Rowntree Cottage borrows the name from the Rowntree family (of Rowntrees of York), former owners of Grove House. Renowned artist Kenneth Rowntree (1915-1997) painted a number of works at the house.

The cottage is a cosy and characterful rural retreat for two adults with accommodation over 2 storeys.

The entrance hall, with space to leave your boots, leads into a comfortable sitting room with a traditional stone fireplace and log burning stove. A dining table with 4 chairs sits tucked against the wall.

The open plan kitchen is fully equipped including full size electric oven with ceramic hob and extractor hood over. There is of course a dishwasher and microwave. A stable door leads out onto the private terrace.

Upstairs a double bedroom with super king size bed (or two singles)  sits under the eaves. The en-suite bathroom includes a heated towel rail and an invigorating power shower over the full-size bath.

The cottage benefits from high-speed broadband internet access via a secure, individual Wifi connection.

Outside, the private terrace is a lovely sun trap furnished for al fresco dining including a Weber barbecue. Perfect to just sit and relax. The shared garden looks over the grounds of Grove House to the passing steam trains (in season).

The cottages share their own gated driveway with spacious off-street parking.  Adjacent is a separate shared laundry facility with washing machine and drier.  Use of the rotary clothes line is encouraged with clothes pegs provided.  A freezer is also available with space for your provisions for the week.

Although the cottages are 'self catering', kitchen basics such as cleaning products, foil, cling film, oil and condiments are available for you to use during your stay. Kay's homemade Yorkshire fruit tea loaf or Honey Cake are freshly baked for your welcome and  tea, coffee and a pint of milk are provided as a starter pack to allow you time to gather provisions at the local shops.