Places to stay

Town Head Barn Bunkhouse

Town Head Barn is a great place to stay and explore Upper Wharfedale © National Trust

Town Head Barn is a great place to stay and explore Upper Wharfedale

Town Head Barn bunkhouse is now available for you to hire. Set in the peaceful village of Buckden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Town Head Barn is the perfect base for exploring this spectacular part of the Dales. Especially popular with walkers and cyclists, this is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the glorious surrounding countryside. • Sleeps 12, 4 bunk beds in 3 bedrooms • Fully equipped kitchen; 3 bathrooms (with showers) • Communal dining room and lounge, with open fire to relax in front of after a day’s exploring • Options available ranging from 2 night stay (£240) to 7 night stay (£580). To book, or for more details, call us on 01729 830416

The Old Smithy

Tucked away in a peaceful corner of the tiny village of Buckden, the Old Smithy is a snug hideaway for two located close to the tumbling stream of Buckden Beck, perfectly located for exporing this spectacular area.

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Sitting room

A snug spot to unwind after a day's exploring © National Trust / Mike Henton

Enjoy the peace and quiet of this cosy sitting room at the end of the day - a perfect place to curl up with a book.


The kitchen has all you need © National Trust / Mike Henton

The kitchen is tastfully furnished with everything you need.

Buckden village

The Old Smithy is in Buckden, a peaceful Yorkshire village © National Trust / Mike Henton

Buckden is a typical Dales village, with a small village shop, a pub, tea rooms and a farm shop. It also commands spectacular views along Wharfedale.

Darnbrook Cottage nestles at the foot of Fountains Fell © National Trust / Mike Henton

Darnbrook Cottage nestles at the foot of Fountains Fell

Other cottages in the Dales

Darnbrook Cottage, on Malham Moor, is ideally situated to explore the Malham Tarn Estate. Part of the tiny hamlet (3 dwellings) on Darnbrook, the secluded cottage is perfect for getting out and about in the countryside.