Croft Gate Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Ingleton.

A luxury 4 star bed and breakfast in Chapel-le-Dale, near Ribblehead Viaduct and Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales.


Lovely day


What a lovely day we had yesterday.  It was sunny, dry and warm – well, warm for this altitude anyway.  We spent the entire day doing jobs in the garden.  We covered most of the vegetable plot in plastic to help the ground to dry out a little before planting, although given the amount of rain that fell last weekend, the words stable door and bolted come to mind.

M’s Chapel le Dale marmalade

Next was the greenhouse which we scrubbed inside and out and we ended the day by cleaning the blue tit nesting box.  We didn’t actually have any tenants last year although viewings were popular.  The beginnings of a nest were lodged right in the bottom of the box so we are hopeful that it will be occupied this spring.  It has however, provided lots of entertainment , as each winter evening, as dusk approached,  we stood at the kitchen window and watched blue tit after blue tit squeeze inside to huddle next to others through the bitterly cold night.

Just as we went back inside, M, one of our friendly neighbours, arrived with a jar of home-made marmalade.  I bet she hadn’t got back through her own front door before we had got brown bread under the grill. M’s marmalade on toast for tea – delicious!

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