Croft Granary in North York Moors , North Yorkshire
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Croft Granary Self-Catering
Holiday home Croft Granary is a detached, brick built cottage in the village of Stillington, eleven miles from York and thirteen miles from Helmsley. This cottage sleeps four people and has two bedrooms, consisting of one double with en-suite shower and one twin room, as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also has a well equipped kitchen with dining area and a sitting room. To the outside of this cottage, there is off road parking for two cars and a lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Croft Granary is an ideal family holiday home close to many places of interest.
Area The small, pretty village of Stillington is situated between York and Helmsley and has a Post Office/shop, pubs, Indian restaurant, fish and chip shop and antiques showroom. From the village, footpaths and bridleways lead to the surrounding countryside and Howardian hill, making the area ideal for walkers. There are many places of interest within driving distence including the Georgian town of Easingwold, Thirsk, Ripon, Harrogate, York, Malton and Helmsley. Other attractions nearby are the stunning North York Moors national park, wonderful abbeys, Castle Howard, the attractions and beaches in Scarborough and Flamingo Land Theme Park. Stillington is a perfect base for exploring this part of Yorkshire.
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 Storage heaters with electric fire in sitting room. Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, stereo/CD player, selection of books and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: Next door neighbour restores steam engines during weekday working hours and as such there may be some associated noise.
Croft granary is a great location to stay to explore the area from York to the coast.. The property was spotlessly clean with fresh linen. It was nice to arrive and have some shopping essentials already there for you. There are some lovely walks around the village. Diane and Mike are very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend a stay at this property.
Mr Beecheno, September 2020
The friendliness and helpfulness of the owner and the comfortableness of the property..
Mr Grove, September 2020
Lovely cottage and very relaxing.. Great location for exploring the area. Easy access to York the local bus runs every hour. We used the local pub and food and beer very good and all the locals made us feel extremely welcome. Mike and Diane the owners of the cottage are very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to stay.
Mr Mein, August 2020
Before we left we had an opportunity to speak to the landlord about the cleanliness of the property which we felt was sub-standard.. The landlady gave an explanation as to why the property was not as clean as it should have been and we accepted that some of the issues were down to poor management however, simply getting someone from the village with little experience of cleaning demonstrates that the landlords may not hold cleaning with a very high regard.
Our first impression of the cottage was fine and what we were expecting from the online images.
Upon settling in it became clear that this cottage has been fitted out without the holiday maker in mind.
'En-suite' is a creative way to describe a shower in a room. No hand basin and no toilet to complete the en-suite and no door to the 'en-suite' which made privacy an issue.
There was a washing machine but no tumble drier. Admittedly, a tumble drier was not listed and I will be more careful next time but, it should be noted, that when you are on holiday, it's not acceptable that you have to wait three days for you clothes to dry - you need your clothes straight away if you have purposefully travelled light.
Neither is it great that the oven and hob did not have any instructions so it took ages to work out how to get them to the right temperature. This was another feature that wasted our time. We were on holiday, we expected everything to be easy to use and quick to use so that we could get out and do what we wanted to do rather than wait ages for things to cook.
There was chipped crockery in the cupboards, some of the pots and pans didn't feel clean.
The towels and bath mats were very worn and shabby.
The bedroom furniture in the twin room was broken.
The downstairs toilet didn't have a light switch. We had to take the bulb out to turn the light off.
The ground outside the front door isn't level so you're always greeted with a big puddle when leaving and returning to the house if it rains.
To us this looked like a property that was fitted out years ago and had never been revisited. Everything was shabby around the edges and not the country cottage image that we were looking forward to.
Whilst discussing the cleaning issues with the landlady we felt some embarrassment for her but, on reflection, most of the issues were unrelated to cleaning immediately prior to our arrival. Most of the dust and dirt looked to be very historic.
It didn't ruin our holiday as we spent most of our days out of the property but, with only one holiday each year, we kind of expect to stay somewhere that is nicer than our own house. This wasn't the case with this cottage.
Stillington is a lovely village to stay in and we visited the pubs and the Indian in the village all of which offered very good service.
With regards to publishing this feedback - I don't mind, I'll leave it to Sykes to decide how useful they think it would be for other visitors.
Bunting, August 2020
A cute little cottage perfect for a short break.. The village of Stillington is beautiful and well served with two pubs doing great food (ate at both), an Indian restaurant (didn’t try) and a fish and chip shop (closed for hols when we were there), all at doorstep.
The cottage is well equipped (although we suggest the light in downstairs bathroom is fixed), and comfortable. We didn’t get the eggs promised in the welcome letter but not a problem. There’s a lovely little store in the village selling essentials.
Mrs Nichols, August 2020
Nice location, Mike and Diane very friendly, 2 friendly dogs, some chickens and small flock of sheep on the small holding.. Lots of nice walks on the door step and only 30 minutes outside of York. Local Chippie almost opposite was also good.
Used as a base for a 3 day break with my Mum. Beautifully restored building with modern decor but retaining some period features. Located in sleepy little village with a couple of pubs, shop etc within walking distance. Made most welcome by the owners with coffee, milk, biscuits and fresh eggs provided for us on arrival.
Easy 15 min drive to the Rawcliffe park and ride to access York centre or about the same distance from Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall etc all well worth visiting.
All in all a perfect relaxing break... I would recommend to anyone!
Very friendly helpful hosts on hand to deal with queries.. Useful information in cottage. Very convenient for York (15 mins) and park and ride.
The Granary was comfortable and cosy.. There were nice touches like tea, coffee and biscuits provided and the owners went the extra mile by giving my grandson a small present and card for his birthday. Ideal for exploring the coutryside north of York. The bus ride into York takes about 40 mins.
Lovely comfortable cottage situated in a pretty village.. The cottage had everything we needed. We stayed over Christmas and it was lovely and cosy and they put up a lovely Christmas tree for us in the lounge. There is easy access to York and other interesting towns and countryside. Plenty of places to eat and a small shop in the village and Easingwold is very close and has plenty of shops
Everything was fine - very well described so no surprises.. Overall, a very positive experience but with one or two minor quibbles; there was no WiFi and the connection very helpfully provided by the landlady was not adequate. Also, the two single beds were very narrow. Other than that the landlady Diane was lovely, helpful and hospitable and we would have no hesitation recommending her to others.
Wifi would have been useful, but very clean and comfortable and very friendly owners.. Great cottage.
We had a great holiday, the cottage was clean, comfortable, in a great situation with lovely views from the back.. The village is beautiful with plenty of places to eat and a well stocked community run village shop and post office.
We were really impressed with the lovely welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh eggs from Diane's chickens. The owners Mike and Diane were really friendly but let us enjoy our holiday without being intrusive. Thank you to them both. We would definitely recommend this cottage and will be returning in the future.
The Croft Granary was cosy, comfortable and very clean.. It had everything we needed. A perfect location for York and North Yorkshire Moors. Mike and Diane were excellent hosts. We hope to go back to Croft Granary next year.
Very nice clean, comfortable and cosy holiday let well situated.. Cottage situated in village with pubs, stores and good walks around village. Owners left starter pack with tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and eggs from their chickens, much appreciated. Maybe needs a few more pots and pans if catering for more than 2 people but manageable. We enjoyed our stay and will hopefully return in the future.
Great cottage ideally situated for North Yorkshire travelling.. Diane and Mike are wonderful hosts. Highly recommended.
We were so impressed that we have already booked it again for a week in March 2018..
The cottage was cosy, clean and very homely.. Great holiday, we will be booking again.
It was in a lovely, peaceful location, easy to get to other places and very comfortable..
This was our second stay and not our last. It is the perfect base for whatever type of holiday/break you are looking for. It was very clean and perfectly cosy.
An amazing cottage in beautiful surroundings with lovely hosts who were very welcoming. It was family friendly, and our children loved the chickens down the garden. Would definitely recommend it for families or couples.
The Croft Granary at Stillington was in a very good location for visiting the City of York and other scenic and historic places in North Yorkshire.
Love the location, there is a lot to do nearby. Owners are very friendly and the cottage is homely and comfortable.
Lovely, friendly welcome from the owners. A first class accommodation with everything provided.
Good, honest, clean accommodation. Good location with excellent local pub, shop and fish and chip shop. Well located for York with good bus service despite the really rural village atmosphere. Close enough to nearby attractions for easy trips out yet cosy and quiet enough to spend pleasant time at the cottage.
The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The cottage is situated in a quiet corner of the village and the village itself has two excellent pubs, a fish chip shop, an Indian restaurant and Post Office/general store.
A lovely well equipped cottage in a quite friendly village. Friendly and helpful hosts. Would love to return as lot more to do and see. Highly recommended.
We had a great holiday, the cottage and area were lovely. A great place to stay with children.
A lovely cottage in a quiet village which was close many historical attractions and delightful countryside. Friendly and welcoming hosts. There was nothing we did not like..it was smashing!
This was our 4th visit, such a clean homely cottage. It was handy for all amenities the coast, York and lovely villages.
Service from Diane and Mike was excellent and nothing seemed too much trouble. They provided us with eggs and a lovely welcome pack. We had 4 adults in our party and had a large double room and a smaller twin room. Although there was only one shower, it coped very well. Location was excellent for touring around and the White Bear and the Indian restaurant were great for meals. We also cooked several nights and there were plenty of glasses, cutlery and crockery and cooking utensils. We would have liked to have stayed longer!
The owners were very friendly. The accommodation was warm and comfortable. The setting was peaceful and quiet, and the surroundings villages and countryside were lovely, but York was not too far away. There was plenty to do for both adults and an 8 year old.
The overall standard of the property was excellent and we were made to feel welcome by the owners.
Our third visit. Handy for many attractions. A lovely welcome each time.
