Dog-friendly Yorkshire Dales
Steeped in stunning scenery, picture perfect villages, historic castles, the Yorkshire Dales is a vibrant landscape full of character and wonder, and the pawfect place for you and your furry friend to explore. Whether you're looking for a cosy cottage tucked away in the hills or a luxury spa hotel, there's plenty of pawsome dog friendly places to stay.
- Colne, England
The dog-friendly Alma Inn is located in the charming market town of Colne in Pendle with the fabulous dog walking opportunities and natural beauty of Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales National Park.£91Price per night fromPetsPyjamas Exclusive Package Available
- Lancaster, England
The dog-friendly Fenwick Arms is located in Lancaster in an area of natural beauty with the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Morecambe Beach on the doorstep - perfect for days out with your best furry friend, Docker Park Farm and the Lune Aqueduct close by.£91Price per night fromPetsPyjamas Exclusive Package Available
- Kirkbridge, EnglandSet in a small hamlet, these carefully converted holiday cottages form a courtyard development where every care has been taken with the design, internal furnishings and their impact on the environment. Bell’s Barn (prop ref 25899) stands detached from the other cottages and is suitable for wheelchair users. There is also enclosed paddock where your dogs can run free! Just a short walk from Crakehall, claimed to be one of the prettiest villages in the Dales, with a large village green overlooked by an imposing manor house where cricket and quoits teams often play. Nearby, the historic town of Bedale, 2½ miles, offers a weekly market every Tuesday and various events during the year, together with a range of individual shops, restaurants and pubs. Masham, renowned for the Black Sheep Brewery, is 10 minutes’ drive and Richmond with its Norman castle, Georgian architecture and thriving theatre is also easily accessible. Historic York and its many attractions is within easy driving distance. Alternatively, just enjoy the wonderful Yorkshire countryside either by car, bicycle or on foot. Shop and pub ¾ mile. Properties 25898, 25899, 25900 and 25901 can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.£63From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Skipton, EnglandThis property provides a rare opportunity to stay in a country cottage within the Bolton Abbey Estate, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and the stunning countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It has been refurbished in 2020 throughout to a high specification and is extremely well equipped. Offering private parking and beautiful gardens, this spacious property perfectly accommodates family or a friends’ reunion.
The ground floor is fitted with beautiful oak parquet flooring. At the front a south facing living room with bay window takes advantage of the views to Beamsley Beacon and is comfortably furnished with a traditional fireplace and cosy wood burner. There is a second snug area, the perfect place to sit and relax while watching your favourite movies on the supersize TV. The beautiful light filled kitchen features a handmade kitchen, electric range cooker, quartz worktops and a Belfast sink. The large island with stools is the perfect focal point to sit and chat while the chef rustles up the food. There is a seating area and large dining table which look out over the rear terrace and views beyond, particularly lovely in summer with the French doors open. There is a separate boot/utility room with a washer/dryer. Upstairs are four bedrooms, all with far reaching views and beautifully furnished with high quality mattresses, toppers and bedding, ensuring a good night’s sleep. There are two en-suite bedrooms, a family bathroom all with underfloor heating, fluffy towels and complimentary local organic soap.
Externally there is plenty of opportunity to sit and relax and soak up the views, with a pretty cottage garden to the front and a large patio area which wraps around the house to meet the raised terrace at the back. Set with table, chairs and a parasol, this is the perfect spot looking across open fields towards the Bolton Abbey Estate.
Out and about there is an abundance of things to do. Meadowcroft is within strolling distance of picturesque Bolton Abbey village with post office, village store and tea shops. Here you will find a renowned brasserie and bar, perfect if you are looking for somewhere to dine for that special occasion.
Bolton Abbey is a 30,000 acre estate. The 12th-century, Augustinian Bolton Priory is located here and is a popular tourist spot. The surrounding area is open to the public with spectacular scenery and dozens of walks. The River Wharfe flows through the area, including The Strid, which is a narrow gorge less than 2 metres across in some places.
If you’re looking for activities, there’s an abundance of walks for all abilities from the doorstep. The area is popular with cyclists and mountain bikers. You will find golf in nearby Addingham, Ilkley and Skipton, and horse riding further up the Dales in beautiful Kilnsey. A visit to the local steam railway, petting farm and American diner/ice cream parlour are all firm favourites with all the family.
Ideally situated on the A59, giving easy access to the pretty spa towns of Ilkley and Harrogate, with stylish boutique shops and the famous Betty’s Cafe and Tea Rooms. Skipton is just over 6 miles away, the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales National Park, and people travel for miles to visit this charming market town. Explore the famous 900-year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street. Whether you are looking to catch up on some serious walking in the beautiful Dales or taking time for relaxing strolls, this fascinating area has it all. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.£217From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Kettlewell, EnglandSteeped in local history and nestled in the magnificent Wharfedale valley in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Well House has been lovingly refurbished throughout to provide high quality, one-of-a-kind accommodation.
An upside down house, the three bedrooms are on the ground floor, along with two bathrooms, with windows giving gorgeous glimpses of the stunning local scenery, even whilst you lie in bed. The inner hallway area has been turned into a library with maps and booklets of the local area, detailing wonderful walking routes to suit every ability. Entrance to the house is via a boot room, ideal for sorting your muddy boots, coats and dogs after a busy day exploring the Dales. Upstairs, you’ll be wowed by 360 degree views of the valley with each window framing a different part, immersing you in one of the most spectacular and beautiful limestone landscapes in the country, whilst snuggled up in front of the wood burner.
The open plan living space on the first floor features a brand new, fully fitted kitchen with Bosch appliances, as well as a dining area and living area. Here you will also find the piano used by previous owners to rehearse with the local choir. Outside, the garden has been beautifully landscaped to create two sitting areas at either side of the house so you can follow the sun all day. There is a garage, perfect for storing your bikes.
The pièce de résistance is the original well, which has been uncovered and fitted with lights so you can see 100 feet down to the bottom at night, a truly unique feature. The pretty village of Starbotton is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with a cluster of stone built, chocolate box cottages surrounding the friendly local pub, a mere 2 minutes’ walk away. The Fox and Hounds is the heart of the local community, offering high quality, hearty dining, with well-kept local ales in a relaxed, dog friendly atmosphere. The area is ideally located for exploring by car, walking and cycling.
There are many walks right from your very doorstep including the Dales Way, accessed by a connecting footpath leading down to the River Wharfe, which is just 300 yards away. The area is also a mecca for cyclists with the Tour De Yorkshire route having run through locally. Other country pursuits such as fishing, rock climbing and even pony trekking are all available nearby. The popular town of Grassington is just a 15-minute drive away and plays host to events all year round including a Summer Arts Festival with famed singers, presenters, poets and authors, and a winter Dickensian Festival to capture the spirit of Christmas.
The bustling market town of Skipton, 16 miles or 30 minutes drive away, has a great selection of shops and cafés, alongside delightful bars and restaurants dotted along cobbled streets. From here, you can tour the amazing Norman castle and take a boat trip along the canal. The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Forest of Bowland and Harrogate are all within an hour’s drive. Despite The Well House’s idyllic rural setting, guests will benefit from excellent Wi-Fi connectivity and mobile signals.£104From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Settle, EnglandNestled in a serene countryside setting, this quirky property boasts exposed stone walls and beams that exude character and warmth. Please note being an old cottage, the property has low and high ceilings throughout.
As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by a cosy open-plan living/dining area. The living room offers plush seating arrangements, perfect for unwinding and enjoying cosy evenings by the wood burner. Providing the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day exploring the local area, it is adorned with comfortable furnishings and carefully curated décor. A small dining area can be found in the corner of the living room with two cosy seats and a bench area, providing the perfect place to enjoy quality time together as you enjoy your evening meals and plan the days adventures ahead. Adjacent to the living area is a fully equipped kitchen, with high ceilings and quirky stone walls. Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast or prefer to rustle together a home cooked meal, this kitchen provides the perfect setting to whip up delicious meals or indulge in memorable dining experiences.
