Croft Cottage

Pickering, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 3727)

1 / 10
  • Croft Cottage photo 1

Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
Croft Cottage thumbnail photo 1 Croft Cottage thumbnail photo 2 Croft Cottage thumbnail photo 3 Croft Cottage thumbnail photo 4 Croft Cottage thumbnail photo 5 Croft Cottage thumbnail photo 6 Croft Cottage thumbnail photo 7 Croft Cottage thumbnail photo 8 Croft Cottage thumbnail photo 9 Croft Cottage thumbnail photo 10
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The property

A charming, stone-built, detached cottage, situated in a quiet location, five minutes' walk from the centre of the pretty market town of Pickering. Retaining its original character, this traditional 200-year old cottage boasts wooden floors, stripped pine doors and beamed ceilings, and with a welcoming, homely feel, it makes the perfect Pickering holiday cottage. Lovingly furnished and decorated to a high standard, visitors will enjoy the cosy, comfortable rooms, and large, pretty, secluded garden, complete with a decked area, perfect for alfresco dining. With good shops, quaint tea rooms, excellent pubs and restaurants, trout fishing, and a castle, the town of Pickering has something to satisfy every taste. Enjoy a steam train ride on the famous North York Moors Railway, or explore the breathtaking scenery and wonderful walking opportunities available on the North York Moors. The coastal resorts of Scarborough and Whitby are within easy reach, and the historic city of York is close by. A truly wonderful Pickering cottage, and an ideal base all year round.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Additional outdoor basin and WC (adjacent to kitchen, access is from outside only). Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with gas fire.


Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, larder freezer in snug, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs (all with Freeview), DVD player, WiFi, library of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair available. Ample roadside parking. Bike storage. Large, enclosed, lawned and gravelled garden to rear with decked area, garden furniture, BBQ and solar lighting. Small, heated outdoor snug with bar, music and dartboard. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Great cottage”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Cottage was just as stated. Very central to whitby. Robin hoods bay. Cottage very clean and homely garden is great for dogs and out door life. Loverly in the sun. Definitely would return.”

    Mark2270, Sunderland, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Quality cottage”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Lovely old cottage full of charm and character. Very clean and tidy throughout. The wine and the chocolates were much appreciated. The garden was great and very well maintained. Ideal place to stay for exploring yorkshire.”

    Ian B, London, England, United Kingdom, November 2014

    • “Don't usually return to places, but would to Croft Cottage! Excellent!”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Had a week here in september, loved it. It was even better than we could have wished for. Best self catering accomodation we have stayed in. Pickering is such a great base for visiting the local area, and was a pleasure coming back to Croft Cottage each day. Highly Recommended!”

    ScottishBlue, Chesterfield, United Kingdom, October 2013

    • “lovely, welcoming, well equiped cottage, with excellent garden”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “We found everything about this cottage good. It has everything you could want, a snug with games in the beautiful garden, & the cottage is warm and comfortable. The owner left a generous welcome gift of wine and chocolates, and the whole place has been furnished with care. It is a few minute walk into Pickering which is a lovely market town, and we found the whole area very dog friendly, including the fish & chip restaurant and great wine bar, both in the high street. Make sure you take the steam train up to Whitby, a great day trip and again dog friendly. We would love to return next year.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bournemouth, July 2013

    • “Best Property We Have Stayed In”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Croft Cottage was everything it said it was and more. Welcoming gifts of Wine and Chocolates were an unexpected treat, there was everything needed to make it a home from home experience. The location was near enough to the facilities, the only downside was the weather but the cottage experience made up for that as there was plenty to read and watch. Amost enjoyable week that will certainly be repeated but perhaps at a different time of year.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Lichfield, January 2013

    • “Perfect”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Everything we could have asked for, ideally situated, with easy access to the coast, the cottage had literally everything one needs, like home from home, even your own bar, with a good will stock of drinks. The goodies on arrival was a welcome treat. Well done to the owners. We would definitely recommend.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stafford, December 2012

    • “Good holiday stay”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Had a lovely stay at Croft Cottage was very well equipped clean and we just had a good time kids and dogs loved it to.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Ayrshire, November 2012

    • “Perfect”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “The cottage was just amazing so much attention to detail you had everything and more you could hope for in a cottage. The owners should be very proud of themselves. the location was first class within easy reach of some superb restaurants and pubs. the whole holiday was superb and are looking to go back later in the year.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Warrington, April 2012

    • “Fabulous 'home from home' cottage”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “We had a fantastic holiday in Croft Cottage - it had everything we needed...and more! The garden was wonderful and we even managed to sit outside and enjoy a cold beer from The Snug! The sofas were so comfortable - we had to force ourselves out of them to go and explore the area! We have never stayed in such a welcoming and homely cottage - the owners should be congratulated!!!”

