Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales Enjoys Local-Lift

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Yorkshire Dales Revamp: State Of The Art Residences Compliment The Stunning Swale Valley

Natural Retreats are delighted to announce their flagship site, Yorkshire Dales has undergone a refurbishment to ensure the eighteen residences remain of the highest standard. A combination of award-winning design and open plan living areas will ensure the brand offers some of the finest self-catering holidays in the Yorkshire Dales, an area of outstanding natural beauty serving as the ideal location for walking, family activities, and fine cuisine, should one wish to frequent the area’s award-winning restaurants. What’s more, it’s an important year for Yorkshire with the famed Tour de France route being awarded and the cycle set to take place in close proximity to Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales.**

This carefully considered redecoration incorporates state of the art British designed fixtures, fittings and equipment combined with a rejuvenated exterior, enhanced roads and pathways. A selection of properties will also boast private outdoor fire pits encircled by sunken seating, enabling guests to further appreciate the beautiful backdrop and views across the stunning Swale valley.

In line with Natural Retreats’ vision to share stories and experiences that make the Yorkshire Dales so special, the coming months will witness the introduction of an enhanced landscaping plan. This plan will sympathetically enhance the existing flora and will include interpretation and signage around the site, allowing guests an insight into the delightful Natural Retreats tale. Reconditioned railway sleepers, vertically installed and set within a dry stone wall compound made of local Yorkshire Stone, are uplit to enhance the guest’s sense of arrival.

Natural Retreats’ eco-conscience has seen local-level involvement throughout the project, from local craftsmen installing the entrance feature to local stone masons rebuilding the stone walls. Owing to a re-established circular sheep fold, guests can unwind and enjoy the scenery across the Swale Valley and beyond. The fresh water spring has been re-established as part of the woodland walk, thus providing guests with a unique trail past the spring, which dates back more than 200 years and once provided the entire town of Richmond with fresh spring water.

The interiors have been freshly revamped courtesy of Interior Design agency NoChintz. Similar to their work with Natural Retreats at their site in John O’Groats, NoChintz have used locally-sourced regional suppliers, including the award-winning contemporary furniture company Naughtone. The residences have been lovingly furnished with bespoke sofas designed exclusively for Natural Retreats, in addition to innovative ‘cube’ seats, showcasing colours selected to compliment and mirror the idyllic scenescape.

Natural Retreats are crafting a brand standard of British manufacturers and esteemed products within the Natural Retreats collection, whilst incorporating local items wherever possible. This is exemplified by their locally-produced sofa cushions and ‘tree trunk’ bedside tables to emulate the scenery, which are under the spotlight of their debut pendant lighting, looping a triad of shades on long flexes as a focal point.

Ethical and exquisite in design, Natural Retreats’ vision will ensure the creation of a robust and durable yet aesthetically alluring interior that is sustainably sourced and executed in the most sustainable manner.

Indulge in a visit to one of the stunning Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales residences from as little as £480 for 3 nights for a family of 4.

*Price based on 4 guests staying at a 3 bedroom family residence with 1 en-suite shower room and 1 family bathroom.

**Amid fierce competition, Yorkshire won the winning bid and it is now official: The world’s greatest cycle race – the Tour de France – will start in what is arguably the world’s greatest county on 5th and 6th July 2014, bringing millions of fans to the Yorkshire roadside to cheer on the champions of the sport. It will be the first time Le Tour has visited northern England and it certainly promises to be a festival and a spectacle for fans and first timers alike. Yorkshire is sure to rise to the occasion and give the riders, the teams and the race organisers a Grand Départ to remember in what promises to be a world class event.

There are many beautiful cycling routes around Yorkshire. The UK’s largest county is widely regarded as one of the spiritual heartlands of UK cycling. Famed for its rich heritage of men and women who have graced the international cycling scene with roaring success, Yorkshire is a popular cycling destination.

Activities such as mountain biking are widely available with Natural Retreats, who offer specific packages for those wishing to indulge in this once in a lifetime Yorkshire event.

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Natural Retreats offer incredible places to stay in beautiful and secluded locations, with a personal concierge service that is unrivalled.

Guests can also stay at stunning UK locations include the Yorkshire Dales, Llŷn Peninsula in Wales, West Highlands in Scotland and Fistral Beach and Trewhiddle in Cornwall.

In 2011, Natural Retreats expanded abroad with beautiful luxury villas in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. Each villa features spacious open-plan living, with a terrace leading onto a private, heated outdoor pool.

Across the pond, Natural Retreats now feature two incredible sites in the US, Virginia Hot Springs and South Fork Lodge in Idaho. South Fork Lodge is widely known as a world-class fishing retreat and Virginia Hot Springs offers outstanding year-round activities including hiking, kayaking and horse-riding in a truly breath-taking location.

For more information on Natural Retreats, its philosophy and selection of properties, please visit

Manchester-based interior design and branding studio NoChintz services clients in the UK and Europe.

Established in 2007, the company is owned by Natalie Gray, Dominic Beardwell and Lucy Goddard, who have grown it into a £1million plus business which has completed more than 1,000 projects for 250 clients.

14 staff are based in the company’s offices in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

The company’s interior design division offers consultancy to residential and commercial industries as well as bespoke product design and bespoke furniture packs for consumer audiences and developers.

The recently established branding division has helped NoChintz successfully fuse two distinct areas of design, setting the company apart from its competitors. NoChintz can manage client designs from branding to physical aesthetics within a leisure scheme, home or workplace.

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