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The Flour Pot

(Ref. 936971)

Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "The central heating was limited, in the beginning there was only heating from 7 - 9 am, from 4 - 6 pm and from 8 - 10 pm."

    After complaining to the owner she changed the program more to our whishes, but is was still not warm enough, due to the fact that the house is rather damp.

    Thank you for your feedback. Our “Welcome Pack,” provides guests with clear written instructions explaining how the boiler works and how to change the boiler settings. Guests can alter these controls at any time. We volunteered to adjust your boiler settings to meet your specific medical requirements as soon as we were made aware of your needs. We think the increase in the level of condensation you appear to have experienced was caused by the failure of the extractor fan. If we’d been told about it, it would have been mended. Our electrician has now repaired the fan and we do not foresee any more problems with this. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused you during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frederik H.2.8Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage for a couple located in a gorgeous village on the doorstep of the moors."

    We enjoyed our stay and the host was so friendly and helpful. Little touches such as leaving some tea, coffee, biscuits and milk really made a difference after a long drive. The local cafes and pubs are a two minute walk and are all great. This is a perfect place to stay if you enjoy walks as there are many good ones nearby. I think if there were one thing that we would’ve liked it would be for the mattress to be a little bit more comfy. Thank you for a relaxing break in such a pretty location.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Jul 2023

  • "It was our second visit to the area and also stay at The Flour Pot."

    Our previous visit was just after the end of the first Covid lockdown and there were places we wished to visit again. Margaret once again made us very welcome to this lovely little cottage and was helpful in suggesting places to visit and eat. We would highly recommend a stay at The Flour Pot.

    Reviewed by John R5.0Jun 2023

  • "Mattress needs changing a bit lumpy."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2023

  • "What a wonderful cottage this is."

    It is the place for total relaxation and to get that feel good factor. The cottage is so well equipped, Extremely clean and comfortable. We spent hours sitting outside watching the huge variety of birds including spotted flycatchers, goldcrests, and bullfinch. On the last night the Tawny owl appeared. We will definitely return Next year. Margaret the owner is a lovely lady, On hand if needed, but I doubt you'll need anything. There are so many wonderful walks from the village, and the 2 cafes and Pub do wonderful food.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Margaret was a godsend, always ready to helpwith info relevant to our stay."

    Local shop/cafe was a delightful place in its own right. Stunning place to stay. The people are so friendly and quick to help. 2 pubs within walking were both welcoming. Plenty to do, we didn't want to come home....

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "Enjoyable week with a very friendly owner"

    Reviewed by Tam5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage located in the centre of the village."

    The owner was friendly and helpful and the cottage was very clean, bed comfortable, and everything worked. Note mobile and WiFi is poor but that’s because of the village location, not the cottage. The property gives access to the wonderful North Yorkshire Moors and all it has to offer.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay for 7 nights."

    Great location. Lots of walks from the cottage too. Margaret, the owner is lovely. Very helpful. Flour Pot Cottage is beautiful. Very clean. Comfy bed. Great facilities. Highly recommended. Abbey Tea Rooms (delicious breakfast & cakes, shop sells essentials too like toiletries, fruits, food etc), Coach Inn Pub, another cafe, all provide great food & drinks … 2 mins walk from cottage. Free car parking just outside cottage door for one car. A fab holiday. Privacy & comfort.

    Reviewed by Naz5.0Oct 2022

  • "Found the mattress a bit lumpy but otherwise everything was fantastic - location, helpfulness of the owner, facilities within the cottage, light coming into the cottage, shower etc."

    .. - all great - thanks very much for hosting us - we would highly recommend this accommodation to others.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Sep 2022

  • "The Flour Pot is lovely cottage situated in the village of Rosedale which has a good local shop, tea rooms and a popular pub."

    The cottage itself is very comfortable, well presented and equipped with everything that you might need for a comfortable and enjoyable visit; it makes an ideal base for exploring both the local area and also further afield to the coastal towns and the North York Moors. We would highly recommend. We would highly recommend The Flour Pot.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is my second visit ti the Flour Pot and it did not disappoint."

    Margaret's place is great for a solo traveller or a couple. The front of the building is an open plan lounge, dining srea and kitchen and id light and airy with its huge window. Behind is a large bedroom with en suite shower room. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need for cooking meals and even has a dishwasher and washing machine. Parking is right outside the apartment and there is outside seating. The village has two small shops with cafes as well as a pub serving food and is right on the Moors. Last but not least, Margaret lives opposite and is both helpful and friendly. Highly reccommended. Thanks for a great week Margaret.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2022

  • "A delightful holiday cottage ,beautiful location."

    We cannot find anything to fault it. Spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could think of. Very pleasant owner who was on hand if you needed her. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to any couple.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Flour Pot is a lovely clean, comfortable cottage in the middle of Rosedale with tearooms and pubs close by."

    Very quiet and peaceful location with walks from the door and secure parking. Margaret the owner lives on site and is very friendly without being intrusive and can recommend places to visit. As advised there is no mobile phone signal here (bliss!) and we had no issues browsing the internet which is useful for looking up opening times etc. We will definitely return if we holiday in this area again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very good cottage property all round, comfortable with all the facilities that we required."

    Situated in a private courtyard with it's own parking space. Excellent shower unit in the en-suite, there is a step-down from the shower so you have to remember that. All round, we had a very enjoyable week at this property and would strongly recommend for couples. The owner is a very pleasant and helpful lady, who lives on-site.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "We has a wonderful 7 days in rosedale Abbey."

    The flour pot cottage was very comfortable and clean and situated great in the village. And the welcome homemade cake was lovely. Would certainly recommend to anyone. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "We are really pleased that we discovered The Flour Pot."

    As soon as we walked through the door we felt it had a real “ home from home” feel about it. It is a lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage and while we were there we wanted for nothing. The owner, Margaret, was very friendly and welcoming and very kindly had tea, coffee and a cake waiting for us when we arrived. The location is great too . The village is very quiet and peaceful, it has a pub, two cafes and a well stocked shop. We will definitely return to The Flour Pot and would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends. Thanks

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2021

  • "We loved the Flour Pot cottage, such a unique and cosy place."

    The area around was lovely, beautiful villages and Rosedale it's self was lovely and the villages very welcoming. We can't thank the owner enough for our very pleasant and comfortable stay and the lovely cake she made for us on arrival.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Flour Pot is a lovely cottage in the beautiful village of Rosedale Abbey."

    The cottage is in a courtyard setting with a dedicated parking space. The owner (Margaret) lives on site and is very friendly and welcoming, ensuring your stay is a good one. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, presented very well and perfectly clean. The Sykes description is accurate and be prepared for no mobile signal as well as poor wifi signal but this did not detract from our holiday. Wonderful walks from the door as well as short drives to some excellent visitor attractions. Do you research in advance of the holiday as covid restrictions mean that tourist leaflets are not available in the cottage. A special thank you to Margaret for the lovely cake upon arrival as well as some tea and coffee making provisions for the first cuppa after a long drive. Hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage very peaceful holiday - lovely cake left by host we will be back for sure"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Flour Pot is a lovely retreat for two."

    It is situated in the centre of Rosedale Abbey, but was very quiet and relaxing. Rosedale is centrally placed with some interesting driving and walking over the moors. Our host Margaret was extremely welcoming (thank you for the cake Margaret!) and ensured that our stay was as comfortable as it could be. The Flour Pot was well furnished and beautifully clean throughout and well equipped for our daily needs. Just two minutes walk away is a very popular pub/ restaurant which serves decent food and beer if you fancy a change from cooking. Can be thoroughly recommended!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "After my last week in Runswick Bay (see my feedback) This place was a wonderful contrast."

    The Flour Pot was bigger than expected and the facilities were all in top condition. The owner was very friendly and helpful and the Flour Pot was comfortable, spotlessly and quiet. Rosedale Abbet is a lovely village. I hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2021

  • "Good one bedroom cottage in a courtyard situation in a lovely village in the North Yorkshire moors."

    Afternoon and evening sun on the patio in front of the bungalow. Friendly and helpful owner lives nearby.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jun 2021

  • "Flower Pot cottage is a little gem we just love it and all ready planing a return we had the most amazing walks there's 2 beautiful tea rooms & shop and a fabulous pub The Coach House Inn food was really good our week in Flower Pot Cottage was just perfect a big thankyou to Margaret the owner for your homemade cake it was delicious and the little treats and thankyou once again to Sykescottages."


    Reviewed by Jacky5.0May 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay at The Flour Pot in Rosedale Abbey."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable with excellent facilities located in peaceful surroundings in this beautiful village. The host was very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "The owner was pleasant, friendly and helpful."

    The setting is beautiful. The wheels didn't turn on my car for the full 7 days. There are many beautiful walks straight from the cottage, which is just 2 minutes walk away from the pub and shops. The property consists of a kitchen / living room, and one bedroom with an en-suite. It is advertised as having a games room. Where that is supposed to be I have no idea. I agree with other feedback on several things. The bathroom is compromised, the basin tricky to use etc, but it is what it is. In the bedroom, there is only a child sized wardrobe but children are not allowed. It is just not big enough. We found it difficult to manage for 7 nights with just a small larder fridge. The pub was closed due to Covid restrictions so we took our own provisions with us, but there was nowhere to store things. It desperately needs a fridge freezer. There is no mobile signal in the property or indeed in the village so wifi is a must. It is advertised as having wifi but there is no actual router within the property. It links to the owners cottage across the courtyard and is very intermittent. It was non existent in the bedroom. All in all, a pleasant stay, but not the best value for money cottage we have stayed in.

    We thank you for your helpful comments. The wardrobe has now been adapted to provide more hanging space and the larder fridge has been replaced by a fridge with a freezer compartment. The WiFi speed is the same in both cottages and is dependent on B. T. ( WiFi is slower than a cable connection ). We apologise for the incorrect information provided by Sykes Cottages in relation to the provision of a “games room.” The property has never had this facility and we have asked Sykes Cottages to correct their error. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.1May 2021

  • "Fantastic location, with parking, always a plus."

    Lovely cake left by owner, which was gorgeous. We only have a couple of suggestions to make,the wardrobe is a child's size, anything hung up dragged along the bottom,had to hang clothes on back of bedroom door, and the basin in bathroom is tricky to use due to the glass shelf,and the bathroom cabinet is ok if you're 6ft plus, wife could only see the top of her head.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Flour Pot, and want to thank you for your helpful suggestions. We agree that the wardrobe is a little on the small size and have provided alternative hanging space in the lounge. We are unable to alter the size of the bathroom basin as dimensions do not allow; but we have removed the glass shelf. The bathroom cabinet will be replaced, however we have provided additional mirrors to suit a variety of needs which can be used whilst either standing or sitting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dennis4.4Apr 2021

  • "An excellent, cosy little cottage, ideal for two, situated in the village centre amid wonderful countryside."

    The owner was very friendly and informative, and made it a pleasure to be there.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Flour Pot, Margaret was very welcoming and friendly, always willing to recommend walks, routes or areas to visit."

    The day after our arrival she enquired if everything was to our satisfaction and if we had any questions about the property.The off road parking was excellent within the gated courtyard, The cottage had all the facilities we needed for the weeks stay. Mobile signal isn't good in the village, being down in the dale, but we found that by using wi-fi calling on our phones, we were able to keep in contact with the family. Over all a very pleasant stay in a lovely area of the North Yorkshire Moors.The residents of Rosedale Abbey are very friendly, The Village Store and Tea Room particularly, also The Graze on the Green, both happy to make up sandwiches to take on your walks. We would certainly recommend The Flour Pot.

    Reviewed by John R5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was cosy beatifully warm quiet and peaceful."

    It was also central to many places of interest.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2019

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week in the stunning village of Rosedale Abbey in the Heart of the North York Moors National Park."

    The Flour Pot is in an ideal private location and provides all the home comforts for a perfect holiday home from home and highly recommended. Thank you Margaret for making us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great touring and walking area."

    Reviewed by Stanley5.0Sep 2019

  • "An exceptional little holiday cottage right in the middle of one of the most beautiful little villages around the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales!"

    We stayed here for 5 nights and could have happily stayed for another 5! The cottage offers everything you need for cooking and living! All you need to supply is the food, friends and family! The cottage is optimally placed! It has multiple walking routes directly surrounding it which will take you all over the Moors whilst only being a short 15/20 drive from Pickering and roughly an hours drive from Whitby and Scarborough! As a young couple who had never holidayed in Britain before, this rural retreat offered us everything we could have asked for and would most happily stay again!

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Aug 2019

  • "Peaceful relaxing week in beautiful surroundings, with everything you need in a nice little cottage."

    Plenty to do and see and everyone is so friendly up north.

    Reviewed by Clive4.4Jul 2019

  • "No freezer or freezer compartment in fridge so could not use our ice packs for use in cold box so missed out on the good food in the farm shops."

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We're pleased you were still able to utilise your cold box during your holiday and enjoyed some excellent meals at the local farm shops. The cottage offers a simple larder fridge as per the property description and this was highlighted to you before the start of your holiday. kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Jun 2019

  • "Flower pots offered us everything we need for a perfect break,we would recommend the cottage to family and friends."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely location, comfortable accommodation."

    Suited us perfectly for our holiday. Many walks from your doorstep including 2 pubs, both of which served excellent food. The owner was very welcoming and keen to ensure we were happy with everything. Plenty of information was provided about the cottage and the local area. The WiFi signal wasn't great though and it did drop out a few times. However, this didn't bother us as we only needed it to look up postcodes and check a few emails. All in all, a very peaceful and relaxing place with fantastic scenery a stone's throw away.

    Reviewed by Charlotte3.8Apr 2019

  • "Clean comfortable cottage in a beautiful spot."

    Loads to visit in the vicinity. Friendly and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by P4.4Apr 2019

  • "The place was in a spectacular location and if you are fit and like walking you were in heaven."

    It was very quiet and suited my wife and i we like the village and the little shop and tea room. The village was very popular with day visitors. You were well placed to visit the seaside

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2018

  • "The owner was very helpful and friendly."

    The cottage is in a very quiet courtyard close to a good pub and village shop and tearooms.beautiful area for walking.lastly the cottage has everything you would need even a dishwasher and washing machine.,Thanks Margaret for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2018

  • "We were a little disapointed that there was no freezer compartment, just a fridge only."

    Other than that minor gripe The Flour Pot is very much recommended and a lovely place to stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Flour Pot. The property offers a simple larder fridge as per the description. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country."

    Would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2018

  • "A very nice and well kept cottage ."

    not a lot to do in the village ,but very handy for all the places to visit near by .will use again next year all being well.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "The Flower Pot was very spacious and very well equipped we fell in love with it and will certainly return one of the biggest cottages we have stayed in beautiful place ."

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2018

  • "The Flour Pot cottage is absolutely lovely."

    It was clean and decorated to a high standard and well equipped. I highly recommend it. Rosedale Abbey village is beautiful and makes a great base to explore from.

    Reviewed by Bettina5.0Mar 2018

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable, cosy cottage, with all the amenities required."

    The cottage is situated in a beautiful area for walking or just enjoying the peace and tranquility of the moors. It has good access to a range of towns and coastal areas. We loved the cottage and enjoyed our time there and would definitely consider coming back again.

    Reviewed by Helen4.8Oct 2017

  • "From the moment we arrived in Rosedale Abbey we completely relaxed!"

    The Flour pot was in an ideal location, quiet but with easy access to all the roads over the moors. We intend to return next year as we enjoyed the walking and then returning to the comfort of 'The Flour Pot'.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Sep 2017

  • "Lovely property."

    Everywhere was a car ride away but would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Ann4.6Jul 2017

  • "Lovely cottage everything you needed beautifull village and surroundings plenty of places to visit"

    Reviewed by Joan5.0May 2017

  • "Lovely location friendly people and good food!"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2017

  • "Excellent for easy reach of other areas of interest, easy to park outside cottage very quiet village ."

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC.
  • LPG central heating
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent, however guests are required to bring their own towels and tea towels
  • Private parking for 1 car in gated courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk Note: There is no mobile reception available in Rosedale Abbey Note: This property does not accept children or infants Note: As the property is in a rural area the WiFi is intermittent

The property

A superb detached stone built cottage with gated private parking situated in a secluded courtyard setting in the pretty village of Rosedale Abbey, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

The single-storey accommodation boasts a warm and inviting generous sized open-plan living area with plush seating, a well-equipped contemporary fitted kitchen with built-in appliances, ideal for preparing tasty meals, and a formal dining area which provides a sociable space for entertaining.

The high vaulted ceiling and tall picture windows create a unique sense of space yet the cottage still retains its snug ambience.

A double bedroom leads off from the sitting room and is complemented by quality bedding and furniture, benefiting from a bright en-suite shower room.

Outside, there is a sunny patio area with furniture where you can sit with a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine during the warmer months.

The cottage provides a perfect romantic hideaway for couples wanting to explore this stunning part of North Yorkshire, yet want the convenience of being close to a shop, tea room and village inn.

There are a number of excellent golf courses in the vicinity for the enthusiast, whilst an easy drive takes you to the bustling market towns of Kirkbymoorside, Pickering and Helmsley and the popular seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough.

This is a gem of a cottage in a beautiful location with guests returning year after year.

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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.

Note: This property does not accept children or infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas