As we speak, Yorkshire is hard at working preparing for a visit from one of the world’s most famous cycling races. Within the next two weeks, Yorkshire will play host to the first two stages of the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014, with the first stage taking place on Saturday 5th July from Leeds to Harrogate, and the second stage taking part the following day on Sunday 6th July from York to Sheffield. We do have a handful of cottages that are available for Le Tour, perfect if you’re still looking for accommodation! However, they are booking up quickly so if you’re interested then please get in touch with us as soon as possible!
Clifford House Farm, Buckden
Looking for somewhere to stay where you can experience Stage One of Le Tour? Look no further than this stunning seventeenth century farmhouse in picturesque Buckden. Sleeping 11, this property would be perfect for a large group of family or friends and the location is ideal for those wanting to soak up the Grand Départ atmosphere. The publicity caravan will arrive in Buckden at around 11.37am on Saturday 5th July and riders will be passing through from around 1.28pm. To find out more about the availability of Clifford House Farm during the Tour de France then please visit the property’s listing page on our website.
Norton View Farm, Hetton
Norton View Farm is a spectacular former coaching inn in Hetton, just four miles from Skipton. This cottage enjoys breathtaking views over the Yorkshire countryside and boasts luxury furnishings including an AGA Rangemaster and a hot tub. On Saturday 5th July, the bustling market town of Skipton will host the cyclists of the Tour de France as they pass by from approximately 12.47pm, with the publicity caravan expected to start arriving at around 10.52am. This cottage is still available for the dates that Le Tour will be travelling through Skipton but is bound to be snapped up soon; book quickly to avoid disappointment! You will find all the details on our website.
Gaylebeck Gallery, Hawes
Gaylebeck Gallery is set in the wing of a charming, Georgian house in the heart of the bustling market town, Hawes. Offering characterful, spacious accommodation, this cottage also boasts stunning views from most of its rooms. The first stage of the Tour de France will be passing through Hawes on Saurday 5th July, with the publicity caravan expected to arrive at around 12.27pm with the riders travelling through from approximately 2.13pm. Hawes is also the start of the Hawes Cycle Route, which is a 60 mile recreational route taking cyclists along many of the same roads as the competitors will face. This beautiful property is still available for the dates of the Tour de France and you can find all details and prices on our website.
The Snug, Haworth
This characterful cottage in the quaint Yorkshire town of Haworth still has availability for the week of the Grand Départ. The route will see the publicity caravan arrive at around 11.22am on Sunday 6th July and competitors are expected to pass through Haworth’s Main Street with cyclists arriving from approximately 1.10pm. However, as a designated spectator hub for the Tour de France, there will be plenty of other things to see and do in Haworth over the weekend including big screen live coverage, children’s activities, workshops and live music in Haworth’s Central Park. To find out more about the dates available and prices, please visit our website.
Webb Cottage, Mytholmroyd
Webb Cottage is a traditional, stone-built property in the heart of Mytholmroyd, just one mile from the attractive town of Hebden Bridge. This charming cottage is still available during the Tour de France’s Grand Départ in Yorkshire, which will be passing through Mytholmroyd from approximately 1.36pm on Sunday 6th July. The publicity caravan is expected to arrive around 11.51am. For more information about Webb Cottage, please visit our website.
If you have any questions about any of the above properties or if you’d like to know what other properties are still available, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, either by calling 01244 356 695 or via email. If you’d like any more information about the Tour de France Grand Départ in Yorkshire then visit letour.yorkshire.com.