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Mearbeck House in Settle, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 12
5 rooms
4 bathrooms

Mearbeck House description

Holiday home
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.

The bustling market town of Settle lies at the south west rim of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, nestled beside the largest outcrop of limestone in Britain - a region of scars, cliffs, caves and potholes - amongst some of the most picturesque scenery in North Yorkshire. Tuesday is market day in Settle, when the square is filled with stalls offering a wide variety of crafts and goods. The market place is surrounded by local businesses, the centre being dominated by the Shambles, an historic 3-storey building with shops on two levels and houses above, and the Town Hall. There is a good selection of restaurants and pubs and a public swimming pool.

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?


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mrs Bakes
February 2016
Mearbeck Cottage is great to relax in, with the large lounge and real fire. Overall a great place to stay
Mrs Garbutt
September 2015
The house was fantastic, extremely well maintained and clean. Wonderfully spacious and we are definitely considering a return visit. We had a brilliant holiday! The area is unspoilt with so many beautiful places to see and great walking/climbing in the area.
October 2015
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.
March 2016
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.
Mr Thavenot
November 2015
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.
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