Oakbank ref: CC212563

Grassington, Wharfedale and Area

4 Stars



Local area

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 


This delightful period cottage is tucked away down a quiet street just a short walk from the main square, which is the heart of Grassington. It has been carefully restored to offer all the conveniences of modern day living, combined with a blend of traditional features, creating a stylish yet cosy atmosphere for relaxing in. It has the added benefit of long distance views from both the first and second floors. Grassington itself has many things to see and do including its festival in summer which draws in famous acts, bands and authors. It also hosts a Dickensian celebration on the weekends leading up to Christmas, and a popular 1940’s weekend in mid September. Farmer’s markets are held once a month and there are a variety of quirky shops, good pubs and tearooms to choose from. The walking in the area is second to none from easy riverside walks along the nearby River Wharfe to more challenging hill walks up Great Whernside or the three peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside. The cottage is also located on the renowned Dales Way, which passes right by the front and side of the property. Oakbank is set in close proximity to many famous Dales’ tourist locations such as Burnsall and Bolton Abbey. The bustling market town of Skipton is only a short drive away, or there is a regular bus network. Ilkley, Harrogate and York offer alternative days out. A wonderful holiday cottage, ideal for enjoying the fantastic Yorkshire Dales.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With electric wood burner, 40" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: Spacious with tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and 32" Freeview TV.
Steep stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (which can be made to twin beds, please advise when booking) and 32" Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull-out 2ft 6in single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.
Steep stairs to...

Second floor

Bedroom 3: With king size bed, 24" Freeview TV and en-suite with shower and WC.

Third floor

Fourth floor


All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgates available. Wi-Fi.


Enclosed rear patio with garden furniture. Outside store, suitable for bikes or other outdoor equipment. On street parking.

Please note: There are stone steps leading to the patio.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.25 miles
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    0.25 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.25 miles
  • Railway station distance
    9.0 miles
  • Lake
    17 miles

About the local area

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.

Things to do nearby

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.

Skipton Market

Visit this long running market in the town that boasts the location of `The Gateway to the Dales' Market days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Stalls vary from meat, fruit and veg to clothes, cards and plants.

Malham Tarn Estate

This outstanding area of limestone pavements, upland hill farms and flower-rich hay meadows provides a marvelous setting for walking, cycling or just enjoying the great outdoors.

Brimham Rocks

One of the highlights close to the spa town of Harrogate these amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations.

Pennine Cruisers
Pennine Cruisers

Take a 30 minute tour of the beautiful Leeds Liverpool canal around Skipton, the Gateway to the Dales.

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

Situated on the outskirts of Harrogate offering riding tuition catering for all standards from absolute beginners to advanced riders.

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

Skipton Castle

One of England's most complete medieval castles standing above the bustling market town of Skipton. Visitors can explore the whole castle which notably withstood three years of siege during the English Civil War.

Mary Toodley Loop - Horse Riding

The Mary Towneley Loop, is a 42 mile circular route which forms part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail.

Whinny Gill Reservoir
Whinny Gill Reservoir

This Reservoir sits on the edge of Skipton and is a fairly unique construction. An ideal bed for small fish to hide away from the waters larger fish!

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Parcevall Hall Gardens lie on a steep hillside and are the only RHS and English Heritage registered gardens open to the public in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens rise up the hillside and command impressive views.

Coniston Hall - Fishing

The lake is set in 24 acres of magnificent grounds of a large hotel and makes for a peaceful days fly fishing. Both boat and bank fly fishing are available. The Coniston Hall lake is open for fly fishing from 1st April to 1st October inclusive.

Bolton Abbey Railway

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. Enjoy special Thomas the Tank Engine rides and a visit from Santa at Christmas!

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