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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The Mill Selkirk, Scottish Borders

Set in the captivating surroundings of the Yarrow Valley, The Mill is an outstanding conversion of a 19th century threshing mill with charm and character in abundance.

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Walltown Byre Greenhead, Northumberland

A true one-off, Walltown Byre is an eclectic country retreat that blends cutting-edge design and contemporary art with unabashed fun and a dose of philanthropy

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The Barn Slaggyford, Northumberland

Tucked away in the North Pennines, The Barn sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning scenery and wildlife right on the doorstep.

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The Hay Loft Gunnerton, Northumberland

Sweet and characterful, rest will come easily here with plenty of fresh country air which will lift mind, body and spirit.  

 

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Shiloh Cottage Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Just across the tree-lined green from a renowned gastropub in a picturesque village setting, Shiloh Cottage oozes charm and character.

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Lake Cottage Belford, Northumberland

This pretty stone cottage sits in an enviable position in the grounds of Middleton Hall with views over the boating lake and far-reaching views from the rear of the property to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

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Stable Cottage Embleton, Northumberland

Set on an organic farm on the 2,500 acre Fallodon Estate, yet also benefiting from a fantastic coastal location close to Beadnell Bay, this is an inviting and uplifting spot to spend happy days.

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Windyrig Cockburnspath, Scottish Borders

From tiny hidden harbours to secluded sandy coves, Windyrig in the pretty village of Cockburnspath sits in a gem of a spot for exploring the Berwickshire and East Lothian coastline.

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Mallow Lodge Bamburgh, Northumberland

Evocative of the natural beauty of Scandinavian design, this fantastic lodge forms part of a unique development within an oh-so-striking setting, just two miles from Bamburgh and never-ending sands.

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Newton Cottage Coldstream , Scottish Borders

Perfect for one or two, this pretty period cottage is an ideal base for exploring the rolling Borders countryside or the stunning heritage coast. 

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