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We're a small family run business. With our girls - Alice and Annie - and our great team, our aim is to send you home feeling relaxed and recharged after your stay.

We're always getting news and comments about Ilkley and Wharfedale - where to go, what to do, where to eat and sometimes where not to eat! So our blog is all about finding a place for all those titbits that could be of interest to guests and folk with a fondness for this beautiful part of The Yorkshire Dales.

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Friday, 27 June 2008

We've now got Piglets!

Matilda and Wilber (Tilly and Willy) are our two new pet piglets. They are already a huge hit with guests and better behaved than Pudding the dog (or Tim for that matter...)

Where to Visit, Eat and Drink - Your latest views...

Some favourable reports... The National Railway Museum at York Ilkley Moor Vaults - "Great food and they take dogs too" The Box Tree - "For obvious reasons" Betty's - "Excellent as ever. Good food and lovely atmosphere" The train service into Leeds - "Excellent" The wonderful views from the apartments Bolton Abbey - "Beautiful surroundings" Ingleton - "waterfall walk, caves and great fish and chips" The Wells Bistro - "Good food" Monkman's - "Excellent Early Bird menu"

Where to Visit, Eat and Drink - More views...

Betty's - "The quality is good. We went 5 times!" The train service - "Excellent" Wells Bistro - "Good Food" RHS Harlow Carr - "If you like gardens and gardening" Grassington The Craven Heiffer at Addingham - "Excellent range of food - especially fish and friendly atmosphere" The Fleece at Addingham - "Excellent food" and maybe not so good at the moment... Monkman's - "Overpriced and mediocre" but another guest reports "Excellent. Good food and early bird menu well priced" Haworth - "Crowds for Sunday Wartime event. Went Tuesday and it was brilliant - specially The Parsonage."

Summer Festivals 2008

These are just a few local events not to be missed this summer! Broughton Game Show - Sunday 29th June at Broughton Hall www.broughtongameshow.co.uk The Great Yorkshire Show - Tuesday 8th - Thursday 10th July at Harrogate. www.greatyorkshire.co.uk Ilkley Summer Festival - 1st to 30th August www.ilkleysummerfestival.com Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival - 9th to 17th August Burnsall Feast Sports - 23rd August www.burnsallsports.co.uk Malham Show - 23rd August - www.malhamdale.com Kinsey Show - 26th August - www.kilnseyshow.co.uk Harrogate Autumn Flower Show - 12th to 14th September - www.flowershow.org.uk Ilkley Literature Festival - 3rd to 19th October - www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk