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Carn Cottage, situated in the lovely village of Long Preston is an 18th century built semi-detached cottage that offers 'upside down' self-catering accommodation for couples in North Yorkshire. 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 Northern Penine towns of Settle and Skipton are close by.

There are many pleasant walks from the doorstep of this Long Preston cottage, and the area provides outstanding opportunities for cycling and mountain biking, while access to the Settle to Carlisle Railway is just 0.5 miles away. The two local village pubs, one a previous CAMRA's 'Pub of the Year Award winner, serve fine ales and good food, are just a two-minute walk away and the railway station is just five minutes.

Malham Cove/Tarn, Janet's Foss and Gardale Scar are all within four miles drive, or they can be easily reached on foot, and nearby attractions include the Falconry Centre, the four-day market at Skipton, Skipton Castle, the Three Peaks and the Settle to Carlisle Railway line. With the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes both within easy touring distance, this Long Preston cottage makes a superb holiday destination, any time of the year.

Accommodation * One spacious ground floor double bedroom 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.

Amenities * Gas central heating with open fire in living area * Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge * 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 and BBQ * Sorry, no pets and no smoking * Shops, pubs and village green 3 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.

About the location

Long Preston is an attractive Yorkshire Dales village in Malhamdale, twelve miles from Skipton (popularly known as the 'Gateway to the Dales'), four miles from Settle. To the north, the landscape rises to the fells, moors and picturesque valleys of the Dales; to the south are the wetlands of the Ribble Valley which, in turn, sweep upward to the magnificent wilderness of Bowland.

The village benefits from several large, tree lined, village greens, with footpaths leading direct to the surrounding hills, and it also boasts two excellent pubs with first rate cuisine. The railway station on the edge of the village provides access to the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway line which crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. Nearby Settle is a bustling market town with a weekly market, 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.

Settle 4 miles; Malham 4 miles; Skipton 12 miles.

Ideal location for visiting the Yorkshire dales by A TripAdvisor Member on September 17th 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.

by Mr Rees on May 14th 2016

The cottage was extremely comfortable! The owner was great - very friendly and helpful. The location was perfect with lovely walks on the doorstep.

by Mr Davies on April 27th 2016

An excellent standard of accommodation and a good base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

by Mrs Wilde on February 23rd 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.

by Mrs Earp on February 20th 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.

by Mrs Wright on November 1st 2015

It was very well equipped and relaxing, perfect for a romantic break.

by Miss Aird on May 24th 2015

A lovely cottage in a great location.

A lovely cottage in a great location by paws44 on May 24th 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.

by Mr Coxon on May 2nd 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.

Lovely stay by DeirdreDerby on May 2nd 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.

Perfect cottage by Lindula1 on April 18th 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.

by Miss Cowell on April 10th 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.

by Mr Harness on November 5th 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.

Great cottage,Great location by mike h on September 7th 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.

Great Place To Stay by John T on August 8th 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.

Home from Home by Katrina372014 on July 25th 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.

by Mr Wilcox on July 8th 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.

Lovely cosy cottage by johnnyw6066 on July 7th 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

Cottage Exceeds expectations and owned by a very genial and host. by Janet S on May 30th 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 ..an 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.

by Miss Aird on May 27th 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.

All that we had hoped by mjhjah on May 17th 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.

Delightful Cottage by Trupti W on April 15th 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.

by Mrs Baber on April 5th 2014

Everything we needed was provided. The owner gave a very warm welcome.

Perfect for couples by Alanna B on March 17th 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).

by Mrs Kirton on February 22nd 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.

by Mr Williams on January 21st 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.

Cute, cozy cottage that's easy to reach but far from the madding by WanderingBlotto on January 21st 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.

Cute, cozy cottage that's easy to reach but far from the madding crowd by WanderingBlotto on January 21st 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.

by Mrs Barnes on January 7th 2014

Great location, nice and cosy cottage. Friendly owner who made us very welcome.

by Mr Grant on December 27th 2013

Great location for a cosy winter break. Ideal cottage for two. The owner is a lovely friendly guy.

A VERY GOOD LOCATION by david g on October 20th 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

by Mr Glover on September 6th 2013

The Yorkshire Dales are beautiful, and the cottage made an excellent base.

Cosy and functional by MWH_62 on May 12th 2013

by Dr Kettle on January 11th 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!

by Mr Hutchinson on January 4th 2013

Great location and great cottage. Fantastic owner who is at hand to help whenever needed.

by Mrs Mistry-Jones on September 24th 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.

by Miss Bending on August 1st 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.

by Mrs Clayton on July 26th 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.

by Mrs Heath on July 23rd 2012

Warm welcome from friendly and helpful host. Excellent little cottage for two.

by Miss Harrison on October 30th 2011

Great location and excellent views from property. Close proximity to Peaks for walking. Good local pubs and welcoming host.

by Mrs Bloomfield on October 20th 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.

by Mr Davies on October 17th 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.

by Mr Davis on September 25th 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.

by Mr Townsend on August 22nd 2011

Very friendly and informative owner - nothing was too much trouble!

by Mrs Barnett on July 26th 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.

by Mrs Saddington on July 17th 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.

by Mr Wood on December 20th 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).

Good location, beautiful views. by A FlipKey verified reviewer on November 14th 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.

Good access to fantastic countryside! by A FlipKey verified reviewer on November 12th 2010

Compact accomodation with good access to village facilities.

Excellent cottage for a short stay by L. & B Taylor on November 11th 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

Cosy cottage with nice views by A FlipKey verified reviewer on November 9th 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.

by Mr Havard on November 4th 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.

by Mr Pattison MBE on October 18th 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.

by Mrs Dow on October 11th 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.

by Mr Chapman on September 8th 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.

by Mrs Garland on September 5th 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.

by Miss Crosse on August 17th 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.

by Mr Sidhu on August 13th 2010

Open fire and views from the cottage.

by Mr Wilson on July 13th 2010

The cottage was clean and very well presented. The owner was very pleasant and catered for our needs.

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