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Bridleway Cottage

Tatham, Bentham near Settle, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 916122)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "This was the second time we had stayed at Bridleway and it was just as perfect as the first."

    Everywhere was spotless and very comfortable. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and a peaceful spot.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2022

  • "We loved the cottage , perfect location comfortable facilities perfect lovely and quite lots of information from the owners."

    Was lovely and warm and the cottage is very cosy will definitely recommend this place so relaxed and chilled

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in great location to explore lancashire and west yorkshire and not far from the Lakes either."

    Nice pubs around and nice walks. Hosts are very helpful and quick with contact and responses.

    Reviewed by BenFeb 2022

  • "Absolute Gem of a Cottage discovery."

    . you could not wish for anything more. I felt everything had been taken to a five star luxury standard to please whoever was fortunate enough to have booked it. Could not fault it.. Helen & Rick are so communitive you need have no worries. Feel reluctant to share this finding it may be booked up next time We want to stay.. Enjoy.. *****

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2022

  • "The cottage is beautifully appointed in a stunning location."

    So peaceful. Ideal for short or long walks. But equally just perfect for relaxing and enjoying feeding and watching the many different types of birds. The cottage is cosy and warm and is the perfect place for a getaway. The hosts Helen and Rick could not be more helpful or forthcoming with Information. The cottage is an absolute credit to them and I could not rate this highly enough for anybody wishing to enjoy a few days away in the countryside.

    Reviewed by KevinDec 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and more, and Helen and Rick were brilliant hosts."

    The location was fabulous and we would love to return to Bridleway in the future. Thanks so much Helen and Rick!

    Reviewed by JackDec 2021

  • "A cosy, peaceful, delightful cottage in a superb location."

    Everything you need for a lovely stay. Will definitely be back in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CeliaOct 2021

  • "An excellent cottage, well equipped and comfortable, in a quiet location."

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful setting, the information provided by the owners was second to non, very comprehensive."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and very well equipped and was perfectly placed for visiting the Yorkshire dales, West Coast and the southern lakes.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a quiet location."

    Loved watching the birds on the feeders, especially the Woodpecker. Some great local walks and very helpful owners. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by CorrineMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Bridleway Cottage."

    It was a very comfortable base after long days out visiting the local area. It was so peaceful listening to the birds in the morning. The cottage has everything you need for a wonderful holiday and Helen couldn’t have been more helpful. Just what was needed.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

  • "A comfortable well equipped cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    The owners aren't on sight, but were very welcoming and sent us lots of information about the cottage. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2021

  • "We had a really lovely relaxing holiday had a couple of days out the rest we ..."

    We had a really lovely relaxing holiday had a couple of days out the rest we spent relaxing and walking Very good communication with Helen

    Reviewed by ValerieApr 2021

  • "Really lively place to stay."

    Good communication from the cottage owner.

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2021

  • "Bridleway Cottage is so well equipped and done to a high spec and a credit to Helen & Rick!"

    We were lucky enough to have a week there and it was just what the doctor ordered after my husband and I both working very hard throughout the pandemic we had the peace and relaxation we needed. We are looking to return for another week in the spring and can’t wait!

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country on the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire."

    The cottage was immaculately clean and the facilities were first class. We were in contact with the owners who were very helpful and attentive. Very happy to recommend this cottage. It was perfect for our needs - a short break visiting relatives in the area.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2020

  • "Bridleway Cottage is a beautiful cosy escape from the hustle and bustle."

    Everything you could possibly want has been thoughtfully provided by the owners, who ensured we had everything we needed during our stay. The cottage, nestled in a hamlet of nine other properties, is surrounded by open countryside, which can be accessed from the door. We really enjoyed our break here and would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by FranJul 2020

  • "Bridleway Cottage is absolutely perfect for a relaxing getaway holiday in beautiful surroundings."

    The communication with the owner was outstanding and the place is immaculate and a real home from home. We had a fantastic break here and will definitely return again. It’s in a very quiet spot, has EVERYTHING you need including your very own personal view of a stunning sky and resident bird visitors! The bed is one of the most comfortable we have slept on and everything is done to a high standard. Thank you Helen and Rick! We fell in love with the place and hope to return. Wonderful!

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2020

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable quite cottage extremely well equipped, everything you need."

    The personal touch from Helen and Rick was very welcome.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2019

  • "We enjoyed a relaxing week In this peaceful location."

    The cottage was very comfortable with many thoughtful touches. Everything was of a high standard and well maintained. Text contact by the owner was helpful, friendly and reassuring.

    Reviewed by AnneNov 2019

  • "Such a lovely and peaceful cottage, with everything you could need to hand."

    Can't wait to book again!

    Reviewed by NaomiNov 2019

  • "The cottage was well-prepared for our arrival with all expected provisions and many extra comforts that made our stay more enjoyable."

    The host, Helen, was readily available by e-mail and provided assistance and welcome when contacted by us. A chance encounter with a neighbour indicated that the host is well liked and respected by her neighbours, which provides a welcoming environment for the guests of the cottage. This was a very fine holiday site.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2019

  • "Bridleway cottage is an absolute gem of a find."

    Surrounded by stunning countryside it’s a haven for nature lovers. I spent hours sat in front of the log burner staring out of the patio doors watching all sorts of birds feeding on the bird table (including robins / a wood pecker), an owl in the tree, hens wandering around the grounds, grouse in the fields and even a little mouse scurrying in + out of the garden wall. The cottage had everything you could possibly need for a peaceful break away and the owners were extremely friendly and welcoming. I will definitely be returning to stay here again.

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2019

  • "Bridleway Cottage was one of the two cleanest and best equipped cottages we have ever stayed in."

    A real pleasure.

    Reviewed by Michael JohnOct 2019

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    We didn't realise how peaceful it was at Bridleway until we returned home. There was literally only the birdsong as background noise including hooting owls at night.The cottage was really comfortable, clean and had everything we needed, plus thoughtful things that you may have forgotten to pack, for example a backpack, flask and umbrella. The bird table was an absolute delight and attracted a variety of different birds, it was so relaxing to sit and watch them.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2019

  • "A really lovely peaceful cottage in the middle of the countryside."

    A warm and welcoming interior that is decked out to feel as if it’s a home away from home. The photo’s don’t necessarily do the cottage justice. The kitchen has everything you would need, the lounge has lovely cosy seats, throws and Netflix on hand to escape. Under heated floor and a fire should you need the heat to take the edge of after being outside all day and a memory foam comfortable bed to sleep on. On the patio to the rear of the patio hangs a bird feeder, which can be watched from the armchairs in the lounge, losing sense of time watching the many birds visit. Such a good location being not far from ingleton and the waterfall walk and the base of Ingleborough. We visited Wensleydale, Skipton and Malham Cove which are all beautiful places close by. We would definitely recommend this cottage for a romantic, peaceful, relaxing time away and will definitely be back again next year.

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2019

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Bridleway."

    It was very well equipped. Plenty to do in the area. Lovely garden centre in Wray village. They do lovely meals sell fresh from the farm meats and a lovely view of the river. (Greenfoot garden centre) . Near to Yorkshire for Malhamdale and Airton well worth visiting, nearer is the Crook of Lune for river walks and bird life. If you just fancied relaxing at the cottage then the bird feeders are highly entertaining. A non stop hive of activity of gold finches,nuthatches,woodpeckers,red poll, sparrows and others. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2019

  • "Ideal location in Lancashire for visiting the Lakes and North Yorkshire."

    The cottage was also in an ideal quiet location, backing onto fields with friendly neighbours. The bird table attracted numerous different species. A delightful cottage in a ideal location.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

  • "Bridleway Cottage is so peaceful."

    Our stay gave us the relaxation we needed. Cottage is part of a very small and friendly community of 9 cottages Beautifully situated for visiting so many of the dales. Ingleton is so close for shopping for provisions. Kirby Lonsdale is slightly further away but is a lovely little market town. We will definitely be returning soon.

    Reviewed by DianneJun 2019

  • "This has to be one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in."

    The owners have created an atmosphere that made us feel instantly at home. We had a peaceful, relaxing week walking the area, watching the birds on the feeders and generally enjoying the comfort. The owners had provided maps and ideas for local walks and we used these a lot. A 5 star cottage

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2019

  • "Bridleway cottage is “a little piece of heaven” in beautiful surroundings."

    Everything you could possibly need and attention to detail has been thought of by the owners, we would definitely recommend this cottage for a lovely “romantic getaway “ :)

    Reviewed by DianeApr 2019

  • "This was one of our best holidays."

    The cottage was beautiful and had everything in there you could think of. It was very cosy. The location was fabulous and lots of nice things to do as well as eating out. The weather was brilliant no rain and very warm. I would definatly stay here again.

    Reviewed by KellyApr 2019

  • "Booked a short break at Bridleway, but ww were a little concerned about the weather."

    We did get some snow during the week, but we needn't have been concerned as the cottage was warm and comfortable and had everything we needed. Having a coffee machine was a great addition. Although the owners didn't live on site, they kept us updated by email. Would we stay there again? Definitely.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyApr 2019

  • "We loved the location and the general feel of the cottage which was very well equiped and modernised inside while maintaining the look of a traditional cottage out side, the information provided by the owners was exceptional and very helpful, All in all a brilliant week and we will most certainly return at some time in the future."

    Reviewed by RMar 2019

  • "The cottage is in a lovely place which is very quiet."

    Just what you need to get away from it all and relax. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable is provided. The hosts are very helpful and keep in touch to make sure your stay is a great one. Lots of lovely walks near by and lots of places to visit. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2019

  • "We've had another amazing week away at bridleway."

    It's a lovely cottage and very relaxing! The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. Having the bird table outside the patio doors is an added bonus, it's lovely to just sit and watch them! Really can't wait to stay here again!

    Reviewed by NaomiNov 2018

  • "It was as we had hoped, peaceful, great views, not too far away from shops."

    Cottage was very well equipped, clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2018

  • "What a wonderful cottage well equipped in a peaceful setting we had a most relaxing holiday here and we plan to return."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "Another fabulous cottage on your listing!"

    Bridleway cottage is a perfect hideaway for a romantic twosome. Helen and Rick have the most wonderful cosy cottage. They have thought of everything possible to make the stay absolutely perfect. A brilliant base to explore the wonderful countryside.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2018

  • "Bridleway cottage is the perfect place to relax and unwind."

    Cottage has amazing facilities - the owners have thought of absolutely everything. If you're looking for a home from home then this is definitely the place.

    Reviewed by KayleighAug 2018

  • "Booked a three night stay with my partner and we both absolutely loved the comforting, homely feeling we got when we arrived at the cottage."

    It was well equipped and anything more we needed was only a 5-10 minute drive away, of which we had a beautiful view of the surrounding area on our way. We couldn’t help but think how lovely and cosy it would be in the winter as we didn’t get chance to make use of the fire as it wasn’t needed due to the summer warmth so are hopeful of coming here again someday.

    Reviewed by ShaunaJul 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing and very comfortable,very well equipped too."

    The owners kept in touch to make sure we were ok and happy with everything,they also gave good advice on where to go. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by SueJun 2018

  • "A great bolt hole in the countryside, has all the mod cons including ultra high speed broadband."

    (a must for my stay as I need to be in constant contact with the outside world) The owners could not of been more accommodating and kept me informed with useful information which made my stay stress free. It's a perfect place to sit back and relax and watch the sun go down and close to the three peaks and yes I did all three (but on separate days .; ) Could not recommended enough. 5 *

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "The cottage was far better than we expected."

    It was a great base for travelling around the area, and a great base to come back to to relax in during the evening. Everything we needed was provided for. We were also really pleased and encouraged by the personal touch by the owners, Helen and Rick, who would text us now and then to ensure that everything was OK. Overall, it was probably the best holiday cottage that we have stayed in over the many years of visiting the area.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2018

  • "The accommodation was not what we were expecting."

    Sofas and bed, tv’s, were old and worn out and not updated. Hot water and Heating was the main issue, followed the manual exactly but would find it had either switched off or turned down. Found out that the owner was controlling it, so had words about it and miraculously it started working. So very disappointed with stay

    Reviewed by YabMar 2018

  • "Great cottage in a beautiful setting."

    The owners have thought of everything to make it a comfortable stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2018

  • "Had a really lovely long weekend at the cottage which provided everything you would need - very modern kitchen with great gadgets."

    Cottage in a lovely quiet area surrounded by trees and fields Local pub a couple of minutes drive up the road which serves lovely food with a very friendly welcome - would really recommend and hope to return in the Summer

    Reviewed by DianeFeb 2018

  • "This was our second stay at Bridleway in Winter and we absolutely love the peace and quiet there together with the birds that enjoy feeding at the rear of the property, the overlooking countryside and the location to visit so many nice places within an hour's drive including the Lakes."

    The bathroom is lovely and cosy and so too is the living area when the wood burner is roaring. The cottage's kitchen is well stocked with utensils etc and there is plenty of storage in the bedroom with a great welcome pack detailing all things you need to know about the property. There is also outside seating for warmer weather and parking is provided and should you need anything the owners Helen & Rick are very welcoming.

    Reviewed by AndreaDec 2017

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed for a restful break."

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    It was very cosy and we felt at home as soon as we walked in. The owners had thought of everything to make you feel at home. It was very well equipped. In a very good position for visiting lots of places of interest in the dales. Will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by AnneNov 2017

  • "Great place to stay!"

    Me and my husband stayed for just under a week and absolutely loved it! Can't express our gratitude to the owners, the kitchen is very well equipped and the personalised extra touches around the cottage made us feel very welcome. Bird watching was a great experience too within the garden. Overall bridleway cottage cannot be missed and we'd love to visit it again and would highly recommend it to others too. Many thanks to Helen and Rick (cottage owners) - who kept in touch with us via text, throughout our stay at their cottage.

    Reviewed by SamairahOct 2017

  • "Bridleway Cottage is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed at."

    The attention to detail was superb, the owners had thought of everything to make our stay so comfortable. The central heating was there for us to switch up or down, as it was early October and the weather was very mixed we where never cold and copious amounts of hot water. The views from the patio at the rear of the property where stunning, we managed to see some beautiful sunsets. The bird life in the garden was amazing we could sit for hours just watching so many different species even a resident woodpecker!!! The owners kept in touch via email and text messages, but not intrusive to make sure we had everything we needed. We would highly recommend this cottage for a truly relaxing get away and we hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Rita CarolineSep 2017

  • "Bridleway cottage is just beautiful, with views across to the fields and hills and as a bonus, gorgeous sunsets and birdlife!"

    Very comfortable and well appointed. The owners have provided lots of helpful info for exploring the area- walks, sights, places to eat, things to do.etc. The cottage is in a great location- handy to both the Dales and the Lake District. We loved our stay there and highly recommend it...

    Reviewed by BerysSep 2017

  • "Ideal place for a break, location good"

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2017

  • "This was a real home from home experience."

    The cottage is well equiped and comfortable. The Sykes website and service was easy to use and communications were good. Very good experience overall.

    Reviewed by NicholasFeb 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Central heating with underfloor heating in bathroom and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Lavazza coffee machine with a selection of starter pods, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview and Netflix, DAB/Bluetooth radio, WiFi, selection of books, guides, maps and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Additional logs available on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front paved area, plus rear secluded garden with rattan furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: A hairdryer, iron and ironing board are available to use in the property
  • Note: Although all ground floor, one step into front and back door

The property

This delightful, stone-built semi-detached cottage sits amongst quiet countryside in the small hamlet above Wray, two miles from Low Bentham, making an ideal romantic retreat for those wishing to enjoy the great outdoors.

There is an open plan living area with modern furnishings, a stylish, well-equipped kitchen with views of Ingleborough and a woodburner to settle beside on frosty nights.

The bedroom has a good quality king-size bed with a memory foam mattress, integrated TV and ample storage, whilst the bathroom has a steel bath, power shower, underfloor heating, a heated towel rail and contemporary fixtures.

Don't forget the superfast broadband to help with your stay or also to download photos whilst you're actually away.

Outside, a secluded rear garden, which is accessed from the living area through the patio doors, is an ideal place to enjoy the wildlife, the afternoon/evening sun and a little alfresco dining.

Cycling is available either on the adjacent National Cycle Route 69, or for mountain bikers, directly down the bridleway which leads from the property.

Nearby is a popular walking route that covers the dramatic landscape of Malham Cove, Gordale Scar, Janet's Foss Waterfall and Malham Tarn - Britain's highest lake.

Travel through varied terrain and rugged landscapes.

A less strenuous route is from Malham Village to Janet's Foss..

To the north, the landscape rises to the fells, moors and picturesque valleys of the Dales, while to the south are the wetlands of the Ribble Valley, sweeping upward to the magnificent wilderness of The Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For golfers, there is a selection of wonderful courses nearby, the closest being in High Bentham.

Ingleton is just a little further, offering a collection of shops and traditional old pubs huddled around its quaint square, along with an open air, heated swimming pool available during the summer.

The bustling market town of Settle is nearby with its weekly market, or for a great day out, take a tour along the renowned Settle-Carlisle Railway line, which steams through some of the most inspiring upland scenery in the country, and the nearby Wennington Railway Station is on the Leeds-Morecambe line.

This cosy cottage provides all the ingredients for a romantic break.

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About the location


Wray 1 mile; Wennington Railway Station 1 mile; Kirkby Lonsdale 8 miles; Settle 15 miles.

The charming country parish of Tatham lies on the northern fringe of the Forest of Bowland, close to the small village of Wray, with its tea room, garden centre, pub and renowned Scarecrow Festival at the end of April. Also close by is the traditional Yorkshire market town of High Bentham and its highest point, The Great Stone of Fourstones. A relic of the Ice Age, the stone stands on the boundary where Lancashire meets Yorkshire and has become a distinctive feature of the landscape, boasting spectacular views over the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. The Yorkshire Dales National Park and the famous three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent lie just to the north, while The Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretches away to the south and offers a wide range of unspoilt landscapes and visitor facilities. Nearby, High Bentham boasts a range of amenities including a good variety of shops and in the surrounding area, a range of pubs and restaurants serving fine beers and good food can be found. With the market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal all within easy driving distance, this peaceful area has something for everyone!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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