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The city of York, Yorkshire
The city of York, Yorkshire

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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Hill House

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 13th Jun 2022 for 3 nights, £499"3 night June special deal; What a bargain!! must be booked by 31st May."
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

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

54.529580, -2.488251

Set in an exceptional position within its very own nature reserve at the foot of a waterfall, this fabulous holiday cottage is located within the picturesque Eden Valley in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District National Park. A tranquil haven abundant with wildlife, The Watermill is just perfect for a relaxing self-catering holiday and close to Appleby, Kirkby Stephen and the areas many attractions for day trips out.

Weekly guide price:
£640 to £925
Short breaks from £121 per night

2+2  |   2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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

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

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

1 Teesdale Road

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 10th Jun 2022 for 7 nights, £485Save £100"Relax after the Jubilee and Snap up this great last minute offer for June !"
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

54.230486, -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

54.481592, -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

54.389221, -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

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:
£395 to £550
Short breaks from £100 per night

3  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   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

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

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 £800
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.249092, -0.777828

A lovely holiday cottage on the edge of the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors overlooking the steam railway and within easy walking distance of the centre of the market town of Pickering in North Yorkshire. Close to Dalby Forest, Apple Cottage is a great self-catering choice for those who enjoy being active or exploring.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £700

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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

54.448002, -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

54.415536, -2.423793

A beautifully furnished three bedroom property in a peaceful and idyllic position surrounded by fells and farmland. Perfect for walkers, cyclists or those who want to simply relax and slow down. With panoramic views and abundant local wildlife this fantastic self-catering holiday home is ideally suited to larger families or friends catching up. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£860 to £1950

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

54.415536, -2.423793

The Haystore sits in a fabulous tranquil position nestled amongst the farmland and fells of Cumbria’s Eden Valley. Positioned at the foot of the fantastic Howgill Fells, this magnificent holiday retreat offers comfort and luxury and is a truly special place perfect for a family break or getaway with friends. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£780 to £1700

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 5 Star

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.