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January 22, 2017

Cosy Cottages for Couples – new on

Among the latest beautiful holiday homes to be signed up by leading local agency Yorkshire Cottages are three cosy and romantic boltholes ideal for Valentines breaks and off-season escapes.

In the heart of the North York Moors National Park, Snowy Owl Lodge is a five-star property with total privacy and wonderful views set on the owner’s farm. Limestone floors downstairs are warmed by underfloor heating. Upstairs, under lofty beams, the king-sized bedroom is cottage-style and the ensuite has both a bath and a separate, double-sized shower.

This beautiful detached barn conversion is a perfect rural retreat for walkers and stargazers, while the charms of Hutton-le-Hole and Pickering are within easy reach. Three-night breaks start at £354 for two people.

On the other side of the county, the pretty Dales village of Kettlewell, with three pubs, a village shop, tea room and garage, is in the heart of Wharfedale.  Here, Leylands Cottage is awaiting its official Visit England rating, but offers immaculate accommodation for two in a self-contained cottage next door to the owner’s house.

Set all on one level, this bijou bolthole has beautiful floorboards throughout, made cosy by underfloor heating. WiFi makes it easy to research the weekend’s sightseeing, from  following the Dales Way beside the River Wharfe to browsing the shops and galleries of Grassington and Skipton.  A three-night weekend costs from £274.

And set right beside the marina in Whitby, Moby Dick Cottage offers bright, modern accommodation on the ground-floor of a terraced cottage. Contemporary yet cosy, there’s a kitchen/diner, separate living room, pretty double bedroom and smart shower room.

Three nights here, with all of Whitby’s history and charm literally on the doorstep, costs from just £242.

Yorkshire Cottages (01228 406701,


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November 15, 2016

Christmas with all the trimmings in a Yorkshire Cottage

Leading regional holiday cottage agency Yorkshire Cottages says more properties than ever will be welcoming guests with a decorated tree and all the trimmings this Christmas.

“Many of our properties will be ‘decked out’ for Christmas, with a festive wreath on the front door, a Christmas tree in the living room and other seasonal touches,” says Drew Dunn, director of Yorkshire Cottages.

The agency’s website now makes it easy to find such properties, as well as listing cottages that are available for three, four, five and seven-night rentals over Christmas dates.  Delightful properties still available include:

For a couple, Low Farm Cottage is a comfortable retreat created from a redundant farm building above Rosedale Abbey on the North York Moors. There are breathtaking views and walks from the front door and the village pub is just half a mile away. There is a cosy living room and farmhouse-style kitchen downstairs, with a double (or twin) bedroom and shower room upstairs, the whole making a welcoming retreat, with five nights arriving 23 December at £500, or a week from 21 December at £582.

Sleeping four, Elm Tree Cottage is a converted barn set in 80 acres of land near Pickering. Pet donkeys and chickens are among the owner’s livestock and there is a kids’ playground too. As well as a double and twin bedroom, a cot and high chair can be made available for a baby, making this a family-friendly and welcoming Christmas base. Arrive 23 December for five nights and pay £527, or take a week from 21 December at £612.

For larger parties, Westerdale Barn is one of three Grade II listed properties tucked into a valley near Stokesely. The beautiful oak floor in this contemporary renovation is made cosy with underfloor heating, and the wood-burning stove is a cheerful focal point. Three bedrooms (a double with ensuite, a twin and a bunk-bedded room) plus a family bathroom, make this perfect for three-generation families. Two acres of moorland surround the cottages and the barn is pet-friendly at no extra charge. Flexible Christmas breaks include three nights from 23 December at £692 and a week from 21 December at £778.

Yorkshire Cottages (01228 406701,

October 4, 2016

Yorkshire Cottages for Half Term Value

Family-sized holiday cottages in Yorkshire are outstanding value for Half Term with a week’s holiday for four from as little as £386 and savings of over £100 on selected properties.

For example, West Cottage in a beautiful, rural spot in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is now discounted for a seven-night stay starting Friday 21 or Saturday 22 October, from £752 to £611, saving an impressive £141.

One of three redundant farm buildings at the top of a rough farm track, West Cottage has panoramic views over Swaledale.  The immediate area offers footpaths for hiking, and the bustling village of Reeth is just three miles away for pubs, shops and tea rooms.

The beautiful stone building, Grade II Listed, accommodates a family of five and the family pet at no extra charge. A double room with ensuite shower and wc is perfect for parents, a second large room has flexible zip’n’link beds to create a twin and there’s a single room.

Sensitive renovation includes limestone flags downstairs and wooden floors upstairs, a wood-burning stove in an inglenook, and a farmhouse-style kitchen/diner.

Other family-sized properties currently still available for Half Term dates include The Waiting Room, a two-bedroom, pet-friendly cottage in the Lune Valley (was £466 for the week starting 22 October, now reduced to £386) and Pretoria Cottage in Gunnerside, reduced from £472 to £402 for a family of four.

Yorkshire Cottages (01228 406701,

September 15, 2016

September Savings on Yorkshire Cottages

Leading local specialist Yorkshire Cottages has a raft of special offers on seven-night rentals this month – which looks like being an ‘Indian Summer’ – saving up to £100 on original prices.

For example, set between the North York Moors National Park and the seaside at Scarborough, Rose Cottage is one of five pretty holiday cottages with views over open farmland to the sea.

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom cottage sleeps up to five and shares a walled garden with west-facing, furnished loggia. The open-plan living/dining/kitchen space is well-designed and cosy. 15 minutes on foot is the village of Scalby with a couple of pubs, a cafe and shop plus a host of attractions and wonderful scenery within 15 minutes’ drive in any direction. Arrive 24 September for seven nights and pay £429, saving £107 on the original price.

On the other side of the county in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales is Brookside, a detached cottage in the village of Muker, carefully renovated and retaining many original features,

This luxurious property sleeps six in three bedrooms and has an open-plan living area with a woodburning stove.  A very short walk leads to the excellent local pub and restaurant, as well as the village tea shop and art gallery.

There are also numerous footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that lead straight from the village out into the heart of beautiful Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale.  Arrive on 30 September for seven nights and pay £515, saving £119 on the original price.

Yorkshire Cottages (01228 406701,

August 28, 2016

Yorkshire Cottages now offers Glamping!

Yorkshire Cottages, the county’s leading holiday cottage agency, has signed up its first glamping options, in the form of three luxurious Shepherd’s Huts on a working farm near Filey.

The agency already promotes almost 1,500 ‘bricks and mortar’ holiday cottages across the county, but these are the first glamping-style properties to be offered to guests.

“They are utterly charming, but it is the sheer quality of these properties that convinced me we should take them on,” says Debbie Wibberley, regional manager for Yorkshire Cottages.

“Each hut is beautifully presented, and each also has an outdoor hot tub. One of them, The Swaledale, even has its own en-suite shower and loo, while the other two share a well-designed ‘external’ shower/wc just 20 yards from the huts,” says Debbie.

The Shepherd’s Huts are on Edward and Mandy Lindley’s farm just outside Burton Fleming in the rolling Yorkshire Wolds. This is great walking and cycling country, and the village pub is just a quarter of a mile away. Local attractions range from the RSPB centre at Bempton Cliffs to Flamborough Head, Burton Agnes Hall and the beaches at Hunmanby Gap, Filey and Bridlington.

The Shepherd’s Huts each sleep two adults and are the perfect choice for a quirky and romantic break (babies and children are not accepted).  With electric heating, the huts are offered year-round and while the kitchen area has a fridge, cooking facilities consist of a gas-fired BBQ outside each hut, where there is also a fire-pit and the private hot tub.

A continental breakfast is provided for all guests free of charge, with the option to have a Yorkshire farmhouse breakfast delivered at extra charge (£10 per person).

The Shepherd’s Huts, which are all named for sheep breeds, are The Lincoln Longwool (ref UK2065), The Blue Texel (ref UK2066) and The Swaledale (ref UK2067).   A three-night short break this autumn costs from £507 for two people.

Yorkshire Cottages (01228 406701,





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