Babymoons (along with minimoons) have grown in popularity over the last few years. They are the perfect chance for a romantic babymoon before life is changed forever when your baby is born.
Many of them are baby-friendly too so you can even return for a first holiday as a family! Here are some of our favourite holiday cottages for a babymoon in Yorkshire:
Aygill Farm Cottage
This pretty country cottage is as cosy as can be and right on the border of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale so you are surrounded by lots of gorgeous Yorkshire Dales scenery – what could be nicer for a romantic break than that. A cot and highchair are available on request in this one-bedroom cottage if you want to return after the baby is born. Find out more.
Harrogate is a great choice for a romantic babymoon – there’s fabulous restaurants, a turkish spa, leafy parks and of course Bettys Tea Room. Colcote Cottage is a fairy-tale cottage that’s close to RHS Harlow Carr (another good reason to visit) and has a beautiful master bedroom. It also has a twin bedroom and enclosed garden if you fancy re-visiting when your child is older.
Although you may not want to leave this idyllic cottage on the edge of the North York Moors, you’ll find lots of walks and pretty villages nearby. There’s lot of original features in the barn conversion including a fabulous stone fireplace (with wood-burning fire of course). This romantic cottage has a cot and high chair available too so is also baby-friendly! Find out more.
There’s bags of character in this 400 year-old property – it was once a Drover’s Inn so there’s lots of history in this pretty stone cottage. It’s on the cusp of Osmotherley – one of the loveliest villages in the North York Moors and you’ll see heather clad hills all around. Inside the cottage has been beautifully renovated – it’s perfect for a babymoon and a baby-friendly holiday in Yorkshire. Find out more.
The cosy one-bedroom Butler’s Retreat is set within a 16th Century Manor House so you can enjoy a bit of grandeur on your Yorkshire babymoon with stunning grounds including a summerhouse and even a hard tennis court. You can also enjoy some great Yorkshire grub as renowned gastro-pub The Black Bull at Moulton is just a short walk away. Find out more.
If you fancy a break in a quintessential sleepy English village, then you can’t beat Little Wickets in Thornton Watlass. There’s a large green (where village cricket is played), a traditional pub and lovely properties like Little Wickets. It’s a magical wooden cottage with a bright open plan living space, cosy touches and a fabulous garden. With a cot and high chair available it’s also perfect for taking your baby on holiday. Find out more.
This darling little bolthole is set in the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds and it’s just a 15-minute drive to reach central York. Combine the peace and quiet of the countryside with a trip to York for the perfect Yorkshire babymoon. Find out more.
The Potting Shed
We just love this cosy little hideaway on the cusp of Goathland. It’s a peaceful country haven on the grounds of a private estate with gorgeous gardens to explore. Better yet the owners can even serve you a romantic meal for two to make things really special. Perfect for a romantic treat! Find out more.
It’s The Escape by name and it’s a gorgeous dog-friendly rural escape in the North York Moors by nature. Just a sort distance from Kirbymoorside and Hutton-le-Hole so there’s plenty to do if you want to. Or you can just enjoy the peace and quiet! Find out more.
Yew Tree Cottage
Yew Tree Cottage is a dog-friendly retreat in the North York Moors that’s set in 100 private acres. It’s perfect for either a babymoon or your first break away with a baby. The cottage is warm and comfortable while the setting is peaceful and scenic. Find out more.
Looking to organise a Yorkshire babymoon? Gorgeous Cottages have around 170 luxury Yorkshire holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales, Moors, Coast and Wolds.