Luxury Holiday Cottages

In Idyllic Locations

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  • Published on Friday, 08 January 2016
Granary Cottage and Manor House Farm, nr Scarborough, North Yorkshire - Primrose Cottage, Sedbergh, Cumbria - Thwaite Cottages, nr Barnard Castle, Co Durham - Bay Farm Cottages, Red Kite House and Apartments, Boathouse and Otter Lodge, nr Inverness, Scotland

It's time to cheer ourselves up, especially considering the weather conditions at the moment ... so give the Gym a miss, go out for Afternoon Tea, take in a good Movie, go Bowling, and organise your Breaks and Holidays for the year!

There are lots of great reasons to book a self catering holiday in one of our home-from-home cottages ... so here's the ABC version :

Away from it all

Beautiful, secluded countryside locations for complete freedom, but not too far from the shops, pubs and restaurants

Comfortable cottages, and cosy luxury with every little detail thought through (we hope!)

Dog friendly!

Excellent, personal and caring customer service

Family friendly and Flexibility of self catering

Great events and activities nearby

Home from home

need I go on? :)

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  • Published on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

SMILE - It's nearly Christmas :)

Our new arrival is officially here and available for your Christmas break at only £513 for the week! 

Primrose Cottage is a cosy, terraced cottage set in the heart of the pretty town of Sedbergh in Cumbria. It has just undergone extensive refurbishment to turn it into a very comfortable, lovely holiday home.  Only a short walk to the centre of Sedbergh and its local pubs, restaurants, bookshops, and Sedbergh School. A perfect spot to use as a base to explore this charming town, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.  Primrose Cottage is fully furnished and very well equipped so we hope you will have everything you need, including free WiFi. Downstairs is an open plan Living / Dining / Kitchen area, Smart TV / Freeview, and a cloakroom. Upstairs has one King bedroom, one Twin bedroom, and a Family bathroom with a bath and overhead shower.

The summer holidays a distant memory ... the streets and driveways lined with Autumn leaves ... and the shops bursting with Christmas decorations and gifts! Black Friday is just around the corner so the pressure is on .. Why don’t you sit back, relax, and let your mind drift to your next holiday ... If you are considering coming to stay in one of our gorgeous cottages over the next few months, there is lots going on with the run up the Christmas and beyond: Markets, Ice Rinks and Pantomimes ... Have a really good one wherever you are :)

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  • Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Festivals, Fun and Frivolity!  Yes it’s that time of year again – Summer Holidays are just around the corner and it’s time to book yours, if you haven’t already!

Some local events and links to follow if you are considering visiting us again this year ... we hope you do ..

Have a wonderful Summer and may the sun shine for you ...

Our gorgeous, cosy Manor House Farm Cottage is on special offer through the summer months at only £450 per week! A lovely, comfortable cottage - sitting room, kitchen/dining room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garden/patio - in a stunning rural location just outside Scarborough, it is very well equipped and beautifully furnished, down to the best quality bed linen so you can sleep in luxurious comfort :)

Granary Cottage, Manor House Farm and Cottage, nr. Scarborough, North Yorkshire

3 – 5 July Staxtonbury Family Music Festival, Burton Agnes Hall Jazz festival

18 July Pickering Music Festival

14 – 16 July The Great Yorkshire Show

25 July – 2 August Muston Scarecrow Festival

Lots of great events in July and the summer months:

Wildlife, Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding, Fishing, Surfing and even Skydiving ...         

Thwaite Cottages, Scargill, nr. Barnard Castle, County Durham

Magna Carta is on display until the end of August - - “the last surviving copy of the 1216 issue”, a must see!

16 – 19 July Brass Festival in Durham

11 July – 25 October is the long awaited Yves Saint Laurent exhibition

The great outdoors : Hamsterley Forest, High Force and Low Force Waterfalls, North Pennines, Durham Dales and lots more.

Rosehaugh Estate Cottages and Bay Farm Cottages, Avoch, The Black Isle, nr Inverness, Ross-shire

Masses of things happening in and around Inverness, a wide range of events from Highland Games to Basil Brush!