Croft Granary is a perfect base for exploring York and the surrounding areas. The house has all the facilities you need in a cosy atmosphere. More than enough room for 4. It's set in an idyllic village with easy access to the house, and parking for more than 1 car. The owners are polite and friendly, making sure you have everything you need, but leave you to enjoy your holiday in peace. It's also the most space and best facilities we've had for such a reasonable price. There's also ten-pin bowling, a cinema, crazy golf and a large supermarket in close proximity. Lovely to be surrounded by sheep and chickens, the ideal countryside experience.
We really liked the cottage, it was ideal for our holiday, a perfect base. It was just the right mix of modern and cosy and close enough to York that we could easily drive in there everyday. It was also isolated enough for us, but the roads were easy and safe to drive.
A comfortable base in a pleasant village with easy access to many places of interest; the bus for York and all its attractions stops in the village, Fountains Abbey, Castle Howard, Bennington Hall... I could go on and on!
Lovely, clean cottage in a quiet little village with lovely views over the fields. Very relaxing and friendly owner who provided the best eggs we've ever tasted. There are also two very welcoming pubs.
The property is beautifully restored and maintained, quiet and very warm and comfortable. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. York, Pickering and beautiful countryside are within easy reach.
Very clean, well equipped, friendly owner, nice welcome pack - and all in an extremely useful location for exploring the area - handy for the bus to York, too, giving a break from driving.
A very well presented, comfortable cottage and a very friendly welcome from the owners.
Lovely cottage in really good location, close to York but quiet and rural. Lots to see and do in the area with a toddler.
The cottage was clean and very comfortable. It is ideally situated for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds which are beautiful and unspoilt. Our host was extremely welcoming. We believe the cottage should have a four star rating rather than a three.
The cottage was conveniently located for trips into York using the Park Ride and also for exploring the surrounding area. The cottage was very clean nicely presented. The owners supplying eggs from their chickens was a lovely touch.
Beautifully furnished property - a real home away from home.
Super enclosed garden and a lovely village setting. This is a very warm, cosy cottage.
great property, very modern. very friendly and helpful owners even providing fresh eggs from their chickens and milk for drinks upon arrival. unfortunately no internet access or phone signal. This was the only problem as everything else was fantastic.
The location was rural, the property fantastic and the owners were very friendly.
The cottage was warm, cozy and comfortable. All in all highly recommended accommodation.
A recently converted granary type home in a very good position beside the village green with easy access and private parking beside the cottage. The owners live beside the cottage and are most pleasant and helpful. Accommodation was very clean and well presented, plus had excellent heating should the weather be cold.It had all one could wish for, plus a fenced outside patio area with water feature ( safe for children) with long views to distant hills. The village is well kept and interesting with a wide range of old buildings , plus some good places to eat out and a small village shop . There are plenty of places to visit only a short drive away ; York Park and Ride is about 20 minutes drive and is an easy way to get to the centre areas of York.
The neighbour with the Steam Engines was very amicable and kindly showed me his collection of vehicles one evening which I found most interesting. We had no noise problems what so ever. We would love to return another year as one week was not enough.
Accurate directions took us straight to our holiday accommodation.
The cottage has been recently renovated and tastefully decorated, was spotlessly clean and contained everything we needed.
Tea, coffee and milk were provided, so that we could make ourselves a hot drink on arrival.
The owners were helpful and friendly and kindly supplied us with fresh eggs throughout the week.
The location was perfect for visiting stately homes and other buildings of interest, as well as being within easy reach of the North York moors, the Yorkshire Dales and the City of York.
This lovely cottage was in an excellent position in a delightful quiet village within easy distance of the York PR bus, and very convenient for touring this area of Yorkshire. The owners were most friendly and we loved the roaming rabbits,chickens and pet dog. The neighbour was not noisy and kindly showed me around his steam traction engines which I found most interesting. The local eating out was excellent and the owners friendly and chatty.
Everything we needed was there in the cottage, which has been refurbished recently, so it was like walking into a new house. The owners were very friendly
and they kindly provided tea, coffee and milk for our arrival, plus fresh eggs throughout the week! The cottage is very tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and we felt very at home there. The Croft Granary is ideally placed for visiting many places of interest plus the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.
The cottage is very comfortable, stylish and spotlessly clean. The hosts were a lovely, friendly and helpful couple and we would go back any time.
Croft Granary was a superb property renovated to a high standard. The family were lovely and we were even given freshly laid eggs from their pet chickens.
Had a fabulous week. The owner met us on arrival and showed us around the property. Lovely cottage, very comfortable. It mentioned in the brochure that we may experience noise from the next door neighbour who renovates steam engines, but this was never a problem and the village was very peaceful. Would definitely recommend a stay.
We thought the cottage was excellent. It was very clean and neat and catered for everything we needed for 2 adults and an infant. The owners were extremely helpful and kind. The cottage is in a great location for exploring Yorkshire.
We loved everything about this cottage, from the friendly and helpful owners to its position, layout, decor and furnishings. The peaceful surroundings made for a very relaxing holiday and it was only a few miles to York, Harrogate and many other delightful places which really made it special. We will be back !
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