They like to make an impact in Yorkshire, from country cricket to equally unbeatable Pennine landscapes. So, when it comes to planning a holiday for a large family of group of friends, then expect to find equally impressive large holiday cottages standing proud throughout each corner of the county: North, South, East and West.
Yorkshire has loads to offer families and groups of friends, with a beautiful coastline, historic market towns and cities, and some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes to explore. Before you plan your trip, don’t forget to check out our top 10 tips for finding and booking large holiday cottages – designed to make the process as smooth as possible.
In the meantime, here’s our handpicked selection of large holiday cottages in Yorkshire, including properties in the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and North Yorkshire Coast. All of them offer group accommodation large enough to seat every guest together around one table.Being so large, many cottages can afford to invest in attractive leisure facilities, so expect to find the occasional hot tub or swimming pool on the premises.
The Old Granary is surrounded by countryside in the village of Burton Agnes, a couple of miles from a rugged stretch of the Yorkshire coast. With its oak beams, exposed brickwork, lovely garden and hot tub, this child-friendly holiday cottage is a stunning base for family or group holidays in North Yorkshire. Don’t miss Burton Agnes Manor Hall, a magnificent home with an incredible collection of French impressionist paintings, tapestries and contemporary art, right on the Old Granary’s doorstep.
Nestled amid fields and woods near the village of Beverley, this converted farm building accommodates 11 guests in four bedrooms. Take your family or friends for a day out in Hornsea, where a Blue Flag beach is backed by a sweeping promenade. Discover some of the country’s finest medieval architecture in the city of York. Or pack a picnic and take a long walk into the countryside surrounding Cart House.
These listed and enjoyably large holiday barn conversions at Smallshaw Farm are located near the West Yorkshire Pennine village of Penistone, with amazing walking, horse-riding and wildlife-watching nearby. This collection of accessible holiday cottages accommodates up to 19 guests, with lovely gardens, a Finnish barbecue house, log burners and a hot tub.
This 18th century Georgian house is a magnificent setting for a family or group holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. After a day hiking in the surrounding countryside, guests can make the most of a farmhouse kitchen, freestanding bath, woodburning stoves and three large sitting rooms.
Take a group hike into the remote fells of Upper Wharfedale before settling in for the evening at this historic property. A sauna, indoor pool and games room will keep guests of all ages happy. Oughtershaw Hall also has a huge dining area, four living rooms and private gardens. It may be remote, but there's a wonderful Dales pub, The George Inn at nearby Hubberholme, within easy reach.
Holly is a beautifully refurbished townhouse with five bedrooms, a private courtyard and a spacious living room. The city of York has plenty to offer families and groups of friends. Explore the cobbled alleys, medieval walls and amazing variety of independent shops in the city centre. Walk or sail along the River Ouse. And visit the steam world record holder, the Mallard, at the National Railway Museum.
Farm holiday cottage in the peaceful village of Buckden
Clifford House is located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by high, heather moorland, lush valleys and imposing, flat-topped hills. Walking in the countryside is a joy, with spectacular views across the region from Buckden Pike. This detached, stone-built farmhouse has five bedrooms, two sitting room, an open fire and a courtyard garden.
Castle View is located in the picturesque medieval town of Helmsley, in Yorkshire’s unspoiled Ryedale district. Stroll into the town centre, where a maze of pretty streets surrounds the marketplace with a great variety of independent shops and galleries. After a day of exploring, relax by the open fire or soak up the sun in the conservatory.