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King and Queen Visit Malton

King and Queen Visit Malton

On the 5th of April their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla visited Talbot Yard in Malton.  Having already had The Hairy Bikers visit, Talbot Yard in nearby Malton, has growing reputation as the place to go to to get high quality locally made produce. The...

Thornwick Bay

Thornwick Bay

Following a tip off from one of our guests we headed out this morning to Thornwick Bay near Flamborough Head to see the puffins. Just £1.50 at the car park gets you access to the Bay (and the caves at low tide) as well the chance to see puffins and razorbills close...

North Yorkshire Water Park

North Yorkshire Water Park

North Yorkshire Water Park We visited the nearby North Yorkshire Water Park to have a go on their zip line, which was quite fun ???? The Water Park also offers a range of other activities to make a day of it, from climbing on the climbing wall, paddle boarding, wake...

A Walk to Blakey Topping Stone Circle

A Walk to Blakey Topping Stone Circle

Went for a walk last week to Blakey Topping and the stone circle (what's left of it) that lies at the foot of it. A relatively easy 7km, that like many walks for us starts at the Saltergate Car Park just above the Hole of Horcum. Having achieved the stone circle we...

What’s Your Bucket List?

What’s Your Bucket List?

Jess Power from Married At First Sight Australia has recently moved to Manchester and this is her UK bucket list... what would be your North Yorkshire Bucket list?   This would be our Cliff House bucket list… Ice Cream Sundae at the Harbour Bar in Scarborough A...

North York Moors Dark Skies Festival

North York Moors Dark Skies Festival

On the 8th of December 2020 the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks were designated as International Dark Sky Reserves, joining an exclusive global family of Dark Sky Places. The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are home to some of the darkest...

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

If you're considering relocating to Yorkshire as a part of your own personal escape to the country, why not consider staying with us at Cliff House?  We are well located, situated in the Vale of Pickering between the North York Moors to the North, the Yorkshire Wolds...

Beavers in North Yorkshire

Beavers in North Yorkshire

Interesting piece from the BBC on the reintroduction of beavers to North Yorkshire near Pickering - not too far away from where we are. Beavers help slow water down when it floods, helping reducing the impact down stream.  Follow the link below to find out more....

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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...