DARK SKIES OVER THE NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS

The big open skies of the North York Moors are breathtaking by day and also by night when the dark sky panorama is revealed.

This is one of the best places in the country to see stars, because of the low light pollution levels and clear horizons. From a town or city you’ll be lucky to spot more than a handful of stars but the further away you get from street lights, the better the view – from our darkest spots you can spy up to 2,000 at any one time.

Dark skies

Dark skies

 

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Christmas and New Year at Unique Retreats

GREAT REVIEWS FOR UNIQUE RETREATS

 

Thank you to our guests for all our great reviews that are coming in….they are much appreciated by both Geoff and myself.

THE PIGGERY

Christmas and New Year at Unique Retreats

Christmas and New Year at Unique Retreats

New Year Treat
We had yet another lovely stay in this stunning property. The Piggery is so welcoming and cosy. There is a roaring fire in the grate, homemade bread and fresh coffee waiting and lovely squidgy sofas to sink into to drink in both the coffee and the view! The cottage is sympathetically and tastefully decorated and furnished with many fantastic touches such as picnic-ware, wellies and even a drinks cabinet with an honesty box. We have been going to The Piggery for many years (probably about 15 years) and it really is like going home. Thank you Joe and Geoff!

Review 5/5

John and Linda – January 2018

The Piggery

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Reasons to visit York this Christmas

Snowy York Minster

Snowy York Minster

See all York has to offer over the Christmas season.  York really does go all out for Christmas with activities including an ice trail on the 9th and 10th December and the pop-up Thor’s Tipi where you can some warming mulled wine. The St Nicholas Fair includes a range of wooden chalets where you can find a range of home-made gifts.
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Born-and-Bred

Born and Bred: Artisan Yorkshire Recipe Boxes delivered to Unique Retreats

Born-and-Bred

Born-and-Bred

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Charles and Geoff of Born and Bred  along with their fabulous local suppliers and are all from right here in God’s Own County (that’s Yorkshire in case you were wondering). We think their new Born and Bred Recipe and Holiday Boxes make the perfect addition to any Unique-Retreat break, especially with Christmas being nearly upon us, why not check out their Christmas boxes.

 

Charles and Geoff

Charles and Geoff

We also absolutely love the Yorkshire specialist recipe  boxes.  Charles and Geoff Allen have been delivering Yorkshire Holiday Boxes to cottages throughout the county and we are pleased to work with them to provide this specialist service to our guests staying with us  at Unique Retreats.

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Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hoods Bay
Robin Hoods Bay From Bank Top

Leave your car at the top of the bank and the steep walk down to Robin Hood’s Bay almost takes you back in time. Whether the village has links to ‘the’ Robin Hood we’ll probably never know.

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Coco on the Beach

Dog Friendly Luxury Cottages Whitby

Dog Friendly Luxury Cottages Whitby

After long deliberations we have decided to make all of our luxury cottages and retreats dog friendly.  We absolutely adore dogs and we know some of our guests have been disappointed when all of our dog friendly cottages are booked up so they are unable to bring their dogs with them.

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Whitby-Abbey-Illuminated

WHITBY ABBEY ILLUMINATED

WHITBY ABBEY ILLUMINATED

Cast light on a dark history this Halloween! See Bram Stoker’s inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations once again. As you explore its Gothic splendour costumed characters will introduce the darker side of the past with grizzly tales.

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