Since I was young I have been visiting the small towns and villages in the Yorkshire Dales. One of my favourites was Grassington for obvious reasons. Some of the best walks started/ended here, the pubs had the best food and they also had amazing unique shops.
We spent a lot of time in Grassington and think it is a great place to visit when in the Yorkshire Dales. These are the places to stay in Grassington…
Where Is Grassington
Grassington is located in the Wharfedale, North Yorkshire. The town is located in the Yorkshire Dales and is popular for walking and hiking. Popular with visitors for shopping, pubs and riverside walks any time of the year.
Hotels In Grassington
Grassington House Hotel
Located in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales the Grassington House Hotel is luxury at it’s best. The hotel doesn’t just offer up stunning location with a luxury stay but also a place for events, weddings and also has a restaurant.? Each room is individually decorated in the Georgian residence which makes me want to stay in each and every room.
Grassington House Hotel is a beautiful place to stop for a drink, sleep or eat and is definitely a key building within the square. This is definitely one of the nicest hotels Grassington.
The Old Hall Inn
Though not directly located in Grassington, The Old Hall Inn offers up beautiful rooms inside a traditional British pub. The Old Hall Inn is located in Threshfield which is a 10-minute drive at the most and a 30-minute walk. It is in a great location for anyone wanting to explore Grassington and the surrounding areas.
The Devonshire Grassington
The Devonshire is located in the village of Grassington. It is popular for walkers heading for a drink and hot meal as well as visitors to the area for somewhere to stay. The hotel itself is quaint, cosy and has stunning features, such as the bay window seats and the stunning brickwork of the building.
The hotel has 8 individual rooms each with a mixture of standard double, suites, twin and family rooms. Each room comes with a private ensuite bathroom, some have the added luxury of a rainfall shower. Rooms cater from 2 to 4 people so perfect for couples and families. Some of the rooms are dog-friendly but ask for this service before booking, the prices start at ?10 a night for your furry friend to join you.
Black Horse Hotel
The Black Horse Hotel is also located within the village of Grassington further up the hill from the Devonshire. The hotel itself dates back to the 17th century as it was an old coaching inn. The quirky hotel sits on the side of the cobbled street leading down to the main square. This is another spot popular for walkers, bikers and general visitors to sit and have lunch or a drink.
The Black Horse Hotel has 5 rooms available, again pets are allowed in this hotel with no extra charge. The hotel caters for all types but doesn’t seem to have family rooms available. Each of the rooms also has en-suite bathrooms that come with complimentary toiletries.
Due to the hotel also being a pub/restaurant they serve lovely pub food and craft ales. The hotel offers up a shared lounge area for guests also. Just around the corner, there is a lovely fish and chip shop serving up fresh food daily.
The Foresters Arms
Though not as grand as some of the other hotels The Foresters Arms is simple, comfortable and in a great location. Located minutes from the centre of Grassington the attraction to this hotel is location. Though the rooms are a little dated, they are clean and homely. The rooms come with en-suite bathrooms, though is a little on the small side.
The pub itself is a great spot for some traditional homemade dishes and a pint. The food has high reviews and staff are welcoming and friendly. Dogs are permitted to stay in the rooms with no extra charge. The hotel also offers safe storage for motorbikes and pedal bikes.
Bed And Breakfast In Grassington
Bed and breakfasts are a more traditional method of accommodation but not one that should be forgotten. There are lovely homely bed and breakfasts in Grassington and should definitely be kept in mind for future visits.
Another property located in Threshfield located 10 minutes drive from Grassington main centre. Bridge House is a luxury bed and breakfast accommodation located 0.5 miles from The Old Hall Inn pub. The bed and breakfast have double rooms offering up 2 single beds or double beds. Each room comes with an en-suite bathroom and a shared lounge with sky tv. As well as the cosy living area access there is also a private garden area for guests to use.
Guests have described the host Debbie as welcoming, friendly and inviting. The breakfast is said to be just as good as the welcoming host. The house is comfy, cosy and has a wonderful countryside feel to give guests the added touches to a real English countryside visit. I would say this is definitely one of the best bed and breakfast in Grassington.
Number 47 Grassington Guest House
Number 47 is a beautiful 17th Century house located on the main street of Grassington just up from the square. It is beautifully decorated with a country cottage feel, perfect for a homely stay away from home. There is an enclosed garden that can be seen from the breakfast table and is quite the bird watchers spot.
The guest house has 1 double room with kingsize bed or twin bed option is available. There is also space for a third person with a small private room on the same floor. The bedroom offers up an en-suite bathroom. I spotted this beautiful house as we walked around the idyllic village and had never seen a more charming bed and breakfast in Grassington. It is stunning to look at and would meet any visitors expectations of a country cottage.
Ashfield House like many in the area is a 17th-century building packed with a country house feel. There are standard rooms, deluxe rooms and the garden suite. Each ranging in price but all reasonable rates per night. There are 7 rooms in total all varying in style, each comes with an en-suite bathroom. There is a wide range of breakfast selections both hot and cold and of course served with Yorkshire Tea. This bed and breakfast in Grassington is larger and more suitable for groups and families with multiple rooms.
