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Stepping Stones Barn

Settle, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A wonderful cottage set within the Yorkshire Dales
  • Enjoy glorious rural views from this reverse-level property
  • A perfect base for keen walkers and cyclists
  • Visit the delightful market town of Settle
  • Take a trip on the Settle to Carlisle Railway
  • Explore the Three Peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent

 

Property code: G0134

Set by a babbling brook in the Yorkshire Dales, this delightful barn conversion makes a fabulous holiday home for a family looking for a relaxing getaway close to a quaint picture-postcard village.

Located in a picture-postcard village just a few miles from the vibrant town of Settle, this characterful three-bedroom stone barn conversion enjoys peace and tranquillity by a babbling brook in the Yorkshire Dales. It is perfect for families who want to be close to nature but have all the comforts of a charming market town close by.

Inside, the barn has an upside-down layout which makes the most of the bright open-plan living space. Make your way up the bespoke oak and glass staircase to the living area. Set on the first floor this large room boasts a stunning vaulted ceiling with lots of light streaming in from its various windows. Its home to a lounge, kitchen and dining area and has warm oak flooring throughout.

The living room sits at one end and features a large corner sofa, just perfect for snuggling up on together to catch a family movie. There's a living flame fire too for those cosy nights in. A Smart TV with DVD is provided, and Wi-Fi is available too, a must if you have any teens in tow. There's also an iPod dock so you can bring along your holiday playlist.

The modern kitchen has glossy units and a sleek glass work-top giving it a fresh and inviting look. All mod cons are included, so you'll find a dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave. The cupboards are also well-stocked with everything you'll need to cook up a family meal. The dining table sits in the kitchen and again, echoes that fresh, contemporary look.

All of the bedrooms in the property are downstairs, a king-size, double and a twin. All of the beds are dressed in crisp bedding and have warm oak flooring underfoot. The family bathroom is also on the ground level and features a bath and separate walk-in shower. Underfloor heating keeps your toes nice and warm in here.

This homely barn has much to love outside too with a mature lawned garden leading down to the river. The stepping stones which gave the barn its name are just next to the building. There's a patio area with table and chairs set right by the water, a heavenly spot for those long al fresco lunches in the sun. A BBQ is provided for your use, and if you're a keen cyclist, there's lockable storage available in the garden too.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • Dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, oven
  • 1 bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, WC and underfloor heating
  • TV, DVD, iPod dock
  • Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot, highchair, cot
  • Pub within 2 minutes
  • Shop within 3 miles
  • Settle 2 miles
  • Please note: two steps lead down into the hall from the front door

The barn is located in Stainforth in the shire of Ribblesdale, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We think it's one of the Dale's prettiest villages with its traditional stone cottages, narrow lanes and a cosy village pub dating back to the 19th century. And as you would expect, the surrounding countryside here is magnificent, perfect if you want to strike out from the cottage in your walking boots or on your bicycle.

Only 2.5 miles away you'll find the vibrant market town of Settle, home to a myriad 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. Just outside of town you can hop on the Settle to Carlisle railway, one of the most scenic routes in the UK which takes you over the well-known Ribblehead Viaduct.

Beyond Settle, you have the exquisite delights of the Yorkshire Dales. It's a true walker's paradise here and you are very close to the famous Three Peaks. If you're more of a roamer than a rambler, try a stroll around the grounds of nearby Bolton Abbey (24 miles). These gorgeous ruins provide the backdrop to a particularly beautiful part of the Dales and are well worth a visit.

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Claire 12th September 2020

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A really beautiful and impeccably kept cottage. The location couldn't be more perfect for a walking holiday, as some outstanding walks quite literally start on the doorstep. We would advise being aware that the garden is slightly separate from the main house - not an issue for us, but worth knowing if you are bringing young children.

Reviewed by Andrew 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jane 29th August 2020

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A lovely clean and comfortable property in a such a perfect location for visiting all the wonderful places the Dales has to offer.

Reviewed by Judith 22nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Josianne 1st August 2020

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We spent a lovely week with our three year old daughter at Stepping stones cottage and its everything we wanted! The location was perfect to do things locally but to also good to visit nearby places. We felt at home at the cottage and plan on booking another week next summer.

Reviewed by Gayle 25th July 2020

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3rd visit to Stepping Stones & another lovely week. Found walks that we hadnt been on before. Beautiful scenery, peaceful location & nature right on your doorstep. We are a family of 4 with a 9 year old & a 14 year old & neither of them were bored which is a big result!!! Lovely informative owner too. We love this cottage !

Reviewed by Elaine 12th October 2019

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Lovely, quiet well appointed cottage. Stainforth is a lovely location and very close to Settle for shops, petrol etc. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Joke 21st September 2019

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The cotrage is super. Clean, all the comfort you need and the location is perfect. Friendly owners. We had a wonderful week in the Dales

Reviewed by Lynn 7th September 2019

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Reviewed by Clive 24th August 2019

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This cottage is perfect for anyone who enjoys exploring the Yorkshire dales. The local pub, the Craven Heifer is a must for great meals. We had a lovely holiday and would tell anyone to try this accommodation.

Reviewed by Marie 3rd August 2019

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Stepping stones barn is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing week. The cottage has everything you could need and is spotlessly clean. The beds are all very comfortable as is the sofa in the lounge. The location of the house is ideal to explore the dales or even go to the Lake District.

Reviewed by Nadine 20th July 2019

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Reviewed by Kevin 6th July 2019

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Cottage was clean and spacious. We loved the open plan kitchen. Lots of space but there was only 2 of us. Great Base for walking in the area

Reviewed by Stephanie 29th June 2019

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We had a fantastic time at Stepping Stones. It was lovely and clean. We had everything we needed. It was a great base for the surrounding area. Only 20 minutes drive from a lot if the popular places to visit. Would thoroughly recommend white scar caves. Travelled with two children aged 4 & 2 who had heaps of fun in the stream and garden.

Reviewed by Dave 25th May 2019

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Lovely cottage situated within Stainforth Village, next to river complete with stepping stones. Convenient for walking in the 3-peaks area. Good local pub. Parking a bit tight for more than one vehicle, but other options available within the village. Only one loo/shower room, so busy times need managing if you have a full complement of 6.

Reviewed by Terence 18th May 2019

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Really enjoyed our stay at stepping stones barn, all the rooms were of a high standard and we enjoyed the floor arrangements which saved lugging cases upstairs as you enter on the bedroom level therefore also enjoying great views from the kitchen area . The garden is only small but adequate for sitting outside for snacks and drinks. The village is Read moreclean and quiet with some very nice cottages / houses ,and a very nice pub serving nice meals and good beer. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 13th April 2019

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Lovely cottage well situated in Stainforth - backs on to a beck which the kids played merrily in; 5 minute walk from The Craven Heifer pub where the adults played merrily; great walks on the doorstep Well placed for the 3 Peaks, Settle, Grassington, Malham, and other sights it really was a delightful week

Reviewed by Kate 4th November 2018

The cottage was everything it said it was going to be. Great views over the hills and everything you could have needed. My 9 year old daughter loved the stream and stepping stones out back. Close to everything we wanted to do, Bolton Abbey, Malham Cove, Janets Falls and the Seattle to Carlisle railway line. Thanks for a really enjoyable stay

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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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