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5 unique North East staycations

If you're looking for a couple of relaxing nights away, then look no further than our beloved region. We've rounded up 5 great places to snuggle-up, relax and switch off...

Written by High Life North
Published 14.11.2019

For a romantic mini-break…

This indulgent boutique coaching inn is just 31 miles north of Newcastle. Moody interiors with gold details create the perfect ambience for a couple’s getaway. Its rural location allows you to shut out the real world without leaving the region. Two nights at this elegant and sophisticated boutique will cost you around £350. There is also an ‘Inn & Creperie’ on-site serving hearty pub food morning-til-night. 

William de Percy Inn, Otterburn

Price for two nights: approx £350

For something a little different

The two-storey mini-home, The Holly Hut, is one of our favourites because of its fantastic mezzanine level with a king-size bed and spectacular bathtub views. This little getaway includes all the essentials you need, like a built-in small fridge, an oven and double-ended copper bath. Take advantage of Northumberland’s beautiful countryside in this private yet luxuriant hut. 

Hesleyside Huts, Northumberland 

Price for two-nights: approx £240

For a much-needed retreat

This motor-themed maverick was voted the best boutique spa in the Good Spa Guide Awards in 2018. Unwind with an MOT day package for £129pp or if you are feeling like a total detox, try the luxury spa break which includes an overnight stay in the Morritt Hotel for £159pp.

The Garage Spa and Morritt Hotel, Durham 

Price of a one-night spa stay: approx £150pp

For the astrologers among us

If you love astrology and can admire the work of the famous architect George Clarke, then this staycation is the one for you. An extraordinary treehouse project – the main bedroom is inside a triangular pod with an opening roof, revealing the darkest night skies in the whole of England. Lie under Europe’s largest Gold Tier Dark Sky Park and stargaze under the duvet in your own private treehouse.

Sky Den, Calvert Kielder Northumberland 

Price for two-nights: approx £320 

For an extraordinary couple of nights’ away

Camp Katur is the ultimate glamping off-the-grid experience. We recommend you stay in the Unidome Meadow because of its beautiful hand-made modular space. Spend your time in the 360-degree clear panoramic dome which looks out on to impressive woodland views. This location is ideal for switching off your smartphone and relaxing for a whole weekend. 


Camp Katur, Bedale North Yorkshire 

Price for two-nights: approx £170

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