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Excellent 5/5 Score from 13 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Cranford Cottage was built approximately six years ago by a local builder to a very high standard. It sits on the end of a row of four cottages in the village of West Ayton on the edge of Forge Valley. It has been furnished to a very high standard and is a comfortable and relaxing base for a holiday. The cottage has a kitchen that you can eat in with all modern equipment which looks onto a little private court yard where you can also eat alfresco. The two bedrooms have hand made beds one with a king size bed and then two single beds in the second room. It has a family bathroom with a shower over the bath and the sitting room is very comfortable with TV and Wi-fi. From here you can visit so many places the historic city of York, Whitby with its traditional fishing fleet, the magnificent Castle Howard, and the wonderful North York Steam Railway which you can take to Goathland probably best know as Aidensfield in the TV series Heartbeat., or travel to the end of the line to Whitby. Or you can just take a short drive into Scarborough and have a paddle in the sea!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Scarborough 12 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 300 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford / Manchester Airport 160 km, Nearest railway: Scarborough 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Yorkshire region

Northern England - Yorkshire - Yorkshire Dales

This is a beautiful part of England with wonderful scenery and so many places to visit and things to do. From Historical Houses

the North York Moors National Park, the Magnificent Cathedral of York MInster, to the coastal towns of Scarborough Whitby and Filey. The area is large and once you have visited North Yorkshire you will want to come back time after time.

West Ayton

Scarborough was the first sea side resort in the county and has two Bays the North and the South. The South Bay has a sandy beach with donkey rides delicious ice cream a fun fair and amusements while the North Bay is a quieter area with lovely walks down to the beach through the Italian and Rose Gardens. You can visit Scarborough Castle high up on the cliffs with its wonderful views over the harbour and out to sea., or spend some time at the Rotunda Museum or Scarborough Art Gallery. Scarborough has a Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary where you can see seals and penguins and watch them being fed. We have an open air theatre with different events during the year and the Stephen Joseph Theatre which has many different productions.

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15 Sep 2014


"Wonderfully well-equipped, fantastically clean cottage"

We drove a long way and it was great to arrive at this comfortable home-from-home. There was a 'welcome tray' so we could have tea & biscuits, and a vase of flowers on the table. The friend… More

23 Aug 2014


"A perfect home from home"

This was the perfect place to stay to explore the surrounding area with plenty of places to visit and things to do. The cottage was exceptionally clean and comfortable with everything we could need pr… More

19 Aug 2014



What a great find! Such a gorgeous and immaculate cottage! Everything you could possibly need (and more) was available in the cottage, such a nice touch to find milk & biscuits for us after our long journey. Marjorie & Graham were fantastic too, and took time to show us round the cottage and made us feel very welcome. The beds were so comfy, and I think everyone commented on having the best nights sleep in a long time! West Ayton is a lovely place too, with lots of choice in places to eat?

19 Aug 2014


"lovely cottage - would love to stay again"

Lovely friendly welcome, complete with great biscuits! Spotlessly clean cottage with just about everything you could ever need, and then some more. Handy for a local shop and pub, as well as easy to get into Scarborough and Filey. Might be best for couples or older children as there are lots of lovely but breakable items. Comfy beds, great shower and fluffy towels - what more could you need?

15 Aug 2014


"Fantastic cottage and great welcome! Recommend!!!"

Arriving at this cottage, we received a very warm welcome from Marjorie. There was tea, milk and lovely biscuits waiting for us - just what we needed after travelling! We were shown the essentials and… More

19 Apr 2014


"Cosy Cottage"

Located 10 mins to Scarborough, with a nearby fish & chip shop and a Spar. Owners gave us a friendly welcome and showed us around. Marjorie had even gone to the time of making an Easter Tree (never se… More

31 Dec 2013


"Wonderful place to stay and we would definitely stay again"

My family (2 young children - both under 4, my wife and I) stayed here for 3 weeks and it was a great place to stay. When we first got there and saw the place, I was actually a little nervous because everything was *very* nice. I was afraid my kids would break something but after a little bit of rearranging, we had a great open area for them to run around and play in. There is a storage nook under the stairs and we were able to put several breakable things (vases, lamps, little side table...) under there and then I wasn't worried about them since the kids couldn't get to that area.

The kitchen was great and we did a lot of cooking there since eating out is kind of hard with my energetic kids. The dining area was a little small but it worked fine.

The owners are very nice as well. Our stay was reimbursed to me by my work but when I originally submitted the receipt I got through, my work wouldn't accept it as valid. This was a huge problem for me. I contacted Marjorie (owner) and she was *very* helpful and worked with me to provide a receipt with exactly the information that my work needed to validate and reimburse the stay. That was above and beyond what Marjorie needed to do but she was very kind and willing to help me out.

One other note, when we arrived, the owners met us there and showed us around. They showed us how to work everything in the kitchen and the heat and everything else.

Overall it was a great place to stay and we would definitely stay there again.

27 Sep 2013


"Highly Recomended"

Spent 3 nights at Cranford Cottage with our 2 year old grandson. Everything was as we wanted. The bed in the main room was the best bed I have slept in, and the bedding was exceptional, the towels wer… More

27 Aug 2013


"A lovely cottage"

We stayed at Cranford Cottage over the bank holiday weekend in August and was very pleased with the cottage everything in the cottage was at a very high standard and the couple who rent it, were extre… More

27 Aug 2013


"fantastic, immaculate cottage"

All the family enjoyed staying at Cranford Cottage. It was comfortable and immaculately presented. We were met at the cottage by the very welcoming owners with the keys, milk and biscuits. There was a cot and highchair provided. Situated in a lovely village about 12 minutes drive from Scarborough town.

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Calendar last updated:23 Jan 2015

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