Location

To find us:

To find your cottage, we recommend that you not rely on your phone or car sat Nav and print the below directions; alternatively, you may wish to take a screen shot of google maps before you set off. As you get closer to Rosedale East, you will lose phone signal and won’t be able to rely on your phone GPS to find us. If you need further directions, please feel free to contact us before travelling.

We live in a beautiful place, but there is no current mobile phone network covering here. While staying here, you can continue to make all your calls via WIFI-calling.

Approximate Travelling Times

  • Newcastle: 1 ½ Hours; 65 Miles
  • Leeds: 1 ½ Hours; 66 Miles
  • Middlesbrough: 45 minutes; 27 Miles
  • Thirsk: 50 minutes; 30 Miles
  • York: 1 Hour; 38 Miles
  • Pickering: 20-25 Minutes; 12 Miles
  • Malton: 38 Minutes; 20 Miles

Directions- From The North

If you are coming from the northwest, meeting the A1 near Scotch Corner, you have two options.  We would advise that it is probably easier and quicker to use the A1 south to Thirsk, and follow directions as if coming from the south.

If you are coming from the Tyneside direction, pick up the A19 to cross the Tees between Stockton & Middlesbrough, and leave Teesside by the A171 towards Whitby.  After bypassing Guisborough, you climb a steep hill on a dual carriageway.  After a further mile, take a right turn signed to “Castleton, Hutton-le-Hole” at Lockwood Beck reservoir.  Coming into Castleton, you reach the main street as a T-junction; turn right up the hill and out of the village towards Hutton.  After approx. 4 miles, you reach the watershed of the Moors at Ralph Cross.  Take the left turn signed “Rosedale Abbey 5 miles” just after the cross, travelling along the ridge top for some 3 miles before dropping down a steep hill towards the floor of the dale.  One mile short of the village, the road takes a sharp left turn with a road junction to the right, signed “Rosedale East only”.  Take this road.

Hill Farm is 1 mile from this junction.  Go past a row of cottages on your right, and between 2 rows of cottages as you reach the top of the hill, after which, on the left, is the Chapel and the cream-painted building of ‘The Tree’ Relaxation Centre.  IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING A ‘CAR-FITTED SAT NAV’, THIS IS THE POINT AT WHICH YOU STOP DOING SO.  Turn left down the lane immediately at the end of The Tree – it’s signed as a public footpath.  The lane leads after 70 yards to 2 farm gateways; turn left into the gateway marked “Hill Farm Cottages”.  If we have not heard you arrive, you will find us at the main farm house, Hill Farm House.

Directions – From the South

The road to Rosedale leaves the A170 Thirsk to Scarborough road between Pickering and Kirkbymoorside, 2 miles from Pickering, at the village of Wrelton.  Please note, however, that it is several miles shorter to leave the A1 for York than to continue further north to Thirsk.

We would like to point out that the alternative road from the A170 at Keldholme through Hutton-le-Hole, and over the moors to Rosedale Abbey involves coming down Chimney Bank, a 1 in 3 hill with a double hairpin bend.  You may not feel like tackling this with a fully laden car, and at the end of a long journey, but in any event, it is most unadvisable in winter.

From Wrelton, follow the road for 7 miles up the dale to reach the village of Rosedale Abbey, and continue straight through the village on the Castleton road.  After about a mile, the road takes a sharp right and left at Bell End Farm, and after a further 200 yards there is a second sharp right bend.  Warning chevrons mark this one, and a left junction is also indicated, and is signposted to “Rosedale East Only”.  Take this road.

Hill Farm is 1 mile from this junction.  Go past a row of cottages on your right, and between 2 rows of cottages as you reach the top of the hill, after which, on the left, is the Chapel and the cream-painted building of ‘The Tree’ Relaxation Centre.  IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING A ‘CAR-FITTED SAT NAV’, THIS IS THE POINT AT WHICH YOU STOP DOING SO.  Turn left down the lane immediately at the end of The Tree – it’s signed as a public footpath.  The lane leads after 70 yards to 2 farm gateways; turn left into the gateway marked “Hill Farm Cottages”.  If we have not heard you arrive, you will find us at the main farm house, Hill Farm House.