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The Flying Scotsman, Goathland, North York Moors
The Flying Scotsman, Goathland, North York Moors

Self-catering holiday cottages in the North York Moors

A stunning ancient area, boasting one of the largest heather moorlands in the UK, this beautiful National Park is a perfect spot for rest and relaxation. As well as the vast and scenic moors, there is a spectacular coastline that stretches some 26 miles, plenty of wildlife-filled woodlands and a fascinating history to learn about. Add to this, the famous friendliness of the Yorkshire folk and you have a superb holiday destination. Read more

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54.302448, -0.919583

A delightful self catering holiday cottage in the village of Hutton-le-Hole, one of the North York Moors prettiest villages. A perfect retreat for anyone wanting to explore this beautiful area and an ideal base for walking holidays. Enjoy riverside picnic areas, galleries and a pub on the doorstep, along with wonderful walking and plenty of attractions close by.

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £1750
Short breaks from £195 per night

6+2  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.402146, -1.315846

The schoolmaster in Ingleby Arncliffe must have been the envy of the village when he moved into his Arts and Crafts house in 1909. The owners have lovingly restored this holiday cottage, retaining original features like the tiled fireplace in the living room and adding modern comforts such as double glazing, USB ports and WiFi. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for a family self-catering holiday by the Yorkshire Moors. There are stunning walks from the door and you're under an hour from York, Whitby, and other favourite destinations. 

Weekly guide price:
£1080 to £1540
Short breaks from £180 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.234403, -1.341226

Why settle for bland when you can have quirky. The Old Apothecary is in the historic heart of Thirsk, a short walk from shops, cafes, markets, pubs and museums. The self-catering property has been cleverly converted from two smaller properties into one light-filled cosy holiday home with a double bedroom upstairs and an open plan living/dining area on the ground floor. Far from boring, the owner's choice in decor is unique and interesting, reflecting her interests and travels, creating a welcoming atmosphere where couples and solo visitors immediately feel at home.

Weekly guide price:
£490 to £590
Short breaks from £80 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.233608, -0.622938

Tillers Cottage is a gorgeous holiday cottage in North Yorkshire. Located in the charming village of Ebberston and within easy reach of Scarborough, Pickering and Ryedale, the stone property is a stone's throw from the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and a stroll from the village pub. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and is beautifully furnished throughout. The layout is ideal for families or friends. There's a great choice of attractions and sights to enjoy in all seasons. 

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £1400
Short breaks from £175 per night

8  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.256175, -0.996279

The Yorkshire Dales is one of the best places for a holiday. It isn't only the scenery, which is spectacular year round, but the charming villages and the warmth of the people who are justifiably proud of their corner of the world. Gardener's Cottage is a lovely detached cottage in Nawton, a short walk from the village pub and less than three miles from Helmsley and the southern border of the national park. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms with beautifully furnished rooms and a large garden that features an outdoor hot tub. Blissful doesn't even begin to cover it!

Weekly price:
£1680 all year
Short breaks from £240 per night

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.483426, -0.636659

Oakley is a welcoming home-away-from-home in Whitby and within easy reach of the North York Moors National Park. It has private driveway parking for three cars and a fully enclosed and secure back garden. It is a modern holiday property that has been beautifully furnished to be both practical and comfortable for families, including those with children and dogs as well as couples who need a little more space. The four-bedroom property sleeps six people with space for three more on sofa-beds in the living room and is barely a mile from Whitby town centre, beach and harbour. The location is fantastic for exploring not only Whitby but the surrounding beaches and countryside. The owner can sometimes offer an unoccupancy rate for smaller parties. Contact the owner directly. 

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £2009
Short breaks from £145 per night

6  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.558737, -0.793068

Perfectly placed in a quiet pedestrian street, this delightful fisherman's cottage offers an eclectic mix of antiques, modern conveniences and classic traditional charm. Perfect for couples, this lovely cottage is just a minute from the picturesque harbour of Staithes with pubs, shops and the beach close to hand. Enjoy fabulous coastal or moorland walks, kayaking, fossil hunting, fishing, relaxing on the beach or exploring the areas many attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £950

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.415942, -0.835552

Sitting right in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, this comfy welcoming barn is just a mile from Wainwright's Coast to Coast and surrounded by spectacular scenery. With wide appeal and flexible accommodation, it is every bit as popular with large groups of up to ten as it is for couples taking advantage of the mid-week reduced rates.

Weekly guide price:
£600 to £1000

2-10  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.217548, -1.420793

Morndyke Cottage is a beautiful holiday cottage in a gorgeous location near the North York Moors. It is on the family-run Morndyke Farm and sleeps three people in two bedrooms. The owners have gone to great efforts to ensure a high standard of accommodation with luxuries like underfloor heating, Laura Ashley furnishings and fresh flowers. The two-bedroom self-catering cottage sleeps three people with accommodation all on one level. There is a shop, restaurant and pub all within a mile, and beautiful walks and bike rides from the door. 

Weekly guide price:
£686 to £700
Short breaks from £100 per night

3  |   2  |   3+  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.244247, -0.811684

Heron View is a 4-Star holiday cottage on the edge of Pickering in North Yorkshire, close to the North York Moors National Park and North Riding Forest and within easy reach of beaches like Scarborough and Robin Hood's Bay. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and is well suited to big families, extended families or friends. Excellent on-site amenities include an indoor swimming pool, playground, 10 acres of grounds that include woodlands, fields and a river. The cottage is one of seven superb self-catering Yorkshire cottages at Low Costa Mill. It is available for bookings all year round.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£660 to £1500
Short breaks from £200 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

54.244247, -0.811684

Harvester Cottage has everything families need for a fun and relaxing self-catering holiday in North Yorkshire. In addition to sleeping five people in three bedrooms, guests at the dog-friendly cottage have excellent amenities that include an indoor swimming pool, secure bike storage, and 10 acres of grounds with woodland, an adventure playground, and a gently flowing beck. It is one of seven superb self-catering cottages at Low Costa Mill, 1.5 miles from Pickering's shops, cafes, bike hire and attractions like Pickering Castle and the Beck Isle Museum. The region is famous for its fantastic footpaths and sensational cycling. You can't help but fall in love with the landscape.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£455 to £925
Short breaks from £120 per night

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

54.244247, -0.811684

Thresher Cottage is a dog-friendly, two-bedroom self-catering cottage near Pickering. It sleeps up to four people and is perfect for couples or families at any time of year. The cottage is at Low Costa Mill near Pickering, with excellent onsite amenities that include an indoor swimming pool, bike washing and secure storage, and 10 acres of woodland, gardens and playing fields. The North York Moors is on the doorstep, with miles of footpaths and cycling routes through moorland and around coastal towns like Whitby and Scarborough. Thresher Cottage can be booked with other cottages at Low Costa Mill to accommodate extended families and groups of friends.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £875
Short breaks from £108 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

54.244247, -0.811684

Farrier's Cottage is at Low Costa Mill near Pickering, where amenities include woodland walks, an indoor swimming pool, 10 acres of grounds, duck ponds and a children's play area. The dog-friendly cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples or families. Pickering is only 1.5 miles away, with a weekly market, a great choice of shops and places to eat and attractions that include Pickering Castle and the Beck Isle Museum. From here, you can easily explore the North York Moors National Park, Dalby Forest, and coastal towns like Whitby and Scarborough.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£385 to £825
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

54.244247, -0.811684

The Granary sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families. It is one of seven fantastic self-catering properties at Low Costa Mill near Pickering, giving guests excellent access to the North York Moors and Dalby Forest for walking, cycling and sightseeing. On-site amenities include an indoor swimming pool, 10 acres of woodlands and garden, a children's play area, and secure bike storage. It's a fantastic choice for a holiday in any season as there is so much to see and do within a small radius.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £1075
Short breaks from £150 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

54.244247, -0.811684

Leat Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, providing 4-Star accommodation for families, couples and friends. It is one of seven cottages at Low Costa Mill, with guests having use of a swimming pool, 10 acres of grounds, a children's playground, and a big lawn for playing ball games. The estate is on the outskirts of Pickering, within easy reach of the North York Moors National Park and North Riding Forest. It's perfect for cycling and walking, with the cottage having secure bike storage with walks and bike rides from the door.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£455 to £950
Short breaks from £120 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

