STYLISH STAYS THE PENTHOUSE In the heart of Richmond, this luxury apartment is set underneath the ramparts of an 11th century Norman castle and has stunning views of Richmond Falls from a wraparound balcony – the perfect place for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine, from the wine fridge in the slick kitchen. The Penthouse by the River Swale is definitely a luxurious place to get lazy. Even the bedroom doors open up to the sounds of the river below so you don’t need to move an inch to soak up the peace. Richmond is a short stroll away for a visit to the castle or The Station where you can shop, see a movie or dine on artisan food. Sleeps 2 holidayathome.co.uk A light, airy apartment ideal for a luxury break Gather some friends for this fun getaway THE COSY HUTS On the outskirts of York, three shepherd’s huts in Escrick make a great place to stay as a grown-ups gang. These fantastic boltholes at Springwood Shepherd Huts have been carefully hand built by the owners and a team of master craftsmen, designed to offer a comfy place to stay with no loss of that charming, traditional feel of a rural shepherd’s hut. Inside, each hut makes use of modern design flourishes such as whitewashed walls, stylish blinds and works of art. Take a seat on the couch next to a wood burning stove. The perfect place to stay comfy and cosy all year round – there’s underfloor heating, too, so you can stay nice and warm. Sleep 2–6 (two per hut) coolstays.com Compact but cosy – the shepherd’s huts near York Yorkshire Life: October 2020 57
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