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Yorkshire Dales Self Catering cottage, Mearbeck House, Settle, sleeps 12

Areas: Yorkshire Dales

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Mearbeck House

Mearbeck House, Settle, Yorkshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 12

Pricing From: £886.00 - 2132.00

This attractive 19th century, Grade II listed, stone-built farmhouse, attached to the owners' home, is located near the village of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales and can sleep twelve people in five bedrooms.

Mearbeck House is a Grade II listed, 19th century stone-built farmhouse, attached to the owners' home, located near the village of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage can sleep twelve people in one super king-size double with en-suite shower, one king-size double with single bed and en-suite bathroom, two twin rooms, one family room with double and single, bathroom with bath, basin and WC, and a separate basin and WC. Also in the cottage is a kitchen with a dining area, a sitting room with an open fire, and a separate smaller sitting room. Outside, there is off road parking for four cars and an enclosed front lawned garden with a patio and furniture. Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Mearbeck House is a lovely family holiday cottage throughout the whole year.


Nice place but needs some work...
This is a well-located farmhouse at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The house is large and full of character. We were a party of 10 adults and there was plenty of room to chill out, cook and eat together but had enough places in the house to get some space. We enjoyed our week. The only downside was some of the interior and furniture needs updating. There's only one shower, the mattresses are super-soft and most of us didn't sleep that well, and some sofas were old and uncomfortable. The owner was more than helpful and looked after us well.
Steve M

Great Family Getaway
We had a great weekend away with the family (8 adults and 2 pre-teen children). There was plenty of space due to the very grand proportions of every room and the rooms were beautifully decorated, although the furniture was not expensive enough to make you feel uncomfortable. The kitchen was large and well-equipped with enough pots and pans to cook Sunday lunch for 10 on the Aga (a challenge taken up by my sister-in-law, thankfully!). We could just about sit 10 around the kitchen table. Despite its size, I found the house warm and cosy, and we experienced no issues with the shower or water supply, although I agree the bathrooms are a bit dated. My bed was comfortable with lovely white cotton bedding. Pool table, Sky TV and piano kept everyone entertained, and there were plenty of books on various bookshelves which I would have loved to to have read, had we been staying for longer. The area is very picturesque, with plenty to do. On Saturday we went to Skipton, where the shops and castle were worth a visit, and on Sunday we walked around nearby Malham Tarn. The house was also about 30 mins from Ribbleshead Viaduct (starting point to climb Whernside), and 20 mins from Horton-in-Ribblesdale (to climb Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent). The nearest takeaways were in Settle (3km away), with a selection of Fish and Chips, Chinese and Indian.

Mearbeck Cottage is great to relax in, with the large lounge and real fire. Overall a great place to stay
Mrs Bakes

What a fabulous house to stay in. It is a beautiful old house that feels very homely, with plenty of space for large parties! The description and photos do not do the property justice.
Mr Thavenot

very spacious
12 of us rented this property (4 kids). Down stairs is a great space kitchen is excellent with its big aga and dinning table. Living room with open fire is lovely with full sky package. Second sitting room is smaller with piano never really used this room. Mini games room with pool table which is always a bonus. Main staircase leads to the landing which the kids loved as it was massive to play on. Attic bedroom was lovely. The other bedrooms where all very big and spacious. The bathrooms are very dated. Major problem with this place is only one shower in the master bedroom which you can not use or you will burn yourself. The mixer side of the plumbing is rubbish. Also if you use to much water you will run out as its on a bore hole and takes time to refill. Could do with some extra storage tanks. Can easily park 5 cars. Trampoline outside is real good fun but be careful with kids no side on it but seeing as its 15ft should be no problem. We all had a good catch up so it served its purpose for us. Very friendly owners.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds

Family Beds


Oil central heating with open fire
Oil AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, drinks fridge, washing machine, spin dryer, dishwasher, TV with full Sky, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power included in rent
Fuel for fire on honesty box basis
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 4 cars
Enclosed front lawned garden with patio and furniture
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 2 miles
Note: There is an Interconnecting door between the property and owners home, this will be locked at all times
Note: Grocery pack and evening meals can be provided by prior arrangement

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

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

Malham Cove - 5.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Janet's Foss - 6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gordale Scar - 6.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Bolton-by-Bowland Church - 7.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gisburn, St Mary's Church - 7.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bracewell, St Michael's Church - 8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Slaidburn, St Andrew's Church - 8.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Sawley Abbey - 9.2 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Ingleton, St Mary's Church - 10.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Yorkshire Dales National Park - 11.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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