Find out everything you need about Rose Cottage in Pickering, North York Moors and whether this holiday rental is right for you.
With hens on the lawn and sheep and cattle in the adjoining fields, this is a rural retreat for two on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The nearby market town of Kirkbymoorside lies between Pickering and Hemsley and is only 25 miles from historic York.
You can expect fresh eggs and an expanse of lawn for your pet to romp about on. It might be remote, but there are still all the modern conveniences such as oil central heating, a well-equipped kitchen and Freeview TV. Fashioned from Yorkshire stone, it is a charming destination perfect for rest and relaxation.
This cute cottage with accommodation all on one level has one bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom with a bath and shower overhead. The living space is all open plan with a seating area that has a log burner that comes with a complimentary basket of logs.
The log burner is set in a traditional fireplace against an exposed stone wall and there is a TV with Freeview. It has an eat-in kitchen with a counter separating it from the rest of the space.
Outside you will be immersed in the workings of a North York Moors farm and there is a bench beside the front door where you can take in the views of the dales.
You are 3.5 miles from Kirbymoorside, a walkable distance for those who enjoy scenic rambles. The pet-friendly George and Dragon in the Market Square is a popular pit-stop. Enjoy a pint of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord in the colourful garden with a sandwich from the lunch menu. The a la carte menu is packed with provenance from the East Coast scallops to the trio of spring lamb.
Once you have refuelled, expect a treasure trove of art and antiques. If you fancy yourself as a bargain hunter, then Kirbymoorside is the place for you. The town attracts collectors from all over the world with its galleries, workshops and showrooms. Perhaps your stay will coincide with its fortnightly auction, which is worth experiencing. You are welcome to pop into the many glass, wood and even chocolate workshops where you will see artists in situ.
If you are seeking out the best local produce, then the award-winning Cedarbarn Farm Shop near Pickering has to be on the cards. Its butchery, the largest of its kind in the area, has home-reared Charolais Cross lamb, rare-breed pork from nearby Trotter Farm and chicken from Nidderdale. You can easily prepare a roast dinner in your kitchen back at the cottage, so why not invest in a Nidderdale ready stuffed chicken?
Nunnington Hall is only three miles outside of Kirbymoorside. This 450-year-old Yorkshire manor house has the River Rye running through its parkland and it has an impressive organic garden. The house, once a Tudor hall, has collections dating back to its inception.
If you really want to get away from it all and discover the magic of the North York Moors, then it is time to book your stay at Rose Cottage. This quaint abode is part of a small cluster of holiday homes on a working farm and is often booked by larger groups who want to spend time together but not be on top of each other. The bedroom has twin beds, so there is no need to share with friends or family members.
You will likely be a keen walker if you are a guest at Rose Cottage and the best way to see this beautiful part of the country is the 5.8-mile circular walk from Kirbymoorside to the pretty village of Gillamoor that has the best views of the North York Moors National Park. Back at the farm, you can rest your weary legs and sit on the bench in the garden and look across to the route you walked.
Rose Cottage offers you the chance to put all the stresses and strains of everyday life behind you, immersing you in surroundings that are one-in-a-million. Your hosts are up at the farmhouse, so they are generally always available to point out the area’s best-kept secrets.