Having read that property was pitched towards couples/adults I emailed to see whether it was okay for my little family (1 year old son) to book; we'll from the very first email to the entire experience I was blown away. ***Both Sue & Ben are just so welcoming***
We took plenty of things with us, but we need not have bothered there is everything in the beautiful cottage from microwaves to kitchen foil to WiFi to FreeSat(perfect for the World Cup & tour de france). needless to say I haven't stopped raving about it since my return and now my wife and I are pondering when we can book the cottage again with friends either this year or next.
You literally are taken from the hustle and bustle to the tranquility of this location; from the gentle walks in the nearby forest to going further a field through the farmers field. Whilst we found reception we just told friends there wasn't anything :-)
For those of you that enjoy history ensure you have a word with Ben as well as places to see the North Yorkshire Moor Railway, my son was just a little to young to benefit from it all.
WARNING if travelling from the south if your satnav takes you to Lewisham station turn back around you don't want to drive along that route; I'd probably say if you reach the Fox & hound Pub turn left towards Pickering. Of course Sue & Ben tell you this, but I thought my SatNav would avoid private roads.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday cottages complex. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cropton Forest Lodge And Cottages Hotel Pickering
- Cropton Forest Lodge Pickering, Yorkshire