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Five family properties for February half term

23-01-2018

Kirsty

 

Our first blog of the year introduced Còsagach – the Gaelic for snug, sheltered and cosy, and 2018’s hygge. This half term, swap Scandi-cool for Scottish ‘heimat’ (a place you can call home) and escape with the family on a Crabtree & Crabtree getaway. 


Think quality family time curled up by the fire after a bracing coastal walk and hearty roast at the local pub. This is how to channel Còsagach the Crabtree & Crabtree way.

 

 

 

BEST FOR YOUNG EXPLORERS
The Shieling | Bamburgh | Northumberland | Sleeps 10
Available for seven nights during February Half Term

The Shieling has the feel of a Hamptons beach house, positioned on the sandy dunes with a backdrop of the iconic Bamburgh Castle. With the beach just a stone’s throw from the doorstep, wake up to the smell of salty sea air and wrap up warm for a wander along the coast, armed with a bucket, spade and fishing net for some excellent rock-pooling.

This beautiful five-bedroom property offers cosy corners in which to read a book in peace and has a wonderful open plan kitchen leading out on to a terrace with spectacular uninterrupted beach views. And for those inevitable wet weather days, the fantastic games room will keep the family entertained for hours.
The Shieling, Bamburgh

 

BEST FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
Kirkton House | Ewes Valley | Scottish Borders | Sleeps 12
Available for four nights during February Half Term

Set within three acres of spectacular gardens amidst the rugged Eskdale countryside, there are plenty of nooks and crannies for the children to explore. This wonderful newly-renovated six-bedroom country house is perfect for a relaxing break; think lie-ins gazing out over the sheep-dotted hills, lazy breakfasts in the open plan kitchen and conservatory, big family lunches in the formal dining room, or hunkering down with a glass of wine or mug of hot chocolate for board games by the open fire.
Kirkton House
 

BEST FOR COUNTRY SPORTS
Monteviot Stables West | nr Jedburgh | Scottish Borders | Sleeps 8
Available for seven nights during February Half Term

Monteviot Stables West are situated in the glorious grounds of Marquis of Lothian. Little ones will love to explore the surrounding woodland trails and outdoor adventure playground, while keen walkers can join the path of St Cuthbert on his journey from Melrose to the Holy Island. If you are feeling energetic, climb up to the Waterloo Monument, in honour of the Duke of Wellington or put your feet up in the homely study, complete with a wood burning stove - perfect for an afternoon snooze.
Monteviot Stables West

 

BEST FOR ENTERTAINMENT
Abbey House | Coldstream | Scottish Borders | Sleeps 8
Available for seven nights during February Half Term

Tucked away on the edge of the bustling Borders town of Coldstream, this period house offers families the best of both worlds. A large walled garden that surrounds the house provides a secluded haven with superb views over the Nun’s Walk, the River Tweed and beyond. The pubs, shops and galleries of Coldstream are just a few minutes walk from the house and garden. The cosy interior includes some charming period features including an original inglenook fireplace and a superb kitchen where the whole family can gather.
Abbey House

 

BEST FOR REMOTE RETREATS
Overthwarts Farmhouse | nr Alnwick | Northumberland | Sleeps 7+3
Available for seven nights during February Half Term

Overlooking the glorious landscape of Edlingham Vale, this south-facing five bedroom farmhouse offers spacious accommodation where families and friends can escape to the tranquil beauty of the Northumbrian countryside. Each room has been beautifully furnished, with charming period features including marble fireplaces and a lovely old rocking horse. The fully enclosed garden with big sky views overlooking the ancient castle and 11th century church beyond is ideal for country loving families with energetic dogs. 
Overthwarts Farmhouse