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My story

Today is 'Tell a Story Day'. Here is a little about me and my story of what I love about living and working at Newton Grange.

Tell a story day

Together with my parents Catherine and John, and with the fantastic support of my husband and family, I feel so fortunate to look after Newton Grange Farm and to welcome guests to stay here from all over the world.

The Berry Family

I am deeply rooted in Yorkshire and grew up on a dairy farm a few miles away from Newton Grange.

Jersey cow

It was fantastic to return to the area a few years ago after I got married. We had the most fantastic wedding day with a vibrant service in Carleton Church and a marquee wedding reception here on the farm.

Continuing more than a decade of hard work and investment put in to the farm by my parents is a real privilege. I am proud of the vibrant and beautiful place that Newton Grange Farm has become. I feel lucky to raise my family here and enjoy being able to take a walk or cycle from the doorstep. Bank Newton is a haven from city life and breathtakingly beautiful in springtime.

Daffodil Bank at Newton Grange

Walking is one of my greatest passions. I love nothing better than striding out on a good walk in the Yorkshire Dales, where my love of walking began. This year I am aiming to put together a collection of walks that you can enjoy from Bank Newton and beyond. Look out for ‘Rachael’s Rambles’ coming soon.

Walls and Barns Swaledale

We hope that you will enjoy browsing our website to find the right holiday cottage for you and to gain inspiration about places to visit and things to do in the Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland.

Please do pick up the phone if you’d like to find out more, have questions or need a recommendation on which cottages might work best together for larger groups – I would be delighted to help.

You will also find details about our marquee weddings and civil ceremonies and the great range of suppliers that work here to put together fabulous outdoor events and celebrations.

Whatever your reason for visiting, I do hope that we will welcome you to Newton Grange Farm soon.


Newton Grange Farm