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Modern, tranquil cottage with 20Mbs WiFi and log burner, great for families

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage near Richmond, Yorkshire, England - Set in its own acre of landscaped rural plot, offering total peace and tranquillity

Rose Cottage is over 100 metres from its nearest neighbours, offering a feeling of total privacy and tranquility, but with the convenience of being less than a ten minute drive from the historic market town of Richmond with all of its facilities and services.

In June 2017 we upgraded the wifi to a service provider providing up to 20Mbs, which is one of the fastest services you will find in rural Yorkshire.

There is next to no traffic outside the cottage as the road only leads to a farm 800 metres away and they use another road to access the main carriageway.

The property and grounds have been completely refurbished to make it beautiful, spotlessly clean, fresh and comfortable with all modern appliances including Bosch and AEG appliances, brand new flat screen TV with DVD player and new fixtures and fittings.

We have a fantastic housekeeper who keeps the cottage in excellent order. We can also offer a babysitting service on request.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whashton in Richmondshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs white bathroom with separate large walk-in shower. It has a large separate solid white bath, wc and sink. These are the original fixtures and date back to the 1940's. The floor is new Yorkshire stone style laminate.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, bedroom 2 with two single beds with additional single guest bed (stored under single bed). All beds have memory foam mattresses. Very large easy access comfortable sofa bed in living room. Baby travel cot & mattress included.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: Sorry no pets allowed. No smoking in the house please. Outside: There is a truly stunning newly modelled massive terrace with uninterrupted beautiful views over private garden and fields. The terrace receives the sunshine from late morning until just before sunset. Dining furniture and parasol are provided. There is also a large private grassed lawn. Utility Room: There is a new AEG large load washing machine with a quick wash facility and a Bosch condenser tumble dryer. There is also a sink, air dryer and you will also find an iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided and the cottage is cleaned and linen changed once a week. Please bring your own towels. Other: Boot room, off utility room to store wellies, buggies, bikes etc. Multiple off road car parking available on new landscaped driveways.


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Modern, tranquil cottage with 20Mbs WiFi and log burner, great for families
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. Really glad you had a great stay!
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County Durham, England

Great place to stay would definitely return!

  • 4 of 5

Nice and peaceful

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting and great communication from the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rose Cottage is exactly as described. We loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean& very well equipped. The beds were very comfortable too. It was a quiet & peaceful location, with easy access to the the A66 and the A1M. We had a wonderful 10 days enjoying the North Yorkshire Dales.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I wish there was a stronger word than love to describe how amazing it was to stay here.

  • 5 of 5

This tranquil cottage was the very definition of countryside rest and relaxation. While there were other homes nearby, we truly felt free and all by our lonesome, which was lovely. With two sizable bedrooms, a large bathroom, a cozy recreation room, a convenient kitchen and an efficient laundry room, this cottage was perfect for our family of five’s extended stay. Our three young children felt at home in this peaceful place, and when they wanted to get out of the house, the expansive backyard allowed for frolicking.

While the cottage provided the feeling of serene seclusion, there were friendly local pubs (What lovely people at the Bay Horse Inn. They made our daughter’s birthday, especially magical!), and a farmers market nearby (my husband loved the variety of meat pies at Mainsgill Farm), as well as plenty of idyllic drives en route to stunning North Yorkshire sites.

This cottage was such a lovely place to stay, and we would be happy to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, United Kingdom

Halcyon cottage - uniquely situated

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant cottage surrounded by nothing but cows and birds. The only light at night one sees is the one in the cottage around 100m away (if not more). Great place to base yourself for Ripon (Fountains Abbey), High Force Waterfalls, York city and other spectacles. Robert is extremely responsive on emails and I cannot recommend the property enough.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Robert Kearney
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018

About Robert Kearney

My brother and myself are managing this property on behalf of our mother (the house has been in her family since at least 1923) after spending spring/summer 2013 completely renovating the property.

I am married and have two young girls (now 11&9) who both love coming up to the cottage, especially in 'baby lamb' spring time. We use it ourselves several times a year which allows us to make sure it is kept in pristine condition. We are also keen to keep continually investing in the property to make sure it stays as we like it.

I am a avid road cyclist and my brother David is a very experienced mountain biker and downhill specialist. If you have any questions about local routes please let us know.

