About Us

 

Karen by front doorI’m Karen and just love being a luxury self catering Yorkshire cottage owner.

Knowing that I’m helping guests to enjoy this fabulous part of the world and to create special holiday memories is an honour and a joy!

I’m also mum to two teenagers, a tea drinker, a North Yorkshire lover and a cat rather than a dog person!

Here I am in My Video Tour of Spring Cottage (although I apologise as the sound isn’t that great on my mobile phone).

Spring Cottage is my passion, both as an owner and when spending time there with my family. The peace and tranquility of its village location is a big contrast to my life in Newcastle upon Tyne.  The children of course don’t appreciate this and are now more interested in the wifi than playing in the cottage garden. It wasn’t always that way!

North Yorkshire has always been our go-to UK destination and when we saw Spring Cottage for sale 9 years ago, we knew straight away it was the place for us.  It only had one bedroom then and was rather bland but I knew it had potential.

I’m a qualified home stager and stylist so couldn’t wait to get to work styling it.  My vision was to create a stylish, luxury cottage, full of modern day comforts yet to be sympathetic to the cottage’s 18th century origin and its much-loved original features.  For example when the ground floor family room was extended we used stones on the outside of the cottage, from a local disused pig sty, keeping exactly the look of the original stone work.  An example of upcycling at its best!

Spring Cottage is a holiday home and and such needs to feel like a home, not a sterile place to be. If guest feedback is anything to go by, then I have acheived my vision.  Guests often refer to the welcoming and homely feel that the cottage evokes and that’s so great.   Somewhere relaxed where you can feel at home immediately and start to unwind and enjoy your holiday in beautiful North Yorkshire.

I’ve worked in the luxury holiday industry for many years, having worked for a luxury self-catering agency, becoming a cottage owner and now as a holiday rental coach to other holiday home owners, through The Business of Holiday Rental.   I love to help other owners achieve their goals and vision for their holiday home and to keep their guests happy too.

So what are you waiting for?  Re-charge the batteries, indulge in some well-earned down time and experience Spring Cottage and this part of stunning North Yorkshire for yourself.

I look forward to welcoming you as a valued guest.

Contact me on [email protected]

Best wishes

luxury Yorkshire cottage owner Karen