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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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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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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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What a view…………..

North Yorkshire Moors……………..whoa, what can we say………isnt that some view? Only a short drive from Helmsley and you can be in a different world, wide open spaces, views as far as the eye can see, walkers paradise, soul searcher heaven………The road to Rosedale where you feel time stands still and there is no rush in

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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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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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