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47 Log Cabins around the Yorkshire Dales

Drystone walls, field barns, rugged crags, dramatic waterfalls and gently rolling hills and dales characterise the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Visit in the spring for the glorious wildflower rich hay meadows or in August for the purple dazzle of heather. Whatever the season, this area offers great walks, lovely pubs, lively market towns and villages full of local produce and lots to see and do.

Harveys Hideaway 2 2

Hawes, North Yorkshire, North of England

Harveys Hideaway 2 From £405 Availability

The living areas in this single-storey property consist of a studio-style kitchen, dining area and sitting area with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, and Smart TV. There is also a king-size bed, and a separate shower room. Outside there is a side garden with picnic bench and hot tub, and off-road parking for one car. This is a pet-free and smoke-free property. Fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. Highchair and travel cot available. You'll find a shop in 0.9 miles and a pub in 0.8 miles. Harveys Hideaway 2 is well-positioned to explore North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Note: Guests have access to on-site laundry facilities, which are coin operated.

Annabels Loft 2

Hawes, North Yorkshire, North of England

Annabels Loft From £450 Availability

The living areas in the property consist of a kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, and a first-floor living/dining room with dining seating for two and a 44" Freeview Smart TV. There is a second-floor double bedroom, along with a ground-floor shower room. Outside, there is an enclosed garden with furniture and hot tub, as well as off-road parking for one car. Within 0.9 miles, you will find a shop, and within 0.8 miles, a pub, and please note that this is a non-smoking property. Fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. Highchair and travel cot available. Pets are not permitted. Escape to the Dales with your other half with a stay at Annabels Loft. Note: The property is accessed via 11 steps and steep and narrow spiral stairs. Note: The bedrooms has restricted head height.

Barn in Cumbria 6

Casterton, Lancashire, North of England

Barn in Cumbria From £869 Availability

The quaint village of Casterton is a wonderful destination for walkers. Follow the 4 mile loop which meanders its way around disused sheepfolds and discover 16 of Andy Goldsworthy s natural sculptures along the way. Just 3 miles from your door, climb Barbon Fell for gorgeous views or head 4.5 miles to Eskholme Pike. Enjoy a day out in Kirkby Lonsdale (3.5 miles) or visit in the evening for a night off from the kitchen. If you fancy venturing into the Lake District, lake Windermere is a 24 mile journey and is well worth a day out. Head inside the glass topped entrance hall at this converted barn, climb three steps and push the curtain aside to find yourself in the open plan living space. Exposed beams, a grand piano, and large windows add character and charm. Sink into one of three sofas and enjoy the heat from the wood burner as you sit in front of the Smart TV to unwind. The spacious kitchen area is a real delight, equipped with two full size ovens, ceramic hobs, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. A breakfast bar provides a more informal area to enjoy your food. The dining table in the centre of the living space beneath the striking vaulted ceiling offers opportunity to all gather round. Down a few steps, the garden room is a great spot in which to relax after dinner. Boasting views through the French doors, this is a brilliantly light space. When it s time to head to bed, there's a choice of three ensuite bedrooms. The first king size bedroom is light and airy with a TV and an en suite bathroom with handheld shower attachment and WC. The second king size also has an en suite with a shower and is a tranquil room in which to drift off. The third, twin bedroom is situated beyond the main living area and benefits from picture perfect views filled with natural light and also boasts an en suite shower room with WC. A useful utility and boot room has lots of storage and a washing machine, tumble dryer and WC. Outside, the games room sits in the barn s under croft and is ideal for competitive guests with its table tennis table. It also has lots of room for storing bikes. The gardens surround the barn and are great for soaking up the sun and enjoying al fresco meals and drinks around the fire pit. There is off road parking for four cars.

Barn in Cumbria 4

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, North of England

Barn in Cumbria From £775 Availability

The cottage is located in Low Biggins, a peaceful hamlet outside the thriving market town of Kirkby Lonsdale (0.5 miles). Marking the meeting point of North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, Kirkby Lonsdale offers plenty of cheerful pubs, friendly restaurants and independent shops, with highlights including Ruskin s View and the Devil s Bridge. To the south is the Forest of Bowland (8 miles), with miles of fells, valleys and moorland. In the east, the Silverside and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to Lakeland Wildlife Oasis (9 miles) and Hazelslack Tower (11.5 miles). Heading into the Yorkshire Dales, landmarks include the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (7 miles), the Ribblehead Viaduct (13.5 miles), White Scar Cave (8.5 miles) and Ingleborough (10 miles). This lovely, bright and welcoming barn conversion is accessed via a short farm lane. On entering the property, the attractive open plan lounge/kitchen/diner provides an ideal living space for a family seeking an idyllic getaway. The bright and relaxing lounge is perfect for unwinding in, with two, two seater sofa's, a TV and warming wood burner, ideal for everyone to sit back in the evening and enjoy a movie or chat into the night. There s also a fresh and cosy dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven and induction hob, built in fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. There s also a bedroom on the ground floor: a charming king size room with an en suite shower room with shower and WC. Open stairs lead up to the first floor where you will find the pretty super king size bedroom which has a built in wardrobe and delightful views over the surrounding countryside. You will also find the main bathroom on this floor, complete with free standing bath, separate shower and WC. French doors lead from the lounge out into the delightful patio garden, which features outdoor furniture so you can sit back with a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. There s also plenty of off road parking available.

Barn in North Yorkshire 10

Leyburn, North Yorkshire, North of England

Barn in North Yorkshire From £2820 Availability

This detached, stone barn conversion lies in the village of Constable Burton, 3 miles from the market town of Leyburn, which is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town provides everything you need, including family run grocery shops, country pubs, bakeries, and tearooms. On Fridays sample the best of the region's produce at the farmers market. The best way to explore this region is on foot, with routes leaving from the town centre in all directions. The first stop is the famous Leyburn Shawl, a limestone scar offering extensive views across the rolling hills of Wensleydale. Wander through the open garden event (April June) at Constable Burton Hall and Gardens and enjoy a picnic while admiring the thousands of tulips on display. Step inside and discover stylish country interiors with lots of added luxury to make your stay warm and comfortable. Boasting high oak beams, exposed stone, and warm wooden flooring, combined with the latest technology to ensure you have everything you need. The heart of the home is the generously proportioned, sophisticated lounge, perfect for relaxation and gifted with uninterrupted views of the Wensleydale countryside beyond. Snuggle up on one of the sofas for a family movie night and pick a film to watch on the Smart TV while being warmed by the heat of the dual aspect wood burner. Prepare family feasts in the country style kitchen offering everything you need for a relaxed breakfast, three course dinner, or a picnic for your adventures. You ll find a Range style electric double oven with gas hob, and dishwasher. Sit at the table, drink in hand while the chef of the group prepares a feast, perhaps with some produce from the market. For more formal suppers, gather around the large table in the dining room and enjoy the flickering flames from the wood burner. Beside the kitchen is a handy utility room with a fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, and microwave. Arrive back from a walk and leave your muddy boots in the generous hallway, which has plenty of hooks for wet coats and a separate WC. Perhaps head into the games room and play some pool perfect for the whole family. When it's time to retire, the five tastefully furnished bedrooms await, two on the ground floor and three upstairs. The two ground floor bedrooms both have double beds and en suite bathrooms with baths, separate showers, and WCs. Upstairs, there are three super king sized zip and link bedrooms (which can be made into twins upon request); one with an en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC, one with an en suite shower room with WC, and one with an en suite bathroom with twin bath, separate shower, and WC. With such a wonderful house to call your own, as well as expansive gardens and grounds in which to potter and play, you re unlikely to wish to venture far. The barn is gifted with large patio spaces for you to either enjoy your morning brew or an evening entertaining with your family. Find a quiet spot and sit quietly and take in this tranquil spot where you can admire the hills and moor from your private patio at the back of the barn. There is ample off street parking for three cars.

Finghall Cottage 4

North Yorkshire, North of England

Finghall Cottage From £998 Availability

The single storey Finghall Cottage offers blissful rural holiday living in the tiny hamlet of Finghall, outside Leyburn. In the heart of Wensleydale, this is a place to relax, unwind and sooth your souls. The cottage comes with gorgeous open plan living space, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fabulous garden and deck for hot tub heaven and alfresco dining with a view.

It is perfect for a family or two couples wanting to explore the Yorkshire Dales, the Howardian Hills, the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and even the North Yorkshire coastline. The gateway town of Leyburn is ‘A Town for all Seasons’ with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, unique shops, galleries, charming cafes, traditional pubs, the largest antique auction house outside of London and a lively weekly Friday market. Sitting on the northern bank of the River Ure, the town rivals nearby Hawes for the title of the capital of Wensleydale. Leyburn hosts the Dales Festival of Food and Drink over the May Day bank holiday and hosts many other events such as musical performances and fun fairs. Finghall itself offers a charming pub and restaurant. Overlooking Leyburn is Leyburn Shawl, an area which covers one and a half miles and derived its name from the legend that Mary Queen of Scots dropped her shawl on the hill while fleeing Bolton Castle! Middleham is nearby, a picture postcard town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales with a delightful Georgian market square, cobbled streets brimming with charming independent shops, cosy Georgian and Victorian cafes, galleries and restaurants and the magnificent Middleham Castle. With royal heritage that once earned it the title of the ‘Windsor of the North’, it is also known as the ‘Newmarket of the North’ for its rich horse racing heritage.

With gorgeous country views, Finghall Cottage is a wonderful escape. It is pet-friendly too with an escape proof garden. The cottage offers two delightful bedrooms, two beautiful bathrooms, lots of character with high ceiling beams and a gorgeous deck with an alfresco lounge space, alfresco dining, the hot tub and stunning countryside views.

The open plan living space is very welcoming with a warm ambience that comes from its vaulted ceiling, gorgeous beams, wood burning stove and homely, comfortable furnishings. Two comfy sofas, adorned with colourful scatter cushions, sit looking out to the garden and views at the far end of the living room. A wall-mounted television is provided for your entertainment and the wood burner offers a crackling atmosphere. This space is drowned in sparkling Yorkshire light that pours through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Beyond the living area is a modern, country kitchen with wooden worktops and excellent appliances for your self-catering stay. A circular farmhouse dining table and chairs completes the picture.

The bedrooms are beautifully appointed with sumptuous kingsize beds, adorned with crisp cottons and beautiful soft furnishings. They also enjoy wooden beams and lovely wooden furniture. One of the bathrooms boasts a freestanding slipper bath and walk-in shower and the other offers a bath with an overhead shower. They are both immaculate and come with fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers.

The garden of Finghall Cottage is where the magic happens. With uninterrupted countryside views, alfresco dining under the stars, a barbecue, a gorgeous deck with beautiful lounge furniture and a blissful hot tub where you can pop a cork and enjoy watching the sun go down, it is the best part. You will certainly return home with magical holiday memories after staying at Finghall Cottage.

The lovely Finghall Cottage is located in the quiet hamlet of Finghall, just outside Leyburn. The hamlet boasts a gorgeous country pub and restaurant, ideal when staying at this wonderful cottage.

Leyburn is a bustling place with it busy antiques auction house which has been running since the late Victorian period and hosts more than one hundred auctions of fine art, antiques and special collectables each year. The town also hosts a lively Friday market in the town’s main square with fresh fish, local produce and crafts. There are three excellent galleries including the Wensleydale Galleries which opens every day to feature awe-inspiring paintings and prints from local and national artists. There are many wonderful walks from the town and the Wensleydale Wander is usually held in March and April. You can hop of the Wensleydale Railway, a heritage line with diesel locomotives and occasional steam trains.

Bolton Castle sits roughly six miles west of the Leyburn with its history dating back to the 14th century. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument built by Richard le Scrope, Richard II’s Lord Chancellor of England. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned inside its walls in 1568 and visitors can see her bedroom and the castle’s dungeon.

Leyburn is an excellent gateway to the whole of the Yorkshire Dales and its very pretty villages. The Yorkshire Dales form part of the chain of Pennine uplands running up the centre of Northern England. You will discover rolling hills, drystone walls, rocky outcrops, forests and beautiful streams forming intricate patterns across the landscape. The Dales include Wensleydale, Malhamdale, Swaledale, Wharfedale, Dentdale, Ribblesdale, Nidderdale, Widdale, Littondale and some other lesser known Dales. There are plenty of castles, abbeys, ruins and historic buildings to visit including the close by Jervaulx Abbey, Bolton Abbey Estate, Pendragon Castle, Richmond Castle, Skipton Castle and Fountains Abbey. Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal offers a fantastic day out. Rievaulx Abbey, set in a tranquil valley of the North York Moors, boasts the impressive ruins of one of England’s most powerful Cistercian monasteries and makes for a wonderful day out. There is a fabulous museum displaying previously unseen artefacts plus there is a wonderful cafe. Wild flowers, shrubs and trees freely explore its many nooks and crannies. This dramatic, tranquil scene has won the hearts of visitors for many years. You could even park in the pretty, chocolate-box town of Helmsley nearby and take a scenic walk to the abbey. Generations of the Howard family have welcomed visitors to Castle Howard, one of the great palaces of Europe, for more than three hundred years. The whole family will enjoy this extravagant house, its stunning gardens, Skelf Island Adventure Playground, coffee shops, restaurants, farm shop and the boathouse. There are also plenty of special events so look out for those.

Middleham is absolutely charming with an ancient history, a horse racing heritage and beautiful surroundings. It is in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire in Wensleydale, upstream from the junction of the River Ure and the River Cover. The town is set in the middle of beautiful countryside. There has been a settlement in Middleham since the Roman times and it was recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as Medelai, meaning ‘middle ham or village’. This small town’s 12th century magnificent castle has the largest castle keep in the North of England. Middleham is a major equine epicentre with racehorse training having been carried out for over two hundred years. There are still several hundred horses stabled in the town so you will often see them galloping across the surrounding countryside and around town.

Not far away, Ripon is an atmospheric, charming cathedral city steeped in history and long observed traditions. It is home to numerous magnificient buildings including its 7th century gothic cathedral and a trio of award winning museums. Foodies will enjoy the delicious fine dining available and the whole family will be delighted with the entertainment provided. The city boasts a buzzy market place and reaching from the market place are a collection of narrow streets that are home to charming, eclectic independent shops and cafes. The city’s history is entwined with the church due to the cathedral and the city’s proximity to Fountains Abbey. One of the long observed traditions is the hornblower who has blown the horn at 9pm for 1100 years to ‘set the watch’. Visitors also enjoy Ripon’s outstanding racecourse and children in particular love the theme park. Ripon is a wonderful city to explore and enjoys lovely riverside and canal walks.

In the opposite direction, you can head into the North York Moors National Park and over to the coast at Staithes, Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay. You can take a wonderful day trip on the Yorkshire Steam Railway to Whitby through the North York Moors National Park from Pickering, passing Newtondale Halt, Grosmont, Levisham and the gorgeous, famous Goathland. You can stop at the stations and enjoy the beautiful locations. At Grosmont, a fabulous display of bluebells lights up the local woods every May. There is a wonderful circular walk from Grosmont to Beck Hole. Goathland boasts the must-see celebrity station which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film and featured in the television programme Heartbeat. Goathland is stunning with a fabulous range of shops and pubs. You can take a lovely country walk to the Mallyan Spout Waterfall. Goathland Station has its own shop and tea room which is in a converted 1922 style goods shed. Levisham Moor runs through a rich landscape of archaeological remains half-hidden in the heather. Newtondale Halt lies deep in the heart of the park and is pretty isolated. You need to let the guard know if you want to stop at the station to explore the magnificent woodland.

Whitby is a charming, fascinating seaside town situated at the mouth of the River Esk and enjoys its maritime, mineral and tourist heritage. The town’s East Cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, which sits proudly overlooking the town. Whitby’s fishing port emerged during the Middle Ages, supporting an important herring and whale fleet. It was where Captain Cook learned his seamanship. Visitors can learn more about the famous voyager at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and see the great man immortalised in a monument on West Cliff. The town hosts an annual Whitby Goth Weekend, celebrating its links to Dracula and its Gothic culture. Visitors enjoy exploring the ornate cobbled paths, the locally-owned quirky shops and the cosy cafes that give Whitby its intriguing, welcoming atmosphere. Close to the sea visitors can enjoy the amusement arcades and plenty of fish and chips. Walks along the harbour wall are popular. There are many restaurants offering freshly caught local crab and lobster, including the famous Magpie Cafe. Whitby is hilly and good for some of exercise! There are 199 steps up to the abbey and St Mary’s Church. Just along from the main town and harbour, you will find the lovely sandy beaches of Sandsend and Runswick Bay. Sandsend was originally two villages, Sandsend and East Row. There is a delightful cafe overlooking the beach.

Greenwood House 10

Bolton By Bowland, Lancashire, North of England

Greenwood House From £3386 Availability

Set on the outskirts of the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Greenwood House is decorated to reflect the peace and serenity of the local area and sleeps up to ten guests. As a Grade II listed building, you will find a perfect blend of traditional features combined with classic modern décor, a dreamy spot to spend your holiday.

Drive up the woodland path to the stepping stone walkway that leads you through beautiful gardens and into your holiday home. An entrance porch with room for wellies and shoes leads you through the hallway and into a lovely open-plan kitchen and dining area. A lovely panoramic window pours light onto the tasteful ten-seater dining table, creating a wonderful setting for a classic roast dinner or lively evening meal. The kitchen is done to a high specification with a shimmering marble-topped island, a wood-burning stove and a gas range cooker. There is even a cosy three-seater sofa to chat on with a glass of wine while dinner is prepped.   

Spend your evenings by the warmth of the fire in the tasteful lounge, where you can put the world to right with a glass of wine. A breakout snug benefits from a cosy corner sofa where the family can cuddle up for a movie night or board game. With a choice of books available to borrow, this is also a great spot for some alone time in the peace and tranquillity of the house. A further boot room with another fireplace offers an additional breakout area, ensuring large groups can separate and come together with plenty of options.

The sleeping accommodation is spread across thoughtfully designed bedrooms. A fantastic king-size sleigh bed can be found in the first of the double rooms with a lovely dressing table and chairs. A further king-size double room shares a lovely marble-tiled family bathroom with a freestanding bath and double shower, complete with luxurious heated towel rails. A master suite with king size bed and en-suite benefits from a balcony that overlooks the gardens. Start your morning on the table and chairs here and sip a coffee in peace and serenity whilst looking out over the local fields. A further two king-size rooms share an additional beautiful Jack and Jill bathroom complete with a freestanding bath and shower.

Step out into the stunning mature gardens that boast far-reaching views of the local countryside, with two patio areas, a BBQ and fire pit allowing you to take the entertainment outside, chatting, roasting marshmallows and making the most of the lovely natural setting. Take a seat on the outdoor furniture provided and drink in the scene with a glass of wine or a morning cup of tea. With private parking for up to six cars and a private garden, Greenwood House is as convenient as idyllic.   

The village of Bolton by Bowland has a great pub, the Coach and Horse, which offers award-winning food and delicious local ales. The local area boasts a range of beautiful walks, hikes and bike rides to get out and discover.

There is so much to explore in the unspoilt local countryside of the Forest of Bowland. Just a short distance away from the house, you will find the bustling market towns of Clitheroe and Settle.

Take a trip up the hillside to the free entry to Clitheroe Castle, a crumbling ruin of a Medieval Castle with a Museum on the grounds and stunning panoramic views of Ribble Valley’s historic landscape.  

Keen walkers and cyclists will find a treasure trove of routes through the nearby Gisburn Forest, with deep woodland and challenging hills providing award-winning mountain bike routes to test all abilities.   For further physical fun, head off to the gorgeous Yorkshire dales and take on one, or all three, of the Peaks, Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent.

Take in the breathtaking limestone scenery, sweeping valleys, waterfalls and ancient woodlands. Grab a pair of hiking boots and take one of the many trails to explore the area to its fullest!

The town of Kirkby Lonsdale is a half-hour drive away, where you can roam the independent shops and restaurants. There you will find a delightful nature trail at Devil’s Bridge which leads you to a breathtaking 300ft Mynach waterfall.

A visit should not go by without a trip to the Lake District with its most famous spot Windermere, an hour and a half away. There are activities to keep everyone busy, including sailing, horse-riding, kayaking and hill walking. Choose from taking in the stunning Lake Windermere by air or water, from a breathtaking Gyroplane experience to a relaxing ride on one of the many steamers available at the pier at Bowness-on-Windermere. Or stay on dry land and hire a local bike and enjoy some of the western shore cycling routes of Windermere and Grizedale Forest, which are particularly good for family-friendly routes.  

For a trip to the beach, Morecambe Bay is well worth a visit, just under an hour in the car, with a sweeping coastline and views of the spectacular Lakeland Mountains, a perfect spot to sit on the promenade with fish and chips and take in the view.

Afternoon tea can be taken at the iconic Midland Hotel for delicious cakes and sandwiches, and it would be rude not to take a photo opportunity at the statue of a funny man and local hero Eric Morecombe found on the promenade.

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