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The Copse

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A light and stylish holiday property surrounded by peaceful countryside
  • Perfect for a family retreat in the heart of North Yorkshire
  • Ideal for exploring Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales
Property code: G0141

Situated within the grounds of a historic manor house in beautiful Wharfedale, this handsome property offers elegant accommodation for a family looking for a tranquil North Yorkshire holiday home.

Welcome to this stylish and contemporary semi-detached four-bedroom family holiday home set within the grounds of a historic manor house in Wharfedale. Every bedroom in this elegant property is en-suite and has its own TV; with a snug in addition to the formal lounge, it's perfect for those larger family get-togethers. It has a beautiful setting too on the edge of public woodlands, with a pub and Yorkshire farm shop/cafe within half a mile.

 

Set down a long driveway among lush green fields and woodlands, arriving at this property is something of a magical experience. The exterior has a Smart country lodge feel, giving way to a bright and modern interior. The whole property is absolutely immaculate, with a minimalist design combining perfectly with comfort and quality to give a luxury hotel vibe.

 

Downstairs there are two reception rooms consisting of a spacious formal lounge and a cosy smaller snug at the opposite end of the house. The formal lounge comes complete with several comfortable sofas to curl up on, and there's a large LCD TV to enjoy the latest movies on. Floor-to-ceiling windows in this room afford uninterrupted views out to the lovely mature gardens. The snug boasts a wood burner and its own TV and is the perfect option for those late evening catch-ups over a glass of wine or two. It's also great for teenagers looking to escape the adults for a few hours. Wi-Fi is provided throughout.

 

The kitchen sits at the heart of the home. Continuing in the modernist style, you'll find sleek granite worktops and glossy white units, well-equipped with everything you'll need. There's a dishwasher and the washing machine and dryer are housed in a separate utility to the rear. The kitchen island includes a breakfast bar to perch at; an ideal spot for those pre-dinner glasses of fizz. The dining room sits next to the kitchen, and with its feature fireplace, it is an atmospheric space to enjoy a laughter-filled family dinner.

 

All four bedrooms are upstairs and are accessed via two different staircases. On the right-hand side of the property, there's a large master bedroom boasting a king-size bed and en-suite shower room. Next door to this is a twin bedroom, this time with an en-suite bathroom, ideal for bathing younger children. Up the second set of stairs at the other side of the house you'll find another bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room. There's also another twin room, again with an en-suite bathroom. This room also features a large dressing area and wardrobe space. All 4 bedrooms have the same contemporary style, their own TVs and are dressed in the finest bed linen.

 

There is lots to explore outside this property too, including a beautiful garden to the side boasting many mature trees and shrubs. A sheltered patio area includes garden furniture for up to 8 people, just waiting for those al fresco family lunches that make self-catering holidays so memorable. And for some chill out time, book yourself a slot on the large contemporary garden swing chair – just the place to escape to with a good book. And when the kids start getting restless, take them for a wander through the woods and reintroduce them to Mother Nature, Yorkshire style!

  • 4 bedrooms, each with TV – 1 king-size bedroom, 2 twins, 1 double room
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath and WC
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC
  • Dishwasher, oven, washing machine and dryer, fridge
  • TV in lounge
  • Wood burner
  • Sheltered patio area with furniture
  • BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles

The property is set within the grounds of a large manor house in Wharfedale, just a few miles south of the gorgeous Victorian Spa town of Harrogate. With open countryside and woodland all around, there is a liberating sense of getting away from it all, but with the comfort of knowing the modernities of town life are within easy reach.

Less than half a mile away you'll find a pub and farm shop/deli, featuring the very best of local Yorkshire produce. Within easy walking distance, it's a nice option for lunch if you don't feel like cooking one day.

There are several lovely market towns close to The Copse, with perhaps Ilkley (5 miles) offering the most to enjoy. 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, and make sure you pick up something yummy for supper at one of the several up-market delis in town.

