Dark Skies Festival

Dark Skies Festival

9th – 25th February 2018 Breath-taking by day and night. The vast open skies of the North York Moors National Park make this a stunning stargazing location with very low light pollution and clear horizons.  In towns and cities you might be fortunate to spot a...
Valentine’s Day – How did it all start?

Valentine’s Day – How did it all start?

Valentine’s Day – Thought to have originated from the Roman festival ‘Lupercalia’ in celebration of Spring time. In 300 A.D. Emperor Claudius ll banned marriage – he thought married men would make bad soldiers!  A young priest named...
‘God’s own Country’ has the finest Agricultural Shows

‘God’s own Country’ has the finest Agricultural Shows

All summer long up and down this great county of Yorkshire,  farmers, children, and its good gentle country folk will be making plans, jam, grooming, arranging and practising for their local agricultural show exhibitions. The pinnacle of the Yorkshire Agricultural...
Whitby – more than just fish and chips

Whitby – more than just fish and chips

Whitby offers a whole lot more than fish and chips. When a treat was called for a trip to Whitby’s Marine Hotel hit the spot You know that feeling….. finished all the jobs on the ‘to do list’.  Planted trees, stacked firewood, had a bonfire, a...
Hygge moments on the North York Moors

Hygge moments on the North York Moors

Hygge moments abound on the North York Moors and Coast National Park HYGGE – Some languages have words for which there is no single, or direct, translation. In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is one such word. Though there are many ways to describe hygge,...
Forget Cornwall – The best surfing is in Yorkshire

Forget Cornwall – The best surfing is in Yorkshire

Yes – The best surfing really is in Yorkshire You heard it here first :-  BBC Radio 4’s Helen Mark explores the wonders of surfing the Yorkshire Waves  Forget Cornwall, she’s off to Cayton Bay in Yorkshire, from where you can see Scarborough just to...
2016 Summer Reflections

2016 Summer Reflections

Summer has simply flown by at Crag House Farm. The barns have been teeming with families and friends coming together to enjoy this beautiful North York Moors National Park and Yorkshire’s heritage coast. We have enjoyed having visitors from Australia, America,...
Autumn Breaks, Something Special

Autumn Breaks, Something Special

  Autumn breaks on your mind?  Looking for something special?  Here’s 5 good reasons why you should book these stylish, airy 5* Gold beautiful barns right now. Which ever way you jump from Crag House Farm there’s fun, deliciousness and excitement around...
Danny and Liz’s restaurant choices

Danny and Liz’s restaurant choices

 One new restaurant recommendation Today we had lunch at the The Crown Inn  Hutton Le Hole  arguably the prettiest village in North Yorkshire and a honeypot for tourists visiting the glorious North York Moors, Ryedale Folk Museum The Chocolate factory, scrummy ice...
Woodlings and Boggles : Down in the Woods

Woodlings and Boggles : Down in the Woods

If you go down to the woods in Danby.. You just might meet some very small folk known round here as the ‘Woodlings’.  The Woodlings live in quiet out of the way woods between the fields and moors and take great care of their beautiful tiny woodland homes...