living room is the STAR of the house as sitting around it over the evening chitchatting is such a great feeling ! Plenty amount of logs were provided which would easily cover the weekend use. Very soft throws were also provided to keep us warm during the chilly evenings. Lovely yummy Lemon drissle cake awaited our welcome witha white sprakling bottle of white wine. Lovely touch of detail by the house owner ! We had a amazing time playing with kids at the well curated green lawns and enjoying a lovely sunshine chitchat at the sun lounger and the outdoor furniture area... All in all - a 5* retreat highly recommended for family, kids and grand parents. If i was retired .. would have loved to spend atleast a week in the lovely retreat,

    Reviewed by Ajit5.0Jul 2022

  • "Well what can I say, warm welcome, lovely homemade cake, and procesco, lovely ..."

    Well what can I say, warm welcome, lovely homemade cake, and procesco, lovely cottage, clean, spacious, well equipped, great location for the surrounding areas, plenty to do, highly recommended and the hosts are lovely

    Reviewed by Dwain5.0Jun 2022

  • "The owners Chris and Dave provided us with a beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    We could travel to the Dales or the Forest easily from the cottage.The quality of the bedding and towels and the kitchen was impressive. The heating came on when the evenings went chilly so all our needs were met. We loved it and would come back anytime

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, clean and comfortable."

    The log burner made the cottage extra cosy. The outside space is lovely and the kids loved it. Really good location for everything we wanted to do. The homemade lemon drizzle cake and prosecco was a lovely touch. And the kids loved having a go on the tractor, was so nice of you to get them involved. Would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2022

  • "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 Michael5.0May 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 Emma5.0Apr 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 Thelma5.0Apr 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 Hazel5.0Apr 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 Jill4.4Apr 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 Nicola5.0Mar 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 Elizabeth5.0Feb 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 Louise5.0Feb 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 Karen5.0Dec 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 Emma5.0Nov 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 Carole4.4Nov 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 Margaret5.0Oct 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 Deirdre4.7Oct 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 Linda4.1Oct 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 Graham5.0Aug 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 Lynette5.0Aug 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 Paul5.0Aug 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 Roger5.0Jul 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 Ian5.0Jun 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 Derek4.7Jun 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 Vinoba5.0May 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, Dishwasher, 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
  • Great 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.

The property is only a few miles away from Stephen Park, which is a great place to cycle

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

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

Please note: This property comes with a good housekeeping bond of £100.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas