The Benefits of Self-Catering Accommodation in Yorkshire - Beautiful Escapes

The Benefits of Self-Catering Accommodation in Yorkshire

26th January 2022

Many of the virtues and conveniences associated with self-catering holidays are clear: cooking facilities, flexibility, increased space and privacy. But there are some less immediately obvious advantages found when staying in this type of accommodation. And what of Yorkshire in particular? How can a luxury cottage or apartment in England’s largest historical county benefit you?

Remote holiday cottages in Yorkshire

If you’re craving distance from others, a self-catered break is the solution. Even the most intimate boutique hotel cannot replicate the experience of solitude and the exclusivity found in your own private space. Whether playing vinyl and mixing cocktails in a modern rural retreat or hunkering down with a book beside a roaring fire in a period cottage, you’ll find this time out to be truly restorative.


Rugged cliffs, rolling hills, grandiose mountains, plunging valleys and expansive nature reserves mark out Yorkshire’s remarkably varied terrain. It’s a place to – if you wish – escape the madding crowd. A remote nook in an area of outstanding natural beauty will easily evoke a sense of romanticism and provide an indulgent (by 21st century standards) quietude. And as research has shown that engaging in silence can actually allow brain cells to grow, it also serves as an investment into your long term cognitive health.


An authentically local experience

Born and bred in Yorkshire, we thrive on sharing our love for the county. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the culture, warmth and history of the area through its buildings, design and inimitable hospitality. Providing guests with an authentic slice of life in what is our favourite part of England, is integral to our mission

Many of our handpicked properties have a nod to bygone times and the region’s rich heritage. Seaves Mill with its adjacent antique workshop, the Grade II listed Carriage House in the Georgian market town of Middleham and Willow Garth House, a former water tower and stables are just a few examples. Having lovingly and creatively restored these homes, the owners themselves are often resident on the wider estates.


Your unique and personal home from home

Eschewing big hospitality brands in favour of individual properties boasting distinctive features provides a one-off, inimitable experience. With no hint of the corporate, but rather an abundance

of personal touches, our cottages and apartments provide luxuriously cosy stays. Book somewhere like Hendrick’s Hollow on the North York Moors with its original wooden beams, stone walls and vaulted ceiling, The Old Dairy in Thirsk, beside fields of llamas, or The Grand Barn, found on an eco-friendly arable farm just outside of York. Additionally, many self-catering properties are dog-friendly and conducive to family, or couple, bonding time.


Personalised menus and private dining options

If you have special dietary requirements, food intolerances or an allergy to a particular ingredient, dining can be at best inconvenient, and at worst, highly stressful. Preparing meals in your own accommodation takes away those worries, but that needn’t mean any work on your part. If you opt for a private chef, you can enjoy bespoke menus designed entirely around you and your group’s needs, wants and desires. Large dinner parties are effortlessly catered for, meaning you don’t have to deal with restaurant bookings. (Conversely, if you are seeking to dine out, our dedicated concierge service can recommend venues and take care of reservations.)



Perhaps you have your own premier property in Yorkshire and are already aware of its many merits. Letting your distinctive holiday home can be an immensely rewarding experience, benefitting both those visiting it, as well as you, the host.


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