1.4 miles S of Settle

Hartley Hare

At a glance
In the area
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Bedroom details

1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Hidden amongst the vast, rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Dales is this beautiful Grade II listed, lovingly restored barn, dating back to the 15th century. Sleeping two, step through the door and you'll discover a cosy, characterful getaway with all the luxuries to make your stay idyllic with underfloor heating, a flickering wood burner, sumptuous velvet furniture and a gorgeously romantic bedroom - plus a wood burning hot tub in the garden.

Set close to the historic market town of Settle, Hartley Hare is the perfect base from which to explore the Dales, as well as being close to two other Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; The Forest of Bowland and the Lake District in Cumbria - a tucked away bolthole for those seeking seclusion and respite from the busyness of everyday life.


The cosy, intimate sitting room is the ultimate den to retreat to, with underfloor heating and a sumptuous green velvet sofa and co-ordinating snuggler armchair nestled around the flickering double-sided wood burner. We just love the original features such as the characterful beamed ceiling and original sliding barn door. Extra snugness is brought in with a fluffy Icelandic sheepskin rug and sumptuous soft furnishings, whilst far reaching views over the moors will enrapture during quiet moments. In addition, there are traditional board games, a Smart TV with DVD player and Amazon Firestick plus a Bluetooth speaker to keep you entertained.


The delightful, spacious kitchen with handmade Studio Green kitchen units and quartz worktops are bound to impress even the strictest chef. Fully equipped, there's an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and all the other essentials including a Le Xpress cafetiere with milk frother - essential for coffee lovers.

Divided from the kitchen by a stunning, original boskin (a stall divider), the dining room has a gorgeous table for two complete with benches and a separate velvet armchair, sheepskins to wrap up in and of course the flickering wood burner to keep you company - plus amazing views over the countryside - the sunsets are spectacular from this setting.

In addition, there's a separate utility room with washer-dryer and facilities for storing and drying outer wear after long walks over the moors.


The oh-so-romantic beamed, high ceilinged bedroom is home to a king size bed complete with Harrison Spinks mattress, handmade in Yorkshire. Swathed in luxurious linens, sumptuous bedding and pretty throws and cushions, you'll easily drift off to sleep after a day exploring, to wake up and slumber blissfully until breakfast in bed - after all, that's what holidays are all about! In addition, there's a large wardrobe and dressing table.


The gorgeously moody bathroom comes complete with original beams and wooden boskin, and is home to a large Duravit double ended bathtub for two, perfect for long, languorous soaks, plus a spacious walk-in shower, heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy and underfloor heating to keep toes toasty.

Outdoor space

The lovely courtyard garden overlooks rolling fields and hills and is a wonderful spot to while away a lazy afternoon, and it's also perfect for watching sunsets which the owners describe as spectacular from this position. The highlight must be the Skargards wood burning hot tub, where silky waters steam invitingly, a wonderful setting for star gazing. In addition, there's a teak table for up to four people and a banana bench equipped with cushions and throws, a charming setting for meals alfresco, and for when the sun sinks below the hills, there's plenty of twinkling lanterns plus a firepit that also doubles as a barbeque.


There is private, off-road parking for up to two cars. There is a public EV charging point available in Lords Courtyard which is located opposite Hartley Hare.

Babies and children

This is one of our adults only retreats.


This is one of our pet-free properties.

In the Area

Set within the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, Hartley Hare is perfectly situated to explore this beautiful area, straddling the border between North Yorkshire and Lancashire, including the Forest of Bowland, and just a short distance from Cumbria and the Lake District. The famous market town of Settle is just one mile away, home to lots of independent shops, eateries and a weekly market as well as boasting a rich heritage, being once a productive cotton mill town. A designated Conservation Area, today it has over 76 listed buildings, and its also the starting point of the Settle-Carlisle Railway, one of the most famous railway lines in Britain, covering 73 miles over the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria, with the Ribblehead Viaduct one of the key attractions. A must for lovers of the great outdoors, there's dramatic landscapes to explore, whether that's on foot, two wheels or four, or why not try a spot of horse riding too? Alternatively, it's an excellent area for wild swimming with rivers, becks, waterfalls and pools aplenty just a short distance away, or for the adventurous, there's caving and pot holing amongst The Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-gent too. There is clay pigeon shooting at an award-winning Shooting Ground, or for something a little more sedate, there's fishing, cheese-making and photography courses, or simply take a tour or the stunning villages and market towns that dot the wild landscape.

