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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This semi-detached, sandstone cottage is in the rural hamlet of Dalehouse on the edge of Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Able to sleep four people in style and comfort, Grange Cottage is a two-bedroom Wharfedale countryside cottage in the remote hamlet of Hubberholme close to the Yorkshire Dales villages of Buckden, Kettlewell and Grassington.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Castle Mill is an impressive, pet friendly conversion of a North Yorkshire stone mill offering self-catering holidays in an elevated position amidst beautiful countryside, on the outskirts of the pretty village of Ravensworth, near the historic market towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 4

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.

  • Sleeps 20
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathrooms 4

This large and family-friendly seaside holiday home in Scarborough sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms. Mayville House offers spacious, pet friendly self-catering holidays on the North Yorkshire Coast for large families or groups of friends just a mile from the beach.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

No 3 Settle is a pet friendly, large holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. Located in the heart of Settle, this superbly-equipped Victorian Grade II listed home is within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. The child friendly cottage sleeps 12 and has a tree house in the garden.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 5

'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.

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

A delightful, beautifully restored Victorian holiday cottage in Whitby perfect for large families and groups of friends. Hidden Treasure is a spacious, pet friendly Town House. It sleeps 15 in 8 bedrooms, and is just 2-minute walk from the centre of this historic seaside resort and fishing port.

  • Sleeps 15
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathrooms 7

Farn House is a large holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales village of Kettlewell - Wharfedale. This pet friendly property in a picturesque Dales Village with award winning pubs, superb views and walks from the doorstep sleeps 12 in 7 bedrooms, perfect for family and group friendly accommodation.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 3

This traditional, stone-built Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage sleeps 5, on the outskirts of the charming village of Ingleton. Nicely located for exploring the Dales’ spectacular Three Peaks area, Bytheway Cottage has a snug sitting room with patio doors and almost next door to an excellent pub.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Castle View is a large Victorian townhouse Scarborough, restored to delight the most discerning guests booking a selfcatering holiday in this premier North Yorkshire seaside resort. Castle View sleeps 14 in an elegant crescent in the heart of the town, 10-minutes walk to the beach.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

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.

  • Sleeps 19
  • Bedrooms 10
  • Bathrooms 6

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.

  • Sleeps 17
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 5

Luxury Georgian Gentlemen's residence close to the historic city centre of York. This newly refurbished, large holiday home with a large garden in North Yorkshire sleeps 12. Think Villeroy and Boch, Spinks hand-crafted beds and Bramley Hand-Made Toiletries. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 3

Let the family get comfortable with nature in Woodville, a comfortable elegantly furnished, luxury eco-lodge in a woodland setting in the North Yorkshire countryside near York. Spa facilities on hand. Sheer coziness!

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Chapel House is a large holiday cottage in a small village (great pub and bistro) near Skipton - the 'Gateway to the Dales'. This beautifully renovated and spacious stone cottage with a large garden sleeps 12 guests in 6 bedrooms. It's a great location for walking and cycling holidays in the Dales.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 3

Connect with each other as you disconnect from wi-fi and TV in this rustically modern luxury woodland retreat with a hot tub in the Yorkshire Wolds near York. Situated in a fairy-tale location, nature is right on your doorstep and surrounds every part of Sitwell, a romantic rural retreat for two

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Rustic charm updated with elegant contemporary style for an ideal woodland weekend in the Yorkshire Wolds. Unplug and unwind in Amy Johnson, a cosy woodland eco-lodge near York where you and your family can reconnect with each other and nature.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

The Mill is a two bedroom holiday cottage in the remote Yorkshire Dales village of Buckden that has been beautifully furnished to a very high standard providing rural self-catering accommodation for three people in comfort.

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Modern, 1st floor, 2-bedroom and pet friendly coastal apartment sleeping 4 in Filey's Bay Holiday Village. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts, fishing and bike hire. Green Gables lies within easy reach of the beach and the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds countryside.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Large and pet friendly Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage sleeping 12 in the Wensleydale countryside near Aysgarth. Pinehurst is perfectly located in secluded rural surroundings and is perfect for walking, cycling or sight-seeing holidays in the Dales with family and friends.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 2

Standing in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in West Burton, Flanders Hall is a large and impressive Grade II listed Georgian country house. This pet friendly holiday home in secluded rural surroundings is perfect for large family holidays or a get together with friends in the great outdoors.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 2

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.