No. 2 Railway Cottages

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

25/10/2015

25/10/2015

British Summer Time might have come to an end and we had our first real frost last night, but the delphiniums, hydrangeas and fuschias are still going strong. The trees are still hanging on to their leaves and the autumn colours are really good this year.

Whitby Goth Weekend

09/10/2015

The Whitby Goth Weekend is coming up - 30 October to 1 November. We have vacancies - call to book now.

09/10/2015

09/10/2015

Sometimes it's good to make changes in the garden. This corner by the pond wasn't working too well. So up came the flags (2' x 3' flags are very heavy!!) then the sand and stone beneath. The next job was to dig over the compacted soil, then finally make a start on the planting. I'll add more plants next spring. Hopefully this should be a more colourful corner by next summer.

Explore the Esk Valley

16/09/2015

Explore the Esk Valley by train. The BR train runs from Whitby to Middlesbrough and stops in Ruswarp at the station just 2 minutes walk from the cottage. Your journey passes through Sleights, Grosmont, Egton, Glaisdale, Lealholm, Danby Castleton, Commondale, Kildale & Great Ayton before ending in Middlesbrough.

The scenery is spectacular and you see views not seen from a car. If you like to walk, there is the Esk Valley Walk which can be accessed from any of the village stations. Just catch the train to one of the village stations, then walk back 1 or 2 stations before picking up the return train back to the cottage. Or take the train to Great Ayton and climb to the top of Roseberry Topping for a panoramic view of Teesside and the North York Moors.

If walking is not for you, you could indulge in some retail therapy in Middlesbrough. The shopping precinct is only 5 minutes walk from the station. You can find all the big name shops there too.

The line is subsidised so prices are reasonable - just £7.80 adult day return, Whitby to Middlesbrough.

Half Term

16/09/2015

October begins this week and it's time to plan for the half term holiday. I have vacancies and they are offered at the low season rate - a reduction of 25%. The weather can still be good in October and there's lots to see and do to keep the children occupied and the sea air makes everyone feel good.

Autumn's Here!

16/09/2015

Autumn's here - well it is the end of September. Cool & misty first thing this morning but what a cracking day - lots of sunshine and really warm with hardly any wind. Even picked some brambles and had apple & bramble crumble for tea!

Now is the time to book that autumn break - just a weekend, a few days or even a week. Things are a bit quieter but there is still lots to do and see. If the weather is not so good, you can stay in the cosy cottage and watch that DVD or read that book you've been promising yourself for months. Just enjoy the peace & quiet and have a relaxing break away from the everyday routine.

Don't forget - I'm offering all October dates at the low season prices - that's a reduction of 25%.

October Offers

16/09/2015

We have the following special offers:

- October dates offered at Low Season Prices- that's a discount of 25%!

Call 01947 603801 to make your booking now.

16/09/2015

16/09/2015

Spotted this lovely bird on the kitchen roof this afternoon. Not very good with birds, so had to get the book out. I think it's a Sparrowhawk - any other suggestions? Then spotted this heron on the island in the middle of the river. A good day for the birds - makes a change from ducks!!

Sir Nigel Gresley

11/09/2015

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is staging a Farewell Weekend to the steam locomotive Sir Nigel Gresley on 19-20 September. The engine then goes off for a major overhaul and will be away some time.

Special Offer

11/09/2015

I am offering a 10% discount on all September and October dates. Book now to take advantage.

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.

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