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.
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.
From the delightful village of Brompton-by-Sawdon, North Yorkshire, a stay at The Wood offers families and groups of up to six comfortable accommodation from which to explore the region, a countryside cottage that features an attractive brick fireplace, exposed beams, and slate flooring.
This semi-detached, sandstone coastal cottage is in the countryside hamlet of Dalehouse on the edge of Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Stone walls, red pantile roof and brick arches give Thistle Close authentic rural cottage charm. The converted cart shed lies on a working farm near Cleatlam in the Yorkshire Dales and provides two bedrooms, one bathroom, contemporary finishes and ample space for children and pets to roam.
Cricket Cottage sits on the banks of the River Esk, near the historic fishing town of Whitby. This airy riverside cottage sleeps five guests in three bedrooms. Surrounded by some of North Yorkshire’s most idyllic countryside, it has a private patio and wonderful views towards a dramatic viaduct.
For a stunning retreat that pulls out all the stops, The Station House is a large North Yorkshire holiday home full of charm. The Grade II listed Victorian property is ideal for large family groups, offering exquisite accommodation from which to explore the North York Moors and the Whitby coast.
Heather Croft is a delightfully restored three-bedroom seaside cottage with an open and airy ambience plus a balcony with sweeping views of the ocean. The red-brick cottage overlooks Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire Coast and sleeps seven people with family-friendly amenities.
A large immaculate dormer bungalow on the North Yorkshire coast in Scarborough, Pet friendly Seacrest Lodge is just an easy walk to the beach. It sleeps 20 in 8 bedrooms with rural and sea views and is nicely located for seaside, walking, cycling and golfing holidays for big families or groups.
Gaze upon gorgeous coastal views or stunning moorlands during your stay at Honey Bee Cottage, a child-friendly cottage near Scarborough in Staintondale. Converted from a former farm building this charming rural holiday home with exposed timbers, sleeps 4. Pets welcome.
'Granary' is a first floor, pet friendly countryside apartment with access to a indoor heated pool, hot tub, and sauna in Newton-on-Rawcliffe, Pickering. This cosy apartment has been attractively adapted, having an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with views to the Vale of Pickering and beyond.
Swift Cottage is a charming 3-bedroom ground floor cottage sleeping 5 with use of an outdoor heated pool. The cottage has an easy access wet-room with rails and mobility chair, so accessible for guests with disabilities. Swift is in the North York Moors National Park. Pets welcome.
Mel House Cottages are a group of 4 pet friendly properties sleeping from 3 to 19 Guests at the centre of attractive Newton-on-Rawcliffe in the North York Moors. Three of the four properties are rated at various levels of accessibility for disabled use. Facilities: Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, and Sauna.
This large and pet friendly North Yorkshire coastal holiday cottagen near Saltburn-by-the-Sea just 800m from the beach, comes with a hot tub, sauna and BBQ. It has been created through a stylish upmarket conversion of a former Victorian powerhouse. The Powerhouse sleeps 17 in 6 bedrooms.
The compact and cosy Stable Cottage lies within the stone walls of a converted stable and offers a delightfully-appointed rural retreat on a working farm in Levisham. The pet-friendly holiday cottage near Pickering is ideally situated for a holiday enjoying both the moors and the coast.
Beaches or the moors. Whichever your fancy, Drummer Cottage in the quaint village of Skinning rove, North Yorkshire offers both holiday options. This child-friendly and dog-friendly cottage near Whitby, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, sandy North Sea beaches and the North York Moors National Park.
he Coach House offers sophisticated accommodation near the countryside and the coast. The rural cottage in Levisham boasts subtle elegance with a stone exterior and contemporary interior, plus a delightful garden and open-plan design, & places guests in the heart of the North York Moors and Coast.
Based on a working livestock farm, Wethercote Cottage is an authentic farmhouse build, adjoined to the owner’s home, in the heart of the North York Moors near Helmsley. This remote 2-bedroom rural retreat is ideal for walking or cycling holidays. Pets welcome.
Mill Cottage is a multi-award-winning property set on Keld Head Cottages near Pickering in North Yorkshire. The stone-built rural cottage has been carefully refurbished with traditional features and modern comforts and boasts gorgeous gardens, large indoor and outdoor play areas and lovely views.
Rural character dominates this coastal cottage in Whitby. Exposed beams, a feature brick fireplace and a whalebone in the wall transport guests back to yesteryear. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms sit within the stone walls of the pet-friendly property with easy access to the North York Moors region.
Abbey View Cottage is a charming stone-built barn conversion on a working coastal farm near Robin Hood’s Bay which offers couples the peace and seclusion of a romantic cottage. The pet-friendly holiday home offers beautiful views across farmland to Whitby Abbey and proximity to the North York Moors.
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