So you’ve decided on a holiday in the UK and you’ve decided on North Yorkshire (good choice).

All you have to decide on now is the type of accommodation.  

Do you rent a luxury holiday cottage in Yorkshire or book a hotel room?

I know which I’d recommend!

Here are some factors to help you decide.


A luxury hotel has the advantage of a restaurant which is open certain hours so you don’t have to cook and room service if you are too tired to go down to the restaurant after a long day of exploring. This also means no washing up!

A luxury holiday cottage kitchen is open 24/7 and what is more, you can stock it with all your favourite foods and treats from charming local shops and markets (such as the Malton Monthly Food Market). Take your fresh, local produce back to the country cottage kitchen to experiment and cook up a storm. Even better, spend the day learning a new meal at the Malton Cookery School (10% off for Spring Cottage Guests) and return to the cottage full of culinary inspiration.

Self catering gives you the freedom to decide  your own meal times as there is nothing worse than setting an alarm on holiday to make sure you don’t miss breakfast! A BBQ in the cottage garden means the children can run and play without you worrying about entertaining them at the restaurant table so they don’t disturb others.

The kitchen of a luxury holiday cottage in YorkshireYorkshire produce available at Spring CottageMalton Cookery School


A luxury hotel will more than likely have a very smart bar for you to enjoy your favourite tipple, after a day out walking.  Just don’t look at the bar prices!

A luxury holiday cottage will allow you to relax in the sunny garden with a glass of wine and the chit chat of good company, while the children play. Even more relaxing is enjoying a night cap once the little ones are in bed, and not having to tiptoe around the hotel room so as not to disturb them.

luxury holiday cottage in Yorkshire with log burnerUnwind at Spring Cottage a luxury holiday cottage in Yorkshire


A luxury hotel means you will arrive to crisp sheets and each morning the maid will arrive to freshen up your room for you. Most hotels will stock everything you need to ensure you have a comfortable stay – you may just need to check the website for extra charges.

A luxury holiday cottage means you will arrive to crisp sheets and then your room can be as messy or as tidy as you like it as no one will knock each morning to clean it up – bliss! Knowing that you’re staying in a luxury cottage means that you won’t be stung for any extra charges and being so well equipped, you won’t need to purchase any extras anyway. It will be a real home from home.

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A luxury hotel gives the option of taking your children’s favourite toys and DVDs as most rooms will have a DVD Player. The only thing you will have to check is the space to fit them all in!

A luxury holiday cottage will be equipped with toys, books, DVDs and a garden! The garden at Spring Cottage even has a swing and a croquet set!

special holiday cottage in Yorkshire for little onesluxury cottage in Yorkshire with swingschoose a luxury holiday cottage near the North York Moors

You Decide!

We all have our preference for what type of holiday suits us. For a better insight into reasons to choose our luxury cottage in Yorkshire why not visit our Guest Book and check out what those who already made the right decision thought!

Whatever you decide is right for you, enjoy Yorkshire!

For more information on Spring Cottage, Click here for availability or email to reserve your dates.

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Do you want more ideas and inspiration on where to visit and what to do while on holiday in Yorkshire? Then click here and download a copy of my guide to North Yorkshire’s hidden gems, to help you get the most out of your time here:

Guide To Yorkshire