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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

A 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 […]


Anvil Cottage – a perfect rural retreat!

28 September, 2017

The owners of Anvil Cottage fell in love with its rural setting as soon as they saw it. Andy and Lindsey Grant live right next door in the main farmhouse and decided to develop the holiday cottage so more people could enjoy the peace and quiet of this stunning part of the world. Andy is […]


A glittering award ceremony celebrating women in business!

25 September, 2017

We were absolutely thrilled to attend the Yorkshire, North East and Scotland Regional Forward Ladies Awards event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle last Friday (22nd September). The glittering ceremony was a celebration of the massive contribution that women make to businesses throughout the region and one of the brilliant ladies shortlisted was Gorgeous […]


10 cosy cottages for an Autumn break in Yorkshire

18 September, 2017

You can’t beat cuddling up in a cosy cottage when the weather starts to get colder. Adding another log to the wood-burning fire and pouring a glass of red sounds like the perfect way to relax, doesn’t it. Take a look at these 10 cosy Yorkshire cottages that are just perfect for an Autumn break. […]


Artisan Yorkshire Holiday Boxes from Born and Bred!

15 September, 2017

We absolutely love the new name, recipes and website from Yorkshire Recipe Box specialists Born and Bred. Previously named Snap! the team led by brothers Charles and Geoff Allen have been delivering Yorkshire Holiday Boxes to Gorgeous Cottages throughout the county over the last few months. They have just had a great new re-brand which […]