Pear Cottage is a romantic, very private and characterful cottage for 2 people situated in the 4 acre grounds of Cliff House, our grade ll listed former manor house. Our five cosy, stone and pantile cottages are clustered around the secluded gravelled courtyard and are all designed for privacy and comfort. The pretty Victorian walled garden provides an ideal place to read a book or enjoy a glass of wine after spending the day exploring the delights of one of the most beautiful locations in Yorkshire. The orchard leads to an avenue of Italian cypress trees and lavender which in turn lead to our impressive orangery - the perfect place to relax whatever the weather. The cottage has a lovely sitting room with oak beams, brand new leather reclining sofa and flatscreen TV with Freeview, a fully-fitted kitchen with oak beams, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave and cafetiere. The romantic double bedroom has oak beams and a low window overlooking the grounds. The cottage has full gas central heating and off-road parking for 1 car within the gravelled courtyard. Perfect for the North York Moors National Park, market towns of Helmsley and Pickering and within easy reach of the rugged coastline and sandy beaches of Whitby and Scarborough. Flamingo Land theme park and Eden Camp wartime museum are 20 minutes away. The historic city of York is 30 minutes away by car.
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- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
Pear Cottage in pretty village of Ebberston, close to Moors and Coast
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 19, 2018
About Jo Hardie
Ian and I moved to Cliff House in the pretty village of Ebberston in 2008 from another small village 10 minutes away, with our three children and consider ourselves very lucky to be able to live in such a beautiful part of Yorkshire. When we are not busy preparing the cottages etc. we spend most of our free time in the 4 acre grounds and gardens at Cliff House, so are always available for a chat or to offer advice on places to visit or recommend somewhere to eat.
Jo Hardie purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Jo Hardie chose Scarborough District
We love this area and could not imagine living anywhere else. We had been looking for a holiday cottage complex for several years, as we were determined that we must be in the ideal location for our guests to be able to visit the coast (Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar), the moors (Flamingoland, North York Moors Railway, Eden Camp) Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Dalby Forest and the ancient city of York, all within a 30 minute drive. The location of Cliff House, sitting on the edge of the village of Ebberston, means that we are secluded and peaceful (many guests comment that it is almost like being in a hamlet) yet easily accessible to local facilities, being a two minute walk from a traditional pub and a bus route into Scarborough.
What makes this Cottage unique
Located 50 yards down a quiet country lane, with private off road parking for each cottage within our secluded, gravelled courtyard, Cliff House Country Cottages, with 4 acres of grounds, is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. After an exhilarating day exploring the delights of one of the most beautiful locations in Yorkshire, relax and enjoy the excellent facilities at Cliff House - the indoor heated swimming pool and the games room. As we live in Cliff House itself, we offer guests a personal welcome and complimentary Yorkshire tea, coffee, sugar and a Yorkshire treat!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely place. Well kitted out. Grounds lovely. BUT on website we used was not made clear it was all upstairs. Very very hot inside. Not sure we would have booked if known that. Shower hot water was only a trickle. However it was very nicely furnished and we enjoyed ourselveseeing.
Thank you for your review of Pear Cottage. So pleased you enjoyed our grounds and the cottage facilities. We are sorry that you found accessibility issues with Pear Cottage - if you had contacted us prior to your stay we would have advised as to the suitability of our cottages for less mobile guests. All our cottages are grade ll listed so it is difficult for us to make any changes to improve accessibility. Unfortunately, your stay also coincided with the recent VERY hot weather. We do not advertise the cottage having a shower, just a hand-held shower attachment over the bath.
