Category Archives: Local attractions

Find your home-from-home with Farm Stay

When you travel, do you look for something very different to home or something very similar? At the end of the school holidays we found ourselves back in a favourite place we first went to several years ago. Returning this year, we felt so at home in the gloriously green, rolling landscapes on a working […]

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Late September cottage availability

Fancy escaping the everyway with a late getaway this September? Late availability in our holiday cottages on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park includes: Hulber Cottage – 2 bedrooms – sleeps 4 – pet free 7 nights from Friday 18th September/Saturday 19th September – £475 7 nights from Friday 25th September/Saturday 26th September […]

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Encouraging Words

We all need some encouragement from time to time. It is such a joy when guests tell us that they have enjoyed our stay. Here is a review from one of our recent guests who stayed here in August 2020. Thank you so much!

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Yorkshire’s waterfalls in all seasons

We love discovering the waterfalls of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is just something about being in nature and watching water cascading over waterfalls that transports your mind to another place and brings joy. Or is that just me? Here are three North Yorkshire locations where our family has enjoyed discovering the beauty of […]

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There’s a buzz about Bank Newton

I wrote a poem today that I’d love to share with you.   There’s a buzz about Bank Newton I can feel it in the air Celebrities descending Our fields they wanted to share  

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Don’t miss out on the Dark Skies Festival this February

The Yorkshire Dales is hosting a wide variety of events as part of the Dark Skies Festival, which runs from 14th February until 1st March 2020. We highly recommend taking a look at the programme which details events suitable for young and old alike. Why not book a stay in our holiday cottages in Bank […]

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Fountains Abbey – My happy place

Fountains Abbey – if you haven’t been before, go! Located near Ripon and cared for by the National Trust, it is an awe-inspiring place and somewhere that I simply love to go. I never tire of visits there, and so much so, I returned from a visit this weekend thinking that it is certainly up […]

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What’s on in November and December

November and December, the time of year when the preparations for the festive season are well upon us and the calendar is packed full of local events every weekend in the run up to Christmas – from festive stalls through to running adventures, take your pick! Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November – Crafts in […]

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A 5 mile route from Bank Newton to Gargrave

The second of ‘walks from the doorstep’ in our collection, here is a 5 mile circular walking/running route from the doorstep of Newton Grange Cottages to the village of Gargrave in North Yorkshire. The route was followed in October, on a day of rapidly changing weather and a good dose of mud (check out the […]

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Discover five canal bridges on a 4 mile circular walk to East Marton

Discovering what’s on our doorstep is a joy. I took the chance this morning to go for a run and compile the descriptions below, so that you can follow it too. Here is a 4+ mile route that you can enjoy on foot from our holiday cottages in Bank Newton – taking in a short […]

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