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Edmunds Cottage

Crakehall near Bedale, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 971968)

4.6

(48 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "A delightful cottage, had everything you needed and more."

    A lovely welcome hamper on our arrival. The bonus was a hot tub, which was a delight to get into after a day’s exploring. Hayley couldn’t have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, the hot tub was brilliant."

    The cleanliness was really high standard and it was very homely. It was very private and quiet and really suited our desire for a relaxing getaway. Would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by HayleyJun 2022

  • "Despite a few early problems we enjoyed our holiday at Edmonds."

    I would have signs up saying keep dogs on a lead in the communal area. However, the owner's response to the issues was swift and considerate. They looked after us and saved the holiday!

    Reviewed by MirandaMay 2022

  • "Edmunds Cottage is superb."

    The Owner has ensured that everything you could possibly need is there. The cottage is tastefully decorated and very cosy. The bed was extremely comfortable. The enclosed garden was a suntrap and the Hot Tub was excellent, lovely and relaxing after a long walk. The Welcome Hamper was a lovely touch. We couldn't have wished for a nicer place to stay. The local, was very friendly, nice pub food and a good selection of beers.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2022

  • "It would be great to have a washing machine and also some garden seats and table ( rather than bench seat)."

    2 single beds rather than a double for the 2nd bedroom would be good for children and families. It was a lovely cosy and well furnished cottage in a beautiful village. Loved the hot tub!

    Reviewed by JennyApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Edmunds cottage."

    The standard was of a very high standard and warm & homely. A lot of thought had been put into the soft furnishings comfortable sofas & the bed was amazing we both slept like logs & refreshed for the day ahead. The location was ideal as it was near many places of interest. I would definitely recommend the cottage to friends & family and will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    All really well laid out for privacy for hot tub area. Welcome package and the basics like handwashing soap etc make all the difference.

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2022

  • "A perfectly formed little cottage, it made the absolute best use of the space available."

    We had a lovely time and the welcome pack was such a nice way to start our stay. It was quite a wet week in February but we had a great time playing games in the very comfy cottage and also really enjoyed the hot tub!

    Reviewed by MikalaFeb 2022

  • "Edmunds cottage was warm, well equipped, and well located."

    We stayed for a week and were really impressed with the cottage and really enjoyed our stay! Great crakehall is a lovely place to stay with lots of nearby walks and a good pub. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by JosephJan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely village."

    Everything we needed was catered for for a relaxing stay. Book of things to do was great idea we went to a few places of interest.

    Reviewed by CarolynJan 2022

  • "Cottage great however advertised with a parking space but the notice in the ..."

    Cottage great however advertised with a parking space but the notice in the cottage states no parking and to park near the local pub some 200 yards away

    Reviewed by NathanDec 2021

  • "Fantastic property in ideal location for our short break."

    Cottage was very comfortable and warm. Hot tub welcome pleasure after a long day walking. Will be booking again

    Reviewed by NickNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday the cottage was clean and well equipped, we did feel however that the bed in the large bedroom could have been a king size as wasn't overly comfortable."

    The location was very good for all the places we wanted to visit. The village was really friendly as were the people in the local pub very welcoming food was excellent. The down side was the very very busy road which runs right through the village (not mentioned in the description of the cottage location). After a day out it would have been nice to sit in the lovely little garden with a glass of wine and a book but because of the noise this wasn't possible! However the hot tub did drown out the noise a little (pardon the pun). But we were there for only a week the residents have to put up with it all the time!!! The welcome hamper was a lovely little touch and greatly appreciated. Overall we enjoyed our stay just a couple of little niggles.

    Reviewed by LeslieSep 2021

  • "My sister and I booked Edmonds cottage for a week to take our 91 year old father who has arthritis and walks with a stick and due to covid has been confined to his home for nearly 18 months."

    On arrival we were disappointed to find that the property was situated on a blind bend on a very noisy road with only two parking spaces which were both occupied (first come first served basis as explained in the listing) and unfortunately the road up to the village green had "No Parking" signs all along it, the nearest parking we could find was 2-300 yards away which is not suitable for the elderly and infirm (non of which were explained in the listing). On entering the cottage it appeared comfortable and cosy, however over the next 24 hours lots of problems became apparent, there was no hot water (we had to reset the boiler), the bottom drawer of the freezer was frozen solid which implied it hadn't been cleaned nor defrosted in months and the seal on the fridge door didn't always work. The kitchen window was covered with ivy on the outside (as were the landing and bathroom windows) which meant we couldn't open them as all sorts of insects would have flown or crawled in, all the windows were dirty on the outside and we had to wedge most of them open if we wanted to let in some fresh air. We could see daylight through a gap of 1 inch under the front door and the back door also had a gap we could see daylight under although it had a draught excluder fitted it was still draughty (not ideal in rain/bad weather or the cold). The bathroom was very modern although the sealant around the shower screen was grimy and needed replacing, the toilet cistern was continuously filling for the first two days so we had to have maintenance come out to replace a broken part. The first time we used the hot tub it became apparent that it had not been emptied and refilled prior to our arrival as we could see froth (not just bubbles) and brown scum floating on the surface. A couple of evenings were quite cold and due to the draughts under both doors we needed the heating on for my father and discovered the temperature control didn't work, we called the owner who told us she couldn't get anyone out until the next morning, maintenance came the following morning and replaced the thermostat. The TV reception was very intermittent due to their local transmitter having been on fire a few months previous (not the owners fault but a heads up would have prompted us to take my Laptop so my father could have watched TV in the evenings. Rant over!!!! However most of these problems had been mentioned in the visitors comments book in the cottage as far back as 2018 and could have been rectified long ago especially since they were closed throughout Lockdown.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very saddened by your comments made, we tried to resolve all complaints made by yourself to make your stay as lovely as possible. Maintenance was sent out promptly to replace a broken toilet part and thermostat. The hot tub is emptied, cleaned and refilled for every new guest and checked throughout guests stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaSep 2021

  • "Cottage is beautiful the only suggestion is mattresses need to be replaced more frequently"

    Thank you for your feedback, we have now replaced both beds and mattresses :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by CherylSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay, the cottage was clean and well equipped."

    The perfect size for two couples and a dog. We would have liked to have more towels, perhaps some for hot tub use and separate for showers, aside from this we have no complains and would definitely return!!

    Reviewed by HannahJul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in the most beautiful village."

    Everything was clean and tidy, great amenities. Bedale was a 5 minute drive away- an absolutely stunning town. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by CharlotteMay 2021

  • "Edmunds Cottage is overrated, it has been renovated well and has some lovely lamps , bed linen is good quality."

    Hot tub good but unsure it is emptied between visits as stated. Carpets and rug are filthy, large brown stain at the bottom of the stairs. Furniture needs replacing especially the cream settee. Bathroom needs a deep clean and flooring replaced. Smells of dogs which is strong in the morning. Heating needs sorting as goes off early evening and comes on as you go to bed. Looks superficially good and could be great with a bit of elbow grease and a carpet cleaner.

    Reviewed by Anne-marieMay 2021

  • "We loved the welcome package of local produce."

    Reviewed by KristianneApr 2021

  • "The cottage was cosy, warm and very lush."

    There was everything we needed just like home from home. Beautifully decorated throughout and an absolute joy to spend New Year there.

    Reviewed by CarlDec 2020

  • "Brilliant cottage for a relaxing week."

    Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by JulietteDec 2020

  • "A warm welcoming cottage, with everything that you need to enjoy a great break away."

    Such a lovely village, in great surroundings.

    Reviewed by MillieSep 2020

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage."

    The welcome pack of bread, butter, bacon, milk and biscuits was a nice touch. The only recommendation we would make would be a canopy over the hot tub so that it can be used in the rain.

    Reviewed by KellyAug 2020

  • "Mostly ok. Had issues with combi-boiler, went off a couple of times & had to be reset."

    No instructions anywhere for hot tub use which meant we had a whole evening without the use of our hot tub. Overall (apart from the above) it was a nice relaxing few days & we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "The cottage was fabulous, clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Highlight for us was the privacy of the hot tub , also the adjacent cottages hot tub locations , well thought out during planning . There was no fixed parking for our cottage, however once the car was unpacked we found a suitable parking spot very close by . Perfect weekend away

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "Great cottage, has everything you need for a weekend away"

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2020

  • "Me and my boyfriend had the best weekend here."

    The cottage was so cosy and had all facilities we needed. We loved the hot tub too! The only thing we would say is could the check out time be slightly later than 10am as we were rushing on the Sunday morning to get packed up. Overall a lovely weekend, we didn’t want it to end.

    Reviewed by KirstieFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very cosy."

    Comfy beds and we had everything we needed. The hot tub was fab and always a great temperature. Just had one issue with the heating but it was sorted immediately. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by JustineFeb 2020

  • "What a lovely little break away we had."

    All 4 of us really enjoyed staying in your beautiful little cottage. The welcome pack was a really lovely touch which enabled us to have a cup of tea upon arrival after a 4 hour journey! The cottage was warm and the hot tub was running ready for us. After reading through previous reviews and feedback, you can tell that the owners do look at this and take out the feedback as I have noticed that curtains have been put by the doors to exclude draughts and board games have been left in the cupboards. We will definitely be booking your wonderful little cottage again, a real gem. Loved every second and didn’t want to come home. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by JemmaFeb 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our time at Edmunds Cottage."

