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Archive for October, 2017

A hamlet, a village, a town or a city?

31 October, 2017

Do you know your hamlets from your villages? How about what differentiates a city from a town? Fear not – we have put together this handy little guide to help you! A hamlet At the littlest end of the spectrum, a hamlet is a small settlement that has no central place of worship and no […]


10 Yorkshire Cottages for a romantic winter escape

30 October, 2017

Winter is the perfect time of year for a cosy cottage break with the person you love. Take a look at these romantic Yorkshire cottages and start planning your next short break. 10 holiday cottages for a romantic winter escape #01 Ivy Cottage, Great Broughton This cosy cottage has a great village location in the […]


Dark Skies in the North York Moors National Park

25 October, 2017

Dark skies in the North York Moors make it a great choice for stargazing! The lack of light pollution means the night skies are lit up by beautiful stars and you can see up to 10 times as many as you would in the city (up to 20,000 on a clear night). Now that the […]


Christmas in Yorkshire 2018!

24 October, 2017

There’s so much to do in Yorkshire throughout the festive period. From cosy cottages to Christmas markets, here are just some of our favourite things to do this Christmas in Yorkshire. Christmas in Yorkshire York Christmas Festival The city of York does Christmas in style with activities including an ice trail, living advent calendar, and […]


Images of Yorkshire – Wayne Calvert

19 October, 2017

Talented photographer Wayne Calvert was born in Middlesbrough in 1970 and gained a love of the countryside growing up with days out to Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington. Wayne started selling his work professionally around three years ago and we love his style of using bright saturated colours in his Yorkshire images. Take a look at […]


Design secrets of The Secret Garden in Richmond!

16 October, 2017

Alyson Savage is a busy (and talented) lady. Not only is she the owner of The Secret Garden in Richmond (a fabulous 2-bedroom property with a hot tub in the walled garden) but Alyson also owns Niche Living in Barnard Castle, a gorgeous little shop that specialises in everything you need to make your home […]


Come and visit Gorgeous Cottages at Countryside Live!

11 October, 2017

The Gorgeous Cottages team are heading to Harrogate next weekend (the 21st and 22nd October) to exhibit at Countryside Live at the Great Yorkshire Showground. We will be inside Hall 1 (it’s getting too cold to be outside) on stand number 15. Win a weekend break at Anvil Cottage Everyone who visits the Gorgeous Cottages […]


A Slice of Holiday Home Heaven in Sleights!

10 October, 2017

I recently paid a visit to a quintet of holiday cottages in Sleights. This pretty coastal village looks out over the Esk Valley in the North York Moors and is just 4 miles away from Whitby. You can walk to the coast or catch a regular train to Whitby. There’s also beautiful moorland to explore […]


Introducing Little Alf – a very cute (Yorkshire) Shetland Pony

5 October, 2017

We have fallen in love at the Gorgeous Cottages offices – and it’s with the cutest little Shetland Pony we have ever seen! His name is Alf, he’s just 28 inches high and we met his owner Hannah Russell recently at a Welcome to Yorkshire event. They live near Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales and […]


Halloween Events in Yorkshire 2017

4 October, 2017

Take a look at these top events taking place in Yorkshire for Halloween 2017. Illuminated Abbey, Whitby, 25th – 31st October As the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Whitby Abbey is a spooky place to head to for Halloween – especially as there will be a Victorian undertaker on-site. It’s also beautifully lit-up for the […]