The heady atmosphere of Yorkshire, all those dry stone walls dividing the hillside farms, sheep dotted about the place, stolid stone farmhouses enduring centuries of weather and walks with fabulous views attract us for cottage breaks in Yorkshire.
Lying roughly in the centre of England, the Yorkshire Dales remains one of Britain's best loved and most accessible national parks.
Rent a cottage for 2 in the Yorkshire Dales and have a thoroughly satisfying holiday walking the fells, taking in the views and enjoying Yorkshire hospitality. Click the box below to view cottages that sleep 2 in the Lake District:
Self catering holidays in Yorkshire for couples
Yorkshire offers a multitude of pleasures for tourists. The county has two national parks: the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors which extends to the eastern coast and some excellent seaside towns such as Bridlington, Filey, that family favourite Scarborough and the quieter Saltburn by the Sea. York is well known as a good place to visit for a day in town. There is the old walled historic heart of the city, good shopping, plenty of places to eat out and a selection of tourist attractions and guided tours. York is a wonderful place to visit for a day out in Yorkshire.
Other popular day trip destinations in Yorkshire include Harrogate of former spa and posh tea shop fame and pretty Knaresborough nearby. Go rowing on the river in Knaresborough, visit Mother Shiptons Cave and stroll along the picturesque riverside. The city of Leeds in Yorkshire offers brilliant nightlife - good for night clubbing and a wide selection of restaurants. It is also recommended for shopping trips if both partners like to shop.
Bronte Country to the west of Leeds is a romantic place to visit. This area has found worldwide fame due to the literary works of the Bronte sistsers and their translation into umpteen languages, films and TV programmes. Find cottages for couples in Bronte Country. If you plan to take your dog with you, you will need to book a pet-friendly holiday cottage in Yorkshire
Only a proportion of holiday cottages allow pets and bringing your dog with you must be discussed before making a booking. View good quality self-catering cottages in Yorkshire