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Lounge with comfy sofas and Smart TV
Snuggle up in front of the cosy wood burner
Lounge with original features including hay ladder and glass feature to the well
Well feature in the lounge, still used to draw the water up for flushing the toilets
Spacious lounge with bright sofas
Well designed and fully-equipped kitchen
Ideal for celebrating with family and friends
Time for dinner
Dining area with doors out to the enclosed rear courtyard
Spacious master super-king-size bedroom with the wow factor
Master bedroom with original feature beams
Enjoy a great night's sleep in the super-king-size bed, which can be made into a twin
Enjoy some down time in the master bedroom
Master bedroom's en-suite with shower over bath
Plenty of room for two
Super-king-size bed can also be made up as a twin on request
Enjoy a great night's sleep
Super-king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Second bedroom's en-suite bathroom
1 / 21  Lounge with comfy sofas and Smart TV
2 / 21  Snuggle up in front of the cosy wood burner
3 / 21  Lounge with original features including hay ladder and glass feature to the well
4 / 21  Well feature in the lounge, still used to draw the water up for flushing the toilets
5 / 21  Spacious lounge with bright sofas
6 / 21  Well designed and fully-equipped kitchen
7 / 21  Ideal for celebrating with family and friends
8 / 21  Time for dinner
9 / 21  Dining area with doors out to the enclosed rear courtyard
10 / 21  Spacious master super-king-size bedroom with the wow factor
11 / 21  Master bedroom with original feature beams
12 / 21  Enjoy a great night's sleep in the super-king-size bed, which can be made into a twin
13 / 21  Enjoy some down time in the master bedroom
14 / 21  Master bedroom's en-suite with shower over bath
15 / 21  Plenty of room for two
16 / 21  Super-king-size bed can also be made up as a twin on request
17 / 21  Enjoy a great night's sleep
18 / 21  Super-king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
19 / 21  Second bedroom's en-suite bathroom
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Chance's Well

Settle (1.1mls N), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
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

A perfect property for those looking to get away, with surrounding countryside proving a variety of walks and cycle routes to explore, or head further afield to Kirby Lonsdale or Kendal.

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.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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)
  • Electric and under floor heating included
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 Electric charge points
  • Secure bike racking
  • Complex of properties
  • 2 dogs welcome

 

 

 

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 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elspeth 22nd November 2021

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Chances Well met all our needs, the accomodation has been renovated to a high standard, spotlessly clean also . It's such a pleasant change to find a cottage that allows dogs that is also 5*. The hot tub was a welcome treat after all the walks, which can be from the door step, with many bridleways signposted locally. Already planning a return in thRead moree new year! Hide

Reviewed by David 2nd November 2021

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Wonderful cottage very well built and good quality hot tub great great view

Reviewed by Angela 8th October 2021

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Stunning place and perfect setting. Lovely hot tub too.

Reviewed by Janet 1st October 2021

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A tastefully renovated cottage in a quiet and beautiful location with easy access to Settle.

Reviewed by Helen 20th August 2021

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Chances Well is a lovely house. It was super clean and inviting when we arrived. The owner was lovely when I spoke to him on the phone and when he visited to clean the hot tub. The bedrooms and bathrooms are lovely. Just watch you head on the beam in the main bedroom in the middle of the night! The hot tub is huge and lovely. The front area, where Read morethe hot tub is, is shared with the neighbours but has great views. Great location. We walked into Settle and had some great meals in the pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 13th August 2021

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Beautifully appointed cottage in a fabulous location.

Reviewed by Lisa 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 9th July 2021

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A beautiful cottage with great walks from the doorstep, was lovely to be here in summer, but I imagine it is a great place to stay in winter. Lovely hot tub after a day of walking. Loved reading about the renovation work which has resulted in a stunning place to stay. Nice to meet Boo (and Stewart too). Some great places to eat in Settle, we liked Read morethe Talbot and also recommend the Station Inn at Ribblehead. Wish we'd had more time to try some of the Settle restaurants. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Kellie 5th July 2021

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Chances is really quirky but comfortable accommodation. Well positioned for lovely walks, and remote lily located, yet reasonably close to town too so best of both worlds. Would highly recommend it!

Reviewed by Linda 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Belinda 18th June 2021

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Beautiful cottage with nice little touches throughout! 15 mins from Horton-in-Ribblesdale for start of 3 peaks and hot tub just what you need after!

Reviewed by Stephan 28th May 2021

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This is a beautifully restored historic building in a lovely Yorkshire Dales hamlet perfectly located for access to the Dales and especially the "Three Peaks". The cottage is dog-friendly and has its own hot tub which, after a long day in the hills, is a life-saver!

Reviewed by Brian 15th May 2021

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Reviewed by Alison 23rd April 2021

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A beautifully finished property to an exceptionally high standard. Location is superb for walking - paths all around. Kitchen is small - fine for two people, but if it was four adults it would be very cosy. The bedrooms were gorgeous with lovely comfortable beds.

Reviewed by Maureen 11th December 2020

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Beautiful cottage, very cosy and warm.

Reviewed by Emma 4th December 2020

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Comfort would be 5 star apart from heating upstairs - bedroom was very cold

Reviewed by Marian 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah 9th October 2020

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We loved the cottage! beautifully renovated and so comfortable. we loved its quirckyness and character. loved the hot tub too

Reviewed by Carrie 5th October 2020

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Lovely cottage, very well renovated, such amazing quality of workmanship. Amazing location for walks and about 30 minute walk in to the local town which had lots to offer.

Reviewed by Joanne 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Paul 11th September 2020

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Despite the negatives mentioned above, we had a great time. Upon arrival we were greeted with enough milk, tea, coffee and sugar to keep us going through the weekend. Also the bottle of chilled Prosecco was a very welcome surprise. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Ross 31st August 2020

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The cottage was beautifully restored to a really high standard. It was lovely and warm with the underfloor heating. The cottage had all the mod cons; dishwasher, washing machine, smart TVs and lovely bathrooms. The hot tub is great with spectacular views. It is situated in a lovely area with plenty of lovely things to do on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Chris 28th August 2020

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Lovely cottage in a super location and a very helpful and friendly owner. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Laura 21st August 2020

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Fabulous cottage in a perfect location. There were plenty of walks from the doorstep. It was lovely and quiet, but also only a short walk into Settle so we could pick up things from the shops.

Reviewed by Nicola 7th August 2020

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The owner was very friendly and helpful. The property was spotlessly clean and the beds were so comfortable. The bread and bubbles on arrival was appreciated after a long journey ! Then cottage is surrounded be stunning views and dog walks and the Lakes are about an hour away, which we visited while we were there. Fabulous holiday....sad it had to Read moreend ! Hide

Reviewed by Richard 31st July 2020

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Lovely large cottage , amazing restored well in sitting room, best hot tub ever . Very friendly owner and lovely welcome bottle of bubbly . Very very clean thank you . Will come back and book both cottages!

Reviewed by Richard 6th March 2020

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A really beautiful conversion and you could see the love that had gone into it. Very comfortable living and we would love to return and see Yorkshire in the sunshine!

Reviewed by Emma 24th January 2020

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Beautiful surroundings, very quirky property and just perfect for a relaxing break away from the norm. Walks straight on the Doorstep which is great with our dog. Fully enjoyed our holiday. Thank you !

Reviewed by Laurie 30th December 2019

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We had an amazing time at Chances Well, the cottage was beautiful and has been finished to a very high standard. It was very clean with all the amenities. The well inside the property was amazing. Location was brilliant for us having dogs, plenty of surrounding walks and walking distance to dog friendly pubs. The hot tub was also amazing. Can not tRead morehank the owners enough ! Hide

Reviewed by James 8th December 2019

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My wife and I are late 20s and early 30s age bracket. We spent a week in this beautiful cottage. The location is ideal with walks on your doorstep. The cottage itself has everything you need and we stayed for a week. Fantastic. Hot tub is a beaut.

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Lounge with comfy sofas and Smart TV
Snuggle up in front of the cosy wood burner
Lounge with original features including hay ladder and glass feature to the well
Well feature in the lounge, still used to draw the water up for flushing the toilets
Spacious lounge with bright sofas
Well designed and fully-equipped kitchen
Ideal for celebrating with family and friends
Time for dinner
Dining area with doors out to the enclosed rear courtyard
Spacious master super-king-size bedroom with the wow factor
Master bedroom with original feature beams
Show 9 moreEnjoy a great night's sleep in the super-king-size bed, which can be made into a twin

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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