Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Y013 OAR
01723 870310
Ths History Of Cober Hill
97 Years of a Vision Fulfilled

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    01723 870310
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    Cober Hill, Cloughton Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Y013 OAR
Here is what our guests have to say!

"I can't think of any improvements; i've loved being here, loved the view from my room, all the staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was lovely too!"

Tony Stockwell Weekend - February 2018

"We love coming each year, all the staff are really friendly and accommodating!"

Summerfield's Academy - January 2018

“ I would just like to thank you for a wonderful overnight stay by our Preston WI walking group. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The location and views are spectacular and we were so blessed with the weather. Allowing us the use of the Wynyard Room was a bonus as we had a lovely evening of conversation and laughter. ” 

Preston WI - September 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 History

The history of Cober Hill

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 97 years that vision has been amply fulfilled, and 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 history of Cober Hill

The range of groups and individuals who have benefited from a stay at Cober Hill is wide and varied. The initial focus 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, special interest courses and family reunions; almost any type of group 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.


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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!