Coronavirus Update - COVID-19

Coronavirus – COVID-19 – 21st July 2021

Following the latest government announcement we are fully open with no restrictions on any bookings from Monday 19th July 2021 .

We do expect all guests to follow government guidelines on travel and public health for their own safety , especially social distancing rules and we are operating a ‘safer stay’ policy throughout all cottages which means :

Lake District cottages – managed by Cumbrian Cottages adopting their safer stay policies.

Yorkshire cottages

Thirley Cotes Farm, Seaview cottage and The forge

We are lengthening our cleaning times, each cottage has anti bacterial hand dispensers inside, social distancing signage is in place , high touch items have been thoroughly cleaned and sprayed , all cleaners have access to full PPE equipment , facemasks, gloves etc .

Making a booking and our book with confidence message to you

You can book your getaway to the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast with Cottage Escapes and be confident that we will completely support you if changes need to be made to your holiday.

We have cottages available to book from now to the end of 2022 with an offer of transferring your booking to a later date in the case of any further Coronavirus related travel restrictions or free cancellation and a full no quibble refund. We’ve put this in place to give you the peace of mind you need and are able to do so because we are a family run business and own all of the properties in our portfolio.

Will the holiday cottages be safe in future?

Our cottages are regularly occupied and cleaned each changeover to a high standard for subsequent guests. It is important that in addition to this, all our guests and staff follow the government guidelines on cleaning and public health. We are taking additional precautions using PPE throughout our Thirley Cotes farm site where we operate an onsite reception and site management facility.

Can I cancel my holiday?

The government has issued clear advice about updated travel regulations so please adhere to those .

Our normal terms and conditions of business apply to all future bookings for the time being. 

We will continue to monitor Government advice and take any necessary action to help our customers wherever possible. 

Thank you for your patience. We hope the above will provide you with some clear answers relating to your holiday, but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01723 871782 or email us at We also recommend that you visit The World Health Organization and for the most up to date information.

Cottage Escapes 

Reasons to love us:


Exceptional natural beauty is just a stone’s throw away with our holiday cottages in the Lake District and Yorkshire. Explore the beauty of the English countryside, mountains, seaside and more.


Our beautiful English country cottages are finished to the highest spec for an exceptional base wherever you choose to stay. All the home comforts you need, with a little-added luxury, ensure you can enjoy the occasional night in during your cottage escape.


All our cottages are owned by Cottage Escapes. We have purchased and completely refurbished every property to provide you with the very best holiday accommodation

We've had a great week!

...really enjoyed staying in this lovely cottage. The weather has been pretty good, really, so plenty of walks. Fantastic views and Windy Gap lived up to its name!

Foster Family, Surrey - Marry's Cottage,
Derwent Water

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