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.

Inglenook Cottage ref: IKK

Kettlewell, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£457-£1236

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4 star rating
Inglenook Cottage
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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
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Rosemary Cottage ref: UK2023

Kettlewell near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£803-£1883

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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.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Polly’s Fold ref: DC4874

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£354-£561

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3 star rating
This bungalow is situated in a quiet setting close to Grassington’s Market Square.
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    2
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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Garside ref: DC4897

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£323-£593

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3 star rating
Conveniently located on the edge of Grassington with walking and cycling routes, this holiday property boasts beautiful views over rolling farmland.
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    3
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Coach House Cottage ref: 24053

Buckden, Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£282-£581

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3 star rating
Tucked away in a quiet, picturesque village offers visitors to discover Yorkshire’s beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Poppy Cottage ref: UK2422

Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£313-£728

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4 star rating
Poppy Cottage is a comfortable and welcoming cottage with a roaring wood burner, set in the heart of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    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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Clematis Cottage ref: UK2497

Burnsall, Wharfedale & Area

£404-£965

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4 star rating
This is the Gateway to the stunning Yorkshire Dales, an ideal base for walking and cycling amongst stunning scenery, pretty market towns and villages.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Halton Gill Cottage ref: DC4751

Halton Gill near Litton, Wharfedale & Area

£285-£491

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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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Grisedale Stables ref: W41529

Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£309-£868

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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
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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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    FRI

Thors Ghyll ref: UK2549

Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£769-£2068

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This is a superb location for exploring the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, and with so many attractions, you’re sure to return!
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Ashfield ref: DC4825

Hebden near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£279-£553

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4 star rating
Ideal picturesque village location with the village inn just a short stroll away.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dipper Fold ref: W40533

Hebden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£631-£1703

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4 star rating
In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, nestled away is this charming cottage in a fantastic, beautiful location.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Sycamore Cottage ref: CC212157

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£549-£1112

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Kick back and relax in front of the cosy wood burner at this delightful barn conversion. Well placed to enjoy beautiful walks and just 0.25 miles from the pub.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI