New resident at Broadgate Farm - as part of the 1918-2018 memorial. All around Walkington a memorial for each man listed on the village War Memorial. Frank Hayton worked at Broadgate Farm before he enlisted, he first lied about his age and joined up at the age of 16. His parents managed to get him sent home from the front but as soon as he reached 18 he enlisted again and a few short months later he lost his life. Frank will be with us until 10th of November when he will move down with all the other memorials to the church for the Remembrance Sunday Service. Well done to Steve Thorp in the village an ex serviceman who has organised these memorials and led the fundraising to make this all possible.
The good news just keeps coming!!
Lambing...... It has been a difficult start for the lambs this year. We started lambing just as the "Beast from the East " hit which meant cold nights out in the lambing shed for Steve and a cold start for the new lambs. As the weather improved we got the ewes and new lambs out into the paddocks, the ewes need some good grass to help ensure that they have enough milk for the lambs. Then came another bad spell of weather, prolonged cold and wet weather was just too much for the little ones so everyone was back in the lambing shed all tucked up.
They are all out at the moment but in one of the side paddocks so they can get back into the lambing shed if they want a bit of shelter or to sleep on a night. We are so ready for the good weather forecast for next week with rising temperatures coming this weekend. We need a prolonged period with no frosts so the grass can grow!
We have just taken delivery of our fireball - we will be re-landscaping part of the area outside the cottages over the coming weeks and this will be taking pride of place!
And this is the award itself!
Another win at the local Tourism Awards - we are delighted!
We have updated our Guide to Events in the area - you can download your copy on this page
See our special offers page - Special Value breaks now released up to September.
Please note these are valid only for the dates/duration and cottages mentioned they can not be extended to other cottages or dates.
If you are coming to stay with us in 2018 and thinking of booking Spa Services My Personal Sanctuary will send therapists to the cottage - if you book before the end of February they are offering a discount. Book direct with MPS.
Just bought this aerial shot of the farm
We have negotiated a deal with one of the village pubs for our mid week guests - 10% off food at the Ferguson Fawcitt in the village - not only do they serve good pub food but they have a coffee shop open throughout the day.
What a great week - not only the White Rose finalist position BUT also a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence! Thank you to all for the reviews that help us gain this award - we could not do it without you!
So excited to be shortlisted again in the White Rose Awards - they cover all Yorkshire which is a vast area and it is not easy to get a finalists position. They judge over the summer and then the winners are announced in November
We have released some special value breaks for advance booking, dates available up to early October - see the special offers section for more details
What is a special value break? - There are times when we want to adjust prices for quieter periods to encourage bookings. The rates are for specific arrival dates and length of stay only.
We have just updated our Guide to What's on in East Yorkshire 2017 - check it out!
Reyta Highly Commended!
Wonderful news! - we managed to bag the Highly Commended award at the 2016 White Rose Awards
It is very difficult to even get nominated for the White Rose Awards in the Self Catering section so we are delighted to be recognised amongst the best in this huge county
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Wonderful news! We are shortlisted for the White Rose Awards! Yorkshire wide Tourism Awards.
We have a new map of the farm showing where the cottages are located. I discovered that one of our guests was an artist/illustrator and here is what he came up with.....
We have won the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - second year running !
Another website introduces a booking fee - BOOK DIRECT to avoid these fees
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Our 6th year as finalists in the local Tourism Awards - the REYTA's. We have two winners trophys and a Highly Commended so keep your fingers crossed for us! Thank you to all who have left reviews and helped us acheive this.