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.

Nether Hesleden Cottage ref: UK2174

Litton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£476-£1018

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4 star rating
Nether Hesleden Cottage
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Visit the market towns of Settle and Grassington whilst staying at Nether Hesleden Cottage, situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Tansy Close ref: DC4206

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£519-£964

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4 star rating
Surrounded by beautiful open countryside with swimming pool, sauna and children’s playing area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Riverdale ref: IGS

Riverside, Hawkswick, Wharfedale & Area

£1314-£1789

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5 star rating
Escape the pressures of modern living in this picture postcard setting, you’ll go home feeling truly relaxed and refreshed.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Halton Gill Cottage ref: DC4751

Halton Gill near Litton, Wharfedale & Area

£285-£478

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3 star rating
Tastefully decorated cottage in a picturesque location ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Calton Cottage ref: KXE

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£476-£804

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3 star rating
This spacious accommodation is delightfully positioned in a picturesque area full of great local amenities near to Skipton and Grassington.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Chapel ref: 30483

Kilnsey, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£307-£617

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4 star rating
With spectacular views, this property is in a great position from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Greystones ref: KYG

Conistone, Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£433-£977

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4 star rating
Overlooking the village green and the lovely countryside, this comfortable cottage offers superb walks in every direction.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Inglenook Cottage ref: IKK

Kettlewell, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£453-£1089

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4 star rating
In a beautiful village setting with walks in the spectacular Yorkshire Dales from the door. The historic market town of Skipton is close by.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bradd Cottage ref: CC215002

Kettlewell near Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

£303-£621

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3 star rating
Quaint cottage within the beautiful village of Kettlewell in the heart of Wharfedale
 
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Pickering End Farmhouse ref: 23024

Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£771-£1551

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4 star rating
Set in Yorkshire Dales National Park, this farmhouse, full of charm and character, includes original features and beautiful walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Cottage ref: UK2352

Linton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£329-£574

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Enjoy a rural escape to the peaceful hamlet of Linton and discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Conway Cottage ref: CC212130

Cracoe near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£351-£679

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3 star rating
Situated towards the south Yorkshire Dales is Conway Cottage, an attached old stone property with an abundance of character. 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ladycroft Cottage ref: UK2384

Hebden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£329-£635

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4 star rating
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After a day spent exploring one of the many walks in the area, return to this cottage and cosy up in front of the wood burner.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Whisper Cottage ref: DC5157

Hebden near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£311-£552

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3 star rating
Characterful cottage with country inn within walking distance.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Grisedale Coach House ref: W41109

Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£446-£1336

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4 star rating
Situated in a peaceful location amidst the beautiful Wharfedale countryside, this barn conversion is ideal for families or friends.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT