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.

Cam Cottage ref: UK2476

Kettlewell, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£467-£1175

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4 star rating
Cam Cottage
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Ideal for walkers, bookworms and those who like strolling to pubs with real atmosphere and good food.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Garsdale Cottage ref: UK2429

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£273-£765

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3 star rating
Set within the village of Grassington, this cottage is a short walk from pubs, restaurants and tea rooms.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Grisedale Coach House ref: W41109

Threshfield, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£457-£1585

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4 star rating
Situated in a peaceful location amidst the beautiful Wharfedale countryside, this barn conversion is ideal for families or friends.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Foss Gill ref: UK2218

Starbotton, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£312-£730

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3 star rating
This lovely cottage is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and offers an abundance of great walking opportunities direct from the doorstep.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Monk’s Cottage ref: UK2209

Threshfield, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£0-£0

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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.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Swallows Nest ref: UK2092

Hebden, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£381-£964

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4 star rating
This picturesque cottage lies in the heart of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, with amazing views and country walks from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Croft House ref: CC212119

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£514-£1186

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4 star rating
Croft House offers superb holiday accommodation, just a stones throw from the cobbled square of Grassington.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Churchill House ref: UK2351

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£459-£967

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4 star rating
This delightful property lies in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with plenty of walking, cycling and touring available from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Sycamore Cottage ref: CC212157

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£549-£1112

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4 star rating
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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Victoria Cottage ref: 4974

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£309-£717

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cam Beck Cottage ref: 1793

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£389-£806

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4 star rating
This delightful cottage is set in the picturesque village of Kettlewell offering excellent touring opportunities just from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kings Court ref: CC215001

Kettlewell near Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

£459-£994

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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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Mill Barn ref: DC5092

Hebden near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£366-£725

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4 star rating
17th Century barn conversion with breathtaking views over surrounding countryside.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sandhams ref: DC4210

Litton near Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£312-£483

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