Briar Cottage in Middleham in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales
Briar cottage, dating from the 18th century, has been carefully renovated to reveal some of its original features and is part of a small, interesting, terrace which sits on the fringe of the cobbles looking out towards the torn ramparts of Middleham Castle.
Wild Walks in Nidderdale launched by Springwatch Star!
This would seem like a lovely thing to try, wild walking! Lindsey Chapman, the BBC wildlife presenter and Patron of The Wild Watch in Nidderdale AONB, has launched three new Wild Walks.
Circular walk by Addlebrough, taking in Bainbridge and Askrigg and back to Thornton Rust in Wensleydale
Another fantastic walk, about ten miles in all, pretty easy going for most of the way and some fabulous views across to Semer Water and the splendour of Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales. Again, take your map for reference as my directions may be quite sparse but will give you a very good idea of the route we took.
The Yoredale Way, an interesting walking trail in the wondrous Yorkshire Dales
Someone rang the other day to book a holiday, as you lovely people tend to do, in fact it was two Country Hideaways holidays, two consecutive weeks to be precise. The first week was in Lion Cottage in Bainbridge and the second at Holly Tree Cottage in East Witton.
Looking for somewhere to stay in Masham?
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 properties in Masham ranging in size from 1 bedroom apartments sleeping 2, to 4 bedroom houses sleeping 6 and some welcome dogs too.
Our cottages in Walden dale in the Yorkshire Dales
For the last couple of weeks Joanne and I have been visiting the cottages for their annual inspection by the VisitEngland assessor. Not all cottages are inspected every year but this year first on the list was Grange House and Hill Top Cottage in Walden.
Thornton Rust in Wensleydale, the Yorkshire Dales
Thornton Rust, where does that name come from? Apparently the village was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and you can find out more on Wikipedia. A peaceful village with small greens in front of most of the cottages, a linear village looking down towards the river Ure on its way through Wensleydale.
Bainbridge in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales
Bainbridge in Wensleydale, just four miles east of Hawes, goes back to Roman times, and probably beyond, with traces of these times still visible with a roman fort, the outline of which can be seen even though the stones
Askrigg, Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales
Askrigg is known to many still by its association with the very popular television programme All Creatures and Small. A village of many parts you could say, historic St Oswald’s seemingly placed in the centre for all
School House in Askrigg in the glorious Yorkshire Dales
School House in Askrigg has long been a popular cottage on our books with the present property owners always striving to improve and update. I was asked to go and take more photos as they have now changed the linen in