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Cosy cottage with indoor heated swimming pool and Victorian walled garden

Ebberston, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 5 nights

Pear Cottage in pretty village of Ebberston, close to Moors and Coast

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, 4 star Visit Britain graded, 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.

Owner

Jo Hardie

Member Since 2013
Premier Partner
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Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 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!

Amenities

    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 baby crib
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Beautiful character double bedroom with exposed beams.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, Hand-held shower attachment over bath
      • Spacious bathroom with bath, WC and handbasin.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village

          Theme

            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Gas central heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bed sheets, pillows, pillowcases and duvets provided
                    • Living Room
                      Cosy lounge with oak beams. Leather 2 seater sofa and coffee table. Flatscreen television with freeview and DVD player.
                    • Parking
                      Off street parking for 1 car in gravelled courtyard.
                    • Towels Provided
                      One bath and one hand towel provided per person. Tea towel, oven glove and dishcloth also provided. Guests will need to bring own towels for use in swimming pool
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      Shared coin-operated tumble dryer available in pool building. Clothes airer provided in cottage.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Shared coin-operated washing machine available in pool building. Guests will need to bring their own washing powder etc.

                      Kitchen

                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All crockery, cutlery, pots and pans are provided
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Large dining kitchen with sink, electric cooker/hob, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, cafetiere and microwave. Dining table with two chairs.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining table with 2 chairs
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  Large selection of books available
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  Shared games room with coin-operated pool table, table tennis and darts (please bring own darts).
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Pool Table
                                • Stereo
                                  CD/radio
                                • Television
                                  Flatscreen television with freeview.

                                  Outside

                                    • Golf
                                      Snainton golf centre is 1 mile away.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Beautiful grounds of 4 acres including Victorian walled garden with seating, orangery, orchard, spring fed ponds and woodland.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis court in village of Ebberston

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              The swimming pool is situated in the gravelled courtyard and is open from 8am to 9pm daily (closed Fridays 10am to 2pm for cleaning).
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Indoor Pool

                                              Attractions

                                                • pond
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • churches
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • theme parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              Notes

                                                                • Notes on accommodation: In addition to our superb facilities, all guests receive a personal welcome on arrival, along with detailed and informative welcome packs (and a Yorkshire treat!) to help you make the most of your stay. Please note all our cottages are no smoking and we do not accept pets due to livestock on some of our land. Outside: The heated indoor swimming pool is located in the centre of the gravelled courtyard, in a purpose built building. It measures 24' x 12' and ranges in depth from 1 metre to 1.5 metres. It is open daily from 8am to 9pm, closing on Friday between 10am and 2pm for routine maintenance. The swimming pool and leisure facilities are strictly for the use of resident guests only. Ladies and gents changing rooms are available. The games room is located above the pool hall with table tennis, pool and darts (please bring your own darts). A coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer are also situated in this building. The gardens amount to approx. 4 acres which include a Victorian walled garden with our unique and ancient pyramid shaped yew tree tree-house, some 20' high! Beyond the walled garden, the woodland area with spring-fed pond and stream provides a natural and interesting diversion. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, bath, hand and tea towels are included and changed weekly. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned between lets. Guests will need to bring their own towels for use in the swimming pool. Other: Shared laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer (coin operated).

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  5 Reviews

                                                                  Very Good4.2/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  PEAR COTTAGE

                                                                  Shirley W.

                                                                  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

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Shirley for your glowing review. Hope to see you both again soon.

                                                                  Pleasant cottage stay

                                                                  Thelma C.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your comments about Pear Cottage - we do pride ourselves on our high standards of cleanliness. We spend a great deal of time looking after our gardens - glad you enjoyed them during your stay. Unfortunately your stay coincided with a particularly busy week, which included motorcycle racing in Scarborough, hence the road was busier than usual.

                                                                  Pear Cottage does not have a shower, just a shower attachment on the bath, which is not intended to replicate a power shower.

                                                                  Lovely Setting, nice people

                                                                  Russell G.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  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

                                                                  Ruth P.

                                                                  Cosy - well equipped , clean and quirky. Plenty of space for two

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  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

                                                                  Terry N.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Ebberston, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  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.

                                                                  $115avg/night
                                                                  5 Reviews
                                                                  Very Good 4.2/5
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