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Archive for March, 2014

The Top 10 Pubs in Yorkshire

28 March, 2014

Now, before I even start on this list I know this is going to be hugely contentious! Yorkshire is the land of cosy country pubs, centuries old inns and delightful little bars that you could happily squirrel yourself away in for an afternoon.  How can I possibly pick just 10 pubs from a list as […]


Images of Yorkshire – Working the View

26 March, 2014

In this week’s collection of Yorkshire images we are showcasing the work of Yorkshire photographer Mark Butler and in particular his project & resulting book on the Yorkshire Dales National Park: Working the View This fascinating project is a unique collaboration between brother and sister Mark and Sarah – Mark the photographer, Sarah the writer.  Read […]


The Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival 2014

24 March, 2014

Set within the grounds of Burton Agnes, a beautiful Elizabethan stately home in Yorkshire, The 2014 Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival promises to deliver a spectacular show yet again this year. The Festival takes place on 27th – 29th June this year and is actually one of the fringe events of the Tour De […]


Lights, camera, action! Yorkshire on Camera

21 March, 2014

The diverse and beautiful landscape of Yorkshire makes it the perfect place for film locations.  Throw into the mix the historical backdrops, the grand country houses and the striking cityscapes, and its no wonder so many Hollywood Blockbusters and much-loved TV series have been filmed here. From All Creatures Great and Small to the lavish […]


The heart of a holiday home, the kitchen!

20 March, 2014

Did you know that the majority of people look at kitchens and bathrooms first when choosing which holiday cottage to book?  It’s a fascinating fact that we want our holiday kitchens to be something spectacular. If you are holidaying with friends or family then the kitchen will be the heart of the home during your […]


Meet Yorkshire Artist Bridget Askew

18 March, 2014

Bridget Askew is a Yorkshire artist living and working in rural Ryedale, a particularly beautiful part of the North York Moors. In this spotlight on the Arts in Yorkshire, Gorgeous Cottages takes a look at Bridget’s work and how it is synonymous with the Yorkshire landscape surrounding her… Yorkshire Artist Bridget Askew Bridget’s recent work […]


Cottage Owner Spotlight – St. Aidans Cottage Hemsley

15 March, 2014

Gorgeous Cottages owners Harriet Walsh, Vanessa Bridge and Johnathan Lindh set off on an adventure several years ago to restore a beautiful but neglected 19th Century Church near Helmsley into a stunning luxury holiday cottage. As you can imagine, planning was difficult, but they successfully managed to convince those involved that a super-sharp contemporary extension […]


Highlights of Springtime Live 2014 – Yorkshire Showground Harrogate

12 March, 2014

One of the biggest events specifically for kids this Easter holidays in Yorkshire is the Springtime Live 2014 event at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.  Perfect for parents of young children, this one day event promises to be a hugely entertaining day out for the whole family.  Based on a theme of Spring and […]


The Star Inn the City – York’s best restaurant?

10 March, 2014

My husband always accuses me of never doing anything romantic, so on Valentine’s Day this year I was determined to prove him wrong.  Covertly planning a day off work, I surprised him with a day trip to York. So what was included in the itinerary?  Well, a cup of Tea and a Fat Rascal at […]


A cottage with a view in Yorkshire

7 March, 2014

The events in E M Forster’s wonderful novel ‘A room with a view’ unfold against the backdrop of Florence in Italy.   A truly beautiful city and one which affords many spectacular views from hotel windows. The desire to have a view from any holiday accommodation is universal.  To be able to sit and gaze out […]