21/12/20

From Darkness to Light by Leslie Annaliese, a poem for the Winter Solstice

I seem to have posted a few poems this year, perhaps it’s the times we are living in but 2021 will be better! These particular few days in December, the Winter Solstice, are always important to the Bell household as we know we are now on the way back to Spring and longer days.…

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23/12/19

Here's wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Here’s wishing you all very happy Christmas and a great New Year celebration. What will 2020 bring? Exciting times? Perhaps, perhaps not! But whatever, the dales are always here for you to enjoy with a warm welcome.…

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18/12/19

Carols by Candlelight at Fountains Abbey in Ripon

What a lovely Christmassy experience we had last Sunday in the run up to Christmas.  A short walk takes us from Fountains Abbey reception to the abbey itself, a most impressive building as you would expect from a World Heritage Site.…

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14/11/18

Great things happening in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounds in the lead up to Christmas 2018!

There’s always fun and excitement in December, as everywhere, with Christmas trees appearing, along with the usual Christmas decorations. Carols wafting on the breeze as you wander round the towns and just a general hum getting louder as the big day approaches!…

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21/12/16

A merry Christmas to all and happy, healthy 2017!

Joanne and I would like to say thank you so much for supporting us here at Country Hideaways and we would love to hear from you again when you’re ready to return to this wonderful part of the world. Or indeed if you…

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30/11/16

Christmas is nearly here!

Won’t be long now to the Big Day, come and join us here if you haven’t booked one of our holiday cottages already and join in the fun with everyone else in the Dales to celebrate this special time of year. Search for…

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