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5 gorgeous cottages in Yorkshire for a country escape

2 years ago | Kate Harvey



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  • A county that is replete with stunning scenery and two national parks and a fascinating heritage, it is sure to capture your heart. We have selected five of our favourite cottages for you in Yorkshire, set against the tranquil backdrop of the Dales. It is the perfect getaway solution for wildlife and nature lovers alike.

    1. Boutique cottage in converted chapel at heart of the Yorkshire

    This converted chapel-cum-cottage is the jewel in the crown of Yorkshire’s architectural heritage. Formerly a Wesleyan Chapel built in 1891, it is perfect for those that are keen for a truly immersive experience in this wonderful region. Now a luxury cottage that sleeps 4 people, it is ideally situated in the village of Buckden, and is complete with a garage and a garden which is be perfect for children and pets. If you are looking for a base for long walks across the Dales and proximity to other towns and villages such as North Yorkshire’s Wensleydale, Swaledale and Skipton, this gorgeous holiday cottage is perfect. It strikes the balance well between proximity and privacy – located in the quiet part of the village, it is simultaneously within walking distance to a pub and village restaurant if you fancy rewarding yourself with a pint and Sunday roast after a long day’s walk.

    2. 2-bed luxury holiday cottage in Harrogate

    Primely positioned on a farm on the outskirts of Huby, this is the ultimate cottage getaway which is only 15 minutes drive from making the most of a relaxing spa break in Harrogate and plenty of restaurants for eating out.  Bramble Cottage is a great choice to be a little closer to nature; it is set among meadow grass fields and there are many picturesque footpaths nearby. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a welcome hamper of Yorkshire produce including tea, coffee, milk and eggs from their own hens, you’re sure to feel right at home. The pièce de résistance, however is the private walled patio area with table and chairs, along with a gated garden area for children only 15m away. For an extra £25.00 you can arrange for all of the family to enjoy this break and book for your dogs to stay in a kennel with a large run only a few metres from the cottage. This cottage is great for long countryside walks and bike rides round Fewston & Swinsty reservoirs,

    3. 2-bed modern holiday cottage close to Yorkshire Dales and Lake District

    This elite Yorkshire cottage is bursting with quaint character. Located near to the lively Kirkby Lonsdale in the attractive village of Barbon, this cottage is ideal for exploring the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Exposed beams and stonework are teamed perfectly with a modernised, contemporary interior with a wonderful equipped kitchen featuring electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer and washing machine that is perfect for luxury self-catering. What’s more, a welcome hamper is provided to get you started. The oak-staircase leads the spacious master bedroom which enjoys breath-taking views across Barbon and Barbon Fell, and the second bedroom located on the third floor has an ensuite. If it wasn’t enough to be surrounded by such picturesque settings, you have the option of relaxing in your own secluded garden to settle into tranquil village life complete with a patio-seating area.

    4. Grade II listed 3-bed elite cottage in village of Hovingham

    If character is a prerequisite of your cottage criteria, then look no further. This Grade II listed cottage is situated in the pretty village of Hovingham on the edge of the exceptional Howardian Hills. There are plenty of charming walks on the doorstep, and this luxury holiday accommodation is just five minutes’ drive from Castle Howard with a wonderful Yorkshire Lavender farm and the Museum of Farming close by. The property sleeps 5 guests and includes a comfortable double bedroom, bathroom on the first floor and a twin bedroom on the second floor in loft space with an extra child’s bed. There is space for all the family, with the property laid out over three floors and a wonderful lounge with a log burner that makes for great entertaining space. All amenities are completely modernised and provide cutting-edge contemporary living while remaining traditional. If it’s al-fresco relaxation that you’re after, there is a wonderful patio and seating area for dining and drinking. The fitted kitchen/diner comes with a fitted utility room and shower room, and is a wonderful fit for a self-catering cottage. 

    5. Quaint luxury self-catering cottage in Yorkshire Dales

    The Annexe is the ultimate cottage getaway, located near the Dent in the Yorkshire Dales and boasting fantastic views across the national park. This is a high-specification cottage that has been furnished to an exceptionally high standard. Featuring an open plan living room and well-equipped kitchen, there are plenty of spaces to relax into your stay. There is also a south-west facing outdoor space with garden furniture with stunning views in all directions.

    What do you think of our selection of cottages in Yorkshire? Hopefully you’ll be tempted to take some time out from the hustle and bustle and relax in this beautiful region of the UK.

    Kate Harvey