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

Swallow Barn, Harrogate, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Stean 3 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 02 August to 07 August 20 from 10 August to 13 August 20

Covercote Yorkshire Dales Cottage, Horsehouse, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom English Country Cottage, Stean 6 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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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: £302
Next availability:
from 17 July to 18 July 20 from 30 July to 31 July 20

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: £278
Next availability:
from 31 July to 02 August 20 from 05 August to 07 August 20

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

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Stean 13 miles away

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 29 August to 12 September 20 from 19 September to 24 October 20

Dale House, Kettlewell, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Stean 14 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 14 July to 17 July 20 from 20 July to 24 July 20

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: £375

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: £784
Next availability:
from 29 April to 30 April 21

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: £2466
Next availability:
from 04 August to 07 August 20 from 10 September to 25 September 20

Grove Country Cottage near the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales, Thirsk, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Stean 18 miles away

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

Beautifully decorated 1 bedroom holiday cottage with a light and airy interior, perfect for couples but can accommodate up to 4, ideal location for keen walkers and cyclists with a location mid-way between the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £263
Next availability:
from 14 August to 22 August 20

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: £424
Next availability:
from 19 October to 24 October 20 from 31 October to 02 November 20

East House Country Cottage, Appersett, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Stean 18 miles away

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

Pretty historical cottage in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £263
Next availability:
from 21 August to 25 August 20 from 11 September to 18 September 20