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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...

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs is one of the UK's most spectacular nature reserves! Nestled on the stunning Yorkshire coast, Bempton Cliffs is a haven for nature lovers, featuring a breathtaking array of seabirds and wildlife. Seabird Paradise Bempton Cliffs is home to over...

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...

Things to do in the Great Yorkshire Forest

Things to do in the Great Yorkshire Forest

You may have seen our "back garden" on TV recently in the "Secret Life of the Forest" on Channel 5.  To say that the Great Yorkshire Forest is our back garden isn't an over statement.  Turn right as you leave our cottages and in just over a mile you are in the back of...

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...

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...

Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum On Good Friday we visited the Ryedale Folk Museum in the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole.  The museum hosts a fantastic collection of relocated and preserved building from around the district of Ryedale. From re-creations of cobblers...

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...

The Worst or Best Kept Secret

The Worst or Best Kept Secret

Secrets? What Secrets? Depending on who you know, this may be the worst (Alastair) or the best (Jacqueline) kept secret that we have. Since about May of 2019 we have been in the process of buying a self-catering cottage business in North Yorkshire between Pickering...

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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...