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.

Skirfare ref: DC4204

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£546-£1030

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4 star rating
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Surrounded by beautiful open countryside with swimming pool, sauna and children’s playing area.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Nether Hesleden Cottage ref: UK2174

Litton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£490-£1113

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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
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Westgarth ref: DC4214

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£465-£732

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2 star rating
Traditional 18th Century Dales cottage just a short walk away from Grassington’s Market Square.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mill Barn ref: DC5092

Hebden near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£380-£705

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4 star rating
17th Century barn conversion with breathtaking views over surrounding countryside.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Arncliffe House Farm ref: DC5102

Starbotton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£464-£748

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4 star rating
Dating back over 200 years, this beautifully presented cottage enjoys a delightful rear garden. Walks start from the doorstep across fields and fells.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bradd Cottage ref: CC215002

Kettlewell near Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

£349-£609

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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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Cam Beck Cottage ref: 1793

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£461-£816

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4 star rating
This delightful cottage is set in the picturesque village of Kettlewell offering excellent touring opportunities just from the doorstep.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lane House ref: DC4435

Threshfield near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£566-£1074

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4 star rating
Superb detached barn conversion with breathtaking views across Wharfedale.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Old Milverton ref: UK2096

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£320-£618

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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.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Amerdale Cottage ref: DC3937

Kettlewell, near Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

£410-£618

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4 star rating
Attractive spacious cottage perfect for families or friends.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Low Mill Cottage ref: DC4558

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£771-£1435

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4 star rating
This cottage is ideal for families or groups of friends and is in an idyllic setting.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    SAT

Elbeck ref: DC4211

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£302-£470

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4 star rating
Surrounded by beautiful open countryside with swimming pool, sauna and children’s playing area.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Prospect Cottage ref: 23752

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£539-£1074

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5 star rating
This property combines modern amenities with traditional and beautiful features, making it a very welcoming place to be.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Riverdale ref: IGS

Riverside, Hawkswick, Wharfedale & Area

£780-£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.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Rosemary Cottage ref: UK2023

Kettlewell near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£739-£1722

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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
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    SAT