A day at Waitby School in pictures and video

Sunrise from my bed

Today we’ve had a normal day at Waitby. Nothing unusual at all. We woke up, walked, drove around the Lakes, lunched and came home. But it has also been a wonderful day. So I thought I would share it, if only to give guests ideas for what to do when they stay here. And, as a person with a more »

Appleby Castle reopens to the public

Suits of armour flank a doorway

Appleby Castle has just reopened its gates to the public after a being shut for over a decade. For many years, we’ve stopped off at the imposing and tantalisingly chained up entrance to the 12th Century Grade I listed castle at the top end of Appleby’s main street, Boroughgate. I also took more »

Charity hoe down on August 17

Charity event for Macmillan Nurses August 17

This Saturday, (August 17, 2013), a charity hoe down is being organised at the Black Swan in Ravenstonedale to raise funds for the Macmillan nurses. One of the organisers explains: “Over the last few years there have been many people in the village that have been affected by cancer and more »

Art projects in the Eden Valley

Lacy's Caves was the setting for a haunting art installation a few years ago

A couple of years ago we were walking towards Lacy’s Caves when we came across a poignant art installation with dozens of tiny human-shaped figurines tucked into the slats of a walkway and in trees. Pale and naked, they lay prone in shallow crevices, some desperately huddling together or seeking more »

Cumbrian and London breweries collaborate on Brit Hop

Brit Hop

London brewer Fuller’s has teamed up with the Hardknott Brewery in Cumbria to create a limited edition seasonal ale called Brit Hop, which will be available in Fuller’s pubs and selected freehouses throughout April. Brit Hop (4.1% ABV) is brewed with eight British hops. Hardknott head more »

Orchids, wildflowers, birds and wildlife

Orchid at Waitby Greenriggs

May and June might seem a long time away, but we're looking foward to the orchids and other wildflowers that are right on our doorstep at Waitby Greenriggs Nature Reserve. My recent visit to Azerbaijan included fascinating stays in Qabala in the mountains and Baku on the coast of the Caspian Sea. more »

Waitby School spring offers

spring lambs

The summer calendar is filling up at Waitby School, with only a few weeks remaining, so hurry now if you want to visit us over the summer school holidays. But why not avoid the crowds and enjoy the beautiful Eden Valley, Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District during more »

Britain’s Finest competition winner

Britain's Finest prize

Congratulations to Jainie Fordham, winner of the Britain's Finest competition, which more than a thousand people entered. We hope you will enjoy your Champagne and chocolates weekend at Waitby School. In the meantime, here's a picture of what's waiting for you when you get there! And more »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at Waitby School!

Happy New Year to everyone from the team at Waitby School holiday cottage. We've had a great year and thanks to all our guests - new and repeat visitors - who chose to holiday with us over the last 12 months. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Once the Christmas and New Year more »

Britain’s Finest Editor’s Pick

Winter scene near Waitby School

Kate Simon, one of the Editors at Britain's Finest, the website that showcases the very best in UK accommodation, dining and tourism experiences, has selected Waitby School in her Editor's Pick feature called Ten Luxury Self Catering Properties for New Year's Eve. And watch out for a more »

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