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Win a stay with Crabtree & Crabtree and Sophie Allport

Win a stay with Crabtree & Crabtree and Sophie Allport

We’ve once again teamed up with our friends at Sophie Allport to offer one lucky winner a relaxing short break at Overview Cottage in Northumberland plus £100 to spend on Sophie Allport's heavenly homewares!

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Get ahead with half term holiday plans

Get ahead with half term holiday plans

If the rush on holiday bookings left you without a plan for a family break this summer, fear not as there’s still plenty of time to drum up a spectacular staycation for all the family this October half term. From long sandy beaches and wild and windy national parks, to working farms, medieval castles, lighthouses and remote islands, this corner of the world has so much to offer families who love the great outdoors. We have the perfect home-from-home for every family, whether you’re after a remote hideaway or a property in a buzzing market or seaside town.

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Reimagining self-catered luxury

Reimagining self-catered luxury

As we shake off our lockdown lethargy and look optimistically to a post-COVID world, Crabtree & Crabtree is coyly revealing itself as the vanguard of contemporary travel. Never before have the benefits of travelling within the UK and staying in a self-contained home been more highly prized. The very definition of luxury travel has been fundamentally altered. And, with a handpicked portfolio of luxurious self-catered holiday cottages dotted across the North East of England and South of Scotland, C&C has been ready for this moment all its life.

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Q&A: Ginger House Garden

Q&A: Ginger House Garden

With Britain blooming during lockdown, we have lavished attention on the green spaces around us and found our gardens and window boxes to be a horticultural haven. Sisters Steph and Ali Mills are the green-fingered ‘keepers’ of Ginger House Garden where they grow and harvest a wealth of beautiful, seasonal fresh flowers and foliage. Part of a move away from mass imported flowers towards homegrown, seasonal British blooms, their flower fields are the centre of their smallholding on the English/Scottish border.

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Gardens for the daydreamers

Gardens for the daydreamers

The month of May rolls around, and, like clockwork, we have blooms on the brain and find ourselves inspired by the diversity of the gardens on offer at our handpicked holiday homes and cottages. As our minds wander into the landscape of daydreams more often than usual, we have collected some of our holiday cottages where the gardens boast far-reaching views, providing plenty of botanical wanderlust.

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Lockdown luxuries and the future of travel

Lockdown luxuries and the future of travel

As we look tentatively to a post-lockdown Blighty, we ponder how COVID-19 has changed our perception of luxury, and how we'll travel in post-Coronavirus times.

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