OUR STAY AT PEAR COTTAGE WAS REALLY NICE.THE COTTAGE WAS ALWAYS LOVELY AND WARM,AND REALLY COSY.WE HAD SOME GREAT DAYS OUT AT WITBY AND SCARBOROUGH,AND THE EDEN CAMP MUSEUM WAS A WONDERFUL DAY OUT WELL WORTH SEEING AND NOT TOO FAR TO GO FROM THE COTTAGE. ONLY HAD ONE WET DAY OUT OF SEVEN SO WE SPENT MORE TIME IN THE INDOOR POOL WHICH IS FOR THE COTTAGE RESIDENTS AND PLAYED ON THE POOL TABLE ,AND TABLE TENNIS THIS COTTAGE DOES HAVE VERY GOOD FACILITIES TO USE.EVERYWHERE WAS KEPT CLEAN AND TIDY.MY HUSBAND AND I WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND THIS COTTAGE TO OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU FOR A GREAT STAY IN YOUR LOVELY COTTAGE
Thank you Shirley for your glowing review. Hope to see you both again soon.
Pleasant cottage stay
We had a pleasant stay at Pear Cottage, Cliff House. The cottage itself was warm and cosy, just right for a couple. Everything was beautifully clean and tidy. The welcome pack was minimal with a few sachets of coffee and sugar and a few teabags. The chocolate raisins were lovely though not what I would call a "yorkshire" treat. The swimming pool was a great added bonus and very clean and warm. The gardens are lovely.
A couple of things marred our stay. Firstly the horrendous traffic noise which started very early in the morning - I do realise nothing can be done about this apart from maybe installing secondary glazing. Secondly, the shower in Pear Cottage is a mere trickle and it takes an absolute age to rinse soap from hair and body - not great.
Lovely Setting, nice people
A nice place to stay, with all the facilities. The gardens are beautiful and really well kept. The swimming pool is a great feature when you have kids. We will be staying again.
Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
Wonderful location - good facilities inc pool - lovely garden and warm reception
Cosy - well equipped , clean and quirky. Plenty of space for two
Thank you Ruth for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Pear Cottage and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
5 day break
very nice location with lovely surroundings and a local pub which serve delicious food (the grapes)
ian and jo very friendly and happy to help.
Coast/Beach: The sandy beaches at Scarborough are a 20 minute drive away. The rugged coastline of Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay are 30 minutes away by car. Flamingo Land theme park and zoo, North Yorkshire Moors Steam railway, Eden Camp wartime Museum and Scarborough Sea Life Centre are all within a 20 Minute drive of our cottages. The historic City of York, towns Harrogate and Beverley are less than and hour away as are the picturesque market towns and villages of Helmsley, Thornton-le-Dale and Hutton-le-Hole. Travel: Cliff House is a one minute walk to a regular bus route (hourly) into Scarborough or Pickering/Helmsley but a car is advisable. How to find us - Cliff House Country Cottages are situated in the village of Ebberston, just off the A170 between Pickering and Scarborough. From Pickering enter the village of Ebberston and pass the Grapes pub on your right. At the mini crossroads turn left. Cliff House is immediately on your right. Distances: Nearest shops are in Snainton (1mile) and Pickering (7 miles). Nearest pub is in the village, 100 metres from the cottages. The village also has its own organic bakery. Further Details: There is an abundance of pubs, cafes and restaurants in the immediate area serving excellent food and a list of recommended places to eat is available in every cottage. Tesco and Asda both deliver to our cottages and many of our guests now order a supermarket delivery to coincide with their arrival day. This makes a stress-free start to your holiday and if it happens to arrive before you do we will even pack it away for you too! You can also have newspapers delivered to your cottage door from the Newsagent in the next village just in time for breakfast.
Booking Notes: Pear Loft Cottage is normally a Friday changeover. Our standard short breaks are 3 nights Friday to Monday or 4 nights Monday to Friday however we can be flexible during quieter periods. Please note that we do not accept breaks starting or finishing on a Sunday. Changeover Day: Normal changeover day in Pear Loft Cottage is a Friday. Three night short breaks start on Friday and four night short breaks start on Monday. Check in is after 4pm, departure before 10am. Notes on prices: Prices are per week, per cottage. Three night breaks (Fri - Mon) and four night breaks (Mon - Fri) are also available all year round. No extras, price includes use of all our facilities, all bed linen, towels, heating and electric.