Access Statement

Please find the Access Statement for Gamekeepers Cottage along with downloadable floor plan options. This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.

  • Gamekeepers Cottage is a luxurious 5 Star Gold self catering holiday cottage.
  • Situated in Wigglesworth, a rural location at the top of a small hill with spectacular views of all THREE PEAKS in the Yorkshire Dales, to the front of the property and Pendle Hill in Lancashire to the rear of the property.
  • We are on the edge of the Forest of Bowland an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
  • We are surrounded by farmland and have our own hens, geese and Nigerian dwarf goats. We also have Hattie the Flattie & Piper the Goldie.
  • Gamekeepers was built to a high standard about 8 years ago, in keeping with Cross Cottage and the Main House. Whilst it is very much a country cottage, it has many modern benefits.
  • The local pub is a 3 minute drive away, with many other good pubs / restaurants just a short drive away.
  • Our local town Settle, approximately 10 minutes drive away. Home of the Settle to Carlisle Railway. Long Preston train station is a 10 minute drive away. Here parking is free and you can take the train to Leeds / Skipton / York / Morecambe and Scotland.
  • A local bus service runs into Settle. We can provide numbers for taxi companies.
  • Airports Leeds / Bradford is about an hour away, Manchester airport about an hour and a half.
  • Gamekeepers has two bedrooms on ground floor level, one double , one twin and a king size bedroom on the first floor. Each having their own bathrooms.
  • It is suitable for both the young and young at heart, sleeping 6 guests.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone Landline: 01729 840168 / Mobile: 07715 459330 or email

