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Newsletter April 2016
Our front paddock is full of young lambs with their mums. Observing frolicking lambs is one of the greatest pleasures of Spring. They arrived just before Easter and will stay close to the farmhouse until early Summer. Other Spring arrivals are some brave swallows and house martins, masses of frogspawn in our pond here and at High Barn, an egg for our resident Barn Owl at High Barn and the delightful blossom of blackthorn in the hedgerows and cherry in the garden. The apple blossom is much later. However, we have woken to a frost each morning now for about a fortnight and this is worrying for wildlife and incredibly unusual, as we are relatively frost free on the coast throughout even the coldest patches of Winter. The days have been bright. and sunny, but with a chilly wind. It's certainly true that our seasons are far less predictable than they once were. Roll on Summer.
We have finished our early 2016 alterations to The Old Dairy. It now boasts a superb large shower room, replacing the somewhat cramped original bathroom. Our up-grading of cottages is a continuous process. The Roost, Ostler's Corner, The Turnip House and The Byre have all received a complete revamp of facilities in the last 24 months with replacement kitchens, new shower or bathrooms and layout alterations. Our visitors thoroughly approve of the upgrades and, we hope, enjoy seeing the progress we make from one year to the next.
As members of the leading British independent owners of self-catering holiday properties with Premier Cottages, we follow visitors trends and preferences very closely. Consequently, we are now going to offer a 'Baby Friendly' kit (only on request when booking) here at Field House. This will have additional baby things - a changing mat, a bouncy chair, a night-light, plug socket covers and baby bath - and will probably evolve over time. We also intend to re-open both Hind's Cottage and The Byre to visitors who wish to bring their dog with them on holiday. As before, we will accept one dog only and make a small charge of £5.00 per night . Owners will be required to follow our soon to be published Code of Conduct, bring their own dog-bedding and dog -blankets with them, whilst visitors with allergies can be reassured that the remaining cottages will remain resolutely dog-free.
The Tour de Yorkshire is approaching fast, with Beverley featuring as the starting place on Day 1 of the race. Cycling is certainly becoming far more popular in the region and our quiet roads in East Yorkshire lend themselves to both easy and challenging rides for the casual or dedicated rider. There are some great routes and we happily provide maps and information to help.