Bookend your days

It is so so important to run your days and fit everything in, without the day running you! This sounds easier than it is, specially with children and busy lives. The best way is to know where you are headed and WHY. If you have your yearly and life goals in place followed by your quarterly and monthly goals, cut…

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A Special Celebration

Are you hiding away with us for a special celebration? Yes, this is how we like to make you stay one you wont forget!  Celebrating any birthday or any special occasion with us is a treat, we like to add extras for you to make it perfect. All you have to do is tell us when booking that you are…

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Luxury Hot Tub Retreats

This is something we have wanted to do for a very long time! We got our first hot tub in August last year in Bateman Byre- perfect for the honeymoon suite and other romantic getaways.   We have now got four hot tubs which have been so popular! Millington House Turpin Cottage Fawkes Cottage   We hope to see you…

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Alternative Wedding Cakes

Not having a traditional wedding? Or just looking for quirky wedding cake ideas? Then look no further; here are 6 of the top ideas! Macaroon Cake This is colourful and fun way to mix it up. The flavours are endless and taste so great that guests are bound to be amazed. Porkpie Cake (or other meat) An alternative cake with…

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What to bring… Or not to bring!

At Thief Hole we know that packing the essentials is important but this may lead to you over packing especially with kids… You end up adding things like your hot water bottle, ironing board and ultimatelyyour kitchen sink! We do try to make your packing experience easier so we provide more than the basics in the cottages for your stay.…

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Top Honeymoon Destinations

There are so many choices when it comes finding somewhere to jet off to so we have found so top destinations that you may love! Fiji A popular wedding, honeymoon destination, there is so much to see and do in Fiji, whether you are interested in having plenty of action and adventure, or just want to kick back and relax…

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Wedding Favour Ideas

Wedding favours are a lovely touch to thank all of your guests for coming along to celebrate your big day with you! It can be hard to think of creative and personal ideas for your favours. Here are some fun, creative and cheap ideas for your favours Homemade Jam A sweet treat for your guests to enjoy after your wedding.…

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Great Days Out When Staying…

From The Heart of Yorkshire Here we have our top ten Herriot Country experiences: 1.     James Herriot Centre, Thirsk The perfect family day out with some wonderful facts, inspiring stories, historical veterinary detail and interaction.  There is a lovely outside area for a picnic lunch, a chance to purchase all of Alf Wight’s books (the author of James Herriot) and…

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Wedding Vows

Writing your vows may be nearer to the bottom of the list and something you may hold back on doing. Here are some sample vows, which I hope inspire you to create your own meaningful vows ( the PDF at the end will help create and your own vows) NAME you are my best friend. I promise to laugh with…

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Preserve your Wedding Flowers

Choosing your wedding flowers can take time- which flowers? What colours?  and pretty expensive so when you wedding day is over what do you do with your flowers? How can your keep them forever? Here are some trick on how to keep you flowers forever!   Press the Flowers You will need: Your bouquet Parchment paper A heavy book A…

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10 Ways to Reuse Your Wedding Dress

It’s likely that you spent a lot of money on your wedding dress so why leave is sat in your wardrobe untouched, until 5 years later when you’ve had a few too many drinks with your girls, you’re convinced to try it on for 2 minutes and then box it up for 10 more years? Here’s 10 ways to make…

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11 Gifts for Your Bridesmaid Boxes

A simple but meaningful touch for your bridesmaids is a box of gifts- the latest trend of 2017! This is the perfect way to personalise a gift for each of your bridesmaids and here are some ideas below: Personalised dressing gown- This does not have to be expensive! Dressing gowns can be found in and colour to match your wedding…

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Signature Cocktails

Finding a way of making your wedding unique and personal can sometimes be tricky. Have you ever thought of having your own signature cocktail on the day? They are easy to make and you can ask your bar to make them for you. You could even have cocktails with your favourite alcohols – the opportunities are endless. Here are a…

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7 reasons to book a midweek wedding…

The date of a wedding is circled on a white calendar with a magenta colored marker surrounded by a drawn heart

Cost: Are you struggling to find the perfect balance between splashing out on your dream wedding and having enough for that idyllic honeymoon? Mid-week weddings are here to get you the best of both worlds. Venues aren’t as expensive and accommodation is also cheaper so even your guests will save money. The extra bit of money you’ll save can go…

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9 ideas for entertaining children

Having children at weddings is a very controversial (and touchy!) subject. So do you? Or don’t you? It is likely that you will have close family members that are children and you will want them to be there and if you don’t then you have nothing to worry about! Some couples decide that for the day guests, only close children…

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Receiving Lines

When people say that your wedding day will be over before you know it, they’re telling the truth. So then how can you make sure you and your now husband(!) get the chance to speak to each every guest before its all over? Queue the receiving line — the most formal way to do this. Why Have One? A receiving…

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How to: Glamour Wedding?

The idea of a glamour wedding is enticing but where do you start? What look do you go for? How to stay away from tacky or chasty (cheap and nasty)? First of all cheap doesn’t always mean bad but make sure you check the quality of the item- if the item is online don’t forget to check reviews! Sometimes reviews…

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What is a Wedding Breakfast?

Thief Hall Wedding Tables & Chairs

This is a question asked more often than not by brides, groom and even guests so what does it mean? Wedding Breakfasts have always been a tradition at weddings for a long time. It is a meal  shared with all the friends and family that have come together to share your special day, and at Thief Hall you wedding breakfast…

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Amazing Opportunity…

If you or someone you know if looking to get married last minute in the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire then they may have a chance of having their wedding on TV! We are so excited to tell you that we are looking to give a couple a free wedding venue and the chance to be on BBC One! If…

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Orisi and Emily’s Wedding 06.05.17

Just WOW! On Saturday 6th May we had the pleasure of hosting the new Mr and Mrs Cagilaba’s wedding. The blank canvas venue was perfect for the combining of the two cultures. The wedding was enjoyed by all of the guests and the accommodation was very appreciated. The weather was perfect and on the morning everyone was enjoying a glass…

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How to Plan a Wedding?

A question with a very wide range of answers- How to Plan a Wedding? We have suggested timings and tasks below but these are not rigid- it is your wedding so you can do things your way!   12+ months before- First of all a great way to envision your ideas if with a folder/ Pintrest Board and a planner.…

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About Thief Hall

We are Phillip and Jessica Barker the husband and wife team at Thief Hall, alongside our little helpers (Clara and James). Our love began in 2002 when Jessica rode in and met her prince charming, by 2006 we were happily married. We designed our own magical day and became passionate about how easy it was to create your own unique day! In…

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Thief Hall’s History

Welcome to our Thief Hall Blog! We thought that we would share our ideas, opinions and wedding experiences with you.   Lets start with the name Thief Hall… Thief Hall is located on Thief Hole Lane so this is where the name came from, but why? Thief Hole Lane has been known by this name since before 1657. The local…

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