The Lake District
Tottergill Farm Cottages, Brampton, Cumbria
Boasting breathtaking views of the Lake District and Scottish Hills, this collection of nine self-catered cottages on the outskirts of the quaint village of Castle Carrock, offers guests a luxurious escape amidst spectacular scenery. Cottages are sleek and spacious with plenty of traditional twists - think exposed beams, high ceilings and wood burners, and many have outside decking complete with private hot tubs. The fantastic walking and cycling opportunities of the Lake District are on your doorstep here, as well as Hadrian’s Wall and a host of traditional pubs.
A two-night break at Ash Cottage starts from £260 (based on two sharing) on a self-catering basis.
The Yorkshire Dales
Stone Barn Escapes, West Leas Farm, Ripon, Yorkshire
Located in the heart of North Yorkshire is West Leas Farm, a working farm home to a collection of converted stone barns set amidst rolling farmland. The six cottages offer well-equipped kitchens and spacious living areas as well as plenty of traditional touches harking back to the barns’ pasts. Guests can spend time exploring the beautiful Yorkshire countryside as well as the pretty postcard villages and towns around the area that are steeped in history, including Ripon, the oldest city in Britain.
A two-night break at Archway Cottage starts from £180 (based on up to four sharing) on a self-catering basis.
Coquet B&B at Elyhaugh Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland
Found at Elyhaugh Farm, a mixed working farm just outside the picturesque village of Longframlington, this elegant B&B offers peace and quiet by the bucketful from its pretty riverside setting. The B&B is surrounded by tranquil countryside, perfect for long walks and leisurely strolls, with the village of Longframlington boasting a selection of great pubs to enjoy; as well as Longframlington Gardens.
A one night stay at Coquet B&B starts from £80 per room per night (based on two sharing) on a B&B basis.
Chestnut Lodge, Preston, Lancashire
Overlooking lush open fields and surrounded by a pretty garden is Chestnut Lodge, a traditional log cabin on a working dairy farm, which can be found down a country lane on the outskirts of the village of Pilling. Built using timber from Estonia’s renewable forest, the cabin offers a unique getaway in the Great British countryside for a family of four, housing two spacious bedrooms (one king, one twin), a well-equipped kitchen and cosy living area. There’s even underfloor heating, ensuring a warm stay no matter what the weather. Pilling Sands, a fantastic spot for walking, fishing and birdwatching, is located just 20 minutes away with a variety of fishing lakes nearby. The traditional market town of Garstang is also nearby, boasting a great collection of independent stores and eateries to enjoy.
A seven-night stay at Chestnut Lodge is available from £290 (based on four sharing) on a self-catering basis.
Low Urpeth Farm, Chester Le Street, Durham
Foodies in search of a cracking breakfast need look no further than Low Urpeth Farm, a pretty farmhouse B&B located on a working farm, offering three cosy en-suite rooms and an award-winning breakfast to boot. Rooms offer a ‘home away from home’ vibe for guests, but the real star of the show is the “Cracking Urpeth Breakfast”. Served in the farmhouse’s traditional dining room overlooking the farm’s lush fields, guests are greeted with a delicious, locally-sourced spread, including fresh Northumberland sausages and onion chutney, Beamish & Northumberland honey, smoked salmon and kippers, fresh fruit and a selection of yoghurts.
A night at Low Urpeth Farm starts from £70 per room per night (based on two sharing) on a B&B basis.