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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage North York Moors

The Old Watchmaker's Shop in North York Moors , North Yorkshire

From: €283 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

The Old Watchmaker's Shop Self-Catering

Holiday home
The Old Watchmaker's Shop is a semi-detached cottage in the village of Cropton in the North Yorks Moors National Park. The cottage sleeps two people and has one double bedroom, a bathroom, a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside the cottage is off road parking for one car and an enclosed rear garden with outdoor furniture. Set next to the local pub in stunning countryside, The Old Watchmaker's Shop is a superb holiday cottage for a romantic break.

Area
Cropton is a village in the North York Moors National Park which is surrounded by forest and moors. In the village is Cropton Brewery, where you can have a tour whilst the market towns of Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley are close by.

Region
The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Amenities
Electric central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, DAB radio, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Offroad parking for 1 car. Enclosed rear garden with herb garden, furniture and BBQ, shared front garden with lawn and shrubs. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Pub 2 mins walk, shop 4 miles. Please note towels are not provided

Cottage amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Ghiacy
August 2020
Beautiful little cottage with a lovely big garden right on the doorstep of the Moors, and right next to a nice pub.. You couldn't ask for much more if you are after a cosy cottage in a nice location, ideal for couples. The towel situation is odd. We were instructed to call 48 hours before check in to request towels. We then received an email five days before from the host saying they were going away on holiday and the cottage would not have any towels. We were already away in a different cottage and had luckily brought travel towels just in case. I'm not sure why this is difficult for them, but it is, so just bring your own! Other than that it's great!
Mr Ghiacy, August 2020
July 2020
The cottage was pleasant but not exceptional.. Some items were a little "tired" (eg the saucepans). The message saying that you might like to bring your own towels was misleading as none were supplied so really it was essential to bring your own! The lack of mobile signal was a problem because at one point we lost power to all the sockets and the only way of getting hold of the owner to report this was to use the wifi to WhatsApp our daughter back home and get her to make contact. The owner was very obliging, but located a good 200 miles away, so not able to answer questions about the local area, nor on hand to keep an eye on whether the property was being cleaned and maintained adequately. We also felt we weren't contributing to the local economy as much as we would have been had he lived locally himself, which was a shame.
Mr Miller, July 2020
March 2020
Watchmakers Cottage is a very pretty with roses round the door.. It was smaller downstairs than expected, this was not a problem at all, as it is a very comfortable, warm and a very well equipped cottage. It has some lovely features relating to it's age, ie, the thickness of the walls, beams, door latches, and the occasional creaking floorboards. The rear garden is totally enclosed and large, perfect for your four legged friends. It's position is right on the doorstep to public footpaths, convenient for the surroundings areas, and the village pub right next door, and well worth a visit. Great little place and worth a visit.
Mrs Scott, March 2020
November 2019
Cropton is a lovely village ideally based for walkers or for exploring the area.. The moors are dramatic but the villages dotted around the moors are gorgeous. The autumn leaves were stunning, I couldn’t get enough! The cottage is ideally placed for the local pub. It says a 2 minute stroll but in fact it’s 47 paces. The selection of beers is really good, the staff very welcoming and the food realistically priced. If you are taking a dog the back garden is completely dog proof. Our first visit to North Yorkshire but have a feeling it won’t be our last.
Mrs Bailey, November 2019
November 2019
The cottage was perfect for couples.. The kitchen was excellent with plenty of cooking utensils, etc. The bedding was crisp and fresh, The rear garden was large and fenced in, perfect for our dog. The log store supplied plenty of fuel and kindling for the log burner in the living room. The location was perfect, alongside a lovely country pub, but we did not experience any noise or disturbance from it at all. We will definitely return to The Old Watchmakers Shop again.
Mrs Fores, November 2019
August 2019
Cosy cottage in lovely surroundings and a fair size garden to sit out in.. Set within a peaceful village with a decent pub next door that wasn't noisy. Central location for visiting various places of interest within a 20mile radius.
Mr Murphy, August 2019
August 2019
Lovely holiday.. Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Enjoyed playing childhood favourites of scrabble and card games a few times so very thoughtful to have provided these games and others along with a large collection of books and dvds. Also very helpful maps which enabled us to find local walks. Great that a BBQ was available outside. Lovely hot shower too!
Mrs Hemingway, August 2019
May 2019
Not the weather, pub next door helped .. Nice walks dog loved it. Booking for next year
Mr Chapman, May 2019
May 2019
Externally, the cottage is very pretty and the gardens are lovely - very well-tended and full of greedy birds.. Inside, the cottage is basically in very good order: the kitchen is excellent and well equipped, the bedroom is airy and has a nice feel to it and the bathroom is OK (but see below). Furnishing is generic but comfortable enough, although the living room feels a little drab and unloved. Some things to note: ● WiFi/broadband is hopeless. We wished the cottage listing had been more upfront about this. Normally it wouldn’t bother us in the slightest, but on this occasion and for various reasons we specifically made our booking choice based on the availability of internet access, and finding that access at the cottage pretty much unusable caused us a good deal of grief. ● The TV works, but the aerial doesn’t, so if you are hoping to catch up with the Chelsea Flower Show, you are out of luck! (You won't be able to use iPlayer - see above). ● The shower works, but the temperature control dial is iffy, and if you are not very careful it is easy to scold yourself with very hot water. Be careful if you have a child with you. The shower/bath water does not drain away properly. This is (probably) due to the fact that the plug hole is blocked up with previous guests hair. ● The whole do they/don’t they supply towels thing its a bit weird. The listing says that towels are NOT supplied, the conformation email states that towels ARE provided, and finally there is a last minute phone call 48 hours before the booking to confirm that towels are NOT provided. This is a new one on us, and it all seems a bit unnecessary. Location of the cottage is excellent. Great access to the moors and loads of great walking, the coast, the pretty market towns of Pickering, Malton, Kirbymoorside, etc. are all near at hand. The New Inn next is door is very good, and we also liked the Blacksmiths Arms at Lastingham. Great spot.
Mr Clarke, May 2019
May 2019
Great place for local walks and also further afield and the coast.. Cottage basic but good kitchen and comfortable bed. Lovely gardens both back and front, unfortunately garden furniture dirty and uncomfortable - owner promised to rectify this. Be aware: no towels and no welcome tray! Make sure you have milk with you!
Mrs Fletcher, May 2019
May 2019
This a great little cottage and would highly recommend..
johnworsley1
April 2019
Second time staying here Absolutely love the cottage. Cropton is a lovely village. Access easy to coast and Moors. Pub next door which is very handy! Already booked for next year!
Mrs Russell
April 2019
We were not aware that towels were not provided until informed by the owner when we rang to get key details.. This was a surprise and irritation when he told us we should have rung 48 hours beforehand. Not a great first impression. The cottage is picturesque with a beautiful garden. The kitchen is well equipped and modern. Basic and shabby lounge with a stark dull overhead light and one small table lamp near the tv. Two additional table lamps did not work as one had no bulb and the other was spent. Downstairs draughty and rather cold even with the heating on. Bathroom needs new shower door. No washing machine provided in a popular walking area which is unusual. The cottage was unaired and chilly when we arrived with none of the small details such as minimal welcome pack to soften the arrival. Overall the impression is shabby and dated and in need of decor update. The cottage feels unloved which is a pity as the location is good and it is dog friendly.
Mr Crashley
March 2019
We really have had a great time at the old watch makers shop and look forward to returning
Mrs Ingleby
December 2018
It was just perfect
Mrs Wray
November 2018
This cottage is idyllic with a log fire that was prepared for us before we arrived, we had a fabulous time and the bed is so cosy everything you need in a country cottage absolutely perfect, glorious scenic walks with breathtaking views.. The New Inn Pun is definitely worth a visit. We will be returning here very soon. Nickie & Julian from Hedon
Mrs Carvell
September 2018
A delightful little cottage, beautifully equipped, cosy and inviting and spotlessly clean.. Having the pub so close was a bonus, especially with its brewery tours! Our whole week was very relaxing, and coming back to a log fire was lovely. We enjoyed watching the birds ( though the amount of bird feed we got through was incredible) and the other wildlife that visited. Some beautiful walks and drives nearby and we visited Whitby and Scarborough as they are both pretty close. An exceptional little cottage and we would certainly stay here again even though it's not that far from home.
Mr Moore
August 2018
We had a lovely time.. The cottage was perfect for us and the pub next door was great. In an ideal world I'd have have liked wi-fi, especially as there is limited/no 3G or 4G. That said the pub offered free wi-fi and good beer. The gardens were lovely and the large on site parking space was helpful. More cupboard space in the kitchen would have been useful but we got by - just nitpicking really. Thoroughly recommended cottage.
Mr Sweenie
August 2018
There was a definite wow factor when we opened the front door of this cottage for the first time.. The website photographs doesn't reflect the real quality and size of this property. Having a separate kitchen (with a small dining table) from the lounge is a great asset for a one bedroom property. A lot of properties are open plan and tiny. The rear garden was also much bigger than expected. The New Inn next door was also a great place with good beer and pub grub. We found the cottage ideally located for both the North Yorkshire Moors and the seaside and with the overall holiday experience so good, we intend to book again next year
Mrs Mills
April 2018
I had been told 5' fenced in all round.. One side of barely 3'. Had to keep dog on lead outside! Otherwise lovely cottage
Mrs Baker
March 2018
Sykes kept us up to date before the holiday regarding key collection and an upgrade of the facilities.. This cottage was the best maintained and equipped we have visited. Everything was to a high spec and in superb working order.
Mr Diggle
February 2018
Lovely house, exactly as described & on the whole met our expectations.. Just one disappointment - electric shower in the bathroom doesn't get close to warm. Assume this is a recent thing, and maybe the owner was unaware, but combined with low water pressure from the hot tap, meant showering wasn't an option - bit disappointing, but not devastating.
Victoria G
December 2017
My husband and I have just spent a very relaxing week at this cottage. It is a very cosy one bedroom cottage with a lovely log burner in the living room. The cottage has lovely traditional features such as thick stone walls, small windows and wooden latch doors. The living room has a very comfortable two-seater sofa and a small digital tv and DVD player. There were spare DVDs in a cupboard along with some board games and cards. Neither my husband nor I could get any phone signal so it was actually very nice to be shut away from technology. The cottage is dog friendly so we were able to take our fur-baby along with us. The cottage is located next door to a lovely dog-friendly pub & micro brewery (The New Inn), which served locally produced ales.
Victoria G
December 2017
Second time at this cottage and were as very satisfied as before
Mr Rogerson
October 2017
Great cottage and fab location
Ms Fisher
July 2017
Lovely cottage in a great location.. Good walks available from your front door and dog friendly pub with good food next door. Perfect for a few days away from it all.
Mr Hilton
July 2017
A very comfortable well equipped cottage with a beautiful cottage garden.. Good situation with a pub serving excellent food nearby. We would have wished to stay longer.
kevc00p
March 2017
We booked to stay here over Christmas, and it was one of the best we have had, this was helped by the cottage allowing dogs. We asked if they could arrange a Christmas tree at a cost and when we arrived there was a wonderful Christmas tree in the living room. We had a great five days helped by the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in and the friends new inn opposite that also allows dogs. Looking forward to staying again.
Mr Hilton, July 2017
March 2017
The Old Watch Makers Shop exceeded our expections, warm, comfortable and extremely well equipped.. The location is perfect for visiting all parts of the North Yorkshire Moors. The garden is enclose and very dog friendly. An absolutely perfect retreat for anyone wanting to enjoy the beautiful countryside.
Mr Morley, October 2016
September 2016
Great cottage summer or winter pub just a few yards away serving good food and selection of its own beers ..
Mrs Jones
August 2016
The cottage was ideal for us with our dog and the garden was securely enclosed. The village itself was lovely and not too isolated.
Mrs Higginbottom
August 2016
A lovely little cottage with a secure garden and an excellent position for local walks.
Mr Whitlock, September 2016
July 2016
The cottage was ideal for us with our dog and the garden was securely enclosed.. The village itself was lovely and not too isolated.
Mr Whitlock
September 2015
A small but cosy cottage, a great place to relax with the wood burner. Great pub next door good atmosphere lovely food. Many place to visit and explore in the area.
Mrs Jones, July 2016
September 2015
A small but cosy cottage, a great place to relax with the wood burner.. Great pub next door good atmosphere lovely food. Many place to visit and explore in the area.
Mrs Stephens
July 2015
A lovely cottage with comfortable, modern amenities but retains the charm and feel of an old cottage. The bed and sofa were very comfortable which was great for relaxing and the cottage garden was lovely.
Mr Whitlock, September 2015
July 2015
A lovely cottage with comfortable, modern amenities but retains the charm and feel of an old cottage.. The bed and sofa were very comfortable which was great for relaxing and the cottage garden was lovely.
Mr Trevor
June 2015
A lovely place. A truly magical little cottage perfect for myself and my partner who absolutely loved it. She would like to stay again without a doubt. It was comfy, quaint and private. The pub next door, and I literally mean 25 yards away, is excellent. Altogether a magical weekend.
