The Cottage

Laura’s Cottage is a single storey farm building that has been recently converted to a luxurious two-bedroomed cottage that sleeps up to four people.

The newly renovated cottage is on a working family farm, which has the advantage of beautiful panoramic views over the Vale of Pickering.

Laura’s Cottage has been awarded a prestigious Five Star Gold luxury rating by Visit England’s Quality and Tourism Board. In 2008 it was a finalist for The Yorkshire Moors and Coast Tourism Partnership Award 2008. We became the winners of the Self Catering Accommodation of the year award in 2009.

We pride ourselves on our cleanliness so we do not allow any pets and are 100% smoking free.

There is ample parking at the cottage.

Laura’s Cottage is open all year round. The minimum stay is three nights. Please contact us for flexible stay options over three nights.
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The Kitchen/Diner area is open plan. The Kitchen has an integrated fridge freezer, dishwasher, electric fan oven, ceramic hob (touch button), microwave and toaster. Also included is dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, dish cloths, foil and kitchen roll. A washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilites are located close to the cottage.

The open plan lounge and kitchen area has three windows to the east, south and west making it a lovely light room. This area has two leather Laura Ashley settees. The lounge also has the benefit of an electric effect wood burning stove set in its own inglenook fireplace.
A wall mounted flat screen LED TV comes complete with Freeview and DVD player. The French doors in the lounge area open on to your own private patio. The east and south facing patio comes complete with garden furniture and views over open countryside.

The double bedroom has a good quality bed with a well sprung base and mattress to ensure a good night’s sleep. The bed has fine quality bed linen. There is a wall mounted flat screen LCD TV with Freeview, cream coloured dressing table and wardrobe.

The attached en-suite has a computerised steam cabinet. You can sit and relax whilst listening to the radio, having an hydraulic massage or steam sauna. You also have the option of having an ordinary shower. The en-suite has an heated towel rail, shaver point, fluffy white towels, bathrobes and complementary toiletries.

The Twin Bedded Room has the same good quality beds as the Double bedroom. This bedroom has twin beds (which can be converted to a Super King if required) and en-suite bathroom. The room has a flat screen LCD TV, finest quality cotton sheets and bath towels. Also included is a walk in wardrobe.

The en-suite facilities include a bath with overhead power shower. There is a heated towel rail, shaver point, heated mirror and complementary toiletries.

Laura’s Cottage and Whitethorn Caravans – Access Statement  Introduction
Laura’s Cottage and Whitethorn Caravans are situated at Whitethorn Farm a working family farm ½ mile outside the village of Cropton on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Laura’s Cottage has recently been renovated from a 200 year old barn into a 5 star luxury holiday cottage in 2008.

Laura’s Cottage is a single storey 2 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed cottage with a large open plan kitchen and lounge. The kitchen has all modern appliances including dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave. In the lounge area there is an electric wood burning stove, 2 leather settees and a flat screen TV with DVD player. There are French Doors leading out on to your own private patio, which has fantastic views over open countryside.

We also have two static caravans for hire. The first has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 5. The second has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6. Both caravans have a kitchen with full size gas cooker, sink, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge with small freezer compartment and a full range of crockery and utensils. Lounge with large seating area, gas fire and TV. Bathroom with toilet, sink and shower.

The flooring is non slip cushion flooring in the bathrooms and kitchen. Carpets in bedrooms and lounge.

Outside, both caravans have their own decking with garden furniture and benefit from a large lawned garden


Directions to Whitethorn Farm are included on our website It should be noted that public transport is limited and Whitethorn Farm is best accessed via private car or taxi.

The nearest national network railway station is at Malton, about 12 miles away. There are buses to Pickering from Malton station and a taxi rank is located at Malton station.

The closest regular bus route stop is at Wrelton, 2 miles away, outside the Buck Inn Public House. Buses run hourly throughout the year (less frequent service on Sundays) until early evening.

Please note that the nearest public telephone box is located in the main street of Wrelton village.

The nearest shops are in the village of Middleton, which has a Post Office and Londis store/Petrol station. Other main shops are in Pickering, just over 4 miles away.

We are sorry but we don’t accept pets, as we are a working farm.

Our website provides full colour photos of Laura’s Cottage as well as our static caravans.

If you have any questions then you can contact us by telephone on 01751 417262 or email

Or write to Mrs A Eddon Whitethorn Farm, Cropton, Pickering YO18 8HJ.

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities 

To ensure that your accommodation is ready we ask that guests do not arrive before 4pm (earlier by prior arrangement). As we live on the farm visitors will be greeted on arrival and shown into the cottage by Mrs Ann Eddon.

A single-track road brings you from the village of Cropton to the main entrance of Whitethorn Farm.  The farm is family run and children are frequently on the premises.  It is requested that visitors exercise caution when entering the car park.  Parking is available for a number of vehicles along side the main farmhouse adjacent to Laura’s Cottage.

General internal information

The hallway into the cottage is well lit and has solid oak flooring.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a ceramic hob, oven, integrated fridge and dishwasher, kettle, microwave, toaster and a full range of crockery and utensils. Instruction manuals for all appliances are in the cottage but if you are unsure on anything just ask, as we are happy to help.

The seating in the open plan kitchen/living area includes four high backed well padded dinning chairs and dining table, two leather settees and coffee tables, TV with freeview/cd/dvd via remote controls. The floor covering in the lounge is carpet and the kitchen is solid oak floorboards.

There is one double bedroom and one twin bedded that can be converted into a six-foot super king. All duvets are hollow fibres but the pillows are a mixture of feather and hollow fibre. Both bedrooms have a dressing table with stool and large mirror, bedside tables with reading lights and clock radios. The twin bedded room has a walk in wardrobe and the double room has a free-standing wardrobe. The floor covering in both bedrooms is carpet. Both bedrooms have TV with freeview via remote controls. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the cottage.

There are laundry facilities contained within the utility room, which is at the rear of the cottage and is accessed externally. The room contains an automatic washing machine and a tumble dryer along with an upright fridge freezer.

An oil boiler provides hot water and heating to the cottage. The heating can be timed to come on and off at your preferred time. The cottage is fitted with hard-wired smoke and heat detectors with battery backup. There are fire doors on every room.

Grounds and Gardens

Laura’s Cottage has pleasant grounds with outstanding views towards the Yorkshire Wolds.  The Farmhouse garden is walled and well maintained. Visitors wishing to tour the farm are requested to ask for a guide.

Additional Information

There is patchy mobile phone reception in Cropton and you may have to stand in the front garden to make a call.

Dustbin days are Mondays. At the back of the farmhouse you will find the green wheelie bin which is used for waste currently not being re-cycled and heading for landfill. The green re-cycling box is for newspapers, glass bottles and tins.

Although the cottage and caravans are single storey they are not suitable for disabled visitors as the entrance to all the properties are too narrow.

We pride ourselves on our cleanliness so we do not take any pets and are 100% smoking free.
Contact Information
Whitethorn Farm, Cropton, Nr. Pickering ,North Yorkshire, YO18 8HJ

Telephone:                        Mrs. Ann Eddon : 01751 417262
Grid reference:                   Ordnance Survey : Outdoor Leisure : 27 765888
Emergency Doctor:             Pickering Medical Practice : 084481511302
Taxi:                                A2B Cars : Telephone : 01751 472285

We welcome all feedback, especially during your stay with us. Whilst all the rooms are checked prior to your visit please do tell us if, for instance, a light bulb has failed or you cannot get the television to work – we know how annoying these type of things are and how they spoil your stay.