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Lovely Local Walks around Harome – Explore the Countryside

A walk in the countryside is really good for you and the Yorkshire countryside offers some of the best walking in the UK. There is nothing better than getting outside and enjoying a walk in the countryside. It is great for our mental well being, reducing stress relief, clearing the mind, and puts a smile

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Private dining space at The Star, Harome…..

Wow, amazing to see the new thatch on The Star Inn in Harome…… the most beautiful building you ever did see, and only just a stroll around the corner from Overdale Cottage.  Up in the eaves is this beautiful private dining space for you to enjoy with family and friends…..we tested in out and it

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Great reviews……. from lovely times

Life is short, and time is precious, so it is super to read some of these lovely reviews which our guests have left after their stay at Overdale Cottage……enjoy the little things in life, ‘cos one day you will wake up and realise they were big things…………

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York Christmas markets…… a must see…..

A trip to the Christmas markets in York are a must to get you into the festive spirit and have a unique experience. An abundance of street food – the crepes with banana, cream and Terry’s chocolate orange mmmmm (it wasn’t his, it was mine!)………., hog roasts, mulled wine, hot chocolates, roasted chestnuts……. need I

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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Great Days Out – The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

You do not have to be a train buff to enjoy stepping back in time to the Victorian era and enjoying a superb round trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. You can experience the delights and sights that this historic railway line and see the very best of the North York Moors National Park

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Experience Dark Skies & Stargazing in the North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors – International Dark Sky Reserve The North York Moors National Park was awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status back in December 2020 along with The Yorkshire Dales. This was in recognition of the superb naturally dark night skies, free of light pollution and the ongoing commitment to protecting them long into

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Helmsley Hideaway – Fresh Local Produce, Farm Shops & Regional Yorkshire Food & Drink

Overdale Cottage, our Helmsley Hideaway is surrounded by farms and open countryside which means that fresh local produce is easy to find and source. Yorkshire is well known for providing some of the finest local produce and food based gifts from the land. The region’s farm shops, markets and craft breweries offer a multitude of

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Local Restaurants

Pubs & Restaurants In & Around Helmsley Hideaway

We are lucky to have some of the best restaurants and pubs in Yorkshire right here on our doorstep. We are spoilt for choice of superb local village pubs to Michelin starred restaurants and have handpicked a number that are in our local area. There are few others options added that can be visited if

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12 Local Historic Sites to Visit Around Helmsley Hideaway

Helmsley Hideaway is not just set in beautiful countryside, the region is also steeped in rich history. It offers a wide range of historic sites and hidden gems just waiting to be explored. Whether you are fascinated by old castle ruins, Gothic abbeys to National Trust stately homes and gardens to more recent industrial and working

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St Saviours Church Harome

Come & Visit Harome Village

Harome is a charming small village on the edge of the North York Moors only 2 miles south of the popular market town of Helmsley. It is in the heart of agricultural farmland and is lovely to stroll around, or to take longer countryside circular walks around the area. There are beautiful old thatched cottages,

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