Escape to a special place to enjoy wrapping up your festive shopping
Buttercrambe Shepherd’s Hut is designed to be enjoyed for a romantic breaks at any time of year.
The hut is cosy with electric heating and a flask of hot soup provided on arrival. You don’t need to leave the comfort and warmth of the hut with a toaster and kettle, tea, coffee & lovely cookies all provided as well as a breakfast basket each morning.
We do recommend you get out and about as the festive events in nearby York make The Shepherd’s Hut an even better place to visit during November and December.
Threading around York’s medieval streets its Christmas markets have to be the most atmospheric in the country. Catherine the owner of Buttercrambe Shepherd’s Hut loves wandering the beautifully decorated streets and mooching in the Shambles makes a really festive place for shopping.
The main event is the St Nicholas Christmas Festival 27 November to Sunday 21 December.
Traditional wooden huts, pretty lights, a traditional carousel and stall holders in Dickensian costume selling everything from local produce to traditional gifts and crafts, all accompanied by the smell of roasting chestnuts and the sound of carol singers.
At the same time Made in Yorkshire Festive Fayre is at the medieval Guildhall so if you are searching for really special gifts and have friends and relatives with a passion for art and craftsmanship then you may find some special gifts from the local arts here.
York Does Vintage – 30th November at the stunning Merchant Adventurer’s Hall (10-30-16.30)
Quirky shopping experience with a retro vibe York Does Vintage’ will be bursting at the seams with vintage delights for inspired & unique Christmas gifts or a treat for yourself with clothes, accessories and homewares.
Make your Xmas gifts really personal by creating them yourself at one of York Cocoa Chocolate and truffle making workshops
The inspiring workshop will show you how to create your own chocolate masterpiece, temper the chocolate and decorate your chocolates before beautifully packaging them to take home to share or just enjoy.
Laundry Cottage transports you to one of the most desirable villages in England, Combe Hay.
A picture postcard, grade 2 listed, traditional stone cottage made sociable and inviting with its locally sourced, antiques, contemporary furnishings and plenty of luxurious toppings. There’s a ‘Good Food Guide’ pub within walking distance and just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Bath makes it a truly special place to stay.
In the festive season it gets even better when the magnificent city of Bath, all decked out in full seasonal glory, is a magical experience. The areas between the stunning Bath Abbey and the renowned Roman Baths are transformed into a Christmas shopping wonderland in the run up to 25th December.
180 little wooden chalets nestled in the streets brimming with handmade, beautiful gifts and trinkets. The only truly British Christmas market in the country with stalls selected for their locally sourced produce. Find presents to delight someone special whilst you enjoy festive food and tipples to get you in the mood for festive feasting ahead. (Market dates: 27th November – 14th December)
Post browsing, work off a few calories with some seasonal ice skating on the city centre rink set up especially for Christmas in the beautiful Royal Victoria Park just below the Royal Crescent. (21st November – 4th January). Then, Bambi legs allowing, head to the pop up Apres ‘skate’ bar for a mulled wine or hot chocolate.
Robin Hood Cottage, near Baslow in the Peak District.
A boutique base from which to explore the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales at any time of year and with Chatsworth House on door step there is always so much to explore and discover from Robin Hood Cottage.
During the festive season Chatsworth is a magical place with events throughout November and December for all ages, this year with events are inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Wrap up your Xmas shopping early and find some inspiring gifts at the Christmas market 13th -23rd November
The farmyard will be sparkling with Fairy lights and have lots of festive fun for the family.
Enjoy a Christmas Twilight evening with the family, mince pies and wine accompanied by carols and for a grown up treat a Twilight three course dinner in their Cavendish restaurant. For something very different attend the enchanted masquerade ball on the 29th November or 13th December.
A visit to Chesterfield and its ‘Crooked Spire’ Church is also a must with the church holding Festival of Christmas Trees 22nd – 30th November from 10-8pm.
Xmas lights switch on in Bakewell 29th November so in the run up to Christmas your shopping trip for Bakewell tarts will be even more enjoyable.