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?

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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