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Crooked Cottage

(Ref. 985142)

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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76 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely clean little cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you."

    Reviewed by Barbara Jayne5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was our second stay at Crooked Cottage, we love it."

    Didn't want to come home.

    Reviewed by June5.0Nov 2023

  • "Crooked cottage was a lovely place to stay."

    Beautifully fitted out, and exceptionally clean. Ideally situated. The steps were a problem and would be for people with mobility problems, however it was worth it to go and get in the lovely bed and shower. Also next level up a beautiful lounge with open fire.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with all amenities."

    The three levels are a bit difficult however, the listing was clear in pointing this out. The cottage was very clean and comfortable throughout. The area is perfect for walking and a great base to explore the national parks and woodland. Locals are really friendly. Definitely would be back!!

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2023

  • "Comfortable, cosy cottage in excellent location to explore the Yorkshire moors & coastline."

    Beautifully presented and spottlessly clean - exactly what you look for when going on holiday! Dog walks from the doorstep, Castle Howard, National Trust properties and English Heritage days out - all within a 20 or so minute drive. Pop along and see the Yorkshire Auction House or nip to Thornton Le Dale for a visit to the Bangers & cash garage! Lovely village - plenty of pubs - thoroughly recommended. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Crooked Cottage is a beautiful place in a wonderful North Yorkshire village."

    We would highly recommend it to others. Everything was very comfortable. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Sacha5.0Aug 2023

  • "Crooked Cottage was a great place to stay, which we all enjoyed."

    The amenities catered for all, cleanliness and the Cottage standards were first class. Location was just off the main part of the village, 4 pubs, 2 cafes, local independent shops. The wood behind the Cottage gave a wonderful opportunity for walks and the local's were very informative. Excellent, we would use again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "The only thing that I can post a negative comment on is the f Act that there is only 1 small pan to cook with."

    The fact that the smoke alarm was minus a battery, so didn't work, I hope that was just an oversight. Cottage was clean and tidy, we enjoyed the stay

    Reviewed by Barry4.7May 2023

  • "A lovely stay at a fabulous cottage clean, comfortable and perfect for a ..."

    A lovely stay at a fabulous cottage clean, comfortable and perfect for a Christmas break thank you for sharing your lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2022

  • "Comfy and enjoyable stay."

    The cottage was lovely, the only drawback was the 2 sets of steep stairs.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, very tastefully decorated."

    Lovely location, within easy walk of pubs, shops. Fantastic dog walking location.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Oct 2022

  • "This was a last minute booking and I'm so glad we decided on Crooked Cottage."

    It is such a charming cottage and it's obvious a lot of thought has gone into the furnishings etc. We loved the quirky features. The stairs and layout took some getting used to but that was part of the fun. The little garden was lovely. Some guests seem to have had problems with the next door neighbour but the house has a sold sign on it so think they may have moved. Just one criticism, I couldn't work out how to use the cooker, even with the instructions, and wasn't prepared to spend any more time of my holiday trying to figure it out. A simple oven with "old fashioned knobs" would have been better. Would definitely recommend it although people with mobility issues may find the stairs a bit troublesome.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2022

  • "Describing the cottage as having a garden (approx 2m x 2m of concrete) was misleading, particularly since the next-door neighbour was very difficult about our using our access right - "you do have access, but I am letting my dogs out"."

    But for the fact that the cottage was very close to a wooded walk, so that we could exercise and relieve our dog without using the "garden", things would have been very difficult.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Aug 2022

  • "This was the perfect hide away to reenergise."

    Close to amenities but so quiet and cosy.. A very well thought out property.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely quirky cottage in good location."

    No complaints whatsoever. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location with great places to eat and interesting surrounding villages."

    The cottage was clean and had everything we required for a short stay.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage for two in such a lovely location, will definitely be back again."

    Reviewed by George4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage ."

    Clean and well maintained. Near to lovely dog walks and local pubs and shops . Good base for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2022

  • "A great location for exploring N Yorks , great local pubs and plenty of coffee shops when out and about, the Cottage is lovely with a quirky feel that adds to the stay , the decor is fantastic with a real homely feel rather than a synthetic hotel vibe."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2022

  • "Great location."

    We knew the ‘garden’ area would be small but it seemed larger in the photos. I know nothing can be done but the view along the back of the houses was not good. But overall we really enjoyed our stay. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Derek4.7May 2022

  • "Excellent stay."

    Lovely and clean Stairs a bit daunting at first but we got used to them! Ideally situated for plenty to see in the area. Would happily recommend

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent holiday / break and facilities much better than we expected , one of the best we have stayed at and there have been many."

    Minor points: We felt uncomfortable using the rear patio area as the next door neighbours and her dog seemed to dislike our little pet dog and holiday visitors so we did not use it ( shame as we did try and engage with her maybe having a bad day ) Accessing the key on arrival was unusual having to walk through other peoples back space and washing lines , we felt intrusive to there private space. The area and location was perfect with lots of nice walks close by and the people in the village were super friendly. Would absolutely recommend this highly as a holiday break, superb cottage.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very well kept - love the quirky eclectic nature of the property."

    Spotlessly clean and bed really comfortable. Lounge upstairs was superb - my husband wants the sofa !! Would definitely recommend the cottage to couples with a dog - especially if you like good walks and great food - all of which are within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Annette S5.0Apr 2022

  • "Though the property is very nice, we felt the property is upside down,IE the bedroom should be on the top floor, when you have been on along walk climbing those narrow stairs is difficult for the over 70s, otherwise first-class stay in a beautiful village on the Yorkshire Moors."

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage well maintained and clean."

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and extremely clean."

    I would highly recommend and hope to stay again!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage in a beautiful area."

    Very quirky with the main room being in the attic. Clean and cosy. Just needs an extra comfy chair in the dinning area. Hope to come stay again soon. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a great short break at Crooked Cottage."

    It’s a lovely location near the shops, pubs etc. parking is available right outside the property. The neighbours are lovely and friendly. The property is super quirky in its set up due to the age, you can see many of the original features which help make the property so appealing. We had everything we needed for our stay. It was all kindly provided in the property. A great selection of local info was also provided with leaflets and in the visitors folder.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2022

  • "3rd stay here at this cottage."

    Love the improvements. Very cosy and great place for exploring Yorkshire. Always clean and tidy . We will definitely be there for our 4th stay Soon.

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Feb 2022

  • "Very comfortable property with good quality fittings, and in a great location for exploring the moors."

    We stayed over Christmas, and the house was decorated with a tree, which was a really nice touch. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Crooked Cottage, it was warm, cosy, clean and well appointed, so no complaints at all."

    5 stars from us .

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2021

  • "It's a little gem of a cottage."

    Many nice touches not in the listing. It's well equipped and location is excellent. Had a lovely weekend. Would recommend it for future visits

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property was everything we hoped for."

    It had everything you needed for a weekend break. You could make the top floor in the cottage another bedroom and then 4 could stay. We tended to use the kitchen/dinner more due to it being downstairs. The location was fab enjoyed the woodlands nearby whilst walking our dog Ozzy. Also people were so friendly in the village. Great pubs, butchers and bakery. What more do you need. Definitely recommend staying here and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Sonia4.7Nov 2021

  • "We had such a lovely stay in this Beautiful cottage."

    . it was quirky and very well equipped for our short stay

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Nov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    Lovely comfy bed and quality bedding. Kitchen had everything we needed for our stay. We would definitely return. The only improvement I would have wanted would have been another chair downstairs as there was only one armchair. Delightful cottage with lovely walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely, quirky and historic cottage in a nice location to be able to visit surrounding attractions."

    Very clean on arrival and comfortable bed and living area. Kitchen was modern and has all the required appliances to be able to self cater. Plenty of parking near the cottage, which was a bonus. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2021

  • "We loved the cottage."

    We liked the layout and while there was no TV downstairs, we were prepared for this and took a laptop with us. The living room upstairs was very comfortable and we enjoyed our evenings in the space. I also have to note that the bed was very comfortable we are fussy so this is important to us. Kirkbymoorside is a nice village and is well placed for enjoying the beautiful countryside and surrounding villages. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was clean, comfortable and was a great location."

    Reviewed by Austin5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely location, would definitely stay sagging and highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Annette5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really nice cottage; very clean and well presented."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Booking and communication were very good."

    Directions and key instructions were excellent. The cottage was perfect for a relaxing getaway. Would definitely boom again

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Dec 2020

  • "Ideally located if you have a dog to walk - there are woodlands at the rear of the cottage."

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2020

  • "We spent a very relaxing and peaceful week at Crooked Cottage."

