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Pickering War Weekend 2020

Pickering War Weekend 2020

The Pickering War Weekend/Railway at War is set for the weekend of the 9th to the 11th of October.  This annual event centred around the North York Moors Railway in Pickering turns the clock back to the 1940's of World War Two, with re-enactments, parades and tea...

New Flamingo Land Roller Coaster for 2020

New Flamingo Land Roller Coaster for 2020

Nearby Flamingo Land theme park has teased visitors to its Facebook page with a photograph of its latest roller coaster that is currently under construction.  The yet to be named ride, is planned to open for the start of the 2020 season at the popular North Yorkshire...

Dracula and Whitby

Dracula and Whitby

In the UK, the BBC’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is just the most recent in a long line of TV programmes either filmed or set in or around North Yorkshire (and of course our self catering holiday cottages in the Vale of Pickering).  “Emmerdale”, a soap...

Malton at the Weekend

Malton at the Weekend

A brief article all about Malton and its fabulous food! The Weekender If you're thinking of visiting Malton to experience its foodie delights, why not stay with us?  We are only 20 minutes away and offer a good central location for visiting the best of the Yorkshire...

Wharram Percy Medieval Village

Wharram Percy Medieval Village

Wharram Percy is an abandoned medieval village south of Malton situated in the Yorkshire Wolds – its about 15 miles from our holiday cottages.  It is one of the best examples of a medieval village that there is.  Despite that there isn’t an awful lot to see, save for...

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...

Dracula and Whitby

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...

Falling Foss

Falling Foss

Falling Foss is about a forty minute drive from our cottages.  It is worth a visit to not only view the Foss but explore the surrounding Little Beck Woods.  A visit in Autumn is especially recommended, due to the fantastic colours in the trees.  The Foss itself is...

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

There is a new version of  Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's novel The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth (he also stared in the 1987 film version!) and Julie Walters coming to cinemas in early 2020. Set locally within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park,...

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Garden Round Up

Garden Round Up

Some shots from around our garden as we work on improving it.  Whilst the lock down is great in principle, you do still need tradesmen to come and do a lot of the improvements you want to do, so we are cracking on with the garden.  In the left hand walled garden where...

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...

Covid-19 and all that…

Covid-19 and all that…

Not the best of weeks to be taking over a business with Covid-19 landing on these shores. We are still open, with our 2 acres of grounds and easy access to the North York Moors and Dalby Forest. However, with COVID-19 we are taking all reasonable precautions to ensure...

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