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Luxurious ... Tranquil ... Beautiful ...

Discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales based from a luxury 18th century holiday cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Explore the endless beautiful scenery that is 'Distinctly Dales' and the tranquil serenity that is largely untouched by the passage of time.

In this naturally preserved setting, you will find your idyllic multi-award-winning ‘Cottage in the Dales’, including best self-catering in Yorkshire & England and best inclusive tourism building in England & Wales. These 5 Star Gold cottages are perfect for the discerning visitor requiring both quality & luxury in a rural idyll where original charm & character in these stylish period properties are carefully blended with the facilities of modern life. Each cottage has its own unique appeal…as individual as you.

We are proud to deliver a 'luxury 5 star experience, without the inconvenience of other guests'! Just like a top hotel, nothing is too much trouble & no detail overlooked. From a warmly-lit fire & premium toiletries, to the best local produce, electric car charging and accessible & inclusive facilities if you need them. Our aim is to ensure you feel at home, whether you are coming for the first time, or returning for the tenth. We will happily take you to one of our personally recommended pubs or restaurants for that special occasion, even on Christmas Day, or just simply recommend a suitable walk - our pleasure is ensuring yours.

Whether you’re looking for a winter warmer weekend away, a mid-week break, a summer holiday, half-term holiday with the children, take a tour of the photos, videos & detailed descriptions of each cottage to decide which cottage to choose, checkout our guest reviewspress coverage and awards,  view our availability & prices and book online or via post. Then all you have to do is to discover what is 'Distinctly Dales' and the experiences you'd like to explore whilst out and about in the Yorkshire Dales. A holiday here is a pleasure at any time of the year. That’s why couples and families return again and again.

Diane and Andrew Howarth

Winner - Visit England Rose Award 2023 The Cateys 2020 Winner (Logo) Finalist - White Rose Awards 2020 (Logo) Winner - Visit England Self Catering Property 2017

Winner - Visit England Rose Award 2023 The Cateys 2020 Winner (Logo) Finalist - White Rose Awards 2020 (Logo) Winner - Visit England Self Catering Property 2017


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Inglenook Cottage

West Burton, Wensleydale
Sleeps 4 (+ cot)

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The Byre

Newbiggin, Bishopdale
Sleeps 2 (+ cot)

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The Dairy

Newbiggin, Bishopdale
Sleeps 2 (+ cot)

What our guests say

"So lucky to get to stay at The Dairy again - our very favourite holiday cottage. We never tire of The Dairy and the Dales. Visited all our usual haunts and tried a few news ones too. Would highly recommend Tiers and Sprinkles in Leyburn Market Place for lovely cakes and hot drinks; The Wensleydale Heifer for a special occasion; Ramsay's Fish & Chip van and The Bake-Well and Corn Mill Tea Rooms. Had a lovely evening at the village hall in West Burton for a quiz night. Thank you Diane for making the call to get us a place. Thanks to Rachel for getting The Dairy perfect for our arrival and, as always, thanks to Diane and Andrew for everything they do to provide wonderful holidays for all. Oh forgot to mention that a nip to the Brymor Ice Creamery near Jervaulx Abbey is worth it - really delicious and so many flavours to choose from and available to take away in little cartons. Kiplin Hall is a lovely day out - lovely gardens, guided tours of the house and a delicious tea room. We still have lots of recommendations to try out on our next visit thanks to all the lovely, friendly, welcoming people we meet. Diane and Andrew top of that list as always. "
Returning Guests from Rochester, Kent | June 2024

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