Cat Hole Cottages


8 Reasons to Visit The Yorkshire Dales

Need a reason to visit the Yorkshire Dales? We’ve got 8! From local produce and stunning views to history and culture, there are plenty of things to enjoy during a trip to Yorkshire. 1. The Scenery One of our favourite things about the Yorkshire Dales has to be the spectacular[…]

A view of a reservoir with clouds in the sky

Family-Friendly and Free Yorkshire Dales Days Out

We’re so lucky in the Yorkshire Dales in that there is lots to see and do in our local area, with plenty of tourist attractions and fun days out often just a short drive away! But, as Brits and Yorkshire-folk, we’re always on the look out to save some pennies[…]

Discover National Parks Fortnight

Discover National Parks Fortnight – a two-week celebration across the UK – starts today, Saturday 3rd April! The celebration aims to encourage and inspire people of all ages to go outside and learn more about our amazing National Parks. We’re so lucky to live in the heart of the Yorkshire[…]


Welcome Back (again) to Cat Hole Cottages!

After a long (and snowy!) winter in lockdown here in the Dales, the government announcement and positive news we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. There is now a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel and we are hoping to reopen once again on Monday 12th[…]


Dark Skies in the Dales

Towards the end of last year, it was announced that the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks had been designated International Dark Sky Reserves, together becoming one of the largest areas in Europe to be simultaneously designated! We’re so lucky to live in the Yorkshire Dales National Park[…]

wooden sign to pennine way

Walking The Pennine Way from Cat Hole Cottages.

What is the Pennine Way? For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Pennine Way, it is the oldest National trail in England opening back in 1965, and, to this day, is arguably the most iconic of the trails in England. All in all, the trail is a total[…]

Visit the Dales this Half Term!

Somehow we’ve reached October and we’re well into Autumn meaning there’s not long until the schools break up for half term! A week at home as a family might not be something you’re looking forward to after months at home during lockdown, so why not make up for lost holidays[…]

Hello September!

We can’t believe we’re already into September and have been reopen to guests here at Cat Hole Cottages for two months already. The time has flown since we opened up again back at the beginning of July, and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has[…]

A Piece of History

When driving around our local area, researching places to visit or browsing our cottages on our website, you might come across some strange place names and wonder where they came from. Not only is our local dialect filled with confusing and archaic language, but our local area is also filled[…]


Welcome Back to Cat Hole Cottages!

So, the long-awaited date that so many businesses have been holding out for is finally here – we’re open for business again! We’re so excited to be able to welcome guests to our cottages and beautiful local area once again, like many accommodation providers, we were unsure if we would[…]