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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 countryside
  • Perfect for a family retreat in the heart of North Yorkshire
  • Ideal for exploring Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales
  • A lovely base for keen walkers and nature-lovers
  • Discover beautiful attractions such as Bolton Abbey and Harewood House
  • Visit Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale and Harrogate
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 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.

This property is personally managed by Phil.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Carol 6th March 2019

Had a fabulous weekend. Perfect quiet getaway with everything we needed in the cottage. The accommodation was spotless, warm and very welcoming. The owners close to hand and very helpful with a minor problem . Wouldnt hesitate to recommend it.

Reviewed by Ronnie 19th February 2019

Excellent cottage. Lovely welcome, great facilities. Clean and we'll equipped, certainly recommend this cottage..??????????

Reviewed by Amanda 12th January 2019

Beautiful, well equipped cottage with helpful and friendly owners. The cottage is huge and well laid out and we had a fabulous stay. The only reason I havent scored it 10/10 is that the mattresses were a bit lumpy and uncomfortable but other than that I couldnt recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Letitia 30th December 2018

An excellent home from home beautifully decorated for Christmas week. The four en-suite bedrooms were a great bonus. The Copse is a well equipped house which is warm and comfortable. It is in a great location with lovely views and is only a short distance to Otley and Harrogate.

Reviewed by Reshma 22nd December 2018

Beautiful cottage which is perfect for 2 families. Layout makes for a very socislly friendly space for a large number of people.

Reviewed by Gary 13th November 2018

The very best holiday cottage weve stayed at. Pristine. The standard by which all other holiday cottages should be judged. Book the copse now. Youll be amazed. Thank you

Reviewed by Julie 6th November 2018

We had a lovely weekend here, loved our morning walk in the wood next to the house, the decoration and standard of the house is exceptional, from a lovely greeting from Konrad to enjoying our stay here, we will definitely be coming back.

Reviewed by Claire 2nd November 2018

Lovely house with nice views. Very clean and has everything you need.

Reviewed by Harley 10th September 2018

Absolutely stunning cottage, really well thought out and well equipped. The only reason I wouldnt go back is because we really missed having a hot tub so would go somewhere else with a hot tub next time.

Reviewed by Louise 2nd September 2018

Beautiful peaceful cottage, comfortable and clean. Everything we needed was there. Plenty of space, particularly liked the seperate ends for sleeping, given we were two families sharing. Kids absolutely loved the garden and snug with smart TV. A little further out than we thought, but would stay again. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Annette 14th August 2018

Lovely house with excellent space for our mixed-age family group, ranging from two and a half to sixty five and a fair range in between! Konrad and Dominic were very helpful especially in relation to supplying extra bedding etc, and the things I look for eg comfortable beds and good supply of hot water to all bathrooms very well catered for. We lovRead moreed the fact we had 2 sitting rooms and that every bedroom had an en suite bathroom. My only reasons for not giving 10 across every aspect were the lack of some kitchen things a large family party needs ie water jug, multiple serving bowls, large pasta pan etc, and the poor light blocking of the (otherwise very stylish!) bedroom blinds. The later is a particular problem for light-sensitive oldies and little ones that don't want to go to bed in the summer! But yes we would definitely return, and in fact are planning on doing so. Hide

Reviewed by Gwenda 11th August 2018

Best cottage I have ever stayed in. Everything provided. Wonderful setting fabulous garden fabulous house would recommend this to anyone. If you visit Yorkshire you have to stay here.

Reviewed by David 31st July 2018

We loved The Copse!

Reviewed by Group of friends 16th July 2018

The Copse is an immaculate and spacious holiday home which is perfect for larger groups - everyone has their own space. Loved the fact that there are 4 bathrooms and TVs in the bedrooms. Great location very handy for Harrogate and Ilkley / Wharfedale. Will definitely be back!

Reviewed by MARTYN 30th June 2018

A few little niggles - not enough coat hangers and plastic glasses which I hate drinking out of.

Reviewed by Lisa 2nd June 2018

We had an amazing time in a fantastic home finished to high standards and in a superb location. This was accompanied by a very warm welcome from the owner. We will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Alison 26th May 2018

A lovely place. In an excellent countryside location.

Reviewed by SALLY 22nd May 2018

We had a wonderful stay at The Copse. Having stayed at many holiday properties over the years, I can say with some experience that many do not live up to the description or photographs but The Copse was something else. Beautiful, well equipped, extremely clean, all rooms en-suite and lovely little extra touches meant it more than lived up to my, Read moremy husband's and our friends expectations. It was peaceful, had a beautiful garden and was not too far from many of the places we chose to visit. We are sadly back home now and wish we were still there. Will definitely be recommending it to friends and family. Hide

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Location

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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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