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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England

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David L
Alne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Excellent modern well equipped cottage on edge of Ingleton is great base for walking”
Reviewed September 21, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We are a group of 3 friends go on a walking holiday every year with a cottage base, and this year we chose Thistledown. It was only finished around Easter 2015, so everything is still new, and it was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The weekly let was from a Friday , rather than the more usual Saturday, but as a consequence it seemed to be a bit cheaper, £400 for a week for the 3 of us was much cheaper than the Lakes where we had been the previous 2 years, and good value for money for being so handy for the 3 Peaks area, and on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
There were 2 car parking spaces allocated, and i picked my friends up from High Bentham Railway Station which is 5 miles or so to the south. The cottage is in a small courtyard complex, the other 4 houses are in private ownership, not holiday lets, so be considerate to the neighbours. Lots of useful information about the area and nice welcoming touches, a packet of nice biscuits, a complimentary bottle of wine, a pint of milk left in the fridge, and some tea, coffee, salt ,pepper, herbs etc in the food cupboards, which is not always the case, was a nice touch.
A good size dining kitchen was very well equipped in general, lots of equipment for home cooking, and an induction hob, a separate washing machine and tumble dryer. The only thing that might have been expected was a dishwasher, but we managed fine washing up the traditional way. The only surprising thing that was missing was a cafetiere for making real coffee, we managed to improvise with a sieve and kitchen paper. a colander would have been good to have to. Downstairs the kitchen/diner faces the rear courtyard , there is a small entrance hall with handy downstairs WC, then at the front a large comfortable lounge with 2 settees, with a TV in each room which we did not turn on.
Upstairs a good family bathroom with shower over the bath, only shortcoming, no electric shaver socket. A small 3rd bedroom to the front, and a larger twin bedroom, and master bedroom with its own ensuite to the rear. All neat, tidy, clean, with everything you would expect.
We eat in 3 nights, out in pubs/restaurants 3 nights. The nearest pub, the Masons arms, is only about 400 metres away, on the busy main Skipton to Kendal Road, it was great for real ales, a local Kirkby Lonsdale ale was out pick of the bunch, and food looked good, but on popular nights best to reserve a table. The main centre of Ingleton is about 3/4 mile walk across the main road, with a Co-op small supermarket, and a variety of shops/pubs and restaurants. The best meal we had in Ingleton was at the superb Old Post Office , it is quite bijou, only 3 tables, about 12 people can dine there, but great fresh simple tasty food on platters done very well, only open half the week, so reserve a table to avoid disappointment.
Things we did during the week that I would recommend, ascend each of the famous 3 Peaks, Sunday bus takes you up to Ribblehead Viaduct, good for going up to top of Whernside, and interesting railway station and visitor centre on Settle Carlisle line. The Waterfall Walk around Ingleton , we incorporated only half of it on way down from Ingleborough, much better than I had anticipated, lots of family groups on a Sunday going around. We also spent 2 days heading south into delightful Forest of Bowland AONB, much quieter, less well known, but beautiful, go through High Bentham then head a dozen miles to Trough of Bowland over a spectacular moorland drive, we only saw half a dozen other cars. Stop at Dunsop Bridge for an icecream by the river, We did a great 8 1/2 mile walk from here. Pubs to recommend for good real ale and a meal are , the Waddington Arms , the Inn at Whitewell, and Parkers Arms at Newton in Bowland. Chipping is an attractive place to amble around, lovely old buildings and 3 pubs, cafes etc, and a bit further is Beacon Fell Country Park with widespread views.
We had a great week, lucky with the Iindian Summer weather, made the most of exploring the area, and this cottage was a convenient, well equipped, comfortable good VFM base, highly recommended.
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Liked best: Clean,spacious 3 WCs , well equipped
Liked least: No cafetiere for cofee, no elecric shaving points
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 23, 2016
We are absolutely delighted that you and your friends had a great break at Thistledown, thank you for taking the time to tell us about it. It sounds like the property was a wonderful place to call 'home' whilst you enjoyed all the activities on offer in the area, which from what you describe, are plentiful and varied! We will be sure to pass your comments along to the owner and hope you return for your next walking holiday!
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417gill
newcastle
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything you could wish for.”
Reviewed September 10, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Fantastic place to stay. Well equipped,very tidy,perfect location. Loved both the village and the house.

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Liked least: No wifi
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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