The historic county of Yorkshire, is known not only for its Roman and Viking heritage but also for its beautiful and diverse landscape, quaint villages, lively cities and friendly hospitality – making it the perfect destination for a UK escape. Choosing a private cottage as your base offers the greatest flexibility to run to your own schedule, whilst the extra touches such as fluffy towels, high spec furnishings, thoughtful welcome packs, and even the option of a private chef, all combine to give that feel of a luxury hotel. From romantic weekends away, to school holiday adventures and everything in between, read on to discover our top places to stay to enjoy a luxury holiday in Yorkshire.
The Pheasant at The Old Bank, Helmsley
Located, in the pretty market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park, this is the perfect base from which to unwind and enjoy a magical part of Yorkshire. The property has recently been renovated to an exceptionally high standard and sleeps up to 6 guests across two en-suite bedrooms and a mezzanine space, making it an ideal choice for a family get-away or a gathering with friends. An open plan living area provides a great social space and boasts charming views framed by sash windows. Original artwork, stylish furniture and sumptuous fabrics create a truly sophisticated feel. Guests can also enjoy outdoor relaxation in the private hydrotherapy hot tub or for more energetic outdoorsy types the heated boot and coat rack will make sure your kit is kept toasty too!
The Partridge at The Old Bank, Helmsley
Set in the heart of Helmsley, the only market town in the North York Moors National Park, this duplex apartment sleeps up to 4 people. The stunning historic conversion, has recently been renovated and boasts a premium and unique finish – it is the perfect spot for friends to meet and enjoy the magic of Yorkshire. The open plan living space is elegantly and tastefully furnished with antique pieces and fascinating artefacts and is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. The furniture is of exceptional quality throughout, including bespoke beds all handmade in the county by local craftspeople.
The property’s prime location means that outdoor exploration can be enjoyed just as easily as discovering the local offerings in the quaint market square. The apartment is equipped with everything you need and even has a heated boot and coat rack too!
The Grey Shed, Crayke
This one-bedroom property is a truly exceptional and unique self-catering rural hideaway in the picturesque village of Crayke and is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Built with the finest craftsmanship, the home blends a pared-back simplicity with a rustic edge. Light floods through the Crittal style doors into this dramatic double height space, with a restful, neutral colour palette creating harmony and balance against the polished concrete floors and white wood clad walls.
If you can bring yourself to leave the property some of Yorkshire’s finest foodie establishments are just a short car journey away, including, world renowned chef Tommy Banks’ restaurant The Black Swan, and the many top eateries in the historic city of York.
The Carriage House, Middleham
Located in Middleham, a pretty little town in the heart of Wensleydale with a lovely Georgian market square at its centre, the Grade II listed Carriage House is one of Middleham’s hidden gems. Tall iron gates stand at the cobbled entrance and guests are greeted with a beautiful old stone turreted Carriage House – and the interiors are just as impressive. Following a full renovation, the cottage has been finished to an exceptionally high standard that retains its original charm with all the conveniences of modern day living. Wonderful gardens and a glimpse of Middleham Castle all add to the charm and elegance of this country retreat.
The enchanting two-bedroom property is ideal for an adult-getaway and has everything you need and more for a beautiful escape.