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Luxury, glorious views, free internet, open fires, pet friendly, great walks

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Four bedrooms. Sleeps 8. Pets welcome. Garden. Open fires. Free fast wi-fi.

Appledore Cottage is a lovely end of terrace cottage with a large garden, plenty of parking and glorious views over the surrounding hills. The cottage is very comfortable, well maintained and very well equipped (including, despite its rural location free high speed Wi-Fi internet). Appledore is light and airy by day and cosy in the evenings. There is a large, slate floored, kitchen living room with sofas, free-sat television and a wood burning stove at one end with fitted oak units at the other and a circular dining table, dishwasher, oven, fridge and freezer and washing machine. Also on the ground floor is a very cosy sitting room with open fire, a downstairs twin bedroom and a shower room with a good powerful shower. The downstairs has underfloor heating. There is easy access to the large garden and a lovely sheltered patio for al fresco dining. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room. All the beds are of a very high quality and the bathroom has a lovely large bath. The cottage has fast free internet Wi-Fi. Please visit for more information.

Appledore Cottage is set in the small hamlet of Thorgill. It is at the end of a no through road which makes it very peaceful but not isolated. The cottage has lovely views of the surrounding hills and countryside and has a large garden with plenty of space for sitting out or playing. There are wonderful walks from the house of varying distance and challenge and relaxing in the garden on a summer's day is an absolute joy with the babbling stream to be heard over the adjacent field. There are maps in the cottage which you are welcome to use and we provide plenty of local tourist information. Rosedale is a wonderful valley in which to walk and for those who want to walk further Farndale, Hutton le Hole and Lastingham and all within reach on foot.

The nearby village of Rosedale Abbey has two pubs, which both serve meals, and two small shops both with tea rooms. Both shops have basic provisions and one sells newspapers and has internet access. There is a lovely walk from the cottage to the village. There is also a small golf course at the end of the lane and there is horse riding available locally. There is good shopping at the local market towns of Kirkbymoorside and Pickering which both have a weekly market. There is a swimming pool and leisure centres at Pickering. One of the leisure centres has tennis courts. There are plenty of good food serving pubs and restaurants nearby. Whitby, Scarborough and the North Yorkshire coast are within easy reach as are York, Castle Howard, Flamingoland theme park and zoo, the North York Moors Steam Railway, Goathland and Heartbeat country and the Danby Moors Centre. The Yorkshire Moors National Park is full of lovely villages with great pubs, fantastic walks, wonderful streams and a host of idyllic spots to relax and unwind.

More Details

David and Emma Glover
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About David and Emma Glover

We have lived in the North East of England for the last 23 years. Having lived for many years in Durham we currently live in Washington which is just south of Newcastle. David is the Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Washington and Emma is a partner in a North East firm of Chartered Accountants. We have three children who are all now young adults.

David and Emma Glover purchased this cottage in 1998

Why David and Emma Glover chose Rosedale West Side

We fell in love with Rosedale Abbey after having a couple of holidays there when our children were young. We thought then, and still do, that Rosedale has to be one of the most glorious places in the world! We began to look for a property to buy. We wanted somewhere which required renovating so that we could plan what we wanted. When we first saw Appledore is was in a pretty poor state but in a glorious position. It was exactly what we wanted. Having hired an architect and a brilliant local builder we set about completely renovating the cottage and significantly extending it. The work was completed in 2000 and, while retaining its charm, the cottage was completely modernised. If you stay in the cottage do look at the photo album which records the renovation process.

We started to let Appledore as a holiday cottage in 2005 and have enoyed seeing many families holidaying there and enjoying the cottage and the beautiful countryside. We continue to enjoy the cottage still and stay there several times each year.

What makes this cottage unique

It was the glorious location that made us fall in love with Appledore. The garden feels like a continuation of the hillside and we just love it. It feels like our piece of heaven and we so love being there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a delightful week at your lovely cottage. We could not have asked for more and your kindness was very much appreciated.

I will certainly recommend your house to others and I hope to make a return visit next year.

Many, many thanks once again.
Oct 2012
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Rosedale West Side Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs there is a powerful shower room and a toilet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Upstairs there is a large bath and toilet.
  • The bathroom upstairs has a large bath with taps in the middle and is wonderful for a luxurious soak alone or with company! The downstairs marble tiled shower room has a good powerful shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Three bedrooms are on the 1st floor and one bedroom is on the ground floor which makes it particularly suitable for those who find stairs difficult. One of the double beds has a firmer mattress and one is very supportive but softer. The two double bedrooms have built in wardrobes and the downstairs twin has a stand alone wardrobe. There is plenty of storage space. All the beds are of a high quality and all have bedside lighting. We provide bed linen and towels. Wi-fi internet available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
The cottage is very well equipped. There is garden furniture for relaxing and for al fresco dining. Although we welcome toddlers parents should be aware that in part of the garden there is a retaining wall with a 1m unprotected drop although there is plenty of other space to play.


