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Smithy Cottage

(Ref. 1040093)

Wigglesworth near Long Preston, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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91 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the Smithy Cottage and would highly ..."

    This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the Smithy Cottage and would highly recommend it, it’s clean comfortable and ideal for visiting surrounding towns and villages, the owners Alison and Andrew are very pleasant and helpful, we will definitely be visiting again Jeff and Sue

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely cosy dog friendly cottage beautifully furnished and very comfortable in a great location to explore the Dales."

    The welcome pack of goodies was excellent and the owners were available if required. All in all a super break - we will certainly be back

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in set in amazing countryside- with everything you could need ..."

    Beautiful cottage in set in amazing countryside- with everything you could need - warm and cosy - lovely linen and comfy beds - very generous welcome tray - you just need to be a little cautious when parking or departing as the cottage is on a road junction - otherwise A star

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a very nice week staying here, it has all the amenities you require."

    Not a particular fan of the bedroom configuration, however I'm sure there was a practical reason for the layout. A couple of issues were brought to the owners attention and resolved quickly. Dog friendly ,

    Reviewed by John4.1Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage this was our 3rd time here"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely a cracking place."

    Welcome basket fantastic! Cleanliness spot on. Location just what we wanted just far enough away from the chaos! Absolutely stunning countryside listening to the birds and local wildlife was fantastic late at night and early morning’s. Would like to fault the place but I can’t think of anything to do so. Had the pleasure of meeting the owner, the most likeable person you could ever wish to meet. Fantastic location, cottage amazing. Really can’t fault it! Job well done!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage lots of little extras making it extra special"

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a great time, the Smithy is a great base to explore both the Yorkshire Dales ..."

    Had a great time, the Smithy is a great base to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, everything you need in the cottage plus a really nice welcome hamper, super pub two doors up serving quality food, quiet village but near enough to supermarket and the beautiful village of Settle, would highly recommend the Smithy

    Reviewed by Darren4.1Jul 2023

  • "Excellent stay at Smithy Cottage, thank you."

    Lovely space, well-equipped and good location. We loved our visit and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Smithy Cottage exceeded all our expectations."

    It was exactly what we were looking for - a beautiful rural retreat with two dogs, where everything was really well thought-out and we felt totally at home. Attention to detail was fabulous. We really appreciated the welcome pack of scones, tea and coffee and beer, and we received a lovely text message from the owners upon our arrival. The pub is next door and we had a lovely drink and dinner there with our dogs on Sunday night. The pub is currently closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. All the local people are very friendly and we got chatting to people in the pub who gave us tips for fabulous dog walks the next day. We went to the lovely town of Settle and walked at Malham Cove and Gordale Scar on Monday. Absolutely stunning. We absolutely loved our stay at Smithy Cottage. Beautiful lounge, all the kitchen equipment you need, and more, and beautiful immaculately clean beds and bedding. And a super little garden to enjoy with the dogs in the sun, with coffee at breakfast time and a glass of wine in the evening. Just one tiny piece of constructive suggestion to the lovely owners. It would be a good idea to put up a stair gate for guests with dogs. We stopped our dogs from going upstairs by using the two sun chairs in the under-stair cupboard as a stair gate. But it might just be something to think about. Thank you such much for a wonderful stay xx

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely and comfortable."

    Clean and had everything we needed. Welcome hamper was really lovely touch by owner. Well situated for visiting local area.. Plough Pub served excellent food . Had a fantastic stay .

    Reviewed by D3.8Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and well equipped with everything you need."

    Bedding, towels etc were spotless. Great base for getting about to various places. Garden was enclosed, which was great for dog to lie out in. Thank you Alison for a beautiful basket full of wee goodies, it was much appreciated after our journey.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jun 2023

  • "On the whole the cottage was lovely and it was unfortunate that one bedroom was ..."

