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Fawber Cottage

(Ref. 1198)

Newhouses, Horton-in-Ribblesdale near Settle, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a perfect stay at Fawber Cottage!"

    The cottage had everything we needed and was really comfortable and homely. The fire in the evenings was a bonus and everything we needed to light it was provided. The kitchen and dining area was lovely and made making evening meals easy and pleasurable. The cottage is set in quiet, beautiful surroundings with a footpath leading onto the mountains right on the doorstep. Was in easy reach to many other attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to come back when time allows. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Benji5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great cottage, lovely and warm with a perfect position for walks in the area."

    We had a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fawber cottage is in a perfect location to explore the Yorkshire Dales."

    The parking space was big enough for our transporter van and the rooms in the cottage itself were surprisingly spacious. It was generously equipped with all kitchen essentials and plenty of toiletries and wood for the fire and was spotlessly clean. The old fashioned decor fit the vibe of our holiday perfectly - all about the simple pleasures in life of hiking and coming back to a cottage with a lovely fire and well worn in comfy chairs!

    Reviewed by Faye4.7Aug 2023

  • "A lovely property with all amenities that are needed."

    Has a lovely kitchen and very homely downstairs. Double room was nice, I shared one of the other rooms with my daughter and sadly had a problem with woodlice coming from the vent in the ceiling which was unfortunately right above my pillow were they were dropping. It is situated in a great spot for walkers and we did plenty of them ourselves. Overall we had a really good holiday and enjoyed ourselves. The cottage was nice but I feel it needs a little maintenance and upgrading in areas for the price expected to pay.

    Thank you so much for your comments and I am thrilled that you liked the kitchen and you found downstairs homely. So sorry regarding the issue you had which although the property is in a rural setting, is highly unusual. Of course I will give it immediate attention and block the relevant air vent so this can never happen again. I'm sorry that I wasn't given the opportunity to help you at the time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.4Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic place, had a really good holiday."

    It would be improved by a dishwasher, as you don’t want to be washing dishes in holiday. Otherwise great

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "A delightful cottage, tucked away in the Yorkshire dales, well away from roads and noise sources."

    Very quiet. Beautiful views from garden to Pen-y-Ghent. Spacious. All bed linen clean and freshly laundered. A real escape from urban life. One of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in. Be careful with shower as water leaks onto floor (being addressed as we were leaving). Park in recess to left hand side of cottage. Do not attempt to park outside front door as there is a drop in levels which could damage car wheel/cill. Check out is 9am sharp, earlier than most cottages.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you had a lovely time. I can confirm that the shower area was addressed as soon as possible as I do like to stay on top of maintenance standards. I am pleased to report that there is now a new shower screen in place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by C4.4Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous."

    Fantastic cottage in a perfect location. So many great walks right from the front door. The house was warm and cosy and spotlessly clean. Lashings of hot water for baths and showers after a long day out walking. There's a large kitchen-diner with a big fridge-freezer. We had a grocery delivery mid week so didn't need to go shopping. The bookshelves are very well stocked with good books. The large, well kept garden has culinary herbs growing in pots and chairs so you catch the evening sun after a hard day's walking. Logs and coal are provided which is a nice touch The Crown, the pub down the road, is the most unfriendly and unwelcoming in the UK. We went every evening just for the entertainment. Read the reviews on Trip Advisor. They're a hoot! We had a fantastic holiday at Fawber

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Fab location. Shower leaked and plumbing so noisy .

    Reviewed by Katherine3.8Dec 2022

  • "Cottage is comfortable and has everything to hand."

    Unfortunately, the bath/shower seemed to leak through the ceiling a little - bucket available!!! Probably the seal around the bath. Visitors need to be completely self-sufficient in terms of groceries as no shops near-by but as we read the reviews we brought everything we might need. If you want peace and quiet and a cozy little base for walking in the Dales then the cottage is ideal.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovelly old yorkshire house with loads of character."

    plenty of space and set in wonderfull country with lots of walking/cycling opportunities from the doorstep. limited facilities locally but everything you need not too far away. Grandkids really enjoyed the freedom despite patchy reception on their life support systems (tech), Would definitely return and would recommend to others, ideal for family or slightly bigger groups.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a nice, comfortable and relaxed stay at Faber Cottage."

    Enjoyed the coziness inside the cottage and the garden. When we come back to the Yorkshire Dales we will certainly look if Faber Cottage is free to book and stay again. Everything we need was in the house available, we only bought a new dishbrush to replace the greasy old one. Suggestion would be to do a big overall cleaning every quarter or Monthly. The surfaces where a bit dusty and sticky. The bench outside was our favorite place in the morning sun, but is at the ending of it’s live and will soon collapse. I would also replace the plastic furniture for a new less basic gardenset, for more comfort and joy. But overall we had a lovely time at Faber and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Aug 2022

  • "We are a familie of five and we loved our stay at Fawber Cottage."

    Both the cottage and the garden are beautiful and in a lovely spot. Views of the hills and the Pen-y-Ghent are stunning. The interior is, as other visitors have described it: unspoiled and authentic. The wood stove is cosy and welcome when it gets chilly outside. There is a lot to do and visit in the area. Nearby Settle is a very nice little town for shopping. I will join the chorus of other visitors in saying that 9:00 for departure on the last day is too early, especially since at 9:00 o'clock no one showed up or seemed in a hurry to do the cleaning. In all other respects a truly wonderful experience! We hope to come again!

    Reviewed by Sebastiaan4.1Jul 2022

  • "The property is in a very good location."

    Some might consider the accommodation a little "basic" by today's standards but it suited us very well. Not too fancy but everything you need. We had a very good holiday, thanks.

    Thank you very much for booking Fawber Cottage for your holiday. I am very grateful for your comments, and will take any suggestions you might make very seriously. It would be useful if you could possibly enlarge on you comment that the cottage is "basic". Which aspects of the cottage need improving? With kind regards, Anne Cullen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Jul 2022

  • "We love coming to this Cottage as it is cosy and warm and amazingly situated for walks, with beautiful views from the garden."

    We have already booked again and would definitely recommend it. Such a peaceful and relaxing spot. However the 6 p.m. check in time, which has changed since we last visited, seems a little mean giving the earlier than normal check out at 9 a.m., and is the latest check-in time we have ever had anywhere. Also it was a cold and blustery evening when we arrived and the storage heaters were nearly all turned off at the wall so we were unable to have heat from them that night. And whilst we had logs and coal and kindling (generously supplied) we did not have firelighters or newspaper or any way to light the fire so spent a very chilly first night! However these are minor niggles and when we next visit we will come prepared. Overall this is a lovely Cottage and we loved our time here and can't wait to return in September

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Apr 2022

  • "6pm check in with a 9am check out feels really unreasonable."

    Never stayed anywhere with rules like that. No basics in the kitchen which you would normally find in self-catering accommodation - oil, salt, pepper, tea, coffee. Nothing! Said there were fire lighters but there weren’t. Other than the house is exactly what it says, a proper Yorkshire Dales house to relax after hiking around the local area.

    Reviewed by Natasha3.1Apr 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Fawber Cottage."

    The new wood burner was a treat! This is the perfect location to enjoy the Dales. The garden has a great view up to Pen-Y-Ghent and the cottage is very charming. The new check out time of 9am meant that the last morning felt a bit rushed. Last time we stayed it was 10am. 9am feels a little unfair especially seeing as check in time has been moved to 6pm.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic location to walk out from and my second time here."

    For the price, it's got everything you need - a parking space, endless wood and great internet (an unheard of 267mb) Will be coming back for a third time I hope Only downside note is the 9am kick-out. 10am would be received better

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Fawber cottage."

    It's set in a lovely hamlet with beautiful surroundings and views of Pen-y-ghent from the back garden. It's a really nice place to sit out and stargaze after dark. The nearest pub is about 10 minutes walk down the lane and it is also warm and inviting with good food and beer. We completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks walk and it was great to have a quick soak in the bath and relax in front of the fire afterwards. As others have stated, the furnishings aren't top spec, but they are in keeping with the price to rent the cottage and we had everything we needed to prepare meals and be relaxed and comfortable. I would certainly recommend this cottage as a great base to explore this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "We have been to Fawber Cottage a number of times and always enjoyed."

