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Church Farm Cottage - Crayke

York, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Bijou bolthole for two guests on the edge of the North York Moors
  • An idyllic retreat for those looking to switch off and recharge
  • Welcome hamper upon arrival with thoughtful goodies
  • Light, bright and welcoming interiors
  • Gorgeous decked balcony for sunny mornings and lazy afternoons
  • Gastropub within 100 yards for evenings of fine wine and food
Property code: G0032

Nestled within the grounds of a gorgeous country farmhouse, this delightful cottage welcomes solo adventurers and couples looking to balance exploration and relaxation. Enjoy the charming interiors and uncover the wild surrounds.

This adorable cottage is a super-cosy one-bedroom bijou retreat tucked away in a very pretty village in the North York Moors. With one of Yorkshire's finest gastro pubs just a stone's throw away, it's the perfect couples escape. Enjoy an evening sundowner on the decked balcony deciding on which great local restaurant to try out first. A real chocolate box holiday cottage, it is perfectly proportioned for two guests. Set within the grounds of a beautiful country farm house it offers total peace and tranquillity within the comforts of Yorkshire village life.

The main living space is all open plan, and with high ceilings and wonderful patio doors it gives the cottage a bright and comfortable feel. The kitchen provides everything you need to cook including a ceramic hob, oven and microwave. There's also a fridge with an icebox - essential for those afternoons, relaxing in the garden with a cool drink. And if you need it, you also have access to a washing machine, dryer and larger freezer in a separate building beside the cottage. Guests will arrive to a yummy welcome hamper of essentials with a few treats thrown in, and some home-brewed sloe gin too for that afternoon tipple.

There is a comfortable and stylish sofa to sink into each evening, the perfect place to curl up and watch a movie on the TV/DVD. Wi-Fi is also provided if you want to catch up online. The dining table is set by the patio doors affording a gorgeous view of the gardens and North York Moors countryside beyond. Throw open the doors and enjoy lunch to the lovely sound of birdsong all around. And when it's time for bed you can look forward to a king-size bed dressed in crisp white cotton bedding. This bed can also be set up as two singles if required. The generous bedroom is again bright and elegant in style and has the benefit of an en-suite shower room. Luxurious bath robes are provided too so you can lounge about in complete comfort! The perfect way to end your day's sightseeing in Yorkshire. The star of the show is the wonderful views from your own private decked balcony. Looking down across the Vale of York your view is completely uninterrupted and it's the perfect spot for that morning coffee. There's also lockable storage for bicycles.

  • 1 bedroom: 1 king-size bed (that can be reconfigured into 2 singles)
  • 1 bathroom: 1 en-suite shower room with shower cubicle
  • In the grounds of owners' property
  • Regret no pets
  • Welcome hamper
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox
  • Outside utility room: washer, dryer, freezer
  • Lockable storage for bicycles
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off road parking available at the cottage accessible via an electric gate.
  • Pub within 100 yards
  • Shop within 2 miles
  • Babes-in-arms welcome, regret no children

Situated in the picturesque village of Crayke less than 14 miles north of York. History scholars believe the village to be the spot where the Grand Old Duke of York Marched his Men to the Top of Hill, the village commands wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. There's a lovely circular walk which takes in all the joys of the surrounding area.

The village is a charming little place, very typical of those found in this area of Yorkshire. Perfectly positioned to visit the very best of North Yorkshire, the cottage sits in an area called the Howardian Hills. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, this land of lush pastures and woodlands plays host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns. There is also a great selection of fine dining establishments in and around Crayke that are well worth booking a table at during your holiday.

If walking is your thing there are lots of beautiful walks in the area, some right from the doorstep. And if you fancy some serious hiking the North York Moors landscape offers some of the best walking in the country. Take a trip up to the top of the high moorlands around Blakey Ridge and breathe in that clear Yorkshire air.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martin 27th September 2019

Beautiful little cottage in a lovely garden setting. Compact but well fitted out & comfortable. Owner was really pleasant & helpful. Pub with good food & ale only 2 minutes away. Thanks for a lovely week, Lesley!

Reviewed by Mike 13th September 2019

Very comfortable small cottage, so quiet and peaceful. Ideal location, not too far away from many attractions.

Reviewed by kate 12th August 2019

Lovely bolt hole for two. Everything was there that you might need. Great welcome hamper, fresh flowers and very helpful and kind owner.

Reviewed by Lynn 12th July 2019

A very warm welcome from Lesley. Fantastic pack of goodies on arrival. The cottage is a miniature home from home. Everything has been thought of. Comfortable, clean and relaxing in beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Tom 31st May 2019

Excellent small cottage in ideal surroundings. Convenient for visiting York, the Moors & Dales and the Coast. In small village location - very quiet and peaceful.

Reviewed by Lisa 19th April 2019

Excellent facilities within a perfect relaxing location ideal for two adults would highly recommend

Reviewed by Daryl 12th January 2019

Wonderful bijou cottage with amazing views and an excellent gastro pub a stone's throw away. Lots to do within very short drive.

Reviewed by Paul 5th January 2019

A wonderful holiday experience in this charming cottage, run by a really lovely lady in Lesley. Very highly recommended !

Reviewed by Kim 3rd January 2019

The cottage was very comfortable and cosy for a winter break. It must be lovely in summer when you can open the french doors and sit on the balcony looking over the garden. The owner was helpful and discreet - just the right balance. And it was lovely having the excellent Durham Ox just down the road for the evenings when you didn't feel like cookiRead moreng. Hide

Reviewed by Pat 8th December 2018

Situated in a beautiful part of North Yorkshire, with stunning views, nice and quiet.Two miles away is a lovely place called Easingwold, well worth a visit. York is only an hour away by bus, again, well worth a visit. You will not be disappointed.

Reviewed by John 2nd October 2018

Compact, cosy cottage, in a beautiful location, with a very helpful and pleasant on site owner. We have now visited twice, and it is highly recommended.

Reviewed by Brenda 16th September 2018

A simply GORGEOUS Cottage with a lovely host. Thank you, we really enjoyed our mid-week re-treat.

Reviewed by Lesley 11th September 2018

Charming little cottage in beautiful surroundings. It is very peaceful, a great place to relax and de-stress. We were made very welcome by Lesley and especially enjoyed the welcome basket which provided, not only some essentials, but some lovely treats as well. There was also a drawer full of useful brochures suggesting places to visit. The cottageRead more itself is small but has everything we needed for our short break and there is extra storage space for cases etc in the attached garage. Sitting in the evening, after a day walking on the moors or Sutton Bank, on our private decking overlooking the beautiful garden was simply idyllic and the bedroom, surprisingly large with a king-sized bed and plenty of storage, was very comfortable. We loved the little extra touches such as fresh flowers and a "sleep" spray in the bedroom. Apart from an excellent country inn, The Durham Ox (a moment's walk away at the bottom of the lane - highly recommend a visit), there is not much in Crayke itself but Easingwold is 5 minutes drive away and has a range of coffee shops, pubs, 2 supermarkets, a pharmacy etc and a visitor information centre.All in all we had a very enjoyable 7 night stay - many thanks, Lesley Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 18th August 2018

Church Farm Cottage was the ideal location for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors area. We had an excellent time visiting York, Whitby, Castle Howard and many picturesque villages on the moor.We were made very welcome at the cottage by the owners and appreciated the welcome hamper. The cottage was everything we hoped for.

Reviewed by Laura 9th August 2018

I really couldn't have asked for a more lovely stay. The cottage is clean, and comfortable, the kitchen while compact is well equipped, the location is serene, local amenities are a short distance away, and the pub down the road is a real treat. Lesley and Alan are truly beautiful people, and gracious hosts. My two weeks of retreat at this littlRead moree gem were the highlight of my English walkabout. I would return in a heartbeat.If you like to hike or nature walk, there are abundant options starting right in the village. If you're a creative looking for a place to inspire you (I spent a considerable amount of time writing), this cosy little space may nurture that spark. If you like to wander about a bit, this is an ideal home base (I covered from Middlesbrough, to Scarborough/Bridlington, to York, to Harrogate). Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 30th June 2018

Lovely quiet location but ideal for visiting York, Harrogate and Whitby. Pub in the village and everything else in the next village including pubs, coffee shops, chemist, bakers, butchers and supermarket. The cottage is very clean and ideal for 2 people with secure parking, nice touches like fresh flowers, welcome hamper and helpful owners. I wouRead moreld recommend if you want to get away from it all. Hide

Reviewed by Tom 19th June 2018

a gem of a bolt hole from which to see this part of Yorkshire. Small, yes but very neat and clean.

Reviewed by Sarah 16th June 2018

This is a very compact cottage so you need to be very tidy and organised when it comes to meal preparations! However it is very well equipped and comfortable in a very pretty quiet village with an excellent pub. Lesley and Alan are very welcoming and provided us with lots of goodies.York is within easy reach as are the North York Moors where we didRead more some lovely walks on the Cleveland Way. We can recommend the Durham Ox & Star at Harome for food. Nunnington Hall (NT) and the walled garden in Helmsley are also worth a visit. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 13th May 2018

Only there two days but like to go back for longer.

Reviewed by Bev 9th May 2018

Absolutely loved our stay here, so peaceful and Lesley was the perfect host.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 28th April 2018

A fab little cottage with a warm welcome. Will definitely return ?

Reviewed by Vicki 10th April 2018

We enjoyed a weekend break and the garden was so pretty in the snow. We explored the village and a meal at the local pub. It was very easy to get to Easingwold or York if you needed anything from the shops. Very generous hamper at cottage which kept us going most of our stay.

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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