With plenty of space for 4 people the property offers new fixtures and fittings throughout with good WiFi for those who need to be connected. The cottage offers comfortable, homely accommodation. The sitting room has a multi-fuel stove, flat screen television with DVD player and Freeview. The kitchen is modern and very well equipped. The location is ideal for exploring the Dales or the Lake District and equally suited for those that want to switch off. Local amenities include a swimming pool, local shops, 9 hole golf course, weekly market, and a Booths supermarket. Fishing on the river Ribble is available with plenty of opportunity for other outdoor activities other than the abundance of good walking right outside the door. Malham Cove is a 20 minute drive away. Settle offers a variety of eating houses, curry, Chinese, traditional pubs and restaurants.
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
Traditional 3 bedroom cottage, ideal for families, centrally located in this picturesque village close to local pub and church. Shopping amenities -10 walk to Settle market place
Dr. Ian Jowett
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 18, 2018
About Dr. Ian Jowett
We are a family of 4, my wife and 2 boys work and go to school locally. The cottage is their home during term time, apart from the summer term.
Dr. Ian Jowett purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Dr. Ian Jowett chose Giggleswick
We bought Lychgate cottage in September 2013 as a second home. My wife works locally and our children go to the school near by. We wanted to create a home from home environment for term time and to save on a 2 hour daily commute. We've managed to achieve this by carefully decorating and refurbishing. Our cottage is only available during school holidays apart from the summer term.
What makes this Cottage unique
The location is great! Local pub just 20 yards away (literally within crawling distance) serving good food and great beers! Walking the dog is a a pleasure, lots of routes with great views of the surrounding hills and the River Ribble, starting from the front door. Settle with it's shops, Booths supermarket and weekly market offer great convenience in a friendly environment.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Rain? Who cares?
Lychgate Cottage is a delight. Quirky but very comfortable, it feels like a home for living in, not a rental cottage. Giggleswick and Settle are the friendliest of places, while the walks along the Ribble or up Castleberg are really satisfying, and as strenuous as you - or for us, our border collie - want them to be.The Settle-Carlisle railway extends these possibilities without resort to the car. We hope to return. Remember that few people visit the Yorkshire Dales for the weather, but the heavy rain at the start of our visit made the river, and the surrounding waterfalls spectacular.
A lovely welcoming cottage, kept to a high standard.We always love staying here.
We always love staying here, the cottage is always spotless but homely and welcoming.Ian and Carole could'nt be nicer or more helpful. Thanks to both of you.
Great family hilday
This is our second stay in this wonderful cottage. Perfect for our family of 2 active boys (and dog). The cottage is superbly equipped and so homely we relaxed straight away. Friendly pub, literally a stones' throw with real ales and good pub grub. Sweet little tuck shop over the road which the boys loved and just a short stroll into Settle itself which has all you would want; supermarkets, individual shops and pubs. There are great walks from Settle and nearby Malham; Ingleton and Clapham. Thanks again Ian and Carole - no doubt we will be back for a 3rd visit in the future.
Perfect for a quiet walking holiday
My husband and I plus our dog stayed in this lovely cottage in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales for a week in August.
We were wanting a place that provided a central base for us to walk each day and return to a relaxing home with good restaurants on our doorstep..Lychgate Cottage provided this and more!
Ian and Carole were excellent in their communication both before and during our stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean on our arrival and with two double rooms and a smaller single room we had lots of space for the two of us.
The cottage is located in the middle of Giggleswick which is a 10 - 15 minute walk into Settle. The village is beautiful and really quiet but with two pubs that provide standard pub food and a small shop just a couple of steps away from the cottage which is ideal for milk and sweets!
The cottage is so well equipped and has all the extras you don't always find in holiday rentals (washing up liquid, laundry powder, oils, herbs & spices). The kitchen has lots of utensils so cooking at home is very easy.
The cottage is ideal if you have a dog and the area is so well catered for dogs we could take ours into most cafes and pubs (Naked Man excepted which was a surprise)
There are so many beautiful walks right on your doorstep or further a field if you wish to drive - we will definitely return to explore the area further.
Thank you Ian and Carole for opening up your lovely cottage for us to use - we had a perfect relaxing break.
Great location, top quality home
What a gem! The cottage is so well equipped with top quality amenities, equipment, decor etc., and is in a great location both for local amenities as well as short journeys to a whole host of places and events which you can easily visit.
We've enjoyed a train journey to Ribblehead, plenty of walks in the Dales, discovered lots of waterfalls, had a day in the Lake District (which is only about 45 minutes away), had some lovely food, went to a sheep dog demo, visited the Wensleydale creamery, and met lots of very helpful and enthusiastic people who gave us any advice we needed along the way.
PS Visit the Naked Man in Settle, you'll be well impressed!
Quality cottage in excellent location
As a family of four, with a dog, we all thought this cottage was wonderful. The listing is accurate, fitted to a high spec, and well stocked with all the basics you never know whether to take(dishwasher tablets. tea towels, cooking oil ..).The living room is larger than the photos give credit and the stove was well stocked. Bedroom 2 is accessed by separate stairs from the kitchen, giving my eldest a lovely private space.
We have stayed in many cottages but never booked directly and found the whole experience surprisingly easy.
The Dales is what attracted us, combined with wifi and pet friendly, but the village location made it all the better. Church out one window, sweet shop out another, friendly pub to the side and another around the corner. The riverside walk makes a pleasant alternate route into Settle.
Settle - 1 mile
Horton in Ribblesdale - 6 miles
Malham - 7.5 miles
Grassington 18 miles
Skipton - 16 miles
Kirkby Lonsdale -16 miles
Settle Train station is 10 minutes walk from the cottage; enjoy a trip on the famous Settle to Carlisle railway.
Harrison Playing field (which has excellent children's play facilities) is 2 minutes walk from the cottage. There is access to Giggleswick School Chapel (open to visitors all year round - during office hours). There is a 9 hole golf course on the door step.