The Dairy

Starbotton near Buckden, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 5694)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Ms Thysen
    August 2016
    “Great place to stay with the ...”
    Great place to stay with the family. Beautiful walks and villages within easy drive.
    Great place to stay with the family. Beautiful walks and villages within easy drive.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

The property

A lovely, stone-built former dairy nestling in a quiet corner of the picturesque village of Starbotton, one of the real gems of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Converted to a good standard, this cottage has retained much of the original charm and original character and offers excellent holiday accommodation.

Featuring upside down accommodation, the cottage has the main living area located on the first floor and two of the three bedrooms located on the ground floor.

The open plan living area features a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and a cosy sitting room with an open fire, plus the character of the room is further enhanced by a beautiful beamed ceiling, whilst outside, there is a spacious patio, perfect for dining alfresco.

Just two minutes' walk away is one of the best pubs in the Dales, which makes this an ideal retreat.

There are numerous footpaths, circular walks and the River Wharfe on the doorstep, plus close by are Malham Tarn, Buckden, Kettlewell, Grassington and Skipton.

This is a superb cottage for a family holiday whatever the time of year.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin. Ground floor bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire and views of Camm Fell.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car with additional parking on quiet lane by cottage
  • Patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: No stag/hen
  • Note: Internal stone staircase may not be suitable for the less mobile

About the location


Kettlewell & Buckden 2 miles; Grassington 12 miles.

Nestling in the Upper Wharfedale Valley between Kettlewell and Buckden, this idyllic National Park village makes the perfect place from which to explore the wonderful scenery and pretty villages of this magnificent Dale. Much of Upper Wharfedale is National Trust owned - an indication of the beauty of its classic countryside, with dry-stone walls and barns, important flower-rich hay meadows and valleyside woodland. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best walking areas in the Dales, with The Dales Way passing nearby, good access to Buckden Pike and gentle walks along the riverbanks. The village itself comprises a cluster of stone-built cottages and houses with, at its centre, the wonderful 'Fox and Hounds' pub serving great ales and fine food. No surprise that the hit movie 'Calendar Girls' was filmed nearby and in other locations throughout the area. An excellent base for enjoying the famous dales, historic market towns, caves and waterfalls of this magical area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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