Welcome to our Wharfedale cottages located in one of the National Park's longest and most beautiful dales. Often split into 'Upper' and 'Lower' Wharfedale, upstream and downstream from Grassington and Threshfield, it's a region of glorious countryside dotted with scenic towns and villages.
The National Trust in Upper Wharfedale…
Much of this area is protected by the National Trust and it's an absolute delight to explore whether you prefer to travel on two or four feet, or by two or four wheels. The rolling landscape is a mix of flower-filled meadows, rocky white scars and dry stone walls. The walking is fantastic, as are the views - if you're feeling energetic, trek to the top of Buckden Pike and you'll see what we mean! Follow the Dales Way along the River Wharfe and spot all sorts of wildlife like kingfishers and sand martins. Visit the ancient stone circle at Yockenthwaite. Glimpse tiny, hand-carved mice in the oak pews of Hubberholme Church.
Grassington is a charming village and fantastic base to book a Wharfedale cottage. It is home to the Dales Visitor Centre - great for leaflets on local walks, attractions etc - and hosts a popular Dickensian Festival in December. Other lovely villages include Burnsall, Kettlewell and Kilnsey - the latter famous for its crag, an awesome overhanging cliff for the experienced climber.
Hungry? Enjoy a riverside picnic at Bolton Abbey, with its many nature trails, footpaths and ruined priory. Or splash out and dine the Michelin-starred way in the stylish spa town of Ilkey. The choice is always yours when you book a cottage in Wharfedale!