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1st September 2017

Things to do when it’s sunny North Yorkshire Coast

If you’re thinking of booking a stay at one of our self-catering cottages in North Yorkshire, but are a little apprehensive about the weather – perhaps this will help to put your mind at rest.

Settled on the east coast of England, predominantly westerly winds blow in from the Atlantic and with the Pennines protecting the North Yorks Moors from much of the yearly rainfall, it is one of the driest uplands in the country.

While British weather is always unpredictable, the North Yorkshire Coast and Moors showcases its fair share of sunny days and our properties are the perfect location for getting out and about and exploring the surrounding countryside and shoreline.

Looking for a little inspiration? Here’s some of our favourite places to enjoy those lazy, hazy, laid back summer days.


You may have chosen one of our North Yorkshire cottages to enjoy days out to the breathtaking Moors. But when the sun shines, it’s the perfect time to discover the golden beaches along Whitby’s shoreline. With rock-pools to explore and sand castles to build aplenty, little ones will be occupied for hours. While the old town is home to winding cobbled streets, red-roofed fisherman’s cottages and a steep but rewarding climb to the looming the cliff top abbey. Where you can take in stunning scenes across the harbour and out to the North Sea and finish the day with fish and chips atop the 99 steps.

Castle Howard

Set within 1,000 acres of surrounding countryside and woodland, Castle Howard is a must-visit attraction for all the family whatever the weather. Should you choose a sunny day; pack up a bag, head out from one of our neighbouring cottages on the North Yorkshire Coast and Moors and set up a spot in the beautifully kept grounds. Where you can enjoy a post picnic stroll, take a train ride down the yellow road or make your way over to the adventure playground so the little ones can burn off that excess energy – and you can relax with a coffee and sticky bun.

Castle Howard

Falling Foss Tea Garden

If seeking out hidden gems is on your agenda, consider a visit to Falling Foss Tea Garden. Nestled in the of grounds of Midge Hall, above a fresh flowing waterfall in stunning Sneaton Forest and just a short drive from our collection of surrounding cottages. On a warmer days, little and canine companions can paddle to their hearts content in the shallow waters below the fall. While less furry family members can enjoy homemade rolls, sandwiches and salads, washed down with tea, coffee or glass of something stronger.

North Yorks Moors

If muscles are beginning to ache from all that walking and cycling; pick a sunny day and let four legs take you on an adventure to remember across the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast. Even if you’ve never been on the back of a horse, there are plenty of equestrian centres based all over the local area that’ll have you in the saddle in no time. But be sure to get in touch before you visit to make sure they accept beginners and get ready to view the surrounding scenery from a whole new perspective.

North Yorkshire Coast

There’s nothing quite like a boat ride along the breathtaking North Yorkshire shoreline when the sun shines and Whitby and Scarborough offer plenty of trips perfect for a spot of whale, seal and dolphin watching. Or why not set sail on a restored lifeboat and try your hand at sea fishing.

Sunny days on the North Yorkshire Coast and Moors are a combination guaranteed to please the whole family. All you have to do is decide where to visit first?

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