Self-Catering Yorkshire Dales National Park

Carn Cottage Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire

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From: €395 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Garden
  • Near golf
  • Parking

Property Description

Holiday home
Carn Cottage, situated in the lovely village of Long Preston is an 18th century built semi-detached cottage that offers 'upside down' accommodation. Beautifully restored, with many original features, the cottage provides a cosy living area, which contains a small fitted kitchen, breakfast bar, sitting area with open fire. There is also a ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room which is accessed from the 1st floor living room via an open staircase. Outside there is off road parking for one car and a garden with furniture. Carn Cottage is ideally placed for walkers and cyclists and the towns of Settle and Skipton are close by.

Accomodation Details
One spacious ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, accessed from 1st floor living area via an open staircase. First floor open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.

The lovely village of Long Preston is situated in Malhamdale, just four miles from Settle and twelve miles from Skipton, which is known as the 'Gateway to the Dales.' The village has several large, tree lined village greens, footpaths that lead to the surrounding hills and two fantastic pubs. Also the railway station, situated at the edge of the village provides access to the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway line. The busy market town of Settle is nearby and has many amenities including pubs, restaurants and a public swimming pool. Other attractions nearby are Skipton Castle and the Falconry Centre. which makes Long Preston a perfect base to explore this wonderful part of Yorkshire.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Gas central heating with open fire in living area. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD, WiFi, books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for one car next to the cottage, additional off road parking available. Secure bike shelter. Garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs and village green 5 mins walk. Note: This property is accessed by external stone steps to the garden and then by door into the first floor living room. Note: Cottage is approx. 40m from A65, some road noise may be heard when in the garden. Note: The owner supplies a tree and decorations for the festive period.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Key Features
  • Garden
  • Near golf
  • Parking

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Self-Catering Reviews

May 2023
We had a lovely stay at Carn Cottage. The cottage is very cosy with everything we needed. Brian is very welcoming and has lots of ideas and info about things to do. We would definitely recommend this as a place to stay.
May 2022
Cottage is very well kept, clean, plenty of kitchenwear, comfortable beds, everything one could want. A lot of care's put in by the owner (Mr. Hume) to make the cottage and your stay as comfortable as possible, as well as providing a great deal of information about local walks, attractions, restaurants / eateries / sandwich houses, both from speaking to Mr Hume in person and in a compiled folder. The town is very beautiful, and the cottage itself is located around 10 minutes from the train station and quite a bit less than that to the nearest bus stop. Mr. Hume's a very helpful and welcoming host, always happy to offer pointers and suggestions for visiting the local area.
November 2021
Stayed for a week here.Was very relaxing and peaceful. Kitchen is well stocked with any pans/cutlery you may need. Very good sized tv compared to other places whivh came in handy due to the very poor weather which meant we couldn't venture out very much Bedroom was a very good size and very comfy bed Bathroom was lovely with a very roomy shower. Bryan was lovely and came over to explain features of the house and provide info about the local area and also came to help when we needed a fire starting and also made sure we were ok whenever he saw us. Only slight issues we had was the road leading off the main road to the property was very tight and parking was a little tight outside the property so a larger vehicle may struggle All in all a lovely trip
April 2021
We had a great post lockdown stay at Carn Cottage. Bryan was a gracious host and the cottage was cosy and well equipped. The local pub and shop are a short walk away.
December 2020
We had an amazing time at Carn Cottage! Bryan was a great host and the cottage is perfectly equipped with anything a guest might need. The place was sparkling clean, the location is ideal and Bryan provided us with lots of information and advice about the area and nice places that we should visit. We strongly recommend Carn Cottage and we would like to thank Bryan for being such a lovely host. We will definitely come back!
Mr Kirk
August 2020
Wonderful little hideaway for my wife and I and our 1 year old son.. Great location and Bryan is an excellent host, always on hand if you need him as he is next door but the property is still very private. I have a large car and didn’t have any trouble parking, but it is quite tight so just need to take your time. We wouldn’t hesitate to return.
Miss Rossington
February 2020
Brian the owner was very helpful and informative..
Miss Rossington, February 2020
February 2020
The Cottage was exactly what we had wanted.. It was clean, warm & well furnished. Bryan was a great host, literally next door if we needed anything and full of knowledge about the local area. We will definitely be coming back!
January 2020
Carn Cottage is a cosy home away from home, just right for two people. It has been well furnished and has everything you need for your stay. The only downside is that the parking is a little tight. Bryan, the owner, is very welcoming and full of useful local knowledge to help you make the most of your stay. Whether you are walkers or general visitors, the area has something to offer everyone. If you want a gentle walk try Kirkby Lonsdale, about a half an hours drive away, going from Ruskin's view down the Radical steps along the river to the Devil's bridge. Then you can enjoy a hearty lunch in one of the local eateries.
Mr Mcfadden, February 2020
January 2020
We loved this comfortable and cosy cottage in a great location.. Provided everything we needed for our week long break in the Yorkshire Dales. Owner Bryan who lived next door was wonderful. A helpful and friendly presence. Spent a great week exploring the Dales on foot mainly, as so many walks nearby or within a 30 minute drive. Also Long Preston station on iconic Carlisle Settle railway - great for a different car free day. Two really good evening meals at the Maypole Inn, short walk from cottage. Don’t miss a visit to the brilliant Courtyard Diary cheese shop and cafe near Settle.
Mr Carne, January 2020
December 2019
If you are looking for a cozy, clean, quiet, romantic retreat away from it all, this is the place for you! The pictures do not do it justice. Carn cottage is very sweet and quaint, with ample cooking equipment to rustle up a delicious meal in the evenings. We stayed for new years and had a fantastic time. After Brian showed us how to start the traditional coal fire, he left us to it making sure that we knew where he was if we needed anything. The sitting room upstairs lends itself to a stunning view of the countryside and the bedroom downstairs is really comfortable and cozy. There is a folder in the cottage full of walks if you wish to explore and some games (including scrabble) if you want a fun night in. As for the local area, well there are two pubs in walking distance, 'The Maypole inn' and 'The Boars head' for meals and coffee if you do not fancy cooking, if you do, there is a well stocked local post office which sells fresh eggs, sausages, breakfast cereals amongst other things just along the road. For a more extensive shop, it is best to take a short drive to the co-op in Settle. We loved it here and will be returning.
Mr Bird, December 2019
November 2019
The only small area of concern was the size of the designated parking area when, as I do, you drive a long estate car.. As we did not move the car for the whole week once we parked the car their was no real concern. Long Preston is a lovely village (large) with a gastro pub and a traditional pub both providing excellent food and a buzzing atmosphere.
Mr Piggott, November 2019
November 2019
The cottage was warm and comfortable.. It is ideally situated near lovely county towns and walks from the door. Bryan has provided excellent information about walks, the village and surrounding area all of which was really helpful. We will definitely use this cottage again!
Ms Morrison, November 2019
October 2019
The cottage is great value for money, cosy, warm and well equipped and the owner Bryan extremely friendly and helpful.. Perfect base for walking and exploring the beautiful countryside in this area.
Paul H
July 2019
A lovely place in lovely surroundings Bryan was great on arrival, giving us advice on walks, local eateries, the area in general, he was great The cottage is just off a main road in a quiet village, the village itself is beautiful but the road is very traffic heavy The garden backs onto the road but it's bordered by a late fence/ hedge that stops a lot of the noise, it didn't spoil the " sitting in the garden relaxing " element! The village had 2 pubs, we ate in the boars head and the dessert ( chocolate fudge cake ) was unreal, the local post office has a shop in it which sold everything ( all kinds of booze! ) It also had a small alleyway beside it with charity stalls selling books and dvds and console games, we bought a DVD to watch and some books and they just ask for a donation Plenty of lovely walks that can be started from the property without driving anywhere we did drive to faizor and malham for a couple of walks, both fantastic Can't recommend the place, cottage and village, enough Cottage was extremely clean, and the bed was really soft and cosy Can't recommend it enough For anyone who enjoys walking, Bryan the owner has put together a file of nearby walks, with maps and photos, really impressed us and was really helpful 10/10
Mr Farren
June 2019
Good cottage with very friendly host.. Bryan lives next door if you need any help . In a good location with walks from the doorstep.
Mr Wilkinson
April 2019
Warm, comfortable, clean cottage with everything we required and a friendly and knowledgeable (but not intrusive) owner.. Long Preston - while not on the tourist trail itself - is a very pleasant village (two pubs serving food; one corner shop providing basic essentials such as bread and milk as well as acting as the post office) that served as an excellent base for exploring the south west side of the Yorkshire Dales. Lots to see and do (e.g. the market town of Settle, Ingleborough caves, Skipton Castle, Ingleton waterfall trail, Settle - Carlisle Railway over the Ribblehead Viaduct, etc. as well as innumerable walks) all within a 25 minute drive from the cottage and enabling the visitor to have as relaxing or strenuous a holiday as desired. Parking directly outside the cottage would be a bit tricky if you have a car any bigger than a Ford Focus-sized vehicle (we don't, so not a problem for us).
Mr Long
January 2019
The owner gave us a very pleasant welcome, and useful advice on walks and places to eat..
carol n
December 2018
loved this place and plan to return. Quirky with living space upstairs to give advantage of the countryside views. Real fire and comfy cottage with benefit of parking and Wi-Fi. Local pubs and a shop/post office. Good base to visit the Dales
carol n
December 2018
Quirky cottage with real fire and all you need for a lovely country break
Dr Kirk
October 2018
Bryan is a brilliant host - friendly, generous and kind.. Carn Cottage is also first-class accommodation. We had the perfect weekend break.
Mrs Mcstay
October 2018
Friendly owner who takes pride in his property and provides lots of information about the locality..
Miss Fox
September 2018
Fabulous welcome by the owner
Mr Allen
August 2018
We very much enjoyed our stay in Carn Cottage, the location is ideal for exploring the many natural attractions in the area, which we did.. The train station is very handy to travel on the wonderful line from Skipton to Carlisle. Bryan the owner was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The cottage had everything that we needed and was comfortable and clean.
Mrs Collins
August 2018
Bryan who owns the cottage is a very knowledgable man of the area, and anything you need to know he will help you with.. Would highly recommend this little gem of a cottage. The walks are beautiful and local buses are great if you don’t want to drive.
Mr Hopkins
August 2018
We were met by Bryan the owner who showed us around the cottage personally.. He was very helpful in recommending places to eat and local walks to do. The property itself was ideal for 2 people who want to get away for a peaceful break. The main road (A65) is very busy and some noise can be heard but it did not bother us. There are a couple of pubs in the village which do food and I can recommend the Maypole who do a lovely Sunday lunch. The other meals on the menu are also very good and can be recommended. There are numerous walks which can be done from the doorstep or within a short drive. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs passed the cottage but journeys must be booked in advance. I can recommend the area for a peaceful and relaxing break. We will definitely return and explore the area even more.
Mrs Griggs
August 2018
Description of Carn Cottage was very accurate.. We didn't find A65 road noise an issue. Brian was a great host. We enjoyed walks from door. We used train to get to Skipton for market day. Also used train to get to Horton-in-Ribblesdale to walk up Pen-y-ghent. Lovely walk at Malham including climbing a waterfall! So much we haven't done that we would love to go back. Enjoyed meals at Boars Head pub. Local shop was very well stocked.
Mr White
June 2018
Brilliant host Bryan
Mr Day
June 2018
Cottage was in a very good location for touring the whole of the Southern region of the Yorkshire Dales.. For a 2 person cottage the cottage was spacious and very comfortable. It was also very well equipped with everything necessary for our stay. The owner was a charming and amiable person - very helpful and with a good local knowledge. I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a break in the Yorkshire Dales. We had been warned that the cottage was close to the A65 and that there was some road noise - but after a day or two we stopped noticing it... with the doors and windows being well insulated it was barely audible. A great holiday !!!