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Luxury, glorious views, free internet, open fires, pet friendly, great walks
average rating of 4.909091 based on 24 reviews

Perfect cottage in beautiful Rosedale

  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely place to enjoy a holiday. Every need is catered for in this extremely well appointed and tasteful cottage.-from everyday essentials and comforts inside or out in such a peaceful setting in Rosedale. The cottage is so homely , welcoming and with such attention to detail. Plenty of choice for visits in car ,walking in stunning moorland or just relaxing . In fact whatever the weather we had no problems with activities. Our family of varying ages and interests enjoyed everything here -from walks, beach, excellent restaurants or just enjoying this unspoilt interesting area in and around the cottage . Highly recommended for comfort and care .Thank you for a lovely family holiday

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the cottage and the glorious countryside so much.
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This cottage was much bigger than it looks and beautifully but practically appointed and maintained.

  • 5 of 5

This stunning and peaceful location was just what we needed for our whole family. With 2 lounge spaces, everyone could relax in the way they needed too, with space for our granddaughter to play on the floor. The kitchen is well designed and easy to work in without being cut off from everyone else, and helpful touches like having a few ice-cream tubs and clip boxes made taking a picnic out easy without using foil and film. A week was not long enough to really explore the area as there's so much to do. Highlights were a long walk around the valley and a day on the steam railway from Pickering.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte NC USA

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

After a long flight from Atlanta and drive from Manchester airport we were embraced by the peaceful valley of Rosedale and the cottage of Appledore on a warm summer evening as we drove into Rosedale Abbey and then down the farm road to Thorgill.

It is remote enough to escape the noise of the world and see and hear God's creation all around but close enough that within a half hour by car, all of Yorkshire's treasures are soon within reach. It has been a long time since we escaped the television, which was available but low on our priorities but we had no need for the world news.

The cottage was a perfect location and had everything we needed, including washer and dryer, and that long lost treasure in the USA, the washing line. The garden in the rear was used by our grandkids to play games and the hills behind the house were great for short hikes.

We shopped at Aldi's in Pickering, just a short drive away. Whitby was our favorite visit but Robin Hood's Bay, Saltburn, Ampleforth, Rievaulx and many other locations were also on our list.

Another treasure was worship on Sunday at St Mary's, Lastingham, where we were welcomed as though we were Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding by the friendly and helpful members.

Would I recommend this location? You are darned right I would as an American would say. I am a Yorkshire born and bred and it was good to be home with my US and UK family. We had a lovely dinner at the Lions Inn on a Heathclifffe type Sunday with the wind whistling and rain falling, where many of our UK family members gathered to meet us.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

It was a nice property which was clean, warm and fully kitted for 8 people. It is in a quiet location with lovely views over the countryside. The garden contained an abundance of wildlife including grey squirrels and various birds including long tailed tits and, over the field at least 5 roe deer.

I thought the only thing it needed was a stairs gate at the bottom of the stairs to prevent tiny tots from climbing up them.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful cottage in a great setting

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from 2 weeks at Appledore Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottage has a well stocked kitchen - we like to cook, even on holiday - and plenty of space with two living rooms, each with it's own TV. The garden is large with plenty of space for any children/dogs to let off steam and there is a lovely patio area accessible from both living rooms. There is no need to get into the car every day to go walking as there are several walks which you can do from the door. Food shopping in Rosedale Abbey is limited but we ordered on-line from Tesco before arrival. We didn't go to Graze on The Green in Rosedale Abbey, but apparently the owner is a trained pastry chef and it came highly recommended by a local. The neighbours are very friendly and dogs seem to be welcome in The North York Moors, so no need to eat outside or leave the dog in the car.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the cottage and the wonderful setting!
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Cottage was all it was supposed to be!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage had everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Very comfortable with wonderfully views and the centre for great walks and interesting places to visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Durham Tees Valley
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rosedale Abbey
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rosedale Abbey
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rosedale Abbey
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Car: necessary

Appledore Cottage is set in glorious Rosedale at the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Rosedale has wonderful scenery and there is great walking from the house. The cottage is located in peaceful and delightful countryside and yet Whitby, Scarborough and the North Yorkshire coast, York, Castle Howard, the North York Moors Steam Railway, Goathland, Flamingoland and lots of lovely villages and streams are within easy reach. Rosedale Abbey is within easy walking distance with pubs and tea shops. There is a small golf course just along the lane and plenty of local horse riding. This is a truly wonderful part of the world.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $132.7
Pet Fee $0

In addition to the rental charge we ask for a £100 security bond to be paid 60 days before the holiday. Unless there is significant damage this is returned after the holiday. We deduct from the bond the cost of any telephone calls.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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