The Yorkshire Dales is a very popular area, with stunning landscapes criss-crossed by stone walls, great rivers flowing through the valleys, and spectacular moorland scenery. Each Dale has its own character, and there are cottages and self-catering accommodation in villages, towns and in more remote locations.
Access to the southern Dales is through the market town of Skipton, leading to Upper Wharfedale, Grassington and Littondale. Nearby Malhamdale is famous for the limestone amphitheatre of Malham Cove.
To the west, the Three Peaks of Inglebrough, Whernside and Penyghent dominate the rugged landscape, accessed from nearby Settle and Ingleton, with Ribblesdale and Dentdale the major valleys.
Of the northern Dales, Wensleydale is a broader landscape with its key towns of Hawes and Leyburn. The more intimate Swaledale is famous for its summer meadows alive with colourful flowers, with Arkengarthdale joining the main Dale at Reeth village.
Nidderdale is a more lush Dale, centred on the small town of Pateley Bridge. To the east is the spa town of Harrogate and the city of Ripon. North east leads to the Herriot country around Thirsk and on to the North York Moors and Coast.
How to find a Yorkshire Dales cottage
Cottages in 2 of the best loved villages of Wharfedale - Manna Cottage, sleeping 4, lies in the historic village of Grassington with The Sycamores, sleeping 6, in the quaint riverside village of Burnsall.
Situated conveniently on the Dales Way near Buckden in Upper Wharfedale, Swarthghyll is a working sheep farm set in a thousand acres of beautiful scenery. Self catering accommodation is offered in Courtyard Cottage, sleeping 4/5 and 3 apartments, each sleeping 2 people.
This single storey cottage is centrally located for Leyburn, Richmond and the Yorkshire Dales. Set in attractive gardens and overlooking fields, it is in the pretty village of Hunton offering good pub/restaurant and 15 minutes from the A1. Available locally is great walking, fishing, golfing and pony trekking.
Lovely 18th century barn conversion set in the sleepy hamlet of Simonstone, 2 miles from the thriving Wensleydale market town of Hawes, home of the Wensleydale Creamery. Greystones lies at the foot of Buttertubs Pass as it climbs le Tour de France Route up and over to Swaledale and Reeth.
Great for couples breaks and family or friends holidays, Valley View offers cosy holiday cottage accommodation in the pretty Wharfedale village of Burnsall. Many walks and cycle routes from the front door including the riverside walk along the Wharfe. The popular Red Lion pub with great food is a few minutes stroll away.
Find accommodation near Harrogate with Helme Pasture holiday cottages and lodge surrounded by beautiful oak woodland, close to National Trust Brimham Rocks, as well as Pateley Bridge, Harrogate and Ripon. Walkers can walk sections of The Nidderdale Way, which is close by.
Newton Grange Holiday Cottages are full of character and provide comfortable, well equipped self catering accommodation situated in rolling countryside next to the Leeds Liverpool Canal and near Skipton. There are 6 cottages sleeping between 2 and 6 and offering group accommodation for 27 people.
Located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Askrigg, Wensleydale and Thwaite, Swaledale, choose from this selection of charming holiday homes which are are individual and historic, with many of them being listed buildings.
Just a short distance from the famous Malham Cove, Hill Top cottage is well placed for walking in limestone country. It is just 25 minute drive from the Yorkshire Three Peaks and Malham village is 2 minutes walk away with 2 pubs serving food. Hill Top Cottage has a cosy wood burner and is pet friendly.
Great for couples holidays and romantic short breaks, Elbeck Dairy, tucked away in Litton, has views across the River Skirfare to Litton Fell and Darnbrook Fell. Excellent base for Dales walks, fishing, cycling and pony-trekking with good pubs nearby for a lunch-time pie and pint.
Three well-restored holiday cottages near Pateley Bridge. Holmelea Cottage sleeps 6, The Old Joiners Shop sleeps 6 and Sawmill Cottage sleeps 5. With unrivalled panoramic views, Middlesmoor is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is on The Nidderdale Way route.
North Yorkshire holiday lodges in woodland setting in magnificent Wensleydale countryside. Comtemporary log cabins offering self-catering holiday accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales National Park near Masham. Walks and Yorkshire attractions on the doorsteps. Pet friendly holiday accommodation.
Sunnyside Cottage is a beautiful barn conversion with enclosed garden. Quiet location with lovely south facing garden yet only a minutes walk from Grassington village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, close to Le Tour de France Route. Suitable for couples and larger parties. Dogs are welcome.
