Spotlight On: Settlebeck Cottage

10 May 2016

Described as England’s Book Town, Sedbergh is at the base of the gorgeous Howgills. It sports an award-winning butcher, a delicious deli, and pubs and cafes that serve mouth-watering food. By car, you will only be 20 minutes away from Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale.

The beautiful Settlebeck Cottage is the perfect place to stay if you want to visit the market town of Sedbergh. This 200-year-old, stone built cottage is only a few minutes away on foot from the river and the centre of Sedbergh.

Sedbergh - small town in Yorshire Dales National Park

Settlebeck Cottage

Settlebeck Cottage is perfect for anyone looking for a family cottage near the Lake District or a group of four friends, with all the amenities like an electric hob and an oven so you can cook the scrumptuous local produce from the market, free Wi-Fi and TV, a fridge and freezer, and full gas central heating for the perfect holiday all year-round.

The tennis courts and a sitting area two minutes’ walk away are the ideal locations for an active afternoon, followed by a barbeque or picnic. You can even go swimming in the natural pool of the River Rothay!



Sedbergh is an old town with a previously thriving wool industry, located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and close to the Lake District National Park. Its narrow main street is lined with shops where you can buy all the local produce. It’s been a market charter since Henry III granted it in 1251. Sedbergh School was established in 1525 and George Fox, founder of the Quakers, preached to thousands on a rock on the fellside just outside of Sedbergh.

Ingleton Waterfalls

The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a popular circular trail that starts and ends in the village of Ingleton. At just around 40 minutes’ ride by car, this four mile, or 8km, circular route will give you the best view at the ancient base rocks that comprise the Peak District, and also the rare birds and plants in the area.

Thornton Force. Ingleton, Yorkshire

St Gregory’s Church

Located at a short 1.5 miles, or 2km, car ride to the west of Sedbergh, this redundant Anglican Church built in the 1860s by the Upton family of Ingmire Hall. Made from coursed rubble with quoins and with slate roofs, it also has wooden fittings and furniture by Waring & Gillow of Lancaster, and stained glass in the windows designed by Frederick George Simon.

It’s been declared a Grade II listed building, and it’s currently under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and being maintained by Historic England.

Red Lion Pub

If you fancy a visit to Sedbergh’s old village pub, the Red Lion serves tasty homemade food from Tuesday through Sunday. Dating back to the 1800s, this pub has the perfect atmosphere for relaxing in the beer garden or playing pool, dominoes, darts, or simply sitting down for a good pint.


Draught beer in glasses

Glasses with different sorts of craft beer on wooden bar. Tap beer in pint glasses arranged in a row. Closeup of five glasses of different types of draught beer in a pub.

If you’d like to book your summer holiday with us and enjoy the scenic, green Lake District, you can contact us today on 01524 276500 to speak with our friendly team. We are always happy to answer any question you might have!

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