New for 2020

Dance with Karen Hardy in the Southern Yorkshire Dales

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Duration: 4 nights
Interests: Dancing Holidays

Karen won a host of national and international titles during her illustrious professional dance career. She won over the nation when she starred in the BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and lifted the glitterball trophy with Mark Ramprakash. She then delighted us all when she taught living room audiences to dance in ‘It Takes Two’ from her ‘Choreography Corner’. Enjoy a weekend of dance with HF Holidays’ instructors and also a small group masterclass led by Karen. This break is for all as tuition sessions will be grouped by ability. This will be a fun weekend in one of our country houses practicing on a proper dance floor. Karen is looking forward to meeting you!

Holiday Highlights

  • Join a ballroom dance class led by Strictly legend Karen Hardy
  • Enjoy a weekend of ballroom dance hosted by HF Holidays dance professionals
  • No partner necessary
  • All abilities catered for from beginners to experienced dancers
  • Dress up for dinner and have a chance to dine at Karen's table

What’s included

  • High-quality Full Board en-suite accommodation and excellent food in our country house
  • Tuition from our knowledgeable HF Holidays Leaders, to ensure you get the most from your holiday
  • Solo travellers are welcome - dancers are encouraged to dance with others, so if you're on your own, you won't be left out

Trip Notes

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You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.).

Your holiday starts right away when you join Karen Hardy for afternoon tea from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - our bar will be open if you want to add a glass of prosecco to start your holiday with bubbles.

You'll have time to get your sparkle on and dress for for dinner.  Your name will be entered into a draw for places to sit at Karen's table for dinner - will you be lucky?!

After dinner Karen will give a talk about her life as a professional dancer and time on Strictly Come Dancing - it's sure to be a fascinating insight into the showbiz world.


The big day has arrived!  Today you'll join a 1 hour dance class led by Karen Hardy.  Classes will be graded by ability so don't worry if you are an absolute beginner, Karen will guide you through the steps.  For the more experienced dancers, Karen will extend your knowledge and skills.  Classes will be a maximum of 20 people so you'll get the chance to be taught in a small intimate group and learn some of those sizzling Strictly moves!  Karen's passion for teaching and her skills & experience will have you scoring a "severrrrrn" or maybe even a perfect ten.  This will be an hour to remember!

With plenty of time to dress for dinner you'll enjoy our hospitality with our usual 3 course meal then coffee.

After dinner there'll be social dancing or you can relax in the bar with tales of your dancing adventures. 


Today enjoy a dance class led by your HF Holidays Professionals.  You'll be split into an ability based group and will enjoy a class of at least 1hr during the day which will introduce you to dance or help perfect your steps.

In your free time you can enjoy a walk around the grounds or stretch your legs further with a trip to Malham Cove.

You'll have time to get your sparkle on and dress for for dinner and the evening will begin with a drinks reception.

After dinner there will be time for social dancing and for you to put into practice the weekend's dance moves.


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


Newfield Hall

Situated close to Malham in South Yorkshire’s portion of the famous Dales, Newfield Hall offers country-pile atmosphere amid beautiful rural surroundings. A grand country house, this stately, storied property retains many of its original nineteenth century features, from the grand entrance to the sweeping staircase inside. The Hall has 48 bedrooms, as well as two cosy lounges and an elegant bar, providing guests with a laid-back and unstuffy retreat with a generous sprinkling of style. The Dales and countryside on the doorstep are a rambler’s paradise, with easy access to Malham Cove and its deeply indented limestone pavement, Gordale Scar and Pen y Ghent as well as the pretty villages of Grassington and Kettlewell.

 

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

As we slowly reopen in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown, our country house stays are set to be organised a little differently; extra steps have been taken to keep our guests, house teams and leaders safe while we return to action. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

Initially the overall capacity of the houses has been reduced. Guests must wear face coverings in public spaces. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we have taken the necessary steps to space out furniture and seating in public areas. In addition, a one-way system will be in place around the house. Adequate signage will be displayed to support the direction of travel to be followed by guests and house teams.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We have removed all non-essential and reusable items from our rooms for the meantime including cushions, hairdryers, bathrobes, bed throws, and printed materials to reduce the number of items that need to be disinfected. Hairdryers will be available on request. Clean towels will be available on request. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

For now, there is no cream tea on arrival day. We have also adapted our food offering to remove all buffets and open food items. Different sittings may be required for breakfast and dinner due to the occupancy and size of the house. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. The bar in each country house will be open, and we will be offering a table service for drinks. At this time there is no, or only a very limited, evening social programme available. Outdoor swimming pools at those houses that have them will re-open throughout August, except at Freshwater Bay House, where the pool will remain closed for 2020. Indoor swimming pools will remain closed.

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the tastefully converted Courtyard rooms, which have been reimagined as pretty bedrooms, where pops of mustard contrast with the blue and teal furnishings. With 48 bright and well-appointed rooms, Newfield Hall is one of our largest properties and there’s a range of Good, Better and Best rooms to choose from: we love rooms 3 and 6, both of which are large corner rooms containing original features, with large bay windows overlooking the gardens and beyond the pristine farmland, hills, and yes, dales, of this picturesque pocket of Yorkshire: make use of the telescope trained through the window of Room 6 to scour the countryside for trails to explore.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, walled garden, putting green, heated indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring, return to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Once settled, stroll the large gardens and gaze out over the Yorkshire Dales, or try your hand on the putting green. Slip in to the heated indoor swimming pool to soak while still being able to look out over the gardens. Make use of the activity room or simply retreat to one of the lounges: grab a book and curl up in the stylish Ingleborough Lounge or pull up a chair and challenge someone to cards and board games in the smart Pen-y-Ghent Lounge. Stop in the Heritage Room for inspiration at our helpful Discovery Point and look out for our founder T A Leonard’s boots, long since retired and sat on the mantlepiece. Pop in to the stylish bar before dinner for a pint of excellent local ale or a favourite gin, pausing to admire the maps set into the bar itself, and retire there later to strike up conversation with other guests and swap stories of your adventures in the Dales.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Newfield Hall is varied and eclectic but has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might tuck in to locally sourced river trout, served with wild garlic oil and sautéed samphire, enjoy Yorkshire lamb three ways or try the Yorkshire tea and smoked Wensleydale souffle with wild mushrooms. Cap it all with a trio of Yorkshire parkin, Yorkshire pudding and Yorvdale dairy ice cream for a feast of regional flavours.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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What to Bring

  • Both men and women should bring shoes with a smooth sole
  • Ladies should wear shoes with a low (or no) heel and ankle strap
  • Strapless sandals, strapless shoes and trainers are not suitable
  • Spray tans optional!

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Duration:
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Interests:
Dancing Holidays

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