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Ghyll Cottage

(Ref. 27834)

Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything you need for a fabulous break."

    Great base for visiting other areas. We had a lovely week despite the awful weather. Thank you sharon

    Thank you Marie for your fantastic feedback, it is really appreciated and most important to us. Kind regards Sharon & Ghyll Cottage team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2024

  • "Well equipped cottage in great rural location with plenty of walks from the doorstep and well placed for visiting local attractions."

    Good food available in local dog friendly pub. Neighbours very friendly and helpful . The lack of a mobile signal was a bonus . On this visit there was a problem with the wifi and smart tv, which once aware the owner responded very quickly to try and resolve. Would not hesitate to return . Important that anyone with mobility issues is aware of fact that cottage is accessed from lane by a flight of steps and that the stairs within cottage, as is usual, are quite steep . Overall a real gem.

    Dear Jo, Thank you so much for your feedback which is appreciated and so important to us. I will contact Sykes Cottages to ensure your comments about the steps/stairs are clearly highlighted in the information guide. I do hope we can welcome you back in the future. Sharon & The Ghyll Cottage Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2024

  • "Ghyll cottage is a wonderful cosy place to explore the North Yorkshire Moors."

    It’s clean & well equipped & so quiet. A real retreat. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Ghyll Cottage is surrounded by amazing views."

    The cottage is lovely, comfortable and well equipped. The welcome pack of a few essentials and biscuits was a kind touch.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved our break."

    The only negative was that we were told in welcome letter that tea, coffee, milk and sugar would be in cottage so we didn't take any with us. When we arrived late afternoon there was no tea and only 4 coffee bags. The cottage is very remote and we were too late to use local shop so had to make do with 4 cups of coffee until next day. Otherwise we really enjoyed our stay in a beautiful setting.

    I can only apologise for this slip in our normally high standard of welcome pack. We pride ourselves on providing Yorkshire tea and coffee along with local produce to welcome you to your home from home. Please visit us again so we can assure you of our standard of service. Sharon Baxter, Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric4.4Sep 2023

  • "Ghyll Cottage is a lovely peaceful hideaway in a tiny hamlet, off the beaten track, with fantastic views, walks and wildlife right out of the door."

    A very comfortable cottage , well equipped with quality appliances, cosy bedrooms, an excellent shower. A lovely garden to sit and listen to the birdsong. Can't fault it, but the addition of a freezer would be good. Don't forget anything because it's a long windy road to the shops, but there are good dog friendly places to eat nearby. Will come again!

    Thank you for your feedback, your comments are greatly appreciated and will be helpful to future guests. We look forward to welcoming you back . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    On behalf of all the team at Ghyll Cottage I would like to thank you for your positive comments and hope that we may look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards Sharon & Co Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Jun 2023

  • "It had everything we needed and a lovely location."

    Thank you Alison for your positive comment, it is appreciated. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Ghyll Cottage and would definitely return again."

    The cottage was of a very high standard, very clean and cosy The dogs loved the garden. We walked into Rosedale Abbey a couple of times but our main outings were to Saltburn-by-the Sea, Whitby and the Ryedale Folk Museum. The cottage was remote but close to the main roads to all areas of the North York Moors and East Coast. We would have liked to do more local walks but it was too misty this time. Parking wasn't an issue in November.

    Thank you for your kind comments it is greatly appreciated and also helpful to future guests. There are certainly plenty of walks from the doorstep of various lengths. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic location for walking, we did 5 days from the door walks, the local pubs serve good food and great beer."

    The cottage has everything you need for a lovely holiday, and it’s one we would go back to in the future

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage very isolated but we loved it so much."

    The kind of place you want to tell everyone about but at the same time want to keep it a secret so it’s feee to book. U need a car as the roads are so narrow with lots of bushes that it’s dangerous to walk as no safe place to stand when cars passing.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Jul 2022

  • "We had a truly lovely time and the cottage in the very rural setting was pretty ideal for us."

    It had everything we needed and it was very clean and tidy. The garden and back courtyard is a great space to hang out. We enjoy nature and the remote location is in close proximity to many interesting and beautiful sights. Our dogs loved the cottage very much too! We’ve already booked another week Later this year.

    Dear Christine, Thank you for your lovely comments and also for re booking later in the year. We will look forward to welcoming you back and ensure that your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as your recent stay. Kind Regards Sharon (Owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christiane4.7May 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxed stay in Ghyll Cottage."

    The cottage is very comfortable inside and comes with garden furniture to enjoy the fabulous views with a cuppa and tasty scones from the welcome package. The kitchen is really well equipped including a slow cooker. It’s an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area with plenty of walks and a short drive to the seaside. Lovely neighbours and our dog, Cleo had lots of fun playing with Honey, the dog next door. Ours was only a short stay but we’d definitely book Ghyll Cottage again for a longer stay.

    Dear Jacqueline, Thank you for your feedback , it is greatly appreciated and is always helpful to future guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future…and I’m sure Honey the dog will look forward to playing with Cleo again. Kind regards Sharon Baxter (Owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2022

  • "What a delightful cottage with beautiful views."

    It was extremely peaceful . We used the cottage as a base to complete the Coast to Coast from Danby wisk to Robin Hoods Bay. The cottage was comfortable and easily accommodated 4 adults and one Labrador. We also managed to do a lovely walk around the ridge from the cottage. A lovely week was had by all. A great base to explore the North York Moors.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Oct 2021

  • "Perfect if you want a pretty chilled holiday ."

    The cottage was a cute country cottage . Neighbours just really friendly & lovely to chat to them on both sides . Views so magical , lots of lovely places to visit & walks around the cottage . The only thing to be aware of is the lane to & from the cottage is only one car width with the odd pull ins . But to be honest lots of the roads around the area was the same . Don’t let it put you off it’ cos your in the countryside ! I would recommend it 100% I wish I could run away more often .

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2021

  • "Cottage as described and nicely cleaned on arrival."

    Neighbours very close and very helpful. Front garden quite overgrown due to a gardener problem, neighbours helped by cutting the lawn. Also, blackout blinds in upstairs rooms all need attention or replacing. I changed the battery in the kitchen clock and replaced the bulb in the main bedroom. None of the above spoilt our stay in any way, just comments to note. Fantastic location for getting around or staying within the Rosedale area.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2021

  • "Location outstanding, cottage well equipped and comfortable."

    Clean and fresh decor, garden furniture a bonus, friendly neighbours. Steep steps from car parking but drop off point available for those who can manage a few steps. Like to return.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in an amazing location."

    Reviewed by Pam4.7Apr 2021

  • "This an ideal place to get away from the day to day, the views are spectacular, the walks begin from the garden gate and there are plenty of routes to keep you busy all week without needing to get in the car."

    The garden is a lovely outdoor space and the cows pass by each morning close to the rear courtyard to add entertainment. The neighbours were friendly and helpful. The house is lovely and warm. The kitchen is well equipped and the slow cooker a really good idea. Recommend the pub at the end of the lane too the food was very good and the owner very friendly.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Oct 2020

  • "The "roadside parking" was a real issue."

    We were only given some clarity on this by email on 29th September, 3 days before we were due to leave for our holiday. This email spoke of off road parking at the bottom of the steps to the row of cottages. When we arrived we found the off road parking was occupied by a deep fenced-off excavation, seemingly work in progress by the water company, and a large heap of hard core, presumably left by the water company to back fill the excavation when work is completed. All of which made it extremely difficult to park with any sense of security. This situation soured our holiday and I believe Sykes/owner should have informed us of the full facts about the condition of the off road parking, allowing us time to change the date of our visit or Sykes/owner to make alternative arrangements for parking, in what is a very tight location under normal circumstance. Also I don't understand why there is no thought given to mentioning, that due to the steps that have to be used to exit and access the cottage on each occasion, that these steps might be difficult the older person or anyone with a walking difficulty. It sounds as if we have nothing good to say about Ghyll Cottage, which is not correct. The cottage was comfortable and with great views, but this experience leads us to think twice about ever using Sykes in future.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.1Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cozy Cottage, well equipped with fantastic views over the Moors, in a rural setting, step away from social media for a while to a place where you can enjoy being woken by a crowing cockeral or the mooing of the cows."

    Great location for walking or visiting the local area......bliss.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was very cosy and in a fabulous quiet location, with stunning scenery on the doorstep."

    What more can I say, we would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Unfortunately the cottage wasn't deep cleaned before our arrival."

    With the current covid 19 situation this was a concern for us. Both owner and Sykes fully understood our concerns but could not fix the issues during our stay. It didn't spoil our short holiday and we received a reasonable refund.

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Jul 2020

  • "Cosy warmcottage even before putting on the open fire"

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cozy cottage in a quiet hamlet."

    Well equipped with everything you need. Great location for walks, trips to the coast and the steam railway. No Wi-fi meant that we planned walks and activities ahead of our holiday although there is plenty of local information in the cottage. Clear directions from the owner so easy to find. Really enjoyed the lack of Wi-fi as it meant that we did things together as a family, watched tv, played the provided board games, talked, ha ha! Secure garden for a small terrier size dog. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in very beautiful valley."

    Village and shops within a couple of miles. Great to be able to walk from the front door. Lack of internet and any phone signal was challenging. Good to have a call box in the cottage just in case. Neighbours (and caretakers) very nice and helpful. We were warned of road works once we had booked - this allowed no vehicle access for two days. Also a bit challenging.

    Reviewed by Jo4.1Sep 2019

  • "It was rather difficult to find the cottage and more remote than we expected it to be."

    We certainly missed the internet to make research for anywhere we wanted to visit or see but we did like the cottage and the surrounding.

    Reviewed by Vivi Nygaard4.7May 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Ghyll Cottage as we love the area so much and the cottage, with it's peaceful environment, is just what we love."

    Everything came up to expectations including the weather in April.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely quaint cottage, welcoming neighbours, amazing scenery."

    Our miniature schnauzer was safe in the enclosed garden (a larger dog may be able to escape). Nice pubs and tea rooms within a mile and half.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Apr 2019

  • "This was the first time my partner and I had used Sykes Cottages for a trip - specifically as we were requiring dog friendly accommodation - and everything was incredibly straightforward and simple to research, select, book and schedule our arrival time etc, that the trip has been a delight."

    The Cottage was exactly as advertised and the facilities matched our expectations. The setting was stunning and the host and neighbours were so helpful and friendly that all of us (dogs included) had a really enjoyable and comfortable stay. Already booked for another cottage for next year in a slightly different location. Can only imagine we will continue to use Sykes Cottages for many years to come if we have anything like as good an experience again. Keep up the good work!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a peaceful location with breathtaking views."

    Friendly helpful caretaker. Very friendly area too. Rosedale Abbey is lovely and the food at 'Graze on the Green' is sublime (even for veggies!). Wonderful base for exploring. A couple of minor things: It would be useful to have a lamp in the sitting/tv area as the wall lights are quite dim, although the 'reading corner' in the dining area, with the armchair and floor standing reading lamp was really welcome. Also, as the weather was very changeable (hot for several days then suddenly cool) storage heaters aren't flexible enough as they need to be switched on the day before, so an effective plug-in heater for downstairs would be good for these situations when it doesnt warrant an open fire. In general, loved the house and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Mari4.4Aug 2018

  • "This was a lovely, clean well equipped cottage with all the little touches which holiday accommodation often lacks."

    The neighbours are so kind and could not have been nicer. Not suitable for the elderly though, owing to the lack of parking, long steps to the lay-by and steep staircase in the house.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2018

  • "Parking and access to cottage not good could."

    Difficulty for anyone not very mobile. If other cottages adjacent to the property were occupied it may be difficult to find a parking space in the vicinity.

    Reviewed by Barrie3.8Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely place ."

    Reviewed by Mahoney5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cottage, facilities and location great, we would definitely recommend it."

    However although we acknowledged that we were running late in the expected time of vacation (>10mins) the cleaners were rather unreasonable and stormed into the cottage at 10:34am. I hope that in future they will consider being more understanding in such circumstances.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4May 2018

  • "Beautiful location, so peaceful, everything worked in the cottage and it was well equipped, even the knives were sharp, a usual problem with cottages."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2017

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage, wonderfully walks and so peaceful."

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Sep 2017

  • "Excellent cottage in a beautiful location."

    Lovely walks from the front door - no need to get in the car. We really enjoyed our week at Ghyll Cottage and hope to stay again soon. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2017

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a absolutely beautiful part of the world, wonderful walks, peace & quiet."

    Great for a get away from fast paced life.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x single with pull-out bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area Log Burner (Pictures pending).
  • Electric heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Smart TV ,selection of books and games
  • WIFI
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Roadside parking close by
  • Lawned garden to front with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.25 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Wheelbarrow access path runs at the back of Ghyll Cottage and provides the middle cottage in the terrace with rear access, which the neighbour uses regularly
  • Note: Owner may take additional small dog with £25 pet charge. Note: Access to property is via steps, may not be suitable for people with mobility issues

The property

Rosedale Abbey 1 mile.

A charming end-terrace traditional cottage, set in an idyllic elevated position in the sleepy hamlet of Thorgill, on the edge of Rosedale Abbey.

With wonderful, panoramic views over spectacular countryside, this Rosedale Abbey cottage provides an ideal holiday home to relax and unwind in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, but be within a few minutes’ drive of nearby pretty market towns.

Homely and characterful, this Rosedale Abbey cottage has a warm and welcoming open plan living area, with beamed ceilings and a cosy open fire; a joy to sit around on cooler evenings.

The spacious country-style kitchen is well equipped, with a dining area and additional comfy seating, whilst upstairs the double bedroom takes in the breathtaking views over the valley.

To the front of this Rosedale Abbey cottage, is a long, lawned sunny garden, perfect for alfresco dining in warmer months.

With an enviable network of public footpaths from the door, this Rosedale Abbey cottage is a walker’s paradise, whilst the bustling market towns of Kirkbymoorside, Pickering and Helmsley offer excellent restaurants, independent shops and quaint tea rooms.

Why not visit the historic abbeys at Riveaulx and Byland, or take a trip back in time on the North York Moors Steam Railway.

For golf enthusiasts, there are two excellent courses at Malton and Kirkbymoorside, whilst an easy drive brings you to the popular seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough.

A lovely Rosedale Abbey cottage for an enjoyable holiday.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season