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21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

What sounds better than roaming the Yorkshire countryside, exploring quaint stone-bricked 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 lighthouse, these are 21 unusual places to stay in Yorkshire you’ll absolutely want to book come rain or shine.

Waingates Farm Huts

Boasting a beautiful view of the North Yorkshire countryside, each secluded hut has a private wood-fired hot tub, a fire pit and a log burner to cosy up by. Situated in an idyllic location to get out and explore the peaceful countryside and market town of Boroughbridge, with authentic pubs and local cuisine hemmed by stone cobbled streets nearby. Grab a glass of wine and relax in the hot tub as the sun sets over the horizon. Bliss.

Waingates Lane, York, YO51 9NE 

Studford Luxury Lodges - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

Studford Luxury Lodges

These elevated wooden treehouse lodges in the North York Moors National Park are sure to feed your adventurous side. Although these treehouses are far from modest, with luxury interiors including gadgets galore, a private hot tub and even a chauffeur service to grab a bite in the town included in your stay, you can sleep among the pines in style. It has easily earned its place on the list of most unusual places to stay in Yorkshire!

High Street, Ampleforth, North Yorkshire 

Next Door - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

Next Door

Not your average barn conversion, Next Door is a stylish getaway that provides some serious interior design inspo. This is everything you’d want from a city escape, with exposed brick and beams, original wooden floors and a cosy log burner to kick back by after a long day on the moors. In sunnier climes, wander the enchanting grassy grounds and courtyard for dining al fresco. Next Door invites you to ‘escape the every day’, which won’t be hard in such a chic space.

Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LB

The Cow Shed - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

The Cow Shed

Step into a fairytale with a stay at this stunning stone cottage with the Yorkshire Dales National park as your back garden, which makes roaming the moors a dream. Cosy up with a cup of something warm and gaze out into the misty moorland or lull yourself into a daydream to the sound of the babbling brook that runs past the house. With local organic produce from nearby farms, you can make your stay sustainable as well as stylish. Only half an hour away from the famous Lake Windermere, this magical location will entice city slickers for a relaxing weekend getaway.

Middleton, Carnforth, Yorkshire Dales

£50 Harvey Nichols Leeds Restaurant Voucher

Manor Farm Spa 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

Manor Farm Spa

This impressive wooden chalet spa is not one to miss! Hidden away in the West Yorkshire countryside surrounded by farmers’ fields is Manor Farm Spa. Offering a deluxe stay package including aromatherapy, hot stone, and Swedish massage, as well as exfoliation, facials, and Reiki. If that wasn’t enough to send you and 8 friends instantly to the booking page then the hot tub, home-cooked locally-sourced dining, afternoon tea and a selection of fine local food and drink available will surely seal the deal.

Watchit Hole Lane, Thorpe Audlin, Pontefract WF8 3HF 

Igluhuts at Waingates Farm Huts - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

Igluhuts at Waingates Farm Huts

Take glamping to the next level with these unusual Scandi-style ‘Iglus’ in North Yorkshire. Made from a wood shingle exterior and a dome ceiling on the interior, these spacious cabins are a great way to relax and unwind. Stargaze in the Japanese style hot tub, cook up a storm with the barbecue and pizza oven plus enjoy the secluded garden area with your very own fire pit. The contemporary interior design is bright and airy, perfect for clearing your head and switching off from the world.

Waingates Lane, York YO51 9NE 

£40 Rise York Restaurant Voucher

Brompton Lakes Lodges - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

Brompton Lakes Lodges

Breathe in the serene landscape at this stunning property perched on top of an azure lake. Open plan dining and lounge areas include spectacular views of the rippling water. Set in 26 acre’s of woodland, adventure is right on your doorstep. With private chefs, secluded hot tubs, tennis courts, and saunas, you’ll be able to connect to nature’s pace of life in one of the more unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.

Easby Mews, Richmond DL10 7EJ 

North Star Club Woodland Suites - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

North Star Club Woodland Suites

This cosy space is perfect for hibernating, making a great weekend home to explore the 500 acres of woodland surrounding these 8 suites. Have barbecue packs and food hampers delivered to your door, or enjoy an evening campfire surrounded by the luscious forest. For the active guest, there’s a golf course, clay pigeon shooting, gliding, and water sports, all local to the grounds. Drift off like royalty in the hideaway cabins’ 4 poster bed. And check out that gorgeous copper bathtub?!

