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Poacher's Den

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming country cottage in the grounds of a private Nidderdale Estate
  • Wonderful views over the Washburn Valley
  • Wood burner in the lounge for cosy evenings in
Property code: G0111

Small but perfectly formed, this delightful bijou cottage is perfectly located for romantic getaways for two.

Welcome to an exquisite bijou country cottage tucked away in the grounds of a private Nidderdale Estate. Looking out over the Washburn Valley, the views from the decked garden are breathtaking, and with sumptuous interiors to match, this special little cottage is sure to delight even the most seasoned of travellers. If you're looking for a stylish country retreat with fabulous walking from the doorstep, this property is just the ticket. And for those who like to keep one foot on urban ground, cosmopolitan Harrogate is under 10 miles away.

 

Step inside the cottage to find a well-proportioned open-plan living space home to a lounge, dining and kitchen area. With a nod to the traditional, a beautiful stone fireplace plays host to a cosy wood burner. The cottage is heated from the wood burner and is controlled by a thermostat. All wood is provided for you, so get the fire roaring, pour yourself a glass of red and enjoy. There are additional electric heaters if required and hot water is available constantly from a separate system.

 

Entertainment is provided by way of a large Sky TV on the wall. Wi-Fi is provided too if you need to catch up online. Take your pick from the comfy sofa or the handsome armchair and settle down to a movie. The well-equipped kitchen is just around the corner and makes great use of the space. The attractive unit's stock all the equipment you'll need to rustle up a romantic meal for two. You'll arrive to a welcome hamper which includes Yorkshire goodies.   For your own supplies, there is a fridge and separate freezer. A washer/dryer is also provided - handy for those muddy walking trousers after a hike across the hills. The generous dining area sits beside two French dressers and is the perfect spot for long lazy breakfasts over the morning papers. No need to rush today...

 

The separate bedroom is set at the rear of the cottage, another contemporary room with bags of character and style. A king-size bed offers space to stretch out and an additional Sky TV in here means you can chill in your pyjamas watching your favourite shows. And when you decide to get ready for the day, mosey on into the fabulous wet room. It has a luxurious feel in here with its elegant tiles and huge monsoon shower.

 

Make your way outside to discover a split decking area, completely private with your own hot tub to relax in after a long day exploring, a patio table and chairs where you can enjoy al fresco eating,  the views from here are just amazing, so sit back and enjoy . A BBQ is also available on request.

 

Please note, there is a steep drive down to the cottage.

 

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 wet room with monsoon shower
  • Oven, hob, fridge, washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Heating provided by wood burner - logs included. Additional electric heaters available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private hot tub
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Pub 2 miles, shop 6 miles
  • Ample off road parking
  • Babes-in-arms welcome
  • Please note Poachers Den is located within the same grounds as Brass Castle which hosts 12 guests
  • The garden at the Poachers Den isn't visible from Brass Castle and planting surrounds the property offering privacy on both sides.
  • Brass Castle can be booked together with Poacher's Den
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Set in private grounds within a larger 100-acre private Yorkshire estate, the cottage enjoys a stunning elevated position overlooking the Washburn Valley in Nidderdale. In addition to the decking, 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 a haven 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. The Estate is happy to arrange for cycles during your stay if you are unable to bring your own.

And if you like to keep one foot on urban ground, head down into Ilkley (8 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, indulge in afternoon tea at Betty's, explore the many independent shops and boutiques, making sure you pick up something delicious for tea and the several up-market delis in town. And for the nights when cooking seems like too much effort, book dinner in one of the highly regarded restaurants. Nearby Otley is also a charming Yorkshire town and Chevin Forest Park is a great place to blow off some steam.

Venture across to nearby Pateley Bridge (12.5 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.

The cottage is also just 10 miles from the cosmopolitan spa town of Harrogate, a must during any visit to this area. Encircled by its famous 'Stray' or '1,000 acres' of horseshoe-shaped grassland, Harrogate has a bright and breezy open-air feel and is characterised by its impressive floral displays. And as you would expect of such a bustling upbeat town, Harrogate boasts over 300 bars and restaurants together with all the shops, swimming pools, cinemas, parks and gardens you could ever wish for. Don't leave without indulging in a Fat Rascal and cup of Yorkshire Tea at Betty's!

And if you want to explore Yorkshire's cities, Leeds is 17.5 miles away and is packed with designer shops, cafes and top-notch restaurants. Other nearby attractions include Harewood House (14.5 miles), Bolton Abbey (9.5 miles) and the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr (8.5 miles). There is just so much to see and do here!

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Samantha 18th November 2022

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Reviewed by Bryan 14th November 2022

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Cant prise the Poachers Den highly enough, a wonderful place to explorer the dales and make the most of the lovely location. Sat outside just listening to the owls was just glorious

Reviewed by Chelsea Lee 3rd October 2022

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We had a fabulous stay at Poacher's Den. On arrival we were blown away by its lovely location. On the top of a beautiful hill with great views of the countryside. Situated in a secluded spot in otley, it felt private and peaceful but easy access to all local towns. Spacious grounds with alot of thought gone into the amenities provided. We were welcRead moreomed to a lovely hamper filled with goodies and our doggy loved his welcome surprise too. Hot tub with great views and cozy nights with the log fire. Hide

Reviewed by Katarzyna 23rd September 2022

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Lovely cottage with a stunning views located in beautiful area of Yorkshire Dale. Well equipped and clean. Plenty of storage space. The welcome pack with the basket full of goodies was a nice touch and the hot tube was a highlight. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Brenda 16th September 2022

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This is a lovely little cottage in a beautiful location. Unfortunately the gorgeous view can only be seen from the small gardensnd not from inside. The floor to ceiling windows view onto the greenery on the fence! Very convenient for visiting Ilkley; Harrogate and nearby dales. It is a lovely place to relax as it is very peaceful!

Reviewed by Simon 12th September 2022

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Reviewed by Rebecca 15th August 2022

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Beautiful cottage; really high quality finish. Lovely decor and so cosy! The hot tub is brilliant and we loved the welcome pack! Would definitely recommend this to friends and family.

Reviewed by Stephen 30th May 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Malcolm 22nd May 2022

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Beautiful cottage, lovely stting just what we were looking for. The area is great for walking and the hot tub was fab for the aching muscles at the end of the day. Would recommend both this cottage and the area.

Reviewed by Malcolm 9th May 2022

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Reviewed by Heather 29th April 2022

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Fabulous place to stay - hot tub was just divine - hamper was a lovely surprise and definitely above and beyond.

Reviewed by Grace 15th April 2022

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Poachers Den is the perfect, peaceful get away for two. We booked a last minute Easter break in the cottage and we couldnt fault it. The furniture, decor and land around the cottage are just perfect. Winnie our Labrador enjoyed roaming freely around the grounds whilst we relaxed in the hot tub. The welcome hamper for us and the dog was outstanding.Read more It is the perfect location for exploring the local towns and for taking an adventurous dog walk. We would most certainly visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 1st April 2022

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Absolutely lovely luxury Cottage in a fantastic location ! Lots to do on the doorstep Otley and Harrogate not too far away and lovely Pubs close, The Hamper was a big bonus and a really nice treat Would definitely recommend this little Gem!

Reviewed by Sue 19th March 2022

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A lovely cottage in an idyllic, peaceful location. Thank you so much for the most generous welcome hamper that we have ever seen and the hot tub was a real treat We have already recommended Poachers Den to friends and family.

Reviewed by Enid 28th February 2022

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Reviewed by Donna 25th February 2022

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A lovely little cottage in a beautiful area. Our dog loved the freedom to roam around. Lovely villages nearby with some fantastic walks. The cottage is small but just right for us. All mod cons. Hamper was a lovely surprise when we got there along with the g&t in the fridge. Elemis bodywash,shampoo and conditioner was so nice. We will definitely beRead more back again . Hide

Reviewed by Sheri 11th February 2022

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A real gem in a lovely location. Furnished to a high standard with a lovely log burner that gives it a cosy feel. Smelt lovely when we first walked in and the most wonderful welcome pack plus fresh flowers really did make you feel at home. Very well equipped kitchen with ice in the freezer, coffee machine with pods and plenty of cleaning products. Read moreLovely bathroom and great shower. Large sunny bedroom, king size bed and plenty of storage. We had a fabulous week walking and will stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Jacky 10th October 2021

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Fabulous cottage in a spectacular location

Reviewed by Peter 10th September 2021

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Excellent place to stay in a fully equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Sharon 3rd September 2021

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Lovely cottage, beautifully arranged with all that we needed. Very generous welcome hamper and even fresh flowers on arrival! Very quiet and peaceful with magnificent views and was all that we had hoped.

Reviewed by Jackie 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Gary August 2021

Everything was perfect for our stay at Poachers Den. Very well equipped and the hamper was fantastic. Couldnt fault it, lovely touches flowers, robes, slippers etc. Will definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Cath 6th August 2021

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Excellent cottage perfect for couples. Lots of extra finishing touches which made this 5 star accommodation. Clearly the owners had thought of everything. Peaceful location, great for walks from the cottage itself and exploring nearby Ilkley and Harrogate. Even though the next door property was occupied we were not disturbed by any noise. Highly reRead morecommended. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Bradley 4th July 2021

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Perfect cottage, equipped with everything you need. Lovely welcome hamper when we arrived full of goodies even for the dog. Loads of scenic walks close by. Can't wait to come back again!

Reviewed by Noel 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Anthony 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Ann 19th June 2021

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Amazing cottage lovely inside and out. On arrival the lovely but step drive way approach to to the den and scenery was amazing. Once inside found an Huge welcome hamper and more in the fridge which was so helpful to get sorted. Good position for days out site seeing .

Reviewed by Helen 14th June 2021

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Lovely comfortable little cottage in great location. Very generous welcome hamper . Owners were readily available for any queries. Lots of lovely walks from the door step.

Reviewed by Andrew 28th May 2021

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Lovely well equipped cottage great for walking would definitely use again

Reviewed by Elosie 14th May 2021

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Overall 5 star stay amazing little cottage with everything you need inside, the welcome hamper was especially great! Cant wait to come and visit again.

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Sleeps: 12 | Bedrooms: 6

£3,704 - £5,870

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