The best of coast and country this Easter
For those yet to book an Easter escape, a splendid staycation might be just the ticket this year. Browse below to be inspired by the rugged charm of the National Park, vast stretches of protected coastline, rolling verdant countryside, meandering rivers, kitchens just perfect for Easter Sunday roasts and gardens seemingly designed for intricate egg hunts.
Whatever your heart desires this Easter, we’ve got the best of coast and country covered.
Boasting glorious sunrises, endless sand dunes and dramatic cliff-top walks, a stay on the coast is bound to include time spent wandering through coastal villages, discovering charming local shops and admiring the towering castles which proudly stand over the beaches below. Take a boat trip to the Farne Islands, try your hand at water sports, enter a sandcastle competition and cross the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert. Return to shore for a supper of fresh, locally caught seafood. Divine!
Stay at: Curlew Cottage, Sandhills, Artist's Cottage and Grove House
Entertain the young – and the young at heart – this Easter with a world of outdoor adventures. In a land littered with stately homes and grand castles, a large-scale Easter Egg hunt is bound to sit just a bunny-hop away from your cottage. Run, jump and play on our golden sands, discover castles and Roman Forts, trek with alpacas, dine in a treehouse restaurant, learn to stargaze, try horse riding, surfing, mountain biking, archery and more!
Stay at: Coledale Stables and Overthwarts Farmhouse
Locate yourself in an idyllic position on the banks of the river and experience constant entertainment from the ever-changing vista of the river and its inhabitants – ducks, geese and moorhens, herons, otters and leaping salmon to name but a few. The creatives amongst you may find that inspiration strikes at viewpoints which were once favourites of Sir Walter Scott, and the fishing members of your party will delight in the proximity of their cottage to their fishing beat. No matter what adventures your days bring, you’ll awaken and fall asleep accompanied by the relaxing sounds of the river – a calming antidote to many modern day stresses.
Stay at: Hamilton House, Dryburgh Stirling One, The Boathouse and School House
Far removed from the hustle and bustle, our collection boasts several hidden gems just perfect for those occasions you want to escape the madding crowd. Whether perched atop a hillside in the National Park or hidden down winding lanes on private estates, peace and tranquillity can be found on the doorstep. Stomp over moorland, find your favourite constellations in our renowned dark skies, finish (or begin!) writing that novel, or sit back and enjoy the relaxing surroundings and unbeatable views.
Stay at: Halliburton and Dipper Cottage
The romantic boltholes in our collection are full of character and lovely details: open fires, beamed ceilings, fabulous bathrooms, Egyptian cotton and feather filled duvets, breath-taking views and interior design to fall in love with. See a few sights, enjoy lazy lunches whilst snuggled fireside in cosy pubs, hike to waterfalls, browse galleries or simply wander beaches where yours may be the only footprints in the sand.
Stay at: Pigeon Loft, Captain's Rest, The Cottage, or The Mill House