Self catering holiday cottages to rent 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.

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.

Book a Barden, Skipton cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Yorkshire on holiday.

11 rental properties

Keepers Log Cabin, Addingham, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Barden, Skipton 6 miles away

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

Stylish 2 bedroom modern log cabin with sauna and private hot tub, set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £784
Next availability:
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New Close Cottage, Kirkby Malham, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, Barden, Skipton 9 miles away

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Welcoming 3 bedroom rural retreat cottage on a working farm, only 2 miles from Malham and within the unspoilt Yorkshire Dales National Park, ideal for walking holidays.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £375
Next availability:
from 10 October to 23 October 20;

Swallow Barn, Harrogate, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Barden, Skipton 9 miles away

sleeps 8 - 10 guests
8 - 10
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Welcoming pet-friendly 3 bedroom barn conversion in the Nidderdale AONB with stunning valley and reservoir views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £840
Next availability:
from 24 September to 25 September 20 from 27 September to 29 September 20

Bookilber Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales, Settle, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Barden, Skipton 11 miles away

sleeps 1 - 12 guests
1 - 12
6 bedrooms
6
6 bathrooms
6
no dogs allowed
5 star

Located next to stunning Yorkshire Dales countryside, this 6 bedroom barn conversion offers high quality accommodation in a fantastic rural setting.

Special features: indoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £2466
Next availability:
from 30 September to 02 October 20 from 05 October to 09 October 20

Old Forge Romantic Cottage, Bronte Country, Haworth, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Couple's Stone-Built Cottage, Barden, Skipton 13 miles away

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

Charming one bedroom holiday cottage with an excellent location in the heart of Haworth, ideally situated for discovering Bronte Country and fantastic for couples looking to enjoy a romantic break in this part of Yorkshire, can accommodate up to 4 if need be.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £279
Next availability:
from 01 October to 02 October 20 from 04 October to 05 October 20

Gilchrist Riverside House, Settle, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, Barden, Skipton 14 miles away

sleeps 2 - 7 guests
2 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

Book a stay by the Riverside with a break at this family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday house, with 3 bedrooms, wonderful river views and a location close to the heart of Settle, this could be a great base for a holiday close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £424
Next availability:
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Covercote Yorkshire Dales Cottage, Horsehouse, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom English Country Cottage, Barden, Skipton 14 miles away

sleeps 4 - 10 guests
4 - 10
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

Looking for a pet-friendly Yorkshire Dales cottage with ample character? If so this 4 bedroom English country cottage with its woodburning stove, village location and striking countryside views out to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, could be perfect for you.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £654
Next availability:
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Routster Farm Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Settle, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Bungalow, Barden, Skipton 16 miles away

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

Welcoming 2 bedroom farmstay with modern stylish interior and fabulous countryside views, very close to Settle and the amazing landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £403
Next availability:
from 30 September to 10 October 20

Dale House, Kettlewell, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Barden, Skipton 17 miles away

sleeps 9 - 24 guests
9 - 24
9 bedrooms
9
8 bathrooms
8
no dogs allowed

Fine stone-built self-catering house with a village location in the Upper Wharfe Valley within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, ideal for big family getaways or large groups looking to discover the highlights of the Dales.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1750
Next availability:
from 24 September to 25 September 20 from 28 September to 02 October 20

Romantic Slaidburn Apartment, Slaidburn, Lancashire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion Apartment, Barden, Skipton 18 miles away

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

Romantic rural holiday apartment with valley views, set within the beautiful Forest of Bowland.

Weekly Price from: £265

In and Out Country Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Middleham, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Barden, Skipton 19 miles away

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

Utterly charming sleeps 2 romantic retreat in the village of Middleham with exposed stone-work, warming woodburning stove, exposed wooden beams and one double bedroom plus a location conveniently near to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is a great place for a couple to get away and spend quality time together.

Weekly Price from: £302
Next availability:
from 01 October to 02 October 20 from 09 October to 10 October 20