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Yorkshire Dales Self Catering Holiday Cottages

The Yorkshire Dales is a 'must' for anyone who appreciates breathtaking countryside views. Home to one of the UK's most unique landscapes, The Dales is a walkers paradise with ever-changing scenery made all the more diverse and beautiful by the temperament of the weather. Read more

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54.152107, -2.469087

Beautifully renovated and oozing charm and character, Molly Cottage is managed and serviced entirely by the owners Carole and David, ensuring an unrivalled experience every time. Tucked away in the quaint village of Ingleton in the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and just a stones throw from the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and the Yorkshire Three Peaks walk, this stone cottage with its sunny back garden sleeps up to four people and has unrestricted parking. A few minutes walk from the front door are several friendly pubs, restaurants and gift shops and the lovely market towns of Kirkby Lonsdale, Settle and Hawes are a short drive or cycle away.

Weekly guide price:
£580 to £680
Short breaks from £85 per night

2(+2)  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.263887, -1.884141

One of two self-catering cottages full of character ideally placed in the very heart of Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales with extensive views. A great location for walking and cycling, the cottages are cosy all year round with a log burner and biomass heating system.  Both cottages offer metered electric vehicle charging sockets (type 2). Together the cottages can sleep groups of eight.

Weekly guide price:
£360 to £600

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.263887, -1.884141

One of two self-catering cottages full of character ideally placed in the very heart of Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales with extensive views. A great location for walking and cycling, the cottages are cosy all year round with a log burner and biomass heating system.  Both cottages offer metered electric vehicle charging sockets (type 2). Together the cottages can sleep groups of eight.

Weekly guide price:
£360 to £600

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.321764, -2.568216

Sitting in the Yorkshire Dales just a mile from the historic Cumbrian market town of Sedbergh, Weathercock Cottage lends itself perfectly for an activity or lazy holiday at any time of the year. Surrounded by stunning views, there are an abundance of wonderful walks from the front door and the convenience of Sedbergh's pubs and shops within easy reach. Spend your days exploring the many attractions of the Dales and nearby Lakes, and your evenings bubbling in the hot tub - the perfect holiday awaits.

Weekly guide price:
£949 to £1569
Short breaks from £190 per night

7  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.175333, -2.611881

A delightful dog friendly holiday cottage with wonderful views perfectly placed near to the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale where the stunning Lake District meets the rolling Yorkshire Dales. Ideal for walkers or anyone wanting to discover the many attractions of Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire.

Weekly guide price:
£504 to £609
Short breaks from £72 per night

3  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.379541, -2.035327

This self-catering holiday home is in Low Row, within walking distance of the award-winning Punchbowl Inn and easy reach of Reeth and Richmond. As comfortable as the beds at Rose Cottage are, you'll happily wake early to enjoy the incredible views for as long as possible. The good news is that you can see them from virtually every room in the house, including the super-kingsized bed in the master bedroom and definitely from the south-facing conservatory that opens onto a large patio. There is space for five people to sleep in three bedrooms and a layout that suits families or friends. 

Weekly guide price:
£1000 to £1200

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.378945, -2.077312

Benmore is a lovingly renovated stone cottage in the heart of Gunnerside, perfect for a peaceful self-catering holiday with family or friends. This light-filled holiday rental sleeps six and features a cosy lounge with a log burner, a fully equipped kitchen diner, and a beautiful back garden with views of the fells. Located near world-class cycling and walking routes, it's ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy local amenities like the Kings Head village pub and explore nearby villages like Reeth and Muker. Benmore offers a comfortable retreat with modern amenities in a stunning rural setting.

Weekly guide price:
£665 to £900
Short breaks from £130 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.277679, -2.454029

Located in Dent village within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria, Penny Bank Cottage is an excellent choice for couples and welcomes dogs. With pubs, cafes and shops on the doorstep, this is an ideal holiday home to use as a base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria (inc the nearby Lake District), a walking holiday or simply relaxing.

Weekly guide price:
£369 to £489
Short breaks from £70 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.279122, -2.456782

A beautifully restored white washed terraced holiday cottage on the High Street in the pretty village of Dent in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Croft Cottage is just a two-minute walk to two fantastic pubs, the village shop and a choice of cafes, whilst the surrounding countryside is a haven for walkers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Sleeping five guests in three bedrooms, and with a log burner for cosy nights in, this is the perfect self-catering retreat for families and friends at any time of the year.   The master bedroom has a king size 5' wide double bed, bedroom 2 has two single beds, bedroom 3 has a single bed. 

Weekly guide price:
£449 to £829
Short breaks from £120 per night

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.278550, -2.456588

The Old Sunday School Cottage is ideally located in the cobbled centre of Dent village within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria. Well presented, this holiday cottage for four has pubs, cafes and a shop on the doorstep and is perfect for a self-catering holiday exploring the Dales, Cumbria (including the nearby Lake District), walking or simply relaxing.

Weekly guide price:
£780 to £869
Short breaks from £115 per night

2+2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.268224, -2.351835

A traditional detached holiday cottage in a beautiful peaceful setting with wonderful views up Arten Gill to the viaduct where the Settle to Carlisle railway traverses Dentdale. Close to Dent Village within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria and an ideal self-catering base from which to explore both the Dales and the nearby Lakes.

Weekly guide price:
£739 to £1349
Short breaks from £160 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.923164, -2.051797

Guest rave about The Healthy Home Retreat and you'll understand why when you stay in this stunning house a few miles from Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. As a whole, up to 17 people can be accommodated in six bedrooms with loads of space indoors and outside, incredible views, and fantastic walks and bike rides from the front door. The house started life as three former buildings and is now one beautiful large property with lots of spaces for lounging and personal space, relaxing, celebrating special occasions and enjoying time together. 2 kitchens, one with a woodburning stove.  Large, private gardens and terraces, stunning views, BBQ, Firepit and outside dining areas.

Weekly guide price:
£2700 to £4690
Short breaks from £600 per night

17  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.361925, 0.374892

 Kirkby Lonsdale is close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and The Lake District, making this smart period cottage a wonderful choice for visitors who want to easily explore the region. Courtyard Cottage has two bedrooms and is within walking distance of several excellent food pubs. The pretty market town has a great array of amenities and a fun calendar of events that include the annual Music Festival, Victorian & Christmas Fair.

Weekly guide price:
£529 to £949
Short breaks from £105 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.310045, -1.828964

Tucked away behind the market square in the vibrant town of Leyburn, The Fold offers contemporary accommodation for two adults in the heart of Wensleydale. Ideally located, just a short stroll to all the shops, eateries and amenities, and with fantastic walks and bike rides on your doorstep, it is the perfect base for couples to explore the Yorkshire Dales. With a king size bedroom, single bedroom, a modern kitchen, cosy living area, a private driveway with EV charger and a sun kissed patio, this bright and airy self-catering bungalow is comfortable and cosy at any time of the year. 

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £755
Short breaks from £84 per night

2  |   2  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.315101, -2.082751

Dale Cottage dates from around 1750's and nestles beside St Oswalds' Church in the lovely old village of Askrigg. It has accomodation for three/four guests in two bedrooms. Full of old world charm and character, the cottage has everything you need to enjoy a comfortable break. A cosy living room, inglenook fireplace, well fitted kitchen, and modern bathroom and is an ideal base for exploring the 'Dales National Park with it's great walks, waterfalls, villages and scenery. Askrigg has three good pubs,  brewery, deli, village store and cafe and craft shops and childrens play park.

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £630
Short breaks from £79 per night

3/4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.177522, -2.333191

The Byres is in a wonderfully peaceful location in the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks area, within one hours drive of the Lake District National Park. Converted from an 18th Century barn to provide 4 Star accommodation. The cottage is a favourite with couples (especially walkers) and is dog-friendly. The small market town of Settle is only a few miles away, and you can easily reach places like Carlisle, York and Ribblesdale thanks to the nearby and spectacular Settle to Carlisle Railway. There is so much scope for walking and cycling, with paths accessible via a short walk from the cottage, making The Byres a wonderful choice for a self-catering holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £620
Short breaks from £70 per night

2-4  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

54.221834, -1.704252

Located in the pretty village of Fearby within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bramblewick Cottage is the perfect rural holiday retreat to explore the Yorkshire Dales. With two comfortable bedrooms, stunning countryside views and a wood burning stove for cosy nights in, this is an ideal self-catering cottage for either romantic couples or families wanting to escape the hustle bustle of everyday life. When you have finished admiring the stunning landscape there is plenty to keep you entertained with walking, cycling, pony trekking, rock climbing, golf and fishing all available close by.

