Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Pet Friendly S/Catering Holiday Cottage in Stainforth nr Settle, free wi-fi incl

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Stainforth, Nr. Settle, Yorkshire Dales, England - Peaceful, picturesque village near the Three Peaks with numerous walks from the doorstep

Delighted to note that the cottage has 17 returning customers this year, 2017, many of them 'regulars' for many years - many thanks to everyone.

Not all guests leave reviews, especially if they are repeat customers. Owners Direct only publishes reviews from bookings taken on their site so reviews from other cottage sites are not displayed. Entries from my visitors' book can be viewed in the cottage photo gallery.


Low season short breaks 2017

Short Breaks available - 2 nights minimum

2 nights - £240

3 nights - £270

4 nights - £300

5 nights - £330

6 nights - £360

7 nights - £360

PLEASE NOTE, this cottage is available for short breaks from November to Easter with a minimum stay of 2 nights - prices are NOT per night and are calculated incorrectly on Owners Direct - please see NOTES

My contact details are 01729 822649/07970 206002

More Details

Mrs Vivienne Mills
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Mrs Vivienne Mills

Having run my holiday cottage successfully now for 31 years, I have gained many new friends through returning visitors to the cottage.

I am now semi-retired and enjoy living in Stainforth.

Mrs Vivienne Mills purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Mrs Vivienne Mills chose Yorkshire Dales

I moved to Stainforth in the Yorkshire Dales 33 years ago and loved the area so much I decided to buy a cottage in the village and offer it as a holiday cottage to holidaymakers so they could appreciate the wonderful scenery and numerous walks in the surrounding countryside.

Stainforth is easily accessible and far enough away from the hustle and bustle of a busy town. It also provides a perfect base for touring the Yorkshire Dales and visiting the Lake District.

What makes this cottage unique

2 Hollies Cottages is completely pet friendly to enable visitors to take advantage of all the lovely local walks with their pets.

It has all amenities within 3 miles.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful week's holiday exploring the area from this comfy and warm cottage. Everything we could ask for at No.2 The Hollies - a refreshing change in a holiday rental not to have a long list of do's and don't's. Great village pub, very good food and excellent beer!
Jun 2015
  • 1 of 4


Stainforth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • First floor bathroom: WC, bath with electric shower, basin, heated towel rail Downstairs WC with hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms - double and twin) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Pine double bed Bedside tables and lamps Chest of drawers Wardrobe and airing cupboard Chair, mirror and hair dryer Bedroom 2: Twin pine beds Bedside table and lamps Pine combination wardrobe and chest of drawers Chair, mirror
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Car parking space is on the road in front of the cottage. Pets are very welcome at no extra charge and will love the walks and open countryside with a visit to the local pet friendly pub! A child/dog safety gate is provided, also a fire guard but this is not a fixed guard. Outside: There is a small, paved garden to the front of the cottage with flower beds and wooden bench, and a secure, enclosed paved garden to rear of cottage, with flower beds and wooden garden furniture. The rear garden is safe for pets. Cleaning / Towels / Linen provided All beds have duvets, pillows and throws. Bedlinen, towels and tea-towels are provided free of charge. Other: The cottage feature a loft room with full staircase access - this provides a second sitting room with sofabed (extra sleeping accommodation for 2 people by arrangement only), coffee tables. bedside tables and lamps - it offers TV/DVD/VCR/Freeview


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

43% Complete
43% Complete
6% Complete
0% Complete
6% Complete
Pet Friendly S/Catering Holiday Cottage in Stainforth nr Settle, free wi-fi incl
average rating of 4.1875 based on 20 reviews

Brilliant beautiful and inviting

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage with everything you need --it was warm and inviting with lots of space, we where a family of 3 with 2 dogs We stayed Easter week and the weather was not bad. Loads of brilliant walks right from the doorstep. Would we return? Yes tomorrow if we could and would stay longer. The reception from Vivienne was lovely and she has a lot of useful knowledge about the surrounding area and walks. Thanks for having us at short notice

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review - so pleased you got to share our lovely conuntryside and walks, you're very welcome to return, any time!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A quiet, well-located and well-equipped property

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cosy property with nice views. The weather was good, meaning that we could make use of the pretty rear patio garden, planted with attractive flowers.

The property provided an excellent base for exploring the numerous walks available in the Southern Dales.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your positive comments about the cottage - pleased you could enjoy our lovely walks and village life. Many thanks, Viv
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely cottage, great location for walking

  • 4 of 5

As above

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased to share our lovely countryside walks with you and that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Thanks, Viv
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Comfortable and well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay, cottage a good size and well equipped to make things comfortable. Excellent location for walking and nearby Settle is a lovely town with plenty of places to eat and drink.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review of the cottage - so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Viv
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very well equipped and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. There were plenty of crockery, dishes and pans and utensils. It is tastefully furnished with plenty of blankets on the sofas for chilly evenings - we went in the summer and did not use them - although there is a log burner for cold evenings which I can imagine would be so cosy. Lovely courtyard garden with patio table and chairs which we were able to sit and eat at several evenings.

