The Worst or Best Kept Secret

Our Journey

Secrets? What Secrets?

Depending on who you know, this may be the worst (Alastair) or the best (Jacqueline) kept secret that we have.

Since about May of 2019 we have been in the process of buying a self-catering cottage business in North Yorkshire between Pickering and Scarborough – a big change of pace for us and our family.  Jacqueline will be giving up a job that she has done (and loved) in the NHS for over 20 years  and Alastair will continue doing his vague IT things but with a bit of a longer commute.  Big decisions, but the opportunity of the business – to grow and enhance it and the chance to live in the countryside and be near the coast at the same time was too great a chance to pass up.

So, we are jumping into this both feet together to take over the business in about mid-March 2020.  We can’t be too specific just yet as to where the business is, as the vendor’s still actively run it, but once we exchange, we will be able to say more.  If you want to see more about our cottages, have a wee look here.

If you’re interested in keeping up to date with what we are doing, please sign up to our newsletter?

Please take our quick survey

In the mean time, it would be a great help to us if you could complete this short 4 minute survey about your self catering cottage experiences on line and share it if at all possible as well?  There are so many different ways to book online that we would like to try and concentrate on just a few so that we can make the best use of our time.

Please click on the image below to start the survey.


holiday cottages in yorkshire, holiday, cottage, yorkshire, accommodation, east, sleeps 6, self, catering, holiday, customer survey

Holiday Cottages in Yorkshire 2020 Survey



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...