Key Holiday Home Information:Family-Friendly, Facilities include: Cot, Highchair.
Nearest Airport and Railway Station: Skipton station
Leeds Bradford Airport.
Nearest city or town: Leeds/Bradford, approximately 30 miles away.
Type of self-catering holiday: Large group self-catering.
Short Breaks and weekend breaks:
Dale House is a 9 bedroom house that can accommodate up to 24 people in the village of Kettlewell. The house affords stunning views views up and down the upper Wharfe Valley in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is suited to any large group activity and is well-equipped for comfortable and easy self-catering holidays in the Dales. Hen parties welcome.
Entertainment and/or Leisure Facilities on Offer: Jacuzzi
Flexible changeover day: Yes
Recommended Attractions near Kettlewell: Kettlewell is a long established village, mentioned in the Doomsday Survey of 1086 when it was known as Cheteleuuelle which means a bubbling stream or spring, it later became known as Ketelwell in 1189. Kettlewell is a thriving traditional dales village with approximately 300 houses, a Village Hall, which is available for hire, a Church, a primary school and childrens' playing field. There is also a Post Office and Village Store along with a garage offering mechanical services and selling fuel. The larger village of Grassington is just 6 miles away with a good selection of shops and a bank. The traditional market town of Skipton has the usual high street shops, Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets and is just 15 miles away, 30 minutes drive.
The wider area offers many interesting places to visit, the list is almost endless but a sample are given below. In the Southern Dales of Wharfedale, Airedale and beyond you can find; Kilnsey where the dramatic crag overshadows the road, across the river is Conistone with it's pony trekking centre. Grassington with its cobbled square, shops, cafes, Folk Museum and National Park visitor centre is also home to the Dickensian Festival in December and Music Festival in June. Following the road from Grassington towards the picturesque village of Burnsall to Parcevall Hall Gardens. Bolton Abbey is the next site on the way, Yorkshire estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with it's famous 12th Century Priory, Strid Wood Nature Trail with full wheelchair and pushchair access leading to the infamous Strid river crossing. Further through Bolton Abbey is the Bolton Abbey Station for the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway often visited by Thomas the Tank Engine amongst others. Leaving Wharfedale for Airdale is a traditional market town of Skipton with markets held on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday you can also visit the Medieval Castle, the Craven Museum and take a narrow boat trip along the Leeds to Liverpool canal. Leaving the Aire valley back towards Wharfedale is Bolton Abbey, famous for its Abbey and infamous for the Strid river crossing. Following the river through to Ilkley with the Cow and Calf rocks on the moor over looking the town and White Wells spa but don't go onto Ilkley moor ba' tat. Leeds and Bradford are easily reached from here with the Royal Armouries and Tetley's brewery in Leeds and Salt's Mill and the National Museum of Film and Photography being excellent day trips. If you are feeling hungry why not call in to the world famous home of Harry Ramsden's fish and chips at Guiseley as you return home.
Good places to visit near Kettlewell: Eastern Dale of Nidderdale and Stump Cross Caverns visitor centre with the extraordinary formations of stalagmites and stalactites, the well known spa town of Harrogate, York with it's rich Viking and Roman history, the Shambles street amazing restored Minster and National Railway Museum makes a fascinating day out. the Northern Dales of Wensleydale, Coverdale, Bishopdale, Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Lower Teesdale are Hawes home to the Wensleydale creamery much loved by Wallace and Gromit, a traditional ropemaker, Dales Countryside Museum and spectacular Hardraw Force, Herriot Country. There is just so much to see and do in Yorkshire. Visit our own website using the web link below for more suggestions.More about the Location:
Annual Events: During the summer months Kettlewell is home to the scarecrow festival, and other villages have fetes and shows where the prized farm animals can be seen in the show ring, and other competitions are held including fell races, sheep dog trials, show jumping, motor bike trials, not forgetting prize vegetables and baking competitions.
Good places to eat near Kettlewell: Kettlewell has 3 Pubs; the Bluebell Hotel dating back to 1680 and the Racehorses Hotel a coaching inn from 1740, the other being the Kings Head located close to the village church. They all serve food at lunch time and evening, both bar meals and restaurant meals are available. Also 2 Tea Rooms serve food all day from breakfast through to evening Bistro style meals.
Short Breaks: Yes, minimum 3 nights