What it is: A luxury holiday home near Budle Bay with four acres of land to explore.
Highlight: The stunning statement window that overlooks the surrounding pastures.
Shepherd’s Cottage has a truly breathtaking layout, with the master bedroom boasting its own balcony. Sleeping 10, this property has a total of five bedrooms and four bathrooms – plenty of space to spread out. Coquet Cottage’s collection of privately-owned retreats runs the gamut from small, cosy accommodation to grand halls in the countryside.
Adderstone Mains, Adderstone NE70 7HS
01665 710700 www.coquetcottages.co.uk
The Hayloft, Patrick Brompton Hall
What it is: A luxurious holiday cottage for loved-up couples.
Highlight: The luxury king size bed and the mood lighting.
There is a marriage of sleek modernity and rural beauty in this romantic cottage, with traditional beams and a wood-burning stove complementing the monochromatic breakfast bar and soft furniture. A demi-wall between the living area and the bedroom creates a sense of space, whilst the separate monsoon shower room is a more secluded option.
Patrick Brompton Hall, Bedale
DL8 1JL 07780 470900 www.dalesendcottages.co.uk
What it is: An outstanding cottage that has a spectacular panoramic view of Seahouses Harbour.
Highlight: The balcony view overlooking the North Sea.
The Fisherman’s Rest is a homely spot, combining a modern and uncluttered layout with a cosy character. There’s a quiet patio space, ideal for secluded contemplation, and a balcony looking out onto the busy harbour, so you feel both at the centre of the world and completely hidden from it. Also within Cottages in Northumberland’s repertoire are a healthy number of dog-friendly lets along with some fantastic city-break locations that means there is something for everyone.
Crewe Street, Seahouses NE68 7RW
0191 231 3020 www.cottagesinnorthumberland.co.uk
What it is: A cosy cottage in Beverley.
Highlight: Its stylish, welcoming interior.
A former cattle shed on the Garside farmstead has been transformed into a boutique luxury cottage that sleeps up to five, and provides a base from which to explore the up and coming village of Slaithwaite. With handmade beds created by the owners, it’s a home away from home in the Colne Valley.
Surat Road, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5UT
07764 860740 www.swallows-nest.co.uk
What it is: A Bamburgh bolthole with stunning views of golden dunes.
Highlight: The building’s exterior, particularly the arched entrance to its driveway.
A perfectly positioned property with breathtaking views of the Farne Islands, Quarry Mews doesn’t disappoint as a getaway destination. The first-floor kitchen is naturally well-lit by the numerous windows. But Quarry Mews isn’t the only stunning property on offer: Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages have fabulous larger lets for those looking at an extended stay with friends and family, as well as smaller properties.
Bamburgh NE69 7AY
01665 830783 www.northumbria-cottages.co.uk
What it is: A 17th century longhouse transformed into an outstanding holiday retreat.
Highlight: The double-height ceiling, which adds to the building’s grandeur.
Higher Scarcliffe cottage is nestled within the lush greenery of Skipton, with its spacious farmhouse kitchen looking out over glorious countryside – the view is so good there’ll be fights to do the washing up. It is just one of an array of excellent cottages on Gorgeous Cottages’ books, along with small, romantic getaways such as the Bluebell of Lofthouse near Harrogate.
The Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton BD23 3AE
01642 263249 www.gorgeouscottages.com
Nook End Cottage
What it is: A cosy cottage just outside the seaside village of Beadnell.
Highlight: The timber beams above the warming fire.
Nook End is cosy and warm with a contemporary feel and a large private garden. The walls of the cottage are adorned with a fine selection of local art, giving the property even more connection to the area, while it’s a great stepping off point to explore Beadnell and the surrounding area. Coastal Retreats, as the name suggests, have plenty for those who fancy a seaside holiday. The stretch of coastline from Berwick to Alnmouth is famed for its beauty and it’s no surprise that a large number of award-winning Coastal Retreats’ properties populate this area.
4 Bradshawgate Cottages, Chathill NE67 5AA
0191 285 1272 www.coastalretreats.co.uk
New York Public Library
What it is: An innovative country house near Richmond.
Highlight: The wood-burning pizza oven – perfect for a homemade treat.
The unique New York Public Library, with its hot tub and outdoor art installation, has to be seen to be believed. A modern breakfast bar, complemented by various quirky and cool light fittings, combines well with the contemporary furniture within. If you’re after a more traditional getaway, Holiday at Home’s Lakeside Lodges at Brompton Lakes are a great spot for a luxury fishing holiday, and 30 Frenchgate is a spacious five-bedroom luxury town house.
Brough Park, Richmond, DL10 7PJ
01748 850333 www.holidayathome.co.uk
What it is: An opulently-decorated home at High Newton by the Sea.
Highlight: The under floor heating throughout the property’s bathrooms.
Willow House does its best to keep all guests amused during their stay, with 3D televisions and a junior pool table just part of the entertainment on offer. What’s more, the Joiner Arms is only a few minutes walk away, offering great gourmet burgers and steaks. Natural beauty and stunning historical sites are synonymous with the North East’s coastline, with Bamburgh Castle and Dunstanburgh’s ruins providing a perfect vista for these luxurious cottages.
Willow Cottage, Newton by the Sea NE67 5AZ
01665 721332 www.gracedarlingholidays.com