Kettlewell is an idyllic country village based in Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire. This beautiful place is a further drive north of Grassington. Kettlewell is a place like Grassington that I have been visiting many times of the year since I was young.
Kettlewell is small but has plenty to offer those wanted to see the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. Along with the stunning beauty Kettlewell was also used in the 2003 movie Calendar girls staring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. This our list of accommodation in Kettlewell, North Yorkshire.
- Hotels In Kettlewell
- Camping In Kettlewell
- Holiday Cottages In Kettlewell
- Bed and Breakfast In Kettlewell
Hotels In Kettlewell
The Kings Head Hotel
The Kings Head Hotel is based within the village of Kettlewell and has been for many years. The hotel has 5 luxury double rooms and one twin room all with en-suite bathrooms. Each room offers up a complimentary tea and coffee supplies, biscuits, hairdryer and toiletries. Children are welcome in the hotel but unfortunately, pets are not allowed.
Unfortunately, there is no parking on site but there is another long stay parking within the village. There are dining options available in the pub. The hotel is closed over the Christmas period and from the time the 12-18 Nov 2018 & 7-20 Jan 2019. The rooms are nicely decorated and each has a cosy, comfortable homely feel to them. While there is plenty of accommodation in Kettlewell this is a great place as it is in a great location and has lovely views over the village.
The Race Horses Hotel
The Race Horses Hotel is situated on the corner overlooking the river in Kettlewell. The hotel has 14 fully furnished bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and free wifi. Each room comes with toiletries, coffee making facilities, baggage storage and a TV. Pets are welcome in the rooms upon request but extra charges may apply. There is a £6 charge per pet per night not including breakfast. All rooms are either double or twin rooms with an en-suite. There is free parking on site for guests.
The Tennant Arms
The Tennant Arms is located 2.9 miles from Kettlewell in an old country style pub with boutique hotel rooms. The pub itself was once an old coaching stop on the route from Richmond to London. More importantly, the rooms are dog-friendly making this a hikers place to stay. It has 8 rooms in total all with en-suite bathrooms. The hotel has a bar/restaurant on site, free parking for guests and is pet-friendly.
The Tennant Arms has a variety of rooms from double rooms, twin rooms, and family suites. The rooms include a king bed en-suite, double rooms with en-suites, family room including one double bed and 2 single beds and a family room with a double bed and double sofa bed. Each room boasts free wifi, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries. The Tennant’s arms is a great choice of accommodation in Kettlewell as it is a little further out and so is a great base to explore the surrounding areas.
Camping In Kettlewell
I like to think of myself as a bit of a pro when it comes to camping in the Yorkshire Dales. We’ve camped in Kettlewell multiple times over the past two decades. Here are some of our favourite campsites in the area;
Buckden Camping And Pods Heber Farm
Buckden camping site is located 9-minute drive from Kettlewell main village. Located near a smaller village of Buckden which offers up a couple of pubs, a shop and great walks. The campsite offers a wide variety of camping such as camping pods, tent pitches and camper van pitches. The site is well equipped with many facilities such as a launderette, children’s playground and electric hook up. There are also other bonuses such as local shop open every morning, local pubs and restaurants and dogs are welcome on site.
The facilities are based in the farmyard with pot washing, toilets and a power shower. The site also has a fridge and freezer available for use if you wish. Fires are not permitted in and around tents on the site but barbeques are allowed as long as they are raised up from the floor or bricks are used to raise up. The website offers up information on the nearest doctors, vet service, petrol station, cash machine and bus service.
Kettlewell Campsites offers up plots just for tents, trailer tents and small campervans. The site is in a great location just minutes from the main village of Kettlewell. You can reach the village by foot or car within minutes. Dogs are welcome as long as owners clean up after them and keep them on a lead at all times. They have recently updated their facilities building to be more modern. The building has new underfloor heating and heated water system to provide long hot showers for guests. There is a separate section of the building for washing pots, family/disabled shower room for those who need it.
The campsite also provides a communal fridge and freezer to keep perishables cool during your stay. If you require any help planning your walks in the Dales’ head to the office where they can point you in the right direction. There is a laundry service open from 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Thursday and 9 am – 2 pm Friday and weekends in peak season. The campsite does not permit ground fires but allows raised fire pits and you can also rent a fire pit and eco logs for sale. Barbeques must also be raised up and on stands, blocks can be provided for those who need them. This accommodation in Kettlewell is great for families in summer to get out and have an adventure.
Causeway Croft Caravan Park
Causeway Croft caravan park is open to touring Caravans, motorhomes and trailer tents. The campsite is found on Far Lane in the main part of the village. The campsite has showers and a toilet block for guests. As I haven’t stayed at this site and used the facilities I am unsure of what they are like. They do however allow dogs on site and have electricity available.
I think overall the campsite is fairly new and basic so anyone wanting to have a few more amenities on site may want to book at one of the other two. I think the campsite may be catered to more hardcore hikers, walkers and bikers. Or sees that many in the caravans have their own kitchen with sink and shower room they don’t need to offer too much in terms of facilities.
Holiday Cottages In Kettlewell
Holiday cottages are vast becoming a popular type of accommodation near Kettlewell. I have found a couple of cottages ( see further down) but in terms of Holiday Homes in Kettlewell, they are based further out in surrounding villages.
Arncliffe House Farm
Arncliffe House Farm is based in Starbottom which is a 6-minute drive from Kettlewell. While Starbottom is quiet and calm it is set in a picturesque scene with winding roads through. This particular property offers up 2 bedrooms and one bathroom and sleeps 4 people. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed in this holiday cottage in Kettlewell. Bedroom one has a super king size bed and bedroom 2 has twin bed, perfect for a family holiday.
