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Eldon Country

(Ref. 980834)

Long Preston, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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80 Customer Reviews

  • "We’ve had a lovely 3 days stay at this property."

    The property is over 3 floors allowing privacy for each family. We had 3 Children under the age of 8 so the hot tub went down really well. I would recommend this to large families to get together and have quality family time.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.4Apr 2024

  • "Had a wonderful weekend stay in this well placed country house."

    A few minor issues experienced which were dealt with in a timely manner by the owner Cheryl. Great that all bedrooms had en suite bathrooms along with comfy beds and adequate storage. Well equipped kitchen, plus a bonus that cleaning products/ dishwasher tablets & washing up liquid included. Plenty of seating in the pleasant sitting room along with a decent sized dining table. Good selection of music & books The hot tub was ready to be used and was definitely a great addition. The exterior of the property (rendering) does require some maintenance but didn’t impact on our stay. Would benefit from updating the information book. Thank you to Cheryl for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Denise3.8Mar 2024

  • "8 of us had a fantastic break at Eldon Country House from 9-12 December."

    Having stayed the previous year we had no problem booking it again this year. The house is very spacious and easily accommodated 10 of us last year and 8 this year. Our disappointment at there being no Christmas decorations up was immediately addressed by the owners who came round and put up a tree and decorations which was really appreciated. The owners are very friendly and very helpful. The cottage is in easy reach to Skipton and Settle both of which we visited. We would recommend this property to anybody.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Dec 2023

  • "A lovely property in an ideal location for visiting Settle, Ingleton, Mallam and Skipton."

    We really appreciated the fact that all rooms had the use of their own bathrooms. There was plenty of space so we didn't feel cramped. We made good use of the hot tub which relieved all the aches and pains caused by our long walks.

    Reviewed by Monica4.7Sep 2023

  • "No toilet paper in several bathrooms on arrival (no actual toilet holders either?"


    Reviewed by Anne3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a great week at Eldon house."

    It was perfect for our stay. The hot tub was fabulous. The house catered for all our needs and it is in a great location to see the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. So many places to visit within a 30 minute drive. To top it all off we had exceptional weather. A fabulous week had by all.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a nice location."

    But unfortunately that is all that was positive about the experience. The listing was inaccurate, the property is semi detached (which is not mentioned on the listing) and neighbours came knocking on the doors and complained of noise. When mentioned to the owner we were told that this happens often and we shouldn't bother about it. The property was not clean, light switches were broken and we had to use the bed side lamp in our room. The water pressure was very poor with barely any water coming out from some taps in the top floors, the wifi did not work for most part of our stay and there were random items left about upon which a child tripped and hurt himself. The owner visited the premises the day before we were meant to leave without prior notice, and began cleaning the hot tub while we were there. The owners were also back again at the crack of dawn of the morning we were supposed to leave (i.e hours before we were required to leave) with linen etc. After vacating the property the owner was silent about the house keeping deposit. When we enquired about the deposit (more than 5 days later) the owner sent a list of issues including drain blockages (which cannot be caused over a four night stay) pictures of rubbish we had not left behind, and also included charges for the cleaner's fee. We have been to many places up and down the country before but never been through anything like this. Hence, unfortunately we cannot recommend this place to anyone that needs 'a holiday'. Please read reviews of this place on other sites like TripAdvisor too before booking (unfortunately we only saw these later). Despite all of this if you do book, please make sure you take pictures of everything as soon as you step in to the property or you may be accused of things you did not do. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Dinesh1.6Aug 2023

  • "Spent a weekend at this fabulous property with friends."

    Stunning property with beautiful grounds. All bedrooms were spacious with en-suites bar one with its own bathroom - essential for a group of ladies! Beautiful decore throughout and plenty of room for a party of 10; well stocked with crockery, glasses etc. Huge hot-tub and patio area - great for the first day with sun. Second day rained, however pub 5 minute short walk serving excellent cuisine. Would definitely recommend this superb home for a group who enjoy a bit of class!

    Reviewed by Roz5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a really lovely property in a stunning area of the country."

