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2 Primrose Villas

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Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautifull area, everything you need, very cosy and relaxing and what an amazing bed."

    Didnt want to go home and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely very well equipped cottage in a quiet and peaceful location short walk ..."

    Lovely very well equipped cottage in a quiet and peaceful location short walk across field to Rosedale village Beautiful scenery will definitely go back thank you to the owner for the nice welcome gift and text to say we could go earlier to cottage Brilliant wood burning stove and very comfortable bed Got a bit confused with directions but saw on one of the reviews they had a similar problem We looked out for the white house farm pub and then took the road opposite it was a few mins along that road on the left recognised the house from the picture couldn’t see the sign primrose villas as it was faded on wall but parking just at side The car park was fully due to occupancy of next cottage but we unloaded and parked in a pull in spot in front on cottage garden Went to grace on the green in village for lunch excellent food and service then went to White House farm pub at end of the road for tea very friendly new manager and sampled local beer

    Reviewed by G5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely location and well equipped cottage, we all had a fantastic time!"

    Our party consisted of two adult couples and two dogs. We had ample space and found everyone so friendly.

    Reviewed by James4.7Oct 2023

  • "After reading some of the reviews I had a lovely surprise when we arrived at Primrose Villas…."

    It was far nicer than I was expecting! There is a hidden away washing machine, it is larger than the impression given , clean , comfortable (including the beds!) and homely. It is in a wonderful position for walking to the pubs, coffee shops and long walks in the National Park. We are looking forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at 2 Primrose Villas."

    A truly beautiful cottage and the scenery could not have been more fantastic! Everything needed was included and value for money was great. Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location with great views."

    Excellent shower. We would love to come back for another visit

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay!"

    Nice enclosed garden for the dogs was a great help.

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Stunning location."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable. Equipped with everything we needed. Already planning my next visit.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay, comfortable cottage in a fantastic location."

    Our only suggestion would be clearer instructions for finding the cottage. Once we realised that it was the turning to 'Thorgill only' opposite the White Horse Farm Inn we had no problem. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Jun 2022

  • "Pretty cottage lovely situation."

    The top floor bedroom in particular was great. The downstairs room was fine for two of us but would be rather cramped for five. Kitchen is well equipped but very compact no storage at all for food for example.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is in a lovely position with wonderful views across Rosedale and a very pleasant garden."

    There was, however, an issue around space. The ground floor open-plan living/dining/kitchen area was tiny and smaller than it appeared in the photographs. Even with only two guests and a dog, we were cramped for space and we certainly wouldn't have wanted to be in a party of four. We felt that we would have had more room to move on a narrowboat. There are some small inaccuracies in the cottage description. The first floor bedroom does not contain a standard sized double bed and fuel for the wood-burning stove is not included as implied. There was enough for the first night but the expectation was that guests would provide the rest. Most cottages state this explicitly but this cottage did not. It is also not made clear that neighbours have access through the garden. The cottage was clean and well presented but evidence of a previous canine visitor was clearly evident on the lawn when we arrived and had not been cleaned up. We do not have satnav and were concerned that directions to the cottage were very poor, being both confusing and contradictory and bearing no relation to either a standard road atlas or an OS map. Sadly, the two requests made for further clarification from the owners went unanswered. We were greatly helped by the Phillips Street Guide to North Yorkshire which enabled us to make some sense of otherwise incoherent instructions.

    Reviewed by Pam2.8Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful with all we needed ."

    Relaxing , very comfortable beds and to wake up to overlook Rosedale was magical. One of the most beautiful places I’ve seen. Perfect position for walking moors and dale. Our dog enjoyed the garden. Absolutely wonderful place. Thanks

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Sep 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage with a beautiful and comfortable main bedroom."

    Garden and location were beautiful. Garden completely enclosed and perfect for our dog. Cottage had everything we needed, welcome goodies were a lovely surprise

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The location , the view were all brilliant"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very well equipped cottage close to Rosedale Abbey village (a short walk away across a field)."

    The top double bedded room also has a desk/work area with wifi which is useful if you need to work or keep in contact while staying there. The two village shops plus the camping shop have just about everything you could need for your stay from basics to top quality local produce. Plenty of local walks from the cottage and much more a short drive away. Enjoy!

    Reviewed by Jon4.4Apr 2021

  • "Never left a review before but this cottage really exceeded our expectations."

    Firstly, really grateful for having a decent king sized mattress so we could get comfortable night's rest. A basic requirement that for the sake of an extra couple of £100, baffles me as to why owners in other properties don't get right (I would never return to a holiday cottage with a rubbish mattress no matter how nice everything else was). If I was really picky, twin beds rather than a double in the second room would have suited us better though my teenaged son enjoyed hogging the double and our youngest was happy to sleep into the very comfy guest bed in the master bedroom with us. My wife was very taken by how tastefully decorated it was, l loved the woodburner and the owner has obviously put a lot of thought into the practicalities of the stay. Kids were happy with the WiFi and smart TV plus other little extras. It was in a fantastic location with easy access to lovely walks, Dalby Forest and the coast. The local pub was lovely and had really nice pub grub. You could buy all you needed from either the local shop or the camp/ caravan site. We got a last minute deal to make the stay even sweeter. It really was the best holiday we've had in a while! Couldn't fault this cottage and would happily recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2021

  • "On arrive on opening g the door the place was spot on very clean and tide, everything set up as promised."

    Going g up stairs everything was spot on the top bedroom was better than any four star hotal I have stayed at. Love it sleeper better than normal enjoy the local barn owl. What a place did not want to leave. Thank you for a great time.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, thoroughly enjoyed it, brilliant location."

    The only things that would have made it even better would have been a knife sharpener (the kitchen knives were very blunt), one or two empty cupboards for storing food in, and keys to the shed to keep a couple of bikes in there. But we managed, and we'd definitely come back. The prosecco was a lovely touch to welcome us to the cottage too, much appreciated. Friendly neighbours too!

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Sep 2020

  • "A dripping kitchen tap bulb out over the shower, no batteries in the torch, bed ..."

    A dripping kitchen tap bulb out over the shower, no batteries in the torch, bed extremely uncomfortable there was great views, pub at the end of the road A couple of good tea rooms in the village graze on the green and abbey tea rooms, the coach house inn good for food and hand pulled beers great views from the moors

    Reviewed by Anthony2.8Aug 2020

  • "We alerted the property owner and booking."

    Com of the time of arrival . Received an email suggesting they would be there to hand over the key.I had no other information given to me at this time. When we arrived at the property there was no one there. We hung about for an hour then went to the local pub to try and phone for help as we had no signal on our phones. We waited on the phone to on the pubs land line for nearly an hour with no answer. At this point we were very hungry and tired (also aware of using the pubs phone)and went to another local pub to get some food. I did go on chat at booking .com for advise and also emailed sykes holidays , several times. I could not get a signal. On chat they said they would get back to me within half and hour. I had told them that I had no signal. At 9pm we went back to the property hoping someone would have come or left a note etc. On looking around outside we realised there was a key in the key lock but at no point have I been given a code. My son tried for nearly an hour to get into the code and eventually cracked the code and got the key. I am unsure what we would have done as I expect everywhere was booked. We would probably have had to drive all the way home. You can check the emails and chat and at no point did anyone give us the code. When I eventually got in we had access to wifi and noticed that Booking .com had tried to phone us at 8:30pm. This was useless as we had no signal and I had clearly told them that on the chat . Very stressful and annoying start to the holiday. We were not expecting to go out for a meal due to covid and had brought all our meals to cook. I would like some compensation for this awful start to our holiday!

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Aug 2020

  • "Well appointed holiday cottage with everything you could need."

    Lovely comfy beds, fully enclosed garden so great for dogs too. Thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in this lovely home set in the beautiful Rosedale Abbey.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Make it clear when its bin day,some people put bins out on Tuesday."

    Lovely cottage,did not expect that.had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jul 2020

  • "Had a great stay in this lovely cottage."

    Lovingly furnished throughout, and the enclosed garden, with a grassed and paved area, was greatly enjoyed by our two dogs Meg and Foxy. The views from the house across Rosedale were stunning. Definitely going back in the near future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor king-size with day bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove & oil central heating.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • There is off-road parking for 1 car only, but plenty of roadside parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome, not allowed upstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.3 miles and pub 1.3 miles
  • NOTE: A starter pack of logs/kindling is provided for the woodburner, but any additional wood would need to be purchased by the guest - there is information in the property for local suppliers
  • Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 night stays.

The property

Kirkbymoorside 7.2 miles.

Resting on the outskirts of Rosedale Abbey, in the heart of the North York Moors, is this charming semi-detached stone cottage, 2 Primrose Villas.

This heart-warming retreat is the ideal base for two couples looking to explore the delight of the surrounding moors.

Be welcomed into a spacious open-plan living room with tiled floors and an inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove adding to the wealth of character this property has.

Furnished to a high-standard, cosy up on the sofa with your loved one and tune into the Smart TV for keeping up to date with your favourite shows.

The compact kitchen has all the essentials appliances for cooking up some delicious meals, whilst the dining table provides all the space needed for gathering over a home-cooked meal or a board game brought from home for those quieter evenings.

The first floor has a double bedroom with access to a family bathroom with the choice of a bath or shower over to prepare for your day in style.

There are stairs leading up to the second floor which has a king-size bed and day bed for any extra guests wishing to stay here.

Each bedroom has stunning views across the beautiful North York Moors to wake up to each morning.

Rosedale Abbey is in an excellent position in the heart of the North York Moors National Park for access to walking, hiking, cycling and even mountain biking trails.

The village also has a 9-hole golf course and two cafés if you fancy a spot of lunch.

Rosedale Abbey has access to the bustling towns of Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Scarborough and Whitby for a large number of tourist attractions.

Whitby is one of the most popular towns to visit in North Yorkshire with its access to the historic Whitby Abbey, 199 steps, Whitby Beach and golf club.

2 Primrose Villas is the ideal holiday spot for two couples looking to uncover North Yorkshire's finest sites.

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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 breath-taking 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 village shops, tearooms, two old coaching inns and a glass studio; which featured recently in an episode of the BBC’s “Countryfile” programme. Rosedale Abbey also has its own 9-hole golf course but for golf enthusiasts, there are a number of excellent courses in the vicinity. The bustling market towns of Kirkbymoorside, Pickering and Helmsley offer a good selection of amenities, including restaurants, independent shops and markets, whilst the abbeys at Rievaulx and Byland are well worth a visit. An easy drive takes you to Castle Howard and the historic city of York whilst the coastal resorts of Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough are all within reach. Guests can take a step back in time by booking a trip on the North York Moors Steam Railway at nearby Pickering, as well as learn of the area’s rich and exciting history at the Ryedale Folk Museum, which holds workshops throughout the year. Embrace the outdoors at Go Ape in Dalby forest for a truly memorable and adventurous family fun day out, or lose yourself in The Great Yorkshire Maze.

Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 night stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas