Yorkshire is synonymous with friendly locals, beautiful country landscapes and great pubs; there aren't many places across the UK better for a staycation. Here are 5 of the best holiday homes across the region...
Carrholme Cottage in Settle
The Carrholme home
in the small town of Settle is a great place for a group escape. The property sleeps 12 people - with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms - and includes an outdoor hot tub and open fire. It's also pet-friendly, so bring the dog along to make use of the large green garden.
What to see in Settle
Nearby you'll find lush countryside walks - the stunning Scaleber Force waterfall
is around a 30 minute walk away from the town centre. In the town centre, if you want a quintessential Yorkshire experience, head to the Talbot Arms
, a 'proper' pub serving great pub grub, with a great beer garden out the back too!
Thompson Rigg Barn in Thornton Dale
The Thompson Rigg Barn
only sleeps 2 people, making it the perfect break for a romantic escape to the country. Set amongst the fields and forests of Thornton Dale, the converted barn has all you could need in its compact design, with an outdoor hot tub the icing on the cake.
What to see in Thornton Dale
20 minutes away from Thornton Dale you'll reach Dalby Forest, which is home to the outdoor action-packed adventure park, Go Ape Dalby
. The area is also right on the southern border of the North York Moors and has great access to major destinations like York and Scarborough.
Other great choices...
High Hall in Appletreewick
The High Hall
in Appletrick is certainly the grandest property on the list. The beautiful country home was built in 1535 and was once occupied by the former Lord Mayor of London, Sir William Craven. The home can sleep 14 people, with plenty of space inside and around the stunning countryside grounds, and it includes a games room, a hot tub and even a baby-grand piano!
The Thack in Gargrave
in Gargrave near Skipton is another great place for a group break. It sleeps 10 people, has beautiful nearby walks, and it has a hot tub overlooking the countryside landscapes.
King's Cottage in Crackehall
in Crakehall is perfect for a small family, which sleeps 4 people and has a hot tub. The charming small village of Crakehall itself is set around a large central green with a delightful local pub, The Bay Horse Inn.