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Luxury weekend breaks in the UK

Weekend breaks in the UK come in all shapes and sizes, and whether you're looking for a long or short break, every holiday should be special. Our luxury holiday cottages offer our guests exactly that, in breath-taking locations across the North of England and South of Scotland.

Weekend breaks in the UK

The joy of holidaying in the United Kingdom is that you can reach almost anywhere with only a day's travel and discover some of the country’s greatest treasures over the course of a weekend. If you're planning a weekend break in the UK, there’s no better way to make the trip your own than a luxury holiday cottage that puts you in proximity to an array of exciting landmarks, attractions and natural environments.

Incredible experiences on your doorstep

You'll find Crabtree & Crabtree holiday cottages across Yorkshire, Northumberland, the Scottish Borders and East Lothian, ideally situated for trips to a range of fascinating locations and areas of breath-taking natural beauty. 

And when it comes to weekend breaks, UK destinations are limited only by your imagination. Take strolls through the rolling Yorkshire Dales, tour the Northumbrian coast, or visit one of the charming market towns of the Scottish Borders and East Lothian. Weather permitting, you could head to the beach: our dog-friendly beaches are some of the most picturesque in the country and hold plenty of opportunities to sunbathe, swim, find the perfect picnic spot and even windsurf. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try your hand at coasteering or rock climbing for a different perspective on the many cliffs, coves and inlets that run the length of the coast. 

Plan your adventure

Weekend activity ideas in the northeast include the 11th century Alnwick Castle which is located in the medieval town of Alnwick and hosts a schedule of colourful events throughout the year. Nearby, villages like Alnmouth and Bamburgh give visitors a chance to absorb coastal culture, including opportunities to sample local seafood cuisine. For explorers, the Northumberland Coast Path runs all the way to the Scottish Borders and can be split into sections that are perfect for a memorable day's walk. Looking out across the region, particularly interesting stops on your weekend away might include the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, home to a 7th century monastery, and Hadrian’s Wall, the remnants of which mark the ancient Roman frontier with Scotland. 

The Scottish Borders is also a haven for weekend adventurers, with its own fair share of historic monuments, castles, and attractions. Those include the beautiful 12th century Melrose Abbey, the imposing 13th century Hermitage Castle, and Abbotsford, the ancestral home of 19th century novelist Sir Walter Scott. The Borders is famed for its dramatic rolling hills, forests, and valleys, so you’ll never need to look far for a sightseeing opportunity during your stay. Looking only a little further north, you could even take a day trip into Midlothian during your weekend, and visit the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

Luxury and comfort

Whether you’re planning a fun-filled family break, a birthday dinner party, a romantic getaway with a loved one, or simply seeking solitude from the hustle and bustle of modern life, your weekend in a Crabtree & Crabtree property promises to be special. Curl up on plush sofas, relax in an immaculate garden, or cook an extravagant meal in a beautifully-appointed kitchen: our holiday cottages are designed to be an indulgent home away from home for every guest, if only for the weekend.  

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Teddy's Cottage Mindrum, Northumberland

A charming cottage nestled in rolling farmland close to the Northumberland National Park offering spacious accommodation for up to eight guests.

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West Cottage Gunnerton, Northumberland

A beautiful cosy cottage nestled deep in Northumberland with stunning flora and fauna, ducks on the mill pond, and delicious slow food from the heartlands right on the doorstep.

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East House Cheswick, Northumberland

This Grade II Georgian gem with extensive grounds is the consummate country home, affording wonderful views towards the serene golden sands of Cheswick, one of the finest and quietest beaches on Northumberland’s Heritage Coast.

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Foxglove Shepherd's Hut Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland

For a cool glamping getaway, why not explore your sense of adventure and embrace the great outdoors.

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The Granary Corbridge, Northumberland

Sitting directly on the path of Hadrian’s Wall, this sweet two bedroom, two bathroom property is a little slice of Northumbrian charm, with plenty of old-school character thrown in.

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Fisherman's Cottage Melrose, Scottish Borders

Sitting in the heart of Borders country, Fisherman’s Cottage comes complete with roses around the door and idyllic views.

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Heatherdene Low Row, Yorkshire

An elegantly renovated Grade II listed home set in the midst of the Yorkshire Dales, Heatherdene is the essence of heart-warming Yorkshire country living.

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The Bothy at Swinton Hill Swinton, Scottish Borders

A very pretty stone cottage set in a peaceful location with far-reaching views over farmland to the hills beyond.

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Orchard Cottage Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland

With its elevated position just over the Border on the south bank of the River Tweed, this pretty three bedroom cottage is ideally positioned for country pursuits or simply indulging in a little relaxation time.

10% discount on holidays up to Monday 20th December 2021 (2-night stay minimum).

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Overthwarts Farmhouse Alnwick, Northumberland

Enjoying splendid isolation overlooking the glorious landscape of Edlingham Vale, but just four miles from bustling Alnwick and its attractions, this south-facing farmhouse is a wonderful retreat for families and friends to enjoy quality time together.

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