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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
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • 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 and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

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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place to visit
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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

  • Chris Hawthorn
    • April 2016
    • Hampshire
    Enjoyed 'living' in a National Park

    Our stay was made enjoyable by.... experiencing 'living' in a National Park in a working environment at a key time (lambing); the walks and views; the friendliness of local people; the contrast with routine city life; two outstandingly good pubs; the Settle - Carlisle railway

  • Richard Seddon
    • December 2015
    • Manchester
    Made enjoyable...

    Peace, tranquillity and no mobile signal, tv or wifi!!!

  • Kevin Gormley
    • March 2015
    • Devon
    Made special by:

    Remote and well appointed. Robin who I spoke to was very helpful.

  • 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
    • Unknown
    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.

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Prices include:

  • 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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