No. 2 Railway Cottages

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

Archive of: 2014

27/12/2014

27/12/2014

It's amazing what you can find in the garden, even at this time of year. Spotted these lovely blue cornflowers, ideal to brighten the winter greenery to welcome today's visitors to the cottage.

27/12/2014

27/12/2014

Had our first snow this morning and the ducks appeared as usual. The little Chinese Mandarin duck is back. Although smaller than the others, he can hold his own, making sure he gets his fair share of food. He is so colourful - such a cheery sight on a cold winter's morning.

24/12/2014

24/12/2014

It might be Christmas but there is still colour to be found in the garden! It's been a lovely sunny day today and not too cold - is it really December?

Christmas Available - Special Offer

11/12/2014

Due to a last minute cancellation, we have a vacancy at Christmas - 20-27 December - 2,3,4,5,6,7 nights - special offers available. Telephone 01947 603801 to book.

11/12/2014

11/12/2014

Not usually outside so early on these cold winter mornings so the ducks thought they'd better come inside!! Here they are on my back door step. They are so optimistic!

Christmas Gifts

25/11/2014

Looking for that unusual present? We offer gift vouchers (choose your own value) towards the cost of a holiday at Railway Cottages. Surprise your relative or friend with something completely different and be sure that no one else has had the same idea!

25/11/2014

25/11/2014

At last we had some sunshine today. Then this evening we got this spectacular sunset. Wonder if it WILL be fine tomorrow?

Dreary November!

29/10/2014

Well what a dreary month November has turned out to be! Hardly any sunshine, just eternal dampness. Although we've had rain, it's not been consistent or particularly heavy - but everywhere is so WET. On the good side, it is very mild - the grass is growing and so are the weeds. Have been working in the wildlife area - checking on the new trees planted last winter (silver birch & willow), cutting hedges when it's dry enough and generally tidying up. I've lots of outside painting to do, but too wet at the moment - then it'll be too cold. The ducks are still regular visitors, virtually knocking on the door to be fed - they aren't bothered by wet weather!

Countdown to Christmas

29/10/2014

Like many places, Whitby is now gearing up for Christmas. The Whitby Christmas Market runs from 27-30 November with local food & craft stalls (up to 40 businesses will be represented) plus entertainment. From the end of November, Father Christmas will be appearing in many locations (sometimes with his reindeer). Car Park charges are suspended on Thursdays, 4th, 11th & 18th from 3 pm and also Sundays, 7th, 14th & 21st from 11 am. Lots of Christmas Craft Fairs and Markets in the surrounding villages most weekends leading up to Christmas and the shops are already full of Christmas items.

Just Like on TV!

29/10/2014

Yesterday teatime as the sun was setting, I spotted a small flock of starlings - a murmuration it's called - flying and swooping in waves. OK, it wasn't quite like the big flocks seen on the TV, but it's the first time I've seen this. We don't get too many starlings in the garden (just lots of ducks!!). It was lovely to see and another first.

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