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Holiday and country cottages in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has so much more to offer than just its first-rate fish and chips. Beyond the seaside promenades of Whitby and Scarborough, explore miles of rolling countryside, sprawling sandy beaches and wild heather moorland from one of our Yorkshire holiday cottages. Or discover the North East landscape through the ages, at the many castles, forts and settlements that decorate this historic county.

Whether you’re searching for a family holiday in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, a self-catering break near to a medieval abbey, or a cosy getaway on the coast – our special selection of Yorkshire holiday cottages will provide the perfect base for your adventures.

From stylish loft apartments and quaint country cottages to grand gothic homes, we’ve got charming holiday cottages in all shapes and sizes, in unrivalled locations across Yorkshire. With so many Yorkshire cottages to choose from, we’ve handpicked 10 of our favourite to help you get started.

North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales

The exterior of The Old Smithy, nr Skipton, Yorkshire

The Old Smithy, Skipton 

Surrounded by the lush rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, this single storey one-bedroom nook is a haven for walking and wildlife lovers. Exposed bricks and beams give a charming feel to this cosy cottage in the tiny village of Buckden. Open your doors and you'll discover a host of peaceful rambling and cycle trails to explore, with Skipton Castle nearby. Sleeps 2 and 1 dog.

The exterior of Fountains Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire

Fountains Cottage, Ripon 

For a fairy-tale escape, invite your family and friends to this ivy-clad Yorkshire holiday cottage, located alongside the historic Fountains Abbey. Wake up to the gurgling River Skell and the rising mists over the enchanting Yorkshire landscape. Discover boutiques and restaurants in nearby Harrogate, or delve into the wilds of the Yorkshire Dales a little further afield. Sleeps 8 and 1 dog.

The Boot Room, Yorkshire

The Boot Room, Ripon 

Swing open your stable door and look out for neighbouring deer at this newly converted holiday home on Fountains Abbey Estate. Located in the far corner of Studley Royal deer park, you'll enjoy free access to the estate and atmospheric water gardens of this World Heritage Site. And beyond the gates, explore the dramatic moorland of the Yorkshire Dales. Sleeps 2 and 1 dog.

Visitors outside Choristers' House, now a National Trust holiday cottage, at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Choristers' House, nr Ripon 

You'll hold the keys to the historic Fountains Abbey Estate at this North Yorkshire cottage. Spot red, fallow and sika deer roaming the medieval park and even wandering into your garden in the evening. Designed by William Burges, this five-bedroom holiday home is the ideal base for exploring nearby Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales countryside. Sleeps 8.

The sitting and dining area at Curlew, Ripon, Yorkshire

Curlew, Ripon 

Originally a threshing barn and horse engine room, this newly converted three-bedroom holiday cottage is packed full of character. You'll be treated to sweeping views of the Yorkshire countryside and free access to the nearby historic Fountains Abbey estate and deer park. Find solace in the wilds of the North York Moors, just a short drive away. Sleeps 6.

East Yorkshire

Looking across at Boatman's Loft, formally Old Coastguard Station, on the edge of the beach at Robin Hood's Bay.

Boatman's Loft, Robin Hood's Bay 

Watch the waves lap in and listen to the call of curlews from your bedroom, in this newly converted loft space at Robin Hood's Bay. Perched on top of the sea wall, you'd be hard pressed to find a holiday cottage closer to the beach. Enjoy the raw and rugged Yorkshire coastline at this fishing village, or walk the dramatic clifftop trail to nearby Whitby. Sleeps 2.

Chapel Cottage, Yorkshire

Chapel Cottage, Ravenscar 

If you're searching for starry skies and sigh-inducing sea views, this self-catering holiday cottage will hit the spot. Sat above rolling hillside at Ravenscar, this coastal retreat has uninterrupted views down to Robin Hood's Bay and beyond. Walk down to the sand or explore the North York Moors and the maritime town of Scarborough nearby. Sleeps 4 and 2 dogs.

High Peak, Ravenscar

High Peak, Ravenscar 

You'll be swept away by the glittering Yorkshire coast at this spacious and newly renovated four-bedroom holiday cottage. Enjoy panoramic views over tumbling countryside to Robin Hood's Bay from your private garden. Open the gate for walking and cycle trails to sandy beaches, search for grey seals at Ravenscar or explore the wild North York Moors nearby. Sleeps 8 and 2 dogs.


Minstergate, Yorkshire


Discover a wonky and wonderful city break at this two-bedroom holiday cottage in York. With views over York Minster, you can disappear into the winding alleyways of the historic city from your door. Sloping beams and a later added Georgian staircase all add to the charm of this Yorkshire holiday cottage. Sleeps 3.

Draper's Flat. Yorkshire

Draper's Flat 

A contemporary style apartment in a medieval building, this holiday cottage in York is a stylish base for your city adventures. Located in Minstergate, within the ancient walled centre of the city, you'll have views of York Minster and all the cobbled, cultural attractions of York on your doorstep. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of The Boot Room, Ripon, Yorkshire

Discover more Yorkshire holiday cottages

Time for a proper Yorkshire brew? From historic city breaks to coastal retreats and idyllic countryside getaways - discover the perfect Yorkshire holiday cottages for your adventures with the National trust.