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Lunch with the girls at the Aysgarth Falls Hotel!

Lunch with the girls at the Aysgarth Falls Hotel!

We had a very nice lunch at the Aysgarth Falls Hotel in Aysgarth, Wensleydale the other day. The hotel hasn’t been known by this name for very long as before it was always Palmer Flatt Hotel, or Palmer. Forty and fifty or so years ago it was the meeting place in the dales, if you hadn’t been to Palmer on a Saturday night you just hadn’t been out! Many romances and future partners developed here, my own included and probably still do! Over the years the place has changed considerably and is now well worth a visit for food or just a drink.

And there’s more – The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 15 until 23 September 2018

And there’s more – The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 15 until 23 September 2018

If you love cheese, or even if you don’t, you’ll enjoy this event celebrating everything cheesy.

To start this wonderful event the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes will be hosting a two-day celebration of the Dales rich-cheese making heritage, with market stalls, cheese tasting, pairing and grading and cookery demonstrations on 15 and 16 September. There will also be family fun activities for you all to get stuck into.

‘Tis the season for festivals and agricultural shows in the dales!

‘Tis the season for festivals and agricultural shows in the dales!

It would seem so, 14 July saw the Hawes and District Gala, plus the Party in the Park held at Catterick Racecourse following a very successful first event in 2017, the Leyburn 1940’s weekend 21 and 22 July, Richmond Live 3 and 4 August, GeorgeFest 18 until 27 August, Leyburn Agricultural Show on 25 August and Reeth Show 27 August. Kilnsey Show 28 August and the Nidderdale Show 24 September marking the last of the year’s agricultural shows just a few of the events going on in the dales.

New onto our books, Kilderkin in Masham, perfect for two!

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We would like to introduce you to Kilderkin in Masham, the newest addition to the Country Hideaways family.

Kilderkin is a delightful ground floor apartment to sleep 2 in the area of Masham known as Welgarth. The apartment has a comfortable lounge with dining area complete with smart TV and bluetooth radio, cosy bedroom, fully tiled shower room and well-equipped kitchen.

The Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate 10 until 12 July 2018

The Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate 10 until 12 July 2018

The Great Yorkshire Show has been held in Harrogate annually since 1838 making this year’s the 160th. No wonder it’s such a popular and long standing event with over 1200 trade stands and 2000 competitions, enough to keep anyone amused for three days or more! The finest livestock are brought here to be judged including cattle, sheep, pigs and pigeons. If you’re into tractors and agricultural machinery you won’t be disappointed, this is where the latest state of the are machinery is showcased and displayed.

Leyburn 1940’s Weekend - 21 and 22 July 2018

Leyburn 1940’s Weekend - 21 and 22 July 2018

We’re all getting very excited about the next annual event coming up in Leyburn, Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales on 21 and 22 July 2018 which is the Leyburn 1940’s Weekend! Held in the market place, Thornborough Hall and throughout the town, there’ll be fun, laughter, music, singing, dancing, stalls, military vehicles, vintage cars, farm machinery. This annual event, now in its 11th year, is not only a great day out but educational too and an important reminder of what happened in late 30’s and 40’s.

Remember to visit Bedale whilst you’re here in the Yorkshire Dales

Remember to visit Bedale whilst you’re here in the Yorkshire Dales

Bedale a lovely Georgian market town with cobbled setts and interesting architecture. There are independent shops, walks along the river, bowling green, small museum at Bedale Hall, a park, golf course, and St Gregory’s, a very beautiful church. Market day is Tuesday so make a date!

Looking for somewhere to stay in Masham?

Looking for somewhere to stay in Masham? Badgers Holt just one of our lovely cottages

If you haven't visited Masham before you don't know what you're missing and if you have maybe it's time you returned for another visit! We have 8 properties in Masham (soon to be 9) ranging in size from 1 bedroom apartments sleeping 2, to 4 bedroom houses sleeping 6 and some welcome dogs too.

The Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton, Wensleydale plus Complimentary glass of Fizz!

The Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton, Wensleydale plus Complimentary glass of Fizz!

What a lovely lunch we had at The Wensleydale Heifer the other day. Delicious food, friendly, helpful staff and great surroundings with the bar, the snug, the bistro and, for a more formal meal, the restaurant, with each having their own different atmosphere where you can enjoy your meal. The menu was so extensive we had difficulty choosing although, for us, time was short so we plumped for soup with crusty bread and we were not disappointed. If you have time, as you will when on holiday, why not walk afterwards or before your meal.

Dales Festival of Food & Drink 2018 Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June!

Dales Festival of Food & Drink 2018 Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June!

Did you know that since 2002 the Dales Festival of Food and Drink held in Leyburn has generated surplus funds of over £154,000 which has been distributed to local community organisations around the dales. Organised by the Leyburn & Mid-Wensleydale Partnership Ltd we can say a large thank you to them and also for all their hard work in making this event such a superb and varied affair along with the support of local businesses in and around Leyburn, volunteers and members of the Partnership itself.

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