The beauty of the staycation doesn’t fade away just because the warmer weather is over. In fact, for us Autumn and winter lovers, it only gets better. Chilly nights wrapped up in scarves and wool jackets. Cosy evenings with a glass of wine by the fire. The crunch of Autumn leaves underfoot. It’s magical, if you ask me. Even more-so if you pair it with one of these stunning North York Moors cottages.
From modern stays with views for miles, to quaint, traditional cottages that look like they’re straight out of a movie, here’s our guide to the best North York Moors cottages to rent this Autumn.
1. Foxglove Cottage, Goathland
Found in lovely Goathland – which you’ll likely recognise from Harry Potter and Heartbeat – Foxglove Cottage boasts plenty of modern charm, and is ideally located for exploring the Northern region of the North York Moors.
Set within a rural backdrop, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Yorkshire countryside, before cosying up in front of the wood burner and further enjoying the views through the window. Find out more and book here.
2. The Barn, Hutton Buscel
If you’re looking for more of a traditional-style cottage, The Barn in Hutton Buscel is an oak-clad, bare-bricked delight.
A cosy one-bed property found just a short drive inland from Scarborough, The Barn is a proper couple’s retreat – with just room enough for you and a loved one to cosy up in front of the fire. There’s even a lovely terrace outdoors with seating for two, making for the perfect spot to wind down with a glass of vino together on a mild evening. Find out more here.
3. Grace View Cottage, Stokesley
Lovely views? Check. Hot tub? Check. Gorgeous cottage-inspired decor? You got it. Situated on the edge of the North York Moors near the village of Great Ayton, Grace View Cottage is well located for exploring the lovely North York Moors, but also has plenty of fantastic facilities on its own.
From a beautiful garden terrace overlooking the land surrounding, to its very own bar and bi-fold doors that frame the view, guests are sure to feel right at home. Book here.
4. Meadowsweet Cottage, Goathland
Another charming stay in quaint Goathland, Meadowsweet Cottage is modern, bright, airy and luxurious, making it the perfect home-from-home.
Just a short drive away from both Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay, guests won’t be short of things to do when staying in lovely Goathland, with plenty of walks on the doorstep, too. When you do return to the cottage to settle down, guests can enjoy beautiful views, alongside a cosy wood burner, a kitchen-diner that’s perfect for entertaining friends, and a lovely spacious patio out back. Book here.
5. Chequers, Osmotherley
Chequers is your quintessential British cottage, ticking all the boxes when it comes to the cosy, country-like finishings you’d expect. So nice, actually, that it was even featured on the Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing Christmas Special. If it’s good enough for Bob, eh?
Located just a stone’s throw away from Osmotherley, guests can take advantage of some fantastic, scenic walks in the area, alongside cosy country pubs and, of course, the cottage’s beautiful decor.
On the outdoor terrace, guests can enjoy spectacular views for miles, or retreat to the living room where there’s a wood-burning fireplace and plenty of furry throws. Find out more.
6. Thompson Rigg Barn, Thornton-le-Dale
For us, a hot tub is usually essential – particularly when planning an Autumnal getaway. And thankfully, Thompson Rigg Barn has one of its very own.
Situated in popular Thornton-le-Dale, the cottage offers a tranquil retreat, whilst also residing just a stone’s throw away from the bustling village – which is packed with lovely bakeries, an ice cream shop and lovely cafes.
Expect miles and miles of open countryside to explore, your own private hot tub overlooking the surrounding countryside, and just enough from for two. Find out more.
7. Sunflower Cottage, Ampleforth
Just like it suggests in the name, Sunflower Cottage is adorned in plenty of happy yellows, with airy, modern decor to enjoy during your stay.
The modern cottage is blessed with a perfectly pruned garden, which comes complete with a patio where guests can soak up the sun while enjoying a drink.
Naturally, the living room is completed with a wood-burning stove, meaning guests can warm up after a chilly walk around nearby Ampleforth, which is surrounded by tranquil streams of water and Holbeck. Find out more.
8. Michaelmass Cottage, Castleton
Michaelmass Cottage is located in the quaint village of Castleton, a small village that sits on the River Esk and is surrounded by beautiful, often heather-covered, countryside.
At the cottage itself, guests can expect quaint touches at every turn, from its cosy living area complete with a small wood-burner, to its luxe bedroom, stable-style doors and gorgeous window hatches. It’s certainly one of the quaintest on our list. Book here.
9. Innkeepers Cottage, Osmotherley
As beautiful as its sister cottage, Chequers, which you’ve probably already swooned over above, the Innkeepers Cottage is fully furnished in a beautiful English country style, with gorgeous views to accompany.
Cosy up by the show-stopping fireplace, enjoy the garden with views stretching for miles, or venture out to enjoy the many local walks and nearby Osmotherley.
The tiny village is blessed with sights such as the Lady Chapel, Mount Grace Priory and Cod Beck Reservoir, alongside gorgeous woodland that’s perfect for a little leg stretch. Find out more here.
10. Barn Owl Cottage, Brandsby
Modern and quaint in equal measure, Barn Owl Cottage is a lovely escape tucked away by the Howardian Hills, well located for pottering some of the beautiful villages to reside in and around the Howardian Hills.
Inside, the friendly decor boasts welcoming pops of colour and modern details, expanding outside into the garden to accompany the properties beautiful views that surround. Book here.
11. Orchard Cottage, Goathland
Boasting traditional, cosy, country vibes, Orchard Cottage in Goathland is unusual in a charming way.
The picture-perfect home boasts a stunning mezzanine, where guests will find the kitchen and cosy living room and dining space, both of which over look the beautiful moors that surround.
It’s a truly beautiful, rural escape, with not only Goathland close by, but Mallyan Spout Waterfall, the North York Moors Railway and plenty of walks nearby to explore. Book here.
12. Pheasant Cottage, Kirkbymoorside
Situated near Kirkbymoorside, Pheasant Cottage offers a peaceful home-away-from-home, with tons of homely, barn-like features including a quaint courtyard, stone walls, and, of course, panaramonic views.
Nearby, guests will find Kirkbymoorside itself, alongside the gorgeous Hutton-le-Hole, Helmsley and Cropton Forest.
At the cottage, guests can enjoy a beautiful terrace overlooking the North York Moors, alongside a spacious living room complete with a cosy fireplace, three bedrooms, and a pet-friendly ethos. Find out more here.
13. Foxglove Cottage, Harome
Colourful, modern, unique – Just three words we’d use to describe the gorgeous Foxglove Cottage near Harome.
The owners, who clearly have a thing for the colour blue, have completely decked out the gorgeous property in bright, happy blue tones, which flow right from the inside out spreading good vibes all around.
The beautiful spot is ideally located nearby to the famous Star Inn at Harome, alongside beautiful Helmsley, and the rural beauty of the North York Moors. Book here.
[Featured image: Chequers Cottage]