Jubilee Escapes to Take Advantage of the Bonus from Premier Cottages
With Bank Holidays on the 2nd and 3rd June, travellers only need to take three days off work to enjoy a nine day break. So, why not take advantage of the bonus bank holiday and bag a UK escape. Premier Cottages highlights trips that make the most of the long weekend.
The Shepherds Hut, Durham
The Shepherds Hut is located in beautiful unspoilt rolling countryside in Lower Teesdale on the Durham/Yorkshire border. Perfect for a Jubilee getaway, it’s extremely well equipped with a luxury two-seater sofa, Hobbit wood burning stove, Neff hob, granite worktops, spacious shower, and king size bed. Quiet and peaceful, it’s within easy reach of some great local pubs and historic sites including Durham Cathedral and the world famous Bowes and Beamish Museum and there’s an abundance of walking and cycling routes available right from the door. A seven night stay for two guests is available for £650 arriving on 28th May 2022. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01325 730339)
Keepers Lodge at Luckett Farm, Devon
Located on the edge of Exmoor in North Devon, Keepers Cottage is a gorgeous rural retreat on a farm in the village of Knowstone - newly launched for 2022.
Part of a 16th century grade II listed thatched Devon long house, this self-contained lodge has been beautifully restored and is set in 20 acres of fields with rolling hills, woodlands with a large pond. Exposed wooden beams, an inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove plus a grand four poster bed and antique furniture are complemented by contemporary furnishings.
The property is close to Exmoor National Park and makes a great base for keen walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. The renowned Mason Arms, a Michelin star pub and restaurant is also the amazing local. A week’s stay for four adults in Luckett Farm’s Keepers Cottage costs £1299 arriving on 28th May. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01252 725009)
The Pele Tower, Cumbria
The Pele Tower is set in a beautifully restored 14th century castle in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 20 minutes from the Lake District. A luxury property, which comes complete with ultrafast internet, battlements, mullion windows and a stone flagged ground floor, it sleeps four in two bedrooms.
The outside space offers peace and tranquillity and the chance to spot wildlife in the stream below, infinity glass surrounds the decked platform. There is plenty to do in the area with lots of great walks straight from the door and fantastic places to eat. Guests receive a welcome hamper with homemade treats on arrival. The Pele Tower sleeps four and costs from £2241 for a week arriving on 28th May. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01539 645845)
The Farmhouse at Wheeldon Trees, Derbyshire
Wheeldon Trees is an award winning cluster of cottages in one of Derbyshire’s most breath-taking valleys within the Peak District National Park. There are walks from the door and activities for everyone. Onsite is a children’s play area, an enclosed meadow for four legged friends plus a communal games room and complimentary electric bikes.
The Farmhouse is new for 2022 and has recently undergone a complete luxury renovation. The property features a fabulous Farmhouse kitchen with granite worksurfaces, range cooker, and room for eight to dine. The beautiful lounge has two Chesterfield sofas, armchairs and a woodburning stove and there is also a cosy snug with sofa bed and bean bags plus a giant TV for movie marathons.
Upstairs are three double bedrooms - all with room for a cot and outside is a large private garden with woodburning hot tub for six plus EV charging for electric cars. On site is an honesty shop offering both essentials and luxury treats including local artisan ice cream, sausages, bacon, pasta and more. Guests are welcomed with a tote bag containing Wheeldon Tree’s own coffee - High Wheeldon Rising - tea bags, children's lollipops and fruit cake from Derbyshire's most famous bakers - Birds, locally sourced milk, eggs and butter. A six night stay for six in Wheeldon Trees The Farmhouse costs £2526 arriving on 30 May. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07957 837507)
The Hyning Estate, Cumbria
Set on the edge of The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, The Hyning Estate provides luxurious “Green” self-catering accommodation. The eight cottages have been superbly renovated using traditional materials by local craftsmen ensuring that they remain sympathetic to their 17th century origins.
New last year, the Hyning Estate's the Byre sleeps six and is one of the most interesting and spacious properties on the Estate. It oozes charm and character yet boasts a large 21st Century "cook's kitchen" with twin sets of appliances and a generous workspace. The open plan lounge/dining area is very spacious and dominated oak beams and roof-to-floor triple-glaze windows that frame the Lakeland Fells and local Parkland. The Byre has two of its three bedrooms and a family bathroom at ground level so is accessible by those less able to tackle stairs. The cottage owners can also provide a ramp for the front door.
A week’s stay for six arriving on 28th May costs £2923. (www.premiercottages, 07585 227937). Other properties on the estate also available over Jubilee weekend include the Old Forge, which sleeps four and costs £1958 for a week’s stay and the Carriage House, which sleeps four and costs £1604 both for arrival on 27th May.
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