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Ryedale Festival 2009 an event not to be missed


The 2009 Ryedale Festival in North Yorkshire is a great event well worth a visit  Why not make a Weekend of it and stay at some of the fabulous hotels, bed & breakfasts and guest houses in the area of Helmsley  , Thirsk, Easingwold and Pickering. For places to stay in the area visit Hotels we recommend include The George Easingwold, The George & Dragon, Kirbymoorside, Burn Hall nr Easingwold, and The Crown – Helmsley.

Cheap Weekend Breaks in demand …


Cheap Weekends seems to be what everyone is looking for at the moment, no longer is it shameful to express a desire to find something cheap , in fact quite the opposite outrageous unnecessary spending even if you have the cash simply Is not done when so many others seem to be feeling the pinch.
So if you are looking for a cheap weekend break in Edinburgh, a Weekend Break in York, London or any other major UK city next weekend or over the weeks to come – let me know.

Bed & Breakfast in Blackpool for the Illuminations


I know you might think I am mad said Lesley but I would like to take the kids to see the illuminations in Blackpool. My mum took me when I was a kid and I still remember it now… I think it is a great idea and we can put you up in  our great choice of bed & breakfasts in Blackpool, so it won’t cost you the earth. Fab she said lets do it….Do you have a chlldhood memeory you would like to re-live  with your kids  – post back…

bed and breakfast on the way to leeds festival


My sons mate Craig called me from Kent. Dave tells me you have access to Bed & Breakfast deals ? I am going to Leeds Festival and need a stop over en route- you know my car will only travel 50 miles in one go before it breaks down so thought it wise to break the journey! Aware that he had recently spent 15 hours in a motorway services awaiting recovery I had some sympathy. Ok so where did you have in mind –  how about the Northampton area? I suggested 2 places to stay  Yew Tree Farm – Milton Keynes , The Different Drummer Hotel – Milton Keynes and  he went for the latter – at least he will be near civilisation and a garage! Do you have horror stories about horrendous breakdown journeys…do post back and let me know.

family seaside break in blackpool in august


My favourite family rang me today , we want to take the kids to the seaside in August for a treat and fancy Blackpool can you recommend anywhere suitable? As it happens I said I have just picked up a great deal SAVING over 30 % at the Big Blue Hotel, a great location just next door to the Pleasure Beach – sounds perfect said Dave lets go ahead and book. I also have loads of smaller B & B’s I said, how about Lynbar Guest House, or Sunnydale  No its fine I like the sound of the Big Blue Hotel said Dave, the bigger and bluer the better!!

york races ladies day – somewhere to stay in york


A friend of a friend Lizzie rang to ask for advice ” there are a group of us going to big it up and go to ladies day at york races all posh frocks, high heel shoes and frills. I fancy booking a place to stay so we can finish the day in style with an evening in York without having to worry about a 40 mile journey home – any ideas?

I have loads of hotels, guest houses etc normally but on ladies day york will be chocka – let me see… I came up with the travelodge and the kexby gateway hotel on the outskirts, a short taxi ride away. Rooms will go like hot cakes though so make up your mind quick I advised.

hotel or B & B in Helmsley for Duncombe Park steam rally


Our steam mad friends rang up again from deepest Kent. When is the steam rally at Duncombe Park, we want to come up for it if possible? Only this time we are not going to drag the caravan up the motorways we are going to stay in style in a hotel or guest house in Hemsley or close by, can you recommend somewhere? Well you have a wide choice from the stylish chic boutique style hotels to cottages and bed and breakfast’s – how rich are you feeling Iventured ? i acme up with a 17th century inn The George and Dragon , Kirbymoorside -only a short scenic drive from Helmsley yet away from the rally chaos.

bed & breakfast in york for york university open day


My ex university pal Anne called looking for advice. would you believe it but now Kate is looking at York as a possible for Uni and the open day is early July. Can you suggest a nice handy B & B close to the uni with parking, where we can stay the night before.

I came up with The Limes and Ashbourne House, both quality inspected and close to the York University campus in Fulford

b & b weekends for steam fans in Dorset


My pals called from Germany – Guten Tag ! We are coming to the UK for our annual pilgrimage to the Great Dorset Steam fair at Stourpaine in August and need a nice Bed & Breakfast to stay in for the weekends either side, can you help?

No problem I said where are you fancying staying, which weekends are the dates and I presume you will have “the lad” their fond description of Jake their beloved black labrador with you too – so they need to take pets

If you know of any great b & b’s near to stourpaine for the great dorset steam fair – let me know