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Yorkshire Dales Self Catering cottage, Thistledown, Ingleton, sleeps 5

Areas: Yorkshire Dales

Ingleton Travel and Heritage Information


Thistledown, Ingleton, Yorkshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £369.00

A first-class, semi-detached cottage located in a cul-de-sac on the outskirts of Ingleton and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.

Thistledown is a first-class, semi-detached cottage located in a cul-de-sac on the outskirts of Ingleton and can sleep five people. There is a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom, a single bedroom, a bathroom, a ground floor basin and WC, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside there is dedicated off road parking for two cars, enclosed patios with furniture and a storage hut for bikes etc.

Thistledown is a great holiday base.


A gem in the Dales
This cottage is a home from home,and could not be in a better spot to explore the Dales.The three peaks,the caves,the waterfalls and loads more are on the doorstep.The cottage is spotless,warm,very comfortable and well equipped everything you need and more there is even a slow cooker and a cafetiere perfect after a day out walking.To come back to a cooked dinner and a glass of wine was heaven then a good nights sleep in comfy beds ready then for the next adventure. We will be back.

Excellent modern well equipped cottage on edge of Ingleton is great base for walking
We are a group of 3 friends go on a walking holiday every year with a cottage base, and this year we chose Thistledown. It was only finished around Easter 2015, so everything is still new, and it was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The weekly let was from a Friday , rather than the more usual Saturday, but as a consequence it seemed to be a bit cheaper, ?400 for a week for the 3 of us was much cheaper than the Lakes where we had been the previous 2 years, and good value for money for being so handy for the 3 Peaks area, and on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There were 2 car parking spaces allocated, and i picked my friends up from High Bentham Railway Station which is 5 miles or so to the south. The cottage is in a small courtyard complex, the other 4 houses are in private ownership, not holiday lets, so be considerate to the neighbours. Lots of useful information about the area and nice welcoming touches, a packet of nice biscuits, a complimentary bottle of wine, a pint of milk left in the fridge, and some tea, coffee, salt ,pepper, herbs etc in the food cupboards, which is not always the case, was a nice touch. A good size dining kitchen was very well equipped in general, lots of equipment for home cooking, and an induction hob, a separate washing machine and tumble dryer. The only thing that might have been expected was a dishwasher, but we managed fine washing up the traditional way. The only surprising thing that was missing was a cafetiere for making real coffee, we managed to improvise with a sieve and kitchen paper. a colander would have been good to have to. Downstairs the kitchen/diner faces the rear courtyard , there is a small entrance hall with handy downstairs WC, then at the front a large comfortable lounge with 2 settees, with a TV in each room which we did not turn on. Upstairs a good family bathroom with shower over the bath, only shortcoming, no electric shaver socket. A small 3rd bedroom to the front, and a larger twin bedroom, and master bedroom with its own ensuite to the rear. All neat, tidy, clean, with everything you would expect. We eat in 3 nights, out in pubs/restaurants 3 nights. The nearest pub, the Masons arms, is only about 400 metres away, on the busy main Skipton to Kendal Road, it was great for real ales, a local Kirkby Lonsdale ale was out pick of the bunch, and food looked good, but on popular nights best to reserve a table. The main centre of Ingleton is about 3/4 mile walk across the main road, with a Co-op small supermarket, and a variety of shops/pubs and restaurants. The best meal we had in Ingleton was at the superb Old Post Office , it is quite bijou, only 3 tables, about 12 people can dine there, but great fresh simple tasty food on platters done very well, only open half the week, so reserve a table to avoid disappointment. Things we did during the week that I would recommend, ascend each of the famous 3 Peaks, Sunday bus takes you up to Ribblehead Viaduct, good for going up to top of Whernside, and interesting railway station and visitor centre on Settle Carlisle line. The Waterfall Walk around Ingleton , we incorporated only half of it on way down from Ingleborough, much better than I had anticipated, lots of family groups on a Sunday going around. We also spent 2 days heading south into delightful Forest of Bowland AONB, much quieter, less well known, but beautiful, go through High Bentham then head a dozen miles to Trough of Bowland over a spectacular moorland drive, we only saw half a dozen other cars. Stop at Dunsop Bridge for an icecream by the river, We did a great 8 1/2 mile walk from here. Pubs to recommend for good real ale and a meal are , the Waddington Arms , the Inn at Whitewell, and Parkers Arms at Newton in Bowland. Chipping is an attractive place to amble around, lovely old buildings and 3 pubs, cafes etc, and a bit further is Beacon Fell Country Park with widespread views. We had a great week, lucky with the Iindian Summer weather, made the most of exploring the area, and this cottage was a convenient, well equipped, comfortable good VFM base, highly recommended. .
David L

The cottage was stunning and it had everything we could want and more. It was obvious that the owners had gone out of their way to make everything as comfortable and cosy as possible. We would be happy to recommend the cottage as it is a wonderful place to stay. The village and surrounding countryside are a must to visit.
Mrs Wicks

A lovely clean, modern, warm, well-equipped cottage.
Mrs Stephenson

A perfect break in an extremely modern and cosy property set in a wonderful location. Will definitely return and have already recommended to family. Very friendly and helpful owners.
Miss Pollard



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Air source heat pump powered ground floor underfloor heating and first floor radiators with woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, Blu-ray, DVD, radio, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
Additional fuel for stove available to purchase at garage just a few minutes away
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Designated off road parking for 2 cars
Storage hut for bikes
Enclosed patios with furniture
Two well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Farm shop 10 mins walk, pub 3 mins walk

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Ingleton, St Mary's Church - 0.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Yorkshire Dales National Park - 10.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gresgarth Hall Gardens - 11.2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Warton, St Oswald's Church - 11.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Warton Old Rectory - 11.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Leighton Hall - 12.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Beetham, St Michael's Church - 12.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Slaidburn, St Andrew's Church - 12.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Halton, St Wilfrid's Church - 12.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Sedbergh, St Gregory's Chapel - 12.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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