Living North's Travel Escapes: Magical Winter Breaks to Book at a Discount
Discover special discounts on exclusive winter breaks, only with Living North's new Travel Escapes
In brief: Three converted shipping containers turned into quirky, boutique, glamping-style accommodation on a working farm.
Our highlight: Floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of spectacular views.
Insider guide: These gorgeous cabins have been designed for year-round use and each one has a master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living space with log burner, a raised deck and barbecue. Choose from the Pig, Rabbit or Duck box, or take all three with family or friends and enjoy getting back to nature while you watch life carry on on the working farm. There’s so much to see in this slice of North Yorkshire, but foodies should make sure not to miss nearby Malton: the food capital of Yorkshire.
Malton YO17 6UH
Save 10 percent on any three-night stay in 2023 or 2024 when you book before 31st December 2023. Use code LN10 at checkout at theboxbnb.co.uk.
Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa
In brief: A charming four-Red Star country house hotel in picturesque surroundings.
Our highlight: The hotel is super dog-friendly meaning you can share the experience with your four-legged friends.
Insider guide: Country house hotels come no better than this, set within the privately-owned Bolton Abbey Estate. The sumptuous interiors are peppered with original art, and delectable locally-sourced menus are served in the Brasserie or three AA Rosette Burlington. The 40 bedrooms here are split across two wings; the Old Wing’s traditional rooms are filled with period features, while the New Wing is designed to take full advantage of the commanding views. The spa, housed in an ancient stone barn, has a newly upgraded pool area, featuring vitality jets and relaxation areas and the temptation of indulgent Temple Spa treatments.
Bolton Bridge, Skipton BD23 6AJ
Save 10%: Use promo code LN_10 when you book before 31st December 2023.
Offer available on Yorkshire Hotels & Cottages from 1st November – 31st March, excluding 22nd December 2023 – 2nd January 2024, and on Derbyshire Hotels & Cottages from 26th November -31st March, excluding 22nd December 2023 – 2nd January 2024. Hotels only available Sunday to Thursday.
Jesmond Dene House
In brief: A boutique hotel tucked away in the leafy suburb of Jesmond.
Our highlight: Fern, the neighbourhood bar and dining room.
Insider guide: This Grade II-listed Arts and Crafts building has an enviable position overlooking the wooded valley of Jesmond Dene, yet it’s just 10 minutes from Newcastle city centre, and a five-minute walk from Jesmond’s Osborne Road with its popular bars and nearby independent shops. The elegantly-furnished, modern bedrooms (there are 40) are spread across the hotel with two romantic suites in the eaves often proving the most popular choice. Chill in one of the two lounge areas with their large inglenook fireplaces, or if the sun shines head out to the south-facing terrace for afternoon tea. Book a table at Fern and enjoy seasonal fine dining in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle NE2 2EY
0191 212 3000
Book your stay online and receive 25 percent off their best available rate by using code LIVINGNORTH.
Huts in the Hills
In brief: Luxury shepherd’s huts in the heart of Northumberland.
Our highlight: The Hütte – a Swiss-style, two-storey shepherd’s hut with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside.
Insider guide: The team at Huts in the Hills believe taking a bath with a view should be on everyone’s list for 2024. Each of their stunning huts has its own outdoor bath with views in every direction, set far, far away from anyone else, giving you complete privacy. Huts in the Hills offer sumptuous accommodation in the stunning Northumberland countryside. Their exquisitely designed shepherd’s huts take glamping to a whole new level, with power showers, dishwashers and crisp Egyptian cotton sheets as standard.
Prendwick Farm, Whittingham, Alnwick NE66 4UZ
15% off a Sumptuous Stay in Northumberland: Living North readers can get 15 percent off 2024 bookings made before 31st December 2023 with the secret code LN15. Click here to book and find out more.
Hotel du Vin
In brief: A boutique hotel in a magnificent Edwardian building on the banks of the River Tyne.
Our highlight: Culinary delights await at Bistro du Vin, where classic French cuisine is served with a British twist.
Insider guide: Hotel du Vin is a beautifully restored Edwardian building offering stylish luxury. The hotel has 42 beautifully designed rooms and suites, radiating unique charm and character. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi and luxurious bedding to ensure a comfortable stay. One of the hotel's stand-out features is its prime location. Being at the heart of Newcastle, guests have easy access to the city's most iconic landmarks and attractions. The picturesque Quayside, with its diverse selection of bars, restaurants and art galleries, is just a leisurely stroll away, while the world-renowned The Glasshouse (formerly Sage Gateshead) is nearby, allowing guests to conveniently catch a concert or a show.
Allan House, City Road, Newcastle NE1 2BE
0191 389 8628
Taste du Vin, from £195: For a true taste of Hotel du Vin, explore some of their classic dishes with a 5-course tasting menu in Bistro du Vin, perfectly matched by their Sommelier with a wine flight to complement each course. Once your senses are replete, retire for the night and relax in Egyptian linen and perhaps splash out on a suite with monsoon showers and double roll-top baths. After a restful night’s sleep, enjoy a leisurely morning and a delicious breakfast. There is no finer way to start the day.
Find full details here.
Manor House Hotel & Spa
In brief: A historic 12th century hotel nestled in the former mining village of West Auckland.
Our highlight: The delicious dishes in the hotel’s orangery-style restaurant.
Insider guide: Reputed to have been Henry VIII’s hunting lodge, the hotel maintains many original features, with beams and quirky nooks and crannies adding all the charm and character you would expect from a building dating back to the 12th century. The Manor boasts 32 well appointed bedrooms ranging from suites to cosy doubles, a newly refurbished spa, and an elegant restaurant serving up delicious food with a focus on local produce cooked and served with confident simplicity.
The Green, County Durham DL14 9HW
Autumn Spa Escape From £199: Dinner, bed and breakfast for two, use of the spa facilities on day of arrival, bottle of house wine in your room on arrival, discounted access to local attractions. An extra night can be added for £100 bed and breakfast.
Call 01388 834834 to book or email email@example.com.
In brief: Nine luxury self-catering apartments and cottages set in private grounds.
Our highlight: Guests are free to explore the 36 acres of privately owned gardens and grounds of the Grade II*-listed mansion.
Insider guide: Netherby Hall’s dog-friendly, self-catering apartments and cottages are set in the restored courtyard and grounds of this historic country house, with the contemporary accommodation complemented by impressive views across the North Cumbrian countryside. Just 15 minutes’ drive from the M6 at Carlisle, Netherby Hall is ideally located for exploring Hadrian’s Wall, the Lake District and the Solway coast. Michelin-starred dining at the nearby Pentonbridge Inn is recommended, with free transport for guests staying at Netherby Hall.
Netherby Hall, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 5PR
Living North readers can use the promo code LNE23 for an exclusive 10% percent discount on full price bookings (offer ends February 19th, 2024). Direct bookings only. Find more details here.
Park Head Hotel
In brief: A new hotel and restaurant, part of The Auckland Project.
Our highlight: The duplex Courtyard Rooms with their own private garden.
Insider guide: There are 38 rooms at this new hotel, including those in the main building and the Courtyard Rooms (which are dog-friendly). The bright and cheerful Oak Room Restaurant serves timeless classics made using locally-sourced produce, most of which comes from the walled garden at nearby Auckland Castle, and the Sunday lunch here, served between noon and 8pm, is already legendary. Whilst here make sure to visit The Auckland Project’s attractions including the castle and gardens, the Spanish Gallery, new Faith Museum and Mining Art Gallery (discounts are available for hotel guests), and the historic town of Bishop Auckland.
New Coundon, Bishop Auckland DL14 8QB
Sunday Stopover: Enjoy B&B for two, including a Sunday roast, for just £99 on available Sunday evenings.
Winter Warmer: £99 B&B on Friday or Saturday nights (available Friday and Saturday evenings until the end of Feb). Find full details here.
The Lord Crewe
In brief: A chic and contemporary pub with five-star AA accredited accommodation, just a stone’s throw from Bamburgh’s award-winning beach.
Our highlight: The Lord Crewe’s prime position in the shadow of the iconic Bamburgh Castle, and just a short stroll from the vast sandy beach (there’s a great golf course just up the road too).
Insider guide: Inside this old stone building in the heart of the pretty village there are seven individually-designed bedrooms (several with window seats so you can soak up the views) and they are all stocked with little luxuries such as Molten Brown toiletries, thick robes, Nespresso machines and homemade cookies. Head downstairs to the cosy bar for cocktails or fine wine, before taking a seat in the dining room to enjoy locally-caught seafood such as Lindisfarne oysters and lobster Thermidor. Before you check out, tuck into an award-winning breakfast. Choose from famous Craster kippers, eggs Benedict or The Lord Crewe full English breakfast.
Front Street, Bamburgh NE69 7BL
Winter getaway offer: For just £220, enjoy a stay in one of their 5-star AA-rated rooms, a glass of Prosecco on arrival, dinner in their AA Rosette Restaurant, breakfast and a late checkout of 12 noon. Available Sunday – Thursday.
Book now at www.lord-crewe.co.uk or call 01668 214243.
Offer available Wednesday 1st November – Thursday 21st March, excluding Sunday 24th December – Tuesday 2nd January & Sunday 12th February – Thursday 15th February. £40 per person dinner allocation.
Tickton Grange Hotel & Restaurant
In brief: A family-owned hotel and restaurant set within 16 acres of gardens and meadowland.
Our highlight: Newly-refurbished restaurant The Bloomsbury Room, inspired by the creativity of the Bloomsbury set.
Insider guide: This picture-perfect Georgian hotel has 21 charming rooms, each with its own individual character. Dotted between the main house and the William Morris-inspired Granary Cottage, and ranging from the smaller intimate House Rooms to the extra roomy House Suites, all the bedrooms are beautifully designed spaces in which to relax. The food here is surprising and innovative, and guests can enjoy a delicious à la carte menu, a hugely popular Sunday lunch, and renowned afternoon tea daily, whilst the accomplished seven-course tasting dinner is served Thursday through to Saturday.
Tickton, Beverley HU17 9SH
To celebrate the launch of their Bloomsbury Restaurant use the discount code ‘BLOOMSBURY’ when booking dinner, bed and breakfast at Tickton Grange and get an early check in at 2pm, a bottle of Prosecco in the bedroom, a £40 pp allowance towards an a la carte dinner, and coffee & truffles to finish. Book and find out more here.
Wrea Head Hall
In brief: An elegant hotel in stunning grounds on the very edge of the North York Moors National Park.
Our highlight: 1881, the hotel’s restaurant in the oak-panelled dining room, which serves up fresh, seasonal dishes on a daily-changing menu.
Insider guide: This Gothic country house has now become a much-loved, elegant (adult-only) country hotel with unparalleled views of the surrounding countryside. Impeccable service and heaps of charm make this a special place to relax. Enjoy cocktails on the terrace, stroll in the gorgeous grounds or hunker down by the huge fire in the hall with its stained-glass, mullion windows – it’s the perfect place to curl up with a book. The 24 rooms are spread across the main house and carriage house but each has its own character and is individually designed. Our favourite? The Ellis Suite with its stunning stone mullion bay window looking down over the lawns, and a huge four poster bed. Rest a while and soak up the views from your bed before you head down to dinner in the romantic 1881 restaurant.
Barmoor Lane, Scalby, Scarborough YO13 0PB
Winter Warmer Offer: 3-course dinner bed and breakfast for two from £174.90.
Treat yourself to a stay at romantic Wrea Head Hall, dine in the elegant 1881 restaurant, and enjoy a well earned slumber in one of the individually designed rooms and suites set within the Gothic mansion or Carriage House. In the morning a hearty breakfast awaits.
Yellowtop Country Park
In brief: Twenty luxury self-catering lodges on the outskirts of the historic City of York.
Our highlight: Yellowtop Country Park is a fantastic spot for fishing. Imagine spending your days casting your line into a picturesque fishing lake, surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife – and at night, cosying up in a lodge that welcomes your pet with open arms.
Insider guide: Whether it’s for a romantic break or a family getaway, these individually-designed lodges, sleeping two or four, offer every amenity that you could require. There’s also a choice of pet-friendly lodges where you can enjoy a relaxing getaway with your four-legged friend. Each boasts its own private outdoor hot tub where you can sit back and look up at the stars.
Foggathorpe, Selby YO8 6PZ
Living North readers can get an exclusive 10% off all bookings using the code LN10 at www.yellowtopcountry.co.uk.
Long Ashes Park
In brief: A holiday and residential park near the quaint village of Grassington, in the spectacular Wharfedale Valley.
