If you read my post from May last year, you’ll know I had the sheer pleasure of staying in the Moon Suite at North Star Club (which you can read all about here) whereas this time around we were in the hideaway suite known as the Atkinson Grimshaw.
This is the latest suite to join the North Star family, being just a couple of months old and on first impressions I couldn’t get over how stunning it was! Yet again the interiors have been nailed with the green and rose gold décor being a breath of fresh air against the white wash wood. So why is it called a “Hideaway Suite” you ask? Well, this style of cabin is more secluded than the traditional lodges, being entirely surrounded by trees and set back from the others. You get a real sense of seclusion both inside and out of the cabin which makes for a wonderful romantic retreat and place to unwind from the world.
The layout of this suite is a clever use of space but in a different way to the other cabins. This time the emphasis has been put on the bedroom and living space being one large room; all featured around the main attraction- a comfy cosy bed that boasts relaxation in pretty surroundings. I much preferred the dining room also being in the same room as it means you can enjoy the fireplace when both eating or relaxing.
Staying in the lodge was a much needed and welcome break for both Chris and I from our hectic lifestyles and we celebrated the seclusion with candle light, wine and paperback books along with plenty of much needed sleep. We had so much sleep in fact that on our first night we slept a total of 12 hours! Whoops! This just goes to show how tranquil staying in the lodge was and how much we truly relaxed in our surroundings and to me that’s a sign of a good place to stay.
Last time we stayed at North Star we indulged ourselves in eating out at The Star Inn at Sancton; just a couple of miles from the camp but this time we decided to use the lodge to its full potential and eat in. Whoever says eating in is boring hasn’t got an imagination because we went to town on our menu! The first night we had a feast of minted lamb chops, greek yoghurt, couscous, hummous, salad and more all accompanied by red wine and it as sensational. Chris cooked the lamb on the BBQ to perfection and by the time we were finished our bellies were at bursting point. And we didn’t stop there with the food- oh no. The following morning we were feasting on smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels with bucks fizz. We take our eating very seriously! If you don’t want to eat in there is always a wonderful selection of restaurants recommended on the North Star website.
Before heading out for the day, the Wood Shed is a great place to get a hit of coffee and a slab of cake to start the day right. Coffee and cake is provided on honesty bar basis which I think is a great idea and means you can come down whenever suits you.
One of my favourite parts of staying at North Star has to be the cabin wood burner so naturally we spent our second night toasting marshmallows over the flames and cosying up listening to the fire crackle and burn. Its little things like this that make staying here so special and create memories to look back on fondly.
Overall North Star yet again did not disappoint with its luxurious glamping site. I feel like we made more of a point of unwinding this time around and I can honestly say its probably the most relaxed I’ve been staying away from home. As I mentioned before when I did a write up the only thing for me that it is lacking is the dog friendly element but that is out of North Star’s hands; being a decision made by the land owners. I know Harry would have loved to come and stay too but alas it was not meant to be and instead he went on a dog holiday to my mama’s.
If you want to see more of what we got up to during our stay be sure to watch the vlog below!
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