Holiday cottages in The Pennines
The small village of Harewood is 6 miles north of Leeds and has only one redeeming feature, Harewood House, its gardens and park. This is a classic example of the English country estate, built in the latter part of the 18th century, with an interior by Robert Adams; it was furnished by Chippendale, with grounds by Capability Brown, the 'A' team of the era. Europe, and especially Italy, was scoured for the art collection, and the collection is much the same now as it was then. In the grounds, you can relax in the Bird Garden, which has lots of colourful species, go rowing on the lake, and there is a network of paths and trails through the parkland.
Between the National Parks of the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland, is the very remote and unspoilt North Pennines - the second largest Area of Outstanding Beauty where geodiversity work with conservation, geological heritage, earth science and education support the local economy. A geologically themed ‘Wheels to the Wild’, includes a cycle route and rides, guided walks, events and activities are organised for all interested parties. So choose anything from a cosy rural dog-friendly cottage, a converted farmhouse to a luxurious manor house to rent and begin planning your holiday in The Pennines.