Cober Hill, Cloughton Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Y013 OAR
01723 870310
95 Years of a Vision Fulfilled

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

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  • telephone:

    01723 870310
  • Address:

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

“ The catering was well presented and delicious, with varied menus and generous portions. The grounds are beautiful and well utilised, with different activities for all ages. I've had the most enjoyable, yet all too brief stay. I will come again, for longer! ” 

Walking Group -  May 2017

“ Blissfully quiet, sunny & spacious rooms, with each meal delicious beyond recognition. The staff have the gift to make you feel special, and nothing is ever too much trouble. The grounds are a peaceful haven & I am already booked to come back! 11/10 ” 

Private Guest -  April 2017

“ Cober Hill is a marvellous place to have a break. It's tranquillity and kindness emanates from all the staff and it's surroundings. The catering is great and well balanced. Recommended for anyone needing a break from stress & pressure 

Mrs B -  March 2017

“ I just wanted to express my sincere thanks on behalf of Toshiba Medical Systems for the excellent service Cober Hill provided for us. I have no hesitation in highly recommending the venue for similar group training events.” 
Joanne Bertelsen - Toshiba Medical -  February 2016

Cober Hill History

It was the vision of John Wilhelm Rowntree, of Yorks great chocolate family, to develop a centre where people working in education, social service, and other voluntary and charitable activity could gather for residential courses and conferences. And it was his cousin Arnold Rowntree who brought that vision to fulfilment by the purchase in 1920 of a splendid Victorian mansion in Cloughton, Cober Hill. Arnold wanted to provide space and facilities for groups reflecting his interests in Adult Education and also for families who wanted something more than a conventional holiday by the seaside. For the past 90 years that vision has been amply fulfilled, and under the guidance of its two principal shareholders, two of the Rowntree Trusts, Cober Hills buildings, facilities and grounds have been steadily enhanced and its user groups widened.

Cober Hills range of lounges and meeting rooms enable the different groups staying there to have their own private meeting and relaxing space. Its large conference hall and lecture theatre provide room for larger gatherings and for active uses. In its superb setting overlooking spectacular cliffs and backed by the North Yorkshire Moors, the 6 acres of gardens plus leisure facilities can meet the needs both of the most energetic and of the seeker after peace and tranquillity.

The range of groups and individuals who have benefited from a stay at Cober Hill is wide and varied. The initial focus of the Directors was to attract groups with educational interests or actively involved with the social issues and problems of the time, but it also successfully attracted families with its provision of relatively inexpensive holidays with added active interest. More recently the variety of groups coming to Cober has extended to day conferences, business residential meetings, special interest courses and family reunions; almost any type of interest can be catered for. The emphasis on education covers adult education groups as well as being particularly successful in attracting school groups with a particular emphasis on schools from relatively deprived areas and on children who wouldnt otherwise experience such mind-broadening outdoor 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
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  • General Eating times
    Breakfast: 8.30-9.00am
    Lunch: 1.00pm
    Dinner: 7.00pm
    (Schools Different)
  • Parking available on site
  • All pets welcome!