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.

47 cottages found 47 match all criteria.

Kilton Mill House near Saltburn-by-the-Sea is a large Grade-II listed holiday cottage on the North Yorkshire coast. Located just a few minutes-walk above Skinningrove Beach, this beautifully furnished and pet friendly cottage sleeps 8 + cots in 4 bedrooms. Within easy reach of the North York Moors.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

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

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

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

Castle View is a tastefully furnished, large, family friendly village holiday cottage in Helmsley in the heart of the North York Moors National Park -and also within an easy drive of the coast. This dog friendly cottage sleeps 11 in 4 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 11
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

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The Old Forge is a large and beautiful holiday barn conversion with W-iFi sleeping 8. Situated in the Yorkshire Wolds near Malton, The Old Forge offers 4 bedrooms with a 4* Gold rating. Combining original features with modern comforts the property has both character and a spacious modern interior.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

A beautiful country house, Oughtershaw Hall is located in glorious rural surroundings, perfect for waterside picnics in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. This large luxury holiday home with an indoor heated swimming pool dates back to Medieval times but its facilities are thoroughly up to date.

  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathrooms 7

Boundcliffe is a large holiday cottage in a rural location on the North Yorkshire Moors. Sleeping ten people in four bedrooms in the village of Allerston near Pickering, Boundcliffe is spacious, traditional Farmhouse making a marvellous base for families or friends. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

A charming Grade II listed stone holiday cottage in Snainton near Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast, this pet friendly holiday cottage sleeps 17 in 8 bedrooms and oozes warmth and charm. Relax in the hot tub, walk in the North York Moors or enjoy a day trip to the seaside.

  • Sleeps 17
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathrooms 4

This 17th Century detached stone built farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales lies in the Wharfedale village of Buckden. This dog-friendly holiday cottage sleeps 12 in f5 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

A cosy 1st floor Filey Holiday Apartment on a complex with rural views to the Yorkshire Wolds and superb facilities including Wi-Fi, an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, sauna, fishing and even bike hire. Perfect for couples planning a relaxing holiday at any time of year.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

This charming countryside holiday home near Bedale sleeps 4 on a farm for retired racehorses, with lovely views of the Hambleton Hills. Millstone Cottage lies in the pretty village of Thornton Watlass, in North Yorkshire, near Fountains Abbey and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Dogs welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

This spacious, comfortable countryside holiday cottage lies on the banks of the River Esk, near the bustling fishing town of Whitby, in North Yorkshire. White Goose Cottage sleeps 4 and has a lovely outside balcony with views of passing steam-trains and wildlife on the river. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Craven House is a large and dog friendly Victorian House with Wi-Fi offering spacious self-catering accommodation for up to 14 guests in Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for walking and touring holidays in North Yorkshire.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 6

Eastburn Cottage is a magnificent 17th-century farmhouse with an open fire, original beams and sleeps 7. This cosy Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage sits in the heart of the traditional village of Newbiggin, a stroll from a charming pub and 3 miles from the North Yorkshire market town of Leyburn.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Owl is a two bedroom apartment on the ground floor beneath Granary. The apartment has two bedrooms, a double and a twin and open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area.The apartment also has a shared pool, sauna and spa. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Mel House Cottages are a group of 4 large pet friendly cottages set in the centre of the pretty and rural North Yorkshire village of Newton-on-Rawcliffe. Three of the four cottages are rated at various levels of accessibility for disabled use. The cottages share a pool and Spa and sleep from 3 to 19...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

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

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

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

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.