Posted on June 15, 2017
Last week the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) held their first ever show over five days at Chatsworth House.
Posted on March 10, 2016
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate resides in 1400 acres of Yorkshire countryside just outside of Skipton. Last November, the already impressive facilities saw the addition of a spa.
Potential game changer.
The setting is beautiful! For those who enjoy pampering with great outdoor views, it’s about as good as it gets… at least for a few hundred miles!
Spa aside, the hotel also offers falconry, shooting, 4×4, and fishing, targeted at those looking for a stag-do or team building-day; others may visit to attend a wedding or corporate event. For us, it has been a place to have an extended family meal perhaps every other year tops; there was simply never anything else to draw us back… till perhaps now.
The grounds are idyllic and views from the hotel stunning. Bear in mind I visited pre-Spring/post-Winter, (probably the most barren the scenery gets round here!) yet still picturesque.
Back to The Spa… positioned further round from the hotel with its own access (inside the grounds) the building design has a total ‘fit’ with the landscape. Monthly membership is available as well as day packages.
Inside is light and airy yet cosy and welcoming.
The indoor pool is 15 meters with a full thermal suite, however the outside space is the pièce de resistance – an infinity pool over-looking Yorkshire hills. On the cold day I visited it was divine – add twenty degrees of heat and a glass of bubbles and this will be the PERFECT place for a girls spa day.
Though the ground was newly turned-over (presumably from the build) and the trees bare… fast-forward a few months/a year and it is only going to get better.
Eight treatment rooms and a fully equipped gym mean there’s something to suit everyone looking for a day of invigoration and relaxation. Spa packages are available from £39 per person.
The Coniston Spa is what this area of Yorkshire has been waiting for and it isn’t too hard to imagine people gathering their friends to make the visit! You can visit their website here for more information.
Posted on August 6, 2015
Last weekend Yorkshire hosted the CLA Game Fair at Harewood House. The CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales… in short, the CLA Game Fair is a country show for country folk!
Around 131,250 people attended the three-day event which returned to Yorkshire this year after 12 years! We visited Friday and Sunday and loved every minute… here’s just a tiny smorgasbord (who still says that?!) of our experience.
…and NGUNI Boots… if ever there was a (dare I say it) UGG rival, I’d like it to be this!
…or besides one of the two rings which showcased various aspects of country life throughout the three days.
Having attended a Press Day earlier in the year (see the fun I got up to here), I was aware that a keen emphasis for the organisers was for people to have-a-go and to try their hand at what may be a new sport for them. I took Miss P kayaking which she loved… it was only afterwards I realised it had been her first time – thanks to Channel Kayaks for making it so easy!
At the end of the day, we wanted a fun day out… and that’s exactly what we got – twice over!
The CLA Staff in my humble opinion, did an EXCELLENT job!