    On the whole the cottage was lovely and it was unfortunate that one bedroom was missing a blind as this affected my ability to get a good night's sleep, it was also very hot when we satsyed so I couldn't keep the room cool with the blind missing

    Reviewed by Jacquie4.1Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful in a great location."

    All the little touches made the difference and everything has been thought of. The enclosed garden is lovely and a pub is on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Loretta4.7Jun 2023

  • "Loved our week at Smithy Cottage."

    Beautiful setting and an ideal location for visiting attractions. Nice enclosed garden for the dog. Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Mattress and bedding was top quality, had a peaceful great night sleep! Everything was there and the owner was so awesome to leave us proper cows milk and other treats plus she brought more firewood. Such a nice long weekend with as a family!

    Reviewed by Annika5.0May 2023

  • "This is a very comfortable cottage extremely near a lovely pub."

    Ideal for visiting the whole area and walking. The parking is on site and the rear garden is safely enclosed for dogs. Surrounding scenery is stunning and the locals friendly. The hosts are helpful and welcoming and the beds sooo… comfy.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "So good I booked it again when I got back!"

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Smithy cottage was perfect."

    It was clean, very well equipped and in a great location. Whist we stayed, we had a rainy day so we used the log burner which made it even more cosy. Also the hamper there for when we arrived was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, had everything you needed,very clean bed so comfortable and enclosed garden, the little hamper and milk was a lovely touch."

    Hope to go back another day.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "A superb cottage in a quiet location."

    Well equipped and even had bowls for our dog. Lovely snd cosy particularly the log burner. Andrew and Alison were always close at hand if we needed them. We loved every minute of our stay.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely people, great location."

    What more can I say. Fantastic shower, must see if I can get one. Had a great holiday

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2023

  • "The owners were very friendly, lovely little welcome hamper much appreciated, the beds are a bit soft and the wifi a little slow but everything was pretty much perfect otherwise."

    Reviewed by Jason4.1Feb 2023

  • "Very cozy and comfortable cottage in a lovely setting."

    Great having the pub just a short stroll away.

    Reviewed by Arlene5.0Jan 2023

  • "What a lovely cosy cottage we had a wonderful week even though it was raining it’s in a lovely setting the cottage is really well equipped and we were supplied with plenty of logs for wood burner."

    A lovely welcome pack was left for us and as we arrived late it went down a treat we will definitely book this beautiful cottage again. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jan 2023

  • "A fantastic stay and Welcoming."

    Lovely property making a great Christmas.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great cottage - ample room for 4 adults and a small dog and only 5 miles drive from Settle."

    Excellent value for money, well equipped, clean, comfy beds, plenty of logs for the fire and a lovely welcome basket from Alison. We were very lucky that the cottage was not booked on the day we were leaving so Alison offered us a late check out which was much appreciated. We left Smithy Cottage in the afternoon after a leisurely Sunday lunch at the Plough which was definitely not cheap but well worth the cost. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "To find such a well equipped cottage was fabulous."

    There was even equipment for baking ! The cottage was meticulously clean and the Welcome treats a real bonus. Thank you Alison, we had a wonderful stay for my husbands special birthday week.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is the second year we have been to Smithy’s Cottage and loved being there, it’s a very comfortable and clean perfect for us and our 2 dogs, we can also recommend the Plough lovely food and just a two minute walk from the cottage, thank you Alison and Andrew we hope to return next year."

    Jeff and Sue

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with everything you could need for a comfortable stay."

    Very well cared for by the extremely helpful hosts, Alison and Andrew, who also provide a very generous welcome basket of goodies. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous, spacious, well equipped, dog friendly cottage in good location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales or Forest of Bowland."

    The driveway is slightly awkward to get in and out of due its location on a junction but not a lot can be done about that and it's not too busy. Lovely welcome pack provided on arrival and friendly owners on hand for any issues.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "Key ingredients for a good holiday are being able to make a meal after a day out and comfortable bed ."

    The cooker was storage and can take up to 2 hours to heat to temperature. Not ideal for a quick meal either am of pm. A casserole dish was not available to prepare a meal. The duvet seemed to be suitable for a cold winter. No options available. The house smelt stale on arrival No can opener, no whisk , no bowls.

    In response to your negative feedback regarding your recent stay, I can only say sorry that you felt so disappointed. Guests in the property at present can confirm there is everything required including two can openers, plastic bowl, casserole dish, but agree the whisk is unavailable! These little niggles would have been so easily rectified if only you had contacted us, and would have been no problem to sort out. The welcome info and also a welcome text message both display numbers for any problems and make it clear we are happy to do so. Any issues with the stove we have taken on board and are in discussions for a more economical cooker to replace it I would also like to point out that I was originally contacted by Sykes about your request to bring FOUR dogs to the cottage. As a gesture of goodwill (and no extra money)I agreed even though the limit is usually two, but pointed out that the house rules must be observed regarding NO PETS on the soft furnishings. Unfortunately, even though it is clearly stated and under lined in the information pack, it was obvious this rule had been ignored!! Consequently the cleaning of the sofa took far longer than normal. I feel both annoyed and disappointed about this issue, but have learnt a lesson regarding people taking goodwill for granted! I have never had any complaints of stale smells so this is a mystery also. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony2.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, very well equipped and very comfortable."

    Great location with just a short drive to Settle, Skipton and Malham Cove. Had a great week.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant accommodation in every way."

    Beautifully decorated throughout and garden space great for outdoor eating. Very handy to have pub nearby with excellent food. The owner also arranged surprise anniversary gifts supplied by our family which was very much appreciated. Only one small thing we feel could easily be changed would be raising the downstairs light fittings with shorter wires to accommodate taller guests. Al in all a lovely stay, with happy memories to take away. Thank you Alison & Andrew!

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location for exploring ."

    The cottage is really well equipped and has a lovely outside space for eating / enjoying an evening drink or two and is very secure for dogs. Generous welcome pack from the owners. Only comment is to check the bed arrangement as listing states a double room, and a king that can be made into singles on request , whereas we arrived and it was 2 singles. Not a big deal really but as 2 friends staying , we flipped a coin for who got the single bed room!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed a fabulous week at The Smithy."

    The Cottage was extremely well equipped and very clean, the beds very comfortable . The enclosed garden was a lovely little space to enjoy morning/ evening drinks , particularly useful having Doggies and location ideal -particularly if you wish to travel on The Settle/Carlisle train - station only 2 miles away ! Fantastic Pub yards from the Cottage ( Dog friendly) with excellent food - bonus! Only minor thing was the Cooker at the Cottage takes some getting used to. Loved the nice little touches - flowers in the rooms , bowls etc; for the pooches and the welcome pack . Can’t wait to return.❤️

    Reviewed by Katrina4.4Jun 2022

  • "This was a lovely, comfortable and very well equipped cottage."

    It was very welcoming with fresh flowers and a welcome basket with lots of goodies and even fresh milk in the fridge for a cup of tea. The log burner was very welcome as it was chilly for the first couple of days of our holiday. We have a small dog and the yard at the back is very secure. It is also pretty with a table and benches for eating outside. A lovely place to spend a relaxing break in a beautiful area .

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and homely and the owner left us a particularly good welcome gift."

    I loved the garlands of lights and strategicly placed lamps. The bed was so comfortable and the ensuite shower was fab. We did a lot of walking and being able to relax in the late afternoon sunshine in the courtyard garden was a real bonus. The village pub is well worth a visit and Settle has plenty to offer with lovely little shops and plenty of eating places. A trip on the Settle to Carlisle train is so worth it for the scenery alone and you can get on at Long Preston. A good holiday was had by all.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "A very nice cottage, the owners thought of everything, anything you might need was there."

    Even candles incase of a power cut. Only thing would suggest which isn't a criticism is a brighter light around back.as we had dogs and was hard to see when letting them out to do there business.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    However, great care should be taken exiting the parking space as it is almost a blind bend junction and cars coming from the right do not slow down at all! It would be good to see an egg whisk in the kitchen. Also under cupboard lights as one finds oneself working in one’s own light. Alison is lovely and very thoughtful. The welcome basket is a great surprise! Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Apr 2022

  • "The Smithy is a comfortable, clean and tidy property in a wonderful location, credit to the owners."

    Wigglesworth is a tiny village but there is plenty to explore in the surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Dana5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was our second stay in this wonderful cottage, and we kept saying "when we get back home" when we were out and about exploring the Dales and beyond."

    And that's because this place really does feel like a home, not just a "holiday let". It was so cosy and comfortable. Alison & Andrew (the owners) are just down the road should you need anything and they were so warm and welcoming when we visited their farm to see the lambs. We will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a fabulous cottage."

    The welcome basket was a surprise and generous. The cottage is light, bright and tastefully designed. We loved the doggie welcome too, with bed, bowls and treats supplied. Instructions for the cottage were clear and concise. We enjoyed relaxing with the magazines and the simple but fiendishly difficult jigsaw. Would highly recommend and love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wow..what a little gem snuggled in the corner of the village of Wigglesworth"

    . This little cottage was spotless, cosy and so welcoming with a lovely welcome pack for us to enjoy. As two couples with two small dogs there was everything that we needed. A couple of quirky features and that is what made it so enchanting. There is a dog friendly pub/ restaurant on the doorstep too. And not far away from all the beautiful places of the Yorkshire Dales. Thank you for sharing this with us and we certainly would love to return.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very cosy, really enjoyed the welcome pack and the log fire, altogether a very enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, liked that it was a bit 'different'."

    The Plough pub, 2 doors down was excellent. We were very lucky to have a dry week.

    Reviewed by Suzy4.1Mar 2022

  • "Lovely and cosy."

    The welcome treats very much appreciated

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely weekend staying at Smithy Cottage, the owners had thought of everything and the amenities were great, would definitely stay again."

    Hayley .

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Feb 2022

  • "Small but very lovely cottage, very cosy, lots of real character and not really short of anything."

    The rear garden is small and the road outside moderately busy at times with fast moving traffic so real caution needed with dogs or small children (the cottage sits at a junction). The pub "next door" is very lovely. We had a fantastic stay and will, highly likely, want to return

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage, very clean and home from home."

    The owners has thought of everything including dog bowls and towels. A thoughtful welcome hamper was waiting for us on arrival with tea, coffee, cheese, butter and biscuits. Lots of beautiful places to visit in the Yorkshire Dales. We particularly enjoyed the walk up Malham Cove. The weather was stormy and wild but this did not spoil our stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2022

  • "I would definitely recommend staying at Smithy Cottage."

    It is fully equipped and very clean. The owners were welcoming and approachable. We were made to feel that nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2022

  • "A home from home comfortable stay ."

    Plenty of wood for the fire , extra little touches on arrival (cake etc) .

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Feb 2022

  • "This cottage is so lovely and cosy."

    It was warm throughout, clean and very comfortable. There was a supply of logs for the fire for the whole week which was a great surprise as often cottages leave a supply for only the first night. Another bonus is the pub two doors away has a new chef and the food was the best we've ever eaten! Hope we come back to the area soon so we can stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was chilly when we arrived, but warmed up quickly when we lit the fire."

    Moved the settee so it's back was to the window and brought the armchairs closer. Worked better for us and it meant there was room to put a chair on each side of the dining table. The cottage was clean and we were made to feel welcome. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Dec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful Christmas week at the Smithy."

    It was a great base for exploring local walks and a cosy and comfortable place to relax in. Thank you so much for the tasty treats and thoughtful decorations. We would definitely return. ❤

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage in December was warm and comfortable."

    The welcome pack left for us was a treat, and much appreciated. I would certainly recommend it. One minor thing is the location of the key safe. Being about two feet off of the ground, and arriving in the dark meant that I had to kneel on the wet surface while trying to conduct braille.

    Reviewed by Hamish4.7Dec 2021

  • "Great stay at The Smithy, Alison and Andrew had thought of everything you could possibly need, and the welcome basket was a fantastic touch!"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2021

  • "What's not to like about this lovely cottage?"

    A total delight and a lot for your money too! Four adults and two dogs, not a problem. Comfortable, well equipped and cosy, despite a power cut, owner Alison did all in her 'power' to do what she could for us. We will return! The welcome pack was the best ever!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Smithy Cottage."

    It was warm and cosy and very clean. We found the seating in the lounge a little cramped for 4 adults, equally the dining table was barely large enough for 4 . However, on a positive note, the lovely posies of fresh flowers around the house were a nice touch and the thoughtful basket of goodies were really appreciated. Our 2 dogs were welcomed with biscuit treats and doggy bowls and towels.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Nov 2021

  • "Nicely renovated cottage, obviously well cared for by owners."

    It would probably have been ideal for 2 adults but as 2 couples we found the lounge seating inadequate and lack of toilet in en suite disappointing. The fire was lovely and it was fairly well equipped, although, we had to go and buy some cleaning products to clean sinks and toilets during our stay. We thought it was very reasonably priced and would probably have felt more positive if the weather had been better and the pub open!

    Reviewed by Kathleen3.4Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless and provided everything practical."

    We booked the cottage because the specification was 2 bathrooms but in reality the layout upstairs for the two bathrooms meant that one of the bedrooms failed to have access the either bathroom. People stayinging in one of the bedrooms caused a problem especially people of a certain age.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and cosy especially in the wet weather with the log ..."

    Lovely cottage very clean and cosy especially in the wet weather with the log fire and was kept well supplied with logs from Alison and Andrew Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage great location for visiting Settle,Skipton, Ingelton Great location for walkers"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable cottage thank you"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "A very pleasant, comfortable and clean place to stay for a short break."

    Unfortunately the nearby Plough Inn was still closed for refurbishment.

    Reviewed by A5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet country village."

    The surrounding area is stunning with lots of country walking and local towns which had everything we needed. The cottage was comfy and cosy and we felt at home immediately. There was a lovely secure rear coutyard garden which was safe for our two dogs. All in all it provided a great place to unwind.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Aug 2021

  • "Quiet location but accessible for tourist attractions, great cottage and facilities although unfortunately the local pub was closed for refurbishment during our stay!"

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Aug 2021

  • "An excellent location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales with it picturesque villages, waterfalls, caves and Abbeys."

    We enjoyed great days out walking in the beautiful countryside and Lunching in country pubs. Smithy Cottage is a charming stone cottage with everything you need for a week away. Lovely linen with comfortable beds and a great little wood burner for the cooler evenings.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in Smithy Cottage."

    The owners had thought of everything. Fantastic welcome pack and lots nice touches through out. Will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a fantastic week at smithy cottage cleanliness excellent cottage was very ..."

    Had a fantastic week at smithy cottage cleanliness excellent cottage was very well equipped credit to the owners very comfortable garden lovely enclosed for dog lovely welcome pack

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Spent an amazing week here."

    Really homely.Great to have a utilities room with lots of freezer space.Only negative, need to leave oven on if using every day,but still very slow.Great places to visit are Ingleton.The Old post office great for a drink.Melham Cove,Sawley Abbey ruins,and Spread Eagle pub there.Kirkby Lonsdale,amazing ice cream place.Grassington really lovely,Grassington House there well worth a visit.Holiday topped off with England beating Germany.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cleanliness of the cottage and the quality of the furnishings together with all the personal touches, made for a very enjoyable stay!"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2021

  • "The owners clearly care about Smithy Cottage and their guests."

