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About the farm

Newton Grange Farm is a 240 acre working sheep farm that has been in our family since the 1980s. The farm is a mixture of grassland for grazing our sheep flock and woodland copses and shelter belts which support a range of bird life.

The farm came back in hand in 2000 when a period of restoration and renewal began, first updating the Grade II listed buildings – the farmhouse and the Chapel – and later converting some of the farm buildings in to self catering cottages.

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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

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The perfect cup of tea

Who doesn't like a cup of tea?

There's something soothing about having your favourite brew in hand. And teas take on many forms these days. Traditional English Breakfast tea, Earl Grey tea (Caffeinated and Decaffeinated varieties of course - I'm definitely with the former..), as well as varieties of herbal teas. My favourites are Peppermint and I love a Lemon and Ginger tea too.

Why is tea drinking so symbolic?

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Look up at the sky day

Today is national 'Look up at the Sky Day', a day to step outdoors look upwards and take it all in.

I wasn't quick enough with the camera this morning, but it prompted me to look back at a couple of photos of 'big' sky.

Whilst I love a bright blue sky day with hardly any clouds in sight, I am also thrilled when sky has a good does of bright blue, sunshine and some high, white fluffy clouds too.

Such clouds bring so much atmosphere and to look up at them reminds us how the world is constantly changing and moving. Nothing remains the same for long.

Looking up at the sky is a time to pause and reflect and take in the beauty all around us.

What's your favourite type of sky?

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Quirky Yorkshire Tipi Weddings

They say 'a picture paints a thousand words', so with very few words at all I'd love to share with you some stunning photographs of one of last year's wonderfully quirky Tipi Weddings here in Yorkshire.

Very big thanks go to Zara and Anton for sharing them with us all.

Bride Groom in Meadow

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February Half Term Activities

Read on for inspiration about activities to do from the doorstep of Newton Grange and those within a 10 minute, 20 minute and 1 hour drive.

Limestone rocks

There are some great activities to do in the Yorkshire Dales this February Half Term. Here’s a sneak preview of some of our favourite suggestions:

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Our story - in this month's Aspire magazine

Delighted to read our feature in this month's Aspire magazine - a great little resource for finding out more about the local area and businesses within it.

Aspire Magazine - February 2017

The new 2017 Farm Stay Brochures have arrived

It's always great to see the new set of Farm Stay Brochures - available for all guests in our cottages and B&B rooms to browse and take home with them. Farm Stay is a brilliant network of accommodation found in delightful, rural settings throughout the country - often on working farms. From Bed and Breakfasts to holiday cottages to glamping and static caravans there is a wide choice of accommodation. It's a very easy go-to guide to browse through when you're planning a trip away, and a great signpost for internet searches too! Farm Stay also has a website with online availability and booking for many of the accommodation providers. We highly recommend discovering some unique and special places to stay throughout the country, and especially in Yorkshire of course!

Farm Stay Brochures