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Yorkshire

Take a look at our new Inspire and Explore section for the ultimate guide to holiday activities in the Yorkshire Dales.

The county of Yorkshire has a lot to offer visitors with a varied landscape of dales, moors and coast, a rich historical heritage, fascinating cities, market towns and picturesque villages. Yorkshire has a very distinctive character and is rightly considered one of Britain’s premier holiday destinations.

Once you arrive in Yorkshire you’ll see why it’s called ‘God’s Own County’. Take for example the wild, beautiful expanse of the Yorkshire Dales, which actually consists of lots of different Dales each with their own unique character, covering in total some 554 square miles of heather moorland, rich pasture land, and characterful Dale’s villages and of course dry stone walls. Much of this area is protected and forms the famous Dales National Park; the perfect place for walking and cycling amongst some of Britain’s most stunning landscapes.

To the east is another National Park; The North York Moors National Park extends all the way to the Yorkshire coast. This is a place of wide open spaces and wind swept heather moorland, an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways as well as hidden valleys where you’ll discover pretty villages. It’s also home to the North Yorkshire Moors Steam railway which runs from Pickering to Whitby (and back) and is a great day out for both adults and children.

The Yorkshire coast has been attracting holidaymakers since Victorian times and is renowned for its pretty fishing villages and bustling coastal resorts such as Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Here you’ll find family friendly clean sandy beaches and plenty of activities for visitors of all ages. The picturesque town of Whitby clusters around its fishing harbour where fishing boats and pleasure cruisers come and go. High above the town Whitby Abbey dominated the skyline and can be reached with a vigorous walk up some 199 steps.

To the south are the family resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Scarborough has two lovely horseshoe bays with golden sands and plenty to offer families and couples looking for a traditional seaside break. Filey and Bridlington also have lovely beaches and coastal promenades.

And there’s plenty more to Yorkshire including the wonderfully historical city of York, internationally renowned for its medieval architecture that includes one of the finest buildings in Europe; York Minster. Then there’s the Yorkshire Wolds; a quiet and peaceful place of undulating countryside and market towns. To the south of the region in West Yorkshire is Bronte Country and its dramatic brooding open moorlands and of course connections with the Bronte sisters.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Yorkshire.
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  • Westwood Lodge Cottages - The Main House

    Ilkley

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    Ref: 30538

    This selection of 8 properties were built between 1875 and 1890, and are all Grade II listed historic buildings. They are set on the very edge of the world famous Ilkley Moor, in the ancient West Riding of Yorkshire. You are literally on the moor as soon as you cross the cattle grid from the driveway. Whilst there is little traffic other than the odd passing sheep, pheasant or deer, you are only a 10-minute walk from the market town of Ilkley, where you will find a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars, and not forgetting Betty’s tea rooms where afternoon tea is a must. These holiday homes (refs 30532, 30533, 30534, 30535, 30536, 30537, 30538 and 30539) make an ideal base for sight-seeing and walking direct from the door. Famous nearby destinations include Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Harewood House, Brontë Country and the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park are all within half an hour’s drive. Alternatively the historic city of York is readily accessible. For the added comfort, dressing gowns will be provided in The Wells (30537), The Moorview (30536), and The Glenmoor (30535). All properties enjoy shared use of the lesiure facilities including gym, sauna and hot tub with changing rooms. There is also a communal garden with animal corner where there are pigs, hens and rabbits. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.

    Lower ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with 2 additional singles and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Bar room. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double, one (6ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one (5ft) with additional bunk, one (four poster) with additional single and en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Gas central heating and gas included. Two digital TVs. CD and large library. Gas Aga. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Book library. Games. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £500.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher.Telephone included. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with animal corner. Cycle store. Shared leisure facilities with gym, sauna, changing rooms and shared hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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