A dozen of the best family properties for Easter

Whether you’re plotting an Easter break full of adventure, relaxation, countryside rambles or epic Easter egg hunts, here at Crabtree & Crabtree we’ve got just the holiday home for you.

Our portfolio of charming cottages, fantastical follies, tiny homes and spectacular castles offer something for families and couples alike. With kitchens perfect for long Easter Sunday lunches and gardens seemingly designed for intricate Easter egg hunts, egg and spoon races and outdoor fun, they are the perfect base for a fun-filled Easter staycation or a long bank holiday weekend escape.

Whatever is on your Easter wish-list, be inspired by some of our favourite properties below.


Best for Easter egg hunts

Would it even be Easter without children racing around the garden scouring for foil-covered eggs while wiping chocolate off their faces?! Make this year’s Easter egg hunt the best yet by staying at a wonderful C&C holiday home with an epic garden to match. With fully enclosed gardens offering lots of places for the Easter bunny to hide chocolatey treats along walls, in hedges and the beautiful raised beds, Rowchester West Lodge and Leitholm Cottage are ideal settings for a competitive Easter Egg hunt. If you fancy raising the scavenger hunting stakes, stay at gorgeous Bughtrig Cottage and set a trail (after hours) through the beautiful formal gardens of the wider Bughtrig estate. Finding eggs perched on art sculptures, nestled on immaculately kept hedges and hidden around the edges of the beautifully restored greenhouses will certainly make it an Easter to remember.

Best for long Easter Sunday lunches

Long lazy lunches spent feasting – and enjoying a glass of wine of two! – in the company of family and friends is what Easter is all about. Whether you fancy cooking up a storm in a large kitchen or would prefer to enjoy lunch made by your own personal chef, a large dining room with ample space for entertaining is the vital ingredient. With eat-in kitchens as well as lovely traditional dining rooms, Honeystone House and Broadgate House are grand places to host your Easter Sunday roast, while The Steading at West Lyham with its crisp monochrome interiors is perfect for a large but relaxed gathering.


Best for Easter walks

If you’re anything like us, you’ll know that a good stretch of the legs and a healthy dose of fresh country air is always the perfect antidote to any Easter overindulgence! With holiday cottages peppered throughout some of the most rugged and wild spots in the UK, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to glorious scenery and beautiful countryside walks. If you fancy stepping out to enjoy scenic stops across the Yorkshire Dales National Park from your door, then a stay at gorgeous grade II listed Heatherdene is for you. Keen walkers will also delight in long rambling hikes in the Cheviot Hills from Three Acre Cottage or beautiful coastal trails along the Northumberland Coast from The Rushes, which sits mid-way between the Bamburgh and Seahouses.


Best for entertainment

Often what we remember most about a holiday are the games we play. From family games of hide-and-seek around your C&C holiday house and gardens and competitive rounds of Monopoly to snooker and table football, no holiday is complete without them. If you have an active family in need of constant entertainment then look no further than our fabulous array of properties with game rooms which are perfectly suited to teenagers and young-at-heart adults. Enjoy sunny days by the river playing darts, table tennis and chess on a giant outdoor board at Heiton Mill House, challenge your friends and family to table football and ping pong matches in Bamburgh at the The Shieling or try take the croquet lawn while staying at The West Wing at Capheaton Hall – there is also a billiards room that can be accessed on request.


Plan an unforgettable Easter escape

With spring in full bloom, the Easter holidays are a great time to get the whole family outdoors, enjoying the fresh air. If you're looking for fun ways to keep your brood entertained be inspired by our blog featuring the best outdoor Easter activities in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. From lambing experiences and alpaca walks there are plenty of exhilarating activities to keep everyone happy!