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Croft Head Cottage

(Ref. 1844)

Wrelton near Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Would have been nice to have the option to bbq on the patio."

    (bbq not provided).3 dining chairs ( four people?).very uncomfortable bed ,mattress dipped in the middle, mattress topper didn’t help. Great Location for sightseeing.

    Thank you for your feedback, which we are disappointed to hear. We try hard to provide holiday accomodation that is comfortable and we hope great value for money, and are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations. You are very welcome to use disposable BBQ's on the patio. 4 dining chairs are provided in the cottage. Furniture sometimes gets moved around and we will double check at changeover, that they are in the right place. Mattress softness depends on personal preference and based on earlier feedback, we added a topper to the firm mattress, to improve this again we organised a replacement. Thanks again for your feedback, which we appreciate and helps us to improve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare2.5Jul 2024

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    Pub and local buses very nearby. Plenty to do around and about. Really enjoyed my stay.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jun 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Croft Head Cottage in the quiet and beautiful village of Wrelton."

    The cottage was clean, cosy and I slept really well there as the bed I used was so comfortable. My parents also enjoyed the cottage, which is close to Pickering. I briefly met both owners, Martin and Gayle, who are both friendly and made sure our stay was great. The tea, milk and shortbread biscuits they provided was a nice touch. I would definitely recommend a visit to their cottage.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2024

  • "Gorgeous cottage with everything we needed."

    Lovely cosy log fire and generous warm heating. Very quiet.

    Reviewed by Nikkie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    Not a single complaint .

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing cottage had everything you need, very comfortable and decorated to high standard."

    Was so lovely quite at night could hear a pin drop. Great location as well didn’t need to drive far to see amazing places and to do local walks.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Well equpped cosy cottage in a quiet village close to Pickering within easy reach (by car) of places of interest, the coast and spectacular scenery."

    (The village also has a bus service on a route from Helmsley to Scarborough). We joined English Heiritage and visited Pickering Castle, Whitby Abbey, Mount Grace Priory, Rivaullx Abbey and Helmsley Castle. Had a short trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and a day at the beach in Scarborough. The week flew by

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was my second visit to the cottage, and found it just as comfortable and charming as the first time."

    Both my son and I were vere very impressed with the standard of the accommodation and facilities available to us. Lovely hosts, and lots of happy memories of a great holiday in beautiful Yorkshire. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a good location."

    Having the owner on site was great as Graham and his son Tom were very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our holiday and the cottage was very comfortable and we felt very much at home. I would recommend all of the properties as we were given a tour of the other properties on site and we were very impressed with good quality and decoration. We are planning our next visit We visited for one week and returned today Evelyn and Bill

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Croft Head Cottage, everything we needed was there and appreciated the owner popping round to check we were o."


    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was good centre point for visiting local attractions."

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7May 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable."

    Excellent sun trap garden.Village made for rest and relaxation.Well placed for both seaside and country towns and villages.

    Reviewed by Niel4.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time!"

    The property was amazing and so beautiful. You thought of everything, and were so welcoming. Hopefully we will be back in the future if we end up in Yorkshire again :)

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Jul 2022

  • "We came home on Wednesday as furniture was too low and uncomfortable for what we thought older people."

    But cottage was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Jun 2022

  • "Some nice period features in this tiny cottage, with all the modern basics you will need."

    Reviewed by Anna3.8Jun 2022

  • "The property is nice and quaint and very clean."

    Only one fault the double bed was very uncomfortable and caused myself and my wife a lot of distress with back pain.

    Thank you for the feedback. We try very hard to prepare the cottage and are delighted that you appreciated this. We are really sorry that you found the mattress uncomfortable. Mattress comfort is tricky to get right as some people prefer a harder mattress and others a softer one. We replace mattresses on a regular basis and will definitely take your comments on board when we next replace this one. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.1May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in a location ideally suited to our needs."

    The cottage itself is 'a proper cottage', clearly with its own historical interest and presented in a manner which is a credit to its thoughtful owners. Well done!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was lovely."

    Super clean and well equipped, with welcoming tea and biscuits, milk in the fridge and fruit in the bowl. Great views from the windows and a south facing sitting out area. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in a nice village, we went with our young kids so were looking for a good base to reach various beaches and attractions and it certainly delivered."

    There's a play park about two minutes walk round the corner and the coast is just over half an hour away. The courtyard was lovely to sit in in the sun and play games. We all had a great holiday, thanks so much for our stay!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great place to stay, well located and lots to see in the surrounding areas!"

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2021

  • "It would handy if there was some tourist type information, along with recommendations of places to visit ie pubs & walks etc."

    Just one thing I found it difficult to locate the cottage, I feel even though the name plate is very nice,from a car it’s difficult to see the name as I passed it three times before I found the cottage, Overall I found the cottage very pleasant and would recommend it to my family and friends.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.1Oct 2020

  • "A cosy cottage in a ideal location for visiting many attractions."

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very cosy and with beautiful views from upstairs windows."

    Very clean. Good range of cooking facilities good use of limited space. Lovely location, I would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved our visit to Croft Head Cottage, it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    The owners were friendly and approachable too. Tea, biscuits and fruit available on arrival which was a nice touch. An old building but with all mod cons. Small kitchen/living area but cosy and enough space for the 3 of us. Lovely quiet village location. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jul 2020

  • "A brilliant place to unwind and relax with long evenings in by the woodburner."

