Yorkshire and the Humber is the ideal place to take your luxury self-catering break. With miles and miles of unspoilt countryside and dotted with unique, idyllic villages and fascinating market towns such as Skipton, this area truly offers something for every taste.
Harrogate is a lovely town to spend a day or even a weekend exploring - be sure to have a cream tea in the legendary Betty’s!
Enjoy breathtaking scenic walks, field sports and horse-riding, or visit some of the UK’s most charming coastal towns such as Whitby or Scarborough.
Challenging Peaks and Celebratory Pints
If you’re a walker, a luxury stay in Yorkshire has everything you could want. Yorkshire’s Three Peaks Challenge – the most famous walk in the Yorkshire Dales - takes you up (and down!) three of the area’s highest summits – Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Then relax in your luxurious self-catering home away from home, or enjoy the many fine-quality country pubs, tasting award-winning beers from some of the country’s finest microbreweries.
Best things to see and do in Yorkshire and Humberside:
• Take a day trip to the beautiful and romantic town of Haworth, where you will find off-beat independent gift shops lining a quaint, steep cobbled street. Then take a look around the Bronte Parsonage Museum; the childhood home of the famous Bronte sisters, and if you’re feeling up for a walk, amble up to the barren heights of Top Withens – the house presumed to have been Emily’s inspiration for the haunting classic tale Wuthering Heights.
• Enjoy a day out to the scenic, bustling seaside town of Whitby where you’ll find a wealth of fantastic antiques shops, seafood restaurants and – best of all – proper fish and chips. Stroll up to the mysterious Whitby Abbey and explore its associations with both Dracula and the famous Whitby Witches.
• Don’t miss the fantastic natural limestone formations at Malham Cove, which were formed at the end of the last Ice Age.
• Take a drive to the historic walled city of York, taking in the breathtaking York Minster Cathedral, York Castle then enjoying a huge range of designer boutiques and trendy independent shopping experiences.
In terms of your luxury self-catering accommodation, you can expect unique and characterful properties, large, rural but up-to-date country houses and luxurious barn conversions with exposed beams and original features.