Hot tub with stunning views
Fabulous large sitting room for all to enjoy
Sit around the table and enjoy a fabulous meal
Superb kitchen dining area
Formal eating
Look out accross the views
Make your way up the stairs
Little celebration perhaps?
Sti ad relax
The breathtaking landing
Gorgeous bedroom with sumputous bedding
Relax in the roll top bath
Just wonderful
Lay in bed, relax and watch your favourite tv programme
Freshen up
Welcoming bedroom with tv and cosy chairs
Take a long shower
Bright and welcoming bedroom
Everything you need in this room - what will you find?
Breathtaking scenery
Sit outside and enjoy the fresh country air
Looking back at the property
Al fresco tonight?
Amazing property
Perfectly presented gardens with awsome views
Betty's tea room in Harrogate
Hello gorgeous cottage
1 / 28  Hot tub with stunning views
2 / 28  Fabulous large sitting room for all to enjoy
3 / 28  Sit around the table and enjoy a fabulous meal
4 / 28  Superb kitchen dining area
5 / 28  Formal eating
6 / 28  Look out accross the views
7 / 28  Make your way up the stairs
8 / 28  Little celebration perhaps?
9 / 28  Sti ad relax
10 / 28  The breathtaking landing
11 / 28  Gorgeous bedroom with sumputous bedding
12 / 28  Relax in the roll top bath
13 / 28  Just wonderful
14 / 28  Lay in bed, relax and watch your favourite tv programme
15 / 28  Freshen up
16 / 28  Welcoming bedroom with tv and cosy chairs
17 / 28  Take a long shower
18 / 28  Bright and welcoming bedroom
19 / 28  Everything you need in this room - what will you find?
20 / 28  Breathtaking scenery
21 / 28  Sit outside and enjoy the fresh country air
22 / 28  Looking back at the property
23 / 28  Welcome
24 / 28  Al fresco tonight?
25 / 28  Amazing property
26 / 28  Perfectly presented gardens with awsome views
27 / 28  Betty's tea room in Harrogate
28 / 28  Hello gorgeous cottage

Brass Castle

Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Palatial country retreat sleeping 12 guests
  • Perfect for celebrating a special occasion with family and friends
  • Located on a private estate overlooking Washburn Valley in Nidderdale
  • Six spacious en-suite bedrooms
  • Games room equipped with pool table and bar
  • Outdoor hot tub with unbeatable country views and treehouse with wood burner
Property code: G0022

Located in the gated grounds of a 100-acre private estate, this opulent Yorkshire farmhouse beautifully balances classic and contemporary. Whisk your loved ones away and indulge in an unforgettable escape.

This truly stunning luxury holiday home overlooking the Washburn Valley in Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its attractive reception rooms, spectacular views, outdoor hot-tub and six generous bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms, this fabulous farmhouse has been designed to meet and exceed your expectations in every way. It's the perfect property to celebrate those special occasions with family and friends.

Set in over 100 acres of private estate, the handsome exterior is that of a classic traditional Yorkshire farmhouse. Inside you'll find beautiful design-led interiors with a contemporary feel throughout, combined with the latest technology bringing you the very best in home-comforts. At the heart of the home is the large farmhouse kitchen, an exquisite room featuring sleek black granite work-tops, a kitchen island and a large dining table set beside a wood-burning stove. The cupboards and dressers are well-stocked with all the cooking equipment, crockery and glassware you'll need for every occasion and two ovens will ensure you don't run out of space. To keep those bottles of bubbly nice and cold there's a double American-style fridge in addition to a normal fridge - a dishwasher is also provided. Underfloor heating keeps your toes toasty warm and the views from the kitchen sink are to die for. A utility / boot-room sits next door which has a washing machine and dryer with access to the garden and a handy downstairs cloakroom. In addition to the dining table in the kitchen, you'll find a formal dining room set next door. This sophisticated room has a country house feel and is the perfect backdrop to those special celebrations. Settle down to a candlelit dinner in here which stretches long into the night. At the opposite end of the house is the generous sitting room. A stylish mix of tones this huge room has ample seating for everyone and a roaring open fire to curl up in front of. There's a large curved TV for those family movie nights and more traditional entertainment is provided in the form of books and board games. Downstairs is also home to a sun-filled conservatory which sits at the front of the house and affords uninterrupted views of the garden and Dales beyond. Just behind this room is the games room home to a pool table and bar area, perfect for gathering around with a cocktail before dinner. Wi-Fi and a music sound-system is available too.

There are six bedrooms, the first of which is on the ground floor. This charming room is a super king-size which can also be made up as two singles if preferred. This room has access to its own dressing room and stunning wet-room, just along the hall. The remaining bedrooms are set up the grand staircase, complete with a chandelier and dramatic curved wall featuring a scene from the local Fewston Reservoir. The master bedroom sits at the front of the house and has been given a more traditional look. Solid dark wood and a king-size sleigh bed gives the room a grown-up appeal. The en-suite bathroom is equally impressive with its monsoon shower and roll-top bath. All of the remaining bedrooms upstairs have their own unique style with four of them enjoying king-size beds. They also all have their own TVs and en-suite wet rooms with WCsThere is much to enjoy outside this fabulous property too, including the hot tub set by the sitting room French doors. Sink into the warm bubbles and enjoy the spectacular scenery beyond! In addition to a patio area with outdoor furniture and a BBQ, the large private garden has a lush green lawn which sweeps away to a duck pond at the bottom. The entire garden enjoys uninterrupted views of the estate and Washburn valley beyond. There is a Treehouse complete with its own wood burner within the grounds that can be hired for catered parties.


Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Set in over 100 acres of private estate
  • Luxurious welcome hamper with local goodies
  • 6 bedrooms: 1 super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made into 2 single beds on request), 1 king-size sleigh bed, 4 king-size beds
  • 6 en-suite bathrooms with wet rooms
  • 2 ovens, double American-style fridge, regular fridge, dishwasher
  • Reception rooms
  • Utility room with washing machine and dryer, garden access and cloakroom
  • Indoor games room with bar Outdoor childrens games available.
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Sonos sound system with Napster streaming
  • Private outdoor hot tub
  • Bath-robes and slippers for hot-tub provided.
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Babes in arms welcome
  • Pub within 2 miles
  • Shop within 6 miles
  • Additional services, including online shop deliveries, personal chef, bike hire
  • The Estate can provide a number of additional services including providing bicycles, private catering, hire of the Treehouse, putting away online shopping, light housekeeping, arranging transport and refilling log supplies. Please note services like private chefs need to be booked well in advance.
  • Please be advised that there is a duck pond in the garden therefore is is particularly important that children must be supervised at all times.
  • Please note Brass Castle is located within the same grounds as Poacher's Den which hosts 2 guests

Set in gated private grounds within a larger 100-acre private Yorkshire estate, this grand holiday property enjoys a stunning elevated position overlooking the Washburn Valley in Nidderdale. In addition to the large garden, 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 heaven 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.

And if you like to keep one foot on urban ground, head down into Ilkley (11.5 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, explore the many independent shops and boutiques, making sure you pick up something yummy for tea and the several up-market delis in town. Nearby Otley is also a charming Yorkshire town and Chevin Forest Park (7.4 miles) is a great place to blow off some steam.

Venture across to nearby Pateley Bridge (10 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.

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 13th March 2020

Great house for a large gathering, although hot tub small for a large party but highly recommend we had a fab time

Reviewed by Graham 2nd December 2019

If you are looking for a large house for a special celebration Brass Castle is absolutely perfect

Reviewed by Pam 1st November 2019

Beautiful house, the hot tub & pool table being a great bonus. Twelve of us stayed for a long weekend & the house was so spacious that we never felt on top of each other & there was somewhere to go if people just wanted to read quietly.

Reviewed by David 12th July 2019

A superbly located luxury cottage with amazing views over the Washburn Valley. Extensive well kept gardens ideal for children's games and with an abundance of equipment provided. Other popular features include hot tub and Pool table. Internally the cottage was to a very high standard and immaculately maintained. Generous 'welcome packs provided forRead more both adults and children. All rooms to a high standard and very comfortable. As regular cottage users this was our best ever. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 17th June 2019

A stunning house with breathtaking views in a great location.

Reviewed by Lorna 10th May 2019

Property was amazing and location was perfect with breath taking views over the valley. We chose this property as it had a bedroom on the ground floor for our elderly parents. It is not en-suite but it does have its own bathroom just along the corridor which they didn't mind. You do need a car to reach the nearest shops (approximately a 15 minute dRead morerive). There is a couple of pubs/restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive but we ate in as we enjoyed the property so much! Hide

Reviewed by Mariane 21st February 2019

We had a fabulous weekend at Brass Castle for a family get together for a 70th birthday. The pool table and hot tub were very well used by all. The whole property is superbly appointed and very spacious for the number of guests. The dining kitchen is the stand out facility in the property with plentRead morey of room for the whole party to socialise, cook, eat in. The luxury welcome hamper had something for everyone from the 4 year old to the 70 year old! The communication and support from the property management team was also seamless and attentive to our needs. All in all it was the perfect location and property for a family gathering and everyone is desperate to come back for a longer visit!

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Mariane, what a wonderful review of Brass Castle. We do hope to welcome you back soon.Take Care, Marion Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 22nd January 2019

Lovely relaxing break with the family ranging from 3months to 90 years of age

Reviewed by Paula 5th January 2019

We came away with my family to celebrate my 40th & it didnt dissapoint. From the booking, communication from the owners, welcome hamper & amazing house it was the most memorable week away ever. I would definitely recommend this house, as everything is to the highest standard.

Reviewed by Sam 3rd December 2018

We had such a lovely time at Brass Castle and felt very spoilt in the beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Yvonne 17th November 2018

Brass Castle was simply wonderful, extremely well equipped, we had a fabulous 3 nights and would have stayed longer except it was already booked. We will be returning and cant wait.

Reviewed by Margaret 1st November 2018

Ideal for our family of 12 covering ages from 14 to 80

Reviewed by Liz 11th September 2018

Six couples stayed to celebrate a birthday. We were impressed with the comfort of the bedrooms and the facilities of the cottage. Perfect location for walking and cycling or just relaxing in the hot tub and admiring the amazing views. We loved socialising in the kitchen , reading the papers in the conservatory , playing pool and snuggling in the loRead moreunge with the fire in the cooler evenings.Would thoroughly recommend this cottage to family and friends.Thank you Alex for excellent communications prior to the weekend. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 18th August 2018

Stunning house and location. Perfect for our large family holiday. Lots to do within easy reach but we all loved being at the house, lounging around and enjoying each others company the most.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 11th August 2018

excellent accommodation for a fantastic family reunion. would stay again.

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Hot tub with stunning views
Fabulous large sitting room for all to enjoy
Sit around the table and enjoy a fabulous meal
Superb kitchen dining area
Formal eating
Look out accross the views
Make your way up the stairs
Little celebration perhaps?
Sti ad relax
The breathtaking landing
Gorgeous bedroom with sumputous bedding
Show 16 moreRelax in the roll top bath


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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.

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