Yorkshire Dales Holiday Cottages

Welcome to Cotterdale Cottage holidays

Cotterdale, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Cotterdale woods Hawes, North Yorkshire

Cotterdale is a beautiful, peaceful tiny hamlet consisting of only 14 cottages. with no through traffic in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire.

To find this haven of peace and quiet follow the narrow Dale road for a mile and a half as it runs alongside the twisting, bubbling Cotter Beck a flowing mountain steam after which the Dale is named. As you drive along the narrow Dale road towards our beautiful Yorkshire Dales holiday cottages a true perspective of the picture postcard location is obtained.

Cotterdale nestles under the protection of high fells, parts which are covered with thick pine forest of Cotterdale woods. Surrounding Cotterdale are green meadows and upland pastures divided by a maze of stone walls between which sheep and cattle peacefully graze setting off this idyllic setting, described as a hidden gem.

Here in Cotterdale you will find the perfect place for a relaxing self-catering country cottage holiday, away from shops, mobile phones and even street lights; here your companions will be red squirrels, many species of birds, butterflies, sheep, cows, pheasants as well as the ten permanent residents.

Walks from Cotterdale Hawes Yorkshire Dales North Yorkshire

Quiet as it is now, it perhaps was not always so, for the dale has had a long and fascinating history stretching back as far as the Iron Age. Indeed, a perfectly preserved sword from those distant times was discovered in Cotterdale and now is displayed in the British Museum.

If you can drag yourself away from our Yorkshire Dales Holiday Cottages and the beautiful scenery in Cotterdale you will find the Yorkshire Dales is an epitome of a picture postcard English country landscape.

The market town of Hawes just a few minutes drive away from our holiday cottages in Cotterdale, has everyday shopping, tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, take away's.

Cotter Force Turner Yorkshire Dales

Many of the finest attractions in the Yorkshire Dales are natural landscape features such as the vast amphitheatre of Malham Cove, the sculptured stones known as Brimham Rocks and the yawning chasm of Gaping Gill near Ingleton.

Not forgetting some of the amazing water falls you will find in the Yorkshire Dales such as Cotter Force is a lovely secluded waterfall in a wooded setting (Photo opposite) which the Cotter Beck at the bottom of the cottage's garden runs into, Aysgarth Falls, Hardraw Force to name but a few.

Turner visited Cotter Force in 1816 during his extensive tour of Yorkshire to collect material for the history of York series. Turner sketched here on either 27 or 28 of July, he clearly enjoyed Cotter Force's seclusion and he made one of his most careful and detailed sketches here: Cotter Force, near Hawes, with Children Looking Over and Dark Pool 1816

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Farming is at the heart of Dales' life and a visit to a farm visitor centre or one of the many agricultural shows will get you close to the traditional way of life. When you reach your Yorkshire Dales holiday cottages you'll find a guide to events and places of interest.