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Jackie Reeder

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German

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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Whitby - The Mushroom House

3 bedrooms, 2 double beds, one full sized top bunk, one pull out bed for child

The Mushroom House is a stone-built terraced cottage in a small row nestling on the eastern side of Rosedale about 1.5 miles outside Rosedale Abbey village. It is 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 which is populated by farmhouses and extensive fields.

The row of old iron-miners' cottages is made up of a mixture of permanent residences and second homes, none of the others of which are commercial holiday lets. The area is consquently very quiet and peaceful.

The house 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 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 newly decorated in individual styles with lovely views from all windows.

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.

Details for The Mushroom House

3 bedrooms: 2 x double ( 1 with super-king sized bed), 1 x single bunk + pull-out bed. Electric thermostatic panel heaters in each room. Modern kitchen with electric oven & ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, washing mc, microwave, electric ice-cube maker, toaster. Modern bathroom with shower, bath, basin, WC. (towels not provided). Freeview TV, CD player, iPod dock. Patio and lawn at front. Small secluded lawn at back. Parking for 2 cars by house and more at end of terrace. No pets and no smoking. Rosedale Abbey village 1.5 miles.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jackie Reeder (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German

About Jackie Reeder

We are Michael & Jackie Reeder (accountant & teacher respectively) and live in Sheffield. We have a 26-year old son (budding entrepreneur) and a 22-year old daughter (medical student). 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 have 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. 2013 is the first year the house has been available as a holiday let and our decision to let it out has coincided with Jackie reducing the number of days she works as a secondary school science teacher. 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)
Stone-built Terraced Cottage In A Tranquil Setting With Views Over Rosedale
average rating of 4.92 based on 26 reviews

Absolute heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was more than I ever expected, so well equipped. The area was beautiful. So relaxed and rested. Wanted to rebook before I left!! X

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. Thanks for your kind words and we're always pleased when we know people have enjoyed their stay so much. Jackie & Michael
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Fantastic get-away, hidden gem of the countryside

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights at the Mushroom House but wished it was longer as we had such a lovely time. It is the ideal little hub in the middle of the countryside which was perfect for us. The house is spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable and homely. There was nothing better than sitting in the garden listening to the surrounding nature - bird chirping, lambs and the faint sound of the neighbour's horse neighing, it was heaven. We will definitely be booking again and we can't recommend it enough.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your very kind words. We love the tranquility too and you can't beat sitting in the garden listening to the noises of the countryside. Michael & Jackie
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Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at mushroom cottage with my mother and two daughters - age ranges 25 - 80! I cannot recommend a place more than this gorgeous, comfortable and homely cottage with fantastic views and countryside on the doorstep. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING was catered for from the welcome tray of tea/coffee and biscuits - including milk in the fridge for our first cuppa to the instructions for all the gadgets we encountered which proved really useful.

We went out to eat at the nearby Blackssmiths which was welcoming with good food, followed a couple of the mapped walks we were directed to by the welcome manuel and visited Scarborough and a Robin a Hoods Bay (beautiful)

The booking was easy and I was contacted within an hour by the owners - well priced and worth every penny. We would love to visit again but maybe longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing report. Thanks too for pointing out some of the little things that helped to make the stay special. We'd love to see you again up in Rosedale of course. Thanks again. Jackie & Michael
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Mushroom house Rosedale

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Mushroom house. It has everything you need and is in the perfect location if you want to get away from it all . A perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire . We will be back .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Getting away from it all is a good antidote to modern life and we love doing that up in North Yorkshire too! You'll be very welcome back for another dose of peace and tranquility. Jackie & Michael
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at the cottage over the New Year and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

It was lovely and warm when we arrived, with the heating on in every room. Little bottles of wine were provided along with tea, coffee and biscuits.

The rooms were beautiful and clean (wifi available in all), the kitchen was well stocked with all the appliances and utensils needed in a home. The fire was much bigger than expected, and fuel was provided to keep us going throughout our stay.

I could not fault the cottage, nor our stay, at all. We had a wonderful time from start to finish. Jackie was very attentive and replied to any queries we had, both before and during our stay.

I cannot recommend the cottage more highly and we can't wait to go back in the Spring.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind words. It's always nice to hear someone enjoyed themselves as much as we do when we go. We look forward to welcoming you back. Jackie & Michael
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Lovely homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful relaxing break at Mushroom cottage. The cottage is very homely and very well equipped. After long days visiting nearby attractions the comfy bed was a lovely treat. We would definitely recommend and woukd love to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Durham/Tees Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Rosedale Abbey
Nearest Ferry
57 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 charming cafes and two welcoming pub/restaurants serving delicious 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 of course, lovely little shops selling local goods.The ancient city of York is within reach and makes a great day out (about 1 hours 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Whitby, Yorkshire Moors and Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Autumn
27 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whitby in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • 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 newly 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 ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
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 high quality items such as Joseph Joseph utensils make this house a very comfortable place to stay. We have tried to think of everything that you might need to have a really wonderful holiday.

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