    The kitchen was well appointed and all bathrooms and bedrooms were spotless . We had fun in the evenings playing cards around the dining table which fit the 10 of us round it comfortably. Our children and grandchildren loved the hot tub while we sat on the patio with an Aperol . A very pleasant week. The Black Horse( Hellifield ) is a nice pub and it’s next door to the chippy . The Maypole pub is in walking distance from Eldon Hose and has a decent menu. The gardens at Eldon House are brilliant for a game of football or tennis .

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Loved this property."

    Great location. The owner was on hand immediately with any of our queries. Everything we needed was there.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Jul 2023

  • "We went for a little break as a group of friends and loved the experience."

    The house was very clean when we arrived and we were very impressed with how lovely it was. Hot tub was up and running beautifully and the beds were extremely comfortable. We were a group of 6 so used all the bedrooms and bathrooms so we do wish there was a couple more loo roll but other than that we enjoyed every single minute. I know for a fact we'll be looking to stay here again in the future. Easy to find. Great places to visit close by and oh so quiet. So peaceful!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really liked the house but there were a few minor things that really need attention."

    No towel rails in some of the bathrooms so drying towels is difficult. Drainage from the washbasin in at least one of the bathrooms painfully slow. Instructions could do with improving - nothing about the heating system that we could see. But there is a huge amount of space, the garden and views are great and parking arrangements are excellent. So overall a nice stay.

    Reviewed by John Christopher3.8Jul 2023

  • "Booked for 4 separate friends/couples for a weeks walking."

    This is a former hotel with the accommodation taking up the majority of the space and two further parts which are separate but adjoining. Hit the requirement for good sized individual en-suite rooms and plenty of living space. The jacuzzi was a bonus. Some small niggles which we have discussed with the owner and hopefully will be put right, but this didnt detract from our stay. Parkinh available within the grounds for at least 4 cars. Would stop again if we comeback to revisiting the area

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2023

  • "A much needed girly weekend away."

    Property was lovely, in a nice setting, not too far to the station to hop on the train to either Settle or Skipton. Cheryle ( the owner) was really lovely and extremely helpful with any questions we had about the property. We will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Eldon Country was recommended highly by a friend who has previously stayed there with her family."

    The house was spacious, comfortable and an enjoyable place to stay in. Booking was easy & the bond was returned quickly. Host was very helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very attractive property, well suited to our party, no significant issues."

    Perhaps some elements would benefit from a minor refurbishment . Thanks for a most enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Graham4.1May 2023

  • "Amazing house, we had the best stay."

    Well stocked and equipped, comfy and homely and in beautiful surroundings. I can't rate this place enough. We will definitely be back and I highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, well appointed and lots of space."

    Best ever view from the hot tub. Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our visit to Long Preston and our stay at the Eldon Country cottage."

    The cottage was clean, warm, comfortable and fully equipped. The hot tub was great. Long Preston is a nice little village with two good pubs and in a great location for exploring the Dales and walking options. All in all, we had a very enjoyable stay!

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Mar 2023

  • "Just returned from a lovely long weekend at Eldon Country and would highly recommend to anyone looking for picturesque and spacious base to explore the beautiful location that surrounds!"

    We stayed three nights as a party of 10 for a friends big birthday. The property itself is very spacious and perfectly laid out to accommodate such a size group without it ever feeling over crowded. The bedrooms are beautifully presented and generously sized, each with good sized bathroom either en suite or next to the room. We did have some issues with low water pressure during our stay (meaning a cold wash for those showers running off the mains) however the two showers on the top floor were electric and worked a treat! There are also several rooms with baths as an alternative. It’s a big house in the country and I’m aware pressure can fluctuate so certainly not a huge issue for me but something to be aware of. The hot tub was bubbling away at a toasty 40c on our arrival and it was the perfect way to wind down after a busy day exploring! Booking was easy and no issues with bond return once the property was checked. The host was very responsive right from early booking enquiries through to us arriving back home. We definitely got the “wow” factor on arrival to Eldon Country, and whilst there are a few areas with signs of general wear and use, there was nothing significant enough to detract from the absolute beauty of the place! One of our guests is already planning her next stay… and I genuinely hope to get an invite!!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is an amazing property."

