Lockdown and life continues

Some photos earlier today, fortunate to be able to see nature still thriving on this beautiful sunny morning while we wait for positive news.

Here’s to . . .

a healthy, happy and fun-filled 2021!

Thank you to all our Guests for your custom this year and to those who wanted to stay with us and couldn't, we hope to see you in 2021 instead!

Best Wishes, Jill & John

On a beautiful frosty day …

Took a few photos of a beautiful, frosty day in the garden while waiting to hear about any new restrictions - this cyclamen sums up the situation, trying to survive under harsh conditions. We're in Tier 3 now so closed again unfortunately, but we'll be here when things improve. Best Wishes to all our local hospitality businesses coping with this yet again.

Take Care everyone x

Merry Christmas

There's not been much news posted this year as all our lives have been dominated by COVID-19, and the Cottage and Barn have been forced to close for most of the year. With all the cancellations and rearrangements behind us for this year, we're hoping all our Guests are safe and well and enjoying the best Christmas possible under the current restrictions.

Looking forward to welcoming you back for a more relaxed 2021!

Take Care xx

This is what keeps us going . .

. . after another press conference by the PM today. It's heartening in these difficult times to pop into the Barn to read a review from our guests Victoria & Bob from Hampshire.

'In a week of wild Yorkshire weather, your wonderful barn has been a luxurious and cosy den for us to relax and unwind in.

The Barn is a sparkling gem in a rugged landscape. We have loved our week in Yorkshire. Thank you for creating such a lovely place to stay.'

Thank you Victoria and Rob, as we cancel our bookings and close our doors again your kind words will keep us focussed on when we can welcome Guests again to enjoy this beautiful part of the world.

Good To Go

Getting everything in place, we're following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, we have a risk assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing so …


Poppy at Eldroth House

Well I've read (and re-read many times!) the Government guidance on working safely that was published just after the PM said we could open from 4th July and I've referred to other guidelines produced by Airbnb and many other interested parties including the Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK.

I'm in the process of ensuring that we enhance our already high standards to make stays at Eldroth House Cottages as safe as possible.

I think the measures we’ve got used to over the last few months are becoming a way of life so hopefully it won’t have a detrimental impact on your enjoyment of the wonderful countryside and friendly villages and towns the area has to offer.

I'll be in touch again soon to let you all know how we're opening up. In the meantime those Guests already booked to stay can be assured we'll follow all Government guidelines on how to make their stay as safe as possible.

A picture of a poppy as I really didn't want to put up a pic of a coronavirus!

Spurred on by the sweet scent of blossom

Hawthorn at Eldroth House Cottage with black labrador, Pepper looking on.
Watching Pepper Watching Me!

Doing my daily 30 minute brisk walk (to get the heart pumping!) round the garden today encouraged by the beautiful apple blossom and scent of the hawthorn - so much so that Pepper's disdainful look for my efforts didn't put me off!

Hawthorn blossom at Eldroth House Cottage
Sweet Smelling Hawthorn Blossom
Apple blossom near Black Bank Syke at Eldroth House
Blossom On Small Apple Tree Near the Stream