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The Platform

Nidderdale ( 4mls Harrogate), Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Seriously stylish holiday home just 4 miles from Harrogate
  • Set on what was once a railway platform with lots of period features
  • Overlooking ancient woodlands with an abundance of wildlife on the doorstep
  • Close to several charming Yorkshire towns and villages
  • Selection of excellent gastro pubs and Michelin-starred restaurants within just a few miles
  • Sliding doors that open onto landscaped gardens and a decked terrace
Property code: G0156

Welcome to this unique and seriously stylish two-bedroom holiday home just four miles from the delightful spa town of Harrogate. With its chic look, contemporary comforts and gorgeous location, this is the perfect Yorkshire cottage. As the name suggests, this luxury holiday cottage is set on what was once a railway station platform. Reminders of its heritage can be found all around giving the cottage a comforting sense of history and charm. All of the rooms are set on one level, making it a good choice for those with reduced mobility.

 

Inside you'll find a stunning open-plan living space housing the lounge, kitchen and dining area. There's warm wooden flooring throughout, and lovely views of the surrounding countryside are brought in via floor to ceiling sliding doors. The lounge includes a feature wall filled with sporting memorabilia giving the room a real sense of character and fun. At the centre of this space is a cosy and contemporary wood burner - just pop on your PJs and curl up beside it with a nice glass of red or two. There are plenty of comfy spots to claim as your own and with a large LCD TV/DVD Player, MP3 player and Wi-Fi there's plenty to keep you entertained. And if you prefer to unplug for a bit, you'll find plenty of board games and books to enjoy.

 

Sitting beside the lounge is the fabulous kitchen, complete with a NEFF induction hob, Siemen's microwave/oven, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer. You'll love the sleek white Corian worktops and the kitchen cupboards are well stocked with everything you'll need. There's also a breakfast bar, just the spot for a hearty breakfast or pre-dinner glass of bubbly. For more substantial meals the separate contemporary dining table is perfect. There isn't a washing machine but access to washing facilities are available at the property.

 

There are two bedrooms in the property, a lovely twin room and the main bedroom which is semi open-plan from the lounge. This room features a king-size bed to stretch out on and is found to the right of the living space, separated by the memorabilia wall. The stunning family bathroom/wet-room sits beside the twin bedroom and boasts a double walk-in shower and WC. Underfloor heating in here is a welcome addition.

There is much to enjoy outside including a landscaped garden with lawn and a special spot to enjoy a sundowner. In the summer months throw open the sliding doors to bring the outside into the living area. Rustle up an al fresco lunch to enjoy on the decked terrace, looking down over the old railway line and the Nidderdale countryside beyond. On site chic and unique converted wagon. (see other property in this location at the bottom of the listing.)

 

Overlooking ancient woodland with an abundance of wildlife, you can expect to see the odd deer passing through and there's also a comfortable bench to enjoy your morning coffee on. Glimpses of the old railway signals bring back pleasant memories of its former life.

 

The property welcomes babes-in-arms and children over the age of 8.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with double walk in shower and WC
  • NEFF Induction hob, microwave/oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Wood burner - logs provided
  • Underfloor heating
  • Ample off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • LCD TV, DVD player, Freeview, MP3 player
  • Secure bike storage available
  • Children over 5 and babies in arms welcome
  • Highchair and travel cot upon request
  • Ramp for wheelchairs upon request
  • On site Goods Wagon sleeps 2 to book separately for extended friends and family.
  • Please note, the carriage accommodation on site is located beyond the large garden shares the access to this property but has it's own designated patio area.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

The property offers the best of both worlds - the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside, with the cosmopolitan delights of Harrogate less than 6 miles away. There's also a pretty little village within walking distance which is home to a delightful coffee Shop/bistro, village store and post office.

This stunning cottage has an idyllic location set within the lush green countryside of breathtaking Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, immediately situated on the Nidderdale Way. An ideal location for keen walkers, it is also adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. As well as a decent local pub about a mile away, there are bags of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the fabulous Brimham Rocks (6 miles). With miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is heaven for lovers of all things outdoors.

There are countless charming Yorkshire towns and villages close by including Pateley Bridge (11 miles) and Ilkley (18 miles) where you'll find among other delights, the oldest sweet shop in England, a Michelin-starred restaurant and the quintessentially Yorkshire tea room of Bettys. Indulge in a buttery Fat Rascal here before a pleasant stroll along the River Wharfe.

No trip to this corner of Yorkshire would be complete without a day out in Harrogate (6 miles). This elegant Victorian Spa town is bursting at the seams with antique shops, cafes, independent boutiques and restaurants. The RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr are a must-see too.

When it comes to dining, you'll find no shortage of excellent gastro pubs and restaurants in the area including many fantastic restaurants, cafes and on-the-pulse delis in Harrogate itself.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Angela 7th June 2024

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Perfect in every way - a beautiful setting and a cosy, welcoming feel.

Reviewed by Steven 31st May 2024

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Reviewed by Jane 22nd December 2023

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Fabulous cottage in a stunning location with all amenities for a home from home. Visits daily from pheasants, rabbits and deer were an added bonus! Great local pubs and walks from the doorstep, plus 20 minutes on a local bus and you are in Harrogate. This is our 3rd visit to the Platform which says its all and we will be back !

Reviewed by Nora 23rd September 2023

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Relaxing week. Lovely location. The Platform had everything we needed and some great welcoming touches from the hosts, who were very genuine in their hospitality. Loved the wildlife in the garden each morning. So much to do in the surrounding area with a particular note for Fountains Abbey & Brimham Rocks. Good food in local pubs and Harrogate restRead moreaurants. Hide

Reviewed by Geraldine 4th September 2023

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The Platform exceeded expectations, comfortable and peaceful. The cottage has everything you could possibly need, and more. There was a good supply of products, so no need to take shampoo or shower gel. Welcome pack was lovely, a nice bottle of wine to sit and enjoy the wondrous view. Yes, we were extremely lucky with the weather, but also with theRead more best of hosts, so a big THANK YOU to Pauline and Martin Hide

Reviewed by Amit 12th August 2023

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Very well equipped and comfortable cottage. The location is ideal; quiet and peaceful but within easy reach of surrounding villages/towns. The owners are very kind and helpful. We have stayed in lots of cottages and this was one of the best! We would happily come back again.

Reviewed by Paul 21st July 2023

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This is a location everybody is looking for!

Reviewed by Alan 30th June 2023

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My wife & I have just spent a blissful week at The Platform. The owners, Martin & Pauline, were very welcoming & helpful. The cottage was very well equipped and the location on the long disused rail line was perfect. With the wood just across from the old line listening to the birdsong in the peace of the evening was great. Having a pub (closed MonRead more/Tues), tea room and corner shop in the village was very handy. Ideally placed for Harlow Carr, Newby Hall and Bettys in Harrogate. Back next year. Hide

Reviewed by Joseph 23rd June 2023

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Perfect as it is xx

Reviewed by Peter 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Lisa 19th May 2023

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The Platform is a wonderful property, very well equipped, full of character and so comfortable. Stunning gardens, beautiful views, and blissfully tranquil. A short stroll from the village, and well placed to visit a plethora of attractions within a short drive. The owners next door, Martin and Pauline, are very helpful and friendly, sharing their kRead morenowledge and recommendations of the area. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Dawn 3rd February 2023

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Excellent hosts, excellent property and excellent views. Everything you need for a stay in the Dale's. We hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Roger 25th November 2022

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Clean and has everything you need. Great space and location. Easy to get to places on the bus.

Reviewed by Sheila 21st October 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It was both modern and quirky at the same time. The owners, Pauline & Martin are very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

Reviewed by GLENDA 27th September 2022

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What a fantastic find. Cottage perfect and owners even more perfect. A great deal of thought has obviously been put into the furnishings, with so many additional things provided. We relaxed as soon as we walked through the door and had the best holiday. Thank you Pauline & Martin

Reviewed by Maggy 23rd September 2022

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Absolutely wonderful place! Beautiful garden and view, cottage had every amenity, and friendly helpful owners - handy to pop into Harrogate or Knaresborough - very good value - hoping to return

Reviewed by John 9th September 2022

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Excellent property in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Sarah 22nd July 2022

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Nice immaculately presented cosy cottage with all the amenities you would ever need. The property backs onto a woodland which enabled us to see many different birds, squirrels and butterflies which was lovely as we see nothing like that where we live. Lovely big walk in shower was nice too. What made our holiday extra special was the owners dog GusRead mores, a dachshund which had to be the happiest dog we've ever met and we enjoyed playing with him in the garden. We will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Alex 8th July 2022

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Perfect accommodation, perfect location, great hosts and Gus

Reviewed by Ailsa 24th June 2022

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Lovely rural and quiet location, yet only a 10-15 minutes walk to village pub - serves decent food. Very comfortable home, pretty garden and super views and walks. Within an hour and even half an hour of many attractions. We ran out of time as we were spoilt for choice. Definitely recommend.

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The Goods Wagon

The Goods Wagon

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