Part of the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales is its diversity. From quiet, tranquil meadows to wild and dramatic mountains, there’s no end to what you can discover. Be stunned by the magnificent waterfalls, delve into the past at some hidden ruins, or push yourself to scale some spectacular peaks… it’s up to you!
Our collection of holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales are the perfect base for exploring all of this and more. If you’re planning a cottage break in this remarkable part of the country, we have some suggestions to help you get started.
Things to do in the Yorkshire Dales
Black Sheep Brewery: If you love local history and real ale, then a trip to the Black Sheep Brewery is a must! Join a tour and see how the historic building creates their iconic brews. There’s also a bar/restaurant serving delicious food and a shop where you can stock up on your favourite tipple!
Bolton Abbey Estate: With over 30,000 acres of countryside and 80 miles of footpaths, there’s never enough time to explore everything on offer at Bolton Abbey. There’s plenty for all ages; Will you explore the ruins, drink in the beautiful countryside, join in a fun event or relax in the fantastic restaurants, cafes and tea rooms?
Ingleborough Cave: Ingleborough Cave gives you chance to explore 450 million years of geology and history. Venture underground and let an expert guide take you past some fantastic limestone scenery, from huge stalactites to flowstones. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could even try adventure caving!
Ribblehead Viaduct: This iconic structure is a must-see during any visit to the Yorkshire Dales. Ribblehead Viaduct is one of the most famous feats of Victorian engineering, built between 1870 and 1874. It’s a breathtaking photo opportunity as well as great walk, with a tea wagon a popular Inn nearby.
Stainmore Railway: Stainmore Railway is a heritage site and operational railway which is open to the public at weekends. Run by expert volunteers, it’s perfect for railway enthusiasts, with some informative displays and a selection of engines and carriages which run on certain days.
Hesketh Farm Park: Set in the heart of the Dales, Hesketh Farm Park is a idyllic working farm with plenty for both young and old. Meet, feed and stroke the animals, play in the giant sandpit, relax in the café or test your sense of direction in the straw maze. This is a fantastic day out for all the family.
Holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales
Set on the western boundary of the National Park, this luxury holiday home dates all the way back to 1709. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, it’s ideal for a group looking to get out and about in the great outdoors. Find out more.
With spectacular views, this cosy cottage is only a short walk from the local pub, with many other hiking trails and attractions also within easy reach. The open fire, charming original features and quiet location mean this is a great place for rest and relaxation. Find out more.
The Old Dairy
This lovely stone cottage has some amazing south-facing views over the Yorkshire Dales. With plenty to do in the local village, guests are also perfectly positioned to explore further afield, with the beautiful Aysgarth Falls and the market town of Hawes both just a short drive away. Find out more.
Fell View is perfect for lovers of nature, with the surrounding area bursting with wildlife and birds… you might even spot a rare red squirrel! There’s plenty of walking and cycle routes within easy reach, and at the end of the day you can relax and relive your adventures in this delightful traditional cottage. Find out more.
Last but not least, this traditional cottage is a cosy home from home perfect for a family. With a cosy woodburner and all the home comforts you need during your break, it’s the perfect place from which to start your adventures. At the end of the day, relax in the paved garden and listen to the babbling of the nearby stream. Find out more.
Still looking for the perfect hideaway for your break? You can explore the rest of our holiday cottages throughout Yorkshire here. We have plenty of properties available in this part of the country, from romantic boltholes to luxurious Manors. Take your pick and you could be discovering the fantastic Yorkshire Dales sooner than you think!