7 Things to do in Yorkshire in May

7 Things to do in Yorkshire in May

Long evenings, warmer days, quieter roads, less busy-ness.  Why wouldn’t you choose to go on holiday in May? Here are some ideas for you to explore and experience in May. And to talk about for months to come! 7 things to do in Yorkshire in May : 1 Get arty in...
What To Do In Malton

What To Do In Malton

Spring Cottage itself has undergone some changes in the time we’ve had it – we doubled the number of bedrooms and toilets for one thing! Malton, our closet market town, has changed a lot too; for the better! It’s still a traditional market town loved...
Winter Walks in Yorkshire

Winter Walks in Yorkshire

Grab your hat, lace up your boots, fill the Thermos and head outdoors. Here are three of my favourite winter walks in Yorkshire. Why have I chosen these three? Well the scenery is stunning for one thing, they’re all about 4 miles long, so you don’t need to...
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...
6 Reasons To Visit Malton

6 Reasons To Visit Malton

As this The Telegraph explains, Malton has changed so much in recent years. I’d vouch for that! It’s now a destination in its own right now, rather than a place you’d pass through. I’m sure my guests will vouch for this market town, just 5...
In a Yorkshire holiday cottage garden

In a Yorkshire holiday cottage garden

A photo doesn’t do justice to the true beauty of these thistles. The flower head is the most wonderful shade of bluey-lilac and a real pleasure to look at. We’ve planted them towards the fence as they grow rather tall and can take over. They’re a...
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 PS happy to email you more details of this walk if you’re interested 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...