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The county of Yorkshire has a lot to offer visitors with a varied landscape of dales, moors and coast, a rich historical heritage, fascinating cities, market towns and picturesque villages. Yorkshire has a very distinctive character and is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.

Once you arrive in Yorkshire you'll see why it's called 'God's Own County'. Take for example the wild, beautiful expanse of the Yorkshire Dales, which actually consists of lots of different Dales each with their own unique character, covering in total some 554 square miles of heather moorland, rich pasture land, and characterful Dale's villages and of course dry stone walls. Much of this area is protected and forms the famous Dales National Park; the perfect place for walking and cycling amongst some of Britain's most stunning landscapes.

To the east is another National Park; The North York Moors National Park extends all the way to the Yorkshire coast. This is a place of wide open spaces and wind swept heather moorland, an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways as well as hidden valleys where you'll discover pretty villages. It's also home to the North Yorkshire Moors Steam railway which runs from Pickering to Whitby (and back) and is a great day out for both adults and children.

The Yorkshire coast has been attracting holidaymakers since Victorian times and is renowned for its pretty fishing villages and bustling coastal resorts such as Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Here you'll find family friendly clean sandy beaches and plenty of activities for visitors of all ages. The picturesque town of Whitby clusters around its fishing harbour where fishing boats and pleasure cruisers come and go. High above the town Whitby Abbey dominated the skyline and can be reached with a vigorous walk up some 199 steps.

To the south are the family resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Scarborough has two lovely horseshoe bays with golden sands and plenty to offer families and couples looking for a traditional seaside break. Filey and Bridlington also have lovely beaches and coastal promenades.

And there's plenty more to Yorkshire including the wonderfully historical city of York, internationally renowned for its medieval architecture that includes one of the finest buildings in Europe; York Minster. Then there's the Yorkshire Wolds; a quiet and peaceful place of undulating countryside and market towns. To the south of the region in West Yorkshire is Bronte Country and its dramatic brooding open moorlands and of course connections with the Bronte sisters.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Yorkshire.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9
Pets
0

Steeped in history, Birdforth Hall Cottages are the perfect base from which to explore the diversity of North Yorkshire, with the dales, moors, coast and the city of York all within easy reach. The properties benefit from shared use of superb leisure facilities with an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness room and an additional area in which to sit and relax, and both are perfect for family celebrations, special occasions and reunions.
Historic York, 16 miles, has a wealth of attractions, with its iconic minster, Jorvik Centre, museums, art galleries, shops, bars and restaurants. The magnificent 18th-century house at Castle Howard, NT Beningbrough Hall and the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey provide excellent days out. The World of James Herriot can be found in Thirsk and the theme parks at Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley provide fun for all the family. Visit the quaint market towns of Easingwold and Helmsley; enjoy walking and cycling trails in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and experience generous Yorkshire hospitality in numerous traditional inns, with award-winning real ales, and tea shops. The elegant spa town of Harrogate, 26 miles, with renowned Harlow Carr Gardens and the cathedral city of Ripon, 17 miles, are not be missed, or perhaps spend a day at the races in York, Thirsk or Ripon. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

The Mill House (ref ISU) is one of a small group of cottages in a delightful courtyard setting which stands under the shadow of the famous White Horse on the Howardian Hills. Converted from farm buildings that once served the hall, and dating back to 1685, they retain much original character, with a wealth of exposed beams and stonework. The cottage also comes equipped with a fine kitchen fitted with AEG appliances, wonderful bathroom (wth state-of-the-art walk-in showers), leather sofas and large televisions.
Very large sitting room with electric fire, TV and beamed ceiling. Dining room with door to swimming pool. Large, well-equipped kitchen/dining/living room. Second kitchen. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two separate toilets. Central staircase to first floor: Galleried landing. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Second separate staircase to three further bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet; two double (one with 5ft bed) and one twin bedroom.

  • Electric fire included
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Two washing machines
  • Washer/dryer
  • Large shared courtyard with patio and furniture

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Microwave
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Ample parking
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (length 32ft, depth 4ft 7in) with shower/changing facilities
  • Fitness equipment
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Circular water feature in garden

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£1715-£4196
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
7
Pets
1

A meandering stream trickles through the stunning landscaped gardens of this 150-year-old detached farmhouse. Nestling in the sleepy hamlet of Barmby Moor (there may be some noise from farm traffic) and set in its own grounds, the property also boasts an outdoor swimming pool and outdoor 6-seater hot tub. Just under a mile away lies Allerthorpe Common which offers wonderful walks and picnic areas amidst thousands of well kept acres of land. This truly is the perfect holiday location for getting away from it all or discovering local culture.
Scattered amongst the spectacular countryside are many picturesque villages and ancient market towns such as Pocklington, Howden and Driffield. Beverley, capital of the Wolds, is home to a beautiful Gothic minster, old buildings and a racecourse. Described as a jewel waiting to be discovered, the Yorkshire Wolds boast countless villages, ancient inns and historic houses. Burnby Hall Gardens, Burton Agnes Hall and Burton Constable are all close by. Three miles away in Barmby Moor, the Wolds Gliding Club offers trial flights all year round.
Four miles away is the Buddhist Centre at the wonderful Georgian mansion of Kilnwick Percy Hall, which offers lessons and courses in meditation. Aircraft enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with the Real Aeroplane Museum (Selby, 25 miles) where a magnificent Hawker Hurricane and P-51 Mustang can be seen, and the Yorkshire Air Museum (Elvington, 5 miles) with a superb collection of pre- and post-WWII aircraft. The ancient walled city of York is only 12 miles away, and boasts plenty of attractions for all the family, including the Castle Museum, York Dungeons, National Railway Museum, York Racecourse and the famous Jorvik Viking Centre. Golf, fishing and gliding are all available locally. Shops 1 mile.

Beamed living room with open fire and large bay window. Sitting room with large bay window. Steps down to dining room with exposed stone wall. Spacious beamed well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with ceramic-tiled floor. Shower room leading to utility. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft iron bed. Double bedroom with beamed ceiling. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bathroom with toilet. Steep narrow stairs to second floor: Double bedroom and twin bedroom, each with low sloping ceiling, wooden floors and wash basin.

  • Open fire - fuel available locally
  • electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Small fold-up bed available (for +1 by prior arrangement)
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Two TVs (one satellite)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • microwave
  • Washing machine
  • tumble dryer
  • dishwasher
  • Drinks cooler
  • Freezer
  • Telephone - incoming calls only
  • Large gardens with patio and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Carport (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Outdoor swimming pool (25ft x 14ft, depth range 3ft to 10ft) with Roman steps available May - October
  • Outdoor 6-seater hot tub
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream and sloping banks in garden

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£973-£3028
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

"Charming cottages situated in a scenic holiday location, which form an ideal base from which to explore the stunning scenery of the North Yorkshire Coast..."

Killerby Old Hall and its 7 cottages are ideal for a countryside holiday whilst being less than 2 miles from the beach of Cayton Bay. Guests can enjoy the nature reserve and lake area, or relax in the indoor heated swimming pool. The accommodation ranges from the Old Hall, sleeping 10 in period splendour, through to cosy Crow’s Nest which sleeps 2. Set in a pretty courtyard, each cottage is different yet has its own sitting-out area with patio furniture and BBQ.
Killerby Old Hall is situated between the coastal resorts of family friendly Filey, with its cobble landing and pretty promenade, and Scarborough, with its vibrant South Bay and naturally picturesque North Bay, located on part of Britain’s heritage coast. The Stephen Joseph Theatre, famed throughout the county, puts on a number of Alan Aykbourn productions. To the north, across the stunning North Yorkshire Moors, lies the port of Whitby; famous for its connections to Captain James Cook and Dracula. Robin Hood’s Bay, a former fishing village with a smugglers past, has quaint streets which lead visitors to a small, sandy cove and rock pools. Heading inland, find the historic market town of Pickering, where the famous North Yorkshire Moors steam train begins its journey. Access Dalby Forest through the attractive village of Thornton-le-Dale and be sure to stop for an ice cream. The forest offers a range of activities including mountain bike tracks, or for those feeling adventurous there is Go Ape. It is also a popular picnic destination which is surrounded by walks that the whole family can enjoy. Travel a little further afield to Castle Howard with its stunning house and grounds. The ancient, Roman walled city of York sits just an hour up the A64, a famously haunted city with many attractions such as the railway museum, river trips and excellent shopping. To the south along the coast, the Cleveland Way leads to dramatic Flamborough Head and the Bempton RSPB Sanctuary. The village of Cayton is a 500 yard stroll, with its pub, post office and shop. Full amenities are just over 4 miles away in Scarborough. Shop and pub 500 yards.

Situated at one end of the pretty grassed courtyard, this converted barn is an ideal location for a large family gathering. Spacious living room with patio doors leading to a flagged patio area. Traditional dining room with wood-burning stove, TV, double height ceiling, parquet floor and patio doors to patio area. Large kitchen with dining area and large double range cooker. Utility. Double bedroom with dressing area. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one with 5ft bed and TV, one with arched windows overlooking courtyard. Family room with double bed, TV, additional single bed (for +1) and walk-in wardrobes. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Second bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – logs included
  • Full LPG central heating included
  • Additional travel cot and high chair
  • Satellite TV
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Patio and furniture

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot (included linen)
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room (coin-op)
  • Wi-fi
  • Sitting-out area with furniture
  • Shared grounds of 20 acres, with grassed areas suitable for ball games and recreation, nature reserve and small lake (toddlers beware)
  • Barbecue
  • Play area with swings, slide (for under 11s)
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool open all year round with changing facilities (30ft x 16ft 6in, depth 3ft 9in to 4ft 9in, open 8am-8pm)
  • Shared games room with pool table (coin-op), table tennis, darts, arcade games and board games
  • Tourist information available
  • Welcome pack
  • Cycle store
  • NB: Small lake in grounds

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£692-£2169
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