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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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54.263887, -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

54.404754, -1.742806

Stable Cottage Vintage Holidays, nestled in historic Richmond, North Yorkshire, offers a charming retreat for up to four guests. Though Couples especially enjoy the romantic coziness. This Grade II listed cottage has two double bedrooms, (one boasting a Kingsize bed) welcoming children above 7 and up to two small non shedding dogs. Its central location allows easy access to Richmond's cobbled marketplace and iconic medieval Richmond Castle, and Georgian Theatre Royal. Nearby cafes, pubs, and shops offer dining options, while the cottage itself provides a quirky eclectic haven with luxurious touches like underfloor heating. Explore the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks for outdoor adventures, with fishing, golfing, and hiking opportunities aplenty. Whether for leisure or business, Stable Cottage promises a delightful stay.

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £600
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.376437, -2.029701

Swale View is a very comfortable detached stone cottage in Low Row near Reeth overlooking Swaledale Valley. Suitable for families, couples, friends and above all dogs. Sleeping five people in three bedrooms, king, queen and single, we love to have dogs visit with up to 3 staying. We have 2 log burners, Fibre Broadband, Secure Garden, Storage and great views!

Weekly guide price:
£531 to £899
Short breaks from £115 per night

5  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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

54.312916, -1.827333

Coddiwomple is a welcoming self-catering holiday home in the Yorkshire Dales, sleeping five people in three bedrooms. It's great for families and suits friends and couples who appreciate the additional space. You can walk from the cottage to pubs, cafes, shops and restaurants. Local attractions include Aysgarth Falls, Bolton Castle and the Wensleydale Creamery. Being in Wensleydale and close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park means there is a vast choice of places to hike, bike, and horse ride. Scale a mountain or plumb the depths of an extensive caving network. There are no shortage of great days out when you stay at Coddiwomple.

Weekly guide price:
£708 to £924
Short breaks from £115 per night

5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.163422, -1.860158

The Old Joiners Shop is a welcoming holiday cottage in an enviable position in the pretty village of Middlesmoor with pub nearby, close to Pateley Bridge on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. A peaceful rural self-catering retreat with fantastic views and superb for walkers. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£405 to £887

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.163422, -1.860158

Sitting on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park within the Nidderdale AONB, this delightful stone holiday cottage is perfect for walkers and has a wealth of attractions within easy reach. Sawmill Cottage is one of three holiday homes sitting in the pretty village of Middlesmoor with its quaint cobbled streets and pub for a meal out close to Pateley Bridge. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£360 to £843

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

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

54.229324, -2.200686

The Reading Rooms was once the most important community building in Oughtershaw. It was built in the 1800s as a place where people could gather to share news, but it is now a gorgeous self-catering holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. Rather than cover its rustic walls and humble origins, the owner has retained features like hand-hewn oak beams and the big stone fireplace, softening them with comfortable furnishings and attributes suited to 21st Century needs. Accommodation is not suitable for children under ten due to the beck which runs through the garden. 

Weekly guide price:
£687 to £957

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.229324, -2.200686

Indulge yourself in the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales from the comfort of this 17th-Century manor house. Oughtershaw Hall is in a class of its own. Eight miles from Wensleydale, it sleeps 16 people in eight bedrooms and features four reception rooms, a games room, extensive grounds, and an indoor swimming pool and sauna. For all its pedigree and grandeur, the holiday rental feels like a home and is very well equipped for a group self-catering holiday with family or friends. 

Weekly guide price:
£4060 to £7565
Short breaks from £1523 per night

16  |   8  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.381681, -2.030317

Hazel Brow House provides luxury accommodation in the quiet village of Low Row for up to 16 people. With magnificent views overlooking the river Swale and marvelous walks from the doorstep, this historic residence has been carefully renovated to provide up to date, modern faclities. The house is well equipped for fine dining, has a really comfy sitting room and snug with books, games, piano and smart TV (ideal for entertaining the children). The downstairs bootroom has laundry and drying facilities with an adjoining wet room should you need to shower off the outdoors! We have a 'Gastro Pub' in the village and Reeth and Gunnerside villages with their pubs and cafes are a 2.5 mile walk. The house is ideal for getting together with your favourite people for a short break or celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversay. We are a licenced wedding venue so get in touch for a viewing if you're planning that special day. The grounds are secure and we welcome well behaved dogs but do ask guests not to allow them upstairs or on the furniture. 

Weekly guide price:
£2094 to £3097
Short breaks from £786 per night

16  |   8  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.071011, -1.956015

You can enjoy the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales from the moment you wake up until you drift off to sleep when you stay at Moorside Farm Cottage. Located on a family-run farm two miles from Grassington, the charming Yorkshire stone holiday cottage has spectacular views over the fells towards Simon's Seat and breathtakingly brilliant night skies. It is built from Yorkshire stone and sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, with a layout that suits families, extended families and friends. The cottage is child and dog-friendly, has good access to beautiful footpaths and cycling routes, and is within easy reach of Skipton, Ripon and Harrogate. 

Weekly guide price:
£1285 to £2400
Short breaks from £170 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.402084, -1.786242

One of an impressive collection of luxury award-winning holiday homes ideally position on the outskirts of Richmond - the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. If you are looking for a little luxury whilst on holiday, with the convenience of amenities and places for a meal out within walking distance, then this stylish lodge is likely to be a perfect choice. Lovely walks and cycle routes from the front door and a wealth of attractions within easy reach.

Weekly guide price:
£599 to £1355
Short breaks from £133 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.203457, -2.575862

Tucked away on a peaceful lane a short walk from the centre of High Casterton (with pub) and just 1.5 miles (20 minute walk) from cosmopolitan Kirkby Lonsdale with a great choice of pubs and shops, Norwood Cottage is a fantastic holiday home for couples or families who love spectacular scenery, great food and plenty of variety. There is good access to both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, with fantastic sights like Cragg Hill, Dentdale and Levens Hall all nearby. The flexible layout accommodates four people in two bedrooms, with the second bedroom being able to be configured as either a double or a twin, depending on your needs.

Weekly guide price:
£429 to £824

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.340706, -2.575858

A delightful holiday cottage providing a peaceful rural retreat for couples. Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the beautiful Howgills Fells, Bluebell Cottage is close to Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales but also close to the Lake District National Park so plenty of attractions within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £895

2  |   1  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

54.405018, -1.734418

A beautiful townhouse, located in the heart of Richmond, North Yorkshire, and ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Despite being refurbished, this Georgian townhouse retains its charming traditional features, and is luxurious and spacious accommodation for groups or families.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.477924, -1.785266

This spacious luxury farmhouse boasts the most idyllic views of the Yorkshire Dales. The perfect balance of countrified style, it is complete with an electric hot tub for ultimate relaxation.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.204021, -1.536120

Feathered Nest is a bijou holiday cottage in North Yorkshire, perfect for two. It's on a private farmstead near Masham and Ripon, with gorgeous rural views, excellent self-catering facilities, and a standard of accommodation that leaves guests in raptures. It is ideal for a holiday in any season and convenient for anyone in Harrogate or the surrounding area on business who prefers the peace and comfort of a homely environment over the impersonal restrictions of a hotel. Extras include free bike hire plus the option to arrange a romantic flower delivery, buy locally reared meat for a barbecue, and book outdoor activities. 

Weekly guide price:
£635 to £815
Short breaks from £133 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

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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