Afternoon Tea At Castle Howard

Afternoon Tea At Castle Howard

Castle Howard is special at any time of the year, but at Christmas it’s something else The house is adorned with thousands of lights and decorations.  With visitors arriving by the coach load to admire, gasp at and be amazed by Castle Howard at Christmas. You...
Yorkshire Wine One Day

Yorkshire Wine One Day

The dream for Spring Cottage – a canopy of vines The reality – one small recently planted vine. But you’ve got to start somehwere and it’s planted in a sheltered spot by the south facing patio so fingers crossed that will help speed it’s...

Yorkshires Countryside

Simply beautiful! This walk was from the nearby village of Slingsby, a 2 mile circular stroll, with refreshments at The Grapes village pub. Perfect! Karen   Check this out on...

View from Sutton Bank Yorkshire

What, the 'Finest View in England' is only 450 metres away?That's gotta be worth a visit – and it was! I'm talking the view from the top of Sutton Bank, over the North Yorkshire countryside below. Come and see it for yourself. There are plenty of...

Holiday close to the River Rye

Spring Cottage is in Rydale, which takes its name from, surprise surprise, the River Rye. Here it is, very well stocked from recent summer rains. The river runs a couple of fields away, behind Spring Cottage, so you can't see it from the cottage as there are...

Cycling in Ryedale

One thing I love about Spring Cottage is that only a short stroll from the cottage and you're in quiet country lanes such as this one. Perfect for a stroll before dinner at the village pub or for a cycle ride. This lane leads from the village to Malton 6 miles...

Happy Birthday To Spring Cottage

Today we're celebrating 10 years as owners of Spring Cottage.How the world has changed, how technology has advanced, how the children have grown. But Spring Cottage is the same charming country cottage now as it was 10 years ago. We've created many happy...