The Fabulous open plan design is so welcoming
Quirky and full of interesting features
Enjoy a bottle of your favourite by the log burner
Take at look at the shelving and take a step back in time
Large comfy sofa
Are you celebrating
Open plan and airy - simply gorgeous
Break for four
Wonderful kitchen with every you need to rustle up a lovely home cooked meal
Very stylish
Full view of open plan living
Granite tops
Little extra's
Time for a snack
Very tasty
Cosy and comfortable
Love this bedroom
Full of character
The sweet twin room
Gorgeous Shower room
Fresh and inviting
Step into the shower
The signal
Sit outside,breath in the fresh air and enjoy a lovely cup of Yorkshire tea
Amazing views
Simply delightful
Gorgeous gardens
Another part of the garden to explore
The cabin on the grounds
Looking at the cottage from the garden
1 / 32  The Fabulous open plan design is so welcoming
2 / 32  Quirky and full of interesting features
3 / 32  Enjoy a bottle of your favourite by the log burner
4 / 32  Take at look at the shelving and take a step back in time
5 / 32  Large comfy sofa
6 / 32  Are you celebrating
7 / 32  Open plan and airy - simply gorgeous
8 / 32  Break for four
9 / 32  Wonderful kitchen with every you need to rustle up a lovely home cooked meal
10 / 32  Very stylish
11 / 32  Welcome
12 / 32  Full view of open plan living
13 / 32  Granite tops
14 / 32  Little extra's
15 / 32  Time for a snack
16 / 32  Very tasty
17 / 32  Cosy and comfortable
18 / 32  Love this bedroom
19 / 32  Full of character
20 / 32  
21 / 32  The sweet twin room
22 / 32  Gorgeous Shower room
23 / 32  Fresh and inviting
24 / 32  Step into the shower
25 / 32  The signal
26 / 32  Sit outside,breath in the fresh air and enjoy a lovely cup of Yorkshire tea
27 / 32  Amazing views
28 / 32  Simply delightful
29 / 32  Gorgeous gardens
30 / 32  Another part of the garden to explore
31 / 32  The cabin on the grounds
32 / 32  Looking at the cottage from the garden

The Platform

Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Seriously stylish holiday home just 4 miles from Harrogate
  • Set on what was once a railway platform with lots of period features
  • Overlooking ancient woodlands with an abundance of wildlife on the doorstep
  • Close to several charming Yorkshire towns and villages
  • Selection of excellent gastro pubs and Michelin-starred restaurants within just a few miles
  • Sliding doors that open onto landscaped gardens and a decked terrace
Property code: G0156

This cottage has a lot to offer - with its chic look, contemporary comforts and gorgeous location, this is the perfect Yorkshire cottage for a grown-up getaway.

Welcome to this unique and seriously stylish two-bedroom holiday home just four miles from the delightful spa town of Harrogate. With its chic look, contemporary comforts and gorgeous location, this is the perfect Yorkshire cottage. As the name suggests, this luxury holiday cottage is set on what was once a railway station platform. Reminders of its heritage can be found all around giving the cottage a comforting sense of history and charm. All of the rooms are set on one level, making it a good choice for those with reduced mobility.


Inside you'll find a stunning open-plan living space housing the lounge, kitchen and dining area. There's warm wooden flooring throughout, and lovely views of the surrounding countryside are brought in via floor to ceiling sliding doors. The lounge includes a feature wall filled with sporting memorabilia giving the room a real sense of character and fun. At the centre of this space is a cosy and contemporary wood burner - just pop on your PJs and curl up beside it with a nice glass of red or two. There are plenty of comfy spots to claim as your own and with a large LCD TV/DVD Player, MP3 player and Wi-Fi there's plenty to keep you entertained. And if you prefer to unplug for a bit, you'll find plenty of board games and books to enjoy.


Sitting beside the lounge is the fabulous kitchen, complete with a NEFF induction hob, Siemen's microwave/oven, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer. You'll love the sleek white Corian worktops and the kitchen cupboards are well stocked with everything you'll need. There's also a breakfast bar, just the spot for a hearty breakfast or pre-dinner glass of bubbly. For more substantial meals the separate contemporary dining table is perfect. There isn't a washing machine but access to washing facilities are available at the property.


There are two bedrooms in the property, a lovely twin room and the main bedroom which is semi open-plan from the lounge. This room features a king-size bed to stretch out on and is found to the right of the living space, separated by the memorabilia wall. The stunning family bathroom/wet-room sits beside the twin bedroom and boasts a double walk-in shower and WC. Underfloor heating in here is a welcome addition.

There is much to enjoy outside including a landscaped garden with lawn and a special spot to enjoy a sundowner. In the summer months throw open the sliding doors to bring the outside into the living area. Rustle up an al fresco lunch to enjoy on the decked terrace, looking down over the old railway line and the Nidderdale countryside beyond.


Overlooking ancient woodland with an abundance of wildlife, you can expect to see the odd deer passing through and there's also a comfortable bench to enjoy your morning coffee on. Glimpses of the old railway signals bring back pleasant memories of its former life.


The property welcomes babes-in-arms and children over the age of 8.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with double walk in shower and WC
  • NEFF Induction hob, microwave/oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Wood burner - logs provided
  • Underfloor heating
  • Ample off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no dogs
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • LCD TV, DVD player, Freeview, MP3 player
  • Secure bike storage available
  • Children over 8 and babes in arms welcome
  • Highchair and travel cot upon request
  • Ramp for wheelchairs upon request

The property offers the best of both worlds - the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside, with the cosmopolitan delights of Harrogate less than 6 miles away. There's also a pretty little village within walking distance which is home to a delightful coffee Shop/bistro, village store and post office.

