Gamekeepers Cottage

Wigglesworth, Yorkshire
+44 (0)1729 840168
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A stylish, rug-cosy, stone-flagged cottage with vintage and modern furniture, wood-burners, patios and views - and three excellent pubs nearby


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Gorgeous countryside in this neck of the woods, rolling and lush, with a posse of sheep round every corner. The house, cottage and six acres of orchard and paddock stand on their own, with heart-stopping views. Inside the cottage the style is an enticing mix of modern and vintage with two bedrooms downstairs and a master up top. We loved the ground-floor double bedroom, calming and cosy, but the top suite is a wow, with three separate spaces and a French-style bed. Snuggle up by the wood-burner for a cosy night in with a basket of logs on the house and a plasma TV; in summer, drift onto the patio with furniture, barbecue (gas provided) and views. You’re left with basics in the cupboards and a welcome pack of locally sourced fresh bread, eggs from the hens outside, butter, milk, cheese and a bottle of wine. As for pubs, you’re spoilt: the Coach & Horses at Bolton by Bowland, the legendary Inn at Whitewell, the Spread Eagle at Sawley, down the road. 


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We think you'll love

  • The stunning sunrises and sunsets, with wonderful dark skies
  • Walking and cycling in such gorgeous countryside
  • Having a choice of excellent pubs nearby
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You should know

  • There are dwarf goats, geese, hens and friendly dogs Hattie and Piper trotting about
  • The owners live on site but will only chat if you want to


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 9.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Blankets, throws, treats and bowls. Dog tags with our phone number; hose for cleaning muddy paws and towels for drying off.

Dogs £30 per stay. Max. 2.

Secure garden and dog-specific walks; livestock at property so dogs on leads.


Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £499
October to March short breaks available from £199.
1 Cottage for 6
From £1254 beds3 bedrooms


Quiet rural location, ideal place to get away from it all. Gamekeepers Cottage was spotless and the owners are making a big effort to make the accommodation Covid compliant whilst still feeling comfortable for guests. Very friendly and helpful owners, the cottage was really well equipped to a modern standard and tastefully decorated. Great location for country walks, with pubs in Settle a few miles away.

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The neighbourhood

You're sitting on the edge of the Trough of Bowland and 15 minutes from Gisburn forest for fabulous cycles. Settle is the nearest town and has a Tuesday market, real ale pubs, good restaurants and the Settle to Carlisle railway line

Local points of interest from Louise & Stephen McAneny

  • SETTLE. An ancient market town and home of the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway Line.
  • INGLETON. Where you will find the scenic Waterfalls Walks and The White Scar Caves, the longest guided show cave in Britain.
  • YORKSHIRE DALES. Beautiful scenery and delightful villages waiting to be discovered.
  • SKIPTON. Gateway to The Dales. A market town with a medieval castle, shops, market and canal.
  • THE LAKE DISTRICT. The Southern Lake District, Windermere, Bowness and beyond.
  • WALKING & CYCLING. Close by are the famous Three Peaks, Pennine Way, Ribble Valley Way, Gisburn Forest, Stocks Reservoir & Nature Reserve.


Louise & Stephen McAneny

Louise loves interior design and is always on the lookout for quirky things to add to the cottage. She and Stephen love to travel with their three grown up children whenever they can. They all fell in love with Wigglesworth House on their return to the UK from Brussels and Budapest before that. Louise is a very happy Yorkshire lass and glad to be 'home'