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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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54.217548, -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

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 £1150
Short breaks from £150 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 £1075
Short breaks from £140 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 £925
Short breaks from £120 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:
£500 to £1250
Short breaks from £170 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 £1150
Short breaks from £150 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 £600
Short breaks from £95 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

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

54.423159, -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

5  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.481592, -0.976420

Just outside the village of Commondale in the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors, this welcoming holiday cottage provides exceptionally comfortable self-catering and an ideal base for exploring the areas many attractions including Whitby and the lovely bays of Runswick bay, Sleights with in a 20min drive and the beautiful city of York within easy driving distance.

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £675
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.358444, -0.843825

www.sunrise-cottage.co.uk                                 Sunrise Cottage has amazing views in the North York Moors National Park. Refurbished in 2022, this charming holiday cottage sleeps two people in one bedroom with a sumptuous superking-sized bed and views worth getting up early for! It is in the hamlet of Hartoft, close to Rosedale Abbey and Pickering and within easy reach of York and Whitby. The cottage is ideal for couples or individuals who love walking, cycling, the coast, museums, country houses, sightseeing and eating well!

Weekly price:
£945 all year
Short breaks from £135 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.103514, -1.032684

The Fold Yard is a charming period holiday cottage in rural North Yorkshire, close to Sheriff Hutton and within easy reach of York, Castle Howard, Thirsk, The North York Moors and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It sleeps four people in two ensuite bedrooms and has a flexible layout that suits couples, friends or families. Guests are able to enjoy gorgeous walks or bike rides in the local area, with the owner providing secure bicycle storage. The cottage is offered all year round for short breaks and longer stays, depending on availability. 

Weekly guide price:
£499 to £730
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.557264, -0.791900

This characterful 18th Century, Grade II listed fisherman's cottage is at the end of a cobbled street overlooking Staithes beach and harbour, within walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs. Accommodation is spread over three floors with space for up to eight guests to sleep in four charming bedrooms, and the living room has a log burner and window seats. It's perfect for families and friends who want direct access to the beaches and footpaths of the Yorkshire Coast, as well as the wider North York Moors National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£440 to £1195
Short breaks from £90 per night

2-6  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.248020, -1.064237

A cosy welcoming holiday cottage with immense character, ideally placed on the edge of the North York Moors in the popular market town of Helmsley with its castle and superb walks, shops, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep. Offering a high standard of dog-friendly self-catering accommodation all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £670
Short breaks from £60 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

The Stables Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 4th Mar 2024 for 4 nights, £415"CHECK IN UNTIL 15th MARCH 3 nights £360, 4 nights £415, 5 nights £465, 6 nights £515, £565wk & 2 en-suite bathrooms beds as king size or twins ALSO EASTER 29th MARCH £795 ask for short breaks"
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 www.granary-cottage.com , 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.

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

5  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Granary Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 16th Mar 2024 for 6 nights, £515"SAT 16th 6 nights £515 5 nights £465, 4 nights £415, 3 nights £360 with flexible arrival days slps 4 & 1 dog ALL GROUND FLOOR ALSO EASTER 29TH MARCH £795wk ASK FOR SHORT BREAKS"
54.210761, -0.591949

This welcoming holiday cottage sits in the ground of a 100-year old granary www.granary-cottage.com , 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.

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

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.558355, -0.793128

An old fisherman's cottage in an enviable position overlooking Staithes' picturesque harbour with superb restaurants, spectacular cliff-top walks and beautiful sandy beaches and rock fish pools on the doorstep. A popular holiday destination and ideal accommodation choice for those looking for a holiday by the sea, walkers and those looking to explore the many attractions of the North York Moors. Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £715
Short breaks from £190 per night

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

54.375545, -0.994933

A newly-refurbished two-bedroom, single-storey, luxury cottage with vaulted ceilings, wood burner, underfloor heating and spectacular views of Farndale in the middle of the North York Moors National Park. Tourist Board Rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £850

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.240995, -0.779283

This spacious holiday cottage is in a quiet location opposite a recreation sports ground, a short walk from the centre of Pickering with its fantastic amenities. It's ideal for couples or families who want to walk, cycle, eat and explore their way around the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Coast. The two-bedroom bungalow sleeps four people and has recently been refurbished and redecorated throughout. There are excellent footpaths from the door and secure bike storage so you can enjoy the region's plentiful opportunities for cycling and mountain biking. 

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £750

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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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