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Poacher's Den

Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming country cottage in the grounds of a private Nidderdale Estate
  • Wonderful views over the Washburn Valley
  • Wood burner in the lounge for cosy evenings in
Property code: G0111

Welcome to an exquisite bijou country cottage tucked away in the grounds of a private Nidderdale Estate. Looking out over the Washburn Valley, the views from the decked garden are breathtaking, and with sumptuous interiors to match, this special little cottage is sure to delight even the most seasoned of travellers. If you're looking for a stylish country retreat with fabulous walking from the doorstep, this property is just the ticket. And for those who like to keep one foot on urban ground, cosmopolitan Harrogate is under 10 miles away.

Step inside the cottage to find a well-proportioned open-plan living space home to a lounge, dining and kitchen area. With a nod to the traditional, a beautiful stone fireplace plays host to a cosy wood burner. The cottage is heated from the wood burner and is controlled by a thermostat. All wood is provided for you, so get the fire roaring, pour yourself a glass of red and enjoy. There are additional electric heaters if required and hot water is available constantly from a separate system.

Entertainment is provided by way of a large Sky TV on the wall. Wi-Fi is provided too if you need to catch up online. Take your pick from the comfy sofa or the handsome armchair and settle down to a movie. The well-equipped kitchen is just around the corner and makes great use of the space. The attractive unit's stock all the equipment you'll need to rustle up a romantic meal for two. You'll arrive to a welcome hamper which includes Yorkshire goodies.   For your own supplies, there is a fridge and separate freezer. A washer/dryer is also provided - handy for those muddy walking trousers after a hike across the hills. The generous dining area sits beside two French dressers and is the perfect spot for long lazy breakfasts over the morning papers. No need to rush today...

The separate bedroom is set at the rear of the cottage, another contemporary room with bags of character and style. A king-size bed offers space to stretch out and an additional Sky TV in here means you can chill in your pyjamas watching your favourite shows. And when you decide to get ready for the day, mosey on into the fabulous wet room. It has a luxurious feel in here with its elegant tiles and huge monsoon shower.

Make your way outside to discover a split decking area, completely private with your own hot tub to relax in after a long day exploring, a patio table and chairs where you can enjoy al fresco eating,  the views from here are just amazing, so sit back and enjoy . A BBQ is also available on request.

Please note, there is a steep drive down to the cottage.

 

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 wet room with monsoon shower
  • Oven, hob, fridge, washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Heating provided by wood burner - logs included. Additional electric heaters available
  • Private hot tub
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Pub 2 miles, shop 6 miles
  • Ample off road parking
  • Babes-in-arms welcome
  • Please note Poachers Den is located within the same grounds as Brass Castle which hosts 12 guests
  • Please note there is ring doorbell next to the door at this property
  • The garden at the Poachers Den isn't visible from Brass Castle and planting surrounds the property offering privacy on both sides.
  • Brass Castle can be booked together with Poacher's Den
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Set in private grounds within a larger 100-acre private Yorkshire estate, the cottage enjoys a stunning elevated position overlooking the Washburn Valley in Nidderdale. In addition to the decking, there are miles of moorland and woodland walks right from the doorstep taking in some spectacular local scenery. This area is particularly well known for its reservoirs and you can see several from the headlands surrounding the house.

The area is a haven for walkers who can explore the local estate and beyond without having to jump in the car. It's equally good for cycling enthusiasts, with miles of challenging road and off-road routes nearby. The Estate is happy to arrange for cycles during your stay if you are unable to bring your own.

And if you like to keep one foot on urban ground, head down into Ilkley (8 miles) for the day. Highly regarded for its stylish architecture and beautiful floral displays, there's plenty to see and do in this elegant Victorian town. Take a turn around the gardens down by the river, indulge in afternoon tea at Betty's, explore the many independent shops and boutiques, making sure you pick up something delicious for tea and the several up-market delis in town. And for the nights when cooking seems like too much effort, book dinner in one of the highly regarded restaurants. Nearby Otley is also a charming Yorkshire town and Chevin Forest Park is a great place to blow off some steam.

Venture across to nearby Pateley Bridge (12.5 miles), a charming little market town very typical of this area of Yorkshire. The Main Street is peppered with cafes, restaurants, local stores, quality butchers and a fantastic wine shop - everything you need to stock up for your stay. You'll also find the self-proclaimed 'Oldest Sweet Shop in England' here, dating back to the early 1800s - little has changed inside since then.

The cottage is also just 10 miles from the cosmopolitan spa town of Harrogate, a must during any visit to this area. Encircled by its famous 'Stray' or '1,000 acres' of horseshoe-shaped grassland, Harrogate has a bright and breezy open-air feel and is characterised by its impressive floral displays. And as you would expect of such a bustling upbeat town, Harrogate boasts over 300 bars and restaurants together with all the shops, swimming pools, cinemas, parks and gardens you could ever wish for. Don't leave without indulging in a Fat Rascal and cup of Yorkshire Tea at Betty's!

And if you want to explore Yorkshire's cities, Leeds is 17.5 miles away and is packed with designer shops, cafes and top-notch restaurants. Other nearby attractions include Harewood House (14.5 miles), Bolton Abbey (9.5 miles) and the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr (8.5 miles). There is just so much to see and do here!

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 48 guest ratings

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Reviewed by June 14th June 2024

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Excellent all round , maybe some reclining chairs

Reviewed by Nichola 7th June 2024

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Beautiful cottage and situation. High spec cottage,marvellous Spa. Can't fault it, highly recommended.

Reviewed by Nigel 31st May 2024

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This review starts before we arrived, being on home Oxygen this needs to be arranged a couple of weeks before arrival and can be rather difficult to sort, this was sorted with Alex at the property who was absolutely brilliant and all went without a hitch. Poachers Den was just a lovely place to relax, It had everything that you could want, the welcRead moreome pack was the best ever. The estate and surrounding countryside is lovely. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 24th May 2024

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Reviewed by Alistair 11th May 2024

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Reviewed by Angie 26th April 2024

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Fantastic place, hot tub great with the views! Hamper second to none with anywhere we have been. Leaflets were a great help for things to do in the local area.

Reviewed by Kirsty 22nd April 2024

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We had such a lovely break at Poachers Den. Cosy, peaceful and tranquil is how I would describe it. Perfect opportunity to relax and reset and a great base for exploring Yorkshire. Dog loved it too.

Reviewed by Mark 7th April 2024

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Reviewed by Maggie 17th March 2024

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Reviewed by John 4th March 2024

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Comfortable petite cottage, very quiet with great hot tub and a big bonus of Sky TV, very peaceful.

Reviewed by George Julian 1st March 2024

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An amazing cottage, a fantastic location and very well catered for. Perfect.

Reviewed by Eleanor 23rd February 2024

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Fantastic location, perfect for dogs with walks available directly from the property. Superb welcome hamper and very well equipped with washing machine, microwave, coffee machinecetc. Very cosy and warm. Hot tub was perfect

Reviewed by Lynne 16th February 2024

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A fantastic cottage. So clean and tidy with everything you could ask for and more. The log burner was great so hot and cosy and more than enough logs and kindling etc. The hot tub was amazing immaculately clean and really warm even in the rain . Overall 10/10 for every aspect of the cottage. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Joseph 9th February 2024

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Peaceful , quiet location . Clean and comfy cottage with all ye need. The hot tub after a day walking ( Malham Cove for eg) was pure bliss . The owners couldnt be more helpful with instructions , welcome hamper, and quickly sorting any issue . Great spot to drive around the Dales and Yorkshire top spots. Deffo going back !

Reviewed by Simon 22nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Debbie 1st December 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 7th November 2023

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Reviewed by John 23rd October 2023

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We could not have asked for a better place to spend our honeymoon! The weather was terrible all week but it didn't matter because we had a cosy, private little spot in Yorkshire to hide away from the test of the world. We wish we were still there.

Reviewed by Georgia 20th October 2023

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A lovely retreat into the moors

Reviewed by Andy 10th October 2023

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Reviewed by Elaine 25th September 2023

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Stunning cottage, has everything you could need. Brilliant welcome pack. Location was perfect with amazing views from the hot tub. Really hope to go back

Reviewed by Robert 8th September 2023

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Good communication with the owner and nice welcoming touches. Enjoyed our stay in your lovely, cosy little cottage.

Reviewed by Lynsey 25th August 2023

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What a delightful little cottage. It is beautiful, clean, very comfortable and has everything you could possibly need. The owners really have thought of everything and it is very obvious they care that you have a great stay. The hot tub was an amazing treat after busy days exploring the area and the hamper a lovely surprise and very generous. ThereRead more was even a treat for our dog, who had an amazing holiday too. We will most certainly return, hopefully for longer next time. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 11th August 2023

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Wonderful well equipped cottage. Beautiful views from the garden / hot tub area. Amazing welcome hamper. Everything was perfect. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Lisa 28th July 2023

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Weve had an amazing stay a Poachers Den, so relaxing. The welcome hamper was such a lovely touch. Its so quiet and you have thought of everything. The surrounding area is so beautiful, even with the awful weather. We made the most of the hot tub with its amazing views.

Reviewed by Steven 7th July 2023

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Poachers Den is a little gem. Quiet, tranquil location & a perfect place to use as a base when visiting the local area. The Sun Inn a short drive is a lovely pub serving good food. Otley has all you need when stocking up. The cottage is well equipped & the welcome hamper amazing. Hot tub great for relaxing in after a busy day. Dog friendly & lots oRead moref walks on the doorstep. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here & will return. Wouldnt change anything. Just perfect. Hide

Reviewed by VIKKI 30th June 2023

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Loved every moment. The peace and tranquility was beautiful. Relaxing in the hot tub was heavenly looking at the views. Our fur baby loved the huge garden .The cottage was equipped with everything and very comfortable. The generous welcome hamper was very thoughtful and wonderful. Looking forward to returning, we didn't want to leave to be honest.

Reviewed by Stephanie 23rd June 2023

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Beautiful compact country cottage. Well equipped with everything we could have needed and even when we enquired about charcoal for the BBQ there was some waiting on the porch when we got home! Lovely views from the hot tub and the garden which the dog enjoyed (not secured). Great location with lots to see and do nearby, we had a lovely break and coRead moreuld have easily stayed longer Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Michelle 9th June 2023

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An amazing place to stay, everything was just perfect for us! The welcome hamper was such a lovely surprise! Jacuzzi was so relaxing & with beautiful views, listening to the the birds was so peaceful. We enjoyed eating out on the patio. The garden to wonder around was so spacious & really lovely with a Lilly pond to admirer. The peace and TranquiliRead morety was amazing! The near by town Otley was around 5 miles away, a stunning little town. With great butchers, and a Saturday Market.Well be back! Hide

Reviewed by Janice 2nd June 2023

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Fantastic Cottage .Well equipped and comfortable .Great views from the hot tub . Great location to visit Harrogate , Knaresborough and Pateley Bridge and of course Otley itself. A peaceful retreat would thoroughly recommend Janice and Paul

Reviewed by Keith 19th May 2023

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Perfect break, could not find fault with anything

Reviewed by Rita 2nd May 2023

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Had a lovely relaxing stay here it's super quiet we had the pleasure of birds singing and fabulous views. The hot tub was a great just relaxing and watching nature was just what we needed. The little Den was very cute and the hamper was outstanding we appreciated it so much. Had many walks with our dog Winnie she loved it We had a drive to HarrogatRead moree it's only 10 minutes away and ilkley we had a great lunch there too. Great hidden Gem in the center of the countryside. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 14th April 2023

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It was the perfect getaway retreat with fantastic views from the hot tub wot more could you wont

Reviewed by Gary 7th April 2023

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A fabulous bolthole ideal for Harrogate or for walking in the countryside. Very high standard of accommodation and the most generous welcome hamper ever! Very quiet and some lovely gardens to sit in. Highly recommended, thanks!

Reviewed by Jean 17th March 2023

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Loved the cottage and the location in NIdderdale. It was wonderful for our dog. She had room to run round outside, although we were a bit worried about her getting out of the grounds. Good walks nearby for us and her The wood burning stove was easy to light and the supply of wood generous. Heating the cottage with this worked well We had everythingRead more we needed to make our stay comfortable and the Betty's hamper was an amazing extra with delicious content. Yummy! Hide

Reviewed by SUSAN 10th March 2023

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Beautiful cosy cottage in a rural area ,lovely scenery and tranquil surroundings. The cottage had a log burner and a relaxing hot tub and was very dog friendly . There was also an extremely generous welcome pack ,the best we have ever had. This cottage provides an ideal place for a couple to really unwind.

Reviewed by Robert 3rd March 2023

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The cottage is perfect for a relaxing get away, picturesque countryside views and a quiet calming environment. I would highly recommend this cottage to those whom wish to unwind in a tranquil setting.

Reviewed by Stephen 30th January 2023

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Lovely little cottage.perfect for a couple with a dog. The manager ( Alex) was just the best,and we will definitely look to book again

Reviewed by Nicola 31st December 2022

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We needed somewhere to completely switch off after a challenging year due to bereavement. Poachers Den gave us a sanctuary to leave everything behind and focus on just being.

Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER 22nd December 2022

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Poachers Den....what more can be added to what has already been said about this beautiful bolthole buried in the Nidderdale Estate other than its a perfect break away from the humdrum of life.

Reviewed by Samantha 18th November 2022

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Reviewed by Bryan 14th November 2022

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Cant prise the Poachers Den highly enough, a wonderful place to explorer the dales and make the most of the lovely location. Sat outside just listening to the owls was just glorious

Reviewed by Chelsea Lee 3rd October 2022

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We had a fabulous stay at Poacher's Den. On arrival we were blown away by its lovely location. On the top of a beautiful hill with great views of the countryside. Situated in a secluded spot in otley, it felt private and peaceful but easy access to all local towns. Spacious grounds with alot of thought gone into the amenities provided. We were welcRead moreomed to a lovely hamper filled with goodies and our doggy loved his welcome surprise too. Hot tub with great views and cozy nights with the log fire. Hide

Reviewed by Katarzyna 23rd September 2022

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Lovely cottage with a stunning views located in beautiful area of Yorkshire Dale. Well equipped and clean. Plenty of storage space. The welcome pack with the basket full of goodies was a nice touch and the hot tube was a highlight. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Brenda 16th September 2022

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This is a lovely little cottage in a beautiful location. Unfortunately the gorgeous view can only be seen from the small gardensnd not from inside. The floor to ceiling windows view onto the greenery on the fence! Very convenient for visiting Ilkley; Harrogate and nearby dales. It is a lovely place to relax as it is very peaceful!

Reviewed by Simon 12th September 2022

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Reviewed by Rebecca 15th August 2022

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Beautiful cottage; really high quality finish. Lovely decor and so cosy! The hot tub is brilliant and we loved the welcome pack! Would definitely recommend this to friends and family.

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