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Award Winning Self Catering Cottages

Award Winning Self Catering Cottages

THE RESULTS ARE IN AND WE ARE "AWARD WINNING"!  With less than a year under our belts at Cliff House Holiday Cottages, we have a picked up a number of awards from online travel agents such as Booking.com and AirBnB.   All of these awards are based on genuine guest...

Bridgerton

Bridgerton

With the 2nd season of the popular Netflix show Bridgerton now announced, many of you will be doing a happy dance.  Bridgerton is based on a series of 8 novels set in the Regency period by the historical romantic novelist Julia Quinn.  The series revolves the eight...

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...

Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum

During the school holidays we had a day out to the Yorkshire Air Museum.  Being just 50 minutes or so away from our self catering holiday cottages the Yorkshire Air Museum makes an ideal destination for a part or full day trip.  In August 2020, due to Covid, there...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Ryedale Tour de Abbey

Ryedale Tour de Abbey

Ryedale Tour de Abbey We went on an impromptu tour around Ryedale today visiting its great Abbey's and Priory. Before any great trip, one must first get sustenance, so we first headed to the market town of Helmsley where we had breakfast at Mannions of Helmsley. Can't...

A visit to Byland Abbey

A visit to Byland Abbey

Byland Abbey is one of the many monastic ruins that are short drive away from Cliff House Holiday Cottages. Founded by monks who had a tough start on their journey - left to found a new abbey, founded new abbey, ransacked by the Scots, returned to parent Abbey, not...

New Photography for The Coach House

New Photography for The Coach House

We had fun over the weekend taking new photographs of our Coach House self catering cottage.  We've added a few new things to the cottage and wanted to show them off... Prints of local scenes by the artist Ian Mitchell Our new bike rack - a useful addition to our...