Luxury festive breaks...

Posted on 29/11/2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and this festive season is the perfect time to gather your friends and family together to enjoy good food and wine, exchange presents under the tree and watch movies in front of a cosy open fire and we have just the place...


All of our holiday homes across North Yorkshire have been given some festive cheer as well as stylish Christmas trees decorated for your arrival so you don’t need to get your tinsel in a tangle this year… The perfect festive escape before the madness of the big day!

Make sure this Christmas is truly magical with a stress-free luxury break away at any of our Holiday at Home properties, whether you’re searching for a get-away-from-it-all escape for two or a unique party house for a large group, we have something for everyone. Many of our holiday properties are even dog friendly so nobody needs to get left behind on your festive family getaway…


What's going on in the local area this December:


Christmas Market in Richmond Town Centre... 

This year the annual Richmond Town Christmas market is being held on Sunday 2nd December. In and around Richmond’s historic market square you will find an eclectic mix of stalls selling local produce, handcrafted goods, food stalls as well as original Christmas gift ideas as well as a full programme of festive entertainment including traditional carol singing and live music. There are plenty of places to drop in for a hot drink and mince pie after you are all shopped out also!

Christmas Panto at the Georgian Theatre Royal...

Over the years, The Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond has built up an enviable reputation for its pantomimes, which are well-known throughout the region for the very best in festive entertainment. They promise star-quality performances, catchy songs, dazzling special effects and oodles of hilarious family fun.

This year’s pantomime is based on the much loved classic Sleeping Beauty which is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages. 

Winter walks at Fountains Abbey...

This Christmas why not escape the hustle and bustle of the high street, wrap up warm and explore the Winter Wonderland at Fountains Abbey with the abbey lit with rainbow colours whilst listening to the choirs sing in the cellarium.

Follow the family nativity trail through the abbey and water garden to find Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, angels and three wise men this year as well as spot frost covered spiders webs, red holly berries and winter birds splashing on Studley Lake. Create your own woolly star decoration for your tree at home and fill up on a creamy mug of hot chocolate before posting your letter to father Christmas or if you are lucky enough you can even meet him if he is in his grotto!

Santa's Grotto at Thorp Perrow... 

Follow the festive trail at Thorp Perrow through the Arboretum, until you find yourself at the grotto, nestled deep in the woods. The elves welcome and guide you through the winter wonderland, where you’ll meet a host of wonderful creatures before arriving outside Santa’s log cabin home. Inside, you’ll meet the donkeys, take a sneak peek into the elves bedroom and look out onto the bustling ski village below. 

You will have the chance to meet Santa in his cosy living room and a gift will be given to all of the children on Santa's nice list this year!