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Watershed Cottage

(Ref. 22252)

Settle, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (41)
  • lovely (26)
  • settle (18)
  • clean (15)
  • well (14)
  • comfortable (14)

48 Customer Reviews

  • "Very spacious well appointed cottage."

    The owners were very welcoming. It was a bonus having the craft centre and cafe right behind us. We were there this February so we popped in a few times for coffee and a browse around when the weather was bad. Everything very handy in Settle. We had to ‘find’ dog walks but well worth it. Gigglesworth fields and river walk a favourite. A good week away.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Reviewed by Philomena5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable everything you need was supplied by the owner the ..."

    Very clean and comfortable everything you need was supplied by the owner the bottle of wine and biscuits and a pint of milk in the fridge was a nice touch will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had fantastic weather and a great week of walking."

    Pen y Ghent is only up the road and two days we walked from the house. The cottage is well equipped and a short walk from town. Parking space outside the cottage and shopping at Pringles behind if required!

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay at Watershed Cottage."

    I have been several times now. Very clean and comfortable. Nice bedding and well equipped kitchen. Would not hesitate to recommend. Good position on the outskirts of Settle.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was a great experience and the property owners were very helpful with local ..."

    This was a great experience and the property owners were very helpful with local knowledge and making themselves available if we had any issues but we had a really pleasant break which was enhanced by the obvious enthusiasm of Paul and Jan in what is an area they love as do we and they also managed to provide beautiful weather

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2023

  • "I stayed at Watershed Cottage for a short walking holiday."

    It has a lovely west facing sitting room with a deep window that benefits from the evening sun and views across the river. There is a practical dining kitchen at the front of the house. The listing mentions the busy road. I didn't find this a problem as the main bedroom and the sitting room are both at the back of the house. The cottage's situation is perfect with plenty of excellent walking in the immediate area. There are good local bus and rail links from Settle.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great time in your lovely cottage."

    It was perfect for enjoying the area. All immaculate, very comfortable and beautifully presented. Thank you

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    I want to go back as soon as possible! Clean, comfortable and warm, in a beautiful setting and the wine, flowers and delicious biscuits were a really nice touch.

    Reviewed by Octavia5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous little cosy cottage, real home from home, great welcome from owners with, wine, biscuits and flowers!"

    Milk in fridge!! Well equipped and nicely furnished with comfy beds and lovely bathroom. Very quiet despite being on the main road. Great location for exploring the dales, we will certainly return!

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped very comfortable and clean."

    The milk biscuits wine and flowers was most appreciated would recommend this cottage without any hesitation.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Oct 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at Watershed Cottage."

    Cottage very clean with good facilities. Very comfortably and homely. Lots of things to do in the area. Would definately recommend.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a lovely holiday at Watershed Cottage."

    It is in a very convenient location just at the edge of Settle. The cottage is warm and comfortable with nice bedding and good kitchen facilities. Would not hesitate to recommend. Ideal for a single person or couple. There was wine, biscuits and flowers on arrival.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "Had a great time as all ways very help full its like home from home thank you both ."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property is lovely and homely with beautiful surroundings!"

    Ideal parking right outside the door and everything you could need for a relaxing stay provided!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is very close to Settle and all the amenities."

    Walks could be planned to start from the cottage and there were bus routes to other interesting places. The cottage was clean, cosy and quiet.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, very well equipped and cosy."

    We were perfectly situated to walk into Settle and easy driving distance to lots of lovely places. Only little niggle was parking, we were told to park right outside the cottage window but someone else was already parked there when we arrived and the car didn't move for three days. Once in the cottage it did state we could park on the mill behind but we were concerned about security as well as having to carry our shopping. This did not ruin our holiday as the cottage was lovely and we would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2021

  • "This cottage was so lovely and we had a super time, helped by wonderful weather."

