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.

52 cottages found 52 match all criteria.

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

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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

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

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

Sitting comfortably in a secluded rural location, The Granary lies within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. This pet-friendly holiday cottage near Bedale sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Nestling in the North Yorkshire Countryside on a stud farm, The Trainer's House offers pet friendly self-catering holidays with a heated indoor swimming pool for up to 14 guests in a rural location 3 miles outside Malton. This large. luxury holiday cottage will friends? and families of all ages.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 4

Duncruzin Cottage sits in the heart of the Yorkshire market town of Pickering, a stroll away from cosy pubs and tearooms. This charming stone-built holiday cottage sleeps 4 with a lovely garden, near rolling hills, river valleys and abundant wildlife in the North York Moors National Park.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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 area. Website Virtual Tour

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 19
  • Bathrooms 11

Standing in a country estate on the North Yorkshire coast Discovery is a most appropriate neame for this pet friendly 3-bedroom Whitby holiday cottage with use of a swimming pool. Discovery is a luxury, contemporary designed property which even offers use of a private chef.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

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 a heated pool in Pickering. This 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

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.