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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Mother’s everywhere deserve to be spoilt rotten, so what better way to celebrate than with a surprise cottage break? We promise we won’t let slip – mum’s the word! We’ve brought you six of some of our favourite cottages with availability around Mother’s Day. But hurry, they won’t be available for long…
This detached farmhouse is located in an idyllic hamlet, just one mile from the coast, within the Lake District National Park, and is bursting with charm and character. Ideal for large families looking to get away together, there is space aplenty, with each room lovingly and incredibly tastefully decorated. Raceside Farm is entirely surrounded by countryside and boasts some outstanding views. Head to the coast, walk up nearby Black Combe fell, visit a historic local castle or simply relax and enjoy each other’s company in this beautiful home. A heavenly way to spend Mother’s Day!
One of the many pastel-coloured Regency properties that line the peaceful streets beside the harbour of Aberaeron, Hafod Las is a cottage with a secret. Quaintly historic and charming on the outside, within you’ll find a stylish, strikingly contemporary retreat. The well-equipped and airy kitchen/dining area is filled with natural light from soaring windows and the sleek, elegant décor make this a wonderful spot for enjoying time together as a family. Be sure to take stroll along the tranquil South Beach, a few minutes’ walk away, with a cone of the famous local honey ice cream in hand, before heading off to explore the beauty of Cardigan Bay.
The gorgeous, stone-built Kemyel Wartha Farmhouse on the Cornish coast is a fantastic place for a seaside Mother’s day getaway. Situated in a tranquil hamlet between Lamorna Cove and the pretty fishing village of Mousehole, the spacious and historic property is a stone’s throw from the acclaimed South West Coastal Path and offers up uninterrupted, beautiful sea views from every angle. What better than to have the whole family watch the dawn sun glittering on the waves on Mothering Sunday morning as you plan a day of adventures together?
This magnificent, Grade II listed former church in the centre of the Northumberland National Park is a dreamy escape for a Mother’s Day break as a family. Each bedroom is reached by its own private staircase and the extensive ground floor is made of a chic, galley-style kitchen, dining area, and seating area with a welcoming woodburner beside the original pulpit. Whether you want to get back to nature in the neighbouring countryside or wander the historic streets of nearby Rochester, Birdhope Craig Church is a fantastic, unusual property that’s an ideal base for you to curl up in at the end of the day.
This attractive cottage lies in the village of Skelton in Cumbria, on the edge of Lake District National Park. Dating back to back to 1650, it retains plenty of original features, including its inglenook fireplace, stone flagged floors and exposed beams, whilst offering a fresh, stylish décor and plenty of modern comforts. Why not head for a Lake District adventure and enjoy a family picnic beside the sparkling waters of nearby Ullswater before heading back to relax in the flower-filled garden beneath the spring evening sunshine? We guarantee Wetherell House will have mum feeling over the moon.
10 Douglas Row is a pretty terraced cottage sitting on the river bank in the heart of vibrant Inverness, regarded as the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Inviting and spacious, you’ll love catching up over a family meal in front of the cosy, wood-burning stove and heading out to discover the delights of the city and the surrounding countryside. After a day of exploring, Mum can unwind with a soak in the in the lovely, free-standing bath whilst peeking out of the bay window to catch a glimpse of the otters that often play on the riverbank.
For more inspiration on where to celebrate Mother’s Day, browse our huge selection of handpicked cottages.