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Ivy Cottage, set in beautiful countryside
Comfortable living room to relax in after a day exploring
Spend a relaxing evening in front of the fire
Cosy up by the wood burner
Fully equipped kitchen with AGA and combi oven
Kitchen overlooking the garden
King-size bedroom with option for twin beds on request
Cosy double bedroom
En-suite shower room
Comfortable beds and quality bed linen for a great nights sleep
Enjoy a morning cuppa!
Bathroom with freestanding bath and shower
Walk-in shower in bathroom
Twin bedroom
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Ivy Cottage - Harrogate

Nidderdale, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Elegant 19th century property sleeping eight guests in four bedrooms
  • Beautiful, spacious property set in picturesque NidderdaleVery large gardens with patio area, extensive lawns, and a sunny conservatory
  • A ideal base for walkers and cyclists with access to open countryside 
Property code: HH054

19th century period property offering stylish accommodation for eight guests, offering spacious gardens in the North Yorkshire village of Darley on the edge of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Situated in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this stunning 19th-century house is the perfect rural retreat for groups of friends and families. As part of the Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale has breathtaking moorland scenery interwoven with rolling green hills, making it very popular with walkers and cyclists alike. With trails and paths on your doorstep, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to getting out and enjoying the fresh, country air. And if you'd like to try something more adventurous, there are plenty of opportunities for climbing, kayaking and other activities nearby. Nestled in the tranquil village of Darley within 300 metres of its 17th-century pub, you can enjoy all the benefits of a rural setting while still being within easy reach of local towns such as Pateley Bridge (6 miles) and Harrogate (10 miles).

This attractive detached home is steeped in history and its sympathetic restoration makes the most of original features such as exposed beams and fireplaces. Classic decor, high-quality fixtures and fittings and contemporary touches make this home classy and comfortable, with the occasional splash of colour adding warmth.

On entering the cottage, you will find a hallway that is ideal for discarding unwanted coats and boots. Leading off from the hallway, is a cosy snug with a TV, which provides an additional space for guests to snuggle up and watch a film. Three steps lead to the large dining room with its parquet flooring and fireplace. Adjacent to this is the well-equipped kitchen with an AGA for that authentic rural feel; doors from here open into the conservatory which affords views of the surrounding countryside. A bistro set allows you to make the most of these views over a morning coffee, whilst planning the day ahead. After a hearty meal, you can retire to the beautiful lounge with its three comfy sofas and soak up the warmth of the roaring wood burner.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms. The first of these is a delightful super king-size (which can be made up as a twin on request) and then there are two doubles and one twin. Completing the accommodation is a large, classic bathroom finished to a very high standard, where you can either refresh yourself in the shower or relax in the free-standing roll-top bath.

Outside, the garden is a vast lawn area and is surrounded by the rolling green hills of Nidderdale. There is also a patio area with dining furniture for a spot of al fresco dining or stargazing. Guests are welcome to use the stables for storing bikes or other large equipment. Please be aware that there might be times when the owner needs access to the garage. There is off-road parking for up to four cars. Regret no children under seven years, but children under 12 years by arrangement.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size (can be made up as a twin please confirm at the time of  booking), 2 doubles, and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • En-suite shower room with shower and WC to one of the double rooms
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with WC
  • Wood burner with one basket of logs provided
  • TV/DVD with surround sound
  • Wi-Fi included- pls note mobile signal is weak
  • AGA, combi oven (microwave, grill, oven), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, electric, and heating included
  • Strictly no smoking
  • Regret no children under 7, children under 12 by arrangement.
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Pub within walking distance, shop 5-minute drive
  • Please note no Hen or Stag parties permitted

Pateley Bridge is 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 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.

Further afield is 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 effortlessly combines traditional elegance with contemporary style. And the Duchy suburb is well known as being one of the most desirable postcodes in town.

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 bag there are a host of other reasons to part with your cash 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 Betty's 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. If you're travelling with children, Harrogate is famous for its outdoor space with lots of parkland and greenery everywhere including the Valley Gardens.

The RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr (10 miles) are also a fantastic option for a good day out. Guests, both young and old, may also like to visit other picturesque attractions such as the National Trust''s unique Brimham Rocks (3.5 miles) or Ripley Castle and Gardens (9 miles).

We highly recommend a day trip to gorgeous Ilkley (13.5 miles) combined with a visit to Bolton Abbey, 12.5 miles away.

The ancient walled City of York is 31 miles away and well worth the journey as there is plenty to see and do, such as the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the Shambles (a labyrinth of cobbled streets packed with shops and eateries) and York Minster Cathedral.

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynne 4th June 2021

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Ivy Cottage was comfortable, spacious, well equipped and the location was great for exploring Nidderdale. There are walks from the door, The Wellington pub is just a short walk up the road and there is a large garden to relax in. I would say that a car is essential to get the most out of your stay but I believe that there is a bus service running pRead moreast the cottage to Harrogate and Pateley Bridge. We booked a local taxi to take us into Harrogate which was reasonably priced . We would return. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 25th April 2021

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A well appointed, well located, comfortable cottage which is an ideal base for exploring North Yorkshire's towns, cities and beautiful countryside. Would wholeheartedly recommend for people of all ages.

Reviewed by Doreen 24th October 2020

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Beautiful area of the country. Walking good (trails everywhere), and cycling good (some challenging hills). Liked the warmth of the Aga, especially first thing in the morning ! Colours of the leaves at this time of year are lovely - particularly splendid in the parks in Harrogate and in the grounds of Bolton Abbey. We found the village store in DarRead moreley to be well stocked and very welcoming staff. Overall, the cottage was an excellent find. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 28th September 2020

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A really nice property ideally located for access to the Dales and nearby Harrogate.

Reviewed by Bernard 17th August 2020

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Very comfortable and well equipped property in convenient location for touring. Owners could not have been more helpful and welcoming.

Reviewed by Imogen 7th August 2020

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Ivy Cottage was perfect for our family with 3 teenagers, beautifully decorated and well equipped and there is plenty of space . The location is peaceful and perfect for exploring the Dales. Wendy provided excellent information and instructions for our stay and was available if needed during the week. Thank you for a lovely holiday which was just whRead moreat we needed in this difficult year . Hide

Reviewed by Clare 4th July 2020

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Ivy Cottage is beautifully kept and equipped. Wonderful beds and bed linen and lovely bathrooms. The owners have thought of everything and were a pleasure to deal with - it all made for a luxurious and relaxing stay for which we are very grateful.

Reviewed by M 25th November 2019

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Ivy Cottage, set in beautiful countryside
Comfortable living room to relax in after a day exploring
Spend a relaxing evening in front of the fire
Cosy up by the wood burner
Fully equipped kitchen with AGA and combi oven
Kitchen overlooking the garden
Show 16 moreKing-size bedroom with option for twin beds on request

Location

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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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