    It was perfect for 4 of us staying there between Christmas and New Year, we especially enjoyed spending time in the cosy living room and relaxing in the hot tub in the evening! Great location, we would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by AaronDec 2019

  • "Love Edmunds Cottage."

    My dog Hugo and I had a wonderful week here and can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by MikeNov 2019

  • "The fridge should close when you push it, drove me crazy when it beeped all the time."

    Few things missing from the kitchen like a colander and dish washer tablets, and a board game or two wouldn't have gone a miss. Nice to have Smart TV's in both rooms, and the hot tub was lovely. Little noisy from the road, but once you hear the jets on it was fine. Overall nice little cottage, we will be back.

    Reviewed by AlixNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice little village, the welcome pack was really nice cant fault!"

    Maybe leave a pen with the visitors book as we unable to right a message as we didn’t have one

    Reviewed by JakeOct 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely, tastefully decorated and the hot tub a bonus."

    It's a bit noisy being on a busy road but not too bad.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean it had everything we needed , the welcome pack was also a lovely touch ."

    The furniture and linen etc was of good quality . We will definitely be back to your charming little cute cottage ❤️

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Edmunds Cottage."

    We are a family of four and there was room for us all. We had a great weekend in the cottage. The cottage is beautiful and was a pleasure to stay in. The village is pretty, with a nice local pub for food and drink. Bedale is only 5 mins away. We visited local attractions and it was good to come back and chill in the cottage. The cottage is well equipped and cosy. We took our 8 month old cockerpoo, Maisey, who also enjoyed her stay. The garden is open so we kept Maisey on her lead. There are lots of walks close by, a park, rivers and open countryside to enjoy.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Cute cottage in pretty village very comfy beds,main sofa very creaky, good televisions and access to netflix great."

    Great situation for access to M1 and surrounding area downside not noticed noisy road siituation and no easy access for unloading car and packing.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2019

  • "Holiday was lovely beautiful area and local people very friendly."

    Definitely go back

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2019

  • "Cottage was decorated and furnished to a high standard, excellent facilities and well thought through."

    The welcome basket was a huge plus and a great touch. The cottage felt very homely which was nice. Village was nice and quiet and local pub was great. The only minor downside is the listing states that one well behaved pet was welcome. We took our 11 month old cocker spaniel and the garden wasn’t enclosed so he could access the neighbouring cottage gardens which were occupied. There were also gaps in the bushes where he could get to the road which meant we couldn’t let him out at all. In the grand scheme of things it wasn’t a huge problem but just a note for future guests. Other than that very minor thing had a great time and we came home engaged! Thank you for a lovely stay - we will be back.

    Reviewed by JodieMar 2019

  • "Parking is a short walk from the property, but safe."

    The village pub is a short walk and very friendly with good food and ale. We ate there both nights.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "This property is not suitable in the winter time."

    The cottage was extremely drafty due to the gaps under the doors. It had been noted in the visitors book that previous clients had also experienced this problem in October. The fire needs new bulbs and the hand rail at the top of the stairs is unsuitable for people who have stability issues. Parking is on a first come first serve basis and there is only room for 2 cars. We had to park 100 yards next to the pub. This was inconvenient due to my husband's disability. This cottage is clean, modern and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2019

  • "Entrance door sticks - needs to be fixed."

    Also, it's not weatherproof - cold air draughts around obvious gaps - again needs to be fixed. NO HEATING on when we arrived - thermostat set at 9°C only, not good given our arrival anticipated, and on a cold winter day - I've reset thermostat now to keep us constantly warm. Other entrance door (hid by Xmas tree) is as bad as main one for ill-fitting and draughts - the place is not "maintained to high standard" at all... Bathroom would be greatly improved by more and brighter lighting, larger and wall-mounted mirror, heated towel rail, and an extractor fan. It's a shame that Edmunds Cottage was lacking in all of the ways I've mentioned, because such improvements would greatly enhance comfort (particularly at this time of the year), shouldn't be costly to complete, and would enable me to give 5-star review, given all of its obvious charms otherwise.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2018

  • "Nice relaxing feel to the cottage with a lovely welcome pack a nice touch"

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "Very nice cottage in a lovely village - Comfortable, tidy and clean - Dog ..."

    Very nice cottage in a lovely village - Comfortable, tidy and clean - Dog friendly - Plenty to explore in the area - 5 min access of the A1 - Thoroughly enjoyed our break

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2018

  • "The photos on your website are accurate, but they don't make clear you can't see it from the road."

    To be fair I did get an email with more directions but I was actually driving to the cottage at the time so missed it. Please can you sort out the fridge door. It bleeps to tell you it's open but the catch has failed and it bleeps incessantly. As there isn't a kitchen door this did affect the whole downstairs. Also it was disappointing to be told when booking there was some on site parking, and then went an update a couple of weeks later that there wasn't. I will say that the cottage was clean and well appointed. There were some old dvds and cigarette papers on the top shelf of the wardrobe in the master bedroom. Perhaps your cleaner couldn't see them!

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "Cottage was booked with off road parking; on arrival told had to park up in the village."

    also booked as peaceful and tranquil but it is right by a very busy A.684,We were there on hottest week of the year and the windows don't open. overall disappointing.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "This cottage is right in the village and only a two minute walk to the good local pub."

    It’s a recently renovated property, in a small complex of other rentals and was very clean. The kitchen is well equipped and modern and we had a lovely welcome hamper of some essentials. We were sent good directions by the owner prior to arrival but the parking was a bit of a pain as had to leave the car across the surprisingly busy road, if we could get a space, or further up the road in the village. Even though we directed not to park by the cottage gates, we did note that some cottages appeared to park there? The little garden had a picnic table to sit out of an evening or with a cup of tea in the morning, the only downside is it is overlooking the busy road through the town. The bedrooms were well appointed with good clean bedding and large wardrobes and drawer units for clothing. We found the bed itself was a little hard and resorted to sleeping on top of the quilt from the second bed to make it more comfortable. There was a second TV in the main bedroom, a DVD player and a hairdryer. The bathroom was clean with plenty of hot water for showers or baths. Some of the sash windows need catches to be fitted to enable them to be kept open, (we used an old book or a shampoo bottle). Overall we enjoyed our stay at this small little cottage, and it was great that we could bring out dog with us.

    Reviewed by DEBORAHJun 2018

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay at Edmunds Cottage."

    The cottage itself is very nicely furnished to a high standard and all the little touches made it so much more a true home from home.

    Reviewed by JackieMay 2018

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Summary

  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Rear lawned garden and private fenced hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 5 minute walk
  • Shop 2.2 miles.

The property

This lovely cottage lies in the village of Crakehall near Leyburn in the lower Yorkshire Dales.

Its beautiful decor and tranquil location make it the perfect place for those wanting a peaceful getaway in lovely surrounds.

The living accommodation consists of a spacious...

St Edmunds Cottages

Nestled in the peaceful village of Crakehall in the lower Yorkshire Dales, these cottages offer a serene destination for a relaxing break. From the outside, these pretty properties are aesthetically pleasing with stone frontages, window frames painted a tasteful mint green, and well-kept gardens with views over Bedale Beck. Inside, the cottages are a well-balanced mix of contemporary design and period features, with modern kitchens and bathrooms intermingling with exposed beams and original windows. The décor is neutral throughout with elegant splashes of colour complementing certain rooms. Despite the rural location, the properties are well connected with each offering WiFi and top-of-the-range Smart TVs. The village of Crakehall is regarded by many as one of the prettiest in the Yorkshire Dales, featuring a 5-acre green surrounded by Sycamore and lime trees, populated by stone-built cottages, some of which dating back as far as the 1600’s. It is split into two by a tributary of the River Swale, Bedale Beck, forming Little Crakehall and Great Crakehall. The complex of holiday cottages and their gardens overlook both the bridge and the beck, as well as the A684 road, which provides part of the Tour de Yorkshire route. The village is close to the market town of Bedale with its selection of shops and pubs, as well as museum and weekly market. If walking is more your thing there are plenty of picturesque walking routes in the vicinity, especially in the beautiful valleys of the Yorkshire Dales.

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About the location

CRAKEHALL

Bedale 2 miles: Leyburn 8 miles.

The charming small, rural village of Crakehall consists of two parts - Little Crakehall and Great Crakehall. Crakehall is set around a large central green with a delightful local pub, set just a couple of miles from Bedale. The small market town of Bedale is steeped in history, some of which can be found in the local museum. The town also offers a weekly market, interesting churches, various craft and antique shops, cafes, and pubs, which provide local beers and home cooked food. There are many lovely walks for all abilities in this beautiful area, as well as delightful villages to explore. Also within easy reach are many other attractions, including the Constable Burton Hall Gardens with extensive parkland and woodland walks, the Forbidden Corner with its underground passages to explore, the lovely Georgian town of Richmond with its fine castle ruins and the Wensleydale railway line, an authentic heritage railway.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas