“Call us direct on 01723 871686
or email
for more information or to make your booking today.”  Joanna and Robin Gray

The beautiful view of the North Yorkshire Moors from the meadow to the front of the Holiday Cottages, which are visible just beyond the big tree in the foreground.

Need we say more?

Murk Head is our home. It's a beautiful, tranquil place, so when we
began to plan our Holiday Cottages we knew they had to be something
very special indeed. Every detail is crafted to ensure you experience
our beautiful Dale to the full. We look forward to meeting you and
sincerely hope you will enjoy your stay with us.

Joanna and Robin Gray

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All about us

We purchased Murk Head Farm in 1994, as a run down farm house set in 160 acres of very beautiful North Yorkshire countryside and some derelict barns! Today it is far from this.

From four farm buildings to four star accommodation

The location of this farm was crying out to be enjoyed so we converted the four redundant buildings into self-catering holiday cottages. The large cart shed, which also contained stables and a mill were converted into Stables, Mill and Painters holiday cottages. The remaining piggery is now unrecognisable as our single story luxury Honeysuckle Cottage.

The finest self-catering holiday cottages in
North Yorkshire

We have built our self-catering holiday cottages to a standard that is comfortable and full of luxury, we would be very happy to live in any one of them.

North Yorkshire family values

My husband Robin farms the land with the help of our twin boys, Henry and Giles, who now are both at University, while our daughter Antonia now works away in London. We are a family run business and have a lovely black labrador, named Pye, who is very much part of our family too.

See our self-catering holiday cottages for yourself

We look forward to our guests enjoying our home and luxury self-catering holiday cottages with us at Murk Head and if you need to ask any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Welcome to Murkhead

Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in the
North Yorkshire National Park

Exquisite luxury self-catering holiday cottages, superbly set on a 230 acre private estate with stunning views down the dale towards the North Yorkshire coastal resort of Scarborough and in every aspect towards the breathtaking woodland and forests of the North Yorkshire National Park and, of course, the North Yorkshire Moors.

The Heart of North Yorkshire

The Murkhead Holiday Cottages are approached by a private road and a picturesque stone bridge over a tributary of the river Derwent - along both banks of which guests have free fishing and easy walking to the charming wooden footbridge and beyond.  On crossing the stone bridge a drive lined with fruit bushes, trees and rhododendrons sweep up to the stone farmhouse, a 17th century listed building, and the heart of your stay in North Yorkshire, the Murkhead Self-Catering Holiday Cottages themselves.

Self-Catering Luxury

Each of our four luxury Self-Catering Holiday Cottages, Painter's Cottage, The Stables, Mill Cottage and Honeysuckle Cottage, has been exquisitely converted from 18th century farm buildings.  They are exceedingly comfortable, each has a 4 star rating and all are designed internally for your comfort.  Each Self-Catering Holiday Cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, living rooms tastefully furnished and of generous proportions and kitchens fully equipped for your self-catering holiday with, ovens, hobs, microwaves, dishwashers, etc.  Each holiday cottage enjoys unlimited car parking, and pets are welcome by prior arrangement.

North Yorkshire and Beyond

In the unlikely event that you should tire of the gently rolling landscape on your doorstep, the North Yorkshire coastal towns of Scarborough, Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby are all just a short drive away.  The North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering is a joy and the Jurassic coast is just a few miles drive.

THE Holiday Cottages in North Yorkshire

If you want an unforgetable experience discovering North Yorkshire in all it's natural beauty then please feel free to call us on 01723 871686 or email us through our contact page and learn more about our self-catering holiday cottages in the heart of the North Yorkshire National Park, here at Murkhead. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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A sign of assurance from the Holiday Cottage Proprietors
Friday 18th of January, 2019

“Call us direct on 01723 871686
or email

for more information or to make your booking today.”  
Joanna and Robin Gray

Murk Head
Self-Catering Holiday Cottages,
Murk Head Farm, Harwood Dale,
Nr Scalby, Scarborough,
North Yorkshire
YO13 0LA

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