Self catering holiday cottages in Rosedale Abbey, Yorkshire, England

Rosedale Abbey for a Cottage Holiday in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park

Hints and Tips on Cottage Holidays in Rosedale Abbey


Rosedale Abbey is known for its picturesque setting within the North York Moors National Park. Its location in the centre of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park is perfect for a self-catering walking holiday. The priory, which gave its name to the village, is no longer here but there are a few remains. Golfers are catered for at the Rosedale Abbey Course, a nine-hole course that welcomes golfers of any standard. The original community in the village was full of ironstone miners, but now it’s a tourist attraction with pubs and cafes to welcome its many visitors for cottage holidays all year round.

This is excellent walking country and there are plentiful opportunities to enjoy walking on a country cottage break in or near Rosedale Abbey.  Various walks of different distances and levels of difficulty, taking in different kinds of terrain are accessible for the active family.

Top Tip: For a circular walk of 4 miles, the start and finish is in the car park at the rear of the Milburn Arms Hotel. It should take just over two hours and includes woodland and meadows. Another, more ambitious walk starts in the village along a 7.8-mile route, which would normally take three to four hours. This is a particularly lovely walk and involves walking along the old, disused railway line. Always stay safe, check if a chosen walk is appropriate for everyone in your party, know what the weather forecast is and have suitable clothing and gear.

Whilst enjoying a cottage break in Rosedale Abbey we recommend that you visit the village of Castleton which is just an easy drive away and convenient if you want more amenities. If you time your visit for the second Saturday in September, you’re in for a treat at the Castleton & Danby Floral & Horticultural Society Annual Show. It’s a traditional show with fun for the family, featuring Yorkshire crafts, vintage farm equipment, vintage vehicles, live music and birds of prey demonstrations. There are lots of things to entertain the kids, including face painting, races and pony sports.

The annual Rosedale Show is another good family day out and a fine example of a traditional agricultural show. Livestock is judged in the ring and produce such as fruit, vegetables and flowers are on display. In addition, there are dog shows, a gymkhana, scarecrows and vintage tractors.

The coast is also reasonably accessible for day trips allowing you to combine coast and country on your cottage holiday should you wish to.  The coastal town of Whitby has much to recommend it. Most people head for the rather imposing and impressive ruins of Whitby Abbey. On the West Cliff, the Whalebone Arch is a reminder of the town’s development as a whaling centre. The explorer, James Cook, lived in Whitby for a time and you can find out information about his adventures at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum. For a general history of the town, visit Whitby Museum. Art lovers will appreciate the Pannett Park Art Gallery. Every Dracula fan will know that Bram Stoker set part of his novel in the town. To find out more about the infamous vampire, adults and older children will enjoy The Dracula Experience museum, complete with special effects designed to scare visitors!

As a place to stay, Rosedale Abbey can’t be faulted. It lives up to its reputation as a scenic spot and North Yorkshire is ripe for an active, fun loving family.  Whether you visit this part of Yorkshire for a romantic break or are taking a family break we trust that you will enjoy browsing through the available options and hope that you find good quality self-catering accommodation for your holiday.

Book a Rosedale Abbey cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Yorkshire on holiday.

11 rental properties

1 Corner Cottages, Dogs-welcome, North York Moors and Coast , Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Rosedale Abbey 5 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Picturesque, dog and family friendly country hideaway with beautiful gardens, located in the village of Cropton in the North York Moors National Park, perfect for discovering the charming towns and villages of the moors, for visiting Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park's fantastic gardens and for visiting the historical city of York for a day trip This stone built cottage is located in the village of Cropton in the North Yorks Moors and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Weekly Price from: £275
Next availability:
from 02 October to 03 October 20 from 06 November to 13 November 20

The Old Watchmaker's Cottage, Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Rosedale Abbey 5 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Pretty one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with a village setting within the North York Moors National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Weekly Price from: £240
Next availability:
from 23 October to 06 November 20 from 20 November to 29 December 20

Mel House Cottages (Swimming Pool, Spa, Sauna), Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

10 bedroom Bungalow, Rosedale Abbey 6 miles away

sleeps 1 - 19 guests
1 - 19
10 bedrooms
10
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

A delightful collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages (including 2 wheelchair accessible cottages; 'Mallard' and 'Swift' have been M3 rated), in a pretty village location within the North York Moors National Park boasting excellent shared leisure facilities of an indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, exclusive to guests.

Special features: free internet access, pool (A heated swimming pool in the Leisure Suite on-site. It is 1.2 metres deep throughout, is roughly 6 metres long by 3 metres wide, and has a counter-current device permitting swimming 'on the spot'. ), games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £300

High Mill House, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Unique Holiday House, Rosedale Abbey 8 miles away

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
4 bedrooms
4
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed

Attached to a historic water mill in Pickering, this roomy 4 bedroom holiday house offers unnrivalled views of the historic North York Moors Steam Railway which passes right past the house (sorry no pets permitted).

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1236
Next availability:
from 28 August to 29 August 20 from 01 September to 11 September 20

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, Rosedale Abbey 12 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £450
Next availability:
from 10 October to 19 October 20 from 27 October to 22 May 21

Bousdale Mill House, Great ayton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Country House, Rosedale Abbey 14 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Originally a mill house, this fantastic North York Moors rural retreat with its superb countryside views and high quality interior is a real treat, sleeping up to 6 in 3 bedrooms this could be a perfect base for enjoying and discovering some of the best of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on a break away.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £554
Next availability:
from 22 September to 26 September 20 from 03 October to 23 October 20

Dairy Countryside Cottage, North York Moors National Park, Staintondale, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Rosedale Abbey 16 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Stylish one bedroom holiday barn situated close to Staintondale, with a Whirlpool bath and king-size bed plus a location close to the coast within the North York Moors National Park, this is a great place for a romantic break for two.

Weekly Price from: £348
Next availability:
from 17 September to 18 September 20 from 16 October to 23 October 20

Barn Owl Rural Retreat, Brandsby, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Rosedale Abbey 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

For a taste of rural bliss in the Howardian Hills, Yorkshire, this 2 bedroom family-friendly holiday barn with its stunning luxurious interior and views out over fields and pastures could be perfect and is situated conveniently near to the North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £399
Next availability:
from 12 September to 14 September 20 from 18 September to 19 September 20

Trainer's Country House, Malton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Rosedale Abbey 18 miles away

sleeps 8 - 14 guests
8 - 14
6 bedrooms
6
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Escape for a relaxing holiday with friends or family to this superb 6 bedroom country house with a stylish modern interior and private indoor heated swimming pool, nestled next to pastures and woodlands in a rural hamlet close to Malton in Yorkshire and conveniently near to the Howardian Hills and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: pool ().

Weekly Price from: £1848
Next availability:
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Wills Coastal Cottage, Redcar, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Rosedale Abbey 19 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Situated close to a local sandy beach just outside of Redcar and near to the North York Moors National Park, this 3 bedroom coastal cottage with its garden games room with snooker table and table tennis has plenty to offer families or groups of friends.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £325
Next availability:
from 02 September to 04 September 20 from 16 October to 23 October 20

The Sands - Sea Front Apartments, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Cottages, Rosedale Abbey 20 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

A collection of award winning holiday apartments right by the seafront on Scarborough's blue flag award winning North Bay beach, with high quality interiors and a location like this, these are very special holiday homes.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £400