Back again for another wonderful wek in a 'perfect cottage' in the beautiful village of Kettlewell.
Lovely walks without having to move the car, ideal for us! Many thanks.

Mary and Tony, 

A brilliant week, lovely sunshine and will be looking forward to next year!!

Hilary and Edward, 

Another super week walking and relaxing in the Dales. Lovely to see Jan, John and the newly clipped Alfie.
We particularly enjoyed our evenings on the terrace/gallery!!

Brenda and Lorraine, 

Nice restful time - comfortable accommodation, as we've found on our previous stays. Also enjoyed our walfs around Kettlewell.

Steve, Max and Chris, 

Another lovely week in this delightful cottage. For the first time in many years we managed to see a kingfisher at Buckden!

Gordon and Paddy, 

As always we have had a fab time in Kettlewell and enjoyed this beautiful cottage! We could always stay longer!! Thank you.

Steve and Joanne, 

Weve really enjoyed our stay in Wharfedale Cottage. Thank-you for a relaxing and comfortable time.

Trevor and Caroline, 

We had very mixed autumn weather but still had great walks and spent ages watching wildlife - Kingfisher, Heron, Dipper etc.
Always a joy to visit Wharfedale!

Andy and Sandra, 

When we left on May 21st, we said we were counting down until our October visit. says it all about this cottage, Kettlewell and Wharfedale that we are all here in August!!!

Viv, Fred, Cynthia and Jim, 

We have had a wonderful relaxing week at Wharfedale cottage, with amazing weather
We have been many times before and will be back again.

Mo and Dave, 

What better way to explore Wharfedale than stay in Wharfedale Cottage. Absolutely fabulous cottage situated in a walker’s paradise.
12th visit and booked for 2023!

Mary and Tony, 

Loved it here - cottage is super, we felt really relaxed, it is so comfortable and has everything you could need.
Enjoyed sitting in the garden with the beautiful view after a day’s walking.

Lynda and Alan, 

Having been recommended by friends, the cottage has come up to all the expectations, together with the surrounding area which is quite spectacular.

Hilary & Edward, 

Once again, thank you for a wonderful week. We’re already counting down the days until our next visit in October.

Cynthia, Jim, Viv, Fred, 

It’s always sunny in Kettlewell !!! Another lovely week here, lovely house, lovely village.

Jan and Ian, 

First time at this lovely cottage. Great views, good facilities, home from home. Wi-Fi a little limited. All else can’t be faulted. 😊

Lise, Michelle & Shelley, 

Another fabulous week at our favourite place. Thanks very much- this cottage is perfect

Liz &Ian, 

Another wonderful stay in The Dales. Cottage as ever very clean and comfortable. Covid doesn’t seem to have affected our stay in this beautiful part of the Country. We’ll be back to our second home as soon as we can.

Julie and David Jones, 

The four of us returned yesterday from our second stay of the year at Wharfedale Cottage. Both visits were superbly enjoyable and it speaks volumes that we are already seeking to book for next year! The cottage is so comfortable and welcoming and to be back in lovely Wharfedale again after the tribulations of the last sixteen months was such a tonic. As ever, the cottage was immaculate and Jan and John had arranged everything to make us feel at home. Thank you once again! Vivien, Fred, Cynthia and Jim.

Vivien Davis, 

Had a lovely week at the cottage in July. A great location with a lovely south facing rear garden. Everything we needed was provided and the hosts Jan and John were extremely helpful when our car had a flat battery. Beds were comfortable. The wi-fi was sometimes a problem but that is not a great surprise in the Dales.
Definitely recommended.

Jim Brett, 

Our first visit since 2018, and we were delighted to spend another thoroughly pleasant stay at the cottage. The welcome was, as always, warm and inviting. I'm sure we will be back in future years if the opportunity arises.

Kevin & Vivienne, 

Another wonderful stay in lovely Wharfedale Cottage. The cottage is so comfortable, warm and cosy, with lovely walks from the door so you don't need to use the car, although we did a couple of trips to Skipton and a run out to Richmond, Reeth and Hawes with snow on the way back! The cottage has everything you could need and we made good use of the wood burner. Jan and John make you so welcome and they have made the cottage very welcoming, it always feels like coming home! We will certainly be back.

Debbie and Alan Farn, 

We had another wonderful stay at Wharfedale Cottage in October. Always warm and welcoming when you return from a day out exploring the amazing Yorkshire Dales. Great food in all 3 pubs in Kettlewell.
Thank you Jan, John and Max, we will be back !

Jason & Tracey Payne, 

Another wonderful stay at such a lovely characterful cottage in such a tranquil setting. Late afternoons and evenings relaxing on the terrace gazing at the scenary and spending time with Max made it a fantastic relaxing break. The cottage is really homely and has everything you need for your break. All was spotless and deepcleaned before our arrival in accordance with Covid19.