Dalegarth is a unique and exciting cluster of eleven luxury self-catering cottages in the landscaped grounds of an extensive old walled kitchen garden. The Ghyll has award winning cottages for those with mobility problems.
Three well equipped, pet friendly farm cottages in Nidderdale AONB. Wren Cottage sleeps 4 and offers great space for family holidays. Curlew Cottage is a perfect place for couples or young family. Kestrel Cottage is suitable for people with minor mobility difficulties. All are fantastic places to relax.
Lundholme Farm offers 2 beautiful barn conversion cottages; Low Barn Cottage sleeping 6, Holme View sleeping 4 and a static caravan sleeping 6. Book them all for group accommodation for 16 people. Cottage with disability access. Stables available. Free Trout Fishing. Free Wifi. Pets welcome.
Situated near Middleham Castle in stunning Wensleydale, Stonecroft is an 18th century, Dales cottage with inglenook fireplace and woodburner, offering a high standard of accommodation at reasonable rates. Short breaks are available in winter. One well behaved dog is welcome.
4 delightful 17th Century cottages in Thwaite, Upper Swaledale in an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many walks from the front door with both the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast walks passing close by. The cottages are well equipped and furnished with either an open fire or wood burner and are pet friendly.
Six beautiful holiday cottages in Ingleton sleeping 2 to 8 people in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales offering 3, 4 and 7 night breaks. 4 Star 2010-2015 Official English Tourist Board Gold Award. 10 Minute walk into village. Each cottage has a cosy log burner and one offers disabled facilities. Dog friendly accommodation.
A few minutes walk from the main street and market square of the picturesque Dales town of Grassington, the cottage sleeps 3 and is ideal for couples holidays. It has a beamed sitting room with wood burning stove and views across Wharfedale. Free Wi-fi
Situated near the Dales Way, Nethergill Farm offers luxurious barn conversion self-catering cottages, each sleeping between 4 and 6 people. Nethergill is a 388-acre hill farm working in partnership with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and also practical countryside workshops. Nethergill offers luxury B&B.
Three separate Yorkshire Dales Barn Conversions sleeping 4, 4, or 5. Pet friendly accommodation with beautiful views and open fires. 25 acres of farmland to enjoy. Great base for small or large groups and family reunions of up to 13, touring the Dales, walking, cycling, fishing holidays.
20 luxury, country eco holiday lodges near Richmond, North Yorkshire. These contemporary log cabins offer self-catering accommodation around the shores of two lakes and are surrounded by woodland and open countryside. Ideal for couples short breaks, family holidays or group accommodation
Ingleton and the surrounding area welcomes holidaymakers and boasts a range of holiday accommodation catering from Hotels and B&Bs to Cottages and Bunkbarns.
At Skipton, 'gateway to the Dales', Low Skibeden Farm offers self catering holiday accommodation. Explore Yorkshire Dales either walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing or relaxing in Yorkshire villages and pubs.
Jasmine Cottage is a small cottage for couples holidays or small family short breaks. It is in the heart of Ingleton near the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. Cosy accommodation with underfloor heating and up to two well behaved dogs welcome. Combine with next door Inglefall Cottage for group accommodation of up to 11.
Built in the 1600s, Ivy Cottage is in Grassington village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, close to Le Tour Yorkshire Route. It has 2 bedrooms plus cot with beams and log fire. Cosy cottage accommodation for couple or small family holidays. Dogs are welcome.
4 Cottages near Ingleton Yorkshire Three Peaks area sleeps 2 to 7, ideal for an individual or group holiday for up to 20 people. Set in 6 acres of open countryside with easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Forest Of Bowland, the cottages are great for family and outdoor pursuits holidays.
Two cosy and comfortable Scandinavian Lodges (that can be combined for larger groups). Pet friendly country lodge accommodation in 29 acres of private, award-winning natural woodland close to The Nidderdale Way. The woodland has a David Bellamy Gold Conservation award and is ideal for walks and bird-watching.
Newton Cottage is a wonderfully self-contained and cosy ground floor holiday cottage for 2 people. Great for Yorkshire Dales couples holidays and for those visiting on business in the Skipton area. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen, shower room, spacious double bedroom with arm chairs and TV.
This Dales cottage boasts 2 wood burning stoves and is furnished to a high standard. It is easily adapted for couples or family holidays. Both bedrooms and lounge have Freeview TV/DVD and the cottage has wifi. There are splendid walks from the door.
Set in the popular Dales village of West Burton, this spacious cottage is close to the famous West Burton waterfall, overlooking the village green with childrens play area. Great location for walking and cycling holidays, End House offers cycle storage. Pet friendly cottage. Please call to enquire or book.
Two beautiful, self-contained holiday apartments provide the perfect retreat in which to relax and unwind and are ideal for couples, small families or small groups of friends. They have a fresh, contemporary style and have been converted to a very high standard from the old shippon and dairy. Pets welcome.
Bridge cottage is a stunning riverside cottage with wonderful views set in the heart of the beautiful Dentdale on the edge of the Lake District and part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This Visit Britain 5 star cottage offers a cosy wood burner, private garden and patio. Dogs welcome!
Hazel cottage is a luxury riverside cottage with great views of beautiful Dentdale on the edge of the Lake District and part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This Visit Britain 4 star Gold cottage is pet friendly and offers a cosy wood burner. Perfect for couples holidays and romantic breaks!
2 lovely cottages set in the Nidderdale countryside, just 15 minutes from Harrogate. Recently renovated, light and spacious, Bracken Cottage sleeps 2/4 and Orchard Cottage sleeps 2. They offer an ideal retreat for romantic breaks, couples and small family holidays. Excellent local walks. Pet friendly
Howgill Lodge offer holiday homes to accommodate 4 adults in comfort on the Bolton Abbey Estate near Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The holiday homes are heated throughout with every amenity, including a veranda to sit out and enjoy the stunning Dales views.
Newton Grange Cottages are situated in a delightful rural setting, near Skipton. These five holiday cottages can accommodate up to 27 people in individual cottages that sleep 2-6 people. A wonderful choice for families, extended families and groups of friends to enjoy a relaxing break in the Yorkshire Dales.
Barn Owl Cottage is ideal for family holidays in the Dales, 15 minutes from Harrogate and close to pretty reservoirs. It is a south-facing, luxury barn conversion with patio, garden and wonderful views over a lake for bird watching. Mount Bark Cottages also have Little Owl Cottage for 2/4, sleeping up to 11 together.
Little Owl Cottage is great for couples and small family Dales holidays, close to pretty reservoirs and 15 minutes from Harrogate. The master bedroom is huge with king-size bed, magnificent views and en-suite with large corner bath. Mount Bark Cottages also have Barn Owl Cottage for 7, sleeping up to 11 together.
Holiday at Home specialises in luxury self-catering holiday cottages and lodges in and around Richmond, North Yorkshire. Choose one of these gorgeous self-catering properties to suit your party size from cosy holidays for 2 to family and friends relaxing breaks for up to 10. Dogs are welcome at most properties.
Lavender Cottage is a cosy woodbeamed cottage just 10 minutes walk from the popular Dales village of Grassington. There is a wood burner with logs freely supplied. An outside seating area overlooks the village green and an outhouse provides secure bike storage. Short breaks available.
Two delightful riverside cottages in a wonderful setting by the River Greta with free fishing, extensive grounds and woodlands. The cottages are pet friendly with bike storage and offer easy access to the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks, the Trough of Bowland and the Lake District.
This cosy holiday cottage is ideally located in historic Upper Settle. With a woodburning stove, fabulous views across Settle to the hills beyond, plus a lovely private garden, this is delightful place to stay. Within walking distance are shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs serving good food.
Inglefall Cottage is a large cottage for family and friends holidays or outdoor activity short breaks. It is near the Ingleton Waterfalls walk in Ingleton centre. Cosy accommodation with 2 woodburners and up to two well behaved dogs welcome. Combine with next door Jasmine Cottage for group accommodation of up to 11.
Newly refurbished, this detached self-catering cottage is in a quiet location on the edge of Malham, yet within easy walking of pubs and cafes. Week and short break bookings are available. Secure storage for cycles. Enclosed garden and conservatory. 2 dogs welcome
Welcome to Sunnyside Cottage, located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and just 20 minutes drive from Harrogate, in the scenic village of Burton Leonard. Newly Refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, Sunnyside Cottage makes a great place for a romantic break for 2, or family holiday for 4.
With stunning views of Three Peak's Ingleborough, this large character cottage style apartment boasts exposed beams and cosy log burning stove. It comfortably sleeps 6 with king size master bedroom, family room and flexible sofa bed. Moorgarth Hall is an ideal base for exploring the Lakes and Dales.