COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Please note we have cancelled all bookings and refunded related deposits for upcoming holiday reservations at all our UPDATE properties up until the end of May 2020. If you would like to transfer your bookings to later on in the season, please arrange this by contacting May Rhodes (contact details below). Alternatively provisional bookings may be accepted without deposit for later in the year but will not be confirmed until we have more information from the government. We are continuing to maintain our properties and gardens to our high standard and look forward to welcoming you in the near future. In the meantime, we hope you stay safe and well.
 COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Please note we have cancelled all bookings and refunded related  deposits for upcoming holiday reservations at all our UPDATE properties up until the end of May 2020.  If you would like to transfer your bookings to later on in the  season, please arrange this by contacting May Rhodes  (contact details below).   Alternatively provisional bookings may be accepted without  deposit for later in the year but will not be confirmed until we have  more information from the government.  We are continuing to maintain our properties and gardens  to our high standard and look forward to welcoming you in the near future.  In the meantime, we hope you stay safe and well.  

Damm the weather

This has been around since the 1920s and must commemorate a particularly persistent gloomy spell.

1 measure gin. 1/2 measure sweet red vermouth.1/2 measure orange juice. 1/4 measure orange curacao. Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled whisky tumber. Add twist of orange wrapped around a cocktail stick.


Arctic Summer

Appealing sunset colour. Don't stint on the ice.

1 1/2 measure gin. 3/4 measure apricot brandy.1/4 measure grenadine. 4 measures sparkling bitter lemon. Fill highball glass with ice and add contents one by one in that order. Do not stir. Garnish with lemon slice.


Sea Breeze

Very popular.

2 measures vodka. 2 measures grapefruit juice. 3 measures cranberry juice.Shake all together with plenty of ice pour into highball glass and add a wedge of lime.


Filey Brigg

Rum isnt just good with coffee but with tea as well.

1 and 1/2 measures light rum. 1/2 measure clear honey. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon. lemon slice, 1 teacup of hot black tea, piece of crystallized ginger. Add all to pan and gently warm/


A Dunc

Ann and Duncan lived at Dunstarn from 1957 nearly reaching their Golden Wedding anniversary. This was devised for them. As mint grows where the women is boss!

Muddle mint in sugar syrup and discard. Add 4 parts Rum, 1 part Gin l part lime juice 2 parts lemonade and dunk a strawberry slice or two in with crushed ice.


But best of all  ............... create your own holiday cocktail and let us know. 

What to do?

Concerts at Leeds Arena, visit relatives, enjoy the Leeds Indie Food Festival, exhibitions at the Henry Moore Gallery, golf the wonderful courses of Alwoodley and Moortown, shop to your heart's content or search the visit Leeds or websites. All with a stay at Dunstarn Cottge, Leeds.


For all rentals please contact May Rhodes on or 07474449190 or Linda Burrows

07801651783 at Dunstarn Cottage is also available through Air B and B.


Our inaugural outdoor picnic theatre event  Pride and Prejudice was held in 2017 at Dunstarn Farm Adel Leeds 16 by Chapterhouse Theatre Co. 250 guests attended. 2018 we  performed Robin Hood . 2019 we took a break and hope to be back in 2020.


Last updated 7th Sept 2019

Web photos courtesy Linda Burrows

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