Our highlight: Surrounded by stunning scenery and pretty villages, you’ll want to pack your camera.
Insider guide: Long Ashes Park has everything you need for a special break. This hidden gem boasts fantastic facilities including delicious dining at the on-site pub and restaurant, a charming café, leisure club and spa. This five-star holiday park has accommodation choices to suit everyone including Woodland Pods, sumptuous suites at the Gamekeeper’s Inn, holiday lodges, or a peaceful retreat at Netherfield Barn. With 841 square miles of Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep, there’s plenty to explore!
Threshfield BD23 5PN
Black Friday Offer! Unwind with a 3 for 2 offer. Book and stay 3 nights for the price of 2 for stays between 17th November and 28th March 2024. Find full details, terms and conditions here.
The Inn Collection Group
The Inn Collection Group’s spectacular venues on the northern shores of Windermere, The Wateredge Inn and The Waterhead Inn, are the perfect places for a cosy winter getaway to the Lake District and with Living North’s exclusive special offer, there has never been a better time to sample these pubs with rooms that have recently reopened following multi-million-pound refurbishments.
Ambleside Escapes from £199: Use the promo code LIVINGNORTH at inncollectiongroup.com.
The Wateredge Inn: Two nights’ accommodation in a Windermere Rooms (located only moments away from The Wateredge Inn) double room, with daily full English breakfast, for two, and £20-per-adult dinner credit on the first night (food only), for £199 Sun-Thurs from 19th November-28th March. Fridays are an extra £20 per room, Saturdays are an extra £40 per room. 50% discount on all room upgrades, payable direct to the hotel.
Waterhead: Two nights’ accommodation in a Lakehouse Double or Twin Room, with daily full English breakfast, for two, and £20-per-adult dinner credit on the first night (food only), for £199 Sun-Thurs from 19th November-28th March.Fridays are an extra £20 per room, Saturdays are an extra £40 per room. 50% discount on all room upgrades, payable direct to the hotel
Lake House rooms are located across the road from The Waterhead Inn where check-in/dining is located. These rooms are located up a slight incline so may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.
Full payment is required at time of booking and once booked, this is non-refundable or transferable. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. Dates are subject to availability and certain dates may not be available.
Glebe Holidays Northumberland
In brief: A luxurious eco-lodge and cottage within the Edlingham valley.
Our highlight: Savouring a glass of prosecco under the dark skies in the huge two-person al fresco bath carved from a single river-stone boulder.
Insider guide: All guests are promised luxury at Glebe Holidays Northumberland whether they choose The Glebe Retreat, a striking couples eco-lodge with stunning outdoor bath named one of the 25 best cabin stays in the UK by the Times, or the historic two-bedroom traditional stone The Old School with wood-burning stove. Appreciate the surrounding wildlife and unwind. With just two properties, guests are promised privacy and a personal touch.
Stay Longer Offer for The Glebe Retreat: Guests staying a minimum of 3 nights receive a complimentary bottle of prosecco, complimentary continental breakfast hamper, early check in(subject to availability), reduced nightly rate (automatically applied at check out). This offer is for The Glebe Retreat Only.
Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa
In brief: An award-winning, country lifestyle retreat, located in the picturesque market town of Helmsley.
Our highlight: Guests staying here love the intimate and friendly ambience of this four-Red Star spa hotel, with outdoor heated pool and six poolside suites which give the hotel a ‘resort style’ feel.
Insider guide: This is a welcoming (dog-friendly) hotel with 33 rooms spread between the original coaching inn and the newer rooms around the courtyard, including two poolside suites. With wood burning fires inside and a fairy lit terrace outside, it feels cosy yet you’ll find plenty of break out spaces throughout. Food is important here, and in summer guests are encouraged to eat al fresco poolside on locally sourced produce. Inside, head to the two AA Rosette Weathervane restaurant for seasonally-driven modern British menus showcasing the best of Yorkshire in a relaxed setting. The popular Verbena Spa has six treatment rooms alongside a thermal suite, all centred around that outside pool.
High Street, Helmsley YO62 5AG
Quote ‘LIVINGNORTH’ to receive a sparkling extra on any overnight stay booked, a complimentary chilled bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival. ‘LIVINGNORTH’ must be quoted at the time of booking. Direct bookings only. Valid on stays until 30th June 2024.
In brief: A stylish boutique hotel in the beautiful seaside town of Saltburn.
Our highlight: We love the Loft Suite with its four poster bed and quirky, cosy decor.
Insider guide: There are 29 individually-designed ensuite rooms in this stunning four-star hotel, many with unique features to ensure your stay is truly unforgettable. The two AA Rosette restaurant draws its design influences from Moulin Rouge, Raffles and the Orient Express. An impressive space, opt for the tasting menu, with or without wine pairing, or the carefully curated à la carte, served by the friendly and attentive team. Whilst you’ll want to take time to relax and unwind in this welcoming space, Saltburn’s famous beach and pier is just a five-minute walk away.
Glenside, Saltburn by the Sea TS12 1JS
Brockley Hall Sunday Night Supper Club: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast from just £195 (Autumn and Winter 2023). Includes three-course dinner, scones and coffee on arrival, pre-dinner cocktails in the lounge and a full traditional Yorkshire breakfast. Find full details here.
Thirley Cotes Farm
In brief: A collection of Grade II-listed holiday homes.
Our highlight: Sycamore Cottage – an upside-down property (bedrooms below, living spaces above) with a hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a day’s exploring.
Insider guide: Sleeping between two and 10 guests across eight pet-friendly cottages, groups both large and small are welcome at Thirley Cotes Farm, where guests are in the perfect position to explore both the Yorkshire coast and the North York Moors. Between Broxa and Harwood Dale Forest, there are plenty of tracks and trails to follow from your doorstep.
Waite Lane, Harwood Dale, Scarborough YO13 0DR
Book a break at Thirley Cotes Farm by 31st January 2024 and reserve your stay with a £100 deposit. You can also save 25 percent on 7-night breaks booked within four weeks of arrival, or 3-6-night stays booked within 14 days of arrival. Find full details here.
Did you know that Darlington has a castle? Once a place for the likes of King James I to rest his head, Walworth Castle dates back to 1150, but now offers modern and stylish rooms out in the countryside. There are a range of rooms and suites to choose from, such as stunning four poster rooms, as well as a holiday cottage that would be ideal for a family getaway.
Find Walworth Castle at Walworth, DL2 2LY and visit walworthcastle.co.uk to book.
Dinner, bed, breakfast and a welcome cocktail from just £129 for two people (to be taken before February 2024).
Bookings directly with the hotel by calling 01325 485470 and quoting code LNWW23. Includes two-course dinner in restaurant, West wing room included, castle rooms available at a £10pppn supplement, Saturday night supplement £20pppn.
Vindomora Country Lodges
In brief: Multi award-winning luxury lodges near to the picturesque village of Ebchester, all with private, covered hot tubs.
Our highlight: These lodges are within a 10-minute drive of two Dark Sky sites at nearby Derwent Reservoir.
Insider guide: One of Northumberland’s best luxury lodge sites, Vindomora Country Lodges comprises four- and five-star hand-built log cabins and two apartments. With a restricted mobility lodge, a couple’s lodge and pet-friendly lodges, everyone is welcome here – whether that’s to walk or cycle in the nearby North Pennines AONB, Northumberland National Park or Northumberland coast, to go fishing on the River Derwent or simply to relax in your hot tub.
Bridge End, Ebchester, Northumberland DH8 9JA
Book direct and receive a free bottle of wine on arrival. Vindomora promise to beat any advertised price if you book direct at vindomoracountrylodges.co.uk
In brief: A stylish 15-bedroom hotel, bar and restaurant in the grounds of Charlton Hall Estate.
Our highlight: The seriously eclectic décor.
Insider guide: The Latin translation of the word time, The Tempus continues the theme of its sister venue, Charlton Hall, taking inspiration from Alice in Wonderland. Its rooms include a majestic boutique suite and two junior suites on the second floor, each with idyllic views over the 150-acre estate. A clocktower complete with bespoke, owl-shaped weathervane sits on top of the hotel, and there’s a ground-floor bar, restaurant and orangery offering bistro-style dining and tempting late night-cocktails.
Chathill NE67 5DZ
Book an overnight stay on a Thursday and receive a complimentary afternoon tea (only available for the first 10 guests to book). Quote
LIVINGNORTH CHRISTMAS and email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Thursday evening bookings only and afternoon tea for two comp only. Valid January-March 2024.