Thursday, 31 March 2011

Farndale Daffodils

I always feel that Spring has sprung when the daffodils arrive and although a little later this year, I am pleased to say that the daffodils are now flowering. If you would like to see a good show of daffodils then why not visit the beautiful village of Farndale this April when the landscape will be adorned with a beautiful carpet of wild daffodils.

I have read on the Farndale website that, "The warm weather last week has brought the Daffies on and they are now at their best and dependant on weather, and temperature should remain so for the next two to three weeks."

So if you are visiting this area then the Farndale daffodils are well worth a visit at this time of year.

It is believed that the daffodils were first brought to Farndale by some medieval monks from Rievaulx.

In the village you will be able to buy some daffodils but picking the wild daffodils is prohibited. For those of you who enjoy walking then take the Farndale Daffodil walk through the stunning Yorkshire countryside.

The Farndale daffodil walk is a moderate walk of approximately 7.1 miles. Click on this link for more information about the Farndale daffodil walk.

Farndale is less than a 40 minute drive from Old Byland so why not combine a stay at one of the cosy and comfortable Valley View Farm cottages and enjoy the spectacular views of the sheep on the hillside around Old Byland and the daffodils at Farndale.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Late Deals From 1st April 2011

We have just discounted the cottage prices for the 1st and 4th April 2011:

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 1st April 2011 £273, now £218.
Form Cottage 4 nights from 4th April 2011 £164, now £131.
Formicary Cottage 4 nights from 4th April 2011 £164, now £131.
Drey Cottage 4 nights from 4th April 2011 £269, now £215.
Granary Cottage 7 nights from 1st April 2011 £547, now £438.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Easter Fair Duncombe Park 24th-25th April 2011

Duncombe Park will play host to an Easter Craft Fair from Sunday 24th April - Monday 25th April 2011, between 10:00m - 5:00pm.

With over 60 arts & craft stalls there will be plenty to browse and the stalls will all be located in the rooms of the house, so what better surroundings than the beautiful rooms of Duncombe Park to feast your eyes on.

Further information: Yorkshire Fairs 01423 545377

Duncombe Park is just a 13 minute drive from Valley View Farm Cottages so why not take a break at our 4 star holiday cottages and combine it with a visit to Duncombe Park and the Easter craft fair.

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Monday, 28 March 2011

Cottage Availability From 8th April 2011

Here is the availability for the holiday cottages from 8th April 2011:

From 8th April 2011

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 8th April 2011 £480.

Form Cottage 7 nights from 8th April 2011 £480.

Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 8th April 2011 £480.

Drey Cottage 7 nights from 8th April 2011 £632.

Holt Cottage 4 nights from 8th April 2011 £415.

Granary Cottage 7 nights from 8th April 2011 £729.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Cottage Availability For April 2011

Here is the availability for the holiday cottages for April 2011:

From 1st April 2011 - Don't forget Mother's Day on Sunday 3rd April

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 1st April 2011 £273.
Form Cottage 4 nights from 4th April 2011 £164.
Formicary Cottage 4 nights from 4th April 2011 £164.
Drey Cottage 4 nights from 4th April 2011 £269.
Granary Cottage 7 nights from 1st April 2011 £547.

From 8th April 2011

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 8th April 2011 £480.
Form Cottage 7 nights from 8th April 2011 £480.
Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 8th April 2011 £480.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 8th April 2011 £632.

Holt Cottage 4 nights from 11th April 2011 £415.
Granary Cottage 7 nights from 8th April 2011 £729.

From 15th April 2011

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 15th April 2011 £480.
Form Cottage 7 nights from 15th April 2011 £480.
Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 15th April 2011 £480.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 15th April 2011 £632.

Holt Cottage 7 nights from 15th April 2011 £692.

From 22nd April 2011

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 22nd April 2011 £480.
Form Cottage 7 nights from 22nd April 2011 £480.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 22nd April 2011 £632.

From 29th April 2011 - Don't forget the Royal Wedding on Friday 29th April

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 29th April 2011 £395.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 29th April 2011 £571.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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Friday, 25 March 2011

Late Availability From 1st & 4th April 2011

Here is the availability for the holiday cottages from 1st and 4th April 2011:

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 1st April 2011 £273.
Form Cottage 4 nights from 4th April 2011 £164.
Formicary Cottage 4 nights from 4th April 2011 £164.
Drey Cottage 4 nights from 4th April 2011 £269.
Granary Cottage 7 nights from 1st April 2011 £547.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Great Yorkshire Show 12th-14th July 2011

The Great Yorkshire Show is an agricultural show which takes place annually on the Great Yorkshire Showground in July in the spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. It is organised and run by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS). This year the show will take place from 12th to 14th July 2011.

This year the Great Yorkshire Show is in its 153rd year and as always will be a celebration of agriculture and country life.

Come along and you will see plenty of:
  • animals,
  • country demonstrations,
  • have-a-go activities,
  • the Great Yorkshire Cheese & Dairy Show,
  • fashion,
  • rural crafts and
  • shopping.
To get a true flavour of Yorkshire country life and farming, why not visit the Great Yorkshire Show in 2011 and combine it with a stay at Valley View Farm. We are just a 50 minute drive from the Harrogate showground.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Dales Festival Of Food & Drink 30th April, 1st & 2nd May 2011

The Dales Festival of Food & Drink at Leyburn will take place on 30th April, 1st & 2nd May 2011 from 10am - 5pm.

The Dales Festival of Food and Drink is a fun day out for all the family. Stalls with local produce, cookery demonstrations, craft demonstrations, music and dance.

Ticket Information

Adult one day ticket £8.00, Adult three day ticket £12.00
Children under 16 accompanied by an adult free.

For more information visit the Dales Festival of Food & Drink website.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

English Heritage Events At Brodsworth Hall & Gardens 2011

Just wanted to let you know about some of the English Heritage events taking place at Brodsworth Hall & Gardens this year.
  • Fairies and Dragons, Classic Cars and a summer of music await you at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens.
  • Discover the secrets of the gardens during the late spring half term (Sat 28 May – Sun 5 Jun) and find out where the fairies and dragons hide away with fun family trails around the garden, storytelling, plus arts and crafts activities.
  • Classic Cars take over the grounds of Brodsworth Hall & Gardens over the summer
  • (Sun 19 Jun, Sun 3 Jul & Sun 28 Aug) a perfect way to spend a summer’s day recalling motoring memories from the past in awe of the grace, pace and horsepower on display.
  • Brodsworth’s Gardens is a plant-lovers paradise. Whatever time of year you visit, there will always be something to catch your eye. Wonderfully restored to their original horticultural splendour explore the magnificent fern dell, stunning displays of roses and immaculate lawns.
  • Children can let off steam in the play area or visit the hidden gem - pet cemetery and discover the whereabouts of Brodsworth’s most beloved pets.
  • Enjoy lazy Sunday afternoons in the summer with Pimms and a picnic, to the sounds of local brass bands providing entertainment on the south terrace (Sun 10 Jul – Sun 21 Aug & Sun 4 Sep – Sun 11 Sep).
  • During September the sound of Jazz fills the gardens a pleasurable way to end the summer season (Sun 18 & Sun 25 Sep).
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Monday, 21 March 2011

Historical Events For Children in Yorkshire Summer 2011

Let your children travel back in time with the Time Travellers Team; Lucy, Jo and Will, who will entertain with a selection of hands-on children activities throughout the school holidays.

Here are the English Heritage dates and venues:
  • Sat 28 May – Sun 5 June Whitby Abbey Medieval
  • Sat 23 July – Sun 4 September Clifford’s Tower Medieval
  • Sat 23 July – Mon 29 August Scarborough Castle Pirate Academy
  • Sat 23 July – Mon 29 August Whitby Abbey Gruesome
  • Sat 22 October – Sun 20 October Whitby Abbey Ghosts & Ghouls
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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Theatre Events At English Heritage Sites In Yorkshire In 2011

This Summer there will be dramatic evenings on offer at Mount Grace Priory and Helmsley Castle.

Bring along your chairs, picnics, wine and friends and enjoy an enchanting evening of outdoor theatre in stunning surroundings.
  • Helmsley Castle - Sun 14 August - Cranford
  • Mount Grace Priory - Sun 30 June - Sense & Sensibility
  • Mount Grace Priory - Sat 6 August - Cranford
  • Mount Grace Priory - Sun 21 August - Much Ado about Nothing
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Saturday, 19 March 2011

English Heritage Events At Scarborough Castle 2011

Just wanted to let you know about some of the English Heritage events taking place at Scarborough Castle this year.
  • Walk the plank this summer with the help of the Time Travellers Crew’s Pirate Academy. Join them daily over the summer holidays for sword practice and dressing up
  • The Castle comes under attack by the Swashbuckling Pirates every weekend and on the August Bank Holiday Monday (Sat 23 Jul – Mon 29 Aug).
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Friday, 18 March 2011

English Heritage Events At Cliffords Tower 2011

Just wanted to let you know about Clifford's Tower.
  • Cliffords Tower is a must see attraction for any one that is planning a visit to York, from here you can enjoy the best views of this historic city.
  • Sweeping views of the river, Minster, racecourse and beyond will give you an amazing king’s-eye-view of the city.
  • It is a great place to sample the murkier side of York’s past.
  • Founded by William the Conqueror, it has seen some of the most gruesome episodes in England’s history; it’s not surprising that it is the epicentre of the haunted city.
  • Become the king or queen of Clifford’s Tower during the summer holidays.
  • There’s even a chance to dress up in medieval costume and be crowned on the throne. Don’t forget to bring your camera…
Why not make your base one of the Valley View Farm Cottages, which are just an hours drive from York, so why not book a stay here in the North York Moors and then spend a day in York and make a visit to Clifford's Tower!

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

ArtisOn Art & Craft Workshops Masham

I have been sent an email about ArtisOn in Masham, a new art and craft learning centre running one and two day workshops and creative experience days.

The workshops include:
  • painting
  • stained glass
  • blacksmithing
  • knitting
  • ceramics
  • jewellery-making
"Arty or not, they have something for everyone - from basic and fun to serious and technical. It’s a wonderful and fulfilling way for visitors to spend a day - a great focus for a weekend away with friends - catching up, creating and enjoying a wonderful homemade lunch, great tea, coffee and cakes. "

Why not make your base one of the Valley View Farm Cottages and treat yourself or a loved one to a creative art and crafts workshop at Masham.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Late Deals From 18th March 2011

Here are the discounted prices and late deals for the Valley View Farm Cottages from 18th March 2011.

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £273, now £246.
Form Cottage 3 nights from 18th March 2011 £164, now £148.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £449, now £404.
Holt Cottage 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £510, now £459.
Granary Cottage (Sleeps 6) 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £547, now £492.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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English Heritage Events In Yorkshire In April 2011

I just wanted to let you know what events are taking place in Yorkshire at English Heritage sites in April 2011.
  • Fri 22 - Mon 25 Apr - Brodsworth Hall & Gardens Easter Family Fun Trail 10am-5.30pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.30. Extra Admission to the Hall. EH Members free
  • Fri 22 - Mon 25 Apr Cliffords Tower Dragon Family Fun Trail 10am – 6pm £3.90/ £3.50/ £2.30/ £10.10. EH Members free
  • Fri 22 - Mon 25 Apr Whitby Abbey Easter Family Fun Trail 10am – 6pm £6.00/ £5.40/ £3.60/ £15.60. EH Members free
  • Sat 23 - Mon 25 Apr Conisbrough Castle Easter Family Fun Trail 10am –5pm £4.50/ £4.10/ £2.70/ £11.70. EH Members free
  • Sun 24 - Mon 25 Apr Rievaulx Abbey Victorian Falconry 11.30am-5pm £6.00/ £5.50/ £4.00. EH Members free
  • Fri 29 Apr - Mon 2 May Cliffords Tower Knights Family Fun Trail 10am – 6pm £3.90/ £3.50/ £2.30/ £10.10. EH Members free
  • Sat 30 Apr - Mon 2 May Rievaulx Abbey Civil War Wedding 11am – 5pm £6.00/ £5.50/ £4.00. EH Members free
As you can see there are lots of things to see and do in April at English Heritage sites in Yorkshire, so why not make your base one of the Valley View Farm cottages.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

English Heritage Events At Whitby Abbey 2011

Just wanted to let you know about some of the English Heritage events taking place at Whitby Abbey this year.
  • Whitby Abbey can claim to be the place where our English Easter was born, as it was here in 664AD that the Synod of Whitby agreed to follow the system that we use to this day to decide when Easter falls. But there’s more to this evocative ruin than eggs, bunnies and theological small print.
  • Whitby has inspired creative spirits from the 7th century poet-monk Caedmon to the 19th century novelists Elizabeth Gaskell and Bram Stoker, as well as contemporary chiller-writer G.P. Taylor. Read more about Whitby Abbey’s role as an inspiration for authors and poets in Whitby Abbey: Pure Inspiration. Available from Whitby Abbey’s gift shop and from online retailers it is the perfect companion for a visit to this ancient Gothic place of worship.
  • In May, visitors will get the chance to visit the Abbey at twilight (in conjunction with The Museums at Night) for a unique evening perspective (Fri 13 – Sat 14 May).
  • The knights of the realm prepare to battle in Courtly Combat at the end of May n a Tournament of Foote (Sat 28 – Mon 30 May).
  • Are you brave enough to hear tales of torture, and face your punishment in the stocks this summer with Time Travellers GO… Gruesome and Gruesome Weekends (Sat 23 Jul – Mon 29 Aug weekends only) throughout the summer at Whitby Abbey?
  • Spectacular creatures of the night, gather round Whitby Abbey in October half term (Thu 22 – Sun 30 Oct) for frightening fun with Time Travellers Go…Ghosts and Ghouls. Enjoy costumed storytelling, creepy crafts, and spooky activities. If you are brave, fearless and daring, join us after dark on a Gothic Ghost tour of the Abbey (Fri 28 – Sat 29 Oct).
Whitby has so much to offer and is one of my favourite places to visit. Click on this link for more information about Whitby.

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Monday, 14 March 2011

English Heritage Events At Rievaulx Abbey 2011

Just wanted to let you know about some of the English Heritage events taking place at Rievaulx Abbey this year.
  • Join the costumed Victorian falconers for spectacular aerial displays of Birds of Prey in flight in the abbey ruins at Easter (Sun 24 – Mon 25 Apr).
  • A 17th century wedding takes place amidst the civil war (Sat 30 Apr – Mon 2 May). Will it be a happy ending for the newly weds or will the Royalists and Parliamentary forces tear them apart?
  • A labyrinth walk at the abbey in May and June (Sat 28 May – Sun 5 Jun) is followed by evening celebrations as costumed characters create a welcoming evening atmosphere(Fri 3 – Sat 4 Jun).
  • Medieval Crafts and Pastimes take over the abbey every weekend in July (Sat 2 – Sun 31 Jul weekends only).
  • During the school summer holidays look out for the herbs planted around the abbey and discover how they would have been used by the medieval monks (Sat 23 Jul – Mon 29 Aug).
Rievaulx Abbey is only about 2.8 miles from Valley View Farm Cottages so why not make Valley View Farm your base and then enjoy some of the great activities and events that Rievaulx Abbey has to offer.


