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.

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Cosy log fire

18/10/2010

Oops – we haven’t blogged for such a long time!  We have had a really busy Autumn with the Shippon being particularly popular with guests.  As the nights draw in,  it provides a cosy opportunity to relax in front of the log fire in the late afternoon before  heading out for an evening meal.


Herdwick at the Shepherds meet in Borrowdale waiting to be 'judged' in the best sheep competition.


A few weekends ago we took a ride over to Borrowdale for the Shepherds’ meet and show.  Rosthwaite provides such a sublime setting – verdant pastures encircled by the crags and fells that  create the famous ‘ jaws of Borrowdale’. Quite unique and no wonder Prince Charles is a regular visitor.  It rained for the entire show of course but we had such a fantastic time – Fell Ponies, Foxhounds, Shepherds Dogs, Cumberland Wrestling and the real reason we go – the Herdwick Sheep.  We stopped off in Martindale on the way home to watch the red deer – quite special.

We had our first real frost of the season a couple of nights ago and so that means an end to all the tender flowers we grow.  Dahlias,  nasturtium, cosmos – all had their flowering season abruptly curtailed.  They have all flowered profusly this year and have enabled us to fill guests rooms with some vibrant displays.

Further frosts are forecast for later this week so we shall have to think about constructing cosy hibernating quarters  for our resident hedgehogs.

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