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Stone-built Cottage In A Tranquil Setting With Views Over Rosedale

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Jackie Reeder
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

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 Yorkshire Moors and Coast

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a few days in The Mushroom House and had the most wonderful holiday in the totally quiet, peaceful and beautiful surroundings of Rosedale Abbey. The house is very comfortable, very well equipped and very tastefully furnished. Everything you might need is there and, even more importantly; everything works !!! Whoever decorated and equipped this house must have thought very carefully about what any holiday makers could wish for during their stay.

The location is wonderful, remote but also so close to the next village, to shops or restaurants and pubs. The views from the living room of the house are superb and we loved sitting and eating our evening meals outside in the front garden. We were lucky as the weather was very good and we also had some very enjoyable walks in the nearby countryside.

Dans cette très jolie maison j'ai adoré les "petits détails" qui font toute la différence ...le petit lavabo dans la chambre principale, la table qui se plie dans la salle de séjour et les chaises qui disparaissent dans le placard afin de donner plus de place, les draps et couvertures de duvet en vrai cotton etc...

Ayant passé une si bonne semaine dans la maison nous avons décidé de réserver à nouveau pour l'année prochaine et nous recommanderons cet endroit si joli et pittoresque à nos amis en Angleterre mais aussi en France.
Jul 2014
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Whitby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The bathroom is downstairs. Towels are not provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , A 1.9m Stompa bunk bed with child's bed underneath.
    Main bedroom - 1 king , Bed is super-king size and very comfy! Travel cot available.
  • The three bedrooms are all upstairs and decorated each with its own individual colour scheme. A high quality travel cot can be provided.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Special touches such as hand-made cushions and Joseph Joseph utensils make this house a home-from-home. We have tried to think of everything that you might need to have a really wonderful holiday and make you feel like you’re in a home from home. The main super king size bed is super-comfortable and the double bed in the second room and the Stomp bunk in the third bedroom are also excellent. We’ve rented holiday cottages ourselves and we wanted to make sure this was as welcoming and comfortable as the best.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Stone-built Cottage In A Tranquil Setting With Views Over Rosedale
average rating of 4.891892 based on 38 reviews

Cosy stay, superb location

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable cottage, very well equipped in a superb location. Very clean

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you once again for a lovely review and for coming back a third time! Hope to see you again. Jackie & Michael
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful & peaceful surroundings. Very clean & modern deco in the cottage. The stairs are quite steep so might not be ideal for elderlies & babies but our patents in early 70th & 5 yrs son were ok.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful short break in this cottage. Very well equipped and in a beautiful setting with great walks direct from the cottage door. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much, We love stepping outside the front door and setting off on a walk too. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay, Jackie & Michael
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

A well equipped, warm and very comfortable house in beautiful location. Excellent walking straight from the front door and splendid food/drink at the Coach House Inn. Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Really pleased you enjoyed the walking and we confess to having frequented the Coach House Inn in the village ourselves more than once! The White Horse Hotel has also provided excellent food and drink over the years. Michael & Jackie
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Perfect rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cosy, clever space saving features. Quiet and so beautiful. Such a smooth booking and arrival/departure experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad it came up to expectations for a Christmas break. Jackie & Michael.
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Beautiful cottage. Nice and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay very warm and cosy. Lovely walks very nice place to visit. I never stayed for the full 5 days as it started snowing really badly. If I visit again I'd come earlier in the year. Apart from the snowfall excellent place to visit and lovely cottage. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the kind words. Really sorry about the snow. It's beautiful up there when it snows but it can become difficult if it's really heavy. Hope to perhaps welcome you again in more clement weather! Thanks again. Jackie & Michael
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Durham/Tees Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Rosedale Abbey
Nearest Ferry
57 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Rosedale Abbey
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Car: necessary

The village

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.

The coast

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.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Half Term 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Holiday 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Half Term 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay

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