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  • Sunbeck Gatehouse - North Yorkshire (incl. Whitby) - 28064 - photo 1

Sunbeck Gatehouse

Raskelf near Easingwold, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 28064)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Our holiday was thoroughly enjoyed."

    Richard & Sheila were very nice & helpful but not invasive. We loved to sit in the many places in their garden watching the wild life. It was a very relaxing break. The cottage was perfect in lovely surroundings and would certainly think about going back.

    Reviewed by LeonardJul 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful gardens, so peaceful and relaxing."

    Enjoyed watching the wildlife and being allowed to walk around the owners gardens, which were easily as good as the ones we had to pay to look around.The friendly owners were helpful without being intrusive.The area around Raskelf and Easingwold has plenty to explore.A perfect holiday for us.

    Reviewed by JoyJun 2022

  • "We loved the garden and were made welcome by the owners."

    Watching the various birds at the feeders was a particular highlight, and finding newts living in the pond was a pleasant surprise. The property is well situated and convenient for touring this area of North Yorkshire. Excellent Morrisons in Boroughbridge.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2022

  • "Beautiful, clean and comfortable cottage set in the most beautiful garden."

    If you enjoy peace and beauty this is for you. Freedom to wander grounds with lots of places to sit and relax. Kind, welcoming owners onsite but no intrusion at all. Close to many pretty towns and villages in beautiful scenery. Local pubs serve good food. We will return to this one for sure.

    Reviewed by MurielMay 2022

  • "We had here a wonderful stay."

    Quiet and a magnificent garden with many kinds of birds. Richard and Shirley were great hostes.

    Reviewed by WietzeApr 2022

  • "Great place to stay for a quiet break"

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2022

  • "Shirley and Richard were extremely friendly and helpful."

    Their cottage has a wonderful conservatory where you can view the garden and see all the different birds. A lovely quiet place to stay. Many thanks Iris and Rich Wood

    Reviewed by IrisApr 2022

  • "A comfortable and well equipped cottage in the owner’s beautiful garden."

    One of the best we have stayed at. This was a really peaceful location but handy for seeing many of the lovely attractions of Yorkshire. We had an especially great day at Thirsk races, and lovely walk at Beningbrough. Many thanks to Sheila and Richard.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2021

  • "I really enjoyed my stay here out in the country."

    Friendly and helpful owners on site. Lovely and peaceful garden. Comfortable accommodation and well equipped. Especially enjoyed watching the birds at the feeders from the patio/conservatory. A good base for visiting places of interest : 30 mins drive to Fountains Abbey and Studley Water Gardens, 22 mins drive to Newby Abbey, 30 mins to outskirts of York. Would like to visit here again and thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Owners very considerate as the property was in their beautiful garden."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "My Husband and I have just returned home after spending a very enjoyable holiday at Sunbeck Gatehouse."

    The owners were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We were able to enjoy their magnificent gardens, watch the birds darting here and there and seek shade in the various seating areas within the garden. About 2 miles away in the village of Raskelf is the Old Black Bull public house. The landlord was very welcoming and the Sunday lunch was exceptional (booking essential). To avoid any crowded places we visited The Yorkshire Arboretum near Castle Howard and Duncome Park in Helmsley both places were well worth a visit. Easingwold is about 4mls away and Thirsk about 8mls away. All in all a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Mr and Mrs Ralphs, Lancashire

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "A great holiday at a delightful cottage in a superb garden."

    Shirley and Richard were great hosts and went out of their way to share their knowledge of the area. The cottage gardens are a haven for wildlife and birds and there are lots of peaceful areas where you can sit and enjoy the gardens.

    Reviewed by KennethJun 2021

  • "It was a lovely peaceful property set in a wonderful garden, the owners were very friendly, on top of that we had fantastic weather, what more could you want!"

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2021

  • "The location and with the accommodation being on its own and the beautiful gardens meant we had a very peaceful and relaxing holiday."

    The owners also made us very welcome and there was nothing too much trouble for them

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2021

  • "Superb accommodation."

    Perfectly placed for walking. Shirley’s garden is beautiful and the most relaxing place to be. Richards bird feeders attract many species and I managed to count 17, thanks to the book of birds. Love to return in the future. Geoff & Shirley. I

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMay 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the gardens were a delight."

    Lots of seating to watch the bird life on the feeders and trees. The owners were on hand if you needed anything and very welcoming. A lovely cottage and we would love to return.

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Very quiet area in a rural location. Owners, Richard and Sheila were a delight - very friendly and approachable. Gardens were excellent and clearly a lot of time spent on them. Not only would we go back but we have already booked. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, setting and hosts."

    Nice base for touring around North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by DougSep 2020

  • "Truly wonderful cottage, set in owners gardens, which were a picture."

    Lots of places to sit and relax. Bird feeders were always full of birds inc great spotted woodpecker, what a treat! Both Shirley and Richard were very helpful, Shirley highly knowledgeable with plants etc. All major attractions were easily accessible. Local restaurants were very good, Chinese--New inn, Huby, Steaks etc The Oak Tree Inn, Helperby. and Italian--Valentinos Ripon. Wonderful rural location away from all noise. We had a marvelous relaxing, restful time. Would certainly book again

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2020

  • "A warm welcome by the owners , everything clean and tidy and set in a stunning garden."

    Definitely make a return visit!

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "The cottage is well maintained, comfortable and equipped."

    Set in the owners beautiful gardens it is a tranquil place to relax and unwind. The owners Shirley and Richard were very welcoming and when unfortunately our holiday had to end prematurely due to illness, Shirley and Richard could not have been more kind, supportive and giving us every assistance.

    Reviewed by RhettSep 2019

  • "Could be justme but the mattress felt very soft and maybe needs changing."

    Aside from that it was an excellent stay and the owners were superb throughout. Thorough;y enjoyable

    Reviewed by HafizJul 2019

  • "The owners are very welcoming and allowed us free access to their fanrtastic garden."

    Looking out on the garden from the dining table, and watching the birds on the feeder, was a real highlight of our holiday. We really appreciated being able to store our tandem bicycle (and park our car) under cover.

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2019

  • "A warm welcome by Shirley and Richard was the start of a great holiday."

    We had a fabulous break from a busy working life.Very relaxing and so peaceful in the fantastic garden ,full of beautiful flowers and wildlife galore.The cottage had everything you need ,nice comfy bed , good shower and comfy seating in the lounge.The conservatory was an added bonus allowing us to take advantage of all the wildlife to watch. Nice countryside walks on peaceful evenings .The Eden Camp is well worth a visit ,and the workhouse museum at Pateley Bridge was excellent .Many thanks to Shirley and Richard for letting us stay in their lovely cottage. Shirley and David

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "The owners was very helpful."

    location of the place was fantastic, nice and quite with a great garden to sit it.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "Cottage was 5 * fantastic gardens full of birds and wildlife the sun room was a great place to relax and have breakfast."

    The owners made you feel so welcome and like part of the family.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2018

  • "Situated in a very quiet area with nice views."

    Enjoyed our stay, it was our second visit. Cottage very clean and comfortable. Hosts live on site and are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by RoySep 2018

  • "Nice property and exremley nice people"

    Reviewed by S.Jul 2018

  • "Sunbeck Gatehouse is a wonderful place to relax and have a great holiday."

    The garden and the owners are a real treat. Hospitality is second to none. We would definitely have another holiday at the gatehouse.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Superb cottage in very pleasant grounds,quiet location,excellent hosts."

    Reviewed by WilliamMay 2018

  • "The owners Shirley and Richard were very helpful and did all they could to make our stay enjoyable."

    The location was right for us, and the lovely gardens were a big bonus. We wished we had booked for a longer stay!

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2018

  • "S good clean let very nice owners great garden very nice and quiet only noise was bird songs"

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "The host Richard and Shirley very very welcoming."

    The gardens for our use were private and pristine, a gardners paradise. Only downfall no wifi, but for a week one can survive.

    Reviewed by JacquiJul 2017

  • "The garden was perfect,only complaint was it was slightly too small but we new that when we booked."

    Would recommend this property as excellent.Brian and Pat

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2017

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage set in truly beautiful gardens."

    Quiet, peaceful yet not far from villages & places of interest. Welcoming, friendly owners we most certainly will be returning. Sue & Will

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2017

  • "Accessible to local places of interest."

    Reviewed by JeanAug 2016

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  • All ground floor: One double bedroom with TV
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, sun room dining area over looking the garden.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, use of owner's washing machine and tumble dryer, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front and rear courtyard with patio, lawned area, orchard, pond and decked area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Cottage is not suitable for children.

The property

Raskelf 2 miles.

An attractive, detached cottage adjoining the owners' house in wide, open countryside, just two miles from the village of Raskelf and four miles from the market town of Easingwold.

Set over the ground floor, this warm and cosy Easingwold cottage is ideal for a couple to enjoy a country break in this beautiful and historical area and is perfect for exploring the stunning scenery of the Howardian Hills, the Vale of York and the eastern Dales before returning to a lovely haven of peace and tranquillity.

The cottage is set amongst one and a half acres of the owners' superb gardens, with both formal and wild gardens, a lovely orchard and, the centrepiece of the outstanding layout, a beautiful pond with extensive decking to sit out and enjoy the local wildlife.

The accommodation in this Raskelf cottage consists of an open- plan living area with well-equipped kitchen, cosy sitting area with French doors to a private sitting out area, and a small dining area.

A shower room and delightful double bedroom complete the layout and all the windows afford pretty views of the surrounding gardens.

Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this Raskelf cottage offers superb walking opportunities, with a wide network of public footpaths.

The elegant Georgian town of Easingwold has a wide cobbled market square, lined with an array of quality shops, cafes and traditional inns offering fine dining.

Visit the nearby city of York and tour the National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre and the spectacular Minster and be sure to walk the medieval city walls for a unique view of this wonderful city.

With the pretty country towns of Helmsley, Thirsk and Hovingham close by and attractions such as Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard to enjoy, this Raskelf cottage is a splendid base for a relaxing romantic holiday.

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About the location


Easingwold 3 miles; York 14 miles.

The small historic village of Raskelf with its beautiful old church, wooden steeple and quaint farm shop lies between the city of York and the Hambleton Hills, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Picturesque and peaceful, it is a perfect introduction to "Herriot Country", with the village itself boasting two traditional pubs and delightful Georgian architecture whilst being surrounded by rolling countryside on all sides. The lovely old market town of Easingwold is nearby, boasting a pretty market square and a good selection of shops, pubs and cafes, whilst York with its famous Minster, medieval walls, the Railway museum and the Yorvik centre, is just a short drive away. The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors and Coast are also within easy touring distance and are rich in stately homes and National Trust attractions - Harewood House and Castle Howard being just two of several within an hour's drive.