Self catering holiday cottages to rent in Moorsholm, Yorkshire, England

A small village in North Yorkshire, Moorsholm is on the edge of the sweeping moors making this an ideal choice for a country cottage break.  Just a few miles north of the North York Moors National Park, this place is ideal for bracing walks in all seasons. As well as scenic views, nature and wildlife, the village offers a pub and a Post Office.  Enjoy browsing for rural cottages and country retreats in and near Moorsholm.

What Moorsholm, Yorkshire offers for Self-Catering Holidays


Moorsholm is a pretty little village and a pleasant place to spend time.  Whilst staying there you may want to visit St. Mary’s Church, built in1892 which has an interesting story behind its churchyard. Villagers who expressed an interest in conservation projects were asked to volunteer to work on conservation areas within the large churchyard. After taking expert advice, the project has been able to preserve wild flowers, such as cowslips and hare bells, and to encourage wildlife. Bird boxes have also been placed in the churchyard. The Church Hall lawn has also seen the benefits of the project. A special sensory garden has been planted here, with the aim of offering a sanctuary of peace and quiet for its visitors.

The small village of Moorsholm offers a relaxing place to stay with plenty of peace and tranquillity to be found.  If you enjoy evening entertainment though on your cottage holiday there is the local pub where you can enjoy a sociable night out.  There is also an organization called Moorsholm Live which regularly puts on live entertainment in Moorsholm Memorial Hall. The audience is free to bring their own drinks and their own supper if they wish when attending the performances.

A run out to nearby Guisborough during your self-catering holiday provides lots of attractions for the whole family. This pretty market town offers a full day out, starting with a visit to the gothic splendour of the ruins of Guisborough Priory. For walking, cycling and just taking in the magnificent views, Guisborough Forest was established on the site of former mining operations. If you’re very fortunate, you may see some rarely seen animals such as roe deer, badgers or pine martins. The visitor centre for the forest, located at Pinchinthorpe at the outskirts of Guisborough, is the starting point for several designated walks and orienteering trails. Children especially enjoy the play area and pond dipping activities. There is also an easy walk, following the sculpture trail.  

For more information and details of possible things to do on a cottage holiday we recommend that you visit the Tourist Information Centre in Guisborough for free information about a variety of different local attractions.

Families can be active by spending time at the leisure facilities in Guisborough. Guisborough Swimming Pool is a small, family friendly pool and Guisborough Leisure Centre offers lots of sport and activities including a climbing wall, squash courts and tennis courts.

Whilst enjoying a cottage stay near the Moors you may want to enjoy a change of scene and head for the coast.  Moorsholm is five miles from Saltburn-by-the-Sea, a seaside resort that offers some unusual attractions. Transporting yourself between the pier and the town is lots of fun via the oldest water balanced cliff tramway still working in the UK. The pier itself holds the record of being the most northerly surviving of Britain’s piers. For a chance to explore the natural world, Saltburn Valley Gardens and Woodland Centre offers an orienteering course, the Italian Gardens, an old corn mill and a miniature railway. For more of the natural world, a footpath goes through Saltburn Gill, an ancient woodland area with rare wildlife, which has been recognised as a ‘site of special scientific interest’. Surfers often descend on Saltburn-by-the-Sea and it’s also popular for windsurfing and boogie boarding.

Moorsholm is an excellent place to hang your hat, with so much diversity at your doorstep. Countryside pursuits, the beach lifestyle and fun activities for the family are all available nearby, but if it’s peace and quiet you’re after, staying here offers that too.  Whether you plan to stay in a pet-friendly cottage or a romantic hideaway, we hope you find excellent, high quality self-catering accommodation that meets your needs here.

Book a Moorsholm cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Yorkshire on holiday.

7 rental properties

Bousdale Mill House, Great ayton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Country House, Moorsholm 6 miles away

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

Originally a mill house, this fantastic North York Moors rural retreat with its superb countryside views and high quality interior is a real treat, sleeping up to 6 in 3 bedrooms this could be a perfect base for enjoying and discovering some of the best of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on a break away.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £554
Next availability:
from 28 August to 04 September 20 from 22 September to 26 September 20

Wills Coastal Cottage, Redcar, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Moorsholm 7 miles away

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 28 August to 04 September 20 from 16 October to 23 October 20

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, Moorsholm 12 miles away

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

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £450
Next availability:
from 10 October to 19 October 20 from 27 October to 22 May 21

1 Corner Cottages, Dogs-welcome, North York Moors and Coast , Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Moorsholm 17 miles away

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

Picturesque, dog and family friendly country hideaway with beautiful gardens, located in the village of Cropton in the North York Moors National Park, perfect for discovering the charming towns and villages of the moors, for visiting Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park's fantastic gardens and for visiting the historical city of York for a day trip This stone built cottage is located in the village of Cropton in the North Yorks Moors and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Weekly Price from: £275
Next availability:
from 06 November to 21 December 20 from 05 January to 05 March 21

The Old Watchmaker's Cottage, Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Moorsholm 17 miles away

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

Pretty one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with a village setting within the North York Moors National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Weekly Price from: £240
Next availability:
from 16 October to 06 November 20 from 20 November to 29 December 20

Mel House Cottages (Swimming Pool, Spa, Sauna), Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

10 bedroom Bungalow, Moorsholm 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 19 guests
1 - 19
10 bedrooms
10
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

A delightful collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages (including 2 wheelchair accessible cottages; 'Mallard' and 'Swift' have been M3 rated), in a pretty village location within the North York Moors National Park boasting excellent shared leisure facilities of an indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, exclusive to guests.

Special features: free internet access, pool (A heated swimming pool in the Leisure Suite on-site. It is 1.2 metres deep throughout, is roughly 6 metres long by 3 metres wide, and has a counter-current device permitting swimming 'on the spot'. ), games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £300

High Mill House, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Unique Holiday House, Moorsholm 20 miles away

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
4 bedrooms
4
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed

Attached to a historic water mill in Pickering, this roomy 4 bedroom holiday house offers unnrivalled views of the historic North York Moors Steam Railway which passes right past the house (sorry no pets permitted).

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1236
Next availability:
from 13 July to 07 August 20 from 17 August to 21 August 20