UPDATE: Holidays

For more than 30 years Linda and Brian have offered a choice of outstanding self catering holiday properties situated in idyllic and unusual locations on the Yorkshire coast, in the Yorkshire Dales, on the Northumberland coast and in the Northumberland uplands outside the UK in Barbados.

They can also offer a Rurban experience on a working farm in North Leeds bordered by ancient woodland. It nestles in its own green 60 acres, with a 12 acre woodland scarf.  Offered on Air B and B, The Meanwood Valley Trail joins to the Dales Way,  3 miles from Leeds centre it's a peaceful oasis in a thriving city. The Dales Way connects to the Pennine Way which connects to Hadrian's Wall which connects to the Northumberland Coast Walk - all properties connected by a chain of walks. The Gatehouse in Adel, Iron Row in Burley and Flats on the Grove in ILKLEY are  currently let on assured short hold tenancies. 

In 2023 we added Gibbes Cottages on the west coast of Barbados to our selection. Additional flights throughout the year are now available from Manchester, twice a week from April 2024, increasing to 3 times times a week in 

June and July.


In 2023 we supported the Bone Cancer Research Trust by offering a 10 day holiday for 6 people in Barbados. The fund raising Masquerade Ball was at Leeds Armouries on Nov 4th 2023. This prize raised £9,000 for the charity.

Overcliffe sitting room looking out to sea

From spacious entertaining areas to panoramic sea views; cosy sitting rooms with log fires; fully equipped kitchens; gardens stocked with herbs, soft fruit and veg; access to sports facilities and cultural events; scenic walking festivals; art exhibitions; antiques but above all, atmosphere, peace and calm you will be spoilt for choice. How will you wind down and relax?


Call Linda or email on 07801 651783 or pinkceb@aol.com to check your preferred availability and holiday requirements or May Rhodes on 07474 449190 mayrhodes-update@outlook.com. We have several rates, winter and summer and a discount if you book a week. Check the rates pages for more information.

I hope our website can give you a feel of these lovely homes. Book to enjoy them with friends or family; relax, explore and come back again. Our chosen charities for 2023  have included The British Heart Foundation, the Bone Cancer Research Trust and JNF.




What to do?

All of our properties are close to fabulous beaches or woodland walks, so pack up a picnic and enjoy the wonderful British summer countryside. Bathe in nature...............we will be adding Field sound recordings to further illustrate our properties in 2024.


Have you seen?


www.dunstarnfarm.co. uk

For all rental enquiries please contact May Rhodes on

mayrhodes-update@outlook.com or 07474449190 or Linda Burrows

07801651783 at pinkceb@aol.com.

Air B and B.
Dunstarn Cottage, Croft Cottage and 85 Queen Street and Gibbes Cottages can also be booked via air b and b.


Over the years we have hosted a walking theatre performance and two summer outdoor theatre events, as well as assisted Cinematography students to make a film for Leeds University and enabled Vet students to obtain valuable practical work experience, if you have a project in mind, we'd be pleased to discuss things.........l shall be attending a field recording workshop to learn to create sound maps for all our properties in May 2023 in Northumberland.


We host weekend gun dog training courses for beginners and advanced  through www.

Kirkbournespaniels.co. uk at the farm.



Last updated 4th mar 2024

Web photos courtesy Linda Burrows

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