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About us

Passionate about Yorkshire

Our story

We are Gorgeous Cottages, a luxury holiday cottage brand with properties all across Yorkshire. We first launched in 2012 in the market town of Stokesley by founder Christina Brion who, along with her small team, were driven by their shared passion for Yorkshire and the desire to deliver the very best self-catering holidays. Gorgeous Cottages are now proud to represent the finest collection of cottages across the region, with more than 180 luxury properties for our guests to choose from.

Hindlethwaite Hall

A shared love for all things Yorkshire

At Gorgeous Cottages we absolutely adore Yorkshire and everything about it - and what's not to love? From walking in the Yorkshire Dales, relaxing on the North York Moors, enjoying a drink in front of a wood-burning fire or eating fresh fish and chips on the Yorkshire Coast,

We’re also proud to know Yorkshire inside and out – it’s what makes us special. Our wealth of local knowledge and expertise means we can help our guests find the most fabulous self-catering accommodation to suit their requirements, in a location they will absolutely love, so they get the luxury holiday they deserve.


 Robin Hood's Bay
 River Esk

Holiday the Gorgeous way

Of course, nobody wants to settle for second best on a hard-earned holiday and that’s why we make sure every one of our properties is gorgeous in its own unique way. From a barn conversion with a stunning view of Wensleydale to a 5-star boutique bolthole in a prime location, each cottage has something truly special about it. We handpick every property so whether you need somewhere pup-friendly for your canine companion or somewhere family-friendly to run wild with the kids, we’ve got it covered.

Time and again our guest reviews and recommendations are fantastic. A unanimous success with our guests, 98% of customers have been in touch to say they would return to book a future break with Gorgeous Cottages – so what are you waiting for? Come and browse our collection today.


Finding our place with The Travel Chapter

Gorgeous Cottages has become part of The Travel Chapter family – innovative market leaders for high quality, self-catering holidays with a diverse network of trusted holiday brands. With an exceptional team made up of dedicated and passionate people across the UK, The Travel Chapter ensures that customers and owners alike get a truly personal, first-class customer experience.

To see The Travel Chapter’s wider range of brands which represent quality and diversity, including flagship brand holidaycottages.co.uk, please take a look at our brands page.


Christina Brion

Founder of Gorgeous Cottages, Christina Brion, moved to Yorkshire from Northern Ireland as an English undergraduate at Leeds University.  Inspired by Yorkshire's stunning landscapes and with a love of all things luxury, she launched Gorgeous Cottages in 2012 with just a handful of cottages and a desire to do something different. As well as the business, Christina is kept busy by her two daughters Poppy and Florence.

Phil Brion

Phil Brion joined the team in 2017 and is Yorkshire born and bred. When he's not in the office or with the children, Phil can be found cycling across Yorkshire or sampling a local ale or two. 

Louise Brion

It was a pleasure to welcome Louise Brion into our Gorgeous family. Working towards an accountancy qualification in her spare time, Louise is our super-bright youngster who does a sterling job at Gorgeous.

Julie Smith

Julie Smith has worked for Gorgeous for many years and she loves a trip to the Yorkshire Coast (particularly when it is sunny) amongst other things, and enjoys visiting the Gorgeous Cottages.

Maureen Ovington

Maureen Ovington, a former guest of Gorgeous Cottages, loved staying in our cottages so much she decided to join the team! Maureen loves walking, dining out and relaxing in a hot tub.

The Travel Chapter Limited trading as Gorgeous Cottages is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts as an intermediary.
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