    The addition of Wi Fi was wonderful to the younger members of my group. The only thing missing was a cheese grater but the speed peeler made a substitute.

    Reviewed by Clive3.8Nov 2021

  • "Exellent cottage in a 50s time warp."

    this is what we loved. only down side was cobbled path to house which was slippy and muddy in places. we did have issues with central heating which did not get resolved. also with tv which only worked for first night. owner did contact repair man but was not able to come until the thursday. we left on tuesday due to husband not being well so do not know if tv fixed. fantastic view from house over the hills and plenty of walking.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful rustic holiday cottage."

    Authentic country feel, many personal touches. Perfect location for a quiet restful holiday. Excellent footpaths from the doorstep for easy or more demanding walks .

    Reviewed by Grazyna4.7Sep 2021

  • "Although the property was quite spacious and the beds were clean and comfortable, the whole property was full of cobwebs and spiders and hadn't been cleaned as much as we would have expected."

    Also there were several areas of black mould. We felt that the whole property could have done with a bit more TLC while still keeping its old farmhouse feel. So saying, we enjoyed our week in the area and a chance to have some family time together. The walks were very good.

    Reviewed by Paul2.5Sep 2021

  • "Had a great stay in the cottage, suited all our needs."

    Had a minor issue with drainage but this was sorted within a few hours of ringing to report. Overall very happy, great value. Would recommend. :)

    Reviewed by Kristian4.1Sep 2021

  • "I only stayed 2 nights and we ran out of toilet paper"

    Reviewed by Gillian3.4Aug 2021

  • "Fawber Cottage in Horton-in-Ribblesdale was a very charming place to stay."

    The bedrooms were clean, spacious and better than expected. It is in a quiet place, set aside from the town and with everything one needs. There was more there than we expected, the wi-fi was very good, I fully recommend it.

    Reviewed by Fernando4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is delightful overall and it was a real pleasure to stay there."

    We really appreciated the look of the place and the lovely prints on all the rooms. The beds were very comfortable with good quality quilt and linen. The living room is very homely and well appointed with a good selection of books. We had not expected WiFi and it was a pleasant surprise that this has now been provided.The kitchen and dining room are well equipped and catering for 6 people is very easy. We particularly appreciated the cooker which was of a high standard. The Garden is a real bonus which enhanced our holiday. A Lovely place to sit and it’s a very easy walk down to the village. For a walking holiday it’s a good location with lots of opportunities for local walks as well as access to the three peaks and the Settle to Carlisle railway line. The only downside to the house is the single bathroom which is an area that could be improved. Our group had a great holiday here and we would love to return.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2021

  • "Amazing location so quiet and walks from the front door out to the stunning landscape around - Malham cove, the 3 peaks and ribblehead are walkable if you like a long walk or follow the river to settle for an easy walk with plenty of places to eat on route."

    Settle Hawes Dent and Kirkby Lonsdale make a nice ride out and for the adventurous plenty of caves to visit. The cottage is fascinating as so many original features and lovely and warm with electric heaters plus a coal stove and plenty of coal provided .Beds comfortable. It's a basic cottage though and if mine I'd keep the place better maintained - there are plenty of cobwebs and occupants ( more than you would expect in the country including in the wardrobes), the walls could do with a lick of paint and the gardens grass is overgrown and the sofa is so uncomfortable as to make it unusable by one of our party. They have kindly installed WiFi and it is very good. The big draw back is the ridiculous early time you have to leave and can't arrive before 6 - there is certainly not 9 hours of cleaning carried out !

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1May 2021

  • "This is the most perfect cottage -full of charm and beautifully furnished with period pieces and lovely art."

    Very snug and cozy. And fantastic views!! We loved it.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage is a perfect slice of nostalgic Dale's life."