If you want to venture a little further, the property is ideally placed to explore the historic market town of Skipton (18 miles) and the exquisite Yorkshire Dales beyond. It's a true walker's paradise and you are very close to the famous Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside.

If you're more of a roamer than a rambler try a stroll around the grounds of nearby Bolton Abbey (12 miles). These striking ruins provide the backdrop to a particularly beautiful part of the Dales and are well worth a visit.

This area of the Yorkshire Dales is home to many charming villages and towns worth exploring. The pretty cobbled streets of Grassington are within 25 miles, with the village of Kettlewell another 5 miles on.

Visiting the gorgeous town of Harrogate (16 miles) is a must during your stay here. Encircled by its famous 'Stray' or '1000 acres' of horseshoe-shaped grassland, Harrogate has a bright and breezy open-air feel and is characterised by its impressive floral displays. 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.

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janet 19th November 2021

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Exceptional property. Spotlessly clean, very tastefully decorated, extremely well equipped. Centrally located for access to Harrogate, and Leeds. Would love to visit again. A weekend was simply not long enough !!!!!

Reviewed by Sharon 5th November 2021

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This property and its location are absolutely beautiful. The cottage is finished to a fantastic standard and is more than spacious enough for large groups of friends and family. Perfect for visiting Harrogate & Leeds for excellent shopping while having great access to numerous stunning walks. The welcome hamper and owner tour were a lovely personalRead more touch. We will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 29th October 2021

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Large property plenty of room to relax and spend time together.

Reviewed by Peter 22nd October 2021

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This was a return visit to a property which is ideal for large family gatherings. The location is ideal for driving to Harrogate, Ripon, Wharfedale, York, and other popular North Yorkshire destinations. The cottage well equipped, and set in substantial and attractive grounds including a wood which is great for the children. Altogether an excellent Read moreholiday location. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 15th October 2021

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Lovely cottage, very clean with good facilities and great accommodation with plenty of space for everyone. Good location with easy access to many lovely places to visit like Fountains Abbey, Harewood House and RHS Gardens. Would certainly stay again.

Reviewed by Lindsay 8th October 2021

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Beautiful cottage very spacious we stayed as a family of 8 and had more than enough room. The decor is stunning and so are the views. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sheila 4th October 2021

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A well maintained property in a quiet location which is in easy reach of a variety of places of interest.

Reviewed by Barbara 1st October 2021

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Wow! What a place. Beautifully furnished throughout. Seems pedantic but a shelf in my bathroom for makeup/toiletries would have been good.

Reviewed by Catherine 24th September 2021

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Amazing property in perfect location for visiting Harrogate, Knaresborough, Otley and Ilkley. Very spacious, high quality and great host. Lovely outdoor weather for a coffee or wine. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Helen 10th September 2021

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Lovely property in a lovely location. Great layout inside for 8 people, especially if they want to have their own space. The two separate staircases work well.

Reviewed by Anjie 27th August 2021

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Fabulous week away for the 6 of us, the house is perfect for families with teenagers as my three had their own part complete with lounge while my husband and I with our youngest had the other part. Great location we loved the woods, stream and rope swing. Close to Harrogate town centre which has fabulous restaurants and also accessible to Leeds andRead more York. Lots to do close by as well. Beautiful clean comfortable house and lovely owners who even put away our shopping when it arrived before us! Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Alison 9th July 2021

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Great place to stay, plenty of room and well appointed. Very comfortable, we would certainly return

Reviewed by Sally 2nd July 2021

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We loved our stay in The Copse. It is a fantastic house for 6 adults, plenty of space and choice of sleeping arrangements. The small lounge was a bonus when we didn't all want to watch the football! The kitchen is very well equipped and everything is modern and clean. Lovely decor throughout. The garden is beautiful too and we managed one BBQ in beRead moretween showers. The location is perfect for touring the area, not too far from the main road but set back enough to be peaceful and private. Hide

Reviewed by Edwin 25th June 2021

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Exceptionally clean, tidy and welcoming. Lovely surroundings and fantastic walking.

