13 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire
13 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire
What sounds better than roaming the Yorkshire countryside, exploring quaint villages, absorbing the local Northern charm then heading back to base at one of these idyllic country stays? Steeped in tradition and beauty, a Yorkshire staycation is a great way to get a taste of the region and spark the adventurer in you. With shepherd huts, treehouse lodges, yurts and even an entire castle, these are 13 unusual places to stay in Yorkshire you’ll absolutely want to book come rain or shine.
Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is Marske Stables, part of the beautiful Marske Hall Estate. Here you can expect to find 10 stunning cottages with hot tubs that are perfect for relaxing and unwinding. All the stables are furnished with luxurious touches and spacious rooms to enjoy with all the family, and you can even relax in your own whirlpool bath. Grab a glass of wine and relax in the hot tub as the sun sets over the horizon. Bliss.
Marske Stables, Richmond DL11 7NB
Immerse yourself in nature at High Parks in Bedale, escape the hustle and bustle of modern-day life and set up in this serene setting. Set in Lower Wensleydale you’re surrounded by fields, rolling hills and big open skies. Their three cosy lodges are nestled in the woods, each with a spacious yet cosy interior. You can even rent out the quaint timber BBQ hut for something a little bit different or dine out at one of many local country pubs and restaurants only a short drive away. You’ll be able to connect with nature in one of the more unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.
High Parks, Bedale, DL8 1TP
Yorkshire Dales Lodge 15 is a wonderfully private lodge with elevated views of the Swale Valley. Each of the award-winning lodges boasts an extensive glass wall frontage, surrounding woodland and meadows directly into the home, blending the inspiring landscape with the interiors. This is the perfect escape for families or couples looking to get away from it all, and the wood-burning stone fireplace is ideal for snuggling up after long days spent exploring the blissful Yorkshire countryside. This is certainly one of the most scenic and unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.
Hurgill Road, Richmond, DL10 4SG
Take glamping to the next level with this charming wagon conversion. Paying homage to the area’s railway connections, this unique North Yorkshire staycation is nestled in a peaceful spot overlooking lush green woodland. The carriage has been thoughtfully restored in keeping with its heritage, with wonderful attention to detail in the fixtures and fittings, many of them original pieces. It’s perfect for an unforgettable romantic getaway, relaxing, exploring and stargazing whatever the time of year.
4 miles from Harrogate, North Yorkshire
This impressive timber-framed hut is set in an idyllic meadow in the beautiful coastal town of Staithes. It’s perfect for relaxing and unwinding from daily stresses, it can be enjoyed all year round. The best part of staying in this hut is being able to enjoy the great outdoors. You have a private decked area with a table and chairs that seats two and a stunning south-facing view of the meadow. Step inside the Shepherd’s Hut and make the most of your stay at one of the unusual places to stays in Yorkshire.
Ridge Lane, Staithes, North Yorkshire
The New Chapel near the seaside town of Hornsea is a beautifully converted, former Methodist chapel that has been superbly restored to the highest of standards. This semi-detached cottage provides a luxurious holiday home for families or friends to relax and enjoy the many attractions of this pretty area. Inside you can find original stained glass windows and an impressive fireplace housing a wood burning stove.
Goxhill, HU11 4US
The Windmill in Scarborough is a Grade II listed 18th-century building that’s over 230 years old. Offering quality self-catering and bed and breakfast accommodation. With apartments set within the windmill, some suites offer a beautiful sea view of the Yorkshire Coast. Where better to spend a fun weekend this summer than by the seaside? Spend a night inside a windmill in one of Yorkshire’s most unusual places to stay.
Mill St, Scarborough YO11 1SZ
Fernhill Castle is one of Yorkshire’s finest mansions, dating back to the 14th century, it nestles in its own fifteen-acre estate on the outskirts of Skipton. There are many spots in the castle that everyone will love, from the cosy panelled snug, the formal sitting room with its gothic shutters and marble fireplace, or the 14th-century hall with magnificent medieval arched windows. It has easily earned its place on the list of the most unusual places to stay in Yorkshire!
Keighley, BD20 9BJ
The Bailey Shepherd’s Hut is charmingly quaint and set only a short distance away from many attractions, including Skipton Castle. The Bailey is one of our top unusual places to stay for those looking for something a bit different, in the form of our quirky but luxurious Shepherd’s Hut. Whether you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life or a romantic getaway.
3 The Bailey, Skipton, BD23 1AP
Explore all Yorkshire has to offer at Yurtshire in beautiful Nidderdale, with some seriously chic bohemian glamping that sits proudly on the list of unusual places to stay in Yorkshire. Forget all you’ve heard about ‘rustic’ living, these yurts have a small bathroom and kitchenette for added home comforts. Sleeping five guests, the canvas-topped Yurt is spacious and cosy, with a log burner that radiates warmth from the centre of the dome. Stretch out on your wooden deck and enjoy the meadow right on your Yurt-step….
Aldfield, Ripon, HG4 3BE
Switch off and be at one with nature in a Geodome, ideal to watch the stars go by. Set in lush woodlands on a 250-acre Manor Estate, Camp Katur is truly off-grid living with wildlife. Enjoy the sauna hut or the outdoor hot tub. Your private deck is lined with solar-powered fairy lights to end the day under the stars. This is sustainable eco-living at its finest, and one of the most unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.
The Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, Bedale DL8 2LS
Set within the 20,000-acre grounds of the spectacular Swinton Estate which featured on the BBC’s Amazing Hotels. Choose to swing up in the Tree Lodge, lounge in the Meadow Yurt, or kick back with your friends in the twelve-bunk Barn, you can have it all at the Bivouac. Filled with upcycled and handmade furniture, these cosy wooden forest dwellings are eco-friendly too. The onsite cafe sells local produce and holds workshops and events, creating a happy hub of campers. Or visit the hotel for fine food, cookery classes, spa days and much more.
Masham, Ilton, Ripon HG4 4JZ
This incredible rail-side Grade II listed building is sure to spur excitement no matter what your age. An industrial heritage gem sat next to Whitby’s steam railway, the Evening Star property offers a first-floor view of the station, steam railway and famous Whitby Abbey. With two double bedrooms, a modern interior, and the local town of Whitby to explore, the Evening Star is undeniably one of the top unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.
Langbourne Rd, Whitby
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