    We stayed as a family of 10 (6 adults and 4 children) from Friday to Monday this week and had a brilliant time. The house ticks lots of boxes. To begin with there is a large drive with plenty of parking and a big garden, complete with hot tub. Inside the house is spacious, with 5 large bedrooms and plenty of hanging and storage space for clothes. Three of the rooms have en-suites and there are nicely decorated and roomy bathrooms, with a large bath on both floors, which is great when you have young children with you. The hallway, staircases and landings are wide and sweeping with quirky design features and wall decorations, which add an element of fun. The living room/dining room and kitchen are well appointed with plenty of space to all eat, cook and relax together without being so huge that they don’t feel homely. The kitchen is well equipped with a big modern range cooker, large fridge, microwave and slow cooker. The owner was in contact with me throughout and my housekeeping bond was returned promptly. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jocelyn5.0Feb 2023

  • "Spent the New year in this beautiful house."

    Really enjoyed every minute.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.1Dec 2022

  • "I have an ongoing complaint but yet I keep getting asked to give feedback."

    Sadly our trip was not as expected. When we first arrived it looks beautiful- and it is, mainly. However several of the radiators were broken and unsafe for children (I took photographic evidence and the owner recons I pulled the radiators apart for the photo!!). There was also broken window openers. We are taking this further as these are real health and safety issues. We were upset that on the photos it shows a log burner - but yet you're unable to use it. They recon that because they don't mention it in the description that's ok - but to me, that's clear false advertising and we are taking that further. The main issue however was the cleaner ... so you are asked to have all beds stripped and all towels downstairs by 9.45 - firstly this is wrong as check out is 10 so you shouldn't be asked to do anything before 10. However on day of departure cleaners arrived at 9.23 and forced their way in. Said they always arrive this time and will stand by the washing machine. We had to then stop them from going upstairs at 9.30 as we still had children getting changed. The owner messaged to say oops sorry they got a train - if that's the case they should still be instructed to wait outside the property till 10 if it is still occupied. We had to chase for the bond returning - she said she had been busy out shopping and not had chance which we felt was very unprofessional. We complained to Sykes and they are investigating. We did not report the issues during the stay as we read several reviews on trip advisor saying she does anything to not return bond. And her response to the radiators confirmed my reservations- I believe that if we had reported it she would have said we had done it and therefore not return bond! Such a shame as it has sooo much potential and is in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.1Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic break at the Eldon Country."

    We were a party of 10 having an early Christmas break. The accommodation was superb all the bedrooms were a good size, the lounge/ dining room was large enough to accommodate us all without feeling cramped. The hot tub was used each day by a few of the group and they found it excellent. Unfortunately during our stay we had a few issues with the water supplies however, I must add that this was not the fault of the property it was down to the Water authority carrying out work in the area. It in no way detracted from us having a good time. The owners had decorated the lounge with Christmas decorations which was nice and helped with the festive atmosphere this could have been enhanced with some lights on the Christmas tree which were sadly lacking. The kitchen was large enough to facilitate the preparation of food for 10 of us quite comfortably, the only criticism being the fridge freezer didn’t quite hold enough food for us all maybe a little freezer somewhere might assist. Overall the communication with the owners was excellent, there were plenty of instructions and guidance to help people settle into the house, we would definitely use the Eldon again and can highly recommend it. We made trips to both Settle and Skipton which are both great places to visit.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4Dec 2022

  • "This was a gem of a property."

    We were celebrating my birthday with 4 other couples and it was absolutely perfect. Warm, comfortable, spacious, well equipped and the hot tube was a wonderful bonus! We all felt as if we had truly relaxed and partied in style! Taking some precious time out together.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely, spacious and comfortable house."

    Well equipped. Comfortable beds and loved the fact that bedrooms are ensuite. Countryside views and good pub with food a five minute walk away. We all enjoyed our stay. Our group was a mix of ages from 2 years to 88. Our only "complaint" would be a lack of toilet rolls!! We needed to provide a few of our own. It was our first holiday together and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Oct 2022

  • "Our stay was great!"

    We did get a little lost trying to find it only to realise that it was signposted as Eldon Country Hotel. The place was perfect for a large gathering of friends with toddlers from Scotland, London and Bristol. The surrounding area was a delight to explore, including the lovely cheese and wine shop just a few miles away! The host was very responsive and assisted us with anything we needed during our stay.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful holiday home in a stunning location!"

