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The Old Chapel ref: DC4148

Buckden, Wharfedale and Area
3 Stars
Living room/dining room
Living room/dining roomLiving room/dining room
  • Exterior
  • Living room/dining room
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  • Sleeps 44
Parking1 carGardenGarden with patio
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessNo


Nestling along a quiet lane in the picturesque Upper Wharfedale village of Buckden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this delightful cottage dating back to 1891 has been converted from a former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Well equipped and tastefully decorated to a high standard with country style furnishings, this character cottage is an ideal base to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity after a day exploring the surrounding fells and countryside.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

With night storage heaters and comprising:
Sitting/dining room:
with electric woodburning effect stove, TV, DVD player, video/cassette/CD player and a selection of videos, books and games.
Kitchen: with hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer and iron. Open tread staircase.

First floor

Bedroom 1: with double bed.
Bedroom 2: with twin beds.
Bathroom: with corner bath, electric shower over bath, basin and WC.


All electricity and bed linen included. Towels charged £5 pppw. Telephone for incoming calls. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available.


Garden and patio with table, chairs and barbecue. Secure bike storage. Garage and parking for one car. Pets welcome, £20 per pet per booking.

Nearest townBuckdenShops150 yards
DistanceCentralRestaurant100 yards
Nearest railway stationSkiptonPub100 yards
Distance20 milesLake

About the local area

Beautiful Wharfedale is one of the longest valleys in the Yorkshire Dales and it has a surprise in store for those who follow it southwards.

The River Wharfe rises on high moors and tumbles through the tiny villages of Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme, last resting place of the writer JB Priestley. Then it's on to Buckden, where Wharfedale properly begins.

But this is a Yorkshire dale of two landscapes. To the north, Upper Wharfedale is about high moors and more robust countryside, while Lower Wharfedale, beginning at the villages of Grassington and Threshfield, is very different. The land changes from high moor to a rich river valley with green and lush woodland – unusual in the Dales - with rocky outcrops. One of the most famous is Kilnsey Crag, near the village of Kilnsey. The dramatic overhanging limestone crag has long been a favourite with climbers.

On the hills above the River Wharfe, the remains of Iron Age and Bronze Age settlements and burial cairns can still be seen.

Passing between Grassington and Threshfield, the valley heads down to Burnsall, the waterfalls at The Strid and to the striking remains of beautiful Bolton Abbey.

Lower Wharfedale is a great place for nature lovers. The action of glaciers during the last Ice Age, plus hundreds of years of farming, have created many wildlife habitats. There are hillside streams, rocky limestone outcrops, grass meadows, bogs and dry-stone walls, all to be seen and enjoyed.

Things to do nearby

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This classic Yorkshire Dales village in Wharfedale provided the setting for the fictional village of ‘Knapely’ in the internationally acclaimed film ‘Calendar Girls’

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Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

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Kilnsey Park

Kilnsey Park is a working trout farm where you can watch the stages from the baby trout in the top raceway until they reach maturity. You can also follow the Kilnsey Trail to track the red squirrels that live in the area.

Buckden Pike Memorial

Walk from Buckden up to the memorial to enjoy views of the whole of the Dales including Penyghent, Whernside and Great Whernside.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.

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Kilnsey Park - Fishing

Kilnsey Park is a working trout farm close to Grassington and Kettlewell.The lakes are stocked with home-grown rainbow, blue, golden and brown trout. There is also a farm shop, farm animals and red squirrel nature trail on site.

River Wharfe – Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

Pennine Bridleway - Cycling

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the north of England.

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Yorkshire Dales Cycleway

The route starts in the busy market town of Skipton, the ‘Gateway to the Dales'

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Malhamdale - Cycling

The countryside around Malham is beautiful; there is no other word for it. There are over 800 km of bridleways, byways and green lanes on the doorstep. Perfect for mountain biking!

Kilnsey Cragg

With its fearsome overhang, Kilnsey Crag is an impressive limestone cliff just outside the small village of Kilnsey

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Mastilles Lane

Located between Kilnsey and Malham this single-track gem was used for over two thousand years as a trading route.

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Whernside is the highest of the famous three peaks in Yorkshire and has aptly been named by locals as the Everest of Yorkshire.

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