Sunning country cottage full of character
Put your feet up and relax
Cosy up in front of the wood burner
Dog friendly additions to the property
Rustle up a special meal for loved ones
Thoughtfully designed, well-equipped kitchen
Dining area with extendable table for four
Beautiful master double bedroom
Relax and unwind
Enjoy a great night's sleep
Double bedroom full of character and charm
Double bedroom with great countryside views
The little touches count
Bathroom brimming with character
Gorgeous cottage on quiet country lane
Gate across the lane into your private garden
Elevated patio and pond in the private garden
Relax in the peaceful country garden
View from the cottage
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4 / 19  Dog friendly additions to the property
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6 / 19  Thoughtfully designed, well-equipped kitchen
7 / 19  Dining area with extendable table for four
8 / 19  Beautiful master double bedroom
9 / 19  Relax and unwind
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11 / 19  Double bedroom full of character and charm
12 / 19  Double bedroom with great countryside views
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16 / 19  Gate across the lane into your private garden
17 / 19  Elevated patio and pond in the private garden
18 / 19  Relax in the peaceful country garden
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Ivy Cottage - Lindley

Harrogate (6mls SW), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in peaceful countryside of the Washburn Valley
  • Close to the towns of Otley and Pateley Bridge and a short drive to Harrogate and Leeds Bradford Airport
  • This is a great holiday base for keen walkers, cyclists and nature lovers
  • Explore the historic Victorian spa town of Harrogate
  • Charming garden offering plenty of space to relax, surrounded by open fields 
  • Located on the edge of the Nidderdale, and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Property code: 75268

Set near beautiful Nidderdale, this lovely converted cottage is the perfect holiday home being in a secluded spot in peaceful countryside, which is also close to the thriving spa town of Harrogate.

On a quiet, country lane in the Washburn Valley in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stands this attractive, picture-postcard cottage. With a variety of foliage trailing across the front, it blends in well with the surrounding countryside, and is the perfect place for walking and cycling enthusiasts who are keen to explore what this part of North Yorkshire has to offer. Set against a backdrop of rolling hills, you will be able to immerse yourself in the rural tranquillity whilst recovering from a busy day exploring and plan the next day’s adventure. Only a mile away from the wildlife and scenery of Lindley Wood Reservoir (one of four in the Washburn Valley), there are plenty of walks and trails on your doorstep, but should you want to travel further, there is plenty to see and do. Yorkshire boasts many delightful market towns, such as Otley (3.5 miles), Ilkley (9.5 miles) and Pateley Bridge (15 miles), with a wonderful selection of tearooms, pubs, galleries, museums and independent shops to discover. Many walks and trails also start off in these towns, so a walk in the countryside is never far away.

This is the quintessential English cottage in every way, from its stone facade to its exposed beams and well-chosen soft furnishings, ensuring that guests will immediately feel at home and be able to relax into their holiday. The neutral tones in the cosy lounge help to make it feel bright, whilst emphasising the stone fireplace, wood burner and original beams.The ‘dog snug’ under the stairs is an innovative use of the space and it provides somewhere safe and comfortable to leave your dog.

The country-cottage style kitchen is delightful and well-equipped; once again, light tones have been used to create the feeling of space. There is a dining table for two in the kitchen, which easily extends to provide seating for four when needed.

Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms with subtle, country-style fabrics and light colours used to create a calming feel in both rooms. Across the hall, the stylish, tiled bathroom has a shower over the bath.

Through the gate on the other side of the country lane, a private garden awaits you. The elevated patio, with dining furniture, provides a great spot for a morning coffee or evening glass of bubbly, whilst you admire the variety of mature trees and stunning views beyond. There is also a pond, but please note that it is uncovered. There is off-road parking for two cars.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 doubles
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome, partially enclosed garden across from the property
  • Welcome pack
  • Pub and shops 3 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge

The grand Victorian spa town of Harrogate is regularly listed as the best place to live in the UK. The truly gorgeous Yorkshire town combines traditional elegance with contemporary style effortlessly. 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 Bettys tea room 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. The RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr are also a fantastic option for families.

Harrogate is also very close to the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors so makes the perfect base from which to explore the glorious Yorkshire landscape and its many stunning natural sights. The breath-taking Nidderdale is 16.5 miles north of the property and heading south-west, you will be driving through some of the most dramatic Dales scenery. Guests, both young and old, may also like to visit other picturesque attractions such as RHS Harlow Carr (6 miles), the National Trust’s unique Brimham Rocks (13 miles) or Ripley Castle and Gardens (10 miles).

The ancient walled city of York is 29 miles away and well worth the journey as it has 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.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amanda 4th December 2019

Cute cottage set in a lovely location. Perfect spot to get to everything on my agenda.

Reviewed by stephen 19th October 2019

lovely cottage ideally located. We travelled with out son and two dogs - just enough space for us to enjoy a short break

Reviewed by Nicky 22nd July 2019

Great cottage, nicely equipped, good location - secluded in its own right but close to many activities / places.

Reviewed by Kevin 1st July 2019

Had a great week at this quaint old cottage. It was clean, cosy, and very peaceful. The outside terrace is lovely and a great spot for dining alfresco. The lawned area is on quite a slope and there are more steps down to it than we expected. Only a problem to us as our dog is old and unstable on his long legs making it very tiring for him. Overall Read morea very pretty little cottage in a beautiful location. Hide

Reviewed by Julia 26th June 2019

The owners of this cottage have ensured that you have every comfort. It is so well decorated and very thoughtfully designed. Quiet and easy to get to. Beautiful garden with seating areas. A bottle of wine and shortcake biscuits welcomed us and even a bottle of milk in the fridge with coffee in the coffee tin. I would certainly stay in this cottage Read moreagain. Hide

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Sunning country cottage full of character
Put your feet up and relax
Cosy up in front of the wood burner
Dog friendly additions to the property
Rustle up a special meal for loved ones
Thoughtfully designed, well-equipped kitchen
Dining area with extendable table for four
Beautiful master double bedroom
Relax and unwind
Enjoy a great night's sleep
Double bedroom full of character and charm
Show 7 moreDouble bedroom with great countryside views


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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