Sitting in West Yorkshire in the Calderdale Valley close to Halifax, this beautifully presented 17th Century holiday cottage is perfect for couples, small families or singles and an ideal base for exploring Yorkshire's many attractions. Sitting in the heart of the film sets for 'Happy Valley' and 'Last Tango in Halifax' there is plenty to see and do all around.
A collection of six holiday cottages (rated Four and Five star Gold) located on a farmstead just two miles from the vibrant market town of Beverley in the Yorkshire Wolds. An ideal base for visiting the areas many attractions - cottages sleeping two to twelve guests available. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
Beautifully presented, this luxury mews-style holiday home sits in the pretty Yorkshire village of Walkington with three excellent pubs a few steps away. A great base for discerning travellers who want to explore the Yorkshire Wolds and further afield with York City, the North York Moors and Yorkshire's East Coast within driving distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
Affording a peaceful position in the tranquil Cumbrian village of Dufton, this characterful Westmorland longhouse provides self-catering for large groups, and is ideally positioned at the base of the Pennines. The perfect base for a relaxing holiday and exploring the Lake District, Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders.
The Dairy is a pet-friendly spacious holiday home suitable for large groups of friends or family, ideally located at the foot of the Pennines in the tranquil Cumbrian village of Dufton. A good base for walkers and those wanting to visit the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales or even the Border towns.
Sitting in the peaceful village of Dufton in Cumbria at the base of the Pennines, this delightful self-catering barn provides a cosy retreat for relaxing, walking or exploring. The Lake District and North Pennines are on the doorstep and the Yorkshire Dales and even the Scottish Borders are within driving distance.
Situated in the peaceful Cumbrian village of Dufton, this delightful farmhouse provides the ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday or to use as a base for exploring the Lake District, Yorkshire and even the Scottish Borders.
A fantastic conversion providing holiday accommodation with original features in a tranquil rural location in the picturesque Lune Valley within Cumbria. Close to Kirkby Lonsdale, the cottages offer easy access to both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and provide a taste of country life sitting on a farm specialising in rare breeds - perfect for walking and cycling with quiet lanes and lovely surrounding countryside, plus an abundance of attractions within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
The country meets the coast at Dale Farm Cottage. This beautiful period holiday home sleeps seven people in three bedrooms and is perfect for families 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 Dales 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 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.
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.
A pretty well presented stone cottage sitting in an idyllic peaceful position in a little hamlet close to Kirkby Lonsdale on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Lake District's many attractions are within easy driving distance, making this perfect for touring, walking, cycling or simply relaxing amongst stunning scenery.
A stylish holiday cottage in the village of Ingleton on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. An excellent base for exploring the Dales and also the Lake District with an abundance of attractions including Ingleton's very own spectacular waterfalls, the White Scar Show Caves and fabulous walks. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Why settle for average when you can stay at Spring Cottage? This fantastic holiday home is in a peaceful location backing onto farmland in the Yorkshire village of Great Habton with its excellent local pub, The Grapes Inn. Spring Cottage isn't merely somewhere to stay while you're on holiday, it is part of the experience itself - a perfect holiday home where you relax as soon as you arrive, yet which is special enough to make you feel cosseted and taken care of. Spring Cottage is only a short drive to both Malton, Yorkshire's Food Capital, and Pickering, the Gateway to the North York Moors National Park, so you can easily access all of North Yorkshire's best attractions, pubs, shops and restaurants. Go mountain biking in Dalby Forest, walking, horse riding or trail running across the moors, or take your bucket and spade for a day at the beach. You can spend your days being as active as you like, or do nothing more taxing than cocooning yourself away from the world in front of the fire. It's entirely your choice, but whatever you decide, Spring Cottage is the perfect escape.
The Hayloft is a romantic retreat at East Greystone Farm between Piercebridge and Gainford. With the Yorkshire Dales, Lakes, East Coast and the cities of York, Durham and Newcastle within easy reach by car, this is a great base for exploring the many sights of North East England.
A cosy character cottage affording a waterside position in North Dalton, a picturesque village in the Yorkshire Wolds. The historic market town of Beverley and Pocklington village are within a short drive and the cities of York and Hull, as well as the Heritage coast are within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.
Tucked away on a 35 acre farm are three 'adults only' holiday cottages located in the heart of West Yorkshire. They provide a perfect rural retreat and are also accessible to both the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Sitting in a tranquil position alongside a fishing lake, this welcoming log cabin style lodge is perfect for families with excellent on-site facilities that include an indoor swimming pool (March to Sept), restaurants, games areas and plenty of green space to relax. The ancient City of York is only six miles away offering an abundance of attractions, and the Yorkshire Dales, Moors and coast are within easy reach by car for day trips out.
A comfortable holiday cottage situated in the village of Spennithorne in Lower Wensleydale near to the Yorkshire Dales and within easy reach of the North York Moors.
Perfectly placed just six miles from York city centre with an abundance of attractions within easy reach, this stylish luxurious log cabin with private hot tub is the perfect choice for families seeking a tranquil relaxing getaway. Surrounded by trees, a lake and wildlife, there is plenty of space and excellent on-site facilities including an indoor pool during summer months, bistro, fishing and indoor/outdoor games areas.
Close to the The Lake District National Park, North Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland, this substantial holiday home is located in breath taking countryside and ideal for friends or family who want to get together and celebrate an occasion. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.
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.