12 of the finest luxury Yorkshire cottages holiday cottages

12 of the finest luxury Yorkshire cottages

Julie Smith 03 January 2020

There’s nothing quite like a short break or holiday for recharging the batteries, seeking out new experiences and spending quality time with loved ones - whether this is friends, family or a little bit of both.

It’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and others and what better way to do this than by pushing the boat out and staying somewhere extra special?  You can lie in a little longer in a sumptuous bed, warm yourself in front of a wood burner, enjoy beautiful views of Yorkshire’s National Parks and soak into the bubbles of a luxurious hot tub.

Here are some of our favourite luxury Yorkshire cottages - the perfect way to treat yourself this year! 

1. Station House

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Station House combines luxurious five-star interiors with an idyllic spot near Leyburn that looks out over the historic Wensleydale Railway.

The former station master’s cottage has been completely transformed into a boutique retreat by an owner who designs superyachts for a living. No expense has been spared in creating what is quite possibly the finest holiday cottage in Yorkshire (if not the UK).

All three of the en-suite bedrooms at Station House are equally as beautiful with plush fabrics and sumptuous furnishings so there will be no fights amongst friends as to who gets the best room here. 

The living space has been designed to take advantage of the stunning location, with bifold doors leading out to gorgeous gardens where you'll find a bubbling hot tub surrounded by twinkling fairy lights and a glorious outside seating area.

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"The best home we have stayed in and we've been lucky enough to stay in a lot." - Jane

Why we love it: This luxury Yorkshire holiday cottage comes with all the bells and whistles including state-of-the-art technology, a light-filled double-height living space and a separate cosy snug.

Need to know: Station House is an adults-only property that sleeps up to six people.

2. The Bull Pen

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A bijou bolthole that’s been beautifully converted from a traditional North York Moors cowshed and is just the right size for two.

The Bull Pen has been architect designed and combines original features, an elegant colour scheme and luxury touches including a romantic roll-top bath in the sumptuous master bedroom.

Outside the property is a seating area that makes the most of stunning moorland views with a swinging bench, a BBQ for summer and an outdoor wood burner for colder autumn and winter evenings.

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"A superb cottage in a quiet spot, very tastefully done." - Josephine

Why we love it: The setting of The Bull Pen is wonderfully peaceful and just a short walk from Goathland village where you can catch a traditional NYMR steam train to Whitby or Pickering.

Need to know: The Bull Pen is a one-bedroom cottage that sleeps two people.

3. The Fernery

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The Fernery is tucked away down a tree-lined lane within the grounds of a large country estate. There are meadows, woodland and even a private lake to explore - perfect for sniffing out adventures with four-legged friends. Inside the property, the rooms are both stylish and cosy, and an outdoor hot tub is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the view.

A cosy wood burner is just right for relaxing with the family after exploring the northern tip of the Yorkshire Dales and the nearby market town of Richmond.

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"A lovely, well appointed, cottage in a secluded environment." - Jonathan

Why we love it: A getaway to The Fernery feels like your own private hideaway and there are lots of dog-friendly walks to try from the front door.  

Need to know: The Fernery is a two-bedroom property that sleeps up to four people and two dogs.

4. Mouse Manor

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Mouse Manor is a luxurious dog-friendly barn conversion that makes the most of its picturesque Wensleydale location with a bubbling hot tub in the garden. 

With heated limestone flooring, a dining table that transforms into a pool table and an infrared sauna in the master bedroom’s en-suite bathroom, this is a property that delivers substance and style.

Just 1 mile away from Mouse Manor is the tranquil village of Finghall where you can catch a steam train through to the popular market town of Leyburn.

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"Mouse Manor is perfect in every way." - Rebecca

Why we love it: With two en-suite bedrooms, Mouse Manor makes a great choice for friends, small families or couples who want a little extra space.

Need to know: Mouse Manor is a two-bedroom property that sleeps up to four people and two dogs.

5. Grace View Cottage

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Grace View Cottage is the ultimate romantic retreat, located in a rural spot on the cusp of the North York Moors with views to Roseberry Topping and the pretty market town of Stokesley just a couple of miles away.

Spacious interiors are light and bright with a luxurious bedroom, a bar area where you can chat the night away over a drink or two and a seating area where you can take in the view through feature bifold doors.

Outside the property is a bubbling hot tub - perfect for a spot of romantic stargazing in the dark night sky above.

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"Lovely location, beautiful views - if you want peace and quiet, this is the place to be." - Stella

Why we love it: The owner of Grace View Cottage runs a number of wellbeing sessions which guests can book to make the most of the tranquil location.

Need to know: Grace View Cottage is a one-bedroom property that sleeps up to two people and two dogs.  

6. Chapel of Rock

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If you’re looking for somewhere a little bit different to stay for a special celebration, we think that Chapel of Rock fits the bill perfectly.  

This former chapel, on the edge of the Nidderdale AONB, has been transformed into a fabulous holiday cottage that pays homage to all things rock and roll. You’ll find historic stained-glass windows mingling with vintage metal signs and musical instruments in one of Yorkshire’s quirkiest properties. There’s lots of space for families to relax in, including a large open-plan living area and a separate snug.

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Why we love it: This detached property is set in almost an acre of enclosed grounds surrounded by North Yorkshire countryside, with Harrogate less than 7 miles away.

Need to know: Chapel of Rock is a five-bedroom property that sleeps up to ten people and two dogs.

7. White Willow Lodge 

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This luxury timber lodge is nestled in an idyllic woodland setting that looks out over the Washburn Valley in Nidderdale. The property was hand-built by its architect owners to ensure a first-class finish and is a perfect choice for a peaceful family holiday.

There’s a real Scandi feel to White Willow Lodge with sleek lines, wooden floors and fur throws to add the hygge cosiness.

Children will love exploring rural grounds which include a stream and packhorse bridge while adults will love a dip in a hot tub that’s set on a raised decking area. 

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"Beautiful location, excellent facilities, attention to detail was impeccable." - Ruth

Why we love it: This five-star lodge has been purposely built as a luxurious holiday home which makes the most of its spot in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Need to know: White Willow Lodge is a three-bedroom property that sleeps up to six people.

8. Roseberry View

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Whether you fancy an active holiday or something a little more relaxing, Roseberry View has all the bases covered for your next Yorkshire holiday. Take a walk in the Hambleton Hills, go for a bike ride in the Moors then challenge your family to a game of pool within the large open-plan living space.

The space outside this beautiful barn conversion has been used to maximum effect with a hot tub that looks across to Roseberry Topping, an outdoor shower and an indulgent western red cedar barrel hot tub - the perfect finish to the day.

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"Wow, just perfect. The owners have really thought of everything." - Kelly

Why we love it: Up to three doggies will be made very welcome at Roseberry View - there’s even a special chaise longue where your four-legged friends can relax and enjoy their dog-friendly holiday. 

Need to know: Roseberry View is a dog-friendly three-bedroom property that sleeps up to seven people.

9. Wykewood

This luxurious hideaway has a magical woodland setting complete with babbling brook and gorgeous five-star interiors to match. 

Heated solid oak floors and a wood burner keep the stylish living area cosy and warm, and outside the property are lovely gardens complete with landscaped wooden decks and a wood-fired hot tub in a Balinese-style pagoda.

Both of the spacious bedrooms at Wykewood come with en-suite bathrooms and super king-size beds. One looks out over the pretty woodland and the other has French doors that lead out to the front of the property. 

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"Outstanding cottage in a a perfect private location." - Robert

Why we love it: It’s hard to beat the idyllic location of Wykewood which is just a 1-mile walk from the sea on the North York Moors heritage coastline, close to Robin Hood’s Bay.

Need to know: Wykewood is a two-bedroom property that sleeps up to four people.

10. Cherry Tree House

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Cherry Tree House is the perfect large holiday home for a multi-generational family holiday. The spacious property caters for all ages with a couple of ground-floor bedrooms for older guests and a brilliant games room for kids or anyone who’s young at heart. 

The open-plan kitchen/diner area leads directly onto the garden which has a patio area with BBQ for outdoor dining and a large lawn for summer games.

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"Wonderful property. Everyone from 4 to 72 loved it." - Averil

Why we love it: This large celebration property has been specially adapted by the owner to be wheelchair-friendly with access ramps to the property and a fully accessible wetroom.

Need to know: Cherry Tree House is a five-bedroom property that sleeps up to ten people.

11. Lendal Tower 

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York is regularly named one of the UK’s favourite places to visit and with ancient city walls, cobbled streets and some seriously stylish shops, it isn’t hard to see why. Lendal Tower is one of York’s most impressive holiday homes - a medieval Grade I-listed tower which dates back more than 700 years.

Grand interiors befitting of the building heritage and a roof terrace where you can enjoy panoramic views across the city make Lendal Tower an extra-special choice for a getaway to York.

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"The most amazing place we have ever stayed in." - Nicola

Why we love it: With a prime spot on the banks of York’s River Ouse, you’ll find attractions like The Shambles and York Minster just a short stroll away.

Need to know: Lendal Tower is a three-bedroom property that sleeps up to six people.

Book your luxury getaway to Yorkshire

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This is just a small selection of the luxury Yorkshire cottages available to book through Gorgeous Cottages.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway to the coast or for a family holiday to the Yorkshire Dales, you’ll find lots of fabulous five-star properties to choose from.

If you’re looking for inspiration on what to do on your next getaway, read an Insider’s Guide to Yorkshire which includes lots of our favourite Yorkshire places and attractions. 

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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