Tag Archives: cosy cottage

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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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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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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Snuggly sitting room.

Well, whether the weather is sunny, cold, raining or otherwise the sitting room is a snuggly place to be.  Windows open, windows closed, fire lit, fire not, central heating on, central heating off the relaxing reclining stressless chairs are the place to be, either snoozing, dozing, reading, TV viewing or DVD watching………tried them all and

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New fencing etc…….

A new look for the front of Overdate Cottage!  Brand new fencing making it really appealing to dog lovers, wait until you see the rear garden – its huge.  Our new windows are looking good, keeping the wintery draughts out, along with the new gravel and cute bistro set……….enjoy breakfast out the front listening to

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Which way now……………….?

A few quaint signs around the village to keep you right, each direction is beautiful, just have a visit and see for yourself!  Stay at Overdale Cottage as a great base to explore the North Yorkshire Moors, Helmsley, Pickering, Scarborough, Goathland and so many more…….ahhh Yorkshire at its best.

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