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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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54.415536, -2.423793

Luxurious rural barn conversion at the foot of the fells in Cumbria, perfectly positioned at the edge of the Lake District. Impeccable styling, cosy retreat, log-burner, fabulous local walks from the door, dogs welcome, enclosed garden & two great pubs within walking distance. This fantastic holiday home sleeps 6 and is ideal for larger families or friends catching up. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£850 to £1450

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

54.415536, -2.423793

Luxurious rural barn conversion at the foot of the fells in Cumbria, perfectly positioned at the edge of the Lake District. Impeccable styling, cosy retreat, log-burner, fabulous local walks from the door, dogs welcome, enclosed garden & two great pubs within walking distance. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£790 to £1450

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 5 Star

54.415536, -2.423793

Luxurious rural barn conversion at the foot of the fells in Cumbria, perfectly positioned at the edge of the Lake District. Impeccable styling, cosy retreat, wood-burner, fabulous local walks from the door, dogs welcome, enclosed garden & two great pubs within walking distance. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £1400

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 5 Star

54.541782, -1.928028

1 Teesdale Road is a riverfront holiday cottage a short walk over the River Tees from Barnard Castle, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and traditional markets. We have been awarded 4 star Visit England Gold awards in 2022, 2023 and 2024 !  The accommodation is suitable for six people in three bedrooms - two on the ground floor - with an open-plan living area and a patio with lovely views. The location is perfect for a walking or cycling holiday, and the self-catering property has a lockable garage so you can store bikes, SUPs, kayaks and other equipment. Bookings are available all year round for families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £785
Short breaks from £150 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.217602, -2.603444

You certainly won't be in the 'Dog House' when you book a romantic break in this gorgeous country cottage on the Underley Estate in Cumbria. Escape away from it all and enjoy walking through breathtaking scenery, fly fishing (when in season), golf or getting out and about and exploring the many attractions of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. A true gem of a cottage, packed full of character. Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this romantic retreat is set amongst breath taking countryside and a perfect hideaway for couples wanting to explore this beautiful area. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£416 to £722

2  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

54.324462, -2.527891

Ready to embark on a memorable adventure? Secure your self-catering apartment today and experience the freedom and comfort of a home away from home in the beautiful South Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. Our ground floor Apartment has free onsite parking and is dog friendly. There are 2 bedrooms (king and a twin) with open plan living with a shared kitchen, dining and living space. There's an enclosed outside patio terrace which is perfect for the pooch!

Weekly guide price:
£912 to £1063
Short breaks from £200 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.327371, -2.520143

Discover the perfect getaway at our spacious and welcoming group accommodation, Howgills Barn in the South Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. An 8 bedroom property sleeping up to 35 guests; an ideal choice for celebrations, milestone events, re-unions and family holidays.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £900 per night

35  |   8  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.323145, -2.529968

57 Main Street is a Grade 2 listed building. The flat is accessed from the rear of this old building, and the recently upgraded accommodation is over two floors above the Gun Dog Coffee Shop. The accommodation comprises of a twin and double bedroom, and the bathroom, on the top floor, with the large lounge diner and kitchen on the first floor. The new bathroom and kitchen were installed in the summer of 2023. This well proportioned self-catering property is equally suitable to couples, families and those in the area for work, yet is cosy enough for solo travellers or a romantic break.   

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £750
Short breaks from £85 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.214713, -2.168034

Sleeps up to 4 people. Has two kingsize bedrooms. A truely rural location situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Langstrothdale. You have walking and cycling routes right outside the doorstep. Situated in a managed forest where more public acces has been recently created so you really can enjoy and appreciate the great outdoors.One bedroom can be configured for a kingsize bed or two single beds. 1 infant up to 3 years old can stay.

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £1015
Short breaks from £80 per night

4+1  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.532963, -2.338583

Chapel Cottage is a wonderful holiday home in a beautiful location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines and within easy reach of the Lake District. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is furnished to a very high standard to be welcoming for families and friends, including those with children and dogs. Winton Common and the village pub are 100 metres from the door, with more amenities just over a mile away in the market town of Kirkby Stephen. It's a fantastic area for walking, cycling and mountain biking, with lots of sights and attractions to enjoy all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£850 to £1370
Short breaks from £132 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.602044, -2.709302

Daisypop Cottage is a comfortable Cumbrian holiday cottage for families who want to explore not only the Lake District but who also want access to the North Pennines AONB and the Yorkshire Dales. It's only a stone's throw from the National Park border, 15 minutes from Ullswater and Penrith, and half an hour from Keswick and Derwentwater. The cottage is in the peaceful village of Hackthorpe, within walking distance of the Lowther Castle Estate and Lowther Castle Inn. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is dog-friendly, with bookings available all year round.  

Weekly guide price:
£780 to £1095
Short breaks from £90 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.066576, -1.961633

Little Brook Cottage is in a lovely spot next to a brook in the quiet village of Hebden in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, within walking distance of a pub and cafe and close to Grassington, Skipton and Harrogate. There are beautiful footpaths and cycling trails from the door, giving lots of opportunities to explore the stunning landscape, it's villages and market towns. Little Brook Cottage dates from the 16th Century and includes original features. The dog-friendly property sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for families and couples.

Weekly guide price:
£479 to £850
Short breaks from £120 per night

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.063933, -2.315005

Sandwiched between the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and located less than two miles from the market town of Settle, this gorgeous studio apartment is perfect for couples wanting to explore the great outdoors. Enjoy walking or cycling in the beautiful countryside on your doorstep, explore the surrounding pretty villages and traditional market towns or take day trips out to sites and attractions such as Bolton Abbey, Malham Cove, and Ingleborough Cave. The Old Stables at Tipperthwaite Barn has been recently refurbished to provide a high standard of accommodation for up to two people looking to enjoy a slice of rural Yorkshire life.

Weekly guide price:
£358 to £608

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.063933, -2.315005

With the Yorkshire Dales on one side, Bowland Forest AONB on the other and the Lake District National Park within an hour's drive, Tipperthwaite Barn is perfect for people who love a great view. The gorgeous cottage is on the outskirts of Giggleswick, close to Settle and Skipton and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks, the Howgills and the Bowland Fells. There is space for up to four people to sleep in two bedrooms, the barn is child and dog friendly.

Weekly guide price:
£575 to £845
Short breaks from £85 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.379112, -1.863785

Treat your family to a holiday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales that they will remember for a lifetime. The Old Vicarage is a gorgeous early-Victorian property that sleeps 9 people (10 by arrangement) in five bedrooms. Original features and antique furnishings are brought into the 21st Century with the addition of a high-quality entertainment system, WiFi and a 15-metre indoor swimming pool with a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Guests have plenty of space both indoors and out, with direct access to the River Swale and stunning views from every window. The owners have worked hard to create a space that is both welcoming and luxurious, earning a 5-Star Gold Award from Visit England. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£2050 to £3550

9+1  |   5  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

54.306539, -2.104498

A delightful self catering ground floor of a barn conversion located in the picturesque village of Bainbridge near Askrigg and Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. An ideal location for exploring the areas many attractions and perfect for walkers, cyclists and those with a passion for being outdoors. Walks straight from the front door and a log burner to return home to at the end of the day.

Weekly guide price:
£375 to £690

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.113262, -2.040604

Wharfedale View is the perfect holiday home for couples or families to escape to the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. Set within two acres on the edge of Kilnsey and surrounded by fields and farmland, the cottage is only 200 metres from the Wharfe and Skirfare and within easy reach of Grassington, Kettlewell and Skipton. There are fantastic opportunities for walking, mountain biking and road cycling from the door, with the owner providing bike cleaning and secure storage facilities. Wharfedale View sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is fantastic for a relaxing holiday at any time of year.  

Weekly guide price:
£1200 to £1800
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.113262, -2.040604

Wharfedale Lodge is ideal for groups of 4-20 people who want space and peace in beautiful surroundings. Whether you are on a walking or cycling holiday with family or friends, need somewhere away from the office where you can your colleagues can clear your head and plan for future success, or are running a retreat or workshop, the spacious living and dining area, beautifully maintained grounds and nine bedrooms are ideal. The venue is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in between Grassington and Kettlewell and within easy reach of Skipton.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £675 per night

4-20  |   9  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Tryst Cottage Ingleton

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 1st Mar 2024 for 3 nights, £275"Perfect for a romantic break. 4 Poster bed, log burner, great pubs and restaurants just around the corner!"
54.151843, -2.466770

Welcome to our award winning, beautifully presented, eco and pet friendly cottage. Situated just a short stroll from the lovely artisan village bars, restaurants, pubs and amenities in Ingleton.  With a bespoke hand carved 4 poster bed in the master bedroom, and twin beds in the second bedroom, you will enjoy a perfect balance of high end quality features, and historical charm and character. There are two sun trap garden areas; with a choice of the raised mezzanine deck and views to the hills over Backgate, or a lower private barbecue garden. An abundance of local walks for every ability lead from the doorstep, including the famous waterfalls trail. Easy access to the wider Yorkshire Dales National Park, and local market towns, together with attractions such as the Settle to Carlisle railway and show caves mean you will never be at a loss for what to do.    Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£470 to £710

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

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

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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