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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:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

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 North Yorkshire

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Luxury, glorious views, free internet, open fires, pet friendly, great walks
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews

Great cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to escape from it all, but still within reach of a variety of activities if required. Quiet location in an historic valley. Cottage provides everything you need and is surprisingly spacious. Good broadband connection, but if you're desperate for a mobile signal be prepared to run up the hill behind the cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you had a good time at Appledore Cottage. We also love the fact that the cottage is away from it all but within easy reach of so many great places. A good way to get a mobile signal is via the internet - most mobile companies have an app to enable you to do this.
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Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at Appledore in Thorgill. If you're looking for a week away in a the depths of the North Yorkshire Moors, then this cottage has everything you need.

On your doorstep you have fantastic walks with the quaint village of Rosedale abbey a walkable distance away. The cottage has some fantastic views, venture a little further by foot and there is lots more to see. By car you’re perfectly set up to explore Scarborough, Whitby and the picturesque Staithes. Head due south, and there's the fantastic city of York, with lots to see and do, and shop.

The cottage is everything as described. It’s spacious, warm, well stocked with all the amenities to enjoy your holiday. We loved having the separate sitting and living rooms which meant that we didn’t have to fight with our children over what was on TV. Despite its remote location, broadband is surprisingly fast which is great if you are someone who can't live without the internet.

Several high street supermarkets will drop off your on-line shopping to the cottage, so don't feel like you need to ram your car full of food beforehand.

If you have young children/toddlers then I'd suggest packing a couple of night lights with you. When it gets dark at night, it gets very dark.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well equipped cottage with gorgeous views and walks. Lovely garden and sunny patio. Really comfortable beds.

There is the most delightful, easygoing walk into Rosedale Abby, crossing the bridge over the river. (A delight for children and dogs). This only takes 25 minutes (reasonable strolling pace), to get to Rosedale where there is a selection of lovely tea shops.

The walk over the top is little more strenuous, but worth the effort. Many other walks which we did not have time to explore.

We certainly hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a cosy well looked after cottage in beautiful surroundings. We had a great family holiday, can't recommend the cottage highly enough. David called us on the morning we travelled up to check if we were okay and the neighbours were very friendly. This is a really lovely area lots to visit and do and it was a delight to return to the cottage each evening. Beds were comfy and the cottage met all our needs as well as giving us lots of space to be which was just what we needed. Would have loved to stay another week. Thank You

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Secluded, peaceful and very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

A lovely property up a narrow country lane in a beautiful part of the world. There are excellent opportunities to walk, ride and cycle and the coast is within easy travel.

The property is very comfortable and spacious enough for 8 (4 adults and 4 children in our case). We came in the summer but I could imagine that it would be lovely and cosy in the winter with the log burner lit.

You do need to plan your shopping because the narrow roads mean that it takes significant time to get to a shopping centre, and the fridge is a little on the small side (a supplementary one in the garage would help).

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Appledore and could easily see ourselves returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. You make a very fair point about the fridge and we will make sure we get an additional one for next season.
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Wonderful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Appledore cottage is a very comfortable and well appointed house, there was absolutely everything you could possibly need for a relaxing family holiday. We love to cook and the kitchen was ideal both in terms of layout and equipment. There are seating areas outside in the garden and we were very fortunate with the weather so able to enjoy all the house could offer. Very comfy beds and sofas which we often find is not the case in holiday lets, but this is clearly a family holiday home and this is obvious from all the furnishings and all the extras.

Great walks direct from the door, friendly neighbours, a local farm offering eggs and conserves. Lots do do in the local area with lovely villages, cycling and walking. The moors and valleys are very pretty and all the local towns are full of character and interest.

We had the contact details for David the owner who was very helpful. There was a welcome pack waiting for us which was very appreciated.

All in all a great holiday in one of the best properties we have stayed in. I would definitely recommend to friends and family

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

Rosedale West Side Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 23 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring half term
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
October half term
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2017 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Srping half term
May 26 2018 - Jun 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2018 - Jul 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 21 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
October half term
Oct 13 2018 - Nov 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $128.89
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.

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