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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Late Availability From 25th March 2011

Here is the availability for the holiday cottages from 25th March 2011:

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 25th March 2011 £273.
Form Cottage 4 nights from 28th March 2011 £164.
Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 25th March 2011 £273.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 25th March 2011 £449.
Holt Cottage 7 nights from 25th March 2011 £510.
Granary Cottage (Sleeps 6) 7 nights from 25th March 2011 £547.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

English Heritage Events In Yorkshire 2011

I just wanted to let you know what events are taking place in Yorkshire at English Heritage sites during 2011.
  • Fri 22 - Mon 25 Apr - Brodsworth Hall & Gardens Easter Family Fun Trail 10am-5.30pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.30. Extra Admission to the Hall. EH Members free
  • Fri 22 - Mon 25 Apr Cliffords Tower Dragon Family Fun Trail 10am – 6pm £3.90/ £3.50/ £2.30/ £10.10. EH Members free
  • Fri 22 - Mon 25 Apr Whitby Abbey Easter Family Fun Trail 10am – 6pm £6.00/ £5.40/ £3.60/ £15.60. EH Members free
  • Sat 23 - Mon 25 Apr Conisbrough Castle Easter Family Fun Trail 10am –5pm £4.50/ £4.10/ £2.70/ £11.70. EH Members free
  • Sun 24 - Mon 25 Apr Rievaulx Abbey Victorian Falconry 11.30am-5pm £6.00/ £5.50/ £4.00. EH Members free
  • Fri 29 Apr - Mon 2 May Cliffords Tower Knights Family Fun Trail 10am – 6pm £3.90/ £3.50/ £2.30/ £10.10. EH Members free
  • Sat 30 Apr - Mon 2 May Rievaulx Abbey Civil War Wedding 11am – 5pm £6.00/ £5.50/ £4.00. EH Members free
  • Fri 13 - Sat 14 May Whitby Abbey Museums at Night 6.30pm-9.30pm £6.00/ £5.40/ £3.60/ £15.60. EH Members free
  • Sat 28 May – Sun 5 Jun Brodsworth Hall Fairies and Dragon Week 11am – 5pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.30. Extra Admission to the Hall.
  • Sat 28 May – Sun 5 Jun Cliffords Tower Tudor Trail for Children 10am – 6pm £3.90/ £3.50/ £2.30/ £10.10. EH Members free
  • Sat 28 - Mon 30 May Conisbrough Castle Fighting Knights 11am – 4pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.50/ £14.50. EH Members free
  • Sat 28 May – Sun 5 Jun Rievaulx Abbey The Path to Paradise & Presence 11am – 4pm £6.00/ £5.50/ £4.00 EH Members free
  • Sat 28 - Mon 30 May Whitby Abbey Medieval Courtly Combat 11am - 5pm £6.00/ £5.40/ £3.60/ £15.60. EH members free. £1 extra admission per child (non member and EH member)
  • Sat 28 May – Sun 5 Jun Whitby Abbey Time Travellers Go…Medieval 11am – 5pm £6.00/ £5.40/ £3.60/ £15.60. EH members free. £1 extra admission per child (non member and EH member)
  • Fri 3 - Sat 4 Jun Rievaulx Abbey The Path to Paradise & Presence Evenings 7pm – 9pm £6.00/ £5.50/ £4.00. EH Members free
  • Sat 18 - Sun 19 Jun Rievaulx Abbey Soldiers of the Roses 11am – 5pm £6.00/ £5.50/ £4.00. EH Members free
  • Sun 19 Jun Brodsworth Hall & Gardens Classic Cars for Fathers Day 12pm-4.30pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.30. Extra Admission to the Hall. EH Members free
  • Thu 30 Jun Mount Grace Priory Sense & Sensibility Gates open 6.45pm, Performance starts at 7.30pm In advance: £12 adult/ £10 conc. & child. On The Night: £14 adult/ £12 conc. & child
  • Sat 2 – Sun 31 Jul EVERY WEEKEND Rievaulx Abbey Medieval Crafts & Pastimes 12pm-5pm £6.00/ £5.50/ £4.00. EH Members free
  • Sun 3 Jul Brodsworth Hall & Gardens Yorkshire Thoroughbred car Club From 12pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.30. Extra Admission to the Hall. EH Members free
  • Sun 10 Jul - Sun 21 Aug Brodsworth Hall and Gardens Sunday Afternoon Brass Band Concert 3pm – 5pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.30. Extra Admission to the Hall. EH Members free
  • Sat 23 Jul – Sun 4 Sep Cliffords Tower Time Travellers Go…Medieval 11am – 5pm £3.90/ £3.50/ £2.30/ £10.10. EH Members free
  • Sat 23 Jul – Mon 29 Aug EVERY WEEKEND Scarborough Castle Swashbuckling Pirates 11am – 5pm £4.80/ £4.30/ £2.90/ £12.50 EH Members free. £1 extra admission per child (non member and EH member)
  • Sat 23 JUL – Mon 29 Aug EVERYDAY Scarborough Castle Time Travellers Go…Pirate Academy 11am – 5pm £4.80/ £4.30/ £2.90/ £12.50. EH Members free. £1 extra admission per child (non member and EH member)
  • Sat 23 Jul - Mon 29 AUG EVERY WEEKEND Whitby Abbey Gruesome Weekends 11am – 5pm £6.00/ £5.40/ £3.60/ £15.60 EH Members free. £1 extra admission per child (non member and EH member)
  • Sat 23 Jul - Mon 29 Aug EVERY DAY Whitby Abbey Time Travellers Go…Gruesome 11am – 5pm £6.00/ £5.40/ £3.60/ £15.60. EH Members free. £1 extra admission per child (non member and EH member)
  • Mon 25 Jul – Mon 29 Aug Rievaulx Abbey Monks Herb Trail From 10am £5.60/ £5.00/ £3.40. EH Members free
  • Sat 30 - Sun 31 Jul Conisbrough Castle Don’t Mess with Bess 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.50/ £14.50. EH Members free
  • Sat 6 Aug Mount Grace Priory Cranford Gates open 6.45pm, performancestarts at 7.30pm In advance: £12 adult/ £10 conc. & child. On The Night: £14 adult/ £12 conc. & child
  • Sun 14 Aug Helmsley Castle Cranford Gates open 6.45pm, Performance starts at 7.30pm In advance: £12 adult/ £10 conc. & child. On The Night: £14 adult/ £12 conc. & child
  • Sat 20 - Sun 21 Aug Conisbrough Castle Medieval Castle Clash 12pm - 4.30pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.50/ £14.50. EH Members free
  • Sun 21 Aug Mount Grace Priory Much Ado about Nothing Gates open 6.45pm, Performance starts at 7.30pm In advance: £12 adult/ £10 conc. & child. On The Night: £14 adult/ conc.& child
  • Sun 28 August Brodsworth Hall and Gardens Classic Cars 12pm – 5pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.30. Extra Admission to the Hall. EH Members free
  • Sun 4 – Sun 11 Sep Brodsworth Hall and Gardens Sunday Afternoon Band Concert 3pm – 5pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.30. Extra Admission to the Hall. EH Members free
  • Sun 18 – Sun 25 Sep Brodsworth Hall and Gardens Sunday Afternoon Jazz 3pm – 5pm £5.50/ £5.00/ £3.30. Extra Admission to the Hall. EH Members free
  • Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep Cliffords Tower Tudor Treats & Sweets 11am – 5pm £3.90/ £3.50/ £2.30/ £10.10. EH Members free
  • Sat 15 - Sun 16 Oct Pickering Castle Wartime Drill Training & Tactics 11am – 4pm Free
  • Sat 22 – Sun 30 Oct Whitby Abbey Time Travellers Go…Ghosts & Ghouls 11am – 4pm £6.00/ £5.40/ £3.60/ £15.60. EH Members free. £1 extra admission per child (non member and EH member)
  • Fri 28 - Sat 29 Oct Conisbrough Castle Tales of Fear from the Castle 6.30pm, 8pm & 9.30pm, In advance: £9/ £8/ £7. In advance EH Members £8/ £7 / £6
  • Fri 28 - Sat 29 Oct Whitby Abbey Gothic Ghost Tours 5.30pm, 7pm, 8.30pm & 10pm In advance £10.00/ £9.00/ £8.00. EH Members in advance £8.50/ £7.50/ £6.50
  • Sat 5 - Sun 6 Nov Whitby Abbey Gothic Days 11.30am- 3.30pm £6/ £5.40/ £3.60/ £15.60. EH Members free
  • Sat 26 - Sun 27 Nov Cliffords Tower An audiences with Victorian Father Christmas 11am - 4pm £3.90/ £3.50/ £2.30/ £10.10. EH Members free
  • Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec Helmsley Castle Victorian Christmas 10am – 4pm £4.80/ £4.30/ £2.90/ £12.50. EH Members free
  • Sat 3 - Sat 17 Dec EVERY SATURDAY Brodsworth Hall & Gardens An Audience with Father Christmas 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm £5.50/ £5.00/ 5.50. EH Member Child £2.50. EH Concession and Adult member free.
  • Sun 4 - Sun 18 Dec EVERY SUNDAY Brodsworth Hall & Gardens Christmas Carols 2.30pm-3.30pm £10 per ticket
  • Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec Mount Grace Priory Victorian Christmas with the Butler 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm & 3pm £5.00/ £4.50/ £3.00 / £13.00. EH Members free
  • Sun 18 Dec Rievaulx Abbey Christmas Carols 1.30pm £5.60/ £5.00/ £3.40. EH Members Free
As you can see there are lots of things to see and do this year in Yorkshire, so why not make your base one of the Valley View Farm cottages.

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Friday, 11 March 2011

Short Breaks In March 2011

Here are the specific short breaks available for the holiday cottages for March 2011:

Form Cottage 3 nights from 18th March 2011 £164.
Form Cottage 4 nights from 28th March 2011 £164.

However short breaks are not just restricted to these two dates during March, as all the cottage dates still available for March showing 7 nights can be booked for 3 or 4 night breaks if you choose, so availability isn't restricted to 7 night breaks.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Cottage Availability From 22nd April 2011

Here is the availability for the holiday cottages from 22nd April 2011:

From
22nd April 2011

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 22nd April 2011 £480.
Form Cottage 7 nights from 22nd April 2011 £480.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 22nd April 2011 £632.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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York Festival of Science and Technology 11th March 2011

For all you science enthusiasts, I just wanted to let you know that from the 11th - 20th March is the York Festival of Science and Technology entitled Bringing Science to Life!

During the week, science will be coming out of the classroom and popping up in all sorts of unexpected places across York. There will be exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, live performances and a host of hands-on activities.

The Festival programme includes special workshops for schools, events focused on an adult audience, and a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Old Byland is just 30 miles from York, so why not make your base here at one of the Valley View Farm Cottages, in the beautiful North York Moors.

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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Cottage Availability For March 2011

Here is the availability for the holiday cottages for March 2011:

From 11th March 2011

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £273.
Form Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £273.
Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £273.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £449.
Holt Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £510.

From 18th March 2011

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £273.
Form Cottage 3 nights from 18th March 2011 £164.
Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £273.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £449.
Holt Cottage 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £510.
Granary Cottage (Sleeps 6) 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £547.

From 25th March 2011

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 25th March 2011 £273.
Form Cottage 4 nights from 28th March 2011 £164.
Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 25th March 2011 £273.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 25th March 2011 £449.
Holt Cottage 7 nights from 25th March 2011 £510.
Granary Cottage (Sleeps 6) 7 nights from 25th March 2011 £547.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Late Availability From 18th March 2011

Here is the availability for the holiday cottages from 18th March 2011:

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £273.
Form Cottage 3 nights from 18th March 2011 £164.
Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £273.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £449.
Holt Cottage 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £510.
Granary Cottage (Sleeps 6) 7 nights from 18th March 2011 £547.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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Monday, 7 March 2011

Mausoleum Tour At Castle Howard March 2011

Why not go on a Mausoleum Tour with the Curator at Castle Howard on Saturday 19th March 2011.

The tour is lead by Castle Howard Curator, Dr Christopher Ridgway and also includes a visit to the Temple of the Four Winds which is not normally open to the public.

This tours last 2-21/2 hrs and some parts of the walk are over uneven ground so sensible footwear is recommended.

The cost of this tour is £25.00 per person and includes admission to the house and grounds. Discounts available to Annual Pass holders.

For more information or to book please call 01653 648621

Castle Howard is just 18 miles from Old Byland and less than a 40 minute drive, so why not treat yourself to stay at one of the Valley View Farm Cottages and combine it with a visit to Castle Howard and the Mausoleum Tour.

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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Royal Wedding Weekend 29th April

The Royal Wedding and marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William is to take place on Friday 29th April which has now been declared a bank holiday.

What are your plans for the Royal Wedding Day?

If you fancy getting away from it all, then we still have two cottages left for this bank holiday weekend.

Here is the availability for the holiday cottages from 11th March 2011:

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £395.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £571.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family and don't forget you can always watch the royal wedding from the comfort of your holiday cottage! All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Late Availability From 11th March 2011

Here is the availability for the holiday cottages from 11th March 2011:

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £273.
Form Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £273.
Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £273.
Drey Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £449.
Holt Cottage 7 nights from 11th March 2011 £510.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a cosy warm place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

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Friday, 4 March 2011

Spring Fair Helmsley Walled Garden 26th March

Helmsley Walled Garden are having a Spring Fair on the 26th March.

Visit the beautiful five acre walled garden with it’s vegetables, herbs, seasonal fruits and a wide range of plants, including many rare species, picnic in the garden or dine at the Vinehouse CafĂ©.

Helmsley Walled Garden is just a 10 minutes drive from Valley View Farm Cottages so why not take a break at our 4 star holiday cottages.

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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Curators Tours At Helmsley Castle 2011

Here are the dates for the Curators Tours taking place at Helmsley Castle this year.

Free guided tour lead by English Heritage Curators. View the archaeology collection from English Heritage properties and find out the amazing stories behind the collection.

Wednesday 21st April 2011
Wednesday 26th May 2011
Wednesday 23rd June 2011
Wednesday 21st July 2011
Wednesday 25th August 2011
Wednesday 22nd September 2011
Wednesday 20th October 2011

We are just 5 miles from Helmsley so why not come and stay with us and visit Helmsley Castle.
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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Markets In North Yorkshire

I am often asked about local markets in the area and here in North Yorkshire we are lucky to have alot of markets to choose from.

Here are some of the towns in North Yorkshire and the days they have a market.

EASINGWOLD - Friday

GUISBOROUGH - Thursday, Saturday

HELMSLEY - Friday

KIRKBYMOORSIDE - Wednesday

MALTON - Saturday

NORTHALLERTON - Wednesday, Saturday

PICKERING - Monday

SCARBOROUGH - Thursday

STOKESLEY - Friday

THIRSK - Monday and Saturday

WHITBY - Tuesday and Saturday

YORK - Daily

Visit one of these markets for local produce. let me know what you bought!

Why not treat yourself to a week away or even a short break and check out the local fayre at some of the North Yorkshire Farmer's Markets.

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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

David Hockney's Bigger Trees Near Water At York

For all you art lovers out there, there is a unique chance to see David Hockney's largest painting in York in the coming months. 'Bigger Trees Near Warter' is on loan to York Art Gallery from the Tate.

It comprises of 50 individual canvas panels and takes inspiration from a site at Warter in the Yorkshire Wolds.

The exhibition runs from 12th February to 12th June.

You could even make a break of it as the Valley View Farm cottages are just an hours drive from York!

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Valley View Farm, Old Byland, Helmsley, York YO62 5LG
Tel. 01439 798221 or +441439 798221 mailto:sally@valleyviewfarm.com
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