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The beast from the east

Since we moved here we haven’t really had what we would call a proper winter….until this year. We had snow early on in the season and now the beast from the east has arrived.The snow is amazing it’s just like the stuff you get skiing, it’s powdery, crunchy under foot (even after a couple of days) and when we get a break in the weather and the sun comes out it is picture postcard pretty.The cats and the chickens are pretty unimpressed, but we think it is absolutely beautiful.

Autumn Colours

We had a beautiful walk at The Yorkshire Arboretum over the weekend, which is part of Castle Howard, the colours were just fantastic

There were loads of twitchers as apparently some rare Hawfinches had arrived, one of the bird guides we saw described these as enigmatic……didn’t see a single one!There are two walks to follow or you can just wander where you will, definitely worth a visit.

Two year anniversary

In October the Long Barn has been open to guests for two years, we have been amazingly lucky with almost all the weekends booked since we opened and in the busier months we have been full all week as well. The line from the film Field of Dreams “If you build it they will come” has certainly come true.Courtyard 2017We would like to send out a massive THANK YOU to all our guests, it has been a pleasure meeting you and many of you are coming back for another stay. It’s hard to remember where we started off, so as a little reminder here is how it used to be.West barnAt this stage we used to look out from the house and see tiles falling off as pigeons landed. And then we had to go backwards to go forwards.Barn roof stateThank you all so much

Ian & Jackie

Doorstep Delivery

Many of our friends thought we were cutting ourselves off by moving to a village, how wrong they were not only do we get milk delivered… collect our own eggs….. you try and get this type of doorstep service where you live.

Lambs delivered