29 Most Unusual Places to Stay in Yorkshire [2023]


Known for its Roman and Viking heritage and two national parks, Yorkshire is one of my all-time favourite places in the UK.

The historic country spans 2.9 million acres, making it by far the largest county in England.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Yorkshire is full of incredible places to stay – and some are quirkier than others!

If you’re looking for the most unusual places to stay in Yorkshire, then you’re in luck because I’ve rounded up the best of the best. 

From epic treehouses to cosy yurts to Harry Potter hotel rooms, there’s something for everyone in God’s Own Country.

So scroll down to discover the 29 most unusual places to stay in Yorkshire!

1. The Box BNB


Price per night: From £138 for 2 people

Location: High Marishes, nr Malton

The Box BNB firmly deserves its spot at the top of this list.

The lovely owners of this glamping site have beautifully renovated three old shipping containers into the most high-end boutique accommodation.

There are three ‘boxes’ on-site (Rabbit, Duck, and Pig) which all benefit from the same fabulous amenities.

From a Nespresso machine to high-speed Wi-Fi to a projector to stream your favourite films, the cabins are all thoughtfully kitted out.

One of my favourite things about the cabins, though, is their floor-to-ceiling windows that maximise both light and wildlife-spotting opportunities!

Although they’re designed with couples in mind, there’s a double sofa bed and room for a travel cot, too.

What guests say: “This place is such a little hidden gem. It is pure luxury in a box! Had everything I needed to ensure a comfortable stay. The coffee machine, hot chocolate and tea provided were very welcome! The sunrise was spectacular as the views are amazing, a definite highlight is the floor-to-ceiling windows.”

2. Rufus’s Roost Treehouse


Price per night: From £300 a night for 6 people

Location: Husthwaite, York

Say hello to one of the best treehouses in Yorkshire!

Appealing to the inner child within all of us, Rufus’s Roost is the stuff of childhood fantasy.

It’s home to a log-fired pizza oven, an outdoor hot tub, a slide to a secret nook, and even a popcorn machine!

However, one of my favourite things about Rufus’s Roost is how eco-friendly it is.

The heating and hot water come via an Air Source Heat Pump, all lighting is LED, and all their products are eco-friendly.

So you can enjoy your stay knowing rest assured that you’re doing your bit for the planet.

What guests say: “Every detail has been so well thought out and it looks even better in real life than what it does in the pictures. We relaxed in the hot tub with some fizz, made homemade pizzas in the wood-fired pizza oven, went and sat round the fire pit one-night toasting marshmallows!”

3. Daisy Decker Bus


Price per night: From £180 for 5 people

Location: Hollym, nr Withernsea

How many people can say they’ve slept in a double-decker bus?

(And no, that bus ride home from your last night out doesn’t count!)

Daisy Decker Bus is a giant green dream of a bus, situated in Hollym Holiday Park, just a stone’s throw from the coast.

This 1999 Dennis Trident double-decker bus has been lovingly renovated into the accommodation you see today, while still retaining original features like bus seats.

Sleeping up to five people and with a children’s play area outside, Daisy Decker is a great option for families looking for one of the most unusual places to stay in Yorkshire!

What guests say: A wonderful stay. The bus is so well done up and immaculately clean, and comfy. Some really nice touches like a sweet treat to make us feel extra welcome. As My children loved the bus, especially my 4-year-old who spent most of his time in the driver’s seat imagining he was driving us to all kinds of destinations.”

4. The Enchantment Chamber


Price per night: From £115 for 2 people

Location: York

Harry Potter fans gather around because this might be one of your favourite unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.

Enchanted by name and by nature, The Enchantment Chamber provides a magical experience for kids and adults alike!

Situated within the walls of the beautiful and historic city of York, this authentic chamber has been immaculately decorated with so much attention to detail.

From a fairy-lit four-poster bed and an open fire to owls in birdcages and other artefacts from the wizarding world, this place is nothing short of magical.

Gryffindor dorm room, eat your heart out!

What guests say: “The thought that has gone into this place and the attention to detail are fantastic, and staying here felt so cosy and unique. I especially loved the lights above the bed that were like stars – and all the little props, too, like the wands, the owls, the broom etc. Couldn’t ask for more and would 100% recommend.”

5. Camp Kátur Glamping


Price per night: From £100 for 4 people, and £185 for 8 people

Location: Kirklington, nr Bedale

This is one of my favourite glamping holidays with a hot tub in Yorkshire thanks to the number of accommodation options on-site.

From safari tents to yurts to geodomes (these are my favourite!), Camp Kátur doesn’t skimp on variety.

You could easily spend a week here just trying out all the many accommodation options, with many benefitting from a wood-fired hot tub.

Set within the beautiful 250-acre Camp Hill Manor Estate, Camp Kátur is more than just a glamping holiday, though.

It’s truly the home of outdoor adventure!

The site is full of activities, from bushcraft courses to wellness retreats, ready to entertain you for hours.

Talk about unusual!

What guests say: “We stayed in the Aurora Geodome which is the furthest away from the car park and we couldn’t be happier with the location! It was so secluded, peaceful & simply magical. The staff are the nicest people ever and made us feel so welcome! The pizza kits/oven were a nice touch and we loved exploring the grounds and playing on the swings/zip wire (yes we were like two kids!).”

6. Haystacks Country Retreats


Price per night: From £115 for 2 people

Location: Birstwith, nr Harrogate

Situated just a stone’s throw from the gorgeous Harrogate, Haystacks Country Retreats is one of the best unusual places to stay in Yorkshire for couples!

Romance truly is at the heart of Haystacks.

Not only were the handcrafted shepherds huts lovingly designed with couples in mind, but they’re even named after the couple who built the huts, Samuel and Martha.

There are so many lovely touches to discover inside, including super soft bed linen, plenty of board games, and a welcome tray filled with Yorkshire goodies and locally-sourced breakfast ingredients.

Each hut is filled with fairy lights and cosy blankets galore, too, so you’ll feel nothing but cosy here.

However, the real romance really comes in the form of a private Hikki Bohemen outdoor bathtub.

Get me in there pronto!

What guests say: “A truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The cabin was finished to an exceptional standard, from the decor to the bedding, everything was luxurious and so well thought out. We were even treated to an experience of feeding the gorgeous alpacas and highland cows, which I would highly recommend.”

7. The New Chapel


Price per night: From £50 for 4 people

Location: Great Hatfield, nr Hornsea

If you’re looking for a spacious self-catering holiday home with heaps of character, then look no further than The New Chapel.

This former Methodist chapel has been beautifully converted to the highest of standards.

It marries modern features like Smart TVs, Wi-Fi, and underfloor heating with the character of high ceilings, stained glass windows, and an impressive fireplace.

This chapel is unusual, exceptional, and best of all, it’s only a stone’s throw from the sea!

What guests say: An unusual design and layout for a holiday property, when compared with your average house, but it really works! Very comfortable accommodation with every facility that you need. A quiet location, too.”

8. Kip and Nook


Price per night: From £225 for 2 people

Location: Darlington

Kip and Nook‘s cabins are nothing short of perfection.

Eclectic and unusual, they’re unlike any other cabins you may be familiar with!

From the Baby Bro to the OG Container to The Cabin, there’s a cabin at Kip and Nook for everyone.

All their cabins are so luxurious and beautifully designed that they’ll leave you speechless as soon as you step foot through the front door.

Anticipate king-size beds with skylights and wood-burning hot tubs aplenty!

To make your stay even more special (as if that was possible), they offer all sorts of extras from Thai nights and homemade pizza to yoga and outdoor activities.

Book a stay here and thank me later – you won’t regret it!

This is one of my favourite places to go glamping in Yorkshire for good reason.

What guests say: “Hands down the most peaceful and beautiful place we have ever stayed. It honestly felt like a little slice of heaven sitting out on the bean bags and looking at the gorgeous fields! The hot tub was amazing, the bed was super comfy, and the whole vibe of the place was just lush.”

9. Yurtshire


Price per night: From £150 for 4 people

Location: Aldfield, nr Ripon

Yurtshire is home to some of the most beautiful yurts I’ve ever laid my eyes on!

One look at these yurts and I’m sure you’ll fall just as hopelessly in love with them as I have.

The site is split into two parts: the six Fountains yurts which are situated in a meadow, and the nine extra-luxurious yurts at Eavestone Lake.

Every single yurt is beautifully decorated and they all benefit from the added luxury of a private hot tub.

The highlight of Yurtshire, though, is the Spa and Wellness yurt, which they call ‘a sanctuary of wellbeing for mind, body and soul’.

Here you can enjoy a woodland sauna, private hot tubs, and a myriad of relaxing massages and treatments.

The height of luxury!

What guests say: “Quite frankly an unbelievable place in a beautiful setting. The staff are very friendly and we had excellent service which included our bags being dropped off at the yurt. The yurt is very spacious and full of decorations and a log burner, and the fire pit, bathroom and hot tub were all 10/10.”

10. Skipwith Station Carriages


Price per night: From £82 for 4 people

Location: Skipwith, nr York

Fancy yourself a bit of a train enthusiast?

Then Skipwith Station Carriages might just be one of the best unusual places to stay in Yorkshire for you!

Skipwith is home to three completely unique train carriages ranging from a first-class compartment to an ex-Virgin West Coast carriage to a converted MK2 mail van.

All their carriages are surprisingly spacious and sleep up to two adults and two children, making this a great option for family holidays.

Whichever carriage you book, you can expect stylish, modern accommodation and heaps of history!

What guests say: “Can’t recommend it highly enough. The accommodation was very clean and the private garden was very tidy with the added bonus of the use of a BBQ with charcoal. The owners couldn’t do enough for us. On arrival, fresh milk and homemade apple juice were in the fridge. The beds were very very comfortable with crisp clean white linen.”

11. Waingates Farm Huts


Price per night: From £135 for 2 people

Location: Roecliffe, nr Boroughbridge

Waingates Farm Huts take the word ‘unusual’ to a whole new level!

Waingates is home to five pretty huts, each with wood-fired hot tubs, but my favourites of the lot are Peddero and Tayter.

A first for the UK glamping market, these spacious and luxurious huts were inspired by igloos and made using beautiful traditional wood shingles.

Not only are the huts gorgeous, but they’re also set in some pretty incredible surroundings.

Located on the family-run Roecliffe Estate, there are plenty of wonderful walks to enjoy without even leaving the estate.

What guests say: “Just stayed in Tayter and we had the most amazing trip. The hut is very well designed and spacious with the most beautiful views. Matthew and his family are so friendly and always on hand to help. We really appreciated the small touches including the hot tub being full and ready to lite for as soon as we got there.”

12. Galatea Cottage at Whitby Lighthouse


Price per night: From £160 for 5 people

Location: Whitby

Fancy sleeping on the edge of a cliff beside the iconic Whitby Lighthouse?

Well, you can do exactly that at Galatea Cottage!

Aside from the unique factor of the lighthouse, this beautiful and modern property warrants a visit in its own right.

It sleeps up to five guests across three bedrooms and has two bathrooms, a sitting room, and a kitchen/dining room.

And to top it all off, it also has an enclosed garden with a raised decking area from which you can enjoy those sweet sea views!

Alternatively, if Galatea is booked up for the dates you want, there’s a second cottage, Vanguard, that’s also on the lighthouse site.

What guests say: “Wow, what a place! We spent five nights here and it was money well spent. The view is amazing, the place is super cosy, and it almost felt like a second home. The welcome hamper is a really nice touch. The location is great; obviously, the view speaks for itself. “

13. The Dorm Room Cottage


Price per night: From £240 for 6 people

Location: Liverton, nr Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Looking for one of the most unusual places to stay in Yorkshire with a big group of friends?

Then, look no further! 

Akin to a hostel room but with a magical twist, The Dorm Room Cottage is a part of North Shire, a fabulous family farm with accommodation inspired by some of the UK’s favourite fantastical worlds.

