Thursday, 26 September 2013

Our Yorkshire "home"

Since completing our Coast to Coast walk Trevor and I have spent some time in Yorkshire. We hired a cottage a short distance out of Scarborough along a lane between Brompton by Sawdon and Snainton. We are about 1.5km from the through road.

Having a cottage is great. It allows a bit of freedom to spread out and also has the luxury of being able to prepare meals, should we want to. We are definitely out in the country although there are plenty of cottages available that are either in villages or towns, too.

I had wanted to stay out in ancestor territory so selecting a cottage in the Headon Farm Cottages group located on Wydale Lane in Brompton by Sawdon was an easy choice. My Coverley ancestors farmed in Sawdon, Brompton, Snainton and neighbouring parishes.

Trevor had organised a SatNav which we collected at our B&B in Robin Hoods Bay. Tom, as he was affectionally called, was invaluable guiding us along backroads and major links as we moved around either visiting sites, towns or undertaking family history research.

Entrace to cottages courtyard. Note the red mail box on the wall on the right
The cottages, there are three in the group, are situated around a courtyard and each one has its own parking area.

The entry to the Cottages runs alongside this farm house. To get to our cottage we needed to swing left.
Our courtyard and parking area is to the right of this picture between the shrubs on the far right
This is our courtyard and parking area. Our entrance is the white door in the middle of the photo.
Our cottage was named Stables Cottage. I assume that it was part of the stables in a prior life
The entrance door opened onto an area with stairs to the first floor ahead, dining area and large kitchen to the left and a lounge/sitting room to the right.

The entrance area as seen from the stairs
The entrance area viewed from the dining area
The spacious lounge room. This was where the TV was as well as a library of books.
The kitchen was large with a solid table capable of sitting 8 in comfort.
In the kitchen, along with the table, was a lounge, shelving, washing machine, dryer, fridge, freezer, upright stove with 4 elements, a mircowave, kettle and toaster as well as crockery, glasses and cutlery and cooking stuff. It definitely had sufficient cooking bits and pieces to satisfy most people.

Upstairs ...

Yes, these are stairs
there were two bedrooms, a bathroom, ensuite to the main bedroom, a storeroom and an alcove with a couple of easy chairs.

The alcove leading to the main bedroom

The main bedroom

The bathroom was directly oppoiste the stairs
The huge second bedroom
The area was enclosed by buildings from adjacent properties.

 I added a few more outside shots.

This is Wydale Lane heading down towards the main road
The cottage had a paved area just out from the kitchen with a sliding door leading out onto it
A view of our cottage with our little can in our private courtyard
This area would have been lovely on a nice, warm day. The doors on the left open out onto this terraced area
And yest another nice outside spot with a seat
The group of cottages was surrounded by farmland.

All in all, Stables Cottage has been a lovely home away from home.

1 comment:

  1. Looks much more roomy than our Paris apartment!! You also don't have a baby/toddler to mess it up :)