You are spoilt for choice when it comes to photography in Yorkshire.  Whether that’s photographing the chalk cliffs at dawn around Flamborough or the boats in the harbour in Staithes, if the sea takes your fancy. Up on the North York Moors the North Yorkshire Moors Railway provides plenty of opportunities, particularly when the heather is in full bloom and the engines in full steam.  Even the stations provide interesting vignettes of visitors and volunteers going about their routines.  Waterfalls throughout the county provide particular focus, especially in Autumn when the colours explode in to vibrant yellows and coppers.  Consider a short walk to Falling Foss or Thomason Foss.  Often forgotten are the Yorkshire  Wolds to the south of our holiday rental cottages, a gently rolling chalk downland like landscape with hedge rows providing strong leading lines.

Despite the plethora of photography guide books for areas such as The Lake District; North Yorkshire and the Coast finds itself lacking. There is only one book, that we are aware of, but it does offer a good taste of what the county has to offer.  You can find out more here.

We have a number of friends who are professional photographers that can offer you tailored one to one (or one to many) tuition, more details of them at the bottom of the page.  Of course we are always on hand to offer what advice and knowledge that we have to share about where to shoot to make the best of your stay.



If you’re thinking of visiting Yorkshire for your next photographic trip (or even if you need to escape the family for a day on your own), why not stay with us?  We offer a good central location for visiting the best of the Yorkshire coast and countryside, with a range of cottages to fit parties of most sizes from 6 people to 1. 


If you are a camera club or a photography group we can  offer exclusive use of the properties offering 10 bedrooms in total sleeping up to 19 people. Why not consider using the services of one the local and regional photography workshop leaders (details below) to make the most of your club visit? Get in touch directly with us to find out more booking our accommodation.



David is an internationally renowned photographer, based near Malton in North Yorkshire.  David runs landscape photography workshops throughout the world.  He writes extensively on the subject of landscape photography and has had two books published on the subject.  Most recently David has had an exhibition of his most recent work at the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton. For more information about David and his 121 tuition, please visit his website.


Rob is a photographic teacher, who not only leads creative retreats and workshops but has led a series of successful open photography exhibitions and conferences at the Patching Art’s Centre in Nottinghamshire.  Rob is an accredited Adobe Education Trainer with extensive knowledge of Adobe products and learning & teaching theory at all levels, which means he can help you get the best out of Photoshop and Lightroom.  Rob has also exhibited at the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton. For more information about Rob and his tuition, have a look at his website.




Out on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Out on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

A couple of Sunday's ago we took the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) from Pickering, just 20 minutes away from our cottages, to Whitby for a day out.  The service run by the NYMR is called "The Optimist" - a reflection on these Covid induced uncertain times.  The...

Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay, with its big beach and views across to the old town area of Scarborough, is 12 miles and just over 20 mins drive away from our self catering holiday cottages.  The large beach at Cayton is perfect for letting the dog off the lead and for kite flying...

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When you book direct with Cliff House Holiday Cottages, you book with the confidence that if you need to cancel between 60 and 2 days before arrival, you will get a 100% refund.  (T&C's apply)


That means that in these uncertain times, you can still plan your holiday, knowing that if the government guidance changes and you can't travel - you're covered!

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