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.  

What's happening

We continue to use our Kerry Hill fleeces to make duvets and use as insulation for our refurbished bedrooms and new Update office. We hope to be printing a  textiles for curtaining based on the fleeces and eyes and markings of these special sheep.

Cliff Top. We think everything is in good order. We welcome our new gardener Ray.

East Hott Bank  We have added a new door from the sitting room out onto a west facing deck complete with glazed cabin, to better experience the beautiful surrounding views to the Crags and Lough.

Overcliffe Has been repainted outside and is now the pink house on the beach rather than the white one! The ensuite bedroom downstairs will be redecorated autumn 2019.

Queen Street Anti Seagull spikes have been fitted on the Penthouse Roof so no more snow-shoe, tap dancing Seagulls!! The Pizza oven door has been made and fitted.

Croft Cottage  This 2 bedroom Stable Block conversion with two sunny terraces and private parking overlooks fabulous gardens and is on the Dales Way. Already proving an international hit! Galvanised steel gates with inserts of Agate slices allude to the flow of the adjacent River Wharfe; to commemorate the Queen's 90th birthday.

Dunstarn Cottage can also be booked through Air B and B. We have experienced 2 outdoor theatre events and a promenade theatre event and our rare breed Cleveland Bay mare is in foal, due Spring 2020. Lambing will be in March 2020. Our new tup arrives from from the National Sale at Ludlow on Sept 7th. And his name is ?

What's happening in the future.

More outside than in at EHB. A Moon Walk with Ghost Birch trees underplanted with cyclamen. An Observatory built to take advantage of EHB unique position following the Dark Sky National Park initiative. The Sill is now open and well worth visiting.

Several large paintings by Artist Kitty North have been completed, showcasing the unique postions and atmospheres of several of the holiday cottages.

The refurbishment of our most recent acquisition is nearing an end. We are just starting the 'interesting' design thread stage and have already reconfigured the rooms, planted and orchard and added a lily pond. Watch this space. 

We hope to obtain planning permission for the 'mini stone barn' at EHB and create a single bedroom wildlife viewing barn.



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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