See the best places for an Airbnb staycation in Settle

A North Yorkshire town has been named as one of the best places for a staycation with Airbnb in the UK.

Settle ranked the best place for a UK holiday, beating the Cotswolds and Isle of Sky for staycation hotspots.

The historic, countryside town was selected by property experts at – which analysed the number of Airbnbs, the average person capacity, the number of reviews, weighted average rating, and the Bayesian average rating. 

For those keen to visit different areas of the UK, Airbnbs are a popular option when booking accommodation. 

You can find anything from a modern studio apartment to quirky homes full of unique design features via Airbnb.

Best places to stay for Airbnbs in the UK

Settle was given an index score of 9.7 out of 10, taking into account all the variables measured. Settle has a total of 416 Airbnbs and an average person capacity of 3.70.

The Cotswolds came in second place with an index score of 9.4. Known for its picturesque scenery, it has 393 Airbnbs and an average person capacity of 3.71.

The Isle of Skye was handed a score of 9.2 out of 10, with 351 Airbnbs, an average person capacity of 3.68 and 33,179 reviews in total. 

We’ve selected some of the best places to stay in Settle – from airy apartments to more traditional options.

Best Airbnb holiday accommodation to rent in Settle

Louise Cottage is a Grade II listed cottage that gives you fantastic access to the Yorkshire Dales National Park – costing around £40-£50 per night, depending on the time you book.

Features of the Settle staycation home include the cosy, open living room and dining kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom and central heating throughout.

Found all on one level, this cottage has left 100% of recent guests so happy they gave the location a 5-star rating.

Pets are allowed at this idyllic countryside cottage, close to the centre of Settle itself.

Dugdales is a luxurious and quirky holiday cottage that dates back to the 19th Century.

This is one for couples looking for a romantic getaway and walking break – it acts as a good base for adventures in the Dales countryside, famous Yorkshire Three Peaks, the Settle-Carlisle railway and Falcon Manor.

This top-rated cottage costs around £75 per night.

Or you could rest up and relax in this Georgian cottage, just 400 yards from the market square and many independent shops, much loved pubs, restaurants and cafes.

While it has been modernised, you can sit and read your book surrounded by rooms full of character and history. Small dogs are allowed.

This Georgian cottage, known as One Bowskills Yard, costs around £76 a night.

Best Vrbo holiday rentals in and near Settle, North Yorkshire

Dog-friendly cottage in Giggleswick, near Settle. Photo via Vrbo.

This beautiful dog-friendly cottage is found in the chocolate box village of Giggleswick, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The cottage dates back to 1910 with pastoral views from every window and a beck nearby. Prices vary depending on when you book.

It is a 10-minute walk away to Settle while you can find a pub serving ales and delicious food on your doorstep.

Found in the same location, this grand 10-bedroom Edwardian house in Giggleswick features early 20th century style.

Woodlands was built in 1905 as a gentlemen’s country residence – live out a family holiday fit for a novel in this historic house. Prices vary.

The overwhelmingly picture perfect Carrholme Cottage is found near the village of Settle, with six bedrooms that sleep up to 12 people.

You can put on the log burner for cosy Winter trips or sit out in the sunshine in the large garden space.

Even better, you can bring your furry friends along as pets are allowed here.

Prices vary depending on when you book Carrholme Cottage.

For group trips, Hedgehog Cottage via Vrbo is a gorgeous terrace townhouse that sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

With traditional stone, flowers and off-road parking, this is a good location for people wanting to relax in the calming market town and head out for walks.

It isn’t a long walk to the market on a Tuesday, where you can pick up any local produce and browse independent stalls. Depending on when you book, this cottage is around £98 per night. 

You can get a taste of country living in the stunning West View Cottage with scenic sights all around you.

This four bedroom Victorian property is found on the outskirts of Horton in Ribblesdale, about a five mile drive away from Settle.

If you want a real escape from the city and to immerse yourself in natural beauty, this is the place to be. It’s also great for Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers.