3 (all year)
Gemstone Cottage sleeps four guests and is a beautiful self-catering cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. Within a few minutes walk, you can be in the centre of Settle, a lively market town packed with independent shops, cafes and restaurants, and excellent pubs like the Golden Lion and the Talbot Arms. The cottage is the perfect escape for couples, families and friends.
Settle is a fantastic town that is large enough to have plenty of amenities, yet not so big that it feels busy and impersonal. The friendly locals are proud of their community and will happily advise you on everything from the best walks to the tastiest ales, including those made in the award-winning Settle Brewery. Settle is renowned for the Settle to Carlisle Railway which runs for 73 miles through the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines, introducing passengers to the staggeringly gorgeous scenery.
The landscape around Gemstone Cottage is ideal for people who enjoy escaping crowds and breathing in clean air. Settle is on the River Ribble, and there is a flat and accessible footpath running beside the water which is home to salmon and heron. The pure scale and magnitude of the Ribblehead Viaduct is simply breathtaking with some twenty four arches built back in the Victorian era forming part of what is today the famous Settle to Carlisle railway. The moors are just a half mile walk from Gemstone Cottage offering miles of tracks and trails for walkers and cyclists. Lace up your walking boots or hop onboard your mountain bike and explore the Settle Loop, Gisburn Forest, the Three Peaks of Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent or Ingleside. Those who prefer more gentle activities will be happy to hear there is a golf course less than a mile from the cottage.
Popular Yorkshire Dales National Park attractions near Gemstone Cottage include the Stainforth Force waterfalls, Hoffman Kiln, Ingleborough Caves, and the Pennine Way. As if all that was not enough to get excited about, the Lake District National Park is only 30 miles from Settle, while the North Pennines are just a few miles further.
The Yorkshire Dales has a reputation as being bleak and forbidding, but nothing could be further from the truth. This stunning landscape is dotted with picturesque towns like Settle, with gorgeous stone buildings that have been welcoming visitors for centuries. At Gemstone Cottage you can spend happy days walking and cycling, and relaxing evenings warming your toes in front of the fireplace before turning in for a sound nights sleep and the promise of doing it all again tomorrow.
Managed By Peter Rushton joined Independent Cottages in April 2010
Gemstone Cottage has been updated with the contemporary touches that modern guests expect, and it retains its original character and charm.
Outside: The cottage's elevated position gives lovely views over the town and surrounding countryside. There is a paved patio area with garden furniture so guests can enjoy relaxing outside.
Additional information: You can stop outside the cottage to unload, and on-street parking (free) is available nearby as well as in the car parks (reasonably priced). Short breaks available all year round. One well behaved dog welcome by prior arrangement with the owner. Prices include heating, electricity, a supply of logs for the wood burner, bedlinen, towels, a welcome pack that includes breakfast items and wifi.
| Sat, 25 Jan 2020 for 4 nights, £209
6 nights £260
| Mon, 3 Feb 2020 for 5 nights, £255
7 nights £322
| Tue, 11 Feb 2020 for 3 nights, £211
5 nights £254
| Fri, 14 Feb 2020 for 2 nights, £208
| Wed, 19 Feb 2020 for 2 nights, £205
| Mon, 24 Feb 2020 for 4 nights, £239
7 nights £311
| Fri, 28 Feb 2020 for 3 nights, £215
7 nights £295
| Mon, 2 Mar 2020 for 4 nights, £215
| Mon, 9 Mar 2020 for 4 nights, £225
7 nights £319