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The Dairy replicates The Byre with all services on the ground floor. In addition, The Dairy provides facilities for guests with mobility, hearing and visual impairments to National Accessibility Standards, if they need them. If they don't, then they almost all just magically disappear! Take a look at the photos on the Accessibility page.
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What Our Guests Say...
Another wonderful relaxing week at The Dairy, despite the weather. We always thoroughly enjoy our stays at Cottage in the Dales. The Dairy is our favourite, not simply because the place is so well equipped, laid out and thought through, but because of Diane and Andrew. They couldn't have made us feel any more welcome, so helpful and friendly & a pleasure to see again. Needless to say we will be 'Returning Guests' for some time to come.
Itís all been said and we 100% concur . Warm, friendly & accommodating couple. Amazing & exceptional cottage with no stone unturned. Wish you continued success. Coming back!!
We have thoroughly enjoyed a fantastic week staying at The Dairy. The cottage is absolutely beautiful. Everything has been done to a very high standard with attention to detail. It was spotlessly clean too. This was our second stay at Cottage int he Dales, the first we stayed at The Byre. Thank you so much to our superb hosts Diane & Andrew. We will be back soon. xx
As everyone says - this is a perfect cottage. So comfortable to come back to after walking in the Dales. We saw red squirrels on the squirrel trail at Snaizeholme. We enjoyed a 6 mile walk from Yockenthwaite to Cray (White Lion) and back via Hubberholme.
It would appear all the superlatives have been used previously by other guests. However, we have been re-introduced to self-catering with your exceptional attention to detail and finish within this property and your first class customer service. You deserve all the awards and accolades bestowed upon you. The Dairy is a fantastic holiday cottage. Thank you so much and we are going to book for next year immediately so we do not miss out - we cannot wait!
Diane & Andrew, thank you for yet another holiday in your wonderful cottage. Can't wait for our next one later this year! Thank you also for helping to arrange for us to feed the lambs as part of the Farm Tour at The Wensleydale Experience/Berry's in Swinithwaite. It is something we will never forget but we did feel guilty when we stayed for bacon rolls in the cafe after feeding the pigs!! Much love, Lynne & John xx
We previously stayed in The Byre and returned to enjoy the local walks. These are excellent from both The Dairy itself and further afield. Glorious. The accommodation is the ultimate in luxury, facility and finish. Such a lot of planning, vision and hard work has given us the opportunity to enjoy this top luxury in the Dales. Many thanks to Diane and Andrew for such a welcoming stay and for their passion in providing the cream of cottages - THE DAIRY.
Another fabulous week in this wonderful luxurious cottage. Already booked for next year and looking at 2020. Thank you Diane & Andrew for everything.
Another great week, our third visit to Cottage in the Dales. The Dairy, like the other cottages is stunning. Thank you Diane & Andrew xx
Such a lovely part of England to visit, has been so enjoyable. To find a fully accessible cottage, so my husband had a completely stress free holiday has been super, plus that the cottage is so beautiful and comfortable is the icing on the cake. We didn't think we could find such accommodation since Andy has needed a wheelchair. Looking forward to coming again.
Well, visit number 6 to your wonderful Dairy! We're so sorry that due to lockdown number 2, our visit was shorter than planned. We have, however, had an amazing few days enjoyed sunshine, showers & snow! The Dales winter scenery has been amazing and just what we all need in these troubled times. Roll on our next visit and thank you both for making every visit to 'Cottage in the Dales' so very special.
We had an absolutely fantastic few days as the first guests in The Dairy. Stunning holiday cottage - a testament to months and months of hard work, passion and attention to detail. Amazing to be the first provider in the Dales of accommodation to guests with various disabilities - a real achievement. The wet room shower is gorgeous along with the extra comfortable bed.! We had a great weekend at Leyburn for the 1940s exhibition - fantastic day out. Congratulations Andrew and Diane, another beautiful cottage - 5 stars !!
Our second stay with Cottage in the Dales - Inglenook in 2015 & The Dairy in 2019. Congratulations to Diane & Andrew. 'Excellence' is often over used - not when it comes to their cottages.
