The historic county of Yorkshire, with its rolling landscape of plush green dales and windswept hills, offers the ideal short break getaway. With this in mind, take a look at our featured hand-picked Yorkshire holiday cottages and self catering properties. Each one has received very positive reviews and is well-placed for exploring one of Northern England’s most popular cottage holiday destinations.
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One of three barn conversions near Stamford Bridge – with York just ten miles away, Barn Owl cottage is beautifully furnished and includes a variety of character features such as oak flooring, beamed vaulted ceilings and exposed brick work. It sleeps 4 with two bedrooms (1 king-size double with en-suite bath, 1 ground-floor double with en-suite shower) and comprises an open-plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining table for up to six and sitting area. Outside is private decked patio with hot tub. The historical Stamford Bridge is two miles from Barn Owl Cottage and is well-served by a good collection of shops and pubs. The cathedral city of York is also just a short drive away (9 miles) and includes a variety of major visitor attractions including its majestic cathedral, the National Transport Museum and the famous timber-framed Shambles street.
Peacefully-appointed holiday cottage in the charming, rural village of Carlton-in-Coverdale which offers comfortable self catering accommodation – the rustic, traditional interior has three bedrooms (1 king-size double, 1 double, 1 single), a bathroom with bath and shower over, a spacious well-equipped kitchen with the usual mod-cons and a dining table for six. The living room includes a stone feature fireplace with wood-burner stove and looks out over the garden, which comprises a private patio and seating. The traditional Yorkshire village of Carlton-in-Coverdale consists of stone-built cottages and a village pub, while a little further afield is Leyburn (5 miles) which features a collection of top restaurants and two supermarkets. The market town of Middleham is in the vicinity as well (4 miles) and boasts a famous 12th century castle.
Charming stone-built Yorkshire self catering cottage in the Dales – featuring original ceiling beams and exposed brickwork, the well-presented interior has two bedrooms (1 king-size double with en-suite shower, 1 twin), a bathroom with bath and shower over and a large modern kitchen with diner and dining table. The cosy beamed living room includes a feature fireplace that with a free-standing wood-burner stove. To the rear of the property is a yard with seating. Gentiana Cottage is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that’s graced by a variety of beauty spots such as Gibson’s Cave and Cauldron Snout. Among the top visitor attractions in the vicinity are Raby Castle, Bowes Museum and Eggleston Hall, while an assortment of pretty Pennine villages are also close-by. These include Middleton-in-Teesdale and the cobbled market town of Barnard Castle.
Set in the hamlet of Gayle on the fringes of Hawes, this lovely 18th century stone cottage is laid out over three floors and is replete with numerous character features including original, exposed stonework and sash windows. There are two bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) on the first floor while on the second floor is a bathroom with bath and shower. On the ground floor is a small but well-equipped oak kitchen, a cosy beamed living room with free standing wood-burner stove and an extendable dining table. To the front of the holiday property is a courtyard and furniture. The local village of Gayle includes shops, a pub and the oldest cotton mill in the world. Also nearby is the vibrant, market town of Hawes. As well as being home to the famous Wensleydale creamery, it serves as an excellent base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are numerous trails and paths in its vicinity including the Millennium Walk and the famed Pennine Way.
Stone-built holiday property that forms a wing of the owner’s farmhouse in Austwick near Settle – the stylish interior has three bedrooms (2 super king-size doubles with en-suite facilities, 1 single) and an open-plan living area comprising a spacious integrated kitchen/diner with a dining table for six. The sumptuous living room boasts exposed brick walls and a feature-fireplace that houses a free-standing wood-burner stove. The exterior includes a fenced garden with lawn. Orcaber Farm Barn is set in open countryside which can be explored via numerous local walking trails and cycle paths. It also serves as an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful market villages of Settle, Kirkby, Skipton and Lonsdale. Austwick is nearby as well and includes an excellent pub and well-stocked shop.
This superbly-appointed Yorkshire cottage property is located in the village of Haworth, one-time home to the famed Bronte sisters. It’s set next to the cobbled main street and is laid out over two floors. The first floor comprises one super king-size double bedroom with TV that affords some outstanding views of the surrounding countryside and a shower room with shower. The open-plan ground floor is accessed via an entrance porch and consists of a kitchen and living room with beamed fireplace that houses a freestanding wood-burner effect stove. Owl Cottage’s central location allows for easy access to Haworth’s wonderful collection of traditional pubs, restaurants and shops. The windswept moorland which inspired Wuthering Heights is also on the doorstep while the cobbled town of Skipton (Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales) is reachable by car. Additional local attractions include the Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway, the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the 17th century manor house, East Riddlesden Hall.
Located in the village of Dalehouse near Staithes, this traditional Yorkshire self catering cottage accommodates up to four guests. Well-renovated throughout, the interior consists of two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) and a bathroom with bath and shower over. There’s also a modern kitchen that’s equipped with the usual modern conveniences, a dining room with table for six and a large comfortable living room that affords some outstanding woodland views. Outside is a decked patio area with furniture that can be reached via French doors from the dining room. The seaside village of Staithes is nearby and exudes charm, with its mishmash of fisherman’s cottages and winding alleyways. It also features an assortment of independent shops and highly-rated pubs. Also within close proximity is Yorkshire’s famous coastline as well as the North York Moors National Park. The gothic seaside town of Whitby is a little further afield (10 miles) but is easily reached by car.
This stone holiday cottage is set in the North Pennine’s market town of Middleton-in-Teesdale. Well- decorated throughout, it comprises two king-size double bedrooms on the first floor. Downstairs, the cosy interior features a shower room with shower, a stylish, modern kitchen with the usual mod-cons, and a separate dining area with table for six and a wood-burner stove. Another wood-burner can also be found in the spacious living room. The exterior of the cottage includes a patio with gravelled area and furniture. This is the perfect base from which to explore the North Pennines AONB as well as the charming Middleton-in-Teesdale, with its collection of independent shops and cafes. Popular visitor attractions in the vicinity include High Force waterfalls, Gibson’s Cave and the impressive 12th century, Barnard Castle.
An attractive Grade II-listed cottage in the village of Cropton near Pickering – the traditional interior retains original features such as the ceiling beams, sash windows, cottage doors and a steep staircase. It has one double bedroom, a ground-floor bathroom with bath and shower over, a fitted kitchen with dining table for two and a living room that also includes a small dining table as well as a free-standing wood-burner stove. To the rear of the property is an enclosed sheltered garden with seating and a barbecue – there’s also a shared lawn garden to the front. Set in the North York Moors National Park, The Oldwatchmaker’s Shop is a great base for exploring this wonderful region. Within a short drive are the attractive towns of Pickering (4 miles), Kirkbymoorside (7 miles) and Helmsley (12 miles).
Overlooking Hebden Bridge, this Grade II-listed former stamp house has been wonderfully- converted into a holiday cottage that offers high-quality self catering accommodation. Laid out over three floors, the well-presented interior comprises two bedrooms (1 king-size double, 1 twin), a large kitchen with a table for up to four guests and a beautiful living room with shuttered picture windows and feature fireplace. There’s also a large bathroom and second-floor snug. The exterior features a small patio which is located to the side of the property and includes furniture. This well-appointed holiday property is a short walk from a collection of shops, a pub and railway station. The bustling market town, Hebden Bridge is also close-by and includes an assortment of pavement cafes, character houses and art galleries. Popular visitor attractions are within easy access too such as the heritage Worth Valley Railway and Eureka Museum. Local beauty spots include Hardcastle Crags and the Bronte Moors.