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Local produce….

What a treat to be able to have such great local produce on the doorstep from Overdale Cottage, well 3 miles away actually in Helmsley.  Everything you could wish for to enjoy done dining in the comfort of the cottage………pies, pastries, sandwiches, hot and cold meats, deli counter……oh and wine……I could go on. You will

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Helmsley Hideaway Welcomes You Back to the North York Moors

We Welcome Back to Helmsley Hideaway We are delighted and very excited to be soon be welcoming guests back at Helmsley Hideaway. In accordance with the UK Government and relaxation of the travel and holiday restrictions our first guests will soon be arriving from 10th July onwards. Being out in the country and in a

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Great Things to Do Outdoors when Staying at Helmsley Hideaway

Getting Outdoors is Proven to do Wonders for our Well Being There are many reasons we head off on holiday, to relax, get away from work, de-stress, re-charge and be happy. Getting outdoors is proven to do wonders for our health and well-being. It helps reduce stress, lowers blood pressure and what’s more, being in

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Happy New Year………2020

How about walking off those Christmas dinners, Christmas puddings, mince pies and all those other things nice which have been consumed………… Where better than to explore the vast North Yorkshire Moors …………wild heather, peaty bogs, paths and views to gasp at………it has it all.  Call out at one of many lovely cafes for a coffee

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Light Up Christmas at Helmsley Hideaway at Harome

Christmas is fast approaching and the lights at the famous Christmas Tree Festival at Helmsley were officially switched on the 29th November. It offers visitors to the area the chance to see more than 20 trees individually decorated around the theme of Christmas Favourites. The Helmsley Christmas tree decorations have been steadily updated every year

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Our sister cottages in Scotland……. fancy a trip?

This is a little bit of information about our sister cottages in the South West of Scotland……….fancy a trip? Scottish Thistle Awards 2019 / 2020 Ross Bay Retreat – Best Self Catering Accommodation Finalist – West Region We are very excited here at Ross Bay Retreat as the Scottish Thistle Awards day is fast approaching

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Green Tourism Award – Silver

Ross Bay Retreat & Overdale Cottage A qualified assessor for Green Tourism undertook a Green Check for the above named site. This is a summary of the activities being undertaken on site in relation to the Green Tourism criteria. This Green Check report is a statement on the performance of the business as a sustainable

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Harvest time…….

Well, another year seems to be passing us by very quickly. The combining is finished for another year, and we have had our delivery from Yorkshire up to Scotland of some barley, all ready for feeding the animals for Winter. Most of the straw has been baled, with some delivered to Scotland, and some tucked

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Comfy bed for a cosy nights sleep………

Aww a cosy night in Overdale Cottage sets you up for a great day out and about exploring North Yorkshire. Having an amble around the brilliant Helmsley, maybe a cooked breakfast at Castlegate tearooms, maybe an afternoon tea at the Black Swan cafe, a milkshake at Creme Coffee, or a hot chocolate at Porters cafe……..tried

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Summer is on its way…….

Have a stroll around the village n the quiet lanes and enjoy peeking over the fences at the beautiful countryside. Cereals swaying in the breeze just asking for some warmth and sunshine to grow and ripen………oats for breakfast, wheat for lunch and barley for supper……..in different forms of course!!

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