Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Stean, Yorkshire, England

Book a country cottage holiday in Stean and Learn of a Highwayman! The small village of Stean is located near Nidderdale in North Yorkshire, a few miles north of the market town of Pateley Bridge.  Just a few miles outside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is excellent walking country and a great place for a relaxed rural retreat break.   Enjoy browsing for countryside cottages and rural retreats in and near Stean.


What Stean offers for Cottage Breaks

One of Nidderdale’s best loved attractions has to be How Stean Gorge, a limestone gorge through which Stean Beck flows. This gorge has a fascinating history and is a geological wonder.  Said to be a hiding place of an infamous highwayman named Tom Taylor, one of the caves in the gorge is named after him. You need a torch to see in this part! The cave leads into a field and served as a convenient way for the robber to escape the clutches of the law. Tom’s story is a dramatic one and visitors learn how he met his maker. The Gorge stretches 300 yards and is sometimes slippery underfoot. Visitors are given hard hats to wear for safety. It’s been a tourist attraction for more than a hundred years and it’s within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For a different perspective, you can see it floodlit at night.

If you fancy doing something to get the adrenaline pumping during your cottage holiday then How Stean has lots to offer.   With an Outdoor Centre, activities on offer here include caving, rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking.

Another great day out can be found at Studford Walks & Trails Centre.  A day here offers a wonderful experience for keen ramblers, mountain bikers or cyclists in the beautiful countryside of Upper Nidderdale.  If it’s a family visit, there is no need to book. Since 2002, this activity centre has entertained and informed both adults and children.  Its Explore, Discover and Learn Trail was designed with pre-school children and primary school children in mind. Children under three years of age are free to enter and family tickets are available. Children discover the natural world with resident experts named Mole, Owl and Rabbit. The centre asks that you look on their website to check if they are open if the weather is inclement. There is a shop selling toys and sweets, a play area and an area where you are free to have picnics.

There are excellent opportunities for those who want to enjoy some walking during their cottage break nearby and further afield in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  The Nidderdale Way is a circular walk extending for 53 miles, which terminates in Pateley Bridge. However, families on holiday in the area can walk shorter sections of the route, either following a circular path or by walking so far and catching a bus for the return journey. It’s recommended that you buy a waterproof map, available in local shops, and choose a section appropriate to the ages and abilities of your group. You’ll come across some diverse terrain and spectacular views.

If you are holidaying in September you may be lucky enough to catch the Nidderdale Show, at nearby Pateley Bridge.  This traditional agricultural show is held every September and is a great day out for all the family. The animals on show include horses and sheep dogs and there are demonstrations on crafts and dry stone walling where you can glean useful information on these crafts.  Brass bands entertain the crowds and there is a variety of trade stands and vintage agricultural machinery.  All in all, a visit to the Nidderdale Show can be a top day out.

Stean is the perfect home base for enjoying all that Nidderdale has to offer. The family or couple that likes to get out in the fresh air can enjoy walking or biking through some of the best scenery around. We have a range of self-catering cottages, lodges, log cabins, and apartments to suit everyone, browse the self-catering cottages in Stean shown below find a good quality place to stay in the Yorkshire Dales.

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

12 rental properties

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Rose Riverside Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Linton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Riverside Cottage, Stean 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

Stylish 2 en-suite bedroom holiday home set next to a river close to Grassington, and boasting superb river and country views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £493
Next availability:
from 19 August to 26 August 22 from 30 September to 07 October 22

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

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Stean 9 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: £386
Next availability:
from 17 December to 24 December 21 from 01 January to 14 January 22

Hare Cottage, Leyburn, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Stean 12 miles away

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

Luxuriously furnished and boasting superb country views and a wood fired hot tub, this 2 bedroom barn conversion near Leyburn and the Yorkshire Dales is a real treat.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £859
Next availability:
from 13 December to 17 December 21 from 10 January to 14 January 22

Stonetrough Rural Retreat, Newton le willows, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Stean 13 miles away

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

Romantic rural retreat set next to beautiful countryside, just 3 miles from Bedale.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Weekly Price from: £373
Next availability:
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New Close Cottage, Kirkby Malham, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, Stean 14 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: £450

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

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Stean 14 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: £780
Next availability:
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Gaylebeck Gallery, Hawes, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Stean 17 miles away

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

Charming 3 bedroom stone-built cottage in Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with views out to town and surrounding hills.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £330

Brown Hill Family Cottage, Low Row near Reeth, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Stean 17 miles away

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

2 bedroom rural retreat with valley views, set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park close to Richmond.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £312
Next availability:
from 19 February to 05 March 22 from 12 March to 28 May 22

High Smarber, Low Row near Reeth, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, Stean 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
3 star

Homely 3 bedroom rural retreat with stunning country views and glorious rural setting in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £428
Next availability:
from 08 December to 30 December 21 from 22 January to 09 April 22

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

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Stean 17 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: £2621
Next availability:
from 10 December to 20 December 21 from 05 January to 21 January 22

Watershed Pet-Friendly Cottage, Yorkshire Dales National Park, , Settle, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Stean 18 miles away

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

Beautiful cottage near Settle.

Weekly Price from: £268
Next availability:
from 03 January to 07 January 22 from 14 January to 28 January 22

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

3 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, Stean 18 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: £477
Next availability:
from 06 January to 22 January 22 from 29 January to 05 February 22