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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:
£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

54.195175, -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

54.257574, -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

54.230486, -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

54.268395, -2.418025

In a beautiful rural setting just two miles from Dent's cobbled village, this delightful country house provides accommodation for large groups and is an ideal self-catering base for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria, including the Lakes.

Weekly guide price:
£1569 to £2649
Short breaks from £300 per night

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

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

54.277679, -2.454029

A deceptively spacious stone holiday cottage nestling amidst Dentdale in the quaint village of Dent within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria. With pubs, cafes and a shop on the doorstep this is an ideal base for exploring the Dales, Cumbria (including the nearby Lake District), a walking holiday or simply relaxing.

Weekly guide price:
£459 to £969
Short breaks from £125 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.272956, -2.451496

Just a short walk into Dents quaint cobbled village, this large stone holiday cottage is in an enviable position with stunning views across Dentdale and is perfect for a large group of friends and family, as well as walkers and cyclists with great opportunities from the front door. Clarks Cottage sits in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Cumbria and is within easy reach of the Lake District. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£990 to £1798

9-10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

54.142190, -2.107251

Green Farm Cottage is a cosy holiday home full of character with beams and wood-burning stove situated in the pretty little Dales village of Arncliffe close to Grassington and Skipton - an ideal location for relaxing, enjoying outdoor pursuits or touring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £800
Short breaks from £150 per night

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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

54.280735, -2.472539

A beautifully restored holiday cottage that sits in the little hamlet of Gawthrop near Dentdale within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria. Hazel Cottage provides a peaceful retreat for couples and is ideal for a walking holiday and exploring both the Dales and Cumbria including the nearby Lake District. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £629
Short breaks from £99 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

54.080779, -2.275829

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. 

Weekly guide price:
£530 to £650
Short breaks from £95 per night

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.958934, -2.039411

29 Broughton Grove is a quiet cottage beside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on the outskirts of Skipton. It's within walking distance of pubs, shops, cafes, a mainline train station, and Skipton's fantastic market and historic castle, and on the doorstep of the breathtaking Yorkshire Moors National Park. Many guests who stay here come for a walking or cycling holiday, and with the cottage being pet-friendly, your dog can also enjoy the beautiful footpaths around the area. 29 Broughton Grove sleeps three people in one bedroom and suits couples, small families and independent travellers who want a comfortable, convenient place to stay to get away and relax. 

Weekly guide price:
£325 to £435
Short breaks from £65 per night

3  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.277689, -2.453974

Sitting right in the heart of Dent's picturesque cobbled village, this detached large holiday cottage is perfect for families, friends and walkers who want to explore this beautiful part of Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales, as well as the Lakes which is within easy driving distance. Rocklea Cottage is within strolling distance of pubs, shops and is surrounded by stunning scenery.

Weekly guide price:
£669 to £1189
Short breaks from £169 per night

8  |   3  |   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

54.080338, -2.359692

Knotts View is a superb new barn conversion in the Forest of Bowland on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It sleeps six people in three ensuite bedrooms with luxuries like underfloor heating, an outdoor hot tub, and a layout that suits families or friends. This region is perfect for a self-catering holiday in all seasons, especially if you enjoy walking or cycling. The number and diversity of trails are as impressive as the views of Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough from the holiday cottage and garden. 

Weekly guide price:
£1139 to £2089
Short breaks from £280 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (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

54.214713, -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

54.316966, -2.208163

Escape to Wensleydale in this quaint period holiday cottage, complete with lots of original features. Cissy's Cottage has far reaching views and excellent walks from the front door - just open the gate in the stone wall and off you go! It is close to Hardraw Force, Askrigg and Hawes, yet far enough from traffic and bustle that you can completely relax and appreciate the peace and beauty of the surrounding area. Right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, you will not run out of places to explore. The 300-year old cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, so is great for couples, families or friends, and is also dog-friendly.

Weekly guide price:
£250 to £550
Short breaks from £85 per night

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   No

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

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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