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5 of the Best Self Catering Stays in the North

by Northern Life

Looking for a northern getaway but don’t fancy staying in a hotel? Want to be able to come home, shut the door and relax in a home from home? Then self-catering may be just the ticket for you! Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat for two or a week long action packed family holiday, we’ve rounded up five of the ultimate self catering stays in the north!

Middlewood Farm Cottage, Roughlee

Middlewood Farm - best self cateringMiddlewood Farm Cottage in the delightful village of Roughlee is situation in the heart of Lancashire’s glorious rural countryside. Dating back to the 1600’s and attached to the farm, this small but perfectly formed cottage offers a wealth of character with gorgeous exposed beams, lime plaster walls and stone flag flooring. Just a stone’s throw from fine dining pubs, designer shopping and award winning spas and with hundreds of walks from the cottage doorstep, this is the perfect place to base your northern get away! Nestled on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border with 360 degree panoramic views and in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the cottage is perfectly positioned to enjoy all the area has to offer. So whether you’re looking for an action packed get away, a relaxing rewind or simply need a stopover, Middlewood Farm Cottage is the perfect option!

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Brompton Lakes, Richmond

Brompton Lakes - best self cateringA collection of award winning self-catering luxury lodges in North Yorkshire, Brompton Lakes is the perfect place to do as much, or as little, as you choose. A unique and natural retreat with 21 luxurious lodges to choose from, Brompton Lakes offers stunning views of the Yorkshire countryside. Situated just two miles from the historic market town of Richmond in the Yorkshire Dales, Brompton Lakes is the perfect base from which to explore the best of everything Yorkshire has to offer, all at your own pace. The perfect natural retreat for everyone – whether you’re looking for a romantic escape, a place to walk or cycle from or a family holiday – Brompton Lakes has it all… and better yet? Its dog friendly meaning no one gets left behind! So if you’re looking for a holiday with a difference where the hassles of everyday life simply float away, then look no further than Brompton Lodges – the ultimate in luxury, indulgence and beauty.

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Poppy Cottages, nr Skipton

With not one but two gorgeous self catering cottages on offer, Poppy Cottages is the ultimate place to stay on your next trip to Skipton! Situated just outside of Skipton in Carleton-in-Craven, these luxury cottages are available for both short breaks and longer stays. With stunning views of the surrounding hills and moors, the cottages are nestled in a scenic and colourful corner of the ‘Gateway to the Dales’.  The first cottage, aptly named Poppy Cottage No.1 is a lovely one bedroomed cottage complete with hot tub, ideal for couples looking for a cosy retreat. Poppy Cottage No. 2 is larger and ideal for families and groups. Refurbished and decorated to a high standard with Skipton right on the door step with its ample history, shopping and walking opportunities, both of the Poppy Cottages are a must for anyone looking to explore this beautiful corner of Yorkshire.

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Flowery Dell Lodges, Richmond

Looking for peace and quiet? Then look no further than Flowery Dell Lodges! Set in a tranquil valley just a mile from Richmond, the luxurious lodges at Flowery Dell are ideal for romantic week and weekend breaks in Yorkshire. Nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in an unspoilt area, the lodges provide the ultimate retreat in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside surrounded by natural wildlife and wild flowers. With sixteen lodges to choose from, Flowery Dell has a luxury lodge for everyone – so whether you must have a hot tub, or need a pet friendly (or indeed pet free) lodge, Flowery Dell has you covered! With plenty to do in the local area, one thing is for sure… you won’t be bored! Whether it’s walking the beautiful northern countryside or a trip out to The Forbidden Corner, Flowery Dell offers the perfect place to stay!

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Lytham Penthouse, Lytham St Annes

Looking for somewhere to stay in Lytham? Look no further than Lytham Penthouse! A truly stunning Victorian apartment, Lytham Penthouse has an array of beautifully restored original features and is decorated and furnished in a stylish and luxurious way. Located in a quiet residential area of Lytham, the Penthouse is a home from home and is within walking distance of Fairhaven Lake and the Royal Lytham Golf Course.  Lytham St Annes has plenty to offer with stunning beaches, shops and restaurants as well as the infamous Lytham Proms, there’s something for everyone! Fancy seeing the bright lights of Blackpool? It’s just a short drive away with its famous tower, Pleasure Beach, zoo, Sea Life Centre and Sandcastle Waterpark – you’re guaranteed not to be bored!

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