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Loft Cottage

(Ref. 971967)

Crakehall near Bedale, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (48)
  • hot (32)
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77 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed at Loft Cottage for 6 nights as we were in between house moves."

    We are local to the area so knew our way around very well. Due to a mix up with Sykes the cottage owners were not expecting us so there was a lack of preparation for our stay, not the owners fault at all and they generously apologized with flowers, chocolates and prosecco which was very kind. The cottage is comfortable and roomy for 2 though I would expect it to be cramped at full occupancy (5) and there is only 1 combined bathroom/toilet. Despite not having parking at the property this was not a problem and even unloading a weeks worth of supplies proved hassle free and there was always lots of parking available beyond the pub. We did visit the pub once, it has a very basic food menu and limited bar and geared to locals, we enjoyed several visits to nearby Bedale which has an abundance of everything. The bed and sofa were super comfortable and the cottage is furnished to a high quality. We stayed during a week of violent storms, the front wooden door had swollen with the rain and didnt close properly, the lounge is the chilliest room in the house but upstairs is very warm and cosy. We were able to let our dog out in the courtyard but always had to check that the from gates were closed s this exits direct onto a main road. The abundant grass areas opposite the cottage are great for exercising dogs and there is a play area for children.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Jan 2024

  • "I was surprised not to have a washing machine."

    Front door was warped and hard to lock/open. We were aware that the weather had contributed to this. Got tub was great added extra. Comfy beds and cosy. We had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Anita3.4Dec 2023

  • "I'm reluctant to recommend this property as I don't want it to be more difficult for us to book in to return!"

    A gorgeous property with so much love and thought put into all aspects - the decor of the cottage, the Christmas decorations, the Christmas boxes for the children (they were over the moon with them!) And the treats for us. Thank you so much. We have stayed in one of the neighbouring properties for Christmas previously and so glad we chose to return here, as we have loved this too. It has set the bar high for us staying in holiday cottages!

    Reviewed by Rosaleen5.0Dec 2023

  • "It has been such a relaxing holiday in such a lovely cottage and place."

    We rate it highly in the sense of cleanliness and omg! The beds are so comfy! We will definitely be returning. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "An excellent well laid out cottage, that had everything we needed for our stay."

    The hot tub was Fantastic… Plenty of local walks and superb villages all within a 30 minute drive, plus an extremely friendly pub within 2 minutes walk Excellent hospitality was well received on arrival also. Would highly recommend to anyone and would not hesitate to stay there again! Thanks…

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fab little cottage."

    Cute and well kept. Everything you need for a weekend away with friends. Would defo return. Thank you

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely time away with our two children (5 and 10)."

    The cottage was a good size and well positioned for us to visit lots of places. We all enjoyed using the hot tub after each long day of site seeing. Good sized garden, we just wish it was fully enclosed so the children could’ve played out there unsupervised (close to road with a gate leading out and hedges along the road side rather than a fence). Lovely open area outside with swings and slides in a quiet, quaint village - Will definitely be visiting again in the future. Thank you⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Jul 2023

  • "The house was finished to a very high standard and the welcome pack was much appreciated."

    Enjoyed the hot tub especially after long walks. Nice egg chair too. The downsides were the lack of a washing machine/dryer or means of drying wet towels, swim wear or washing/drying clothes after a massive downpour we were caught in Also it would be good to have covers for the garden furniture as due to the rain showers and the birds using the seats for ongoing target practice they were either too wet or too messed up to use when the sun did come out. It would also have been good to have more fans as it was warm at night especially in the single room. All in all we had an enjoyable holiday in a lovely cottage thank you

    Reviewed by Jenette4.4Jul 2023

  • "The kitchen was really well equipped but could maybe use a measuring jug."

    To note there’s a bees nest above the front door and was quite noisy through the night. We had a really lovely stay at the cottage and intend to return!

    Reviewed by Sophie4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a handy spot to explore North Yorkshire."

    Very cosy cottage with all you need for a few days break. Outdoor space ideal for small garden games and enclosed back garden to keep dog safe.

    Reviewed by Mo4.7May 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation."

    Super welcome pack. Spotlessly clean. Lovely village setting and ideal location for access to lots of sightseeing areas. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at loft cottage!"

