Escape to the peace and serenity of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. This welcoming holiday cottage is a haven for couples who want to explore the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park. It is only two miles from Masham, where there are two excellent breweries (Theakston and Black Sheep) as well as a twice-weekly market and an array of independent shops, tea rooms and pubs. Walking and cycling are very popular pastimes, and with York, Harrogate and Ripon all within easy reach, you can have the perfect holiday in Yorkshire.
Harry's Barn lets you experience all the peace and serenity of the beautiful Cumbrian countryside without feeling isolated. The stone holiday cottage, which dates back around 200 years, has been upgraded and modernised to offer 4-Star Gold (Visit England) standard accommodation in the lovely village of Maulds Meaburn, in the Eden Valley and the Lake District National Park. The dog-friendly cottage has a large garden and is ideal for couples or families with children over the age of five. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
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.
Langcliffe is a beautiful location that is ideal for both first-time and regular visitors to the Ribble Valley. Not only does it have the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park on the doorstep but it is adjacent to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and only a 35-minute drive from the Lake District National Park. Little Birds Cottage sleeps up to three people in two bedrooms, is within walking distance of the village pub and only a mile from settle. All of the area's best attractions are within easy reach including the Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Penyghent and Whernside.
Discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with a stay in Molly Cottage. Tucked away just a short walk from the centre of Ingleton village, and close to the start of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and the Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk, this stone holiday cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples, friends and small families. Great pubs like the Masons Freehouse and The Marton Arms are a few minutes walk from the front door, while White Scar Cave, Kirkby Lonsdale and the Settle-Carlisle Railway are a pleasant drive or cycle away.
A welcoming self-catering bungalow on the edge of the Yorkshire village of Ingleton on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with the spectacular Waterfalls Walks and White Scar Cave close by. Excellent opportunities for walkers, climbers and cavers as well as those who want to explore the areas many attractions with Bowland, the Lake District and the Howgill Fells within easy reach.
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.
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.
A cosy bolthole for two perfectly placed in a tranquil setting with amazing views up and down Dentdale within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Sitting in the tiny hamlet of Gawthrop, Ellerbank Cottage offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind, with fabulous walking and cycling, and is just a half mile walk along the river (or across the fields) to the pretty cobbled village of Dent with pubs and cafes. Great self-catering base for exploring the Dales and Cumbria (including the nearby Lake District National Park).
Two individual character holiday cottages, located in the heart of Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With spectacular views across the dale, this is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists or those wishing to explore the Dales. West Close Cottage benefits from a biomass heating system.
One of two self-catering cottages full of character ideally placed in the very heart of Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales. A great location for cyclists who want to take on the challenge of Le Tour de France route (bike storage available) and cosy all year round with a log burner and biomass heating system. Together the cottages can sleep groups of eight.
In an idyllic position on a quiet lane sandwiched between a river and mill pond, this comfy holiday cottage provides the perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and is within easy reach of the Southern Lakes and the Forest of Bowland. Superb walking from the front door including a pleasant mile walk to the market town of Settle with a great choice of eateries and shops. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
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.
A delightful romantic dog-friendly cottage for two oozing character and charm in the pretty rural village of Fearby, just a mile and within walking distance of the popular market town of Masham with its great pubs, shops and two famous breweries. Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a good choice for those who like walking. Log burner for cosy nights.
A comfortable cosy holiday cottage in a lovely rural location within Cumbria near the unspoilt village of Ravenstonedale. Conveniently located for exploring the many attractions of both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District and ideal for walkers. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Surrounded by breathtaking views and gorgeous countryside, this charming 17th century farmhouse is a true gem. Perfectly combining character with modern day comforts, the owners of Hill House have created a cosy and welcoming holiday cottage in the beautiful Upper Eden valley. Hill House is located in the small village of Winton, just a 30 minute walk to the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen. Explore a new footpath each day or enjoy meandering around the picturesque towns and villages. With the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep, and the Lake District just a stone's throw away, there are endless opportunities for exploring this stunning part of the world.
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.
A large detached holiday cottage with off road parking, recently extended and refurbished to a high standard. Ideally placed in the Cumbrian village of Dent in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Methodist Manse Cottage makes a fantastic self-catering base for exploring the Dales and the Lake District and is perfect for extended families and large groups wanting a walking or cycling holiday.
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.
A lovely traditional stone holiday cottage in the Yorkshire village of Langcliffe with space for up to five people in three bedrooms. West View Cottage is only a mile from Settle and the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within easy reach of the Forest of Bowland AONB and the Lake District National Park. Walking, cycling, mountain biking, caving and rock climbing are just a few of the many exciting activities to fill your days, with guests enjoying the sightseeing in Skipton, Lancaster and Carlisle. The cottage is available all year round and suits couples, families and friends.
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A popular holiday destination for those seeking some time away from the rat race, the Yorkshire Dales is a 'must' for anyone who appreciates breath-taking scenery. 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.
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, in fact, that is 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.
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.
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 Yorkshire Dales can provide the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of this magnificent county. 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 on part of the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway, the Coast to Coast challenge or follow the route of the Tour de Yorkshire.
The vast Yorkshire Dales provides 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 away from it all, our independent owners are here to share the savings of booking direct and provide a warm Yorkshire welcome.