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Holiday Cottages with a Conscience

Holiday Cottages with a Conscience

At Cliff House we try to be as environmentally and as socially responsible as possible.  Whether that is by trying to use local trades people when renovating our own home and our cottages, supporting local crafts people (more on that very soon!) or by trying to source...

Chafer Wood and Kirk Dale

Chafer Wood and Kirk Dale

Chafer Wood and Kirk Dale - an easy  6km circular walk starting from Cliff House Holiday Cottages This walk is for a summer's afternoon after Sunday lunch to walk it off or in the winter before coming home to a piping hot stew.  This walk  through Chafer Wood and Kirk...

A Walk Through the Land of Iron and Rosedale

A Walk Through the Land of Iron and Rosedale

The Land of Iron - a  10km circular walk starting in the historic village of Rosedale Abbey in North Yorkshire This walk is relatively flat save for the middle section where there is a sharp 150m lung busting pull up on to the top of the valley and the disused...

A Walk Through Thornton Dale

A Walk Through Thornton Dale

This circular walk is about 6km long and can take between 1.5hrs  to 2 hours depending on your pace and how many stops you make (or more if you take your cameras with you). This walk is entirely on the flat with little if no height gain.  It is on well prepared paths...

Walking in Yorkshire

Walking in Yorkshire

Went for a circular walk on a very windy Thursday last week near the medieval village of Wharram Percy. Taking in the heads of a number of Dales in the Yorkshire Wolds as well as ruins of the village itself. Yorkshire is a great place for walking, whether its long...

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...

A Walk Down Netherby Dale

A Walk Down Netherby Dale

This walk is about 3km long and can take between 1 to 2 hours depending on your pace and how many stops you make. Please note that some sections are difficult under foot, specifically very muddy and in places the path is unstable/rocky under foot.  Given it is a dale,...

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...

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...

Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon

Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon

Hosted entirely on the private Birdsall Estate, the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon is organised by the Birdsall Estate and the Northern Ride bicycle shop in Malton.  This offroad mountain biking event is run for one day a year (in 2020 on the 7th of June) and is a...

Coffee Cups and Christmas

Coffee Cups and Christmas

Here's a story that caught our eye. North Yorkshire coffee shop Baltzersen's, based in Harrogate, has since 2018 stopped using disposable paper cups. By their own admission in this Facebook post they have lost out financially because of that decision, but still stand...

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Cliff House Holiday Cottages for Cycling!

Cliff House Holiday Cottages for Cycling!

🚵🚵‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♂️ Cycling from Cliff House 🚵🚵‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴🚴‍♂️   Cliff House Holiday Cottages is a great place to base your holidays with so much to see and do nearby. If you enjoy your cycling then its a fantastic place!   We have just completed two large walk in bike...

Photography Breaks at Cliff House

Photography Breaks at Cliff House

Autumn Photography? Why not make Cliff House Holiday Cottages your base for an autumnal photography break? We are just on the edge of the fantastic and varied North York Moors as well as a short drive from the Discover Yorkshire Coast and….just across the Vale of...

Land of Iron

Land of Iron

The Land of Iron Went for a walk in the "Land of Iron" - Rosedale in the North York Moors National Park. To look at it now you wouldn't think that it was once a thriving iron ore community, with the hill sides dotted with mines as well as the giant furnaces used for...