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GIGGLESWICK, beautiful, traditional cottage, family & pet friendly, near pub.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

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.

Property Manager
Dr. Ian Jowett
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 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.


Giggleswick Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read, complete and agree the attached booking form and terms and conditions. A word documents can be made available if you wish.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom - WC, bath/shower over, sink and shaver point and heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 with single bed and plenty of space but little headroom!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The cottage will accommodate 4 people comfortably, there is capacity and it is equipped for 5 people. We welcome one well behaved dog, there is an additional charge of £25.00. No smoking is permitted within the property. Outside: The cottage shares an outside yard to the rear of the property and there is a table and chairs available. There is parking directly outside the front of the cottage. This is not a guaranteed parking space but there is street parking close by should this be taken. Towels and bed linen included.


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GIGGLESWICK, beautiful, traditional cottage, family & pet friendly, near pub.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful good sized cottage and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this traditional yet modern cottage. It was clean and beautifully presented with everything we needed. Our kids loved the quirkiness of the bedrooms. The weather was really warm when we were there but downstairs stayed really cool. I expect that’s due to the very thick old walls. Dogs are to be kept in the kitchen but a handy stair gate is provided to keep pooch downstairs. The village has a park and playing fields just a couple of minutes walk away and Settle is easily reached on foot. Lots of dog friendly pubs nearby. Great location for exploring the Dales. I would certainly recommend this to couples and families.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We’ve just spent a week walking many trails in the area and were pleased to have this lovely cottage as our base. A charming 17th century cottage but with all the modern amenities. Set in a quiet village, with a good pub behind, but only minutes walk into Settle. We would definitely want to stay here again if we were in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Rain? Who cares?

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely welcoming cottage, kept to a high standard.We always love staying here.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great family hilday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a quiet walking holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
The Black Horse
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Settle Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Settle or Giggleswick
Nearest Motorway
34 Miles
Kendal (Kirkby Lonsdale)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Various, The Lion, The Falcon Manor, Craven Arms
Car: recommended


Settle - 1 mile

Horton in Ribblesdale - 6 miles

Malham - 7.5 miles

Grassington 18 miles

Skipton - 16 miles

Kirkby Lonsdale -16 miles

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.36

Booking Notes:
There is a £200.00 deposit required at the time of booking.
Remaining balance is due 1 month prior to stay.
We accept one well behaved dog (down stairs rooms only), there is an additional charge of £25.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday, this can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices for the property are for the week in UK pounds. We do accept shorter stays, prices are available upon enquiry.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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