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Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden

Rediscover Tranquillity: Exploring Helmsley Walled Garden Nestled within the charming market town of Helmsley, Yorkshire, lies a hidden gem that enchants visitors with its beauty and serenity: Helmsley Walled Garden. Steeped in history and bursting with vibrant...

Thornwick Bay

Thornwick Bay

Following a tip off from one of our guests we headed out this morning to Thornwick Bay near Flamborough Head to see the puffins. Just £1.50 at the car park gets you access to the Bay (and the caves at low tide) as well the chance to see puffins and razorbills close...

North York Moors National Park

North York Moors National Park

A holiday in the North York Moors National Park is an excellent way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the British countryside. Located in North Yorkshire, England, the park covers an area of over 1,400 square...

Forge Valley and Hackness Walk

Forge Valley and Hackness Walk

We went for the first long walk in a long time, nearly 10 miles, starting and finishing in the local village of East Ayton. We walked up Forge Valley, which was carved out by the melt waters from the last ice age and is the valley through which the River Derwent flows...

More than just Farndale for daffodils

More than just Farndale for daffodils

Daffodils in North Yorkshire are not just exclusive to Farndale.  If you venture a way from the honey pots of Low Mill and Farndale you can find other places, where the spread of daffodils is far greater and better than what you find in Farndale itself.  Its just that...

Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood's Bay is a fantastic little place to visit at any time of year. Full of old world charm, the old village has a long history of smuggling. If you are brave enough you can venture up the tunnel from the beach that the local stream runs through.  Look up and...

Birdwatching in Wishing Well Wood

Birdwatching in Wishing Well Wood

We have just added some new bird feeders in to Wishing Well Wood.  Set up so that from the comfort of a bench overlooking our big pond you can quietly watch the visitors that come to the feeding station.  Over the course of an hour we watched, Great Tits, Willow Tits...

ATTENTION SOLO TRAVELLERS!

ATTENTION SOLO TRAVELLERS!

ATTENTION SOLO TRAVELLERS! Did you know that in a recent survey Ryedale, where our self catering holiday cottages are, has been voted the best place in the UK for the solo traveller to visit? This is based on the friendliness and happiness of the people (amongst other...

The Great Yorkshire Forest

The Great Yorkshire Forest

The Great Yorkshire Forest in the "Secret Life of the Forest" Starting this Wednesday at 8pm, you'll get to discover a little bit about our back garden - The Great Yorkshire Forest. Made up of Dalby Forest, Cropton Forest and Langdale Forest, the Great Yorkshire...

Visit Beverley

Visit Beverley

We headed for a day trip to Beverley, which is just under an hours drive away from the cottages here at Cliff House Holiday Cottages. Beverley is a fantastic market town in the East Riding of Yorkshire (never call it East Yorkshire!). The town has a collection of many...

Visit Hull

Visit Hull

Last week we took a trip to Hull. Now Hull is a long way from anywhere being as its just on the eastern edge of the East Riding of Yorkshire, but...hear us out - it is fantastic place to visit. With a thriving pub, cafe and restaurant scene near the marina to a...

Christmas and New Year at Cliff House

Christmas and New Year at Cliff House

It is never to early to think about booking your Christmas or New Year get away.  We've just updated our website with our prices for the 2023 festive season.  Choose between 4 days away at Christmas or 3 days at New Year.  For 2023 we've introduced a pre-Christmas get...

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The Cross Keys, dinner by Uovo

The Cross Keys, dinner by Uovo

A fantastic new restaurant in Malton, putting it firmly on the foodie map Uovo has been around the East and North Yorkshire area as a pop up restaurant headed by chef patron David Tait for a couple of years now following lock down.  Recently David has set down roots...

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of North Yorkshire, a captivating adventure awaits you at the National Trust's Fountains Abbey. Just over 1hr and 20 minutes from our cottages across the heart of North Yorkshire.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this majestic ruin...