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  • What a beautiful place you have created here.  A haven for wildlife, as keen birdwatchers it was just perfect.  Opal Cottage was just perfect, warm & comfortable.  Hopefully we will return.  All the very best and thank you.

  • As a fabulous bonus we watched a Barn Owl hunting across the meadows as we left the bird reserve at  RSPB Bempton Cliffs.  Well worth a visit while you stay at Basin Howe Farm.

  • This is a great spot for bird watching.  Keen watchers have listed 30+ species in our garden and within walking distance.  We are surrounded by a diverse range of habitat - areas of thicket & miles of hedgerow, hay meadow, farmed fields and Dalby Forest.  Woodpeckers are so colourful they always catch the eye but we have tits & warblers, goldfinches & black caps and from April onwards the swallows nest in our Forge. 

  • We are pleased to announce that we have met the criteria set by the North York Moors National Park to be a Nature Friendly destination.  This is a great place to catch glimpses of wildlife, frogs, toads and newts in the Spring and hare & deer all year.  Guests can enjoy birds, butterflies and bees!

  • Fabulous bird watching at the RSPPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs, especially the appealing puffins.