Wharfeside House, Middle Lane, Kettlewell, Skipton, BD23 5QX

Call John Yorke on 07906 871801 or 01484 318328

Traditional hostel in Kettlewell, Yorkshire

In the centre of the unspoilt village of Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Wharfeside House is a perfect base for groups wanting to explore all that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer.

Ideal for D of E or other youth groups as well as groups of adults or families. The area attracts walkers, road cyclists, mountain bikers, bird watchers, people who like to fish, artists, cavers, pot-holers, climbers, as well as businesses who are keen to encourage team building but at economical prices.

Opened in 1969 by Huddersfield Wharfeside Youth Trust, Wharfeside house provides centrally heated self-catering accommodation for sole use groups of 10-32 people. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen with Aga cooker and fridge freezer, shower facilities with separate male and female toilets and a small separate leaders' bathroom. Your groups will enjoy the large communal spaces including a lounge with open fire, a dining/conference room and cosy conservatory. There's a spacious drying/boot room and large indoor bike/equipment store.

Outside there is a large garden with beautiful views in every direction and onsite parking for up to 4 vehicles. The well stocked village shop is a short walk away and provides all you need for self catering. And if you don't feel like cooking there's a choice of pubs in the village serving home cooked food. All bedding is provided (small charge). Please note there is neither dishwasher nor TV.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    32: 2x8, 1x6, 1x4, 3x2
  • Open:

    All year round including Christmas and New Year, 24 hours.
  • Price per night:

    Sole Use from £200 to £400 charged from £19pp (£15pp for organised youth groups). Plus £2.50pp set-up fee and £3pp if linen is required. Reduced prices midweek.
  • Booking:

    For availability and exact prices book online.
  • Directions:

    Kettlewell is a village in Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire. It lies 6 miles (10 km) north of Grassington and 14.6 miles (23.5 km) north of Skipton. Grid Ref: 54.146770,-2.047685 what3words: terms.clan.roadshow
  • Public Transport :

    On a bus route from Skipton or Grassington
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Dales Way Yorkshire Three Peaks
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Wharfeside House

Mid week offer: 3 nights for the price of 2

May 12th 2022

Bringing your group to Warfeside House in Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales this summer, has just got even more attractive. Book for 2 nights and get a thrid night free of charge. Groups of between 15 -30 are sure of having a fab time. Every group will have sole use of this beautiful spacious stone house. The picture postcard village of Kettlwell is one of the gems of the Yorkshire Dales with great walking and cycling from the doorstep.

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Another fab group hostel joins the Independent Hostel network

April 21st 2022

We are delighted to introduce Wharfeside House to our readers. Situated in the picture postcard village of Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this traditional group only hostel accommodates groups of between 15 & 30 people, all on a sole use basis. It makes the perfect base for clubs, schools and gatherings of friends/families looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of this corner of Yorkshire. The walking is fantastic with the Dales Way passing through the village. This area is also popular with road cyclists, mountain bikers, bird watchers, artists, cavers, pot-holers, climbers and fishermen/women. In fact there is something for everybody. And as with all our hostels, you’ll be amazed what great value it is.

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