From spacious and modern apartments in the heart of York city centre to cosy historic hideaways a hair’s breadth from the Yorkshire Moors, if you’re planning a holiday to York and the surrounding region, there are lots of stunning properties too choose from. Looking for a pet-friendly option or a spacious dwelling comprising all modern conveniences ideal for dog-friendly holidays in York? Or self-catering accommodation with a hot tub for a bubbly York hot tub break? You can’t beat the luxury and convenience of holiday cottages in York.
A medieval town steeped in history, the winding streets that characterise historic York are like nothing else. This stunning northern city boasts a wealth of cultural and historic landmarks, from 13th century walls to the magnificent York Minster cathedral. In Roman times York was the capital of Britain and the city’s long and prestigious heritage is everywhere you look. And you will feel rather prestigious yourself as you enjoy a memorable stay in an idyllic York cottage.
Things to do when you stay in York Cottages
It’s a cliché, but a visit to York really is like stepping back in time. While other cities have morphed and changed to keep up with the modern age, there are parts of the city centre that have remained untouched for nearly two millennia. York’s historic highlights are too numerous to mention beyond the famous York Minster, but include the remains of York city walls, the Roman fort of Eboracum and the medieval street named the Shambles; a definite must visit. There are many more of York’s treasures on display in York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Our Guide Destination disconnect: The top UK towns for a digital detox revealed York as one of the top 5 locations in the country with the highest number of local attractions to keep visitors engaged and off their phones.
York is a hugely popular city break destination, so you’ll find plenty to see and do as you meander through the ancient streets, including top drawer shops, cafés and restaurants serving hearty, traditional fare. But, make sure you head away from York city centre and the tourists to discover some of the most breath-taking natural landscapes in the whole country, including North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Coast. Don’t forget to pack those walking boots, and a camera!
York cottages are the perfect self-catering accommodation if you’re looking to stay in this historic city, giving you the freedom and flexibility to explore, and packed with character. York cottages are your own little hideaway in easy reach of all the main landmarks – making an amazing family holiday that you’ll remember forever. Perhaps you're looking for a cosy holiday cottage within easy reach of York's Chocolate Story, or a York holiday cottage that is perfectly located a stone's throw from York Minster?
Best locations for self-catering York accommodation
If you're looking for somewhere to stay nearby but our selection of York holiday cottages haven't quite ticked all the boxes, have a look at our self-catering accommodation in these fantastic locations in and around the city: