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Keep teens (and tweens) happy on a UK cottage holiday!

9 April, 2018

Keeping everyone entertained on a family holiday or short break can be a challenge. Especially when it comes to teenagers (and pre-teens for that matter)! Here are some things to think about when it comes to keeping your teens (and tweens) happy on a UK cottage holiday. Make sure there is WIFI in the holiday […]


10 family activities to try in and around York

6 April, 2018

You’ll find plenty to keep children of all ages entertained on a visit to this Yorkshire city. Take a look at these 10 family activities to try in and around York. #01 Jorvik Viking Centre The Jorvik Viking Centre re-opened last year and is now bigger and better than ever before. The main attraction is […]


Book a luxury short break to York!

5 April, 2018

Who doesn’t love a visit to York. This fabulous Yorkshire city mixes medieval buildings, cosmopolitan bars and first-class shops and restaurants. There’s always something happening in York and plenty to see and do for couples, families and groups of friends alike. Whether you like a 5-star luxury apartment in York city centre to a holiday […]


What’s happening in Yorkshire – April 2018

4 April, 2018

Find out What’s Happening in Yorkshire – April 2018 with this selection of events taking place across the region: Harrogate Flower Show: 26th – 29th April Taking place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, the Harrogate Spring Flower show has been rated the UK’s best gardening event by Which. This horticultural extravaganza includes show […]


Host a special birthday celebration at West Acre

Getting family and friends together for a special birthday celebration can take planning and preparation. The best celebration properties tend to book up quickly so pick your date in advance. Everyone can add it to their diaries and it’s more likely your ideal celebration property will be available. When it comes to celebration properties it […]


5 dog-friendly walks in the Yorkshire Dales

3 April, 2018

What better way to exercise your dog than by taking them for a walk in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside. You can even stop for a cheeky pint in one of the many dog-friendly pubs in this beautiful part of Yorkshire. As long as you are considerate (keep dogs on a lead where appropriate and […]


Owner guide – what to include in your welcome hamper

27 March, 2018

If you are thinking of letting out your holiday cottage then there’s lots of things to think about. From getting the layout right to planning your furnishings, there’s plenty of things you can do to make your luxury Yorkshire holiday cottage stand out from the crowd. One thing though which many holiday owners overlook is […]


The latest Yorkshire Holiday Cottages – March 2018

Looking to book a UK staycation during 2018? Whether you are thinking of arranging a short break with friends, a romantic getaway or a family holiday, take a look at our latest Yorkshire Holiday Cottages. New cottages on the Gorgeous Cottages website: Mount Pleasant – sleeps 5 This 3-bedroom holiday home is located in the […]


Six holiday cottages near Castle Howard

26 March, 2018

Spring is always a lovely time to visit Castle Howard. The grand 18th century  home is open to the public from the end of March. As well as admiring the stately rooms you can take a turn around the gorgeous gardens in one of the finest historic houses in the UK. The surrounding Howardian Hills […]


10 tips for booking a large celebration property

Booking a large celebration property is a great way to mark a special event in style. Whether it’s for a birthday or an anniversary you are guaranteed a celebration to remember. It is important however to think about who will be coming and meeting the needs of your guests. Here are our 10 tips for […]