This amazing cottage offers two well-appointed bedrooms, providing ample space for relaxation and rejuvenation. The bathroom is complete with modern fixtures, elegant tiles and luxurious amenities. Sink into the bathtub or indulge in a refreshing shower, surrounded by sleek finishes that add a touch of opulence. Outside, there is an outside space to the rear of the property. Please note access is needed from neighbouring properties from time to time, and the stair case inside the property is very steep, care will need to be taken. If you require to use the bike store, please confirm this at the time of booking including how many bikes will need to be stored.
Giggleswick is a small village located in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated near the market town of Settle, in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park. The village is known for its charming rural setting, with rolling hills, lush greenery, and traditional stone buildings. There are a few charming pubs and restaurants in and around Giggleswick, where visitors can enjoy a meal or relax with a drink. These establishments often serve traditional British cuisine and provide a cosy atmosphere.
The surrounding countryside offers numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a paradise for hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers. There are plenty of trails and scenic spots to explore, including the nearby Yorkshire Three Peaks. Just a short distance from Giggleswick, the town of Settle provides additional amenities. Throughout the year, Giggleswick and the surrounding area host various local events and festivals. These events often celebrate local culture, arts, and traditions, providing opportunities for community engagement and entertainment. Overall, Giggleswick offers a peaceful and scenic setting for residents and visitors alike within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.£50From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Skipton, EnglandDick’n’Liddy’s Cottage is well located in a quiet part of the pretty village of Gargrave. Overlooking the charming village church, it is close to local amenities including the train station, good pubs and an Indian restaurant. This charming end of terrace cottage has been lovingly restored and furnished with an eclectic mix of carefully selected pieces of antique furniture and modern touches. It manages to combine character with all the contemporary conveniences including a bespoke kitchen with Belfast sink and oak surfaces, and an elegant Victorian-style bathroom with freestanding shower bath. The cottage exudes a truly luxurious ambience, ideal for those looking for a relaxing retreat and cosy nights in front of the fire after a busy day’s walking, cycling or sightseeing. There is a delightful side and rear garden with a stone patio and garden furniture, making it an ideal area for enjoying the last of the evening sun. Gargrave is a small village which has the picturesque River Aire running through the centre, alongside three charming village greens, perfect for some easy riverside walks or lazy picnics.
The moors and hills form a back drop and provide more of a challenge for walkers or off road bike riding. A little further afield lies the market town of Skipton with its canal cruises, Norman castle and wide sweeping high street with a wide selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, and there is also an indoor swimming pool and a golf course. Also accessible for alternative days out are the Lake District, the Trough of Bowland and of course, all of the glorious scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The village of Malham, 7 miles, is worth a visit with amazing natural spectacles including Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss. Ilkley is 14 miles away, and is famous for its Cow and Calf Rocks up on Ilkley Moor. The town is also host to the well-known and popular Betty’s Tea Room, and there is a good selection of independent shops. The pretty market town of Settle, 12 miles, can be reached by train from Gargrave, and has a market square, variety of shops and cafés and of course, the famous Settle-Carlisle railway.
For the shopaholics you can get a train from Gargrave through to the city of Leeds where you will find an abundance of shops and The Royal Armouries. Shop and restaurant ¼ mile, pub 100 yards.£80From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Grassington, EnglandKelvin House is an apartment within an historic Georgian property, situated in the heart of Grassington, with designated private parking for 2 cars. Beautifully converted in to a three-bedroom apartment and retaining much of the original character throughout, this fantastic property boasts beams in almost every room.
Tastefully furnished in keeping with the property, Kelvin House has been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Enjoy a bite to eat and snuggle up in front of the wood burner during those chillier days or go out and explore the many pubs, shops, and eateries that Grassington has to offer.
For those of you who are keen walkers and cyclists, there is a multitude of options available right on your doorstep and bike storage is available on-site in a shared garage.
Whether you are choosing Kelvin House as a base to explore this stunning region, or simply just to enjoy Grassington itself, this is the perfect property for couples, friends, and families. Shop, pub, and restaurant 175 yards.£86From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Middleham, EnglandPerfectly located right in the heart of the popular village of Middleham in beautiful Wensleydale, Barbican Cottage is the perfect location for guests wanting to really explore the local area and be a part of this historic racehorse training village. Lovingly renovated, Barbican Cottage offers guests beautiful accommodation, contemporary fixtures and fittings, quality facilities and still maintains the charm and character of the building. On the ground floor guests will find an open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The area is spacious and light yet still remains comfortable and cosy with a beautiful tiled floor and exposed original beams. The kitchen is very practical, well-equipped with all the appliances a budding chef needs to whip up a holiday feast. On the first floor there are two good sized bedrooms with the master bedroom offering a king size bed, electric wood burner and views across to Middleham Castle which is just behind the cottage. The second bedroom has a single bed and pull out bed giving plenty of choice for guests wanting to travel as a family, couple or small group of friends. The family bathroom is very well presented with a large walk-in shower cubicle and heated towel rail. The garden to the rear is just delightful and is south facing so guests will really be able to make the most of the outdoor seating area and patio. Beautifully maintained and extremely well kept, the secluded, walled garden at Barbican Cottage is a rare find in such a small village, and is a real asset to the cottage. There is ample parking on the cobbles to the front of the cottage.
Perfect for horse lovers, Middleham is renowned for its long history and also serves as a thriving racehorse community. Guests will be able to watch as top class racehorses are ridden daily through the village and up to the gallops in the fields at the edge of the village. Ideal for a luxurious romantic break, there are many pubs, restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance and all are well known for serving good quality, local food and produce. Middleham Castle lies just behind Barbican Cottage and was once the home of Richard III and was referred to in former times as the “Windsor of the North”. Middleham is a great place for families too with plenty of attractions to visit and explore within a short driving distance. Local attractions include the popular Chocolate Factory, Tennants Auction House and tea pottery which are all located in Leyburn just two and a half miles away as well as The Forbidden Corner which is a hidden folly offering twists, turns and excitement around every corner, and is situated just four miles away from Barbican Cottage. Another popular attraction is the Wensleydale Railway which stops in Leyburn and travels through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Yorkshire Dales. Guests who enjoy walking, cycling or even just exploring will find an abundance of established public footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that lead right from the village itself onwards towards and through the Dales and beyond. A visit to the Dales Countryside Museum is also a must. The scenery here is magnificent at any time of year and guests will find themselves on a journey through heather covered grouse moorland, open countryside, natural woodland and pretty, little Yorkshire villages. A little further afield, but still within easy driving distance, guests will be able to visit Castle Bolton, Jervaulx Abbey and Wensleydale Creamery as well as Aysgarth Falls, Hawes, Gayle Mill, York, Harrogate and Ripon.£73From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Kirkbridge, EnglandSet in a small hamlet, these carefully converted holiday cottages form a courtyard development where every care has been taken with the design, internal furnishings and their impact on the environment. Bell’s Barn (prop ref 25899) stands detached from the other cottages and is suitable for wheelchair users. There is also enclosed paddock where your dogs can run free! Just a short walk from Crakehall, claimed to be one of the prettiest villages in the Dales, with a large village green overlooked by an imposing manor house where cricket and quoits teams often play. Nearby, the historic town of Bedale, 2½ miles, offers a weekly market every Tuesday and various events during the year, together with a range of individual shops, restaurants and pubs. Masham, renowned for the Black Sheep Brewery, is 10 minutes’ drive and Richmond with its Norman castle, Georgian architecture and thriving theatre is also easily accessible. Historic York and its many attractions is within easy driving distance. Alternatively, just enjoy the wonderful Yorkshire countryside either by car, bicycle or on foot. Shop and pub ¾ mile. Properties 25898, 25899, 25900 and 25901 can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.£46From price per night based on 7 night stay