Summer might be coming to a grand close after a short-lived stint, but the season of the staycation is going nowhere – and we’re casting our eyes as far as winter for our upcoming trips. And with so many beautiful, picturesque places just a short drive away – can you really blame us? While we might be known for our rolling countryside, Yorkshire has a number of woodland getaways that make for the perfect winter trip… Just read on and see for yourself.
1. Brompton Lakes Lodges, Richmond
Brompton Lakes Lodges can be found on the outskirts of historic Richmond, just a little further East than popular attraction Easby Abbey. Nestled on a private woodland estate, the idyllic spot is perfectly located for heading out and exploring everything North Yorkshire has to offer – or simply hiding away from civilisation behind the trees with incredible views of the lake. Guests can choose from dog friendly cabins that are perfect for the outdoorsy types, or opt for a cosy cabin equipped with a hot tub. Book it here. Brompton Lakes Lodges, Easby Mews, Richmond, DL10 7EJ.
2. High Oaks Grange, Pickering
It’s no surprise that Pickering was named the most popular staycation destination in Yorkshire this year, given its the gateway to so many popular attractions. And High Oaks Grange provides the perfect relaxing backdrop for North Yorkshire explorers. The Scandi-style lodges are decked out with hot tubs, BBQs and cosy little luxuries – with Thorton-le-Dale, the North York Moors and more at your disposal. Check it out here. High Oaks Grange, Thornton Rd, Pickering, YO18 7HZ.
3. Larpool Mill, Whitby
You can’t get more idyllic than Larpool Mill with its quaint exterior and super cosy decor inside. The 19th century mill features everything you could dream of for a winter getaway, with a gorgeous wood burner inside for extra snugness. While the cottage looks pocket-sized, it actually boasts five ensuite bedrooms, with 3/4 of an acre of private land (and an enchanting woodland) to call your own during your stay. Not only that, but it’s just a stones throw away from Whitby, too – so you’re in a great location. Find out more and book it here. Larpool Mill, Wykeham, Redcar And Cleveland.
4. Wolds Edge Treehouse, York
A modern escape on the outskirts of the iconic city of York, Wolds Edge Treehouse is perfect for those who want to feel escapism while staying close to the hustle and bustle of civilisation – with York just a short drive away to explore. The treehouse itself boasts a relaxing hot tub on its private deck, with outdoor seating taking in the 360 views of woodland and an open-plan, modern interior providing the little luxuries that’ll make you feel home-from-home. Find out more here. Wolds Edge Treehouse, Main St, Bishop Wilton, York, YO42 1RX.
5. Yorkshire Dales Lodges, Richmond
Sat on the edge of the iconic Yorkshire Dales, Together Travel houses a number of luxury eco-lodges on their rural Richmond site – all nestled within a woodland setting. The lodges are beautifully modernised, too, with floor-to-ceiling windows making up the fronts of the properties maximising the unspoiled views of Yorkshire. Each lodge is kitted out with wood burners, outdoor dining spaces, and fully-functioning kitchens – so you can feel right at home and make the most of your stay. Nearby, you’ll find Richmond itself, the Yorkshire Dales and hotspots such as Castle Bolton, Aysgarth and more. Book it here. Yorkshire Dales by Together Travel, Hurgill Rd, Kirby Hill, Richmond, DL10 4SG.
6. Swinton Bivouac, Masham
Swinton Bivouac is an eco-friendly retreat tucked away in North Yorkshire – with a number of yurts and shacks to choose from to suit your trip. The rustic spot can be found tucked away in the Nidderdale Nature Reserve, with easy access to places such as Masham, Bedale and the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy your very own hot tub, take part in on-site cooking classes, or glamp in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Either way, you’re bound to feel refreshed after your stay. Check it out here. Swinton Bivouac, Masham, Ripon, Ilton, Ripon, HG4 4JZ.
7. Studford Luxury Lodges, Ampleforth
Studford Luxury Lodges are perfect for a group getaway, with the lodges sleeping up to six people. Each lodge is kitted out with everything you need to keep you entertained without leaving the site, including PS4’s, smart TVs, hot tubs, BBQs and more. But if you do want to get out and stretch your legs, guests are treated to the entire North York Moors right on their doorstep, with plenty of walks and activities available to take part in. Check it out here. Studford Luxury Lodges, Sproxton, York, YO62 5EL.
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