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Holiday Cottages North Yorkshire & North York Moors

The North York Moors is a stunning ancient area in North Yorkshire, boasting one of the largest heather moorlands in the UK. This beautiful National Park is a perfect spot for relaxation. As well as the vast and scenic moors, there is a spectacular coastline that stretches some 26 miles, making North Yorkshire a wonderful spot for a Yorkshire holiday.

There are also plenty of wildlife-filled woodlands and a fascinating history to learn about. Add to this, the famous friendliness of the North Yorkshire folk and holiday cottages in spades, and you have a superb Yorkshire holiday destination. Read more

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54.423159, -1.254778

A charming holiday cottage close to the village of Swainby with glorious views across lovely open countryside, providing the ideal place for a relaxing holiday in North Yorkshire. Sitting on the edge of the North York Moors, Lyke Wake Cottage is perfect for walkers and cyclists with many superb walks locally including the Cleveland Way and National Cycle Route 65 easily accessible.

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £620
Short breaks from £80 per night

5  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Granary Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sun, 16th Jun 2024 for 1 nights, £145"NEXT AVAILABLE DATES FRI 28TH JUNE 3 nights £425, ALSO FRI 5th & 12th JULY £825wk SHORT BREAKS £450 slps 4 & 1 dog ALL GROUND FLOOR VIEW OUR WEBSITE or call 01723 850402"
54.210761, -0.591949

This welcoming holiday cottage sits in the ground of a 100-year old granary, offering a high standard of accommodation for up to four guests in two bedrooms. Granary Cottage offers ground floor accommodation and sits on the edge of the North York Moors within easy reach of popular destinations including Malton, Scarborough, Pickering, Whitby and York. Picture yourself in the summer, enjoying an evening glass of wine as you gaze across countryside views towards the North York Moors, or in winter, relaxing in a cosy sitting room with a proper open fire. Just outside of the village of Snainton and within walking distance of a pub, Granary Cottage is a favourite all year round. Please visit our website www.granary-cottage.com

Weekly guide price:
£565 to £995
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

The Stables Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 16th Aug 2024 for 4 nights, £595Save £60"NEXT AVAILABLE DATES !! Fri 16th AUG 4 nights £595 then MON 2nd SEPT 4 nights £595 slps upto 5 & 1 dog with 2 en-suite bathrooms beds as king size or twins VIEW OUR WEBSITE or call 01723 850402"
54.210761, -0.591949

Located in a peaceful position just outside of the village of Snainton close to the edge of the North York Moors we have 2 cottages, this one and Granary Cottage. The Stables Cottage offers a luxurious place to stay while discovering the many delights of the Moors. There is space for five guests to sleep in two bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms), so the cottage is a favourite with couples as well as families who enjoy being close to beautiful countryside and friendly towns including Pickering, Helmsley, Scarborough and Whitby.Please visit our website  www.granary-cottage.com  

Weekly guide price:
£565 to £1095
Short breaks from £150 per night

4+1  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.241602, -0.746006

Keldy Cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms with a family bathroom. Additional infant in cot allowed.

Weekly guide price:
£1026 to £1800
Short breaks from £145 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.241602, -0.746006

Dalby Cottage sleeps 6 people in 3 ensuite bedrooms. Additional infant in cot allowed.

Weekly guide price:
£1334 to £2340
Short breaks from £188 per night

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.448400, -0.670989

Cowslip Cottage has 4 bedrooms in total. 3 in the main house and another bedroom in the retreat below.

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £1400
Short breaks from £200 per night

8  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.246228, -0.781417

Nine Potterhill is a fantastic family-friendly holiday cottage in the heart of Pickering, the Gateway to the Moors. It's close to some of the best walks and attractions in the region and within easy reach of the spectacular Yorkshire coast and favourite attractions like Castle Howard and York's many historic sites. The three-bedroom property has been beautifully renovated and decorated to sleep six people in three bedrooms with a huge bathroom, a small courtyard garden, and lockable bike storage. Nine Potterhill has excellent self-catering facilities and is dog-friendly.

Weekly guide price:
£860 to £1195
Short breaks from £130 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.264436, -0.823774

Escape to the country! This pretty stone cottage is set in the heart of the quaint North Yorkshire village of Wrelton, which was mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086. Positioned a short drive from the picturesque market town of Pickering and only 7 miles from Rosedale and 30 minutes from the east coast. Sleeping four guests across two luxurious bedrooms, one king and 2 singles. All set out with the comfiest beds and the addition of a beautifully appointed bathroom. All rooms come with wonderful views of the tranquil village and expansive North Yorkshire countryside, with Sue & Paul the Owners lovingly transforming Broomfield Cottage into the perfect escape for a combination for rest and relaxation.  

Weekly guide price:
£600 to £650
Short breaks from £100 per night

2+2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Ryedale Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Thu, 20th Jun 2024 for 2 nights, £250"A mini midweek break in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, just outside of Helmsley and the North York Moors National Park"
54.224749, -1.048346

Enjoy the beauty of the North York Moors National Park from the comfort of Ryedale Cottage. The pretty stone cottage is one of four at Sproxton Hall Cottages in Sproxton, just two miles from Helmsley. There is space for four guests to sleep in two bedrooms, making it perfect for couples and families who want a peaceful location that is close to some of the region's favourite attractions such as Helmsley Castle, Pickering, Castle Howard, York, Whitby and Scarborough.

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £850
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Bilsdale Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 21st Jun 2024 for 3 nights, £425"A long weekend (longer stays also available) in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside just outside of Helmsley and the North York Mors Natiaon Park"
54.224749, -1.048346

Arriving at Bilsdale Cottage is a heart-warming experience. The pretty stone cottage, which is one of four at Sproxton Hall, is set back from a private road in a quiet hamlet, only two miles south of the friendly market town of Helmsley. Guests can wake up to beautiful views of the Howardian Hills AONB and the North York Moors National Park, knowing that their day is full of spectacular scenery and memorable experiences which could even include walking around the ancient city walls of York or strolling by the seaside at Whitby or Scarborough. With space to sleep four people in two bedrooms, Bilsdale Cottage is ideal for families and couples.

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £850
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.230490, -1.005716

Set back from a quiet road in the peaceful village of Harome, Overdale Cottage is close to the border of the North York Moors National Park and within easy reach of Helmsley, Pickering and York. The pet-friendly cottage has recently been refurbished to offer very comfortable accommodation for couples and families. There is space for four people to stay in two bedrooms, and pets are welcome. The cottage has lovely views of the surrounding countryside and is close to fantastic walks and cycle trails. There are even two excellent pubs within walking distance - the Star Inn and the Michelin-starred Pheasant, or stay in for dinner and enjoy a glass of wine in front of the open fire.

Weekly guide price:
£436 to £812

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.344212, -1.115560

Spacious and full of character, this welcoming holiday retreat for two sits on a small dales hill farm in the North York Moors National Park. Low Crossett Cottage offers the opportunity of peace and tranquility, lovely walks, spectacular views and a comfy self-catering base for exploring the areas many attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£625 to £895

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.481479, -0.616078

Rosemill is a beautiful, spacious townhouse just a five-minute walk from the harbour and abundant amenities in Whitby. The house has five bedrooms and sleeps up to ten people. It has off-road parking and an enclosed outdoor space for sitting and dining. As pets are a part of any family, and Whitby is such a great place for dogs to have fun too, we welcome them as well.

Weekly guide price:
£1250 to £2800
Short breaks from £155 per night

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.47932955105015, -0.659748652203551

Cottage 4 is a beautifully restored sandstone barn with large shared garden and plenty of space to roam. 4 bedrooms (master with en-suite, 2 double rooms (1 ground floor) 1 twin room.1 bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 ground floor utility with wc & basinOpen plan kitchen living dinning room Converted in 2017, The Granary Cottage 4’s interior style is modern, contemporary, calm and welcoming with all the mod cons you have at home.  The Open Plan Kitchen, Living, Dining RoomThe modern bright and airy kitchen is well equipped with many kitchen appliances, integrated fridge with freezer compartment, electric oven, hob and extractor, a dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster complete the line-up. The living/dining area is a great place to relax and get together with a flat-screen TV/DVD comfy sofas and chairs with a dining table to seat everyone and a patio door leading out to the garden. There is also separate cloakroom with WC and a coat cupboard housing iron and ironi

Weekly guide price:
£975 to £1395
Short breaks from £215 per night

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.47932955105015, -0.659748652203551

A beautifully restored sandstone barn with large shared garden and plenty of space to roam. Self catering accommodation for 4 guests – 1 King and 1 Twin rooms Family friendly with good access. Converted in 2016, The Granary Cottage 3's interior style is modern, contemporary, calm and welcoming with all the mod cons you have at home. The tiled flooring throughout the ground floor benefits from underfloor heating. The Open Plan Kitchen, Living, Dining Room The modern bright and airy kitchen is well equipped with many kitchen appliances, integrated fridge with freezer compartment, electric oven, hob and extractor, a dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster complete the line-up. The living/dining area is a great place to relax and get together with a flat-screen TV/DVD comfy sofas and chairs with a dining table to seat everyone and a patio door leading out to the garden. There is also separate cloakroom with WC and a coat cupboard housing iron and ironing board, vacuum and clothes a

Weekly guide price:
£600 to £795
Short breaks from £95 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.479330, -0.659749

A beautifully restored sandstone barn with large shared garden and plenty of space to roam. Self catering accommodation for 4 guests – 1 King and 1 Twin rooms Family friendly with good access. Converted in 2016, The Granary Cottage 2's interior style is modern, contemporary, calm and welcoming with all the mod cons you have at home. The tiled flooring throughout the ground floor benefits from underfloor heating. The Open Plan Kitchen, Living, Dining Room The modern bright and airy kitchen is well equipped with many kitchen appliances, integrated fridge with freezer compartment, electric oven, hob and extractor, a dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster complete the line-up. The living/dining area is a great place to relax and get together with a flat-screen TV/DVD comfy sofas and chairs with a dining table to seat everyone and a patio door leading out to the garden. There is also separate cloakroom with WC and a coat cupboard.

Weekly guide price:
£600 to £795
Short breaks from £95 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.479330, -0.659749

Cottage 1 is a beautifully restored sandstone barn with large shared garden and plenty of space to roam. Self catering accommodation for 6 guests 3 bedrooms – 1 King, 1 Double and 1 Twin room Family friendly with good access Converted in 2016, The Granary Cottage 1’s interior style is modern, contemporary, calm and welcoming with all the mod cons you have at home. The tiled flooring throughout the ground floor benefits from underfloor heating. The Open Plan Kitchen, Living, Dining Room The modern bright and airy kitchen is well equipped with many kitchen appliances, integrated fridge/freezer, electric oven, hob and extractor, a dishwasher and washing machine, microwave, kettle and toaster complete the line-up. The living/dining area is a great place to relax and get together with a flat-screen TV/DVD comfy sofas and chairs with a dining table to seat everyone and a patio door leading out to the garden. There is also a lobby area with separate cloakroom with WC and a coat cu

Weekly guide price:
£725 to £995
Short breaks from £115 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.247814, -0.789168

Dating back to 17th Century, our charming Yorkshire longhouse provides a spacious, comfortable getaway for family and friends to get together.  You will find the Longhouse full of character and a welcoming, restful home, having plenty of communal space for guests to relax with a book,  or enjoy time together.  Pickering is a great location with plentiful opportunities for days out and activities, it is a bustling market town situated at the edge of the beautiful North York Moors, and is famous for it's heritage, steam railway. There is something for everyone, from walking and nature to sight seeings and culture.  Pickering has cafes, shops, pubs, restaurants, all selling fresh, local produce and is in easy reach of many of the local attractions on our doorstep: the Yorkshire heritage coastline, the beautiful North York Moors and many charming towns and villages.  The Longhouse provides a welcoming home in easy and   IDeal base walking sbiking sight seeing

Weekly guide price:
£946 to £1197
Short breaks from £150 per night

7  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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 and Laura Ashley furnishings. 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:
£725 to £2000
Short breaks from £241 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

Cottages in North Yorkshire

There are plenty of beautiful market towns and villages surrounding the North Yorkshire Moors, creating the ideal place to enjoy a tranquil getaway in some stunning North Yorkshire holiday cottages. If you’re seeking an authentic seaside town with lots to do and see, Whitby is a great option. For historical sights and breathtaking architecture, the city of York is the place to be.

With never-ending countryside and stunning scenery in abundance, there are plenty of incredible places worth visiting throughout the North Yorkshire countryside. Be sure to check out areas such as Robin Hoods Bay, Thirsk, Kirkbymoorside and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, plus many more. These quaint towns and villages provide an ideal base for those hoping to immerse themselves in the lovely North York Moors.

North Yorkshire Holidays & North York Moors Travel Guide

Before booking your holiday cottage in North Yorkshire, you can find all the information you need for your trip here.

When to Visit North Yorkshire and the North York Moors

It is important to assess the best time to visit North Yorkshire before booking your trip as this can impact several aspects of your visit. From where to see and what to do, below is a little more information about the different seasons and when to go here for the perfect break.

Spring is a lovely time to visit North Yorkshire. This is when the landscapes come to life with beautiful flora and fauna, creating vibrant scenery throughout the area. The temperatures are also pleasant during this time with averages of around 9°C, providing an ideal climate to get out and active.

Summer is a popular time to visit North Yorkshire as this is when the temperatures begin to rise to averages of around 17°C. With warmer weather, more sunshine and longer daylight hours, summer is great for those seeking adventure and exploration.

For frosted landscapes, colder temperatures and pretty towns bright with festive lights, winter is an excellent time to visit the North York Moors. Temperatures average around 3°C and the days are much shorter. However, don’t let this deter you from visiting because there is still plenty to do during this time. Wander around Christmas markets, or get cosy by the fire in your lovely North Yorkshire holiday cottage.

What to Do around North Yorkshire and the North York Moors

One of the most striking features of 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 several 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 a 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 en route.

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, North Yorkshire is a superb example of England at its best - both now and how it used to be.

How to Travel to North Yorkshire

If you are travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below displays an average distance to North Yorkshire so you know what to expect when choosing to travel to your North Yorkshire cottages by car.

London: 238 miles

Birmingham: 151 miles

Glasgow: 200 miles

Liverpool: 121 miles

Bristol: 242 miles

Manchester: 92 miles

Leeds: 48 miles

Edinburgh: 184 miles

Newcastle: 68 miles

There are multiple ways to travel to North Yorkshire. Holiday cottages are easy to get to thanks to the excellent public transport links in many of its surrounding towns and villages. This means you can journey by train or bus from numerous major UK cities. If you travel by car, there are some great service stations to stop off and rest up whilst on your trip, as well as alternative routes depending on what roads you prefer to drive on.

Learn More About North Yorkshire and the North York Moors

For history lovers and adventure seekers, there are plenty of historical ruins, ancient abbeys, and idyllic villages worth exploring. Spend some time strolling along cobblestone streets or sit back and relax whilst enjoying a traditional pub lunch.

The North Yorkshire Moors comprises over 1,400 miles of stunning natural scenery. With varying terrains of heather, forests, hillsides and coastlines, there is something for everyone here.

There is also wildlife in abundance throughout North Yorkshire, with chances to catch a glimpse of woodland animals and plenty of flora and fauna. This exquisite part of England continues to draw visitors throughout the year to marvel over the never-ending beauty here.

No matter how you choose to spend your time here, you’re bound to be impressed when deciding to stay in one of our North Yorkshire holiday cottages.

North Yorkshire FAQs

  • Where are the best places to stay in North Yorkshire?

There are some incredible towns and villages scattered around North Yorkshire, making it the perfect destination for a range of holiday itineraries. Whether you’re seeking quaint villages or bustling historic cities, you will find it all in this beautiful part of the UK.

When it comes to holiday cottages North Yorkshire doesn't disappoint, but we recommend browsing our popular towns in North Yorkshire and around the North York Moors above to find the perfect place for you.

  • Are there pet-friendly accommodation options in North Yorkshire?

If you’re planning to visit the North Yorkshire with your canine companion, you’re in luck. Here you will find several incredible pet-friendly holiday cottages, allowing you to relax in comfort with your four-legged friend by your side.

What’s more, with so much countryside to explore, North Yorkshire is the ideal destination for you and your dog to enjoy a getaway together.

  • Can you stay in a cottage with a hot tub in the North York Moors?

For those seeking a little luxury during their trip to North Yorkshire and the Moors, there is no better way to do this than with our selection of cottages with hot tubs. This provides guests with the perfect place to unwind and relax, all while enjoying the stunning natural surroundings.

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