Our gloriously renovated barn escape for two in the Yorkshire Dales is oh-so-romantic, with exquisite views, sumptuous interiors and a bubbling hot tub - bliss!

At a glance

From £886 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 | 1 Bedroom | No pets

Key features

Adults only retreat

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Courtyard Garden

Fire pit

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Pet-free property


Hot Tub

Bathtub for two

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


Boutique country chic

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Hartley Hare:

Absolutely fabulous place to stay. Remarkably clean, well stocked with essentials including a lovely welcome basket and an exceptionally comfortable bed!

Excellent accommodation in an excellent location. Convenient for Settle and all parts of the Dales and Forest of Bowland.

Fabulous location and wonderful attention to detail in the restoration

Stunning views, cosy, high spec cottage, a perfect winter retreat!

Quite simply Hartley Hare is perfect in every way. Beautifully renovated with love and attention to detail. Just wish we had more time to stay longer but will definitely be back.

Property was very well fitted out with all the equipment you would need for such a break. Fantastic break and would recommend.

Holiday cottages don’t come much better than this. It was beautifully furnished, fully equipped and located perfectly on the outskirts of Settle. Above all we found it wonderfully comfortable; a real home from home. From the generous welcome basket to the outstanding attention to detail throughout, this was just the perfect place to stay.

One of the best places we have stayed in, both the cottage itself and the cleanliness.

Hartley Hare is an excellent retreat and well located with easy access to exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

The Barn is a perfect example of how to restore an historic farm building with style, comfort and atmosphere.

This beautiful cottage is a perfect hideaway for a couple. It is truly stunning and has been sensitively and lovingly restored.by its owners. There are some beautiful touches inside which have been included in the restoration. The decor is calming, serene and restorative. If only all property renovations could be this beautifully and tastefully regenerated and refurbished.

A well thought out, comfortable and well appointed cottage from which you can explore the Dales

It is a 5 star retreat and would happily recommend and return.

The cottage interior is spacious and very comfortably laid out, with a lovely adjacent courtyard patio. Its owners were friendly and most helpful in responding to our queries and ensuring we enjoyed our stay.

Beautiful stay for our minimoon! We didnt want to leave. Everything from the scenery, hot tub and high quality interior was perfect!

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Hartley Hare. The house is beautiful and has everything you’ll need.

A tastefully decorated and pristine renovated barn, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The location is excellent and the barn is kitted out with everything you need. A truly special retreat.

Superb in terms of accommodation and location. A very pleasant owner too. All excellent.

Exceptional cottage and hosts. Best yet!

A fantastic cottage with absolutely everything we needed. It is very comfortable and really well presented. The hot tub is a bonus and a great way to finish the day.

It was immaculate and luxurious in every way.

A fantastic retreat, super clean and comfy, and a hot tub with a lovely view!

Absolutely lovely place to stay.You can’t improve on excellence

Amazing cottage, beautifully converted, lovely location.

Beautiful setting with everything that we could possibly need. Exceptionally clean and beautifully presented. Do not hesitate to book this beautifully relaxing cottage!

An amazing cottage and stay. Beautifully restored interior and lovely little extras adding that bit of luxury.

A beautifully renovated barn with every home comfort you could think of. Spotlessly clean , friendly and helpful owners and located in the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales - what more do you need?!

