Tag Archives: North Yorkshire Moors

Local produce….

What a treat to be able to have such great local produce on the doorstep from Overdale Cottage, well 3 miles away actually in Helmsley.  Everything you could wish for to enjoy done dining in the comfort of the cottage………pies, pastries, sandwiches, hot and cold meats, deli counter……oh and wine……I could go on. You will

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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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Our sister cottages in Scotland……. fancy a trip?

This is a little bit of information about our sister cottages in the South West of Scotland……….fancy a trip? Scottish Thistle Awards 2019 / 2020 Ross Bay Retreat – Best Self Catering Accommodation Finalist – West Region We are very excited here at Ross Bay Retreat as the Scottish Thistle Awards day is fast approaching

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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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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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