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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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Mrs Fig's House

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 25th Oct 2021 for 5 nights, £450"Short breaks available from 2 to 5 nights with flexible start date this week."
53.845548, -2.028207

Escape to this idyllic rural retreat located on a former working farm near the Yorkshire/Lancashire border close to the picturesque village of Haworth. Mrs Fig's House is a charming 17th Century cottage that has recently been tastefully updated to provide a cosy and comfortable getaway for two. Enjoy fantastic walks from the front door, relax in the garden listening to birdsong or explore the pretty towns and villages close by. With a wood burning stove, modern kitchen and king size bedroom, Mrs Fig's House is the perfect self-catering base to return to after a day out exploring.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £700
Short breaks from £100 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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:
£469 to £560
Short breaks from £67 per night

3  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (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

54.203457, -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

54.020396, -0.501135

An ideal holiday retreat for two guests in the village of Garton on the Wolds in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. Perfect for using as a base from which to explore the East Riding of Yorkshire. Within easy reach of Driffield, Beverley and Hull, as well as Yorkshire's glorious coastline and bustling City of York. A stunning landscape packed full of culture and attractions just waiting to be discovered. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£415 to £650

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

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 £695
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

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

53.526995, -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:
£3280 to £5000
Short breaks from £893 per night

12  |   6  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.489068, -1.617418

Dating back to the 1600's, Unsliven Bridge Granary provides a warm welcome and a luxurious retreat for up to six people. Just a mile from Stocksbridge in the Peak District National Park, this fabulous retreat with hot tub is close to pubs, shops and cafes, along with miles of footpaths and cycle routes for exploring both the national park and Pennines. Perfect whether you are just looking to get away for some rest and relaxation or you want a holiday packed with outdoor adventure.

Weekly guide price:
£1375 to £3220
Short breaks from £386 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.489068, -1.617418

Perfectly placed for exploring the Peak District and the Pennines, Unsliven Bridge House is a great self-catering choice for anyone looking to get away, relax and enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer. Sleeping seven guests, this fabulous holiday home offers modern day luxuries with features including a hot tub, perfectly mixed with character and style to provide a winning combination. A mile from Stocksbridge, this stylish holiday home is close to the Peak District National Park and its many attractions and visitors have easy access to shops, cafes, pubs and miles of fabulous footpaths and cycling routes.

Weekly guide price:
£1375 to £3220
Short breaks from £435 per night

7  |   3  |   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:
£1455 to £3000
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:
£1455 to £3000
Short breaks from £463 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:
£1115 to £2300
Short breaks from £355 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:
£3280 to £7000
Short breaks from £893 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

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £895

2  |   1  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.448002, -2.559886

Sleeping sixteen guests (or twenty using sofa beds), this large 18th Century self-catering retreat is just perfect for large groups, and is located midway between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Full of country charm, Fawcett Mill beautifully combines fabulous original features such as a Rayburn range and log fire, with modern comforts including a sauna, seven bedrooms and internet access ensuring the whole party can relax in comfort. Affording a picturesque setting with water falls and a stream running through the grounds, this welcoming holiday rental for large groups is just perfect for walking, cycling, relaxing and catching up with friends and family.

Weekly guide price:
£1595 to £3795

16+4  |   7  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.217602, -2.603444

Tosca Cottage sits on the Underley Estate in Cumbria and is perfectly located with the The Lake District National Park to one side and the Yorkshire Dales to the other. This welcoming holiday cottage is also within easy reach of The Trough of Bowland and offers an abundance of outdoor activities amongst the surrounding breathtaking countryside. A great base for enjoying all the best bits of Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£524 to £905

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   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 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

54.532963, -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  |   2  |   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.