    The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The hot tub was a huge bonus! Lots of lovely places nearby to explore, we just wished we had more time! Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Sep 2022

  • "We recently stayed here and it was exactly as the pictures showed."

    The house was very clean and well maintained. There was 10 of us from kids to adults and all of us had a great time. We would definitely go back and looking for a date for our next stay soon.

    Reviewed by Francesca4.7Aug 2022

  • "We been going on cottage holidays for 20 years now and this was in our top 3 worse ones."

    I call it catfish cottage nothing like the pictures - I have videos to show how bad it was. It was dirty and not maintained at all. On the last day check out was 10am but cleaners came in at 9.15 so wasn’t happy about that either. Shocking stay

    Reviewed by Muhammed1.6Aug 2022

  • "We loved the house it was everything that was promised and in a good location to explore the surrounding countryside."

    10 off us fitted comfortably in the house and the hot tub was a welcomed way to relax after the walks we did.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous property and great location."

    I would definitely stay at the property again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a Palatial house Eldon Country is – Set in a beautiful location with clean towels, linen and comfortable beds, this was like self-catering at the Ritz!"

    The parking is very spacious (plenty for our 3 cars, with ample room to turn around too) and the hot tub is a delight, being regularly maintained during our stay we were able to enjoy this almost every day. The plastic glasses added to our enjoyment when sipping sparkling drinks in the tub after a day of exploring this beautiful part of England – even Grandad managed a soak. In the kitchen there is a good size oven and fridge-freezer which happily catered for our family of 7 (3 generations). We would recommend the Maypole pub in the village who provided a lovely birthday dinner midweek. Upon leaving we met the cleaners who were so friendly and helped to make our holiday a happy and memorable one. The owner was quick to answer questions before, during and after our stay and the bond was repaid promptly – thank you.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Everything as advertised. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyable stay ,pleasent garden and view ."

    Comfortable and spacious property.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8May 2022

  • "Eldon Country is a beautiful and unique place to stay."

    If you picture yourself in a stately home this is for you. Lovely hall, drawing room and dining areas complete with spectacular chandeliers. The five beautifully decorated and comfortable bedrooms have their own private bathrooms. The hot tub is large and there are nice views from the terrace on which it sits. There is a spacious garden for the children to play in. Long Preston is a friendly village with a small shop and post office and a newly re-furbished pub (The Maypole). There are nice walks directly from the house. Settle, Skipton, Malham and Grassington are all nearby as is the Courtyard Dairy for great cheese and wine. The owners were very helpful when we needed them to answer queries. We were at the house to celebrate a family birthday. Our family members ranged from between five and seventy years old and everyone was very happy.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Exactly as described, with lovely countryside around."

    An enjoyable, relaxing few days.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property is lovely."

    Plenty of parking and space for our family get together. All the rooms are a decent size and have tv's. Hot tub was a bonus. We had a few issues during our stay but the owner was very response and they were resolved quickly. Location is great for walking and its just a short walk to the train station. Very convenient for a trip to Carlise. Holiday bond repaid promptly.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Feb 2022

  • "Amazing accommodation for a surprise get together with friends."

    The facilities are amazing and we loved the hot tub. The house owner was so helpful.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jan 2022

  • "Very nice property with spacious rooms."

    Jacuzzi was an added bonus especially in the winter.

    Reviewed by Pritpal5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Eldon."

    The house was lovely. All the necessary facilities for a home from home stay even a fully decorated Christmas tree and decorations. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning house and location We stayed over Xmas and the owner even brought us a gift"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great location, lovely and spacious house!"

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Nov 2021

  • "House is a great size for our party of 7."

    Close to Settle and Skipton not far by car or train.

    Reviewed by Elspeth4.7Oct 2021

  • "What a fantastic stay we had."

    Absolutely perfect for our girlie weekend! The house is so beautiful and the views perfect! We felt so at home. Especially in the hot tub that was bubbling away on our arrival. Will definitely be back. Spot on thank you x

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had an amazing weekend."

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2021

  • "Noisy road close by."

    Gardens in need of attention.

    Reviewed by Philip3.1Aug 2021

  • "The house is amazing."

    Very spacious and well equipped. Large garden with hot tub. The kids loved all the space in the house and garden. Beautiful location! We had such a great holiday here and really felt relaxed and rested. We would definitely recommend and wouldn't hesitate to rebook in the future!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was easy to find and the directions we were given were good."

