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.

10 rental properties

...
...
Price from £453
Next available 04/07 to 08/07/22
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed
4 star

2 bedroom Log Cabin

Stylish 2 bedroom wood-clad rural holiday lodge near the Yorkshire Dales National Park, sorry no pets.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £486
Next available -
sleeps 2 - 7 guests 2 - 7
3 bedrooms 3
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
5 star

3 bedroom Riverside Holiday House

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.

Facilities & Features: TVGames room
Price from £440
Next available 27/08 to 03/09/22
sleeps 1 - 6 guests 1 - 6
3 bedrooms 3
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed
3 star

3 bedroom Rural Retreat

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

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £322
Next available 09/07 to 16/07/22
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed
4 star

2 bedroom Rural Retreat

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

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £2809
Next available 03/06 to 09/06/22
sleeps 1 - 12 guests 1 - 12
6 bedrooms 6
6 bathrooms 6
no dogs allowed
5 star

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage

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

Facilities & Features: TVIndoor Hot Tub
Price from £277
Next available 13/06 to 17/06/22
sleeps 1 - 3 guests 1 - 3
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
3 star

2 bedroom Cottage

Beautiful cottage near Settle.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £453
Next available 16/07 to 22/07/22
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed
4 star

2 bedroom Farmstay

2 bedroom holiday lodge on a farm close to the Yorkshire Dales, sorry no pets.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £393
Next available 28/05 to 03/06/22
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed
5 star

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage

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.

Facilities & Features: TV
Sorry, this owner/agency has not provided availability information.
Price from £450
sleeps 2 - 5 guests 2 - 5
3 bedrooms 3
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

3 bedroom Rural Retreat

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.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Sorry, this owner/agency has not provided availability and full price information.
Price from £330
sleeps 1 - 5 guests 1 - 5
3 bedrooms 3
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage

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

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
* Price quoted is not inclusive of any applicable booking fees or local charges.