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  • Published on Monday, 08 December 2014

Christmas is officially in the air - you can almost smell it! Christmas Grottos, Music, Pantomimes, Fairs and Markets all over the place - from Scarborough and environs in Yorkshire, Barnard Castle near Durham, to Avoch in the Black Isle near Inverness, Scotland - all great fun.

Christmas lights were switched on in Scarborough this week and they are fabulous! We also had the huge Coca Cola truck (from the TV commercials) in town at the weekend which proved very popular http://thedms.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/Scarborough-Christmas-Markets/details/?dms=3&feature=1024&venue=1711754 

Also in North Yorkshire, Santa specials on the unique North Yorks Moors Railway http://www.nymr.co.uk/special-events/santa-specials/

Pantomime season is also here http://www.scarboroughspa.co.uk/events/Snow-White-Pantomime-Scarborough-Spa-December-2014 and https://www.sjt.uk.com/content/aladdin.

Inverness Winter Wonderland 12 December, when Santa and his Reindeer 'bring a touch of Christmas magic to the Highland Capital' http://www.invernessfestivals.com/winter08/blog/index.php

In and around Barnard Castle there are Christmas Markets at the Bowes Museum  http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/VisitUs/WhatsOn/Events/ChristmasMarket.aspx

Ice Skating at Beamish Museum http://www.beamish.org.uk/outdoor-ice-skating/

Winter Wonderland at the Bowlees Visitor Centre http://www.northpennines.org.uk/Pages/NewsUpdatesItem.aspx?NewsUpdatesID=138.

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Country Cottage Holiday

 

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  • Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014

16th December marks the 100th anniversary of the Bombardment of Scarborough - the first attack on our shores in 1914. There are some very interesting bits of information, accounts and photographs of that day (seewww.scarboroughsmaritimeheritage.org.uk/) when over 700 shells were launched from sea in half an hour! There are also lots of events around town to mark the occasion - see discoveryorkshirecoast.com/scarborough-remembers.aspx for more info. On a brighter note, it's actually a lovely time of year to visit the Yorkshire Coast and stroll along our beautiful beaches with your fish and chips 

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  • Published on Monday, 10 November 2014
A fascinating exhibition is open at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle: "Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers in Fashion"
25 October 2014 to 19 April 2015 -http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/VisitUs/WhatsOn/BirdsOfParadisePlumesFeathersInFashion.aspx. The museum itself is well worth a visit as well .. Built by John and Josephine Bowes in the 19th Century in the style of a French Chateau, it houses an amazing diverse collection of Art, including a Silver Swan automaton which is still in working order and is displayed daily - a fabulous attraction .. Our lovely Thwaite Cottages are nearby too, very handy :)
The Bowes Museum > Visit Us > What's On > Birds Of Paradise – Plumes & Feathers In Fashion
www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk
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  • Published on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

It’s that time of year again … SummertimeSun shining, Temperatures rising, Smiles on people’s faces :) HOLIDAYS looming … Have you booked yours yet? Apparently more and more people are choosing to holiday in the U.K. - so it’s time to get out and explore your own backyard :)

for more information on our beautiful, family (including your pooch) friendly, luxury, rural retreats +44 (0)1723 373461

HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

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  • Published on Monday, 24 March 2014

Spring has sprung and it will soon be time for the great Easter Egg Hunt! There are lots of wonderful activities for children (and big kids) and families all over the place during Easter. If you still haven’t organised your holiday, give us a call now …

GRANARY COTTAGE, Manor House Farm and Cottage, North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire has so much to offer any holidaymaker ... Fantastic Hiking, Cycling, Horse-Riding and even Skydiving! For those of us who prefer a more peaceful break, there are wonderful beaches and beachfront cafes on the North Yorkshire Coast, offering fabulous views - and fish and chips :) Food Festivals (nearby Malton and York) for the foodies, our very own Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, Museums, Galleries ... there really is something for everyone.

http://www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/

www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visitor-centres

www.visitscarborough.com

http://www.yorkshire.com/

http://www.charity-skydive.com/

 

Thwaite Cottages, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham

The delightful North Cottage, East Cottage and West Cottage are a peaceful haven well worth a visit. Located in the beautiful rural location of the Scargill Estate near the charming town of Barnard Castle, and less than 30 miles from the city of Durham, the cottages offer tranquility, luxury and comfort.

www.barnardcastlelife.co.uk

www.thisisdurham.com

www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

 

Rosehaugh Estate, Black Isle, Scotland

The Boathouse, Otter Lodge, Red Kite House, Swallow and Roebuck Cottages never fail to delight our guests, who come back year after year to this stunning location and beautiful cottages.

http://www.explore-inverness.com/whats-on/

http://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/inverness-p236801?gclid=CPjPvvq-lLsCFWzHtAody3oAAg

www.highlandmuseumofchildhood.org

http://www.hughmiller.org/

 

Colin’s Blog from Bay Farm Cottages, BLACK ISLE, Scotland

March 2014

There is more significance to weather than you think. Paul Simons, writing ‘Weather Eye’ in The Times on 24th February 2014, recalled that a fierce Northeasterly gale in the channel on 24th February 1744 devastated the French Fleet bringing 15,000 French troops to support Bonnie Prince  Charlie’s Jacobite Rebellion, and that spell of bad weather saved this country from invasion. If it had not been for that gale, we might all be speaking French. The following day a letter to The Times by J.R.G. Edwards pointed out that the intention of the rebellion had been to restore the Throne to James Edward Stuart, The Old Pretender, and not his son, Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender. Bonnie Prince Charlie was leading the rebellion on behalf of his father. I recommend a visit to the National Trust’s excellent exhibition at Culloden near Inverness to anyone interested in one of the most important battles in the history of the United Kingdom. If the Highland Clans commanded by Charles Edward  Stuart had defeated the Duke of Cumberland’s Army on 16th April 1746, there might not be any need for a referendum on the future of Scotland on 18th September 2014. These are interesting times for those who live in Scotland now.

On a personal note, I cannot recall enjoying a milder, more benign winter in the North-East of Scotland. The blossom on my Cherry Tree says it all.  Sorry to all you poor people battered and flooded out in England this year. 

With best wishes

Colin

www.nts.org.uk/culloden/

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  • Published on Thursday, 01 August 2013

We can all agree that we had a wonderful summer... perfect mix of holidays and sunshine.

Now it’s time to look ahead to Halloween and Christmas, yes … already! Lots of fun to look forward to in the regions around our lovely cottages, so make sure you have a good look at our website and links before you book :)

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  • Published on Saturday, 01 June 2013

SUMMER means HOLIDAYS! It is finally here, along with the sunshine and slightly raised temperatures.

Thwaite Cottages, County Durham, England

This is the perfect location for long country walks and relaxation. Lots to do in nearby Barnard Castle or, a little further away, in Durham.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF LETTING

The Agreement shall be between Broadland Properties Limited incorporated under the Companies Act and having its Registered Office at 137 Scalby Road, Scarborough, YO12 6TB (hereinafter called the Agent) acting as agent for the owner of the holiday cottage to which this letting relates (hereinafter called the Owner) and the party named in the booking form who is responsible to pay the hire charge in full (hereinafter called the holidaymaker) on the following Terms and Conditions.

The holidaymaker warrants that the holiday cottage named in the booking form (“the holiday cottage”) is to be used only for the purposes of a holiday as provided in the Housing Act 1988.

The holidaymaker undertakes to maintain and leave the holiday cottage and its furnishings and fittings in the same condition as at the date of the commencement of this holiday let and none of the furnishings and fittings shall be removed from the holiday cottage at any time and to reimburse the Owner for any damage, breakage or shortage.

The holidaymaker shall leave the holiday cottage in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the holiday let (and failing this the holiday cottage will be cleaned by or on behalf of the Owner and a charge made to the holidaymaker for the cost of such cleaning).

At the end of the period specified in the booking form, the holidaymaker undertakes to vacate the holiday cottage without demand.

The holidaymaker shall ensure that the holiday cottage is securely locked when not occupied during the period of the holiday let.

The holidaymaker shall not sublet the holiday cottage or any part thereof. 

The number of persons occupying the said holiday cottage shall not exceed the numbers of the party stated on the booking form.

The holidaymaker undertakes to prevent any member of his party from causing a nuisance or disturbance to other residents or occupiers in the neighbourhood. In the event of a problem arising, the Owner and/or its Agent has the right to require the holidaymaker and his party to leave immediately without reimbursement of any part of the hire charge.

The holidaymaker will indemnify the Owner and the Agent against any claim which may arise as a result of (a) this holiday letting and/or (b) the holidaymaker’s occupation and uses of the said cottage and/or (c) the holidaymaker’s breach of the terms hereof.

The holidaymaker may bring up to two well-behaved dogs to North Cottage and Granary Cottage, and one well-behaved dog to Manor House Farm & Cottage, East Cottage, Roebuck Cottage, The Boathouse, Otter Lodge and Osprey Apartment, provided the Owner and/or the Agent is advised of this when the booking is made. The holidaymaker shall not leave the dog/s alone in the cottage and shall not permit the dog/s in the bedrooms of, or on the furniture in the cottage. Otherwise no pets of any description are allowed in any cottage.

Cancellation: The holidaymaker is liable for the total hire charge unless written notice of the intention to cancel the booking is received at least eight weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday. The deposit paid to confirm the booking and other monies paid, will only be refunded if the Owner is able to re-let the holiday cottage for the period of the holiday let. In the event of re-letting the Owner will retain the sum of £100 plus VAT to cover administrative costs and (subject to deduction of that sum) refund to the holidaymaker the balance of monies received from the holidaymaker or the sum received from re-letting whichever sum shall be the lower. Every effort will be made to re-let a cancelled booking but the holidaymaker is advised to take out holiday insurance to cover that eventuality.

Any complaint or problem relating to the Property should immediately be notified to the Owner or any caretaker or key holder identified in the booking acceptance so that an opportunity is given to rectify the problem or deal with the complaint. No refund will be considered if the Owner has not been given the opportunity to rectify any problem during the booking.

Where more than one person is named on the booking form the expression ‘the holidaymaker’ shall include all such persons whose obligations shall be joint and several and (where applicable) words importing the male gender shall include the female and words importing the singular shall include the plural.

The Agent acts as agent for the Owner(s) specified below.

  • Thwaite Farm Cottages, Scargill, Barnard Castle, DL12 9SZ – The Trustees of J M Guthrie's 1965 Settlement.
  • Granary Cottage, Hilla Green Farm, Hackness, Scarborough, YO13 0BS – J Guthrie
  • Manor House Farm & Cottage, Troutsdale, Scarborough, YO13 9PS – J Guthrie
  • Rosehaugh Estate Cottages, Avoch, Ross-shire, IV9 8RF – Broadland Properties Ltd.
  • Bay Farm Cottages, Munlochy Bay, Avoch, Ross-shire, IV9 8RP - Broadland Properties Ltd.

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