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Detached country cottage with indoor heated swimming pool and games room

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Three bedroom cottage in pretty village of Ebberston close to Moors and Coast

Located in the 4 acre grounds of Cliff House, the owners grade ll listed 18th century manor house, Holly Cottage is one of five cosy, stone and pantile cottages. All our cottages ( Holly Cottage sleeps 6, Beech Cottage sleeps 5, Lilac Cottage sleeps 4, Pear Cottage sleeps 2 and Apple Cottage sleeps 2) are clustered around the secluded gravelled courtyard and are all designed for privacy and comfort. The pretty Victorian walled garden provides an ideal place to relax after spending the day exploring the delights of one of the most beautiful locations in Yorkshire. Our orchard leads to an avenue of Italian cypress trees and lavender which in turn leads to our impressive orangery - perfect for relaxing whatever the weather.

Holly Cottage has a large double aspect sitting room (with views over the gardens and grounds) with a roaring open fire, perfect for those chillier evenings, a large flatscreen TV with freeview, DVD and large comfy leather sofas. A spacious kitchen/dining room leads off the sitting room with a farmhouse style dining table and six chairs. The kitchen is fully-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and cafetiere. A downstairs cloakroom and WC complete the ground floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one double and two twin and the family bathroom with bath and electric shower over. Holly Cottage is equipped with a cot, highchair, stairgates and fireguard and lots of children's toys and books. Full gas central heating and off-road parking for 2 cars (further free parking available in the village) directly outside the cottage within the gravelled courtyard. Four acres of gardens with children's play area and tree-house provide the perfect place to let off steam.

Perfect for the North York Moors National Park, market towns of Helmsley and Pickering and within easy reach of the rugged coastline and sandy beaches of Whitby and Scarborough. Flamingo Land theme park and Eden Camp wartime museum are 20 minutes away. The historic city of York is 30 minutes away by car.

More Details

Jo Hardie
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Jo Hardie

Ian and I moved to Cliff House in the pretty village of Ebberston in 2008 from another small village 10 minutes away, with our three children. We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to live in such a beautiful part of Yorkshire. When we are not busy preparing the cottages/welcoming guests etc. we spend most of our free time in the 4 acre grounds and gardens at Cliff House, so are always available for a chat or to offer advice on places to visit or recommend somewhere to eat.

Jo Hardie purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jo Hardie chose Ebberston

We love this area and could not imagine living anywhere else. We had been looking for a holiday cottage complex for several years, as we were determined that we must be in the ideal location for our guests to be able to visit all the local area has to offer - the coast (Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar), the moors (Flamingoland, North York Moors Railway, Eden Camp) Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Dalby Forest and the ancient city of York, all within a 30 minute drive. The location of Cliff House, sitting on the edge of the village of Ebberston, means that we are secluded and peaceful yet easily accessible to local facilities, being a two minute walk to a traditional pub and a bus route into Scarborough.

What makes this cottage unique

Located 100 yards down a quiet country lane, with private off road parking for each cottage within our secluded, gravelled courtyard, Cliff House Country Cottages, with 4 acres of grounds, is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. After an exhilarating day exploring the delights of one of the most beautiful locations in Yorkshire, relax and enjoy the excellent facilities at Cliff House - the indoor heated swimming pool and the games room. As we live in Cliff House itself, we offer guests a personal welcome and complimentary Yorkshire tea, coffee, sugar and a Yorkshire treat!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another good war weekend, 8th year, can recommend. Cottage excellent accommodation.
Oct 2015
  • 1 of 6


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ebberston in Ebberston and Yedingham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Minimum stay 3 nights - short breaks not available during peak periods.
  • Saturday start day only during peak periods and no Sunday changeovers.
  • No single sex groups.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Spacious bathroom with bath/shower over, WC and handbasin. Downstairs cloakroom with WC and handbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed and flatscreen TV with freeview, two twin bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: In addition to our superb facilities, all guests receive a personal welcome on arrival, along with detailed and informative welcome packs (and a Yorkshire treat!) to help you make the most of your stay. Please note all our cottages are no smoking and we do not accept pets due to livestock on some of our land. Outside: The heated indoor swimming pool is located next door to Holly Cottage in a purpose built building. It measures 24' x 12' and ranges in depth from 1 metre to 1.5 metres. It is open daily from 8am to 9pm, closing on Friday between 10am and 2pm for routine maintenance. The swimming pool/leisure facilities are exclusively for the use of resident guests only. The games room is located above the pool hall with table tennis, pool and darts (please bring your own darts). A coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer are also situated in this building. The gardens amount to approx. 4 acres with children's play area, woodland, orangery and seating.


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Detached country cottage with indoor heated swimming pool and games room
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful cottage, clean and spacious for 6 ladies

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time, peaceful surroundings.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tracy for your wonderful review of your stay in Holly Cottage.
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North Rode, Cheshire

Christmas in North Yorkshire

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely Christmas with the family

The children loved the gardens and swimming pool

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and family for your fantastic review of Holly Cottage. Delighted that you all enjoyed spending Christmas at Cliff House and that the children enjoyed the use of our swimming pool. Thank you for leaving Holly Cottage beautifully clean and tidy.
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Beautiful Yorkshire

  • 4 of 5

We hired Hollie Cottage for the week, and I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful sleepy village, the cottage, victorian walled gardens and the pool. We have 3 children and they thoroughly enjoyed our time at Hollie Cottage to the point of being upset on leaving. We would definitely return, owners are lovely and so were the freshly baked muffins waiting in the kitchen! In addition to this the tree house and the games room were great too. Thank you to Ian and Jo x

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback - much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Cliff House and hope to see you again soon. Ian and Jo
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Grapes, Ebberston
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Coachman, Snainton
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Car: recommended


The sandy beaches at Scarborough are a 20 minute drive away. The rugged coastline of Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay are 30 minutes away by car. Flamingo Land theme park and zoo, North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Eden Camp wartime museum all within 15 minute drive.


Cliff House is a one minute walk to a regular bus route (hourly) into Scarborough or Pickering/Helmsley but a car is advisable. How to find us - Cliff House Country Cottages are situated in the village of Ebberston, just off the A170 between Pickering and Scarborough. From Pickering enter the village of Ebberston and pass the Grapes pub on your right. At the mini crossroads turn left. Cliff House is immediately on your right.


Nearest shops are in Snainton (1mile) and Pickering (7 miles).

Nearest pub is in the village, 50 metres from the cottages.

Further Details:

There is an abundance of pubs, cafes and restaurants in the immediate area serving excellent food and a list of recommended places to eat is available in every cottage. Tesco and Asda both deliver to our cottages and many of our guests now order a supermarket delivery to coincide with their arrival day. This makes a stress-free start to your holiday and if it happens to arrive before you do we will even pack it away for you too! You can also have newspapers delivered to your cottage door from the Newsagent in the next village just in time for breakfast.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ebberston, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 24
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 19
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 18
21 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 26
11 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 27
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 25
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October half term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day in Holly Cottage is a Saturday. Three night short breaks start on Friday and four night short breaks start on Monday - short breaks are not available during our peak periods. Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time before 10am. During our quieter periods we can be more flexible with start dates but please note that we do not offer Sundays as a changeover day at any time.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week, per cottage. No extras, price includes use of all our facilities, all bed linen, towels, heating and electric.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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