Have a great holiday – wherever you are :)

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  • Published on Monday, 13 April 2015
SPRING has sprung

Spring has definitely Sprung! I hope you all had a lovely Easter Break and planning your next holiday? The dolphins are waiting for you at Munlochy Bay, near our Rosehaugh Estate cottages; The gorgeous Yorkshire Dales National Park just a short drive from our Thwaite Cottages near Barnard Castle (you should visit the quirky 'Forbidden Corner' near Leyburn while you're there ...); and of course the fabulous Tour de Yorkshire Stage 1 whizzing by only metres from our Granary Cottage near Scarborough on 1 May! How exciting is that?!! Do give us a call if you would like to know more about our cottages - we look forward to hearing from you ... :)

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  • Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2015
NEWSLETTER - Feb/Mar 2015

News from Scarborough, North Yorkshire

It's nearly March and the early mornings are definitely getting brighter so it doesn’t feel like you’re walking your dog in the middle of the night! Valentine's Day and the Half Term holidays have been and gone, Easter soon and then that first Bank Holiday in May, when the Tour de Yorkshire is coming our way - the route has now been announced and I'm sure all you keen cyclists out there already know that Stage One, on Friday 1st May, is from Bridlington to Scarborough, Stage Two on Saturday 2nd May is Selby to York, and Stage Three on Sunday 3rd May is Wakefield to Leeds. We already have a keen cycle fan booked into one of our lovely cottages, but still have two cottages available during that period.  The Stage 1 peloton will be zooming right through Hackness, only metres from our Granary Cottage! Have a look and book soon ... Route maps: stage-1/map, stage-2/map, stage-3/map

News from Barnard Castle, nr Durham

BIG NEWS this Yves Saint Laurent exhibition is coming to the Bowes Musuem on 11 July - 25 October 2015 ... The grand gala opening on 9 July is (rumoured) to be attended by serious celebrities, such as Anna Wintour (editor American Vogue), Vivienne Westwood, Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Craig with his wife Rachel Weisz and probably a whole lot more ... and it just so happens we have our lovely cottages at Scargill, just outside Barnard Castle, and very convenient for the Bowes Museum. The Barnard Castle Chic Vintique Fair is held on the first Wednesday of each month (from June to November) in The Witham Hall in Barnard Castle. It’s a collection of antiques and collectables including jewellery, objets d’art and various arty goodies – for the antique enthusiasts amongst you.  There are lots of lovely antique shops to peruse along Bank Street too, as well as the essential tea rooms in and around town for your afternoon tea.

News from the Black Isle, nr Inverness

Colin’s Blog – with a contribution from Mr Gof Thompson, who stayed at Bay Farm Cottages in January 2015:

Winter at Bay Farm

“You may have not thought about visiting the cottages at Rosehaugh in the winter. You can experience some spectacular scenery and see lots of wildlife.  You can be warm and snug in the cottages and explore the Highlands by car. The roads in the Highlands are quickly cleared of snow and, apart from the recent gales, the North-East of Scotland has had some of the best weather in the UK this winter.  

January has brought the north of Scotland two extremes. First, early in the month, we had high winds which brought down many established trees. Then snow enveloped the highlands and for a short time the coast. As always the roads were quickly cleared and well maintained, so travelling around was easy with a little extra care. It was possible to travel and explore the wonderful snow covered landscape, often in glorious sunshine. The mountains, lochs and rivers all impress at this time of year.

This has been a difficult time for the wildlife, but they are resilient and know how to cope. At Bay Farm there have been good sightings of Red Squirrels (we think the population may be growing – with the help of Colin’s nuts), Red Kites, Buzzards, Reed Buntings, Yellowhammers, Redshank, Godwits and many others. Seals and Otters were seen locally. The wind and snow brought large numbers of deer, Roe and Red, low down close to roads and houses. Sightings were excellent.”

Come and visit soon :)