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5 staycation spots in the North we’ll be booking this Easter

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining and it’s officially staycation season. Not sure where to book? We’ve got you covered...

Written by High Life North
Published 30.03.2022

Raithwaite Sandsend

 Where: Sandsend Road, Whitby YO21 3ST

A 19th-century coastal retreat, nestled in woodland, with a home-grown restaurant and stylish rooms… Sounds pretty perfect, right? There’s nothing like some fresh sea air to blow those cobwebs away. And we know just the unique coastal retreat – Raithwaite Sandsend. This gorgeous Victorian estate lies between the Yorkshire coastline and the North York Moors – complete with luxurious suites, indulgent spa treatments and a whole host of adventures just waiting to be enjoyed.

With the most dramatic landscapes right on its doorstep, Raithwaite Sandsend is home in the heart of the beautiful fishing village of Sandsend, just North of Whitby.  Plus, there’s no need to leave your four-legged friends at home; they can stay too!

Read more about Raithwaite here.



Coquet Cottages

An escape to the coast and countryside away from the hustle and bustle of city life is just what we need this Easter. With over 140 luxury holiday homes across the best coast and countryside locations in Northumberland, Coquet Cottages have the ultimate collection of unique, luxury holiday homes that’ll feel like a home away from home – and you also bring your pooch along, too!

From the wonderful historic village of Warkworth to the beautiful beach of Bamburgh, all of their gorgeous properties have been awarded 4 or 5 stars from Visit England – so you can expect fabulous interiors, amazing attention to detail and a signature concierge service taking the hassle away from your stay – leaving you more time to focus on your relaxing retreat.

HLN TOP TIP: Why not try out their ground-breaking 3D virtual tours so you can virtually walk around the property to explore areas before you book?



Grantley Hall 

Where: Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3ET 

Grantley Hall is a hidden jewel found in the Yorkshire Dales. Offering 47 exquisite bedrooms, four indulgent restaurants ­– including that of Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin – and three stunning bars, this is a luxurious stay that you’ll definitely won’t forget any time soon.

Just an hour and 30 minutes from Newcastle, escape to tranquillity in the Three Graces Spa, experience state-of-the-art facilities in the ELITE Luxury Gym (complete with a snow room) and get lost in the enchanting Japanese gardens with a beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales. As well as taking some time to enjoy the peace and quiet, you can let your hair down inside their indulgent restaurants with endless delicious dining options and end your night dancing in the on-site nightclub Valeria’s.

HLN TOP TIP: Grantley Hall takes alfresco dining to the NEXT level. Check out our article for more info.

Here’s what to expect at Grantley Hall this spring.



James’ Places

If you’re looking to have every amenity on your doorstep with a town centre escape or want to relax in a room with a view amongst the rolling hills of the beautiful countryside, James’ Places have the perfect place for you across the Ribble Valley, Lune Valley and the Yorkshire Dales.

Whether you fancy staying at Mitton Hall ­ – a stunning country house hotel with charm around every corner – or want a unique stay at Holmes Mill, an old converted mill in the heart of Ribble Valley, James’ Places’ collection of diverse properties all have a warm and friendly ambience, delicious food and sophisticated suites that’ll make you feel at home.



Host & Stay

Looking for the perfect holiday home for your next getaway? We can guarantee that you’re in good hands with Host & Stay, as their dedicated team of specialists have hand-picked their holiday homes and tried and tested them for themselves, so you can only expect the highest of standards.

There’s a stay that’s perfect for everyone with Host & Stay’s luxury holiday homes across the UK ­­– from the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, the North East to South Wales. Whether you’re after a romantic retreat inside a cosy cottage or a fun-filled family stay at a beautiful beach house, Host & Stay has a wide range of slicker-than-your-average holiday homes to choose from, bringing us unique stays that we won’t find elsewhere. And the best part? You can bring your fur babies along, too!

HLN TOP TIP: Looking for extra glamour? Check out the Lux collection.

Here’s some inspiration for some stays in Whitby and Saltburn.


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