We have had a lovely quiet Christmas at Milton House with family and friends but then as soon as New Year rolled around we were busy once again with returning guests who have joined us for the occasion a few years in a row now.c
I’m taking a week off later this month, leaving Bernie to look after our two dogs but we have decided to close so that’s all he has to contend with! I’m headed down to Bristol to visit my sister with the added bonus of a show in Cardiff! From there, I’m travelling to West Wales for possibly the most exciting part of the trip. Not only am I visiting a good friend but I’m also going to see how our new mattresses are made at the Abaca Factory.
Now you’ll laugh at this part – I haven’t booked a train home, instead, I’m being delivered home with the mattresses! I’m calling it my Mattress Road trip and I’m going to be documenting the adventure on our social media.
Abaca has been established for over 30 years as a result of a demand for a product made from organic materials which addressed both lifestyle and health issues. Unlike other mattresses which use synthetic fabrics, Abaca mattresses are made of natural materials without the need for chemicals. No pesticides or herbicides are used in the production of any of the materials used. Each organic mattress is carefully hand-stitched and finished.
The founder, Rhiannon Rowley was inspired to create the business after working in the mattress industry for 15 years previously. Her concerns over the chemicals used to create the products led her to work towards creating her Abaca products. Prior to my visit to collect our mattresses Rhiannon emailed me:
“We are looking forward to supplying new organic mattresses and toppers to Milton House. Discerning B&B owners understand that giving their guests a great night’s sleep is crucial, and we are sure that upgrading to Abaca products will help you and Bernie get new clients. In a complicated world, sleeping on an organic mattress means sleep with a clear conscience!”
Aside from the mattress excitement, we will be welcoming some more returning guests in January. We’ve found we’re quite busy in January as the while the Dales is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year, lots of our guests enjoy how quiet it is in the off-season months. Keep your eyes peeled as we have an early-bird offer on its way if that sounds like your kind of break too.
Our Bank Holiday offer is still running too. However, we only have a few dates left and we’ll be closing this offer in the next couple of weeks.
2020 sees the return of the Tour de Yorkshire and in an exciting turn of events, Leyburn has been selected as one of the host towns! We are expecting to be very busy in the lead-up and during the event so please plan ahead and book your room with us. Hot on the heels of the Tour de Yorkshire is the first May Bank Holiday too on the new date of the 8th of May in honour of the VE Day celebrations.
We’re going to be busy, aren’t we?! With so much going on in the local area it’s set to be a great year not only for us but for everyone in the tourism industry and we wish everyone the best of luck!