North York Moors Self Catering cottage, Croft Head Cottage, Wrelton, sleeps 4
Areas: North York Moors
Croft Head Cottage
Sleeps a maximum of:
Pricing From: £229.00
Able to sleep four people in one double and one twin room, the property is mainly composed of an open-plan living area with cosy wood-burning stove.
This former coaching inn is now a quaint, compact Grade II listed building close to the centre of the pretty village of Wrelton. With flagged floors, beamed ceilings and an original cast iron range, this property is full of period character. Outside, the cottage comes with a sunny, south-facing patio which is an ideal place to relax on a warm summers night.
Whether youre planning on a summer vacation packed with al fresco dining, or a winter break by the fireside, this lovely little cottage will be able to accommodate your needs and is ideal for either a couple or a small family.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
A cottage full of quirks ...........
We arrived late after car trouble and were pleased to find that Wrelton is a beautiful little village with lots of character .
The owner of the cottage was friendly / approachable and showed us to Croft Head Cottages only entrance which is a traditional low door ( I am 6'1" and the top of the door met my eye brows ) and so bobbing down was necessary for me and our teenage son but my wife managed to clear it with a bit to spare .
On entering the cottage we found the compact kitchen/lounge/diner which includes an attractive fire place & log burner .
The kitchen area of the room was equipped with a free standing cooker , washing machine , fridge and microwave oven but little available cupboard space .
The sofa and accompanying chairs appeared to be a little ' tired ' and were not as comfortable as we are used to .
When I opened the door to the stairs I was a little surprised at how steep and uneven they appeared to be ( the wife had forgotten to mention that aspect ) . I was able to ascend the stairs with a little effort but had to be more aware of my footing on the way down because some steps were higher than others ( the properties only WC / BATHROOMS are upstairs ) .
Watch out for a couple of low beams upstairs .
Our stay was relatively peaceful but punctuated by a few sessions of noisy aircraft manoeuvres from the local RAF air bases - I understand that this issue is totally out of the owners control and only mention it in the interest of an honest review of our stay .
The cottage on the whole was clean and tidy with some attractive features but some of the furnishings were tired and in need of owner attention - not least the mattress on the double bed which was uncomfortable and seemed to have some kind of structure down its middle which at times made us feel like we were falling out of bed .
Everything said this cottage offers value for money in an area where accommodation can be very costly but personally speaking l like a little more space and comfort and so l would not consider staying here again .... SORRY .
Situated in a very nice village, the cottage had everything that I needed and was very comfortable, with a lovely patio area to sit and relax in.
Enjoyed our stay in this well presented and located property
Owner had vouchers ready for us when we arrived for local attractions we could snip from the local newspaper.
Property is well located for trips to Flamingoland, Scarborough and Whitby via the steam train which the kids loved and was a great family day. At the same time their are plenty of historic abbeys or York is half hour drive with park and ride into the town.
The local pub was very friendly, but a bit dowdy for my liking, only because I prefer a bit more life, some music and maybe sky sports on. For that you have to travel into Pickering where the only pub I can suggest is The Royal Oak or the Wine bar in the high street.
Everywhere else was a bit pricey, I expect because they rely on the tourist season to a degree. Im used to paying £60-70 for a meal for two adults and two kids, but here it was nearer £90.
The cottage itself though was clean and tidy and served our needs very well. I like to be left alone when Im on holiday to just get on with what I want and I have had stays at places before where I felt the owners were over friendly and wanted to chat every five minutes. The owners were friendly, let us know where we were if we needed them, but left us to it.
Others have mentioned the stairs, and for very young kids it just wouldnt work, but we had a 10 and 8 year old and they had no problems and were happy to have a bedroom to themselves.
The TV is small and could be made bigger, but I watched the Matrix on it ok, and just goes to prove that tvs have got maybe to crazy big!
All in all a good home from home. I also found Sykes Cottages were a pleasure to deal with to make the booking.
Friendly owners and nice accommodation in a lovely village with a very good pub and meals.
The location is excellent for touring the Moors and Wolds with easy access to the coast. Great for walking. The owners are readily available if needed, but leave you alone if not. The cottage is all you need for a holiday, with the log fire a wonderful bonus.
Gas central heating with woodburner in living area
Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Roadside parking outside house
Small, enclosed patio garden with garden furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop 2 miles, pub 3 mins walk
Note: There are two sets of steep cottage stairs that are unsuitable for young children or the less able
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