Cosy cottages for an autumn break in Yorkshire holiday cottages

Cosy cottages for an autumn break in Yorkshire

Elianne 18 March 2020

You can’t beat cuddling up in a cosy cottage when the weather starts to get colder. Adding another log to the wood burner and pouring a glass of red sounds like the perfect way to relax, doesn’t it? Take a look at these ten cosy Yorkshire cottages that are just perfect for an autumn break.

Cosy cottages for autumn

The Stables, Slingsby – sleeps four

The Stables

This wonderfully cosy stone cottage has a bubbling hot tub in the cottage garden, a feature fireplace in the charming sitting room and a peaceful position that’s off the beaten track in Slingsby.

Exposed stone walls and wooden floors reveal a clever stylistic approach to the design of this welcoming retreat and the games room, complete with pool and table tennis, provides an exciting space and fun atmosphere for children or adults staying at The Stables. 


On the edge of the Howardian Hills and surrounded by rolling countryside, the total lack of light pollution means it’s a great spot to go stargazing from the comfort of your private hot tub. 

As reviewed by our guests:

'This cottage is one of the best we have visited. The perfect place for a relaxing break, nicely located for short walks to local pubs across the fields. Highly recommend The Hovingham Inn. We so enjoyed the property and its facilities, that we only left to walk for lunch.' - Nikki

The Stables - Slingsby

Churchby – sleeps three


We just love this cosy chocolate-box stone cottage that’s located in the heart of the pretty Yorkshire Dales village of Kirby Malzeard. It dates all the way back to the 1700s and there’s even a village pub just a short walk away. 

Cosy up on comfortable seating in the sitting room in front of the wood burner and share sociable mealtimes in the light and bright kitchen with charming decor. 


With honey-hued houses lining the streets amidst an idyllic natural landscape boasting colourful autumnal scenes, Kirky Malzeard is a charming village complete with pub, store, church and butchers so you can make the most of a peaceful location with plenty of amenities. 

As reviewed by our guests:

'This cottage is a little gem. Small but perfectly formed with cleanliness and comfort too. A perfect base from which to visit many places of interest. We had a very busy week enjoying this part of Yorkshire and wished we had planned to stay longer.' - Joe


Foxy's Den - Reeth – sleeps four

Foxy's Den

There’s something particularly cosy about this stone build country cottage in the charming village of Reeth. Foxy's Den is a perfect escape with atmospheric wood burner, gorgeously designed rooms, original features and a courtyard with dining chairs where you can dine or share a glass of bubbly.

Bold colour in the furniture complements the muted colour scheme creating a calming space where anyone can happily unwind after days out and about. Let the dog warm his or her paws in front of the fire in this four-person retreat, ideal for a small family or a couple of couples! 


In the heart of Swaledale, one of Yorkshire's most beautiful regions with charming country lanes bordering rural fields and forests. Head to the pubs and bakeries in Reeth to tuck into locally-made fayre or make good use of the on-site store by bringing a couple of bikes along for cycle rides through idyllic Yorkshire. 

As reviewed by our guests:

'Lovely cosy cottage, well equipped & of a high standard, great location right in the heart of Swaledale. Log burner is great to come home to after a wet day of walking!' - Lucy

Foxy's Den - Reeth

Croft House – sleeps six

Croft House

Croft House is great for families or adults groups looking for a relaxing break - you’ll feel right at home as soon as you walk through the door! Great for a peaceful holiday to the Yorkshire Dales, this retreat welcomes two dogs so you can take your canine companions for dog walks in this scenic destination. 

Gather around a roaring fire for evenings snuggled up in front of the comforting glow of flames while reading, watching a movie or chatting and sharing nibbles. Let children loose in the games room with table tennis, pool and table football, or take a walk down to the family-run, 400-year-old local: The Fox and Hounds. 


Right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, this exquisite escape is in a sought-after location with wonderful walking and unique Yorkshire scenery for guests to enjoy on their holiday. 

As reviewed by our guests:

'Fantastic location, characterful cottage, warm and cosy. Lovely welcome pack and owner very responsive if any issue arises.' - Jane

Croft House

Bluebell of Lofthouse – sleeps four

Welcome to the cosy and peaceful living room in Bluebell.

A pretty 19th-century cottage in Nidderdale with scenic, rolling countryside right from your doorstep. Great for getting away from it all, walking and curling up in front of the fire with a good book. 

This exquisitely designed holiday escape reveals cosy furniture and furnishings, a charm-filled kitchen space and wonderful bedrooms and bathrooms with unique touches with a fabric-fronted wardrobe and roll-top bath. 


For a true escape, the village of Lofthouse hidden in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers up a peaceful space for family groups and friends to retreat together. Explore the surrounding fields and natural spaces, including glistening reservoirs and woodlands, by foot or head into local pretty towns and villages for food and perusing independent shops. 

As reviewed by our guests:

'We loved Bluebell of Lofthouse from the moment we entered the cottage. Cosy, clean, comfy beds, great kitchen. Location great for good walks from the cottage door. Pub 100 yards down the road. We had a fabulous time staying here.' - Simon

Bluebell of Lofthouse

Earl Grey – sleeps two

Earl Grey

This luxury hot tub cottage is set on the grounds of an extensive estate with a romantic history - perfect for a couple's retreat in scenic Wensleydale! This bolthole manages to be both cosy and stylish with a beautiful interior than retain old features while introducing modern comfort. 

A biomass boiler and solar panels provide clean heat and water to this exquisite getaway; treat yourself and your partner to a holiday in a fantastic location and make the most of the private wood-fired hot tub while you are staying here. 


Wander the on-site walled garden or go for a long walk in the estate's scenic grounds. There's a pub about half a mile away where you can spend atmospheric evenings and plenty of places to eat in the market town of Bedale which is within 4 miles. 

As reviewed by our guests:

'Just back from the most relaxing break in this beautiful place, the property was spotless and perfect for a couple wanting a peaceful getaway in the countryside, we decided to drop and dip which is definitely a must! The owners (and lovely pets) were so welcoming; if you're looking for a romantic peaceful break with your other half this is the place!' - Harriet

Earl Grey

Orchard House, Richmond – sleeps eight

Orchard House Richmond

This contemporary four-bedroom holiday home - transformed from a traditional 17th-century longhouse - has lots of added cosiness with roaring fires, a snug and a second living room that is a great choice for curling up with a book. 

Wonderful interior decor makes this a warm and welcoming place for a group holiday and the ideal place to impress if you are inviting friends for a fun break. Hang out in the games room with pool and board games, perfect for family groups looking to entertain youngsters, or head out into the tiered garden for drinks. 


While it may feel private, this honey-coloured cottage is right in the heart of stylish Richmond, no wonder the decor is so exquisite! Wander to the shops and stop by the local cafe for lunch or visit the museums, galleries, swimming pool, cinema, golf course, or even the castle during your stay. 

As reviewed by our guests:

This exquisite holiday cottage in Richmond has yet to be reviewed by our guests. If you decide to stay, please let us know what you thought of this wonderful retreat! 

Orchard House - Richmond

The Potting Shed – sleeps two

Time to relax in the grown up and stylish living area, a perfect mix of contemporary and country chic.

The holiday home exudes style! Spoil yourself and your partner with a trip to this romantic retreat in Yorkshire for fantastic decor to cosy up in and well-maintained grounds to explore - discover all the colours of autumn as you wander around the on-site gardens.

Small yet much-appreciated extras include a Nespresso coffee machine, welcome hamper and lockable bike storage, ensuring guests are treated to a special time away while staying at The Potting Shed. 


The private estate boasts over 80 species of birds, perfect if you are a keen twitcher or would simply enjoy strolling the grounds and seeing what wildlife you can discover. This beautiful hideaway is also near cafes and tearooms, and within 10 miles of Whitby on the coast so you can enjoy a day out to the abbey and exploring the shops and beach. 

As reviewed by our guests:

'A charming, very hi-spec property with some great touches such as the bathrobes and slippers, great quality towels and bedding. Cosy and romantic inside, wonderful views and wildlife outside. And in a lovely location. Couldn't fault it!' - Alison

The Potting Shed - Goathland

Church Farm Cottage, Crayke – Sleeps two

Church Farm Cottage

This romantic retreat for two is a terrific place to escape to right on the edge of the breathtaking North York Moors. Exuding charm, this is a truly idyllic space to visit, complete with a terrace overlooking the quiet garden. 

Neutral colours create a soft and welcoming atmosphere ensuring couples will soon feel relaxation wash over them during a holiday to Church Farm Cottage. Pop something tasty in the oven and cosy up on the sofa after long days out and about exploring this sought after area. 


As this holiday cottage is right by the North York Moors, there are plenty of walking trails for you to discover and this peaceful village even has a castle for you to visit. Head down the local golf club, visit the York Bird of Prey Centre or walk down to the local pub which is 100 yards from the front door. 

As reviewed by our guests:

'Lovely bolt hole for two. Everything was there that you might need. Great welcome hamper, fresh flowers and very helpful and kind owner.' - Kate

Church Farm Cottage - Crayke

Of course, this is just a very small selection of the cosy cottages we have available throughout Yorkshire. Start browsing our holiday homes and find the perfect retreat, whether you are looking to stay in the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales or along the coast.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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