A Place in the Pines

What? A Place in the Pines is an idyllic woodland escape. Venture into the trees, check in to your canvas lodge and you’ll feel completely lost – but right at home at the same time. It’s exciting, it’s enchanting and it’s really quite magical. The lodges themselves are something you might find in the Swiss mountains – or in the depths of Canada.

Where? Off the beaten track just off the A19 near Osmotherley you’ll see towering pines – beneath them, is A Place in the Pines. Whether you’re visiting in the height of summer, or in the deepest winter, this is the perfect spot for an evening under the stars – or a cosy evening by the fire.


It’s the whimsical woodland retreat we’ve all been waiting for – and it’s right here on our doorstep in North Yorkshire! Waking up to the smell of a campfire, the fresh country air and bacon cooking on the stove. Is there anything better?

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The Artists Pad

What? A funky property sitting just a stone’s throw from the waves, this place doesn’t take itself too seriously. Big, bright and loud interiors will make you smile and possibly even spark a bit of creativity. The Artists Pad an uber cool hideaway, perfect for beachy staycations all year round. It invites like-minded creatives to enjoy the serene space at their leisure.

Where? Just moments from Saltburn’s long stretch of sand, The Artists Pad is in the perfect location for beachy strolls, micro breweries and shopping in the quaint, North Yorkshire seaside town.

Why? It doesn’t get cooler than this! Inside the pad, you’ll find a hive of creative exhibits. From local painters and intriguing pieces by conceptual artists, to star-studded quotes and design-led decor – everything tells a story, and that’s what’s so great about this funky new seaside spot.

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Grantley Hall

What? Grantley is grand, gracious and guarantees something truly unique. The Grade II* Listed hotel is as gracious as it gets – set in the rolling countryside, wrapped in enchanting woodland along the River Skell.

Where? Grantley is reflective of its stunning Yorkshire surroundings; sitting between the cultural cathedral city of Ripon and the quaint, country market town of Pateley Bridge. It’s a refined, regal getaway with country charm at its heart.

Why? The hotel’s wow interiors are enough to blow us away, not to mention the plethora of activities, facilities and dining opportunities available across the site. With spectacular spa and wellness facilities and an exquisite range of bars and restaurants to choose from, it’s the ultimate Yorkshire retreat.

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The Hut B&B

What? The Hut B&B offers two charming shepherds’ huts offering guests all the luxuries you’d find in any posh city centre hotel, but in the most beautiful rural and rustic surrounding. A real escape from the everyday – and an opportunity to switch off.

Where? Located in the quaint village of Piercebridge, County Durham, these pockets of paradise sit in a silent spot, moments away from cosy pubs, country walks and the beautiful market town of Darlington.

Why? They say good things come in small packages – and boy does this ring true when laying your head in one of these hip hideaways. What awaits behind the doors of these tiny home-away-from-home hideaways is nothing short of dreamy.

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Another Place, The Lake

What? The moment you walk in to Another Place you know that when it comes to hotels it lives up to its name. Ullswater is without a doubt the star of the show here. The hotel sits admits a quarter mile of private lake frontage of the famous lake’s lush and lovely shores. Spa, food, outdoorsy fun and cosy spaces indoors – what more could you want from a Lake District getaway?

Where? Sitting in a peaceful spot on Ullswater, Another Place offers the ultimate lakeside sanctuary, with plenty going on for those looking for adventure – and plenty of chill-time for those looking to switch off. Exploring Ullswater from the water is an obvious attraction, with everything from paddle boarding to kayaking.

Why? The vibe is calm, relaxed and as active as you fancy. The people staying include chic retirees, youthful professionals doing the mini-break thing and a fair few new dads parading their little ones in a designer papoose (whilst mum makes a break for it in the spa). It makes for an easy-going, wholesome atmosphere of all-round wellbeing.

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