As autumn starts to kick in and the days become shorter, the air crisper and a scarf soon becomes part of your daily attire (yes really!), it’s easy to think that the holiday season is behind you. But I ask you to embrace the splendid early autumn.
An autumnal break at Spring Cottage is a delight and here are our top 5 reasons why you should treat yourself to an autumn break in Yorkshire.
Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles!
There is no better feeling than getting in a hot bubble bath after a refreshing walk through the exquisite North York Moors. That is why Spring Cottage offers luxurious bathrobes and fluffy white towels to hand. The free-standing roll top bath is perfect for two! Ease-away your troubles and take a long soak, using our complimentary Wolds Way Lavender goodies. Light the candle, lie back and star gaze through the rooftop window.
Toasty log burner
After a day out crunching autumn leaves under your feet and exploring all North Yorkshire has to offer, unwind next to our toasty log burner. Let the warmth sink into your skin as you listen to the crackling wood and pinecones. The log burner sits opposite our squishy sofa, perfect for a cosy night in with a big bowl of marshmallows. And just to keep you extra snug, the cottage also has a full oil central heating system so you can set the temperature that’s right for you.
Local countryside walks
What’s better than an autumn walk through the forest admiring nature’s colour scheme. Do you prefer a 10 mile hike or a 3 mile stroll? Do you want to do a walk with a pub, tea room or art gallery en-route? We can recommend to you the most beautiful autumn walks to suit you. Dalby is a particular delight this time of year but we also know of some hidden treasures and are happy to share them with you.
Your choice of Yorkshire eateries
Autumn is a delight for foodies. Unlike spring or summer, autumn is the time of year to unashamedly appreciate the comfort gained from a hearty meal in a Yorkshire eatery, preferably one with a roaring open fire. Whether you prefer a traditional Yorkshire village pub (The Grapes Inn in Great Habton) or a restaurant (The New Malton, in Malton) or a Michelin star dining experience (The Star at Harome), their autumn menus will not disappoint. Or if you’re doing the cooking, help yourself to herbs from our garden and if you’re lucky some autumn raspberries or apples from Spring Cottage’s cottage garden.
Peace and quiet
We don’t just mean the peace and quiet surrounding you in Spring Cottage. We mean quieter roads, restaurants, tea rooms and market towns such as Malton, Pickering and Helmsley (except on market days!) Also historic houses such as Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall are still open, until the beginning of November. Just avoid October half term! You won’t exactly have the place to yourself but you’ll be able to enjoy the delights of Yorkshire at a much more relaxed pace.
So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to an autumn break with us in Yorkshire.
Spring Cottage is available from Friday 25 September from as little as £540 for 4 nights of autumn luxury.
Do you want more ideas and inspiration on where to visit and what to do while on holiday in Yorkshire? Then click here and download a copy of my guide to North Yorkshire’s hidden gems, to help you get the most out of your time here: