On this page I’m going to show you the best large holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales, along with things to do nearby.
All the properties are of an excellent or exceptional standard throughout.
14 Best Large Houses to Rent in the Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi
A modern barn conversion with delightful panoramic views over open countryside, Raby Castle and the village of Staindrop.
Things to do: Visit historic market towns of Barnard Castle and Richmond.
Explore The Bowes Museum.
Head to High Force Waterfall situated in the North Pennines, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire | Games room | Near a pub
Grade II listed ground floor apartment, formerly the old Sunday School, set on a picturesque village green in Richmond.
Things to do: Visit the Norman castle, which can be seen on the hill from the cottage, and enjoy walks along the castle walls and down to the River Swale.
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire | Games room
This detached cottage enjoys the picturesque scenery of Malhamdale.
Things to do: Visit Malham Cove.
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets No | Hot Tub | WiFi | Seaside
Town Farm is a stone farmhouse based in the Teesdale village of Winston.
Things to do: It is located on the site of a former manor house, dating back to the 11th century.
This castle is steeped in history and is well worth a visit.
With plenty of leisure centres, local art galleries, pubs and restaurants to visit, you won’t be short of things to do!
Town Farm is the perfect place to stay in order to access many of the area’s finest sights.
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | Hot Tub | WiFi | Open fire
Individually styled and furnished, this fabulous Mickleton cottage is a unique property steeped in history, offering traditional accommodation with beautiful oak beams and open vaulted rooms, ideal for extended families and groups of friends looking to discover this delightful area.
Things to do: This Teesdale cottage is situated in a lovely hamlet location and is ideally placed for exploring the historic town of Barnard Castle, with its cobbled streets, Victorian architecture, independent shops, and antique centres.
Also in the area is Raby Castle, with its deer park, the Bowes Museum, and the stunning High Force waterfall.
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Hot Tub | WiFi | Games Room | Open Fire
A semi-detached premier holiday home with a hot tub, situated in the Garden Village area of Richmond within a short walk from the centre of this ever-popular market town.
Things to do: Outside, there is a fully enclosed courtyard garden with a welcoming seven-seater hot tub, ideal for relaxing with a glass of fizz at the end of a busy day discovering nearby Swaledale.
The nearby old town centre has a huge cobbled town square surrounded by shops, pubs, cafes, tearooms, and restaurants, and a weekly market.
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Hot Tub | WiFi | Open Fire
Encompassed by the enchanting lands of the Cleveland Hills, this detached dwelling stands as a spectacular place to base your large family gatherings or reunion with friends.
Things to do: The local area is rural and perfect for an afternoon stroll in the countryside.
Nearby cathedral city of Ripon holds a wide array of amenities for every taste, from enticing museums to its craft markets and Ripon Races, it’s well worth a day trip.
Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Hot Tub | WiFi | Open Fire
This three-storey detached Victorian house is located in the village of Cononley, with beautiful scenic views.
Boasting six bedrooms, this retreat is ideal for families or friends to escape into the rural delights of a spacious getaway.
Things to do: The village of Cononley has much to offer, with two pubs, a Post Office/village store, a children’s play area, a Chinese take-away and a mainline railway station with links to Leeds.
Nearby Skipton, known as “The Gateway to the Dales”, boasts an ancient castle, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market.
Sleeps 14 | Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 6 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire | Games room
Grade II listed country house, built around 1535, and extended later in the 16th Century by Sir William Craven.
Things to do: Explore Bolton Abbey and the Strid- a notorious stretch of deep water where the River Wharfe is forced into a hidden, thundering channel.
Sleeps 14 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire
A stunning Grade II listed detached cottage in the hamlet of Stackhouse.
Things to do: There is direct access to the fells from a public bridleway and good cycle routes and walks.
Sleeps 14 | Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes i Hot Tub | WiFi | Games room | Open Fire
This splendid townhouse rests within the pretty village green adjacent to St. Anne’s Church on one side and Brough Beck on the other, a fabulous situation in North Yorkshire, with local amenities right on the doorstep.
Things to do: Enjoy some time away from the main house in the games room; here you can compete in a table football match, darts or a snooker session.
Guests can also enjoy the private gym.
Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 7 | Pets No | Hot tub | Sauna | Games room | WiFi | Open fire
Stone detached barn set in two acres of its own grounds on a high hillside above the Lune Valley.
With hot tub, an international standard bowling green and sauna.
Things to do: Take a trip to Cautley Spout, Britain’s highest waterfall.
Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 7 | Pets No | Hot tub | Sauna | Games room | WiFi | Open fire
Modern house just outside the village of Eggleston with external leisure suite which has a hot tub, sauna and a yoga and pilates studio.
Things to do: Take walks in Pennine and Teesdale Ways.
The River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all close by.
Sleeps 18 | Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 7 | Pets No | Hot tub | Sauna | Swimming pool | WiFi | Open fire
A magnificent detached farmhouse, with its own private leisure centre, set in five acres of its own grounds on a hillside above the Lune Valley.
Things to do: Visit Wainwright’s beloved Howgills and Cautley Spout, Britain’s highest waterfall.
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