    The house was spacious, with an air of country elegance and yet had a friendly and warm feeling to it. The raking and outside space were both excellent. The hot tub was a huge hit with my family and a great place to chill and chat. I can recommend Eldon Country for a holiday at any time of the year we had a marvellous time.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2021

  • "We were a party of nine yet we still had plenty of room to spread out in this lovely home."

    The hot tub and garden are absolutely ideal for kids and adults alike, and the hot tub is cleaned every morning by the friendly landlady and the kids were delighted with the Wifi coverage! Also there are TV's in every room, basic Sky and plenty of dvds for wet days. But its hot tub and garden that really impressed us with this house. The village itself has a nice pub that's a touch expensive for food but is good nevertheless . There is also a great park at the back of the village. Settle is close by where there's plenty to see and Skipton is only 15 miles away with loads of shops and bars. We would all definitely recommend anyone to stay in this wonderful holiday house.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a lovely place,how fabulous to have four en-suite bedrooms an extra shower room for the attic bedroom."

    The children had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, which was cleaned daily . We really had a wonderful time relaxing with the fabulous views, although the bear road is busy it doesn’t detract from the beautiful views. The owner was really helpful ,without being intrusive , suggesting lots of lovely places to visit.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.4Jun 2021

  • "Without a shadow of doubt the best holiday home we have ever rented."

    The owners went out of their way to ensure we had the perfect holiday. Stunning home, could not recommend it enough. Huge thank you to Cheryle and Danny. We can't wait to come again x

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "We would certainly recommend booking."

    The accommodation is grand, comfortable and is ideal for larger groups. The hot tub is an added bonus. There's a pub 3 mins walk, small shop and there are many places to visit for walks in the beautiful countryside on your doorstep. The owners go out of their way to help when assistance is required. They also advised us of places to visit. Ideal break, away from it all in comfort.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Oct 2020

  • "We booked our stay at this wonderful house through Sykes and the owners of the property were very friendly people, but we were concerned with the overwhelming contact by the owners both via text/calls and actually visiting of the property whilst we were there."

    We were quite disappointed at the cleanliness of the property on arrival and feel there are considerable amounts of maintainance that should be addressed for future guests. I would recommend taking photographs of the property, as we did, on arrival, as we were accused at the end of our stay of damage to items that were already damaged on our arrival (we were then able to prove this).

    Reviewed by ANDREW3.1Oct 2020

  • "Fabulous house comfortable and spacious, in a quiet village just off the main road."

    Really enjoyed our stay. Well maintained. Contacted the owners before we arrived and during our stay and they answered our questions. Would definitely come back

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Still not received security deposit two days after checking out"

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Sep 2020

  • "Home from home in this comfortable fabulously located property."

    Everything you could possibly need is provided should you need it. Owners on hand should any problems arise, and dealt with promptly. Wonderful hot tub with stunning views. Fabulous walks on the doorstep Would definitely recommend and return

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent place to stay would have liked a little more pre-arrival advice such as folder ( this may have been missing due to Covid but certain requests by owners should have been put on website 1/ we were not aware of 9pm cut off for hot tub 2/ main road at the bottom of the garden meant that woken early in the morning with traffic."

    Overall very happy with accommodation and would recommend it to anyone

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2020

  • "Accommodation was great."

    Loads of room. Outside jacuzzi was really appreciated after a long days walking. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2020

  • "A spacious warm house."

    It was well equipped and we had a great time. The owner kept in touch and I felt comfortable in contacting her with any queries. We visited the local pub and had a very good meal. Have used Sykes cottages many times with no problem.

    Reviewed by Johan4.1Mar 2020

  • "This is a great house."

    We celebrated my daughters 18th and had a fabulous weekend. The house is huge and very tastefully decorated

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Dec 2019

  • "Eldon Country is a fabulous house and easily accommodated 8 of us."

    It is very roomy and comfortable and the hot tub is a great way to unwind after walking in the beautiful surrounding countryside. One of the toilets broke on the first night causing a leak downstairs but to be fair to the owners they offered to come round straight away and attend to it. Also during our stay none of the TVs in the bedrooms worked and the plumbing was occasionally temperamental but nothing serious. They could also do with a handbook on arrival with instructions on operating everything from the TV, hot tub, appliances etc. All in all a great house and a great stay.

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Oct 2019

  • "A surprise celebration for my best friends 50th."

    The house is stunning and was more than we expected. The pictures you view are spot on. A great location and fab local pub (The Maypole) that's serves amazing food at a reasonable price. Everyone we came across were lovely and helpful. The owners were fab and we will definitely be returning, miss the hot tub already!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Ten of us Family,came to Eldon for a “ special “ birthday and couldn’t have picked a better place."

    The house is wonderful, spacious, elegant, beautifully decorated with every comfort you can wish for, everywhere is so well equipped, the kitchen, the lounge, with games, Dvd’s Magazines, books, Tv in every room, it’s just huge and the hall and staircase are fabulous. The attention to detail is so impressive. The owners are a joy, and they want you to have the best time. The hot tub was the star! absolutely loved it, big, hot and loved the changing lights! It is in a lovely village with two great pubs and close to lots of places to visit, we went on the railway, Settle to Carlisle which we enjoyed. My 2 year old grandson loved the safe garden to run around in. Eldon is a very special place and it felt a privilege to stay there and I can highly recommend it. We would love to come back, especially at Christmas! xx

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Eldon Country."

    The house is very well appointed and the decor is excellent. The accommodation was ideal for our family with an en-suite or separate bathroom for each bedroom. The hot tub was used each day over the weekend and a maintenance programme was in place to ensure that it was always in premier condition during our stay. We highly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by And5.0Sep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here, the house is plenty big enough for a family celebration and centrally located for some great days out."

    There are also 2 great pubs within a 5min walk we ate at both and they didn't disappoint.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful house in a fantastic location."

    .. Danielle met us,, 7 sisters and 2 nieces on Friday, 16.08.19, with a lovely warm welcome. We all had a fabulous stay and visited some of the beautiful surrounding towns..house is very well equipped, roomy and plenty of bathrooms.. loved the hot tub...thanks

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a brilliant time at Eldon Country."

    The house is lovely with loads of space and plenty of bathrooms! The hot tub was lovely and relaxing in the evenings, some road noise could be heard if sitting outside but it couldn't be heard from the house. It was nice and close to Settle and Skipton which are both nice towns. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0May 2019

  • "Eldon Country House is a amazing place!"

    Comfortable, spacious, clean, brilliant location for trips out to Skipton and Malham and for a visit to the pub in the village (The Maypole - lovely food). Fabulous garden and hot tub. A weekend to remember had by all. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2019

  • "The location, facilities suited 9, fifty plus women to enjoy, relax and unwind in a lovely house close to enjoyable walks."

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely house in beautiful village."

    Everything you need is provided. Perfect for a family get together.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely property in a lovely village."

    Both pubs within easy walking distance and we had a great meal in The Maypole. We bought maps in the local shop and did a couple of walks. Hosts very helpful

    Reviewed by Linzy5.0Feb 2019

  • "The holiday was so fab."

    The house was just what we needed and was a perfect escape from city life!

    Reviewed by Lily5.0Feb 2019

  • "Wow, what a brilliant holiday home."

    Eldon Country is just superb. If you are looking for a huge, grand, wonderfully decorated and equipped place to stay then look no further. The facilities are amazing, we all enjoyed the hot tub and the array of board games supplied. Long Preston is perfectly situated for a break, we visited Settle, Skipton, Kirby Lonsdale and Harrogate. We found some great farm shops near by and enjoyed some great local walks. The owners were really helpful, communication before, during and after our stay was great. 100% we will be returning. :-)

    Reviewed by Annabelle5.0Dec 2018

  • "Had a family Christmas in this lovely house and it had everything we could have wanted."

    Spacious and comfortable everywhere with a hot tub for extra delights. The area has a lot to offer for excursions including village rail station and shop and 2 great local pubs serving good food. A super place to stay for larger parties wishing to explore the wonderful yorkshire dales or just chill out for a few days.

    Reviewed by Leonora5.0Dec 2018

  • "Fantastic house!"

    Everyone had a wonderful time and commented how amazing it was. Very grand and decorated to a really high standard. Would love to come back for another stay in the future. The owners are so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Perfect weekend away.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Dec 2018

  • "The house was situated in a lovely little village, we joined in the activities ..."

    The house was situated in a lovely little village, we joined in the activities at the local pub and were made to feel welcome, there was plenty of parking space and the house was very clean, the beds were really comfy , we used the hot tub which was situated next to the dining room door which made it easy access , the whole feel of the house was warm and cozy

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Nov 2018

  • "The house is really stunning and very luxuriously decorated."

    I would have liked to have known more about the deposit situation and I didn't understand that having handed over 100 cash, I wouldn't get it back until the cleaner had finished on the Sunday and I was then texting my bank details to the owner. I chatted to her and this was all fine but it was a bit unprofessional and not really explained that well. The rooms are really lavish and everything is thought about. It makes you want to really look after the place when you are there. I found searching for properties on Sykes really easy and will definitely be looking to book again - if not the same house because we had such a good time. Perhaps in terms of self catering it would be good to know what is provided and what you have to provide yourself as every place is different. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - thanks a lot.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2018

  • "Super accommodation, very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Great communication with the host. Definitely recommend for family and friends gathering, and I'm sure we will return.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Enjoyed a wonderful family stay at what I would say is a manor house rather than a cottage!"

    The house is truly beautiful and intriguing, the decor and furniture adds to the splendour of the house. The garden views are wonderful whilst sitting in the relaxing hot tub. The house is very spacious and well equipped, could not fault it in any way...the village of Long Preston is within walking distance, has two pubs and a shop, also added bonus of a railway station which is operated by Settle railway line, offering train journeys whilst taking in gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. Skipton is only a 20 min drive away and The Black Horse pub at the next village offers a superb Sunday carvery which I would highly recommend! Perfect stay enjoyed by all....

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: On the first floor there are 3 x first-floor king-size double with en-suite showers, basin and WC
  • Up a flight of stairs there is a 1 x second-floor king-size double, that has its own shower/WC opposite
  • 1 x second-floor twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Second-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Utility
  • Lounge/diner.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV's with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Some road noise may be heard
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar. Note: Children need to be supervised on patio area
  • Please note that due to the property being in the national parks the hottub only has planning permission to be used up to 9pm every evening and outside noise to be kept to a minimum as this is a quiet countryside location
  • Note:Please note that due to current government restrictions, all rooms advertised may not be available

The property

A beautiful Victorian house tucked away into the village of Long Preston, a picturesque location with countryside and rolling hills.

Tastefully designed for families or a group of friends, this spacious retreat is an exquisite choice for a memorable holiday experience, even featuring its very own hot tub.

A vestibule leads you inside, where you will be welcomed by a wonderful hallway, dividing off to a series of rooms.

The kitchen is a comfortable place to unwind, housing a wall-mounted TV, and a cosy window seat where you can rest whilst waiting for those home-cooked meals to heat up.

You will look forward to settling down in the lounge afterwards, perfect for dining with the whole family, and snuggling up on the sumptuous sofas with the French doors open.

The first set of stairs sweeps up to a family shower room, with three bedrooms situated on the second floor, two with en-suite and another with a dedicated bathroom on the landing.

As well as a lovely view over the garden towards the Dales, all rooms are glamorously presented, with a true feeling of luxury and ample storage space.

Leaving you spoilt for choice once more, the third floor is equally as elegant, with two further bedrooms; the first is elevated by open eaves, velux windows, and a chandelier, whilst the second comes as a twin formation with a zip/link option.

The exterior represents the cottages charm wholeheartedly; home to a large patio area with furniture and a lawned garden for an idyllic finish.

To the North, the landscape rises to the fells, moors and valleys of the Dales and to the South are the wetlands of the Ribble Valley which, in turn, sweep upward to the wilderness of Bowland.

The village benefits from several large, tree lined, village greens, with footpaths leading direct to the surrounding hills, and two excellent pubs with first class cuisine.

An impressive cottage in a fabulous location.

Note: This property has a refundable 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: All Bookings made after 3rd August 2018 carry a Refundable £100 Good Housekeeping Bond.

Please note that due to the property being in the national parks the hottub only has planning permission to be used up to 9pm every evening and outside noise to be kept to a minimum as this is a quiet countryside location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas