Wonderful cottage which is surrounded by amazing views and scenery
Charming stone cottage
The cosy living room
Snuggle up round the lovely open fire
Traditional cosy cottage interiors
The window seat overlooking the Dales
Walks straight from the doorstep
Relax after your lovley walk in the Dales
Sit around the dining table and discuss your adventures of the day
Seasonal flowers
Country kitchen
Little extras
Welcome to Yorkshire
Double bedroom with original oak beams
Breakfast in bed, why not
Fresh and invigorating
Take a long shower before you head out for the day
Take a long soak after a day exploring the area
Welcoming double room
Single bedroom
Cute single room
Cosy double room
The games room
View up to the cottage
The garden, so much space and ideall for the children to play
Veiws across the Dalesfrom the garden
Breathtaking views
Sofa bed for those extra guests
1 / 29  Wonderful cottage which is surrounded by amazing views and scenery
2 / 29  Charming stone cottage
3 / 29  The cosy living room
4 / 29  Snuggle up round the lovely open fire
5 / 29  Traditional cosy cottage interiors
6 / 29  The window seat overlooking the Dales
7 / 29  Walks straight from the doorstep
8 / 29  Relax after your lovley walk in the Dales
9 / 29  Sit around the dining table and discuss your adventures of the day
10 / 29  Seasonal flowers
11 / 29  Country kitchen
12 / 29  Little extras
13 / 29  Welcome to Yorkshire
14 / 29  Double bedroom with original oak beams
15 / 29  
16 / 29  Breakfast in bed, why not
17 / 29  Fresh and invigorating
18 / 29  Take a long shower before you head out for the day
19 / 29  Take a long soak after a day exploring the area
20 / 29  Welcoming double room
21 / 29  Single bedroom
22 / 29  Cute single room
23 / 29  Cosy double room
24 / 29  The games room
25 / 29  View up to the cottage
26 / 29  The garden, so much space and ideall for the children to play
27 / 29  Veiws across the Dalesfrom the garden
28 / 29  Breathtaking views
29 / 29  Sofa bed for those extra guests

Croft House - Kettlewell

Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional cottage sleeping six across four bedrooms with two bathrooms
  • Set within the picture-postcard village of Starbotton, close to Kettlewell and Grassington
  • Plenty of space for two canine companions
  • Located within each reach of the famous Three Peaks
  • Discover your surroundings, offering somewhat of a haven for lovers of outdoor pursuits
  • Visit the gorgeous ruins of Bolton Abbey in a particularly beautiful part of the Dales
Property code: G0041

A property bursting with original character, located within a peaceful village, serving as a perfect retreat for lovers of the great outdoors looking to discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.

Set in beautiful Wharedale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Croft House is a traditional and cosy stone cottage boasting stunning views from almost every room. Sleeping up to six guests in comfort across four bedrooms (with a games room) it's the perfect holiday cottage for families and groups of friends. And if you're a keen walker, this property is holiday heaven.

Dating back to the 17th century, this house is full of original character with exposed stone walls, oak beams and low doorways creating an atmospheric and comforting appeal. Downstairs you'll discover a generous sitting room with a roaring open fire at its heart and warm wood panelling on the walls. Snuggle down on the comfy sofas, light up the fire and enjoy a good old catch-up over a pot of tea. There's a TV/DVD in here, and Wi-Fi is included too. Plenty of books and games are provided if you fancy some offline fun with the kids. Walking maps are also provided if you want to strike out from the doorstep. The views out to the garden and Dale beyond are delightful from this room. The cottage kitchen is just across from here and sits next to the separate dining area.

The kitchen has an electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave and toaster included for your convenience. A separate utility houses a large fridge/freezer, washing machine and ironing equipment. The dining room is the central room in the house and is full of character with its stone walls and original stone fireplace. A gorgeous place to dine and enjoy family time together.

An additional reception room / snug can be accessed from the dining room. Perfect if the kids (or the adults!) need their own space. This room comes complete with a sofa bed and enjoys direct views out to the garden. A wet-room style bathroom sits off this room and features a large walk-in shower with WC. All of the bedrooms are upstairs; two doubles and two singles: the first double boasts those exposed stone walls and beams again, with stunning views across the Dales. The second double sits at the rear of the cottage and offers peace and quiet to those who prefer to be tucked away. Both singles have full size beds which sleep adults comfortably. The bathroom is also upstairs and includes a bath with a shower overhead. Perfect if you need to bathe little ones, or if you fancy a long hot soak after a day's walking in the Dales.

Kids and adults alike will love the new games room which is located above the garage. Building memories or simply giving in to your competitive side this room offers hours of fabulous fun and perfect for all the family. Outside the property you'll find a wonderful mature and South-facing garden with a large lawn and patio to dine at the warmer months. Garden furniture and a BBQ are provided for you. The views from here are simply fabulous. Throw out a picnic blanket, settle down and just soak up the sights and sounds of the Yorkshire Dales from the comfort of your gorgeous garden. And when the mood takes you, wander down to the local village pub for a drink or bite to eat. There is ample off-road parking for up four cars in the driveway for convenience.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles and 2 singles
  • 1 family bathroom, and 1 shower room with WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Separate games room above garage
  • Open coal and log fire which is made up for your arrival
  • Initial supply of logs and coal with honesty box for further supplies
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • TV with Netflix, Bush Bluetooth speaker
  • Superfast Wi-Fi included
  • Outside seating area and garden
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • An additional 2 guests can be accommodated in the downstairs snug on a double sofa bed. Please note a £50 supplement per week applies for using this room as a bedroom
  • Fox & Hounds pub, very short walk from property allows you to take along your lovely doggies & also serves good pub food.

Set in the picture postcard village of Starbotton in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. From the cottage you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from almost every room. And as you would expect, the surrounding countryside here is simply paradise for walkers and cyclists - perfect if you want to just strike out from the cottage without having to jump in the car. The village of Starbotton is also home to a great village pub, just a stone's throw from the cottage it's a great option if you don't feel like cooking one night.

The equally gorgeous villages of Kettlewell, Arncliffe and Grassington (all under 10 miles) are within easy reach and are all well worth a visit. Just 18 miles away you'll find the vibrant market town of Settle home to lots of lovely cafes, restaurants pubs and shops in the square. There's also a thriving market held in the town every Tuesday, the perfect place to pick up everything from flowers to dinner that night. In town you can also hop on the Settle to Carlisle railway, one of the most scenic routes in the UK which takes you over the well-known Ribblehead viaduct. The historic town of Skipton (11.5 miles) is also close by and offers a host of other attractions including its very own castle. There are lots of options to eat here as well as independent shops marking it a great option for a full day out. Other nearby attractions include the Kilnsey Trout Farm and horse-riding at Coniston, Malham. It's a true walkers’ dream and you are very close to the famous Three Peaks. If you're more of a roamer than a rambler, take a stroll around the grounds of nearby Bolton Abbey. These gorgeous ruins provide the backdrop to a particularly beautiful part of the Dales and are well worth a visit.

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Georgina 3rd January 2020

Stunning cottage and location. Amazing views and wonderful cosy rooms with fabulous open fire.

Reviewed by Jane 27th September 2019

Fantastic location, characterful cottage, warm and cosy. Lovely welcome pack and owner very responsive if any issue arises.

Reviewed by Stephen 19th January 2019


Reviewed by Mike 31st December 2018

Croft House was a lovely place to spend Christmas week with our two adult children and their partners. It was roomy enough that we didn't feel on top of each other. It was a fairly mild week but the cottage was cosily warm even on the coldest day. The large real Christmas tree helped the Christmassy feel.

Reviewed by Joy 4th December 2018

Very nice cosy cottage in a great location

Reviewed by Susan 20th October 2018

Brilliant stay in a wonderful cottage. Will definitely book again, sad to leave.

Reviewed by Carol 8th October 2018

Would have liked a t.v. in the snug and bedrooms. Windows wouldn't open but apart from that the cottage was comfortable, warm and cosy.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Carol, thank you for your review, we do appreciate it. The cottage is comfortable, warm and cosy as you so rightly say. The majority of our Gorgeous Guests do like to get away from it all and are happy that a cottage dating back to the 17th century, although having all modern conveniences, doesnt have TVs in every room so that you can enjoy getting away from it all. The windows were painted during the summer but should open and maybe just a little stiff. The owner is going to check this out for future guests, thank you for pointing this out. Yorkshire has so much to offer, we do hope that you visit again soon. Take care, Maureen.

Reviewed by Gill 10th September 2018

Super cottage in a wonderful location with lovely sunny gardenNice easy walks along the river The house was very well equipped with anything you could need

Reviewed by Jeanette 11th August 2018

An absolutely wonderful cottage, in a beautiful village with breathtaking scenery, we have already booked for next year.

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Wonderful cottage which is surrounded by amazing views and scenery
Charming stone cottage
The cosy living room
Snuggle up round the lovely open fire
Traditional cosy cottage interiors
The window seat overlooking the Dales
Walks straight from the doorstep
Relax after your lovley walk in the Dales
Sit around the dining table and discuss your adventures of the day
Seasonal flowers
Country kitchen
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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