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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 […]


5 Things to Love About Yellison Farm House

27 November, 2015

Set within a glorious private estate on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales, Yellison Farm House is a dream family holiday home. We headed off there for a pre-Christmas festive gathering with friends & family recently and came back totally besotted with the place. Here’s why… 5 Things to Love About Yellison Farm House #01 The […]


Gorgeous Cottages – Meet the Team!

19 November, 2015

Christina Brion – Managing Director Originally from Northern Ireland, Christina moved to Yorkshire many moons ago as an English undergraduate at Leeds University. Inspired by the stunning landscapes of Yorkshire 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 […]


Holiday Cottages – Interior Design Tips

18 November, 2015

You’ve found the perfect house, the sale is done and dusted and you’re ready to transform it into a luxury holiday cottage. So what next? With the help of renowned Yorkshire-based Interior Designer Rachel McLane we’ve put together a few hints and tips to get your started… Holiday Cottages – Interior Design Tips If you are thinking […]


Yorkshire Dales Guide to Health & Happiness!

16 November, 2015

Are you feeling tired, dazed and exhausted by modern life’s 24 hour online culture? Feeling pressure with work, family and life in general? Maybe its time to escape and enjoy a digital detox in the Yorkshire Dales. This fantastic Guide to Health & Happiness in the Yorkshire Dales gives you real practical ideas on how […]


5 Gorgeous Yorkshire Businesses – Nov 15

11 November, 2015

I have the very great pleasure of discovering lots of fantastic Yorkshire businesses while I’m out and about meeting with Cottage Owners. In this series of blogs we’re throwing a spotlight on some of these Gorgeous businesses – look them up next time you’re in the area! 5 Gorgeous Yorkshire Businesses This month we’re focusing […]


Yorkshire’s Great Railway Journeys

5 November, 2015

North Yorkshire is home to some of the best known and loved railway routes in the UK. With heritage railway lines, like the Wensleydale or North Yorkshire Moors Railways, lovingly restored to their former glory and the mainline Settle to Carlisle route offering spectacular views of the Dales, you can sit back, relax and enjoy […]


5 Things to Love About Nell Tom, Swaledale

3 November, 2015

Nell Tom is a magnificent 4-bedroom luxury holiday cottage set high on a hillside in glorious Swaledale. I had the pleasure of staying there recently and was lucky enough to experience it during a record-breaking heat-wave in November. I can’t promise you the same for every Autumnal visit, but I can promise you will fall […]


An Ode to Gorgeous Cottages

2 November, 2015

Our fabulous Booking Manager Marion felt inspired this week to put pen to paper and draft a poem about working in Gorgeous Cottages. Thank you Marion, for the poem and for looking after our Guests so marvelously! An Ode to Gorgeous Cottages We love our jobs at Gorgeous Cottages We really, really do! We love […]


The Gorgeous Guide to Masham

27 October, 2015

Once an inspiration for the painter Turner you’ll find the market town of Masham in the heart of North Yorkshire. Located not far from Ripon on the banks of the River Ure, Masham was also reportedly one of Lewis Carroll’s favourite places to visit. With not one but two great breweries, an award winning fine dining […]