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Month: October 2019

Scampston Hall and Walled Gardens

Scampston Hall and Walled Gardens

Not far from our holiday cottages or from the foodie market town of Malton is Scampston Hall and Walled Gardens. Scampston Hall is a family home, so access is only by guided tour and you may be lucky to be taken around by the owner's father! Please check on their...

A Walk to Thomason Foss Waterfalls

A Walk to Thomason Foss Waterfalls

Setting out from the small hamlet of Beck Hole in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this 500m walk takes you to quite an attractive waterfall called Thomason Foss.  The path can be quite steep (with steps) in places and after heavy rain it can be a bit "soft"...

Wheeldale Roman Road

Wheeldale Roman Road

A visit to Wheeldale Roman Road (OS Grid Ref: SE 80372 97322)  is definitely one to combine with visits to other places ( try Cawthorn Roman Fort and Pickering Castle).  This mile long stretch of probably Roman Road on Wheeldale Moor is worth a brief stop.  If the...

A Visit to Pickering Castle

A Visit to Pickering Castle

One of the many days out you could have from our self catering cottages in the Vale of Pickering is to visit the market town of Pickering and combine a trip to the Castle with a journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. For more information, visit our page about...

Small Businesses and the Environment

Small Businesses and the Environment

Great article on the BBC website about what  the Honey Pot Cafe in Penzance is doing to do its bit for the environment.  We want to do our bit too, it will be difficult at first, but as we grow with the business we hope it all becomes second nature.  This is what we...

Illuminated Whitby Abbey

Illuminated Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, is once again lighting up for Halloween.  Between Fri 25 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019 you can visit Whitby Abbey in the evening and see it bathed in light.  There will also be story tellers telling their spooky tales.....  For more information and costs visit...

Malton for Good Food

Malton for Good Food

One of the things that attracted us and our family to the Vale of Pickering was the small town of Malton, a lovely market town that like many places in the Vale of Pickering wouldn't be out of place in the Cotswolds.  Malton, now famed for its good food, whether that...

Surfing in Yorkshire

Surfing in Yorkshire

Saltburn up in the North of the county of Yorkshire gets a mention in the Guardian as one of the top ten surfing beaches in the UK.  Aside from Saltburn, the beaches in Whitby and Scarbough are also good if you want to go surfing in Yorkshire and all three have surf...

National Railway Museum, York

National Railway Museum, York

York is an ideal day trip location from our self catering holiday cottages in the Vale of Pickering.  You can either drive in to York in under hour or drive as far Malton and then let the hourly train service from Malton take the strain and take you in to York.  York...

A Visit to Malton

A Visit to Malton

We popped up to Malton to visit our new solicitors and accountants, as we are that stage where things are starting to feel very real.  A visit to Malton is always worthwhile - its a proper little market town with the complete range of shops you'd expect to find...

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Hello and welcome to our website and the start of our great big adventure as we go about moving to North Yorkshire to take on a small self catering cottage business in the Vale of Pickering - which stretches from the market town of Pickering in the West all the way to...

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Bluebells and Garlic Walk

Bluebells and Garlic Walk

Last weekend with the first of the good weather we ventured out to a spot about 25 minutes away from our cottages at Cliff House Holiday Cottages to look for Bluebells and Garlic, and we were not disappointed, as the bluebells and garlic looked amazing!...

A Day Out in York

A Day Out in York

York is a city that has a long history, and is only a 45 minute drive from our cottages here at Cliff House Holiday Cottages.  Making it a great place to go for a full on day out with lots for everyone in the family to see and do. If you aren't going to take the train...

Snowdrops at Cliff House

Snowdrops at Cliff House

The snowdrops in our gardens are just tipping past their best in our gardens, but let rewind the clock to two weeks ago when we made this little video. Every year the snowdrops come to the gardens at Cliff House Holiday Cottages and every year they never cease to...