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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 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 Whitby

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whitby in Rosedale West Side

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The bathroom is downstairs. Towels are not provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , A 1.9m Stompa bunk bed with child's bed underneath.
    Main bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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.


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Stone-built Cottage In A Tranquil Setting With Views Over Rosedale
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A great cottage in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Thanks Jackie & Michael
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Lovely spot to stay

  • 5 of 5

Bring your own DVD player . Otherwise great cottage. Garage for bikes. Lovely scenery. Short walk to pub or coffee shop. Had a brilliant time.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mushroom House

  • 4 of 5

5 adults and 1 child had a wonderful stay. Everything you could possibly need right down to family games and garden activities. The cottage is well presented, all the kitchen equipment you need, very clean everywhere. Surrounding area is very tranquil. We enjoyed a couple of days in Whitby, sandcadtle building, crazy golf and a sail on a Pirate ship.

I would recommend a stay here you can do as much or as little as you want with plenty of walks across the moors if you have the energy.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we needed and more

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet location to explore from. Lots of hot water whenever we needed it. Plenty of kitchen equipment should you wish to cook whilst on holiday. Can't think of anything we needed but couldn't find. The torch took a bit of time to locate as we had a storm and no electric but we found it in the end. It is best to take food for a few days as you are a good way from a supermarket although there is a village shop with basics about a mile away. Like wise with fuel, petrol stations are not in great abundance.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we needed

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the review. It sums up the cottage perfectly in one succinct sentence! Jackie & Michael
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Cosy cottage with gorgeous view and perfect for exploring north yorkshire

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Hols 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Autumn 18
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 18
6 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term 18
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 18
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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