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Rorty Crankle

(Ref. 1092731)

Thornton Dale, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay at you beautiful cottage, very roomy and clean, for big families, and would love to book it again,lots to do for any age,around this area."


    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely spacious cottage that fitted our family group perfectly."

    Nice welcome package gesture on arrival. Ideally situated in this lovely village and excellent location for exploring the coast and nearby Moors.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jul 2023

  • "Gorgeous house, lovely location, loved the welcome basket!"

    Would definitely come back again! Thank you

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Really clean and spacious. Rooms beautifully decorated and loved all the original features. It’s a shame it didn’t have a garden (just a tiny paved yard). This could have been made clearer in the description. Also needs more plates/bowls/ cutlery. Not enough to cook with, store a few left overs and then feed 8. Thanks for a lovely holiday.

    Hi Jill, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Rorty. I will speak to Sykes and ask them to clearly state "no garden" so it is more clear on our listing. I have also purchased some new crockery and food storage containers. Hope to see you again, Sally & Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.1Apr 2023

  • "Would fully recommend Rorty Crankle."

    It’s a large luxurious house close to the village centre. A generous welcome pack was a lovely touch. My family and I really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Well maintained and beautiful decor. Great location and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Nov 2022

  • "House was nice and clean, the welcome pack was excellent and the beds very comfortable."

    And great food from local pub within walking distance

    Reviewed by Shaun4.4Nov 2022

  • "3 generations of our family had a wonderful stay at Rorty Crankle."

    The property was spotlessly clean on arrival and Sally had left us a lovely welcome pack of goodies on our arrival. Everything went very smoothly with check in and check out. The kitchen was particularly well stocked with pots, pans and new appliances - everything that you needed. The cottage was very cosy and we had great family evenings either around the table and benches or sitting on the sofas with the log burner. We were visiting family in Thornton Dale so was ideally situated but we also visited Dalby Forest, Wykeham Water Park, Scarborough and Pickering - all within a short drive. Although there is no off-street parking for this property, we were able to find spaces easily on the road right by the property. We felt the only thing that could have been slightly better was the showers (1 electric shower downstairs + 1 overbath shower), although this did not affect our enjoyment of the cottage or mean that we would not stay here again. Thank you, a lot of happy memories were created at Rorty Crankle

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Rorty Crankle is a lovely spacious cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and we couldn't have wished for better. Sally (owner) was really helpful in making sure we had everything we needed and left us an excellent welcome pack. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our stay was excellent as was the property, the village, the pubs and the restaurants in the area."

    The two of us had the option of any of the four bedrooms that were all very comfortable and well furnished, the upper floor room was particularly attractive and appeared to be very recently decorated. The only niggle we had was that there could do to be an additional fixed shower available in the main bathroom other than the single unit downstairs. Overall we had an excellent stay and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2022

  • "Rorty is a beautiful house and exceeded our expectations."

    Sally was very kind, sending lots of pre arrival information, leaving a fantastically generous welcome basket and on hand for any queries during our stay. The house is spacious and comfortable and decorated to a high standard. Thornton is a fantastic location with its own pubs and cafés within a short stroll and walks nearby. It is very easy to visit York, Whitby, Scarborough etc. from here and we ventured across to the Harrogate and the Dales too. We couldn't fault our trip and had a wonderful holiday, highly recommended!

    Hi Vicky, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We are really pleased you had a fantastic time in Thornton-le-dale and loved Rorty. We look forward to welcoming you again some time, take care Sally & Ian :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Sep 2022

  • "There were a few issues with Sykes cottages."

    We had been informed that we would be contacted on the day of arrival regarding the key code number. This did not happen and we had to make a few phone calls to chase it up and so were late into the property. The back yard had full recycling boxes of bottles and rubbish on arrival but no outside bin and no information as to where we were supposed to put our rubbish! We had taken our dog but were unaware that the house next door had a right of way through the yard. Fortunately the people next door made us aware of this so that our dog would not escape. There were a few issues in the house itself. In one bedroom the two bedside lights did not work, the main bathroom toilet seat was broken as was the flush pull, the blinds in two of the bedrooms were broken. Having paid over a thousand pounds for a weeks stay we felt these issues were unacceptable.

    Hello Robert, I'm so sorry you did not have a good experiance at Rorty Crankle this is not what we want for our guests. All guest should recieve a code before arrival via text and an email with details about the property including recycling and rubbish bins. I will look into why that didn't happen. I will also get a printed version laminated for the cottage, I was just trying to be paper free. Yes there is an access through the rear yard at Rorty to the adjoining propertys garden, this has not been an issue before but now you have flagged it I will ask Sykes to update the website so any protential guest can see that at the point of booking. Thank you also for flagging the issues with the toliet seats and blinds. I will be at the property tomorrow with our handyman to resolve these issues. If we had known about these issues during your stay we would have resolved them asap. I have also asked our cleaning partner to flag any issues with the house on change over day so we can avoid disapointing our guests. Hopefully there were some things you liked about the cottage and the village and you enjoyed your time in Yorkshire. If you were to give Rorty another try I would be happy to offer you a discounted rate, I will drop you an email shortly. Kindest Regards Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert2.8Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful house, very well equipped and lovely quality furnishings."

    Stunning location with great walks and tea rooms from the doorstep and the coast just 30 mins away. We felt at home as soon as we arrived and slept soundly in the very comfy beds. Thank you Sally for letting us stay - we'll be back...

    Hi Joanne, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are really happy you enjoyed your holiday with us at Rorty. We can't wait to see you next time, take care Sally & Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage all round, we felt so lucky to have found such a lovely property for our stay, it is decorated to a very high standard and felt spacious, luxurious and most comfortable."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful when needed. The house is set in a beautiful little village, with coffee shops, gifts shops within easy reach and is in a very picturesque part of Yorkshire where we travelled quite easily to the coast, York, Harrogate to name a few places. The Beautiful Dalby Forest Park is also just a short distance down the road.

    Hi Laura, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we are really pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at Rorty Crankle and the Yorkshire countryside. We hope to welcome you back again sometime, Sally & Ian. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2022

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  • Set over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second-floor super king-size, 2 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Cot and Highchair available
  • Samsung Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Street parking
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • No garden, but a small yard available
  • Woodland available for dog walks

The property

This rustic, stone-built cottage sits in the heart of Thornton-le-Dale, amidst the wild beauty of the North Yorkshire.

Comprised over three floors, Rorty Crankle offers a picturesque escape for families and friends looking for a scenic stay within the North York Moors National Park.

After a day of rambling the great outdoors, find comfort within the sitting room, boasting a real sense of character with its exposed beams and inglenook fireplace.

Carry the conversation into the kitchen, where you can keep the chef company whilst they prepare something delicious or make yourself useful by preparing the grand dining table.

The bedrooms at this Thornton-le-Dale home are situated upstairs; on the first floor there are three, character bedrooms, including two king-size bedrooms and a twin, each presented in light colours.

Serving the bedrooms is the family bathroom, offering bath and hand-held shower, while the ground-floor shower room provides an additional option.

Continue to the top floor and discover another fabulous bedroom, boasting stunning parquet flooring and a super-king-size bed.

After feeling rejuvenated, explore the local surroundings, where nearby you can find some independent shops for grabbing a local souvenir, along with two pubs and a quaint tearoom where you can refuel after a long day.

Pickering offers a wider selection of amenities to uncover on a leisurely afternoon, while there is some the North Yorkshire Moors Railway where you can journey of a vintage steam train and soak up the scenery of the National Park.

For a change of scene, head to Whitby and enjoy some time on the beach, embark on a whale watching boat trip or climb the famous 199 steps for panoramic views.

Days out to Scarborough are also recommended, so there’s plenty to fill your holiday agenda whilst staying at Rorty Crankle.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Pickering 2.6 miles; Helmsley 15.2 miles; Scarborough 15.4 miles

Thornton Dale is a picture-perfect village nestled in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. The charming village rests east of the vibrant town of Pickering and is situated at the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Dining options include a Georgian inn, Brandysnap Bistro for a home-cooked meal and Lavenders Tea Rooms, Gifts & Takeaway. Stock up on the essentials at the local convenience store and just outside the village there are two farm shops for fresh fruit and veg. Explore the bustling market town of Pickering for independent stores, the fascinating Pickering Castle and the thrilling Flamingo Land Resort. Be sure to roam the special landscape of the North York Moors National Park to test your stamina and admire a plethora of wildlife on your adventure. Venture further afield to the seaside resort of Scarborough, where you can make a splash at the water park, enjoy fresh fish and chips on the seafront and unveil rich history at Scarborough Castle.