The Old Watchmaker's Shop

Cropton near Pickering, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 10354)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The property

A pretty, stone-built cottage, centrally situated in the delightful village of Cropton in the North York Moors National Park. This traditional, Grade II listed Cropton cottage has been lovingly renovated to a high standard, retaining original cottage doors and Yorkshire sliding sash windows. Steep cottage stairs lead up to a bright and spacious bedroom, whilst downstairs, this Cropton cottage offers a cosy and inviting sitting room with a warming woodburning stove set in a stone fireplace and a comfortable sofa. Outside this Cropton cottage is a rear, enclosed garden, providing a lovely sheltered spot to sit and relax at the end of the day. The local inn is just a short stroll from this Cropton cottage and brews its own ales as well as serving food, whilst a short stroll brings you to the charming village greens. Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the National Park, this Cropton cottage is ideal for walking and exploring the countryside, with the market towns of Pickering and Kirkbymoorside close by and the seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough within easy reach. An excellent Cropton cottage for couples. Note: This cottage is next to ref 12165 and together they accommodate 6 people.


One double bedroom. Ground floor bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


Electric central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, DAB radio, iPod dock. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Offroad parking for 1 car. Enclosed rear garden with herb garden, furniture and BBQ, shared front garden with lawn and shrubs. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Pub 2 mins walk, shop 4 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Lovely comfortable cosy cottage”
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    • “The cottage is lovely in every way. We stayed with our dog and the garden was the icing on the cake. Situated in the lovely village of Cropton which has lovely walks. Having the pub,The New Inn next door was also a plus. Easy access to the moors and coast this is very conveniently situated.Would certainly book again!!”

    Johnworsley1, Swindon, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Perfect Christmas Holiday”
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    • “This is the best cottage we have stayed in to date. Ideally situated on the very edge of the North York Moors and right next to, what my husband refers to as, the best pub in the world!! This cottage is cosy and exceptionally clean and well maintained. It has been renevated to a very high standard. We will definatley be back for another holiday, whether it be for Christmas or the upcoming Beer Festival!!! The garden is lovely and enclosed, great for the dogs to roam around in and stay safe. Thank you to the Morris' for making our Christmas break so lovely :-)”

    Fay_288, Market Rasen, United Kingdom, January 2014

    • “wonderful cottage and garden”
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    • “Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, even the washing up became a joy as there were so many birds in the garden.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stoke Poges, September 2012

    • “Ideal situation with lovely garden”
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    • “Idealy situated for both dog and husband being next door to real ale brewery and walks right from the door.Lovely enclosed garden - welcome packsof bird feed and dogbiscuits much appreciated. would definately come back.”

    C Eaglen, Suffolk, June 2013

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    • “A small but cosy cottage, a great place to relax with the wood burner. Great pub next door good atmosphere lovely food. Many place to visit and explore in the area.”

    Mr Whitlock, Brough, September 2015

    • “A lovely cottage with comfortable, modern amenities but retains the charm and feel of an old cottage. The bed and sofa were very comfortable which was great for relaxing and the cottage garden was lovely.”

    Mrs Stephens, Leigh, July 2015

    • “A lovely place. A truly magical little cottage perfect for myself and my partner who absolutely loved it. She would like to stay again without a doubt. It was comfy, quaint and private. The pub next door, and I literally mean 25 yards away, is excellent. Altogether a magical weekend.”

    Mr Trevor, Lincoln, June 2015

    • “The cottage was lovely, just right for a couple. It was well looked after, the garden was particularly nice, there were lots of birds. It was close to everywhere so there was so lots to do. Had an excellent micro brewery pub literally 60 paces from front door, served great food and the staff were very friendly.”

    Mrs Winterson, Bedford, May 2015

    • “Very good in every way, just what the Doctor ordered.”

    Mr Bird, Dereham, May 2015

    • “The cottage was very comfortable and cosy, the garden was a welcome addition. In very close proximity to to a good pub and lovely walks around Cropton. Had easy access to the coast and moors for sightseeing and walking.”

    Mr Worsley, Swindon, March 2015

    • “The cottage is exceptional in every respect, and is in an excellent location for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors.”

    Mr Whiting, Bolton, February 2015

    • “A very comfortable, cosy and well equipped cottage. Loved the pub next door too!”

    Mr Cass, Westcliff-on-Sea, October 2014

    • “We were based in a beautiful location, in a lovely cottage.”

    Mr Rogerson, Royston, August 2014

    • “A lovely cottage and the location was very good for walks, pub and driving, for example to the coast.”

    Mr Whitlock, Brough, July 2014

    • “We were very pleased with the cottage, particularly the lovely garden.”

    Mr Goss, Eastbourne, July 2014

    • “We loved the area the local people were very friendly a great place to explore the Moors. The proximity to the pub is a bonus.”

    Mr Muggridge, New Romney, April 2014

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About the location


Pickering 4 miles; Helmsley 12 miles; Whitby 20 miles.

Cropton is a delightful unspoilt village in the North York Moors National Park. Old stone cottages and farms cluster around the village greens, providing a peaceful haven in beautiful countryside. Surrounded by miles of forest and moors, this beautiful area offers wonderful walking and touring opportunities. On the doorstep is the popular Cropton Brewery, where you can have a tour and sample many excellent ales that are produced on the premises plus the village inn also serves food. The pretty market towns of Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley are close by and offer excellent shops, tea rooms and weekly markets. This scenic area has a wealth of attractions, including magnificent abbeys at Byland and Rivaulx, Castle Howard stately home, the North York Moors Steam Railway and museums such as Ryedale Folk Museum and Beck Isle Museum. Less than an hour’s drive brings you to the historic City of York and the seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby.