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Ryedale Tour de Abbey

Ryedale Tour de Abbey

Ryedale Tour de Abbey We went on an impromptu tour around Ryedale today visiting its great Abbey's and Priory. Before any great trip, one must first get sustenance, so we first headed to the market town of Helmsley where we had breakfast at Mannions of Helmsley. Can't...

Eden Camp

Eden Camp

Originally a  World War Two prisoner of war camp, Eden Camp was built in 1942 to house Italian prisoners of war (PoWs).  The camp is now a privately run museum with the huts full of displays charting the course of the war both for the military and civilians a like....

Self Catering Cottages – now with added WiFi!

Self Catering Cottages – now with added WiFi!

When we were first looking at Cliff House, we did a survey that had quite a far reach in terms of the numbers of people that kindly responded.  As a part of that survey we asked what people look for when searching for a holiday cottage to rent.  Some of the results we...

Magnificent Magnification

Magnificent Magnification

Calling all lovers of nature! Today we have installing the first of our magnifying posts in the garden next to where we will be installing our new play equipment.  The posts have a great magnifying glass in the top allowing kids of all ages to see the world up close...

Book with Confidence

Book with Confidence

A bit of exciting news.  You can now book with more confidence when staying at Cliff House. Before we even took over Cliff House we had been considering a special type of newly introduced insurance that allows us to offer possibly one of the most flexible cancellation...

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...

Garden Round Up

Garden Round Up

Some shots from around our garden as we work on improving it.  Whilst the lock down is great in principle, you do still need tradesmen to come and do a lot of the improvements you want to do, so we are cracking on with the garden.  In the left hand walled garden where...

Dracula and Whitby

Dracula and Whitby

In the UK, the BBC’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is just the most recent in a long line of TV programmes either filmed or set in or around North Yorkshire (and of course our self catering holiday cottages in the Vale of Pickering).  “Emmerdale”, a soap...

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...

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...

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

There is a new version of  Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's novel The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth (he also stared in the 1987 film version!) and Julie Walters coming to cinemas in early 2020. Set locally within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park,...

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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...