No. 2 Railway Cottages

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

30/09/2013

30/09/2013

Gilbert re-appeared yesterday. We hadn't seen him since I'd had to 'fence off' the apple trees to stop him helping himself. He must have been sulking!! One or two of the ducks have very light coloured feathers and we are wondering if they are Gilbert's offspring. The duck in the foreground is a possible example - what do you think?

Autumn Vacancies

20/09/2013

There are a limited number of vacancies through September, October and into November. This weekend sees the 40th Anniversary Steam Gala on the North York Moors Railway and 60s Festival in Whitby. Other events through Autumn include the Musicport Festival, the Bram Stoker International Film Festival, the Railway Wartime Weekend and the Goth Weekend. The season still has plenty to offer.

Gilbert's Done it Again!

20/09/2013

Not content with taking the odd apple from the tree, Gilbert has now resorted to taking whole branches because he can't reach the apples higher up! So, I've had to put up a small fence around the 2 trees so he can't get near them at all - so far so good!

20/09/2013

20/09/2013

Now that Autumn is here, I've been picking the ripening apples. The ducks also like the apples and have been eating the windfalls. They are hilarious as at first they find it hard to get their beaks into the round, shiny surface but once they have broken into an apple, it doesn't last 2 minutes. They squabble amongst themselves for the tastiest bit. Gilbert, the goose, has even been spotted helping himself from the tree! Being taller than the ducks he can reach the eating apples grown as minarettes.

Bookings for 2014

29/08/2013

Bookings are starting to come in for 2014 already. If you require certain dates book early to avoid disappointment. Book before 31 March 2014 and get 10% early booking discount.

What a Shower!

29/08/2013

Like most parts of the country, we had some really heavy rain yesterday. Such a lot in a short space of time, the road outside was flooded just because the drains couldn't take it. When the sun came out, it dried up pretty quickly. The garden certainly needed it and all the water butts are full and the grass is green and growing again (it'll need cutting now!).

Today has been sunny & warm again and the forecast is good for the week ahead. It seems that summer isn't over yet.

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