Merry Christmas from Tudor House

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All of a sudden it is that time of year again! As I think we all feel it seems to come round quicker each year.

It has been a “steady” year at Tudor House, but after 4 years of hard work and development that’s as much as we could have hoped for now that all of the major upgrade work has been completed.

However, the cycle begins again in the New Year with the decorator booked for the first week of 2015 to refresh the whole of the ground floor area and then the plumber and decorator booked for April to give the outside a complete makeover ready for the “season”.

One thing that is very different for the beginning of 2015 from a year ago is Bob’s waistline!

Having had the weight watchers “epiphany” after a holiday in May, I was lucky enough to get recruited for a documentary being put together by the BBC and from a “screening day” in Media City Manchester in May, I am now some 30+kg lighter.

The goal for the first half of 2015 is to increase that loss by at least another 20kg and get below the magic 100kg weight for the first time in as long as I can remember.

To see how the first part was achieved keep an eye on BBC2 in the first couple of weeks of the New Year.

So, enjoy the turkey, the booze and all that goes with a fantastic Festive period, but don’t feel as guilty as I will in doing so, nor dread the onset of those New Year weight loss resolutions!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Christmas Present for mum & dad, grandma & granddad?

We understand that finding an appropriate Christmas Present for mum & dad or grandma & granddad is no easy task these days.Presents

For those that have most material things it is certainly memories that are most prized and cherished. And at Tudor House we really do try hard to make every guests stay with us memorable – that’s why we have been awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the last 5 years on the trot!

So, if you are stumped for that special Christmas Present, just drop us a line and we can sort out a short break at Tudor House in 2015 that will be a present that mum & dad, grandma & granddad or anybody else will remember long after those socks would have been thrown out.

We will send you a gift certificate to suit your needs and budget so that you can be sure to give your loved ones a Christmas Present they will never forget.TH Winter 1

Just give us a call on 01729 830301 and we can sort it out, and what more if you book a minimum 2 night stay as a present we will give you an extra night ABSOLUTELY FREE  if you come and stay with us in 2015 also!

Cycle Tourism

Further to some documentation that I received from my local “Tourist Board” that claimed:

“Cycle tourists are generally good spenders”,

I have been trying to engage them in debate over the issue, so far to little effect.

I have quite some amount of anecdotal evidence of my own but would welcome comment that any tourism based businesses might have on the subject.

If you own or manage a B&B’, guest house, bunk barn, tea shop, farm shop or any other commercial business that has “cycle tourists” amongst your clients please feel free to comment.

Another exciting year ahead

Excellence-Badge_2013_enThe complete refurbishment of the en suite facilities in Malhamdale have kept us busy over winter and forward bookings are way in advance of anything we have experienced before so we are looking forward to another exciting and enjoyable year as mine hosts at Tudor House.

Last year for the third year in succession our guests were kind enough to leave enough reviews on Trip Advisor for us to be awarded their “Certificate of Excellence“, for which we are extremely proud and grateful. 95% of our guests have been happy enough to give us a 5 out of 5 rating, which rises to 98% at 4 or 5 out of 5. What the others said you can judge for yourself if you think they are genuine!!

Welcome to Yorkshire have guaranteed that 2014 will be a year like never before with the arrival of “le Grand Depart” early in July. Having the worlds biggest sporting event pass by our front door really is a privilege and we look forward to taking part in what is bound to be an unforgettable few days.

As we have said, forward bookings and the number of returning guests are better than ever, so if you want to experience what TH has to offer call us soon to book a break with us.

Just to check if you are reading this, anyone mentioning this article when booking will have a small “Grand Depart” surprise waiting for them when they arrive.

A bientot!!

 

BT Road Closure

Despite having been told in no uncertain terms that we WOULD NOT be getting Superfast Fibre Broadband at TH by BT, they have seen fit to decide to close off the road between Bell Busk & Coniston Cold from tomorrow (17th March) for about a week to lay in new cables so others can get it!!

If you are planning a trip to TH then if coming from Skipton please follow the first Malham sign as you enter the village of Gargrave and after passing through Eshton and on past Newfield Hall, then take the left turn to Bell Busk after crossing the hump backed bridge over the river.

If you are coming from the Settle end of the A65 please take the last exit on the left as you leave Hellifield by the end of speed limit sign.

 

See you soon!

Mad March offer!

To try & get the season off to a flying start we are making our usual early season offer in the month of March.

This year we are offering B&B for just £10 per person.

That is all we will charge for the third night of your stay with us if it begins in March this year. Book any room for 3 nights and pay the standard rates for nights 1 & 2, and the third night will be only £20 inc breakfast.

Offer is based on two sharing on bookings made direct with us and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Just mention the offer when booking and we will do the rest!

The up grades carry on!

Another winter and more time to continue with the upgrades at Tudor House.

The team are more than half way through the complete renovation of the en suite shower room in “Malhamdale”.

Whilst we simply cannot find a way to increase the size, the upgrades, including the replacement of the Saniflo toilet with a regular loo, new cabinets, shower compartment and tiles will ensure that the space available has the highest quality finish, with one of the best showers you will find anywhere!

It seems only yesterday that we were introducing the whole new “Malhamdale” with vaulted ceiling and revamped en suite, but it was 4 years ago – time flies. Once Sheila has agreed with the decorators the new colour scheme we are sure it will be one of the best “Standard doubles” in any B&B.

We will of course publish pictures as soon as we have the finished item to photograph, which we are planning to be w/c 3rd February.

Out forward bookings for 2014 are better than ever, so if you want to try out the brilliant new “Malhamdale”, call us soon!

Half price YDS membership!

No we are not a furniture retailer or double glazing sales team, but we are offering a great deal.

For anyone booking a minimum 2 person/2 night stay between now and next June, we will pay half their annual membership fee for the Yorkshire Dales Society.

As the new President of Skipton Craven Rotary I am delighted that the YDS have agreed to be one of our preferred charities for the year, and this is another way we are happy to help them.

Please just ask on booking and we will make all the arrangements.

A grand day out as W&G would say

Please follow the link – it should be a smashing event.

http://www.yds.org.uk/?ai1ec_event=free-walk-victorian-mill-workers-their-grand-day-in-the-dales&instance_id=551

Garden WIP almost complete

Having spent a lot of time, money & energy on bringing Tudor House up to 4star (Silver Award) rating on the inside, we have spent the Spring (ha-ha!) trying to achieve the same results with the gardens and outside areas of TH.P1010251

As I write Dave & Nathan are still dodging showers to add the finished touches. The third seating area with impressive Yorkshire stone table is Dave’s last job and Nathan is fitting the elusive coach lamps to the platform area so on those warm balmy evenings(?) we can sit out and enjoy the remains of the day with a bit of light.

P1010254 We gave the fire pit & BBQ a test run on Bank Holiday Monday and it proved a great success, all we need now is some decent weather for us all to enjoy the remodeled garden.

Pictures of the new “greenhouse patio” (when the furniture arrives) and the stone table area to follow.

In the meantime all we need is Mother Nature to work her miracles to bring all the flower beds, pots,planters and rockeries to life. Then we can sit back enjoy a cold glass of something whilst admiring it all!