No. 2 Railway Cottages

Sleeps 4 in a peaceful village, just outside Whitby, North Yorkshire
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Archive of: 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR

21/12/2013

We wish everyone Happiness, Health & Prosperity for 2014. We look forward to welcoming you back, if you've booked before, or meeting you for the first time in the coming year.

21/12/2013

21/12/2013

Merry Christmas from all at Railway Cottages. See you in 2014.

Thursday's Storm Surge

29/10/2013

We knew it was coming and we knew there would be some flooding at the bottom of the garden as the river rose with the storm surge. It has happened before but we know that the cottages are high enough not to be affected. There was some flooding at teatime and we sat in our cosy cottage on Thursday night knowing we were safe but wondered if it would get any worse. We had already heard that Whitby town centre was flooded and the power was off.

On Friday morning we knew that it had been worse than expected. The water had been through the greenhouse and the polytunnel. The sleepers around the raised beds in the wildlife area had been moved by the power of the water. The little boat that sits on the riverside ended up on the other side of the garden and large pieces of wood were found in all sorts of odd places. I even spotted someone else's wheelie bin marooned in the river!

We have been lucky - we and the cottages were quite safe. Everything will tidy up and repair. I had been so organised this autumn with winter lettuces, radishes and other crops in the polytunnel. Not sure if they will survive as we had a hard frost after the flood on Thursday night and everything froze because it was saturated. No need to worry about watering things for the time being!!

December Is Here Again!

29/10/2013

Well, it's the 1st December and you can tell Christmas is not far away. The North York Moors Railway has started running the Santa Specials today. As they passed the cottage, you could see they were proving popular with lots of passengers.

However, the weather is not too wintry yet, although we did have a few snowflakes last week. We've had some lovely sunny, mild days this week and I've been able to get in the garden to continue the tidying up ready for winter. Everything gets cut back, edges neatened and beds dug over. The compost heaps are overflowing!! Roll on Spring when we can start growing again.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

29/10/2013

There are still vacant dates for the Christmas & New Year period. We don't put our prices up for the festive season - we just charge the regular winter rate - a real bargain. Email joan@railwaycottages.co.uk or telephone 01947 603801 to enquire or book.

WINTER WEEKEND BREAKS

29/10/2013

We have vacancies for weekend breaks (or mid-week breaks if you prefer) right up to Christmas and beyond. Why not experience Whitby and the surrounding area at a quieter time of year. The weather is still good - if a little chilly and the countryside, seashore and views are spectacular. Make a start on your Christmas shopping and find those unusual gifts in Whitby's unique shops.

Two night breaks start at £150 - remember, the cottage sleeps 4 people, so this is really good value for money. Email (joan@railwaycottages.co.uk) or telephone (01947 603801) to make your booking.

29/10/2013

29/10/2013

They're back! We haven't seen the ducks to 3-4 weeks; they must have been dining elsewhere or even been on their holidays! Anyway, they're here, waiting to be fed. No sign of Gilbert yet - no doubt he'll wander along in the next day or two. He always was slow on the uptake.

22/10/2013

22/10/2013

This is our beautiful Horse Chestnut tree. The colours have been spectacular this year. Someone grew it from a conker and gave it to us when very small. It has thrived and grown each year and is now old enough to produce conkers.

Day Out

30/09/2013

We treated ourselves to a day out and went to Castle Howard, courtesy of free tickets won in a competition. It's only about an hour's drive away and turned out to be a lovely day. The weather was perfect; the house and grounds were amazing; we had an excellent lunch and the garden centre provided a selection of plants that I hadn't already got. What a day! We can certainly recommend it - even if you do have to pay for your tickets!!

New Visitors

30/09/2013

We had two new visitors this week. Beautiful male pheasants - really colourful. As usual, I didn't have the camera and by the time I'd found it, they'd gone! We sometimes see them in the depths of winter when food is scarce and they make for the veggie patch.

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