The Garden Cottage stands detached in the beautiful grounds of Thorpe Hall. Built around 1790, part of the building used to be the old apple store, where the apples from the orchards on the estate would be collected by the gardeners and stored here. Lovingly restored, the owners have kept lots of the original features, and the dining room has limed oak furniture. It is a perfect ’chocolate box’ cottage. Downstairs has been designed with full disabled access throughout the ground floor - there is a twin bedroom with an en-suite wet room for the less mobile (with emergency alert). This is a perfect property for holidaymakers having a family mix of all ages: there are three bedrooms on the ground floor and two on the first floor. There is also disabled access to the garden. All the rooms are spacious and light, and with the extra living room, it is ideal for families to have their own space. The cottages are set amongst the beautiful country estate of Thorpe Hall, a magnificent retreat in the Yorkshire Wolds and situated in Rudston, near Bridlington. The Hall is a Grade II building which was built in the early 1700s and is still very much a working estate, and it forms an important part of the local community. The local village of Rudston is less than a mile away, where the churchyard contains the monolith from which the village gets its name (Rood Stane). The cottage is situated a mile from the village, where you will find a small shop along the way.
The nearest town is Bridlington just over 4 miles away, and from there you have access along the east coast from Whitby, Scarborough and Filey, right down to the resort of Hornsea. The area has lots of stately homes to visit, including Sewerby Hall, which is only a few minutes drive away, a fine example of an early Georgian residence and renowned for its gardens and a zoo. Castle Howard and Burton Agnes Hall are also just a short drive away. Flamborough Head and RSPB Bempton Cliffs are 15 minutes by car, and boast fantastic opportunities to observe puffins, gannets, dolphins and seals in their natural habitat. Along the coast at Scarborough, you have the Stephen Joseph Theatre which is known for its premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays. It also boasts the largest open air theatre in Europe. During your stay, why not try some real country pursuits, such as coarse fishing or trying out some of the many bridleways across the estate; you are very close to Fraisthorpe where you can ride along the beach. Guests can have free livery and grazing for their horses, just bring the food and bedding! There’s so much to see and do at Thorpe Hall and it’s all within easy reach, and from February 2018 you can rent a hot tub for your stay (contact the owner direct for details). The owner is very proud to offer a tour and history of the grounds to all guests (subject to availability). Beach 4 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub 3 miles, restaurant 1 mile.
The Garden Cottage (UK2094), Stable Cottage 1 (CC253023), Stable Cottage 2 (CC253024) and Laundry Cottage (CC253025) can be booked together to accommodate up to 28 guests.
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Living room 1: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Living room 2: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with Belling range with 4 ovens, electric hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), beams and en-suite with bath, walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite wet room with shower, shower seat, grab rails, toilet, heated towel rail and emergency alert.
Bedroom 4: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.
Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, and garden furniture (adapted for wheelchair users). Hot tub for hire, by prior arrangement (£200 per week - delivered Thur collected after 1 week, or £175 per weekend - delivered Thur collected Mon). Stabling and grazing available. Bike store. Private parking for 5 cars. Wheelchair access. No smoking.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
4 miles (beach)