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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...

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...

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...

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...

Easter Egg Hunt 2022

Easter Egg Hunt 2022

Easter at Cliff House The Easter Holidays are upon us here at Cliff House in North Yorkshire, to celebrate we invited all of our younger guests to join us for an Easter Egg Hunt around our 2 acres of grounds. Can you spot any of the eggs that we have hidden? Our young...

A walk to Jerry Noddle

A walk to Jerry Noddle

Went for a short (6 kilometres) easy walk along forest roads out to Jerry Noddle (yes it is a place but does sound like a band member from Slade!) from Bickley Gate Car Park (Grid reference - SE 91079 91035)- our nearest car park in Dalby Forest. You can get to...

A Walk to Blakey Topping Stone Circle

A Walk to Blakey Topping Stone Circle

Went for a walk last week to Blakey Topping and the stone circle (what's left of it) that lies at the foot of it. A relatively easy 7km, that like many walks for us starts at the Saltergate Car Park just above the Hole of Horcum. Having achieved the stone circle we...

Lavender at Cliff House Holiday Cottages

Lavender at Cliff House Holiday Cottages

We are particularly proud of our lavender lined path up to our Orangery.  It was one of the first things that we did when we took on Cliff House Holiday Cottages back in the dark days of the first lock down was to remove the cypress trees that lined the path and...

Chafer Wood and Netherby Dale

Chafer Wood and Netherby Dale

Went out for a quick walk this morning up to Chafer Wood and down Netherby Dale. Slightly nettley - so wearing shorts wasn't the best choice 🙂 A fabulous short walk direct from our cottages, that on a day like today feels like you are walking through a rain forest as...

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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...