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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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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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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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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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The Old Red Phone Box!

Sitting pretty in the village of Harome is the Old Red Phone Box.  Actually it is straight across the Main Street from Overdale Cottage.  The beautiful tranquil village with its many strikingly beautiful  houses, countryside outlooks, two great pubs / restaurants, pond and windy country lanes. You could not really want for much more.  A

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