Crooked Cottage

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 3588)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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  • Pets


The property

A delightful, Grade II listed, stone-built end-terrace cottage, on the edge of the attractive market town of Kirkbymoorside. Set over three floors, Crooked Cottage has been lovingly refurbished to provide comfortable, well-equipped accommodation, ideal for couples. Built in the mid 1700s, the property is full of character and charm with a slightly quirky and interesting layout. The ground floor comprises a spacious farmhouse style kitchen with feature fireplace and lovely window seat, while the comfortable sitting room, with open ceiling, exposed beams and open fire, sits atop the property on the second floor. A small courtyard garden is ideal for an evening tipple or two, and a short walk takes guests into the centre of this interesting and lively old town. With the 18-hole Kirkbymoorside Golf Club 0.25 miles away, and the stunning countryside of the North York Moors, traditional seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough, and historic York all within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday base whatever the time of year!


Over three floors. Bedroom with king-size double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Farmhouse style kitchen with dining area, gas fire & window seat. Second floor sitting room with open fire.


  • Gas central heating from gas fire in the kitchen (back boiler) with open fire in sitting room
  • Gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, radio/CD
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair
  • Outside lockable cycle store for boots/bikes
  • Roadside parking at front of property
  • Small patio garden with furniture & BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pubs & shops 3 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “A great home from home”
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    • “Stayed here in mid-March '15 and really enjoyed it. The location is really good, the town has all the basic shops you need and a couple of really nice and friendly pubs, one dog-friendly. It's well-placed for reaching the coast quickly - under an hour - and also lovely scenery all around. The cottage itself has a lovely large, simply and tastefully furnished lounge with wood-burning stove where you can really relax, likewise the bedroom is nicely done and bed comfy, the kitchen and ground floor has plenty of space, bathroom's fine. Lots of stairs to help you burn off the calories, guest book noted a couple of people had come down the wrong way after one drink too many. The cottage goes back to 18thC, nice history, lots of maps and info supplied, lots of good reviews. We would definitely come back to this lovely scenic and friendly area.”

    TallChris51, London, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Fabulous dog friendly cottage but you must likes stairs!”
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    • “We spent a fabulous week in North Yorkshire using Crooked Cottage as our base. It is a great little cottage, very comfortable with everything we needed. The odd layout of the cottage with the living room right at the top made a real nice change but you do need to be happy climbing lots of stairs! The location of cottage was great. Plenty of walking for the dog on the doorstep but also Kirkbymoorside which had everything we needed only a 5 minute walk away. The Indian takeaway is highly recommended. The George & Dragon, Kings Head and White Swan all great pubs in their different ways. The Black Swan would be enjoyed by anyone wanting Sky sports and loud music. Overall, a great place to stay.”

    Mandy F, Sandy, September 2013

    • “Excellent holiday cottage”
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    • “This is a great place to stay. It is a lovely, quaint cottage with everything you need - whatever the weather. We spent a week here in June and couldnt have asked for more. The cottage itself is well equipped and cosy but light and airy too. The location is brilliant - perfect for driving around the moors but also for walking into the village for a drink/meal in the evening too. It has everything you need for a great holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Norwich, August 2011

    • “A perfect retreat”
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    • “What a lovely cosy cottage which protected us from the outside elements including snow ! Highly recommended as a real "home from home" with many thoughtful touches being provided by the owners. The log fire ensured we didin't venture very far in the evenings not that we wanted to after exploring the lovely countryside. Great walks from the frontdoor, without having to drive anywhere was also a blessing in the snow. Town (Village really) had everything you needed and locals were very welcoming. I would highly recommend this cottage and we will be returning in the future.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Redditch, April 2010

    • “Crooked Cottage”
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    • “This is in a great location and was easy to find. It is well looked after and very quirky with the lounge on the top floor and the kitchen on the ground floor. Well equipped with everything you need for self catering. Good food locally within walking distance and plenty of interesting places to eat & visit within a few miles. Negatives - Don't bring too many clothes as very little storage and unfortunately the bed is showing it's age also on our visit we couldn't get the DVD player to work. Positives - very handy location & cottage generally well fitted out.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Telford, October 2011

    • “Crooked Cottage? Should be "Peaceful Cottage"”
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    • “Central location on the edge of Kirkbymoorside. Peace and tranquillity. Ideal for anyone who doesn't object climbing to the second floor lounge.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Southampton, September 2010

    • “Very nice”
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    • “It was lovely, really good location in a well served small market town. Nice place containing all the things you need.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Suffolk, July 2010

    • “Quiet chill in the country”
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    • “The cottage was easy to find, inside it was warm and welcoming with lots of original features. It was warm and cosy with the central heating and the open fire upstairs in the lounge was great on a night. The village centre was 2 minutes walk away with all the shops, bakers, butchers and pubs you could need. We recommend a visit to the indian restaurant, good food at reasonable prices. The walking around the village is great and we ventured out most days, great start is to walk down by the golf course. Brilliant holiday cottage which we will visit again next year!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hull, December 2009

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    • “The cottage was very cosy and very central for sightseeing. Really enjoyed our stay.”

    Mr Watkins, Stratford-upon-Avon, February 2015

    • “We liked the character of the property and its proximity to the town.”

    Mr Dexter, BEDFORDSHIRE, December 2014

    • “Lovely quaint cottage in a good location.”

    Mrs Oliver, King's Lynn, November 2014

    • “Great location and a lovely cottage.”

    Ms Youds, Newton-le-willows, October 2014

    • “Crooked Cottage was very cosy, great to have local shops and countryside walks on our doorstep, also places to visit very accessible.”

    Mrs Watson, Brighton, August 2014

    • “We enjoyed the location, the town is friendly with plenty of pubs to eat and drink at. We liked the quirky character of the cottage and the open fireplace and also the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors.”

    Ms Hemming, Rowley Regis, May 2014

    • “Crooked Cottage is a delightful little cottage in a great location. The fire is very nice in the evening, the second floor lounge is very cosy. We enjoyed our stay very much and would stay again.”

    Dr Carney, Wigan, February 2014

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About the location


Pickering 6 miles; Helmsley 5 miles.

The attractive old market town of Kirkbymoorside lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, in between the towns of Helmsley and Pickering. It is a charming place, full of Yorkshire character, and is the centre for the local farms and villages. Visitors will find a variety of shops from tea rooms, pubs and restaurants to antique shops, while there is a market day on Wednesday. The excellent walking and magnificent scenery of the National Park are close by, as are the picturesque villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham. Pickering is the base of the North York Moors Steam Railway - a ‘must do’ day out for all visitors to the area. Castle Howard, York, Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast are within easy driving distance.