Holidays York

UK Cottages & Lodges

When you think of Scarborough, palm trees may not be your first thought, but think again! The lush palm outside will be your first sight of your holiday destination as you drive or walk down the attractive terrace of Victorian houses.

Sandy Palms Apartment is in the perfect location for a seaside holiday. Within a couple of minutes’ walk you can be buying artisan bread in the 160 year old Market Hall, enjoying a coffee in one of the many independent cafes (which one will be your favourite I wonder?) or enjoying locally caught fish from a classic fish and chip shop. If you’re feeling fit (or needing to work off those chips) then within another couple of minutes you can be on the beach at South Bay via 142 steps but don’t worry there’s a more leisurely route (that’s pushchair friendly). In fact there’s many routes to South Bay beach taking between 4-10 minutes to walk and taking in some amazing street art or lots of shops and eateries. North Bay is also close – just 5 minutes’ walk.

The first floor two bedroom apartment sleeps 4-6 plus a cot (provided). It’s suitable for couples but also having children ourselves we’ve designed it to be exceptionally family friendly. Take a look at our ‘Info For Families’ page on our website to see what we mean.

On-street parking is available (we’ll send you a parking permit if you’re driving) and it’s only a 15 minute walk from Scarborough railway station or a short taxi ride.

I hope our website gives you a good insight into Sandy Palms and everything we and Scarborough can offer you for your holiday but do please feel free to call or email with any queries you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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Aysgarth Lodges – Leyburn

Distance to York: 55 miles

We invite you to step into a world of pure luxury with our collection of lodge holiday hideaways, nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

“We went in January and the lodges are gorgeous! Aysgarth waterfall walk is lovely and the Wenslydale Heifer is about 5 minutes away.”

GL, Mar 19

“Aysgarth lodges are fab. Not too far either.”

EH, Jan 19

Westholme Bank, Leyburn DL8 3SP

T: 01969 663268

Camp Katur – Bedale

Distance to York: 31 miles

Camp Kátur Glamping Village includes Safari Tents, Tipi, Bell Tents, Hobbit Pods, Geodomes, Unidomes. It is a place that is special to families, couples and groups of friends who want to experience back to basics way of living and quality time with one another whilst discovering true outdoor happiness.

“I’ve stayed at Camp Katur for a wedding it’s so amazing, lots of unique places to stay would highly recommend.”

RR, Aug 18

“We had a 3 night break there in August and was fab.”

HR, Jan 18

Kirklington, Bedale DL8 2LS

T: 01845 567788

Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat

Distance from York: 121.3 miles

Set within the breathtaking mountains and beautiful lakes of the Lake District, and less than 10 miles from the historic town of Keswick, lies Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat. Ideally located, with sights and attractions easily accessible, this stunning brand new for 2017 lodge retreat offers an opportunity to experience the best of the Lake District from a luxurious base.

“Definitely recommend Keswick Reach Lodge retreat, we’ve been a few times, childfree and as a family.”

AB, Jan 18

“Lovely, we stayed there in January.”

VH, Mar 19

Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, Bewaldeth, Keswick, CA139SY

T: 01768 776510

Ribby Hall Village – Preston

Distance from York: 107 miles

Open 365 days a year and in a world of our own, surrounded by countryside – you’ll love our location within easy reach of Blackpool and our five-star facilities. There’s so much to see and do here and and we’re all waiting to welcome you.

“Second Ribby Hall – we’ve been twice now and booked a third visit for next year, we regularly go to Centre Parcs too. It’s really good value for a few nights away and really lovely.”

CP, Nov 18

“Ribby Hall is really good and Blackpool near by.”

JSG, Aug 18

Ribby Road, Lancashire, PR4 2PR

T: 0800 085 1717

Rocklands Lodges – Pickering

Distance from York: 30 miles

Rocklands has a variety of different types of lodge ranging from a studio lodge which is ideal for a couple, to a detached supreme lodge for larger groups & families and a large selection now have hot-tubs, our lodges are perfect for walkers, cyclists, romantic couples and families alike.


AS, Sept 18

Cawthorne Ln, Wrelton, Pickering YO18 8HE

T: 01751 477621

Studford Lodges – Sproxton

Distance from York: 21 miles

Wilderness and indulgence come hand in hand at Studford Lodges. Our six luxury self-catering tree houses are entirely unique, built on stilts in private forest in the North York Moors National Park, and spaced well apart for ultimate privacy and peace. Each lodge has its own spacious decking, hot tub and sauna.

“There are free taxi services to the local pubs and you can book bushcraft courses for the kids or the whole family.”

RH, Jan 19

“One of the best breaks we’ve had locally. They can arrange anything you might need, cake, chef, transport to sister restaurant, spa treatments!”

EG, Feb 19

North York Moors National Park, Sproxton, York, YO62 5EL

T: 01439 788991

The KP Resort – Pocklington

Distance to York: 15 miles

The Kilnwick Percy Resort & Golf Club in Pocklington, East Yorkshire, has been designed with complete relaxation in mind, with a wide range of luxury accommodation near York. This accommodation includes breath-taking log cabin style holiday lodges and spacious hotel room hire options in peaceful surroundings in the Yorkshire Wolds.

“KP lodges are lovely and have hot tubs.”

NC, May 18

“KP Lodges Pocklington – lovely, hot tubs, nice food/ afternoon teas, and not overly priced at all.”

HT, Jan 18

Kilnwick Percy Resort, Pocklington, YO42 1UF

T:01759 303090

The Tranquil Otter – Lake District

Distance from York: 124 miles

Discover The Tranquil Otter, Luxury Lodges Lake District a private nature reserve with one amazing log cabin, seven lodges and a five-bedroom lakeside house, each with its own boat all south-facing with fabulous views across the lake. We offer short breaks, long weekends as well as weeks during peak time.

“Bit pricey but lovely.”

SJF, Feb 18

The Lough, Thurstonfield, Carlisle CA5 6HB

T: 01228 576661

Village Farm – Northumberland

Distance to York: 121 miles

Village Farm in the heart of the old village of Shilbottle offers a superb choice of self-catering holiday cottage accommodation, ranging from modern Scandinavian-style chalets to traditional stone-built cottages and a 17th century farmhouse. Our superb self-catering holiday cottages are supplemented by our extensive leisure facilities.

“Highly recommend!!! Lots to do nearby, great beaches etc.”

EC, Aug 18

“We’ve stayed here twice and are looking to go back again. They’re amazing cottages – we stayed in one with its own hot tub.”

LMB, Dec 18

Shilbottle, near Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2HG

T: 07801 378691

Woodland Lakes Lodges – Thirsk

Distance to York: 25 miles

Our superior luxury lodge accommodation offer the highest levels of refinement and comfort and are for guests who place a real emphasis on luxury. The stylish lodges are designed and finished to the very highest standard and offer all the comforts of home.


MM, Sept 18

“Stunning and really comfy.”

MJ, Nov 17

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, YO7 4NJ

T: 0844 8584815

Wrea Head Country Cottages – Scarborough

Distance from York: 44 miles

On the edge of Scarborough, our nine holiday cottages have been expertly converted from red brick farm buildings, retaining many of the original features, including oak beamed ceilings and pantile roofs.
These have been combined with modern appliances, enabling your stay to be comfortable and easy to enjoy.

“Wrea Head country cottages in Scarborough are great.”

LB, Jan 18

Barmoor Lane, Scalby, Scarborough YO13 0PG

T: 01723 375844