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.
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.