    A wonderful place to feel the history of the area and be close to the people who lived there. The old wrelton range in the kitchen was a treasure ( we found something similar at Fairfax house in york) The steam trains and ancient landscapes, Roman footprint and railway history across the whole north York moors national park was amazing. We loved the Local Catholic church in Pickering which was so welcoming and we felt awed by the local saint Fr Nicholas postgate who was martyred for his ministry to the local people and lived and worked in pickering as a gardener for many years

    Reviewed by Bernadette4.4Oct 2019

  • "We arrived a little earlier than planned but was made to feel welcome the moment we met the cottage owners."

    The cottage itself is stunning and kept immaculate, we was greeted with a pot of tea ready to be made and biscuits - my kind of welcome! My daughters were kept amused in the evenings with a collection of dvds and board games provided, they also enjoyed having their own little ensuite. We was always comfortable during our stay, the cottage was kept warm in the evenings but I recommend bringing slippers or thick socks due to the stone floor downstairs. Building wise, it's on 3 levels and it took some getting used to with the steep stairs and little people. No proper shower but a hand held one which for us never caused an issue. We had a washing machine in the cottage and a clothes airer which, with kids, came in handy! We was a short walk from a pub which served beautiful food and the best gin collection I had seen! A half hour or so drive to Scarborough, Whitby, York etc and we was out and about doing something somewhere every day. We would love to book again sometime in the future, a beautiful cottage, friendly owners and the location is ideal.

    Reviewed by Rochelle5.0Aug 2019

  • "Steep stairs could be a problem for anyone with mobility problems,but otherwise a well equipped and cosy cottage located close to many great attractions,would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quite and peaceful holiday."

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Jul 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay despite the atrocious weather."

    The cottage was very well appointed and cosy. The only thing that would have been even better would be if the cottage had a shower in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was full of character in a lovely peaceful location which was perfectly situated for us to visit the surrounding area."

    We would love to go again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable for our holiday stay."

    Our sons loved the attic room with its own toilet. The cottage owners were welcoming and very helpful. The village was quiet and my sons loved going to the local park. The location was great to see the sights of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovley added extras, milk, tea bags, biscuits and fruit."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2018

  • "We'd never heard of Wrelton but this village was a great holiday base."

    20 miles from Whitby, York and Scarborough. Directions to the cottage were extremely accurate although you need to be careful on the road going in as it's a bit blind and some of the locals drive too fast. Cottage was lovely and we were provided with more than we expected, and had had in previous cottages we'd booked. Only saw the owners when arriving and leaving, but they were next door if we needed them which we didn't. There is a Lidl Supermarket on the main road in Pickering so an easy stop on the way back from a day out.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2018

  • "It may be impossible given the nature of the premises but if there was a way of getting a shower installed somewhere in the cottage it would make a comfort difference."

    I have only given a tentative score re recommending Sykes due to the insurance issue. We are still looking into this and I foolishly did not ask the owners if they had insurance to cover accidental damage caused by the renters.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2018

  • "A very enjoyable holiday in a hastily rearranged venue due to late unavailability of our original booking."

    However it gave us a new perspective on the area and we hope to return in due course.

    Reviewed by Leonard4.8Oct 2017

  • "Great location and very clean cottage"

    Reviewed by Diane4.8Aug 2017

  • "Great base for York, the Railway and the coast."

    Squeezed loads into the week. Cottage was just right for a weeks stay and a lovely welcome

    Reviewed by Lianne4.4Jul 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2nd floor twin with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath with hand-held shower on taps, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with small, compact kitchen area, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner in living area
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside house
  • Small, enclosed patio garden with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: There are two sets of steep cottage stairs that are unsuitable for young children or the less able.

The property

A quaint, compact Grade II listed, semi-detached, former coaching inn, close to the centre of the pretty village of Wrelton.

Full of character, the cottage has flagged floors, beamed ceilings and an original cast iron range.

The open plan living area has a cosy woodburning stove, perfect for winter nights, whilst outside, the sunny south-facing patio is lovely for relaxing on a summer's evening.

A perfect hideaway for a romantic week away!

This small but very comfortable and charming property is surrounded by nearby market towns and the stunning countryside of the North York Moors.

The historic minster city of York and the east coast are both within very easy reach and well worth a visit.

A great base for touring round the whole area.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 1577 and booked together they can accommodate 7 people.

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About the location


Pickering 3 miles; Helmsley 8 miles; Scarborough 17 miles.

Wrelton is a small pretty village just three miles from the historic market town of Pickering. Its stone built cottages are clustered around two village greens where the annual summer fete is held every August. Although the village has no shops, it has an excellent pub which serves meals and is the hub of the village. Surrounded by the stunning countryside of the North York Moors, Wrelton offers great walking from the doorstep. Nearby are the market towns of Helmsley and Malton, and just three miles away are the steam railway and Pickering Castle. There are a wealth of places to visit from this great base including Castle Howard, the historic city of York with its famous Minster and the fishing port of Whitby on the east coast.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season