It’s Pancake Day! Yay!

Today has got to be one of the BEST days of the year! Why? Because it’s Pancake Day – yay!

Pancakes are so adaptable. You can fill them with something sweet, something savoury or you can eat them just as they are.

Here are some fantastic pancake facts.

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Making a splash – World Wetlands Day

If you ever come at stay here at Layhead Farm Cottages, take a walk along the main road to the village car park which you’ll find on the right-hand side of the road heading towards Settle. It’s just a few yards from Rathmell Brow (the hill leading into Rathmell).

Stand by the fence opposite the car park entrance (you might like to take some binoculars if you have some). Not only is this a fantastic spot to watch the early morning sunrise and the moon creep over the hills on a clear night, it’s also a wonderful place to view the valley.

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International Walk Your Dog Month

Anyone who has the pleasure of living with a family dog knows that they’ve got to go for walks at least twice a day, otherwise they’ll end up with a very messy house (in more ways than one) and a very board dog. 

Good mental health isn’t solely for us humans.

January is International Walk Your Dog month.  It’s a great way to kick off the New Year with a resolution to explore the great outdoors more.

Walking off those pandemic pounds or Christmas calories is a pleasant way of getting back into shape!

So, rather than just walking around the block, or doing your usual country lane stroll, why not plan a new adventure for your canine companion and yourself (obviously within your areas Covid 19 restrictions).

A New Year resolution could be that you find somewhere new to walk once a week for example.

Or, how about taking a longer walk than you normally do? Say, walk three miles instead of two?

Get cracking! Pick up a map of your local area and get planning your January jaunts with poochie. Your dog will love you more for it and you should both feel the benefit of spending extra time away from the couch. 

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#12 days of Christmas

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#5 Simple Tips for a Happy Holiday Cottage Christmas

If you’re planning on celebrating Christmas away from home this year here are #5 simple tips to make it special.


1.Most holiday cottages will already have Christmas decorations. If you have children in your party, to make it a bit more personal, take along some Christmas decorations to make so they can add them to the tree or hang them up around the cottage.

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