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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Wharfedale, Yorkshire your home away from home

The scenic area of Wharfedale is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The area is steeped in history and surrounded by some of the most beautiful rural landscapes. Enjoy walking the area along the River Wharfe and see the local flora and fauna which abounds in the area. Small villages are the heart of the community and have delightful historic inns where local ales and good pub food can be enjoyed.  

Things to Do in Wharfedale, Yorkshire Hill Walking

The area around Wharfedale is known for its beautiful countryside and walking the way marked paths is one of the best ways to enjoy the river valleys and hilltop viewpoints. There are approximately 80 miles of walks in this area, including many which pass through the Bolton Abbey estate. Golfing

Golfing is a popular pastime in this lovely area and there are a host of golf clubs close to Ilkley. Keighley, Otley and Ilkley all have their own golf courses along with Bingley St Ives Golf Club and Bracken Ghyll Golf Club, all within a few miles of your Wharfedale holiday cottage rental. Shopping

Harrogate’s main shops can be found along Cambridge Street, Oxford Street and Beulah Street. There are a range of chain stores, boutiques and gifts shops in these areas selling local goods and souvenirs.

Places to Visit Near Wharfedale, Yorkshire


The delightful small town of Skipton is just 10 miles away and has a delightful church, an open-air market and Skipton Castle, one of the most well-preserved medieval castles in England. It endured a three-year siege during the Civil War when it was a Royalist stronghold.

Bolton Abbey

Once the site of a monastic abbey, since the dissolution of the priory in 1539, the building has been largely neglected. Nonetheless the layout of the abbey can still be clearly retraced. The original arched entrance can still be seen incorporated into the tower of Bolton Hall.

Ripley Castle

The award-winning Ripley Castle is Yorkshire’s Best Small Visitor Attraction and still belongs to the Ingilby family. It was built in 1450 and musket holes show where prisoners were shot by Cromwell’s troops during the Civil War. A tour of the historic home will reveal the secret priest’s hole.

Weather in Wharfedale, Yorkshire

Wharfedale has fairly cool summer temperatures with light showers. Winters are cold with occasional snow. Average highs in the summer months are 65°F (18°C) and January highs are around 42°F (5°C) with frost at night. Rainfall is consistent throughout the year at a couple of inches per month.

Travel to Wharfedale, Yorkshire

Wharfedale is easy to drive to via the M1 and the M62 passing through some beautiful scenery along the way. Those preferring to travel by rail can get trains to nearby Ilkey station or Burley-in-Wharfedale station. The nearest airport is the Leeds Bradford International Airport, also about 10 miles away from your Wharfedale holiday rental.

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                  Recent Reviews

                  Magical Christmas break

                  5 of 5
                  We stayed at the barn over Christmas, and we couldn't have asked for a better property, or location. It was perfect! The barn was fully decorated for the festive period which was greatly appreciated. The property is fully equipped and very comfortable. We had 5 adults and 2 kids and we didn't get under each others feet. The games room/den was a perfect hideaway for the kids. The pub is at the bottom of the drive, and the views and countryside outside are beautiful. Although there isn't a great deal in Burnsall (granted everything would have been shut while we were there anyway), it's close to a number of attractions including Bolton Abbey and Skipton Castle. Just being able to get out for a walks, into the surrounding landscape was really special. I'm so glad we found this property, it made it Christmas. We'd all happily return.
                  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                  Loved this place!

                  5 of 5
                  Booked as a surprise birthday gift for our mum and she loved turning up to find the entire family hiding in the front room! Lovely house with plenty of room for us 8 adults and the 2 kids. Good size garden for the dog and parking was no issue for 4 cars, even though it was the 1940s festival weekend. Highly recommend a visit to Grassington and a stay here. We are now trying to find dates we can all go again! Paul (owner) has been contactable and helpful throughout the booking and afterwards. Loved it! Thank you!
                  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016


                  5 of 5
                  Excellent place to stay..fully equiped....neat and clean house......we were 5 families and still there was room for more......would highly recommand....owner was v cooperative and helping. Thanks alot for making our trip so comfortable.
                  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015