Holiday cottages in Yorkshire

Boasting miles of countryside and dramatic coastline, the only problem with a holiday in Yorkshire is knowing where to start. This special part of the UK has something for everyone, making it an ideal place to plan an escape.

From huge National Parks to sleepy seaside towns, whether you’re planning a beach break or a cycling weekend, we have holiday cottages for all types of visitor.

With so much to choose from we’ve picked 10 of our cottages to help get you started.

The exterior of Boatman's Loft, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorkshire

Boatman’s Loft formerly Old Coastguard Station, Robin Hood's Bay 

Perched on top of the sea wall, this newly-converted loft space makes for a perfect coastal escape. With views across the beach you can watch the tide roll in, or take a stroll into the Robin Hood's Bay in search of seafood. Beyond the bay you have the North York Moors to explore before heading back for some live folk music in Ye Dolphin.

The exterior of The Old Smithy, nr Skipton, Yorkshire

The Old Smithy, nr Skipton  

This cosy cottage couldn’t be better placed for a walking holiday. With the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep you’ll be out in the surrounding hills in no time. Sat next to a bubbling stream the cottage has traditional brick walls and old beams, while just around the corner in the village of Buckden you can find a pub and tea-room.

The exterior of Proctor at Fountains Hall, nr Ripon, Yorkshire

Proctor, nr Ripon 

If you’ve you ever had delusions of grandeur perhaps now’s the time to realise your true calling. Proctor offers you the chance to stay inside Fountains Hall, the huge early 17th-century mansion in Studley Park. From your third floor apartment you can survey the grounds, surrounded by furnishings inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The exterior of The Lodge, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

The Lodge, Hebden Bridge 

Surrounded by a private garden this quaint little two-bed cottage stands at the pillared entrance to Hardcastle Crags. The Lodge makes a great base for exploring the surrounding wooded valley and Pennine countryside, with plenty of local wildlife to be discovered. When you’re done spotting roe deer, green woodpeckers and whiskered bats, take the weight off in front of the wood burner.

The exterior of The Victorian Laundry, York, Yorkshire

The Victorian Laundry, York 

This two-bed apartment takes you to the heart of the Beningbrough Hall estate, allowing you the chance to explore when the other visitors have long gone home. Located in the shadow of the main hall you’ll be able to enjoy the walled garden and wood sculptures in the evening sunshine. After dark the historic walled city of York is just 8 miles away.

The exterior of Chapel Cottage, Ravenscar, Yorkshire

Chapel Cottage, Ravenscar 

As far as coastal scenery goes it doesn’t come much better than at Chapel Cottage. Sat on top of a rolling hillside at Ravenscar, the cottage has uninterrupted views all the way down to Robin Hood's Bay and beyond. When you’ve finished gazing at the horizon there are the North Yorkshire Moors and the maritime town of Whitby to explore.

The exterior of High Lidmoor Farmhouse, Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire

High Lidmoor Farmhouse, Kirbymoorside 

This remote hideaway is surrounded by countryside, and makes the perfect base from which to explore the North Yorks Moors. With views stretching far away down the slopes of Bransdale, this traditional 18th-century farmhouse is in a world of its own. For signs of life the town of Kirbymoorside is 20 minutes away.

The exterior of Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire

Abbey Cottage 

Nestled deep in the Skell Valley next to the river, Abbey Cottage has been converted from an old 18th-century hay barn. Today it’s very much a modern, cosy cottage where you can warm up by the wood burner after an autumn walk. On warmer days you can enjoy a picnic in the riverbank garden or stroll to the nearby Fountains Abbey.

The exterior of Fountains Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire

Fountains Cottage 

This stone-built cottage dates back to 1749, and although we’ve given the inside a lick of paint the exterior remains the same. The rooms spread over three floors and there’s a second sitting room where you can curl up with a book. On your doorstep lies the 323-hectare World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey, so you’ll never have to worry about keeping little minds busy.

The exterior of Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire

Choristers' House, nr Ripon 

Built in a 500-year-old deer park, Choristers' House is a special place for a family holiday. With red, fallow and sika deer roaming the park and even wandering into the garden, you can while away an evening looking out for four-legged intruders. The house is designed by William Burges and the interior also captures some of his gothic influence.