Netherby Hall in north Cumbria offers luxury self-catering cottages and apartments on its private estate

Luxury Self Catering Apartments: Why it’s The Perfect Holiday Choice for 2024

January 2, 2024 by

Netherby Hall

Luxury self catering apartments are a great choice for travellers looking for a break away from home with all the comforts of home. They give you the freedom to relax, explore and restore without interruption. Whether you prefer an adrenaline-fuelled activity packed getaway, or a more gentle, laid back escape, (or a bit of both!), you get the holiday you want on your own terms.

Here’s our top five reasons why booking luxury self catering apartments is the perfect choice for 2024

1. Escape the winter blues

The clocktower and stable yard luxury self catering apartments complex at Netherby Hall
The clocktower and stable yard luxury self catering apartments complex at Netherby Hall

Whatever your travel plans for 2024, booking a break in luxury self catering apartments will give you something to get you through the dark days of winter when it sometimes feels like it never gets light. Just the thought of having a holiday to look forward to can make all the difference – and help get you out of bed when the alarm goes on those dark mornings.

Of course, you don’t have to wait – there’s nothing like treating yourself to winter break to beat the winter blues!

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2. Discover somewhere new

The luxury self catering apartments at Netherby Hall are an ideal base for exploring Hadrian's Wall
Netherby Hall is an ideal base for exploring Hadrian’s Wall

According to, people in the UK are set to spend more on travel in 2024, with its latest Travel Trends revealing that 70% of people put exploring new places at the top of their list of travel priorities. There’s nothing like discovering a new favourite destination – and having luxury self catering apartments as a base from which to explore it is just the best.

Netherby Hall is close to some of the UK’s most dramatic and awe-inspiring countryside including the wild and epic Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, the iconic landscape of the Lake District, and the glorious beaches of Dumfries and Galloway. And we’re just 20 minutes drive from Junction 44 of the M6 at Carlisle. Read more about things to do in Cumbria and the Lake District in our guide to self-catering holidays Cumbria

3. Your break, your way

Inside one of the luxury self catering apartments at Netherby Hall
The kitchen and dining area inside one of the luxury apartments at Netherby Hall

The beauty of a break in luxury self catering apartments is the opportunity to do exactly what you want, when you want.

With no set time for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have the freedom to do exactly as you please. Why not buy the ingredients to make your absolute favourite meals and cook them in your fully-equipped kitchen, not because you have to but because you want to.

If you’d rather take a break from the hob, treat yourself to fish and chips (The Esk Cafe in Longtown near Netherby Hall is a great option for take out), or how about a Michelin starred meal? Netherby Hall’s sister business, Pentonbridge Inn, serves an eight course set tasting menu in relaxed, informal surroundings. The former coaching inn is four-and-a-half miles from Netherby Hall, close to the Scottish Border, with free transport via private Mercedes Benz minibus provided for guests staying in our luxury self catering apartments and cottages.

4. Bring your dog along

Netherby Hall's luxury self catering apartments are dog friendly
Dogs are welcome at Netherby Hall

With the number of adults in the UK who own a dog on the increase, it makes sense that luxury self catering apartments cater for their canine guests as well as their human ones. The PDSA Paw Report 2023 found that 29% of UK adults owned a dog, up from 26% in 2020, with 11 million pet dogs in the UK.

Being dog friendly is about much more than letting your canine best friend share your accommodation. It’s about welcoming them warmly and making them feel at home. At Netherby Hall, we always have treats on hand for our canine guests (as long as they are allowed!), and the team loves saying a big hello to them. Our luxury self catering apartments are located in the gardens and grounds of our private 36-acre estate, which means there is plenty of space for dog walks.

Check out our guide to staying in dog friendly self catering holiday apartments.

5. Find your Staycation Haven

Guests staying in Netherby Hall's luxury self catering apartments are free to explore the beautiful walled garden
Guests staying at Netherby Hall are free to explore its Walled Garden

According to Conde Nast Traveller, one of the biggest trends for 2024 will be ‘coolcationing’ as travellers increasingly look to avoid the intense, record-breaking temperatures experienced in recent years in many traditional sun-seeking holiday destinations.

Choosing to stay closer to home with a staycation in luxury self catering apartments is one way of avoiding soaring temperatures. While the North of England may not be known as a sun-seeking destination, it does get its fair share of sunny days. There’s nowhere better than Netherby Hall’s Walled Garden on a late spring day, when the roses are starting to bloom and summer is around the corner. And the best bit? Guests staying at Netherby Hall are free to explore our beautiful Walled Garden which is usually closed to the public, apart from special events.

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