Cottage Holidays in Barden, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Barden in Wonderful Wharfedale - just the place for a cottage holiday in Yorkshire.  The Wharfedale valley is a fine area to explore in the Yorkshire Dales and here we find the village of Barden.  This is an excellent part of the country for hiking with good opportunities for woodland walks and riverside walks.. If it’s heather topped moorland that stirs the blood, Barden Moor and Barden Fell offer 15,000 acres of open access. Please note that dogs are not permitted in the open access. Also, check local information, as the access is sometimes closed in the event of fire risk and access is denied during the shooting season.  Enjoy browsing for country cottages and rural retreats in and near Barden.

Facts about what Barden, Skipton offers for Self-Catering Breaks


The village gives its name to the so-called Barden Triangle, an area in Lower Wharfedale reputed to have supernatural activity! The Troller’s Gill gorge is said to be haunted and fairies have been ‘spotted’ on Elbolton Hill. Ghost dogs and gnomes are also said to frequent these parts. Whether you call it local superstition or a result of too much of the local ale, it certainly adds intrigue to anyone’s cottage stay in this part of Yorkshire!

Barden Tower was a medieval hunting lodge, which was rebuilt in the 1400s and fell into ruin by the start of the 1600s. The artist, J.M.W. Turner visited Barden Tower in 1808 and produced a watercolour from the sketch he drew there. Near the Tower, Barden Bridge is a pretty little crossing over the River Wharfe.

A visit to Bolton Abbey whilst on your cottage holiday comes highly recommended.  Bolton Abbey has long been a popular site for families, especially in the warmer months when families come with picnics and to enjoy walking through the woods. Ruins remain of this 12th century building and it’s possible to imagine what the monastery would have looked like originally.

Said to be one of the prettiest villages in Yorkshire, a village to Linton whilst enjoying a self-catering break is to be recommended.  Linton is an unspoilt picture postcard with the added virtue of Linton Falls nearby. The village is mostly known for Fountaine Hospital, which was built in 1721 to be used as an almshouse for the poor. St. Michael and All Angels is the attractive parish church.

The village of Grassington is another good place to visit and is known for its abundance of festivals and events, despite being a small community. The annual Grassington Festival takes place over two weeks in June and the 2012 headliner was singing star, Billy Ocean. The run up to Christmas is very festive with the annual Dickensian Festival, complete with traditional market and Christmas lights. Add to this, the excellent Grassington Folk Museum and it really is a highlight of anyone’s visit.

Barden is a gateway to this beautiful part of Yorkshire, ideally suited for family self-catering breaks or self-catering walking holidays for those who like to be in the wide open spaces, enjoying warm, Yorkshire hospitality. If you’re really lucky, you might even see a fairy at the bottom of the garden.

Do view our selection of country cottages and self-catering cottages in the Yorkshire Dales and around Yorkshire. Click on each Yorkshire Cottage to find out more about a possible self-catering holiday or weekend break.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Barden, Skipton, Yorkshire, England:

Rough Top Cottage, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Welcoming 3 bedroom pet-friendly character cottage with a warming open fire and original features along with lovely countryside views, close to Haworth and Bronte Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £300
Next availability:
from 22 January to 14 February 20 from 21 February to 06 March 20

Topsy-Turvy Cottage, North Yorkshire, Worton, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales National Park.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Charming 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £304
Next availability:
from 22 January to 04 April 20 from 11 April to 09 May 20

The Old Life Boat Seaside Cottage, North York Moors & Coast , Hornsea, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Accommodation, North England.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Unique 3 bedroom holiday cottage with light and airy interior which was originally an old lifeboat house, situated just a short walk from the local beach in the coastal town of Hornsea.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £304
Next availability:
from 22 January to 27 January 20 from 31 January to 07 February 20

Coastal Cottage near the Quayside, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage, North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.

sleeps 4 - 9 guests
4 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Holiday in Scarborough in a secluded setting, just moments from the seafront and a short walk from the beach, with spacious rooms, a games room with snooker table and a lovely enclosed courtyard garden, this beautifully presented 4 bedroom cottage is well placed for discovering the delights of Scarborough and the nearby North York Moors National Park.

Special features: games room.

Weekly Price from: £490
Next availability:
from 22 January to 07 February 20 from 10 February to 14 February 20

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, North Yorkshire Moors national park.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £450
Next availability:
from 22 January to 19 March 20 from 23 March to 27 March 20

We have no cottages within Barden, Skipton itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Barden, Skipton. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England