Reviewed by Anne 11th June 2021

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful countryside setting but we found it easy to visit many of the attractions in North Yorkshire and we were lucky enough to have sunshine all week to make the most of our trips out. The inside of the cottage is modern and although there were only three of us, there would be plenty of room for a larger group. We had a loRead morevely holiday and would recommend The Copse as a perfect place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ajay 4th June 2021

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A great place to stay with very helpful and approachable owners.

Reviewed by Anne 28th May 2021

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A lovely cottage, ideal for two small families, situated very close to a lovely wood. The wood is a lovely place to walk and enjoy the wild flowers descending to a stream. The garden is also lovely. The cottage is handy for many attractions.

Reviewed by Jo 19th May 2021

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So fantastic for each bedroom to have its own bathroom. A treat for 3 teenage kids who had a bathroom each. The '2-wings', worked well for 2 families who know each other well, but can avoid each other in their PJ's! Very thoughtfully equipped, it really did have everything, and everything was of a good quality. Lovely owner who kept out of the way Read morebut was available if needed. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Margaret 14th September 2020

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Fabulous cottage for family and friends you cant help be impressed driving your the long drive.

Reviewed by Suzanne 11th September 2020

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The property was lovely, very spacious, decorated to a high standard and extremely well kept. Bottle of fizz and welcome snacks are a really nice touch on arrival. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Jayne 4th September 2020

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Great property in a great location. Fantastic in current times to have en-suite in all 4 bedrooms.

Reviewed by Claire 31st August 2020

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Beautifully decorated in a lovely location. My family had a lovely relaxing week staying at the Copse holiday cottage. I would definitely return again.

Reviewed by Bernadette 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Tracey 7th August 2020

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The property is beautiful, well furnished and very comfortable as was the wonderful outside area. We are a family of 7 and the amount of space meant we could cook, play and rest with ease. It is centrally located for lots of different activities and sightseeing. We loved it so much we will be booking for next year.

Reviewed by Louise 31st July 2020

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What a fabulous find. We wanted somewhere located close to Leeds and found this gem in a semi rural location with wonderful views but a short drive to Harrogate and Leeds. Incredibly well equipped, we had a wonderful week in a beautiful part of the world.

Reviewed by Roxanne 24th July 2020

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We had such a fantastic holiday in this cottage, plenty of space for two families, en-suite bathrooms in each bedroom was a big plus for us, no fighting over bathroom time! Fabulous quiet location in the centre of so many different places. Clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend for families with children wanting to explore and have lots of gRead morearden space for children to run around. Will definitely be booking another visit. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 10th July 2020

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Lovely place , great location , great for walks on the door step . The 2 lounges are an advantage for kids

Reviewed by Andrew 13th March 2020

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We received a pleasant, warm welcome and the Welcome Hamper was much appreciated. The property was spotless and well maintained and perfect for our needs, 6 adults and 2 young children. A perfect location with easy access to Harrogate, Otley & Ilkley and other "tourist" attractions. Being able to walk out of the property straight into woodland was Read morean added bonus particularly with young children. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. Hide

Reviewed by Murray 6th March 2020

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A great cottage renovated to a very high standard In essence 2 cottages turned into 1 large property Stunning location near Harrogate Very good equipment /fixtures and fittings All bedrooms have en suites

Reviewed by Lynne 17th February 2020

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If you are looking for somewhere to stay with plenty of space and all four bedrooms with en suite then this is perfect, there are also two lounges and a good size kitchen. Harrogate was 15 minutes away and a day there was lovely but Ripley castle was gorgeous however a little underwhelmed by Knaresborough. Spring would give a different perspective Read moreto the landscape as rain made everything appear a little bleak but would definitely go back Hide

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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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