Well we’ve had a cracking start to the summer! Temperatures rose finally in June giving us a mini heatwave and more to come. We have already enjoyed the Big Picnic in the Valley Gardens and the start of Harrogate International Festival (http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/).
July sees the Great Yorkshire Show (http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/) and one of the biggest Home and Gift Trade Fairs in the country. The Crime Writing Festival (https://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/crime/) returns on 16-19 July which is proving to be a very popular event each year.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Festival (http://www.gsfestivals.org/) is back for the second year in Harrogate after a great season last year. This runs throughout August and we are getting booked up so please give us a call to arrange your stay. We are within a short walking distance to all the performances as well as great restaurants to help you enjoy your stay.
The gardens of Harrogate are looking lovely and we have our beautiful hanging baskets in full bloom and our entry for Harrogate in Bloom will soon be inspected, thanks to Cliff our gardener for all his hard work! RHS Harlow Carr are offering Lazy Summer Evenings on Thursdays in July and we are pleased to be able to offer our guests free tickets on these days to pay a visit to the gardens, take a picnic or enjoy a Betty’s tea.
We are taking a break to France in August but our lovely daughter Abby will be looking after our guests whilst we are away. You may catch a glimpse of our lovely granddaughters Edie and Violet who will be filling in for Lola, or even our brand new Granddaughter Lily Grace may make an appearance! Edie has been practising clearing the tables and hasn’t broken anything yet (unlike her Nanny) so a Guest House Proprietor in the making!
I don’t want to mention the ‘C’ word but there’s only 20 Fridays until Christmas apparently, so if you would like to sneak in a shopping/eating/chilling weekend in please book early! The Christmas Market is on 19-22 November and we are almost full – only 2 doubles left, so get in there quick!
We look forward to welcoming guests old and new over the Summer.
Phil, Ali and Lola