Luxury is to some degree, subjective. It may equate to carving out time for yourself set apart from work and life admin. Or it may be a supreme level of comfort, indulgent pampering, having everything taken care of on your behalf and quality over quantity. And, as we see the rise of eco-luxury, it’s increasingly synonymous with the opportunity to become a more ethical consumer. But there’s no doubt that whatever the picture of a premium break may conjure for you, it feels good. It’s a special and well-deserved treat – or the upkeep of a standard to which you’re already accustomed.
Premium Cottages in Yorkshire: What to Expect from Your Luxury Accommodation
30th September 2021
Prestigious period accommodation
The concept of high-end accommodation sets a variety of expectations. It may be the kind of traditional grandeur found in a historic renovated listed building. This is instantly impressive. Where period features combine with opulent furnishings, soaring ceilings and original paintings, there’s always a sense of high-end heritage. And a stroll through mature landscaped gardens – like those at Brownber Hall in Kirkby Stephen – provides an old-world feel; as if you’d been transported into the plot of a Bronte novel.
Rustic chic retreats
In days gone by, a barn would not have been viewed as a fancy place to stay. But in 2021, rustic properties in charming settings – such as the Grand Barn, located on an award-winning arable farm just outside of York – are keenly sought-after as premium holiday accommodations. Sustainability is also a key component of modern luxury living. Renewable, carbon-neutral energy sources and eco-friendly living provide the kind of ethical getaway that’s rarely possible in a budget holiday let. Add to this, some sweeping views, the chance to convene with nature (Yorkshire’s bounties lie right on the doorstep) and you have an abundance of country chic.
Those preferring a distinctly contemporary vibe will enjoy the sophistication and consideration of the designer touch. Flowing layouts are accented by modish features including on-trend colour palettes, arty prints, Scandi stoves, unique artefacts, American style fridge freezers, walk-in showers and fashionably exposed brickwork. And state of the art technology adds to the feeling of up to date indulgence. Choosing a property with a hot tub ensures you can enjoy the outdoors year-round and provides an at ‘home’ uber-private spa experience. Take a look at the Tack Room cottage’s stunning undercover wooden tub and cutting edge designer renovation.
Room to relax and play is all part of the luxe staycation experience. Whether it be soaking in your oversized roll-top bathtub, eating with family and friends (Maidensworth Farm can cater for up to 20 covers at its huge hull shaped dining table), or roaming acres of secluded private land, space to call your own is valuable. Choose an airy property, such as The Coach House and Stables in Ripon – with its super king beds, superbly equipped kitchens and floor to ceiling windows with expansive garden views. Generous, open plan interiors make it ideal for the group that wants to be sociable but also have time apart, under one large roof.
The premium experience
We care about the details, which is why we offer a bespoke concierge service alongside our carefully selected property portfolio. We also understand how important it is that our guests can fully relax. So we’ve created a range of activities based on years of our accrued local knowledge, saving visitors time researching or even having to think up excursion ideas. Do as little or as much as you like, without the worry of organising anything. Additional services – such as a personal chef, available in some of our accommodations – take your trip to another level. And so with luxury being on a spectrum, you can build an individual package that’s right at the top end of the luxe scale. Or opt for a simpler, yet nevertheless, premium, stay.
A personally curated collection
Of course, guests can expect consistently high standards in immaculately clean homes. Our personally selected portfolio displays the pride and passion that’s been part of its formation. The investment every owner has made – on a financial, practical and emotional level – is clearly evident as you wander from room to room. Our cottages, designer ‘sheds’ and apartments are packed with character, making them deeply individual and distinctive.
Each Beautiful Escapes property provides a departure from the ordinary – and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with them, just as we have.