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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in York

The northern city of York is famous for many things; the historic walls that still surround the bustling centre, the location’s pivotal role in the War of the Roses, and the incredible gothic cathedral that has stood amongst the streets since the 13th century. It’s the perfect holiday destination for fans of history, with plenty of different attractions including places like the York Dungeons, York Castle Museum and Jorvik Viking centre. Visitors can also explore the winding streets of quirky little shops, dine in a fantastic range of eateries that includes the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms, or walk the city walls to admire views of the whole city. Read more

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53.826521, -0.465417

A collection of six award winning holiday cottages (rated Five star Gold) with views across the Yorkshire Wolds just two miles from the vibrant market town of Beverley. Cosy cottages to sleep two or four and larger barn conversions that sleep up to twelve, all have a private garden and free WIFI. An ideal self-catering base for visiting the areas many attractions and wildlife reserves – there are walks from the door with pubs and restaurants close by. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £960
Short breaks from £200 per night

5  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

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:
£350 to £575

5  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Hill House

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 10th Sep 2022 for 6 nights, £599"Late summer special Offer! 7 nights available for £689! and 4 nights from Monday 12th September for £525! Must be booked by 15th August 2022!"
54.491496, -2.336813

Surrounded by breathtaking views and gorgeous countryside, this charming 17th century farmhouse is a true gem. Perfectly combining character with modern day comforts, the owners of Hill House have created a cosy and welcoming holiday cottage in the beautiful Upper Eden valley. Hill House is located in the small village of Winton, just a 30 minute walk to the traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen. Explore a new footpath each day or enjoy meandering around the picturesque towns and villages. With the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep, and the Lake District just a stone's throw away, there are endless opportunities for exploring this stunning part of the world.  

Weekly guide price:
£470 to £1099
Short breaks from £120 per night

5  |   3  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.832281, -1.342235

You won't be surprised that Pump Hill Barn is a place visitors return to year after year. The charming period holiday cottage is in the quiet Yorkshire village of Aberford, within walking distance of the local pub, village green and playground. It comfortably accommodates four people with a layout that works well for couples, families or friends. Leeds, York and Harrogate are all within half an hour's drive, with other attractions including Castle Howard, Harewood House, and Fountains Abbey. Great road links make Pump Hill Barn ideal for exploring York, North Yorkshire, and West Riding. 

Weekly guide price:
£410 to £525
Short breaks from £102 per night

4(+2)  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.321202, -2.527345

This pretty stone cottage is set in an enviable position on the edge of the market town Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Surrounded by stunning countryside and wonderful walks, yet just minutes from all the shops and restaurants in Sedbergh, Loftus Cottage perfectly combines rural bliss with modern day conveniences. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms it is the ideal self-catering holiday cottage for families or couples wanting to explore this beautiful part of Cumbria.

Weekly guide price:
£539 to £969
Short breaks from £129 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

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 Yorks city centre and the coastal resort of Whitby within easy driving distance.

Weekly guide price:
£375 to £625
Short breaks from £80 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.230486, -2.772400

This smartly presented holiday cottage is convenient for shops, cafes and a fantastic pub in the market town of Milnthorpe, just 20 minutes from Windermere and Kirkby Lonsdale. With two national parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty all within easy reach, it's no wonder The Printers Mews is a favourite with walkers, who can use the regular bus system to get from place to place if they don't want to drive to the start of their walk. The charming cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms and has an open plan living area. It suits families, friends, or couples who like the extra space. 

Weekly guide price:
£459 to £989
Short breaks from £140 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.208685, -2.598727

Kirkby Lonsdale is a favourite market town with superb amenities and what John Ruskin called "...one of the loveliest views in England, therefore the world". No. 6 Rowan Garth is a spacious townhouse accommodating six people in three bedrooms with a layout that suits families and friends. It's a short stroll from shops, cafes, pubs, and the beautiful River Lune with its medieval Devil's Bridge. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a stone's throw from Kirkby Lonsdale, while the Lake District, Forest of Bowland, and Arnside and Silverdale AONB are all within a 20-minute drive. It's a fantastic location for a holiday in all seasons as there is always somewhere beautiful to see and fun things to do. 

Weekly guide price:
£689 to £1429
Short breaks from £190 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.020396, -0.501135

One of three welcoming holiday homes ideally placed in the Yorkshire village of Garton on the Wolds. An abundance of attractions within driving distance including Driffield, Beverley, Hull, the City of York and the Yorkshire coast for those who enjoy a day by the sea. The perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £760

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

54.080338, -2.359692

Knotts View is a superb new barn conversion in the Forest of Bowland on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It sleeps six people in three ensuite bedrooms with luxuries like underfloor heating, an outdoor hot tub, and a layout that suits families or friends. This region is perfect for a self-catering holiday in all seasons, especially if you enjoy walking or cycling. The number and diversity of trails are as impressive as the views of Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough from the holiday cottage and garden. 

Weekly guide price:
£1049 to £1589
Short breaks from £250 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.355417, -2.481042

If you want a self-catering holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales where you can step outside and see nothing but fells and mountains, then you will love Bluecaster Side. The period property has been carefully restored and converted into a very comfortable holiday cottage that can sleep up to eight people in four bedrooms, with every room enjoying stunning views of this dramatic landscape. The cottage is private and feels secluded, yet is only a short drive from Sedburgh's excellent amenities. It is perfect for families and friends at any time of the year.

Weekly guide price:
£789 to £1569
Short breaks from £210 per night

8  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.389221, -2.429981

A comfortable cosy holiday cottage in a lovely rural location within Cumbria near the unspoilt village of Ravenstonedale. Conveniently located for exploring the many attractions of both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District and ideal for walkers. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £725

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.175333, -2.611881

A delightful dog friendly holiday cottage with wonderful views perfectly placed near to the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale where the stunning Lake District meets the rolling Yorkshire Dales. Ideal for walkers or anyone wanting to discover the many attractions of Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire.

Weekly guide price:
£504 to £609
Short breaks from £72 per night

3  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.999426, -0.873922

Nightingale Cottage is ideal for families or friends, sleeping six people in three ensuite bedrooms, two of which can be set up with two single or one super-kingsized bed. The cottage is in Yorkshire's beautiful East Riding region, two miles from Stamford Bridge, ten miles from York, and within easy reach of the Howardian Hills and the breathtaking Yorkshire coast. The welcoming holiday home is on a family-run arable farm and has a private deck with an outdoor hot tub for luxurious star gazing. It's available for holiday bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £1100
Short breaks from £234 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.999426, -0.873922

A holiday in Yorkshire will be the highlight of your year, especially when you stay in the comfortable surroundings of Barn Owl Cottage. The welcoming holiday cottage sleeps four people in two ensuite bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor and ideal for guests who'd prefer to avoid stairs. It's one of three cottages on a 400-acre family-run arable farm two miles from Stamford Bridge and ten miles from York. You're within easy reach of the scenic Yorkshire coast and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Families and couples love the property and the location. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £1000
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.999426, -0.873922

Relax in the peaceful surroundings of Partridge Cottage. The romantic barn conversion is on a family-run 400-acre arable farm near the historic village of Stamford Bridge, ten miles from York, and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Coast and the Howardian Hills AONB. It comfortably sleeps two people in one large bedroom, boasting a four-poster bed and a deep rolltop bath. There's a modern shower room downstairs and a private outdoor hot tub. What more could you want from a self-catering cottage in Yorkshire?

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £800
Short breaks from £134 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.541782, -1.928028

1 Teesdale Road is a riverfront holiday cottage a short walk over the River Tees from Barnard Castle, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and traditional markets. It's recently been extended and refurbished to offer accommodation for six people in three bedrooms - two on the ground floor - with an open-plan living area and a patio with lovely views. The location is perfect for a walking or cycling holiday, and the self-catering property has a lockable garage so you can store bikes, SUPs, kayaks and other equipment. Bookings are available all year round for families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £725
Short breaks from £100 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.340706, -2.575858

A delightful holiday cottage providing a peaceful rural retreat for couples. Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the beautiful Howgills Fells, Bluebell Cottage is close to Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales but also close to the Lake District National Park so plenty of attractions within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £895

2  |   1  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

53.996147, -1.545987

Whether you're visiting Harrogate for a holiday, staying for work, or in town for an event or conference, Swan View Apartment is the perfect holiday home. The elegant ground floor apartment is in the desirable neighbourhood of Low Harrogate, with fantastic original Victorian features like high ceilings and a bay window overlooking the The Old Swan Hotel. It's only a short walk to chic boutiques and famous Harrogate attractions. The spectacular Nidderdale Valley, Howardian Hills, and Yorkshire Dales National Park provide miles of breathtaking scenery outside of town. York is under an hour's drive for a day trip, while Castle Howard (aka Downton Abbey) only a little further. Swan View Apartment sleeps up to four people in one bedroom with a sofabed in the living room. It's great for couples, individuals, small families and friends, and is dog-friendly.

Weekly guide price:
£819 to £1050
Short breaks from £130 per night

2+2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.110308, -0.578479

The Yorkshire Wolds are a great destination at any time of the year as they are within easy reach of The Yorkshire Coast including the resort towns of Scarborough, Filey & Whitby. Also within easy reach are The North York Moors National Park, The Howardian Hills and the ancient City of York. This beautiful barn conversion enjoys a central location in the lovely village of West Lutton overlooking the church and just 2 mins walk from the local pub. The Market town of Malton, known as Yorkshire’s Food Capital is just 11 miles away, and Pickering is an easy 30mins drive. The self-catering cottage sleeps up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms, and the owner is happy to accept bookings for families needing only 2 or 3 bedrooms at a reduced rate in all but Peak Season.

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £1200

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

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For a historic city experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Britain, York is an outstanding destination for a holiday. Read on for top suggestions of what to see and do when you visit.

Where to Go in York

York is a destination that is absolutely heaving with different attractions, so there’s a huge range of choices when it comes to deciding where to go in the city.

If you’re a fan of museums then you’re in the right place, with options ranging from the National Railway Museum, York Castle Museum and York’s Chocolate Story, which is a deliciously interactive experience. A real highlight is the Jorvik Viking Centre, which tells the story of the city’s Viking history and has plenty of exciting exhibits and unexpected surprises.

Another top-rated place to visit is York Minster; a cathedral dating back to Medieval times with incredible examples of stained glass windows from the 14th and 15th centuries. If you want to continue the historic sightseeing, the 300-year-old Castle Howard is relatively close to York and is an excellent location for a day trip.

What to Do in York

If you want to see York from the best vantage point then walking the 13th-century city walls is one of the best things to do during your stay. The entire trail around the walls is about two miles long and is open from 8.00 am until dusk each day, offering brilliant insight into the city’s history and providing a great afternoon activity.

York is famous for its narrow cobbled streets, and wandering through these is top of many visitor’s lists when they come to the city. The Shambles is one of the most famous streets in York and is the best place to start exploring the little shops and cafes and admiring the medieval style of the tightly packed buildings.

One thing you’ll see a lot of in York is guided tours, and if you want to learn more about the city then this is one of the best ways to get entertaining and accurate insight. With everything from ghost walks to tours performed by actors impersonating famous figures from the city’s past, there’s a lot to choose from and a lot to learn as you walk.

Best Time to Visit York

The best time to visit York is between June and September when the weather in the UK is at its warmest over the summer months. August will be a particularly busy month in the city as it is the school holidays, so if you’re not a fan of crowds then it’s recommended that you come just before or after the peak season at the start of June or the end of September.