Cottage rentals in Cottingham, Yorkshire, England

Book a self-catering cottage stay in Cottingham – a village that knows how to entertain.

Hints and Tips on Cottage Holidays in Cottingham


Cottingham, in Yorkshire’s East Riding, is a very pretty village and a comfortable spot for a self-catering break from which to explore the coast or the Wolds. It’s also near the facilities of Kingston-upon-Hull and the market town of Beverley. Founded in the 6th century AD, its residents claim the title of ‘largest village in England’, although other villages also lay claim to it!

The village has a lively mix of cafes, pubs and restaurants with different cuisine and shops. Cottingham has had a market since the 1600s and today’s market day is on Thursdays on Market Green.

For anyone wanting to combine a bit of exercise with learning about the history of the local area during their cottage holiday, a short circular walk around the village centre is outlined in a leaflet published by the village’s local history society. It’s available in many of the village shops.  If you are interested in discovering historical buildings then we recommend paying a visit to the church of St. Mary the Virgin on Hallgate. It’s an interesting example of a church developing over time, from the 1300s until Victorian times and it has many attractive features. Careful restoration has secured its status as a Grade I listed building.

Golfers will appreciate Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club. Two 18-hole courses are set within beautiful parkland and amenities include a fitness centre, spa, pool, equestrian centre and restaurant.

For a nearby attraction the whole family should enjoy on a self-catering break, Skidby Windmill is the last working windmill in the county. Constructed in 1821, wholemeal flour is still made in the traditional way from wheat grown locally, using millstones for grounding. When visitors have finished watching the process in the windmill, they can move into some old warehouses and learn all about the history of the area at the Museum of East Riding Life. This includes a picnic area, wildlife space, a café and a blacksmith’s forge. Bags of flour from the windmill are on sale and they make a fun but useful souvenir of the day.

Cottingham is known for its entertaining events and none more so than the annual Cottingham Day. It serves as both a fun family day out and a charity fundraiser. On the first Saturday in July every year, more than 20,000 people can be expected. The 2012 event included an Elvis impersonator, someone impersonating the Queen, a pipe band, a huge crazy golf course and vintage cars. Cottingham Horse Show, a traditional equestrian and agricultural show, takes place every summer. Every September sees the Cottingham Caravan Show, which is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Switching on the Christmas lights also attracts visitors from far and wide.  Depending on the time of year you visit, you may be lucky enough to enjoy one of these events during your cottage holiday.

Whether you are a walker, a golfer or a history devotee or you want to time your break for a village event, your stay in Cottingham will be a relaxed one.  Select one of the good quality cottages in Yorkshire shown below and plan that visit. Good local produce (not to mention ale) will supplement the local attractions and activities for a traditional Yorkshire welcome.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Cottingham, Yorkshire, England:

Smithy Cottage, Filey, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Unique 2 bedroom historical cottage with enclosed patio garden which was originally a blacksmiths, situated in a lovely rural hamlet close to Filey and Bridlington.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250
Next availability:
from 28 January to 31 January 20 from 10 February to 28 February 20


Special Offer: from 27 January to 31 March 20

Three Peaks Barn, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Chapel le Dale, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

sleeps 4 - 13 guests
4 - 13
6 bedrooms
6
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed
5 star

Farm-stay holiday cottage with 6 bedrooms, games room with pool table and warm bubbly hot tub and generous gardens, accommodating up to 13 in a tranquil rural location close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1342
Next availability:
from 03 February to 06 February 20 from 24 February to 28 February 20

The Old Life Boat Seaside Cottage, North York Moors & Coast , Hornsea, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Accommodation, North England.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Unique 3 bedroom holiday cottage with light and airy interior which was originally an old lifeboat house, situated just a short walk from the local beach in the coastal town of Hornsea.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £304
Next availability:
from 31 January to 07 February 20 from 10 February to 06 March 20

Rough Top Cottage, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Welcoming 3 bedroom pet-friendly character cottage with a warming open fire and original features along with lovely countryside views, close to Haworth and Bronte Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £300
Next availability:
from 28 January to 14 February 20 from 21 February to 06 March 20

Wills Coastal Cottage, Redcar, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, North York Moors and Coast.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Situated close to a local sandy beach just outside of Redcar and near to the North York Moors National Park, this 3 bedroom coastal cottage with its garden games room with snooker table and table tennis has plenty to offer families or groups of friends.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £325
Next availability:
from 21 February to 13 March 20 from 22 March to 04 April 20

We have no cottages within Cottingham itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Cottingham. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England