11 Best Cottages In York, England - Updated 2021

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When you see York, you will be reminded of the ancient Romans and one word to describe anything related to the Romans is breathtaking. The walled city boasts a myriad of attractions, which makes it hard to choose one if you are hard-pressed for time. Its York Minster, however, is not to be missed. This iconic landmark is a 13th-century Gothic cathedral that is known for its impressive medieval stained glass and two bell towers. Ringed with the medieval walls, York has been protected by the city walls for over 2,000 years. Keep reading to find out the best cottages in York, England.

1. Scandinavian-style bungalow (from USD 402)

Situated in a private nature reserve, this Yorkshire Dales cottage guarantees a peaceful and quiet stay where you can enjoy some quality time with loved ones. There are four spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms available for up to ten people. Little children and pets are cordially welcome to stay here. Other facilities offered include an indoor fireplace, a cable TV and a dryer. One can take a walk around the garden and neighbourhood when you want to relax, and you may spot squirrels and rabbits playing around.

Tadpole Cottage
York, England, United Kingdom
132 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge cottage -but very comfortable and cosy
the beds were comfortable and the cottage was really well equipped
the cottage is very spacious and really well equipped with everything you need for a very comfortable stay
beds were very comfortable with quality bedding
great amount of space for parking we had 4 cars and a van and there’s still room for more
Cleanliness:
the house was spotless the linen and towels lovely and the beds very comfortable
the property was clean and spacious
Host:
very nice home directions were extremely helpful
brilliant host brilliant house
emma is a lovely lady and a great host nothing was to much very quick responses to questions
emma was a delightful and attentive host
emma is a lovely host really helpful and friendly
Location:
ideal if you want peace and quiet
good grounds outside plus it was well situated for walks
the location is amazing and there are plenty of local walks
a lovely spacious house in a beautiful location
this is a fabulous property in a beautiful location
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2. An idyllic family getaway (from USD 47)

Situated close to the city centre, this idyllic family cottage promises warmth and comfort in a relaxing atmosphere. The cottage is equipped with two bedrooms, one private bathroom and an indoor fireplace among others. Moreover, this cottage features a lot of outdoor space. Walk around the nature reserve near the cottage and you will find yourself feeling so relaxed. You can also watch the flames dance lazily on the log burning stove in the sitting room at night while enjoying a romantic moment with your partner.

Idyllic, peaceful cottage, easy access to York
York, England, United Kingdom
22 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had two lovely quiet rooms which had coffee and tea making facilities
the breakfasts were delicious yogurts fresh fruit yummy homemade oat bread warm croissants cereals etc
leandra and james were quick to respond to queries and prepared a wonderful spread for breakfast
Cleanliness:
the rooms were light clean and airy
a delightful cottage - so pretty clean and comfortable
was so lovely clean cosy and comfortable
the fireplace is absolutely the best and the rooms are neat very clean and with an arty touch
Host:
lovely stay and a most welcoming host
leandra and james were welcoming and awesome hosts
leandra & james were perfect hosts
leandra and james were very friendly and welcoming
leandra and james were really friendly welcoming super helpful and easy to communicate with
Location:
a peaceful location to explore north yorkshire from and so close to york
secluded yet in an excellent location
there is a beautiful conservation area within easy walking distance from the cottage
and we were able to do this easily with the park & ride only 5 mins away
lovely quiet location but close to park and ride for quick arrival to city centre
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3. Charming log cabin (from USD 147)

We all can agree that the most beautiful cabins are those that are made of wood, like this one. The cabin is located in a riverside village that will give you pretty views of nature. The cabin comes with two spacious bedrooms and a black leather sofa for lounging in front of the windows as well as an open-plan dining room that comes with a kitchen. Outdoors, a pine table with chairs is set slightly separate from the rest. Enjoy a morning stroll along River Ouse before setting out to begin your adventure in the city.

Orchard Lodge, Exclusive Log Cabin, York riverside village 2m P+R, 4m city walls
32 reviews  Wifi Available
lodge 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The veranda is a real highlight
The Lodge was immaculate and well equipped Two comfortable double bedrooms with their own bathrooms which was a bonus
It was warm comfortable and spacious
All facilities inside the cabin were more than adequate; decent oven cooker etc
The lodge is very well equipped and the owners have thought of everything
Cleanliness:
Lovely clean property in great location
Host:
Richard is a very acccomodating well informed host
Richard met us on arrival and gave a very warm welcome explaining how things worked and making some recommendations as to local facilities
was very knowledgeable about the area
The Dales and coast Owners were very friendly and greeted us upon arrival Also gave us good hints and advice how to get around the area
Beautiful views and the welcome was beyond expectations
Location:
A beautiful property in a fabulous location for visiting York and exploring Yorkshire
It was not far to the local park and ride a must for visiting York
An excellent choice of accommodation to get away in the country
It was peaceful and there were plenty of good walks close by Richard
We only stayed a couple of nights but a lovely location to stay much longer and visit more places
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4. Rental with luxurious amenities (from USD 164)

Every now and then pamper yourself, especially when you are on a vacation. If you are looking for great places to stay in York, book this luxurious cottage that is within walking distance to the University of York and Rowntree Park and have the ultimate stay you have always dreamed of. Make yourself comfortable in this elegant bedroom outfitted with a comfortable bed and a private bathroom. Other facilities you can enjoy include a modern kitchen that features high-end appliances including a dishwasher, a washing machine, as well as an outdoor patio space.

The Smithy - sleeps 2 guests in 1 bedroom
12 reviews
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Came with parking for one car
the cottage was very light and airy Off street parking always a bonus
The cottage was exactly as described and looks like it is nearly new
The accommodation was excellent Couple of issues need to be addressed Better description of how to adjust the heating system Better description as how to lock the front door We needed to ask...
The only complaint was there was no microwave especially for price of the stay and the oven needed cleaning
Cleanliness:
Great location to town and public transport and
Host:
The only reason I don't give 5 stars is because upon arrival we found that we had been given the wrong code to the key box and could not get in
It was very well stocked with the basics spices
Buses are frequent so leave the car and get the bus Lovely pubs and Fish & Chips shop all very close by When next visiting York will book again Thanks to Bea at stay York answered all my question...
Communication was great and we had a very enjoyable stay
Location:
Situated in a far corner of a court yard off a busy main rd
The property is absolutely stunning with everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay - pure luxury Perfectly located for easy access into the centre of York with frequent buses stoppin...
It took about 20 minutes and the help of friendly neighbors to contact the property management and get in
The Plough public house is only a few minutes walk from the cottage and is well worth a visit with an extensive menu and a host of Yorkshire ales
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5. Eco-friendly apartment in York (from USD 97)

Located directly outside the city centre, this self-contained vacation rental in York is a great place to stay for your holidays. This first-floor rental comprises a great kitchen with a microwave, a dishwasher, an oven and a hob, a cosy bedroom with a stellar king bed and an adjoining bathroom, as well as a living space. It also has a great roof terrace where guests can relax and lounge. The host also allows guests to borrow two bicycles to explore the nearing neighbourhood while riding these two-wheeled beauties.

Stylish eco friendly 1BD apartment
York, England, United Kingdom
218 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable furniture and lovely views
and all the amenities made it a very comfortable stay
fab apartment fab views can't wait to come back
great little apartment with amazing views and well looked after
the elevated chic apartment has beautiful views and is a real suntrap
Cleanliness:
well equipped very clean and cosy
lovely clean quiet and very well equipped flat
exceptionally well presented clean and tidy
the apartment is clean and well equipped
it was clean tidy spacious & well decorated
Host:
lovely hosts and cosy apartment
jill and steve are great hosts too
awesome appartement and host can only recommend :)
jill and steve are excellent hosts and very welcoming
jill and steve were great hosts who made us feel very welcome could not recommend staying here enough
Location:
absolutely fantastic beautiful location fairly close to to town
lovely quiet location - 10 mins to nearest bus stop
the location was peaceful and about a 10 minute walk to the bus to york a short journey
so close to the city yet it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere
a really excellent break in a lovely place
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6. A quiet cottage in the city center (from USD 173)

Book this quiet cottage and enjoy the convenience of staying in close proximity to numerous attractions, restaurants and shops, found just around the corner. With the ability to accommodate four people, this property is equipped with three comfortable beds and one bathroom along with a living room, an equipped kitchen, free wireless internet and a private garden. For relaxation, take the best spot in the garden where you can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and the views of the Roman walls. To keep you entertained, family games and children’s toys are also available.

House in Central York - Private Parking & Garden
York, England, United Kingdom
52 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great to have 3 double beds in a well thought out use of space in the house
Cleanliness:
the house is modern clean and functional
apartment was really clean well equipped and stylish
the house is very modern clean & as described
loved the modern clean townhouse and its location
the kitchen was clean and well-equipped and the beds were comfy
Host:
the hosts always reply promptly and offer helpful advice
ben was very helpful and very quick to respond to all our questions
ben is a great host with excellent communication
ben was a fantastic host responding speedily & helpfully to any queries we had
ben replies almost instantly to any questions and is very helpful
Location:
amazing location only 5 mins walk to the city centre
easy walk into the middle of the old town
we explored all the attractions by walking and it shows how central the location is
the location is great for walking into the centre of york yet very peaceful
it's very well equipped and fantastically positioned close to the city centre yet very quiet
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7. Modern unit with a garden area (from USD 246)

Indulge in a pleasant stay at this cottage that provides you with all modernities possible. The two spacious bedrooms guarantee a good night’s sleep. Other facilities to be enjoyed include two bathrooms, an open-plan living place that is comfortable and bright and a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals. Furthermore, there is a garden area for you to have a leisure stroll in the evening right after you are back from the city. The closest attractions include York Art Gallery and York St John University.

Moatside Gate - sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
32 reviews
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The roomy cottage is comfortable and well equipped
it was very disturbing lit up the bedroom all night disturbing our sleep
The kitchen was remarkably well-equipped and the furniture and beds
The other point is the lack of decent curtains in the bedroom
the bedroom is light all night and with early morning sun in May it was light at 4:30
Cleanliness:
very nice clean and comfortable perfect location Beds were very comfortable
Host:
The owner responded promptly to any questions we had
a credit to the owner very clean and spacious so close to town but feels secluded will definitely be booking again
The holiday home is clean comfortable and very well equipped
so you get to meet people who know the city info on tap
So decent blackout curtains would help to get a full night sleep
Location:
Moatside Gate is so close to the centre of York but nestled amongst local residents
restaurants and museum is a huge bonus
Very good property for location
There isn't a garden but there is a secure shingled patio around the property
location ideal to discover York city and beyond Highly recommend
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8. An excellent holiday home

Do not miss a chance to stay at an excellent holiday cottage with excellent facilities and amenities. Set in the pretty village of Kexby, the cottage can accommodate five people as it offers one spacious bedroom and one comfortable sofa bed. The flat-screen TV and DVD player will keep you entertained throughout your stay. The modern kitchen is your best friend that helps you cook delicious dishes. River Derwent is worth stopping by for a stroll, afterwhich do not forget to make a visit to York Maze.

Rockstone Holiday Cottage is a beautiful property set in the village of Kexby
York, GB
49 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
pictures do not do it justice plenty
Having a parking place was also a big bonus
Although it was not easy to get there as it was dark and our navigator was not helping at all
especially the Easter rocky road cakes Would definitely visit again-
Was in the countryside and taxis were
Cleanliness:
exceptionally clean and everything we needed
Everything was clean and decorated with very nice taste
Tracy & Mark were lovely hosts and
Spotlessly clean and with plenty of room
The place was beautifully presented and clean Everyone was really friendly and we even had scones for breakfast
Host:
Well placed to experience the area
The hosts couldn't have been more helpful Highly recommended
My wife adult daughter and I enjoyed our stay at Mark and Tracy's wonderful cottage -- a converted two level garage attached to their home Mark and Tracy were terrific hosts and made us feel welc...
the warmest welcome and a lovely cream tea too
She baked some scones for us which we had for breakfast next day
Location:
Well located to get around the city and county in a peaceful country location
the cottage it is also located about 20 min away from York
that it was only about 10 minutes into the centre of York
Comfortabele cottage met parkeerplaats naast de deur
It is a perfect place to return to after a day of travel and sightseeing
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9. One-bedroom unit near the heart of York

Solo adventurers or couples are welcome to enjoy a superb stay at this one-bedroom cottage that will be the perfect starting point to explore attractions like River Ouse and the iconic city walls. Other than the bedroom that comes with a king-sized bed, as a guest you are also free to use the bathroom, open plan living area where you can find the kitchen, dining area and sitting area and wireless internet.

110 Postern Close, YORK
14 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was great to just park the car and not need to use it again
so we could leave the car in the designated parking space and explore on foot
Bonus having place to park car as not needed to visit most places of interest
The closeness to the city
The flat was ideally placed for visiting all attractions within York by foot
Cleanliness:
Great location clean and comfortable apartment really enjoyed our stay
The apartment was clean and comfortable
Host:
Housekeeper Ernestina very welcoming and helpful
We had a warm welcome from the housekeeper Emestina who gave us all the information and tour of the Apartment
The Sykes representative was always available to solve any problems we had
The welcome by the housekeeper was excellent
Location was quiet but handy for city Plenty of wardrobe and drawer space Easy to keep clean and tidy Ernestina was very welcoming and clearly explained all the features
Location:
Fantastic location for exploring York within easy walking distance of attractions
In addition the location was fantastic
Excellent flat in the heart of York Lovely to come too after a day of site seeing calm and relaxing Stacey
Apartment was spotlessly presented in a perfect central location for exploring York
Just a minutes walk from an excellent local street with plenty of shops selling all we required and several good coffee shops particularly the Pig and Pastry
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10. Renovated barn in a quiet village

To enjoy a quiet and peaceful stay in a pretty neighborhood, you should consider this cottage that used to be an old apple store. Offering a bedroom that features a king-sized bed and a flat-screen TV, this cottage is an ideal place for couples or solo travelers. Enjoy a quiet and relaxing evening in the living room and choose to read from a collection of interesting books. Otherwise, play some board games or watch a movie. In addition, the kitchen is well equipped with a breakfast bar. Take a walk out of the kitchen, and enjoy your breakfast in a large garden with patio areas.

The Apple Barn Is A Beautiful Renovated Old Apple Store In The Village Of Holtby
50 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
All appropriate furniture and fittings provided and in good order other than a badly stained downstair carpet letting appearances down
The cottage is a very clean well presented cottage with all the amenities you're likely to need for
Excellent cottage everything you would need
It was great having our own area to sit out in the garden
Cleanliness:
Quiet clean and a great location
and so lovely to be able to look forward to going 'home'
Host:
she still helped us to find the place
but within 15 mins of York Extremely warm comfortable cottage Owners on hand if necessary Could not find any fault with the property
We were made very welcome by the owners and a very friendly cat and thank you for the honey and milk very much appreciated
The welcome gifts were very welcome
The property manager was very patient; even when some mishaps meant we didn't get there until midnight
Location:
A great place close to the park and ride into York with its many attractions
The property was a 5 minute drive to Grimston Bar P&R but definitely out in the country
It's also close to the North York moors where we found the quaint Goathland or Aidensfield for Heartbeat fans
but we'll appointed cottage in very convenient position for access to York Excellent Park and Ride service close by Owners very pleasant and helpful
just right for a couple located on the outskirts of York and using the park n ride saved us loads more cash
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11. Stylish home near York center

A stylish cottage for a unique stay in York can be yours if you book this property. The 21st-century building is located in a 19th-century mews setting and provides all things you may need during your stay. There are two bedrooms, both outfitted with entertainment equipment like TVs and DVD player at this York accommodation. The living and dining room is perfect for relaxation, while the patio makes a great place to enjoy the surrounding. Other appliances can be found in the kitchen, including a Nespresso coffee maker and microwave.

STYLISH 5* HOME, private parking ideal York, Races
York, England, United Kingdom
202 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s comfortable and colourful with a touch of fun
fantastic accommodation very comfortable with all mod cons and everything you need for your stay
good sized bedrooms with ample wardrobe space in each room
beds were super comfortable wished we'd stayed for longer
we wished we could have spent longer relaxing in the courtyard and in the stylishly comfortable mews cottage
Cleanliness:
very clean comfortable and full of nice touches
it is absolutely spotless and clean with a very modern feel
very clean cozy and charming apartment yet surprisingly spacious
spotlessly clean special touches and wonderful hosts
fantastic the accommodation is extraordinarily well presented immaculately clean beautifully furnished
Host:
hosts were very helpful
the hosts have certainly got it right
aldo and adie were great hosts
aldo and adie were welcoming hosts who immediately made up feel at home
hosts are really lovely and very professional
Location:
excellent location in york
amazing accommodations located within a short walk to bus stop and a tesco
location is great walking distance into york a bus route home just off the a64
location close to york city centre and easy access to attractions in the wider area
the location was quite peaceful and beautiful
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Explore every corner of York to find something exciting

The awesome thing about York is that the city is packed with attractions and everything is just so pleasant to see. So, make sure to explore every corner of the city and believe us, there will always be something exciting to see, admire and enjoy while staying at some of the best holiday cottages North Yorkshire.

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