Category Archives: Cottage holidays

The perfect cup of tea

Who doesn’t like a cup of tea? There’s something soothing about having your favourite brew in hand. And teas take on many forms these days. Traditional English Breakfast tea, Earl Grey tea (Caffeinated and Decaffeinated varieties of course – I’m definitely with the former..), as well as varieties of herbal teas. My favourites are Peppermint […]

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Look up at the sky day

Today is national ‘Look up at the Sky Day’, a day to step outdoors look upwards and take it all in. I wasn’t quick enough with the camera this morning, but it prompted me to look back at a couple of photos of ‘big’ sky. Whilst I love a bright blue sky day with hardly […]

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Delightful feedback from happy guests

We love hearing from our guests during and after their stay. It was a pleasure to read this handwritten note on Friday, as guests checked out of Hulber Cottage after a week’s stay. Thanks Eric and Jean for taking the time to provide feedback, we really appreciate it.

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February Half Term Activities

Read on for inspiration about activities to do from the doorstep of Newton Grange and those within a 10 minute, 20 minute and 1 hour drive. There are some great activities to do in the Yorkshire Dales this February Half Term. Here’s a sneak preview of some of our favourite suggestions:

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Our story – in this month’s Aspire magazine

Delighted to read our feature in this month’s Aspire magazine – a great little resource for finding out more about the local area and businesses within it.

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The new 2017 Farm Stay Brochures have arrived

It’s always great to see the new set of Farm Stay Brochures – available for all guests in our cottages and B&B rooms to browse and take home with them. Farm Stay is a brilliant network of accommodation found in delightful, rural settings throughout the country – often on working farms. From Bed and Breakfasts […]

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Local history and restoration at Newton Grange Farm

Newton Grange Farm has two listed buildings on it – Newton Grange Farmhouse and The Chapel House. Both are Grade II listed. We thought it would be interesting to look a little further in to local history – with the help of an archaeologist friend, we found out some interesting things.

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Challenge yourself in the Yorkshire Dales

A new year is upon us. A chance to pause and reflect, and perhaps to plan ahead too and make 2017 the year when we take part in something that takes us out of our comfort zone and try something new. We have put together a list of a a few challenge events taking place […]

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Autumn leaves when the grass is jewelled…

And the silk inside a chestnut shell Jetplanes in the air to be refuelled All these things I love so well So I mustn’t forget No, I mustn’t forget To say a great big Thank  You I mustn’t forget…

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A wonderful walk to discover the Norber Erratics

Combine a day’s walking in the fresh air, stunning scenery, the warmth of sunshine on my face, a touch of physical geography, and the fabulous company of friends and I could not be happier. Here in the Yorkshire Dales we are blessed with dramatic landscapes, none more so than our recent day out to the Norber […]

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