Mr Ottway
May 2018
A comfortable clean cottage in a good location for walking in the Dales.. The landlord was helpful and made us very welcome.
Miss Smith
March 2018
We had a great time at Carn Cottage.. A cosy and comfortable place to stay. Bryan is a great host, very welcoming and a lovely guy. It’s a centrally placed cottage, in walking distance of a small shop and a couple of pubs in Long Preston. We would definitely recommend a stay here and would like to return again soon! Thank you!
Mrs Mills
March 2018
This was our first cottage holiday and we were very pleased with the cottage.. Bryan, the owner was very helpful with all information about the cottage and the area. The cottage itself was lovely with everything you could need on holiday and in a great position with some lovely views across the countryside. The Dales are stunning and there are some great pubs all over the area. We were even lucky with the weather for the end of March, most of the days were sunny. All in all, it was a brilliant holiday in a lovely cottage and we would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone.
September 2017
Comfortable cottage for a couple to explore the dales. The owner Bryan was very informative on arrival, and also recommended a local garage to sort a problem with our car. We had a very enjoyable holiday on our first visit to the Yorkshire Dales.
September 2017
The cottage was in the right position for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.. The holiday came up to our expectations. The owner was very helpful.
Mrs Sharpe
May 2017
The owner was extremely helpful and keen to make us feel comfortable.. Lovely walks from the accommodation door. Very comfortable house and good facilities.
March 2017
Cottage was set in a quiet location in a village with good amenities.It was ideal for a relaxing break.The cottage was warm and homely and an ideal base for exploring the local area.
March 2017
We stayed for 3 nights and it was a very comfortable stay, the cottage had everything we needed. We was made to feel welcome and felt we could ask the owner anything if we needed. The cottage had several walks that you could use, book of attractions excellent wifi and most importantly fantastic views. The cottage was clean and the open fire was a good for a cosy night in. Just a short walk to a good pub and a village shop this the perfect place to stay.
Simon W
January 2017
We stayed here for four nights and had a wonderful time. Couldn't ask for a nicer home away from home and a warm and friendly host. We'll be returning as soon as possible.
Mr Rees
May 2016
The cottage was extremely comfortable! The owner was great - very friendly and helpful. The location was perfect with lovely walks on the doorstep.
Mr Davies
April 2016
An excellent standard of accommodation and a good base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales.
Mrs Earp
February 2016
We loved this clean, cosy, comfortable, quirky, upside down cottage for two. The owner was particularly helpful and informative about the area and places to visit or eat. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend Carn Cottage to friends.
Mrs Wilde
February 2016
We absolutely loved our stay at Carn Cottage. It's a lovely, cosy cottage in a beautiful village setting - what more could you want from a romantic break? The property itself was immaculate and very well equipped. The owner was lovely; a very friendly and helpful host. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome and was very informative about nice places to eat or go walking. There was lots of up to date information in the cottage about places to eat and visit, as well as lots of maps and routes that you could take to go walking with. The village was very cute and there were two fantastic pubs within walking distance, both serving good food.
Mrs Wright
November 2015
It was very well equipped and relaxing, perfect for a romantic break.
Miss Aird
May 2015
A lovely cottage in a great location.
Mr Coxon
May 2015
It was very cosy, warm and clean. Well positioned for access to many walks, places of interest and towns. The local pub was very good for eating out with excellent beer! The Settle to Carlisle railway station was right on the doorstep! Had a nice welcome from the owner who was very helpful.
May 2015
This was our second visit to Carn Cottage, and we intend to make another visit. It really is very good and the location is great.
May 2015
We had a fab week at this lovely cottage. Just right for two people. Carn Cottage is very clean, cosy and warm. There's plenty of space, the open plan nature gives this impression. Ensuite bathroom was impressive. Bedroom was again spacious with enough wardrobe space, and a useful space in which to put suitcases. Living area was airy with a lovely warm wooden floor. Kitchen was fine, you couldn't cook a Sunday dinner there, but it was adequate for a week stay. The cottage is great as a base to see North Yorkshire. A stone's throw from the Settle to Carlisle railway's Long Preston stop. Lot's of walks around the village. Even fresh eggs from a local farm, with an honesty box! The owner, Bryan, was very welcoming and helpful, and there if needed. We would definitely return.
Miss Cowell
April 2015
The cottage was very clean and everything was easy to find and to use. The owner had provided a wealth of information including a book of walks devised by local people. He was very keen to make sure we enjoyed the stay.
April 2015
We stayed for 1 week at this gorgeous cozy cottage. It has everything you need for a lovely stay including really good heating, which is a plus point if you're soft southerners like us! The cottage is small but perfectly formed with a huge bedroom downstairs plus lovely ensuite with large walk in shower, then upstairs is a large open plan living room/ kitchen. The location is great for exploring the dales, with the railway station only 10 mins walk away from the cottage & malham cove only 8 miles. It's also only short drives to Skipton grassington & lots of other lovely dales villages & towns. We also drove to Harrogate, only 30 miles, which is a stunning spa town & we'll worth a visit. There are also loads of beautiful walks that you can do from the cottage. We would definitely stay here again.
Mr Harness
November 2014
Had a wonderful holiday, the owner was on hand with information and tips of where to go and what to see, and made us feel very welcome. The cottage is in a lovely situation and felt like a real home from home. After a day out and about it was lovely to come back to. We will be booking again.
mike h
September 2014
We have used Sykes Cottages several times because of the quality of their accommodation and Carn Cottage was no exception. We chose the area so we could explore the Forest of Bowland and also the Dales. We found the cottage very clean, cosy and had everything we needed. We met, Bryan, the owner who gave us great advice on the local area and places of interest to visit. He couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. We had a great holiday and hope to return to Carn Cottage in the future.
John T
August 2014
We have just returned from a weeks stay at Carn Cottage. Upon arrival Bryan the owner gave us an introduction to the cottage and local amenities.The cottage was cosy beautifully clean and had all the facilities we required for walking holiday in the Dales.The two pubs in Long Preston were well worth a visit both for their food and hospitality.
Mr Wilcox
July 2014
The cottage is situated in a very pretty little village. The village has two pubs in it that both served food. The accommodation was as described and the owner was very friendly and provided us with good info about the area.
July 2014
just got back from a lovely relaxing week at carn cottage can't praise bryan the owner enough for making our holiday so nice lovely clean and tidy and good base for the dales also good walks right from the door would highly recommend
July 2014
Had a great holiday at Carn Cottage, the owner Bryan is a lovely man who is very helpful and friendly. The cottage was great, home from home. I would recommend this cottage to any couple who are looking for a relaxing or walking break, close to Harrogate or if you wish every Wednesday you can go on the steam train to Carlisle with lovely scenery, train leaves from Long Preston. Two restuarants within Long Preston so no need to take the car if you wish to sample the excellent Yorkshire Real Ales.
Miss Aird
May 2014
We particularly liked the location of the cottage, we had gone with the intention of walking in the Yorkshire Dales, and this place is in a prime spot! Also, having a railway station within walking distance, made it very easy to see the surrounding area without needing to use the car. The Settle to Carlisle railway line has breathtaking views, and it was great to just get on and off the train and visit different places. The owner of the cottage is very friendly and helpful, and gave us plenty of advice about the surrounding area. We are already planning a return visit.
Janet S
May 2014
Great property with excellent views of the Dales , everything you need is on hand. The holiday starts with a very informative brief from the owner Bryan who also has a very good sense of humour and really makes you feel very welcome and ensures that you have an enjoyable holiday. Two pubs within walking distance,our preference was the Boars Head with very professional and friendly staff who serve excellent food at a reasonable price. We visited Malham Cove and with the help of RSPB wardens they allowed us to view the resident Peregrine Falcons through their powerful binoculars and then pointed them out when they were in flight experience not to be missed ! Other walks included Ingleborough estate and Cave again well worth a visits as is Aysgarth Falls and a pint in the pub in West Burton one of the prettiest villages in The Dales. If your eating in then try any local butcher and buy locally bred Lamb or Beef , you won't taste anything better anywhere !! A great host and cottage.
May 2014
Everything we had read about Carn Cottage proved to be true. It is clean, comfortable, well-equipped (good, large shower) and the owner, Brian, who lives next door, was extremely helpful. Our only problem was linking up to Wi-Fi, but that could have been our fault! The village has a useful shop and two pubs serving reasonable food, although we preferred the Plough at Wigglesworth two miles away. Places we visited and enjoyed were: Harlow Carr and Harrogate, Malham, Bolton Abbey (lovely walks along the river), Linton (walk up to Grassington or along the river), Skipton Castle and Kirkby Lonsdale. For the more energetic there are details in the cottage of numerous walks around Long Preston. It all made for a most enjoyable week.
Mrs Baber
April 2014
Everything we needed was provided. The owner gave a very warm welcome.
Trupti W
April 2014
We spent a week at Carn Cottage in early April. A delightful, comfortable cottage, just the right size for two. We loved the quirky upside down setting and that it had plenty of space. Great views as well. The cottage is extremely clean and well furnished, with everything you might need for the week. The owner Bryan, who lives just next door, was very welcoming and friendly, with some good suggestions for trips in the area. Parking was tight, but do-able. Just remember it's the first cottage on the left as you turn in. We found lots to do in the area - great walks and places to visit. The village itself has two good pubs and a village shop which was enough for us; plenty more shops and a good supermarket a few miles away in Settle. We would certainly be very happy to return to Carn Cottage and explore the area further.
Alanna B
March 2014
We had a brilliant time, with a very warm welcome by Bryan who also recommended loads of local attractions. The cottage itself is really cosy, especially with the coal fire going. The facilities were great for the few occasions we cooked in and the location is brilliant for a range of activities. We really enjoyed Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey & White Scar caves as well as some of the local walks and lots of the local pubs. Just note that the cottage is the first on the left - heading too far down the lane might get tricky (since it narrows to about 6ft wide).
Mrs Kirton
February 2014
Spotless, clean and warm, had everything we needed. Owner gave a lot of information and was very helpful, lots of place to to visit. Was a brilliant holiday break.
Mr Williams
January 2014
Peace and quiet and the real fire. It was also very good to have pubs with food and a village shop within easy reach. The property is very easily accessible by train and bus. Also the owner was very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Barnes
January 2014
Great location, nice and cosy cottage. Friendly owner who made us very welcome.
January 2014
The cottage was a comfortable hideaway for a week. It is well equipped - having the use of a gas cooker was great - and very clean, but the best thing of all was the real fire, which kept us warm and created a great atmosphere. The property is also well situated, within easy reach of the local railway station, bus stop, village shop and two pleasant pubs that serve reasonable food. Places to visit in that part of Yorkshire include Skipton Castle, the Keithley and Worth Valley steam railway and the Hellifield peel tower, which is now a fancy guest house whose restoration and converstion featured in a memorable edition of Channel 4's Grand Designs. The cottage could be a little cold at night - we were there in January - the water pressure in the the shower was a bit feeble and the wifi seemed to come and go. Those were the only weak points. On the other hand, Bryan, the owner was a very friendly and helpful host who made us feel truly welcome. He lives next door, so he is easy to reach if you need him.
January 2014
The cottage was a comfortable hideaway for a week. It is well equipped - having the use of a gas cooker was great - and very clean, but the best thing of all was the real fire, which kept us warm and created a great atmosphere. The property is also well situated, within easy reach of the local railway station, bus stop, village shop and two pleasant pubs that serve reasonable food. Places to visit in that part of Yorkshire include Skipton Castle, the Keithley and Worth Valley steam railway and the Hellifield peel tower, which is now a fancy guest house whose restoration and converstion featured in a memorable edition of Channel 4's Grand Designs. The cottage could be a little cold at night - we were there in January - the water pressure in the the shower was a bit feeble and the wifi seemed to come and go. Those were the only weak points. On the other hand, Bryan, the owner was a very friendly and helpful host who made us feel truly welcome. He lives next door, so he is easy to reach if you need him.
Mr Grant
December 2013
Great location for a cosy winter break. Ideal cottage for two. The owner is a lovely friendly guy.
david g
October 2013
long preston is a ideal base for the yorkshire dales. carn cottage is very comfortable it has all you need . the decor and cleanliness is too a high standard. the owner is only next door and he is very helpful. the village shop and two pubs are only a very short walk away. the town of settle is about three mile away it has many shops cafes and pubs all you need. carn cottage is good value for the price paid a great holiday location
Mr Glover
September 2013
The Yorkshire Dales are beautiful, and the cottage made an excellent base.
May 2013
This cottage was ideal for what I required – a base to use whilst on a walking holiday. Although technically all I am looking for as a serious walker is a bed for the night I prefer to find one in a location where I can feel relaxed post walking and quickly feel at home. Carn cottage achieved this. The cottage itself is one of those quirky upside down cottages due to its location on a hillside. You therefore enter on the upper floor into a comfortable open plan area comprising kitchen, dining area and living room. Stairs take you down to the cosy bedroom with a comfortable double bed and a side room with shower and toilet facilities. The standard of cleanliness and furnishings throughout is of a very high standard and better than a lot of cottages I have stayed in previously. The owner lives in the attached cottage and is available for help or advice throughout your stay. During my stay they were issues with the central heating and the host went out of his way to keep me informed of the situation letting me know what the service personnel were doing and when the issue was resolved. He was very apologetic although I accepted this was one of these things that was outside of his control and could happen to anyone at anytime. Even so the owner presented me with a bottle of wine upon leaving as a thank you for my understanding during the week. The parking at the cottage is awkward as the property is located on a very narrow road and manoeuvring on the road can be difficult as a result. However, I drive a rather large car and was able to manage this without too many problems, so it is not impossible provided you are confident in your abilities. The other reason I have not given this the full marks is that unlike a lot of other properties that no ensure you are made welcome with some homely touches like fruit, flowers or tea/coffee/milk were not present. Obviously these are not essential but do provide that extra touch that warms the guests to the cottage from the offset.
Mr Hutchinson
January 2013
Great location and great cottage. Fantastic owner who is at hand to help whenever needed.
Dr Kettle
January 2013
We had a brilliant week. The cottage was lovely, the village pub was great, the owner was incredibly nice and helpful and we loved every minute despite the weather!
Mrs Mistry-Jones
September 2012
The owner was so friendly. The cottage was great, very snug and was a great place to relax in and spend time together. We drove to Settle which was only down the road.
Miss Bending
August 2012
The location was excellent for touring the south part of the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage was well presented and very clean, and the owner friendly, helpful and welcoming.
Mr Clayton
July 2012
A nice village and easy access to the National Park. Cottage off main road so not much noise from the road. We would definitely recommend.
Mrs Heath
July 2012
Warm welcome from friendly and helpful host. Excellent little cottage for two.
Miss Harrison
October 2011
Great location and excellent views from property. Close proximity to Peaks for walking. Good local pubs and welcoming host.
Mrs Bloomfield
October 2011
Wonderful and delightful cottage with exceedingly helpful and friendly owner. Moving the bathroom and toilet downstairs has made it an even more attractive holiday home. My husband I had a fantastic stay - he was celebrating his 80th birthday so it was a very special holiday and the cottage made it even more special.
Mr Davies
October 2011
We were very comfortable in a well equipped cottage. The upside-down arrangement worked well on this particular site and the conversion had been carried out very well. The owner was welcoming and friendly and anxious to make sure we were happy with the arrangements. The location of the cottage was ideal for re- visiting a part of Yorkshire we had not been for many years.
Mr Davis
September 2011
Carn Cottage was a lovely cottage, just right for two people. The owner made us feel very welcome and gave us information of the local area. This is an ideal location for walking and our car was not need once as there is a train station nearby. We will return in the future.
Mr Townsend
August 2011
Very friendly and informative owner - nothing was too much trouble!
Mrs Barnett
July 2011
The friendly welcome from the owner.The home from home cleanliness and comfort of the cottage. The proximity of the village - we could walk to the local pubs, which also served excellent food, and where again, we always received a warm, friendly welcome.
Mrs Saddington
July 2011
We loved staying in this cottage and the owner was extremely helpful and kind. He made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much bother for him. The cottage is in a beautiful location and there are so many places to visit nearby. We even travelled to Lake Windermere which was only an hours drive away. This cottage is perfect for exploring the Dales of Yorkshire.
Mr Wood
December 2010
We loved our time at Carn Cottage. Everything was just as we expected it to be. Bryan, the owner, was a great host and really went out of his way to try and make everything perfect (which it was!). The coal fire was amazing. Perfect for when it started getting cold after we'd been out walking on the dales. (Really great footpaths nearby, Bryan showed us some others that we hadn't noticed on the map as well).
Mr Havard
November 2010
The owner was helpful and welcoming. The cottage was warm and cosy, ideally situated for visits to other areas of the Dales. Buses and trains on the doorstep. Good food at the Maypole Hotel, handy local Post office/shop.
L. & B Taylor
November 2010
A very comfortable, new, warm cottage for two. Kitchen on small side but adequate. The large bedroom downstairs allows lovely views from up stairs sitting room. Very nice neat and tidy garden. As the cottage is set back from a busy road the traffic noise did not create a problem at all. Very friendly owner who was open to any idea that might improve the cottage. Apart from a coffee pot we couldn't fault it. Excellent for a short stay. The location of the cottage was excellent for visiting the Ribblesdale area with its fantastic scenery and the Forest of Bowlan
November 2010
Compact accomodation with good access to village facilities.
November 2010
Our stay at Carn Cottage was very comfortable,clean and well maintained. Host was very helpful and very informative. Good location to use the bus,train,your feet and your car.The countryside is breath taking in this area.
November 2010
The cottage is situated on a busy road although you can't hear the noise from the road. The cottage is quite small in terms of space. It's good for couples but not for family. The bathroom and bedroom are nice. The kitchen doesn't have much storage place. We loved the open fire place.
Mr Pattison MBE
October 2010
We received a very warm welcome on arrival from the owner. Everything was clean and tidy and the cottage was very cosy. It was central for touring and in an ideal location within the village, quiet yet within easy walking distance of two good pubs with food.
Mrs Dow
October 2010
Good location for stunning hikes, shops and pubs, (recommend Booth's in Settle for your shopping). The leaflets left in the house were useful and it was a treat to have a Scrabble set there too.
Mr Chapman
September 2010
Carn Cottage is an excellent place to stay, providing comfort and convenience for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. The property is well equipped and, whilst in a small village, it is within easy reach of larger towns/shopping etc if you feel you need it. The owner was very welcoming and helpful providing us with good information on the surrounding area and seemed to take a genuine interest in us during our stay. Both myself and my partner enjoyed our stay at Carn Cottage and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.
Mrs Garland
September 2010
We enjoyed our holiday; you can go anywhere by car, bus, train and even walking; all in easy access of this cosy, delightful cottage. The owner was most helpful about what to see and where to go. The local pub The Maypole serves a good pint and excellent food.
Mr Sidhu
August 2010
Open fire and views from the cottage.
Miss Crosse
August 2010
The owner was very welcoming and helpful and made a booking for us at the local pub, which was great. Size of the bedroom was fantastic. Location was perfect for walking.
Mr Wilson
July 2010
The cottage was clean and very well presented. The owner was very pleasant and catered for our needs.
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