54.244247, -0.811684

Perfect for couples, Carters Cottage is well-equipped to a 4-Star standard and offers guests the use of excellent on-site facilities that include an indoor swimming pool and 10 acres of grounds. With a log-fire, the holiday cottage is a welcoming bolt-hole for two at any time of the year and sitting on the edge of Pickering, it has excellent amenities close to hand and is within easy reach of the North York Moors National Park and North Riding Forest. A great choice for those who enjoy walking, cycling, exploring or simply relaxing whilst on holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£285 to £515
Short breaks from £75 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

54.177870, -0.288460

You can walk to the beach in 5 minutes from the door of this pretty cottage close to Filey Bay and within easy reach of favourite places that include Scarborough, Bridlington and the North York Moors National Park. The cottage is part of a private holiday development with guests having access to facilities that include swimming pools, a cafe and pub, as well as an adventure playground and games arcade. There is space for up to four people to sleep in two beautiful ensuite bedrooms and a layout that is ideal for couples or families.

Weekly guide price:
£530 to £1400
Short breaks from £93 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.162816, -0.270943

This gorgeous ten-bedroom barn conversion can sleep up to 22 guests, or 40 when combined with the neighbouring Grade II listed holiday home. It's barely a 15-minute walk from the beach and a pub, with a high standard of self-catering accommodation that ticks all the boxes for big group accommodation on the North Yorkshire Coast. The North York Moors and Scarborough are both within easy reach, and there are lots of beautiful things to see and fun activities to enjoy regardless of the season.

Weekly guide price:
£3000 to £5225
Short breaks from £1000 per night

22  |   10  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.162816, -0.270943

There's space for everyone and their dog at Manor House. The Grade II listed property dates from 1670 with original features updated to provide luxury holiday accommodation for up to 20 people in eight beautiful bedrooms. The house is near Reighton Sands on the North Yorkshire Coast, within walking distance of two pubs and an easy drive from the North York Moors National Park. It is a fantastic self-catering property for extended families and groups of friends, including hen parties. It sits close to Honey Suckle and the two can be booked together to provide large group accommodation for up to 40 guests.

Weekly guide price:
£2500 to £4275
Short breaks from £838 per night

18-20  |   8  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Alpha House

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 27th May 2022 for 3 nights, £370Save £19"£370 for couples. Extra for additional guests (>2)Come & enjoy the Yorkshire Coast. Study with desk if you need to work when you're not paddling in the sea!"
54.432831, -0.550988

Located in an enviable position in the pretty village of Fylingthorpe and within walking distance of Robin Hood's Bay in the North York Moors National Park, Alpha House is the perfect getaway for families who enjoy the outdoors. With several footpaths from the house, you can enjoy a new walk and stunning views each day of your holiday. Spend a day on the beach, explore Whitby Abbey and take a steam train into the moors. Alpha House sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms and can be booked with Alpha Cottage to accommodate groups of up to ten people.

Weekly guide price:
£575 to £850
Short breaks from £110 per night

5+1  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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The North York Moors National Park

One of the most striking features of the North York Moors is the dramatically contrasting landscape, from coastline and cliffs to sweeping valleys and lush forests. As a result, the area is a haven for wildlife with plenty of good spotting opportunities.

There are a number of ways in which to explore the lush valleys, pretty villages, wild moorland and rugged coastline. Choose to ride or cycle through the heather-clad moors and quiet lanes, or enjoy miles of wonderful walking from a gentle stroll to the Cleveland Way long distance path. For those who prefer the water, there is plenty of kayaking and canoeing to be done. Another popular way to experience the area that must be on the 'to-do' list is by steam engine. The wonderfully preserved North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a fascinating step back in time and provides the perfect way to hop between the idyllic villages whilst taking in the stunning scenery enroute.

When you're ready to rest after a day of exploration and sightseeing, you can choose from one of the many quaint country pubs or Yorkshire breweries, like the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham. Here you can take a guided tour and learn about the traditional brewing process.

A wonderfully tranquil destination to get away from the rat race, the North York Moors is a superb example of England at its best - both now and how it used to be. Find out more about things to do in the North York Moors.