Country Cottage Holiday

Luxury Holiday Cottages

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  • Published on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

It’s that time of year again … SummertimeSun shining, Temperatures rising, Smiles on people’s faces :) HOLIDAYS looming … Have you booked yours yet? Apparently more and more people are choosing to holiday in the U.K. - so it’s time to get out and explore your own backyard :)

for more information on our beautiful, family (including your pooch) friendly, luxury, rural retreats +44 (0)1723 373461


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  • Published on Monday, 24 March 2014

Spring has sprung and it will soon be time for the great Easter Egg Hunt! There are lots of wonderful activities for children (and big kids) and families all over the place during Easter. If you still haven’t organised your holiday, give us a call now …

GRANARY COTTAGE, Manor House Farm and Cottage, North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire has so much to offer any holidaymaker ... Fantastic Hiking, Cycling, Horse-Riding and even Skydiving! For those of us who prefer a more peaceful break, there are wonderful beaches and beachfront cafes on the North Yorkshire Coast, offering fabulous views - and fish and chips :) Food Festivals (nearby Malton and York) for the foodies, our very own Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, Museums, Galleries ... there really is something for everyone.


Thwaite Cottages, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham

The delightful North Cottage, East Cottage and West Cottage are a peaceful haven well worth a visit. Located in the beautiful rural location of the Scargill Estate near the charming town of Barnard Castle, and less than 30 miles from the city of Durham, the cottages offer tranquility, luxury and comfort.


Rosehaugh Estate, Black Isle, Scotland

The Boathouse, Otter Lodge, Red Kite House, Swallow and Roebuck Cottages never fail to delight our guests, who come back year after year to this stunning location and beautiful cottages.


Colin’s Blog from Bay Farm Cottages, BLACK ISLE, Scotland

March 2014

There is more significance to weather than you think. Paul Simons, writing ‘Weather Eye’ in The Times on 24th February 2014, recalled that a fierce Northeasterly gale in the channel on 24th February 1744 devastated the French Fleet bringing 15,000 French troops to support Bonnie Prince  Charlie’s Jacobite Rebellion, and that spell of bad weather saved this country from invasion. If it had not been for that gale, we might all be speaking French. The following day a letter to The Times by J.R.G. Edwards pointed out that the intention of the rebellion had been to restore the Throne to James Edward Stuart, The Old Pretender, and not his son, Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender. Bonnie Prince Charlie was leading the rebellion on behalf of his father. I recommend a visit to the National Trust’s excellent exhibition at Culloden near Inverness to anyone interested in one of the most important battles in the history of the United Kingdom. If the Highland Clans commanded by Charles Edward  Stuart had defeated the Duke of Cumberland’s Army on 16th April 1746, there might not be any need for a referendum on the future of Scotland on 18th September 2014. These are interesting times for those who live in Scotland now.

On a personal note, I cannot recall enjoying a milder, more benign winter in the North-East of Scotland. The blossom on my Cherry Tree says it all.  Sorry to all you poor people battered and flooded out in England this year. 

With best wishes


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  • Published on Thursday, 01 August 2013

We can all agree that we had a wonderful summer... perfect mix of holidays and sunshine.

Now it’s time to look ahead to Halloween and Christmas, yes … already! Lots of fun to look forward to in the regions around our lovely cottages, so make sure you have a good look at our website and links before you book :)

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  • Published on Saturday, 01 June 2013

SUMMER means HOLIDAYS! It is finally here, along with the sunshine and slightly raised temperatures.

Thwaite Cottages, County Durham, England

This is the perfect location for long country walks and relaxation. Lots to do in nearby Barnard Castle or, a little further away, in Durham.


The Agreement shall be between Broadland Properties Limited incorporated under the Companies Act and having its Registered Office at 137 Scalby Road, Scarborough, YO12 6TB (hereinafter called the Agent) acting as agent for the owner of the holiday cottage to which this letting relates (hereinafter called the Owner) and the party named in the booking form who is responsible to pay the hire charge in full (hereinafter called the holidaymaker) on the following Terms and Conditions.

The holidaymaker warrants that the holiday cottage named in the booking form (“the holiday cottage”) is to be used only for the purposes of a holiday as provided in the Housing Act 1988.

The holidaymaker undertakes to maintain and leave the holiday cottage and its furnishings and fittings in the same condition as at the date of the commencement of this holiday let and none of the furnishings and fittings shall be removed from the holiday cottage at any time and to reimburse the Owner for any damage, breakage or shortage.

