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A visit to Staithes

A visit to Staithes

Up and out early on Sunday for the short 51 minute drive across the North York Moors to try and catch (and photograph) the sunrise at the fishing village of Staithes on the Discover Yorkshire Coast. Staithes is a picture postcard village set at the bottom of cliffs in...

Bird Watching and Photography with Yorkshire Coast Nature

Bird Watching and Photography with Yorkshire Coast Nature

Back in early December Alastair  joined Steve from Yorkshire Coast Nature for a bird watching photography workshop. Whilst the weather wasn't great and the birds proved elusive, Steve's knowledge of birds, their habits and their behaviours easily filled the hours....

Photography Breaks at Cliff House

Photography Breaks at Cliff House

Autumn Photography? Why not make Cliff House Holiday Cottages your base for an autumnal photography break? We are just on the edge of the fantastic and varied North York Moors as well as a short drive from the Discover Yorkshire Coast and….just across the Vale of...

A walk to Jerry Noddle

A walk to Jerry Noddle

Went for a short (6 kilometres) easy walk along forest roads out to Jerry Noddle (yes it is a place but does sound like a band member from Slade!) from Bickley Gate Car Park (Grid reference - SE 91079 91035)- our nearest car park in Dalby Forest. You can get to...

Flamborough Head

Flamborough Head

Lighthouses and history Flamborough Head is an interesting place to visit (ideal for photography with sea caves and sea stacks), with its historic landmarks and two lighthouses. At the “modern” lighthouse there is a giftshop and café. The older lighthouse, which is...

Whitby Abbey at Night

Whitby Abbey at Night

Couldn't resist proping the camera on top of a woolly hat (to keep it stable) on the wall and taking this photograph of Whitby Abbey lit up at night.  Around Halloween the Abbey is lit up and is open to visitors  - for more informaiton visit the English Heritage...

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 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...