Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Starbotton

Starbotton is a quintessential English village on the banks of the River Wharfe. with a few essential amenities that cater to both locals and visitors in its snug, stone-built holiday cottages. A central focal point of the village, the village green is a lovely area where visitors can relax, have a picnic, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The village is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, with rolling hills, lush meadows, and dry-stone walls mainly built by French Napoleonic prisoners of war characterizing the rugged landscape. Nearby Wharfedale villages such as Kettlewell and Buckden are within easy reach, offering additional attractions and amenities.

A large stone-built farmhouse overlooks a secure lawn and flower beds.

This detached farmhouse with an annexe is a large holiday cottage in Starbotton. It is picturesque and has six bedrooms, which can accommodate twelve people. The main house sleeps eight people and has four double bedrooms (one with an ensuite shower), a family bathroom and a ground-floor bathroom.

The annexe sleeps four people and has one double and one twin, both with an ensuite shower. Also in the main house are a fitted kitchen with a dining area, scullery, pantry, dining room with a wood burning fire, sitting room with open fire, snug and music room/library. Outside is off-road parking for six cars and gardens with a hot tub, patio and furniture, a large paddock and 14 acres of grazing land. Situated in the heart of Wharfedale, it is a perfect location for walking holidays in the Dales,

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The village pub, The Fox and Hounds, is a 400-year-old pub serving excellent cask ales and a menu that nicely fortifies walkers. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from midday to 10.30 pm.

The village is an excellent starting point for various walking and hiking routes, ranging from mild to strenuous, allowing visitors to explore the surrounding Yorkshire Dales National Park. Walks include:

1. Starbotton Circular Walk:

This circular walk takes you through the charming village of Starbotton, offering beautiful views of the surrounding hills and meadows.

Distance: Approximately 3 miles (4.8 km)

Difficulty: Easy

Highlights: Village green, traditional stone buildings, peaceful countryside.

2. Wharfe Riverside Walk:

Follow the River Wharfe from Starbotton, enjoying the tranquil scenery along the riverbanks.

Distance: Variable (you can choose how far to walk)

Difficulty: Easy to moderate, depending on the distance covered

Highlights: Riverside views, wildlife spotting, peaceful ambience.

3. Kettlewell to Starbotton Walk:

This walk connects the neighbouring village of Kettlewell with Starbotton, offering a pleasant hike through the Yorkshire Dales.

Distance: Approximately 4 miles (6.4 km)

Difficulty: Easy to moderate, with some uphill sections

Highlights: Crossing the River Wharfe, picturesque landscapes.

4. Buckden Pike from Starbotton:

For more experienced hikers, this route takes you to the summit of Buckden Pike via the village, which nestles beneath it, where there is an excellent pub to quench your thirst, offering. From the summit, there are superb views down Wharfedale and across to Yokenthwaite.

Distance: Approximately 8 miles (12.9 km) round trip

Difficulty: Moderate to challenging, with steep ascents

Highlights: Stunning vistas, rugged terrain, and a sense of accomplishment at the summit.

5. Great Whernside Circular Walk:

This circular walk takes you to the summit of Great Whernside, one of the prominent peaks in the area, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Distance: Approximately 8 miles (12.9 km)

Difficulty: Challenging, with steep ascents and descents

Highlights: Magnificent vistas, wild moorland, and dramatic landscapes.

Important Tips:

If you are planning to do some serious walking on your visit to Starbotton:

  1. Always check the weather forecast before embarking on any hill walking route and ensure you are well-prepared with appropriate clothing and supplies.
  2. Keep your dog on a leash and be mindful of livestock in the fields.
  3. Carry a map or use a GPS device to stay on track, as some routes may need to be better marked.
  4. Inform someone about your walking plans, especially if you take more prolonged or challenging routes.