    Settle is the perfect location. I would say that the photos don't do the cottage justice. We travelled by train in the end and this cottage is perfectly equipped. For those who are packing, it also has: hairdryer, cafetière, tea towels, good sharp knives, paper towel, toilet paper and spare shampoo etc. You just need salt and pepper. It also now has WIFI which worked very well. Very close to Settle on foot (cut through makes it even quicker) and can walk back from Langliffe. Jan and Paul super helpful and kind. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2021

  • "Excellent except for heavy traffic early morning"

    Reviewed by Christine4.4May 2021

  • "Cottage was very cosy, well equipped with really nice bedding, spotlessly clean."

    Location very good on the outskirts of Settle. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and homely had a great few days break , the little ..."

    The cottage was lovely and homely had a great few days break , the little touches of flowers , milk , biscuits etc were lovely

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, great location for driving to all 3 peaks The cottage has been modernised (bathroom was very wow) but it retains its cottage vibe."

    The neighbours were all friendly too :)

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and owners left us a lovely bunch of flowers, a pack of biscuits and milk."

    Lots of information regarding walks nearby and well equiped kitchen. Would love to make a return .

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is in a great location, just a 10 minute walk to the town."

    The cottage is very clean and the bed is very comfortable. Despite being located next to the road, there wasn't any road road noise at night.

    Reviewed by Dwight5.0Jan 2020

  • "Most helpful staff on the telephone."

    Booking straight forward and hassle free. Thankyoy

    Reviewed by Pauline Ann5.0Oct 2019

  • "A clean and well equipped cottage in an excellent location for the many attractions and walks that this part of the Dales has to offer."

    From the cottage you can walk into and around Settle or take the train through splendid scenery or drive into magnificent scenic and walking countryside. We loved the cottage and surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage home from home we think it's lovely ."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was warm and welcoming the flowers and starter pack was well received after a long Bank holiday journey."

    The mill next door was ideal for getting breakfast and of course shopping. The owners had paid great detail to the pictures on the walls being of the area, the cottage was within walking distance to the town. The chip shop was also good with a eat in restaurant,shops open late for last minute groceries. The swimming pool was also a great place to visit. Settle railway was a great day out travelling to Carlisle, we also visited Kinsey park estate as Skipton which was great for children with a nature trail and small trout fishing area. We also visited the White Scar cave and when on the tour into the caves well worth it. But the best part of the holiday was returning to a warm and welcoming cottage to rest and plan the next days adventures. Thanks for a great time

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2019

  • "This cottage was perfectly situated to the village and the Dales."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "Cottage was cosy and lovely and warm."

    Shower was very efficient. Lounge was very nice and the seating was comfortable . Really liked the location; overlooking fields and the railway tracks (could view steam train on the Tuesday), easy walk into Settle . Having the cafe at The Mill next door was also useful.

    Reviewed by V4.4May 2019

  • "The cottage is in a perfect location between settle and Giggleswick, probably 5 to 7 mins walk either way It is adequately stocked with all the kitchen equipment you would need."

    It is light and airy and at the time we stayed the weather was glorious so didn’t really need the heating apart from a little burst of the gas fire when we came back at night. But I would imagine it would be cosy and warm in the cold weather too. We enjoyed it that much we are looking to stay there again next year.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely homely cottage, clean and well equipped."

    Lovely welcome with flowers, milk and items to make a cuppa, after the long journey. Would definately book next year.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a lovely clean well equipped cottage 5 mins walk via the snicket into ..."

    What a lovely clean well equipped cottage 5 mins walk via the snicket into settle centre with pubs , restaraunt and shops not far from the railway station and bus stops , great for walking would highly reccomend this cottage and will be returning

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage on the outskirts of Settle."

    Ideal for a car free holiday, just park up and walk everywhere if you wanted. Comfortable beds, lounge and a nice kitchen/diner. Though situated on a busy main road we didn't find the noise to be disturbing. If I was nit picking I'd say we missed not having wifi, but to be honest it was refreshing to disconnect to. Highly recommended and I'll certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Jan 2019

  • "Watershed Cottage is well located, warm, clean, well equipped and very comfortable."

