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A Day Out at the Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park

Described by many as one of Yorkshire’s hidden gems, the Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park near Ripon is a private garden. In 2005 the owners decided to welcome the public to enjoy its beauty for an 8 week period each spring and a fortnight in the autumn. Considered by many

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Impressive Guest Reviews for Oakbank!

It’s been a very busy time since we first opened the doors of Oakbank and started welcoming guests to our cottage. We have been touched that they have all taken the time to leave us their feedback and absolutely DELIGHTED with what they have had to say! Check out our

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Beautiful Bluebells in Middleton Woods, Ilkley

Some places are worth visiting again and again.  Middleton Woods above Ilkley is one of them, particularly at the height of the bluebell season when the ground between the trees is carpeted with flowers in full bloom and the air is sweet with their perfume. We were there over the

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Tour de Yorkshire 2016

Brrrrrrr….. hoping that things warm up a bit ahead of tomorrow’s Tour de Yorkshire!!! We’ve had snow, hail, wind and rain and cold temperatures over the last few days in Grassington. Good luck to everyone taking part, we will be cheering and waving you on as you pass through!

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Grassington Festival – June 2016

Thinking of coming to Grassington this June to check out one of Yorkshire’s premiere art and music festivals? Oakbank is still available w/c 24 June and w/c 1 July and offers outstanding accommodation within a stone’s throw of all the festival’s activities. Played out in the heart of the beautiful

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Grassington Beacon Lit in Honour of Queen’s 90th Birthday

Grassington’s beacon on Moor Road above the village was lit last night alongside others across Craven to celebrate the 90th birthday of The Queen. They formed a chain of more than 1,000 beacons across the country, with the first one being lit by Her Majesty in Windsor Great Park. Happy

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Easter Greetings from Grassdale Cottages!

Spring is definitely in the air in Grassington. Snowdrops, daffodils and crocuses are in full bloom, lambs are scampering around the fields, and the blue skies and sun shine are putting a spring in everyone’s step! We are looking forward to welcoming more guests to Oakbank over the Easter week-end,

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Hunting High and Low in Stunning Wharfedale

We went to Grassington Pantaloon’s production of Sleeping Beauty at the Town Hall last week which showcased a short film featuring the stunning scenery along the banks of the River Wharfe and surrounding area. Not only was the pantomime a fabulous family outing, but the film also reminded us of

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Open for Business!

After many months of renovation and decoration we are now ready to welcome guests to Oakbank! It’s been quite a journey to get the property ready as a luxury self-catering holiday cottage (as the pictures illustrate), but everything is now in place and Oakbank is ready to be holidayed in. 

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