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Archive for February, 2014

The Gorgeous Guide to Castle Howard – North York Moors

27 February, 2014

Yorkshire has more stately homes and grand country houses than you can shake a very big stick at, with the North York Moors in particular playing host to many of these stunning historical homes and estates. Castle Howard is one such estate.  Set just north of York in the captivating Howardian Hills, an Area of […]


5 of the Best Restaurants in York

24 February, 2014

Have you been to York lately?  On a recent visit there I was struck by how much the city has changed in the last decade, for the better.  It still has that same irresistible charm – the quaint shops, cobbled streets and cosy pubs – but in recent times it’s also become a buzzing cosmopolitan […]


Yorkshire Landscape Photography Holidays at Burtersett Cottage

19 February, 2014

Burtersett holiday cottage is set in a pretty hamlet between the market towns of Leyburn and Hawes in Wensleydale.  This idyllic corner of the Yorkshire Dales is particularly dramatic, and is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty at every turn. Talented Yorkshire photographer Mat Robinson recently spent a working holiday here and captured the […]


The Best Places to Eat in Yorkshire

17 February, 2014

Yorkshire is packed to the brim with fantastic independent restaurants, hidden away gastro-pubs and unique gourmet cafes.  And as our Gorgeous Cottages span the width and breath of this beautiful county you are sure to be near one when you book a stay with us. Take a look at our ‘Special Places to Eat in […]


5 Things to Love about Higher Scarcliffe Cottage, Yorkshire Dales

13 February, 2014

Sometimes you find a holiday cottage that you know you must return to at least once in your life.  Higher Scarcliffe in the Yorkshire Dales is one of those places.  This exquisite luxury cottage is quite simply one of the finest holiday homes in Yorkshire, and beyond. A magical mix of location, space, grandeur, style […]


Images of Yorkshire – Dave Zdanowicz

12 February, 2014

The varied and beautiful landscape of Yorkshire is the perfect backdrop for photographers of all levels and skills.  In this Images of Yorkshire we’re show-casing the work of talented local amateur photographer David Zdanowicz. Some stunning images of the Yorkshire Dales here, including it’s most recognizable inhabitants – sheep of course! Images of Yorkshire – […]


Escape to Yorkshire this half-term – Gorgeous Cottages Availability

11 February, 2014

As any parent knows, the approach of half-term is viewed with a mixture of optimism and mild panic.  This is an opportunity to spend some quality time with the kids, but on many occasions end up with bored youngsters and frazzled Mums & Dads! Break the cycle this year and do something different.  Whisk the […]


Yorkshire’s Top 10 – The Gorgeous Cottages Bucket List

9 February, 2014

Yorkshire has recently won a host of awards and accolades including being named in Lonely Planet’s Top Ten places to visit in the world 2014.  With the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire in July 2014 there has never been a better time to visit this fascinating and beautiful place. So, with that in mind […]


Cottage Owner Spotlight – Sleights Holiday Cottages

8 February, 2014

Gorgeous Cottages owner Joe & Geoff Ellis are lucky enough to own not one but five stunning luxury holiday cottages in Sleights on the Yorkshire Coast.  Starting off with just one, the traditional and very pretty The Piggery, they went on to build a further four more contemporary but equally beautiful luxury cottages. Having staying […]


5 Things to love about The Water Tower Holiday Cottage

6 February, 2014

The Water Tower near Northallerton in North Yorkshire is a fabulous large luxury cottage sleeping up to 12 adults comfortably.  It has serious wow-factor, from the enormous family size kitchen to the acres of pleasant grounds surrounding it. With its country character, impeccable interiors and generous rooms, this large holiday cottage is a classic venue […]