    The cottage is a delight, spotlessly clean, well equipped and set in beautiful scenery. Our week here was just what we needed after the ups and downs of the previous year.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "This cottage is a gem, I can't praise Alison and Andrew highly enough."

    From the welcome tray with much appreciated goodies after an arduous journey to the flowers in each room. The beds were so comfortable, I haven't slept so well in ages. With such good weather we made good use of the barbecue eating in the garden most evenings. Also we were made to feel our dogs were welcome guests to, covers for the furniture, a dog bed and bowls under the stairs and an escape proof garden. We would definitely like to stay here again and if we had not already got plans for next year we would be booking ahead now. Thanks again for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Excellent communication with the owners (lovely couple). Very nice welcome pack.. including treats for dog..

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very clean great location but not ideal for a quiet holiday lots ..."

    Lovely cottage very clean great location but not ideal for a quiet holiday lots of motor bikes and boy racers Pass by but don't let this put you off we would still recommend could do with a bigger frying pan be

    Reviewed by Terrence4.4Apr 2021

  • "The owners of the cottage are very good at making you feel very welcome."

    We stayed for 3 nights in late November and the cottage was decorated for Christmas, they had left us a hamper, logs for the wood burner and fresh flowers throughout the cottage.....just thought of everything which made it so special. Great location for walking into Settle, Malham and the local garden centre where we enjoyed a lovely mulled wine. Will definitely be revisiting . Thanks For everything.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Dec 2020

  • "Fantastic facilities."

    .would highly recommend..welcome pack a lovley touch.even caterd for dogs with treats. bowls and towels..cant wait to stay again.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Smithy cottage is one of the most comfortable and well equipped cottages we have ever stayed in."

    It’s location is idyllic and perfect for exploring the dales. The only disappointment was the very wet weather, but we are already discussing when we could return to explore more of the dales at a better time of year!

    Reviewed by Benedict5.0Oct 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our four night stay at Smithy Cottage, the cottage was very comfortable and clean."

    The welcoming hamper and other treats provided were a lovely surprise. We couldn't fault the cottage and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is charming, beautiful, cosy and warm."

    Loved the extra touches like the real fire, the cosy blankets, fresh flowers, bird feed and the wonderful food hamper left by the hosts. The hosts text us on our evening of arrival and were very welcoming and kind. Great base for exploring beautiful Yorkshire. Cottage had everything we could have wanted and was exceptionally clean. We were sad to leave, felt so homely. Will definitely be retuning we absolutely loved Smithy cottage.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very happy with smithy cottage."

    Was clean and comfortable. Ideally placed in a lovely quiet village. Many places of interest out and about. Owners friendly and welcoming. Would defiantly return

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was spotless clean with lots of thoughtful things put into place and a ..."

    Cottage was spotless clean with lots of thoughtful things put into place and a lovely welcome basket for when we arrived We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and communication with the owner was great

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location in the splendid Yorkshire dales The actual cottage was perfect in every respect."

    The cleanliness was top notch and facilities were great. The owners had left perfect instructions and some goodies. The feel of the cottage was extremely warm and welcoming. If only all cottages to let were like the Smithy cottage

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2020

  • "A very cosy cottage, tastefully decorated, great location for beautiful waterfall walks with our two dogs the area."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was stunning!"

    So well kept, had everything you could possibly need! We loved it and would 100% come back!

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Nice touch was a small welcome pack. Outside area a huge bonus and nice to be able to chill out at night outside. Village is very quiet and ideal if you want to get away from it all. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is beautifully done, the rooms are well appointed and the finishing touches perfect."

    The garden was lovely to sit out in and big enough for the dogs. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2020

  • "Smithy Cottage is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in, quality furnishings, super comfy beds, well equipped kitchen with everything you could ever need and pet friendly too."

