COVID-19 UPDATE We are monitoring government guidance closely and continue with our diligent cleaning and booking regime. Guests can feel secure that we have taken all recommended necessary steps to preserve a safe covid free environment. We have rebooked those who had to cancel due to lockdown and given full refunds to anyone who was unable to rebook. No vouchers, no roll overs. We hope all or regular visitors are safe and well and looking forward to welcoming new guests to the coast or the hills. Have fun. Linda Brian and the Team
COVID-19 UPDATEWe are monitoring government guidance closely and continue with our diligent cleaning and booking regime. Guests can feel secure that we have taken all recommended necessary steps to preserve a safe covid free environment.    We have rebooked those who had to cancel due to lockdown and given full refunds to anyone who was unable to rebook. No vouchers, no roll overs. We hope all or regular visitors are safe and well and looking forward to welcoming new guests to the coast or the hills.Have fun. Linda Brian and the Team

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. Bath in nature...............


Have you seen?

For all rental enquiries please contact May Rhodes on or 07474449190 or Linda Burrows

07801651783 at Dunstarn Cottage is also available through Air B and B as is Croft Cottage and 85 Queen Street.


Over the past couple of 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 work experience during lockdown......if you have a project in mind, we'd be pleased to discuss things.........


We are currently hosting weekend gun dog training courses for beginners and advanced  through Kirkbourne Spaniels.........


Last updated 28th Jan 2022

Web photos courtesy Linda Burrows

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