Wharfedale and Area

Enjoy some of the longest and most beautiful valleys in the Yorkshire Dales...

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.

Swift Cottage ref: 24007

Pateley Bridge, Wharfedale & Area

£0-£780
4 star rating
Swift Cottage
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Walk the Nidderdale Way from the doorstep or tour the area visiting Brimham Rocks or Fountains Abbey, both easily accessible.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Kings Court ref: CC215001

Kettlewell near Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

£429-£919
3 star rating
Detached barn conversion with side terrace overlooking the river
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Leylands Cottage ref: UK2159

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£315-£609
4 star rating
This delightful cottage is nestled in the heart of a picturesque village, in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Old Milverton ref: UK2096

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£337-£610
4 star rating
Stroll in to the centre of Grassington and browse the many country shops, visit Studley Royal Park or spend the day in Skipton, 10 miles.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Chapel ref: 30483

Kilnsey, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£307-£681
4 star rating
With long distance views, this property is in a great position from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Swallows Nest ref: UK2092

Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£466-£910
4 star rating
This picturesque cottage lies in the heart of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, with amazing views and country walks from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Grisedale Stables ref: W41529

Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£375-£792
4 star rating
Tucked away in a quiet location, in the heart of the beautiful Wharfedale countryside, this holiday home is ideal for adventure.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Rosemary Cottage ref: UK2023

Kettlewell near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£740-£1769
4 star rating
Full of charm and character, this delightful cottage nestles in a picturesque village with pubs, shop and restaurant a short walk away. Visit Skipton with its bustling markets and High Street.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Roselber ref: DC4205

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£546-£1001
4 star rating
Surrounded by beautiful open countryside with swimming pool, sauna and children’s playing area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Heathlands ref: DC0931

Kettlewell, near Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

£518-£952
3 star rating
Spacious stone built house with magnificent views from house and garden.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Oakbank ref: CC212563

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£486-£1059
4 star rating
A quaint, stone built, period property situated just a short stroll from the town centre. It has a stylish, yet cosy interior and long distance views from the main bedroom.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Pipit Cottage ref: DC1430

Burnsall near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£337-£526
3 star rating
Comfortable cottage situated within the picturesque village of Burnsall.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Sandhams ref: DC4210

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£302-£457
4 star rating
Surrounded by beautiful open countryside with a swimming pool, sauna and children’s playing area.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Croft House ref: CC212119

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£474-£919
4 star rating
Croft House offers superb holiday accommodation, just a stones throw from the cobbled square of Grassington.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cam Beck Cottage ref: 1793

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£548-£819
4 star rating
This delightful cottage is set in the picturesque village of Kettlewell offering excellent touring opportunities just from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT