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Bracken Cottage

Harrogate (6mls NW), Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful barn conversion tucked away on the owners' working farm
  • The perfect romantic retreat for a couple to explore Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales
  • Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists alike, with many tracks and trails straight from the doorstep
Property code: 83317

This spacious former cow shed situated on the owner's working farm in rural Yorkshire has been wonderfully converted to provide the ideal escape for a couple to explore this stunning part of Yorkshire.

Head to this enticing holiday retreat, near Burnt Yates, 8 miles from Harrogate, on the fringes of the spellbinding Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoy the natural beauty of North Yorkshire with your significant other. This delightful, one-bedroom stone conversion is set on a working farm and offers access to some of the most magnificent places to explore within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Take two very happy hounds along with you for the stay and strike out from home on long walks. Try a 4-mile hike to the National Trust’s Brimham Rocks. This impressive collection of rock formations is believed to have been created by a great river some 100 million years before the very first dinosaurs existed. Those who are even more energetic could attempt a 6-mile hike to Thruscross Reservoir, where a circular 5-mile route takes you around the edge of the serene lake.

Let yourself into this single-storey, holiday home and find yourselves feeling immediately at home. Store your outdoor clothing and footwear in the reception hall and then make your way through to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Enjoy the sense of light and space in this room, with its skylight windows and double glass doors. Throw these open on warm spring and summer days to enjoy the fresh air and green outlook.

Make yourselves a cup of tea in the kitchen area to relax over with a slice of Yorkshire parkin. Then later, you’ll find everything you need to whip up delicious romantic dinners in, on those nights you decide not to venture out. Switch the TV on in here too and find something to watch via its Freeview channels. Read your books, chat about your day and decide where to head off to tomorrow.

As night falls, make your way through to the gorgeous bedroom, with its subtle decor and calm ambience. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the sumptuous super-king-size bed or ask for it to be arranged as twins in advance, as it is made up of two zip-and-link beds. Have a hot bath at night or a refreshing shower in the morning, before heading off to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee.

Take breakfast out in the fresh air on your private patio whenever the weather permits. Light the BBQ out here too on warm evenings and enjoy access to the shared garden, which takes in picturesque rural views. There is a shared laundry room on the site, as well as storage for your bicycles. This holiday home comes with parking for one car.

  • 1 super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom (can be made up as twins on request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Freeview TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be kept on a lead on the farm)
  • Private patio area with furniture and shared garden
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Regret no children under 16 (babes in arms welcome)
  • Due to nearby livestock fireworks are prohibited at the property
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Plan trips out to interesting sights and beauty spots in the area. Visit the Coldstones Cut, 10.5 miles away, a massive sculpture that overlooks the impressive Coldstones Quarry and offers spectacular views over Nidderdale too. The nature reserve at Fewstone Reservoir, 8 miles away, is also a scenic place to spend time, while Ripley Castle, 3 miles away, offers a taste of local history and the chance to explore splendid, landscaped grounds.

Enjoy your proximity to the grand Victorian spa town of Harrogate, which is regularly listed as the best place to live in the UK. The truly gorgeous Yorkshire town combines traditional elegance with contemporary style effortlessly.

Best known for its antiques and fine art, Harrogate has antique dealers and galleries around every corner, particularly around the Montpellier Quarter. If buying old paintings and furniture isn’t your favourite pastime, then there are a host of other reasons to shop in Harrogate. High fashion outlets nestle alongside lavish interior boutiques, punctuated with enough fine restaurants and cafes to keep you fuelled for weeks.

A visit to Bettys Tearooms is a must and, if you have time, we highly recommend a session at the famous Turkish Baths. Rejuvenate spirit and soul after a day on the town. Harrogate is also famous for its outdoor space and abundance of parkland and greenery. The RHS gardens at Harlow Carr are a fantastic option for families.

Other places well worth visiting in the area include gorgeous Ilkley, which is 17 miles away, combined with a visit to Bolton Abbey, 16.5 miles away. York is also within easy reach (24 miles) for anyone eager to make a day trip to the medieval city. The jewel in North Yorkshire’s crown, this ancient walled city has been the north's spiritual capital for 2,000 years. Its affluent population and its influx of tourist pounds have also helped to create a cultural and commercial oasis. History seeps out of every cobbled street, but the crooked old buildings house a fantastic range of contemporary designer shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nigel 3rd June 2022

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Bracken Cottage is a wonderful place to stay with very friendly hosts. Ideal if you like a huge bedroom. The view over the garden and surrounding farmland is wonderful and the cottage is lovely to return to after a hard days exploring. Brimham Rocks, Ripley Castle, Grassington, Harrogate and Knaresborough are all within a short drive. We also foundRead more that the nearby Station Inn was great for a meal and a pint. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 27th May 2022

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Excellent cottage in lovely location. Owner super-helpful and provided a lot in the way of bread, jam, teabags, coffee etc. Ideal for me as disabled person and the dog with lovely walks (with my wife) nearby.

Reviewed by Roger 8th May 2022

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This is a lovely cottage on a working farm in a secluded rural location. We (and our dog!) were made very welcome by the host, Sue, who also gave some useful advice about attractions in the area. The gifts of milk, bread, cheese and other things which greeted us on our arrival were much appreciated. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Tim 22nd April 2022

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The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and very warm. The location is perfect in the most beautiful countryside. There are a lot of lovely walks within easy travelling distance and some great places to visit, such as Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks. We felt very secure behind the electric gates. The owners were very friendly and welcominRead moreg. We enjoyed our week very much. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 6th March 2022

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Lovely, peaceful, cosy cottage on a fabulous working farm. Owner was super friendly and helpful. We had a great week.

Reviewed by Susan 29th October 2021

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Reviewed by Stephen 24th October 2021

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My wife and I enjoyed 4 nights in Bracken Cottage. Peaceful, spacious, clean, comfortable and exceptionally well located (for the views, access to local walks and places to visit). And excellent service from the owner. Thank you.

Reviewed by Amanda 1st October 2021

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Lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. Owner Sue is very friendly, welcoming and helpful We enjoyed a very peaceful week, plenty of places to visit

Reviewed by Roger 24th September 2021

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Lovely quiet location ideal for getting out into dales and for shopping. Owners more than helpful but also kept our Privacy. One of the best places we have stayed.

Reviewed by Dale 17th September 2021

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Excellent facilities and clean

Reviewed by Janet 10th September 2021

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Sue and Pete have created the most comfortable holiday home. Feeling lucky to have found it. I really dont want to give too much praise preferring to keep it a secret from others ! Already planning to return !

Reviewed by Melanie 13th August 2021

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Wonderful place lovely owners cant fault anything except wish we could have stayed longer

Reviewed by Paul 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Joan 30th July 2021

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Excellent week spent in Bracken cottage. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable-we were made to feel very welcome by the owner who had provided a generous welcome pack and thought of everything we might need for our stay. The location was idyllic- so peaceful and restful but close to lots of lovely walks and places of interest.

Reviewed by Isobel 9th July 2021

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The cottage is lovely with two spacious rooms, a nice bathroom and a patio with a wonderful view, a great place to relax. Sue and Peter are perfect hosts, welcoming but unobtrusive. The cottage is very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. A great base to tour the local area from Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey, Harrogate, Masham, Grassington and many Read moremore places. Would happily spend time here again only wish we could have stayed longer this time. Hide

Reviewed by Marc 2nd July 2021

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Fabulous clean spacious cottage in picturesque surroundings. The location is in the heart of glorious countryside and you're surrounded by cattle fields and also Sue's horses. It's a working farm so you really feel part of the country in you. The owners, Pete and Sue are so friendly and always around for a chat or to tell you about what goes on. WeRead more loved sitting on the patio watching the cows go about their business. There were 3 dogs there dying to play with our two. We'll be back Hide

Reviewed by Robin 12th June 2021

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What a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. Very spacious and well equipped. Hosts very welcoming but very discreet. Sue the owner very friendly. The welcome pack was appreciated. The accommodation, surrounding farm and location was spotless as well as very quiet. Well equipped laundry room although didnt use it. Great base for seeing other pRead morelaces. Highly recommend. Hide

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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