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Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1438)

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Woodlea is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday."

    Wildlife around Woodlea is exceptional and it’s not too far travelling to different towns and beaches. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "The House is in a wonderful location if you want peace and tranquility."

    We had some young children with us who were mesmerised with the abundance of wildlife, that the location afforded them to watch. There were some absolutely priceless moments watching barn owls and birds of prey hunting, magpies chasing them away, many song birds a woodpeckers this made the holiday very special for the children.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2019

  • "Couldn't find instructions for heating and tumble dryer."

    Dryer didn't seem to dry. Toilet on first loor a bit grubby and didn't use top shower as water kept going hot and cold. Generally comfy house. Clean bedding . Amazing views and a good Base for coast and country. Lots of wildlife. Garden great for the grandchildren.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2019

  • "Absolutely perfect setting - nestled in a dale but with access to the moors and coast."

    House was lovely, with cosy sleeping accommodation upstairs which is great for kids.

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2019

  • "The location is fantastic, and the views are spectacular."

    The house is large and easily accommodates 8 adults. The two twin rooms in the attic are a bit small for tall adults. The two bedrooms on the first floor are amazing, with the double bedroom having superb views across the valley.We spent the majority of the time we were in the house in the conservatory as it was large and bright and airy with wonderful views. I had asked about items in the kitchen and was informed there were condiments such as salt and pepper. We found this was not the case and hadn't taken our own. The large knives were not very sharp and cutting food was a bit difficult. The kitchen scissors also did not cut properly. A hand towel would have been very useful in the kitchen, as we had to use tea towels everytime we washed anything in the sink to dry our hands. We ate all meals in the house, so noticed these minor issues in the kitchen. If you eat out you probably wouldn't notice. I would advise anyone else booking here to assume nothing is provided and treat it as fully self catering, then you will have everything you need. The kitchen issues were a minor blip over the weekend and it would definitely not put us off booking this house again. We also had a medical issue and found it impossible to contact the NHS 111 service from the pay phone in the house and we had no mobile signal. Fortunately the neighbours next door were brilliant and helped us out. We did have to use the services of an ambulance and they had to reverse all the way back down the track as they couldn't turn around in the road! The track to the house is bumpy but as long as you go slowly it isn't a problem. Overall would definitely recommend this house for a rental stay.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2019

  • "A clean and comfortable cottage with spectacular views from every window."

    The cottage is in a beautiful spot, which feels very private and secluded but is just a short walk to the pub at the end of the track ( which we would highly recommend visiting) and very close to the village of Rosedale Abbey too. The cottage is great for a large group. There was enough seating in the living room and dining room for our group of 7 and enough hot water for everyone in the morning! We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by StephanieMar 2019

  • "The house was spacious, attractive and generally very comfortable and extremely good value."

    The view from the house was stunning and the area beautiful and outstandingly attractive. Parking was limited ( we managed 4 vehicles) and turning awkward but not a problem. Some instruction on heating control would have helped but we mastered it in the end. Supply of fuel for an open fire was very generous. WiFi was excellent. We were 6 adults and all were very complimentary about my choice of accommodation for our visit to the area. Two recommended pubs for good food. The Blacksmithe Arms at Lastingham and the Fox and Hounds at Sinnington

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, beautiful views very peaceful."

    We booked for a family get together and was very pleased when we arrived at how spacious and inviting the cottage was. Everyone had a great time. Will defiantly book again. Thank you The Walkers

    Reviewed by KayleighFeb 2019

  • "The house was perfect for our group of 7 adults."

    The only reason that the facilities did not achieve full marks was that the stoned road was very pot holed. We soon got used to it though!

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "A really great house with beautiful views over Rosedale and easy access to some nice walks and pubs."

    Plenty of space in the cottage for us all to sit and relax and a very well equipt kitchen!

    Reviewed by RosieDec 2017

  • "Beautiful views"

    Reviewed by KathleenJul 2017

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Great for a family get-together. Pub within walking distance which served excellent food.

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2017

  • "It was a well equipped, comfortable cottage."

    The views were fantastic.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2016

  • "Woodlea is comfortable and well equipped."

    This is a fantastic location in a spectacular natural setting; lots of wildlife, walks on doorstep.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2016

  • "Woodlea has beautiful views from all rooms and is just a short stroll from the lovely village of Rosedale."

    Reviewed by GerryJun 2016

  • "There were amazing views from all rooms."

    It was a perfect holiday cottage for a family.

    Reviewed by HilaryMay 2016

  • "Great house in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2016

  • "Just perfect."

    Dad was born at the farm down the road from the cottage 82 years ago! He has loved his time here and we've all enjoyed listening to all his stories. The cottage is fabulous and we hope to make it back next year. We can't wait.

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2015

  • "A great location for walking and enjoying the area."

    The house was ideal, with everything meeting or exceeding expectations.

    Reviewed by WayneApr 2015

  • "Amazing views, beautiful cottage and a great area to explore."

    We had a wonderful time, thank you.

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2015

  • "Excellent location and very peaceful."

    The open fire was just a sheer pleasure.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2015

  • "Peaceful location with spectacular views."

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2014

  • "Beautiful location, view over the hills is fantastic."

    It was lovely to sit and chat with friends in the conservatory. Would like to go back in summer to make use of the garden.

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2012

  • "The house was unbelievably perfect."

    We had everything we needed right down to tea and coffee to be made when we arrived. It was comfortable and warm and the view was incredible.I would give anything to be able to go back there again.

    Reviewed by LaurenAug 2012

  • "The house perfectly suited to our group."

    It was very clean and fully kitted out with kitchen equipment. The location is absolutely stunning!

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2012

  • "The property was a lovely size and very comfortable."

    Lovely walks around the area meant we didn't always have to drive.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2012

  • "Peaceful tranquil surroundings, a beautiful unspoilt view of the valley and comfortable warm roomy accommodation."

    The housekeeper was very friendly and helpful, and there is a good pub at the end of the lane.

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2012

  • "Location! Charm of the house."

    Comfortable place to stay. Had all the amenities we wanted - loved the fireplace. Quiet and peaceful. White Horse Inn was a pleasant walk for a great dinner. Caretaker was very responsive to our needs and very pleasant. The daily visits from the neighbor's kitty was a lovely touch. Beautiful.

    Reviewed by SusannaMar 2012

  • "Great location, lots of space and great views, a cottage that really feels like home especial the garden room."

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2011

  • "Spacious house with wonderful views across the moor."

    Lovely conservatory and coal fire in the lounge. Plenty of room for three couples.

    Reviewed by JoanMar 2011

  • "We loved the location of the property which had magnificent views across the valley."

    The house was very comfortable, altogether a very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by JoanOct 2010

  • "The cottage was in a fantastic position with idyllic views, within the Moors and close to the coast."

    The cottage was spacious, the lounge and conservatory offered plenty of seats. It had an excellent enclosed garden.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 2010

  • "House and location are fantastic."

    Scenery stunning from the house or the garden. Very isolated; only sounds are the countryside. House is big and spacious with loads of storage and places to play hide and seek. Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by VirginiaJun 2010

  • "Location, friendly locals, very helpful caretaker, perfect cottage for both using as a base or for staying in."

    Mr CollinsJan 2010

  • "Great countryside, beautiful for the time of year with plenty of snow for the kids."

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2009

  • "The property is well situated with lovely views and good access to walks."

    The caretaker was very helpful and looked after us well.

    Reviewed by JulietDec 2009

  • "Great location and the lady who looked after us was superb."

    Pub at the end of the lane was also excellent. Very homely and a great conservatory for early morning teas!

    Reviewed by IainNov 2009

  • "The views from the house were amazing."

    The house easily accommodated all nine of us. A lovely house. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KatharineNov 2009

  • "The house was a great family house with all the expected amenities and a lovely well kept garden."

    The view from the window was spectacular. The house was warm and comfortable with a cosy open fire.

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2009

  • "The owner was exceedingly helpful."

    The quiet peaceful tranquility of the area was outstanding only to be surpassed by the outstanding beauty of the countryside. The accommodation was good.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2009

  • "Superb location."

    Beautiful garden room giving excellent views across the valley. Excellent accommodation. The Caretaker was a treasure.

    Mr & Mrs WadeAug 2009

  • "The location was superb and the view from the cottage was stunning."

    The cottage was warm and welcoming and was an excellent base from which to explore the North Yorkshire Moors, whether by car or by foot.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2009

  • "Perfect location, nice & clean."

    Lovely garden for kids, the open fire was fab.

    Mr TateApr 2009

  • "Good location for walking, offers plenty of variety."

    Good Pub at end of farm track.

    Reviewed by NoelOct 2008

  • "The view from the property, the general ambiance, and the lay out of the unit itself, including a host of appliances and utensils."

    There were even toys for the children, and the caretaker is just down the road should there be any problems (which there were not).

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2008

  • "Location with views over Rosedale were exceptional and also the garden to sit in."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2008

  • "Ideal for family groups or groups of friends."

    Garden great for small children. Stunning setting with plenty of local places to visist and walks. Everything perfect - even the weather.

    Reviewed by ColleenMay 2008

  • "The caretaker, was extremely helpful."

    The house was an ideal base for walking and exploring the area. The Coach House pub, in the village, provides excellent food.

    Reviewed by PaulineJan 2008

  • "The conservatory was lovely and it was nice to have an open fire in the lounge (especially in November)."

    The location was fantastic.

    Reviewed by KerryNov 2007

  • "We had a wonderful family holiday."

    Even the weather was good. The property was most enjoyable and felt like home, not a holiday let. The owner gave us a nice welcome. The pub at the end of the road (White Horse) made us proud for a family celebration. Did not want to come home. Really lovely. Hope one day to return.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2007

  • "The standard of the property was very good and the views were fantastic."

    It was very peaceful and just what we needed to get away from it all. As the weather was really good we mainly used the sunroom to relax in which was lovely.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2007

  • "Spacious, well maintained accommodation in idyllic rural location at reasonable price."

    Perfect for large family break. The family consensus was this was the best cottage we've stayed in for quality of accommodation, location and value. We will be booking again.

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2007

  • "The solitude that we wanted was great, but with plenty of amenities nearby."

    Lovely picturesque location and beautiful house

    Mr & Mrs CrabtreeNov 2006

  • "A chance for the family to be together without the normal pressures of everyday life."

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2006

  • "Location was good and the views were wonderful very quiet and relaxing, cottage was warm and clean, had a great holiday."

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2006

  • "The house was lovely and warm on arrival and well prepared."

    A fire ready to light. Your caretaker is excellent and her friendly and co-operative attitude was much appreciated. The house is well situated for most of the area and with lots of local small walks around and many excellent pubs serving good pub grub it is ideal for large parties.

    Mr ThompsonFeb 2006

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The property

Rosedale Abbey 1 mile. A superb stone-built semi-detached house, set on a hillside with wonderful views across the picturesque Rosedale Valley and within easy walking distance of the pretty village of Rosedale Abbey.

Set over three floors, this is a holiday home of charm and character, retaining many original features such as the arched picture window and an open fire.

There are also a spacious conservatory and large mature gardens, making this an ideal base for a group of family or friends.

Close to the amenities of Rosedale Abbey, there are excellent walking opportunities from the doorstep.

A lovely property, ideal for relaxing and exploring this beautiful area.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 3 x twin (2 on 2nd floor)
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Additional 2nd floor bathroom with bath, basin & WC
  • Additional ground floor cloakroom with basin & WC
  • Modern well-equipped kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with open fire in feature fireplace
  • Large conservatory.
  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Satellite, DVD, video, radio, stereo/CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & initial supply for the open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Large, mature garden with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is accessed via an uneven farm track - please drive slowly.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 8 miles; Pickering 10 miles; Whitby 16 miles.

Situated in the heart of the North York Moors National Park and handily placed for touring both the Moors and the Coast, the picturesque village of Rosedale Abbey is set within Rosedale, a beautiful valley of sweeping hillsides and breathtaking views. Rosedale is surrounded by wonderful moorland countryside with footpaths and bridleways radiating out in every direction. Today, a stone pillar, staircase and sundial are all that is left of the 12th century Cistercian Priory that gave the village its unusual name. Charming stone built cottages cluster around the village green alongside the village shops, tea rooms, glass studio and three old country pubs/restaurants. For entertainment visit Rosedale Abbey's very own pitch-and-putt golf course and riding stables. Follow this with a visit to Ryedale Folk Museum in the pretty village of Hutton-le-Hole. Alternatively, embrace the outdoors and "Go Ape" in Dalby forest for a truly memorable and adventurous family fun day out. Visit Rievaulx and Byland Abbeys and take a trip on the North York Moors Steam Railway at nearby Pickering. Golfers will enjoy a round on the picturesque course at Kirkbymoorside and anglers can try their luck trout fishing at Pickering. Enjoy a trip to Helmsley Castle and Gardens and take a dip in the open air swimming pool. The coastal towns and fishing villages of the Yorkshire Coast are within easy driving distance. Special events occur annually throughout the year and include Rosedale Annual Show, Pickering War weekend, Whitby Folk and Whitby Goth weekends.

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