We wish all of our guests and customers a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The long days are slowly leaving us as we slip from summer into autumn. Soon the children will be back at school and Robin Hood's Bay will be a little less busy (and Whitby too).
Winter seems like a distant memory now and we are enjoying more seasonal weather - the only exceptions being the those days when temperatures soar to high summer levels! The footpaths have dried up, and our guests are enjoying some of the superb walking to be had in the area, and nowhere is better placed than Skerry Hall for starting your walk. The picture was taken on the footpath crossing our neighbour's field on a picturesque and interesting walk from here to the Bay, following old sunken tracks and trods. We are well-placed for exploring the coast, Whitby and the moors by car, public transport, bike or on foot.
This year has raced by so far and Easter is almost upon us. We have had an eventful couple of months with internet problems and beef supply problems, interspersed with an enjoyable short break in Florence with our family. We now have internet connection again, faster and more stable than ever before, so we can again offer our guests wi-fi facilities. Apologies must go to our customers for the failure to have fresh beef supplies in April, the steer that we had selected to provide the beef had other ideas and refused to be loaded into the trailer. He charged back to the shed where he had been for a week or so previously, flattening Alan in the process, and second time of trying he cleared a loading gate and took himself back to the field where he had spent the winter. We will, however have fresh beef in May and will be at the Food Market in Malton on the 13th May. The countryside is now looking very spring-like, and our garden is a riot of spring flowers and fresh growth on shrubs and trees. The weather has been kind - and looks set to remain so - and we have been able to enjoy sitting out in the garden on a number of occasions, taking in our stunning view. We still have some vacancies for Easter, and don't forget that for the third year running the Tour de Yorkshire passes the top of our drive at the summit of the last "King of the Mountains" stage on the first day, 28th April. If you are fancying treating yourself to a break just check availability on our room calendars and book online - it couldn't be simpler. If you prefer not to use the online system just give us a ring.
Happy New Year to all! We plan to reopen our B&B on Friday 21st February following our winter shut down - which began early as both Jan and Alan required surgery. Both are now on the mend and we are looking forward to welcoming our first guests of 2020. We have not yet determined when our next beef will be ready as it will still be a while yet before Alan is fit to deal with that.
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