We were made to feel very welcome by Diane & Andrew in this amazing luxury cottage. The attention to detail and facilities in The Dairy are amazing and very worth of a 5 star plus! Had a lovely walk to Aysgarth Falls and a walk to Swinithwaite. Would definitely recommend the White Lion at Cray for a meal. This was recommended to us by Diane & Andrew & it did not disappoint. Would love to visit the cottage again. Thank you x
A wonderful retreat, peaceful and relaxing with everything here that we may need. A brilliant cottage, so warm and snug, a welcome return after a day in the Dales. Thank you so much and definitely a place to recommend and to return ourselves - the only good thing about leaving is looking forward to return next time.
Yet another wonderful stay. Your hospitality, warmth and attention to detail is second to none. Already thinking about when we can return to what has now become our 'home in the Dales'. Thank you for the lifts to Cray and arranging fine weather throughout our stay!!
Another excellent break at 'Cottage in the Dales'. The Dairy is everything we knew it would be. Decor and facilities perfect. Thanks Diane and Andrew.
Firstly, if you are a runner ... there is a very good 6.5K run - down to the main road, turn right & down to West Burton, through, and take the left option as you go round the bend, keep going over the bridge, take the left route/track and follow the path to Thoralby, through the village and back to the road, turning right up to the Street Head pub, turn left down the lane and left to be back. Secondly - we have already booked for next year! Fabulous!
Congratulations Diane & Andrew for creating a wonderful truly accessible holiday property. INFORMATION: Superb example of pre-visit information & support that is needed to give people confidence. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Absolutely first class. The support was there whenever we needed it but we were not bombarded. We knew we only had to ask. FACILITIES: Electric profile bed, shower chair on wheels, you name it...! we could have it. Never before have I seen such a stylish truly accessible layout. Smooth oak, shiny granite, sumptuous white dressing gowns, soft silky sheets, warm crackling fire and a kitchen that was 'mind blowing'. Thank you for being the inspirational figure for creating an Accessible Yorkshire Dales for people to enjoy for years to come.
The Dairy is an outstanding, exceptionally well appointed cottage. Diane is a lovely lady, friendly and always helpful. We thank her for delivering and collecting us from the Wensleydale Heifer, where we had an excellent evening. The cottage is set in a beautiful, serene area of the Dales and we have enjoyed great walks in the hills and dales.
Thank you for creating such a beautiful and accessible piece of heaven. We had a truly wonderful and relaxing time. Your attention to detail is second to none; you really have thought of everything. It has been a very memorable week and we shall return. Thank you for creating a perfect environment for those needing accessibility.
I have now stayed in all 4 of Diane & Andrew's cottages and each has been more impressive than the last - something I though would be impossible! The Dairy is stunning and the accessibility features helpful to all! Had a wonderful few days rest, as always, and can't wait to be back.
Our first visit to The Dairy and fourth time with Cottage in the Dales. We can't add to the many superlatives describing The Dairy. It is simply a wonderful place to spend time in this beautiful part of England! But what makes it truly a delight is the genuine warmth and hospitality of Diane and Andrew. They couldn't have made us any more welcome. In fact we like it so much we're coming back next September!
Super hosts! We were told you were excellent, and you are! What a professional & pleasing & luxurious job you have done. A lovely stay.
A wonderful week in an exceptional cottage. The attention to detail in every aspect of the cottage is amazing.
Thank you for creating a fabulous sanctuary, safe and Covid secure. Our holiday has been brilliant. Huge thanks to Diane, Andrew and Rachel for the extra touches to make holidays here possible. The cottage and your hospitality are amazing. See you soon xx
First stay in The Dairy and it's truly got the wow factor!! Everything superb and the weather has been truly wonderful showcasing the Dales at their most beautiful. Tour de Yorkshire entertaining us as well. Thank you so much. Love & see you later in the year.
A truly magnificent holiday home. Every detail has been thought out 110%. Furnishings and crockery are the very best quality - too good to use!! Thank you both for a most excellent holiday.
Our second visit to 'Cottage in the Dales'. Previously we were in The Byre and looked forward to our stay in The Dairy. What a fantastic conversion. Such high quality fittings and an exceptional 5 star holiday cottage. The weather was kinder to us this time and can recommend Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal gardens for an easy 2-3 hour walk and we found Mount Grace Priority fascinating. We look forward to our next stay at 'Cottage in the Dales'!
Well! - what a week. A fantasy fulfilled. Sipping champagne, eating chops in front of a roaring log fire, watching it snow, snow snow, in a beautiful cottage. Thank you for looking after us. It's been a wonderful 70th birthday. Thank you for your card & present. We will be back.
We're running out of superlatives for The Dairy. Can only endorse all of the glowing reviews of other guests. This has become our 'go to' place to relax and recharge, and this visit has been no exception. Thank you Diane & Andrew for making us so welcome. Look forward to future visits.
Perfect - wheelchair user. Tennants great place. Also Black Sheep is a great place & Berry's Coffee Shop. We return in October!
The Dairy provides a total experience of comfort, peace and total 5 star+ accommodation. Diane & Andrew gave us a wonderful friendly time. We will return in 2019. You have created a perfect cottage for people with disability. x
Wow, our first time at The Dairy and we are so overwhelmed by the beauty of this cottage, the high standard, the accessibility and our welcoming hosts, Diane & Andrew. This has to be one of the most beautiful places we have stayed in. You know you've fallen in love with it when you can see your pictures in it! We have enjoyed every minute, especially the log fire and the luxury. So sad to be leaving it but a big thank you for providing such a beautiful cottage. Until next time ... April & Bert xx
A lovely stay again, a pre-Christmas treat. Cottage so beautifully decorated, ideas to take home! See you next year.
Perfect, as we knew it would be!! Thank you both once again. All three cottages are wonderful.
Diane & Andrew, what can we say apart from every visit gets better and better!! You are such wonderful hosts. The Dales are glorious, the rain held off and we've had a brilliant few days in your wonderful accommodation. Can't wait to see you again later in the year ... and a quote for Diane ... "when you enter the Yorkshire Dales you are immediately wrapped in a big patchwork blanket of warmth & love."
Wow - what an exceptional cottage with everything you could wish for and more. To enjoy the picturesque dales and the comfort and luxury of the Dairy made our 50th anniversary break extra special. A BIG thank you to Diane and Andrew for the friendly welcome and help, especially driving us to our celebration meal at the Heifer. Many thanks.
As Editor of Lifestyle - the magazine for Motability Scheme - we visited The Dairy with a view to including the cottage in the magazine's 'Explore the Yorkshire Dales' feature. I am so impressed with the quality of the cottage in every way. Diane & Andrew are clearly passionate about providing a five-star facility that is warm, luxurious & fully accessible. Just wonderful in every way!
Well Diane and Andrew. What can we say, apart from every visit to The Dairy gets better and better! We've had a wonderful week, even the weather has been brilliant and the Dales have been SUPERB! Thank you, thank you for your wonderful hospitality and all the delightful extras in the barn. Can't wait to see you both again before Christmas xx
What a wonderful cottage this is, in a fabulous setting! It is so hard to find accessible accommodation that actually feels homely, and this feels like home from the moment you walk through the door. Thank you Diane for being so friendly and helpful and for all the thoughtful little extras throughout the cottage. We have had such a wonderful relaxing break with fabulous weather just to top it off!
We had the most amazing weekend at The Dairy, weather was glorious. We had a lovely walk at the Aysgarth Falls, lunch at The Sandpiper Inn, Leyburn and The Street Head Inn, both delicious, and a tasty visit to the Wensleydale Cheese Factory, followed by fireworks at West Burton. Thank you Diane & Andrew for a fabulous holiday again x
One of the best cottages we have stayed in, very helpful hosts. Suggest a visit to Newby Hall, near Ripon, about an hour drive but well worth it. Already booked for 2019 and looking forward to it.
Peace and tranquility did abide, in 'The Dairy' at Yuletide.
It's been an absolute delight. Yet, no snowflakes were in sight.
Love & laughter filled the air. We have been truly without a care.
So to our most generous hosts, we give a thankful, heartfelt toast.
Comfort, joy, goodwill to men. 'The Dairy' is our peace of heaven.
... Thank you so much, with love, Val & John
Diane & Andrew have delighted us with yet another wonderful stay at The Dairy. Lovely sunny weather most of the time and the walks in the area are superb. (Gayle was blown away by them.) Wonderful hosts and many thanks. See you in August.
