Gorgeous cottages to rent near York, UK

Holiday cottages near York are a study of beauty when it comes to beach walks, coastal cruises and whale watching tours, or simple yet stunning lush gardens, hidden streams and magnificent ruins. From shoreline to forest to heather moorland, see whic

Discover the York Moors National Park area, forged by nature and shaped over generations

York Moors National Park’s iconic heather moorland, fertile forest, dale and coast are waiting for you to run, pedal, hike, or saddle up and ride inside. The park is a haven for bird-watching and relishing a sweep of flowers mingled with historic stone ruins and picturesque farmland. Great for hikers, bikers and horse riders, its dark skies are ideal for stargazing. The entirety is a place of beauty and peace, and it’s waiting to welcome you.

Holiday Cottages Near North York Moors National Park

Quoits Cottage, a mile from North York Moors NP and a stone’s throw from the abbey that inspired Dracula

The four-guest, child-friendly Quoits Cottage in Whitby, UK, is a bit over an hour from York in Whitby, near the beach, and just one mile from Goathland in the North York Moors National Park. 

Full of character and near plenty of walking trails and a relaxing stream, this lovely detached stone cottage by the village green in Beck Hole features a lush and beautiful garden.

This York vacation cottage boasts original beams and two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and one with twin beds, and a contemporary bathroom. Its sitting room, with a wood-burning stove and cozy chairs, was made for conversation. The nicely appointed kitchen leads to a terraced rockery garden with seating on the top and ground levels, perfect for enjoying every meal in the sunshine.

Goathland itself, popularised by the television programme ‘Heartbeat’, is home to the famous North York Moors Steam Railway Station.

From Quoits Cottage, you can easily navigate to the beach, whale watching tours, coastal cruises, and Pannett Park with gardens and artistic statues. Restaurants and museums also are nearby. And don’t forget Whitby Abbey, fantastic ruins that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Rent this holiday cottage in York and run, hike, bike or ride your horse to North York Moors NP

Explorers and ramblers, friends and family, welcome to 4 Bulmer Farm Lodge in Malton

Half an hour from central York, 4 Bulmer Farm Lodge in Malton in North Yorkshire welcomes four adults to a charming, art-filled, all-ground-floor detached lodge resting in Ryton.

This vibrant and homey York lodge features a large decked area with furniture and a barbecue, as well as access to shared gardens. There also is ample off-road parking.

Inside, two double bedrooms — one with an en-suite shower room and the other with a shared bathroom — join a light-filled kitchen, utility area, study, breakfast dining area, and living/dining room with a woodburning stove. 

Malton is a historic market town at the centre of Ryedale in Yorkshire. Being 24 miles from the coast, right on the fringes of the Howard Hills AONB and within easy reach of the North York Moors National Park, Malton and its unique Old Corn Exchange and Assembly Rooms are a great base for your York cottage holiday.

Rent one North Yorkshire cottage near two areas of natural beauty at 4 Bulmer

Bellwether, a definite predictor of good times near Helmsley

The two-guest, child-friendly Bellwether near Helmsley redefines shepherd’s hut.

This adorable, open-plan, studio-style detached property sits at the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park and neighbors a sheep pen. 

A superb refuge for couples looking to explore Yorkshire, the renovated shepherd’s hut enjoys large windows for floods of light and fantastic views of rolling fields that seem to go on forever. Cozy on the inside, the radiant retreat’s well-equipped kitchen will help you fuel up as the wood-burning stove warms you up.

Outside features a garden with a lawn, table and chairs, a sun umbrella, and a wood-burning stove to ward off any chill. There also is off-road parking for two cars. 

In the market town of Helmsley you can explore a 12th-century castle and English Heritage’s Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard. Nearby you can find superb walks; Cleveland Way starts in Helmsley.

Stay at this Yorkshire cottage rental where small and simple is part of beautiful spaciousness

Find simple pleasures and a one-acre garden at Damson Croft in Lastingham

An hour from central York in North York Moors National Park, the four-guest, child-friendly Damson Croft in Lastingham makes a superb base for touring the area.

