Waterways and Adventure

What a fantastic week it has been in Yorkshire to enjoy time outdoors! Sunshine, abundant green spaces and simply beautiful summertime.

Our unique setting alongside the stunning waterways in Bank Newton opens up so many possibilities for fresh air and adventure right on the doorstep of Newton Grange Cottages and our sheep farm.

Leeds Liverpool Canal

We hope that you’ll enjoy our Adventure Video that we made in Spring – featured on our Facebook page. Read More »

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A place to take time out for you

The setting of Newton Grange Holiday Cottages, adjacent to one of the most picturesque sections of the Leeds Liverpool Canal that you’ll find, is so often commented upon by our guests as one of the best parts of their stay.

Newton Grange Holiday Cottages

From easy and level walking along the canal towpath, through to taking some precious time out, our cottages are a popular choice for those seeking time to spend doing more of the things they love. Be this walking, reading, painting, drawing, enjoying a leisure picnic with family, practising Tai Chi and movement, or paddling on the waterways – we warmly invite you to stay at Newton Grange Cottages.

This Spring we loved making a video all about Wellbeing stays, which can be watched on our Facebook page. A selection of photographs capturing the essence of it are shared below.

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Newton Cottage – “It was just what the Doctor ordered”

We are always grateful to receive feedback from guests during and after their stay.

Here is a recent review from a guest’s stay in Newton Cottage in May 2021.

Newton Cottage

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Hulber Cottage – “We look forward to booking again”

Guests who stayed in Hulber Cottage recently sent us this lovely feedback.

We must say, the blue sofas are our favourites – and the spacious living room 🙂

Hulber Cottage

 

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Newton Cottage – “Don’t change a thing”

Cosy Newton Cottage is a popular choice for couples staying this summertime. Here is a recent review of guests who enjoyed their stay here this June.

Newton Cottage

 

Newton Cottage

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Mickleber Cottage – “Enjoyed by all 3 generations”

We love hearing from guests after their stay and what they have enjoyed about their stay at Newton Grange.

Here is a review about Mickleber Cottage – our popular ground floor cottage for six people.

Mickleber Cottage

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Cottages for groups

Our holiday cottages on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park near Skipton are a wonderful choice for groups of friends or extended families, to book their own cottage and have the chance to meet up together outside. Together time, and time to explore individually too.

Newton Grange Cottages

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Summer Hay Meadows in the Yorkshire Dales

Summer hay meadows, did you say? But it’s December. Quite.

Hay Meadows

But I like to think back to six month’s ago in June and midsummer days because even on the greyest of days, it cheers me up. I remember that sure enough spring appears leading in to those long summer days that I so cherish. Read More »

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Winter walking in all the elements

Sometimes wintery weather does nothing to entice us outside to stretch our legs, and yet at other times it has the greatest appeal. I must admit, I love a good day hike in winter – provided I have all the right clothing and layers on, and am wrapped up to the elements. When crisp, winter days arrive with a morning ground frost and clear sky, the clarity of vision is superb – especially when the leaves from deciduous trees have long since fallen. Hiking in the Yorkshire Dales is a year-round activity for sure, you just need to be prepared.

This scene captures the essence of winter walking in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Winter walking

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Look forward to stargazing at the amazing Dales Dark Skies Festival in February

I have heard it several times from returning guests and a friend who lives locally in Gargrave, the impact of travelling out of the town and the village to Bank Newton and how the stars hit you! There is very much less light pollution here at Newton Grange Farm, and in a similar way, this is the wide appeal of stargazing in the Yorkshire Dales National Park itself.

For a few years the National Park has promoted a Dark Skies Festival coinciding with February Half Term, and happily plans are forming for the Festival in 2021. Head’s up that the dates are 12th – 28th February 2021 and the schedule of events will be forming between now and then. It is worth keeping an eye out on the Yorkshire Dales and Dark Skies websites to find out more.

Dark Skies Festival

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