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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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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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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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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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Beautiful Helmsley.

Only a 3 miles drive or a long stroll, you decide……set off from Overdale Cottage and head for the market town of Helmsley where many delights await you. The beautiful hanging baskets decorate the stone shops and cafes making you feel humbled at the beauty. Boutique shops, independent retailers, bistros, restaurants, cafes and food shops

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The dining room……..

We have our lovely oak topped dining table, with painted cream legs, and matching chairs making the room light and airy, ready for those great home cooked family meals on holiday, or simply pull up a chair to tuck into that take away.  Just need to finish off the decorating, and get the pictures, up,

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Which way now……………….?

A few quaint signs around the village to keep you right, each direction is beautiful, just have a visit and see for yourself!  Stay at Overdale Cottage as a great base to explore the North Yorkshire Moors, Helmsley, Pickering, Scarborough, Goathland and so many more…….ahhh Yorkshire at its best.

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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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Arable time in Yorkshire.

August time sees the combine harvesters setting off cutting the cereals, and the tractors baling straw for Winter bedding for cattle.  We love to see the countryside dotted with round bales, and an abundance of wildlife enjoying their pad.  Overdale Cottage is ideally situated in the cute village of Harome, just a short drive 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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