Damson Croft is a single-storey house in the village of Lastingham, seven miles from Pickering. 

This cozy York holiday cottage’s open-plan design features a kitchen; living, dining and sitting areas in classic country house decor. The cottage’s two bedrooms contain one double bed and one twin bed respectively, as well as a bathroom.

Damson Croft amenities include but are not limited to wifi, TV with Freeview, DVDs and games.

Outside, relax in the countryside. It welcomes you with plenty of trees, furniture, a barbecue, shared use of the Steward’s one-acre garden, and chickens. Your quick search for the hammock will be richly rewarded. Your Steward keeps bees in the garden and honey is available for purchase. There also is roadside parking for one car and a free type 2 charge point.

During your stay, discover the village of Lastingham, including but not only its pub (a two-minute walk away) that serves food, and the Crypt Church of St Mary. Nearby attractions include Eden Camp Modern History Museum, Flamingo Land Theme Park and Hutton-le-Hole Folk Museum.

Go where life is simple and sweet — book this York cottage whose Steward keeps bees

A hop from London, find York’s stunning streets, ancient walls and incredible outdoor spaces

Just two hours from London, discover York and the natural beauty surrounding it, including the idyllic countryside, coast and family-friendly nature preserves such as Potteric Carr. Don’t miss day trips to the city’s centuries-old cathedrals or walking tours of its haunted history. Meander through the charming shops of the Shambles, a meticulously preserved, picturesque medieval lane in the heart of the city’s twisty cobblestone streets that dates back to the 14th century.

In this city and nature-rich region you can feel free in every season to steep yourself in the awesome outdoors, Roman and Viking history and, when the mood strikes, the dizzying array of specialty shops, boutiques, tearooms and restaurants.

Holiday Cottages in York that Bridge City Adventure with the Country Lifestyle

The Barn at Orchard Farm offers classic country living on the edge of York city adventure

The Barn at Orchard Farm is a charming four-guest, kid-friendly annexe-style property on the outskirts of York, where you can sink into the delights of a country holiday near every city convenience.

This classic country house’s charming brick exterior is framed by flowers, green fields and trees. Inside is just as restful, with wood beams and aesthetic touches that contrast gently with a clean white interior for a perfect modern-meets-classic style. 

The retreat features two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The double has a Jack-and-Jill en-suite shower, basin and WC; the twin (zip/link beds that can be made into super-king-size) has en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC.

The Barn at Orchard Farm’s well-appointed kitchen/diner has a utility for all your necessities, and its sitting room has a wood-burning stove for extra comfort. 

If the breezes through the trees or another perfect sunset beckon you out of doors, step just outside the kitchen into a rear garden with furniture — perfect for enjoying a meal or a drink, or simply relaxing to birdsong.

With all its comforts, you’ll delight in your time at the Barn, and easy off-road parking will allow you to explore the countryside at a moment’s notice. While the city of York offers boundless adventure for your holiday, your Steward recommends excursions in the city from the magnificent York Minster and its medieval walls to museums including the internationally renowned Jorvik Viking Centre and its "time trip" experience, biking and boat trips on the River Ouse, to name just a few.

Rent the barn at Orchard Farm for a countryside holiday just a jump from York city

Wonderfully calming wooden Gardener’s Lodge with resident sheep within 20 miles of York

The beautiful four-guest, kid-friendly wooden Gardener's Lodge in Huby, North Yorkshire, less than 20 miles from York, is a lodge lover’s delight.

Gardener’s Lodge features a modern wooden plank design plus modern amenities and ground-floor layout that invites calm on the inside, while a classic English countryside complete with fields and sheep provides the same on the outside. Lying at the back of its Steward’s property, this retreat is a recipe for relaxation. Just add yourself and stir. 

Guests will sink into comfort throughout this open-plan, sunlight-drenched retreat, including in the comfortable sitting area and two bedrooms — one of which contains a super-king-size, while the other features a king-size with an en-suite shower room, along with a shared bathroom.

The kitchen is fit for a feast (and its preparation), and the dining area and sitting area are as easy on the eyes as the backsides. Outside you’ll find an enclosed garden with a lawn and seating perfect for dining out of doors. And onsite off-road parking for two cars will make getting away to the city and surrounds a snap. 

The village of Huby hosts a local shop for any of your home-cooked meal prep needs. Or you might dine out at the local pub, Chinese restaurant or fish and chip shop. The Howardian Hills AONB is within easy reach, as is the North York Moors. Find your bliss. Wifi is included. 

Delight in countryside and nearby city life at this holiday cottage in North Yorkshire

Beech Tree Lodge, a modern retreat for two in Yorkshire’s East Riding countryside

The two-guest, kid-friendly Beech Tree Lodge gives holidaymakers the best of both worlds: sunlight-filled posh modern living in the countryside surrounded by trees.

Resting on the outskirts of Stamford Bridge in the small Yorkshire village of Full Sutton, Beech Tree Lodge is a single-storey cottage featuring a king-size double bed with a free-standing bath, a wood-burning stove and an outdoor hot tub for two.

Freshening up couldn’t be easier than with this cottage’s bright and tidy shower room, and relaxing is a breeze with Beech Tree Lodge’s elegant and inviting open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a delightfully cozy escape, Beech Tree suits your needs. With ample off-road parking, bike storage and a rear deck with balcony, hot tub and furniture, you may find yourself wanting to add extra nights to decide which you prefer — the pampered life you find inside or the luxurious freedom you feel outside. 

Once a Roman settlement fording point over the River Derwent and the site of the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066, which marked the end of the Viking era in Britain, Stamford Bridge now is a village with shops, restaurants and a notable railway viaduct turned footpath for walkers and cyclists. The village is near Yorkshire market towns Malton, Beverley and Driffield and it’s within an hour’s drive of the open beaches of the Filey coast and the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton — a top UK wildlife destination between March and October for half a million seabirds, and a destination anytime for humans looking to reconnect themselves with the land and the North Sea.

Rent this posh modern cottage in the peaceful York countryside

Enjoy the richness of every season at this waterfront cottage near York

The four-guest, older kid-friendly 6 Manor Park in Nelson Holiday Parks is near the picturesque village of Strensall, just north of York.

Convenience, comfort and closeness to nature are all yours in this secluded lodge that comes with full amenities including wifi and that overlooks the beautiful nearby pond. 

This cottage with a wooden exterior, ceilings and interior touches is the perfect cocoon for your retreat into the countryside. Inside, the one-storey 6 Manor Park boasts a king-size double bedroom (which can be made twin on request), and one double bedroom for four guests. The interior also has a kitchen and dining area and a sitting room for gathering and entertaining, as well as a bathroom. 

The enclosed deck at the rear of the lodge is a refuge away from home, with room for four to dine and two additional seats on the swing that overlooks the pond. Off-road parking for two cars is available.

All the wonders of North Yorkshire are explorable from 6 Manor Park, including the Strensall Common Nature Reserve for birdwatching and the North York Moors National Park’s Dalby Forest for walking and biking. For social activities, head into Stensall, the Go Ape centre or Knaresborough’s market square and friendly pubs, cafés and shops along the River Nidd.

Rent waterfront peace and tranquility in North Yorkshire

Explore Yonder to find the perfect holiday cabins and cottages in nature near York

We understand — you want your holiday escape to be in a special place forged by nature ... and even better if it’s shaped by generations and near historical sites or even cosmopolitan destinations. Whether you crave the beauty of the fertile forest, the rugged coastline, or you want to relish the simple joys of countryside living near the grand adventure of the city, Yonder has the cottage or cabin near York — and far beyond — to help you unwind and immerse yourself in nature. Explore our diverse overnight accommodations and activities to find your perfect fit.