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4 unique winter getaways in the North to book now

From a cosy tree house to a glamping experience with highland cows and a hot tub, here’s where to stay in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 06.12.2023

LUXURY GLAMPING IN SCOTLAND WITH HIGHLAND COWS

Stouslie Snugs Luxury Farm Glamping, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Stouslie Snugs Luxury Farm Glamping, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Sleeps: 4

Price: from £290

Dog-friendly: Yes

Escape to the enchanting landscapes of the Scottish Borders with Stouslie Snugs Luxury Farm Glamping. Nestled in the heart of Hawick this hidden gem is surrounded by rolling hills, a picturesque coastline, and historic stately homes.

Picture waking up to the breathtaking sight of friendly Highland cows grazing in lush green pastures against the backdrop of Teviotdale Valley.

Stouslie Snugs Luxury Farm Glamping, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Stouslie Snugs offers a unique blend of luxury and rural charm on a family-run livestock farm, promising a relaxing escape for couples, families, or solo explorers.

Be at one with nature while exploring the winter wonders of the Scottish Borders. Then, unwind in a Scandinavian wood-fired hot tub, watching the sunset over the horizon. Discover the serenity and hidden charm of this winter wonderland at Stouslie Snugs Luxury Farm Glamping – where a stay gets you into the cosy festive spirit.

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STAY IN A TREE HOUSE IN NORTHUMBERLAND

Beacon Hill Farm, Lucker, Northumberland

Beacon Hill Farm, Lucker, Northumberland

Sleeps: 2

Price: from £545 (minimum two-night stay)

Embrace the magic of winter and experience the festive luxury at Beacon Hill Farm in Morpeth, home in the heart of Northumberland’s tranquil countryside. Picture yourself in a unique treehouse, a cosy haven from the cold outside where you can gaze at the stars from the comfort of your bed, surrounded by panoramic views through large, mirrored glass windows.

This contemporary gem in the tree tops, clad in burnt Siberian larch, offers unparalleled privacy and style for a Northumbrian winter retreat with a twist.

Beacon Hill Farm, Lucker, Northumberland

Every detail has been meticulously crafted to the highest standard, providing a luxurious base for your escape. Open the electric curtains from your super king-size bed and be greeted by captivating views from the coast to the Pennines.

If you’re seeking relaxation, indulge in complimentary use of the on-site spa with a pool, jacuzzi, therapy rooms, sauna, and steam room. Beacon Hill Farm promises an unforgettable blend of festive charm and Northumberland’s natural beauty, ensuring a warm and welcoming stay amid these cold and dark days.

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THE ULTIMATE LOG CABIN EXPERIENCE IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

Hidden River Cabins, Carlisle, Lake District

Hidden River Cabins, Carlisle, Lake District

Sleeps: 8 people

Price: from £420 (minimum two-night stay)

Escape to the heart of the Cumbrian countryside with the ultimate winter retreat at Hidden River Cabins. This isn’t just a stay; it’s an invitation to indulge in the perfect log cabin experience, a cosy haven tucked away just moments from Carlisle and the enchanting Lake District.

Whether it’s a girls’ night away or a fun-filled family holiday, Hidden River Cabins offers secluded luxury amidst breathtaking scenery. Imagine unwinding in a hot tub overlooking the serene River Lyne.

Hidden River Cabins, Carlisle, Lake District

Step inside cabins named after surrounding wildlife – Kingfisher, Snowdrop, Bluebell, and more – each offering modern luxury with a warm wood burner, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private hot tub on the decking. Dog-friendly and recently refurbished, these cabins ensure a comfortable stay amid nature’s embrace the cabins are strategically spaced apart for utmost privacy.

HLN TOP TIP: Book your stay this January and find a complimentary bottle of fizz awaiting your arrival – a festive touch to kick off your getaway.

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A ROMANTIC STAR-GAZING STAY INSIDE A MEDIEVAL CASTLE

Langley Castle, Hexham, Northumberland

Langley Castle, Hexham, Northumberland

Sleeps: 4 guests (2 adults and 2 kids) per room

Price: from £171.15 (per night)

Dog-friendly: Yes

Experience your very own winter fairy tale with Langley Castle in Northumberland, where a 14th-century medieval castle becomes the ultimate romantic retreat under the starlit sky. Picture the enchantment as this luxury hotel seamlessly blends historic charm with modern comforts in beautifully decorated rooms and suites, transporting you to a world of medieval splendour without sacrificing any expected amenities.

Langley Castle, Hexham, Northumberland

Nestled amidst serene woodlands and gardens, Langley Castle’s setting beneath the UK’s darkest skies creates a magical backdrop for a romantic escape. The Starry Knights package adds a touch of celestial wonder, offering a three-course meal in their 2AA Rosette restaurant, a visit to the Kielder Observatory, and the perfect finale – a delectable cheeseboard and warming snifter served in the magnificent Drawing Room.

Langley Castle invites you to the ultimate, unique and rural retreat surrounded by winter wonderland where every moment brings medieval romance and festive starlight.

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