Plum Tree Cottage

Crayke, North York Moors

  • 4 Star
  • Traditional three bed cottage close to York and Helmsley

You can book this property from:

  • £561 per week
  • £80 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 42 miles
  • Pub 0.01 miles
  • Shop 2.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement


Access Statement


Property Name: Plum Tree Cottage

Description: Mid-terrace house


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: Mill Lane, 0.2 mile

Nearest train station: York, 14 miles

Nearest petrol station: Easingwold, 2.3 miles

Mobility equipment hire is:

Nearest food shop: Easingwold, 2.3 miles

Nearest pub/restaurant: The Durham Ox, 200 ft


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: On road

Number of spaces available: 2 plus

For what sized car: Any

Parking surface is: Road

Is the parking level: Yes but road is on a hill

Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes

Distance to property from parking: 8ft

Distance to nearest public parking area: The Durham Ox

Is it pay and display? N/A

The width of the path to the property is: 3ft

The number of steps to the entrance is: 1


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is 84cm

Number of steps to the main entrance is: 1

The height of the key safe is:

The height of the key hole is:64cm

How many other entrances to the property are there? 1

The other entrance door widths are: 72cm

Number of steps to the other entrances: 1


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Tile and carpet

Width of doorways: 80cm

Is there good space between furniture? It is a small cottage

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Movable




Type of flooring:  Tile

Width of doorways: 80cm

Worktop height: 91cm

Is oven set high or low? Low

Fridge height: 98cm

Freezer height: 38cm

Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: Low

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes, which and where? No


Bedrooms and landings


How many floors does the property have? Ground floor and first floor

Number of steps between floors: 13

Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of the doorways: 72cm

Bed sizes: 3-4ft, 5ft, 6ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Movable


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Laminate

Width of the doorways: 72cm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No

Is there a ground floor WC? No

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? No

Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? No


Outdoor facilities


External areas are firm, level, sloped and grassed

Is permanent seating provided? Yes

Is there outside lighting? Yes

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces? No

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? No

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? No

Are there any other hazards? Pond




Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No

If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls?

Mobile phone reception information: Good

Closest public telephone is:

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Yes

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No


Additional relevant information


Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:  Internet - high speed fibre available for use and smart internet TV.


This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.


If you’re looking for a traditional and beautiful Yorkshire cottage then look no further than Plum Tree Cottage. Full of character and love, this three bedroom stone-built cottage is located in the village of Crayke in the Vale of York, just two miles from Easingwold. On the cusp of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a delightful location for exploring the picturesque countryside and is perfect for walkers and cyclists alike. Just 200 yards from the cottage you will find the award winning Durham Ox country pub which serves delicious food made using local produce. The Durham Ox won pub of the year at The White Rose Awards. The city of York is only 14 miles away, where you can enjoy some lunch or afternoon tea at the famous Bettys Tea Rooms during a day of sightseeing and shopping. The market town of Helmsley is just 13 miles away with traditional pubs, boutique shops and cafes as well as its medieval castle, National Centre for Birds of Prey and Duncombe Park. Plus the historic sights of Appleforth Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey are all close by and definitely worth a visit.

After exploring the surrounding area, retreat back to Plum Tree Cottage for some well-deserved relaxation. Boasting traditional wooden beams, beautiful original fireplaces, exposed stonework and brickwork and some original artwork this charming cottage is the ideal base for a break away with family or a group of friends. The cottage offers easy unrestricted on-street parking to the front and a large mature back garden with lawn and patio for relaxing in the fresh air. The well equipped kitchen boasts a traditional AGA for you to cook up a family feast together and dine as a group in the family dining room. Plus the wood burning stove in the cosy and comfortable living room offers the ideal spot to gather around and plan your next day’s adventures.

Entrance into
Dining Room: Large dining table, chairs and bench, decorative original fireplace, shelves. Doors leading to lounge and kitchen, stairs to the first floor.
Lounge: Sofa and two chairs, two coffee tables, Smart TV, wood burning stove.
AGA, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, Belfast sink, washing machine, table and chairs, door leading out to the garden.

Bedroom 1:
King-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, chair, stool, hanging rail.
En suite: One step up. Walk-in shower, toilet and washbasin.
Bedroom 2: Full size bunk beds (only the bottom bunk bed is to be used.), hanging space, shelves, chest of drawers, decorative feature fireplace.
Bedroom 3: Double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, hanging rail.
Bathroom: Bath, toilet, washbasin.

Pets: Sorry no pets.
Parking: Free unrestricted on street parking in front of the cottage.
Garden/Patio: Large mature back garden with a pond and outside seating.
Heating: Oil central heating, wood burning stove.
Short Breaks: Accepted all year round; booking restrictions apply for peak times.
Notes: Towels are provided. Mobile phone signal is strong. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. Please be aware there is a pond in the back garden - children must be supervised.
Pub: 200 yards  Shop: 2.3 miles


Area Information


Crayke is a traditional Yorkshire village situated on the edge of North York Moors and the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is just 2 miles away from Easingwold and a short drive to the market towns of Helmsley, Malton and Thirsk. The city of York is also close by, so you will be spoilt for choice for days out sightseeing, walking or cycling. Numerous beautiful historic buildings are nearby for you to explore including the magnificent 18th century stately home and grounds of Castle Howard, the manor houses and gardens of Nunnington Hall and Scampston Hall, plus the spectacular Byland Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Ampleforth Abbey.

The village itself is the site of a 15th century castle, St Cuthbert’s Church, a sports and leisure club with tennis courts and The Durham Ox pub. You will also find The Dutch House art cafe, wildlife garden and gallery in the village which is definitely worth a visit.