A still river winds through tree-lined fields. A view of Wharfedale from Skipton on a summer afternoon

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Skipton

Found in the Craven District of North Yorkshire is the quaint riverside market town of Skipton. Near the spectacular Yorkshire Dales, Skipton is surrounded by the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool canal, gifting all who visit with miles and miles of stunning scenery – great for exploring from your rented vacation cottage. Not just offering pretty wildlife, Skipton is also the home of a vibrant and lively high street, with many independent businesses lining the shopping area. If your feet are tired after a long day of walking in the Dales countryside (or, of course, shopping!), then take your pick of one of the many fine pubs on offer. Alternatively, pop into a traditional fish and chip restaurant. Treat your partner to a night out, grab a bite to eat in one of Skipton’s restaurants, and then visit the Mart or Little Theatre for a show.

Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5

The honeypot location of Grassington lies but a pleasant stroll from the grounds of 1 Bridge End, a delightfully restored large holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales boasting wooden floors, five bedrooms, riverside views from the pet-friendly garden and guaranteed comfort beside the open fire.

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A Somerset stone barn conversion overlooks a large lawn lined by flower beds and shrubs.
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4

Tradition defines Ryecroft Barn, a large, elegant Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage in Glusburn. It is surrounded by rolling green hills and manicured gardens. The pet-friendly property boasts a spacious sunroom, outdoor entertaining areas, exposed beams, a fireplace, oak furnishings and stained-glass windows.

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10
Bedrooms
5

Large groups on self-catering holidays in the Yorkshire Dales will find comfortable, charming accommodation at Street Head Farm, a rural holiday cottage near Skipton in North Yorkshire. This five-bedroom countryside cottage seamlessly blends many of its original features with modern amenities. Pets welcome.

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A stone barn conversion with steps to a 1st floor enntrnce from a patio with table and chairs.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

A romantic cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Lottie’s Loft is a lovely studio apartment, once a blacksmith’s workshop in Grassington, North Yorkshire, that’s been carefully restored and furnished to provide superb accommodation for couples on holiday in beautiful Wharfedale. Pets welcome.

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Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
5

A fun-filled self-catering holiday in the Yorkshire Dales awaits at Laurel Bank, a large, five-bedroom, pet-friendly holiday home near the rural village of Embsay. Laurel Bank Cottage sits among mature gardens. This charming and modern cottage is finished with dashes of bold colour and country style.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Families or groups of friends seeking to holiday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales find the perfect home base for their travels with 9 Navigation Square, a large holiday cottage in Skipton just off the historic High Street. The 4-bedroom house comfortably sleeps eight in spacious accommodation.

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Stone steps led up to the front door of a Victorian houe iin Skipton. An iron-barred gate stand at the bottom of the steps flanked by an ivy hedge.
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7

Craven House is a large and dog-friendly Victorian House in Skipton with Wi-Fi, offering spacious self-catering accommodation for up to 14 guests in the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for walking and touring holidays in North Yorkshire.

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Exterior of a holiday cottage created from a village shop conversion, retaining its large front window.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Blacksmith Cottage is a beautifully designed romantic retreat that can accommodate two guests. It is situated in the charming village of Grassington, in the heart of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. This pet-friendly cottage is tastefully furnished with a subtle elegance that runs throughout. It boasts a lovely courtyard, open-plan living areas, and absolute convenience for guests.

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12
Bedrooms
7

Fern House is a large holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales village of Kettlewell. This pet-friendly property in a picturesque Wharfedale village with award-winning pubs, superb views and walks from the doorstep sleeps 12 in 7 bedrooms, perfect for family and group accommodation.

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Look around Skipton, and you will see plenty of historical architecture. Skipton Castle, built in 1090, is one of the best preserved mediaeval castles, while a mill, built in 1310, is one of the oldest in the area. The town hall acts as a museum, but if you prefer to see history come to life, come during the summer for Skipton Sheep Day, celebrating the heritage and culture of this exciting town through food and fun market stalls. Similarly, an annual gala is excellent for participating with the kids, where the public parades through Aireville Park, finishing the event with music and fireworks. On the other hand, the Skipton Christmas market has been voted one of the best in England and is worth checking out. To behold Skipton in all its glory, hop aboard a boat on the Leeds and Liverpool canal and let yourself take in all the views while relaxing on deck. If you would like to blow off steam after, Skipton offers everything from swimming to cycling to squash.