Our top Yorkshire cottages for 2023


Posted by Clare Willcocks on 15th November 2022

Allerston Granary

An enchanting landscape encompassing two national parks, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one world-famous coastline and tons of literary connections, Yorkshire draws in visitors all year round who want to uncover the best of this corner of the UK.

If you’re planning a holiday to this remarkable county, you are going to need an equally fantastic cottage to ensure your stay is extra special. So, we've rounded up our most-booked Yorkshire properties of 2022 to inspire your next break. There are lots of dog-friendly Yorkshire cottages in our top ten too!

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Emley View Cottage, Holmfirth

1. Emley View Cottage, near Holmfirth

Sleeps 4

Why we love it:

A beautiful indoor swimming pool and sauna for exclusive use are a couple of the highlights of this gorgeous cottage, which sits amidst the rolling countryside of the Holme Valley, close to the edge of the Peak District National Park. It’s the perfect base for adventurous families or a small group of friends.

When the sun is shining, head out to explore Holmfirth and its connections to the TV show ‘Last of the Summer Wine’, and if the weather turns, it’s a good excuse to enjoy a relaxing dip back at base, before stretching out for the evening in front of the wood burner. Bliss!

Why our guests love it:

Great cottage, well equipped and comfortable with lovely views, in a beautiful location and with a fantastic indoor swimming pool a few steps away!” - Angharad, 2022

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Springfield House, Rookwith

2. Springfield House, Rookwith

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Spacious and dog friendly, with tons of enclosed space for pups to run free, Springfield House is a wonderful family property within a few miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Kicking back in the sunny conservatory is a wonderful tonic after a scenic ramble in the locality, in the company of your four-legged friend.

What’s more, there’s a piano and some board games to keep the whole family entertained, and the option of hiring a hot tub to make the holiday relaxation complete!

Why our guests love it:

“This was our second visit and we loved it even more! Springfield House is just perfect in every way - from the lovely, peaceful location to the thoughtful touches throughout the property made by the owners. We couldn’t find any faults or downsides! We will definitely be returning.” - Anne, 2022

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Granary Cottage - Robin Hoods Bay

3. Granary Cottage – Robin Hood's Bay

Sleeps 2 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Just down the road from delightful Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire coast, Granary Cottage is a single-level, dog-friendly couples’ hideaway, packed with homely features and modern comforts.

The boutique kitchen tempts you to cook up a feast of fresh fish from the village fishmonger; tuck into a tasty dish before settling down for the evening in front of the roaring wood burner. A luxurious monsoon shower and sumptuous bedroom with stone alcoves await for the ultimate restful night’s sleep.  

Why our guests love it:

“Loved the cottage and location. Quiet and peaceful yet surprisingly close to Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby and beyond! The cottage was very clean, well-equipped, and very welcoming to both us and our dogs, who made themselves at home straight away. The welcome pack was a really nice and thoughtful touch on arrival. The cottage was always nice to return to after a busy day out and about. We would have stayed longer if we could have!” - Murray, 2022

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Swallow Cottage - Robin Hoods Bay

4. Swallow Cottage – Robin Hood's Bay

Sleeps 2 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Another jewel of a find in Robin Hood’s Bay, and a neighbour to Granary Cottage (above) is Swallow Cottage. The pair make up two of our most popular cottages in Yorkshire, and when you peek inside the quirkily decorated interior of this little hideaway for two, it’s not hard to see why.

Colourful paintings and retro accessories create a welcoming atmosphere, added to by the warming wood burner and stylish claw-foot bath which invites you to luxuriate amongst the bubbles.

Why our guests love it:

“It was fabulous. The cottage is adorable, the surroundings beautiful and the location perfect. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch and made our stay even more special. Perfectly equipped for our geriatric spaniel too. I just want to go back!” - Rebekah, 2022

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Maran, near Thirsk

5. Maran, near Thirsk

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

A bubbling private hot tub promises relaxing evenings beneath the stars at this lovely converted barn in North Yorkshire. There’s plenty of space for a family and their two pets to spread out and enjoy holiday freedom, and lofty ceilings, stone floors and luxurious touches make it even more special!

Two huge bedrooms, a wood burner and a piano are but a few of the property’s outstanding features. To top it all off, you’re invited to collect your own eggs from the hen pen on the owners’ farm on which the barn is located. Breakfast sorted!