Campsites Near Grassington
When I was younger we spent a lot of our time camping so this was normal for me. We only ever returned to a campsite a couple of times so we sampled pretty much all local sites. We also spent plenty of time in and around the area so these are our campsites near Grassington. These are the ones that are nearest in distance to Grassington village.
Wharfedale Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
Wharfedale caravan site opens its fields to touring campervans and motorhomes. Unfortunately, it does not have space for tents. The standings can be on grass or hardstanding, with electric and without electric. This has facilities such as a disabled shower room, dogs walk nearby, disabled facilities and baby changing facilities. This campsite also allows BBQ’s and offers up waste disposal for motorhomes.
Other things such as family washrooms, toilet block and laundry facilities are available. Grassington is 2.2 miles from the campsite and is 7 minutes drive.
Wood Nook Caravan Park
Woodnook Caravan park offers a range of possibilities for campers alike. They have space for touring caravans, seasonal caravans, motorhomes and tents, as well as our caravan holiday home for hire. Though they do not accept group camping or Duke Of Edinburgh. The site has an on-site information hut giving campers up to date information about the current events.
The campsite offers up toilets, showers, free WiFi, washing up facilities, children?s play area, and a laundry area. All tent pitches have the option for electric hook up and can have a tent as large as 7m by 7m. This for me personally is the better of the campsites near Grassington as it provides space for all types of campers at no extra distance from Grassington.
Woodnook Caravan park is located 2.2 miles from Grassington and is an 8-minute drive.
Holiday Homes In Grassington
There are so many different holiday homes and cottages in and around the Grassington area. Though I haven’t stayed in any (yet). I have listed a couple below with brief details and links to help you if you decide that a cottage/holiday home is what you are looking for. This type of accommodation works well if you are a larger group/family, if you are planning on staying in the area for more than 2-3 days and if you plan to save a little by cooking, eating in etc.
This style of accommodation can be great to use as a base for the surrounding areas. By renting a car or driving you can use Grassington as a base and explore the areas within the Yorkshire Dales. Grassington is a great area for a base as there is plenty of shops for clothes, supplies, food and also plenty of places to eat. Holiday homes/cottages make great places to stay in Grassington as they offer up much more of a homely feel and great way to accommodate large groups and families.
Here are a couple of holiday homes in Grassington…
This is a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom house nestled in the picturesque village of Grassington. The home is beautifully restored and comes with everything you need to make your time in the Yorkshire Dales memorable. The house comes with a weekly guide price, so I would keep this in mind when you are looking to book. You may be able to have a shorter stay, it would have to be something you enquire about beforehand.
There are 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one of which is a king size and the other is twin beds. The third bedroom is twin beds with a basin in the room. There is a third bathroom available as the family bathroom. Parking is available for one car, duvet and pillows are feathered and there is a travel cot available. Also, the option to have additional parking permits for extra cars is available but at a cost. The property holds up to 6 adults and 1 baby, perfect for a family holiday making this one of the best places to stay in Grassington and makes great holiday homes in Grassington.
Garside is much smaller and cosier than Croft House but is much more suited to a single couple. This property comes with a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom on the first floor of the building. There is parking available for 2 cars and bed linen and towels are provided as well as a cot and highchair is needed. This property does not come with any internet but surely the Yorkshire Dales has more entertainment to offer.
Westgarth is a lovely Dales cottage dating back to 1750 with low beamed ceilings. This property is placed a quiet five-minute walk from the main shops, tea rooms and pubs. The ground floor has a fully furnished kitchen, lounge with TV and cloakroom with WC. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 shared bathroom, again this property doesn’t offer internet but has parking for three cars.
Low Mill Cottage
The best part of this property has to be the view over the river Wharfe. Low Mill Cottage offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. Another great feature of this cottage is the family-friendly feel with the enclosed garden and swing. This is a converted 18th-century mill house and is perfect for a larger group booking or family holidays.
There is internet, bed linen included and parking for 3 cars. Low Mill cottage is a very charming holiday home and is a perfect place to settle in and explore the surrounding villages. Low Mill Cottage has plenty to offer holidaymakers and is one of the nicest places to stay in Grassington.
Polly’s Fold is great for those who like to have everything on one floor. The property is great for older couples who don’t want to have to hike up and down flights of stairs. Polly’s Fold is a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom property with allowance for one dog. There is bed linen, towels and private parking included. There is no internet included with the property.
Southey cottage is a lovely terraced cottage with accommodation over 3 floors. The ground floor offers up the kitchen with a range, living room with TV, DVD and games. The first floor has 1 bedroom with kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath. The second bedroom is located on the first floor with a kingsize bed with en-suite. The third bedroom is located on the second floor which as twin beds.
The property has internet, a patio area and parking for one car. It does not accept dogs at this cottage.
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That is our complete list of places to stay in Grassington. Of course, there are plenty more places to stay within the Yorkshire Dales National Park 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 Grassington and need any tips to let us know in the comments.