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Excellent 5/5 19 reviews

'Dalegarth', Buckden

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 80km

‘Dalegarth’, in the village of Buckden, is situated at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park at the head of Wharfedale, amidst glorious unspoilt limestone scenery. The cottage was built in a former Victorian walled kitchen garden and its large lounge / dining room is at first floor level to take advantage of the long distance views along and across the River Wharfe; sliding patio door windows give access to a spacious balcony, from which to sit and sip and watch both sunrise and sunset – and the occasional appearance of wild dear from the wooded hills opposite. Anglers should be aware that the River Wharfe is noted for its wild trout.

Our aim is to provide Guests with comfort and quality -a ‘home from home’ ambience, where they can immediately relax and soak up the idyllic views, peace and tranquillity. Of course practical needs have to be met and the kitchen is invitingly spacious and well equipped. The master bedroom has full en suite facilities and, for users of the second (ground floor) bedroom there is a second bathroom, complete with sauna room.

There are landscaped gardens to front and rear, yet the cottage location is only 100 yards from the village pub (The Buck Inn) and a very special old English tea room (West Winds). Buckden is surrounded by National Trust land and there is a National Trust information centre within the village.

Whether your ambition is to riverside amble, hillside ramble – or scramble – there are paths right from your doorstep. Touring locally opens up the scenery so evocative of the ‘Calendar Girls’ or James Herriot’s ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.

From castles to caves, sailing to abseiling, geocaching or photography, or quietly mastering crosswords, Sudoku or catching up on your Kindle, we hope and trust that ‘Dalegarth’ will give you a breadth of scope to ensure a successful holiday.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Morecambe 80 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford 65 km, Nearest railway: Skipton 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Ground floor: entrance hall with coat/shoe cupboard; twin bedroom with access to secluded rear garden and patio; family bathroom and sauna room.

First Floor: master double bedroom with en suite shower/toilet room and vaity unit; sunny, south-facing large lounge/dining room with the benefit of patio door windows giving access to a spacious balcony, including table and chairs, on which to relax, enjoy a drink, study the papers, watch the rich and varied local bird life and experience sunsets - and sunrises if you are an early riser! In addition there is a large well equipped bright kitchen, complete with breakfast bar.

Further details outdoors

'Dalegarth' is a secluded cul-de-sac within a former walled kitchen garden; the cottage parking is off-road and adjacent to the cottage. The open-plan gardens surround the cottage, with access from front or rear. A laundry facility (separate washer & dryer) and a pool table room are available.

Many of our visitors enjoy walking; be it riverside or hill walking, there are numerous walks right from the cottage front door.

Further details

Superior quality bed linen, towels and kitchen linen provided.

Orders for milk/eggs delivery - either just for your arrival or throughout your stay - can be arranged.

The cottage is strictly 'non-smoking'.

Northern England region

The Yorkshire Dales is a unique area of limestone hills and valleys, carved out by successive ice ages, culminating in lush hay meadows ideal for sheep farming. The monks who founded the great Cistercian Abbey at Fountains, near Ripon, acquired great wealth from their expanding sheep farms, many of which extended to Buckden in Upper Wharfedale and Malham in the Aire Valley. Dry stone walls, so strongly identified throughout the Dales National Park, date back centuries. The Norse traders passed along Wharfedale and the Normans built a Forest Chapel - still our local church - at Hubberholme. The castle town of Skipton, to the south, calls itself the 'Gateway to the Dales' whilst similar claims could be made for Settle to the west, Hawes and Reeth to the north and Leyburn and Ripon to the east.

The geography is text book material - just consider Malham Cove and Hardraw Force - just outside Hawes and the location of England's highest waterfall. The limestone is carved into cliffs above ground and fantastic cave systems below ground - several available for exploration by the general public, while others form severe challenges to the experts.

The history of England is closely linked to this region; Richard III had his castle at Middleham and there are many other castles, abbeys and stately homes in the area. The artist Turner painted widely in the Dales, Charles Kingsley penned his 'Water Babies' near Buckden, an extremely rare 'First Folio' copy of the plays of William Shakespeare is on display at Craven Museum, Skipton, and one of England's most famous dramatists - J B Priestley - chose to be buried not at Westminster Abbey but rather at Hubberholme.

It's virtually impossible not to feel the grandeur of the Dales or to exhaust its haunts and its characters - the whole to be enjoyed with a sense of genuine welcome from the locals. And talking of 'locals' they know how to brew and serve excellent beers too!

Buckden, Yorkshire

Buckden, Upper Wharfedale, is right at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, yet really easy to access. Travel 9 miles north from Skipton to Threshfield - where one could make a special right turn for Grassington, the 'capital of the upper dale - and continue straight on for a further 9 miles, passing Kilnsey Crag and Kettlewell before arriving at Buckden. Uniquely, still travelling 'up dale', one has a choice of routes since the road divides and gives two routes into Wensleydale. Veer left and you pass through the hamlet of Hubberholme en route to Hawes, passing over Yorkshire's highest road. Bear right and an equally dramatic route passes along Bishopdale to Aysgarth in Wensleydale, famous for its Upper, Middle and Lower Falls.

Local Shows, such as that at Kilnsey, attract thousands of visitors. To watch the Kilnsey, Buckden or many other Fell Races is to marvel at the athletic powers of those involved. A less strenuous past-time might be to ride some of the restored steam railways or view expresses thundering over the historic Ribblehead Viaduct. Of course one should always experience the 'taste' of Yorkshire - and not just our Yorkshire Puddings or beers - after all, Wallace and Grommit knew something good when they discovered Wensleydale cheese, made at Hawes; the delicious home made jams from Ryedale; the Jackson sausages of Cracoe, the Staniforth pork pies of Skipton, the Kilnsey smoked trout, the many tea rooms and restaurants, Lyne's Yorkshire curd tarts at West Winds, in the village ... it's a dangerous topic to continue with - but we can share our secrets with you when you get here!

There are so many places of interest, picnic spots and wonderful walks to enjoy. Photographers, painters, writers will all find a wealth of subject material - but those merely seeking to relax and de-stress will be equally 'at home'.

Buckden sits almost mid-way along the Dales Way, a long distance footpath running from Ilkley to Bowness on Lake Windermere. Riverside sections run north and south from the village, whilst hill walks abound and all can be explored and enjoyed from ones door step.

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Review 1-10 of 19

27 Mar 2014


"Brilliant stay"

A wonderful stay at these lovely cottages which have everything that you could want. David and Sue so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The cottages have stunning views and they are extremely… More

We're extremely grateful for your kind words and glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay - not just in our cottage but from the welcome you received at The Buck Inn and the area in general. Clearly, you found that our location does not suffer from light pollution! It's a wonderful spot for star gazing. There was a torch in the cottage, permanently on charge, and we're sorry you did not notice it. Finally, we see that you are hoping to return and we shall be delighted to welcome you back. Au revoir! Warm regards, David and Susan Lusted

4 Oct 2013


"Couldn't ask for better"

We have been to Dale Garth two years in a row, the second time June 2013. Last year we stayed in the Ghyll cottages, this year in the main Dalegarth complex. The accommodation was just like a home fro… More

Thank you so much for placing a Review; your time and trouble is appreciated by us both. Holidays are precious and, when planning our own, we value the comments of others. We do hope your generous Review will give others confidence in sampling 'Dalegarth' or 'The Ghyll' at Buckden and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. We're certain that you will be pleased to hear that we have been given a Gold Award; rest assured we will do our best to maintain that standard.

3 Sep 2013


"It gets no better than this."

Stayed at The Ghyll which is one of the cottages owned by David and Susan. It is about 40 yards from The Buck Inn up the lane. The view from the back is stunning-looking up a the surround hills. The c… More

You were most generous in your comments and we are very grateful. We know that holidays are precious - and accommodation can make or mar them - and we're delighted that you clearly felt 'at home' and able to enjoy the Dales experience.