Our grandfather owned the local farm you can see across the hills so we spent large parts of our childhood exploring the local areas.

Robert Kearney purchased this cottage in 1920

Why Robert Kearney chose Whashton

The house has been in the family for several generations and had previously been let to long term tenants and used as an agricultural base. At the start of 2013 my mother had decided to refurbish the house and get tenants in again. When my brother and myself saw the property (as we hadn't been for over 15 years) we were stunned by the beauty of the place and decided that we wanted to let it as a holiday home so we could enjoy it ourselves. This also ensures that it stays in the same fantastic condition we have got it back to. As we use it ourselves we are constantly buying new items for the place to keep it in a condition we expect for ourselves. For example this year (2017) we have purchased new kitchen furniture, mattresses and living room furniture as well as replacing all the downstairs windows and front door.

What makes this cottage unique

Being in its own 1 acre plot and surrounded by fields on all sides you get a sense of peacefulness that is amazing. For hours the only noise you hear are the cows, sheep and birds.

The road outside only goes to one farm so there is very little passing traffic. It's close enough to Richmond that if you need the shops they are there but far enough away to get complete calm.

The views from the terrace are beautiful and the house is not overlooked so you get total privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We will go again kids wouldn't forgive us if we didn't. Thanks we have some wonderful memories.

Rose Cottage is a lovely experience, set on the outskirts of a sleepy village with wonderful views over looking the beautiful Yorkshire landscape, the Cottage it self was very clean and bright and got every think you want.
Jul 2013
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Special interest holidays:

Whashton is a quiet village that offers the perfect spot to enjoy the stunning North Yorkshire countryside. It is perfect as a base for walking, mountain or road cycling or for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The Yorkshire Dales and particularly Swaledale offer bountiful reward for mountain bikers. An intricate network of bridleways and rideable trails crisscross the Dale (Yorkshire term for valley) giving endless options.


Nearest Airport: Durham Tees Valley Airport 30km

Nearest Ferry Port: Newcastle 80km

Nearest Railway Station:Darlington 20km

Nearest Motorway Junction:Scotch Corner A1(M) 10km

A car (or use of a car) is highly recommended


Richmond 4 miles

Darlington 12 miles

Further Details:

Whashton is less than 5 miles from the historic market town of Richmond the Yorkshire Dales market town, with Norman castle, Georgian architecture, large cobbled market place, monuments and abbeys, the fast flowing river Swale, and breath-taking scenery.

Local pubs and food within walking distance

In the village of Whashton (a 2 min walk from Rose Cottage) The Hack & Spade restaurant prides itself in using locally sourced, seasonal produce, and making the most of what the fabulous North Yorkshire countryside has to offer. With cosy woodburners and soft candlelight, the restaurant is the perfect place to indulge in local delights with an extensive wine list to suit any taste.

In the village of Kirby Hill (a 10-15 mins leisurely walk from Rose Cottage) The Shoulder Of Mutton (a traditional 18th-century inn), stands on the edge of the tiny, picturesque village and enjoys magnificent panoramic views of Holmedale and beyond.

5 mins drive away is Located just off the A66 in North Yorkshire is the Mainsgill family-run Farm Shop and Tea Room. It is a superbly stocked Farm Shop and a paradise for lovers of fresh, locally produced fruit and vegetables, cheeses, award winning home reared and prepared meats, and traditional and complimentary produce.

Richmond is 10 mins drive away and has all the facilities of a large town, Coop superstore, traditional, Italian, Chinese and Indian restaurants, take aways, pubs and bars. Darlington is 30 minutes away and has all the facilities of a small city, departments stores, supermarket superstores etc.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 50% non-returnable deposit to be paid at the time of booking is required for full week holidays and weekend breaks. The balance is payable 6 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. Booking requests can be made by phone or email.

Please contact us for additional dates and prices for weekend rates and midweek rates. We aim to accommodate all requests regarding dates and times.

We aim to respond to your request as soon as possible.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday or Saturday, although we are flexible, please contact us for details. Guests are asked to arrive any time after 3pm and depart by 10am. This allowing our housekeepers time to get the house ready for our new guests.

Notes on prices:
We aim to accommodate all requests regarding dates and times.

The accommodation is well equipped and tastefully furnished to the highest standards as such we ask for a £100 refundable deposit to cover any damage or breakages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.