Sancton, York YO43 4RE 

Wolds Edge Treehouse - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

Wolds Edge Treehouse

Another terrific treetop hideout where you can watch the world go by from a birds-eye view. Located in the Yorkshire Wolds, this treelined space is decked with a private hot tub, contemporary living interior and stunning views of the Yorkshire landscape. The kingsize bed sleeping two makes this a place perfect for romantic weekends away. Floor to ceiling windows will let the morning sun gently awake you, and the stars help you drift off to sleep.

Main St, Bishop Wilton, York YO42 1RX

Yurtshire - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire


Explore all Yorkshire has to offer at Yurtshire in beautiful Nidderdale, with some seriously chic bohemian glamping that sits proudly in 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….

2 The Cottages, Aldfield, Ripon HG4 3BE 

The Grey Shed - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

The Grey Shed

This bright and modern space has all the comforts of home in a beautiful lofty space close to the Howardian hills. The bench-style open plan kitchen is perfect for entertaining guests, and as the evening sweeps over the meadow enjoy dining under the stars in the outdoor area. With exquisite attention to detail, The Grey Shed is sure to entice guests to fill this quirky place with laughter and fond memories.

Providence Farm, York YO61 4TN

Camp Katur Domes - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

Camp Katur Domes

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 it’s finest, and one of the most unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.

Bedale DL8 

Swinton Bivouac - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

Swinton Bivouac

Set within the 20,000 acre grounds of the spectacular Swinton Estate who recently 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.

The Bivouac, High Knowle Farm, Knowle Lane, Ripon HG4 4JZ 

High Fellside Hall - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

High Fellside Hall

The true meaning of luxury, set against the backdrop of wild Howgill Fells, atop a hillside above the Lune Valley, lies High Fellside Hall. With seven bedrooms, a snug set including a log burner, leisure suite with an indoor heated pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, pilates area, and luscious lawns to soak up the sun in, you’ll want to move in permanently. Set in five acres of land, this stunning location has it all.

Sedburgh, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Peaks and Pods - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

Peaks and Pods

On a dairy farm in North Yorkshire, you will find these comfy cedar glamping pods, perfect for a trip for up to four. Provided with food hampers, a bottle of fizz, logs for the fire pit, and your own hot tub, you can rest assured your trip has been curated with comfort in mind. Including a communal Hub with access to a pizza oven and a ‘Stargazer Kit’. Peaks and Pods provides a family-friendly quirky slice of fun.

Great Close Lane, Rathmell, Settle BD24 0LS 

Afternoon Tea at The Grand York

The Old Water Pumphouse

The Old Water Pumphouse

With breathtaking views of God’s Own Country, the Pumphouse graces the list of unusual places to stay in Yorkshire. Set in the misty moorlands of Ilkley, this classy cottage has a king-size bed, free-standing bath and beautiful windows to gaze onto the rolling landscape. An outdoor terrace boasts a barbecue and hot tub, adding a touch of luxury to this elegant country abode.

Heather Bank, Hillings Ln, Menston, Ilkley LS29 6AU 


This magnificent piece of land, surrounded by fields, sits cliffside overlooking the azure North Sea. One of two-holiday cottages, you’ll find space for five. The gardens are awash with a sea breeze, perfect for watching the waves below. You’re within easy reach of a beach from the house, as well as the port town of Whitby. This magnificent Lighthouse stay is by far one of the most unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.

Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre, Saltwick Bay 

The Chicken Shed - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

The Chicken Shed

With visions of yellow campion framing the border of the ocean, you can expect this rustic Shed to exceed expectation. Made from reclaimed timber, this space-saving coop transitions from living space by day and fold down double bed when you’re ready to hit the hay. Don’t just take our word for it, the Chicken Shed has won the Best Accommodation in North Yorkshire award.

Manor Farm House, Whitby

The Lookout, Addingham - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

The Lookout, Addingham

On the banks of the River Wharfe is an array of wooden chalets, complete with two super king-size bedrooms, a wood-burning stove, as well as a hot tub, sauna, and private patio all overlooking a waterfall. Within walking distance from the town of Addingham in West Yorkshire, which boasts restaurants and real ale, The Lookout is great for a quiet weekend away.

High Mill ln, Olicana Caravan Park 

Evening Star at the Engine Shed - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

Evening Star at the Engine Shed

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

The Rowan Yurt - 21 Unusual Places To Stay in Yorkshire

The Rowan Yurt

A Yurt experience like no other set in the woodlands of a working farm. This beautiful space boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, gorgeous wooden furnishings including a double bed, breakfast table and attached kitchenette, with an outdoor decking area and hot tub to enjoy the splendid views of the Yorkshire Dales. The site even has it’s own farm shop stocking local goods to sample some of Yorkshire’s finest produce.

Upper Gate, Hepworth


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