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Rosella Cottage

Rosedale, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A pretty 19th-century cottage in a tranquil village
  • Perfect for exploring the North York Moors
  • This is a wonderful retreat for a couple in rural surroundings
  • Visit delightful towns including Pickering and Helmsley
  • Within walking distance of three great pubs, two cafes and a gallery
  • An ideal base for keen walkers and nature-lovers
Property code: G0120

This delightful cottage is set in a picturesque village near the centre of the North York Moors and makes a romantic bolthole for a couple looking for a peaceful retreat in lovely rural surroundings.


This compact but very sweet one-bedroom holiday cottage is located in the heart of Rosedale Abbey; a handsome little village at the geographical centre of the North York Moors. With its boutique-style bedroom, luxurious en-suite, and small but comfortable lounge this is the perfect romantic escape for active couples looking to get away to the country. And it's all within easy walking distance of three great pubs, two cafes, and a gallery. Not only this, the cottage welcomes two dogs too so you can experience great adventures with your canine companions.


Dating back to 1850, this gorgeous one-bedroom bolthole has a luxury hotel ambience with all of the additional benefits of a small self-catering country cottage. The ground-floor accommodation consists of a charming sitting room showcasing paintings by local artists on the walls and with a feature fireplace. Other contemporary comforts include free Wi-Fi, an iPod docking station and a variety of games, books and toys so there's plenty to keep you occupied. There are also local maps for the walkers among you. This leads through to a compact but charming kitchen with a dishwasher included. Upstairs, the first floor of the cottage is taken up entirely by a beautiful double-height bedroom and spacious en-suite. Please note, the stairs in the cottage are quite steep so please take this into consideration when booking.


It's lovely and light upstairs, with two windows affording views to Hamer Moor across Rosedale Abbey. A king-size bed, TV and hotel-quality bed linen adds a touch of indulgence. The en-suite is stylish with clean lines, a walk-in high-pressure shower and complimentary toiletries completing the luxury cottage feel. There is also a large cupboard with a clothes washer and dryer.


Outside, the cottage has a small southeast-facing unfenced patio accessed via a right-of-way through a neighbour's private garden (not for public use); and facing right onto the lovely medieval churchyard of the old Priory grounds. There are also pretty views across Rosedale Abbey's village green and onto the Moors that surround the little village. From the green, five country lanes head off to all points of the compass, taking you to beautiful locations across the North York Moors and beyond. The cottage also has some off-road parking for added convenience.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom with king-size bed and TV
  • 1 en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer upstairs
  • TV, DVD, iPod dock
  • Patio
  • Free parking available in public car park
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub within 0.5 miles
  • Shop within 100 metres
  • Children are welcome but please note steep stairs lead from the kitchen upstairs so young children must be supervised at all times
  • Please note the cottage style stairs are quite steep and are unsuitable for those with reduced mobility

The cottage enjoys a great location in Rosedale Abbey, a picturesque North York Moors village. There is a charming village green and several cafes and pubs, all within a few hundred yards of the property. Rosedale Abbey is famously at the centre of five converging lanes taking you off in different directions across the moors. The first takes you towards Blakey Ridge and then onwards to Castleton, Danby Dale and the other scenic villages of the Upper Esk Valley. The view from the top of Blakey Ridge is one of the finest across the whole of the North York Moors.

The second lane takes you out of the village towards the Vale of Pickering and the market towns of Malton (18.5 miles), Pickering (10.5 miles) and Helmsley (13.5 miles); together with trips to Scarborough (28 miles), Castle Howard (19.5 miles) or York (33 miles). The nostalgic North York Moors Railway starts in Pickering where you can catch a steam train to Whitby and back again through some of the most picturesque countryside in Yorkshire. Helmsley features the nationally renowned Verbena Day Spa if you fancy a little pampering during your holiday.

The third takes you out across the moors to Egton Bridge (8.5 miles) and then on to Grosmont (11 miles) continuing onwards to Goathland (13 miles), the location for 'Aidensfield' in the 'Heartbeat' television series. You can also visit the seaside delights of Staithes, Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Robin Hood's Bay, as well as the famous coastal town of Whitby, all within 21 miles from the cottage.

The fifth choice is to head out of Rosedale Abbey towards Farndale (5.5 miles) and Hutton-le-Hole (4.5 miles), one of the prettiest villages in the North York Moors.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Clare 7th October 2019

Cottage was beautiful and cosy, its also in the best location for exploring.

Reviewed by Michael 20th September 2019

Good pub within walking distance. Two good local shops that also double as tea rooms.

Reviewed by Lisa 30th August 2019

A quaint, very small but perfectly adequate holiday cottage. The welcome pack was lovely as was the coffee machine. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was lovely. We were 2 adults and 2 dogs and it was perfect. Ideally situated in a beautiful village, ideal for both walking and visiting the coast.

Reviewed by Julia 12th July 2019

Cosy and comfortable downstairs, touches of luxury upstairs. Perfect location Hopefully we will return!

Reviewed by James 5th July 2019

This cottage is ideally situated in the centre of Rosedale Abbey which in turn is ideally situated for walking and touring the dales and moors. The bedroom and en suite are modern, spacious and well appointed. Downstairs the living room is comfortable, but the kitchen/diner is cramped and not adequate for preparing and eating meals

Reviewed by Jackie 20th May 2019

This cottage is in a central location in a lovely village well placed for walking or touring. There was a substantial welcome hamper including local produce which was welcome!

Reviewed by Jane 6th May 2019

A lovely village and a sweet little cottage with everything you need . Plus the moors are right on your doorstep. Just lovely !

Reviewed by Ethan 26th February 2019

Great little place to stay in the North York Moors. Very comfortable with everything you need for a home away from home for a few days. Loved the decor and the presentation. The welcome pack was a lovely touch.Narrow steep stairs are a challenge for really tall people like myself, yet this is an old house so there is no room to complain. Room for iRead moremprovement - Economy 7 Heating system is sometimes not enough to get the place warm on an evening. Thanks for a great weekend away. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 16th February 2019

Relaxing break Lovely

Reviewed by Jayne 5th January 2019

We enjoyed our stay at Rosella cottage. The welcome pack was very good. However the kitchen is tiny even for two people and the stairs are very steep.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Jayne,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review.On the website we do state that there is a small kitchen at Rosella and also that the stairs are quite steep to make people aware of this before booking. I am sorry if you had missed this information on the website.I do hope we can welcome you back to Yorkshire again soon.Take careLouise

Reviewed by Linda 6th October 2018

We booked Rosella Cottage for four nights from 1st October. The cottage was cosy and we found it to be warm enough downstairs by using the electric fire in the lounge as the temperature on the storage heaters didn't seem to adjust. The welcome basket was well received and the bedroom very comfortable. We retired earlier than intended each night , oRead morence we had eaten out, in order to watch the tv in the bedroom as the one in the lounge was much too small. The stairs were also very steep which we hadn't realised on booking, probably to be expected in this age of cottage. Not really suitable for anyone with mobility issues or for small children. The village was peaceful , the neighbours very friendly and the Abbey tea rooms well worth visiting. Unfortunately we had to return home a day early as our Yorkshire Terrier was unwell and very unsettled in the cottage. We have put this down to her age, deafness and the unfamiliarity of the surroundings. Overall we had a lovely break and while we would probably not stay in this particular village again that is only because there are lots of other lovely villages to visit. I would certainly make a detour to visit the Abbey Tea Rooms as we were made to feel very welcome and the breakfasts were lovely. We had meals in The White Horse, The Coach House and the Blacksmiths at nearby Hartoft and all were good . Eden camp and the Ryedale Folk Museum were also well worth a visit. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 10th September 2018

A wonderful house in a beautiful location with many things to do and places to go nearby.

Reviewed by Colleen 5th September 2018

This is a lovely compact cottage with a very luxurious bedroom and en suite situated in a beautiful village close to all amenities and areas of beauty to explore.The owners provided lovely extras like a welcome box of groceries, coffee machine and toileteries.There were any amount of local village pubs/restaurants serving delicious meals with plentRead morey of places to stroll or walk to if so inclined. We had an excellent holiday and would highly recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 23rd August 2018

Lovely little cottage in a pretty location. Good pubs and cafes nearby. The only downside would be that the TV in the lounge was a little small.

Reviewed by Terri 23rd July 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rosella and would definitely like to stay again, there are still lots of walks to do and places to see. The welcome basket was a nice touch and extremely useful, the book selection in the cottage was great as was the local walking information. A slightly larger tv in the living room might be better and was refereRead morenced in the guest book. A couple of minor points that would have made our stay even better: - I had to change the duvet cover to one that fitted the duvet and to one that was 100% cotton- the bed had a waterproof mattress cover on with a plastic backing which was very slippy and crinkly - one without the plastic would have been better- this is probably an unreasonable request but something less than a 10.5 tog duvet in the heatwave would have been good- nespresso machine was nice touch but a cafetiere would have been easier, it was difficult to know which pods were which even with the instruction book colours were very similar- tea towel and kitchen hand towel would have been handyI appreciate that these are minor points but I think the comments about the bed linen could be useful for future guests. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 7th July 2018

Beautiful location, very clean but the lack of a garden is a real shame. The upstairs is large, light and modern. The downstairs is very small but a traditional cottage.

Reviewed by Kieran 27th June 2018

Enjoyed the cottageand location very much

Reviewed by JOSEPH 7th May 2018

Had a fantastic time at Rosella cottage Perfect location to explore the North Yorkshire national park Brought back so many child hood memories The welcome pack with bottle of wine was a nice touch and much appreciated

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

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