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Discover ten of Yorkshire’s Hidden Gems

15 August, 2018

There is so much natural beauty to discover in Yorkshire that it’s hard to know where to start. We have put together 10 of Yorkshire’s hidden gems. It’s well worth seeking them out on your next short break or holiday. Take a look and see what you think. Hole of Horcum, North Yorkshire Moors The […]


Entertain the grandchildren at these top Yorkshire attractions

14 August, 2018

If you have been left in charge of the grandchildren for a weekend (or even a week), there’s lots to do in Yorkshire to keep them entertained. Here are some of the top child-friendly attractions in Yorkshire, perfect for keeping even the fussiest grandchild happy! Flamingo Land Flamingo Land is always a favourite with children […]


10 things to do in and around Masham

9 August, 2018

If you haven’t discovered Masham yet, you are missing a treat. This little market town sits about half way between Nidderdale and Wensleydale. It’s surrounded by beautiful countryside and has a thriving market square with lots to discover. You’ll find two breweries (Black Sheep and Theakstons) and a selection of pubs serving their ale. There’s […]


Seven of the best holiday cottages in and around Masham

8 August, 2018

Masham is a bustling market town that’s perfectly placed for exploring Wensleydale and Nidderdale. There are two breweries in town and a selection of great shops, galleries and pubs. With plenty to see and do nearby it makes a great base for a visit to North Yorkshire. Here are seven of the best holiday cottages […]


Fig Tree Cottage – a dog-friendly country cottage near Ripon

6 August, 2018

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly holiday cottage with lots of character and charm, then I think Fig Tree Cottage in Marton-le-Moor fits the bill perfectly. This idyllic property has everything you would expect from a country cottage with elegant interiors, views of the surrounding countryside and a lovely enclosed patio. It’s an ideal spot […]


The latest Yorkshire Holiday Cottages – August 2018

Looking for a Yorkshire Holiday Cottage for your next UK short break? Take a look at our latest Yorkshire Cottages – perfect if you fancy a staycation in the countryside! Station House Station House in Wensleydale is a holiday cottage with the wow-factor. It sleeps up to 6 people and is the ultimate adults-only retreat. […]


Farm diversification – Holiday Cottages

3 August, 2018

Thinking of farm diversification? Turning your unused farm buildings into holiday lets could be a profitable option. Barn conversions are always popular choices for UK holidays, especially if they come with a lovely rural location. Short breaks to the country have never been more popular and the ‘staycation’ market is booming. Developing a holiday cottage […]


What’s on in Yorkshire this month – August 2018

There’s lots going on in Yorkshire this month with county shows, regattas and even a proms at Castle Howard. Take a look at What’s on in Yorkshire – August 2018! Ard Rock Enduro Festival, 3rd – 5th August This annual mountain bike festival takes place around Reeth in Swaledale with cyclists tackling the beautiful and […]


10 historic houses to visit in Yorkshire

31 July, 2018

Where better way to delve into the past than with a look round one of Yorkshire’s grand historic houses. Many come with beautiful grounds and gardens. Perfect for enjoying a picnic before taking a tour of the grand stately home. Here are 10 historic houses to visit in Yorkshire: #01 Castle Howard Castle Howard is […]


Happy Yorkshire Day from Gorgeous Cottages

27 July, 2018

It’s Yorkshire Day on the 1st August so here at Gorgeous Cottages we thought we would celebrate by putting pen to paper and creating a poem about our beloved Yorkshire. We hope you like it! An ode to Yorkshire by Gorgeous Cottages With beautiful scenery from the Dales to the Coast, Yorkshire’s the county we […]