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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Farm Cottage Cheswick, Northumberland

A charming, stylishly refurbished stone cottage that’s a short stroll from one of the North’s finest beaches, Cheswick Sands.

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Middleton Hall Coach House Belford, Northumberland

A far cry from its past life as the coach store for Middleton Hall, this inviting property enjoys an idyllic location with stunning country walks and bike rides right from the doorstep. 

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Aydon Castle Cottage Corbridge, Northumberland

A hidden gem, hugged by a lush woodland setting and the elegant fortifications of 13th Century Aydon Castle, this will be a breath of fresh air for those seeking a tranquil countryside getaway.

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No. 9 Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland

Sitting in the beautiful rolling farmland of the Till Valley on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, No. 9 is an ideal place to escape busy schedules and enjoy a tranquil break in a glorious setting.

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Fenton Lodge North Berwick, East Lothian

An outstanding two bedroom, two bathroom lodge house with vast views across rich rolling countryside, yet within easy striking distance of Edinburgh and the alluring beauty of the East Lothian coastline.

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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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College Cottage, Crookhouse Wooler, Northumberland

Set in an idyllic position, the cottages at Crookhouse comprising College Cottage, adjoining Bowmont Cottage and neighbouring Crookhouse Mill offer outstanding, far reaching views over the Cheviots and the Northumberland National Park.

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The Boathouse Norham, Northumberland

Nestled in an idyllic position at the end of a no-through lane on the banks of the River Tweed, The Boathouse boasts magnificent views over the river to the hills beyond with not a road in sight.

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Hamilton House, Milne Graden Coldstream , Scottish Borders

With its magnificent viewpoint overlooking the River Tweed, Hamilton House casts an impressive stance, beautifully balancing comfort, elegance and fine country living for the ultimate holiday indulgence.

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Steward's House Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

An elegant four bedroom property in the wing of a country house with private courtyard and garden. 

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