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With the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 almost upon us, we thought we’d share the best places you can stay to watch all of the action.

Riders will soon be tackling some of the UK’s most gruelling climbs, covering over 480km, and it certainly won’t disappoint the avid cycling fans amongst us.

Discover some of our favourite cottages along the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 route…


Stage 1: The Heritage Stage – Doncaster to Selby – 178.5km (Thursday 2nd May)

Yorkshire Countryside

The cyclists will begin their journey outside Doncaster’s charming Market Place, heading towards Beverley. Along the way, they will take in the sights of Cowick Hall and Howden Minster, before contesting the race’s first intermediate sprint, in Elloughton. Racers will then make their way towards the Yorkshire Wolds, tackling the challenging climb of Baggaby Hill before the second intermediate spring of this stage.

Once you’ve seen this prestigious race take off, be sure to make the most of Doncaster’s array of shops, bars and restaurants at your disposal.

Stage 1 of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire comes to an end at the characterful town of Selby, just outside of its striking abbey, which is celebrating its 950th year in 2019. While visiting Selby, take some time to wander its attractive streets and make the most of the array of fine amenities.

Stay at the start of Stage 1 – Providence Apartment (Ref. 974788), Epworth, Lincolnshire

Providence Apartment

This tasteful, first-floor apartment rests on the upper floor of the owner’s home, within driving distance of the starting point of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019. Boasting one well-presented family bedroom, sleeping four guests, this is the perfect stay for a family of cycling enthusiasts.

When you’re not out cheering on the peloton, kick back in the bright and airy open-plan living room. If the weather is up to it, make the most of the glorious garden with a chilled drink or treat yourselves to some alfresco dining.

Close to this fine apartment lies the magnificent Peak District National Park, offering up a world of opportunity for holidaymakers of all tastes. Check out our Peak District Travel Guide for all the necessary holiday inspiration.

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Stay at the finish of Stage 1 – Little Acres (Ref. 972908), Cawood, North Yorkshire

Little Acres

Little Acres is a contemporary base, ideal for four people looking to visit the Tour de Yorkshire 2019. The ground-floor accommodation boasts lavish décor, as well as flexible sleeping arrangements helping to appeal of groups of all kinds.

Enjoy a largely neutral colour scheme throughout, with splashes of colour bringing a sense of character and an alluring woodburning stove for the chillier evenings. Alternatively, sit out in the sun trap garden and relish among this refreshing rural location.

Enjoy country walks aplenty right from your doorstep, or spend a day ambling around the fascinating city of York within easy reach. The finishing line of Stage 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire is also easily accessible within the striking town of Selby. Slightly further afield is the striking Yorkshire Dales, browse through our Yorkshire Dales Travel Guide for ideas on how best to experience this fine region.


Stage 2: The World Stage – Barnsley to Bedale – 132km (Friday 3rd May)

Baildon Countryside

The elite female cyclists join in with the fun on this leg, beginning in the South Yorkshire town of Barnsley. The peloton will head northeast towards historic Pontefract for the first intermediate sprint of the day. The route then leads towards the bustling city of Leeds, before embarking on one of five new climbs in the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 route – Côte de Lindley.

The next stop is elegant Harrogate, where the cyclists will take the same route as the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. The circuit then presents another intermediate sprint, before leading to Ripon and coming to a halt in the charming market town of Bedale.

Stay at the start of Stage 2 – Weavers Cottage (Ref. 974217), Clayton West, West Yorkshire

Weavers Cottage

The starting line of Stage 2 of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire sits within driving distance of this historic, 6-person cottage. Nestling within the hamlet of Clayton West, this heart-warming property dates back around 250 years.

Charming touches adorn the range of rooms, from the Inglenook fireplace housing a woodburner to the original wooden floorboards. The bedrooms welcome groups of friends and family warmly, including a ground-floor double room for those with limited mobility.

Get out and watch the action of the Tour de Yorkshire within a 20-minute drive, making this location convenient yet peacefully hidden away. Our carefully crafted Peak District Travel Guide is on-hand to provide ideas and inspiration for your Tour de Yorkshire cottage holiday.

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Stay at the finish of Stage 2 – Edmunds Cottage (Ref. 971968), Crakehall, North Yorkshire

Edmunds Cottage

Edmunds Cottage, just a stone’s throw from Stage 2’s conclusion, boasts a marvellous combination of traditional character and contemporary splendour. The sleeping arrangements are ideal for two couples looking to come and experience the excitement of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Lavish fixtures and fittings lace the walls and floors of this 4-person property, enhanced with exposed beams and heart-warming fireplaces. Plush seating allows you to kick back after a day following the peloton’s scenic route.

Keen walkers may wish to take the 2-mile country stroll towards Bedale to watch the conclusion of Stage 2. The Yorkshire Dales are also easy to reach, offering a range of opportunities from walks and cycle routes to delightful towns and villages. Our Yorkshire Dales Travel Guide is ideal for giving a choice of things to do during your stay.


Stage 3: The Yorkshire Coast – Bridlington to Scarborough – 132.5km

Dane's Dyke

This stage of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 truly is a sight to behold, especially its seaside starting point within the popular resort of Bridlington. Let the seascapes sink in as you travel north along the Yorkshire coast towards the equally magnificent North York Moors National Park.

Cyclists can admire the striking Robin Hood’s Bay before heading to the ancient port of Whitby, contesting an intermediate sprint in front of the famous abbey. The route takes you on a 52km loop throughout the spectacular Moors, with peaks and troughs aplenty as the stage begins its dissent.

The trail then heads back down the Yorkshire coast and towards the ever-popular seaside resort of Scarborough – where the winner of the women’s race will be crowned. Meanwhile, the men’s race completes the penultimate stage, ready for the big day on Sunday 5th May.

Stay at the start of Stage 3 – Angel by the Sea (Ref. 1010022), Bridlington, Yorkshire Coast

Angel by the Sea

Take to this immaculate first-floor apartment to watch the beginning of the Yorkshire Coast stage of the Tour de Yorkshire. Its monochrome décor gives the 4-person accommodation a real sense of elegant style.

Slick black and white fixtures fill the well-appointed kitchen and living/dining room, the latter of which is warmed by a stylish electric fire. Two king-size beds make Angel by the Sea an ideal homestay for two couples looking to come and see the Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3.

Take a stroll to the starting line in this lively resort, before taking a stroll around its charm-filled streets. Explore this stunning coastline for yourselves with ease, while the North York Moors are also within reach.

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Stay at the finish of Stage 3 – 110 Prospect Road (Ref. 996335)Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast

110 Prospect Road

A certain quirky charm fills 110 Prospect Road, boasting a flourish of unique wooden features. This terraced property accommodates 8 people comfortably, perfect for families and friends.

The rustic dining table offers a sense of tradition, while the sitting room is enhanced by an alluring woodburning stove. The outside you can even enjoy some time in the bubbling hot tub for that extra touch of indulgence.

Explore vibrant Scarborough with ease from the property, where you can also see the conclusion of the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire race. The coastline is peppered with sandy shores and stunning headland, an ideal holiday spot for lovers of all things coastal.


Stage 4: The Yorkshire Classic – Halifax to Leeds – 175km

Penyghent

The final, and longest stage of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 sets off from the attractive minster town of Halifax, outside of the stunning Piece Hall. The route then runs towards the fascinating Brontë Country, through Haworth and ascending Côte de Goose Eye. Riders will come across another challenging climb in Craven, where they must conquer Côte de Barden Moor.

The latter stages of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 sees cyclists loop through the natural splendour of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A series of taxing climbs and sprints are endured while rolling through some of the region’s most renowned sights. Pass Nidderdale, Pateley Bridge and Masham before heading towards Leeds where the contest comes to an adrenaline-pumping end.

Stay at the start of Stage 4 – Hawksclough Cottage (Ref. 930177), Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire

Hawksclough Cottage

Hawksclough Cottage rests in an end-terrace position, sleeping 3 amidst heart-warming accommodation. The charm of the property is evidenced by its exposed wooden beams and exposed stone walls.

Let your hair down in the warming sitting room, boasting a TV and a homely woodburning stove for the cooler evenings. River and canalside walks are aplenty in the village of Motholmroyd, making this an ideal base for a small family.

Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire concludes in Halifax, just a short drive away. While you’re there, take some time to explore its attractive streets with first-class eateries and shops aplenty.

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Stay at the finish of Stage 4 – 3 Stanhope Cottages (Ref. 974785), Pool-in-Wharfdale, Yorkshire Dales

3 Stanhope Cottages

Watch the exhilarating climax of the Tour de Yorkshire, while using this heart-warming, 3-person cottage as your base. Resting within a quaint half-timbered building, it is for watching the conclusion of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire.

The alluring sitting room if filled with warming exposed beams, along with a woodburning stove for that extra homely touch. The property rests on the rural fringes of lively Leeds, assuming a soothing rural location.

The city is still easy to access, however. A short drive will bring you towards a catalogue of high-quality amenities and popular attractions for all to enjoy.


To get first-hand experience of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019, take a look at our range of cottages on the Tour de Yorkshire route. If you’re lucky enough to be attending this year’s race, please share your fantastic pictures with us on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.


Image Credits: Afshin Taylor Darian –  CC BY 2.0; chas B – CC BY 2.0Thomas Tolkien – CC BY 2.0; Peer Lawther – CC BY 2.0

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