Nestling in a pretty, wooded glade, at the end of a half mile private road, Wagtail Cottage is one of a small group of properties surrounded by open farmland. Tucked away in peaceful countryside on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, close to Gisburn Forest with its mountain bike tracks and walking routes, Wagtail Cottage is situated at the end of a half mile private road. This comfortable cottage is one of a small group of properties surrounded by open farmland situated within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Due to their effort to be environmentally friendly, the owners achieved a Gold Star Standard Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Heating and hot water are supplied by a central boiler fuelled by wood chip, and all lighting is by low energy bulbs. All cleaning products are made on site from natural materials.
Garden produce can be purchased when available. The cottages and farmhouse have all been comfortably furnished to a high standard and provide excellent holiday accommodation, which is personally managed by the owners and their family. Well maintained the cottages all have their own patios, which then merge into landscaped gardens, making this an idyllic and peaceful setting for a rural holiday.
On site there is a 10 x 5m heated indoor swimming pool, a games room with table tennis, pool table, table football and childrens' games as well as a full size snooker table. A tennis court and 7 a side football field provide entertainment for the more energetically minded but for those with peace and quiet in mind an afternoon by the stream can be most relaxing. Holidaymakers have access to the farmland, through which there some very pleasant walks. For the more adventurous the Three Peaks are on the doorstep where the open fells and moors provide a superb backdrop for more stunning scenery. Close by is Gisburn Forest, where there are many way-marked cycle trails and walks. For mountain bikers there are some excellent trails in the Gisburn Forest which are suitable for all levels. There is secure bike storage and bike wash available on site. There is also coarse fishing on Stocks Reservoir and fly fishing on the River Ribble.
The busy, attractive market town of Settle is just seven miles away and the Yorkshire Dales, Trough of Bowland and Lake District are all easily accessible by car.
Kitchen/Diner: Electric range cooker and granite worktops, microwave, dishwasher. Dining table and chairs.
Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, toilet and washbasin. Back door to private patio and shared garden.
Lounge: Stone fireplace with woodburning stove, Add on to complimentary basket of logs (October - Easter)TV with Freeview, DVD, VCR, iPod docking station.
Snug: Settees and childrens' games.
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom, wardrobe, chest of drawers.
Ensuite: Shower, toilet and washbasin (suitable for disabled visitors).
Hall: (providing level access to the ground floor)
Bedroom 2: Kingsize bed, wardrobe, dressing table.
Ensuite: Shower, toilet and washbasin.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers.
Bedroom 4: Twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers.
Bedroom 5: King size double bed, wardrobe, dressing table.
Ensuite: Shower, toilet and washbasin.
Bedroom 6: Twin beds, wardrobe, dressing table.
Bathroom: Bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet.
Pets: Three pets welcome (to be kept on leads within the cottage complex grounds).
Parking: Ample parking
Garden: Private enclosed patio with furniture and barbecue, and shared gardens.
Heating: Full central heating.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Towels are provided. Cot and high chair available, cot bedding provided. Unlimited wifi is available free of charge.Payphone on site. A basket of logs is provided on arrival but further bags provided at a cost of £3 for a small bag (weekend visits) and £5 for a big bag (week long visits). Smoking is not allowed at this property. The mobile phone signal is weak. Please note the swimming pool is closed on Saturdays between 10.30 am and 12 (1.5 hours) for private swimming lessons. Unlimited wifi is available free of charge.
Pub & Shop: 4 miles.
Settle is a busy market town enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery in North Yorkshire. The town provides a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Settle has a market on Tuesdays, from far and near. There is ample car parking space available in the town's 3 car-parks situated within easy walking distance of the town centre. There are plenty of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants in the town centre. The market place is surrounded by local businesses and the centre is dominated by the Shambles, a historic 3-storey building with shops on two levels and houses above. Within Settle is the railway station serving the community with a regular passenger service.
- Sleeps 12
- 6 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 3 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Ground floor bathroom
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire/woodburner
- Games room
- Swimming pool
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels included
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Nearest shop: 4 miles away
- Nearest pub: 4 miles away
- 30 miles from the coast
We loved our weekend. The pool and games room was a real bonus for the children. Would highly recommend. Mrs Pam Davies - 23rd June 2019
Great time spent at Lower Gill Farmhouse, plenty to keep adults and children entertained. Would definitely recommendMr Matthew Knott - 3rd September 2018
Excellent for a large family group. Beautiful setting, outstanding games room and swimming pool. Lovely, well equipped property. Jennifer Turner - 14th August 2018
Low Gill farmhouse is an excellent location for groups or large families to spend time together. The house is lovely, clean, well appointed and the leisure facility is a real bonus. Swimming pool lovely and warm, meant we could swim before breakfast each morning. We had a super, long weekend with our Reading Group. Highly recommended. Mrs Lynne Levey - 14th March 2018
We have stayed in a lot of cottages but Lower Gill Farmhouse was by far the best for provision of utensils, linen and crockery etc.. We were quite a large, mixed party and we had everything we needed to make our stay special. The on site games room and swimming pool were an added bonus. The welcome gift of fresh farm eggs was much appreciated. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.Ann Hirst - 19th October 2017
Had a fabulous break and would definitely returnMs S Wood - 9th February 2017
The swimming pool was brilliant.Mr W East - 1st November 2016
A perfect property for the whole family. The bonus of an indoor swimming pool and a games room on site makes it an ideal location.Mrs J Horrocks - 17th March 2016
Great place, clean and tidy and enough space for our four families. Great house for a group holiday. We were a group of four families with young kids so the pool and games room were a real bonus to let them burn off energy on what was one of the wettest weekends of 2015.Mrs Karen Simpson - 9th December 2015
Fabulous property set in a lovely location! Lots to do around the cottage and a very warm welcome! Brilliant help with everything Lovely cottage lots of bathrooms and all done to a high standardMrs M Colquhoun - 31st August 2015
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