Winter is coming… And not in the gloomy Game of Thrones sense. In fact, we actually can’t wait this year given the shambles that has been 2020 so far. Escaping to the Dales has never looked more appealing, and with cosy properties equipped with hot tubs, wood burners and fantastic views – can you blame us for our keen desire to book a getaway? If you’re feeling the same, check out the best holiday cottages the Yorkshire Dales has to offer below…
1. Billy Gill’s, Low Row
A cosy, characterful spot in the heart of picturesque Swaledale, Billy Gill’s Cottage is a fantastic retreat for couples to enjoy – and not just because of the location. Guests are treated to homely modern decor that runs throughout the property, an outdoor terrace overlooking the surrounding countryside, a luxury bedroom including a freestanding tub, and of course, a living room complete with a wood burner for warmth and ambience. Have dinner on the terrace, or check out everything Swaledale has to offer – from country walks and cosy pubs to local tearooms and fine dining restaurants. Find out more here.
2. Cosy Cottage, Linton
Conveniently located nearby to Linton Falls, this gorgeous riverside cottage is the perfect spot for keen explorers – with the idyllic town of Grassington just a short stroll away. The cottage features a beautiful terrace overlooking the water where you can kick back and relax with food and drinks, with a farmhouse-style living space to take advantage of on the evenings when it’s cooler. Enjoy all the amenities you need to feel like you’re home from home, and check out some of the Yorkshire Dales biggest highlights without having to venture off too far from your base. Book it here.
3. Mowbray Hall Cottages, Grewelthorpe
Planning a romantic getaway with your dearly beloved? With gorgeous decor, 100 acres of farm land and seriously cosy finishing touches – there’s no better rural escape. Pop open a bottle and chill in front of the fire, check out the nearby Hackfall or, simply enjoy the nearby Dales. Check it out here.
4. Low Pasture Cottage, Hudswell
Low Pasture Cottage provides a little more luxury than you’d have ever expected – with a private hot tub and sauna right in the back yard. Not too shabby for us Yorkshire folk! Conveniently located near Richmond and by the lovely River Swale, the cottage sleeps two guests, with a spacious living area complete with a huge TV, an open kitchen and dining area and a super zen bathroom which demands a bubble bath. Enjoy the North of the Yorkshire Dales, or check out the historic town of Richmond during your stay. Find out more here.
5. The Weathercock Cottage, Sedbergh
It might not be Yorkshire, but it’s still bloody gorgeous. Located in Sedbergh, within the Yorkshire Dales but close by to the Lake District, the Weathercock Cottage is a perfectly positioned escape for exploring the beauty that both National Parks have to offer. Enjoy the beautiful views of Howgill Falls, check out the lovely local pubs and restaurants, or kick back and relax at the property where you’ll find an ambient hot tub with countryside views. Check it out or book your stay here.
6. West Burn Cottage, Newbiggin-in-Bishopdale
This cottage has serious country charm, thanks to its original features, traditional log burner and cottage-style furnishings that add to the cosy vibes. And being close by to Leyburn, there’s plenty to do, too. Just a short stroll from the local pub, West Burn Cottage offers guests the opportunity to explore the gorgeous villages that surround Leyburn, Wensleydale and stunning Aysgarth Falls – all of which attract thousands every single year. Enjoy an outdoor terrace overlooking the beautiful countryside, or retreat indoors by the fire in the winter. Check it out here.
7. The Cow Shed, Kirkby Lonsdale
Decorated with plush, luxurious furnishings, guests can escape on a romantic retreat at The Cow Shed – which can be found right on the edge of the western Yorkshire Dales. The property is complete with a hot tub perfectly sized for two which overlooks a beautiful brook, with a wet room and comfy modern interior inside to enjoy. The village is home to a pub and a village store, which by night transforms into a lovely little bistro where you can grab dinner. Elsewhere, guests can check out the nearby Ingleton Waterfall Trail, too, which is well worth the walk for the incredible sights. Find out more here.
8. Crow Hall, Reeth
Crow Hall can be found in Reeth, a small Dales village just a few miles west of the historic town of Richmond. The idyllic village features unbeatable views from its garden area, and its inside decor will have you just wanting to curl up and get comfy in front of the open fire. The kitchen space is spectacular if you’re planning on self-catering, or if cooking’s not your thing – you can enjoy the nearby pubs, restaurants and cafes within the village. Check it out here.
9. Springhill Studio, Fellbeck
Ok, so it’s a farm stay rather than a cottage – but when it looks this gorgeous, there’s no way we couldn’t mention it. Just a mile from the famous Brimham Rocks, Springhill Studio is the perfect stay for two – with incredible architecture that in itself is quite the sight. The open plan property features a hanging log burner, a cosy kitchen and dining area, and a private patio just off the bedroom – with Pateley Bridge, Fountains Abbey and Ripon close by to explore. Book your stay here.
10. 1855 Wash House, Skipton
The Wash House is the perfect bolthole for two, situated right in the centre of lovely Skipton. The gorgeous studio features a homely interior throughout, with a kitchen, living area and a cosy garden to enjoy during your stay. The property is minutes away from the historic Skipton Castle, with shops, bars, restaurants and more nearby to check out. If you’ve got a car, you’re also conveniently located to explore the stunning Bolton Abbey estate, too. Find out more and book here.