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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...

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Dracula and Whitby

Whitby Abbey at Night

Couldn't resist proping the camera on top of a woolly hat (to keep it stable) on the wall and taking this photograph of Whitby Abbey lit up at night.  Around Halloween the Abbey is lit up and is open to visitors  - for more informaiton visit the English Heritage...

Small Businesses and the Environment

Small Businesses and the Environment

Great article on the BBC website about what  the Honey Pot Cafe in Penzance is doing to do its bit for the environment.  We want to do our bit too, it will be difficult at first, but as we grow with the business we hope it all becomes second nature.  This is what we...

Illuminated Whitby Abbey

Illuminated Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, is once again lighting up for Halloween.  Between Fri 25 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019 you can visit Whitby Abbey in the evening and see it bathed in light.  There will also be story tellers telling their spooky tales.....  For more information and costs visit...

Surfing in Yorkshire

Surfing in Yorkshire

Saltburn up in the North of the county of Yorkshire gets a mention in the Guardian as one of the top ten surfing beaches in the UK.  Aside from Saltburn, the beaches in Whitby and Scarbough are also good if you want to go surfing in Yorkshire and all three have surf...

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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.  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, we’ve been able to meet so many other people who call Ebberston home.  Many of those people are fantastic crafters and artisanal makers.  To celebrate Ebberston and its makers, we’ve created a...