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Skipton on the Leeds Liverpool Canal in Yorkshire
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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Skipton

The pretty Yorkshire town of Skipton is a holiday destination that always makes the right impression. There is something for everyone, including a fantastic array of cottages to rent in the town and the countryside. Visitors have everything they could want for a memorable holiday, including easy access to the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park. It doesn’t matter if your holiday is about peace and relaxation, making special memories that your kids will treasure for years, or shopping and socialising with your friends, a cottage in Skipton is the perfect place to stay while you do it. Read more

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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

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

Badgers Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 24th Dec 2021 for 7 nights, £549"Christmas - Flexible start date - Festive chill - inclusive of heating, gas, electric, wifi & decorations, please enquire"
54.007112, -2.222593

Badgers Cottage is an attractive holiday rental situated in Overdale, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This pretty stone cottage sits alongside the Ribble beck with a public footpath only 35 metres from its front door. It also has under cover bike storage and provides the perfect self-catering base to explore this wonderful area.

Weekly guide price:
£399 to £549

4  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.005619, -2.223047

Sleeping up to 9 guests in 4 bedrooms, Lancashire & Yorkshire Terrace provides a great base for friends and families to explore the Yorkshire Dales. Located in the village of Hellifield (with train station), this welcoming holiday home is within easy reach of Skipton and provides direct access from the front door to the Yorkshire Dales. The Forest of Bowland is within easy reach and the Lakes are just an hour away by car. Great for outdoor adventures and exploring.

Weekly guide price:
£649 to £1189
Short breaks from £179 per night

2-9  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.016359, -1.923750

Sitting in an enviable position on the Bolton Abbey Estate, Barden Bunk Barn is a great venue for large groups of friends, families, outdoor enthusiasts and team building events sleeping up to twenty guests. Surrounded by glorious Yorkshire Dales scenery, this historically significant Grade I barn has four bunk rooms for sleeping, open-plan living with pool table, self catering facilities, and magnificent views. Priest House Restaurant is on the estate for catering.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

20  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

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:
£820 to £1970

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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:
£250 to £300
Short breaks from £45 per night

3  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.923164, -2.051797

Guest rave about The Healthy Home Retreat and you'll understand why when you stay in this stunning house a few miles from Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. As a whole, up to 14 people can be accommodated in six bedrooms with loads of space indoors and outside, incredible views, and fantastic walks and bike rides from the front door. The house started life as three former buildings and has now been divided into two holiday homes allowing two families to holiday together whilst enjoying plenty of personal space. Alternatively, it can be rented to one group of 6-14 guests making it perfect for groups of friends or families, with a flexible layout that enables two households to stay separately to comply with Covid regulations. 

Weekly guide price:
£2700 to £4690
Short breaks from £600 per night

6-14  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.037501, -1.919680

In the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, in the picturesque village of Appletreewick boasting two award winning pubs, this well presented holiday cottage provides an ideal base for a walking holiday or exploring the areas many attractions. Equidistance of the popular market towns of Grassington and Skipton.

Weekly guide price:
£545 to £1195
Short breaks from £170 per night

5+1  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.037706, -1.920803

Hill Top Cottage is a gorgeous Grade II listed holiday cottage in the charming Yorkshire Dales village of Appletreewick. It is only eight miles to Skipton, and there are several walks available from the front door. The two village pubs are a few minutes away on foot. It's a fantastic area for walking, mountain biking and cycling, and there is also  a lot to see and do if you aren't feeling energetic. The Dales town of Grassington (the filming location for "All Creatures Great and Small"), Parcevall Hall Gardens, Bolton Abbey, and the steam railway at Embsay are very short drives. Further afield, visit where the Brontës lived in Haworth, the UNESCO World Heritage site at Fountains Abbey or the gardens at Newby Hall and Harlow Carr. The three-bedroom cottage is perfect for families and available for holidays all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £950

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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 waterfall are all within easy reach, as is Skipton. 

Weekly guide price:
£1045 to £1240
Short breaks from £145 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Holidays in Skipton

Location, Location, Location - Location is as important as the quality of your accommodation when you are planning a holiday. No matter how gorgeous the property, if it’s too far away from the places you want to see then you’ll only spend hours commuting, and where’s the fun in that? Staying in Skipton not only gives a wide choice of excellent amenities on the doorstep but also means that you are close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park as well as the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Forest of Bowland AONB. Walking, climbing, mountain biking, horse riding and plenty of other activities are all easily accessible.

Excellent road links make it possible to plan day trips to Leeds, Harrogate and York, giving you the means to satisfy your yearning for big sky views, city sightseeing and fantastic shopping.

Skipton Attractions - There is lots to see and do in Skipton itself, making it an excellent holiday destination even if you only stay for a few days. Skipton Castle still dominates the town’s architecture, much as it did after its construction in the 11th Century. The castle has had a fascinating history, including playing an essential role in the War of the Roses, and is certainly worth a visit.

Skipton market runs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. You can’t miss the stalls as they set up on the High Street in the centre of town, selling food, flowers, clothing, homewares and a huge array of other items. Skipton is a favourite choice for day-trippers, especially in summer and for the Christmas markets in early December, so get there early to get the best bargains before the coaches arrive. Craven Court and a wealth of independent retailers around town ensure that shopping is a pleasure on every day of the week, not only on market day.

The Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton and a leisurely cruise with a tour operator like Skipton Boat Trips is a relaxing way to enjoy the scenery. If you prefer to skipper the boat yourself, then contact a local business such as Pennine Cruisers who offer daily boat hire together with advice about the best places to stop to make the most of your day.

Other popular attractions in and around Skipton include the Craven Museum and Gallery, High Corn Mill, Thornton Hall Farm Country Park and the Bolton Abbey Estate.

Yorkshire Dales National Park - Skipton's location on the border of the national park has given it the nickname as the "Gateway to the Dales". The Yorkshire Dales will take your breath away in terms of both beauty and size. The landscape varies from picturesque villages to rugged moorland and craggy mountains. Underground sites like Ingleborough Cave, White Scar Cave and Stump Cross Caverns prove that the Yorkshire Dales beauty is more than skin deep.

Yorkshire is renowned for its warm hospitality. You may arrive a stranger, but you will leave feeling like one of the family.