As above, no Covid safety concerns during our stay. There are plenty of of superb short, mid and longer distance walks directly from the village, plus with three pubs, a shop, deli and tea rooms, car usage can easily be kept to a minimum.

Thank you so much Jan and John for helping us feel 'almost normal again' during our weeks stay.

Already looking forward to seeing you all next May. :o) x

Lorraine, Brenda and Amy, 

Third time that we have returned to the cottage and it was relaxing as soon as we walked through the door.... such a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. Jan and John had thoughtfully prepared the right measures for COVID whilst taking nothing away from the comfort of the cottage. We hope to back again next year !

Mo and Dave Beacham, 

We very much welcomed our return to Wharfedale Cottage on our tenth visit and appreciated all the efforts that John and Jan had made in opening the cottage safely. It really is an excellent 'all seasons' cottage in such a beautiful village with excellent walks from the doorstep. We only moved the car once in 7 days and took full advantage of the local ar walks instead, though there are plenty further afield too. The fields were full of wild flowers and the gardens of Kettlewell were in full bloom. The staff at the shop. pubs, tea rooms and ice cream huts were all welcoming to visitors to the area and had taken measures to ensure social distancing. At the end of the day we always looked forward to returning to this very homely cottage for a cup of tea in the garden ....joined by Max too.

MARY Gray, 

We very much enjoyed our 6th visit to Wharfedale Cottage, being the first occupants after the COVID -19 problems. Jan and John have made all the necessary adjustments to follow Government guidelines and these did not reduce our enjoyment of the Cottage in any way. Jan and John (and Max) remain as friendly and helpful as ever, making us feel welcome to & within Kettlewell.
The food at the Kings Head remains excellent and both the other pubs are up and running.
Another brilliant week in The Yorkshire Dales.

Elizabeth & Martin Breen, 

Another lovely stay. The cottage is always so warm, comfortable and well cared for, thank you.

Tracey and Trevor, 

We have been self-catering in Kettlewell for the past 20 years and this has been our best find to date. We can understand why Jan and John fell in love with it.

Kath and Alan, North Yorks., 

A warm and cosy retreat whatever the weather-and a most wonderful view from the bedroom when the sun sgines.

Owen and Liz, 

Another lovely week based in this cottage - so delightful and warm to come back to from walking in the snow, hail, rain and even some sunshine!

Gordon and Paddy, Bristol, 

We have had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. A generous welcome from our hosts, Jan and John, who were helpful and efficient throughout our stay. The cottage is clean, quiet, comfortable and fully equipped. It was just what we hoped for and what we needed. We hope to return soon. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet, quaint place to stay in the heart of the most amazing landscape. A fantastic find.

Paul and Tina, 

What a wonderful welcome! Thank you so much to Jan and John for the wine and card, how kind and thoughtful.
The cottage is all we were hoping for and more.

Paul and Tina Dodgson, 

Another lovely week. 'Home from home'. We are running out of adjectives!

Cath, David & Theresa, 

Another fabulous stay in our second home! Cottage as always very clean and comfortable. The weather during our week was superb, albeit too hot from time to time but still managed plenty of walking. If you make it to Austwick try lunch at The Gamecock Inn - beautiful food and setting.
We’ll be back next year for our fifth visit.

Julie and David Jones, 

Our first stay in Wharfedale Cottage. Weather certainly could have been better but the cottage could not. Outstanding in every way. Too many superlatives to list. We loved being here.

Kay and Ken, 

It was lovely to return to the cottage. We had a wondwerful time. We can't think of anything you coulod do to make this cottage better. We love it here.

Mary, Paul , Laura & Mat, 

Our 4th visit and as usual it did not disappoint, lovely cottage and beautifully kept.

Tracey &Trev, 

Really enjoyed our stay in Kettlewell. We loved the cottage that was very clean & well equipped. Thank-you for sharing a piece of 'Paradise'.

Peter & Denise, 

Well, what can we say? Totally fantastic cottage, so cosy and atmospheric - we could live here! Very sad to be going home from this beautiful area. So much to do too.

Rose and Kevin, 

We have loved being here in this wonderful cottage and in Kettlewell. We are loathe to leave. We shall always remember this magical time here.

Nancy, Shona and Kelsey - Oregon, U.S.A., 

Our first visit to Kettlewell. Seen some lovely sights, Buttertubs Pass, Malham Tarn, Ribblehead Viaduct, to name a few. Lovely cottage to come back home to.

Andrea and Trevor, 

We have found a real 'gem' with Wharfedale Cottage. We have loved this week and will be returning.

