a waterfall against a backdrop of tree in early spring at Aysgarth in the Yorkshire Dales Aysgarth Falls, Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in The Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines, mainly in North Yorkshire. It is a remote and sparsely populated part of England, characterised by green pastures crisscrossed by drystone walls and grazed by sheep and cattle. The countryside is wild and unspoiled, with great swathes of heather-covered moorland and hay meadows. Find Yorkshire Dales holiday homes amidst deep river valleys hugging the sides of the rugged hills that rise from the Vale of York to the hilltops of the Pennine watershed. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a paradise for outdoor pursuits, with countless footpaths to explore, many of which lead to high hilltops, providing spectacular views across the region, or tumbling waterfalls or limestone cliffs and caves.

Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Take tea overlooking the old mill pond at the stone-built Locks Cottage and enjoy the idyllic setting of this two-bedroom, rural holiday cottage in Langcliffe near Settle. Gaze upon the green hills of the Yorkshire Dales and unwind by the open fire in a cosy, peaceful cottage near the River Ribble.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Loft Cottage is one of three pretty holiday cottages in the peaceful village of Crakehall, North Yorkshire. It is a dog-friendly cottage with views of Bedale Beck amidst the splendour of the lower Yorkshire Dales, featuring a hot tub, exposed beams, stone frontage, and three first-floor bedrooms.

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Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9

With stunning rural views and a hilltop position, what is there not to like about this large, luxury Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage in Wearhead? The elegant and dog-friendly Burnhope Shooting Lodge sleeps 16 in 9 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms with fabulous walks from the front door and a fishing lake.

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A stone cottage with a large porch overlooks a walled lawn and flower beds.
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4

Cowstonegill is a magnificent, detached, listed farmhouse with panoramic views over seventeen acres of private land. This four-bedroom Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage near Wet Burton offers four spacious bedrooms and large gardens. The property boasts authentic features, including an open fire and even a games room.

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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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A stone-built Cumbrian farmhouse and attached barns in a remote moorland location
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3

Step back in time at the authentic stone remote cottage of Wray Green, which sits atop Wild Boar Fell in Cumbria. Sink into the comfort of the lovingly restored and furnished three-bedroom cottage. Pets are welcome. There is ample parking, plus a storage area for hiking and cycling gear. Sleeps 7.

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2-storey stone-built cottage overlooking a shrub-lined lawn.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

West House is an 18th-century, stone-built, semi-detached rural cottage set among beautiful grounds near Middleton-in-Teesdale, in the Yorkshire Dales. The traditional exterior houses a contemporary interior with touches of yesteryear, an open fire, and spectacular views from all vantage points.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Edmund’s Cottage in the quaint village of Crakehall is one of three holiday homes in North Yorkshire that combine original features with contemporary comforts, a dog-friendly cottage with a garden hot tub, exposed beams, Smart TVs in the lounge and first-floor master, and riverside views of Bedale Beck.

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Exterior of an Ingleton holiday cottage overlooking a garden in a rural location.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Some of the best views in England can be savoured from Netherscar in Chapel-le-Dale near Ingleton. The detached, remote holiday cottage lies among the rolling hills in a haven of peace and tranquillity and offers three bedrooms, an open fire, and ample space for pets and children to roam.

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The Lake District surrounds the area to its west, the North York Moors to its east, and the North Pennines to its north. Many picturesque villages, such as Grassington, Malham, Long Preston and Appletreewick, are idyllic bases for self-catering holidays in the Yorkshire Dales. Top places to visit during a stay in a holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales include Aysgarth Falls, a spectacular series of waterfalls carved out of the River Ure. The falls are particularly dramatic after heavy rainfall when thousands of gallons of water cascade over the limestone steps. Another natural wonder of the Yorkshire Dales, Malham Cove, is a massive natural amphitheatre made of towering limestone cliffs. Beautiful views can be enjoyed from the Cove, where little owls and peregrine falcons are often spotted, while the neighbouring village of Malham is a pretty place for a stroll and a pint. 

In the heart of the Dales, near the bustling market town of Skipton, Bolton Priory is an impressive ruined church on the banks of the River Wharfe. Nearby, the Forbidden Corner is a surreal garden of follies and a fun family day out from holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales.