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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Luxury, glorious views, free internet, open fires, pet friendly, great walks

Entire homePrivate host

Luxury, glorious views, free internet, open fires, pet friendly, great walks


4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Pickering, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGillies Jones Glass5 min drive
  • Popular LocationRosedale Abbey5 min drive
  • Popular LocationNorth York Moors National Park15 min drive
  • AirportDurham (MME-Teesside Intl.)73 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1507 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Luxury, glorious views, free internet, open fires, pet friendly, great walks

Family-friendly cottage in Pickering
Appledore Cottage is a lovely end of terrace cottage with a large garden, plenty of parking and glorious views over the surrounding hills. The cottage is very comfortable, well maintained and very well equipped (including, despite its rural location free high speed Wi-Fi internet). Appledore is light and airy by day and cosy in the evenings. There is a large, slate floored, kitchen living room with sofas, free-sat television and a wood burning stove at one end with fitted oak units at the other and a circular dining table, dishwasher, oven, fridge and freezer and washing machine. Also on the ground floor is a very cosy sitting room with open fire, a downstairs twin bedroom and a shower room with a good powerful shower. The downstairs has underfloor heating. There is easy access to the large garden and a lovely sheltered patio for al fresco dining. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room. All the beds are of a very high quality and the bathroom has a lovely large bath. The cottage has fast free internet Wi-Fi.

Appledore Cottage is set in the small hamlet of Thorgill. It is at the end of a no through road which makes it very peaceful but not isolated. The cottage has lovely views of the surrounding hills and countryside and has a large garden with plenty of space for sitting out or playing. There are wonderful walks from the house of varying distance and challenge and relaxing in the garden on a summer's day is an absolute joy with the babbling stream to be heard over the adjacent field. There are maps in the cottage which you are welcome to use and we provide plenty of local tourist information. Rosedale is a wonderful valley in which to walk and for those who want to walk further Farndale, Hutton le Hole and Lastingham and all within reach on foot.

The nearby village of Rosedale Abbey has two pubs, which both serve meals, and two small shops both with tea rooms. Both shops have basic provisions and one sells newspapers and has internet access. There is a lovely walk from the cottage to the village. There is also a small golf course at the end of the lane and there is horse riding available locally. There is good shopping at the local market towns of Kirkbymoorside and Pickering which both have a weekly market. There is a swimming pool and leisure centres at Pickering. One of the leisure centres has tennis courts. There are plenty of good food serving pubs and restaurants nearby. Whitby, Scarborough and the North Yorkshire coast are within easy reach as are York, Castle Howard, Flamingoland theme park and zoo, the North York Moors Steam Railway, Goathland and Heartbeat country and the Danby Moors Centre. The Yorkshire Moors National Park is full of lovely villages with great pubs, fantastic walks, wonderful streams and a host of idyllic spots to relax and unwind.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

This Pickering cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

David and Emma Glover
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen island


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Golf on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sledging nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1507 sq ft (140 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

About this area


Located in Pickering, this cottage is in a rural area and near theme parks. Gillies Jones Glass and Ryedale Folk Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo and The Moors National Park Centre. Fishing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails, mountain biking and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Gillies Jones Glass - 5 min drive
  • Rosedale Abbey - 5 min drive
  • North York Moors National Park - 15 min drive
  • Ryedale Folk Museum - 17 min drive
  • Museum of Victorian Science - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Danby Station - 27 min drive
  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 73 min drive


  • White Horse Farm Inn - 4 min drive
  • Coach House Inn - 5 min drive
  • Graze on The Green - 5 min drive
  • Abbey Tea Room - 5 min drive
  • Abbey Stores - 5 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 24 out of 26 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 26 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 26 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 26 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 26 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Excellent cottage in the heart of the North yorks moors
Wonderfully peaceful location near Rosedale Abbey. Great local walks with plenty of super pubs, once you can drag yourself away from such a comfortable and well equipped cottage!

5/5 Excellent

Secluded and quiet well equipped cottage
Lovely situation especially for walking. We arranged online supermarket delivery and bought extras from Rosedale shop 10 mins drive away. Also supermarket at Kirbymoorside 25 mins drive. Fresh eggs 2 mins walk away ! House very well equipped, we ate in every night, 6 adults, plenty of room at the table and comfy seating. Lovely patio area outside. Few house quirky bits but if you follow hosts instructions, all good, for example keep topping up the bath and you get a deep hot bath ! Never ran out of hot water, heating came on one evening and very efficient. Garden not completely fenced off from next door so maybe a problem with a dog, but ours stays close by so not an issue. Good area for muddy boots and coats. Highly recommend this house , Communication with owner excellent. Definitely give 5 stars

5/5 Excellent

Idyllic Cottage
Appledore Cottage is, quite simply, one of the loveliest places we’ve ever rented for a holiday and we’ve rented a lot all over the country and abroad. The fact that it’s obviously a much loved family place shines from every corner of the cottage and adds hugely to its charm. It’s incredibly comfortable, envelopes you in a sense of familiarity from the moment you walk through the door and has everything you could possibly need for a really special, relaxing and enjoyable holiday. There are fabulous walks all over the Moors from the front door (on footpaths), amazing wildlife, a number of great pubs to walk to for delicious lunches and above all really, really welcoming people. It’s also very quiet and away from but easily in reach of, on foot, of Rosedale Abbey. When we arrived, the only sounds were a cuckoo and several curlew calling, the noise of the brook and the sheep on the hill above the cottage - our idea of bliss.

5/5 Excellent

Peace and quiet.
Loved it at this house.more rural than we expected.but so peaceful.lovely walks all round.pubs and restaurants quite near.everyone we saw was clean and warm.every thing we needed.massive big bath.upstairs and shower downstairs.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Holiday
Lovely location, accommodation was superb and very well equiped perfect base from which to explore the national park and coast. We had a great holiday just exactly what we all needed, I particularly enjoyed walking around Rosedale following the 8 mile long ironwoks railway route. Many thanks, Rob