Holly Dene Cottages
Rathmell 1.4 miles. A pair of outstanding semi-detached stone barn conversions, in a secluded location amid beautiful rolling Dales countryside just few miles from the lovely market town of Settle. These fully-renovated conversions are set over three storeys, and offer high class fixtures and fittings throughout, perfect for a romantic or family break. The grounds are spacious and the children will love the meadowland and watching the horses grazing in the nearby field. With a host of scenic walks from the doorstep, guests can enjoy quiet strolls through meadowlands, down quiet country lanes and for more experienced and energetic guests there is of course the famous Three Peaks challenge. The Settle Loop is a bridleway which can be walked, cycled or enjoyed on horseback. For those less inclined towards the great outdoors, there are many sightseeing activities in the area. Visit the Trough of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or head into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with its famous limestone crags and the unending dry stone walls. Locally, the Courtyard provides an excellent Bistro, tea room, award-winning cheese and showrooms with locally-made furniture. Settle is a perfect Dales village with a thriving community, excellent old pubs, a central square with weekly market and access to the not to be missed Settle-Carlisle railway. A little further down the valley, Skipton, host to the 2014 Tour De France, offers a great day out with its Norman castle, canal trips and award-winning high street. A great holiday destination to get away from it all and indulge in country living at its very best!
This barn conversion is a real delight, with 360-degree views of beautiful unspoilt countryside, including the magnificent Penyghent, and in the far distance, the infamous Pendle Hill.
Guests entering the building at the ground floor level will be met with a spacious open plan farmhouse-style kitchen with a bespoke range of kitchen units, a central dining area, and a cosy snug, ideal for the morning coffee and newspaper, as well as Sky TV and outstanding views across the meadows to the distant fells.
A short staircase leads to a spacious sitting room with stylish furnishings, a modern wall-mounted electric fire and access to the raised patio area.
A delightful double bedroom, a modern shower room and a useful utility area complete the first floor.
The spacious second bedroom is located on the top floor and boasts a fabulous super king-size bed, where Velux windows create a bright and cheery feel to the room.
Outside, there is a raised patio area on the gable end, boasting fabulous views and a great place to sit and plan the following day’s adventures.
Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 914776, together they sleep 9.
About the location
Settle 5 miles; Skipton 17 miles.
A typical Dales village with picturesque stone cottages and gently rolling countryside. A haven of peace and quiet and yet only a few miles from the busy little market town of Settle. Rathmell offers walking, cycling, and horseriding, and is an ideal spot from which to explore this lovely area. Visit Settle to enjoy the weekly market, or get out and about amongst the limestone crags which make up the landscape around this part of the National Park. Close to Settle is Giggleswick, famous for its beautiful chapel. Skipton and Malham are within easy reach, while further afield is the stunning Lake District National Park. A lovely village, and a great base for enjoying this beautiful region.