    ... lovely scones with jam and cream provided on arrival too. Loads of the original character still evident in the cottage and a lovely sitting out area to enjoy a wine after a good days walking !! Would highly recommend.....a credit to Alison & Andrew the owners.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2020

  • "Smithy Cottage was absolutely beautiful- it was so comfortable and well equipped."

    Everything looked brand new and the furnishings were a lovely quality. I can’t recommend this property enough. The owners were really helpful locating matches so we could light the fire and nothing was too much trouble. There was a lovely basket of bits and pieces which meant you didn’t need to worry if you had forgotten anything. The area is wonderful and we spent a day at Gisburn Forest mountain biking and a day at Malham Cove. Our children loved the cottage too and the fact they could watch Netflix was a bonus! We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a really lovely property, had everything we needed."

    All instructions were clear, property was very well equipped, clean and a lovely welcoming pack of home produce on arrival. Hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jul 2020

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower and basin, 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be two singles upon request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen and sitting room with woodburning stove
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, high chair and moses basket available on request
  • Off-road parking available for two cars
  • Enclosed patio garden with outdoor furniture
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles; pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Due to style of property there are low beams in the bedrooms and staircase, care to be taken
  • Please note the en suite does not contain a WC

The property

Long Preston 2.4 mile.

Smithy Cottage is a beautifully appointed country cottage, located in the picture-perfect village of Wigglesworth.

Sitting peacefully in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, this delightful dwelling makes a great base for your next rural retreat whether you're a family of four or two couples.

Step into the airy open-plan living space after an afternoon stroll through the countryside and kick off your mud splattered boots, before wandering over to the sitting space and throwing a log on the woodburning stove and settling on the sofas to enjoy some quality time with your nearest and dearest.

Spend some time in the stunning farmhouse style kitchen with attractive worktops and pretty oak units, where you can discover a plethora of useful utensils and well-thought-out appliances to help you whip up a marvellous dinner for the group or create some tasty treats with the children as you enjoy an afternoon of home baking.

Open up the stable door and step out into the enclosed garden for some alfresco dining at the outdoor seating area and bask in the sunshine during those warm summer months.

The ground floor is also home to a convenient cloakroom with a basin and WC.

Venture up the imperial staircase to the right of the first floor and be greeted by a stylish yet peaceful shower room and the first of the bedrooms, home to a spacious double bed and en-suite shower room so that you can start your day off right with a refreshing wash.

Across the way lies a super-king-size bedroom that can be transformed into two singles upon request for flexible sleeping arrangements; this room boasts a beautiful barn window filling the room with natural light, making this a tranquil place to rest your head at the end of the day.

Jump in the car and enjoy a scenic drive to Gisburn Forest where you can embark on an enchanting woodland walk, or head into Skipton to explore the picturesque Waterfalls of Janet's Foss and Gordale Scar before stopping at Malham Cove to admire the incredible rock formation and magnificent views.

Enjoy a family day out to Bowland Wild Boar Park to feed the friendly animals or watch as the children play in the park and ride in the farmer's tractor before heading back to the comfort of your holiday home.

For an unforgettable adventure in the Yorkshire Dales, be sure to stay at Smithy Cottage.

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About the location


  • Settle 4 miles
  • Malham 4 miles
  • Skipton 12 miles

Long Preston is an attractive Yorkshire Dales village in Ribblesdale, twelve miles from Skipton (popularly known as the 'Gateway to the Dales'), four miles from Settle. To the north, the landscape rises to the fells, moors and picturesque valleys of the Dales; to the south are the wetlands of the Ribble Valley which, in turn, sweep upward to the magnificent wilderness of Bowland. The village benefits from several large, tree lined, village greens, with footpaths leading direct to the surrounding hills, and it also boasts two excellent pubs with first rate cuisine. The railway station on the edge of the village provides access to the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway line which crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. Nearby Settle is a bustling market town with a weekly market, the centre being dominated by the Shambles, an historic 3-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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas