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Bringing you news, announcements and events from High Oaks Grange and around and about on the North York Moors and Pickering.

With guest blogs coming from attractions in the area, members of staff and you - our visitors.

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to giving, and we've got the ideal way to give your loved one a truly meaningful present this Christmas...

Give the gift of a luxury getaway, with our exclusive High Oaks Grange gift vouchers.

It's time for our next guest blog! We recently welcomed a lovely family of four to High Oaks Grange, and they had a wonderful time. In fact, they enjoyed their weekend with us so much, that mum Rebecca wanted to write a blog post for us!

We love hearing about our guests’ holidays, so without further ado, here’s a little insight into a weekend at Barn Owl lodge…

We've got a funny feeling that 2020 is going to be the year of the staycation. Staying in the UK for a holiday is becoming increasingly popular once again, for a whole host of reasons: environmental concerns, cost, and convenience, to name just a few!

With so many beautiful landscapes and exciting attractions on our doorstep, High Oaks Grange is a great choice for holidaymakers who are looking for something a little closer to home in the new year.

We’ve compiled a few reasons why we think staycations will prove particularly popular in 2020… 


We're proud of all the special little touches that you'll find at High Oaks Grange. You may know that we present all our guests with a welcome basket when they arrive, and you might know about the sumptuous slippers and robes we provide, but did you know that the mattresses you'll be sleeping on have received a Royal Warrant? It's true! Read on to find out more about how every mattress on our estate is literally fit for a queen!

"Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and hot tub bubble..."

Halloween is nearly here, so it's time for witches, warlocks, and weird and wonderful sights. We've rounded up 5 frightful Halloween events happening near High Oaks Grange, so read on if you dare. And if you're in the mood for a spooky staycation, you can find our availability for the end of the month at the end of this post. 

When a recent guest of ours asked if she could write a blog post about her stay at High Oaks Grange, we were thrilled! Caroline came to stay in Cropton Cottage with her daughters and her partner to celebrate his birthday, and by all accounts it sounds like they had a great time. So, without further ado, here's our first ever guest blog to show you what a weekend at High Oaks Grange is like! 

The wake of the recent Thomas Cook collapse has once again raised the debate on whether it's better to book holidays directly, instead of relying on high street or online travel agents. In the case of the thousands of stranded travellers and those whose future travel plans have been cancelled, it certainly seems so.

In fact, in all cases, there are many reasons why booking direct can result in the best deal for you. We've rounded up our top six reasons why we believe you're better off booking direct...

In the UK, many family units wouldn't be complete without some fluffy, four-legged members. There's no doubt that we are a nation of dog lovers, and that's why we have made nine of our twelve self-catering properties dog-friendly. So when we say that High Oaks Grange is the ideal place for a family holiday, we mean the WHOLE family!

In this blog post we'll be running through our dog-friendly properties and amenities, and then we'll share some local dog-friendly eateries and attractions in the local area. 

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