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Cosy cottage with indoor heated swimming pool and Victorian walled garden

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Pear Cottage in pretty village of Ebberston, close to Moors and Coast

Pear Cottage is a romantic, very private and characterful cottage for 2 people situated in the 4 acre grounds of Cliff House, our grade ll listed former manor house. Our five cosy, 4 star Visit Britain graded, stone and pantile cottages 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 read a book or enjoy a glass of wine after spending the day exploring the delights of one of the most beautiful locations in Yorkshire. The orchard leads to an avenue of Italian cypress trees and lavender which in turn lead to our impressive orangery - the perfect place to relax whatever the weather. The cottage has a lovely sitting room with oak beams, brand new leather reclining sofa and flatscreen TV with Freeview, a fully-fitted kitchen with oak beams, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave and cafetiere. The romantic double bedroom has oak beams and a low window overlooking the grounds. The cottage has full gas central heating and off-road parking for 1 car within the gravelled courtyard. 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.

Jo Hardie
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

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. Ian, a baker and myself, a pastry chef, run Cliff House Country Cottages and consider ourselves very lucky to be able to live in such a beautiful part of Yorkshire. When we are not busy preparing the cottages 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 Yorkshire Moors and Coast

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 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 (many guests comment that it is almost like being in a hamlet) yet easily accessible to local facilities, being a two minute walk from a traditional pub and a bus route into Scarborough. We take all major Credit/Debit cards (no charges). To book direct with us (no service fees) please search for Pear Cottage, Ebberston.

What makes this cottage unique

Located 50 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

Garden a dream. Warm and cosy cottage. Nice welcome and fresh eggs for breakfast an added bonus.
Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Grapes, Ebberston
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
12 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 Steam railway, Eden Camp wartime Museum and Scarborough Sea Life Centre are all within a 20 Minute drive of our cottages.

The historic City of York, towns Harrogate and Beverley are less than and hour away as are the picturesque market towns and villages of Helmsley, Thornton-le-Dale and Hutton-le-Hole.


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, 100 metres from the cottages. The village also has its own organic bakery.

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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Hand-held shower attachment over bath
  • Spacious bathroom with bath, WC and handbasin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Beautiful character double bedroom with exposed beams.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • 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 in the centre of the gravelled courtyard, 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 and leisure facilities are strictly for the use of resident guests only. Ladies and gents changing rooms are available. 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 which include a Victorian walled garden with our unique and ancient pyramid shaped yew tree tree-house, some 20' high! Beyond the walled garden, the woodland area with spring-fed pond and stream provides a natural and interesting diversion. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, bath, hand and tea towels are included and changed weekly. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned between lets. Guests will need to bring their own towels for use in the swimming pool. Other: Shared laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer (coin operated).


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Cosy cottage with indoor heated swimming pool and Victorian walled garden
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 14 reviews

Lovely Setting, nice people

  • 4 of 5

A nice place to stay, with all the facilities. The gardens are beautiful and really well kept. The swimming pool is a great feature when you have kids. We will be staying again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location - good facilities inc pool - lovely garden and warm reception

  • 5 of 5

Cosy - well equipped , clean and quirky. Plenty of space for two

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ruth for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Pear Cottage and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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5 day break

  • 5 of 5

very nice location with lovely surroundings and a local pub which serve delicious food (the grapes)

ian and jo very friendly and happy to help.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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 12
8 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 13
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 14
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 15
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Pear Loft Cottage is normally a Friday changeover. Our standard short breaks are 3 nights Friday to Monday or 4 nights Monday to Friday however we can be flexible during quieter periods. Please note that we do not accept breaks starting or finishing on a Sunday. Please email or telephone to make a booking or check availability etc. A deposit of £100 is required, with the balance payable 6 weeks before your stay. Payment can be made by card over the phone or a cheque if you prefer.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day in Pear Loft Cottage is a Friday. Three night short breaks start on Friday and four night short breaks start on Monday. Check in is after 4pm, departure before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week, per cottage. Three night breaks (Fri - Mon) and four night breaks (Mon - Fri) are also available all year round - please ring for prices. 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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