Category Archives: holiday cottage

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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Access for all to Ingleborough Cave

Here in the Yorkshire Dales we have some of the most spectacular showcaves in the UK. If you have difficulties with mobility, visits to places such as these can be a non-starter, so it was fantastic to hear about the … 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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It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet

I have lived in Yorkshire for many, many years and have never once visited James Herriot World. James Alfred Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym of James Herriot, became one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century. His … 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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