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1:00 AM 1st August 2023

Yorkshire Day – The Best Places To Sample God’s Own Country!

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As the sun rises on Yorkshire Day, Sykes Holiday Cottages have rounded up a collection of staycations in the county so that visitors can enjoy all the region has to offer….even if they are not around to celebrate today!

The holiday letting agency also recently revealed how the top UK holiday hotspot for 2023 is Yorkshire, according to its latest Staycation Index report.

Known for its picturesque coastal towns and rolling dales, God’s Own Country – as ‘locals’ like to call it - covers an area of huge variety which is becoming increasingly popular amongst tourists.

You can view the full Staycation Index report here

For now, here’s a few ‘stay’ ideas:

The Studio – Cayton, North Yorkshire
Sleeps: Three
Price: Seven nights from £771

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The Studio is a beautifully furnished dwelling in the heart of Cayton, North Yorkshire and is home to an enclosed courtyard where guests can dine alfresco as the sun sets or relax with a glass of bubbly as the stars appear overhead. When the evening gets cooler, holidaymakers can head inside to play games together or unwind with a movie on the smart TV.

The Folly – Linton, North Yorkshire
Sleeps: Two
Price: Seven nights from £855

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Resting in the North Yorkshire countryside, and within the owner’s grounds alongside their Grade II listed property, is The Folly.

The cottage has several contemporary features, including a smart TV, kitchen amenities, and plush furnishings, as well as a private patio and hot tub for admiring the surrounding countryside with a glass of wine.

Appletreewick is a short drive away and home to the River Wharfe, which has a track leading to a local wild swimming spot.

Carlton Manor - Aldbrough, East Yorkshire
Sleeps: 22
Price: Seven nights from £3,239

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Set within two acres of stunning gardens on the outskirts of Aldbrough is Carlton Manor, which has been fully refurbished to resemble a villa in Tuscany.

The ten luxurious rooms have their own unique colour scheme and style, including beautiful wallpaper and velvet headboards and the property is spacious enough to serve as a base for a large reunion between friends and family.

The rolling hills surrounding the property can be easily mistaken for those in Tuscany, and the large garden is the ideal place to and admire the view while dining al fresco in the sunshine.

Orchard Cottage – East Witton, North Yorkshire
Sleeps: Six
Price: Seven nights for £676

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Orchard Cottage is a charming stone cottage nestled within the North Yorkshire village of East Witton.

Perfect for large families looking to bring a four-legged friend on an Easter getaway, with a large garden offering the perfect place for children to enjoy an easter egg hunt. The countryside surrounding this rural retreat offers a plethora of deep valleys, heather moorland, and historical sites to explore.

The village of East Witton’s has a variety of choices for eating out, including the Blue Lion Pub and Covenbridge Inn. Similarly, the Historic Jervaulx Abbey and Jervaulx tea rooms are close by for a bite to eat.

The Old Shippon Mews – Cowling, Yorkshire
Sleeps: Four
Price: Seven nights from £962

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The Old Shippon Mews, located just outside of Cowling, is surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Yorkshire, as seen in the hit tv show, Happy Valley.

The holiday home is set close to the Yorkshire Dales and has a range of country walks nearby, or alternatively guests can visit Keighley to see if they can spot any familiar backdrops from Happy Valley before finishing the day with a spot of shopping.