Mrs Winterson
June 2015
The cottage was lovely, just right for a couple. It was well looked after, the garden was particularly nice, there were lots of birds. It was close to everywhere so there was so lots to do. Had an excellent micro brewery pub literally 60 paces from front door, served great food and the staff were very friendly.
Mrs Stephens, July 2015
June 2015
A lovely place.. A truly magical little cottage perfect for myself and my partner who absolutely loved it. She would like to stay again without a doubt. It was comfy, quaint and private. The pub next door, and I literally mean 25 yards away, is excellent. Altogether a magical weekend.
Mr Bird
May 2015
Very good in every way, just what the Doctor ordered.
Mr Trevor, June 2015
May 2015
Very good in every way, just what the Doctor ordered..
Mr Bird, May 2015r
May 2015
The cottage was lovely, just right for a couple.. It was well looked after, the garden was particularly nice, there were lots of birds. It was close to everywhere so there was so lots to do. Had an excellent micro brewery pub literally 60 paces from front door, served great food and the staff were very friendly.
Mr Worsley
March 2015
The cottage was very comfortable and cosy, the garden was a welcome addition. In very close proximity to to a good pub and lovely walks around Cropton. Had easy access to the coast and moors for sightseeing and walking.
johnworsley1
March 2015
The cottage is lovely in every way. We stayed with our dog and the garden was the icing on the cake. Situated in the lovely village of Cropton which has lovely walks. Having the pub,The New Inn next door was also a plus. Easy access to the moors and coast this is very conveniently situated.Would certainly book again!!
Mrs Winterson, May 2015
March 2015
The cottage was very comfortable and cosy, the garden was a welcome addition.. In very close proximity to to a good pub and lovely walks around Cropton. Had easy access to the coast and moors for sightseeing and walking.
Mrs Worsley, March 2015
March 2015
The cottage is exceptional in every respect, and is in an excellent location for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors..
Mr Whiting
February 2015
The cottage is exceptional in every respect, and is in an excellent location for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors.
Mr Cass
October 2014
A very comfortable, cosy and well equipped cottage. Loved the pub next door too!
Mr Whiting, February 2015
October 2014
A very comfortable, cosy and well equipped cottage.. Loved the pub next door too!
Mr Rogerson
August 2014
We were based in a beautiful location, in a lovely cottage.
Mr Whitlock
August 2014
A lovely cottage and the location was very good for walks, pub and driving, for example to the coast.
Mr Cass, October 2014
August 2014
We were based in a beautiful location, in a lovely cottage..
Mr Goss
July 2014
We were very pleased with the cottage, particularly the lovely garden.
Mr Rogerson, August 2014
July 2014
A lovely cottage and the location was very good for walks, pub and driving, for example to the coast..
Mr Whitlock, July 2014
July 2014
We were very pleased with the cottage, particularly the lovely garden..
Mr Muggridge
May 2014
We loved the area the local people were very friendly a great place to explore the Moors. The proximity to the pub is a bonus.
Mr Goss, July 2014
April 2014
We loved the area the local people were very friendly a great place to explore the Moors.. The proximity to the pub is a bonus.
Mrs Moorhouse
February 2014
The cottage was comfortable and was in a nice location for walking with the dog. The proximity of the New Inn was also a bonus as the beer and food were excellent. The pub was a few seconds walk but there was no noise at all. Would return.
Mr Gibbin
February 2014
Fairly peaceful location. Lovely enclosed garden was great for the dog, log fire was great. Excellent dog friendly pub just a few steps away.
Mr Muggridge, April 2014
February 2014
The cottage was comfortable and was in a nice location for walking with the dog.. The proximity of the New Inn was also a bonus as the beer and food were excellent. The pub was a few seconds walk but there was no noise at all. Would return.
Mrs Moorhouse, February 2014
February 2014
Fairly peaceful location.. Lovely enclosed garden was great for the dog, log fire was great. Excellent dog friendly pub just a few steps away.
Mrs Moon
January 2014
The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard and is very well looked after. It is cosy, the log burner is excellent and heated the whole house. The garden is well enclosed.
fay_288
January 2014
This is the best cottage we have stayed in to date. Ideally situated on the very edge of the North York Moors and right next to, what my husband refers to as, the best pub in the world!! This cottage is cosy and exceptionally clean and well maintained. It has been renevated to a very high standard. We will definatley be back for another holiday, whether it be for Christmas or the upcoming Beer Festival!!! The garden is lovely and enclosed, great for the dogs to roam around in and stay safe. Thank you to the Morris' for making our Christmas break so lovely :-)
Mr Gibbin, February 2014
January 2014
The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard and is very well looked after.. It is cosy, the log burner is excellent and heated the whole house. The garden is well enclosed.
