Yorkshire Dales property: Where to buy

Published Oct 22, 2019 – 3 mins read

The Yorkshire Dales is an area of the Pennines in North Yorkshire, for the most part the picturesque dales are within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Characterised by the sprawling pasturelands broken up by long standing dry-stone walls, buyers often seek Yorkshire Dales property for the serenity and surrounds.

The Yorkshire Dales is a rural area still largely used for agricultural purposes. Each of the dales has its own characteristics and attractions; Wensleydale is perhaps best known for its cheese and Malhamdale for Malham Cove which attracts visitors year round.

Yorkshire Dales property is primarily found in villages or hamlets, small clusters of historic property, the area appeals to both those seeking a main residence and many who are looking for a holiday home.

Villages in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales boasts many a pretty village, with picture perfect stone build homes and historic buildings within the many villages and hamlets dotted across the region. Finding the ideal village to suit your lifestyle and requirements can feel overwhelming, there are some stand out locations we’d include when searching for a Yorkshire Dales property.

Property for sale Swaledale

Within Swaledale, one of the most northern dales, are many picturesque villages such as Gunnerside, Reeth, Grinton and Fremlington. Reeth, Grinton and Fremlington are all within very close proximity of one another and also only a short distance from the market town of Leyburn and historic town of Richmond.

The historic village of Reeth, often referred to as the capital of Swaledale due to its contribution to the UK’s lead industry many years ago, is popular with those seeking Yorkshire Dales Property. Due to its position in the terrain it is a natural amphitheatre with stunning panoramic Yorkshire Dales surrounds. The many period homes in Reeth are centred around the village green, the village benefits from a good selection of amenities.

Another benefit of these Swaledale villages is their proximity to Scotch Corner and thus easy access to the A1(M).

Property for sale Wensleydale

Wensleydale is on the east side of the Pennines, the valley is well known for its cheese, the main production of which is at Hawes. Aside from the lower part of the dale which is within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the majority of Wensleydale is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park; it is a very attractive part of the Yorkshire Dales.

The villages of Aysgarth and Bainbridge are particularly popular and sought after places to live. Aysgarth has day to day amenities within the village whilst the town of Leyburn is only 7 miles to the east for a wider selection of shops and facilities.

Nearby Bainbridge is also within the Upper Wensleydale part of the Yorkshire Dales. Bainbridge has a village shop, butchers and public house along with a primary school. Much of the property for sale in Wensleydale is period, with characterful stone build cottages and houses drawing many buyers to the area.

Living in the Yorkshire Dales

The southern part of the Yorkshire Dales is an attractive prospect for those who commute to the nearby towns and cities. The villages within a short distance of Skipton are particularly popular as from the Skipton train station offers services to Leeds, Bradford and London.

Those seeking Yorkshire Dales property within this southern section have many desirable villages to consider. One such village and sought after place to live is Hetton. The village of Hetton is known for being home to the renowned Angel Inn and restaurant which is under the ownership of two Michelin star Michael Wignall.

Set in stunning Yorkshire Dales countryside much of the property in Hetton enjoys picturesque views and surrounds. Nearby the small villages of Cracoe and Rylstone offer local amenities which include a farm shop, primary school and village hall. The village of Rylstone is known to be the home of the Rylstone & District Women’s Institute who created the calendar which inspired the film Calendar Girls.

Grassington is another popular village within this section of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, located around 9 miles north of Skipton. The village offers a comprehensive array of amenities including several shops, schools and places to eat and drink. Grassington is within commutable distance of many of the regions large business centres found in West Yorkshire and East Lancashire.

Holiday Homes in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales has much to offer holiday-goers; with those taking a break here enjoying the quaint villages, open landscapes and the fabulous walks on offer along with the many culinary delights to be found across the region. For this reason many search for holiday homes in the Yorkshire Dales year round.

One of the most sought after spots in the Yorkshire Dales to own a home as your main residence or as a second home is undeniably Malham. This small, unspoilt village is set in an impressive limestone landscape, one of the better known features of this being Malham Cove.

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If you’re looking for a property in the Yorkshire Dales and would like help finding the perfect property in the ideal location our local team of professional property finders would be delighted to assist. To learn more about our services and to discuss your requirements in greater detail please contact us.