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The Platform

Nidderdale ( 4mls 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
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
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.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jackie 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Alison 4th September 2020

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The Platform truly is a gorgeous cottage in a beautiful village and rural location. The cottage is high spec and comfortable. We enjoyed sitting out on the platform and having the log burner at night. Great walk over the hills to Ripley Castle. The local pub is welcoming and Sophies coffee shop does great food. Highly recommended ...

Reviewed by Debbie 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Caroline 21st August 2020

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The Platform provided our family with a perfect base to continue exploring the Yorkshire Dales. As well as the cottage being nipping clean and very well equipped the owners Pauline and Martin were amazing. Super friendly, super knowledgeable about the area and were on hand to provide us everything we needed to make our stay even more perfect. The gRead morerounds are beautiful too and full of wildlife we which we enjoyed watching on an evening with the roar of the fire in the background. Gorgeous. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Emma 31st July 2020

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The platform is simply amazing an oasis of peace with a beautiful outlook and location in a very pretty village. The cottage itself is immaculately presented with everything you could need and more, the owners are friendly and helpful. Ideally placed for visits to Harrogate ( Harlow Carr Garden, Bettys Tea Room) or local attractions (Brimham Rocks,Read more Fountains Abbey), there are also plenty of opportunities for walking( Nidderdale way) and cycling ( Nidderdale greenway to Knaresborough/Harrogate). Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 24th July 2020

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A wonderful, cosy place to stay and the hosts are so welcoming and attentive to every detail.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 10th July 2020

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The Platform was fabulous. Would highly recommend. Excellent location and facilities. Owners on site were really helpful but not intrusive. Ideal!

Reviewed by Anna 14th February 2020

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Reviewed by Penny 22nd November 2019

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We had a fantastic stay at The Platform - a great living space, warm and cozy (during a very wet week in November!) beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed. Our hosts were helpful, friendly and keen to make sure we had a lovely stay - thank you!

Reviewed by Sue 1st November 2019

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This was a really lovely find perfect for a weekend break for 4 friends. Really well equipped and cosy - but also stylish. The owners live next door and were lively and helpful and even dropped us off to the start of our walk. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Richard 25th October 2019

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Perfect cottage that is modern but with some quirky features that adds some additional fun to our stay. Its set in a beautiful location overlooking the valley on the south side so you get most of the sun, it was so quite at night with only the hoot of the owls to wake you! The log burner was excellent and a lovely feature, although we generally madRead moree the cottage so hot we had to open the doors!! Both Martin and Pauline were very accommodating and very helpful with recommendations. Hide

Reviewed by Timmy 23rd September 2019

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Reviewed by Patricia 9th September 2019

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Reviewed by Ian 30th August 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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