Our friends at Gorgeous Cottages are once again banishing the January blues with a heaps of beautiful boltholes to spend a winter’s weekend.

Get ready to fall in love with Ivy Cottage, an adorable little one-bedroom hideaway tucked away in the heart of Great Broughton, a picture-perfect village at the foot of the North York Moors National Park. It’s an idyllic spot to spend quality time with a loved one – switching off and escaping the every day in the most elegant surrounding.

Ivy Cottage has been lovingly transformed into a stunning and spacious open plan holiday home boasting country charm and character in every nook and cranny.

Think comfy leather sofas perfect for snuggling, a luxe log-burner to lounge by, and cosy throws to help you wrap up warm with a glass of red or two. When it comes to evening entertainment, you’ll find a TV with DVD player, radio and MP3 USB charging port.

The traditional yet tasteful kitchen forms the heart of the home – complete with heated underfoot flooring for those cooler days. The dining table is a lovely spot to lap up a bit of brekkie, lunch or afternoon tea.

The beautiful bedroom at the front of the cottage boasts an opulent king-size, solid oak sleigh bed with a luxury pocket sprung mattress. Dressed in crisp cotton with a lime green throw, waking up in this room is a total dream.

Next door is the clean and contemporary bathroom with its huge walk-in shower and monsoon shower head. Complete with underfloor heating, top-quality fixtures and complimentary Temple Spa toiletries, you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to a five star resort.

The beauty of this homely hideaway doesn’t stop at the interiors. The cottage’s outside space is pretty sweet too. From the kitchen, patio doors open up to a private courtyard kitted out with rattan armchairs and a bistro table for those al fresco suppers under the stars.

Stroll out of Ivy Cottage and on to the streets of the beautiful village of Great Broughton and you’ll find two fantastic dining pubs, perfect for a pre or post-walk bite to eat.

Just a few miles away is the beautiful market town of Stokesley. Hosting a bustling market every Friday on its cobbled centre square, this charming Georgian town is home to a fine selection of unique boutiques, cafes, bistros, bars and restaurants. The neighbouring village of Great Ayton is also a lovely spot to explore – with winter walks aplenty.

Heading in the other direction, Ivy Cottage visitors can jump in the car and make their way up through the North York Moors to the warm and friendly market town of Helmsley. If a little bit of indulgence is on your agenda, a visit to the Feversham Arms Hotel’s Verbena Spa is an absolute must.

Ivy Cottage is in an idyllic location for exploring the quaint country villages of North Yorkshire. Pack your bags, pick up a loved one and prepare for a perfectly pampered weekend away at the foot of the North York Moors.

This winter, we’ve teamed up with Gorgeous Cottages to offer Luxe readers the chance to win a three-night stay for two, at Ivy Cottage in Great Broughton. To be in with the chance of winning this whimsical winter escape, follow this link: luxe-magazine.co.uk/win