Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Rosecroft Cottage, Cropton is an idyllic central base to discover the beautiful North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Heritage Coast. Walks and cycle tracks lead to quaint little moorland villages and lovely scenery. Golfers can enjoy a round at Kirkbymoorside Golf Club and Anglers can fish at Ings Lane Pond, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering Trout Lake and Selley Bridge Lake at Low Marishes, near Malton.

A popular and memorable journey is the steam train trip from Pickering to Heartbeat's Goathland. The market towns of Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley are nearby. Historic homes and the East Yorkshire coastline offer lovely day excursions from the cottage. Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo is about 10 miles away. There are shops 1½ miles away and the local pub takes around 7 minutes walking.

Parking is available for two cars, one in the car port. The street at Cropton has ample roadside parking for visitors.

We are dog owners ourselves and consider it their holiday too! We welcome a maximum of two dogs and request they are kept downstairs and not allowed on the furniture. The garden area is fenced in, but it is probable that a Jack Russell sized dog may escape. Around the house are sheep to the rear and hens are kept locally. (Free range eggs can be bought nearby at Woodmans Cottage).

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Rosecroft Cottage, Cropton has a cosy living room area able to seat seven comfortably on traditional seating. As the house dates back to 1750 there are some low beams and this adds to the cosiness of the room. The room is heated throughout with a 'coal effect' gas fire.

The lounge has a television with a freeview box, a DVD/VHS player and a small library of videos. There are books and maps too! Wi-Fi is available.

The dining room/games room is spacious and has a dining table that converts to a pool table. A sliding door leads to the patio which is ideal for breakfast or lunch in the sun. The door gives access to the extensive garden area.

The dining table seats six but will accept more if required. There is a three seater settee and four easy chairs. A TV with freeview box and DVD leaves the lounge area 'quiet without children' if this is required!! The room has a drawer of board games and toys for babies.

The beamed farmhouse style kitchen, with a breakfast area, is well equipped with a dishwasher, combination microwave, toaster and kettle etc. You can use the Aga for cooking. The kitchen has a marble tiled floor.

A pantry is under the stairs and houses a large fridge freezer, wine rack, shelving iron, ironing board and cleaning equipment. There is also a drying rack.

The Utility room contains a washing machine, pegs, tumble dryer, Belfast sink and a coat hanging area.

You have a separate toilet, with basin, on the ground level at Rosecroft Cottage.

two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room and toilet.

Bedroom 1 is a double with extensive wardrobes and drawers.

Bedroom 2 is a double with a wardrobe and drawers under the bed.

Bedroom 3 has twin beds with a wardrobe, chest of drawers, en-suite shower room and toilet.

The main bathroom has an airing cupboard, toilet, basin and a bath with an over bath shower

Please note that there are some low beams and doorways on the first floor accommodation at Rosecroft Cottage.

Further details outdoors

Rosecroft Cottage, Cropton has a large enclosed cottage garden with patio, barbecue, summerhouse with furniture and drying rack. The lockable summerhouse can also be used for storing bikes.

The garden area is ¼-acre and is ideal for a family, with plenty of hide and seek areas and space for playing. There is also a swing in the garden. Outdoor games are available for guests use including croquet and boules.

If you come to Rosecroft Cottage in the Autumn there is plenty of fruit to take home with you. We do request that the Raspberries and Damson plums are not raided as they are used for the charity jam, on sale at the bottom of the drive.

The garden area is excellent for families with pets. The garden is fenced in, but a Jack Russell would probably be able to get out. We are very toddler friendly with lots of equipment, more can be requested by phone.

The Yorkshire region

Pickering is the nearest town to Cropton. Amongst the visitor attractions in Pickering is the popular North York Moors Railway. Take a steam train trip through beautiful moorland scenery to Goathland (Heartbeat's Aidensfield) or Grosmont. The Beck Isle Museum, in the centre of Pickering, is a good place to visit. If you have the time try and go to Pickering Castle. Market day is every Monday.

Dalby Forest has an environmentally friendly visitor centre. There are many waymarked forest walks, cycling tracks and the excellent Go Ape attraction.

The Ryedale Folk Museum is situated in the picturesque village of Hutton le Hole. This museum brings to life the history of the North Yorkshire Moors area. Watch out for the numerous events at the museum. The village is a great place to wander around with plenty of shops and tea rooms there. On some Sundays in summer there is a well attended Car Boot Sale.

North of Helmsley is the small village of Rievaulx. It is the home of Rievaulx Abbey, a previous home of Cistercian Monks. Looking over the Abbey is the Rievaulx Terrace and Temples. Visit the Terrace for some great views of the village and surrounding area.A couple of popular attractions in the Malton area are the Eden Camp Museum and the Flamingo Land Amusement Park. The Eden Camp will give you a fascinating glimpse of what life was like during the 2nd World War. Flamingo Land will give you the thrills and spills of top class white knuckle rides plus a Zoo with a wide variety of animals from around the world.

Why not take a visit to the charming coastal resorts of Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. You can travel through "Heartbeat Country" on the way to Whitby. Wander through the cobbled streets and climb the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey. Further down the coast is the quaint fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay. The views over the bay are simply stunning.


Rosecroft Cottage is located in Cropton, a small village that sits on the southern edge of the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. It is an ideal, central location for you to access the numerous places to visit in the area.

You can find lots of historical places to visit, magnificent scenery in an area of outstanding natural beauty and fantastic coastal resorts with charm, history and plenty for you to do.

In the village of Cropton is the New Inn pub which is the home of the Cropton Brewery. You can take a tour of the brewery and sample the numerous locally brewed ales. Make sure you taste the 'Scoresby Stout' and 'Monkmans Slaughter' ales. The Stout was voted the best in Great Britain by the Campaign for Real Ale in 2007. The 'Monkmans Slaughter' was voted the best strong beer in Great Britain.

There are a number of walks in and around Cropton but one of the best walks is at the nearby Cawthorne Roman Camps. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park operate this site so there are good car parking facilities. It is possible to take a circular walk around these camps. You can get a leaflet from the Cropton Brewery or the local Tourist Information centres explaining its history. The views over the North York Moors and Tabular Hills from the Cawthorne Roman Camps are sensational.