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.

Prospect Farm Cottage ref: DC3847

Appletreewick near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£385-£643

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3 star rating
Prospect Farm Cottage
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Full of charm and character with open views towards the river.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Littondale ref: DC4203

Litton, near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£1119-£1868

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3 star rating
Perfect location within the Dales ideal for lovers of the countryside.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    6
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Grisedale Stables ref: W41529

Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£302-£827

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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.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Victoria Cottage ref: 4974

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£318-£705

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3 star rating
Enjoy fishing and tea room at Kilnsey Trout Farm close by, or admire the cascading waterfalls at Aysgarth, within easy driving distance.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Southey Cottage ref: UK2334

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£354-£900

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3 star rating
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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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    FRI

Angram Farmhouse ref: DC5230

Halton Gill, near Litton, Wharfedale & Area

£551-£1012

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4 star rating
17th-century Grade II listed farmhouse with open fire.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Dale Head Cottage ref: UK2204

Buckden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£269-£707

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3 star rating
In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, this character cottage is perfect for walkers of all abilities, with both hill and riverside walks nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Cottage ref: UK2352

Linton, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£251-£638

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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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Rosemary Cottage ref: UK2023

Kettlewell near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£760-£1768

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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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Bradd Cottage ref: CC215002

Kettlewell near Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

£299-£613

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3 star rating
Quaint cottage within the beautiful village of Kettlewell in the heart of Wharfedale
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Roselber ref: DC4205

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£562-£1030

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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
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Croft House ref: CC212119

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£554-£1099

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4 star rating
Croft House offers superb holiday accommodation, just a stones throw from the cobbled square of Grassington.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Kings Court ref: CC215001

Kettlewell near Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

£408-£954

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3 star rating
Detached barn conversion with side terrace overlooking the river
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Monkey Cottage ref: UK2090

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£305-£622

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3 star rating
Just a hop, skip and a jump from the centre of Grassington, this quirky cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Monk’s Cottage ref: UK2209

Threshfield, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£378-£890

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4 star rating
A beautiful Grade II listed cottage next door to a lovely country pub, in a quiet village setting in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI