Cottage Holidays 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.


Facts about 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.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Stean, Yorkshire, England:

Smithy Cottage, Filey, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

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

Unique 2 bedroom historical cottage with enclosed patio garden which was originally a blacksmiths, situated in a lovely rural hamlet close to Filey and Bridlington.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250
Next availability:
from 24 January to 31 January 20 from 10 February to 28 February 20


Special Offer: from 21 January to 31 March 20

Rowan Holiday Yurt near the Peak District National Park, Hepworth, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Glamping Accommodation, Yorkshire Dales.

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

Why not try something exciting and different on a romantic holiday in Yorkshire this year with a stay in a holiday yurt? Go glamping in this high quality canopied holiday home, with the added luxury of a private hot tub and a lovely rural setting, this really is glamping at its very best.

Special features: pool (), outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £370
Next availability:
from 03 February to 06 February 20 from 10 February to 13 February 20

Swallow Barn, Ramsgill, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, North England.

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 22 January to 31 January 20 from 02 February to 07 February 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

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

We have no cottages within Stean itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Stean. 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