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Walking Friendly

Walking Friendly

As Covid lockdown restrictions lifted at the start of July 2020 we were pleased and proud to be awarded "Walking Friendly" status by the North York Moors National Park. With so much else going on, we decided to not announce it until now. What does "Walking Friendly"...

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...

We’re Good to Go!

We’re Good to Go!

A couple of days after the announcement by our Prime Minister that lockdown restrictions were being lifted for the tourism sector we finally received guidance from Visit Britain as to what they expect from holiday accommodation providers in England.  The marque that...

Safe Travels

Safe Travels

Probably by the time I hit send on this things will have changed again regarding the situation over lock down and accommodation providers. We have adopted the Safe Travels guidelines put forth by the World Travel and Tourism Council on providing hospitality in a...

Self Catering Cottages – now with added WiFi!

Self Catering Cottages – now with added WiFi!

When we were first looking at Cliff House, we did a survey that had quite a far reach in terms of the numbers of people that kindly responded.  As a part of that survey we asked what people look for when searching for a holiday cottage to rent.  Some of the results we...

Magnificent Magnification

Magnificent Magnification

Calling all lovers of nature! Today we have installing the first of our magnifying posts in the garden next to where we will be installing our new play equipment.  The posts have a great magnifying glass in the top allowing kids of all ages to see the world up close...

Book with Confidence

Book with Confidence

A bit of exciting news.  You can now book with more confidence when staying at Cliff House. Before we even took over Cliff House we had been considering a special type of newly introduced insurance that allows us to offer possibly one of the most flexible cancellation...

Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020

It's Earth Day today. Here at our home in North Yorkshire we are trying to do our little bit for the environment. These aren't drastic changes, but they are small changes that will hopefully add up to something bigger. Washing up liquid - we have started to buy in...

Our Swimming Pool

Our Swimming Pool

On thing we haven't really mentioned is that we have a swimming pool at Cliff House Holiday Cottages . Whilst a lot of our efforts during the Covid-19 lockdown have been in the garden, we have given the pool some attention too. It has been given a good clean and the...

The Orangery

The Orangery

One of the many things that attracted us to Cliff House Holiday Cottages was the Orangery, so much so, we've made it our logo.  It is a rather fine 20 odd year old structure just full of potential that hadn't been realised. On one side is the greenhouse bit that has...

In Isolation

In Isolation

As we are now in "lockdown" with no guests for the foreseeable, we thought it would be an opportunity to get tradesmen to make good our new home and make improvements as well - of course they are in lock down too and in isolation themselves!  I guess we didn't think...

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Chafer Wood and Kirk Dale

Chafer Wood and Kirk Dale

Chafer Wood and Kirk Dale - an easy  6km circular walk starting from Cliff House Holiday Cottages This walk is for a summer's afternoon after Sunday lunch to walk it off or in the winter before coming home to a piping hot stew.  This walk  through Chafer Wood and Kirk...

A Walk Through the Land of Iron and Rosedale

A Walk Through the Land of Iron and Rosedale

The Land of Iron - a  10km circular walk starting in the historic village of Rosedale Abbey in North Yorkshire This walk is relatively flat save for the middle section where there is a sharp 150m lung busting pull up on to the top of the valley and the disused...

A Walk Through Thornton Dale

A Walk Through Thornton Dale

This circular walk is about 6km long and can take between 1.5hrs  to 2 hours depending on your pace and how many stops you make (or more if you take your cameras with you). This walk is entirely on the flat with little if no height gain.  It is on well prepared paths...