Are you looking for holiday cottage rentals in Yorkshire – the UK’s largest county? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the most popular rural holiday rental destinations in God’s own country.
Self-catering holidays offer all kinds of advantages. Not only do you pay less than you would typically for an “all-inclusive” experience, but you also get much more space and freedom. With a holiday cottage rental in Yorkshire from a company like Cherished Holiday Homes, you can have your breakfast whenever you like and don’t have to be back in time for dinner. Cottage rental holidays also give you an authentic experience of what it’s like to live in Yorkshire, rather than confining you to a manicured, generic hotel environment.
Are you excited about taking a cottage rental holiday? Take a look at these fantastic Yorkshire locations you could try.
Appletreewick is a small village nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, perfect for people who want to see this famous mountain range at its best. If you’re the sort of person who wants to experience what it’s like to live in the Dales, then you’ll want to experience life in this quaint village. Located just 16 miles from Leeds-Bradford airport, the town is easily accessed by road, has excellent transport connections, and is close to a variety of places to visit, including Skipton Castle and Bolton Abbey.
Bishop Burton is a small village on the old York Road that runs east out of the historic city of York toward other settlements in the East Riding. Bishop Burton, home to Bishop Burton college, is ideally located for access to the Howardian Hills, North York Moors, Humber Estuary and the city of York.
Hawes is an attractive market town close to Wensleydale in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire. Hawes is home to the Dales Countryside Museum, the Wensleydale Creamery, and a variety of shops, geared towards the outdoor adventurer. Hawes, located on Gayle Beck, provides excellent access to the hiking, horse riding, and biking trails that crisscross the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
If you want to explore the Pennines, then you’ll want to check out Haworth, a small village located just a few miles to the west of Bradford city centre. Haworth provides excellent access to the hills but it most famous as a literary Mecca, home to the Bronte sisters, attracting people from all over the world. Staying in Haworth, you can visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum, take a ride on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, and visit the stunning Bronte Waterfall.
Hebden Bridge is a stunning market town in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, close to Halifax. The town first grew because of its proximity to sources of flowing water. Industrialists saw the benefits of steep-flowing water and installed water mills, enabling them to take advantage of the energy for wool weaving.
Hebden Bridge is an ideal place for a cottage rental holiday. The market town hosts an Arts Festival, a 1960s Weekend, and a Pride event.
Hutton-le-Hole is a village located on the southern tip of the North York Moors national park, close to Pickering. If you’re the type of person who loves finding secluded spots to holiday, then you’ll love this small North Yorkshire settlement. Hutton-le-Hole is an excellent place to use as a base for exploring the North York Moors on foot and visiting the popular Dalby Forest Visitor centre for outdoor activities.
Hutton-le-Hole is also close to the National Centre for Birds of Prey, just 7 miles from the village, The Chocolate Factory where you can find handmade chocolates produced by local chocolatiers, and the Ryedale Folk Museum.
Kirby Lonsdale isn’t technically in Yorkshire, but it is very close to the north-western frontier of the Yorkshire Dales National Park which partially extends into modern-day Cumbria. Kirkby Lonsdale is a small market town in Southern Lakeland, close to the Cumbrian town of Kendal. The town is not only brimming with shops and places to eat but is also an ideal spot for exploring both the Dales and the Lakes. Kirby Lonsdale is just a few minutes drive from the eastern reaches of the Lake District, including the stunning Ullswater valley and lake.
Osmotherley is a small village located in the west of the North York Moors, located just a few miles from Northallerton which has excellent rail links. The idyllic village is close to the Cod Beck Reservoir, an excellent location for a relaxing walk in stunning scenery.
If you want to go a little further afield, you can go on the Lyke Wake Walk. Be warned – you’ll need to set aside the entire day to complete this walk: it’s more than 38 miles long and something that people attempt as a personal challenge.
Robin Hood’s Bay
Robin Hood’s Bay is an isolated fishing village on the North Sea coast of the North York Moors National Park just a few miles to the south of Whitby. It features stunning cliffs beside a rugged beach on the Heritage Coast.
If you love the idea of living close to the sea and experiencing a nautical life, then it’s the perfect destination. The narrow streets and alleyways would have once been packed with sailors, fishermen and smugglers, bringing goods in on boats from overseas.
The village, like many destinations on this list, hosts annual events, including a Folk Weekend, and a Victoria Weekend which involves festive fun over the winter holiday season.
West Burton is located just a few miles inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park, making it an ideal base for an adventure holiday. The village itself is situated in Bishopsdale, a valley that is adjacent to Wensleydale.
The village’s most famous attraction is the Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden and nearby stunning Falls. You can use the village as a base to explore Bolton Castle, one of the best-preserved mediaeval castles in the country. The castle, built in 1399, still stands strong today.
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