The Dorm Room Cottage is based on the Gryffindor dorm room with its six four-poster beds, grand fireplace, and flickering candles to boot.

As soon as you step foot into the cottage, you’ll feel like you’ve been magically transported to Hogwarts.

This is an experience you’ll never forget!

What guests say: “Just returned from a fab girlie trip away where we stayed in the Dorm Room. If you’re a Harry Potter fan then you MUST stay here. The level of attention to detail is phenomenal and I actually squealed when I walked into our accommodation! Thank you North Shire for a fabulous stay.”

14. Shire House


Price per night: From £132 for 6 people

Location: Liverton, nr Saltburn-by-the-Sea

With a name like North Shire, it’d be rude to not have Lord of the Rings-inspired accommodation on-site, right?!

Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that Shire House fits the bill perfectly.

(You’ll quickly understand why it’s one of my favourite unusual places to stay in Yorkshire!)

Enveloped in long grassy fields and surrounded by natural beauty, Shire House may as well be situated in the Shire.

And luckily, the inside is just as close a replica to the films as the outside is.

With two bedrooms, a fully-fitted kitchen, and a luxury bathroom complete with a roll-top tub, this house truly is fit for a hobbit!

What guests say: “A magical stay at the Shire House. We were a family of five with four adults and one child. The property has been set out perfectly and you can see the attention to detail the owners have put into the property. You truly feel like you are in a hobbit’s home. We will return to North Shire and would recommend it to others wanting something special.”

15. Ground Keeper’s Cottage


Price per night: From £250 for 4 people

Location: Liverton, nr Saltburn-by-the-Sea

As you can see, Yorkshire is in no shortage of Harry Potter-inspired accommodation – and this one might just be my favourite!

If you’ve ever dreamt of sleeping in Hagrid’s Hut, you can now do so at Ground Keeper’s Cottage.

Also a part of North Shire, this magical cottage looks like it was plucked straight out of the Harry Potter films.

With its medieval turrets, mismatched stained-glass windows, and other Gothic features, the cottage is full of charm and character.

Whether you’re a Potterhead or not, it’s hard not to fall head over heels for this lavish and luxurious property.

Get me into that freestanding copper bath pronto!

What guests say: “Absolutely superb stay at Hagrid’s Cottage for the weekend as a treat for our 10-year-old niece. Her mind was absolutely blown and she spent at least an hour walking around picking up on the little touches all over the cottage. As a 35-year-old HP fan, it was fabulous for adults too and would recommend it to any HP fan.”

16. Uppergate Farm


Price per night: From £100 for 2 people

Location: Hepworth, nr Holmfirth

Wonderfully unique, Uppergate Farm is home to two yurts and one shepherds huts.

There’s no chance of getting bored at this site, as there’s a superb heated indoor swimming pool and sauna available for all guests to use!

However, don’t worry because although the farm has plenty to do, you’ll still feel completely secluded.

To maximise privacy, the charming yurts and shepherds hut are all set in seclusion among ten acres of woodland.

All benefit from modern comforts, too, like king-size beds and private hot tubs, so you’ll be in no shortage of luxuries here!

What guests say: “We stayed in the Maythorn Yurt for a weekend for our wedding anniversary and it was absolutely faultless! The yurt itself was beautiful with nice little touches such as robes and slippers. The farm was so peaceful and the surrounding area is lovely, and the hot tub was really relaxing, we didn’t want to get out!”

17. The Windmill


Price per night: From £115 for 2 people

Location: Scarborough

The Windmill is certainly one of the more unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.

I mean, not many people can say they’ve slept inside a windmill, can they?!

This windmill in Scarborough houses two charming apartments, both of which are set over two floors.

The first apartment is ideal for those who have a head for heights as you have to climb 38 steps up to the balcony.

But once you’re up there, you’ll get to enjoy some beautiful sea views!

The second doesn’t offer sea views but it is a lot bigger, being the lowest of the two apartments.

What guests say: “Memorable and unique stay. The Windmill is one of those places that you wish could be kept a secret! Nicola and Andy were great hosts and we found the accommodation very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was spot on and the on-site parking is a massive bonus.”

18. Limekilns Shepherd’s Hut


Price per night: From £145 for 2 people

Location: Barton, nr Darlington

Set beside the most idyllic duck pond, Limekilns Shepherd’s Hut is a little slice of paradise.

It’s one of the most romantic and unusual places to stay in Yorkshire, thanks to its setting, its Scandinavian wood-fired hot tub, and all its other luxuries!

The inside of the hut is immaculately appointed with the cosiest double bed, a beautiful fully-fitted kitchen, and a spacious and modern en-suite bathroom.

There’s no chance of getting bored here, either, as your hosts have stocked the hut full of books, board games, cards, a TV, a retro radio, and an outdoor Bluetooth speaker.

And outside, the story is much the same!

As well as a private hot tub, the hut has plenty of outdoor seating and dining spaces, a fire pit, and a wooden gazebo furnished with a double sun lounger.

What guests say: “What a fabulous stay we just had. The place is magical – secluded, surrounded by nature. The little touches like the fairy lights, the welcome card and the anniversary bunting. We slept so well, the comfiest bed ever. It really was lovely and we hope to book another stay soon.”

19. The Engine Shed Apartments


Price per night: From £72 for 2 people, £80 for 4 people, and £84 for 5 people

Location: Whitby

The Engine Shed Apartments are apartments that are housed in a (yep, you guessed it!) engine shed.

Now, if that’s not unusual, I’m not sure what is!

The end of the historic grade II engine shed was bombed in World War II but it was later rebuilt in 2019 and transformed into the modern apartments you see today.

There are an incredible 11 apartments to choose from, all of which benefit from views of the station, steam railway, and the iconic Whitby Abbey.

Filled with nostalgic nods to the steam trains of the past, each apartment retains character, while also benefitting from modern luxuries like Wi-Fi, Smart TVs, super large showers, and fully-fitted kitchens.

What guests say: Loved The Engine Shed; it had everything you need for comfort and living away from home. It was exciting to see the steam engines every day – the adults were more excited than the kids! The kitchen was lovely and fully equipped, and the kids enjoyed baking in it.”

20. Peaks and Pods


Price per night: From £95 for 2 adults and 2 children

Location: Rathmell, nr Settle

Glamping pods are the name and the game at Peaks and Pods.

I’ve stayed in my fair share of glamping pods over the years and very few are as special or as unique as those of Peaks and Pods!

In a subtle nod to the days they bottled their own milk on their farm, they group their pods as ‘Green Top’, ‘Silver Top’, and ‘Gold Top’.

Their Silver Top pods are the cheapest and simplest but even then, they’re still luxurious with their luxury bedding, Smart TVs, and other great mod-cons.

Next up, are the Green Top pods that come with private hot tubs, too!

And finally, the cream of the crop are the Gold Top Pods which benefit from private hot tubs and all kinds of added luxuries.

All their pods enjoy uninterrupted countryside views so you’re in for a treat whichever you book a stay in!

What guests say: “Everything about Peaks and Pods was just wonderful. The pod was immaculate and suitably equipped (the lemon cake was gorgeous and a thoughtful touch). We loved the hot tub and fire pit, and booking the pizza oven for our first night was a huge highlight.”

21. Flying Yorkshireman Railway Carriage


Price per night: From £96 for 2 people

Location: Glasshouses, nr Harrogate

Flying Yorkshireman Railway Carriage is one of my favourite unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.

The Pullman-style railway carriage is beautifully decorated with many reclaimed railway items including handles, a luggage rack, lamps, signs, and more.

And while the inside is impressive, the outside is even more beautiful!

Enveloped in rolling green hills, the railway carriage overlooks the old Nidd Valley railway line and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Hop onboard this carriage for a trip you won’t soon forget!

What guests say: “Emma is an amazing host and welcomed us with extreme enthusiasm and hospitality. She provides amenities that cover all needs possible. We loved enjoying the countryside view in the company of countless sheep while holding a hot chocolate in our hands – what a life! You will not be disappointed!”

22. Fernhill Castle


Price per night: From £570 for 24 people

Location: Farnhill, nr Skipton

Fancy feeling like royalty for the night?

Have a huge group of friends or family to share the experience with?

Then I urge you to book a stay at Fernhill Castle!

Words really can’t begin to explain just how incredible this castle is so I’d advise you to click through and take a look at the photos for yourself.

Dating back to the 14th century, the castle sits on a private 15-acre estate and has one of the most beautiful interiors I’ve ever laid my eyes on.

From medieval arched windows and gothic fireplaces to huge open fires and banqueting tables, this place is truly special.

And that’s not to mention all the roll-top baths and the hot tub!

Prices start from as little as £570 a night which comes to less than £24 per person per night.

What a bargain!

What guests say: This is a fabulous property! An amazing grade 1 listed quirky castle set on the grounds with beautiful views. We had a family long weekend for 16 of us ages 17-80 – to celebrate an 80th birthday and we all loved it. Had wonderful family meals at the huge dining table by the fire. Helpful friendly owners, too.”

23. The Ark Houseboat


Price per night: From £136 for 10 people

Location: Bishopthorpe, nr York

When you think of a houseboat, you probably think of something relatively small, but The Ark Houseboat is anything but that.

Modern and unique, this two-floor houseboat has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen and living area, Wi-Fi, and flatscreen TVs in every room.

More akin to a floating boutique hotel, this houseboat sure doesn’t skimp on any luxuries, that’s for sure!

My favourite part of the boat, however, is its amazing outside deck where you can dine al fresco while soaking up the views of the river and Bishopthorpe Palace.

What guests say: “The houseboat was really lovely, comfortable, and different. The location was idyllic and the location and onsite services were great, as were the pizzas. The beds on board were very comfortable and the boat was decorated and furnished to a high standard.”

24. Bosun’s Barge


Price per night: From £150 for 4 people

Location: Bishopthorpe, nr York

Bosun’s Barge is situated on the same site as The Ark Houseboat – and luckily for you, it’s just as special!

If you’re looking for a smaller, cosier alternative to The Ark, Bosun’s Barge will fit the bill perfectly.

The barge sleeps four people across two double beds and has an open-plan kitchen and living area, a bathroom, and a small deck at the back of the boat.

It’s quirky, characterful, and filled with everything you need to have a unique and snug getaway.

(We’re talking a log burner, blankets on the sofa, and board games galore!)

What guests say: “We had the most incredible stay on Bosun’s Barge. From all the little touches that were left by Eva, to such well-appointed accommodation and the amazing site at which it was located, it’s our favourite Airbnb stay so far! Everything on-site made the stay so perfect, and we’ll absolutely be returning!”

25. Wolds Edge Treehouse


Price per night: From £275 for 2 people

Location: Bishop Wilton, York

Ideal for a romantic getaway for two, Wolds Edge Treehouse was made with honeymoons and anniversaries in mind.

The gorgeously decorated open-plan living space is furnished with a king-size bed, ensuite, a fully-equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV, and a log effect fire to cosy up in front of.

If you want to make your stay with that special someone even more exceptional, Wolds Edge offers some romantic extras.

Whether it’s rose petals on the bed and candles around the hot tub or an English breakfast basket for your first morning, your other half is sure to appreciate the extra touches.

This is one of the most romantic treehouse holidays with a hot tub in the UK, that’s for sure.

What guests say: “Absolutely beautiful weekend from start to finish. The Treehouse is gorgeous with its own hot tub, which certainly had the spa feeling. A complimentary bottle of Prosecco in the fridge on arrival was a lovely touch. Booked again for next year. Thank you.”

26. North Star Club


Price per night: From £107 for 4 people

Location: Muscoates, nr Malton

Known for its luxury cabin breaks in a magical 500-acre native English woodland, North Star Club is somewhat of a Yorkshire icon.

As you can see from the photo above, their eight suites are immaculately appointed and beautifully decorated.

Expect copper roll-top baths, lavish furnishings, and vintage finds aplenty!

However, staying here is more than just having the opportunity to sleep under the stars.

Alongside their suites, you have full access to a communal chill-out area with an outdoor fire pit and pizza oven, a range of pampering treatments, lots of outdoor activities, and oodles of natural woodland to explore.

What guests say: “The cabin was lovely. The interior was nicely furnished with tables, sofas, and plenty of candles and mood lighting. There’s also a log burner. The bathroom and copper bathtub were amazing, and the outdoor sauna that’s next to the cabin was fantastic with a radio and CD player.”

27. The Lazy T


Price per night: From £135 for 2 people

Location: Rievaulx, nr Helmsley

The Lazy T is easily one of my favourite unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.

This luxury eco-retreat is set in the beautiful North York Moors and is home to four unique glamping options, ranging from off-grid dome tents to handcrafted cabins.

While the accommodation itself may differ, what they all have in common is how beautiful they are!

Surrounded by nothing but nature, The Lazy T is the perfect place to unwind from the frantic pace of modern life, and be just that: lazy.

Top tip: crank up the laziness by treating yourself to a three-course meal on your arrival.

It’s worth it – I promise!

What guests say: “One of the most magical places I’ve ever been, so peaceful and beautiful, gorgeous walks and the most perfect skies to spot shooting stars! The hosts are so welcoming – we will definitely be coming back again!”

28. The Writers Cottage


Price per night: From £71 for 4 people

Location: Holmfirth

As a writer myself, it should come as no surprise that I fell head over heels for The Writers Cottage the moment I laid my eyes on it.

It’s a 250-year-old grade II listed building so as you can expect, it’s steeped in history and character.

The intriguing and romantic property is lovingly filled to the brim with vintage books, vinyl records, and eclectic artefacts aplenty.

Another highlight is the 1950s refurbished cast-iron bath sitting on its original ball and claw feet!

As if you needed any more convincing to book a stay here, prices start from only £71 a night, too, so The Writers Cottage doesn’t break the bank either.

What guests say: “Quirky cottage, full of character and love. Comfy, fully equipped and an ode to the past in a truly museum-style way. Fabulous location in the centre of Holmfirth. Great comms both prior to and during the stay. We will be back!”

29. Flashman’s Retreat Treehouse 


Price per night: From £125 for 2 people

Location: Summerbridge, nr Harrogate

Flashman’s Retreat Treehouse certainly wins the award for one of the most unusual places to stay in Yorkshire!

This rustic treehouse is the perfect escape from the rat race, but don’t worry, because it still benefits from hot water and electricity.

At Flashman’s Retreat, you’ll get all the benefits of being close to nature but without completely going off-grid.

My favourite thing about the treehouse is that it has two floors: the first is a compact living space, with a kitchenette and en-suite, and the second is a loft (only accessible by ladder) which provides space for a reading nook and a sleeping deck.

Moreover, the other star of the show is, of course, the balcony which has ‘morning coffee’ written all over it.

What guests say: “What a wonderful place! We loved every moment of our stay at Flashy’s Retreat. The place is super private and secluded in a well-kept little wood. It was so nice to unwind and relax. My partner absolutely adored the BBQ and chiminea. This made dinner a real treat!”

Quick Breakdown of the Most Unusual Places to Stay in Yorkshire

As you can see, there are so many unusual places to stay in Yorkshire.

So much so that I’m sure you’re already struggling with which to choose!

That’s why I’ve done the legwork for you and shortlisted some of the best for you, hopefully narrowing down your search.

My personal favourite unusual place to stay in Yorkshire: Ground Keeper’s Cottage

The cheapest unusual place to stay in Yorkshire: The Writers Cottage

Best unusual place to stay in Yorkshire with a hot tub: Yurtshire

Most luxurious unusual place to stay in Yorkshire: Kip and Nook

Best unusual place to stay in Yorkshire for couples: Limekilns Shepherd’s Hut

Best unusual place to stay in Yorkshire for large groups: Fernhill Castle


So that concludes the 29 most unusual places to stay in Yorkshire!

If you somehow hadn’t gathered by now, the people of Yorkshire are experts when it comes to creating unusual places to stay.

Whichever of these places you book, I hope you have a great time!

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