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Chance's Well

Settle (1.1mls N), Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautifully renovated barn set within a peaceful hamlet
  • Relax in front of the wood burner through those cooler months
  • Perfect for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Property code: 76649

This delightful cottage near the Yorkshire town of Settle is bursting with charm and character, making it the ideal rural retreat for friends and families. Situated on the south-eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it is also close to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, allowing guests to explore the abundance of beautiful scenery and wildlife in both of these areas. With plenty of walking and cycling trails on your doorstep and beyond, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to getting out and enjoying the fresh, country air. Whilst it's possible to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the countryside, this property is only 1.5 miles from the bustling market town of Settle with its range of independent shops and eateries, and a wealth of heritage. After a busy day exploring, you'll be relieved to return home where you can soak in the private hot tub. It is one of two properties at this location.

 

Sympathetically restored, this wonderful property is packed with original features which have been beautifully incorporated into its clean, contemporary-cottage style. A neutral palette has been used throughout with occasional pops of colour, warm wooden tones and tasteful soft furnishings adding comfort and class.

 

As you enter the property, you'll find yourself in the kitchen/diner where the light walls and contemporary lighting make the space feel bright and airy. Tucked under the staircase, the kitchen is compact, but well-equipped to ensure you have everything you need to cook up some treats. There is a round dining table for four people. Up a couple of steps, you will find yourself in the lounge. Here, the original features take centre stage with quirky exposed stone walls, an inglenook fireplace housing the wood burner and a section of glass flooring that shows off the workings of the old well that is still used for flushing the toilets. This is the ideal place to sink into the sofas of an evening and enjoy each other's company in front of the roaring wood burner.

 

Upstairs, exposed beams and stone walls add a rustic charm to the immaculate super king-size bedrooms (both of which can be made up as twins on request), as do the unique windows in each room. Both rooms have a Smart TV and en-suite bathrooms that have been finished to a very high standard.

 

Outside, there are courtyards to the front and rear of the property. To the front, there is dining furniture for al fresco dining as well as the private hot tub. To the rear, there is an enclosed courtyard area.   Secure bike racking is available as well as off-road parking for two cars and two electric charge points.

 

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as twins on request)
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Private hot tub
  • The hot tub is located at the front of the property, alongside the adjacent property which also features a hot tub at the front
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 Electric charge points
  • Secure bike racking
  • Complex of properties
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

 

 

Settle (2 miles) is a well-loved and bustling market town home to lots of lovely cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops. There's also a thriving market held in the town every Tuesday, the perfect place to pick up everything from flowers to dinner that night. If real ale is your thing, there are three fantastic real ale pubs set around the market place, so you can choose which one to try each evening!

Just outside of town you can hop on the Settle to Carlisle railway, one of the most scenic routes in the UK which will take you over the well-known Ribblehead Viaduct (13 miles). Beyond Settle, you have the exquisite delights of the Yorkshire Dales. And as you would expect, the surrounding countryside here is simply magnificent, perfect if you want to strike out from the cottage in your walking boots or on your bicycle.

The historic town of Skipton (17.5 miles) is also close by and offers a host of other attractions including its very own castle. There are lots of options to eat here as well as independent shops marking it a great option for a full day out. Other nearby attractions include the Kilnsey Trout Farm and horse-riding at Coniston, Malham.

It's a true walker's paradise here but if you're more of a roamer than a rambler, try a stroll around the grounds of nearby Bolton Abbey (23.5 miles). These gorgeous ruins provide the backdrop to a particularly beautiful part of the Dales and are well worth a visit. There are a host of other attractions all within easy reach including Malham Cove and Malham Tarn (both 8.5 miles).

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julie 21st June 2024

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Absolutely amazing property in beautiful, tranquil surroundings. The interior is of superior quality & well designed & styled throughout. Comfy beds & great nights sleep in a quiet location with minimal traffic. The welcome pack was a lovely thought & enhanced our time in Chance's Well. The sympathetic restoration of the well itself & other aspectsRead more of the building are fascinating & certainly worth a visit as its so quirky. The view from the hot tub is breathtaking. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 24th May 2024

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Reviewed by Kazimierz 26th April 2024

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The ideal place to relax and unwind, away from stresses of the modern world. Welcome hamper was a really nice touch, thank you Stewart. Not our first visit and hopefully not our last.

Reviewed by Paul 5th April 2024

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Beautiful cottages to stay in near Settle. Lots of wonderful walks nearby that we enjoyed with our dog Quinn. Ideal location that we were close to Settle. This is our second visit to Boo Barn and Chances Well and hopefully not our last!!

Reviewed by Julie 22nd March 2024

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Lovely comfortable cottage in a great rural and quiet location, yet very close to settle for all your needs.

Reviewed by Gavin 25th February 2024

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We had a lovely stay, the cottage is charming, clean and comfortable. The location was perfect for us and our dogs to set out on lovely walks and then the hot tub the perfect way to relax on our return. Would definitely return again, thank you.

Reviewed by Fiona 23rd December 2023

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This is an absolutely stunning cottage, and we will definitely return. Beautifully finished, and the well was fascinating. Incredible views, considerate owners, and a welcome hamper complete with Prosecco made our Christmas really special. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Julie 2nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Tamsin 19th November 2023

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A fabulous holiday home it a beautiful location. We had the best week. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jenny 1st November 2023

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Absolutely stunning cottage. Beautiful rooms and great value for money. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Andrew 29th October 2023

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Absolutely STUNNING cottage. Everything you need. Lovely hosts. Cant wait to go back. Thanks for a great stay!

Reviewed by Sarah 21st October 2023

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This cottage was so lovely- the location was absolutely stunning. Settle is a 2 minute drive and has lovely little shops/cafes and an amazing Booths supermarket. The well in the living room was quirky and interesting. We loved the hot tub after a day of walking in the amazing local area.

Reviewed by Simone 22nd September 2023

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A fantastic barn conversion, very comfortable, with lots of lovely touches. We would highly recommend staying there.

Reviewed by Catherine 8th September 2023

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Wow factor is just the start absolutely stunning the rooms are big the character of the cottage is amazing and the hard work Stuart has put in to produce this gem is outstanding the views are breathtaking only negative is should have been informed of building work next door but definitely a must for those who are considering will definitely go backRead more next year Hide

Reviewed by Laura 7th July 2023

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Beautiful cottage, full of character and quirky features. We loved the well feature. It was spotless and smelled lovely and fresh. The area is picturesque and only 5 mins from Settle.

Reviewed by Angela 2nd June 2023

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The cottage was done to a very high standard and is an ideal base for walking or relaxing. However, it was not as well equipped as other properties we have stayed at. It's the attention to detail that makes the difference between a good holiday and a great one.

Reviewed by Emma 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Kathryn 21st April 2023

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Beautiful cottage, in a beautiful spot. Cottage has been done to a very high spec, and has everything you could need inside. Only one issue was that the rear of the property was not enclosed as the gate kept blowing open, so dog had to be tied up when outside. Otherwise a great place to stay

Reviewed by Rupert 14th April 2023

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The best cottage we have stayed in. Beautifully restored building in a fabulous setting.

Reviewed by David 2nd April 2023

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We were looking for a comfortable and quirky bolthole with a bit of wow factor to rest up after hiking in the Dales. We found the perfect place. A beautifully designed and executed conversion in a stunning location with everything we needed for a wonderful stay. The hot tub was a massive hit to soothe aching muscles while gazing over a delightful vRead moreiew in almost complete privacy. We also loved the attention to detail and the environment, and the hosts score 10/10. Just fabulous many thanks!! Hide

Reviewed by Linda 24th March 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Relaxing evenings in the hot tub followed by a sound sleep in a very comfortable bed. Lovely extras were appreciated. Well (no pun intended) . worth a visit

Reviewed by Michael 10th March 2023

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A lovely property for a relaxing and very comfortable stay.

Reviewed by Sandra 1st March 2023

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Beautifully positioned cottage with plenty of things to do and see close by. Surprisingly spacious and well thought out. Room for improvements, but hopefully the owner will make those following feedback.

Reviewed by Wendy 21st February 2023

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Reviewed by Elaine 18th February 2023

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Could do with a banister ( bracket with thick rope to keep in keeping of cottage )on the two steps up to living room quiet steep wooden steps Shower in beamed bedroom was a trickle need valves tightened to work like other shower in other room

Reviewed by Beverly 22nd December 2022

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The cottage is located in a beautiful village with stunning views even the rain couldn't spoil it and the cottage.... wow beautiful.

Reviewed by Helen 2nd December 2022

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We had an amazing weekend, lovely & quirky cottage. Hot tub was the best Ive ever been in, really powerful jets. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Janette 9th November 2022

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Cant recommend Chances Well high enough. The owners have done a fabulous job of creating a holiday space that is so comfortable , clean and homely with beautiful extra touches. We had a lovely four days , so peaceful with only the owl outside for company during the night . The hot tub was a very welcome extra , after a busy sightseeing day .

Reviewed by Nicol 28th October 2022

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Perfect in every way, definitely 5 star accommodation! Spotlessly clean, comfortable, cosy and warm. Beautiful house and area for walking. Many thanks for Prosecco, flowers and other treats on our arrival - most welcoming. Really looking forward to returning next year.

Reviewed by Linda 17th October 2022

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Chances Well is a beautiful, quirky and characterful place. Can't fault anything.

Reviewed by Angela 30th September 2022

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Lovely cottage all very well thought out. All you need for a relaxing stay. Beautiful area with lots to do.

Reviewed by Pam 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Lesley 12th August 2022

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This cottage is beautiful. Very clean and tastefully done. Amazing walking from the door and Settle with pubs, cafes etc just down the road. Hot tub was great too after a day out with lovely views. The only downside was some noise from building work to the adjoining house which woke us up two mornings in a row.

Reviewed by Catherine 5th August 2022

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Had a fabulous holiday staying at Chances Well. The cottage is very tastefully done while retaining the character and history of the building. The view from the hot tub is stunning and we enjoyed stargazing from the hot tub at night! Very accessible to a multitude of days out and walks. Would definitely recommend and would consider coming back! ThaRead morenk you! Hide

Reviewed by Debra 29th July 2022

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Advertised as dog friendly however there are rules which were not made clear when booking. Dogs not allowed upstairs yet no barrier to stop them. Dogs not allowed on furniture not even with throws on. My dogs are my family and Im afraid go where I go so would not say it was dog friendly and I would not have booked it had I known this. Also issues wRead moreith the courtyard being full of weeds and nettles and rotten apples and shared with next door. Hide

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