The Cumberbatch Family, 

Really cosy, comfortable well appointed and equipped Dales village cottage. Patio and window seats allow basking in the sun surrounded by fellside views.
The village of Kettlewell provides ample walking without moving the car, while Malham, Hawes, Bolton Abbey etc are all a short drive away. A real home from home. Would thoroughly recommend.

Rob and Marion McKinty, 

A beautiful cottage with very helpful hosts. They have really paid a lot of attention to details for the comfort of guests. We can't think of one thing they could do to make it better, We had a wonderful stay and would definitely stay again. Thank you John and Jan.
Paul and Mary Bracey
Jan 2017

Paul and Mary Bracey , 

Lovely stay in a beautiful and well equipped cottage, we so enjoyed being here. Could not have asked for anything more. We are sad to go.

Bill and Cheryl Tucker, USA, 

We have stayed in quite a few SC cottages but this little gem has to be the best for location, decor and cleanliness.

Val and Brian, 

Another wonderful holiday in this excellent cottage - so well situated in Upper Wharfedale. A great cottage to return to after a strenuous day's walking.

Mary and Tony, 

Our fourth visit here, thoroughly enjoyable & so many places to visit and revisit. This lovely cottage is cared for with such attention to detail, it's a joy just to stay here. We look forward eagerly to our next visit.

Viv and Fred, 

We have really enjoyed staying in this beautiful cottage. It is very well equipped and extremely comfortable

Carol and Jennifer, 

Another fabulous stay at cottage w/c 18/06/2016. Weather changeable but good for most of time.
Cottage, as always, very clean and well kept. My thanks to Jan and John for posting a wallet left behind and returned to me immediately by post to West Sussex. More importantly, my thanks to the cleaner who found the wallet.

Julie Jones, 

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully equipped, warm and cosy cottage. Wonderful views of the fells from the window seat in the sitting room. We can't wait to return next May!

Debbie and Alan, 

Lovely, charming cottage. Very comfortable and homely. A perfect short break

Vanessa and Keith, 

Lovely cottage, very well equipped. Fabulous views from bedrooms.

Annette, Frances and Janet, 

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location - what more can we say!

Julie and David, 

Another very enjoyable visit to our favourite cottage. Lots of great walks ans wildlife too.

Kevin and Vivienne, 

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything about the cottage is quality. We will return.

Bob and Ali, 

The cottage was a delight in every way! Logs, hot water, so clean and all other sensitive touches much appreciated.

Williams Family, 

Our best ever week's walking in this beautiful part of the Dales. Cottage very cosy and welcoming after a day out on the fells.

Mike and Mandy, 

Wonderful holiday in this very nice, comfortable cottage. Looking forward to our next stay

Tony and Shirley, 

Lovely, comfortable, well equipped cottage. Our first stay in this cottage but possibly not the last.

Denise and Ian, 

Lovely cottage with excellent facilities

Sharron and Kieron, 

This cottage has had instant appeal from the moment we stepped through the door. Have loved our stay here and out forays into the Dales. Can't wait to return and spend more happy days here.

Bet and Martin, 

A lovely holiday walking in the Dales ....Great cottage to come back to and relax.

Malcolm and Anne, 

We had a wonderful time at your lovely cottage. The dales are amazing and it was great to come back to a cosy warm cottage at the end of a busy day.


Beautiful cottage - everything you could possibly need, clean, cosy, beautiful location too.

Jo & Fergus, 

A fabulous cottage, loved the wood burner.

Steve & Joanne, 

Fabulous stay in this lovely comfortable cottage. Great walks from the doorstep. hope to be frequent visitors

Julie & Phil, 

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. The holiday book which contains important information was probably the most comprehensive we've seen. Would definitely stay again.

Steve 04 Oct 2013


I am reluctant to laud this cottage too much, in case it makes it too popular and more difficult for me to book it next time.


Beautiful cottage. Real home from home. Love thoughtful touches of illuminated light switches, torches etc.

Stuart & Ann, 

A cosy, warm cottage, very well equipped and a great location.

Nick & Linda, 

A lovely stay in this gorgeous gem of a cottage that is so obviously loved and cherished. Can't wait to come back.

Fred & Viv, 

Everything was clean and to hand. Lots of attention to detail from owners. Location good. We had a great time and would return.

Glynn , 

The photos don't do this place justice - it really is the most beautiful home right in the heart of the pretty village of Kettlewell. There's so much room. We had plenty of space to spread out and relax properly. Really tastefully finished to a very high spec. Didn't want to leave!


Welcoming, well presented, very clean. Good resources in the kitchen eg tea, coffee, salt, pepper, washing up liquid etc.