Weekly guide price:
£486 to £828

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.448002, -2.559886

Large Cumbrian Holiday Cottage sleeps 16 guests (or 20 using sofa beds), this 1794 grade 2 listed self-catering retreat is just perfect for large groups for milestone events, birthdays or anniversary celebrations & get togethers and is located within the Yorkshire Dales National Park  and alongside the Lake District National Park with easy access to the attractions of both . Full of country charm, Fawcett Mill beautifully combines fabulous original features such as a old style range and log burner & open fires, wooden beams, & 4 poster beds  with modern comforts including a sauna, seven bedrooms and internet access ensuring the whole party can relax in comfort. In a picturesque setting with water fall and a stream running through the grounds, this welcoming holiday rental for large groups is just perfect for celebrating milestone birthday, anniversaries, family events & for walking , cycling, relaxing and catching up with friends and family.

Weekly guide price:
£2495 to £2795
Short breaks from £600 per night

16+4  |   7  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.148556, -2.051440

Location Location Location! Dale House offers an idyllic escape for groups, celebrations, and family gatherings. Situated in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales National Park, in a charming village where there's something for everyone right from the doorstep - Scenic hill & river walks, 3 fantastic pubs & tea rooms, a playground & river splashing the young ones will surely love. Enjoy the games room with PS3 and a multi games table with ping pong, air hockey & pool.

Weekly guide price:
£1690 to £3980
Short breaks from £430 per night

18  |   8  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.031152, -2.227267

This luxury barn accommodation situated high above Settle is the perfect spot for a gathering of friends, family get togethers and hen/stag weekends alike. It’s in the perfect location for any celebration as you won’t disturb a soul. Guests can enjoy the luxury of the fabulous décor and of course the hot tub and stunning garden views overlooking the stunning Yorkshire Dales landscape.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

13-15  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Self Catering Cottages in The Yorkshire Dales

Where to Stay in The Yorkshire Dales

The vast Yorkshire Dales provide some of the prettiest, unspoilt scenery to be found in the UK. Whether you are looking for holiday cottages near major Dales attractions or want to get off the beaten track, our independent owners are here to share the savings of booking direct and provide a warm Yorkshire welcome.

The Yorkshire Dales is home to Wensleydale – a beautifully scenic area, with vast moorland, dotted with pretty waterfalls. Making a trip to see the Aysgarth Falls, in particular, will not disappoint. Those more interested in man-made creations should visit the fascinating ruins of Middleham Castle, built in 1190.

For those seeking a quaint, picturesque market town, staying in Skipton will do the trick. Known as the ‘gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, this pretty little town offers some great eateries, alongside a market 4 days a week and many other little boutiques. A trip to the ancient Skipton Castle is also a great way to learn more about the town's history and heritage.

Moving closer to Cumbria is the quaint farming community of Dentdale. It is an area steeped in history, with remnants from the Vikings, who settled there in the 10th Century. Though home to only one village, there is plenty to see and do in this scenic spot. The Dent Brewery is well worth a visit for the guided tours and award-winning ales.

Depending on where you stay in the national park, cottages in the Yorkshire Dales can provide the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of this magnificent county.

The Yorkshire Dales Travel Guide

Before booking your holiday cottage in The Yorkshire Dales, you can find all the information you need for your trip here. For more tips, check out our complete Yorkshire Dales guide.

When to Visit The Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales offers a huge landscape, meaning there is something for everyone here. It displays untouched countryside and natural beauty and combines this with quaint towns and villages, alongside centuries of history.

Summers in the Dales often present mild to warm weather with the occasional hotter day. The days are longer providing visitors with more time to explore the great outdoors. Generally, the climate is overcast and humid with average temperatures of around 20°C. If you aim to visit the Yorkshire Dales when the weather is at its best, July or August typically have warmer days and more sunshine.

The Yorkshire Dales in spring offers a mix of sunny days and cooler, wet weather. This is a great time to visit for those who plan on getting active as the milder temperatures create the perfect environment for hiking, biking or other activities. For those looking to challenge themselves, a trip to Ingleton to attempt the climb up Mount Ingleborough means spring is the perfect time to visit. Between March and May, the temperatures average around 8°C to 15°C, with the occasional rain shower.

Many describe the climate in the Yorkshire Dales in winter as ‘moody’ with the changing weather consisting of rain, snow and wild, windy days. Temperatures average around highs of 9°C, making it a much cooler time to visit. With a chance of snow, this is a great time to see places like the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors dusted in white. It is also an excellent time to visit quaint villages such as Settle, Hawes and Leyburn as they display cosy Christmas markets.

What to Do in the Yorkshire Dales

Malham, in particular, is a must on the to-do list for visitors to the area. Known for its limestone cliffs, miles of ancient stone walls and lush green fields, it is a superb backdrop for fascinating walks. The area is so unique that it has been deemed a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest’.

The highly protected area is home to plenty of wildlife for those on the lookout. Visitors to Malham should also be sure to make their way to Malham Cove – an intriguing natural limestone formation that has been created over millions of years.

Visit Bronte Country, the North York Moors for a day by the sea or swap the coast for the Lakes with a trip to Windermere. If you prefer to be out in the fresh air exploring by bike, take part in the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway, the Coast to Coast challenge or follow the route of the Tour de Yorkshire.

How to Travel to The Yorkshire Dales

If you are travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below shows an average distance to the Yorkshire Dales, so you know what to expect when choosing to visit by car.

London: 223 miles

Birmingham: 149 miles

Glasgow: 147 miles

Liverpool: 78 miles

Bristol: 230 miles

Manchester: 55 miles

Leeds: 21 miles

Edinburgh: 157 miles

Newcastle: 62 miles

There are multiple ways to travel to the Yorkshire Dales. Its excellent public transport links in many of its towns and villages mean you can journey by train or bus from numerous major UK cities. If you travel by car, there are some great service stations to stop off and rest up whilst on your trip, as well as alternative routes depending on what roads you prefer to drive on.

Learn More About the Yorkshire Dales Region

The Yorkshire Dales has some of the best mountains in England, making it the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to scale the Yorkshire Three Peaks or wander through its vast moorland, there is enough space here for all to enjoy.

With its limestone scenery and quintessential landscapes, the Yorkshire Dales is a must-visit for all types of holidaymakers. Whether you seek to explore the quaint towns of Skipton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Wensleydale, Richmond, Askrigg, Settle, Reeth and more or would prefer to be out in its raw, rugged nature, there are plenty of options for different itineraries.

Alongside its stunning scenery and picturesque towns and villages, the Yorkshire Dales also has a plethora of history. The valleys, rivers, hillsides and settlements have been shaped for over 12,000 years by the people who have lived here. With a vast amount of farmland, castles and ruins to explore, there is much to see and do in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

The Yorkshire Dales FAQs

  • What are the Yorkshire Dales known for?

The Yorkshire Dales is best known for its vast outdoor space and spectacular scenery. With towering peaks, stretching moorland and rolling countryside, it is a true adventurer's paradise.

Many visit here to attempt the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. This consists of climbing Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in a specific time frame. The hike is made up of rugged mountains, alongside long strolls through the never-ending great outdoors.

  • What towns should you visit in the Yorkshire Dales?

There are so many great towns and villages in the Yorkshire Dales, it can be hard to narrow it down. Ancient market towns like Skipton offer a picturesque place to wander through shops and grab a bite to eat in mouth-watering cafes. Stunning Settle allows for the chance to visit a rural and remote village, with plenty of cosy pubs and small boutique shops.

There are many other excellent towns and villages throughout the Yorkshire Dales, but it is difficult to find the best one. One thing for sure is that no matter where you choose to visit, you will find towns encompassed by stunning natural scenery and quaint streets to wander.

  • Can you get around the Yorkshire Dales without a car?

Being a place full of natural scenery and rolling countryside means that you can wander much of the Yorkshire Dales without a car. Hiking, biking and public transport will get you to where you need to be without having to worry about driving from one place to the other.

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