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8 stunning escapes with Gorgeous Cottages

Pretty villages, cosy country pubs, scenic walks and roaring log fires make Yorkshire the ideal choice for a romantic getaway. And if you’re looking for inspiration of where to whisk your loved one away to next, this selection of cottages is just right for a spot of romance.

The Old Nail Shed

A dog-friendly cottage for two that’s tucked away in a pretty North York Moors village and has a great dining pub just next door.  This unique property features a romantic mezzanine bedroom and dramatic double height window that makes the most of views across to the surrounding moorland. There’s also a romantic free-standing bateau bath and bespoke wrought iron spiral staircase to make it all extra special.

Don’t miss: A visit to the beautiful Forge Valley Nature Reserve nearby which is a haven for wildlife

Swallow Cottage

Barn conversions just don’t get more romantic than Swallow Cottage which you’ll find nestled in the peaceful moorland above Robin Hood’s Bay.  This dog-friendly holiday home is cute, cosy and just the right size for two. The quirky interiors include splashes of bright colour and a bathroom under the stairs while outside there is a South-facing courtyard garden that catches the sun for most of the day.

Don’t miss: Wander down the maze of cobbled streets at Robin Hoods Bay and take a walk along the beach.

Coco

Coco has one of the best locations around – this stylish cottage is tucked away behind the market square in Helmsley so there’s an array of tea-rooms, pubs, restaurants and even a micro-brewery on your doorstep. We recommend taking a romantic stroll to nearby Rievaulx Abbey, before heading back for a nightcap in front of the wood-burning fire.

Don’t miss: Book in for a romantic meal for two at the nearby Star Inn at Harome

Hill Top

The ultimate chocolate-box country cottage, Hill Top has warm and inviting interiors with lots of period charm. It’s nestled on a hillside in a quiet secret dale off Upper Wensleydale and the star of the show is a private roof terrace. In the daytime you can enjoy the stunning countryside views and when it gets dark this is the perfect spot for star-gazing.  

Don’t Miss: Semerwater (one of Yorkshire’s largest natural lakes) is just a short stroll away and makes the perfect spot for a picnic. 

The Bull Pen

A break at this luxurious barn conversion on the edge of Goathland is the perfect way to treat someone special. The interiors at this former cow shed are architect designed and include a decadent cast iron roll top bath within the beautiful bedroom. Outside there’s a private covered dining area with swinging bench seat, wood-burning stove and BBQ so you can make the most of glorious views.

Don’t miss: A trip on a NYMR steam train. You can catch the train at Goathland Station and travel to Whitby or Pickering.

Warwick Coach House

This one-bedroom bolthole looks out towards Middleham Castle and is intimate, stylish and perfectly proportioned. Just right for a grown-up treat!  Upstairs, the stunning bedroom is glamorous and romantic with a dramatic monsoon shower that’s set behind a glass wall while the open-plan living space downstairs has everything you need for a comfortable weekend away.

Don’t miss: Watching top-class racehorses being led through Middleham each day on their way to the gallops

Forge Cottage

It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic setting for a country escape than Coxwold, a picture-postcard pretty village (complete with tea-room, gift shop and an excellent dining pub) that’s just 15 minutes from York City Centre.

Forge Cottage is a one-bedroom retreat in the heart of Coxwold that combines chic-country style, open-plan living space and glorious gardens.

Don’t miss: Taking a trip to the top of Sutton Bank – it’s the best view in England according to James Herriott.

Yew Tree Cottage

The rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds were an inspiration to the artist David Hockney and are filled with lush green landscapes and country pubs.  Yew Tree Cottage is a romantic and beautifully furnished one-bedroom cottage that’s set close to 100 acres of private park and farmland. Outside the cottage has a lovely garden with decked patio area and there are some gorgeous riverside walks to try.

Don’t miss: A visit to the charming market town of Howden with ancient streets, lovely shops and the impressive Grade I listed Howden Minster.

Gorgeous Cottages are the booking agents for a hand-picked collection of luxury Yorkshire holiday homes. For more information visit www.gorgeouscottages.com or call 01642 263 249.