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

Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines, mainly in the county of North Yorkshire. It encompasses deep river valleys and rugged hills which rise from the Vale of York to the hilltops of the Pennine watershed. 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. 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 to tumbling waterfalls, or limestone cliffs and caves.

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5
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Loft Cottage is one of three pretty holiday cottages nestled in the peaceful village of Crakehall, North Yorkshire, 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
4
Bedrooms
2

Edmund’s Cottage in the quaint Yorkshire village of Crakehall is one of three holiday homes 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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Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4

Tradition defines Ryecroft Barn, an elegant rural cottage in Glusburn in the Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by rolling green hills and manicured gardens, the pet-friendly cottage boasts a vast sunroom, outdoor entertaining areas, exposed beams, a fireplace, oak furnishings and stained-glass windows.

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Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

Carrholme is a Grade II listed Yorkshire Dales Holiday Cottage, brimming with rural charm and modern conveniences as well as generous gardens and views over Settle and the Yorkshire Dales. The charming cottage once housed Prince Charles and promises regal comfort for groups and welcomes pets.

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6
Bedrooms
3

Exposed beams and original features abound in Malham, a rural holiday cottage near Settle set within 150 acres of countryside in the Yorkshire Dales. Malham welcomes families and pets to enjoy modern comforts, an on-site restaurant, a games room and heated swimming pool.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

East Lodge is a large farm cottage near the historic market town of Bedale, North Yorkshire, that offers families and groups on holiday in Hambleton lovely rural accommodation in a single-storey barn conversion with underfloor heating and whirlpool bath situated on 30-acres of grass and woodland.

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2
Bedrooms
1

Built-in 1560, Scargill Castle epitomises country charm. The pet-friendly romantic cottage in Scargill, Yorkshire, emerges from the ruins of an old castle and features exposed beams, oak floors, a wood-burning stove, period furnishings and modern comforts, as well as seclusion and countryside views.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Fell Beck enjoys dual aspect views of the adjacent beck and lies on the edge of the lovely village of Burnsall. The stone-built rural cottage boasts true character and modern comforts and features a wood-burning stove as well as a sun-lit courtyard. Relax in style & explore the region of Yorkshire.

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Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2

This detached Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage sleeps 3, in the attractive village of Embsay, near the market town of Skipton. Wynville is set in wonderful gardens, with a modern kitchen, beautifully decorated lounge and dining room, and idyllic walks and cosy country pubs on its doorstep.

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.There are many picturesque villages, such as Grassington, Malham, Long Preston and Appletreewick, all of which are idyllic bases for self-catering holidays in the Yorkshire Dales. The area is surrounded by the Lake District to its west, the North York Moors to its east, and the North Pennines to its north. 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 can be seen cascading over the limestone steps. Another natural wonder of the Yorkshire Dales, Malham Cove is a massive natural amphitheatre made of towering limestone cliffs. Wonderful 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 wander. 

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 near holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales.