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Yorkshire Holiday Cottages

Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

A Yorkshire holiday cottage from the National Trust offers the perfect blend of coast and countryside, along with sublime locations and rich history. A stay in one of our holiday cottages in Yorkshire will give you the opportunity to explore the vast, rugged landscape of one of the UK’s favourite counties.

Yorkshire is home to some famous landmarks. From the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west to the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, and who could forget Fountains Abbey and York Minster.

A Yorkshire holiday cottage from the Trust will be unique and we have a collection of more than 30 cottages in Yorkshire and the North EastWith a collection of characterful cottages in Yorkshire, we know them all inside-out. By looking after the land and holiday cottages, we can offer you unrivalled access to some of the top spots in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire is world famous for its beautiful countryside and scenery, from the Dales to the Moors. We have two cottages in the Yorkshire Dales, the Old Smithy near Skipton and Darnbrook Cottage near Malham Moor. The Old Smithy sleeps 2, is dog-friendly and incredibly popular with walkers wishing to explore the Yorkshire Dales. Darnbrook Cottage is on a working sheep farm, at the foot of Fountains Fell and is an ideal base for venturing around the Dales.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is definitely worth getting to know and whether you walk, run, cycle or stroll, the park is a must for all visitors! It’s the epitome of Yorkshire countryside, sculpted by numerous shady valleys, and a place of panoramic landscapes, waterfalls, valleys and woodland for all to enjoy.

The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site. Around Fountains Abbey you can stay at Fountains Cottage, Abbey Cottage or Abbey Stores. For larger parties, The Chorister's House stands proud within an ancient deer park offering you easy access to explore the Abbey and Water Gardens. Guests can also enjoy a private tour of St. Mary’s Church next door.

In North Yorkshire, the ancient abbey, deer park and Georgian water fountain at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden is a great place to relax, think, and rest. The quaint cobbled stones and cultural atmosphere of York make this city worth a visit.

The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has the holiday apartment Minstergate, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques.

Get a great view of York Minster when you stay at Minstergate, an apartment based in the heart of York. It's found in a medieval building with exposed timbers, where you can gaze up at the Minster directly from the cottage dining room. If you have time, take in the striking arts and crafts design of Goddards in the heart of York, whose owner Noel Goddard Terry was the owner of famous chocolate-making firm Terry’s of York.

On Hardcastle Crags, near the village of Hebden Bridge, stands The Lodge and Widdop Gate Barn. The Lodge is situated at the entrance to the Hardcastle Estate in an unspoilt woodland. Widdop Gate Barn stands next to a hayfield with views across the valley. High Lidmoor Farmhouse is the perfect Yorkshire Moor Cottage, sleeping 5, this isolated cottage offers stunning 360-degree views across the moorland.

A coastal holiday cottage always goes down a treat. For a cottage on the Yorkshire Coast try Boatman's Loft on Robin Hood’s Bay, where at high tide, the water will lap around the end of the cottage. On Ravenscar, overlooking the bay stands Low Peak and Chapel Cottage, two stone holiday cottages sleeping four people each, perfect for a short UK break.

Why Choose A National Trust Cottage in Yorkshire?

All of our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are on or very close to land managed by the Trust and you will enjoy the space to relax in truly unbelievable locations – from the Yorkshire Dales to Fountains Abbey.

Every time you stay with us the proceeds goes directly back towards protecting, restoring or opening up buildings and landscapes for everyone to enjoy. Your contribution is invaluable in helping the National Trust continue to protect and grow these special places.

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The Trust are exceedingly proud of our guest feedback and know that people love to keep returning to their special cottage and enjoy its pleasure time and time again. Many of our properties get booked very early for busy periods so click here to find your next holiday destination.

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  • The exterior of the Boatman's Loft, Robin Hood's Bay Yorkshire © Harry Horton

    Boatman's Loft formerly Old Coastguard Station

    Robin Hoods Bay , Yorkshire

    This apartment stands right by the sea at the bottom of this steep fishing village.

  • The exterior of Abbey Cottage nr Ripon, Yorkshire © Chris Lacey

    Abbey Cottage

    nr Ripon , Yorkshire

    A pretty, stone, family cottage at one of the entrances to Fountains Abbey.

  • The Lodge at Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire © Mike Henton

    The Lodge

    Hebden Bridge , Yorkshire

    A pillared Victorian lodge standing at the entrance to the Hardcastle Crags valley.

  • Front elevation of Fountains Hall


    nr Ripon , Yorkshire

    A stylish apartment on the second floor of sixteenth-century Fountains Hall at Fountains Abbey.

  • The exterior of Choristers' House, nr Ripon © Chris Lacey

    Choristers' House

    nr Ripon , Yorkshire

    Situated in the Studley Royal Deer Park with wonderful views across the Fountains Abbey estate.

  • The exterior of Darnbrook Cottage, nr Settle, Yorkshire © Harry Horton

    Darnbrook Cottage

    nr Settle , Yorkshire

    This early 19th-century cottage nestles under Darnbrook Fell.