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In the nude: natural and neutral interiors

With busy modern lives filled with distractions, it’s no wonder that a calm and considered décor scheme of welcoming neutrals is as in demand as ever.

Far from bland, these holiday cottages flaunt interiors of structured simplicity which are at once classically understated, inviting, and relaxed. Interest is added with layers of textures, greenery, and delicate patterns. Read on to enjoy a nosy round the neutral classics in our collection.

 

The Shieling | Bamburgh, Northumberland

Picture a Hamptons Style beach house with castle views on the Northumberland coast! Each of the double bedrooms boasts views to the sea and the beachy neutral interior is peppered with pops of colour via original artworks and a blue kitchen with its own porthole window. In the owner’s words: “The beautiful fabrics and textures calmly flow throughout the house. Being here just makes you feel really happy!"

Explore The Shieling | Sleeps 10

 

 

The Apartment | Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Whitewash good looks and Pinterest-worthy interiors combine in this coastal apartment in Berwick-upon-Tweed. With tones of pure white and shades of mink, retreat to this calm sanctuary following your days of adventure. Named by Spectator Life as one of Britain's little capitals of culture, Berwick boasts thriving art and food scenes making it a stylish coastal base whatever the season.

Explore The Apartment | Sleeps 3

 

 

The Coach House | Nine Mile Burn, Pentland Hills

A little bubble of loveliness surrounded by the dramatic beauty of the Pentland Hills, the overall look here is soft and tranquil with a gentle colour palette of soothing nudes accompanied by fringed textiles and wooden accents. A wood burning stove is memorably located in the middle of the living space… perfect for cosy evenings following long rambles through the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

Explore The Coach House | Sleeps 6+2

 

 

Granary | Melrose, Scottish Borders

A modern barn conversion designed to take best advantage of the views across rolling countryside to the mystical triple-peaked Eildon Hill, Granary incorporates open-plan living with lots of light, feature windows (including one over the bath) and a mixed classic-contemporary design scheme. Throw open the bi-folding doors and enjoy family barbecues and garden games on the lawn.

Explore Granary | Sleeps 8

 

 

Kingfisher Cottage | Bamburgh, Northumberland

Newly refurbished in a classic New England style with a blend of soft natural colours inspired by beach pebbles and driftwood, our highlight here is the double-height sitting room with original exposed beams, a cosy wood burner and quaint arched windows. Enjoy wanders on the beautiful coast to gather your own collection of assorted beach treasures as a memento of your stay here.

Explore Kingfisher Cottage | Sleeps 2+2

 

 

Wren Cottage | Stenton, East Lothian

Relaxed and understated with a focus on a restful colour palette, reclaimed antique finds and plenty of textures, the interior of this lovely cottage is sure to capture your heart. With feature fireplaces in the sitting room and both bedrooms, an original range in the kitchen and eye-catching artwork dotted throughout, the past and present merge seamlessly in this picturesque conservation village.

Explore Wren Cottage | Sleeps 4

 

 

Bowls Cottage | Lesbury, Northumberland

Behind this pretty ‘chocolate box’ cottage exterior you'll find a gorgeous interior of understated elegance with plenty of characterful features, inglenook fireplaces and oak beams, topped with an AGA, sophisticated light features, squishy beds, duck down bedding and a blooming brilliant bath. Located midway between Alnwick and the golden sands of Alnmouth, your coastal adventures begin here.

Explore Bowls Cottage | Sleeps 6

 

 

Sandpiper | Bamburgh, Northumberland

Sitting as part of an original 1930s Arts and Crafts style house in popular Bamburgh, this interior-designed apartment combines an elegantly easy interior with unbeatable views over the idyllic cricket green to iconic Bamburgh Castle. Look forward to lazy mornings watching the sun rise behind the dramatic castle ramparts or indulge in carefree beach walks just a stone’s throw from the door.

Explore Sandpiper | Sleeps 5