Category Archives: cottages

A Look Back at 2017 in Pictures

We thought you might enjoy a look back in 2017 of images around Rathmell. Rathmell is a wonderful place in all seasons. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  from all at Layhead. Advertisements

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Easy to make Christmas Cake

It’s only two weeks until Christmas and if you’re a bit like me, short on time but still want to make some traditional Christmas fayre, here’s a really easy Christmas cake recipe that is made in one pot and poured … Continue reading

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5 Simple Tips for a Happy Holiday Cottage Christmas

Being away from home at Christmas can be great fun if planned correctly.  Here are 5 simple tips for a happy holiday cottage Christmas. Tip 1 – Most holiday cottages will already have Christmas decorations.  To make it a bit more … Continue reading

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Fun and Fireworks

Settle Town is always buzzing at Christmas time and for a small town, there is usually a fantastic Christmas light switch on. This year the switch on takes place on Saturday 2nd December. The local school children sing carols, the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Mystery and Intrigue

With Halloween not too far away, stories of strange goings on are often told to local children. In the village of Giggleswick, not far from Rathmell, there is a tale of Sarah Birbeck that not many people know.

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Eggstraordinary Girls

There’s nothing nicer than a home produced bright yellow egg for breakfast, and my ‘girls’ do a wonderful job in providing Layhead guests with delicious fresh eggs. Sadly, hens don’t last forever and I am now down to ten hens, … Continue reading

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6 Helpful Hints to Hiring a Holiday Cottage

Holiday cottages have become more and more popular, certainly over the last twenty-odd years we’ve been providing accommodation for our guests. If you’ve never hired a cottage before, here are 6 helpful hints to consider when booking.

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