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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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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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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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Just imagine……………..

Just imagine, you have been out on a long walk up the North York Moors and returned aching and tired. A brew and a sit on the stressless chairs, followed by an invigorating shower, a power nap on the comfy kingsize bed, then dressed up for a short stroll in the village for a superb

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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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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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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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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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Helmsley Castle.

Lovely days out just swanning around, having a mooch and a nosey, isn’t that what holidays are about? Helmsley has such a variety of shops, restaurants, bistros and nice things to look at. Walk down by the beck, upto the castle, around the streets and just relax and enjoy yourself. Return to the sleepy village

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