A Christmas Cottage?  Yorkshire is waiting to welcome you.

Are you looking for a christmas cottage in Yorkshire? The countdown to the festive fortnight has begun. Here at Dalesend Cottages we always get excited too. We love decorating the holiday cottages into even more cosy and romantic retreats for couples in Yorkshire, with fairy lights, twinkling trees and all the trimmings. New Year in Yorkshire is also another special date for the couples cottages diary. So what would we do if we booked a stay in a self-catering christmas cottage in Yorkshire?

Dalesend Cottages suggestions!

Furthest Away ( close to an hours drive) from us.


Christmas cottage in Yorkshire

Castle Howard is a magical place.

Castle Howard is unbeatable for festivities and that christmas experience. This is ‘a whole day out’.  They run a ‘twelve days of christmas’ programme with varied festive experiences, and afternoon teas. The website is fabulous, do explore.

christmas cottage in yorkshire

St Nicholas Christmas Fair York for pressie shopping!

The whole town is mega-Christmassy!  Enjoy the atmosphere. Such a wonderful place. We never tire of York ourselves. This christmas fair is the city’s seasonal shopping highlight.

York – by train. Leave car at Northallerton. Trains every 30 minutes.

Christmas cottage in Yorkshire

Ice skating in York. Christmas fun!

Middle Distance – (45 mins drive – about 24 miles) from us.

christmas cottage in Yorkshire

A flavour of the region – made and usually eaten before it leaves the county!

We love the Wensleydale Creamery and this is our Christmas lunch suggestion for while you stay in a Christmas cottage in Yorkshire.

Christmas lunches are available starting from £12.95 for one course, to book right up to 30th December (but exclude 24,25, 26th Dec.)

They also  have Christmas shopping evenings on 6 and 18th December with 20% off – to include complimentary mince pies and mulled wine and festive entertainment. This still can’t distract you from that lovely cheese.

Much Closer to Dalesend Cottages – your Christmas cottage in Yorkshire

Betty’s in Northallerton or Harrogate will NOT disappoint, except,  you may have to queue at this time of year, but it will be worth the wait. Their indulgent cakes and Christmas cakes and biscuits, teas, and so much more, make great presents and another idea to tick off the family present list when you stay in a christmas cottage in Yorkshire.

christmas cottage in Yorkshire

Bettys afternoon christmas tea anyone?

The closest to us here at Dalesend Cottages.

Santas Grotto at Thorp Perrow Arboretum – 3 miles from us!

christmas cottage in yorkshire

A very old-fashioned Santa Grotto at Thorp Perrow!

Thorp Perrow offers its annual grotto from 6-24th