Whilst sipping champagne on 31st December 2016 and pondering what would lay ahead of me in 2017 I realised the thing I wanted to do the most was to see more of the world, so I decided that’s what I would do, and so A Weekend In series was born…it seems only right that my first jaunt was a weekend in Harrogate, my home town.
Harrogate is without doubt one of the prettiest, most visited town in the UK and I’m lucky enough to call it home, and whilst I know all the best places to live my freelance life day to day, I realised that I didn’t really make the most of my town. So that’s what I did, I visited Harrogate as if I was a tourist, not a native.
When it comes to weekends away, the first thing you need is some place to lay your head, but how about somewhere a little special, a home away from home, not your average hotel, instead an apartment that genuinely feels like home. So after a particularly hectic few weeks I decided my lovely friend Sarah and I deserved a treat.
Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments are in the heart of Harrogate, with beautiful views over the roof tops and within a 5 minute walk of the best bits of this traditional with with a twist town. These stunning apartments have taken residence in a once very sad building, a building that over the years had run to ruin, a building I regularly saw and wished someone would see its potential and allow it to flourish, and boy is that the case now!
All of the apartments are modern, bright and packed with everything you could ever need, from excellent free wifi, every pot and pan known to man kind, milk in the fridge and local products in the bathroom.
Sarah and I decided that a night away was just what we needed, a chance to kick back and relax, face masks, movies and tasty foods.
The amenities in the apartment are fantastic, every drawer and cupboard in the kitchen are stocked with every utensil, crockery and cutlery item you could possibly need!
Our apartment was set over two floors with huge bedroom and modern bathroom downstairs and at the top of the spiral staircase is the kitchen and living room with dining space.
The sofa, although simple, was comfy enough to chill out on with popcorn and watch Bond movies with glasses of prosecco or two!
I’m very picky about my bed, they need to be firm but not like sleeping on a wooden board, I can confirm this was one of the comfiest beds I’ve ever slept in, as someone who struggles to sleep usually I drifted off straight away and slept straight through which made for a very happy Emma!
Although the shower room wasn’t close to being large, it had everything that we needed and the shower was the perfect level of powerful. All of the apartments have H2K products, which are a Harrogate business, a lovely touch.
The rest of the furniture in the bedroom was modern and sleek with green accents, and boy was the view beautiful especially when the sun was shining the following morning…
The best thing about staying in an apartment is the freedom to eat where you stay, a bonus when you want a lazy morning in your pjs but desperately want pancakes!
Our whole stay was really lovely, and if you are heading to Harrogate for a visit, or even if you just fancy a staycation somewhere really lovely then I highly recommend it.
It would make a fantastic home away from home, well thought out and renovated to a really high standard. There are a few little tweaks that will all work out once the apartments are a little more established, nothing worth mentioning and the team behind the apartments are passionate about what they’re doing which I really value.
Although you can book the apartments through Booking.com the place to get the best deal is directly with Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments online. You can find them all over social media too!
Next up is my top 5 things to do in Harrogate, come back next Monday to find out more!
*thank you to Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments for the free stay. However as always reviews are entirely honest!