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Slip Away To These Self Catering Properties
March 2022
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Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape with a hot tub, or want to get cosy by the open fire in a pet-friendly farmhouse

Here’s our pick of the perfect holiday home for a winter weekend away.
Grey Hens

Grey Hens

Nestled in the Coquet Valley between Rothbury and Felton, Grey Hens is a stylish yet cosy cottage providing an oasis of calm. Spend your weekend exploring the Northumberland countryside, or if you prefer a bit of history, head to nearby Cragside before returning to the cosy retreat that is Grey Hens. Just for two, this converted barn is ideal for couples while also welcoming two well-behaved dogs. The perfect mix of classic and modern, large glass windows cover one whole wall to make the most of natural lighting in the summer, while the Scandi-style wood burning stove makes it ideal for a winter getaway too. There is plenty of space for you to relax after a long day, before hopping into a luxurious four-poster bed for a great night’s sleep. The bathroom is just as luxurious, containing a roll-top bath with original claw feet and a large walk-in shower.
01665 710700

Misty Cottage

Near the beach, with a local pub and golf course across the road and within walking distance of Whitby Harbour, this is the perfect seaside escape. Whether you prefer to ride some waves with a surfing lesson or take a relaxing sunset stroll, there is so much to do before retiring to your luxury accommodation. This beautiful coastal cottage with five bedrooms and four bathrooms is spread over three floors, with a large open-plan kitchen and dining area to seat up to 10, comfy living room with stylish furnishings and nautical artefacts, and outside space with garden seating and a courtyard. The décor is stylish and well thought out, with a modern rustic feel and a careful nod to its nautical location. Whether you’re planning a big family trip or a friends get-together, this is perfect for a weekend away by North Yorkshire’s dramatic coastline, and it’s dog friendly so you can bring your four-legged friend to soak up the sea air too.
01642 711165

Tickleberry Cottage

The beautiful village of Kilburn lies within striking distance of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Park, and whether you spend your weekend enjoying an exhilarating day at the Yorkshire Outdoors Centre or brushing up on your history at the Hemsley Walled Garden, there’s lots to do in the area. After a busy day you’ll want nothing more than to head home to the cottage which combines traditional character with all the comfort of the 21st century. Perfect for two, the cosy sitting room has a wood burning stove and stylish Chesterfield sofas, while a short stairway leads up to the quirky kitchen with traditional features and underfloor heating. Upstairs you’ll find a romantic bedroom with a super-king bed, from which you have an uninterrupted view of the White Horse of Kilburn, set into the limestone of Sutton Bank.
01969 600600

Mount Hooley Lodge

After the stress of Christmas, what could be better than a relaxing break? Standing on the wooden decking in front of Mount Hooley Lodge you could almost feel you were on top of the world. A Canadian-style log cabin, high on the moor above Alston, the highest market town in England, for peace and tranquillity it would be hard to find a more idyllic spot. Spend your days enjoying fantastic walks along unspoilt nature trails then come back to the lodge to chill out in the hot tub under the starry skies, or get cosy by the log burner. Suitable for up to eight guests, there are two king-sized bedrooms and two double bedrooms, as well as two beautifully-tiled bathrooms. Thanks to the open-plan living space and farmhouse-style table the lodge would be a great place to host family and friends, or (with a wine fridge and underfloor heating throughout) it’s the perfect place to treat yourself to a relaxing weekend away.
0333 202 0899

Silver Well Cottage

In the picturesque town of Ilkley in the Yorkshire Dales, Silver Well Cottage is perfect if you love the great outdoors or, if you prefer a slower-paced getaway, you can enjoy the many restaurants, cafes and independent shops which are on the doorstep. Sleeping two guests, the cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway with its studio-style open plan kitchen, dining, living and bedroom. Fire up the log burner for a cosy night in front of the TV, before hopping into the king-sized bed. The shaker-style kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering stays and, weather permitting, you can dine al fresco on the cottage’s terrace.
01287 658171

Well Tree Cottage

Just outside the small village of Kings Meaburn, this cottage enjoys an idyllic setting next to the River Lyvennet. Whether you use it as a base for an active family holiday to the Lake District or alternatively as the setting for a relaxing trip, appreciating the wonderful views and wildlife, the location is perfect. With a large garden sloping down to the river bank, make the most of peaceful walks by the water or try fly fishing for brown trout. A charming cottage, Well Tree retains plenty of its character and charm with exposed beams and log burner. The cottage allows two dogs so your fluffy family members don’t need to be left out of all the fun.
01931 714666

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