Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you have a really super time and all the very best for 2015! Nadine and Joanne

Four Stars awarded! Well done Badger's Holt in Masham

Badgers Holt in Masham, beautiful cottage to sleep 6

Another worthy award of the Visit Britain Four Star rating! Badger's Holt in Masham, a spacious cottage to sleeps six . Stylish and modern with private patio garden to the rear and lawn to the side, loads of off road parking and designed for modern family life with every comfort provided.

Bonfire and Firework display in West Burton in the Yorkshire Dales

Bonfire and Firework display in West Burton in the Yorkshire Dales

Great excitement in West Burton on Saturday evening for our annual bonfire and firework display. Loads of people gathered on the village green to watch on what turned out to be the prefect evening with no rain and clear skies. Lots of oohs and aahs to accompany the bangs and whistles going off, well done and thank you to all who helped to give us all such pleasure.............. There was also Boozy Bingo at the Fox and Hounds, our 'local', on the Friday night before to raise funds, great fun. Make a date for next year, don't miss it!

Stunningly sparkling.............!

Walk from Cauldron Falls in West Buton taking in Cote Bridge in Walden

Another glorious autumn morning, first frost last night just melting away in the low sun. One of my favourite walks through the fields around West Burton, start at the waterfall and follow the footpath to Rookwith Bridge but once there you can walk a little further to Cote Bridge and back to West Burton, just takes about three quarters of an hour, depending an how many stops to admire the views. Of course, there are many walks from West Burton which can take all day if you wish.

The salmon are back............!

Salmon leaping at Cauldron Falls in West Burton, Wensleydale

A great stirring of excitement this last week in Walden Beck at West Burton in the glorious Yorkshire Dales, the salmon were forging their way up stream to spawn! Word goes around and we're their to witness this event each year, draws quite a little crowd to the waterfall area. You can watch from The Old Wheelhouse at The Mill though. The property owners just happened to be here to witness the fishes' heroic leaps up the rapids and to take photos, I think they'd spent quite a while just enjoying this spectacle looking through the windows before venturing out.

Yet more Four Stars!

The Hay Loft at Bishopton near Ripon.

The Hay Loft in Bishopton in Ripon has also achieved a Four Star rating after a recent inspection, a very worthy rating. A sweet little cottage just for two plus one well behaved dog tucked away in a peaceful area to the rear of the property owner's house. All the must have features for modern life have been incorporated into the design of this historical building with loving care and attention to detail. A ten minute walk will take you into Ripon with magnificent cathedral, independent shops, market every Thursday, racecourse, museums and canal boat trips.

Four Stars and Gold Awards!

Beck Side & Bridge View in West Burton.

We are very proud to announce that after their recent inspection carried out by the VisitBritain assessor both Beck Side and Bridge View at The Garth in West Burton in Wensleydale have both achieved a Four Star rating along with a Gold Award. Beautiful apartments, Beck Side to sleep 2, Bridge View to sleep 4, overlooking Walden Beck at the entrance to West Burton. Very recently converted into stunning holiday accommodation with everything you could wish for provided, for cyclists there is a secure store and also plenty of provision for drying walking gear.


Looking towards West Burton at the junction of Bishopdale and Wensleydale

Welcome to our new site and news area. We hope to be able to keep you up to date with what goes on here at Country Hideaways, whether it's a new property that we are going to see, events that we are attending in and around the Dales or just a local walk or pub/cafe that we have enjoyed. You'll probably see lots of scenery from the Dales being uploaded too! We enjoy life in the Dales and hope that you will come and enjoy this wonderful part of the country first hand too.