Wow!, what an amazing place to say. So much love, care and attention has been taken when restoring the barn. From the comprehensive kitchen to the extra large bath, everything about Harlyey Hare has been completed to the highest standard, which is hard to fully appreciate from the photos. We instantly felt at home, helped by the lovely welcome pack. There is a folder jam packed with local recommendations. We enjoyed the circular walk from Settle to Stainforth Force, enjoyed Sunday lunch in the Golden Lion and visited the Wensleydale Creamery which were all great. On returning to the barn, it was great to relax in the hot tub. We had a wonderful weekend and we certainly didn't want to leave such a beautiful barn.

This barn conversion was the perfect, luxurious breakaway we were hoping for. Every room was beautiful decorated and so comfy to be in. The attention to detail in every room was amazing and the outdoor courtyard the perfect place to relax and unwind, hot tub and fairy lights in the evening was sublime. Henrietta and Andrew were such lovely hosts, we would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a luxury holiday. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and the area had so much to offer. My favourite Boutique Retreat so far !!

A lovely boutique retreat for two. The attention to detail is clear to see, with a homely relaxing feel, amazing.

It was a lovely relaxing break. It was above our expectations.

A perfect romantic bolt hole, the hot tub was an added bonus!

We had a wonderful stay. The property is very tasteful and has everything you could every need for a luxury holiday break. The owner was close at hand if required but quite honestly we had no need for any assistance as everything was very straightforward. It was a great location with plenty of interesting places to visit and things to do. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking for something very special.

Absolutely gorgeous. Impeccably clean and really stylish. Lovely location. Extremely comfortable and well equipped.

Hartley Hare is a delightful property set on a small hillside with lovely views and easy access off the main road. The cottage interior is finished to a very high standard and we thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay. We also took advantage of the hot tub which was an added bonus to our holiday. We met the owners who were very helpful and made us very welcome on our arrival. This is the third Boutique Retreats property that we have stayed in over the past year and every holiday cottage has been finished to an extremely high standard. We look forward to staying in more properties for couple in the future.

Beautifully converted barn, with sun facing courtyard and hot tub. Excellent area for walkers, and well thought out and designed interior for those wishing a more relaxing stay. Would highly recommend

If you want to just sit back , relax and let the days roll into nighttime this is the perfect R&R place to be at

The cottage was superb - it was decorated and furnished to a really high standard. It was such a comfortable stay and the owners had thought of everything. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a romantic get-away.

Hartley Hare is the perfect retreat for two, spacious, luxurious and of an extremely high standard. A perfect place to stay to explore the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.

Hartley Hare Barn is fabulous. The quality and finish are superb, like a high end hotel but with a cosy, welcoming feel. It has been very carefully considered, I loved the fact that mirrors & sockets were in the right places with good lighting. Best of all the pillows were fab - places so often get them wrong.

The retreat was goregouse, beautifully renovated!

We loved our stay in this gorgeous cottage, which is spacious, comfortable and very well designed. The wood-fired hot tub was a real treat!

Excellent in every way, location, facilities, cleanliness etc. Owners wanted us to enjoy our stay, very approachable, pointing out facilities and places to visit. A really good choice for relaxing and visiting the Yorkshire Dales.

A beautifully appointed new (2021) barn conversion in an excellent location. Very spacious for two people. Extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need and more.The best self catering property we have ever stayed in.

It was exquisite. A beautifully converted barn with lots of character but finished in a contemporary style. It had everything we needed.

If you’re heading to the Yorkshire Dales, this is the ultimate romantic bolt hole “pour deux”. It is beautiful with top end furnishings and equipment and a wonderful hot tub to relax those tired bodies after walking the moors.

A fabulous place to stay. It is so luxurious the hosts are wonderful and the location is amazing. Then only place to stay if you are visiting the dales. I highly recommend this place.

Hartley Hare is of outstanding quality.

One of the best places I've stayed. It has been designed beautifully and there is plenty of space. The furnishings and attention to detail are outstanding. Henrietta and Andrew are excellents hosts. Highly recommended.

Beautiful barn in a great location - it was both modern and cosy and the perfect base for exploring the dales.

What a wonderfully snug and luxurious home where hunkering down is an absolute pleasure! The wood fired hot tub is delightful, all the spaces are really generous and well thought through. Great base for exploring the dales, 10/10.

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