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Yorkshire is a land of varied landscapes – from charming coastal coves in former fishing ports to wide swathes of rugged moorland flecked with heather. Wherever you visit in Yorkshire, it’s these unique vistas that you’re going to want to spend every second of your break soaking up.
It’s hard to beat that feeling of kicking back with a sundowner on holiday whilst drinking in a stunning view. We’re privileged to have lots of beautiful Yorkshire Cottages with stunning views from the doorstep. Here’s five to get you started…
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This pretty three-bedroom luxury cottage is set in an elevated position on the Yorkshire Coast and enjoys stunning views down across Robin Hood’s Bay and beyond. Two of the three lovely bedrooms also enjoy the same coastal views. The large private garden is the perfect place to position yourself with a large glass of wine to enjoy those shimmering vistas.
Decorated in a homely but elegant style, this 17th-century cottage is the perfect setting for a peaceful break by the seaside and has charming features throughout. You can spend your days walking the picture-perfect Yorkshire coastline, exploring the narrow streets of Robin Hood’s Bay and eating fresh fish and chips on the seafront before returning to your cosy cottage to relax. Why not light the wood burner or enjoy a soak in the opulent roll-top bath for an indulgent evening in?
This super-cute romantic hideaway is set in deepest dale where the dramatic sweeping landscapes of Arkengarthdale meet Swaledale – it’s a land of Norse place names, waterfalls and legends. The terrace at Aygill Farm Cottage is the perfect place to soak it all in, with rolling Yorkshire countryside as far as the eye can see – an ideal spot for a truly memorable morning coffee!
Inside, the Grade II-listed cottage has a charming cottage interior with original features throughout – the inglenook stone fireplace is an impressive centrepiece of the living area. Modern additions only add to the cosiness, including underfloor heating, remote-control lighting and a plush king-size bed. It’s the perfect cottage for hiding away with your loved one, only venturing outside to take in those incredible countryside views – the owners can even arrange breakfast hampers for the ultimate lazy morning!
Another absolutely breathtaking view awaits in this large luxury cottage in Swaledale. With the benefit of an elevated position high on a hillside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the uninterrupted views of the scene below are simply magical. The best spot to enjoy them has to be the landscaped garden – choose from sundowners on the terrace or a picnic on the manicured lawn, where you can enjoy the patchwork of fields that stretch as far as the eye can see.
This cottage is perfect for bringing your loved ones together under one roof – and with four king or super-king bedrooms, there is plenty of room for everyone. The wood burner in the living room combined with the underfloor heating creates a cosy ambience in winter, while in summer you can enjoy dining alfresco on the terrace. And if you can drag yourself away from the cottage, the local pub is less than half a mile away.
This historic home combines period charm with contemporary design, perfect for a family looking to explore the Georgian town of Richmond. The beautiful gardens offer tranquil views over the river and towards the distance countryside; it’s a peaceful spot for enjoying a morning coffee or reading a book in the last of the day’s sunshine while the sheer size will delight kids too.
The author Lewis Carroll is said to have studied in this cottage, although it looks much different today – while the brick façade suggests a classic design, inside it is completely modern with a cool and contemporary kitchen that’s perfect for family breakfasts before a day of adventures. The two en-suite bedrooms are straight out of a boutique hotel and the Blu-ray DVD player and Bluetooth sound system are great for family movie nights. When you fancy venturing out, Richmond Castle is less than 500 metres away – although you’d never know it from the cottage’s peaceful location.
Offering a completely unique view of the captivating city of York, this Grade I-listed tower has a rooftop terrace with a panoramic vista – including the historic minster in the distance. In the warmer months, dine alfresco surrounded by the sights of the city as the sky turns a dusky orange.
Inside, the 700-year-old home has a completely unique style with the dark leather furniture and antique-style rugs complementing the flagstone flooring and oak beams. The jewel in the crown of the property is the master bedroom, which has wood-panelled walls, a stone fireplace and a four-poster bed creating a totally indulgent ambience. Outside, you’ll find more lovely views – this time along the river from the pretty garden. You can take a walk along the River Ouse or amble into the city to explore – the JORVIK Viking Centre is less than half a mile away, the iconic Shambles is 500 metres away and the resplendent York Minster just 350 metres away.
If you’re feeling inspired to see these incredible sights for yourself, it couldn’t be easier – stay in one of our luxury Yorkshire cottages with stunning views and you needn’t even leave your bed! Whether you’re dreaming of coast, country or city, take a look at our full collection of Yorkshire cottages and start planning your next visit.