Rorty Crankle - Thornton Le Dale - Gorgeous Cottages Yorkshire

Rorty Crankle

North York Moors (Thornton-Le-Dale)

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  • Welcome to the chocolate box Rorty Crankle, a honey sand-stone cottage set in one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages.

    Welcome to the chocolate box Rorty Crankle, a honey sand-stone cottage set in one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages.

  • Relax in the sitting room and catch a family movie...

    Relax in the sitting room and catch a family movie...

  • Time to pop open a bottle of something and relax!

    Time to pop open a bottle of something and relax!

  • Take your pick from several comfy sofas and armchairs...

    Take your pick from several comfy sofas and armchairs...

  • The charming kitchen includes a kitchen island and bar stools to perch on.

    The charming kitchen includes a kitchen island and bar stools to perch on.

  • Delve into a glossy while someone else cooks dinner!

    Delve into a glossy while someone else cooks dinner!

  • Lots of space to rustle up a family dinner.

    Lots of space to rustle up a family dinner.

  • The lovely dining room sits at the rear of the cottage.

    The lovely dining room sits at the rear of the cottage.

  • The perfect spot for rowdy family meals!

    The perfect spot for rowdy family meals!

  • There is a handy shower room and WC downstairs.

    There is a handy shower room and WC downstairs.

  • Lots of space and light throughout this comfortable home.

    Lots of space and light throughout this comfortable home.

  • Some reading material if you've forgotten yours!

    Some reading material if you've forgotten yours!

  • There are 4 bedrooms in Rorty set over the first and second floors.

    There are 4 bedrooms in Rorty set over the first and second floors.

  • Breakfast in bed, one of the little luxuries on holiday!

    Breakfast in bed, one of the little luxuries on holiday!

  • All of the generous bedrooms in this cottage are simply furnished and have built-in wardrobe space.

    All of the generous bedrooms in this cottage are simply furnished and have built-in wardrobe space.

  • Shutters on the windows give an elegant understated appeal.

    Shutters on the windows give an elegant understated appeal.

  • Have a sit down and plan what you're going to see that day!

    Have a sit down and plan what you're going to see that day!

  • Another of the large bedrooms, so much space to relax in.

    Another of the large bedrooms, so much space to relax in.

  • Thornton-le-Dale is such a pretty village, and you have great views of it from the bedrooms.

    Thornton-le-Dale is such a pretty village, and you have great views of it from the bedrooms.

  • The sweet twin room is perfect for little ones.

    The sweet twin room is perfect for little ones.

  • Board games are provided for some off-line entertainment.

    Board games are provided for some off-line entertainment.

  • The family bathroom comes complete with a gorgeous roll-top bath.

    The family bathroom comes complete with a gorgeous roll-top bath.

  • Fresh and light throughout.

    Fresh and light throughout.

  • The handsome exterior of Rorty Crankle.

    The handsome exterior of Rorty Crankle.

  • There is a small patio to the rear of the cottage.

    There is a small patio to the rear of the cottage.

  • Wow, pretty as a picture Thornton-Le-Dale

    Wow, pretty as a picture Thornton-Le-Dale

  • This is one of Yorkshire's most visited villages, and its easy to see why with its lovely cafes, pubs and tearooms.

    This is one of Yorkshire's most visited villages, and its easy to see why with its lovely cafes, pubs and tearooms.

  • Wander along the stream from the cottage and into the centre of the village, just a stone's throw away.

    Wander along the stream from the cottage and into the centre of the village, just a stone's throw away.

  • Strike out into the North York Moors, this stunning landscape is right on your doorstep.

    Strike out into the North York Moors, this stunning landscape is right on your doorstep.

  • Indulge with lunch at The Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome, one of many gorgeous gastro pubs in this part of Yorkshire

    Indulge with lunch at The Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome, one of many gorgeous gastro pubs in this part of Yorkshire

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 2 mins
  • Internet Access
  • Dog Friendly
  • LCD TV
  • Travel Cot / High Chair
  • Cot

About Rorty Crankle

Rorty Crankle is a charming 4-bedroom family holiday home set over 3 floors in the idyllic village of Thornton-Le-Dale. With chocolate box good looks, a spacious comfortable interior and all of this pretty villages' delights just a stone's throw away, it's the perfect Yorkshire Cottage for a family get-together.

Built with the honey-coloured sandstone this area is known for, Rorty Crankle is a delightful holiday cottage filled with period features and quirky little touches that give it a huge amount of character. Step into the hallway and find original stone flooring underfoot which runs all the way through to the living room. This lovely room is filled with light boasting windows on 3 sides giving it a bright and cheerful appeal. There are several comfy sofas and an easy chair to choose from, pick your favourite spot and settle down to catch a family movie together. There's a TV with Freeview, a DVD Player and Wi-Fi is provided too, a must if you have teenagers with you! There are books and DVDs provided for you too.

Make your way on to through to the rear of the cottage where you'll find a charming kitchen complete with an island and stools. Perch on here for a glass of bubbly before dinner each night. The kitchen comes with all the usual mod cons and is well equipped for rustling up those laughter-filled family dinners. A BOSE CD / Radio provides the music. Next door you'll find a large farm-house style dining room with a large dining table, perfect for getting everyone together around for a good old catch up. There's an additional Freeview TV in here. The ground floor also has a shower room and WC.

There are 4 generous sized bedrooms in this Yorkshire cottage, two spacious rooms on the first floor with King-size beds and a twin next door, and on the second floor a further large room again with a King-size bed. The sense of space is a real luxury in this type of period property and is a delight for larger parties to spread out in. All of the bedrooms are decorated in a bright and simple way, have their own Freeview TVs and feature built in wardrobes providing plenty of storage space. The family bathroom is on the first floor, another light and contemporary room with a claw foot bath and shower fixtures fitted.

There is a small patio to the rear of the cottage, with the village green just a short stroll up the road.

Local Area

Rorty Crankle has an idyllic location.  Set in one of the prettiest and most visited villages in the North York Moors, Thornton-Le-Dale, you have everything this gorgeous village has to offer on your doorstep. There are a host of lovely tea-rooms and pubs to explore, and we recommend a stroll along the river taking in the famous thatched cottage here.

Sitting at the eastern foot of the North York Moors the region's dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland is just a short drive away.  Somewhat smaller than the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors still cover an area of almost 600 square miles and like the Dales you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly.  But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the Moors.  In place of harsh limestone and dramatic peaks you'll find gentle rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys.  There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but its cast in comforting soft focus. 

The stunning Dalby Forest is very close to here, just short drive away where you'll find miles of forest walks and cycle routes. We recommend taking the road from Pickering north towards Whitby to experience it in all its grandeur.  There are countless pretty villages and towns to explore in the area.  The handsome market towns of Pickering and Helmsley are a must, as is the archetypical Moors village of Hutton-le-Hole. 

Rorty Crankle is also very close to the coast.  Much like its Cornish counterpart, the North Yorkshire coastline is a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages.  With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket 'n spade territory.  That's not to say it's stuck in the past, in fact the coast's villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars. 

This region is best known for the gorgeously gothic town of Whitby.  Playing host at one time to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious.  Straddling the river Esk and dominated by the 13th Century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby's crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries. 

Although you could happily spend the weekend mooching about the independent shops, bars and cafes along Whitby's bustling medieval streets, it's well worth striking out to sample some of the other less known coastal villages nearby.  Robin Hood's Bay, Sandsend, Staithes and Runswick Bay are all within ten minutes' drive of the town, and each have their own unique charm.   

Reviews

Rorty Crankle reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Comfort and Equipment
7.5
Location
9.7
Cleanliness
9.0
Local amenities
9.0
Value for money
9.0
Overall rating
8.3
Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Elise

Solihull GB Friends
Rorty Crackle is a pretty cottage in a nice location. It was very clean but all of the kitchen cupboards and bedroom draws need to be checked as had left over food/rubbish inside. Other than that we were all very happy, it's a lovely size for 2 families.
Confirmed guest: 02 April 2018
Published on: 10 April 2018

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