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Holiday Cottages in Yorkshire

Being the biggest county in the UK, Yorkshire is also one of the most interesting, varied and unique areas of the country. Sitting in Northern England, the largely unspoilt and scenic Yorkshire countryside stretches as far as the eye can see in an array of greens and yellows. However within the county there are also dynamic cities such as Leeds and Bradford, coupled with historic locations like York which caters for a wide selection of interests. Read more

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54.229657, -2.637154

Affording a quiet position sitting on a country lane, Tosca Farmhouse offers the perfect blend of luxury and country living and is a fabulous retreat for the discerning guest. Close to the The Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and also the Trough of Bowland, this stunning property offers glorious scenery, outdoor pursuits on the doorstep and an abundance of attractions within easy reach. A popular choice for a family holiday, few nights away with friends or celebrating a special occasion in a wonderfully relaxing setting. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£744 to £1724

8  |   4  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 5 Star

54.217602, -2.603444

You certainly won't be in the 'Dog House' when you book a romantic break in this gorgeous country cottage on the Underley Estate in Cumbria. Escape away from it all and enjoy walking through breathtaking scenery, fly fishing (when in season), golf or getting out and about and exploring the many attractions of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. A true gem of a cottage, packed full of character. Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this romantic retreat is set amongst breath taking countryside and a perfect hideaway for couples wanting to explore this beautiful area. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£348 to £595

2  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

54.217602, -2.603444

If you are looking for a large venue to celebrate a special occasion then take a look at this impressive country house. Underley Grange exudes classic charm and is just perfect for a milestone event, wedding or simply spending time with special people. The flagship of the Underley Estate, guests can enjoy a true taste of country life when they stay at Underley Grange with miles of wonderful walks, fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting on the doorstep, as well as golf and a host of attractions in the nearby Lake District National and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£4230 to £5350

16  |   9  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

54.217602, -2.603444

Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this self-catering holiday cottage is located in stunning countryside and ideal for exploring this beautiful area. Sleeping four guests, Bluebell Cottage is perfect for families and couples. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£509 to £875

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

54.217602, -2.603444

Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this holiday cottage is located in breathtaking countryside and ideal for exploring this beautiful area. Sitting on the Underley Estate in Cumbria, The Old Laundry is perfect for those who enjoy being outdoors with lovely walks on the doorstep as well as a host of other outdoor activities including fishing and clay pigeon shooting. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£501 to £854

2  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

54.217602, -2.603444

Conveniently placed within easy reach of The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this unique elegant holiday retreat nestles amongst breathtaking Cumbrian countryside and is an excellent base for exploring the areas many attractions or simply relaxing on the Underley Estate. Sandwiched between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, there are no end of great days out to enjoy. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£524 to £905

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

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

53.827588, -0.226737

This spacious holiday home is perfect for group self-catering holidays. East Yorkshire Retreat is in Old Ellerby, within walking distance of the village pub and close to Hull and Beverley. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and has three bathrooms, a huge garden and an outdoor hot tub. The location and size make it perfect for a relaxing family holiday or a weekend away with friends. Combine a night on the town with days at the beach, countryside walks, shopping, and attractions ranging from open-air museums to clay pigeon shooting and adventure parks. 

Weekly guide price:
£1250 to £1500
Short breaks from £275 per night

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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

53.998898, -1.539301

This stylish townhouse is located in the centre of the fashionable town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire. It sleeps 13 guests in seven beautiful bedrooms, with a spacious kitchen, cosy lounge with woodburner and separate dining room making it perfect for extended families and friends holidaying together. The Acorn Lodge provides the ideal combination of elegance and indulgence, whilst still feeling like a comfortable home from home. Spend your days shopping, eating and exploring the spa town of Harrogate and walking or biking in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Other day trips can include sightseeing in York or Leeds and visiting Castle Howard. 

Weekly guide price:
£2240 to £3850
Short breaks from £320 per night

13  |   7  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.102795, -0.165221

Park View Cottage is opposite Sewerby Hall and a stone's throw from the beach and the pub. The self-catering cottage on the Yorkshire Coast sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is child and pet-friendly. Couples and families love the location, close to beautiful views and within easy reach of Bridlington, Scarborough and Filey. Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and York are within an hour's drive to give you plenty of options no matter what the weather. 

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £975
Short breaks from £70 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.211466, -0.338567

Stay on a family-run farm in the gorgeous countryside near the Yorkshire coast. Partridge Cottage is on Magdalen Grange Farm in Gristhorpe, half a mile from the Bull Inn pub, only a few miles from Filey beach, and a short drive from Scarborough, Cayton, and Hunmandby Gap. The self-catering holiday cottage sleeps five people in two bedrooms and suits families and couples. It's child and pet-friendly, with guests having good access to footpaths like the Wolds Way and the Cleveland Way. 

Weekly guide price:
£270 to £495

5  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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

53.979488, -1.535530

Why book a hotel when you can stay somewhere as spacious and comfortable as Urban Boutique Apartment. This elegant holiday home is spread over two levels and is a short walk from the heart of Harrogate's bars, restaurants and boutiques. Harrogate is the perfect place for a relaxed holiday with lots to see and do in town and the surrounding areas. The magnificent Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are only a few miles away, as is historic York and lively Leeds. With space to sleep up to 10 people in four bedrooms, this property is perfect for a holiday with family and friends. 

Weekly guide price:
£3000 to £4600
Short breaks from £700 per night

10  |   4  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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

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Last Minute Offer:Tue, 24th May 2022 for 3 nights, £246"Any 3 night stay until 27th May 2022 just £246 quote code MAYDEAL when sending a booking request to take advantage of this offer."
54.102850, -0.197980

A holiday on the Yorkshire coast has been a favourite for generations of families. This lovely holiday cottage is on the outskirts of Bridlington, within walking distance of a small supermarket and a friendly pub and easy reach of Bridlington's two beaches and the promenade. Scarborough, the Flamborough Coast, RSPB Bempton, and Sewerby Hall and Gardens are all nearby, while Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, the North York Moors National Park and Howardian Hills are close enough for a day out. The two-bedroom cottage sleeps four people and suits couples and families.   

Weekly guide price:
£525 to £945
Short breaks from £70 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.203457, -2.575862

Tucked away on a peaceful lane a short walk from the centre of High Casterton (with pub) and just 1.5 miles (20 minute walk) from cosmopolitan Kirkby Lonsdale with a great choice of pubs and shops, Norwood Cottage is a fantastic holiday home for couples or families who love spectacular scenery, great food and plenty of variety. There is good access to both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, with fantastic sights like Cragg Hill, Dentdale and Levens Hall all nearby. The flexible layout accommodates four people in two bedrooms, with the second bedroom being able to be configured as either a double or a twin, depending on your needs.

Weekly guide price:
£429 to £824

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.155000, -0.316152

The country meets the coast at Dale Farm Cottage. This beautiful period holiday home sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is perfect for families (sorry but no children under 10) and friends. It is just outside Hunmanby village, three miles from Hunmanby Gap and five miles from Filey town and beaches. Scarborough and the Yorkshire Moors National Park are also nearby, offering lots of fun and family-friendly ways to enjoy this beautiful part of Britain. The owners have put a lot of thought and effort into furnishing the cottage, creating somewhere that is luxuriously and comfortable where you can all relax and enjoy yourself. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is even an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven for relaxed family meals where everyone can catch up and enjoy being together.

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £1350
Short breaks from £125 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.532963, -2.338583

Chapel Cottage is a wonderful holiday home in a beautiful location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines and within easy reach of the Lake District. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is furnished to a very high standard to be welcoming for families and friends, including those with children and dogs. Winton Common and the village pub are 100 metres from the door, with more amenities just over a mile away in the market town of Kirkby Stephen. It's a fantastic area for walking, cycling and mountain biking, with lots of sights and attractions to enjoy all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£850 to £1370
Short breaks from £132 per night

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.095612, -0.178392

The owner of Rest Ashore understands what families need for a relaxed and comfortable holiday by the seaside. This three-bedroom holiday home is a mere three-minute stroll from Bridlington's North Beach and within a short walk of shops, cafes, takeaways and family-friendly pubs. It sleeps five people in three bedrooms, with two reception rooms and French doors opening into the enclosed garden. Flamborough Head, the RSPB Reserve at Bempton Cliffs, Filey and Scarborough are all nearby. The cottage has secure bicycle storage and off-street parking. 

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £1150
Short breaks from £75 per night

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Yorkshire as a Holiday Destination

The Yorkshire Dales National Park needs little introduction and boasts some of the best views, landscapes and sights in the whole of England. From limestone cliffs in Malham, to ancient stone walls and miles of untouched and unblemished countryside, The Dales welcome thousands of visitors every year. The river valleys that run through the Yorkshire Dales provide a peaceful beauty to an area that is rarely matched anywhere else in the UK.

As if one National Park is not enough, Yorkshire is also blessed with the North York Moors. With its heather clad moorland stretching as far as the eye can see, this rugged vast expanse of space offers a real sense of solitude and a superb playground for those with a passion for outdoor pursuits. Rich in flora and fauna, the North York Moors National Park is famed for its wild rugged coastline with pretty little fishing villages jutting out of the cliffs, traditional seaside resorts, white sandy beaches and some of the country’s finest fish and chips!

Wildlife is diverse in the county. The RSPB protected cliffs at Bempton are one of the best spots in all of England for sea birds with over 200,000 swarming around the shores. Furthermore, the various nature walks and trails provide ample opportunity to witness some of the rarer animals in the county such as red squirrels in the Widdale Red Squirrel Reserve or deer near the tranquil 16th century Rievaulx Abbey.

Historically Yorkshire is one of the most significant places in the whole of England. The walled city of York still retains many of its old age features and is an example of living history with charming cobbled streets, an elaborate cathedral and all round traditional feel. The area has played a major role in English history and visitors can view almighty re-enactments of famous battles at the Royal Armouries Museum or see for themselves the battlefields where some of the most important conflicts raged during the War of the Roses. The county has been the location of fierce battles since the Viking ages and its heritage can be seen in the various museums offering an insight into its past.

For city lovers, Leeds, Sheffield and Bradford provide an altogether different atmosphere to the restful Yorkshire Dales. Modern shopping complexes, an active nightlife scene and plenty of entertainment options day and night make them among the most visited cities in England. Families have a wealth of choice at their disposal. The sheer size of the county means that everyone can enjoy native wildlife in the roaming countryside, more exotic animals in the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, sandy beaches stretching for miles on the east coast and outdoor pursuits like rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, surfing, trekking and canoeing within its natural parks and striking coastline.

Yorkshire’s vast area means that it really does provide something for everyone. Like many English counties, it includes unblemished countryside and natural beauty but it combines this with active cities, an extensive coastline and centuries of history. With countless outdoor and indoor activities available, combined with its family friendly appeal, Yorkshire is a county that is definitely hard to miss.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What are the most popular locations to visit in Yorkshire?

The North Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors attract visitors from far and wide but don’t overlook the beauty of East Yorkshire and the very pleasing surprises of West and South Yorkshire..

What is the best time of year to visit Yorkshire?

There is no wrong and right time. During the warmer months, Yorkshire’s stunning coast and national parks attract walkers and those seeking sea air and relaxation; whilst the pull of a cosy Yorkshire cottage with a roaring log fire or a day or two exploring the cities or York and Hull make winter equally as appealing. Yorkshire has something for every season.

Do you have any properties in Yorkshire by the sea?

Yes. We have properties in the pretty fishing port of Staithes, the bustling harbour town of Whitby and the small fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay. If you fancy something more traditional, visit Scarborough's sandy beaches with donkey rides and amusement arcades.