Tag Archives: North Yorkshire Moors

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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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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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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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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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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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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We also have a Coastal Escape in South West Scotland


Ross Bay Retreat self catering holiday cottages in Dumfries & Galloway, a cosy, coastal retreat with sea views from each balcony; when you need to get away from it all.

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