Wharfedale cottages

In the upper valley of the river Wharfe, this scenic area of the Yorkshire Dales offers big views, beautiful walks and plenty of picturesque villages.

The landscape here is one of contrast, from the rugged limestone scars and the dramatic slopes and crags of the glacial valleys to the sweeping countryside criss-crossed by dry-stone walls, separating lush green fields from flowered meadows and woodland. Wharfedale, therefore, is perfect walking country, with the dale offering many scenic and unique routes to explore. The romantic ruins of Bolton Abbey offer a fantastic starting point for many of these gorgeous walks, as does the little village of Burnsall where you can walk through the dales to the surrounding pretty towns and villages. With all of this spectacular countryside to explore, Wharefedale really is the perfect place to blow out those cobwebs with a variety of fun-filled outdoor activies. In the heart of the dale is the Kilnsey Park Estate, famous for its fishing, which also offers pony trekking and cycling, and a farm where children will love petting pygmy goats, alpacas and Gloucester Old Spot piglets! 

To experience the real Yorkshire Welcome the Dales are so famous for, pay a visit to the charming and characterful villages in Wharfedale. By the river you'll find the pretty village of Kettlewell with its quaint tea rooms, pub and annual scarecrow festival. The village is famous for its farming of Swaledale sheep, and much of the housing here was created for farmers and miners who worked at the mines in the hills just outside of the village. Due to it's picturesque looks, it's easy to see why tourism is now the main industry here and in 2003 the village was chosen to provid the backdrop for the village of Knapely in the smash hit Calendar Girls. Grassington is the main village in the dale (though is more like a small town!) and each year holds a packed calendar of events varying from its own Dickensian Festival, a week long festival with a traditional Christmas market and entertainment, the Grassington Festival in June, a 15 day event of music and arts with acts such as The Fratellis, Peter Hook and Smokie providing plenty of entertainment and a 1940s weekend. An easy walk from Grassington is the beautiful Linton Falls, Wharfedale's largest waterfall. 

We love this part of the Yorkshire Dales and are pleased to have some stunning cottages in Wharfedale available for booking so that you can experience the Yorkshire Dales for yourself. See our cottages in the pretty villages of Wharfedale below to book your break to this stunning destination today.



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Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

DS257

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£1026 - £2574
per week
From £770 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerMid-week breaks just £750! 3 or 4 nights, mid-week from 4th Nov 2019 to 3rd Apr 2020. Plus pets go free and no booking fee. (save up to £282) Call to book (excludes festive season and school holidays)
  • 12 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Pets
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 46 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

DS935

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£991 - £1361
per week
From £743 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • A stone double fronted property located close to the pubs and shop in the picturesque village in Kettlewell, with stunning views over the Dale. This well-equipped property sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms and is ideal for family or groups of friends looking to holiday together.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 46 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Ilkley, Yorkshire Dales

DS168

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£452 - £976
per week
From £339 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Middleton View is a well-equipped four bedroomed property with delightful garden, located close to the famous Ilkley Moor . An ideal location to explore the Yorkshire Dales
  • 7 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 53 miles
  • Pub 0.8 miles

Appletreewick, Yorkshire Dales

DS245

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£322 - £634
per week
From £242 for a 3-night stay
  • With superb far-reaching views of the countryside from all rooms, Prospect Farm Cottage is a comfortable holiday home in an idyllic setting, ideal for exploring the Dales on foot, bike or in the car.
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales

DS190

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£511 - £1110
per week
From £383 for a 3-night stay
  • Lane House is a splendid detached stone barn conversion in a peaceful setting; very comfortable and spacious with views from every room across Wharfedale's scenic countryside.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Pub 1 mile