Warm regards,

Susan & David

23 Nov 2012


"A relaxing, comfortable stay in a beautiful location and well appointed, spotless cottage"

We have stayed at Dalegarth 4 times and have visited every year since our first stay in 2009 - that speaks louder than any words. The kids are 4, 6 & 11 now and the attraction of the Dales and the range of activities round about, whatever the weather, keeps us going back. Granny and Grandad sometimes come too as there is something for everyone. David and Susan are wonderful hosts and are always accommodating. The cottages are spotless and have everything you need and more. Terrific accommodation in a beautiful part of the country.

Thank you for your kind words. Whenever a guest 'repeats' their visit it is taken as a great compliment by ourselves and, hopefully, offers confidence to others.

Warm regards

David & Susan

28 Oct 2012


"First class in all aspects"

A warm welcome awaits you from the owners.The cottage was spotless,beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable.The kitchen was well equipped and the lounge has a large patio door leading onto a small balcony with table and chairs which weather permitting allows you to take in the spectacular surrounding views of the dales.A lot of thought and attention to detail has went into these cottages.We certainly had a wonderful holiday and have booked again for the spring.Well done to the owners.

It's so rewarding to receive reviews from Guests who have stayed at, and appreciated, our cottages - all the more so when they intend to return. Thank you so much for showing confidence in us and we look forward to your return.

Warm regards

David and Susan

25 Oct 2012


"a holiday the whole family looks forward too every year"

a great holiday, with the cottages situated in a perfect location to explore the dales. lovely overall atmosphere and would recommend to all, and the family have been back 6 times now, and look forwar… More

Thank you for submitting a review; we do appreciate all your comments. There are many locations to choose from in the Dales and when guests return to us so frequently, we take it as a great compliment - "thank you".

Warm regards

David and Susan

11 Oct 2012


"Perfect location and cottages for groups who love history and walking"

This is our fourth trip to the Dales when we have used the cottages owned and superbly managed by David and Susan. From the moment you book a cottage to the time you leave they are perfect hosts who c… More

Susan and I are most grateful that you have taken the time and interest to submit a Review. Similarly, we are delighted to know that your stay proved a success. Please accept our sincere "Thank you". We can only hope that your kind words - and wonderful descriptions of features in this beautiful Yorkshire Dales location - might lead you to return one day. Warm regards to you all - and 'Au revoir' - from David and Susan Lusted; Dalegarth & The Ghyll Holiday Cottages, Buckden, North Yorkshire.

13 Sep 2012


"Our little slice of the dales & a beautiful cottage to boot!"

We stayed at No 4 Dalegarth in July for 1 week, and despite the weather we had a fantastic time, the cleanliness of the cottage was spot on, as there was only two of us, we had the upstairs bedroom … More

Thank you so much for sending a Review; we regard holidays as precious times and so, when a Guest chooses to return to us it shows more than mere trust, but is taken as a sincerely appreciated compliment. Please know that we are most grateful for your kind words - and we look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future. Our warm regards. David and Susan.

7 Sep 2012


"Exceptional cottages and what a location!"

Have lost count of the number of times we have stayed at The Ghyll & Dalegarth, the cottages are exceptional- very comfortable, spotlessly clean, with high quality decor and furnishings; they all have… More

Thank you for taking so much time to submit a Review; we are delighted that the cottages have 'worked' for you. We have lived at Dalegarth for 32 years and built The Ghyll 26 years ago - yet never have we taken the beauty of Buckden and its surroundings, or Upper Wharfedale in general, for granted. It is a real pleasure and privilege for us to be able to share it with our Guests - and all the more so when someone with a mobility difficulty can enjoy their holiday with confidence. " Thank you". Our warm regards. Susan and David

19 Jul 2011


"Home from Home"

Once again we had a lovely relaxing holiday in our home from home. Comfortable and relaxing, a place to kick off your shoes and get cosy after a day walking in beautiful Wharfedale. Sue and David ar… More

Sue and I are writing to say a most sincere 'thank you' for the time you have taken in sending a Review. We value our holidays, so when some one describes our cottages as a 'home from home' it really is like a receiving a pat on the back! We do hope it will not be too long before your return. Until then, 'au revoir!' Warm regards, David and Sue.

Review 1-10 of 19

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