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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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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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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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Cereals growing nicely……….

A wonder around some of the fields in Harome, Wombleton and Nawton…….showing off their straight tram lines and evenly growing cereals. All looking good for the future harvest in July / August.

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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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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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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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Fancy food?

Whilst staying in Overdale Cottage, AKA Helmsley Hideaway, a short stroll around the corner to the Star Inn is sure to satisfy your hunger. The Sunday roast is a must, followed by relaxing drinks, a gentle walk back to the cottage for a nap………….oops, is that what we did on holiday?

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