North York Moors Cottage Holidays
The North York Moors: Yorkshire's Wild and Wonderful Escape
The North York Moors National Park in North Yorkshire can be remote and desolate but offers visitors a wild and wonderful escape from the bustle of city life. Stay for a weekend in winter in a stoutly built and snug Yorkshire holiday cottage or, in summer, a converted East Coast fisherman's cottage in picturesque Staithes or Saltburn-by-the-Sea. The North York Moors, are full of green fields grazed by hardy sheep and cattle and patchworked with dry stone walls. The moors cover 44,000 acres of bleak but beguiling moorland, the largest expanse of heather moorland in England and Wales. But there's more to tempt visitors wishing to enjoy the natural beauty of this rugged Yorkshire landscape: Lush green river valleys, tall cliffs and quaint fishing villages from Saltburn in the north to Scalby near Scarborough in the south, and from the hills at Cleveland to the coast at Whitby.
Daffodil Cottage offers couples on holiday in North Yorkshire spectacular rural views and cosy accommodation in the remote hamlet of Houlsyke, near Danby. This romantic cottage for couples exudes warmth and character, a perfect rural retreat for weekends and walking holidays on the North York Moors.
The quaint Grade II listed Croft Head Cottage boasts exposed beamed ceilings, flagged floors and a wood-burning stove in a converted coaching inn close to the village of Wrelton, in the North York Moors. The pet-free property welcomes families with two bedrooms and cast-iron furnishings.
Situated in the picturesque village of Robin Hood’s Bay, Sterling House is the perfect place to bring your family for a holiday. With four bedrooms and two baths, you will be well at home in this large holiday cottage just minutes from the North Yorkshire coast.
Explore the North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire coastline from Barn Cottage above Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. This romantic holiday cottage has been charmingly restored as a rural retreat for couples to take in the majestic scenery of the coast and North York Moors.
Abbey’s View is a pet-friendly Whitby holiday cottage, spacious enough for six. One of the best waterside cottages available in the charming North Yorkshire fishing resort of Whitby. Enjoy days on the beach or exploring the gorgeous scenery of the Yorkshire coast and North York Moors.
The Hayloft successfully combines old-world charm with vibrant colours in a charming stone-built detached conversion in the village of Lastingham. The 18th-century romantic cottage boasts a stylish open-plan living area with character and an open fire and is well situated in the North York Moors.
The upside-down design of Barn Cottage captures the wonderful views of the Yorkshire countryside and adds another feature to this award-winning cottage near Pickering. The rural cottage offers extensive manicured gardens with multiple play areas and spaces to entertain, relax and truly unwind.
The delightful village of Lastingham houses this 18th-century stone-built cottage for couples with an authentic exterior and high-quality interior. The romantic cottage features delightful decor plus patio area within easy reach of The North York Moors National Park or the coast at Whitby.
The Smithy at Keld Head Cottages is a quaint romantic cottage nestled on a gorgeous property just outside of Pickering in North Yorkshire. The rural cottage boasts exposed beams and a traditional fireplace as well as award-winning gardens, beautiful views and extensive indoor and outdoor play areas.
Pasture View Cottage is a large eco-friendly, single-storey country cottage on the edge of Pickering for holidays exploring the North York Moors and the North Yorkshire coast. Features include a large private garden and a very well-equipped kitchen. Children will love the play area and play shed.
Magnificent rural views fill the large windows of the conservatory at Woodlea, a large holiday cottage in Pickering near Rosedale Abbey on the North York Moors. An open fire adds rural charm to the large sitting room of the four-bedroom tastefully decorated, pet-friendly cottage in North Yorkshire.
Burnside is a charming, coastal Edwardian semi-detached property. This spacious, three-storey North York Moors holiday cottage is child-friendly, sleeps six, and includes two sitting rooms. Robin Hood's Bay is a ten-minute walk away.
Exceptional attention to detail distinguishes this three-bedroom, family-friendly cottage in Grosmont. Character-laden Wychwood welcomes groups and pets to a property filled with contemporary fittings, traditional features and views of the North York Moors from its interior and the furnished patio.
Couples on holiday in the north of England enjoy cosy accommodation at The Goat Shed, a barn conversion in the rural hamlet of High Normanby, North Yorkshire, a pet-friendly cottage that retains much of its original character and sits near the Yorkshire coast and in North York Moors National Park.
RedRoofs, with its stunning views over the Esk Valley and situated within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, is a spacious home ideally suited for family holidays or a weekend getaway for a group of friends. Within easy access of the village pub, and Whitby only a short drive away.
The Ticket Office is a unique, quirky romantic cottage in the heart of Ruswarp in the North York Moors. The Grade II listed former ticket office features a cast iron fireplace and mullion windows, encased in stone walls. The pet-friendly property is ideal for couples seeking something different.
Gateside is a lovely stone-built barn conversion that overlooks the village green of Newton-on-Rawcliffe, North Yorkshire, a child-friendly cottage that offers upside-down accommodation in the Ryedale district with a well-equipped kitchen, spacious sitting room and three bedrooms.
In open countryside on the edge of Pickering and the York Moors a picturesque group of stone cottages with beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces. Furnished with emphasis on comfort and relaxation. Large gardens with garden house, play and barbecue. See website for Virtual Tour www.keldheadcottages.com
Located on a working farm on the edge of Whitby, Broadings Cottage is a charming single-storey barn conversion ideal for small families. Maintaining much of its original character, the pet-friendly cottage makes for a perfect getaway in the North York Moors, for seaside and countryside holidays.
Find warm accommodation for your Yorkshire holiday at The Stables at Keld Head Cottages, one of nine traditional cottages on the edge of the market town of Pickering, North Yorkshire, retaining much of the converted stone-built barn’s original features, with open beamed ceilings and stone fireplace.
In the heart of the North York Moors National Park, come to stay at Lanes Barn, a countryside cottage in the remote village of Glaisdale, new Whitby, North Yorkshire that comfortably sleeps four and provides the perfect home base to explore all that the region has to offer.
The Old Cart House is a luxury barn conversion, situated on a hill farm in Farndale near Helmsley, within the North York Moors. A truly stunning renovation from top to bottom, the residence boasts top of the range decor throughout and contemporary finishes, perfect for group and family holidays.
Housing a four-poster bed, beamed ceilings and traditional fireplace, Wheelhouse Cottage is an authentic Yorkshire cottage near Pickering. The award-winning property at Keld Head Cottages boasts a stone façade, beautiful views, extensive gardens, indoor and outdoor play areas for children.
The Granary is a detached, Grade II listed rural cottage on Keld Head Cottages near Pickering in Yorkshire. The award-winning property treats guests to open fire, exposed beams, large gorgeous gardens and indoor and outdoor play areas, and boasts enviable views which guarantee relaxation for all.
The best time to view the purple heather on The Moors is in late summer and autumn when it is in full bloom covering the moors with a spectacular carpet of rich colour. Get out of the car and enjoy the views while riding at a more sedate and relaxing pace on the North York Moors Railway from Pickering to Grosmont. Enjoy a ‘Beck Hole Butty’ at one of Britain’s smallest pubs, the Birch Hall, in the pretty little moorland hamlet of Beck Hole.
Cyclists and walkers can share the Cinder Trail, a 21-mile trail that follows the old railway line from Whitby to Scarborough and offering some spectacular sea views. The North York Moors offer a stunning canvas all year round with its constantly changing scenery and a wonderful variety of wooded valleys and grassy hills. It is definitely a fascinating place to visit at any time of year.
A great way of really experiencing the Moors is by staying in one of its holiday cottages and really living the moorland life. Book a holiday cottage in Goathland, the location for the TV series of Heartbeat and the tallest waterfall on the North York Moors. If you are looking to combine a coastal holiday with moorland exploration, then seek out a fully-restored quaint fish