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Beautiful character cottage, very dog, child and couple friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Traditional stone Cottage in Giggleswick, Nr. Settle, North Yorkshire, England - Quiet Location With Walking On Your Doorstep, 2 Local Playgrounds, Local Swimming Pool Etc...

Bankwell cottage is a real gem and due to the success of its sister Sunnybeck, it won't disappoint! The cottage is spacious with 3 large double beds (twin room and 2 double bedrooms). The cottage is close to the village just a 5 min stroll and Settle a 15 min walk away. Set in a row of pretty cottages it benefits from a private courtyard rear garden, lovely front garden, off street parking and a secure bike store. This offers the opportunity to relax and unwind or explore the Yorkshire Dales either on foot or cycle. Settle to Carlisle railway is close by with regular trains to Leeds. The cottage has internet access and towels and bedding are all included. The market town of Settle has many good pubs and restaurants and also Skipton is a 25 min drive away. There is so much to explore! If you fancy a round of golf the municipal course is on your doorstep and for the younger visitors, there are plenty of parks and playgrounds and of course ducks to feed. A perfect base!

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


My family and I moved to the Yorkshire Dales in 2000 from Brighton and fell in love with the whole area!

We bought Sunnybeck in Giggleswick as a bolthole and decided to holiday let the cottage to friends and family which turned out to be a very popular and we purchased Bankwell a year later.

We manage all our own properties and live in the area so we meet and greet all our guests and are on hand at all times if needed!

We offer a completely personal service and cater for everything from dog walking, babysitting, home cooked meals on arrival, pick up from the station, we even have a tour guide (he is a real historian!).

We are unique and feel all the personal touches are taken care

CAROL ROBERTSON purchased this cottage in 2010

Why CAROL ROBERTSON chose Giggleswick

Bankwell cottage was purchased in 2010 and I decided to refurbish the cottage for holiday let in 2011 due to the success of Sunnybeck cottage.

Giggleswick is a chocolate box village with 2 lovely pubs, a Tuck Shop, church and the famous Giggleswick School with its beautiful chapel.

The whole area is stunning and a complete switch off from busy life. If you don't fancy walking the three peaks you can visit many of the local towns and villages close by or take the steam train from Settle to Carlisle.

What makes this cottage unique

Bankwell cottage is a very comfortable cottage for 6 people and is particularly popular with families. The cottage is very child friendly, with secure back and front gardens, open plan kitchen/ dining and lounge area, seating for 6 people and french doors to private rear garden.

There are 3 large bedrooms, modern family bathroom and also a downstairs shower room/wc.

The cottage is a tardis and is a lot larger inside than it looks, with off street parking for 1 vehicle and street parking for additional cars.

We also allow up to 3 well behaved dogs, doggy treats and towels also available.

The cottage is very well equipped with all mod cons and plenty of literature on local attractions and recommendations from previous visitors.

I will also be at hand if you need any advice on local amenities or eateries.

The cottage is just a 10 min walk into Settle where there is a Booths supermarket, a Tuesday market, cafes/pubs, train station, indoor pool.

The market town of Skipton with its castle and daily market is 25 min away.

There is plenty to do, with walking, cycling, sightseeing, shopping or just relax and ENJOY!!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Oreste Messina and family from Matera Italia July 2012

"Thank you so much for your hospitality and we enjoyed Bankwell cottage very much and will be returning as soon as we can", thank you Carol. Oreste.

Claire and Robin Singleton Sept 2012,"Thanks again for a,lovely stay".

John and Sue Graham Sept 2012, "Thanks Carol for letting us use your lovely cottage for Sue's surprise birthday treat, it was fantastic!!!, see you next year"
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Giggleswick in Giggleswick

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower over and downstairs shower room with wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 with a double bed and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and storage. All the bedrooms have blackout blinds fitted.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: We are very dog friendly and allow up to 3 dogs, (extra charges apply) Bankwell is a newly upgraded cottage and can be rented with it's sister cottage Sunnybeck, together they can accommodate 10. The cottage has 3 good sized bedrooms, 2 x doubles with built in wardrobes and a twin room with storage. There is a large bathroom with bath and shower, and NEW downstairs shower room/wc. The kitchen is well equipped with all appliances and large retro fridge/freezer. The cottage is located just a 5 min walk from the village and 10 min from Settle. There is a playground close by and Giggleswick school and it's famous chapel are walking distance. This cottage can be rented with its sister cottage Sunnybeck and together they can easily accommodate 10. Outside: The cottage has lovely rear and front gardens both with seating. There is off road parking for 1 vehicle and a bike store. Street parking close by. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding/towels and a welcome hamper are provided for all bookings. Other: Downstairs additional shower room/wc, also secure bike and boot room.


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Beautiful character cottage, very dog, child and couple friendly.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Lovely cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage and very dog friendly. Very helpful owner and gorgeous welcome hamper. Well equiped kitchen, comfortable lounge and excellent wifi for teenagers. Great location for visiting Settle and Yorkshire dales.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our Bankwell cottage. I am delighted you enjoyed your time there and I hope we see you again? Take care Carol
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Lovely cottage, good facilities, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Excellent, best dog friendly cottage we have stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The six of us were very comfortable in the well equipped cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alison for your kind review and I hope we see you again? Carol
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Cosy, well-equipped and comfortable cottage with good sized rooms. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is really well equipped, clean and nicely decorated. The three rooms are good sizes with comfortable beds and a large upstairs bathroom. The downstairs bathroom was an added bonus. We loved staying in the cottage and would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alice and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay at Bankwell cottage! Please do come and see us again soon? Carol
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Fab cottage with super owner

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well equipped for Xmas dinner for 6 very high standard highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and I hope 2017 is a very special year for you? Carol The owner
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Fantastic week

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property amazing location and spotless. It's a real home from home and is in an amazing location as you can have the delights of the village or simply 15 mins walk to centre of settle. Carol has clearly thought about the needs of her guests as everything you could need is in the cottage. Big thank you

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and it was a pleasure meeting you! Take care and I hope to see you again? Carol
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
In village
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Giggleswick or Settle
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M65 or M62
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

This is a cyclists and walkers paradise.


Morecambe Bay is a 45 min drive away and The Lake district is 1 hour.


Leeds airport is 45 minutes away and Manchester airport is 1 hour.

A car is very useful if you wish to explore the area, but for walkers or cyclists its not needed.


The nearest town is Settle 10 minutes walk and Skipton is 25 minutes in the car.

Harrogate or Leeds are an hour away and York is an hour and a half in the car.

Further Details:

Settle has a Tuesday market selling local produce and the town also has a few good restaurants, pubs, and also plenty of cafes and tearooms.

Giggleswick is a gorgeous village and a 5 min walk to 3 good pubs serving good food.

Giggleswick school and its famous chapel are all close by.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £25
Pet Fee £20
Damage Deposit £100

25% is payable at booking and the balance + £100 refundable security deposit is payable 8 weeks before.
We are very dog friendly and permit up to 3 dogs in our cottages.
1 dog is £25pw or £5pd and additional dogs are £15pw or £5 pd each dog.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.