No. 2 Railway Cottages

Sleeps 4 in a peaceful village, just outside Whitby, North Yorkshire
Call Joan on 01947 603801 to Book

11/09/2015

11/09/2015

Found this bird's nest in the wood store today. Sadly was abandoned earlier in the summer. Superbly built though with grasses and moss - puts most modern builders to shame!

03/09/2015

03/09/2015

The ducklings are growing day by day. They should be big enough now to survive. They are certainly eating plenty!!

Autumn

28/08/2015

The late summer Bank Holiday is now behind us and schools re-open over the next week or so. Now is the time to book your Autumn break, be it a short break or a full week.

Often the weather changes as the schools go back. Although we've not had a brilliant summer, autumn days are growing shorter but the weather can be great and there is still lots to do and see.

I look forward to taking your booking and welcoming you into the cottage.

28/08/2015

28/08/2015

Have been collecting lavender this afternoon to dry and use in lavender bags for the holiday cottage. Leaves a lovely scent in the drawers and reminds everyone of summer days.

24/08/2015

24/08/2015

We had a lovely sunset this evening. Should be a fine day tomorrow!

24/08/2015

24/08/2015

Another selection of scarecrows!

23/08/2015

23/08/2015

It's been the Village Scarecrow Competition this weekend. This is just a selection found in different locations. Such imagination! Must have a go next year.

Rainy Day

02/08/2015

Well, it's rained all day - not as bad as some places but not good for holiday makers! We needed some rain for the garden but we've had enough now, thank you! The forecast is better from tomorrow with warmth & sunshine.

It's Whitby Regatta this weekend, so an improved forecast is just what is needed. A real family event with rowing races, vintage vehicle displays, motorcycling on the beach, children's events, fancy dress, glamorous grandmothers, dog show, parade, firework display - something for everyone.

The cottage is currently available due to a last minute cancellation - vacated & cleaned today ready to move into. Call me to book - 01947 603801.

Duck News

02/08/2015

Sadly the family of 10 ducklings has dwindled to 4 but these are growing every day and 4 is easier for mum to keep her eye on! We also have another family of 6 and they seem to be doing well too with no casualties so far. Fingers crossed!

02/08/2015

02/08/2015

A safe environment - the mother duck has all her young nestled underneath her. Sadly we are down to 8 ducklings now.

30/07/2015

30/07/2015

These new arrivals appeared this morning. I guess they are newly hatched - they are so small, yellow & fluffy! This afternoon they had a swim on the pond. They struggled to get out again - it took a while to work out how to use the plank of wood as a means of escape.

21/07/2015

21/07/2015

My apple tree is confused - I've got blossom & fruit together!!

School Holidays

12/07/2015

The school holidays start this weekend. We still have a few available nights in August - 11-16 (5 nights or a short break). Check out the website for prices and further information.

Trouble on't Track

12/07/2015

Couldn't understand why the trains were stopping outside our house today. Also the traffic was backing up from the crossing almost to the cattle mart. Finally realised there was a problem with the gates closing. Each train had to operate them manually - opening them before they came through then stopping to close them after leaving. You can't beat the old fashioned ways - where's the signal man?? Seem to have got it sorted now.

12/07/2015

12/07/2015

Spent the day at Grosmont. It was the North York Moors Railway Classic Vehicle weekend. The weather stayed fine. Lots to see and interesting people to talk to.

11/07/2015

11/07/2015

Our old apple tree is still going strong. This is the one that's fallen over with very little of the main trunk left. It's been absolutely covered with apples this year but we've taken many of them off to stop the tree wearing itself out. Visitors do check to see if it is still there every time they book into the cottage. Wonder how long it will last?

Topsy Turvy Summer!

26/06/2015

The weather seems to change day by day - one minute it's scorching hot, the next we've got thunder storms and today it's cooler with rain.

The cottage has been quiet over the last couple of weeks. Not sure if that's to do with the weather; maybe people are going abroad; or maybe we have got something wrong!

A quiet spell allows us to re-assess what we do. When we are caught up in the cycle of welcoming guests, cleaning the cottage and doing the laundry, there is little time to attend to anything other than any immediate repairs. We are always grateful for any suggestions, but cannot implement everything as we have to weigh these up for the benefit of everyone.

You can always comment here - just log in as a guest. Or, alternatively, leave a comment on our new Facebook page (follow the link from our website).

Look forward to hearing from you - or better still we would love to welcome you to the cottage.

Review the Cottage

26/06/2015

Why not put a review of your stay on our Facebook page. The Visitors' book contains some lovely comments - for which we are very grateful - but now you can add these to our Facebook page and reach a wider audience.

Facebook

26/06/2015

We've set up a Facebook page for the holiday cottage. You will find the link on the home page - just click and it should take you there.

This is my first attempt at Facebook, so I'm still finding my way and there is further work to do to upload more photos and comments. Please add your own comments - it's always nice to know what people think. Even negative comments can be useful!

26/06/2015

26/06/2015

This week saw the green caravan move out. A young chap is going to restore it as a vintage caravan. I'd used it for storing plant pots and other gardening items, so first these had to be moved to another store. Then I had to cut through the long grass in the wild life area so that we could get it out. Some persuasion from the tractor and it was out ready to load then away it went to Nottinghamshire. Now I just have to clear up!

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