O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”… This is by far our favourite time of the year, full of rising anticipation and excitement, the kids are nearly as good as gold (I’d love to find an alternative to the threat of Santa finding out they’ve been naughty for the other 11 months of the year) and there is plenty of good will and cheer as we get closer to the big day.

Emsley Mavor is certainly embracing this festive month, and yes, people do buy houses in December! In fact, you may remember the story of a young husband and his expectant wife desperately looking for somewhere to live towards the end of December over 2,000 years ago – if only we’d been around to help then!

For, ‘tis also the season when motivated buyers are still seriously looking to find a new home. You’d be surprised how many buyers viewing houses consider where the Christmas tree will go regardless of the time of year, so,  if you are thinking of putting it off ‘until after Christmas’, think again because you may well miss the perfect buyer. With this in mind, Jess and I will be taking Christmas photos of all our properties! You might even notice that our For Sale Boards have taken on a festive look!


Start your festive family tradition with the Christmas tree! Easingwold is lucky enough to have a Christmas Tree farm. Previously known as Padget’s, the business has been taken over by Emma and Andrew who are keen to continue a Christmas experience that’s been a tradition for generations of families for the last thirty-five years! Have a family outing to Dawnay Farm Christmas Trees where you will experience the fun of walking amongst the growing trees and seeing them in all their glory before choosing which one is right for your home. If it’s too early, you can even reserve your tree with a tag! Whilst you are there, be sure to check out the famous Elf Wood, and see if you can spot the cheeky elves playing with their woodland friends. The Emsley Mavor family will definitely be paying a visit…the children love it nearly as much as me and Jess! There is also a shop selling wonderful Christmassy bit and bobs along with Christmas wreaths. Check out their website for more details at www.dawnayfarmchristmastrees.com

Emma has some top tips before you visit:

  • You’ll need to decide where you want to put a tree in your home. Remember not to have it near any heat source for example a radiator, fireplace or in front of a sunny window.
  • Once you’ve chosen a place, measure the floor to ceiling height and the width of the space around the place if there are any objects near it.
  • Measure the height of your tree stand as well as the height of your treetop decoration.
  • Make a note of the maximum diameter of the tree trunk you can fit in your tree stand.
  • Write these numbers down on a piece of paper and bring it with you to determine the perfect height and width of the tree you’ll select for your home.
  • Bring your wellies!
Dawnay Farm Christmas Trees, Low Crankley, Easingwold YO61 3NZ