Holiday rentals in North Yorkshire

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Barn in Aislaby, Pickering
Stunning views, 4 acres, dog friendly, Yorkshire
Owl House is an Elizabethan barn conversion designed by architects Bramhall Blenkharn Leonard. It sits on the edge of North York Moors National Park and features a glazed wall offering far reaching countryside views across the vale of pickering with the Howardian Hills visible in the distance. Former farm set in 4 acres of peaceful gardens, paddock, woodland & chickens. Dog friendly. Open plan sitting room/kitchen, bathroom w shower,mezzanine bedroom,pizza oven,parking, walkable pub.
24–31 AugProfessional Host,
£168 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 212 reviews
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Hut in North Yorkshire
Crumbleclive Cabin
Crumbleclive is a beautifully restored 100 year old cabin set within the dramatic backdrop of Crunkly Ghyll. It was originally the ‘Gun Room’ for the local estate in the 1890s! The Cabin has a balcony overlooking the gorge with the River Esk rapids visible at the bottom. Surrounded by Oak trees you will feel amongst the treetops as birds gather on the branches around you and fly through the gorge below. It is perfect for couples wanting a romantic getaway to recharge the batteries!
10–17 FebIndividual Host,
£127 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 176 reviews
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Bungalow in Pendleton
The Chicken Shed at Knowle Top
The Chicken Shed at Knowle Top was newly built in 2019 on the ruins of an old barn and decorated to the highest standards of industrial chic. Situated in a most unique location, high on the Ribble Valley side of Lancashire’s iconic Pendle Hill, it sits surrounded by sheep pastures where hare and fox come to say good-night. Despite this rural idyll, we’re only a five minute car drive from Clitheroe, one of the North-West’s nicest market towns. The views will take your breath away!
5–12 SeptIndividual Host,
£149 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 226 reviews

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Other great holiday rentals in North Yorkshire

Guest favourite
Barn in Kirby Wiske
An entire barn conversion in stunning location
12–19 SeptIndividual Host,
£114 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 180 reviews
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Cottage in York
Whootin Owl Barn
19–26 JanIndividual Host,
£156 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 333 reviews
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Flat in Azerley
Chequer Barn Apartment
28 Oct – 4 NovIndividual Host,
£97 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 318 reviews
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Home in Shipton
The Stables with Jacuzzi & tennis court
30 Jul – 6 AugIndividual Host,
£252 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 213 reviews
Guest favourite
Cottage in North Yorkshire
A cosy cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
5–12 FebIndividual Host,
£93 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 141 reviews
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Cottage in North Yorkshire
Meadow Hill (Rural Retreat, Secluded & Beautiful)
1–8 MayIndividual Host,
£73 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 148 reviews
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Shipping container in Cleasby
High House Retreat
13–20 AugIndividual Host,
£131 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 418 reviews
Guest favourite
Hut in Cowling
The Mallard at Baywood Cabins
12–19 FebProfessional Host,
£127 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 163 reviews
Tiny home in North Yorkshire
Cozy cabin in a stunning location with hot tub
28 Jun – 5 JulIndividual Host,
£135 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 124 reviews
Guest favourite
Shepherd’s hut in North Yorkshire
Luxurious rural shepherds hut
24 Sept – 1 OctIndividual Host,
£151 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 342 reviews
Guest favourite
Farm stay in North Yorkshire
1 Bedroom Annex Retreat - on a working farm
13–20 NovIndividual Host,
£77 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 163 reviews
Guest favourite
Farm stay in North Yorkshire
The Nestbox - Country Cabin With Outdoor Bath
16–23 OctProfessional Host,
£121 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 208 reviews

Your guide to North Yorkshire

Welcome to North Yorkshire

The largest chunk of the already massive county of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire is sandwiched by two areas of outstanding natural beauty to the east and west: the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Traditionally an agricultural area, this region is rife with breathtaking landscapes, beautiful moorland, and dramatic coastal spots. In amongst all of this rural terrain are cities such as York, teeming with history and charm; Harrogate, a delightfully quaint spa town; and the bustling urban centre of Middlesborough to the north.

Adventurous types can surf off the North Sea coast or cycle along trails that crisscross the entire region. History buffs will discover a plethora of ancient ruins and museums scattered throughout the area, including the National Rail Museum, York Castle Museum, and Ripley Castle. Fans of taking it slightly easier can bask on the beaches of Scarborough and Robin Hood’s Bay or spend some time in the vineyards near Ryedale. And everywhere you travel you’ll witness an ever-evolving vista of remarkable views and wondrous countryside.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in North Yorkshire

Picking a time to book one of North Yorkshire’s holiday cottages depends entirely on the region you’re visiting and the type of experience you’re seeking. The seaside towns of Filey and Whitby are fun to visit in the height of summer (though the annual Whitby Goth Festival takes place in October). Places such as York and Harrogate are magical at Christmastime. During the spring and autumn you’ll see the heather on the North York Moors at its best, while visiting the Dales in June and September will allow for glorious landscapes with slightly less crowding. Both the Dales and the North York Moors have a Dark Skies Festival in February, to enjoy the heavens without light pollution. For fans of all things floral, the Harrogate Flower Show, one of the largest in the United Kingdom, takes place every April.

Top things to do in North Yorkshire

York Minster

This astonishing building, one of the largest and most impressive cathedrals on the planet, has been a vital religious centre in the north of England since the 7th century. With towering stone and immense stained-glass windows, the breathtaking structure is crammed full of artefacts reflecting 2,000 years of history, from the area’s Roman roots to the famous Viking influence on the region. There’s a dedicated legion of volunteers on hand to provide expert commentary.

Skipton Castle

Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton is a lovely market town and the perfect place to base yourself if you intend to explore the area. Once here, a visit to Skipton Castle is a must. For 900 years, this imposing giant has been the scene of many a bloody battle and periods of aristocratic opulence. One of the country’s best preserved castles, it’s crammed full of fascinating historical artefacts and stories of its renowned inhabitants.

Swinton Druid Temple

This quirky, bizarre set of standing stones near Ripon look like they were constructed in the mists of time, but are in fact a folly put together in the 19th century by a local eccentric landowner attempting to find work for unemployed men in the area. This hasn’t stopped strange legends and tales of mysticism and sorcery from being associated with the site. The temple does provide the perfect, if slightly eerie, backdrop for a hike or a picnic.

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