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

£360-£661

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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.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Rectory Studio ref: UK2481

Linton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£618-£618

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3 star rating
Enjoy a relaxing holiday at this studio apartment, which is just 8 miles from the bustling town of Skipton with its shops, pubs and resturants.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Whisper Cottage ref: DC5157

Hebden near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£311-£567

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3 star rating
Characterful cottage with country inn within walking distance.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    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
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Inglenook Cottage ref: UK2348

Linton Falls, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£464-£1270

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4 star rating
Situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this quaint cottage offers a perfect base to explore Yorkshire.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Conway Cottage ref: CC212130

Cracoe near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£349-£709

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4 star rating
Situated towards the south Yorkshire Dales is Conway Cottage, an attached old stone property with an abundance of character. 
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • 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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Wellside Cottage ref: UK2533

Starbotton, near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£366-£837

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3 star rating
Relax and enjoy this charming cottage, complete with large garden situated only a short distance from stunning walks within the Yorkshire Dales.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Greystones ref: KYG

Conistone, Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£442-£1100

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4 star rating
Overlooking the village green and the lovely countryside, this comfortable cottage offers superb walks in every direction.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    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.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Littondale ref: DC4203

Litton, near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£1119-£1923

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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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    FRI

Tansy Close ref: DC4206

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£494-£991

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4 star rating
Surrounded by beautiful open countryside with swimming pool, sauna and children’s playing area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Prospect Cottage ref: 23752

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£507-£1162

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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.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Ivy Cottage ref: UK2323

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£443-£850

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Situated in the heart of Grassington, this cosy cottage offers a great location to enjoy an escape to the Yorkshire countryside.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Elbeck ref: DC4211

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 playing area.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI