YORK is the best place to live in the UK… according to the Sunday Times

The list takes into account jobs, life expectancy, schools, broadband speed, culture, community spirit, shops and more.

The city boasts trendy cafes and restaurants

The city boasts trendy cafes and restaurants

York has been named the best place to live in the UK, according to The Sunday Times Best Places to Live list.

The walled city in North Yorkshire topped the list due to its ancient beauty and a recent modernisation.

The list takes into account jobs, life expectancy, schools, broadband speed, culture, community spirit and local shops, among other things.

York boasts trendy cafes and restaurants, innovative tech and media firms, and a dynamic workforce.

The methodology uses statistics, but also the knowledge of The Sunday Times’s expert panel.

“Choosing the right location to put down roots is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make,” Helen Davies, The Sunday Times Home editor, said.

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Spring

Late Spring Getaways

Spring

Spring

Spring time

Spring time

Wanting to enjoy the warm weather but avoid the hustle and bustle of busy Summer time? Late Spring is the perfect time of year for a relaxing, stress-free getaway. Nearing the end of Spring, the North Yorkshire’s lush countryside is bursting with colour from the rolling green hills to the beautiful blue seas.

Find your perfect Unique Retreat so you can indulge your senses, put up your feet and enjoy your well-deserved break to the country.

Check out our Spring offers on our Special Offers page.

Need a little guidance? Give us a call on 07962223582 and we’ll be happy to help.

Cowslip Retreat

A warm welcome awaits you

Joe and Geoff xx

Spring in your Step

Put a Spring in your Step

Spring in your Step – The Daffodils are out

Spring in your Step – The daffodils are out, birds are busy nesting and some of us have even dipped our toes into the sea, so spring is definitely on its way.  North Yorkshire is just gorgeous at this time of year – think bright yellow gorse, pale blue skies tinted with golden sunshine, and fresh sea air revitalising cooped-up lungs – just perfect to put that spring in your step.

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Decorating and Updating

Unique Retreats 3D tour

We have just finished our decorating and updating in January 2018 and you can now take the Unique Retreats 3D tour

and we are pleased and very proud of the results now it’s all done !!

Take a look at our new photos and ‘step in’ tours of the cottages. ACT studios were the guys that provided the professional photos and, as the weather during filming, was so bad, we think they’ve done a great job.  We hope you do too.

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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 Artisan Yorkshire Recipe Boxes

Born and Bred Artisan Yorkshire Recipe Boxes

Born and Bred Artisan Yorkshire Recipe Boxes delivered to Unique Retreats

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 Artisan Yorkshire Recipe Boxes make the perfect addition to any Unique-Retreat break, especially with Christmas being nearly upon us, why not check out their Christmas boxes.

 

Born and Bred

Charles and Geoff

We also absolutely love the born and bred Artisan 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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