As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to The Yorkshire Dales, Paul Bloomfield picks out a selection of hotels, B&Bs, self-catering and campsites in this famous national park in the north of England.
From vast rolling moors to dramatic valleys and quaint villages, the landscape of the National Park changes at every turn – and there’s a huge and varied choice of green accommodation to match. Where you stay is an important part of any visit, so we’ve come up with a wide range of places to suit all needs.
Maybe you want to stay on a working farm with fantastic conservation projects out in Wharfedale, or perhaps five-star luxury on the Bolton Abbey estate is more your style? With everything from traditional inns to homely B&Bs run by people with a passion, you’re bound to find something you’ll love. Self-catering barns, cottages and campsites are included too for those who like that extra independence.
All of these places have been chosen because of the efforts they are making to reduce their impact on the environment, and by staying at one of these places, you, too, will be doing your bit.
The Traddock, Yorkshire Dales, England
A country house hotel surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Offering warm welcoming hospitality in a relaxed, homely country house with superb facilites and luxury double rooms. thetraddock.co.uk
Low Mill Guesthouse in the Yorkshire Dales, UK
Low Mill, Grade II listed watermill with working waterwheel and beautiful riverside garden, provides 3 luxury en suite guest bedrooms. Situated in Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Bed, breakfast and evening meal offered. lowmillguesthouse.co.uk
Corner of Eden, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
A 4 bedroomed luxury country house nestled in the Eden Valley between the Yorkshire Dales & the Lake District. Wander freely through miles of fells, savour the home-made cakes and bread from the Butler's Pantry and have a tipple at the honesty bar. acornerofeden.co.uk
Howlugill Barn, County Durham, England
A 17th-century farmhouse with a contemporary touch in the Durham Dales & the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Luxurious, affordable accommodation: great for walkers, travellers, bird spotters and anyone who loves the great outdoors. howlugillbarn.co.uk
Cottage in the Dales, Yorkshire, England
18th century self catering holiday cottages in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, perfect for a relaxing retreat. Explore the country lanes and unique serenity of Wensleydale. cottageinthedales.co.uk
Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales, England
Secluded self-catering eco cabins close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a short wonderful stroll to the coast to coast path. naturalretreats.com
Warren House Farm, Yorkshire, England
Surrounded by fields of horses and sheep, these three self-catering cottages, sleeping four or five, date from the 18th century. Exposed stonework and beams meet frills and easy-clean lino. Each has a lovely enclosed garden, patio and extensive views warrenhousefarm.com
Nethergill Farm, Yorkshire Dales, England
Stay in two spacious haylofts Hay Mew and Byre (both sleep 4), with en-suite bathrooms for self-catering holidays at Nethergill eco-Farm. Enjoy the complete peace and tranquillity of this 400 acre hill farm with art studio in the Yorkshire Dales nethergill.co.uk
Angel Barn, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England
An eco chic holiday home that's full of indulgence whilst being as sustainable as possible. A cosy and peaceful hidden gem in the Eden Valley with wild and beautiful countryside, nestled between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. acornerofeden.co.uk
Sunset Cottages, Yorkshire, England
The views from the six self-catering cottages on a 175-acre farm outside the village of Gilling East, will make a city-dweller weep: rolling wooded hills of pasture and, in the foreground, colourful herbaceous borders of the farmhouse gardens. sunsetcottages.co.uk
Nunnington Cottages, Yorkshire, England
Egyptian cotton sheets, down duvets, brass beds, oak floorboards, wood-burning stoves, squidgy sofas and details fit for interiors’ photo-shoots, make these two 18th century cottages a cut above the rest. nunningtoncottages.co.uk
YHA Malham, Yorkshire, England
YHA Malham is a great base from which to explore Pennine Way: families, single travellers, groups and school trips will all love this comfortable hostel in the heart of a beautiful dales village, surrounded by classic Yorkshire limestone scenery. yha.org.uk
Dalesbridge Centre, Yorkshire Dales, England
Situated in the beautiful Forest of Bowland, and with a campsite, B&B and self-catering house, the Dalesbridge Centre offers accommodation to suit the needs of all comers, whether groups or individuals. dalesbridge.co.uk
The Hideaway at Baxby Manor, Yorkshire, England
If you appreciate the quiet life and would rather listen to the dawn chorus from your tent than stay in a caravan hooked up to electricity and play crazy golf, this small, off-the-beaten track campsite is for you. thehideawayatbaxbymanor.co.uk
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