A really perfect 4 night stay. The Dairy really is exceptional. All the superlatives have been used by previous guests! It really is so relaxing and comfortable - with so much space and all the home comforts at hand. We are just so relaxed! Thank you to Diane & Andrew - perfect hosts & a special thank you to Diane who made sure we got a good view of the moon & stars with her telescope - despite 3 nights of cloud but on the last night, we did experience it. Wow! The area is stunning - we did some great walks (Aysgarth to Bolton Castle circular walk; Ingleton Falls Trail; West Burton & Aysgarth circular walk) and visited Hawes, Leyburn & Richmond. We WILL be back! 10+/10 !
Another wonderful stay in The Dairy where the welcome is warm, the facilities fantastic and the ambience amazing! Nothing is too much trouble. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the complimentary milk, butter, cheese, biscuits etc a nice touch. The Ros√© Terrace seating area is a great addition which enhances the property perfectly. We look forward as always to our return.
Have had a wonderful break to recharge and relax. We could not have asked for anything more and shall look forward to future stays at The Dairy. We find it extremely difficult to find something luxurious and that meets PROPER accessible needs and this fits the bill on all fronts. Without a doubt the easiest and most relaxing and luxurious holiday we have enjoyed together for a very long time. Thank you and we are looking forward to returning very soon!
This is our second visit and has been another perfect holiday staying in this amazing place. We will be booking to come back next year. Many thanks Diane & Andrew.
We have stayed in all of your cottages over the last 9 years or so. They are all stunning in their own way, but 'WOW', have you pulled out all of the stops with The Dairy. Absolutely stunning. Everything you need and more. Thank you Diane & Andrew for making this a lovely relaxing few days. You are THE PERFECT HOSTS. See you next year. PS. Thank you for a lovely evening to celebrate Audrey & George's 60th wedding anniversary. Fabulous!
Another excellent stay in The Dairy. From Friday night the 'Manfreds' at Tennant Garden Rooms, excellent walk on Saturday, shorter walk Sunday. Looking forward to our return in August at Inglenook.
We have both had the best week in Nirvana. Everything has been perfect (including the weather!) and we just have to come back (Aug 2020). Big thanks to the wonderful hosts - Diane & Andrew xx
Our third time staying here. Still lovely as always. Look forward to returning.
Please take over the hotel & cottage industries!! This is the first time I have experienced luxury & disability friendly in the same place. Thoroughly enjoyed the short break and can't praise your property enough! Many thanks.
We spent a wonderful and relaxing 10 days in this beautiful and cosy new cottage. We had a very warm welcome by Diane even though we arrived quite late in the evening. Everything about the cottage was absolutely perfect and even beyond our expectations. We had the opportunity to try several of the many given recommendations : walking Malham Cove and Pen-y-Gent, visiting the Cheese Festival, Black Sheep Brewery, Bolton Abbey, Bolton Castle, Fountains Abbey .... and having dinner at the Bolton Arms in Redmire. We would definitely have stayed longer. Many thanks again to Diane and Andrew for being the perfect hosts.
We've had a wonderful week. The Dairy exceeded our expectations & is a perfect place to relax and also visit the stunning local countryside & excellent local inns and tea shops. Everything is so well thought out and perfectly crafted. The whole experience is a real credit to you both. Thank you Diane & Andrew for your superb hospitality We WILL be back.
Lovely warm welcome, wonderful luxury & excellent facilities! Already booked for next year. Thanks for a relaxing birthday treat.
What a fantastic property. We were given a very warm welcome although we arrived very late. Everything is of the highest quality and taste - bed and bedding so comfortable! The location is ideal, beautiful area. We have loved every minute, sorry to be going home. Would love to come again. Many thanks.
Living on a Canary Island, but with one of us originally from Yorkshire, we have a traditional Christmas. This year has been absolutely perfect! The Dairy is exceptional - the welcome warm, the decorations perfect and the cottage exceeded my wildest dreams. No detail has been overlooked - would recommend to anyone. Thank you!!!
Another wonderful week at The Dairy. We finally tried the fish & chip van on Tuesday evening - really delicious. We also visited the Bake-Well bakery in Askrigg at Diane's suggestion and really glad we did. All in addition to our usual haunts. The cottage & our hosts, all always, perfect, with 'no detail' too small to be overlooked. We look forward to returning in the autumn when, hopefully, the last bastions of Covid & lockdown will be truly behind us and we can once again eat in at local eateries. That said, still a wonderful, perfect holiday in the meantime. Thank you Diane & Andrew for all you do. xx
The Dairy is a superb addition to The Byre. The facilities are 5 star plus! This is our third visit and the welcome and friendship makes it feel as if you are home from home. Many thanks and see you again soon.
Thank you doesn't seem enough to say! You have made The Dairy into an amazingly accessible cottage. You have really gone above and beyond all our expectations, but didn't realist just how special! It is really so difficult to find somewhere that caters for all my needs when we go away, but The Dairy has it all. One major problem away from home is a suitable chair - so thank you for providing the VERY comfy HSL rise/recliner chair. Thanks for also providing a PAYG phone as we had no signal and needed to make an important phone call - so thoughtful. Everything else has been said over and over again by previous guests, so can only endorse all those comments. Also, Diane, thank you for being such a friendly and helpful host. Congratulations on all the well deserved awards - I am sure there will be more to come.
Congratulations Andrew & Diane on gaining approval for the conversion of The Dairy. We are looking forward to being one of your first guests to test drive the mobility facilities. Best of luck with all the hard work to come! We are sure it will be so worthwhile. Can't wait!
Diane & Andrew - what can we say! The Dairy's amazing and provides us with an amazing place to stay! Thank you for all the little extras and for making your cottages the best place to stay in the Yorkshire Dales!! Roll on our next visit in November x
We waited 5 months for the chance to stay & were lucky enough to be the first guests back at The Dairy following a 3 month lockdown. Everything was perfect - including the weather! Diane & Andrew are perfect hosts - unobtrusive but so attentive. We can't wait to come back & totally understand why it is so popular.
Thank you Diane & Andrew for your fabulous hospitality. We have had an amazing 'early summer' holiday in your beautiful cottage, and cannot wait for our next stay. We have felt truly comfortable - you have thought of everything! And thank you to Rachel for presenting the cottage so perfectly. See you in 2020.
Our second visit to Cottage in the Dales, but first time in The Dairy. We were not disappointed again. Another wonderful property, lots of thought gone into providing a perfect break for guests. The patio is deal for my husband's telescope. Diane & Andrew are so friendly and helpful. We will again be highly recommending to family & friends and we will return. Thank you so much.
We've had another great week in the Dales. The Dairy has been really comfortable and such a pleasant place to be, especially on those days when it poured down! Great walking and places to visit nearby. The Marfield Wetlands near Masham were very good for birdwatching. Hope to return again.
We were blown away with this wonderful cottage - it was everything we had hoped for and more ... we had a lovely, relaxing break which was just what we needed and hope to be back, God willing, in the near future. Thank you.
A wonderful well-equipped cottage with a glorious warmth from the fire on wet winter evenings. All matched by the welcome and service provided by Diane & Andrew. Even defrost spray for the icy morning!!! Matchless. Many thanks.
We have really enjoyed our few days in The Dairy cottage. It is exceptional with everything you could need and more and a lot of hard work, detail and thought has gone into it. Definitely 5* plus! Hope to be back in the near future. Thank you.
What a revelation! The most comfortable luxurious self-catering ever! Nothing to do for 3 days - so relaxing. Booking to come back!
At Christmas time, at Christmas time, The Dairy is just so divine.
This very, very special place, wraps you in a warm embrace.
Welcome back, it seems to say, any cares just melt away.
A pretty tree and decorations, enhanced our celebrations.
A hamper full of festive fare, put together with thoughtful care.
Joy and peace for us to treasure, surrounded us in equal measure.
So thank you for our Christmas cheer, memories of all, we will hold dear.
Wonderful cottage conversion. Really enjoyed staying here. Booked to return next year. Well done Diane & Andrew.
A huge thank you to Diane & Andrew. We have had the most wonderful time. Looking forward to developing our partnership.
WOW! Total perfection. Book to come back and we haven't left yet. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
First stay in The Dairy, relaxing few days. Thank you Diane & Andrew for your warm welcome. It is a stunning and beautiful place to stay. See you in August. Don't want to go home! xx
Perfection - a haven of peace and tranquility in the Dales! Thank you x
Another wonderful stay. The quality and attention to detail is superb, pus we've had sun each day - perfect!
We love it so much here, we come again and again and again and again :)
We arrived at The Dairy with very high expectations but even then we were absolutely blown away by the quality, attention to detail and overall delivery of all that was offered. This has been less like a country cottage break & more like a weekend with dear family friends and we cannot recommend Cottage in the Dales, The Dairy and the Howarths high enough. Thank you.
Thank you for making The Dairy so welcoming, and made easier to cope with my MS. Such beautiful accommodation and bathroom 10/10. The beds and sheets so soft zzzz. Trike ride complemented the stay and made my never having been on a bike smile ear to ear. Thank you Jason 11/10 accessible, and a total rest for the driver. We will be back next year. Love & God Bless.
We had high expectations as The Dairy came highly recommended and we weren't disappointed - as everyone states exceeded all expectation. There was a warm welcome and lots of help during our stay, even more relevant due to snowy weather - we even had a daily road report (exceptional thoughtfulness). Many thanks Diane & Andrew.
Our second visit to Cottage in the Dales to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The first being Neil's 60th when we stayed in The Byre. Lovely warm welcome from Diane and the 'usual' but five star complimentary gifts and groceries!! The accommodation really does live up to the 5 star + reputation and we loved staying in The Dairy this time - it is so beautiful furnished & so well equipped. Recommend the Wensleydale Heifer for a special meal - not cheap but very, very good food and service - sea bass pa kara - wonderful!! We will be back again in a year or two.
A wonderful cottage for all, be it wheelchair user or able bodied. It wants for nothing. The facilities are excellent as are the hosts. Thank you for your kindness and consideration. It's been a memorable stay and we shall return!
Wonderful to have this stunning addition to the all too limited supply of truly accessible luxury accommodation in the UK! Thank you for the most wonderful away break! We have had such a great time in your beautiful cottage. xx
Thank you Diane for the wonderful hospitality. The cottage design and access is fantastic! Great to see accessible design being pioneered in the Dales!
Thank you so much Diane & Andrew for having us to stay in your wonderful new cottage. It exceeded all our expectations! We thought The Byre was fantastic but The Dairy is amazing - such thought has gone into the design of it. We just love it x.
Another wonderful and idyllic stay here. Thank you for creating this fabulous and beautiful country retreat that we look forward to returning to year after year. Gorgeous scenery, luxury cottage, brilliant weather and fabulous hosts.
After many visits to 'Cottage in the Dales' we are well used to your high standards, but 'wow' you've gone even higher with The Dairy! You have thought of absolutely everything to make our holiday perfect!! You have worked so hard and our few days here have been amazing - including the weather. Thank you both for being such brilliant hosts and roll on 2018 when we've already booked 2 return trips!!
A lovely holiday in this luxurious cottage, lived up to our expectations. Superb hospitality from Diane and Andrew.
It just gets better every time we stay in one of your cottages. Second time at The Dairy which is truly exceptional. It feels as though you're wrapped in a big hug, it's so welcoming. Good to see the Howarth family as always and it's been a fabulous weekend with the Tour de Yorkshire live - such a bonus. Thank you ..... xx
Our third visit to your cottages and not disappointed. A truly luxurious cottage on par with the other two. A brilliant couple in Andrew and Diane who can't do enough for you. Will defo be back. Many thanks. 10/10.
We were so lucky to get the opportunity to stay at The Dairy again. We thought last time that you had thought of everything (and more) but the additional thought put into being Covid-19 secure really goes way beyond our expectations. We have had a truly wonderful week. Thank you so much for all that you do to create wonderful holidays for all. See you again soon. x
This is our third visit to the Cottage in the Dales & our first to The Dairy. This is the premier of Premier Cottages = it is outstanding in all aspects. We've enjoyed the Cottage in the Dales so much we\'ve booked for next year. Thank you to Diane & Andrew for your hospitality.
Perfect in every way - hosts, cottage & weather. Another fabulous stay....
Wow! What a fabulous cottage. Quality and attention to detail is first class. Peaceful, warm and so, so clean! Diane, thank you for your time regarding the accessibility scheme. We really appreciate it & given us lots to think about in our next new project! Already planning when I can next return Many thanks.