What county needs anything more to attract visitors to its self catering holiday accommodationthan the 1600 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales or the North Yorkshire Moors National Parks? Both offer a healthy choice of pretty holiday cottages. You will find endless opportunities for the best kind of exercise (cycling, walking and horse-riding) up and down valleys, crags, peaks and moorlands. If you really want to leave the car alone, then travel North Yorkshire by Dalesbus. Indulge in a luxurious tea in Betty's Tea Rooms in Harrogate and then work off the calories by renting a rowing boat on the River Nidd. Spend a day exploring historic Richmond Castle in Swaledale or walk under the 29m high Hardraw Force in Wensleydale, England’s largest single drop waterfall without getting wet, or enjoy the views from the top of Roseberry Topping. North Yorkshire also offers plenty of self catering accomodation in the many seaside towns and villages strung our along its picturesque amd rugged coastline. From the Victorian spa resorts of Scarbourgh, Filey and Bridlington, to the gothic fishing port of Whitby and scenic villages such as Staiths, Robin Hood's Bay and Flamborough.

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Lovers of countryside cottages and holidays in the great outdoors will love Orchard Cottage, a delightfully rural holiday cottage for couples. It lies between the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors National Parks near Bedale, a 10-minute evening stroll to The Green Dragon Pub in Exelby.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Superior large Georgian Style holiday cottage in superb York City Centre location. Overlooking the city walls, Baille Hill House comfortably accommodates 10 in 5 bedrooms,3 bathrooms, parking for 3 cars. All the York attractions are only a short walk away

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Sterling House is an elegant four bedroom Victorian property a few minutes walk from the beach in Robin Hood's Bay. This NorthYork Moors Victorian Villa offers sleeping accommodation for up to eight guests.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

With stunning rural views and a hilltop position, what is there not to like about this large, luxury Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage? The elegant and dog friendly Burnhope Shooting Lodge sleeps 16 in 9 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms with walks from the front door and a fishing lake.

  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Bathrooms 9

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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Bill's Place is a beautifully appointed two bedroom Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage in the village of Bainbridge near Hawes. This 2-bedroom country cottage is filled with original features and is able to sleep up to three guests.

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

6 Abbey Terrace is a large Whitby holiday cottage that sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms on the North Yorkshire coast. The house contains lots of period features which have been stylishly restored to provide a warm and comfortable Whitby holiday home set over 5 floors just 2 mins walk to the beach.

  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Bathrooms 5

The Old Forge is a characterful barn conversion in the Yorkshire Wolds countryside with a spacious modern interior. This child-friendly cottage is ideal for self-catering holidays with families or groups of friends. It has a 4* Gold rating and is also suitable for those with limited mobility.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

An attractive modern build based in the historic port of Whitby, Herons Reach is a welcoming terraced cottage, perfect for a family holiday on the Yorkshire coast and moors. Boasting all the mod cons of contemporary living, pet-friendly property provides everyday essentials for a memorable holiday.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Star Suite: Sleek contemporary design melds with untamed woodlands for the perfect rural retreat in North Yorkshire. This cosy and welcoming space receives plenty of natural light. Natural and calming design elements make this cottage feel like an extension of the woods that surround it.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Steal away for the weekend with a friend or friends to Moon Suite, an utterly Idyllic romantic retreat for couples or a small family at this luxuriously furnished rural hideaway in North Yorkshire. Located in a woodland setting at the North Star Club resort.

    Enjoy a romantic getaway in the North Yorkshire Dales with a stay at Ermysteds Cottage, a character cottage in Wharfedale, beautifully renovated to a high standard of excellence in the historic market town of Skipton, a ‘Gateway to the Dales’.

    • Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1
    • Bathrooms 1

    A traditional 2-bedroom moorland village property, with private garden, sleeping 4 guests with room for a cot. Our rural Yorkshire cottage is only 40 minutes from York. The cottage has many traditional features coupled with modern features like wifi, log burner and double glazed windows.

    • Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2
    • Bathrooms 1

    Situated in a rural location near the small North Yorkshire village of Darley in Nidderdale, just 10 miles from Harrogate, Hookstone House is a superb stone-built, large and pet friendly holiday cottage with a hot tub sleeping up to 11 guests within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    • Sleeps 11
    • Bedrooms 5
    • Bathrooms 3

    Bookilber Barn near Settle has been featured in the Sunday Times as one of the UK’s coolest luxury cottages. It has more than enough space and amenities for a family of twelve to discover why. Book Bookilber to enjoy the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales views and unwind in the spacious hot tub.

    • Sleeps 12
    • Bedrooms 6
    • Bathrooms 6

    Located in a secluded rural location near Settle, a gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Mearbeck House in North Yorkshire is a large and pet friendly holiday cottage with a games room. Sleeps 12

    • Sleeps 12
    • Bedrooms 5
    • Bathrooms 4

    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.

    • Sleeps 8
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 2

    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.

    • Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 1

    A family- and pet-friendly country getaway near Ravensworth in the Yorkshire Dales, this 3-bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion on a working farm sleeps 7, Convenient to local market villages, Larklands balances rustic and new in one stylish rural retreat in North Yorkshire.

    • Sleeps 7
    • Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 2

    Sweet Pea is a countryside cottage located in the village of Redmire, near the market town of Leyburn, surrounded by some of Upper Wensleydale’s most captivating rural scenery. This characterful, dog-friendly Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage has exposed beams, a lovely fireplace and sleeps 4 guests.

    • Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2
    • Bathrooms 1

    The Farmhouse lies in open countryside near Bedale and is nicely situated for holidays exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. This pet friendly holidayproperty sleeps 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, and offers delightful rural views over Yorkshire countryside from its private garden.

    • Sleeps 10
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 2

    Whitby North Yorkshire Coastal cottage Large Holiday Cottage Pet Friendly Family Friendly • Georgian House • 5 minute walk to beaches

    • Sleeps 12
    • Bedrooms 5
    • Bathrooms 3

    From the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors to the seaside resorts scattered along its North Sea Coast, North Yorkshire can offer visitors a memorable holiday when choosing to stay in one of its many fine holiday cottages. The Dales' past industrial history is revealed in the 18th and 19th century textile mills and watermills, which have been restored. Find them among the little Dales towns, Grassington, Kettlewell and Reeth, tasting both famous local cheeses and ales along the way. Artists and potters are still creating their own local styles, and the many Farmers' Markets provide you with fresh local produce. In the summer, too, make sure you are there when the country folk congregate together to compete in displays in their local agricultural shows right across the area.

    Only such a place as the City of York, with its overwhelmingly impressive 800-year old cathedral, its cobbled medieval streets with many pavement cafes, could draw you away from the natural beauty of the Dales. With a wealth of trendy independent shops, galleries and a regular programme of festivals and events, it would be easy to holiday for an entire week in this historic city.

    That being said, North Yorkshire also offers visitors more than 100 miles of shoreline, where you will find fossils on the Dunsdown Coast, seaside fun and surfing at Scarborough, fish in the sea for your supper at Filey, or partake of the best fish and chips ever at Whitby. This is where you will also capture the ambience of the earlier 18th and 19th centuries of Captain Cook, Count Dracula and Queen Victoria's favourite jet jewellery. Take the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Goatherd Station, a film-location in the Harry Potter films in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Moors. If the usual outdoor activies of walking and cycling lose their appeal, try your hand at Husky Trekking at the Pesky Husky Trekking Centre in Staintondale or pay a visit to Hairy Bob's Cave beneath Scarborough Castle which is, allegedly, the most popular man-made cave in the UK.

    After Scarbouurgh Castle, add Pickering Castle to your North Yorkshire bucket list, located on the edge of the North York Moors, it's also the location for the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway that runs from Pickering to Whitby through the heart of TVs 'Heartbeat Country.

    The pictureseque riverside town of Knaresborough offers much for the visitor including Mother Shipton's Cave, a tourist attraction since 1630, the one time home of an old prophetess and soothsayer. Then head back into the town and sample the fare in one of its many fine tea rooms. For thos ewith a seriously sweet tooth, follow in the footsteps of many a visiting celebrity and pay a visit to Nidderdale will take you to The Oldest Sweet Shop in England!

    What more do you need to keep the whole family happy for days on end in this very attractive county? Whether booking a holiday cottage for a week or a weekend break, you'll find it easay to fill your days sight-seeing, bathing, exploring in the great outdoors or enjoying historic towns and cities or spending days on the beach.