Planning your next break...

September may mean the end of Summer, but this does also mean after the hustle and bustle of a busy season, now is the perfect time for a September staycation, to put your feet up and escape to North Yorkshire... With fewer crowds and miles of secluded open countryside to discover in the tail end of the Summer sunshine, here is why we think this September is the perfect time for a mid-week romantic retreat or a weekend away with the whole family to North Yorkshire for a luxury September staycation with Holiday at Home ... 

1. The great outdoors...

Far from the madding crowd, North Yorkshire has acres of picturesque and tranquil moorland to explore, with the North York Moors comprising over 1400 miles of natural beauty, home to heather moorland, pine forests, rolling hills and shimmering coastline, not to mention badgers, roe deer and hawks to spot along the way.

There is no better time than September to pull on your walking boots, wrap up warm and explore the most colourful time of year unfold in front of you with gardens becoming more vibrant and filled with rich autumnal shades and wildlife starting to prepare for the approaching Winter.

Look closer and you’ll discover historic abbeys, great castles and a breathtakingly peaceful atmosphere, whilst staying in luxury, top quality accommodation with everything you could wish for on a self-catering holiday to North Yorkshire.

2. Day trips with a difference...

With the crowds thinning out, September is a lovely time to go exploring the famous and interesting sites nearby.

Aysgarth Falls is a popular spot in the Dales, and without the throngs of Summer visitors, it’s a lot more peaceful as well as the perfect picnic spot. It has even been said that salmon have been spotted there this time of year.

For some fresh sea air, why not take a crisp walk along one of Yorkshire’s finest sweeping beaches, we can highly recommend Fish & chips by the coast at Saltburn by the Sea. Or if you prefer to enjoy the crisp leaves turning orange and golden hues then we recommend Thorp Perrow Arboretum near Bedale, North Yorkshire with stunning woodland to explore as well as exotic birds and animals to meet and greet.

Richmond, is the perfect place to explore on an Autumn break in North Yorkshire. Revel in its 11th Century castle, dominating the town, high above the River Swale, a short walk from the large cobbled market place with a good choice of pubs and restaurants to choose from. Enjoy an evening at The Station, a stunning Victorian railway building with a café, award-winning artisan food shops, and art gallery.

3. Fire up...

After spending your days taking in the fresh Yorkshire air, there is no better excuse than to spend your evenings soaking your muscles in your own private hot tub with jacuzzi style jets to top it all off. Holiday at Home have a variety of holiday homes with private hot tubs to impress, for a romantic retreat or fun with the gang to enjoy with a glass of bubble as you watch the sun setting.

As the days become shorter and September offers its warm days and cooler evenings, nothing beats a cold Autumnal day when you are cosy indoors and there is no better time to stoke up your own log burning stove and stay warm in front of the fire. Add in a glass of red wine and a book or magazine then you’ve got a winning combination.

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