  • Bookings are made directly with Wigglesworth House & Cottages either via our website: or by phone and are subject to terms and conditions.
  • We are members of Premier Cottages and can supply a colour brochure where required. We also advertise with Sawdays “Special Places” and are members of Welcome to Yorkshire.
  • A deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking, followed by the balance 8 weeks prior to arrival.
  • Should your stay be less than 8 weeks away, the full payment is required.
  • On receipt of the final balance, we will provide information on where to collect the keys and directions to the property.
  • Many guests arrange for supermarket deliveries to tie in with their arrival time. Should you be delayed, we are happy to take acre of this for you.
  • This access statement can be provided in larger print if required.
Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking
  • We always try and welcome our guests personally. In the event this is not possible, we will contact you in advance to advise where you can collect the key.
  • The courtyard is tarmacked and provides parking for up to 10 cars.
  • Entry to the courtyard is via a short well lit driveway, through electric gates. There is a well lit sign indicating you have arrived at Wigglesworth House & Cottages at the start of the driveway.
  • The courtyard has some security lighting that remains on at all times and some motioned sensored.
  • There are security cameras fitted around the properties.
  • Two outdoor taps are available for use with hosepipes.
Entrance to Property
  • The cottage is entered via a small slope of flagstones, no steps.
  • The entry door clear width is 840mm.
  • The entrance is well lit , with a light above the door.
  • You enter directly into the lounge area, where there are plenty of LED spot lights and a number of lamps.
  • There is an external non slip mat.
  • The lounge area has a stone floor with a central rug under the coffee table.
Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways
  • Gamekeepers Cottage has a light airy lounge, with the kitchen and bedrooms off it.
  • The ground floor area is mainly stone flooring, where the bedrooms have short pile carpets and the bathrooms are ceramic tiled.
  • There are 11 stairs to the first floor which are carpeted, along with the mezzanine level. There is a bespoke wooden handrail on the right hand side of the stair case.
  • The passageways are 880cms wide.
Sitting Room/Lounge
  • The living area has a mixture of seating with a leather sofa, a couple of upright chairs and a reclining chair.
  • The lounge has a feature wall papered in William Morris wallpaper.
  • Floor to ceiling neutral curtains.
  • Soft furnishings to match.
  • Large mirrors and limited edition prints adorn the walls.
  • There is a large coffee table, with numerous magazines / coffee table books for your perusal.
  • A small under stairs cupboard stores games and bean bags.
  • All furniture is moveable and we can provide extra cushions or remove any feather cushions as requested.
  • There is a wide screen digital television with subtitles, remote control and a DVD player. We provide a wide assortment of DVD’s and Books for your enjoyment.
  • Wood burning stove, with door. Raised of the floor in a purpose built fireplace.
  • The property has smoke alarms and carbon monoxide sensors where required.
  • Thermostat to control boiler for heat and hot water is situated on the lounge wall. The boiler is in the garage.
  • There is a small step out of the large French Windows onto the patio area, where there is a large outdoor table and chairs, a BBQ and a wood burning patio heater.
  • The garden is flat and fully enclosed, with a gate leading to the field at the rear.
  • Emergency calls only phone are provided for guests use.
  • Our bespoke dining / kitchen is entered directly from the lounge.
  • The clear door opening width is 750mm.
  • It has a granite work surface 915mm high.
  • The under cupboard oven has a drop down door for when grilling, oven door is side opening at a height of 485mm. The oven is 900mm high.
  • A four ring induction hob, set at a height of 900mm, with an extract fan and lighting above.
  • A Belfast sink is fitted with a double mixer lever tap, at 880mm.
  • A microwave is set at a height of 850mm on a wooden table.
  • A standard sized dishwasher is fitted under the unit, next to the sink.
  • There are separate fridge and freezer both standard under unit sized.
  • A Toaster, Cordless Kettle, that revolves at 360 degrees and Coffee machine all sit on the work surface.
  • There are a number of under surface cupboards, housing pots and pans and cooking utensils.
  • There is a display / storage shelf above the work surface.
  • There is a large larder cupboard for glasses and kitchen storage, with low shelves set at 400mm and 600mm. These can be adjusted.
  • We provide plastic cups / plates and straws for the young and elderly alike.
  • Various plug sockets.
  • The kitchen has a separate dining area, with a number of chairs and a bench for additional seating.
  • The height to the table is 760mm, with 580mm clear space underneath.
Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas
  • There are two bedrooms downstairs both are accessed from the lounge area and one on the first floor.
  • The double bedroom, has an en-suite with shower.
  • The clear doorway opening into the bedroom is 800mm plus.
  • And for the bathroom is 700mm.
  • Furniture can be moved around and there is more than 1000mm around the wrought iron bed.
  • The height of the bed to the top of the mattress is 500mm and the clear space under the bed 280mm.
  • There is central lighting as well as side lamps, two bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a double wardrobe. All antique pine.
  • Neutral carpet, with neutral walls is brightened up with deep red / purple floral bedding, throws and coordinating cushions.
  • Bedding is non allergenic.
  • There is a small dressing table with mirror and chair.
  • TV with Freeview built in. Remote control.
  • Space for a travel cot.
  • The twin room, has an en-suite with shower.
  • The clear doorway opening is 800mm plus.
  • And for the bathroom is 700mm.
  • The twin beds are standard sized and separated by an antique wash stand and stool.
  • The twin beds can be zip/linked to create a superking bed.
  • The furniture can be moved around and a carer could be accommodated in one of the beds.
  • The height of the beds is 500mm and the space underneath is 280mm.
  • There is a central light and some bedside lamps, a chest of drawers and a double wardrobe.
  • Neutral carpet and neutral decor throughout. Neutral bedding with pale blue soft furnishings.
  • All bedding is non allergenic.
  • TV with Freeview built in. Remote control.
  • The King size bedroom is on the first floor.
  • Bedding in the king size room is white, with luxurious velvet cushions, that match the pelmet and chair seats.
  • This a large, bright room with two windows, one being a Velux.
  • There is plenty of space in here, for travel cot and one can still move around easily.
  • Height of the bed is 470mm and the space underneath 170mm.
  • A small table and two chairs under the window.
  • Two chest of drawers and a double wardrobe. A full length cheval mirror.
  • TV with Freeview built in. Remote control.
Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets
  • Both ensuite bathrooms on the ground floor have showers with a lip of height 210mm, a wash basin with mixer taps with a height of 800mm, toilet and heated towel rail.
  • Plenty of shelf space for toiletries. Complimentary toiletries supplied.
  • LED spot lights and mirror with lights above. natural light from windows.
  • Neutral decor, with an abundance of luxury towels in neutral colours and also coordinating with the bedding. Dark grey and a bright highlight colour.
  • Tiled flooring and shower areas.
  • Extractor fans that activated via the lighting system.
  • Portable hand rails, raised toilet seats and anti slip mats can be provided on request.
  • The upstairs bathroom is a full size family bathroom, with bath, walk in shower, toilet, wash basin, set at 850mm and a heated towel rail. (bath height 560mm).
  • Well lit with LED spot lights and lighting above the mirror.
  • Plenty of space for toiletries, including a small table.
  • Fixed handrails in one bathroom per cottage.
  • Portable hearing loop and a flashing and vibrating alarm clock for those with Hearing Impairment.
Laundry / Utility Room
  • On the first floor just off the landing, there is a walk in cupboard / laundry area with washing machine and separate tumble drier.
  • Ironing board, iron, laundry baskets and airers.
  • The garden can be accessed via the French doors in the living room or the kitchen doors.
  • A flagged patio area, two flower beds and some pot plants, brighten up the laid to lawn , fully enclosed garden.
  • A large outdoor table with seating for 8/10 guests, BBQ and Wood burning patio heater.
  • Cushions and rugs for outdoor use are provided.
  • A small gate at the rear leads to the field.
Additional information
  • We allow a maximum of 2 dogs in the cottage.
  • We welcome trained Assistance Dogs and can provide bowls, rugs as required.
  • Dogs can be exercised in the field adjoining the cottage garden, providing they are on a lead.
  • We offer free WIFI, but please note we are in a rural area, so whilst internet access is good. Download speeds are slow.
  • We have good mobile phone coverage for all networks.
  • Generally, the decor throughout is neutral unless stated. Doors and door frames and solid dark oak, whilst walls are light and neutral in contrast.
  • There is a Doctors Surgery in Settle 10 mins away.
  • The nearest General Hospital and A & E department is Airedale Hospital 40 mins away.
  • All local attractions are listed on our website and in a folder within the cottage.
Future plans
  • We are committed to ongoing improvements on our website to make it more accessible, your comments are welcome to assist us in this project.
  • We use micro fibre cloths and Eco cleaning products wherever possible.
  • We have our own water supply, which is regularly monitored by ourselves and Craven District Council.
  • We endeavour to use Eco friendly paint in the cottages.
  • We will continue to improve our Eco friendly status.
Floor plans

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