    The cottage is situated in the most lovely Hamlette and is surrounded by lovely countryside, Lambs and sheep (the weekend we were there). The cottage was just what we were looking for, it was super quiet, Warm and cosy to the max. the Log burner is super easy to use and is perfect for cold nights. We also used the Garden a lot and made use of the BBQ. it's a little basic charcoal one but worked well. beds were comfortable and the shower was sufficient for what was needed. my only small areas of gripes would be that the check-in time is stupid. ^pm is just too late when your paying for a whole day. it should be more like 2 pm. the check out time of 9 am is also a little annoying but not as bad as we had lots to do that day so that didn't annoy as much. We will be booking again as it's our idea of a lovely cottage, not overdone or too Live, love, Laugh which seems to be a lot of the cottages now in Yorkshire. Rob x

    Reviewed by Robert4.7May 2021

  • "We loved staying in this beautiful cottage for the week."

    It was warm and cosy and had everything we needed, the setting is beautiful and peaceful and private. The views from the garden are stunning and after our daily hikes we spent a lot of time sitting staring at the hills and pen-y-ghent. There are lots of amazing walks very close by, and the Pennine Way is only 10 minutes walk from the cottage. Settle is 10 minutes drive and had everything we needed. The owners had left plenty of information about local things to do. We have already decided we will definitely be returning, and we only got home yesterday! :)

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Apr 2021

  • "I'll be coming back, look out for my next booking!"

    Fantastic property and location. I've paid twice the price and got half of this before, thoroughly recommended, all 5 of us had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0Oct 2020

  • "Loved the traditional cottage and its garden."

    Beautiful scenery and surroundings. The cottage was clean and lovely. Just one thing, there is absolutely no phone service either, so no phone data could be used at all, which then meant we couldn’t pre-book tickets or look up routes for the next day. Our data worked as we left the cottage, about a mile away.

    Reviewed by Anett4.1Jul 2020

  • "Had a brilliant week in this cottage."

    Highly recommend. It was so cute and full of character with the most amazing garden and landscape. Only issue is the lack of service / wifi.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Jul 2020

  • "As a group we have stayed at Fawber Cottage many times."

    The cottage meets all our needs at a favourable price.

    Reviewed by Clive4.1Feb 2020

  • "Perfect location to get away from the city!"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2020

  • "Fawber Cottage is very cosy and comfortable (with a large, lovely comfortable bed)and is situated in a good place to explore the Yorkshire Dales or go into Cumbria and the Lake District."

    The cottage is in a very quiet location (really on a sheep farm) as it is about half a mile away up a lane from Horton whose pubs can be busy on bank holidays and weekends. Sykes were very good at sorting out one or two difficulties: prompt and helpful. The main drawback is that there is no local grocery shop in Horton (you need to go to Settle (about 6 miles away) or to Hawes(about 15 miles away)); so be careful not to run out of milk or bread.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Sep 2019

  • "For someone like myself who has hearing loss."

    It is very difficult to communicate with the owners who do not provide an email. I only managed to get limited communication by texting to a mobile number. Otherwise, the cottage was fine, remote and quiet as we like it. It was comfortable and warm, though we where only there to sleep. It was the base we could get a peaceful nights sleep, and that is what mattered most. All in all, a fine cottage and ideal location.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely area, very peaceful."

    There is no phone reception in the house and no wifi, but once you know this it only adds to the experience of getting away from it all. Two pubs only 15 minute walk away. Plenty of firewood in the barn and all the cooking equipment you will need.

    Reviewed by Declan4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cozy cottage, great location for the 3 peaks."

    No wi-fi or phone signal but didn’t bother us too much. Could bother others. Also a shame they don’t accept dogs, would love to come back with dog next time.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jul 2019

  • "Six family members stayed at Fawber Cottage for a weekend in May as a base for completing the there peaks."

    It had everything we needed. We wished we could have stayed longer to enjoy the lovely big garden. We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.1May 2019

  • "A lovely quaint cottage in a beautiful location, perfect for exploring the dales."

    Quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Naomi4.7Apr 2019

  • "Stayed at Fawber Cottage before and was just as welcoming and cosy."

    Reviewed by Clive3.8Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was a perfect escape to reconnect with the important things in life."

    Friendship, Peace and Simplicity.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Feb 2019

  • "No internet no signal so it was nice to be free of those modern day distractions."

    Interesting cottage, well equipped. Had a nice time walking on three peaks Lovely memories

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2018

  • "This cottage is ideally located if you wish to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge."

