About the property
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3 bedrooms, 2 double beds, one full sized top bunk, one pull out bed for child
The Mushroom House is a stone-built cottage in a small row nestling on the eastern side of Rosedale about 1.5 miles outside Rosedale Abbey village. It is in a tranquil setting on a road which ends further up the dale and so has little traffic. The view from the front of the house looks out right across the valley of Rosedale with its farmhouses and extensive fields.
The row of old iron-miners' cottages is made up of a mixture of permanent residences and second homes and so the area is consequently very quiet and peaceful. You can step outside the door, pull on your walking boots or get on your bike, and set straight off into Rosedale and the surrounding moors and dales for a gentle stroll or a serious jaunt – whatever suits you – there are no pressures out here away from it all.
If you want to explore a little further then in a one-hour radius you have everything from the wonderful seaside town of Whitby, the quaint Runswick Bay, the magnificent Castle Howard, ancient York, pretty Helmsley and even a theme park at Flamingoland not to mention Scampston Gardens and Dalby Forest. This is just a small selection and there’s more information in the Location section of this site and in the box full of leaflets and guides in the cottage itself.
Rosedale Abbey village has two tea-shops and three hostelries (all serving food) and there are other excellent places a few miles further away such as the New Inn at Cropton (with its own brewery) and the Blacksmiths at Lastingham. Then of course there’s always Whitby fish and chips!
The house itself has 3 bedrooms upstairs (1 with super-king-sized bed, 1 with double bed and 1 with single top bunk and a child's pull-out bed) and a lounge, kitchen and bathroom downstairs. We have decorated and furnished the house to a high standard so that our guests will feel well looked-after, relaxed and at home. The comfortable lounge has two sofas and an open fire. All three bedrooms are decorated in individual styles with lovely views from all windows. There’s a garden to play in at the front and a secluded lawn at the back ideal for barbeques on the fire pit.
The house has a modern and well-equipped kitchen as well as a modern bathroom with bath, shower, basin & WC (towels not provided). At the front of the house is a stone patio which looks out over beautiful Rosedale. At the rear is a secluded lawn backing onto the fields and ideal for sitting quietly or barbecuing.
If you want a real idea of the place then read the reviews our past guests have kindly written. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
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- May 19, 2018
About Jackie Reeder
We are Michael & Jackie Reeder (accountant & teacher respectively) and live in Sheffield. We have a 30-year old son (budding entrepreneur) and a 26-year old daughter (junior doctor). We both grew up in Stockport but have lived in Sheffield for over 30 years now. We bought the house in 2003 and for the 10 years up until 2013 we worked to bring the house up to its current standard whilst at the same time enjoying many happy times there and on the North Yorkshire coast with friends and family. The house is furnished and decorated as a second home for us and we hope it feels like home and not just somewhere to sleep whilst on holiday in North Yorkshire.
Jackie Reeder purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Jackie Reeder chose Scarborough District
This house has been both our escape from our busy city lives and the base for some wonderful times with friends and family. Its location in the lovely surroundings of Rosedale with just a 20 minute walk down into Rosedale Abbey village was ideal and it felt far enough away from the rat race to relax the instant we got there.
What makes this Cottage unique
The peace and quiet (you can truly often only hear a cockerel crowing or an owl hooting when you sit out on the front patio or in the back garden). The view out across Rosedale is lovely at any time of year. Rosedale Abbey village with its couple of small tea-shops and two nice drinking/eateries is just the right size with friendly local people but never too busy. The village is in an ideal location for countryside pursuits, visits to the seaside and days out at the many attractions in the surrounding area.
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A great cottage in a beautiful location.
A real home from home in an amazing setting with the beautiful Yorkshire Moors National Park right on your doorstep. If you want a tranquil holiday to relax and get away from it all then this is an ideal base. Rosedale Abbey offers village life just 2 minutes down the road and for a slightly busier pace Pickering is a great market town just 25 minures away. All in all we loved our stay at Mushroom House.
We love the peace & quiet too - a real antidote to a hectic life. It's also true there is lots to do within easy reach when you've properly relaxed and you fancy venturing out.
Jackie & Michael
Great little cosy cottage
Exactly what we needed
Cosy cottage with gorgeous view and perfect for exploring north yorkshire
We had a fantastic trip to school row. It’s a idyllic cottage with walks from the door and toasty warm to come back to and a well equipped kitchen and cake supplies just down the road. We had a great time, with day trips to Whitby, Robin Hood bay, Helmsley and riveulx, and walks from helpfully provided books right from the door. We will be back!
Thanks very much for taking the time to write a lovely review. Seems like you've found all our favourite days out! Setting off for a stroll straight from the front door is one of our favourite things too. Thanks for staying with us and we do hope to see you back up there soon.
Jackie & Michael
A charming cottage
We were not disappointed, it was a charming cottage with all the essentials, it was perfect, It was emaculate , it had everything you required to have. We will be most certainly returning.
Beautiful, cosy cottage
Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful cottage. It is so cosy and peaceful and the views are to die for. The place is comfortable and has everything we could need. Thanks so much; we’ll definitely be back!
Hi. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We certainly try to make the cottage a home-from-home and are very glad you found everything you needed for your family Christmas break.
Michael & Jackie
Lovely little house in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors
Stayed the weekend with a couple of friends. House is cosy and spacious with a good kitchen if you fancy cooking. No mobile service but there is internet for basic stuff. Rosedale Abbey village is just over 1 mile away with convenience shops, tea shops and pubs. We went to Helmsley and did the 7 mile walk to Rievaulx Abbey and back. Next day we went walking over the moors nearby and along by the old railway, mines and kilns. Views were fantastic. All in all, a great weekend.
Hi. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Sounds like you had a busy few days. We like cooking ourselves so we always try and make the kitchen as much like a home kitchen as we can. Jackie & Michael
Rosedale Abbey is a small village in the North Yorkshire Moors surrounded by beautiful countryside ideal for those who love walking or cycling. The house is 1.5 miles outside the village in a tranquil setting with great views. The village, which has two cafes and three welcoming pub/restaurants all serving food, is popular for visitors but never too busy. There is also a fun 9-hole pitch & putt golf course on a hillside as well as Gillies Jones designer glassworks.
Whether you want a relaxing time away from it all, a trip to to the coast, a walk or cycle in the North York Moors or trips to stately homes and gardens all topped off with afternoon tea or a refreshing drink and a tasty meal then all are within easy reach of The Mushroom House.
It is a 30 minute scenic drive over the moors to the famous seaside town of Whitby where you will find numerous cafes, restaurants, interesting shops, and all the usual seaside attractions. Enjoy a walk around the bustling harbour, an ice-cream on the beach and an excellent fish and chip supper in a restaurant overlooking the sea. Sandsend Beach and Runswick Bay are only 35 minutes drive from the Mushroom House and are wonderful for walking and swimming. Fresh Whitby crab and fish are often on the menu in local cafes and restaurants. Scarborough is about an hour away. Robin Hood's bay and Staithes are charming little seaside places that are well worth a visit.
Local area and attractions
The market town of Helmsley is only 13 miles away and has many attractions including Duncombe Park, Rievaulx Abbey, The Walled Garden with its excellent cafe and lovely little shops selling local goods. The ancient city of York is within reach and makes a great day out (about a 1 hour drive away). The famous stately home of Castle Howard is about 40 minutes away. The steam trains of the North York Moors Railway run from nearby Pickering through the countryside to Whitby via several village stops including Goathland where the TV series Heartbeat was filmed and whose station might be better known as Hogwarts Station. Flamingoland is an adventure theme park about 14 miles away on the road to Malton and a little further along the same road is Eden Camp, a fascinating museum about life in WW2. Rydale folk museum and Dalby forest are also excellent days out for families. In the spring you should visit Farndale and walk along the river to admire its beautiful display of thousands of wild daffodils.
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