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Recommended places to eat in Helmsley and Pickering

13 December, 2017

Looking for some recommended places to eat in Pickering, how about the best restaurants in Helmsley? Look no further! Gorgeous Cottages have put together some of our favourite places to eat in and around these two North York Moors towns. Recommended places to eat in Pickering The Black Swan Coaching Inn This traditional 18th century […]


11 Christmas Cocktails to try – Slingsby Gin

8 December, 2017

Here at Gorgeous Cottages we just love a Christmas Cocktail – especially if it contains Slingsby Gin! It’s the perfect tipple for sitting in front of the fire in one of our cosy country cottages. That’s why we are thrilled that the experts at Harrogate based Slingsby Gin have given us the recipes to some […]


8 dog-friendly pubs in the North York Moors

7 December, 2017

Fancy a dog-friendly holiday to the North York Moors but wondering where you will be able to take your doggie? We’ve put together a selection of some top dog-friendly pubs in the North York Moors where your four-legged friend will be made more than welcome. 8 dog friendly pubs in the North York Moors #01 […]


Holiday Cottages in and around Pickering

5 December, 2017

There’s plenty to do on a Yorkshire holiday or short break to Pickering. Ride an NYMR steam train to Whitby, pack a picnic and head to Dalby Forest or explore the ruins of the 13th century Pickering Castle. Pickering Holiday Cottages range from cute and cosy to large and grand. Here are some of our […]


10 tips for creating dog-friendly holiday cottages

4 December, 2017

Dog-friendly cottage holidays have never been more popular and there is a massive market for pet-friendly cottages, both for family holidays and romantic short breaks. Booking a dog-friendly cottage in the UK means there is no need for expensive kennelling or the hassle of trying to arrange a pet passport. Getting your holiday cottage right […]


The latest Yorkshire Holiday Cottages – November 2017

27 November, 2017

This collection of holiday cottages in Yorkshire have been launched by Gorgeous Cottages in the last couple of months. Take a look and let us know which is your favourite! West Acre You can gather your family and friends for a special celebration at this large luxury holiday cottage near York. West Acre is perfect […]


Discover a Masterchef’s favourite Yorkshire produce

24 November, 2017

After 18 years in the industry, and having worked in some of the world best hotels and restaurants, Masterchef The Professionals finalist and runner-up Dan Graham found himself being drawn to Yorkshire in 2013. He has worked in some of the UK’s best restaurants including the 2 Michelin Star Le Gavroche and now runs ‘At […]


10 Top Yorkshire Christmas Markets to visit in December

23 November, 2017

Have you been to a Christmas Market this year yet? I think they are one of the best ways to get in the Christmas spirit and get your Christmas shopping done at the same time. There’s lots of festive fun taking place in Yorkshire during December 2017. Here is our guide to 10 Christmas Markets […]


The latest holiday cottages with a hot tub!

20 November, 2017

If there’s one thing guaranteed to make your UK cottage break even more special, it’s staying in a holiday cottage with a hot tub. Take a look at the fabulous holiday cottages with hot tubs that have joined Gorgeous Cottages over the last few months! Heather View Lodge This fabulous 4-bedroom holiday cottage in Rosedale […]


My short break to the Yorkshire Dales!

16 November, 2017

What better way to re-charge the batteries than escaping to a cosy country cottage in the Yorkshire Dales? Aygill Farm Cottage is an idyllic rural retreat so fitted the bill perfectly for a much needed relaxing girly weekend break in Yorkshire! A warm welcome (and warm scones) Aygill Farm Cottage is a sweet one-bedroom cottage […]