    Reviewed by Ailsa3.8Jun 2018

  • "Comfortable, clean and perfect base for us to start the Three Peaks Challenge from, pub just down the road."

    Garden flowers in full bloom which looked great, shame we could not stay and enjoy the location longer. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage in an idyllic location, perfect for what we needed as a group."

    Local village is great with 2 nice pubs and the local scenery is stunning. The cottage had everything we needed and was comfortable, clean and homely. We completed the 3 Peaks while we were her and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Leanne4.7May 2018

  • "Fawber Cottage was lovely and cosy and it felt like a home from home."

    It has lots of character and the garden has super views onto the fields and hills beyond. The log burning stove was a treat! We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Apr 2018

  • "The heating wasn't working in 3 of the rooms."

    We contacted the local contact about this but heard nothing back. It was too cold to be comfortable without wearing all our clothes and getting lots of blankets (of which, luckily, there were many in the property).

    Reviewed by Mandy3.5Feb 2018

  • "This is the 4th time my group has stayed at Fawber Cottage which has to tell you something."

    The parking is now much improved with a new area next to the barn for 1 car and the area next to the gate also much improved for a second car. Another great break with some excellent walking. The bread proving setting on the oven is really useful although the cottage is really warm once the burner is up and running. We will be going again as there are plenty of walks remaining on our list!!!

    Reviewed by Clive4.6Nov 2016

  • "Lovely quiet cottage in idyllic setting, a perfect base for exploring the Dales!"

    Reviewed by Therese4.4Oct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 2 x twin (one with basin)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with separate dining area
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Economy 7 central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer (in barn in garden)
  • Smart TV, DVD, radio
  • Broadband/ Wifi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Storage for bikes in separate barn by arrangement
  • Off road parking for max. 2 cars on a raised area above the level of the lane
  • Delightful cottage garden to three sides with bench seating, BBQ and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar
  • Note: The lane, which is below the level of the house, is a natural drainage outlet during heavy rain and occasionally fills during stormy weather
  • Note: Access road to the property is bumpy and uneven, please take care
  • Note: Access road may not be suitable for very low slung vehicles such as sports cars.

The property

Horton-in-Ribblesdale 0.5 miles.

A stone-built detached period cottage, bordering a farm lane, within the lovely hamlet of Newhouses, leading to the Pennine Way.

This charming property exudes old world charm, with many original features including beamed ceilings, flagged floors and original slate shelves in the kitchen.

There is a multi-fuel stove in the sitting room, ensuring a warm welcome at any time of the year and coal is provided in the small barn to the left of the cottage.

At the rear and sides of the cottage is an attractive garden with an excellent view of one of the Three Peaks, Pen-y-Ghent.

The farm lane, which runs past the front door of the cottage, leading to the Pennine Way is mostly used as a path for walkers and the whole area is a paradise for walkers and mountain bikers, with many footpaths and bridleways throughout the surrounding Dales countryside.

A wonderful base for an ideal Dales holiday.

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About the location


Settle 6 miles; Ingleton 10 miles.

This beautiful Ribblesdale village sits within the National Park and provides home to lots of pretty traditional Dales buildings, a lovely Norman church and two pubs. The surrounding countryside is magnificent, offering the ideal location for fell walking, with the famous Three Peaks Walk, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough offering some of the most challenging walks in the country. The famous Settle-Carlisle Railway passes through the village and passes some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. The Ribblehead viaduct, completed in 1870 is a magnificent structure and the sight of a steam train passing across the top is one not to be missed. The nearby market town of Settle offers a wide variety of pubs and restaurants whilst the market square is a real delight featuring the Shambles, an historic 3-storey building with shops on two levels and houses above, and the Town Hall. The Victoria Hall is a cinema at weekends (Fri & Sat) and offers other activities such as folk nights throughout the year. Natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are within easy reach, as are the nearby Dales towns of Skipton and Malham and the delightful villages of Ingleton and Hawes.

Please note: The number of people occupying this property should not exceed the number stated on the Holiday Confirmation. If you wish to invite additional guests, this must be agreed by the owner in advance.