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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...

North Yorkshire Water Park

North Yorkshire Water Park

North Yorkshire Water Park We visited the nearby North Yorkshire Water Park to have a go on their zip line, which was quite fun ๐Ÿ˜Š The Water Park also offers a range of other activities to make a day of it, from climbing on the climbing wall, paddle boarding, wake...

Helmsley Walled Garden wins award

Helmsley Walled Garden wins award

Local attractions Helmsley Walled Garden and Scampston Walled Gardens have both recently won โ€˜hidden gemโ€™ awards in VisitEnglandโ€™s Visitor Attraction Accolades 2020-21. Congratulations to them both! Helmsley Walled Garden, which could be inspiration for The Secret...

What’s Your Bucket List?

What’s Your Bucket List?

Jess Power from Married At First Sight Australia has recently moved to Manchester and this is her UK bucket list... what would be your North Yorkshire Bucket list?   This would be our Cliff House bucket listโ€ฆ Ice Cream Sundae at the Harbour Bar in Scarborough A...

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ A fabulous short walk direct from our cottages, that on a day like today feels like you are walking through a rain forest as...

Kirkdale and Chafer Woods Walk

Kirkdale and Chafer Woods Walk

Went for a quick walk from the cottages up through Chafer Wood and then across and down through Kirkdale.ย  Passing the local church and stopping to take photographs of Ebberston Hall - apparently the UK's smallest stately home. But before we made it back to Cliff...

Rievaulx Terrace and Abbey

Rievaulx Terrace and Abbey

With such great weather this Easter Sunday, we made an impromptu visit to the National Trust's Rievaulx Terrace - a garden with two follys in it. The garden used to be a part of the Duncombe Estate, but was handed over to the National Trust as payment for death...

NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY

NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY

Did you know today is National Gumdrop day in the USA ? (what ever next ?) Still itโ€™s a good excuse to pop out to the fabulous Helmsley Traditional Sweet Shop - https://www.helmsleysweets.co.uk/ They sell sweets the old-fashioned way, straight from big jars into paper...

Bridgerton

Bridgerton

With the 2nd season of the popular Netflix show Bridgerton now announced, many of you will be doing a happy dance.ย  Bridgerton is based on a series of 8 novels set in the Regency period by the historical romantic novelist Julia Quinn.ย  The series revolves the eight...

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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...

New Photography for The Coach House

New Photography for The Coach House

We had fun over the weekend taking new photographs of our Coach House self catering cottage.ย  We've added a few new things to the cottage and wanted to show them off... Prints of local scenes by the artist Ian Mitchell Our new bike rack - a useful addition to our...

Made in Ebberston

Made in Ebberston

Made in Ebberston Since moving to our home in Ebberston despite lockdown, weโ€™ve been able to meet so many other people who call Ebberston home.ย  Many of those people are fantastic crafters and artisanal makers.ย  To celebrate Ebberston and its makers, weโ€™ve created a...