Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Y013 OAR
01723 870310
Creative Holidays
Stay and Gaze – Discover Dark Skies at Cober Hill

    For group visits, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Have some questions or would like to book? You may contact us through the information below.
  • telephone:

    01723 870310
  • Address:

    Cober Hill, Cloughton Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Y013 OAR
Here is what our guests have to say!

"Very therapeutic. Peace and tranquillity in a happy atmosphere."

Davina Gibson - October 2018

"Everything has been very special! The service and smiles and lovely food at mealtimes, the house and rooms are spotless, and the tremendous atmosphere is very relaxing - especially in the grounds."

Richard Gawthorpe Art - September 2018

"A warm welcome. A lovely house with beautiful gardens, comfortable room and friendly, helpful staff."

Wakefield Walking Women's Network - September 2018

"Delightful staff and warm atmosphere. The traditional values make this a change from 'modern living'!"

Mavis Price - September 2018

"Friendly staff, excellent food, very comfortable room. (Excellent porridge!)"

Shona & Carol - September 2018

"The highlights of my stay were the enduring warmth & friendliness of the place, and the wonderful staff keeping true to the ethos of Cober Hill, striving in the changing world to maintain the high standard."

Private Guest - July 2018

"All of our group say 'it feels like coming home!' What more can you want?"

Milbar Group - July 2018

"I come to Cober Hill to relax, to walk, to read, to enjoy good food, comfortable sitting rooms and beautiful gardens! Everything of beauty is here. Every creature comfort is provided. Cober Hill is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. It is also very good value for money."

Rosemary Donaldson - July 2018

"The staff could not have been more helpful, we missed supper as we had a theatre visit and got the most wonderful platter of sandwiches instead. I have never known such hospitality or willingness to please."

McCourt Social - July 2018

"We've been coming for the last 12 years and have always appreciated the welcome, care, service and the food!! The time here with you flies by all too quickly, thank you."

Bryan and Karen Witty - June 2018

"The highlights of our stay were the wonderful surroundings, the excellent food and the warm, friendly atmosphere created by delightful staff who work so hard to give excellent service. Can't wait to come again next year!"

Yorkshire Pastellists - June 2018

"Cober Hill is a very special place - not only the accommodation & facilities, but the staff are so welcoming and all are fabulous with our children. Many thanks to everyone."

Mowbray Primary School - May 2018

"It is a beautiful hotel with amazing grounds that the children couldn't wait to explore! Thank you so much for a fantastic stay, the children have loved every minute of it. The prices were reasonable and the facilities were perfect for us!"

Todwick Primary School - May 2018

"Large enough for our party, good walking area and reasonably priced. All the staff have been helpful and understanding, patient and polite at all times. Impressed with the spacious rooms - especially singles. The grounds are beautiful and it is very quiet - noticeably at night."

Churches Together in Bingham - May 2018

"You ticked all the boxes. I live locally in Scarborough and there is no where better to visit than Cober Hill! You can't improve on perfection - this is Heaven on Earth."

Private Guest - May 2018

"I must say having been to Cober Hill since the mid 50s, then working there in the mid 60s, in essence it really doesn't change. The staff have always been friendly, helpful and considerate to the guests needs. This is partly what makes Cober Hill so special. I loved it as a child, as did my children, and now my grandchildren are doing the same - building friendships which last all year until they meet again. I just wish I was able to bottle up the essence of Cober and get it out occasionally when the weather is grey!"

Jenny Gladwell - April 2018

"Convenient location - not far and easy to get to - with a large work room which is ideal for quilting projects. Everyone enjoyed themselves as usual, they commented on the friendly staff and good food once again."

Friendship Quilters - February 2018

Stay and Gaze – Discover Dark Skies at Cober Hill

Cober Hill is nestled in the North York Moors National Park, home to many stargazing opportunities that are truly out of this world.

We have been awarded the first “Dark Skies Friendly Accommodation Provider in the North York Moors National Park”, and we are proud to announce a number of Stay and Gaze visits available for 2019.

Photo Credit: Russ Norman

Around 85% of the UK population has never seen a truly dark sky, and in the North York Moors National Park you can enjoy some of the darkest skies in the world – on a clear night the skies are breath-taking. Billions of stars make up our Milky Way, a plethora of planets, dazzling meteor showers and the glow of galaxies like Andromeda.

We are hosting many Stay and Gaze events throughout the year, and we have all year-round facilities to help our guests to enjoy the starry skies. If you would like to do some stargazing, but you don’t have all the necessary equipment, then this is the perfect venue for you.

Enjoy a fabulous stargazing stay and join all levels of Astronomers for interesting and colourful presentations and guided tours of the truly stunning Dark Skies above. Observe astronomical objects through our equipment and keep your eyes peeled for shooting stars too, all whilst enjoying comfortable hospitality at this wonderful stargazing venue.

Photo Credit: Stuart Atkinson

Included in the package:

  • - Suite Accommodation for the duration of your stay
  • - Astronomy related presentations and information sharing
  • - Stargazing and observing skies through binoculars
  • - Other equipment includes red torches for night vision, reclining chairs, blankets and flasks for warm drinks available to borrow. You are of course welcome to bring along your own equipment and telescopes.
  • - Ample free parking
  • - Meals (breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals) which will be provided at suitable times to allow everyone to catch up on their sleep
  • - Hidden Horizons will be providing an indoor planetarium with a live feed of the solar system, so even if the weather is bad you can still stargaze
  • - Prior booking through the reception team only on 01723 870310 (cannot be booked online)
  • - Trip out one night including transport to Dalby Forest


Creative HolidayDatePrice
Lyrids 22nd April - 26th April £310.00
Perseids 12th August - 14th August £310.00
Orionids (green shooting stars) 21st October - 25th October £310.00
Leonids 17th November - 19th November £310.00
Geminids 13th December - 15th December £200

1 night advanced available all year round for £75.00pp full board with packed lunch - just bring your own equipment! Please check with reception for availability.(Please note, this price does not include any additional activities.)


For group visits, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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  • Check-in: 15:00; Check-out: 10:30
  • Free Wi-Fi in all Rooms
  • Food available
    Please contact for more info
  • General Eating times
    Breakfast: 8.30-9.00am
    Lunch: 1.00pm
    Dinner: 7.00pm
    (Schools Different)
  • Parking available on site
  • All pets welcome!