Tag Archives: Yorkshire Dales

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. Advertisements

Posted in cottages, holiday cottage, Yorkshire Dales | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

If Settle could not go to the theatre…

There are many very interesting old buildings in Settle. One of the most notable is Settle Victoria Hall. It is a Grade II listed Victorian concert hall in Kirkgate, Settle and is England’s oldest surviving music hall. Built in about … Continue reading

Posted in art, fun, news, Yorkshire Dales | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in cottages, food, fun, holiday cottage | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in cottages, holiday cottage, Yorkshire Dales | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival: 23 to 30 September

Throughout the year there are many festivals and shows celebrating all aspects of Yorkshire Dales life. So… how about a cheese festival? The Yorkshire Dales National Park are organising  The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival: 23 to 30 September 2017 showcasing cheese and … Continue reading

Posted in cottages, food, fun, holiday cottage, news, Yorkshire Dales | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Minute Holiday Cottage Quiz

  Here’s a bit of end of summer fun. Everyone likes a quiz.  Here’s one about Layhead Farm Cottages to fill 5 minutes of your spare time. If you’ve been to Layhead you may already know the answers. If you haven’t been … Continue reading

Posted in cottages, fun, Yorkshire Dales | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Festival of Walking

In previous blogs we talked about walks in the area and we’ve talked about the Settle-Carlisle railway line, but we haven’t really put the two together. The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival does exactly that.  An annual event held during April and … Continue reading

Posted in cottages, news, walking, Yorkshire Dales | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment