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Folly Cottage

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Settle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovley cottage perfect location cottage had everything we needed, hosts friendly, appreciated the welcome pack."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2023

  • "A well appointed and delightful cottage very convenient for walking in the area."

    Thank you for the tea/coffee/milk and biscuits! Only one thing to point out - it would be very handy to have a mirror in the bathroom which has an inbuilt de mist action as the ventilation was not very efficient.

    Reviewed by Marie-claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is floors 1 and 2, of a 3 storey maisonette."

    Limited parking on the street, no ‘dedicated’ parking. Had to park in the village car park on a few occasions . Accommodation was to a high standard.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2023

  • "I have stayed in many Yorkshire cottages over the years and this was easily the best."

    We had such a lovely time as it was clean, homely, welcoming and had everything we needed and more! Great location too, near the town centre and very handy for all the local walks. Thanks Debra for being such a great host.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "This holiday cottage is in a ideal position for you to walk into Settle for a evening meal and drink."

    The cottage is spotless and has everything you need for a relaxing time. Settle itself is ideally positioned for you to explore the beautiful Dales we took the train to Appleby which gives you some fantastic scenery along the way.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the beautiful cottage."

    I enjoyed very much the sitting area in the room - especially the lovely yellow chair. Also well appreciated the garden chairs. Although it should have been nicer to have some flowers in the garden. The only remark I have is the mattress in the small bedroom, it was not very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous holiday."

    Beautiful , clean comfortable cottage. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful little place."

    Spotlessly clean, beds comfy, lovely and quiet. Felt very at home. The only thing we could’ve done with was some hooks on the back of the door or somewhere on the wall as there was nowhere to hang things like dressing gowns or wet towels.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2023

  • "The front of the cottage is a lovely suntrap, and as the weekend was very sunny, a small parasol in conjunction with the table and chairs would have been most welcome."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely holiday cottage."

    Great location, just minutes from Settle town centre. Lovely clean property, the cleanest we have stayed in! Owners easy to communicate with. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Marianna5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Great location, very comfortable and good communication from the owners. This is our second stay at Folly Cottage and we will absolutely be back again. Would highly recommend :-)

    Reviewed by Eve3.8Mar 2023

  • "Folly Cottage was ideal for us."

    The central location with the centre of Settle being only a few minutes walk away was perfect. The cottage was very comfortable and warm and in excellent condition having been recently refurbished. The double bed was very comfortable. The walk-in shower was great.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great cottage perfectly located."

    Owners are a lovely couple

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for our short break."

    It was in a good location, on a quiet street with lots of character, and was close to all the facilities of Settle. I would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely stay, house was immaculate, beds were comfortable and the cottage had everything we needed."

    Various shops and places to eat in walking distance, trails/walks a short drive away. Would definitely stay again :)

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Oct 2022

  • "It would be hard to find anything to criticise about Folly Cottage!"

    It is ideally located in a quiet street close to the town centre. It was immaculately clean and had all the basic equipment you need for self catering. The beds were very comfy and the furniture was of good quality. Will certainly be booking again.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2022

  • "Cottage comfortable and in good location, reasonably quiet."

    I personally would have liked a few plastic or tin containers , ie once biscuits or cake open, or left over food, there was nothing to put anything into. Also another tea towel would be nice, plus an actual kitchen towel to use. I had to stand on a chair to use the kitchen roller blind, not sure if you can do anything to facilitate this. Only little things to what was an enjoyable holiday. Thank you.

    Thanks Kathy for your feedback, I will put a couple of containers in the cottage, I usually also leave 2 tea towels for 7 nights stay this has been overlooked, the roller blind in the kitchen area I can’t do anything about as the sink is in front of this! I do however feel your score of 75 is very low as this didn’t affect your stay as you say little things & you had an enjoyable stay, low scores do affect our business. Kind regards Debra Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathy3.8Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in great location"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very cozy and well-situated cottage, perfect for a group of three."

    Clean, well equipped and decorated with a lot of warmth. We really appreciated the generous welcome present with everything you need for breakfast. Thank you very much. We‘ll definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Ina4.1Aug 2022

  • "Folly Cottage is the perfect base in Settle for two to three people to stay that want to explore the local area."

    It was very clean. Had very comfortable beds. A really good, large walk in shower. It was great to relax in the cottage after a day out walking. It was lovely to arrive there for the first time and find tea, coffee, milk and biscuits. The railway station, shops, tea rooms, pubs, restaurants are all within a ten minute walk away, max. The cottage feels more like it is in a quiet village road, and it was really nice sitting in the court yard garden eating great fish and chips from the Shambles fish and chip shop, which is only a few minutes walk away, highly recommended. I would also highly recommend the Ingleton Water Fall trail if you are a reasonable walker, you can get to it by bus, I think it is about six miles away. Really hoping that we can come and stay in this cottage again next year. Tim

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property in an excellent location just minutes away from local shops and amenities."

    Just right for two adults and one child. Very clean with well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and lots of storage throughout. We always got an on street parking spot opposite the cottage. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2022

  • "Folly Cottage has been recently refurbished in a very stylish way that is sympathetic to the age of the building."

    It was immaculately clean and very comfortable. The location is very convenient for the town and it is situated in one of the most picturesque streets in Settle. The owners are hands on and very helpful. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location which was very close to shops and restaurants."

    Great location for walks in the area and only a short walk to the railway station. The cottage was very clean with everything we needed. The owner provided good communication. We really enjoyed Settle and will definitely return this cottage.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property , very close to all amenities."

    A very enjoyable holiday .

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely as usual"

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2022

  • "Loved our stay, perfect little homely cottage with a great location in Settle"

    Reviewed by Ruchi5.0Apr 2022

  • "An absolute pleasure to stay in."

    An ideal location and the welcome pack was much appreciated I would recommend this place to all my friends.

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great stay and cosy and clean and central."

    Great location for outdoors and for Settle amenities. Debra was great at communicating and responding. Car park nearby if on street parking full - worth putting in details as I arrived late and onstreet full.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of Settle, perfect for our family of three."

    Everything we needed was provided. Cottage was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. Very helpful owner, always on hand. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very helpful owner, generous and service was beyond what was advertised, very satisfied"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Loved everything about this property including the location which was perfect for our needs."

    Will definitely be going back again.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Immaculate cottage in Settle, very easy access to everywhere and the host is fantastic!"

    We can't wait to stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a relaxing stay at this lovely cosy cottage, perfectly placed for the town, being only a five minute wander away."

    Exceptionally clean and with good quality fixtures and fittings, with a well equipped kitchen. Beds were really really comfy with quality bedding.. we all slept well. Good communication from the owner prior to our stay. The only slight niggle was the comfort of the dining chairs... they were a little angular!! Would definately stay again.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful clean warm and cosy cottage."

    Close to amenities, would definitely book again.

    5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage very close to the centre of Settle."

    We enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Sherry5.0Nov 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage set in a superb location."

    Absolutely spotless on arrival with complimentary essentials provided. Decor and finishing touches give it such a relaxed, cosy feeling. We would highly recommend this gorgeous setting and won't think twice about returning. Thank you so much Debra.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "As soon as we walked through the door of Folly Cottage we had a huge smile on our faces."

    It was welcoming, cosy and it was spotless! It had everything that we needed to make our stay comfortable and relaxed. The owner has literally thought of everything and has made sure that the cottage is equipment with everything you need for your stay. Folly Cottage is in a perfect location and is only a short walk into Settle where you will find lovely pubs and restaurants, shops and takeaways and stunning walks close at hand. We will definitely be visiting again soon. Thank you Folly Cottage - our stay was just what we needed!

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Oct 2021

  • "We would be happy to return to this lovely cottage."

    Located in the centre of Settle and despite busy on street parking we always managed to park our car. Excellent communication from owner too.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Oct 2021

  • "Folly Cottage is absolutely first class."

    A beautiful modern cottage with some typical old style classic features. All the local amenities is practically on the doorstep. We could not fault a thing and would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Oct 2021

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

    The property is absolutely lovely and has everything you need. The location could not be better - just a minute from the shops, pubs and cafes of Settle and a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. We had no complaints at all - a perfect holiday cottage. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location - house is nicely decorated, clean and has everything you need."

    Had a welcome pack when we arrived along with a few essentials which was a nice surprise. Really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2021

  • "Brilliant location in the heart of Settle."

    Perfect base for walking the Dales. Cottage is super clean and finished to a high standard. Pubs, cafes and all the shops on your doorstep

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Folly Cottage."

    Unique stone property with hand hewn beams. Central for lots of places to visit and central for Settle. It took two or three minutes to walk into the centre. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped. I had communication with the owner who was really helpful and friendly. I would rent this property again.....

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was easy to find, and well positioned in Settle."

    It is a cosy and comfy place to stay. Parking was easy on the street outside. and the nieghbours friendly. However, there was no tea-pot, or bread knife or sharp serated knives. So we had to buy our own, locally. The cost was approx £20 if you wish to re-imburse us? It was mentioned there was a "welcome pack" of biscuits, milk etc. There was, but it was pathetic. a 59p packet of poor quality biscuits, and 2 small sachets of UHT milk. The cottage had been recently renovated to a hig standard, but it lacked the personal touch of a few local pictures/prints for the walls. Overall , we very much enjoyed our stay there, but the above issues do need putting right, for future holiday makers. The cost of the week was very hig in comparison to other local cottages we found out, so if you pay top dollar, you should expect everything to be top notch, but it wasn't.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic location - easy walking access to town, with lots of places to eat."

    Beautiful surroundings for walks and cycling. Excellent cottage, very clean and newly refurbished (just mind the low beam at the top of the stairs). Overall, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janina &5.0May 2021

  • "Folly Cottage proved to be perfect for me as I wanted a base for meeting friends and family who are scattered throughout the NW."

    I went by train as the cottage is only a I0 min walk from the station. On top of this, Settle is an historic old town in the centre of the most glorious countryside.

    Reviewed by Ros4.7May 2021

  • "Folly Cottage is a lovely little cottage, very well presented, clean and tidy."

    The cottage is a few minutes around the corner from the shops and near to many walks in the Yorkshire Dales. I would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful 4 day break at this gorgeous little cottage."

    It is perfectly located right in the heart of Settle and there are lots of lovely walks and places to explore nearby. The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard and the interior is also really lovely; bright and welcoming whilst also retaining it's original charm! There were even some flowers in a vase on the table and a little welcome pack of tea, coffee and biscuits and a pint of milk in the fridge! The kitchen is well equipped if you want to cook and everything was spotlessly clean. The beds are very comfortable and the shower is really good too! My only regret is that we didn't stay longer!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2021

  • "The owner was very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Apr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.1 mile
  • Please note: This property only accepts a minimum of 3 night bookings.

The property

Folly Cottage is an endearing mid-terrace stone cottage, located in the bustling town of Settle, North Yorkshire.

Ideal for a group of adults or a small family, this delightful property makes a superb base for enjoying the picturesque scenery and exploring the local area.

Entering via a cobbled street, on-street parking is available before stepping through the stone-walled gate and through the courtyard into the property, a small foyer welcomes you to leave your shoes and coats before making your way through the rest of the house.

From here, an open-plan living space invites you in to enjoy a lovely living area, featuring a TV, an electric woodburning-style stove, a plush sofa and an armchair so you can rest your feet and snuggle up in the evenings.

The open-plan continues into the kitchen and dining area where you will find dining seating for three guests and everything you need to cook up a storm on the induction hob and electric oven, as well as a handy washing machine and a storage cupboard containing a fridge/freezer for your needs throughout your stay.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor where the first of two bedrooms awaits, the first being a single with ample storage for your belongings, complete with hanging space and a full length mirror to prepare for the day ahead.

The second bedroom hosts a double and boasts vast views of the village from the window as well as a charming dressing table and a freestanding wardrobe.

Back into the hallway, the exposed wooden beams ooze traditional cottage character before entering the shower room, fitted with a walk-in shower, vanity-style basin and a WC where you can freshen up between activities.

Outside, the courtyard garden offers seating for three to enjoy a cup of tea in the morning or perhaps an evening glass of wine to catch-up on the day’s events.

The town of Settle has plenty to offer within walking distance from the property so why not explore your surroundings and visit some of the local pubs and restaurants for a well-deserved break from the kitchen.

The village is host to the Talbot Arms, a traditional pub with a spacious garden serving local ales and homemade meals, and Sydney’s, a quaint restaurant specialising in tapas, Artisan pizzas and coffee.

Embrace the culture of your local surroundings by visiting Settle’s only Grade I listed building The Folly, built in the 17th century this magnificent building was once a symbol of wealth and power but now plays host to exhibitions and an Artisan Gallery, coupled with the Coffee House this makes for a fascinating day out for everyone.

Just a short car journey away is the The Richard Whiteley Theatre, named after the legendary countdown presenter, this quirky theatre was established in 2008 by a local fundraising appeal and hosts music shows and theatre productions year round.

For the thrill-seeking type, why not visit Castleberg Rock, a rock-climbing site suitable for all capabilities, or enjoy the nine holes at Settle and Giggleswick Golf Club, equally as serene as it is steeped in history, this hidden gem was formed in 1895 with the first ever match played by Tom Vardon, brother of Harry Vardon of the famous Vardon grip.

Whatever your style of adventure, choose Folly Cottage for an unforgettable trip to Yorkshire.

Please note: This property only accepts a minimum of 3 night bookings.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas