A private pond and summer house are located within the owner's grounds in front of the property
Heated stone floors greet you in the snug, a sure fire hit with the younger members of the party
Bath and power-shower overhead
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A traditional Yorkshire stone barn
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Carr Well Barn

Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Divine country retreat sleeping six people
  • Just the right size for family celebrations or a getaway with friends
  • Carefully-styled interiors balancing traditional themes and modern luxuries
  • Private lake and summerhouse on-site
  • Heated oak floors and wood burner for extra ambience
  • Excellent location for exploring the locale, including lots of walks and trails
Property code: G0027

A simply beautiful country cottage inviting guests to catch up on quality time and relax in style. Ideally situated for uncovering the area's rich, diverse countryside and moorland.

This welcoming three-bedroom luxury holiday cottage is found nestling in the heart of Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its stunning interiors and impressive grounds there's so much to love about this beautiful barn conversion. And 6 miles from the centre of Harrogate, a heavenly Victorian spa town packed with cosmopolitan delights. A fabulous holiday property, this is the result of an exceptional refurbishment which has transformed this traditional Yorkshire stone barn into a unique and luxurious family holiday home. The first thing you'll notice is the sense of space, both in the reception rooms and in each bedroom - plenty of room for six guests to unwind in their own spaces comfortably. This is closely followed by a sense of quality, no expense has been spared in this project, from the heated solid oak floor underfoot to the immaculate fixtures and fittings throughout.

Entering the house via a re-appropriated former stable door the first room to discover is the large living room. A floor to ceiling arched window with views out to the gardens and pond beyond give this room a real wow-factor. There's also a wood burner set within an elegant stone hearth, perfect for those cosy evenings by the fire, and a TV / DVD with channel subscriptions to keep you entertained. Wi-Fi is included too if you need to catch up online. Bespoke wooden shutters and underfloor heating complete the luxury feel. Make your way down a few steps and into the lovely kitchen / dining room featuring a heated stone tile floor and charming family dining table. There's also a snug area with leather chairs and another TV - perfect for teenagers to escape from the adults, or vice-versa! The shaker-style kitchen includes a sleek black granite work-top, range of SMEG-style appliances including a retro-style fridge-freezer and a dishwasher for your convenience. There's also a separate utility / boot room housing the washing machine and dryer.

There are three large and very peaceful bedrooms at the property, all of which come complete with their own TVs and en-suite bathrooms. The first of the bedrooms is set on the ground floor; a stylish room perfect for those with reduced mobility, particularly as it has an en-suite wet-room. There is a super-king-size bed in here which can also be set up as two singles if preferred. The remaining two bedrooms are upstairs, which you'll find by making your way up the bespoke oak and glass stairs. Both rooms up here feature king-size beds, so plenty of room for you to stretch out each evening. One en-suite has a bath with power-shower overhead, and the second a walk-in monsoon shower.

Stepping outside the accommodation is equally impressive with its sheltered stone patio and gravelled courtyard. There is a private pond and summer house set within the owner's grounds immediately to the front of the cottage, available to you by arrangement. And of course, there are those lovely views of Nidderdale's lush green countryside beyond. A tranquil rural retreat to enjoy at any time of the year. There are some gorgeous walks from the doorstep, and if you're into cycling, lockable storage is available at the property. Please note, as with any open water, children and dogs must be supervised at all times around the pond.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (that can be made into 2 singles upon request), 2 king-size
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms: 1 with WC and wet-room, 1 with WC and bath with overhead power-shower, 1 with walk-in shower
  • 1 dog welcome - please note dogs must be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock on surrounding farms
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven and hob
  • Wood burner
  • Underfloor heating
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV/DVD
  • MP3 docking station
  • BBQ
  • Patio and gravelled courtyard
  • Private, unfenced pond and summer house available upon arrangement (Children and dogs must be supervised at all times around the pond)
  • Bike storage available upon request
  • Ample off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Pub within 1 mile

This holiday home offers the best of both worlds - the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside with the cosmopolitan delights of Harrogate (6 miles) close by.

This stunning cottage has an idyllic location set within the lush green countryside of breathtaking Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty immediately adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Also visit the strikingly beautiful Brimham Rocks and famous Three Peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent. And with miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is heaven for lovers of all things outdoors.

