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We have been asking guests to send in some of their holiday pics, this glorious sky was taken by a young guest who stayed in Amber Cottage this August. We have fabulous skyscapes as we are on top of a hill.

This week we are running a Facebook Competition with the brilliant prize of a Discovery Pass to Dalby Forest. Check out or click on the link on our Home page and just like our competition for a chance to win. This pass also gives you 15% off Go Ape so you can swing through the trees. Dalby Forest has the best cycling tracks in the North of England and is great for walking with a children's adventure play area too.

Tonight Debbie North of AccessTog will be featured in her All Terrain wheelchair on Channel4 Episode 6 of The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes. Debs stayed here in July when she was checking out accessible walks in the North York Moors including the Cleveland Way at Sutton Bank. Check out www.theoutdoorguide

A very special guest - Debbie North of The Outdoor Guide stayed with us this weekend in Amber Cottage and we will soon be listed as an Accessible Place to Stay on Julia Bradbury's dedicated walking site.

We are very relieved to say that Swallows have returned to Basin Howe Farm. They usually come around the middle of April. This year we have been watching out for them but they have now started to arrive some 2 weeks later than usual. They nest in our old forge and often rear three broods.

We are proud to say that all of our cottages have been again awarded the Wyndham Green Award for Sustainability. We encourage birds & bees and wildlife, recycle whatever we can and have our own water supply. To keep our guests comfy and warm we have efficient heating and well insulated cottages.