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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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54.135360, -2.067866

You'll never forget your stay at Redmire Barn. The gorgeous period holiday home dates from the early 17th Century and has been renovated to a very high standard with contemporary touches sitting comfortably beside original features. The cottage has two ensuite bedrooms and a flexible layout that can suit couples, friends or families. It is beside the River Skirfare, where guests can paddle or go wild swimming along the river during the day, and sit next to the fire pit and enjoy the magnificent Dark Sky views at night. Favourite activities include walking, mountain biking, caving, climbing, and fishing. Pen-y-Ghent, Gordale Scar, and Jane's Foss waterfalls are all within easy reach, of Skipton. 

Weekly guide price:
£1185 to £1325
Short breaks from £165 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.067011, -2.274984

Nestled between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland, and within an hour's drive of Kendal and the Lake District National Park, Settle is a fantastic choice to visitors who want to experience the stunning natural beauty of the north of England first hand. Grade II listed, Louise Cottage is a short walk from shops, cafes, pubs and train station, and is perfect for individuals and couples who want to stay somewhere with character and comfort.

Weekly guide price:
£389 to £549
Short breaks from £90 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.195175, -2.074478

This charming cottage in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is close to the famous Dales Way footpath and within a short walk of the village shop and pub. The two-bedroom cottage can sleep up to four people and is ideal for couples, friends and family, including those with dogs. It is in the quiet village of Buckden in the Upper Wharfdale Valley, about half an hour's drive from Skipton and within easy reach of the Forest of Bowland and Nidderdale, both designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as Grassington and Aysgarth Falls.

Weekly guide price:
£540 to £600
Short breaks from £90 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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

54.175333, -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

54.202071, -2.599742

Kirkby Lonsdale is a fantastic place for a holiday. It is right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and only half an hour from the Lake District National Park and the Arnside and Silverdale AONB. The busy market town is full of wonderful independent shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, all virtually on the doorstep of this stylish apartment overlooking the historic Market Square. The Georgian House Apartment No.1 is a beautifully renovated one-bedroom apartment on the first floor of a Georgian building, with a private entrance through a cobbled lane. It's perfect for couples or independent visitors in the area for walking, cycling and sightseeing, or who want a welcoming home-away-from-home while working. 

Weekly guide price:
£449 to £569
Short breaks from £115 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.389221, -2.429981

A comfortable cosy holiday cottage in a lovely rural location within Cumbria & the Yorkshire Dales National Park near the unspoilt village of Ravenstonedale. Conveniently located for exploring the many attractions of both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, ideal for walkers and bird watching. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£399 to £760

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.257574, -2.446859

Holly Bush Cottage is just perfect for those who enjoy walking. Surrounded by glorious Deepdale scenery (with lovely views from the living and bedrooms), this cosy holiday retreat for two is 1.4 miles from the pretty village of Dent and within easy reach of the areas many attractions including Ingleton and Kendal (the gateway to the Lakes).

Weekly guide price:
£349 to £670
Short breaks from £70 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.406506, -1.734863

Stay in the desirable Pottergate area of Richmond in this gorgeous Yorkshire self-catering holiday home. The first-floor, two-bedroom apartment sleeps four people and is furnished to a very high standard. A comfortable sofa bed can sleep one or two more people, making the apartment well-suited to couples or families. Shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are all within a five-minute walk. Stroll beside the river to Easby Abbey or tackle the footpaths and mountain bike trails of the spectacular Yorkshire Dales, which are on the doorstep. Garden View has allocated off-street parking and is available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £775
Short breaks from £78 per night

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.962775, -2.023961

Thisledo Holiday Cottage in Skipton, nestled in the heart of Yorkshire Dales, offers a charming and well-equipped holiday home for a relaxing stay. The pet-friendly cottage boasts a comfortable double bedroom, modern amenities, and a delightful interior. With its convenient location near the town centre, guests can easily explore local attractions, shops and restaurants making Thisledo a perfect destination for a memorable holiday.

Weekly guide price:
£405 to £605
Short breaks from £75 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.258454, -2.483521

A welcoming retreat ideal for families, friends and couples, nicely placed in a quiet backwater in the pretty Cumbrian village of Dent within the Yorkshire Dales. Pubs, cafes and shops on the doorstep along with superb walking - ideal for exploring both the Dales and Cumbria (including the nearby Lakes) with their many attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£519 to £759
Short breaks from £120 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.230486, -2.772400

This smartly presented holiday cottage is convenient for shops, cafes and a fantastic pub in the market town of Milnthorpe, just 20 minutes from Windermere and Kirkby Lonsdale. With two national parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty all within easy reach, it's no wonder The Printers Mews is a favourite with walkers, who can use the regular bus system to get from place to place if they don't want to drive to the start of their walk. The charming cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms and has an open plan living area. It suits families, friends, or couples who like the extra space. 

Weekly guide price:
£529 to £779
Short breaks from £140 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.408197, -2.137877

Patna Cottage is a traditional cosy Dales holiday cottage with log burner in the pretty tranquil village of Keld within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With a hotel and pubs within walking distance, this is a great self-catering base for exploring the many attractions of the Dales.There is a small seating area at the front of the cottage with a bench which catches the morning sun [when there is sun]. Across the road is the communal orchard which has picnic benches that are available for guest to use, great in the evening with a glass of wine.

Weekly guide price:
£455 to £575
Short breaks from £65 per night

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

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:
£350 to £590

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:
£350 to £590

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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

54.066174, -2.273236

Even if you only have a few days in the Yorkshire Dales, staying at Gemstone Cottage will help you enjoy every minute. This lovely stone cottage is within walking distance of the centre of Settle, and close to pubs, cafes and shops. The Yorkshire Moors open up just five minutes from the front door, making it especially popular with walkers and mountain bikers, and there is also golf and horseriding nearby. Climb aboard the Settle to Carlisle Railway and marvel at the Ribblehead Viaduct, or drive or cycle around country lanes discovering incredible views and friendly towns and villages. With space for up to four people in two rooms, it is ideal for couples, families or friends.

Weekly guide price:
£449 to £769
Short breaks from £111 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

The Hayloft

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 6th Apr 2024 for 7 nights, £500"Stay for seven nights and only pay for five! Includes welcome hamper, wine and flowers."
54.540981, -1.711753

The Hayloft is Grade II listed and has been beautifully restored to provide a very relaxing 'home away from home'. The Hayloft has lots of character and natural charm and offers all the right ingredients for a romantic retreat for couples. Located at East Greystone Farm in the idyllic Teesdale Countryside. We are situated between the beautiful villages of Piercebridge and Gainford and are an ideal base for walking. With the Yorkshire Dales, Lakes, East Coast and the cities of York, Durham and Newcastle within easy reach by car, this is a great base for exploring the many sights of North East England.

Weekly guide price:
£480 to £580
Short breaks from £95 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.285322, -2.482976

Bower Bank EcoBarn nestles amongst pure natural beauty in the sleepy hamlet of Gawthrop near Dentdale within the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Cumbria. Perfect for large parties who want to explore the Dales on the doorstep and also the Lake District within driving distance. A great choice for walkers and lovers of the great outdoors.

Weekly guide price:
£840 to £1050
Short breaks from £150 per night

8  |   3  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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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