Rose Cottage, Huggate
In the heart of a pretty village, this charming three-bedroom property offers a welcoming retreat for families looking to come together and explore the Yorkshire Wolds
Enjoy space and scenery in a rural location with much to see and do on the doorstep
Amid the vintage village of Huggate, Rose Cottage is a delightful bolthole that oozes authentic charm from its fire-warmed living area and farmhouse kitchen to three cosy bedrooms. Start your day by preparing a lovely breakfast before taking time to ponder your plans whilst on the sunny patio, enjoying views of a bowling green over the garden. Maybe an energetic hike along the scenic Yorkshire Wolds Way or The Chalkland Way, both accessible on foot from the doorstep, is in order? Or perhaps a drive to visit the nearby historic settlements of Beverley and York with their Minster cathedrals to marvel at?
Alternatively, enjoy the good life by staying right where you are. Sunny afternoons can be spent relaxing on the cottage’s terrace or elevated lawn area, which has wonderful countryside vistas, while rainy ones can be whiled away beside the lounge’s log burner or reading a book in a spacious conservatory overlooking the rose garden.
The bedrooms at this village home lie upstairs, offering the choice of two super-king doubles or a twin, all of them served by two spacious bathrooms. Outside, the garden areas provide wonderful opportunities for al-fresco dining; perhaps an evening barbecue on that patio or a casual daytime picnic on the upper lawn.
Rose Cottage is also a perfect base from which to enjoy this area’s many annual events, including prestigious horse-racing meets at Beverley or York, classical music concerts courtesy of Castle Howard summertime Proms or the Malton Food Lovers Festival and all of its diverse, county-wide culinary options, also held in summer.
The front door of the property leads into the open plan kitchen dining area.
Open plan kitchen dining area which comprises of a fully fitted kitchen with an electric Belling country cooking range, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and filter coffee machine. Attached to this is the dining area with a large dining table to seat six guests and patio doors with access to the side courtyard area.
Evening sitting room with a three-seater sofa, three armchairs, decorative fireplace (not operational) and a Smart TV.
The utility room houses a sink and a dishwasher, with an additional fridge/ freezer and a washer/ dryer available.
Foyer and stairs to the first floor.
Lounge with one three-seater sofa, three armchairs, a woodburning stove (logs provided) and a Smart TV. This leads through to the conservatory with a comfortable rattan seating set.
The exterior conservatory door leads onto the outside patio area with table and chairs for six and a firepit also available (logs supplied).
Bedroom one with zip and link super king double bed (can be configured as 3' twins for a small supplement), bedside tables, freestanding wardrobe, dressing table
Family Bathroom with freestanding bath and walk in shower with rainforest head and separate mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link super king double bed (can be configured as 3' twins for a small supplement), bedside tables, freestanding wardrobe, dressing table
Bedroom three with 2'6" twin beds with wardrobe and cupboard space provided opposite this room on the landing area.
Family shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
The cottage has a fully enclosed rear garden with a patio leading from the conservatory and an upper lawn area which is reached by approximately five steps. Exterior dining table and chairs for six, garden loungers, a gas barbecue and a chiminea are provided.
An additional rear courtyard area, with a table and chairs for two, leads out from the dining room patio doors.
There is a useful shed for storage of bikes and golf clubs and an outside WC which can be used in the summer months.
There is ample parking for up to three cars on the brick driveway.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs must be kept to the ground floor and are not allowed on the furniture. The garden is fully enclosed for the safety of dogs.
The beds feature high-quality linen with hollowfibre duvets and pillows.
Towels are provided along with a hairdryer in each bedroom and a selection of guest toiletries in the bathrooms.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
The cottage has Wi-Fi. Mobile reception is good on most networks.
Oil central heating throughout. There is a wood burning stove in the lounge with logs provided.
Rose Cottage is a detached property set back from the main road leading through the village with a fully enclosed private garden.
Dating back to the Domesday Book, Huggate itself has a pretty pond and a Grade I listed church, plus one of England’s deepest wells. This small village is perfectly positioned to enjoy everything that the Yorkshire Wolds can offer. Set in glorious countryside with rolling hills and picture-perfect villages and within easy reach of the Howardian Hills - an area of outstanding beauty, the Yorkshire coast and the North York Moors National Park.
Just a short 15-minute drive and you will arrive at the charming market town of Pocklington where you find a diverse range of shops and supermarkets along with a vibrant arts and restaurant scene. While visiting Pocklington, Burnby Hall Gardens is definitely worth a visit with its fabulous display of Europe’s largest water-lily collection in their lakes.