    Lovely homely, comfortable place to stay and the cottage was so quiet and peaceful at night time. Would definitely recommend anyone to stay here and would return again ourselves at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a lovely traditional cottage in an ideal location to explore the north York moors."

    Surprisingly spacious and incredibly cosy it had everything we needed to make our week away special. The tight, steep staircases and low ceilings only added to the charm of the place.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and liked the welcome milk and biscuits, loved the kitchen/dining area and we spent most of our time in there."

    It was unfortunately 2 floors down to the fridge if you were in the lounge in the evening. The location was really good, very close to pubs and shops/takeaways and was an ideal base to explore. I was disappointed with the outside space as it was much smaller than expected and as the plants were overgrown and full of mosquito's and flies it was impossible to sit out without being bitten, also it left no room to use the BBQ which was provided.

    Reviewed by Annemarie4.1Aug 2020

  • "Excellent location, walking distance to shops and pubs."

    Excellent food at the George & Dragon pub with friendly staff. Comfy cottage, immaculately clean and welcome milk & chocolate biscuits on arrival!

    Reviewed by Sonia4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely quaint cottage, so close to the centre of town."

    Really enjoyed our stay here. Town is lovely and the cottage is the perfect base if your want to travel further. Milk, biscuits and even whisky left out for us on arrival. Thank you. Top marks!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage well equipped."

    Surrounding villages very pretty with nice places to eat.Would have liked a slip mat in bottom of bath.Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very comfortable and a lovely cosy fire to enjoy after a long day of walking. Everything was there that you could require for your stay and perfectly clean. Great location with pubs and shops nearby - not that they’re open anymore, but thankfully they were during our stay. Definitely a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect to use as a base for a relaxing break or walking holiday."

    Reviewed by Mea5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely area and interesting places to see."

    Reviewed by Lorna4.4Jan 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage - the ideal place for a relaxing and peaceful break."

    We couldn't fault it. Our only disappointment is that we had to come home. We shall certainly return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Crooked cottage is fab!"

    Central for shops or a stroll to the pub with good walks across the woods behind the house. The bed and sofa were both very comfy and the Christmas tree was special. With extras such as fab fruit cake and a full decanter with cute little glasses just added the finishing touch to a great beak away. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Dec 2019

  • "Homely cosy cottage, with nice touches with eggs and cake, and in a very convenient location."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2019

  • "Homely cottage with a great deal of character."

    Very clean and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was a fabulous place to stay."

    Lovely welcoming touches in a fascinating cottage. Enjoyable evenings in front of the fire. Would recommend and a place we would stay again

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2019

  • "What a fabulous cottage."

    Loved how quirky it was. We only stayed over a couple of nights so that we could visit the North York Moors Railway for their Steam Gala. Enjoyed coming back to the cottage in the evening. It was well equipped, cosy and surprisingly spacious.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable (especially the bed)."

    We hardly used the lounge, not because it was not comfortable but two flights of stairs if you want to top your glass was a bit of a pain, however the upside was that we watched little television and spent time reading and doing a jigsaw which is what a holiday is for! The sitting out area was smaller than I expected and even though it was pleasant it does not get the sun. There is are lovely walks behind the cottage into Manor Vale Woods for long or short walks, handy for an evening stroll for the dog. The village had excellent amenities, a butchers, greengrocers, bakery, Indian, Chinese and chip shop as well as a Spar and Co-op and there is a larger Co-op and Lidl in Pickering (7 miles) for a bigger more varied shop. Lots to do in the area which makes the cottage ideal as a base. Jane (the owner) left us milk, cake and eggs, changed the linen after the first week and left us another 6 eggs.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "A great base for the North Yorkshire moors with everything you need in a comfortable and clean, beautiful cottage."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very Comfortable,welcoming and quaintly rustic cottage ."

    Steep windy stairs may not be suitable for anybody elderly or inform. Owner had left several lovely welcome touches including free range eggs, milk and fruitcake . Lovely area with pubs and tea shops just around the corner and some very good local woodland walks. Area new to us and we enjoyed exploring York and Whitby and highly recommend the North Yorks Steam Railway at Pickering.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7May 2019

  • "Spent a smashing week in Kirkbymoorside as we have done for the last four years, unfortunately we had more than our fair share of rain, but it did not spoil our holiday or dampen the reception we received from all the local folk."

    We will be back next year................. Next year we will be looking closely at the staircases in the cottages, at our age it became a pain to go up and down two staircases to access the lounge from the kitchen dining area, especially as the staircases are narrow and twisty. (I can understand why there is a trap door in the ceiling.}

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent little cottage, close to town centre but fairly quiet."

    Good facilities on offer in both the cottage and Kirkbymoorside. Parking not a problem - plenty of space in street outside.

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Apr 2019

  • "Loved the cottage"

    Reviewed by D5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a lovely break at Crooked Cottage - the cottage is furnished to a high standard and contained everything we needed."

    The location in Kirkbymoorside was a great base for visiting the Moors, the Howardian Hills and the coast. Would love to come back!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Apr 2019

  • "Helpful team at sykes and a sweet cottage in a good location, hope to be back."

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely Quaint little cottage, reminded us of our first home together with the steep windy stairs."

    Couple pieces of fruit cake left for our arrival, was delicious. Lovely place to stay easy access to explore nearby towns and villages, good walk just round the Corner in Manor Vale Wood. Would definitely come back again especially as its dog friendly. Thank you Lewis, Victoria & Blue the Whippet.

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had an amazing stay at crooked cottage."

    Beautiful cottage in a great location. We loved the quirkiness of the cottage the kitchen down stairs with a yard outside, bedroom on middle floor with a very comfortable bed then sitting room on the top floor with mood lighting. Everything we needed was provided! Would definitely recommend and would stay here again

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Apr 2019

  • "Crooked Cottage is cosy and welcoming it was an amazing week in a very comfy cottage"

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Mar 2019

  • "Crooked cottage is extremely authentic and tastefully decorated."

    Very comfortable and everything you could want from a country cottage. Back yard is ideal to let dog out into and a lovely space to sit too. Neighbors all friendly and helpful. Nearby walk for dog in woods. All pubs and shops very near. Lovely villages and towns in surrounding area. All rooms are spacious. Staircase is on the narrower side but did not concern us.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, comfortable and cosy in a great location."

    Everything you would need in the cottage, had a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2019

  • "All was lovely ."

    ....a beautiful cottage that oozed with character .... Would certainly recommend to anybody fit enough to climb stairs.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    We loved the top floor living area and our dog loved the elevated window views! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Megan4.7Jan 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in pretty Moors town."

    Loved the top floor sitting room and comfy bed

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Dec 2018

  • "Convenient location for North Yorkshire’s attractions."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy - comfy bed after all the hiking! Nice little touches like a glass of port and fruit cake welcome, milk tea and fresh farm eggs were all appreciated.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Crooked Cottage was quirky, as advertised, and that was part of its charm."

    It was very well prepared for our arrival, and we appreciated the fresh-cut flowers and the food and drink offerings that welcomed us. It was ideal for two, with a small back yard and table and chairs, surrounded by a bank of container flowers and some stone walling. A great retreat, and an opportunity to meet the neighbours, if you wish. Our one reservation about the cottage was the two flights of narrow stairs - plenty to hold on to, but possibly a challenge for the elderly, infirm or disabled. The Cottage was ideally located in a quiet part of the village, but only two or three minutes' walk from shops and the King's Head Hotel, a friendly venue which serves excellent meals. Everyday needs are well served by the local shops, and the local pharmacy even sells "medicinal" wine! Kirkbymoorside is a delightful, characterful, historic small town with a Wednesday market. It attracts visitors, but is not inundated with them! It's also an ideal base for touring the North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby, where we commuted to the Folk festival a couple of times, and were able to park centrally - in peak season! - by arriving early and breakfasting there. It's a 45 minute drive, but passes quickly and pleasantly enough with so much moorland scenery to enjoy en route.

    Reviewed by Ken4.7Aug 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • One king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and gas fire
  • Second floor sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating from gas fire in the dining room (back boiler) and open fire in sitting room
  • electric hob/oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine
  • Smart TV with Freeview and built in DVD player, radio/CD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Outside lockable cycle store for boots/bikes
  • Roadside parking at front of property
  • Small patio with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, please note pets are not allowed on the beds or furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pubs & shops 3 mins walk
  • Note: Adults only at this property
  • Please note: This property does not have an electric car charging port and guests are not permitted to use the house electricity for charging cars.

The property

A delightful, Grade II listed, stone cottage on the edge of the attractive market town of Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire.

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 kitchen with a 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

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Note: Adults only at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas