Enjoy a scenic route through the Yorkshire Dales before reaching the picture-postcard hamlet of Scargill. Nestled at the end of a private driveway are these two luxury holiday cottages, perfect for a couple looking for a romantic retreat or a young family looking for their next countryside escape. Think dreamy days exploring and cozy nights curled up by the wood burner at Scargill Lodge Cottages.
The Coach House; ideal for a couple or solo traveler. Boasting a design-led interiors, there is an array of modern paint shades, steel beams, polished concrete floors, and vibrant pop art pieces. Inside there has been no compromise on comfort or indulgence. The large leather sofa in front of a cosy wood burner is a perfect Scargill House spot to curl up and watch the flickering flames or a film. Retire to the welcoming en-suite bedroom with a super-king bed swathed in luxury linens, tempting guests into long lazy lie-ins and breakfast in bed. From the kitchen which has everything you need for a relaxing stay in North Yorkshire, patio doors open onto an outdoor space for a tranquil morning coffee listening to the glorious birdsong, or watching the evening sunsets.
The Bothy; a two-bedroom luxury holiday cottage in North Yorkshire, perfect for extended family or a getaway with friends. With an upside-down approach, this holiday cottage is a quirky, charming country cottage with a magical home blend of comforts and traditional interiors with a twist. With a log-burning stove, country views, and an open plan living and dining space, you have everything you need close at hand to make your stay a relaxing one. Both bedrooms promise a peaceful slumber, and in the master bedroom the free-standing roll-top bath is perfect for soaking in after a day’s adventure.
Step outside the front door and discover the Yorkshire Dales. These luxury holiday cottages are surrounded by rolling hillsides, making this a nature lover’s dream, with plentiful birdlife as well as grazing cows and sheep – expect lots of bleating lambs during Springtime!
In the area…
These two luxury holiday cottages in North Yorkshire are near Barnard Castle, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. There are plenty of beautiful walks from the doorstep, and plenty more within easy reach in the Lakes District National Parks and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There are great places to eat and drink nearby, the closest being The Milbank Arms in Barningham. Enjoy a welcoming Yorkshire atmosphere in the main bar or catch up with friends around the open log fire. During Spring and Summer months they also offer an outdoor kitchen. While in Barningham, pop into Coghlans for local deli produce and a great selection of a la carte dine-at-home meal options. Further afield, the picturesque village of Romaldkirk has the Rose and Crown and Mickleton has The Crown, both with great menus or to just enjoy a drink in front of the roaring fire.
If you can’t bring yourself to spend time away from your holiday home, the fabulous farm shops nearby will provide a picnic for the garden. Cross Lanes Organic Farm Shop is located only a few minutes away on the A66; there’s a food hall, café, and a number of events outdoors throughout the year. The ever-popular Mainsgill Farmshop is also nearby with a vast selection of award-winning local produce and traditionally home-reared meats, a delicatessen, a tea room, and an award-winning bakery. Pop in and meet the animals, which include Doris, Delilah and Camelot the camels as well as llamas, lambs and pigs.
Barnard Castle is a 10-minute drive away and a must-visit for a day out. Experience the rich heritage and beauty that the market town offers, renowned for its small independent shops selling cheeses, breads, antiques, interiors and gifts. Barnard Castle’s market day on ‘the cobbles’ in the marketplace is every Wednesday. The main attraction of Scargill House is Bowes Museum, an impressive French-style chateau, surrounded by gardens and parkland, housing a collection of European fine and decorative arts; it is regarded as one of the most significant museums outside of London.
Richmond, is slightly further afield, 20 minutes’ drive away and is known as the ‘jewel’ in the heart of North Yorkshire. With an 11th Century castle, a cobbled marketplace with museums and monuments steeped in history, the fast-flowing River Swale and some of Britain’s most picturesque scenery, Richmond offers the perfect place to unwind from everyday life, leaving in its place a sense of calm and clean country air.
Teesdale is a big draw for botanists with some of England’s rarest upland plants found here. Some of the most impressive sections of the Pennine Way National Trail are found in Teesdale and there are numerous excellent circular walks.