    Kate F, Crewe, United Kingdom, October 2011

    • “Comfort beyond belief!!”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “I have stayed in many holiday cottages in the past and this one has to be the most welcoming one yet. The house was clean and tidy and beautifully presented. Everything that we could possibly need was provided. The owners should be very proud. The location of the cottage was excellent and we all had a very enjoyable holiday. We are definatley keeping croft cottage in mind for a return visit. Would highly recommend a visit here.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Weston-Super-Mare, September 2011

    • “Relaxing week”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “The cottage was well set out with all the features you need, the snug with a bar and dartboard is a real bonus down the garden. Walks from the door step and a beautiful south facing garden made our week. Inbetween walks with the dog we had a trip on the steam train to Whitby and days in the lovely surrounding villages on the moors. There are some excellent restaurants in Pickering and we would recommend the Indian in the main market place, the staff are friendly, food fantastic and all at a very reasonable price. Excleent week in a lovely cottage, we will be booking for next year.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hull, August 2011

    • “Comfprt & Cleanliness”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Excellent cottage & garden, really comfortable & welcoming and ideally located for coast”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sheffield, August 2011

Show all Tripadvisor Reviews


    • “The cottage was amazing, been once before and they have somehow managed to make the cottage even more amazing. The décor and atmosphere was amazing. Added WiFi is also a bonus and the location is ideal. Can't wait to come back.”

    Mr Mcfarlane, Glasgow, November 2015

    • “Croft Cottage felt very homely and cosy. The garden was lovely to sit in and all of the pubs & restaurants in Pickering are within an easy walking distance. This is a great location to explore the Yorkshire Moors and coast. We will definitely return.”

    Mrs Howell, Buxton, October 2015

    • “An excellent and well stocked cottage with a great garden. We felt at home as soon as we got there.”

    Mrs Howard, Altrincham, August 2015

    • “A lovely cottage with a great garden for our dog. The decking area with the snug was great for nice evenings. A good location for exploring North Yorkshire.”

    Miss Greig, Westhill, July 2015

    • “A lovely welcoming cottage and garden. I did enjoy eating breakfast outside on the decking each morning watching the birds. A great base for touring the North Yorkshire Moors and it was nice and close to local amenities.”

    Mr White, Weston-super-Mare, July 2015

    • “Loved the peace and quiet, and enjoyed the garden and how private it was. Really pleased how well equipped the kitchen was. Would certainly recommend and would like to revisit in the future.”

    Mrs Sykes, Huddersfield, June 2015

    • “A beautiful cottage with a lovely garden. It was close to the shops. The garden was a sun trap and it was great to eat out on the patio, and not forgetting the delightful little snug. We would certainly recommend Croft Cottage to our family and friends as it was great place to stay.”

    Mr Parkinson, Bradford, June 2015

    • “The cottage & the location were first class, everywhere was dog friendly & there was plenty to do & see.”

    Mr Deal, Leigh-on-Sea, May 2015

    • “The cottage was perfect; very well equipped and clean with all areas thought out well. A good location to the pub, local restaurant's and other towns. The garden was perfect for both the dogs and for a nice drink in the evening.”

    Mr Jolly, Sunderland, April 2015

    • “Nice, warm, cosy accommodation with an excellent garden and space for our 2 year old to run around.”

    Mrs Rowsell, Walsall, March 2015

    • “The Cottage was ideally located and was fully equipped with everything you could need. Would definitely come back again.”

    Mr Holland, Scunthorpe, November 2014

    • “The location of the property is ideal for walking into Pickering. We have returned there several times with our 2 dogs.”

    Mrs Walker, Bolton, October 2014

Show all Sykes Cottages Reviews

About the location


Kirkbymoorside 7 miles; York 27 miles; Scarborough 18 miles; Whitby 22 miles.

This historic market town, with its full range of amenities and traditional shops, pubs and restaurants, serves as the official gateway to the beautiful North York Moors National Park. Enjoy a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, where Harry Potter fans can even explore some of the locations used in the filming of The Philosopher’s Stone! The Beck Isle Museum is also well worth a visit, with its unique collection of black and white photography and displays of rural life. Walkers will be spoilt for choice by the rolling hills, valleys, rivers and abundant wildlife of the North York Moors, whilst the City of York and the Heritage Coast are just half an hour’s drive away. All in all, a wonderful setting for a relaxing holiday.