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A dusting of snow at the duck pond ………….

A trip around the village after a dusting of snow was lovely. Making the first tracks along the paths and seeing the snow on the tree branches waiting to drop off down your neck!!! The ducks on the pond enjoying stretching their wings and checking if there was any food for the offering. The lovely

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Happy New Year……

Happy New 2019. Overdale Cottage is ready to welcome back our returning guests, and new ones alike. Thinking about the lovely Spring air, or Summer breeze in the sleepy village of Harome just outside Helmsley. Get ready to explore the great outdoors and then retire to The Star Inn or The Pheasant Inn just a

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Christmas at Overdale Cottage………lovely.

Cottage decorated, tree put up and baubles, lights and tinsel around, nice things on shelves, window sills, gifts under the tree for our guests…………..and look what a lovely review we received………. “Recently returned from Christmas in the Cottage & we had a fabulous Christmas! The Cottage had everything you need, immaculately presented, every detail covered

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What a hot a chocolate……………..

A recent visit to the wonderful Castle Howard was an experience not to be missed. The Christmas decorations were popping out and getting very festive. A gorgeous lunch in the cafe along with a delicious hot chocolate was just the job……..then returning to Overdale Cottage to cosy up and have a lovely nights sleep in

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The time of year for an open fire…..

We aim for our guests to spend a perfect relaxing week in beautiful Overdale cottage, enjoying the quiet,friendly, idyllic village of Harome. Enjoy a comfy nights sleep then be ready for exploring the many historic towns and villages nearby including Whitby, Goathland and York. Helmsley is just a ten minute drive and offers all you

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Down by the duck pond, ducks, quacks and peace……

You could put on your walking boots, jacket, pooch on a lead and just sett off out of the door from Overdale Cottage. The sleepy village of Harome is truly a magical place to stay, with thatched cottages, well groomed gardens, and its two award winning restaurants. Head down the lane past the church and

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Beautiful Helmsley.

Only a 3 miles drive or a long stroll, you decide……set off from Overdale Cottage and head for the market town of Helmsley where many delights await you. The beautiful hanging baskets decorate the stone shops and cafes making you feel humbled at the beauty. Boutique shops, independent retailers, bistros, restaurants, cafes and food shops

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Dining in peace………..

Grab a bottle of wine and a lovely takeaway from Gepettos, take it back to Overdale Cottage, sit down and enjoy. Lovely food always makes happy people and happy holidays!! Thats what we think anyway! Relax in the light and airy dining room and feed a hungry appetite after a long day of exploring the

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BBQ …….don’t mind if I do….

After a day out and about exploring a BBQ would be in order, all set out in the garden listening to the birds, and church bells. The little sun trap in the back garden is sure to bring out the relaxing side of you……remember you are on holiday……breathe deep and sigh…….

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Helmsley Castle.

Lovely days out just swanning around, having a mooch and a nosey, isn’t that what holidays are about? Helmsley has such a variety of shops, restaurants, bistros and nice things to look at. Walk down by the beck, upto the castle, around the streets and just relax and enjoy yourself. Return to the sleepy village

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