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Dugdales Barn

Settle, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful 19th-century character cottage sleeping 4 across 2 bedrooms
  • Located in the heart of the bustling market town of Settle
  • Restaurants, pubs and independent shops within walking distance
  • Jump on the Settle to Carlisle railway for a super scenic train ride
  • Discover the delights of the nearby Yorkshire Dales
  • Take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Property code: G0051

19th-century character cottage lovingly restored whilst retaining its original charm in the bustling market town of Settle, for families of up to four looking to uncover the beauty of Yorkshire.

Uncover this stunning two-bedroom luxury holiday cottage tucked away in the vibrant market town of Settle. Dating back to the 19th century, this character stone building has been decorated and styled to create a beautiful and relaxing space for guests. With its fantastic location just a stone's throw from the town square, this gorgeous cottage is perfect for those who enjoy having pubs, cafes and shops within a short stroll of their holiday escape.

This handsome building was once home to Dugdales Agricultural Engineers and the original signage now takes pride of place on the kitchen wall. With its exposed beams, dramatic double height living space and upside-down layout, it's bursting with character and quality at every turn.

You enter the house via a small entrance porch complete with a church pew and coat rack, perfect if you need to leave muddy boots or coats from walking in the Dales. This opens out into that fabulous light-filled space which is home to a sleek contemporary kitchen and dining area next door while underfloor heating throughout downstairs keeps your toes toasty warm.

The shaker-style kitchen is the perfect backdrop to the clean and elegant ambiance in here. There's a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and ceramic hob for your convenience in addition to cupboards stocked with all the equipment needed to rustle up something good. You can choose to eat at the dining table or perch yourself at the breakfast bar, which also doubles up as a rather good spot for a pre-dinner glass of bubbly.

Make your way up the bespoke oak staircase to discover the beautiful and spacious sitting room. With a stunning wood burner at its heart and original beams overhead, retreating to this space is a real delight. For your entertainment there is a TV with Freeview and a DVD player. Wi-Fi is available and there's also a DAB radio and a selection of books and games.

There are two gorgeous bedrooms in Dugdales, both of which boast king-size beds, have en-suite shower facilities and have beds dressed in the finest crisp white bed linen. The first of the bedrooms is on ground level, a room with real wow-factor due to its floor-to-ceiling arched window and handsome sleigh bed. The second bedroom is upstairs next to the sitting room, another charming room with a grown-up stylish appeal. Both bedrooms come equipped with TV/DVD players and hairdryers.

Outside the property there is a pleasant stone and cobbled patio area complete with outdoor furniture, a lovely little spot for lunch alfresco or an afternoon tipple. And of course, just a few steps down the path takes you out into Settle's much-loved market square.

Lockable storage for bicycles is available next to the cottage if you want to bring your two wheels along. Please Note: This property is accessed by a short, cobbled path. A 24-hour car park is located 50 meters away with week-long parking tickets available.

  • 2 king-size bedrooms
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms both with shower and WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Electric and heating included
  • Underfloor heating throughout ground floor
  • 24-hour public carpark 50m from the cottage
  • LCD TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Located up a short, cobbled path
  • Shop and pub within half a mile
  • Lockable outdoor storage for bikes

This luxury accommodation is located in the heart of Settle, 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 (12 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.

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 (17 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 of Dugdales including Malham Cove (25 miles), Malham Tarn (26 miles) and the vibrant town of Skipton (21 miles).

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Garry 1st November 2019

Amazing home from home in the centre of the town!

Reviewed by Christine 18th October 2019

A lovely cottage in a wonderful location to enjoy all that Settle has to offer. Great communication from owners.

Reviewed by Brian 27th September 2019

Spacious & comfortable cottage, in historic part of Settle. Perfectly located <2 mins walk from shops, pubs & very useful Information Centre. 4 mins walk from excellent Booths supermarket, & 5 mins from railway station. Dugdales Barn is very quiet and peaceful. Beds very comfortable and really good showers. Only downside, was the cobbles on footpatRead moreh leading up to the cottage were very slippery due to the heavy rain experienced (most days). However they do enhance the charm of this lovely cottage Hide

Reviewed by Janet 23rd September 2019

Perfect location, beautiful cosy cottage.

Reviewed by Charles 2nd September 2019

Dugdales was a fabulous base for a range of activities, located near to the station, shops and cafes/restaurants. The property was superbly appointed and was a very comfortable home to return to after a long, hard day. We loved our stay and would confidently recommend it to friends and family.

Reviewed by Michael 2nd August 2019

Beautiful cottage in a good location in the middle of Settle

Reviewed by Henny 19th July 2019

Great cottage, situated around the corner of the center of Settle. Fantastic Booths supermarket is only a five minute walk away!

Reviewed by Stewart 28th June 2019

Dugdales Barn was an excellent choice - quality, spacious, comfortable, old transformed into contemporary, - the ideal place to stay. Our only point would be that there really was no outdoor space to speak of. Only a small cobbled stone pathway and a small covered patio with public access alongside. If you absolutely need a garden space then this iRead mores not for you. But if you don't this accommodation is wonderful. Hide

Reviewed by Roderick 21st June 2019

This is in a really ideal location, with several good eating places within very easy walking distance; and Settle itself is a great place from which to explore the Dales. The cottage is clean and has modern facilities with spacious bedrooms and living area.

Reviewed by Lucy 27th May 2019

Great location, comfy and stylish cottage.

Reviewed by Linda 17th May 2019

Well situated in a quiet but central part of Settle, and perfect for getting out onto the Dales in a very few minutes. Settle is a lovely market town with a weekly market, lots of different shops, pubs and restaurants and even a theatre.

Reviewed by Mark 13th May 2019

Perfect location in the centre of Settle with the marketplace and shops just round the corner. Unique barn conversion, with loads of space on multiple levels. A comfortable base for exploring the wonderful Yorkshire Dales!

Reviewed by Jo 26th January 2019

Lovely cosy place for a winter break.

Reviewed by Michael 20th November 2018

Fantastic accommodation in great location.Stylish conversion with striking features - double-height kitchen area, mezzanine with log burner.Great local amenities and surrounded by stunning nature.

Reviewed by Catherine 17th November 2018

Beautiful cottage, pictures do it justice. Close to the high street but far enough away from noise. Booths supermarket 3 min walk away. Bus service into Skipton. Lovely pub The Lion nearby food fantastic. Owner Amy was amazing and at the end of the phone.Only issues we had but didn't really affect us was struggled to override heating program and beRead moredside lights in downstairs bedroom didn't seem to work. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 23rd October 2018

Had a lovely weekend at Dugdales barn.The barn is tucked away perfect for a cosy weekend away from it all but with everything on your doorstep if you want it.The barn is big enough for 4 although not much room for 4 outside to sit as it's not private it's a walk way threw to other cottages.But that's not a negative who goes away to sit in? its onlyRead more a base after days out and about.The barn is ideal and got everything you need to chill x Hide

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 18th September 2018

Brilliant location and v comfortable cottage- good communication with local owner- no negatives to report

Reviewed by John 17th September 2018

The photographs of Dugdale Barn on the Gorgeous Cottages website are an accurate depiction of the place - yes, it really is that beautiful! We visit Settle at least twice a year for the walking, scenery, fine dining and quality shops (including a brilliant second-hand book shop and a specialist cheese emporium). This time we took our youngest daughRead moreter who has just finished a postgraduate degree and the accommodation was perfect for our purpose - two spacious bedrooms, both en suite, a generous lounge with log-burning stove, and excellent kitchen-dining area with underfloor heating. The Barn was so lovely that we will in all probability book it again even when there are just the two of us. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 10th September 2018

We so enjoyed stay at Dugdales Barn - a really fantastic place & would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Catherine 15th July 2018

This barn was fabulous. Had everything you would ever want in a holiday home. Right in the heart of Settle but very quiet. Minutes walk to all the local restaurants,pubs etc. of which there are many. Settle is beautiful in itself and a great location to explore other towns and villages. This was our first time in Yorkshire and we absolutely loved iRead moret. We will be back Hide

Reviewed by Derek 24th June 2018

Very nice place and ideally placed for the centre of Settle. Very tastefully renovated, with all amenities catered for. Owner is a very nice lady, and very communitive. Overall a lovely holiday cottage.

Reviewed by Kath 22nd May 2018

We had a great week in the barn. It is centrally located, so easy access to shops & pubs. The barn is very well equipped for eating in with a good selection of food shops nearby. The weather was good so we did lots of walking & also went on the Settle Carlisle railway.

Reviewed by Gill 18th May 2018

Does what it says on the tin.....a gorgeous cottage

Reviewed by Karen 12th May 2018

Beautiful comfortable accommodation. Very quiet too. Excellent finish to everything and super comfy beds

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 5th May 2018

What cleverly designed and imaginative accommodation!! Fantastic. It is set in the heart of Settle, which is also a very 'gemuetlich' and appealing town. We enjoyed everything about Dugdales Barn - the splendid kitchen (where we cooked scrummy food bought at the very conveniently situated Booths' supermarket); the large and comfortable living room Read morewith its wood burning stove (it was a cool week so we had a fire each evening); and the two lovely bedrooms and hot showers (with a good head of water).... I could go on but I think you will already guess that we liked it!! Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 26th April 2018

Comfortable, well located base for holiday

Reviewed by Eleanor 25th April 2018

Lovely property but possibly overpriced, compared to other similar properties. We didn't give it 9 or 10 in every section because :The hob had not been cleaned thoroughly although we found a good hob cleaner under the sink. Two of the family found the see-through parts of the bathroom doors quitRead moree off-putting esp at night when the lights were on. The long straight sofa was not as good for sociable chatting. Otherwise it was a very good property and the location was superb. There were 2 lightbulbs not working when we arrived but owner sorted that very quickly.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Eleanor, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review- it is appreciated! I am delighted that you liked the cottage and I do agree the location is superb. Thank you for your feedback regarding the hob and the lighting at the cottage. The owner will speak to her cleaners about the cleanliness of the hob and will also ask them to do a lighting check each time they visit the cottage. We do value our guests feedback and it is important to us that if there any issues that we do rectify them for future guests, thank you again for sending it over. I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage sometime in the future, take care!Louise Hide

Reviewed by Steve 10th April 2018

Great cottage in a excellent location just a stones throw from central Settle.Try the Little House Restaurant and The Folly for great food!Only slight would be 4 cleaners stood outside the door well before departure time.

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