Late Summer in North Yorkshire?

As we write Silpho is bathed in sunshine.  August has seen plenty of days of two or three seasons and little of the mid-summer of childhood memories.  Thankfully, our guests have all enjoyed some good weather and have had a wonderful time exploring the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Coast, Scarborough, Whitby and beyond.  Those who have just wanted to recharge have done so.

The Bridestones near Dalby

The Bridestones near Dalby

We believe, purely on the basis of experience, that September is a wonderful month to escape to North Yorkshire.  The crowds have subsided but everything is still open.  The sea is warmer (although still bracing!) and the days seem to be more settled.  The vast expanse of the North York Moors can be at its very best in September and the sunsets can be breathtaking.  We cannot guarantee the weather but we can offer a warm welcome, beautiful and dramatic landscapes and two wonderful places to stay - Folly Gill and Breaday Gill.

For details of some of the events, shows and experiences available on our doorstep in September, why not visit

For availability, please feel free to get in touch or book online at new website

So, after some really helpful guest feedback we had to face the truth and accept that Chris's original photos were, well, rubbish!  We had persuaded ourselves that guests were delighted to find that Breaday Gill and Folly Gill were even better in the flesh than on screen.  But, after the third guest comment on our online images, something had to be done.  The wonderful Jeremy Philips and his beautiful assistant, Lorna, spent one day in Breaday Gill and a second in Folly Gill taking shots that do the cottages justice.  We are delighted with the results.

The only problem was, the images look just like the cottages - gorgeous, but our old website was shown up for what it was.  Out of date and no match for our luxury cottages or Jeremy's images.  There was nothing for it - a new website to showcase what we believe are among the best boutique escapes in the North York Moors National Park.  If you are reading this you have found us and we hope you like what you see...

Chris & Lorna

Our thanks to:

Jeremy for his hard work and talent

Richard Askew for making the website work

Neil Fitzpatrick for his design guidance

Luxury cottage log burner breaday gill