Last night was the awards dinner for the local tourism awards – we won the award for the best self catering provider! We are absolutely delighted, most of the cottages are over 3 years old and we do work hard not just to keep them up to spec but also to improve them for our guests. It is great to have this recognised!
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Blacktoft Sands have released their dates for March – April – a great place to visit and these mini courses are such good value. The Spring and Summer Open Days are also well worth a visit.
Improve your birdwatching
Wed 13th March, Sat 16th March, Wed 24th April, Sat 27th April, Wed 15th and Sat 18th May Please book in advance. Event charge £4 per session or £10 for attending all three (one per month).
Bird Photography for beginners
Wed 10th April and Sat 4th May
10am to 12:30pm Please book in advance. Places limited. Event charge £10 per person
Bird Photography for Improvers
Sat 1st June
10am – 1pm Please book in advance. Places limited. Event charge £12.50 per person
Spring Open Day
Sunday 21st April
10am to 4pm
Fun for everyone on this FREE day out, with guided walks, guides in hides, light refreshments, children’s activities and RSPB sales. Visit the reserve to welcome back the fantastic avocets, marsh harriers and bitterns as they return for the breeding season.
Drop in throughout the day. Free entry to the reserve.
Summer Open Day – celebrating 40 years at Blacktoft.
Sunday 16th June
10am to 4pm.
The biggest event at Blacktoft Sands this year! Join in the family fun, with guided walks, experts in the hides, fun children’s activities, light refreshments and RSPB Sales. Watch and listen to the sights and sounds of the reedbed whilst avocets, marsh harriers and many other fantastic birds are busy raising their families.
Drop in anytime. Free entry to the reserve.
For further information or to book a place on any of the events please contact the reserve office on 01405 704665 or email email@example.com
We have struggled to show just how lovely this cottage is but I think that our new tour will really help to show what a gem it is. You can choose to wander around the rooms or there are some shortcuts below the main image to take you directly into each room. Have a play with the controls – you can spin around, look down to see more details or up to see the beamed ceilings. It is easier to use the directional arrows at the bottom of the image to “walk”, you can also use your mouse but if you are not careful the mouse can teleport you next door!
- Spacious living room
- Squashy huge leather sofas
- Our signature oak floor & doors
- Beamed ceilings
- Wood burning stove
- Underfloor heating throughout
- Well equipped kitchen
- Private courtyard garden
- 3 large bedrooms sleeps 6
- King Master with ensuite shower room
- 2 twin rooms convert to extra kings
- Travertine bathroom with shower & bath
- Large bath sheets and crisp bedlinen
- Free wifi
- HD Freesat flat screen TV
- Hifi with iPod dock
- Library of books
- Our special Guide to the Area
What’s more if our 2 bedroom cottages are booked for your dates in the run up to Christmas we have some special low occupancy rates (1-2 bedrooms).
We are really excited about our new Google Virtual Tours, most of you will be familiar with Google Street View well now you can come inside!
These interactive tours let you wander around the cottages from room to room, you can even spin round to see what is behind and you can look up and down.
So many of our guests say that the cottages looked great on the website but when they got here it was even better than they had expected. Still photos have their limitations and the virtual tours should help you get a feel for exactly what it will be like should you choose to join us or try a different cottage next time.
We were very lucky – the tours were shot over two days in early November and the sun shone for us most of the time!
We are blessed with a great range of restaurants close to the cottages and on October 7th the prestigious Beverley Food Festival which is now in its 7th year hosts a number of different activities including food workshops, bands and entertainment.
A family day of food festivities and fun with around 80 stalls selling local produce, cookery theatre, street entertainment, local produce BBQ, competitions and much more.
It’s a great day out – why not join us? http://broadgatefarmcottages.co.uk/pdf/availability.pdf
If you are unsure about the difference between 4 & 5 star cottages have a look at our new information page
We still have some availability for this weekend in September – lots of interesting guided walks around Beverley. There are also bike rides, walks and horse rides around the Yorkshire Wolds over this weekend and the following week right up to the 23rd September. So if you enjoy walking or the outdoors why not join us – you can find the complete brochure here http://providerfiles.thedms.co.uk/eandamedia/ys/2296206_4.pdf
Annual Visit England Inspection now over – it is great to have the work we do improving the cottages recognised – two of our cottages have moved up to 5 star!!! All the others retain their grades and the Gold Awards.
Thank you all housekeeping who worked very hard today getting 4 cottages ready for guest arrivals and the inspector, it is always a lot of work when we have 4 cottages to do but when they have to be ready for the inspector’s visit mid afternoon it does get a bit hectic.
Why not come and see for yourselves? – we have a few August short breaks left so check out our late availability http://www.broadgatefarmcottages.co.uk/yorkshire-late-availability-holidays.html