York, a 30-minute drive from Rose Cottage, is a vibrant city with ancient Roman walls and a Viking past with the incomparable York Minster at its centre. Stroll through the snickleways and ginnels of the city to reach the famous Shambles, a must visit for lovers of the Harry Potter films.
North of Huggate and a short drive over the Wolds is Malton, Yorkshire’s unofficial foodie capital. It showcases culinary events throughout the year including a monthly artisan food market and summer's Food Lover’s festival, a three-day extravaganza celebrating Yorkshire’s finest produce and cooking.
Travel east and you reach the diverse Yorkshire coastline with wide, sandy beaches at Fraisthorpe, RSPB Bempton Cliffs’ towering chalk slopes or the bustling seaside atmosphere in Bridlington.
A good village pub is just a stroll away from the doorstep of Rose Cottage and another local option is the charming Star Inn at North Dalton which is a five minute drive away. More extensive amenities can be found in historic Pocklington including a range of restaurants, delicatessens and pubs.
Family Days Out
What is more enjoyable than a day at the beach? From Rose Cottage, it's easy to enjoy the pristine beach of South Beach in Bridlington, where the many attractions include pirate-ship rides, speedboat and bird-watching cruises and fun-filled rides and amusements. Alternatively, head to the beautiful sands of Fraisthorpe Beach to dive into such varied coastal activities as kitesurfing, windsurfing or even a spot of kite-buggying.
The wonderful Sledmere House is a mere 15 minutes from Rose Cottage and has a multitude of attractions for the whole family including a beautiful walled garden, an adventure play area and a rare-breed farm park. Tours around the interiors of this Georgian house also delight thanks to unique collections of artwork, furniture and antiques.
The Castle Howard estate provides a full day of entertainment with its range of attractions and activities: exhibitions and art displays, the treetop adventure playground Skelf Island, a wonderfully diverse 1,000 acres of parkland and a fabulous mix of annual events lead by summer’s Proms.
The Way of the Roses, a 170-mile coast to coast cycle route, runs through Huggate and lets you pedal across beautiful, varied landscape via traffic-free paths, on-road cycle lanes and quiet country roads. It is a challenge but rewarding adventure.
If you are looking to go further afield, join the Yorkshire Wolds Way Cycle Route; this scenic loop passes through 48 pretty towns and villages, and can be joined at any point along its 146-mile length. Highlights include watching thousands of birds nesting at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Flamborough Head’s white cliffs and iconic lighthouse, and the wonderful views from Burton Agnes Hall.
You can join The Chalkland Way directly from the village of Huggate. This is a 40-mile circular route encompassing a series of pretty Yorkshire villages including Givendale, Thixendale and the excellently-named Wetwang. From here you can also join numerous other long-distance walks including the Yorkshire Wolds National Trail (which passes just north of Huggate), the Centenary Way, the Minster Way and the Wilberforce Way.
Just three miles from Rose Cottage, Millington Wood offers a gentler jaunt. Tucked away in a Yorkshire Wolds valley, its 52 acres constitutes one of the area’s richest botanical woodlands. In spring and summer, wild garlic and bluebells provide a fragrant, colour carpet to a soundtrack of birdsong. Autumn and winter see orange and yellow-tinted tree tops glow as the valley becomes a quiet refuge for wildlife.
This wouldn’t be a holiday without the occasional meal out and, fortunately, there is no shortage of excellent local gastropubs and restaurants. For the finest Yorkshire dining, book a table at the Michelin-star Pipe and Glass, just 15 minutes from Huggate. Alternatively, take a day trip into York and spend an afternoon at Star Inn the City's sunny terrace, by the city walls and river, or wander down charming Fossgate, a street which is crammed with foodie offerings from every global corner.
Enjoy one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets in Malton, offering delicious local produce and mouth-watering delights from a range of artisan stalls. Extremely popular with all those who care about where their food is sourced, this fair is loved by foodie visitors, chefs and keen amateur cooks alike, and complemented by the town’s various delis.
Golf-lovers are spoilt for choice. The several courses within a 30-minute drive include Malton and Norton Golf Club, located in between York and Scarborough. Its 27 holes cater to all abilities. Kilnwick Percy Golf Club pairs panoramic vistas with a stunning course and extra facilities such as a gym and spa to keep non-golfers occupied.
"We enjoyed our stay very much, a fabulous welcome basket, so comfortable and clean. (The cottage, not the welcome basket!)
Rose Cottage is a credit to the owners. Our favourite places were Flamborough Head, Burton Agnes Hall and Wharram Percy deserted medieval village.
We also had some great walks, long and short from the doorstep."Knight Family
- Two dogs are welcome
- Typical arrival day: Monday and Friday
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 9.30am
"Relaxing in the light filled conservatory with a coffee and a good book"Lauraine, Crabtree & Crabtree