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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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54.103514, -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:
£420 to £695
Short breaks from £95 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.842602, -0.636258

A cosy welcoming cottage in the pretty village of Sancton in the Yorkshire Wolds within easy reach of the vibrant market town of Beverley. Beautiful countryside surrounds with excellent opportunities for those who enjoy wildlife, walking, exploring Yorkshire or simply relaxing! Within easy reach of the cities of Hull and York.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £750
Short breaks from £125 per night

3  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.569088, -2.480851

Couples will love The Garden Apartment, a peaceful annexe just outside of Appleby and within walking distance of The Royal Oak pub. It is ideally situated for exploring the Eden Valley and visiting the Pennines, Lake District and the Howgills, as well as Grizedale and Whinlatter Forests. The holiday cottage is equipped for self-catering, but there are lots of places to eat and drink in the vicinity if you prefer not to cook. The comfortable accommodation and lovely garden are a welcome respite for guests at any time of the year.

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £525
Short breaks from £110 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.539816, -2.580709

Harry's Barn lets you experience all the peace and serenity of the beautiful Cumbrian countryside without feeling isolated. The stone holiday cottage, which dates back around 200 years, has been upgraded and modernised to offer 4-Star Gold (Visit England) standard accommodation in the lovely village of Maulds Meaburn, in the Eden Valley and the Lake District National Park. The dog-friendly cottage has a large garden and is ideal for couples or families with children over the age of five. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £715
Short breaks from £115 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

53.711941, -1.784404

There is nothing like getting together with the whole family. Whether it is for a special occasion or just because you have not seen each other for a while, Ravensprings is ideal. The house comfortably accommodates up to 23 people and is in a fantastic location within walking distance of the centre of Brighouse in West Yorkshire. Leeds and Manchester are an easy drive away, as are the moors and countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Peak District National Park.

Weekly guide price:
£2550 to £4750
Short breaks from £450 per night

20+3  |   8  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (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

54.175333, -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

54.238366, -2.580969

Hilltop is an idyllic cottage in a picturesque location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with fantastic views. The owners have sympathetically updated the period cottage to make it comfortable for modern visitors while still retaining original features and character. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms, and there are lots of lovely walks and bike rides in the area. The cottage is within walking distance of the friendly village pub and just a few miles from Kirkby Lonsdale. The Lake District National Park and Bowland Forest are also easy to reach.

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £1050

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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: Friday

53.748074, -2.117952

Rough Top Cottage is a traditional Yorkshire farmhouse close to Hebden Bridge with incredible views. It is child and dog-friendly, with a large enclosed garden and fantastic walks and cycling routes from the door, including to Redmires Waterfall and Bridestone's Rocks. The holiday cottage is in Bronte Country, only half an hour from Haworth and within easy reach of Halifax, Burnley and attractions like EUREKA National Children's Museum and Shibden Hall. The cottage sleeps five guests in three bedrooms and is perfect for families at any time of the year.

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £1100

5  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Mulberry Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 7th Mar 2022 for 5 nights, £370"Book securely on our website. Refund/move dates if Covid19 restrictions affect your booking."
53.827158, -1.951387

A pretty Victorian cottage in the heart of Haworth, a short walk from shops, cafes, pubs and favourite attractions including the Parsonage Museum and Haworth Church. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is within easy reach, as is Skipton, the Pennines, Harrogate and Ilkey. The two-bedroom cottage has lovely views and sleeps up to four people, making it ideal for couples, families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £850

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.101906, -0.164420

Number One Seagate is a stylish seaside holiday cottage. Hidden behind a high brick wall with landscaped gardens at the front and rear, it's in the fantastic coastal village of Sewerby, across the road from Sewerby Hall and a short stroll from the Sewerby Steps leading down to the beach. Pubs, cafes and shops are all within walking distance, as are miles of beautiful beaches. Flamborough, Bridlington and Filey are all within easy reach, as are the gorgeous Yorkshire Wolds with even more scope for walking and cycling. This gorgeous holiday home sleeps four people in two bedrooms to comfortably accommodate couples, families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £1195
Short breaks from £99 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.526995, -1.651074

Leapings Cottage has been extensively refurbished to provide luxurious holiday accommodation for large groups of up to twelve guests. Sitting in Yorkshire, close to the Peak District, guests can enjoy superb opportunities for outdoor adventures and attractions for day trips, alongside a high standard of self-catering that is perfect for large families, groups of friends wanting to catch-up or those looking to celebrate a special occasion. 

Weekly guide price:
£3333 to £5500
Short breaks from £833 per night

12  |   6  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.525895, -1.667499

Aitken House has impressed guests for a century. The owners have given this stunning three-storey house a sympathetic facelift to provide a high standard of accommodation for up to 10 guests in five beautiful bedrooms, with extras including a games room and an outdoor six-seater hot tub. The house is in the pretty village of Millhouse Green, less than a mile from the village shop/cafe and pub, and only two miles from the Peak District National Park. The Trans Pennine Trail passes close by, and there are gorgeous walks and bike rides from the door.

Weekly guide price:
£2250 to £3500
Short breaks from £463 per night

6-10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.526995, -1.651074

This character property is within walking distance of Thurlstone and its award-winning pub. The owners have carefully retained original features, like the gorgeous weaver's windows that let in lots of natural light, in the transformation of this building from utilitarian to luxurious with features like underfloor heating, a games room and an outdoor hot tub. Four lovely bedrooms sleep up to eight people, and the layout is ideal for families and friends. Hurlstone, Penistone and the Peak District National Park are all close, and there is a wealth of beautiful walks and bike rides from the door.

Weekly guide price:
£2000 to £3000
Short breaks from £500 per night

8  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.489068, -1.617418

This riverside holiday cottage is in a peaceful rural location only a mile (and a 15-minute walk) from shops, cafes and pubs in Stocksbridge. The Peak District National Park is only two miles away and, being in the Pennines means there are miles of gorgeous walks and cycling routes from the door of Unsliven Bridge Barn. This dog-friendly conversion sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms. It is ideal for families all year round, with thick stone walls and underfloor heating that keep it warm in winter, and a riverside garden for lazy summer barbecues.

Weekly guide price:
£1000 to £2000
Short breaks from £250 per night

7  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.489068, -1.617418

Relax with your favourite people in this spacious luxury holiday house which dates back to the 1600s and blends modern features and luxurious touches that appeal to contemporary guests. It is close to the Peak District and a mile from Stocksbridge, giving visitors easy access to shops, cafes, pubs and stunning footpaths and cycling routes through the Pennines and the national park. There is space for up to 15 people to sleep in seven beautiful bedrooms, six of which are ensuite. Unsliven Bridge Farm is a warm, welcoming large holiday rental for extended families and friends, providing the perfect getaway at any time of year.

Weekly guide price:
£3333 to £5500
Short breaks from £833 per night

15  |   7  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.546901, -1.692418

Spicer Manor is a luxurious barn conversion with 15 gorgeous ensuite bedrooms to sleep up to 34 people, a state-of-the-art cinema room, games room and four reception areas. It is on the edge of a quiet village and only five miles from the Peak District National Park, so is perfect for a relaxed holiday with your extended family and friends, but the style and the layout of the house also makes it ideal for a special celebration, corporate workshops and events. Manchester, Leeds, York and Sheffield are all within easy reach, and there are miles of footpaths and cycling routes throughout the surrounding countryside.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

34  |   15  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

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

53.646392, -1.908885

Crabtree Barn is the perfect rural retreat in all seasons. This beautifully converted, character-filled Victorian barn conversion is in the quiet area of Scammonden in the South Pennines. It's a tranquil place where up to four people can sleep in two ensuite bedrooms, with a layout that suits couples or families. Walk or cycle for miles, enjoying stunning views of rural Yorkshire or spend days discovering places like Haworth, Skipton and York. 

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £900
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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.