The largest county in the United Kingdom, Yorkshire is located in the North of England and is famed for its spectacular countryside and vast unspoiled areas, which have helped to earn it the nickname of ‘God’s Own Country’. However, in addition to the unrivalled natural beauty on display, the region is also home to some of the UK’s most vibrant and exciting towns and cities.
With such a diverse range of experiences and sights to offer, it is little wonder that Yorkshire has become one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting millions of domestic and overseas visitors every year. Of course, such a high level of popularity means there are many accommodations options to choose from, but few are better than the self catering experience of staying in a luxury cottage.
We list a wide selection of luxury cottages in Yorkshire, in order to accommodate various needs, budgets and party sizes. So whether you are looking for a romantic getaway with a partner, an affordable family holiday, or somewhere to stay with a group of friends, there is sure to be a suitable option.
The luxury cottages we have available are ideal for coming back to after a day of visiting some of Yorkshire’s many attractions. For those feeling more extravagant or indulgent, we have a number of cottages with hot tubs and other lavish extras. Additionally, families or individuals who are planning to travel to the region with pets will be pleased to learn that we have dog friendly options available, taking the hassle out of the planning process.
Without question, Yorkshire’s stunning scenery is one of its biggest selling points and nature lovers will find no shortage of locations to explore. The North York Moors is an area of moorland covering more than 550 square miles and was officially designated as a National Park in 1952. This particular area is especially popular with hikers and routes like Cleveland Way and Lyke Wake Walk allow visitors to fully immerse themselves.
Similarly, the Yorkshire Dales also has National Park status and consists of an area of hills and river valleys spanning almost 700 square miles. Many visitors to the area opt to drive and take in the surroundings from the comfort of their own car, but the Yorkshire Dales is also a popular site for wildlife spotting, cave exploration and walking.
The historic walled city of York, which is the traditional county capital, is incredibly popular with tourists, with millions visiting each year. Aside from its medieval city walls, some of its popular attractions include York Minster, York Castle and The Shambles, an old-style street lined with shops, tea rooms and boutiques.
Leeds is the largest city in the region, based on population, and features a number of notable attractions, including Leeds Art Gallery and Roundhay Park. It is also well-known for its night life and its various sports teams, which include the city’s main football club, Leeds United, and the Leeds Rhinos rugby league team.
Some of the other large Yorkshire cities include Sheffield, which is known for attractions like the Sheffield Winter Garden and the Meadowhall shopping centre, and Bradford, which contains places of interest such as the National Media Museum and the Alhambra Theatre. Moreover, seaside towns like Scarborough and Whitby are especially popular amongst visitors during the summer months, and contain sandy beaches, cliffs and ancient ruins.
There are plenty of tourist attractions aimed at families, making Yorkshire a great place for a family holiday. For example, The Deep is a public aquarium, located in Hull. It houses seven different species of shark and various other sea creatures, like rays and sawfish, plus a number of other animals, including penguins.
Lightwater Valley, near Rippon, is an amusement park with rides that will appeal to all age groups. It is perhaps best known for its wooden rollercoaster, ‘The Ultimate’, which is 1.5 miles in length, making it the longest rollercoaster in Europe and the second longest in the world. Furthermore, the Flamingo Land Resort, in North Yorkshire, is both a theme park and zoo, housing exotic animals like tigers, lions, chimpanzees and rhinos.
Xscape Yorkshire, in Castleford, is primarily known for its indoor artificial skiing and snowboarding area, known as ‘Snozone’. However, the building contains a vast number of other facilities, including a cinema, a bowling alley, a skate park, a trampoline area, shops and restaurants, ensuring the whole family stay entertained for the full day.