Why our guests love it:

“Great family week in Maran Cottage. This is a great base with lots of different spots to visit and we went in all directions including Saltburn, York, Helmsley, Milton and Ingleton. The cottage has everything you need, and our kids really enjoyed visiting the rabbits and chickens as well as plenty of games of table tennis in the barn. The hot tub was also very nice in the evenings.” - Craig, 2022

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Lenwood, Robin Hood's Bay

6. Lenwood, Robin Hood’s Bay

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Cute and cosy, with traditional features oozing cottage charm, this little sandstone cottage set in the heart of ever-popular Robin Hood’s Bay is a lovely choice for a small family or two couples. A stable door from the colourful kitchen gives way to a leafy cobbled courtyard, just right for a morning coffee while you make plans for the day.

Even the cottage-style staircase leading to the gorgeous double bedrooms is full of character, spiralling steeply upwards. The icing on the cake is the fabulous free-standing bath - a welcome treat after wandering up and down the hill from village to beach.

Why our guests love it:

“A wonderful cottage in a great location. Having a little garden terrace with a table and chairs meant we could enjoy the long summer evenings. Thoughtfully decorated, it retains its original charm but provides 21st-century comfort.” - Jacqueline, 2022

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Carr Well Barn, Harrogate

7. Carr Well Barn, Harrogate

Sleeps 6 + 1 dog

Why we love it:

Heated oak floors, a large wood burner and floor-to-ceiling windows are just a few of the outstanding features of this glorious family home-from-home in Harrogate. Sleeping six lucky guests across three luxurious en-suite bedrooms, this is a dog-friendly property where the warmth of traditional elements meets the style of contemporary touches.

You might have to draw straws to see who gets the bedroom with the en-suite monsoon shower, but everyone’s a winner, as the bathrooms servicing the other bedrooms are just as luxurious.

Why our guests love it:

“A wonderfully appointed barn, very tastefully decorated and comfortable, set in a peaceful location. The owners were very hospitable and welcoming and left a super welcome hamper on our arrival. Very easy to explore the local area from the barn and excellent meals to be had at nearby pubs.”  - Stefan, 2022

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Colcote Cottage, Harrogate

8. Colcote Cottage, Harrogate

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Once you set foot in this striking cottage in a lovely Harrogate suburb, you’ll be wishing you could move in for good! Beautifully furnished, with attention to detail covering everything from the art on the walls to reading chairs in the kitchen, it’s a bright and welcoming family retreat.

Outside, the cottage garden offers plenty of space for dogs and children to play, but with the city of Harrogate on the doorstep, there may not be much time for recreation back at base!

Why our guests love it:

“Super break in a wonderful, welcoming property. Well positioned for the town centre as well as explorations further afield. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break. Our dog was well catered for too. Thank you!” - Susan, 2022

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Allerston Granary, Thornton-le-Dale

9. Allerston Granary, Thornton-le-Dale

Sleeps 4 + 1 dog

Why we love it:

Heavy wooden beams create a welcoming and intimate setting for a holiday with family or friends and one canine companion. Spend your time exploring the enduringly beautiful scenery surrounding Thornton-le-Dale and return to rest your weary feet in this gorgeous stone-built abode, with elegant arched windows overlooking the garden with a stream babbling alongside.

Why our guests love it:

“We had an excellent holiday at this property. It is very clean and well-equipped. It is in a great location for exploring the local area. The owners were very welcoming and kindly left a welcome pack for when we arrived, including eggs from their own chickens. We would certainly stay here again.” - Daniel, 2022

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The Old Sorting Office, Askrigg

10. The Old Sorting Office, Askrigg

Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

No detail has been spared in the design of this fabulous property, which is stylish from top to bottom. Restful bedrooms and well-appointed bathrooms invite you to indulge in lazy morning lie-ins, while downstairs, preparing meals becomes a pleasure in the wonderfully spacious kitchen/diner.

At the heart of the quaint village of Askrigg, you can enjoy the slow pace of rural life with a pub just across the road, or engage in the plethora of outdoor activities on offer.

Why our guests love it:

“Amazing cottage to stay at, lovely courtyard garden with views across the Dales, the owners have renovated the property to an incredibly high standard. And the most amazing hamper was awaiting us, with staples as well as luxury treats. The village is lovely too, a great coffee shop/cafe and three pubs to choose from. Exceptional!” - Louise, 2022

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Stay with us in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is awash with cottages of all kinds, from remarkable stone-built boltholes which are the perfect hideaway for two, to large and luxurious houses for special gatherings with family and friends (including the four-legged variety!).

If you’ve got a Yorkshire getaway in mind, pour yourself a cuppa (if it’s Yorkshire tea, so much the better!) and have a look through our Yorkshire cottage collection.

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