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“Lovely as always”
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Willow`s End twin or superking bedroom with bespoke oak headboard, made by Ben!
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Willow`s End twin or superking bedroom with bespoke oak headboard, made by Ben!
Willows` End bespoke country kitchen with Rangemaster cooker. Willows` End inviting lounge with oak floors, beams and woodburner
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Willow`s End twin or superking bedroom with bespoke oak headboard, made by Ben!
Willows` End bespoke country kitchen with Rangemaster cooker.
Willows` End inviting lounge with oak floors, beams and woodburner
Pretty French style bedroom twin or superking
Willows` End fitted bathroom
Pretty French style bedroom made up as twin
Spacious ensuite shower rooms
Sunny conservatory, perfect for some quiet time..
The outside terrace is just right for evening drinks and star gazing
The gardens burst into colour come June..
South facing gardens..
Glorious views over Newtondale from open farmland behind the cottages.
Meet the neighbours..
View points from around Stape, just stunning!
Cropton Forest is open access, walks from the door, forget the car!
Welcome to our amazing rural retreat, relax and enjoy. Have a look at our other cottages- Middlehead
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Pickering, North Yorkshire, England

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“Lovely as always”
Reviewed 6 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Already reviewed this on trip-advisor once before but I'm adding a few addendums after our second visit to this gorgeous little retreat. We stayed at Willows End cottage which really the most beautiful and finely finished holiday letting we have ever been to. The quality of the finish to this cottage is just fantastic - the superking size bed is just huge. Another advantage to this place is the huge comfortably furnished conservatory where you can sit together with extended family who may be staying in other cottages and just sit and read/relax in the sun or early evening watching the wildlife through the panaromic windows. The wildlife there is fantastic - deers are out early morning and evenings at the back of the cottages pretty much every day, pheasants and rabbits everywhere you look - we saw tons of frogs on the surrounding tracks during our stay in April too. The boot/laundry room are fantastic facilities - all ready stocked with detergents and stain removers so no having to pack your own. Literally all you need to pack is your toothbrush and clothes and order a shop to be delivered for your arrival ( MAKE SURE YOU GIVE THE DELIVERY DRIVER CROPTON FOREST LODGES NUMBER NOT YOUR PERSONAL MOBILE AS THERE IS PATCHY MOBILE SIGNAL UP THERE !) There is a large selection of dvds/books/games/maps in the bootroom that can be used by holidaymakers during the stay too. Home-made cake is layed out for arrival - everything you could need as part of a self-catering holiday has been made available (including often absent extras like egg cups/colanders ), and its not just cheap rubbish either- saucepans are 'professional quality' etc. Places to visit include HELMSLEY which is a sweet little village with the best ice-cream shop called RYDALLS - which I'd definitely recommend, it also has an outdoor swimming pool which we will be trying out in August when we go back (the fact that I've been back to this place twice and am set to return again in the same year is a true testament to how lovely this place is because I have NEVER holidayed at the same place twice before!) York, Knaresborough,Scarborough, Dalby Forest and Durham are all within an hours drive (Dalby forest has lots of activities like 'Go Ape). I personally wouldn't bother with Ripon/Malton or Pickering - ALTHOUGH, Pickering does have a Lidl for any shopping extras you might need.and there 'FINEST' range really is lovely, especially the three fish roast and profiteroles. You really won't get anywhere better to stay in the area and the prices for rental are fantastically competitive. The owners of the Cropton cottages are a lovely easygoing couple who truly put themselves out to ensure your requirements are met and staying at this little place has managed to convert me to British holidays because no matter what the weather you cannot fail to enjoy your break there - even when it rains you can still relax by your log fire reading/watching a film - or watch the wildlife in the comfy conservatory - loverly : ) : )

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