The holidaymaker shall leave the holiday cottage in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the holiday let (and failing this the holiday cottage will be cleaned by or on behalf of the Owner and a charge made to the holidaymaker for the cost of such cleaning).

At the end of the period specified in the booking form, the holidaymaker undertakes to vacate the holiday cottage without demand.

The holidaymaker shall ensure that the holiday cottage is securely locked when not occupied during the period of the holiday let.

The holidaymaker shall not sublet the holiday cottage or any part thereof. 

The number of persons occupying the said holiday cottage shall not exceed the numbers of the party stated on the booking form.

The holidaymaker undertakes to prevent any member of his party from causing a nuisance or disturbance to other residents or occupiers in the neighbourhood. In the event of a problem arising, the Owner and/or its Agent has the right to require the holidaymaker and his party to leave immediately without reimbursement of any part of the hire charge.

The holidaymaker will indemnify the Owner and the Agent against any claim which may arise as a result of (a) this holiday letting and/or (b) the holidaymaker’s occupation and uses of the said cottage and/or (c) the holidaymaker’s breach of the terms hereof.

The holidaymaker may bring up to two well-behaved dogs to North Cottage and Granary Cottage, and one well-behaved dog to Manor House Farm & Cottage, East Cottage, Roebuck Cottage, The Boathouse, Otter Lodge and Osprey Apartment, provided the Owner and/or the Agent is advised of this when the booking is made. The holidaymaker shall not leave the dog/s alone in the cottage and shall not permit the dog/s in the bedrooms of, or on the furniture in the cottage. Otherwise no pets of any description are allowed in any cottage.

Cancellation: The holidaymaker is liable for the total hire charge unless written notice of the intention to cancel the booking is received at least eight weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday. The deposit paid to confirm the booking and other monies paid, will only be refunded if the Owner is able to re-let the holiday cottage for the period of the holiday let. In the event of re-letting the Owner will retain the sum of £100 plus VAT to cover administrative costs and (subject to deduction of that sum) refund to the holidaymaker the balance of monies received from the holidaymaker or the sum received from re-letting whichever sum shall be the lower. Every effort will be made to re-let a cancelled booking but the holidaymaker is advised to take out holiday insurance to cover that eventuality.

Any complaint or problem relating to the Property should immediately be notified to the Owner or any caretaker or key holder identified in the booking acceptance so that an opportunity is given to rectify the problem or deal with the complaint. No refund will be considered if the Owner has not been given the opportunity to rectify any problem during the booking.

Where more than one person is named on the booking form the expression ‘the holidaymaker’ shall include all such persons whose obligations shall be joint and several and (where applicable) words importing the male gender shall include the female and words importing the singular shall include the plural.

The Agent acts as agent for the Owner(s) specified below.

  • Thwaite Farm Cottages, Scargill, Barnard Castle, DL12 9SZ – The Trustees of J M Guthrie's 1965 Settlement.
  • Granary Cottage, Hilla Green Farm, Hackness, Scarborough, YO13 0BS – J Guthrie
  • Manor House Farm & Cottage, Troutsdale, Scarborough, YO13 9PS – J Guthrie
  • Rosehaugh Estate Cottages, Avoch, Ross-shire, IV9 8RF – Broadland Properties Ltd.
  • Bay Farm Cottages, Munlochy Bay, Avoch, Ross-shire, IV9 8RP - Broadland Properties Ltd.


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CottagePeakHighMidLowOffPet Friendly
Granary Cottage £945 £945 £850 £700 £700 Yes
Manor House Farm £760 £760 £655 £550 £550 Yes
Manor House Farm Cottage £550 £550 £445 £340 £340 Yes
West Cottage £475 £475 £375 £275 £275 No
North Cottage £485 £485 £385 £285 £285 Yes
East Cottage £485 £485 £385 £285 £285 Yes
Roebuck Cottage £658 £615 £540 £485 £455 Yes
Swallow Cottage £658 £615 £540 £485 £455 No
The Boathouse £965 £860 £725 £640 £598 Yes
Otter Lodge £930 £820 £690 £620 £580 Yes
Red Squirrel Apartment £555 £520 £485 £450 £450 No
Osprey Apartment £790 £735 £685 £610 £610 Yes

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