And no trip to this corner of Yorkshire would be complete without a day out in Harrogate. This elegant Victorian Spa town is bursting at the seams with antique shops, cafes, independent boutiques and restaurants. And the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr are a must see too. And for eats you'll find no shortage of excellent gastro pubs and restaurants in the area; there are many more fantastic establishments including cafes and finger-on-the-pulse delicatessens across Harrogate. The town is also renowned for its spa waters, Harrogate is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. It is also home to the Harrogate Convention Centre which is the biggest event space in the north. Also, be sure to coincide a visit to town for the Great Yorkshire Show at the town Showgrounds. An idyllic town packed with picturesque gardens, historic architecture and independent boutiques, there’s a little something for everyone to admire. It’s no wonder Harrogate topped polls for the happiest place to live for so long! Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596 the town, found in the heart of Yorkshire, boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt, which was commonly used as a health treatment when first discovered. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment used in its heyday.

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jason 6th March 2020

Wonderful location in the most beautiful setting, the cottage was finished to a very high standard. Highly recommend a visit

Reviewed by Wendy 30th August 2019

Beautiful cottage, in a gorgeous setting. Ideally located to visit the beautiful Yorkshire dales. Cottage was equipped to the highest standard, made to feel very welcome Would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Karen 9th August 2019

Most beautiful property with stunning gardens

Reviewed by Charmian 17th June 2019

Very clean, tidy, organised and well provisioned. Beautifully situated and ideal for dog-walking, person-walking and exercise in general. Ample car-parking for two vehicles - three possible, but rather a squeeze, I think. Excellent walled outside area, which is totally (small) dog proof i.e. dog cannot get out. This area is fine for eating outside,Read more and faces approximately west. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 31st May 2019

As implied above excellent property for 5 of us with a bathroom each location wonderful with lovely walks and cycling routes a great base to explore Yorkshire a superb location and property

Reviewed by Yvette 24th May 2019

This lovely cottage in a fantastic location suited our family holiday perfectly.

Reviewed by Paul 17th May 2019

The converted barn is in a fabulous picturesque and quiet setting within the owners land which was spectacularly landscaped and immaculately maintained. The finish is of a high quality with good specification appliances and furniture. Three proper en-suite bedrooms, a good sized and comfortable dine in kitchen all led to a good holiday. One tiny liRead morettle detail - remember to bring an adaptor for a shaver or electric toothbrush as the property has no shaver sockets in any of the en-suites. Hide

Reviewed by Rosie 5th January 2019

Lovely place, beautiful surroundings, very caring owner.

Reviewed by William 30th December 2018

An amazing place to stay with a beautiful high standard of accommodation. Welcome pack and contact from the owners was really good. Cant wait to go again.

Reviewed by Ann 13th December 2018

Lovely,comfortable cottage in a pretty, tranquil spot. Would have liked OS maps and tourist information?

Reviewed by Matt 4th December 2018

Cracking cottage. Top quality fixtures and fittings . Lovely warm and comfy. Would highly recommend and will be returning in the near future

Reviewed by Paul 28th November 2018

We had a lovely break at Car Well barn, the cottage is finished to a high standard and is only 5 miles from Harrogate but still is in a quiet rural setting. We were warmly welcomed on our arrival and would recommend this cottage highly

Reviewed by Rachel 11th November 2018

Great location, fantastic setting and at this time of year, very beautiful gardens. Took about 15 minutes to get into Harrogate, 30 mins to Ilkley. Some great local pubs for meals - we liked the Station Hotel. A good base for exploring the local area.Barn was very comfortable, a home from home. Lovely welcome pack, normal home activities catered foRead morer. Barn was lovely and warm with the underfloor heating, kept the warmth. Phone signal not so great but wifi is included so can keep in touch. Beds were very comfortable so we slept well. We had a 35 min walk around the local lanes for the dog, a very dog friendly area.Would definitely go back. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 3rd November 2018

This is a lovely cottage in a great part of the country. Nidderdale is spectacular all year round and we were very lucky that the sun shone on us for most of the week. Even though it was cold outside, we were toasty warm in the cottage, with its underfloor heating and lovely hot water. We visited the surrounding area, especially enjoying FountaiRead morens Abbey, Bolton Abbey and Harrogate, where a meal at Bettys comes highly recommended! The cottage's very friendly owners keep it in top condition, it's very clean, comfortable and well equipped and is every bit as good as its description implies. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 29th October 2018

Very well equipped attractive cottage. All three bedrooms are a good size and each has its own bathroom. The kitchen and seating areas are very comfortable, the decor is tasteful and the finish is immaculate. The gardens surrounding the cottage are beautiful and the colours in Autumn were amazing. The barn is in a very rural and quiet spot but justRead more a short drive from Harrogate. Fountains Abby and Brimham Rocks are 20 minutes away and both definitely worth a visit. Hide

Reviewed by Josephine 24th October 2018

Had a nice holiday with family. Compared to cottages with your company over previous years the cost did not relect what was expected from the description. The location, although rural, was very acceptable.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Josephine, Thank you for your review of Carr Well Barn and we are happy you had lovely time. Carr Well has previously received some fabulous reviews, however, we do understand that everyone has different tastes and maybe Carr Well Barn was a little too contemporary for your style. We agree the cottage is in a peaceful rural location and there is a great quick route into Harrogate which is only a 15 minute drive should visitors fancy nipping to Bettys for a gorgeous breakfast or afternoon tea, popping into experience a wonderful Turkish Bath or maybe visiting The Fat Badger which serves your favourite tipples and delicious food. Yorkshire has so much to offer and we do hope to welcome you back soon.Take Care Marion

Reviewed by Lynne 5th October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Barn which was beautifully decorated with excellent facilities. The owner couldn't do more to help us or make us feel welcome during our stay. Location my be remote but we don't know the area very well anyway but would definitely return.Many thanks.

Reviewed by Steven 22nd September 2018

Loved the barn and Jan is an excellent host providing a wonderful place to stay..

Reviewed by Kate 5th September 2018

We had a lovely stay at Carr Well Barn. It is one of the best equipped rental cottages I have ever stayed in, with lots of little extras from the owners to make you feel really at home. There is plenty of space and its a great location from which to explore Harrogate and the Dales. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Simeon 29th August 2018

A really superb place to spend a relaxing week, with plenty to see and do within a very short distance.

Reviewed by Julia 18th August 2018

What a wonderful and warm welcome received at Carr Well Barn during our weeks stay in Harrogate. Outstanding cleanliness and facilities were first class and accommodation was ideal for a family break. Fantastic location for visiting Harrogate and surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. High recommend and we look forward to a return visit ?

Reviewed by Janice 13th August 2018

We've just had a wonderfully relaxing week in this luxurious cottage, set in beautiful peaceful grounds with a gorgeous view of the lake and summer house. The immaculate property is furnished to a very high standard, with nothing lacking or not functioning (and even if there is, e.g. we didn't bring our own dog bowls, owner Jan was very helpful andRead more swift in providing those). All mod cons were provided, together with detergent and cleaning products, so we didn't have to worry about buying any ourselves. One could happily cook proper meals in the fully equipped kitchen if one so wish, which is more than what we can say about a lot of holiday properties we've been to over the years. The all-important factor for our teenagers was good wifi - which they said was "decent", and that is high praise from them! However, mobile signal for my phone's network wasn't brilliant, but perhaps that's no bad thing when you're trying to get away from it all on holiday... The beds were comfortable; the bathrooms were spotless; the underfloor heating was lovely on cooler mornings, even though we didn't need it. Outside, the enclosed gravel garden and patio area was ideal as it was the first time we've holidayed with our young golden retriever. We just left the door to the property open so our dog could wander in and out. Even though the cottage is set on the edge of the grounds of the owners' property and next to the lane, it's so quiet in the area that at no time we felt intruded upon. The only noise to disturb us was the lowing of the cattle in nearby farms and the very occasional passing vehicle or horse...All in all, we've had a lovely relaxing time in this home-from-home and had a pampered week! Hide

Reviewed by Vicky 4th August 2018

We have had a great week in Carr Well Barn. The cottage is gorgeous and spotlessly clean . It is in a beautiful location with many places on the doorstep . Jan was very welcoming and helpful, the welcome basket was much appreciated and the best selection weve ever had. We would definitely return to this cottage if staying in this part of the countRead morery again. Thank you for a lovely holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Vicki 2nd August 2018

Absolutely stunning location. The barn is beautiful. We stay in lots of self catering cottages and this is by far the cleanest we have ever stayed in. The beds were the comfiest we have ever slept in too. We ate in every night and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Thank you for the lovely welcome hamper.

Reviewed by Felicity 9th July 2018

Beautiful location. Cottage was handy for may local attractions.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Felicity, thank you very much for you kind comments. We are wondering what we can do to make our score 10/10?Yorkshire is a fabulous place and we do hope you come back soon.Take Care Marion

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A private pond and summer house are located within the owner's grounds in front of the property
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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.

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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