The Yorkshire Dales is a stunningly beautiful area of the country, and one that still require much further exploration and enjoyment. If you’re searching for a cottage in the North Yorkshire area to enjoy a holiday away from home with some wonderful walks across the countryside, we’ve pulled together our top picks for this wonderful district.
Fig Tree Cottage
This charming two bedroom cottage offers two ensuites and an adorable place to stay near to some excellent sights for a perfect country escape. Enjoy stylish décor including oak floorboards throughout and unique artwork. Cosiness is ensured with the comfortable seating and lounge area, perfect for cuddling up with a good book, a glass of wine, and the word-burning stove. The kitchen offers everything that could be required to rustle up a delicious evening meal with a large wooden table that’s perfect for dining.
Walking outside, you’ll discover a lovely courtyard garden space with outdoor furniture and a patio for al fresco breakfasts and lunch. With a perfect rural location, guests can enjoy the peaceful Yorkshire Dales countryside with the wonderful town of Harrogate and the cathedral city of Ripon nearby for exploring also. There are plenty of gentle hikes to build up an appetite, and in the summer a local village festival is held.
Oughtershaw Hall, Buckden
A wonderful option for a larger party is Oughtershaw Hall, a marvelous country estate, complete with heated swimming pool and situated in incredible countryside in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Converted from a medieval farmhouse where Charles I is rumoured to have stayed, it has been styled elegantly whilst maintaining the incredible history of the property. Relax with the roaring open fire, and spend time exploring the features including stained glass windows, inscriptions, cosy library, and wood carvings throughout.
There’s a spacious, open plan kitchen which is perfect for cooking a delicious meal and entertaining your party, as well as a games room which is perfect when the weather isn’t playing ball. All of the comfortable bedrooms are stylishly designed and have en suites.
Another beautiful holiday cottage in the North Yorkshire Dales is Low Cottage, a wonderful two bedroom stone cottage near Swaledale village green. It offers cosy interiors thanks to the wood
burning stove, perfect for returning from a gentle stroll along the river Swale and countryside. The fully equipped kitchen offers modern appliances with slate floors and granite counters, offering everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Both bedrooms are found upstairs, with the master boasting lovely views across the village green so you can people watch whilst enjoying your morning coffee. Enjoy the yard at the rear of the property for an outdoor picnic – after all, there’s nothing better than a little al fresco dining!
Tucked away in Reeth, you’ll be fully immersed in Yorkshire village life, with some lovely independent shops, cafes, and pubs. Don’t miss the market every Friday too – you can grab some local produce and bring it back to prepare for a lovely weekend supper.