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7 unique staycation spots we’ll be booking in Tees Valley this summer

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If you’re after a new staycation destination to discover, have you ever thought about Tees Valley?

Tees Valley is filled with history, culture and countryside just waiting for you to explore. From a heritage coastline to market towns and thriving foodie scene to nature reserves, the region is full of hidden gems waiting for you to discover.

And as always, we’ve got you covered. Here are some unique stays in Tees Valley for your next summer staycation.

HLN TOP TIP: Check out our list of cultural date ideas in Tees Valley to help you plan your trip.

QUIRKY STAYS

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North Shire, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Sleeps: 2-6

Dog-friendly: no

We bring you North Shire, a hidden gem nestled on a family farm in the North York Moors, set on six acres of beautiful countryside. The perfect retreat for families and couples to escape the hustle and bustle.

Whether it’s a tent break, caravan weekend, or a unique stay in Shire House or Ground Keeper’s Cottage, this is certainly a staycation you won’t forget anytime soon. Live your Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter fantasies in these one-of-a-kind themed accommodations.

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Kip & Nook, Darlington

Sleeps: 2-8

Dog-friendly: yes

Enjoy a unique and quirky stay in the beautiful countryside at the ultimate Yorkshire hideaway. The Barn is perfect for making memories with friends and family, while The Loft offers luxury for four guests.

The OG provides a modern twist on a country retreat, and The Den promises true escapism with a private hot tub. Don’t miss the Baby Bro and the Off Grid cabins either. And don’t worry about cooking as you can indulge in Kip & Nook’s famous homemade pizzas.

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ALPACA ALPACA, YARM

Sleeps: 2

Dog friendly: no

Alpaca Alpaca is a charming, family-run farm set on 11 acres near the historic town of Yarm. Spend an evening by the river Leven, with alpacas grazing nearby and stars visible through the starlight roof.

The cosy shepherd hut, inspired by 1800s shepherd’s huts, features a double bed, log burner, hob, fridge, toilet and shower. Enjoy outside seating, a fire pit, secure parking and a welcome pack. Plus, get 10% off an alpaca experience to meet these fluffy creatures up close.

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LUXURY GLAMPING

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Gisborough Hall Shepherds Huts, Guisborough 

Sleeps: 2-4

Dog-friendly: no

Nestled in the woodlands of Gisborough Hall, these handcrafted shepherd huts blend perfectly into the North Yorkshire countryside. Designed for luxury, each hut offers a double bed, kitchenette, cosy lounge with a log burner, en-suite bathroom and stargazing roof.

Enjoy the hot tub, outdoor furniture, fire pit and a secluded space perfect for morning coffee or sunset drinks. This is a relaxing summer spot for a solo tip for some self-care, a romantic retreat or a family getaway.

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Baby Moon, Guisborough 

Sleeps: 2-4

Dog-friendly: no

Baby Moon, it’s more than camping; it’s an experience. Press pause and be in the moment. Sleep deeply in a candlelit, myrrh-scented, wood-fired yurt. Expect crisp linen, cloud-like duvets and plush pillows.

Choose from cosy options like Apothecary, Enchanted, Frida Kahlo’s Tiny Home, Luna Lodge or Myrtle. Each offers unique charm, kitchen facilities and a fire pit. Snuggle by your private fire or join others at the hearth. Hot tubs are available for hire, too.

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COSY LOG CABINS AND COTTAGES

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Whinstone View, Middlesbrough

Sleeps: 2-8

Dog-friendly: yes

Enjoy a relaxing getaway in one of these luxury Scandinavian log cabins at Whinstone View. Nestled on the outskirts of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, and close to the iconic Roseberry Topping, each cabin has a private hot tub.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Whinstone View is home to a cosy bistro, a bar, a tranquil day spa and a stunning rustic barn for events. Whinstone View is your perfect luxury retreat for a peaceful, indulgent break.

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Cottages at Wynyard Hall, Stockton-on-Tees

Sleeps: 6-12

Dog-friendly: yes

Escape to the cottages at Wynyard Hall, nestled in serene grounds offering luxury and relaxation. These self-catering cottages feature private hot tubs and are perfect for unwinding. Indulge in farm-to-table dining at The Glass House or rejuvenate at the tranquil spa.

Whether it’s the intimate Gardeners’ or spacious Woodland’s cottage for up to twelve, each cottage promises a unique retreat. Explore lush gardens, enjoy spa treatments and indulge in local cuisine – a getaway to remember awaits.

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Rachael Nichol
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After gaining a first in her BA Media and Journalism degree at Northumbria University, Rachael worked at Newcastle’s leading regional newspaper with her stories being picked up in national and global newspapers She spent two very successful years giving a voice to those communities across the North East who otherwise…

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