Celebrate 70 years of Britain's National Parks with a cottage stay in one


2019 marks 70 years since Britain’s National Parks were established following an Act of Parliament, protecting these great open spaces for all.



March 2019: 2019 marks 70 years since Britain’s National Parks were established following an Act of Parliament, protecting these great open spaces for all. To celebrate, Premier Cottages highlights some of its best park based properties including:


Lake District: Bridge End Farm Cottages, Cumbria

England’s largest National Park is home to 16 main lakes and England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Nearby is Bridge End Farm Cottages, located in the village of Boot in Eskdale Valley. There’s opportunity for wild river swimming in the crystal-clear waters of River Esk and the plunge pool in the village. The cottages are close to the park’s deepest lake and steepest road, as well as endless picturesque walks. There are also two pubs serving excellent food within 200 yards.

The cottages sleep between two and nine people and share walled gardens and a riverside picnic spot. The smallest and cutest is Whillian Beck Cottage, which is the closest to the fells and has views of the 17th century packhorse bridge and beyond. A three-night weekend break starts from £360. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07768 664377)


North York Moors: Crag House, Yorkshire

Crag House Farm comprises two National Park Design Award Winning barns in the North York Moors. The barns exude warmth and tranquillity and there are quirky surprises throughout, from mood lighting and speakers in the bathroom to the chill out landing area with floor cushions and a music system. Beacon View has a covered flagstone patio for al-fresco dining with a barbecue, lighting, power points and a dresser as well as a spectacular view. Each cottage has its own ¼ acre child-friendly garden and access to a nearby field which is great for family games.

Each cottage sleeps six or can be combined for groups of 12. A three-night weekend break in Beacon View Barn or Dale View Barn starts from £640. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01287 660864)


Snowdonia National Park: Cae Du

With 23 miles of coastline and beaches, wooded valleys and a magnificent mountain range, the Snowdonia National Park offers its visitors a rich and diverse getaway. Located at the centre of the park, Cae Du is a six-bedroom cottage in 14 acres with the river LLEDR running the full length of the land. The cottage is a great playground, with rocks to scramble over and a natural pool within the river for those keen on wild swimming.  A plethora of walks from gentle strolls to challenging hikes can be enjoyed from here.

A three-night weekend break for up to 12 guests starts from £930  (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 0208 5423480)


Brecon Beacons: Ty Mawr Collection

The Brecon Beacons’ International Dark Sky status and dramatic mountain scenery make it the perfect setting for a romantic break. The Ty Mawr Collection comprises five unique cottages, ideal for couples looking for a  weekend that combines time in front of a roaring log-burner with an adventure in the peaks. The cottages are super dog-friendly with a private 12-acre park for dogs and guests. There’s also a new spa treatment room available.  

A range of mountain and canal walks are on the doorstep and there are award-winning restaurants and pubs in the area. A three-night weekend break in the one-bedroom cottages starts from £450.

(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01874 665414)


South Downs National Park: Mill Laine Barns

England’s newest National Park is home to the iconic white cliffs at Seven Sisters, bustling market towns, outdoor activities and hidden gems. Mill Laine Barns are four luxurious rural cottages located on a working farm, a mile from the historical and heritage rich Lewes. The cottages sleep two to six guests, and are close to South Downs Way, Ouse Valley Way and coastal beaches. 

Mill Laine Barns’ The Granary sleeps six guests and is child-friendly. A three-night weekend break starts from £424. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01273 965904)


New Forest National Park: Ivy Roost Cottage

Ancient Woodland, over 40 miles of spectacular coastline and open heathland, where approximately 5,000 New Forest ponies roam freely within the park, are just some of the reasons to visit the New Forest National Park. Ivy Roost Cottage is a four-bedroom property sleeping nine guests and dating back 400 years. Situated on a quiet country road in East Boldre in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, guests can enjoy views from the spectacular roof terrace, located on the thatched roof, and dine under a pergola draped with vines, roses and clematis.

The large landscaped gardens also have a huge pine tree with a swing and a hot-tub. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07788 871609)




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