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 Cottage ref: 23752

Kettlewell, Wharfedale & Area

£507-£1162

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5 star rating
Prospect Cottage
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This property combines modern amenities with traditional and beautiful features, making it a very welcoming place to be.
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Broughton Fold ref: UK2567

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£296-£651

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Nestled in the pretty village of Grassington, this cosy apartment is ideal for enjoying hill walking or a leisurely stroll along the River Wharfe.
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The Chapel ref: 30483

Kilnsey, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£307-£668

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4 star rating
With spectacular views, this property is in a great position from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales.
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Lane House ref: DC4435

Threshfield near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£581-£1105

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4 star rating
Superb detached barn conversion with breathtaking views across Wharfedale.
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    3
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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
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    4
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Stables End ref: UK2100

Conistone with Kilnsey, near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£314-£615

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3 star rating
This romantic retreat is ideal for couples wishing to discover and explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park with many attractions on the doorstep.
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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.
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    3
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The Old Chapel ref: DC4148

Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

£402-£687

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3 star rating
Character cottage tastefully furnished to a high standard in a quiet village location.
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Sikes Laithe ref: CC212154

Kilnsey near Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£712-£1498

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3 star rating
Ideal for families or friends, this characterful barn conversion is situated on the Kilnsey Park Estate, which offers a great range of activities.
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    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    2
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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
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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Dipper Fold ref: W40533

Hebden, near Skipton, Wharfedale & Area

£616-£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.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    3
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Amerdale Cottage ref: DC3937

Kettlewell, near Buckden, Wharfedale & Area

£462-£676

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4 star rating
Attractive spacious cottage perfect for families or friends.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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Monkey Cottage ref: UK2090

Grassington, Wharfedale & Area

£309-£642

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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.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
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    2
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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
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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.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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