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We've stayed in lots of Holiday Cottages over the years, but this one is way up there with the very best.  How Richard & Heather have created and maintained this beautiful oasis in such a peaceful location is beyond us - maybe there is a secret army of gnomes somewhere who emerge when we are out.  More likely it's down to talent and hard work. It really is very impressive.  All that remains to be said is "THANK YOU"!!!

Great review posted on Facebook too!  Guests from Nuttall

We have enjoyed our stay at Opal Cottage and the wonderful gardens.  We have been to Whitby, Filey and Scarborough.  We would recommend Filey for beachy days.  We also went to Dalby Forest and hired bikes as well as playing golf at Sawdon Pines.  We have had a lovely time at this blissful retreat.  Thank you.

Steve, Debi and their two girls from Sutton Coldfield

Thank you Richard and Heather, we have had the most wonderful two weeks of calm and relaxation, much needed! The weather has been gorgeous too.  Can't wait to be back in September.

John & Michelle, Norfolk 30th June

with everything thought of with care.  Good weather, fabulous countryside and friendly folk - just what makes a good holiday.  Thank you Heather & Richard

Opal Cottage 30th June

We have had a lovely holiday based here in Opal Cottage.  Very Comfortable.  It's two years since we last came.  We have visited some places which we didn't last time. We ate at the Grapes on Wednesday evening.  The food was excellent.  Everywhere we have eaten out has been very good.  We hope to come again.  Thank you.

Mr & Mrs Swain 9th June

in Opal Cottage, could not wish for more.  Everything you need.  First time in Yorkshire, although mixed weather it has not stopped us getting out and about everyday.  Enjoyed Robin Hood Bay for its old traditional feel, the RSPB at Bempton was interesting although we are not dedicated bird watchers.  We found Sandsend Bay - good rock pools etc when tide is out - also at Bempton we saw puffins.  Thank you Heather and Richard for your hospitality - we will hope to return in the future. 

lovely surroundings & beautiful scenery ….what's not to like, thank you.

Paul & Annie from Warrington

Going home after another enjoyable stay here, we will be back!!

Two couples from Warrington 4th - 12th May

"Fab accommodation, faultless, thanks for a relaxing week."

This family were our very first guests in Opal Cottage in 2011 and came again in April 2018.

Yippee!!

Our holiday was a success

Riding our bikes in the forest

Kids had a great time

Summer fun here at Basin Howe

Happy days hunting for fossils

Interesting places to visit

Rolling Hills

Everyday a new adventure!