Four bedrooms. Sleeps 8. Pets welcome. Garden. Open fires. Free fast wi-fi.
David and Emma Glover
About David and Emma Glover
We have lived in the North East of England for the last 23 years. Having lived for many years in Durham we currently live in Washington which is just south of Newcastle. David is the Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Washington and Emma is a partner in a North East firm of Chartered Accountants. We have three children who are all now young adults.
David and Emma Glover purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why David and Emma Glover chose Rosedale West Side
We fell in love with Rosedale Abbey after having a couple of holidays there when our children were young. We thought then, and still do, that Rosedale has to be one of the most glorious places in the world! We began to look for a property to buy. We wanted somewhere which required renovating so that we could plan what we wanted. When we first saw Appledore is was in a pretty poor state but in a glorious position. It was exactly what we wanted. Having hired an architect and a brilliant local builder we set about completely renovating the cottage and significantly extending it. The work was completed in 2000 and, while retaining its charm, the cottage was completely modernised. If you stay in the cottage do look at the photo album which records the renovation process. We started to let Appledore as a holiday cottage in 2005 and have enoyed seeing many families holidaying there and enjoying the cottage and the beautiful countryside. We continue to enjoy the cottage still and stay there several times each year.
What makes this Cottage unique
It was the glorious location that made us fall in love with Appledore. The garden feels like a continuation of the hillside and we just love it. It feels like our piece of heaven and we so love being there.
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Lovely cottage with great views and lovey location
The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. Great location with lots of walks and mountain bike tracks, We enjoyed our stay and would stay again to cover more of the moors that we didn't cover this time. The only improvement I would suggest is the fact that there is only one shower. With only two bathrooms, in the cottage and one shower it can make it quite a struggle when there are 8 guests. The upstairs bath would be better with a full shower over to help with this, the plug didn't fit very well either. However this is a small thing and didn't effect our holiday, just a suggestion for improvement.
Appledore Cottage played a big part in our enjoyment of our week which was for a special family gathering. Its spaciousness with two living rooms, the quality of the fittings and furnishings , the excellent equipment (including free internet) and heating (open fires and central heating) and not least the delightful garden all made for a very comfortable and relaxing time. (Our dog enjoyed it, too, in this dog friendly place!) We admired all the work which had gone into restoring and extending what had been a dilapidated old cottage, and turning it into first class accommodation. I personally feel grateful to anyone with the enterprise and energy to save one of the old Moors houses.
The setting of the cottage is delightful in a beautiful and tranquil valley with fine views and with access to many great walks - within Rosedale and beyond to the daffodils of Farndale and the pleasures of the Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge. We all look forward to staying at Appledore Cottage again.
This cottage was much bigger than it looks and beautifully but practically appointed and maintained.
This stunning and peaceful location was just what we needed for our whole family. With 2 lounge spaces, everyone could relax in the way they needed too, with space for our granddaughter to play on the floor. The kitchen is well designed and easy to work in without being cut off from everyone else, and helpful touches like having a few ice-cream tubs and clip boxes made taking a picnic out easy without using foil and film. A week was not long enough to really explore the area as there's so much to do. Highlights were a long walk around the valley and a day on the steam railway from Pickering.
Heaven on Earth
After a long flight from Atlanta and drive from Manchester airport we were embraced by the peaceful valley of Rosedale and the cottage of Appledore on a warm summer evening as we drove into Rosedale Abbey and then down the farm road to Thorgill.
It is remote enough to escape the noise of the world and see and hear God's creation all around but close enough that within a half hour by car, all of Yorkshire's treasures are soon within reach. It has been a long time since we escaped the television, which was available but low on our priorities but we had no need for the world news.
The cottage was a perfect location and had everything we needed, including washer and dryer, and that long lost treasure in the USA, the washing line. The garden in the rear was used by our grandkids to play games and the hills behind the house were great for short hikes.
We shopped at Aldi's in Pickering, just a short drive away. Whitby was our favorite visit but Robin Hood's Bay, Saltburn, Ampleforth, Rievaulx and many other locations were also on our list.
Another treasure was worship on Sunday at St Mary's, Lastingham, where we were welcomed as though we were Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding by the friendly and helpful members.
Would I recommend this location? You are darned right I would as an American would say. I am a Yorkshire born and bred and it was good to be home with my US and UK family. We had a lovely dinner at the Lions Inn on a Heathclifffe type Sunday with the wind whistling and rain falling, where many of our UK family members gathered to meet us.
NICE COTTAGE AND VIEWS
It was a nice property which was clean, warm and fully kitted for 8 people. It is in a quiet location with lovely views over the countryside. The garden contained an abundance of wildlife including grey squirrels and various birds including long tailed tits and, over the field at least 5 roe deer.
I thought the only thing it needed was a stairs gate at the bottom of the stairs to prevent tiny tots from climbing up them.
A wonderful cottage in a great setting
We are just back from 2 weeks at Appledore Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottage has a well stocked kitchen - we like to cook, even on holiday - and plenty of space with two living rooms, each with it's own TV. The garden is large with plenty of space for any children/dogs to let off steam and there is a lovely patio area accessible from both living rooms. There is no need to get into the car every day to go walking as there are several walks which you can do from the door. Food shopping in Rosedale Abbey is limited but we ordered on-line from Tesco before arrival. We didn't go to Graze on The Green in Rosedale Abbey, but apparently the owner is a trained pastry chef and it came highly recommended by a local. The neighbours are very friendly and dogs seem to be welcome in The North York Moors, so no need to eat outside or leave the dog in the car.
Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the cottage and the wonderful setting!
Appledore Cottage is set in glorious Rosedale at the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Rosedale has wonderful scenery and there is great walking from the house. The cottage is located in peaceful and delightful countryside and yet Whitby, Scarborough and the North Yorkshire coast, York, Castle Howard, the North York Moors Steam Railway, Goathland, Flamingoland and lots of lovely villages and streams are within easy reach. Rosedale Abbey is within easy walking distance with pubs and tea shops. There is a small golf course just along the lane and plenty of local horse riding. This is a truly wonderful part of the world.