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Bridle Cottage

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Settle, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was perfect for our needs."

    Bang in the centre of Settle, near shops, pubs (shout out to bar 13 – brilliant little bar) restaurants and only 5 mins walk from Booths. The cottage is small but lovely and for 2 adults pretty much perfect. Car park is 2 mins away and only £15 for the week. Settle is a brilliant base for fantastic walks in gods own County.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Mar 2024

  • "We absolutely adore this cottage, we've stayed here a couple of times before and this time we re-booked for next year before our holiday was over!"

    It's clean, cosy, full of character and has everything you need. The location couldn't be better either! The parking is a short stroll away and has always been safe and secure, the weekly ticket takes the hassle out of it too. The owner is also very nice and helpful and provides a lovely welcome pack on arrival (milk, tea, coffee,sugar and a cake). We highly recommend Bridle Cottage!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lighting was too weak."

    Difficult to read at night in bedrooms and lounge, suggest stronger light bulbs. Overall a lovely little cottage and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.4Nov 2023

  • "This was our second stay in Bridle Cottage and we could not fault it at all!"

    The cottage is superbly situated and spotlessly clean, there is everything provided to make a very comfortable and enjoyable stay, we would most definitely recommend a stay in this lovely cottage. Many thanks also for the delicious cake.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in this wonderful little cottage."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay and it was a good base for our walking holiday."

    The only downside was that we couldn't get the television to work even with the very complicated instructions. It wasn't a big deal as we were out most of the time but those seeking entertainment on a wet day might have a different view.

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Jun 2023

  • "We like Settle."

    We have been there 3 times now with you. There are a few things we didn't like at this cottage. The open stairs, if you had small children with you, they might fall over the side. My wife and I didn't like the bottom of the stairs. It was on a bend and the steps very narrow on one side. We both have mobility issues and had to be careful. The bed was really comfortable and we had good restful nights sleep after a busy days exploring the beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Jun 2023

  • "Great location and cottage."

    Beds were very comfortable, perfect after a long walk.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "I have stayed at the cottage several times, it is a lovely cottage, near to railway station, on bus route, and near shops and pubs."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2022

  • "Bridle Cottage is a lovely, cozy, comfortable place."

    It has everything you need and the fantastic welcome pack was most appreciated. We loved our stay here and can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Well equipped cottage in a great position."

    Warm and cosy certainly describe it well. Perfect base for two people wanting to walk in the western dales. Four people occupying the cottage for the whole week might be pushing it. Very pleasant stay, and I will recommend the cottage to other walking friends.

    Reviewed by Jon4.4Sep 2022

  • "We stayed once before at Bridle Cottage and we couldn’t wait to return."

    The cottage is very convenient for walks, shopping and visiting Skipton, the Three Peaks, Ingleton, Kirkby Lonsdale and more. We especially enjoyed using the log fire, the beds are comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need and the bath is perfect for a relaxing post-walk soak. We did encounter a couple of issues but the property manager sorted these for us and she even picked up the phone late in the evening to assist us. Thanks for another wonderful stay - we will be back soon!

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bridle Cottage."

    The cottage itself was immaculate and spotlessly clean, very comfortable and cosy and everything to hand. The position of the cottage is just a few yards from the market square where there is an array of pubs and eateries. We would not hesitate in recommending a stay in this lovely little cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very welcoming place with cake, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar and milk provided, as well as a few cooking essentials such as salt and pepper."

    As we are walkers it is great to have this sort of thing provided. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything you might need for meal preparation. A comfortable bed and cosy sitting room, and an excellent shower. Everything was spotless. Lots of books and games if the weather was nasty - but we were lucky and it was good! The owner was very quick to respond to phone calls. Everything went very smoothly.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Bridle cottage was very comfortable, really well furnished and equipped."

    It is in a brilliant, central location for pubs/cafes and walks. The bed was super comfortable and the wood burner made our experience extra cozy. So kind to have been left a cake (which was delicious)/biscuits as well as milk ,for that all important cup of tea after travelling and unpacking! Also the range of books/games was welcome. Thank you

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Welcome pack was lovely, much appreciated thankyou."

    The Cottage its self is tired looking shabby, sofa chairs repaint needed, extra little touches has everything you'd expect to find, little court yard at the back is so quaint. And the people of settle are so friendly and surrounding areas. Had a lovely week with the dog plenty of lovely walks down by the river. Good transport links within a minutes walk. Ingleton waterfalls is a great day out but has lots of steps so need to be fit. you can take the bus from settle to Ingleton. Went on the train to Carlisle beautiful scenery

    Thank you for your comments regarding Bridle Cottage, and I'm pleased you enjoyed the cup of tea and piece of cake! Thank you also for the feedback which I'm always happy to receive as it is helpful in trying to maintain a standard that goes with a four tick cottage. I would just like to say that during the lock down imposed on us, I did take to opportunity to redecorate the property and update some of the furniture and rugs, to try to make it as comfortable as possible. I'm sorry you felt it missed the mark, but glad you enjoyed what Settle has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Feb 2022

  • "Yesthe cottage was clean and comfortable and I enjoyed my stay."

    Reviewed by Colleen4.4Feb 2022

  • "Very enjoyable week."

    Lovely warm cottage, very convenient for trains, buses and cafes.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great location, really clean, comfy beds, great shower."

    Warm and cosy cottage, really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great place next to the market square and Settle was a great place to stay."

    As it is an older cottage off an alley the living room is rather gloomy - thought would be improved with some brighter lighting and decorating and accessories. Everything else good though.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.1Aug 2021

  • "The central location of the cottage was ideal and there was a public carpark within two minutes walk."

    We were able to walk everywhere easily. Just around the corner from YE Old naked man , our favourite cafe . WIFI was strong too, which we needed while we there there or work purposes.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely super."

    A lovely welcome pack with everything we needed to settle in - tea bags, milk, biscuits etc. The furnishings and fittings were immaculate - it felt like a home rather than a holiday home. Location could not be more convenient for accessing shops, pubs and facilities in Settle. The neighbours, including Ruffin the black Labrador, were lovely too.

    Reviewed by Lis5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a lovely break at Bridle Cottage, the house is well positioned and quiet and had everything we needed, thank you!"

    Reviewed by C5.0Apr 2021

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

    The property location was perfect for exploring the Dales. Settle is perfect with everything you need right on the doorstep. Bridle cottage was a cosy and comfortable base to return to after a great day out. We would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2020

  • "The central location, cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    Would stay again no problem.

    Reviewed by Derick5.0Jul 2019

  • "Charming old town house with nicely updated interior providing comfortable modern facilities without compromising its charm."

    Ideally situated to enjoy the facilities in Settle and obtain the best of the local public transport to gain access to the surrounding Dales and all they offer.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is a super little cottage right in the heart of Settle and very close to train and bus links."

    Great for walkers, or just a stay in a place with beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Apr 2019

  • "The way both the owner of the cottage, and Sykes Cottages handled the fact that construction was taking place during the visit was excellent."

    The fact I heard from Sykes Cottages before hand, and the fact that the owner and Sykes Cottages offered a portion of the cost back, really soothed my nerves every time my brain was being rattled by drilling and banging. It turned what could have been a huge inconvenience and a nasty surprise into more of an "Oh well, such is life" sort of situation.

    Thank you for your lovely review and understanding of the works ongoing next door. We aim to be as honest as possible and if anything is going to affect your stay, our owner's will always aim to ensure you are aware before travelling to avoid any disappointment on your holiday. Thank you again for your comments, we hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by A5.0Feb 2019

  • "Bridle cottage is lovely it has all you could need for a break in the Dales."

    It is very well equipped and the beds are very comfortable. The place is very clean and cosy especially when the log fire is burning. The cottage is down a side street very close to the town centre perfect for walking to the local pubs which are very welcoming. We parked in the local car park which is very close to the cottage and paid £15 for seven days so we could come and go as we pleased. The train station is within walking distance too. We found both the owners and Sykes cottages couldn't have been more helpful and we would highly recommend Bridle Cottage.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jan 2019

  • "Fiona was a great host providing us with milk, tea and coffee on arrival."

    It is a lovely cosy cottage with everything you need for a pleasant stay. Settle is gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was not as comfortable as it seemed in the description."

    We arrived on a chilly Winters day and the cottage was very cold when we set foot in the door - we lit the log burner and turned up the central heating but it took a long time to heat the 3 floors. There were 3 of us and the position of the TV in the living room was such that it was difficult for all of us to watch it. We feel the cottage was overpriced in relation to others we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Caroline2.8Dec 2018

  • "Bridle Cottage is a lovely little cottage in the centre of Settle, near to buses, train station and shops, pups etc."

    it is lovely and quiet. I was more than pleased with the cottage, I will hopefully be staying again. It is lovely and clean and comfortable. With a welcome bottle of milk and packet of biscuits, thank you! I loved using the log burner, which was easy to use.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2018

  • "We were extremely happy with the cottage and facilities provided."

    The attention of the cottage being warm fire laid ready for use and tea coffee milk sugar etc already provided gave us the welcome feeling would definitely hire the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Oct 2018

  • "Superb little cottage in a perfect location for all the pubs and shops."

    Everything that you could possibly need is included in the cottage

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2018

  • "Had a lovely week in this small but cosy cottage in a great location next to the market square in Settle."

    Apart from a single day of rain we had glorious weather for the end of August to enjoy walks and the views. Settle Carlisle rail trip was a highlight. Comfy beds, excellent shower, well equipped kitchen, TV with all the channels and catch-up, and a log burner ensured a pleasant time for all was had.

    Reviewed by Millar5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Cottage was small but perfect for what we wanted."

    The stairs were a bit precarious, but we managed. The boiler was quite noisy but again nothing that spoiled our holiday. The Cottage was well placed for the buses and the trains. We even managed to see the Dalesman steam train go through Settle. The only thing that marred an otherwise perfect week was the 2 day train strike which limited us to where we could go as we had come by train.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2018

  • "Being OAPs we loved that Bridle Cottage was central for everything."

    The bedrooms especially were big and the beds comfy. Loved that we had bath sheets and not just bath towels. Sykes took all the worry out of it by giving us reminders about the payments, driving instructions and clear 'key' details. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Apr 2018

  • "The living room area is in need of redecoration."

    It is a gloomy and dusty room with very poor lighting. I had to buy new light bulbs to brighten the room up as all lighting had low watt bulbs in and werent effective. Also TV and DVD player were very old . DVD player didnt work , had a loud buzzing sound and all the remote controls struggled to work as old / maybe batteries hadnt been changed for so long? Kitchen utensils need replacing. The chopping boards are so old theyve gone discoloured, which is awful. I feel the owner really needs to check over the downstairs of the house and put alot more effort and money into updating and replacing . I feel this cottage in current state should be no more than £400 per week and i feel paying £550 was very overpriced for what we got.

    Reviewed by Katherine3.1Mar 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    ...had all the amenities we needed.Very clean, comfy and cosy. I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sherry4.8Jan 2018

  • "We arrived at the cottage too find a home, we could love and feel comfy for the nexted few days."

    We enjoyed every minute of the cottage,the village were we stayed so welcoming,and the weather was kind to us ha ha, xx We had that much fun we have already booked for AUGUST yipeexx

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2017

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    In a perfect location and very clean and comfortable. Can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Nov 2017

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, spotlessly clean and well-equipped."

    Very central location within Settle and excellent for accessing surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2017

  • "Great town centre location"

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Jun 2017

  • "The cottage suited us perfectly."

    It was cosy, comfortable, inviting, and in a great location. We just wish it wasn't on the opposite site of the world from where we live!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (can be split into twin beds by prior arrangement), 1 x 2nd floor double, 1 x 2nd floor cot room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburner and dining area.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD player/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Car parks available in the town with an option of paying a weekly charge of £15 at the ticket machine, some on road parking down from property
  • One small well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs less than 1 minute walk
  • Note: There is unfortunately no bike storage available either inside or outside the property
  • Please Note: If you are looking to book within 48 hours of check-in, please contact Sykes Reservations to check if booking would be accepted
  • Note: First flight of stairs are open and steep with a turn at then end
  • Note: Please don't bring Fire works to the property

The property

A delightful, stone-built, three-storey terraced townhouse, situated in the centre of the popular market town of Settle, 6 miles from Malham.

Lovingly restored, Bridle Cottage is decorated and furnished to a high standard throughout, and provides warm and comfortable accommodation including a modern fitted kitchen, beamed sitting room with exposed stone wall, a spacious master bedroom, a modern bathroom and two additional bedrooms.

An ideal home for family and friends to get away from it all and enjoy Dales village life, Bridle Cottage is ideally situated to enjoy the splendid walks from the doorstep and the many attractions of the town, including the historic market square just fifty metres away.

Nearby attractions include the Three Peaks and the Settle to Carlisle Railway line, renowned for being one of the most scenic railway routes in Britain.

With the Dales and the Lakes within easy touring distance, this is a superb holiday destination at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Malham 6 miles; Skipton 17 miles; Kendal 25 miles.

The bustling market town of Settle lies at the south west rim of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, nestled beside the largest outcrop of limestone in Britain - a region of scars, cliffs, caves and potholes - amongst some of the most picturesque scenery in North Yorkshire. Tuesday is market day in Settle, when the square is filled with stalls offering a wide variety of crafts and goods. The market place is surrounded by local businesses, the centre being dominated by The Shambles, an historic three 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. The Victoria Hall has entertainment and other activities such as folk nights throughout the year. The famous Settle-Carlisle Railway crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. Natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are within easy reach, as are the nearby Dales towns of Skipton and Malham. Settle is in the midst of excellent walking country and is a good base for touring the Dales, the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland.

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Note: First flight of stairs are open and steep with a turn at then end.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas