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Artistic Yorkshire

Meet the owner of The Artist’s Retreat in Moulton

28 November, 2018

The Artist’s Retreat is a very fitting name for owner Colleen Vaux’s latest holiday cottage in Moulton. Colleen has loved painting pictures from the age of 3 and after a career spanning advertising agencies and financial services she has returned to her first love – art. Colleen’s husband is originally from the village of Moulton […]


Yorkshire Artists – Richard O’Neill

22 June, 2018

Bradford-born digital artist Richard O’Neill specialises in hand-drawn contemporary travel landscapes. Much of his work is inspired by Yorkshire and his images range from the beauty of the Yorkshire Coast to the stunning landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. Here at Gorgeous Cottages we absolutely love the vibrancy of Richard’s images. They manage to perfectly capture […]


Yorkshire Designers – Hannah Nunn

6 February, 2017

Hannah Nunn is originally from Leeds and has been designing and making beautiful lamps for over 12 years. Her range (which is all available on now includes lighting, wallpaper and fabrics which is inspired by the intricate deatils found in the natural world. Hannah is now based in Hebden Bridge and has a lighting and […]


Shakespeare’s Yorkshire!

9 June, 2016

‘Ah what a life were this, how sweet, how lovely!’ The Think Light Platform is a Yorkshire-based creative company who specialise in bringing unique theatre performances to beautiful locations in Yorkshire. This year they are following up their hugely successful production ‘Shakespeare’s Yorkshire’ with another outdoor performance at stunning Jervaulx Abbey in the Dales. We […]


Yorkshire Artists – Lucy Pittaway

20 May, 2016

Lucy Pittaway is a Yorkshire-based artist who specialises in bright and colourful paintings of the local landscape and animals. She was was also recently chosen as the official artist of the Tour De Yorkshire race. We’ve show-cased some of her gorgeous work below… Yorkshire Artists – Lucy Pittaway Sky High Spectators Hills, Dales & Woolly […]


Yorkshire Artists – Sarah Harris

28 April, 2016

We love love love Sarah Harris’ prints of iconic Yorkshire locations and landmarks. Take a look and see how many places you recognise! Sarah Harris graduated in 2005 with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design and spent her career working in Design, Marketing and Buying. She rediscovered her love of drawing in 2011 after an evening course at Leeds College […]


A year at Thorp Perrow – Rod Bennington

11 April, 2016

Born in North Yorkshire and having spent most of his life in the area, Rod Bennington now lives near Northallerton, a base he regards as ideal for landscape photography as its midway between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. His interest and involvement in photography spans more than forty years, but it is […]


Images of Yorkshire – Steve Race

4 March, 2016

Steve Race is an award-winning wildlife photographer based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. A keen naturalist and birder for over 30 years, he’s lived on the Yorkshire Coast all of his life and believes there is no better place for variety of habitats and amazing wildlife. Inspired by the natural world around him Steve captures incredible […]


5 Things Not to Miss Yorkshire 2016

13 January, 2016

With 2016 now here, we thought it was the ideal time to take a look at some of the events taking place in Yorkshire over the coming year. As ever there will be lots to see and do throughout the region so whether you prefer outdoor activities, good food or a bit of culture there […]


Yorkshire Artists – Kitty North

28 November, 2015

Kitty North has lived and worked in Yorkshire for 25 years. Kitty is a painter of landscapes and peoples with an extraordinary ability for revealing the pulse and spirituality of her subjects. Often taking inspiration from the Yorkshire Dales landscape, you’ll find some of her work in our luxury cottages Higher Scarcliffe & Yellison. We’re […]