Spring is always a lovely time to visit Castle Howard. The grand 18th century home is open to the public from the end of March. As well as admiring the stately rooms you can take a turn around the gorgeous gardens in one of the finest historic houses in the UK.
The surrounding Howardian Hills and North York Moors are filled with beautiful daffodils making them a riot of yellow – what better time to arrange a short break or holiday. Luckily there are a lovely selection if holiday cottages close to Castle Howard.
Take a look at this selection of holiday homes near Castle Howard:
#01 Cold Harbour Shed
This bijou barn conversion is the perfect choice for a romantic weekend in the country. Stunning views, gorgeous gardens and beautifully styled interiors make this cottage a five star choice. It’s a great choice for walkers and you’ll see lots of daffodils in bloom during Spring.
The nearest village Hovingham is one of our favourites with pubs, cafe, shop and a regular market. Find out more.
#02 Secret View
This handsome dog-friendly holiday cottage sleeps up to 3 people and 2 doggies. It’s a great choice for families and dog-lovers looking to explore the Howardian Hills and visit Castle Howard.
It’s located near to the small village of Terrington which was once a Castle Howard Estate village and there are several scenic walks to try. Find out more.
#03 The Hay Bale
This luxurious barn conversion (it was once used to store hay) is a fabulous couples hideaway. The master bedroom is an impressive double-height room with oak beams overhead and plenty of space.
It’s located near the popular village of Sheriff Hutton which has a pub, wine shop, upmarket delicatessen and even the remains of a medieval castle. Find out more.
#04 Toby’s Cottage
This dog-friendly holiday home for six is just down the road from The Grapes Inn in the popular village of Slingsby.
The Grade II listed cottage dates back to the 17th century and the location is perfect for walking in the North York Moors, watching village life go by from the large front garden or exploring the Howardian Hills. Find out more.
#05 Spring Cottage
This family-friendly country cottage for 4 has lots of extra touches for children – everything from toys to baby monitors. It’s pet-friendly too so there’s no need to leave your dog behind (they are part of the family too) and we love the pretty country-style interiors and village location.
It has a lovely South-facing garden that comes with a swing-set that’s perfect for children to make the most of warmer weather while adults enjoy a seat (and a sundowner). Find out more.
#06 Low Burn Cottage
This large dog-friendly holiday cottage near Castle Howard is perfect for dog-lovers. It can sleep up to 8 people and there’s a dog-friendly pub just down the road.
The stylish interiors are great for a special get-together with family or friends and everyone will love spending time in the wood-fired hot tub. Find out more.
With this selection of holiday cottages near Castle Howard, isn’t it time you arranged a short break to the stunning Howardian Hills. Castle Howard is one of the finest stately homes in the country and there’s a range of activities throughout the year including exhibitions, proms, and summer shows.