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 - £2426
per week
From £770 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Stay 3 or 4 nights before 5th April 2019 for just £700 and your pets go free!
  • Cracking Easter special offer : Save £500 on a 3 or 4 night break in Easter week (22nd - 26th April) and your pets go free!
  • 12 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 46 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

DS935

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£991 - £1657
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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 46 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Ilkley, Yorkshire Dales

DS168

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£452 - £957
per week
From £339 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Middleton View a well-equipped four bedroomed property and is located close to the famous Ilkley Moor. An ideal location to explore the Yorkshire Dales
  • 7 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 53 miles
  • Pub 0.8 miles

Appletreewick, Yorkshire Dales

DS245

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£332 - £634
per week
From £249 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales

DS190

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£511 - £1088
per week
From £383 for a 3-night stay
  • Book and take a week between the 6th-13th April and receive a huge 50% discount!
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Games room
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Open fire or woodburner