Live Like a Local

A magnificent May half term

A magnificent May half term

If you’re spending May half term in our neck of the woods, it’s likely you’ll be on the lookout for the best ways to keep you and your brood entertained for the week and over the bonus Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend. Luckily, we’ve got a few ideas up our sleeve… from fairy walks and puffin festivals to paddle boarding down the river Tweed, there's something for everyone!

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Six of the best local field-to-fork producers

Six of the best local field-to-fork producers

We’ve always believed that the best way to get to a destination’s heart is through its food and getting better acquainted with where that food comes from. With huge swathes of sparsely populated countryside, our regions have more space to grow and nurture food than almost anywhere else in the UK. So, it’s unsurprising that the North of England and the South of Scotland are home to some of the best food and drink producers – and foodie experiences – in Britain.

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Our current Yorkshire favourites

Our current Yorkshire favourites

From national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty to historic cities, dramatic coastline, and pretty villages, there’s a lot crammed into the culinary and cultural honeypot that is Yorkshire. As we celebrate our continued expansion into England’s largest county, these are our Yorkshire-flavoured top tips.

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Introducing our Doorstep Delivery Service

Introducing our Doorstep Delivery Service

How to improve your holiday? Goodies from a handpicked selection of our favourite homegrown brands, delivered straight to the front door of your holiday cottage.

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Crabtree & Crabtree’s Culinary Chronicles

Crabtree & Crabtree’s Culinary Chronicles

If you're anything like us, holidays revolve around food…and plenty of it. Luckily here in the North of England and South of Scotland we've some of UK's top producers on our doorstep, so our C&C guests never go hungry. If you fancy eating your way around the region and sampling the finest local produce, we’ve got some tips up our sleeve...

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Bringing you the delights of our local area

Bringing you the delights of our local area

Our team make a conscious effort to help you to live like a local while staying in our holiday homes and cottages, suggesting the best ways to discover our region’s unmissable attractions, independent shops, friendly hostelries and talented artists. In a continued bid to support our local area during lockdown, we’ve been championing small and local businesses. Read on for our insider’s perspective on products ranging from cashmere and flowers to gin and seafood.

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