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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Pathhead Farmhouse Roberton, Scottish Borders

Tucked away amidst glorious scenery in a completely private setting, Pathhead Farmhouse has all the right ingredients for a peaceful, rural getaway.

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Neville Tower at Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Northumberland

We are thrilled to present Neville Tower, part of Northumberland’s iconic Bamburgh Castle and one of the most unique holiday homes to be launched on the Northumberland Coast for many years.

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North Lodge, Milne Graden Coldstream , Scottish Borders

Enjoy the calming effect of this charismatic Victorian gate lodge on the edge of the superb Milne Graden Estate, with idyllic riverside trails on the doorstep and just ten miles from the wide sweeping sands of the exceptional Northumberland coast.

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The Lauderdale, Thirlestane Castle Lauder, Scottish Borders

With its rose pink sandstone walls and fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle holds a uniquely important place in Scottish history. It is one of the oldest and finest castles in the land.

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The Scott Apartment Kelso, Scottish Borders

A stylishly restored Grade II listed townhouse apartment set just off Kelso's continental-style square.

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Mill Dowrie Gordon, Scottish Borders

Certain to be a favourite with friends and families, Mill Dowrie is a generously proportioned 19th century byre conversion sympathetically restored to embrace the tranquility of the country.

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West Lodge, Milne Graden Coldstream , Scottish Borders

This delightful gate lodge on the magnificent Milne Graden Estate provides the perfect excuse to put a busy week behind you and discover a gentler pace.

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Captain's Rest Bamburgh, Northumberland

Take one of the most sought-after locations on the Northumberland coastline, throw in the village charm of Bamburgh and add the timeless elegance of this beautiful ground floor apartment and you have the perfect recipe for a sophisticated coastal break.

10% discount on remaining holidays throughout May and June 2024 (3 night stay minimum).

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Bamburgh Five Bamburgh, Northumberland

With incredible views of Bamburgh Castle, this stunning apartment is perfectly positioned for exploring Northumberland’s coast and country. 

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Lookout South Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland

Old stone buildings injected with a new style, the Lookout Cottages will fill the gap for those looking for the warmth and character of the country with some perfectly modern twists.

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