For us October means crunchy autumn leaves, conkers, fungi, atmospheric mists, choosing long walks from the farm, seeking out a forest trail or getting down to the coast when the waves are at their crashing best.

The nights are drawing in and from this amazing Dark Skies territory that just means lots more star gazing opportunities.  Next year’s 2020 Dark Skies Festival takes place from February 14th – March 1st and it’s going to be even bigger and better than the last one and we can tell you that, that was soo fabulous! We can’t wait to hear the line up of events… info coming soon…we’ll keep you posted!

Viewing the Milky Way above Helmsley

Gazing at the stars through a telescope

A wonderful opportunity to gaze at the stars


It’s also the time to snuggle up around a roaring fire in one of our cosy barns with underfloor heating and log burning stove, a hot chocolate or warming grog to hand, settle back with a good book or pop a Netflix favourite on the Sony 55 inch smart TV and relax.  aaahhhh

Design award winning barns

You can also enjoy fireside treats in lots of nearby friendly hostelries savouring some truly amazing fresh Yorkshire produce…I’m thinking coffee and cake – well this is the #Capital of cake:-)  Danny’s thinking more Moule and frites!  How about some gorgeous game pie? Michelin stars? Perfect gelato? We’ve got a lot of extraordinary deliciousness on offer so please check it out here.

Oh and don’t look now but ..he’s behind you.

Pumpkin and potato pie

Got ya! umm tasty…