#{ServerName}
1 / 19  
2 / 19  
3 / 19  
4 / 19  
5 / 19  
6 / 19  
7 / 19  
8 / 19  
9 / 19  
10 / 19  
11 / 19  
12 / 19  
13 / 19  
14 / 19  
15 / 19  
16 / 19  
17 / 19  
18 / 19  
19 / 19  

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
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
11 more

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 a patio table and chairs. Set in an elevated position, the views from here are just amazing, so sit back and enjoy them over lunch alfresco. A BBQ is also available on request.

 

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

 

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

  • 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
  • 1 dog welcome
  • 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

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 24 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 stars5
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 stars4.8
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 stars4.8
Overall location
Overall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 stars4.9

Reviewed by Sharon 3rd September 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Bradley 4th July 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

We have already written a review in the cottage Review Book.

Reviewed by Anthony 25th June 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Ann 19th June 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

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

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely well equipped cottage great for walking would definitely use again

Reviewed by Elosie 14th May 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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.

Reviewed by paige 30th October 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Callum 10th October 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The cottage was very clean, comfortable and in a great location in terms of scenery. Everything had been thought of in terms of amenities for a great stay

Reviewed by Jackie 2nd October 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Michelle 13th September 2020

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

What a fantastic little gem of a place to stay! The attention to detail in the property was amazing. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise with lots of other little extras! The only downside to the property is it sits very close to a house catering up to 12 people, the first evening we were there the house was occupied and a very loud and noisy Read moreparty was taking place, thank goodness they left the next day! Wed only stay again if we were assured the property next door were to be empty. Hide

Reviewed by Jim 4th September 2020

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Perfect little bijoux cottage. Ideally located for peace, quiet and scenic walks from the door.

Reviewed by Jan 21st August 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

but this wouldnt be a problem to most people!

Reviewed by Neil 31st July 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Perfect little getaway cottage. Very peaceful setting with a huge garden. The owners were very helpful and the welcome hamper was stocked full of all our favourite things. I would definitely recommend for couples. Lots of good dog walks close by!

Reviewed by Tania 24th July 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous property in a perfect location to explore Yorkshire Dales.Close to Otley for supermarkets and local market to get provisions.The views and walks from the cottage were amazing.Accomodation just ideal for self catering you did not want for anything.

Reviewed by Cheryl 6th July 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful little cottage set in lovely grounds with stunning views over the valley. Poachers Den was really well presented with all the comforts of home you could ever possibly need with the added bonus of a lovely welcome basket and flowers, was a very nice touch. Our contact Alex was wonderful, very informative, attentive and a delight to talk toRead more, a credit to the owners for sure. It was our first visit to Poachers Den but will certainly not be our last! Hide

Reviewed by Clare 27th December 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A perfect getaway. We stayed over New Year and it was peaceful and cosy. We were able to explore lots in the local area and always looked forward to returning to this lovely place to get the log burner on!

Reviewed by Sara 20th September 2019

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

The cottage was spotlessly clean, in a lovely location and well situated for sight seeing and walking. While we were staying it was certainly quiet and private. However, we wouldnt have been quite as happy if the large house next door had been occupied during our stay. The welcome pack was the best weve ever come across and we certainly enjoyed itsRead more contents. A word of warning if youre tall as my 6ft 4 husband struggled to use the shower without soaking the bathroom! Hide

Reviewed by Denise 13th September 2019

Guest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 stars

Lovely location but with very steep drive and in close proximity to neighbouring cottage. This was empty while we were at Poachers Den but, if occupied, you would feel very overlooked - their barbecue and outside seating is right outside your sitting area and bedroom. Also headroom in bathroom is very restricted.

22 more
Show 7 more

Location

Map
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.

1 more property at this location

Brass Castle

Brass Castle

Sleeps: 12 | Bedrooms: 6

£4,209 - £6,455

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210