Summer holidays 2018

07 February 2018

Now is a brilliant time to start planning your 2018 Summer Holiday – If you have children, what could be better getting back to nature on a farm or in a rural setting. We are really lucky to have some gorgeous Yorkshire countryside on our doorstep and in the case of these properties quite literally!

So, if you are travelling with children we think these properties offer a lot of diversions in the good old fashioned fresh air! (Think farm animals, picnics and cycling).

Calf Cottage (located on a working farm) and The Washburn are located in a really fabulous rural spot near the picturesque reservoirs of Swinsty and Fewston, with well-maintained paths around each reservoir it offers really family friendly walks. Take a look here for walking route details.

Embracing the outdoors!

If you choose to stay at Calf Cottage the owners are happy for you to really see the workings of a farm with tours of the milking parlour plus there’s storage in one of the out barns for bikes to explore the nearby family friendly cycle rides.

If you think you and your family might have an interest in cycling but don't want to bring your own bikes, take a look at Barney’s Cottage  located in the stunning Nidderdale – where local cycle hire business Vern Overton is based and offers hire and guiding services. Vern will also deliver bikes to any of our properties.

Farm Stay

Wharfe View Cottage is a stunning farm location with far reaching views and superb walking country.  It has a downstairs bedroom and sleeps up to 7 people – with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom it is ideal if you are thinking of bringing grandparents.  It’s located within the popular rock climbing and scrambling spot of Almscliffe Crag, which is fantastic location to burn off extra energy! All of the properties in this area are also within a day time walk of the super foodie pub The Square & Compass, which is dog and child friendly. Click here to see them all!

Stay on a film location

Finally, if you enjoyed Swallows and Amazons (the film) you might enjoy staying near the location for Wild Cat Island, which is home to two of our lovely cottages – Braham which is family sized and The Smithy at Plompton Rocks with is romantic stay away sized! (It even has it’s own hot tub!)