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Archive for December, 2013

5 things to love about The Hay Barn – North York Moors

31 December, 2013

The Hay Barn is one of our most popular large luxury cottages in Yorkshire.  It’s set in a picturesque little village in the North York Moors, just a few miles from Castle Howard. With it’s fantastic leisure facilities, large open spaces and idyllic location, it’s a bit of a no brainer why this large holiday […]


Images of Yorkshire – Jonathan McGee

29 December, 2013

In this collection of Yorkshire images we are featuring the dynamic and talented Yorkshire photographer Jonathan McGee. Based in Leeds, Jonathan’s work includes everything from landscape to architecture, with a particular passion for capturing field sports and country pursuits here in Yorkshire and beyond. Take a look at just some of his fantastic Yorkshire images […]


Going solo – Yorkshire Cottages for one

21 December, 2013

Who says you can’t book a holiday cottage for one?  We’ve taken lots of bookings recently from solo-travellers, photographers, cyclists and explorers – all wanting to experience a little luxury while discovering the beautiful landscape of Yorkshire. And of course we have several one-bedroom luxury cottages which are perfect for solo travellers.  Each one is […]


Walking Guides for the North York Moors

17 December, 2013

Much like the Yorkshire Dales, although probably slightly less well-known, the North York Moors has some of the best walking country in England. We recently discovered a fantastic resource for sourcing and downloading detailed walking guides for the North York Moors – the excellent North York Moors National Park website.  So start planning your walking […]


5 things to love about Miller’s Retreat, Yorkshire Dales

15 December, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at Miller’s Retreat during a very welcome spell of warm and sunny weather in the summer of 2013.  Yes the long hot days added a magical touch to that break, but the quality of this holiday cottage and its charming village location played a huge part in what was a […]


Images of Yorkshire – Charlotte Gale

12 December, 2013

In this week’s Yorkshire Images we are featuring Yorkshire-based Photographer Charlotte Gale / The following collection show-cases Charlotte’s talent for capturing beautiful landscape images of Yorkshire, including some stunning Autumnal scenes of Knaresborough near Harrogate.  Enjoy! Charlotte Gales’ Images of Yorkshire Autumn Leaves, Knaresborough A stunning Autumnal scene of the woodlands around Knaresborough.  This charming town sits […]


Two please! Discover our ‘Cottages for Couples’

9 December, 2013

It’s a common misconception that self-catering holidays are the domain of families or groups of friends.  We take lots of bookings from couples looking for a romantic holiday cottage in Yorkshire to escape to. Choosing a cottage for your romantic break is a great option.  You can cook for one another, enjoy a cuddle by […]


5 things to love about The Lodge Holiday Cottage, Pateley Bridge

7 December, 2013

There are holiday cottages which appeal because of their location, some which appeal because of their traditional and character and some which appeal because of their comfortable and homely atmosphere.  The Lodge LHB near Pateley Bridge has all three traits in abundance. I first encountered the Lodge LHB in deepest darkest January 2013 when I […]


Images of Yorkshire – Mark Davis

5 December, 2013

Every so often we like to feature beautiful images of Yorkshire from professional photographers and amateur enthusiasts on our blog for your viewing pleasure. This week it’s the very talented Mark Davis –  May it inspire you to come visit us and see this wonderful landscape for yourself! Images of Yorkshire – Mark Davies Bolton Abbey […]


Step back in time: The Grassington Dickensian Festival 2013

4 December, 2013

We’ve already highlighted the Grassington Dickensian Festival as one of our Top 6 Christmas Markets in Yorkshire, but it’s so good I think it deserves its own Blog spot! The Grassington Dickensian Festival really is like stepping back in time.  For three Saturdays leading up to Christmas Day the village is swathed in Christmas lights, […]