Whatever the occasion we have an incredible Big Cottage for you
From traditional Victorian mills and Elizabethan alehouses to lively streets and world-class culture, Leeds is quintessentially old England with a modern twist. Known as the unofficial capital of Yorkshire, Leeds is the perfect destination for a unique and spirited city break.
Sample local beers in quaint country pubs, buy one-of-a-kind pieces from independent boutiques or explore one of the many glimpses into English history – however you choose to spend your days, you can do it in style with a luxury holiday home in Leeds from kate & tom’s.
Leeds is home to some of the most iconic pieces of English history. Head to the Royal Armouries Museum to spot Henry VIII’s armour, try your hand at sword combat and learn about some of the more experimental historic weaponry. If you’re not afraid of a little gore, Thackray Medical Museum is worth a visit. Interactive displays take you through the history of medicine, from Victorian operating theatres to modern technologies. Or, immerse yourself in local history with a trip to the National Coal Mining Museum for England, complete with restored colliery, underground tours and pit ponies.
If you want to discover English history from the beauty of the great outdoors, Leeds is the perfect place. Kirkstall Abbey, a well-preserved 12th-century monastery, is a glorious, atmospheric spot, with a visitor centre and sprawling parkland to roam. Looking for a taste of grand country life? Harewood House is unmissable. The 18th-century stately home is filled with priceless art pieces and magnificent interiors. For something truly spectacular, head to the bird garden where you can see flamingos, penguins and owls roaming freely.
Leeds is known for its friendly locals, delightful pubs and glorious greenery. When the sun is shining, make the most of it with a trip to Roundhay Park. Wander the spacious natural areas and let the kids run wild on the playgrounds and sports fields. Or, head out of the city and enjoy the beautiful Golden Acre Park. The landscaped gardens, wildfowl lake and peaceful meadow are perfect for whiling away the hours on a glorious summer’s day.
If the weather is being stereotypically British, there are plenty of fun indoor activities to keep the whole family entertained. Soap fans, rejoice! One of Britain’s best-loved soaps, Emmerdale, is at home in Leeds. Pull a pint in The Woolpack, live the life of a Dingle at Wishing Well Cottage or get stuck in at Home Farm on the Emmerdale Studio Experience. If you prefer a bit of retail therapy to soap gossip, head to Salts Mill for a tranquil afternoon wandering around the shops, exhibitions and grabbing a coffee in the espresso bar.
Whether you’re reuniting with family, getting together with school friends or spending a weekend in the city for the ultimate stag party, Leeds is the perfect destination for any unforgettable escape. A lively city centre, peaceful country parks and impressive historic sites – there’s something for everyone in Leeds.
Try the new local delicacy – a Yorkshire Pudding wrap, find a traditional gastro pub or make the most of our private chefs for a luxury meal with the whole group. And once the kids have gone to bed, relax in the hot tub, jacuzzi or on the terrace with a glass of bubbly or two.
Large holiday cottages, luxury country houses & big group accommodation – kate & tom’s have the perfect holiday rental for every occasion. Groups large or small, old or young, friends or family can find their perfect Leeds holiday home with us.
Dreaming of hot tubs below the stars? A round of tennis on the court? Or games nights in with the family? Our accommodation has everything you need and more for a truly magical Leeds getaway.