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.

Tom’s Barn ref: UK2398

Hebden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£432-£1025

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4 star rating
Tom’s Barn
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Set in a peaceful location, yet within easy reach of the spa town of Harrogate and the historic city of York.
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Hilltop Barn ref: UK2458

Starbotton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£415-£1244

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After a day walking in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, relax and enjoy the evening sun from the balcony looking out over the countryside.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Flatts Barn ref: UK2170

Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£494-£1363

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5 star rating
Set in a quiet village setting along the Dales Way in Upper Wharfedale, and within walking distance of the beautiful Dales villages of Appletreewick, Burnsall and Grassington.
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    3
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    2
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Honey Pot ref: DC4208

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£287-£483

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4 star rating
Surrounded by beautiful open countryside with swimming pool, sauna, and children’s play area.
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    1
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Oakbank ref: CC212563

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£384-£955

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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.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Sikes Laithe ref: CC212154

Kilnsey near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£712-£1498

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3 star rating
Ideal for families or friends, this characterful barn conversion is situated on the Kilnsey Park Estate, which offers a great range of activities.
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    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    2
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Dale Head Cottage ref: UK2204

Buckden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£267-£726

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3 star rating
Dale Head Cottage is perfectly located to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park where you can enjoy walking and cycling through beautiful countryside.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Old Milverton ref: UK2096

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£278-£656

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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
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    1
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Spion Cop ref: DC4209

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£287-£483

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4 star rating
Surrounded by beautiful open countryside with a swimming pool, sauna and children’s play area.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Angram Farmhouse ref: DC5230

Halton Gill, near Litton, Wharfedale & Area

£526-£1041

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4 star rating
17th-century Grade II listed farmhouse with open fire.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Southey Cottage ref: UK2334

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£443-£549

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3 star rating
Situated in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park with its pretty stone-built villages and dry stone walls surrounding traditional meadows.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hardy Apartment ref: UK2396

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£274-£579

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3 star rating
This two-storey apartment is set on the fringes of the village of Grassington, with plenty of shops and pubs within walking distance.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Little Brook Cottage ref: DC4613

Hebden near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£402-£732

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4 star rating
Charming 16th Century stone cottage close to the village of Grassington.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Skirfare ref: DC4204

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£577-£1059

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4 star rating
Surrounded by beautiful open countryside with swimming pool, sauna and children’s playing area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ives Cottage ref: UK2037

Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£560-£967

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4 star rating
Boasting a large enclosed garden, this 17th-century holiday property enjoys beautiful walks direct from the door, and a central position for exploring the whole of the Yorkshire Dales.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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