This stunning cottage has an idyllic location set within the lush green countryside of breathtaking Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, immediately situated on the Nidderdale Way. An ideal location for keen walkers, it is also adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. As well as a decent local pub about a mile away, there are bags of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the fabulous Brimham Rocks (6 miles). With miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is heaven for lovers of all things outdoors.

There are countless charming Yorkshire towns and villages close by including Pateley Bridge (11 miles) and Ilkley (18 miles) where you'll find among other delights, the oldest sweet shop in England, a Michelin-starred restaurant and the quintessentially Yorkshire tea room of Bettys. Indulge in a buttery Fat Rascal here before a pleasant stroll along the River Wharfe.

No trip to this corner of Yorkshire would be complete without a day out in Harrogate (6 miles). This elegant Victorian Spa town is bursting at the seams with antique shops, cafes, independent boutiques and restaurants. The RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr are a must-see too.

When it comes to dining, you'll find no shortage of excellent gastro pubs and restaurants in the area including many fantastic restaurants, cafes and on-the-pulse delis in Harrogate itself.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Ian 30th August 2019

Excellent property in a great location. Superbly equipped with all the comforts you could want. Friendly and helpful owners who are around if you need them for help or advice.

Reviewed by Holger 19th July 2019

It's always hard to decide, which place/town/county to visit and either in which property to stay. Only some pictures to get a kind of idea how it may can be. So: This cottage is simply perfect. It's not well equipped, it's completely equipped. Located in a perfect place with the most wonderful hosts you can imagine. Bodacious!

Reviewed by Sarah 5th July 2019

A lovely cottage in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Well located for getting around and visiting places. Hosts very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Villy 17th May 2019

The Platform is a very well equipped cottage with everything you might need during your holiday. The view is lovely with lots of wildlife visiting. Owners are very welcoming. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Kenny 15th April 2019

Excellent cottage with kind and friendly hosts. Brilliant and stunning location. We had amazing weather and really enjoyed using the garden/ terrace spaces associated with the cottage. Our kids loved everything too (including the Easter eggs provided)!

Reviewed by Paul 5th April 2019

This is our second stay at The Platform and we've thoroughly enjoyed it again. We feel at home and relaxed straight away. Opening the patio doors and you've got nature on your doorstep. We've seen woodpeckers, pheasants, buzzards, deer, squirrels all within a few feet. A short walk to the village centre and you've got everything you need. A short dRead morerive and you've got the Dales. I'm sure we'll back again. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 2nd January 2019

This is a fantastic 'retreat' and we thoroughly enjoyed the location, property and local amenities.

Reviewed by Louise 23rd November 2018

We had a lovely time, the perfect retreat for a small get together. The mini hamper on arrival was lovely and really appreciated! Thank you will definitely recommend

Reviewed by Sue 2nd November 2018

We had a wonderful week at The Platform. I cannot believe we were lucky enough to get a booking for half-term. Pauline and Martin were very helpful and their holiday home had so much care and thought put into it. We hope we will be lucky enough to stay again. Hampsthwaite was a wonderful location for beautiful countryside and accessibility to aRead morettractions in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 20th October 2018

The Platform is a beautifully designed and presented cottage in a fabulous lovation and with perfect hosts. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Sandra 10th September 2018

Really enjoyable break, very peaceful and lovely setting. Hosts very welcoming, welcome hamper nice touch. Cosy to come back to after busy days out, glass of wine on decking, lovely. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Sarah 5th September 2018

We had a lovely break at the Platform. Great location and the property was very well equipped and comfortable. Friendly owners. Accommodation was spacious.

Reviewed by Emma 18th August 2018

we had an amazingly relaxing week at the platform. the property is beautiful and has everything you could need, the outside space is fabulous too. the owners are very friendly and helpful and there if you need anything which is great.the location is ideal if u have a car to get around as there is so much to do.would highly recommend this rental.

Reviewed by Sue 4th August 2018

The Platform is a stunning property in a beautiful area - perfect for exploring North Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Dave 1st August 2018

Great cottage, I have limited mobility but had no problems. The owners were very nice and helpful . I highly recommend the Platform Cottage

Reviewed by Richard 21st July 2018

Very nice cottage in a super picturesque location.

Reviewed by Jane 10th July 2018

We had an amazing week at The Platform and would recommend it to anyone. It is in a stunning location with beautiful views from the decked area.We wouldnt change a thing, and the individual design and decor really makes it a cut above anywhere else weve stayed.

Reviewed by Roger 2nd June 2018

Perfectly located for touring aroundGorgeous cottage right enoughOwners friendly and helpfulGreat wildlife visible from patio windowsFor these booking early in the year- april to june a must visit are the Himalayan gardens- near Grewelthorpe -a bit tricky to get to but they are magnificent - rhododendrons, azaleas candelabra primulas - great plaRead morent centre as well Hide

Reviewed by Amamda 29th April 2018

We had the most fantastic week at the platform in April 2018. The cottage is so nicely done out, comfortable and fully equip with everything you need. We had all weather's meaning we could make use of the log burner and sit out enjoying the wildlife in the garden all within the same week. The location is perfect for accessibility to Harrogate, but Read moreis also nicely tucked away in the country for a quieter experience overall. Local villages host fantastic pubs and restaurants for evenings out.We were made to feel so welcome by the cottage owners and would absolutely love to visit again in the future. Thank you again for such a wonderful stay. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 10th April 2018

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location gave us a great few days "away from it all".

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The Fabulous open plan design is so welcoming
Quirky and full of interesting features
Enjoy a bottle of your favourite by the log burner
Take at look at the shelving and take a step back in time
Large comfy sofa
Are you celebrating
Open plan and airy - simply gorgeous
Break for four
Wonderful kitchen with every you need to rustle up a lovely home cooked meal
Very stylish
Show 20 moreFull view of open plan living


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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