One thing we are not short of here at Skerry Hall are breath-taking views. The view out across the Bay is never the same from one minute to the next let alone from one day to the next. It changes with the time of day, the seasons, the weather, the tides... the list goes on. Currently fields are being cut for hay or silage, changing the pattern and colour of the land. Last week we were treated to this view at dawn (yes, we are sometimes awake before 5am!) when everything took on a wonderful golden glow.
Summer really is upon us now and the first brood of swallows in our barn will soon be leaving the nest. (Not all our guests sleep 'four in a bed'!) We also have a pair of tawny owls nesting in the big old sycamore tree in the garden and had the pleasure of watching one of the pair fly from the hole in broad daylight. Our recent guests have been delighted with the wildlife that is to be seen at Skerry Hall and have enjoyed some of the superb walking country that is literally on our doorstep.
The warm sunny weather is back with us, so this week our grass has been cut and we have started haymaking. The haybob tosses and spreads it around to let the sun do its work, drying it thoroughly before baling. We still have plenty of vacancies through the rest of July and August, so why not make hay while the sun shines yourself and join us for a break in our acclaimed B&B. There’s so much to see and do in Robin Hood’s Bay.
On Monday morning we were greeted by one of our resident Tawny Owls, perched on the bathroom gable. He must have heard some of the comments our visitors have been making about our breakfasts –
Spring is in the air, and the stone troughs in the farmyard have been planted with daffodils and primulas for you to enjoy while you sit in the sun and soak up our marvellous view. The daffodils alongside our drive and in the garden are also coming into flower now. Jan has also been busy in the kitchen making bramble jelly for our guests to enjoy, using blackberries picked around the farm last autumn. We have vacancies over the Easter period, so book now to come and join us.
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