The Wickets

Kirkgate Settle, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9FN View on map
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The Wickets is a fantastic Retirement Living development consisting of 22 one and two bedroom apartments and is located in the North Yorkshire market town of Settle and partially set within a conservation area which offers fantastic views. With a rich and vibrant history and convenient access to local facilities, this is an ideal spot for those seeking retirement flats in a stunning location.

Set just moments from the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland, Settle is a bustling market town with plenty of charm and historic character, making it an ideal location for your retirement.

Settle is conveniently located close to the A65, offering easy access to Skipton and Kendal, as well as other local areas of interest. Giggleswick, Lancaster, Bradford and Clitheroe are also nearby. Regular bus services also connect the development with surrounding towns and villages.

Fully equipped and finished to a high standard, your apartment is the perfect base for you to enjoy an independent and active retirement. The development features excellent security systems including 24-hour emergency calls and a dedicated House Manager, which are sure to offer peace of mind. Furthermore, there is lift access throughout, so it's easy for residents to get around.

Your apartment will include a spacious bedroom and living area, along with a fully fitted kitchen and bathroom. Walk-in wardrobes as well as the balconies that feature in select apartments make for added luxury. Residents will also benefit from a social lounge, where you can relax and catch up with friends, as well as a guest suite that's perfect for visitors. Outside, you'll discover beautifully maintained gardens and plenty of greenery, along with car parking facilities.

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Development Highlights

  • Stunning Yorkshire Dales market town
  • A roof top terrace with dales views
  • Apartments with Juliet balconies are available
  • Excellent road and rail links to surrounding areas
  • Beautifully decorated Communal lounge
  • The development is just a short walk from Booths supermarket

Key Features

  • Communal lounge
  • House Manager
  • Roof terrace
  • 24/7 call system
  • Near the countryside
  • Pets allowed
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Camera entry system
  • Car parking

Site Plan

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Service Charges

What you can expect to pay

Did you know? Our retirement rental prices include service charge and ground rent.

Take a look through our Retirement Living service charge costs.

Each year, we help residents set the budget that they need for retirement. Although we cannot guarantee that our Retirement Living service charges will remain the same for year to year, our many statutory safeguards will remain in place, to ensure that your opinions are recognised and acknowledged when defining budgets.

*Please note that not all the listed costs below apply for our Retirement Living properties. Also, our charges are calculated on an average sized development. You can find more information on our service charges here and for full details on a specific development please speak to your sales consultant.

What's Included

Estimated total Service Charge and Ground Rent Charge per week:

 2 Bedroom
Service Charge£70.52
Ground Rent£9.49
2 Bedroom
Service Charge
Ground rent

Living at The Wickets

The Wickets front exterior

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ownership types

Flexible Purchasing

  • Rent

    Renting a retirement home is an easy, flexible and quick way to enjoy life in a McCarthy & Stone community. While for some it’s a chance to ‘try before you buy’, you’ll benefit from long term security too. Did you know? Our retirement rental prices include service charge and ground rent. Find out more.

  • Buy

    If you’d like to own your retirement property outright, we can make the move as stress-free as possible, including support with packing and removals. If you have a home to sell, we can even act as a cash buyer, so you’ll avoid chains and estate agent fees.

  • Part buy, part rent

    Get the best of both worlds with Part buy, part rent. It’s an affordable way to enjoy all the benefits of our retirement apartments without committing to the full purchase price. If you want more financial flexibility, it could be the right option for you. Find out more.


Living in Settle

A bustling market town found in the foothills of the Pennines, The Wickets is a fantastic scenic location in picturesque North Yorkshire. The town is actually found beside the largest outcrop of limestone in Britain - offering plenty of spectacular views for locals.

For those interested in history, Settle's past dates back to the 7th century with a number of key attractions still found in the market town. This includes the Grade I listed Folly, and the Old Naked Man building, which is believed to be the oldest cafe in the country.

Traditional values aren't lost in this bustling town though and on Tuesdays Settle still hosts its weekly market.

In terms of transport links, Settle Railway Station serves the community with numerous local services, as well as journeys to locations found further afield. This includes popular villages such as Dent, Appleby and Carlisle. Road links are also available via the A65 and B6480 with the A65 also connecting to the M6 motorway.

Those interested in exploring the local area will also find plenty to do with 'The Three Peaks' - Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent all 700m high and one of the most popular outdoor areas found in the Dales.

Settle Facts:
29 miles
from Leeds Bradford Airport
The Wickets
Kirkgate Settle, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9FN
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  • Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
  • HSBC Bank
  • Penyghent View Bus Stop
  • Townhead Surgery
  • Settle Methodist Church
  • Talbot Arms
  • Co-op
  • Booths

The development is in a prime location in the heart of this ancient market town. The Market Square hosts a range of cafés, pubs, hotels and independent shops, and is only 600 feet away from the development. Plus, there are several Co-op Food stores in the town and a Booths Supermarket is 0.3 miles away.

If you enjoy the great outdoors, the landscape and scenery of the Yorkshire Dales is stunning. You can also reach Malham in 6 miles. Closer to home, Settle and Giggleswick Golf Club is only 1.6 miles away.

Getting to Location

If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need the full address of this development. The postcode is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.

For Sat Nav please use postcode BD24 9BP

Our people

The Team at The Wickets

Debbie Hughes
Area Sales Manager

Offers Too Good To Miss

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    Apartment of the Month - Apartment 05

    A stunning two bedroom apartment with a spacious lounge which has a patio area. Set in this idyllic Yorkshire town, Apartment 5 is the last available property at at The Wickets. The thoughtfully designed kitchen includes great storage and a range of appliances including, hob, cooker hood, integrated fridge freezer plus an oven at waist height with a washer dryer conveniently located in a separate utility cupboard.  

    Call us today on 0800 201 4811 for more information.

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    Right now we’re offering to pay up to 100% of your service charge for up to 8 years* on selected properties.

    For more information, please call us today on 0800 201 4811.

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    2 Months' Rent Free

    Right now we’re offering to give you 2 months’ rent free* on selected properties.

    For more information, please call us today on 0800 201 4811.

Please note that images are for illustrative purposes only. Images may include upgrades and optional extras which may be available for you to purchase at an additional cost. Please click here for further explanations. Floor plans and pricing are accurate at time of publication. Floor plans are for guidance purposes only and are subject to change. Prices may fluctuate depending on market conditions and availability.