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January 2018

Pam & Tim, Sheffield:
Another relaxing stay, a scattering of snow but all our hopes of being snowed in for a month were dashed. Great bird life and visit from a weasel, will be back soon.

Anne & Roger, Burnley:
Our second visit, just as beautiful as the first time. Everything we could possibly need in the cottage and lots to do.

December 2016

S Roberts, Huddersfield:
We had a fantastic New Year at Crossbill (2016/17) some post Christmas tranquility with a light dusting of snow. We had a day trip to Whitby and Staithes - freezing cold, but the coast is quite something at this time of year. Wish we could stay longer, lovely.

November 2016

Jack, Jean & Rachel Kelly, Northern Ireland:
Brilliant cottage in every way, like many others we hope to be back!  The added variety of weather of snow, through rain, mist and sunshine was another dimension.  Thank you.

Anne & Roger, Burnley:
Beautiful cottage and location.  One of the best we have stayed in.  Will definitely come again, thank you.

October 2016

Ann & Fred Barwise, North Wales:
Crossbill Cottage was everything that the website said it was.  Perfect in every way.  Clean, warm, safe, even luxurious.

September 2016

C & P Ranyard, Lincolnshire:
Thank you for a lovely stay, dwelling really warm, especially with having cool weather some of the time. Nice scenery all round.  Enjoyed a visit to Shepherds Hall tea rooms at Lealholme, pretty village and good food. Thank you.

August 2016

Zoe, Leon & James Karens, Middlesex:
Another relaxing, comfortable visit, thank you, see you again in 2017.

Angie, Pete & Sam Bagley, Derby:
Our second visit in just four months, must be doing something right.

July 2016

Pam & Tim Hutchinson, Sheffield:
Our 5th visit so run out of superlatives.  Just a heartfelt thank you for another stay in this beautiful cottage.

Jo & Mark, Cambridgeshire:
A wonderful break.  Did lots of walks along the Cleveland Way.  Played some golf in Stokesley.  Great location, wonderful cottage, fabulous weather.

June 2016

Colin & Fiona, Bedfordshire:
Our 2nd visit here & enjoyed it just as much. A beautiful cottage, cosy, clean, comfortable, quiet. Really appreciate the welcome pack, thank you.  Loved watching the birds, chickens, woodpecker etc.  Great walks from the doorstep, hope to return.

May 2016

Mike & Fiona, Newcastle:
Absolutely beautiful.  Loved it.

M & J Kenyon, Dumfries:
Thank you for a lovely honeymoon week.

April 2016

S & G Rose, Peterborough:
A fabulous cottage in an amazing setting.

February 2016

B Stark, Cheshire:
great base for hillwalking, chilly but doable, even a touch of snow. Very comfortable and spacious.

October 2015

W & P Vogel, Bavaria, Germany:
A very cosy retreat off the beaten track.

September 2015

D & M Smith:
A wonderfully relaxing holiday in a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Lovely long walks on the moors in good weather. Loved the birds, the wildlife and of course, the very sociable chucks. Great to open your door to four hens and a cockerel.

August 2015

K & D Rowan, Perthshire:
Great cottage, superb location, all we needed and more than we expected. Wildlife in abundance in the garden, on the moors and coast. Good local pubs with fine ale and excellent food. Well worth the awards.

June 2015

S & A Hartley, Perth, Australia:
Convenient for tourist destinations both north and south of Bilsdale, ideal for exploring the area.  Hopefully we can return.

May 2015

P & T Hutchinson, Sheffield.:
Our fourth visit but first at this time of year.  The bluebells on the hillside so pretty and a daily visit from the cuckoo.

K & S Barfield, Romsey, Hampshire.:
Marvellous cottage, we have never had a better one.

March 2015

P & J Hill, Ravenshead:
what a beautiful, peaceful place.

February 2015

Chris & Sandra, St Mawes, Cornwall.:
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.

September 2014

K & J Parker, Essex:
Second visit this year, just as good...this is a brilliant place to stay.

August 2014

Julie, Jennifer & Matthew Grey, Berwick-on-Tweed:
we have had the best holiday EVER!  This is a magical place, hope to be back soon.

June 2014

K & J Parker:
...amazing views and lovely walks from the cottage- loved the hens and Kenneth (cockerel) so much to do and see in the area.

February 2014

Charlotte & Charlie, Scunthorpe:
wonderful scenery, friendly hens and fantastic walks.

November 2013

C Chauvin:
Fulfilled all of my many expectations!  Great location with views, a calm setting and footpaths right on the doorstep.  Very comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage which has been very tastefully decorated.  Perfect hosts to boot! 

October 2013

R Jones:
Wonderful, clean and very comfortable.  Very helpful and friendly owners.

September 2013

T A Hume:
Great cottage,we would return again, thanks.

July 2013

R T Oliver:

An absolutely fantastic cottage set in a lovely, quiet location. 

P A Handisides:

Excellent property with superb amenities and considerate hosts.

June 2013

Barry Carter:
The cottage was outstanding for cleanliness and also the fixtures and fittings were of a very high standard and the welcome pack of eggs [fresh from farm} bread milk and choccy cake were much appreciated.

May 2013

R. Jacklin:
Really enjoyed staying at Crossbill Cottage. It is set in the most beautiful surroundings and was an ideal location as a base for our cleveland way walk. The owners were most helpful and friendly and on one of the days even drove us to the start of one of the walks. We could not thank them enough. If you are looking for a super comfortable cottage in a rural setting with superb views and privacy then I would highly recommend crossbill cottage. Looking forward to return and to explore the area further. 

Spencer Roberts:

This is the third time that I've stayed at Crossbill, and as ever it's been perfect. The owners, Robert and Patricia are exceptionally warm, friendly and generous. They were always happy to help if I needed anything  - and they were never imposing. I had a fantastic Christmas and New Year here with my family. Our daughter Polly loved her present and the food that was left for Santa's reindeer. She got very excited about feeding the chickens with Patricia - and the eggs were lovely! We came back for a second visit a few weeks ago and then I came up on my own to finish some writing. It was outstanding on each occasion.

I can't fault Crossbill,  it was the perfect family hideaway and the perfect writing retreat. We'll be back again before too long!

Thanks so much.


April 2013

Spencer Roberts:
Our second visit - had a lovely time again.

January 2013

L Wilson:
Fabulous owners, couldn't have been nicer.

September 2012

G Soulsby:
Cottage was excellent! Would recommend it.

K Truch:
This is a stunning cottage, beautifully decorated in a wonderful location. The owners were really welcoming and even provided fresh eggs from their chickens. Our son loved the play shed. Definitely worth a return visit.

August 2012

B Cox:
The owners of this property were extremely friendly & welcoming and did all they could to ensure we had a great holiday. The property was lovely and relaxing; in a beautiful secluded location with fantastic surrounding countryside and perfect for the children who enjoyed playing in and around the cottage as much as our days out. The summer house filled with toys, garden with wooded area, along with the hens made it ideal for our children who loved every minute! Great walks from the doorstep meant that we were able to enjoy car free days alongside trips out to the many local attractions. Our favourites were Helmesley Castle, Rievelaux Terraces & further afield Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. 

Ej Heinzelmann:
We thought the property was very clean and tidy as well as providing great views of the surrounding countryside

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