Locally - The Craven Heifer pub is a must - varied menu, great beer and very comfortable. Children will love jumping across the stepping stones through the river in the village. Local walks - there are so many from the doorstep - from walking into Settle either along the river Ribble or across the fields, the 2 waterfalls - Catrigg Force and Stainforth Force are a must, the walk over to Elaine's tea rooms for a fabulous lunch, caves close by and, of course, the 3 peaks. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased when guests get the chance (and weather!) to appreciate our lovely surrounding countryside - many thanks for your kind review of the cottage. Hope you will make a return visit in the future :)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fabulous place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with our small dog for a week in August. It was perfectly located, to allow us to do local walks, as well as travel further a field to the Lake District. Although there was only the two of us and our dog, the cottage was an ideal size and would have been just as comfortable if our two grown up children had come too. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare and cook meals and the washing machine was a bonus as on some of the wetter days we ended up quite muddy! The bathroom was a great size with a lovely view of the church. The only negative I had was the hot water pressure. After a long walk all day, it took a while to fill the bath for a nice soak! (There was a power shower that was fine). This however would not stop us coming back here again. The garden was enclosed and on the odd day the sun shine, we were able to eat outside comfortably. There is a pub within a few minutes walk that welcomed dogs, and although the landlord always seemed to be grumpy, the rest of the staff were really nice, as was the food. (big portions too). I would have given 5 stars had it not been for the water pressure.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Apologies for the water pressure - will see if it can be improved! Pleased it didn't spoil your stay at the cottage and that you had a lovely week. Thank you
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Craven Heifer, Stainforth
Nearest Ferry
31 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Settle or Giggleswick
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Craven Heifer, Stainforth
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: recommended


Special interest holidays:

The famous Settle/Carlisle railway runs past the village and Ribblehead viaduct is nearby.

Stainforth village is also ideal for walking, with several listed walks from the village itself.

Penyghent, of the 3 Peaks, is approximately 4 miles from Stainforth, and there are 2 waterfalls in the area.

Salmon, sea trout, trout and grayling fishing in the River Ribble are by arrangement in season. Additional fishing nearby at Helwith Bridge.

Stainforth village has a mountain stream running through it with stepping stones to the village green.

Catrigg Force is reached by a footpath out of the Village.

Stainforth has a garage, church, public telephone and a 'pet friendly' pub, the Craven Heifer, with separate dining room and darts/TV room.

The pub serves bar snacks and evening meals.There is an outside seating area beside the beck.

Also very popular is the bar/restaurant The Knights Table at Little Stainforth - this has themed food nights, quiz night, steak night and other organised events - discount card available for cottage guests!


On the outskirts of Settle and Giggleswick are the Cheese shop and an 18th century cotton mill housing the Edinburgh Woollen Mill and craft shops. Both have tea shops on site.


Giggleswick, approx 3 miles away, lies alongside Settle and is a very picturesque Dales village, home to Giggleswick public school.

The lovely church is centred in the village and a small beck runs through the village.

Further Details:

Settle is a quaint market town in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and hosts the famous Settle/Carlisle railway.

It is in an area of outstanding beauty and is ideal for walking or touring the area.

Amenities include various banks, supermarkets, post office, small shops and a wide variety of places to dine out.

Sports facilities include a swimming pool, bowling green, tennis courts, rugby, football and cricket grounds, children’s playgrounds.


Rates & Availability

Stainforth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
October Half Term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Xmas and New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
WRONG prices for short breaks
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2018 - May 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 12 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 14 2018 - Jul 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 22 2018 - Oct 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2018 - Oct 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
WRONG prices for short breaks!
Oct 27 2018 - Dec 21 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

A deposit of £50 or £100 per booking is required to make a reservation.
Please note that this is non-returnable and private holiday insurance is recommended to cover any possible cancellations.
Any damage incurred by pets must be paid for by guests.
Sadly, due to recent unreported damage to kitchen worktops, guests must now agree to pay for any damages/breakages including worktops (ample trivets are provided!), flooring, carpets, furniture and electrical goods.

A final invoice together with details of key collection, cottage location etc. will be sent out 5 weeks prior to holiday dates.

Changeover Day:
All prices or booking rates quoted are based on 7 nights stay, Saturday to Saturday, unless otherwise stated or within short break periods.

Cottage is available from 3pm on day of arrival until 11am on departure day.

Notes on prices:
2016 weekly prices range from £400 - £650 and are effective from Easter to October half term holiday, plus Xmas/New Year.

2016 short break prices range from £240 - £360 and are effective from January to Easter, November to Christmas. Short breaks can commence/finish on any day of the week.
2 nights £240
3 nights £270
4 nights £300
5 nights £330
6 nights £360
7 nights £360

Short breaks out of low season are by arrangement only, with a minimum of 2 nights.

All fuel, electricity, bedding and towels fully included in rental cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Contact Owner