The property does offer secure bike storage, enclosed garden and patio area and parking for one car. The downside to this property is that no children under 10 years are allowed.
This holiday home in Kettlewell is based at the top of the hill in the village. The property is a spacious detached house with lovely views over the area. The house sleeps 6-7 people and 2 pets, there are 3 bedrooms and 1 family bathroom. The bedrooms are laid out as bedroom 1 has a double bed and single bed with en suite bathroom, bedroom 2 is a double and bedroom 3 is a twin bed. There is a separate dining room, living room and kitchen that is fully equipped.
The central heating does cost £1 per hour (first 3 hours are free). There is ample parking for guests, BBQ and enclosed garden. There is a cot and highchair available for families with young children. There is also no internet available.
Amerdale is a lovely holiday cottage in Kettlewell and is based in the village itself. This is a lovely property for families as the house is set out well. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 family bathroom. The bedrooms consists of bedroom 1 having a king size bed and bedroom 2 having twin beds. The bedrooms are actually on the ground floor and the kitchen and living space is based on the first floor.
There is parking for 2 cars, lockable bike storage for cyclists to use and wifi available. The property also has an enclosed garden, travel cot, highchair and baby gate provided. Cot bedding is not provided through all the adult beds have bed linen and towels included.
Stonelands Farmyard Cottages (Skirfare)
This holiday home in Kettlewell is actually based in Litton, a 20-minute drive from the main village of Kettlewell. Though a little further out it is well positioned to explore surrounding areas such as Settle and Malham. It is a bungalow property which sleeps up to 6 people and 2 pets. The property has 3 separate bedrooms and one family bathroom. The rooms consist of 2 double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Stonelands has a separate dining room, living room and kitchen fitted with electric oven and hob.
There is an indoor heated swimming pool and sauna to use as your leisure. The property also has a children’s playing area and an outdoor playing field perfect for summertime and dogs to have a run. There is private parking for guests but unfortunately, no internet.
This brand/name Stonelands Farmyard Cottages have multiple holiday homes available on their land. There are different sizes, prices and some allow pets and other ones don’t.
Bed and Breakfast In Kettlewell
Blue Bell Inn
This is one of the oldest places to stay in Kettlewell and a place my parents have stayed many times. This warm and welcoming pub is open for everyone and anyone. This is a perfect space for walkers and hikers to use as a base. The Blue Bell Inn has 5 double rooms and two twins all with en-suite bathrooms, TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers.
The added allure to the Inn is that both children and pets are allowed in both the pub and in the rooms. The owner of the Blue Bell Inn does make the guests and pets feel welcome, he even may give your dog a treat on occasion. My parents often stop here on the way home from a walk in the dales to have a nice home cooked meal and a well-earned beer. This has to be one of the more well-known pubs and accommodation in Kettlewell.
Pennycroft Guest House
The guest house is located on Far Lane opposite the Blue Bell Inn and near the Race Horse Hotel. There are 3 rooms available, one single room, one double room and a large room with a king size bed. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed in the guest house. Pennycroft is awarded Walker’s friendly scheme, they have many books, maps, clothing and equipment available for hire. This is the perfect place for people who have not been walking in the dales before and want to experience the great Yorkshire Dales.
Zarinas Bed And Breakfast
Zarina’s is also a tea room located in the village of Kettlewell. Zarina is a local and has been going to school in the village from the age of 8 years old. Within her tea room, she sells things from the Calendar girls to help support leukaemia research. Within the hotel part of the accommodation, there are 3 rooms, the Woodrup, the Old Schoolroom, and the Ramblers Roost room.
The Woodrup room is located in the attic with exposed beams with an en-suite bathroom and a king size bed. The room also comes with a real fire for those wintery days to get a real feel for the country living. The second room is the old school room which is a double room with an en-suite shower room. The last room is the Ramblers roost room, this is a single room with a private bathroom perfect for solo travellers looking for a room with a cheaper rate. The room rate booked directly often comes with a homemade breakfast, all meals can be adjusted for gluten free, dairy free, vegetarians and vegans.
Though the bed and breakfast doesn’t come with parking, there is safe storage for bicycles. There is also the option to have packed lunches made if you are going out walking or our for the day.
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B&B Lychgate House
The bed and breakfast is located on Scabbate gate in the main village of Kettlewell. The property has 2 rooms, one double room, and one twin room. Parking is available at the bed and breakfast as it is further from the main cluster of streets within the village. Pets are allowed in the bed and breakfast but may be extra costs. The house is said to be a little dated but still worth looking at if you are in the area.
Cottage Tea Room B&B
Cottage Tea Room B&B is a lovely cottage home located in the centre of Kettlewell. The property has two double rooms both with en-suite bathrooms. The rooms include luxury bed linen, towels, his and hers bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, whirlpool spa bath and tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms also include a full all you can eat Yorkshire breakfast.
Though the bed and breakfast doesn’t have parking you will receive a parking permit to enable you to park for free in the main car park in Kettlewell. This is located opposite the Tea Room. The Cottage Tea Room is dog-friendly and welcomes four-legged friends openly, they do ask however that you bring your own dog towel, bed and food. They are unfortunately unable to cater for disabled guests as both rooms are located on the second floor.
That is our complete list of accommodation in Kettlewell. Of course, there are plenty more within the Wharfedale area and will be sure to cover those in the future. If you have stayed at any of these places or looking to visit the lovely village of Kettlewell and need any tips to let us know in the comments.