    We had a most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Dec 2018

  • "Home from home had a fab time jan & ian are so good its 3 time at the cottage just love it ."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2018

  • "This a very nice clean cottage in a perfect location."

    Very comfortable and warm and the perfect base for our walking holiday. Ideally situated close to town with easy parking outside the cottage.

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a lovely welcome when we got there and there were flowers and cake left for us."

    This was a beautiful cottage in a beautiful suited us perfectly.the owners catered for everything we needed.we had no problems during our stay.there were lots of nice walks from the cottage.settle is a lovely place to stay and very dog friendly.we will use sykes again in the future as it was a straight forward booking and no issues.

    Reviewed by Eifion5.0Aug 2018

  • "The advert says end cottage but it isn't there is another which is on the end."

    It's on a very fast noisy road, with no front or back garden , so stepping out of front door onto narrow parking area. We found the beds very hard and uncomfortable and sky light windows difficult to access and open in the bedrooms. Very nice touches of flowers milk and biscuits on arrival and very clean. The tv remote wasn't working the batteries hadn't been checked for a while and fridge light wasn't working either.

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.8Aug 2018

  • "A dear little cottage on the edge of Settle and within easy access to the Yorkshire Dales."

    Returning on holiday from Australia often after 40 years living there, it was lovely to be comfortable in a homely atmosphere. May thanks to you, Sykes Cottages.......our 4th or 5th so far.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Jun 2018

  • "This is too near the main road which is a very busy road."

    The cottage itself is good. Not good for dogs or children would be ok for adults. The dales are very busy at weekends with walkers cyclists and motorcycles all vying for the same bit of road. Settle is within walking distance and has a really good pub/hotel The Golden Lion great food and helpful staff.

    Reviewed by Jane2.8Jun 2018

  • "The head board to the double bed is loose and bangs whenever you get in and out ..."

    The head board to the double bed is loose and bangs whenever you get in and out of bed and when you move the pillows also the toilet cistern is extremely noisy when flushed otherwise a lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Apr 2018

  • "Very good"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2018

  • "Second time at this cosy cottage."

    Always welcome with nice little welcoming touches like milk and biscuits. A lovely attentive couple.

    Reviewed by Cathy4.8Nov 2017

  • "The cottage and location was exactly what we wanted."

    Everything about it was excellent. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2016

  • "Fabulous cottage Had a very comfortable stay in lovely surroundingsCan't wait to go back."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2016

  • "Only reason I marked down on the description was that it's described as an end terraced cottage which isn't correct."

    But it wasn't a problem. Made to feel very welcome by the owner with flowers, milk, tea, coffee and biscuits and lots of local info. Great location. Although on a busy road the walk to Settle and Giggleswick is safe and easy with pavements and crossing points. Only 10 mins walk to both places with pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Cathy4.6Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • WiFI
  • TV with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lower ground floor store room
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 1 min walk, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This cottage is next to Watershed Mill shopping and visitor centre and coffee shop
  • Note: The courtyard garden is situated approximately 15' from front door, along a short path
  • Note: The cottage is on a busy B road, care should be taken at all times.

The property

A delightful, stone-built, Mid-terrace cottage, ideally situated on the outskirts of the old market town of Settle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Fully refurbished to a good standard, this charming Settle cottage, a former mill cottage, boasts a spacious open-plan living area with delightful countryside views, two lovely bedrooms, a bathroom and a lower ground floor storeroom, ideal for bikes.

Outside this Settle cottage is a pretty little sitting area, providing an ideal location for dining out in the summer sun.

This Settle cottage is perfect for couples or small families who want to spend time in a vibrant Yorkshire Dales village, which boasts many interesting old pubs, a market square and many fine walks into beautiful countryside.

The Settle-Carlisle Railway line is close to your Settle cottage and is renowned for being one of the most scenic railway routes in Britain.

With the whole of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District within easy driving distance, this Settle cottage is a lovely holiday home all year round.

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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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