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Darnbrook Cottage

nr Settle, Yorkshire

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Standing at the base of Fountains Fell in the remote, 3-dwelling hamlet of Darnbrook on a working sheep farm, the Cottage has fine views of the surrounding dales of Malham Moor, with a grassed area to the rear that catches the evening sun. Close to Malham Tarn and Malham Cove, both great places for a day's stroll, Darnbrook is also only a short drive to the market towns of Settle and Skipton. Ideally located for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, the picturesque villages of Malhamdale, Littondale and Wharfedale are within easy reach, all of which are also excellent areas for walking.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
small entrance hall, sitting/dining room with open fire, kitchen, small utility and lavatory.
First floor
three bedrooms (2 doubles 1 with 5' bed and 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Cottage Approach: The access track has rocky outcrops at the left hand bend, so drive with care. Arrival in daylight is strongly recommended.

Television/ Signal: Television and DVD player are provided but please note there is no television reception. Visitors may wish to bring their own DVDs.

Please Note: Water supply to this cottage is bore hole water.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire & North East England
Visitors walking to Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland © Arnhel de Serra

In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone. Yorkshire is world renowned for the beauty of its countryside and its scenery, reaching from the Dales in the west to the Moors in the east. There are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, much of which is in the care of the Trust, and some of the most magnificent historic houses in the country. The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has two holiday apartments, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques. Northumberland too abounds in magnificent scenery with wide open stretches of moorland and a long and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, protecting the border with Scotland since the days when Hadrian's army built the famous Wall, the county also has a wonderful collection of historic houses and castles including Cragside, Wallington and Lindisfarne, all of which are in the care of the Trust. The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.

Yorkshire Dales
The east end of Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, a Cistercian community of monks from the twelfth century until the Dissolution in 1539. It is the largest monastic ruin in the country, and a World Heritage Site.  © Andrew Butler

Yorkshire is, not surprisingly, England's most popular holiday destination, as this vast county offers something for everyone. The beautiful countryside of the Dales and Moors, a dramatic and unspoilt coastline, a wealth of historic towns and cities, spectacular ancient ruins, and some of the most magnificent houses in the country. The National Trust owns over 24,000 acres of coast and countryside across the county as well as some splendid historic properties. These include Beningbrough Hall, East Riddlesden Hall, Nunnington Hall and the spectacular Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

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  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Upper Wharfedale
Upper Wharfedale Area of classic Yorkshire Dales countryside
Malham Tarn Estate
Malham Tarn Estate High moorland landscape with dramatic limestone features
Braithwaite Hall
Braithwaite Hall 17th-century farmhouse in beautiful Coverdale
Brimham Rocks
Brimham Rocks Dramatic moorland rock formations
East Riddlesden Hall
East Riddlesden Hall 17th-century West Riding manor house with formal and wild gardens, duckpond and grounds
Gawthorpe Hall
Gawthorpe Hall Elizabethan house with rich interiors and an important textile collection

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Lisette MacKenzie
    • March 2015
    • Lancashire
    Wonderful cottage

    Every cottage we have stayed in has been wonderful, and I would not want to book a cottage with any other company now! Every cottage we have stayed in has been special for different reasons. This cottage was so peaceful and the countryside stunning! Looking out of some of the windows, it was just picture perfect with the stream running down behind the cottage and sheep on the hills!

  • Anonymous
    • February 2015
    • --------------
    Made special by:

    Enjoyed the wonderful quiet nights, all we heard was the occasional hoot from an owl, a real difference from our own street at home. The whitewashed cottage is shown to great effect by the bright blue skies we enjoyed during our stay and I enjoyed sitting out for a few minutes in the garden watching the sheep, rabbits and pheasants until I began to get too cold! It's lovely to be able to go in and light a real fire and relax with a dvd, book or jigsaw after a walk around the beautiful dales and then to enjoy a homecooked meal. Bed was super comfy and a delight to sleep in. Kitchen was great looking and well stocked. Couldn't find the booklet for the hob but managed to figure it out eventually. Scissors need replacing and the kettle had a lot of limescale, we would have liked a non stick frying pan (but that's obviously a personal preference) or at least a more heavy duty scourer for the existing pans. Felt some of the furnishings are a bit tired in the living room and bedrooms but it didn't have any impact on our stay. Welcome tray and pint of milk were appreciated as always and it was handy to have the logs for the fire available to buy.

  • Peter Rabaey
    • November 2014
    • Belgium
    Surrounded by beautiful countryside

    Darnbrook is such a lovely and quiet place, away from all traffic and noise, surrounded by beautiful countryside (and lots of sheep). Always a warm welcome with tea and biscuits and fresh flowers from Sue, the Caretaker.

  • Anonymous
    • February 2014
    • Unknown
    We had all we needed and more!

    Beautifully presented, clean and lovely welcome, with fresh flowers in many of the rooms, a welcome tray and greeting card. We had all we needed and more! The recycling bin was a little small. Would have been useful to have an OS map. The location, isolation and cosiness of the cottage... made this place special.

  • Ben Mumford
    • January 2014
    • London
    Beautiful views out the back of the cottage

    I love NT holiday cottages, please keep doing what you are doing! Remote location, beautiful views out of the back of the cottage and a lovely cosy environment to spent time in. Another magnificent cottage, beautifully presented by the caretaker and in immaculate condition.

  • The Carter Family
    • Clayton, West Yorkshire
    A delightfully warm and cosy cottage

    A delightfully warm and cosy cottage, gorgeous landscape and perfect setting for a few days escape from the horrors of West Yorkshire. The somewhat gruesome weather towards the end of the week made it feel all the more special inside A much earned rest for my family, but t’was not long enough!

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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