What's happening

We experience a high level of repeat bookings and do our best to accommodate guest requests but sometimes have to disappoint. Please don't give our booking staff a hard time. 

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  curtain textile based on the fleeces and eyes and markings of these special sheep.

Cliff Top. We think everything is in good order. 

East Hott Bank  Now there is a door from the sitting room out onto a west facing deck complete with glazed cabin, to better enjoy the beautiful surrounding views to the Crags and Lough.

Overcliffe Has been repainted outside Sep 2023 and is now the pink house on the beach rather than the white one! The ensuite bedroom downstairs has been redecorated as well as the sitting room. The hillside has been planted with narcissi and camassias.

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. There is now a 'blue plaque' on the building honouring Caribbean airmen.

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.

The Cottage, Dunstarn can also be booked through Air B and B. We have hosted 2 outdoor theatre events and a promenade theatre event and our rare breed Cleveland Bay Holly has given birth to Duncan and Joey.Lambing takes place again in March and Haymaking will take place in July.

Our two llamas have not prevented fatal dog attacks and a late lamb was attacked by a fox and killed. The dry Autumn produced a lower lambing percentage. We may have Easter chicks.

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 open and worth a visit.

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 Barbados acquisition is complete and now available to let

We have developed  the 'interesting' design thread  and  reconfigured the rooms, planted an orchard and developed a wild flower meadow  and lily pond. Watch this space. 

We may apply for planning permission for the 'mini stone barn' at EHB and create a single bedroom wildlife viewing barn.

We raised £9,000 for the Bonc Cancer Trust in Nov 2023.



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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