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The following rental companies offers a selection of Kettlewell self catering cottages. They've been arranged in ascending order according to the amount on offers. Visit the sites for the most up to date information about availability and special offers.
- Over 20 Kettlewell cottages
from Hoseasons. They're scattered around the Wharfedale region, within 5 miles of the town. They vary in size and can accommodate from 3 to 8 people. Weekly bookings are between £260 and £700.
- 9 Kettlewell holiday cottages
at the time of writing. User reviews are included with some with booking rates starting at around £230. Their properties are situated in nearby towns such as Buckden and Leyburn.
- 10 cottages in Kettlewell from Sykes, which can be booked for as little as £200. Pets are allowed in most cases and special offers are available for selected self catering properties. Some can accommodate up to 11 people. However, smokers are not permitted for any cottages.
Cottages 4 You
- A small collection of Kettlewell cottage properties from Cottages 4 You and around 160 cottages in Yorkshire and Bronte country. Booking prices vary widely, according to size and the standards of each property.
Kettlewell is set in Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire. It is one of the most picturesque villages found in the area and is close to the towns of Grassington
Kettlewell began life as a market town in the 13th century before the cotton and lead mining industries took over. Mills such as Old Providence brought prosperity to the town and played a major part in its history. The remains can still be seen on the outskirts of the village.
This region is now popular amongst climbers and ramblers; Kilnsey Crag
attracts experienced climbers from all over, while Mastiles Lane offers an isolated yet magnificent 5 mile walk along the moors to Malham Tarn.
Kettlewell is reached by an old stone bridge which crosses the River Wharfe. It leads into the village which consists of a number of 17th and 18th century houses. St Mary's Church is one of the town's most significant historical sites and dates back to Norman times.
The Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival
is one of the most important events that takes place in the town. It is held for the benefit of the Church and the town's local school, with local children building and renovating scarecrows - various trails run in and around the town displaying scarecrows of all shapes and sizes. See below for information about the visitor attractions of Kettlewell
Kettlewell visitor attractions
This section provides further information about activities, entertainment and visitor attractions situated in the vicinity of Kettlewell, North Yorkshire. Details of local shops and supermarkets are also included.
The peaks of Buckden Beck and Buckden Pike
to the North of Kettlewell provide challenging terrain for serious walkers, while the landscape to the south is flatter and more suitable for the casual rambler. Local outdoor activities include the Stump Cross Taverns
About 9 miles from Kettlewell, they feature some of the best show caves in the UK and are open from 10am to 6pm every day. Parcevall Hall Gardens
are a little further afield and consist of picturesque gardens set in a woodland plantation - they are the only English Heritage gardens open to the public.
Food and drink
Kettlewell has three pubs: The Blue Bell Inn
(Middle Lane), The Racehorses (South Kettlewell), and The Kings Head (The Green).
All date back to either the 17th and 18th centuries and offer a distinct country inn ambience. They serve real ales and traditional, home-made pub food; The Blue Bell offers a varied, a la carte menu that features local beef, lamb and seafood from the East coast.
History and Culture
St Mary's Church is built on the site where a Norman church once stood; the font is all that remains of this construction. The church consists of elaborate stained-glassed windows and a 14th century framed document, relating to charitable transactions between the church and monks of Coverham. The Scarecrow Festival runs in August and trail sheets cost £1 for adults, 50p for children.
Supermarkets and shops
Kettlewell has a post office on Middle Lane and an all-purpose village store, which sells confectionary, general groceries, newspapers and frozen foods. Visitors may want to travel the seven or so miles to Grassington for things like pharmaceuticals.