The Old Chapel ref: DC4148

Buckden, Wharfedale and Area

3 Stars



Local area

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Pets allowed
Changeover day
  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Cot Available 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Christmas Themed Cottage 
  • Car Parking Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 


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.

Second floor

Third floor


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 town
  • Shops
    150 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    20 miles
  • Lake

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

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.

Brimham Rocks

One of the highlights close to the spa town of Harrogate these amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations.

Bolton Abbey Railway

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. Enjoy special Thomas the Tank Engine rides and a visit from Santa at Christmas!

Whinny Gill Reservoir
Whinny Gill Reservoir

This Reservoir sits on the edge of Skipton and is a fairly unique construction. An ideal bed for small fish to hide away from the waters larger fish!

Skipton Castle

One of England's most complete medieval castles standing above the bustling market town of Skipton. Visitors can explore the whole castle which notably withstood three years of siege during the English Civil War.

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

Situated on the outskirts of Harrogate offering riding tuition catering for all standards from absolute beginners to advanced riders.

Pennine Cruisers
Pennine Cruisers

Take a 30 minute tour of the beautiful Leeds Liverpool canal around Skipton, the Gateway to the Dales.

Malham Tarn Estate

This outstanding area of limestone pavements, upland hill farms and flower-rich hay meadows provides a marvelous setting for walking, cycling or just enjoying the great outdoors.

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Parcevall Hall Gardens lie on a steep hillside and are the only RHS and English Heritage registered gardens open to the public in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens rise up the hillside and command impressive views.

Skipton Market

Visit this long running market in the town that boasts the location of `The Gateway to the Dales' Market days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Stalls vary from meat, fruit and veg to clothes, cards and plants.

Coniston Hall - Fishing

The lake is set in 24 acres of magnificent grounds of a large hotel and makes for a peaceful days fly fishing. Both boat and bank fly fishing are available. The Coniston Hall lake is open for fly fishing from 1st April to 1st October inclusive.

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

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

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

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

Mary Toodley Loop - Horse Riding

The Mary Towneley Loop, is a 42 mile circular route which forms part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail.

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Start Date
Saturday 31 October 2015 7 nights £ 395.00

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