Crambeck is on the edge of the Howardian Hills which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Not far away are the popular tourist attractions of Castle Howard, Kirkham Priory, Duncombe Park, Nunnington Hall, Rievaulx Abbey and others.
Crambeck Village was created in 1989 by the conversion or replacement of buildings previously owned by a reform school. It is situated about a mile east of Welburn and is adjacent to the A64. Apart from the difficulties of turning out onto this busy road, its location makes for easy access to Malton and York and the popular resorts of the east coast.
The private village comprises just 63 properties which are set in grounds of several hectares. There is a Management Company which is responsible for the maintenance of the village and the upkeep of its amenities which include a nature trail, a tennis court, two paddocks and a playing field. Adjacent to the nearby River Derwent, the Village also owns a large swathe of land which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Maintenance of all the village land is financed by monthly contributions from homeowners.
The village has a thriving Sports and Social Club which organises several social activities during the year such as car treasure hunts, barbecues, social evenings and a Christmas children’s activity. A special yearly attraction is the November bonfire party which is always accompanied by an impressive firework display.