Spen House

High Bentham near Settle, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 23242)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

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    Stunning location, Beautiful house, lovely owners!! ...

    Stunning location, Beautiful house, lovely owners!! We stayed at the house as of part of a group taking part in the yorkshire 3 peaks challenge From the moment I arrived I could not have felt anymore welcomed by the owners, They were very warm and friendly and gave me all the information I needed to make sure we all had an enjoyable stay. The house is spotlessly clean with very nice modern decor fantastic well equipped kitchen and is beautifully furnished throughout with plenty of good bathrooms and showers. The location is stunning with beautiful views in every direction you look. The garden then leads onto fields where you can go and have a lovely little walk or just sit in the garden and take in the beautiful setting. The house is just a short drive into the local village where you will find all the amenities you will need - shops,small supermarket, pubs restaurants and Takeaways etc.. I cannot recommend this accommodation enough and it’s even worth doing the 3 peaks challenge again just so we can come back and stay again! Thank you very much for an excellent stay!


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

High Bentham 3 miles.

This stone-built, semi-detached south-facing barn conversion cottage is situated in the secluded and unspoilt woodland valley of the River Hindburn, just three miles from High Bentham on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

It has been developed to a high specification and offers breathtaking views of the local countryside and features first-class accommodation.

Individually styled and furnished by the current owners, this fabulous Bentham cottage exudes style and character, with modern features including underfloor heating and state-of-the-art lighting.

There is a spacious open plan living area with a central woodburning stove and bi-fold doors with access to the lovely patio area.

Spacious and bright, the living area exudes real style and the modern kitchen includes a ceramic hob, warming ovens and a beautiful centre island.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is a masterpiece of design, with a spectacular layout which includes an en-suite with modern slipper bath sat on a pedestal of natural stone tiling and a feature window to take in the beautiful views.

A beautiful second floor bedroom built into the eaves includes a delightful en-suite with travertine tiling, Velux windows and a myriad of original crook beams to create a lovely luxurious feel to the suite.

A third double bedroom overlooks the river and is set out in a more traditional manner and again boasts original ceiling beams.

Two main bathrooms, one with a claw-footed bath further enhance the luxurious feel of this outstanding Bentham cottage.

The village of Bentham boasts a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants serving fine beers and good food.

The Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretches away to the south and offers a wide range of unspoilt landscapes, whilst the famous Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent provide fantastic walking opportunities.

The market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal and Skipton are all within easy driving distance, making this Bentham cottage a luxurious retreat in a fabulous location.


Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite slipper bath, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Oil underfloor central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Spacious gardens and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 miles
  • Note: Check in time is 4pm
  • Note: Livestock farms all around, please keep dogs on lead when outside.

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About the location


Ingleton 3 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 10 miles; Lancaster 12 miles.

The small Yorkshire market town of High Bentham is ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the north and east, with the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretching away to the south. The Bowland fells and the nearby three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent provide excellent terrain for the enthusiastic walker, while the delights of the Lake District and the spectacular coastal scenery of Morecambe Bay are only half an hour away. High Bentham is a busy little town with a weekly cattle market, good local shops and services, as well as a good choice of pubs serving food, while the 18-hole golf course is well known for its stunning views and friendly atmosphere. The High Bentham area is threaded with public footpaths and rights of way that are well documented in a local walking guide and cover locations such as the River Wenning and the Great Stone of Fourstones, a relic of the ice age and a spectacular viewpoint. The market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton and Kendal are all within easy driving distance, making this lovely little town a great holiday base.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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