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As well as giving you all the essential information you need about staying with us and where to find Carrholme Cottage, you can also discover local attractions, dining options, and scenic trails to help you make the most of your visit to the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. Start planning your trip today!

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Carrholme Cottage
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Carrholme Cottage

Stackhouse, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire, BD24 0DN

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Lovely places to eat.....

We're very lucky to have a lots of fantastic, small, independent local pubs, restaurant and coffee shops on our doorstep. Here are just a few to get your mouth watering....


Lay of the Land

Plants & Coffee! Lay of the Land is a fantastic independent coffee house and garden centre. Headed up by Jimmie the youngest of the Lay family boys who trained at the Michelin starred Northcote Manor, the coffee and the food are top notch!

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Golden Lion

Golden Lion, Settle

A 17th century coaching inn that blends historical character with proper Yorkshire hospitality! Great for a hearty meal or just a pint of the award winning Thwaites ale.

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Car & Kitchen

Run by Henry and Tash, the café itself can be found on the first floor of their wonderful shop, Car and Kitchen. Since they opened the café in March 2017 they have made it their  mission to champion local, seasonal and great quality produce. Its fab!

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Things To Do

Discover a plethora of activities that cater to every interest and energy level. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the vast network of scenic walking trails, where you'll be rewarded with beautiful views at every turn. Hop on a bicycle and pedal your way through picturesque landscapes, feeling the exhilaration of the open road, or dive into refreshing swimming spots nestled within tranquil rivers and lakes, immersing yourself in nature's embrace.

For the thrill-seekers, test your limits with exhilarating rock climbing experiences. With a wide range of activities to choose from, your time in the Yorkshire Dales will be filled with memorable moments..

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From leisurely strolls along picturesque rivers and gentle hillside meanders to challenging hikes across rugged moorlands and dramatic landscapes, there are walking routes to suit every taste in this beautiful area.

Immerse yourself in the peaceful serenity of the countryside, witness cascading waterfalls, ancient stone walls, and charming villages nestled amidst rolling green hills.

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With a variety of cycling routes catering to all levels of experience, there's something for everyone, from leisurely family rides to challenging off-road adventures.

Pedal along quiet country lanes, meander through charming villages, and witness the beauty of the Dales unfold before your eyes. Feel the rush of wind as you tackle rolling hills and thrilling descents, passing by picturesque rivers, ancient stone bridges, and breathtaking vistas.

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Whether you seek the tranquillity of a remote lake or the excitement of swimming in cascading waterfalls, this area offers an abundance of opportunities for wild swimming enthusiasts. A trip out with Dales Dipper is highly recommended. 

For those wanting a little more comfort, Ingelton outdoor pool/splash and Ilkley Lido are both wonderful in the warmer weathers!

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For the littles ones....

There is a real selection of activities to keep both little and big ones happy whilst on your break. Please see some of the links below for a little taster of what's on offer.

Hesketh Farm Park

There's a large cosy, undercover barn so that your day will be still fun-packed even if it’s chilly outside. There's loads to do, including feeding and stroking the animals, tractor rides, having fun inside – maybe in the giant sandpit or playing hide and seek in the straw maze.

There is a small cafe onsite 

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Billy Bob's

American Diner, Ice Cream parlour and brilliant indoor and outdoor play areas, well worth a visit. Worth booking during school holidays.

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Kilnsey Trekking Centre

A pony trekking centre in a beautiful location offering rides for children aged 4+ and adults alike. Lovely ponies and stunning river rides!

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Places to Visit

Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty and rich heritage of the local areas with our list of must-visit places. In this section, we highlight the region's most iconic attractions, hidden gems, and breath-taking landscapes.

Explore ancient castles, wander along scenic trails, or simply soak in the tranquillity of the countryside. From historic market towns and picturesque villages to stunning natural wonders and cultural landmarks, there is something to captivate everyone.

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Only a few minutes drive away, the market town of Settle is a true gem waiting to be explored. With its historic architecture, selection of pubs and cafes, and vibrant community, Settle offers a delightful blend of traditional charm and modern amenities.

Discover the bustling market square, where local shops offer a selection of fresh produce, crafts, and unique treasures. Discover the town's rich history by exploring its fascinating museums and landmarks, including the iconic Settle-Carlisle Railway and The Folly.

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Skipton, often referred to as the "Gateway to the Dales", is a charming market town that effortlessly blends history, natural beauty, and modern amenities. Steeped in medieval heritage, Skipton is home to the impressive Skipton Castle, a well-preserved fortress that is well worth a visit.

The bustling High Street is lined with quaint shops, cafes, and traditional pubs, offering a taste of local delights and warm Yorkshire hospitality. Explore the picturesque Skipton Canal Basin, where narrowboats float peacefully along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, providing a serene backdrop for leisurely walks.

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The Lake District

The Lake District is England's largest National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a wonderful place to visit with spectacular lakes, valleys and hills all around. Each valley has its own unique character and all are worth visiting and spending time in.

For outdoor pursuits the Lake District really has everything but it also has an enviable reputation for food and drink with 11 Michelin starred restaurants in the region and wonderful pubs and cafes everywhere you look.

The link below is to the Lake District National Park website but the Visit Lake District website is also a useful resource. 

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Tasty local Produce

Indulge in the flavours of the Yorkshire Dales, renowned for its rich and diverse local produce. From award-winning cheeses and succulent meats to fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, the Yorkshire Dales offers a gastronomic adventure like no other.

Discover the local markets, farm shops, and artisanal producers that showcase the best of the region's food and drink heritage.

The Courtyard Dairy

The Courtyard Dairy is a unique, specialist cheese-shop and cheese-maturer, owned and operated by Andy and Kathy Swinscoe.   In 2017 the shop expanded into new premises and at the same time a museum telling the history and story of farmhouse cheese, a café serving cheese-based dishes (and, of course, coffee!), and a cheese production room were added, alongside plenty of free on-site parking.

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Settle Brewery

Born in 2012, Settle Brewery has been using traditional methods to create award-winning cask ales in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Settle Brewery sits directly alongside the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway Line in Settle, North Yorkshire.

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Town End Farm Shop

Award winning, family run farm shop stocking a cornucopia of local, seasonal produce. Beef from their own Malhamdale Farm prepared in their own butchery, an array of local cheese from the cheese counter, charcuterie & salumi, pies & much more in the Deli Counter, fresh milk, bread and vegetables delivered daily. Gift gallery with local products, wool fleeces, soaps, socks, greetings cards and much more.

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