Mr Graburn
October 2013
Lovely cosy cottage. Excellent location. Would stay again.
Mr Gliszczynski
October 2013
Peace and quiet abounded. Fabulous night-time skies, when clear. Magical countryside. Good walks from the cottage, and easy access to the major sights on and around the North York Moors. Superb pub next door serving great traditional food and drinks.
Mrs Moon, December 2013
October 2013
Lovely cosy cottage.. Excellent location. Would stay again.
Mr Graburn, October 2013
September 2013
Peace and quiet abounded.. Fabulous night-time skies, when clear. Magical countryside. Good walks from the cottage, and easy access to the major sights on and around the North York Moors. Superb pub next door serving great traditional food and drinks.
Mrs Miller
July 2013
The cottage was excellent and the garden a delight to relax in. The location was very quiet with a decent pub serving excellent food and ale in 'stumbling' distance of the property. We would definitely rent this cottage again, maybe try it in the winter as it would be very cosy with the log burner.
Mr Norris
July 2013
Excellent location, so much to do and see, wish we'd had 2 weeks. The cottage had a truly enclosed garden which is excellent for those with a dog.
Mrs Ramsell
July 2013
Good location for touring. Pickering was a nice town, just about everything you could need is to be found there. Nice pub next door, friendly and good food. The garden was lovely, lots of beautiful flowers and garden birds.
Mr Gliszczynski, September 2013
July 2013
The cottage was excellent and the garden a delight to relax in.. The location was very quiet with a decent pub serving excellent food and ale in 'stumbling' distance of the property. We would definitely rent this cottage again, maybe try it in the winter as it would be very cosy with the log burner.
C Eaglen
June 2013
Idealy situated for both dog and husband being next door to real ale brewery and walks right from the door.Lovely enclosed garden - welcome packsof bird feed and dogbiscuits much appreciated. would definately come back.
Mrs Miller, July 2013
June 2013
Good location for touring.. Pickering was a nice town, just about everything you could need is to be found there. Nice pub next door, friendly and good food. The garden was lovely, lots of beautiful flowers and garden birds.
Mrs Ramsell, June 2013
June 2013
Excellent location, so much to do and see, wish we'd had 2 weeks.. The cottage had a truly enclosed garden which is excellent for those with a dog.
Mr Turner
May 2013
Very attractive cottage in a good location next door to a very good pub which served excellent beer and food.
Mr Norris, June 2013
May 2013
Very attractive cottage in a good location next door to a very good pub which served excellent beer and food..
Mrs Thearle
April 2013
The location of the cottage was perfect for walking and exploring the area, with several excellent walks direct from the door. Also, the dog friendly garden was great for us. The cottage was just a few yards from an excellent pub as we had 2 very good meals there, as well as lots of their home brewed ale!
Mr Turner, May 2013
March 2013
The location of the cottage was perfect for walking and exploring the area, with several excellent walks direct from the door.. Also, the dog friendly garden was great for us. The cottage was just a few yards from an excellent pub as we had 2 very good meals there, as well as lots of their home brewed ale!
Mrs Thearle
November 2012
Lovely, homely cottage in a perfect location for us to walk from the door to tour the moors area and coast. Loved the cosy wood burning stove and the enclosed rear garden was a safe place for our dog. Very handy for a great, dog friendly pub which served good beer and food. Have already booked another visit in the spring.
Mrs Thearle, March 2013
November 2012
Lovely, homely cottage in a perfect location for us to walk from the door to tour the moors area and coast.. Loved the cosy wood burning stove and the enclosed rear garden was a safe place for our dog. Very handy for a great, dog friendly pub which served good beer and food. Have already booked another visit in the spring.
Mrs Louden
October 2012
Good cottage for taking a dog as it has an enclosed garden. In good position for walking and good pub in village.
Mrs Thearle, November 2012
October 2012
Good cottage for taking a dog as it has an enclosed garden.. In good position for walking and good pub in village.
Guest
September 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, even the washing up became a joy as there were so many birds in the garden.
Guest
September 2012
The location of the cottage was ideal..
Mrs Blondel
July 2012
The location of the cottage was ideal.
Miss Hawkins
July 2012
The garden was fantastic with loads of flowers and birds, mums feeding their chicks, washing up became a pleasure! It was really nice to have the barbeque. We really enjoyed the couple of good evenings in the garden. Thoroughly enjoyed staying there.
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