    It is the perfect place to escape to, with lots of cute little towns and villages nearby, as well as an abundance of countryside walks that kept us busy. The surrounding area has lots of gems to see, we visited waterfalls, castles and even had a day at the beach (which is about an hours drive away). Crakehall village is lovely and peaceful. The owner of the village pub was very welcoming and told us all about Crakehall village life. The facilities at the cottage were perfect. We found everything we needed to make ourselves feel at home. The cottage was warm and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to cater throughout our stay. The hot tub was fab and I also enjoyed relaxing on the egg chair in the garden.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2023

  • "The hot tub needs to be a bit warmer."

    Apart from that is a beautiful cottage. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic property,very well maintained and well stocked in the kitchen and a beautiful breakfast hamper left for us on arrival."

    Would definitely stop there again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Only downside was we weren’t very warm in the lounge. Thanks to owners for the hamper of goodies.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage."

    With a decent pub, and nice, dog friendly walks right on the door step. The hot tub was terrific, and the wide choice of TV channels a real plus.

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2023

  • "All very happy - lovely cottage, great quiet village location with plenty parking on the green nearby."

    Friendly local pub & couple min drive to Bedale. Thanks for the welcome hamper, nice touch! Fab private hot tub. Comfy beds/ bedrooms. Literally only downside was only 1 bathroom which was absolutely fine for us as a group of 5 girls for the weekend - maybe something to bear in mind if staying a week though.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Jan 2023

  • "Very nice stay - good facilities and would come back again, thanks"

    Reviewed by William3.8Dec 2022

  • "Perfect little break again…."

    this is our second visit and we loved it, we will definately be back for another stay just so relaxing and the walk into Bedale wasn’t too far.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, lovely welcome basket on arrival."

    We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Arrived late September just as the weather started to change, found the living ..."

    Arrived late September just as the weather started to change, found the living room to be a bit chilly and took some time to warm through

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and it’s perfectly placed for exploring Yorkshire."

    Loft Cottage was clean and well furnished. Beds comfy and linen first class. Nice garden and the hot tub was great too. We went to the Bay Horse Inn and got a great welcome and good home cooked pub food. I’ve left some feedback for the owner with the maintenance man.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic village with beautiful buildings and 6 great walks from the cottage with the dog."

    The advert states no parking at the cottage which is not a problem as you can park nearby empty or pack your car then park it 200 yards away around the green. Hot tub spot on cottage very clean and only the best used ie cups plates bedding. The weather was brilliant when we were there but due to no washer or place to dry clothes it would be a problem if it rains. Great for dog with having a back enclosed garden. Overall we will book again

    Reviewed by Jason4.1Aug 2022

  • "Loved our stay in the beautiful village of Crakehall, quaint cottage with great walks on the doorstep."

    Clean and comfy cottage with lots of extras for a toddler. Garden has lots of steps to one side and open access to sheds etc that the maintenance use, a fence across would make a much more relaxed experience for those who do have little children with them. A washing machine and clothes airer definitely needed when you’re staying for 7 nights. I didn’t realise there was no parking until I had booked it but I managed to use the parking space for the other cottages to pack and unpack for 10 mins

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Aug 2022

  • "Elegantly decorated cottage inside with an old style and charmed appearance from the outside with a pretty maintained front and back garden."

    Fantastic size hot tub to relax in which was regularly maintained. Facilities all inside. However, a few minor maintenance issues need to be done in the cottage of which I did mention to the owner: Knob off a draw, bulb not working in a bedroom, no room for wardrobes but instead a hanging attachment to wall which was sufficient but one was broken in one of the bedrooms, water leaking from the end of hose attachment for shower unit, can opener didn’t work, 2 windows not staying open as cords broken and one not shutting. However, we managed and we had a wonderful stay. The bonus was a fantastic location in Crakehall near the small village of Bedale in North Yorkshire. The Bay Horse pub is a 5 min walk away with friendly staff and locals with tasty food and large portions. Bedale is a charming village with pleasant shops to peruse around, local produce to buy or from a small Tesco’s. There are a few pubs with good food and large portions and restaurants to eat in or take away. Taste of India we highly recommend. For visits out there is the Swinton estate/bivouac to see the stunning view from the cafe or from the woods of the reservoir near the Druid’s Temple. Rievaulx Abbey, Masham village and walk along the river, or a trip out to the coast (1hour and a half hours) to beautiful Whitby. You can do a slightly longer trip and choose the route through the gorgeous Dales to Grassington, a pretty village with pubs and cafes where the filming was for All Creatures Great and Small. A truly relaxing trip in a stunning part of the UK.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We can confirm that the issues that raised have now been rectified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Jul 2022

  • "Nice village with a brilliant pub yards away from the cottage… No guest information when we arrived and there is no parking……owners permits littered everywhere!"

    . Lovely few days away

    Reviewed by Edward3.4Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything we needed."

    Hot tub was great and up to temperature for our arrival. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Great enclosed garden for our dog. Lovely little village with local pub only a couple of minutes walk. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Most enjoyable stay."

    very relaxing. slight issue with hot water on one day was remedied within 30 mins - superb service.

    Reviewed by S5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely bijou cottage, very clean and well equipped with everything you'd need for a long weekend."

    Hot tub was a bonus for my children! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2022

  • "First trip to North Yorkshire wasn't sure what to expect!"

    I honestly could not of picked a better place or location, the cottage is fantastic and it really does feel like a home from home. The courtyard at the back was perfect for a morning brew in the sunshine. The place is very well maintained and very clean, there is the odd dog hair but it's to be expected in a dog friendly place! The local village is warm and friendly, sat on a couple of nights at the local pub with a nice cold pint just watching the village quoits match and village cricket match going on in the background... it doesn't get more Yorkshire than that! So many fantastic places to visit, followed by relaxing in the hot tub at the end of the day. I've honestly never come back from a holiday feeling more relaxed. Will most definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2022

  • "Brilliant little stay at a wonderful little cottage, very clean and the beds were soooooo comfortable!"

    plenty of site seeing and wonderful little villages, the welcome pack was lovely, me and my friend had a lovely few days and will be back again soon

    Reviewed by Anita5.0May 2022

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

    Thank you so much for the welcome package. We loved the hot tub and enjoyed a great day out at the Forbidden Corner. Beds were very comfortable and the cottage was very clean.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in a lovely sleepy little village - local pub 1 min walk away - Bedale market town only 35-40 min walk also !"


    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent stay."

    Only criticism is that when the hot tap is turned on in the bathroom or the kitchen the boiler/ water tank (located in the main bedroom) makes a very loud noise for the duration that a hot tap is on. I did tell maintenance guy as I was leaving the property. The noise is very loud and wakes the whole house. If the noise issue is resolved, would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Terri5.0Feb 2022

  • "Cottage was great , surprise food package much appreciated , everything that you need to enjoy your stay was supplied ."

    Would definitely recommend .

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2022

  • "Amazing property."

    Will definitely go back. The welcome pack of doughnuts, bread, butter, bacon and milk was well appreciated. The cottage and the hot tub were immaculate. The next door pub was very welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend this quaint little cottage.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent quaint little cottage will 100% be back"

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and lovely walks nearby."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with all you need for a break with the added extra of a large hot tub."

    The village is small and quiet with Bedale just a couple of minutes drive. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Dec 2021

  • "The only downside is that you can’t check in until 3pm and there is no parking facility at the cottage."

    3pm is when the area is FULL of parents picking up the children and they are all in cars. 2pm would be a far better time to get a parking space in the village.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Nov 2021

  • "We booked this cottage during the winter lockdown and so the price was considerably lower than marketed for next summer."

    Given this the cottage was lovely and great value. If we had paid the market price we would have been disappointed - no hot water for the first few days, some little bits not working properly - all fixed by owner, but a little annoying.

    Reviewed by Gareth3.1Aug 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay @ Loft cottage, the cottage has everything you need."

    The bedrooms are bijou especially the single but extremely comfortable. Downside is parking is not directly on site & a fair way from the property so this can be awkward when you’ve done a food shop ect which means a few trips back & fourth to the car, not ideal. There is a bench with seating in the rear courtyard near the hot tub but the property also has a beautiful enclosed front garden so it would have been nice to have a table & chairs in this area also so you can make the most of the sun in both areas. Overall a lovely stay, In a great beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage but it was disappointing that you have to share the garden."

    The beds were very comfortable but unfortunately the sofa had a bad dog smell which did not allow us to relax in the living room. There were lots of dog hair around the house as well even inside the oven. The dishwasher had left over food inside. I understand that it’s pet friendly but should be kept clean for the next costumers. Overall the cleanliness of the cottage did not allow us to enjoy our stay as we thought we will even though the cottage was nice.

    Reviewed by Georgia3.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with very helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Jul 2021

  • "Loft Cottage was perfectly situated in a lovely village, easy to access surrounding villages and attractions to walk our dog, being opposite the beck was a bonus as the dog loved paddling in the stream."

    The cottage was clean and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, I expected some traffic noise due to reading previous reviews but can honestly say the noise was not as bad as some have mentioned. The only difficulty we had was unpacking the car and packing to go home as there is no parking outside the cottage it required several trips back and forwards in summer sun to complete, but again this was not a surprise as the listing mentions no car parking for this cottage.

    Reviewed by Heather3.8Jun 2021

  • "What a beautiful cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed the stay, 5 adults and still didn't feel over crowded."

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a very friendly village."

    We were 5 ladies and all enjoyed the stay, sharing the bathroom was a juggle but despite being a small cottage there was enough space to accommodate us all. Hot tub was ideal for lazing and though the neighbours were attached we heard nothing and only saw them a couple of times. The road is noisy but only heard if your sat in the back garden and the hot tub is at the front so this tended to be where we sat. 4 lovely days away. Thanks for making it so easy. The welcome pack was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Sallie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage,very homely and cosy."

    Would be better if it had a gate bit on the hot tub area,so it’s a bit more closed in.Would definitely recommend and come back in the future.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2021

  • "Cleanliness of the cottage exceptional!"

    Quality of the rooms, carpets, and furniture exceptiona, too. We loved the Wellcome Basket, beautifully presented. The milk, bacon, lovely crusty bread was much enjoyed. The biscuits were too yummy for words. Definitely want to buy some ourselves. The garden nice for dog, and a lovely hot tub included. We weren't warned about possible traffic noise, but as it wasn't holidays, garden wasn't too noisy, and double glazing took care of any noise indoors. Only problem was having boiler in main bedroom not kitchen, noisy for sleepers if hot water used at night for hand washing. Loved everything else, though!

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation, cosy and clean."

    Lovely touches such as a welcome hamper and the hot tub was set ready to just jump in. The TV package including Amazon prime, iPlayer and Netflix was the best I've had in holiday accommodation. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2021

  • "We really enjoyed this holiday the cottage and facilities were perfect and clean, so lovely, peaceful and welcoming didn’t want to go home."

    We have two girls age 9 & 14 they loved having their own rooms enjoyed the hot tub and loved playing at the parks in the village. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage situated in a very nice little village."

    Clean all round and well maintained overall Very functional and well equipped, appliances all working well (dishwasher, micro-wave, oven, hob...) and Wi-Fi signal pretty good too. 2 double bedrooms and a single, perfect for a family of 4. Hot tub in the garden is very enjoyable after long walks Pressure in the shower is however very low which is quite annoying and mattress in on of the double bedroom would need to be changed as very uncomfortable

    Reviewed by Julien3.4Apr 2021

  • "Great location in the centre of the village with a very friendly pub a short walk away."

    Had a really good Indian meal at The Taste of India in Bedale. I would recommend The Shawl walk from Leyburn and the circular walk from the river in Masham as well as visiting the Black Sheep brewery there. The accommodation was excellent but would have loved a couple of hooks in the second double bedroom for clothes due to lack of wardrobes but everything else was perfect, especially the hot tub.

    Reviewed by C4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice quiet spot."

    Comfortable and the hot tub was fab. Good information about local services. Would recommend and definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house was very accommodating for children."

    It was clean, cosy and comfortable. The hot tub was cleaned & tested regularly. We had a lovely stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great place clean tidy, kitchen well equipped although spoilt by electric hob, induction or gas would top it of."

    Also the bay horse pub !!! Keep walking ...... we didn’t eat but stopped for a drink and upon request of 2 drinks they didn’t have he was just rude but other than that Bedale is good and cottage is great.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great hot tub. There were no wardrobes and no mirror in two of the bedrooms. Would also suggest small bins in the bedrooms

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Sep 2020

  • "Excellent cottage, great location for exploring both the Dales and the Moors."

    Very clean and well stocked, really appreciated the welcome pack of milk, bread, butter and bacon. The only thing missing for us was hanging space for clothes.....even just 4/5 hangers somewhere would have helped, maybe just a small clothes rail in one of the bedrooms? Apart from that we couldn’t fault it and had a great time.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2020

  • "The staff at the cottage were very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage itself was thoroughly cleaned and very comfortable for 4 adults. We had camping chairs with us and these were useful for sitting out at the back of the cottage in the evening sun. The hot tub was lovely and felt private. The facilities were good. We would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely but a lot more cosy than it looks."

    1 Garden has shared access to another cottage aswell as access to another cottage garden, so had to be careful gates weren't left open otherwise my dog would escape. Lovely little touch leaving picnic basket with bread and biscuits and also bacon in the fridge. Rooms were lovely and clean. Had everything we needed apart from a tin opener. Overall great little cottage for small family. Park just around the corner and a park and pub along the road selling great food at other side. Also looked that they organised a little book with menus for local takeaways etc. Very helpful but needs updating as menus/prices have changed. Thank you

    Reviewed by Samantha4.1Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Was impressed with quality of furnishings, bedding & cleanliness of property. Lovely village, would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jul 2020

  • "Loft Cottage is lovely and ideally placed to explore the dales, North Yorkshire national park."

    It is very clean and welcoming and Crakehall is a picturesque village with a very welcoming pub (The Bay Horse) where they serve good beer and great food.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Feb 2020

  • "Thought that the cottage did provide most things needed in a home from home and had high quality furnishings."

    The only slight drawbacks I would say is that the Wi-Fi needs a booster as its hit and miss. Also the vacuum cleaner is not fit for purpose especially when there for a week. Even though the complimentary bacon, bread, milk was a nice touch. Maybe an extras choice when booking to purchase various hampers local cheeses, beers, wine etc. Overall lovely little cottage in great surroundings and would recommend to others looking for a quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by James3.8Dec 2019

  • "The only thing that let it down was the parking problem but we knew that there was no parking when booked"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2019

  • "Thank you Hayley."

    Hugo and I had another wonderful week in Loft Cottage. Can't wait until next time.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is wonderful and Hayley is a friendly, helpful owner."

    My puppy Hugo and I were very comfortable in Loft Cottage and are looking forward to future visits.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cottage!"

    It's beautifully decorated and the beds are very comfy! Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. It's a great location for doing some walking and the hot tub is great for relaxing afterwards. Could not recommend staying here more.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely time was had by all."

    Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2019

  • "This cottage is very well presented and is well equipped."

    The village is beautiful and has good amenities including a friendly pub that serves good food. A lovely base for a getaway.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely cosy cottage exactly as described on the website."

    The owner is made us feel very welcome and was very good at communicating. Great kitchen / dining area with a cosy living room and three nice bedrooms upstairs.

    Reviewed by Matt4.4May 2019

  • "Very pretty cottage."

    friendly local pub. Ideal location with Lots of places to visit all within 45 min drive.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2019

  • "I booked Loft Cottage to provide accommodation for some actors for a short student film project."

    Sykes Cottages were really helpful in answering any questions or queries I had, especially when I called to get a few extra copies of the keys so that our actors could come and go as they please. The cottage itself was beautiful and well-presented, and extremely good value.

    Reviewed by Alisha5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    We loved the hamper on arrival. The cottage was cosy, warm and had almost everything (had to borrow a can opener, and bought a cheese grater!) Otherwise a lovely place and will go again

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and welcome pack."

    The cottage was ideal for 4 adults and 1 child, 5 adults may have been a squeeze for some. Ideal base for exploring North Yorkshire. The lack of wardrobe space may not be ideal for some guests but it really didn't bother any of our party. Would reccomend this property and the others attached. Very helpful people throughout.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.4Aug 2018

  • "A very nice cottage in a lovely village, an ideal place to stay as a base to visit many place such as the dales the coast & York for example."

    Local pub very friendly & good food served.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2018

  • "This is a beautiful cottage we’re we stayed for a week, it sits in a lovely friendly village with a good pub, cricket on the village green and a little park for children a good field for the dog."

    We arrived to find a beautiful hamper with loads of nice items the best I’ve ever seen. The cottage has outside space at the front and a little garden space at the back, we had lovely weather and was able to sit outside. Plenty of lovely villages and town to visit around the area and some good walks. I would’ve hesitate to book again and would certain recommend.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0May 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • 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 with hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 5 minute walk
  • Shop 2.2 miles
  • Note: Property is located next to a busy road, traffic noise may be heard.

The property

In a beautiful location overlooking the Bedale Beck in the sleepy village of Crakedale, this tastefully decorated property is the ideal destination for anyone wanting to get away to the tranquility of the countryside.

On the ground floor, there is a modern kitchen with dining area and a sitting room offering a large corner sofa, perfect for reclining on after a busy day walking in the dales.

Upstairs there is a large family bathroom and three pleasing bedrooms; a single room with views over the river and two double rooms, one of which offering a Smart TV.

Outside there is a garden with a hot tub, lawn area with views towards the bridge and the beck.

Note: This property can be booked with 971966 and 971968, and together they sleep 13.

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


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas