Yorkshire is a county of many parts. It is a county of bustling cityscapes and vast open countryside, offering tourists, travellers and explorers alike with tantalising options that are sure to sate every taste. Here at LUXlife we wanted to highlight just a few of the options available to those who want to experience the real Yorkshire and find out why it remains a firm favourite in the luxury sphere.

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Scarborough, North Yorkshire

At a Glance:

  • 1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
  • Featured in The Guardian and The Financial Times
  • Dogs Welcome

More than anything, The Old Nail Shed remains a strong choice for couples looking for a perfect romantic hideaway. This former Blacksmith’s barn offers an intimate setting without sacrificing any of the luxury trimmings. Tastefully decorated in a classic/chic English style, this cottage is sure to be a hit for any guests looking to capitalise on Yorkshire’s peerless rurality.

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Muker, Yorkshire Dales

At a Glance:

  • 1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
  • Grade II listed cottage in Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Perfectly located just two miles from the nearest town

Two words: The view.

Making full use of the Swaledale’s exquisite natural beauty, Aygill Farm Cottage looks to make a potent first impression. Everywhere else, this cottage seeks to impress, with classic, cosy touches and homely finishes throughout. Tastefully decorated with all of the expected mod-cons, Aygill makes for a wonderful example of truly luxurious countryside living.

York, North Yorkshire

At a Glance:

  • 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4
  • City-centre location with off-road parking – a rarity!
  • Less than half a mile walk from The Shambles and York Minster

This one is for the city-lovers, offering a perfect bolthole on which to explore York and its surroundings areas. This cottage has been stylishly refurbished with decidedly modern touches, making full use of the space available. An enclosed patio/garden is a surprise, and certainly a welcome one, considering Pear Tree House’s location.

Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire

  • 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 6
  • 5-Star rated property
  • Offers access to some of the best walking trails and cycling routes in the region

This immaculate three-bedroom barn is resplendent with high-end luxury finishes, making it the perfect retreat for a family looking to experience most of what Yorkshire has to offer from the comfort of a stunning property. What’s more is Deerholme is based on a working farm, ensuring an authentic experience throughout. Though, do note, this property is more isolated than the others on this list – ideal for those that want a digital detox and reconnect with nature.

Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales

  • 6 Bedrooms, sleeps 12
  • Sprawling, palatial retreat in an exquisite part of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Outdoor hot tub with unbeatable countryside views

So, we arrive at the showstopper.

In every way, Brass Castle looks to exceed expectations – not merely meet them. Located in the gated grounds of a 100-acre private estate, this property is perfect for large family gatherings and special occasions, setting an exceptional backdrop to any event. Balancing rural stylings with contemporary touches, Brass Castle represents the epitome of Yorkshire luxury. A must-visit escape.

Gorgeous Cottages lists over 200 luxury cottages across Yorkshire, offering holidays which showcase the real Yorkshire. Each property is personally chosen, and locations span everything from traditional seaside resorts to the rolling Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the historic city of York. We’ve spotlighted just a few of their catalogue here, but if you wanted to find out more, please click here: https://www.gorgeouscottages.com/