April Cottage | Luxury Holiday Cottages Near Harrogate

April Cottage

Yorkshire Dales, Harrogate Cottages (Ripon)

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  • Welcome to the gorgeous April Cottage!

    Welcome to the gorgeous April Cottage!

  • The cosy welcoming lounge is the perfect place to unwind.

    The cosy welcoming lounge is the perfect place to unwind.

  • Light up the fabulous double-sided wood-burner and curl up by the fire.

    Light up the fabulous double-sided wood-burner and curl up by the fire.

  • Time for a little tipple.

    Time for a little tipple.

  • This lovely bright peaceful room has heated limestone floors.

    This lovely bright peaceful room has heated limestone floors.

  • This property has been completely restored and refurbished.

    This property has been completely restored and refurbished.

  • Giving a warm glow to the lounge and open plan living space.

    Giving a warm glow to the lounge and open plan living space.

  • The fabulous kitchen with its sleek granite worktop and striking aubergine walls.

    The fabulous kitchen with its sleek granite worktop and striking aubergine walls.

  • You'll find all the usual mod cons including a NEFF oven, induction hob and dishwasher.

    You'll find all the usual mod cons including a NEFF oven, induction hob and dishwasher.

  • Arrive to a warm welcome at April Cottage.

    Arrive to a warm welcome at April Cottage.

  • This kitchen is a pleasure to cook and entertain in.

    This kitchen is a pleasure to cook and entertain in.

  • Settle down by the fire and enjoy a hearty Yorkshire meal.

    Settle down by the fire and enjoy a hearty Yorkshire meal.

  • Or some nibbles and champers perhaps!

    Or some nibbles and champers perhaps!

  • We love this circular table, perfect for 2 or 4 people.

    We love this circular table, perfect for 2 or 4 people.

  • Pick up some local produce from the excellent local deli in Boroughbridge.

    Pick up some local produce from the excellent local deli in Boroughbridge.

  • This is James Herriot country, so why not explore some of the landscapes which inspired the famous books.

    This is James Herriot country, so why not explore some of the landscapes which inspired the famous books.

  • The handy downstairs loo.

    The handy downstairs loo.

  • Discover the lovely master bedroom.

    Discover the lovely master bedroom.

  • Stretch out on the king size bed and enjoy TV in your PJs.

    Stretch out on the king size bed and enjoy TV in your PJs.

  • This room boasts a large walk-in wardrobe.

    This room boasts a large walk-in wardrobe.

  • The spacious second bedroom is set up as a twin, but can also be a superking bed if requested.

    The spacious second bedroom is set up as a twin, but can also be a superking bed if requested.

  • The stunning bathroom with its huge free-standing bath.

    The stunning bathroom with its huge free-standing bath.

  • Take your pick from a long hot soak or a shower.

    Take your pick from a long hot soak or a shower.

  • Take your time and enjoy a steam in the shower on the tiled seat.

    Take your time and enjoy a steam in the shower on the tiled seat.

  • The handsome exterior of April Cottage which has been re-built brick by brick.

    The handsome exterior of April Cottage which has been re-built brick by brick.

  • The gorgeous road which April Cottage proudly sits!

    The gorgeous road which April Cottage proudly sits!

  • Top quality fixtures and fittings have been used throughout.

    Top quality fixtures and fittings have been used throughout.

  • The lovely enclosed courtyard to the rear of the cottage.

    The lovely enclosed courtyard to the rear of the cottage.

  • The gorgeous patio at the back of April Cottage. The perfect place to relax and unwind on a summers evening

    The gorgeous patio at the back of April Cottage. The perfect place to relax and unwind on a summers evening

  • The perfect sheltered spot for al fresco dining.

    The perfect sheltered spot for al fresco dining.

  • How cute is this! The little shed in the goregous patiio

    How cute is this! The little shed in the goregous patiio

  • Take your time and enjoy a long lazy lunch. A BBQ is also provided.

    Take your time and enjoy a long lazy lunch. A BBQ is also provided.

  • This sleepy little village is heavenly to stroll around on a summer's evening.

    This sleepy little village is heavenly to stroll around on a summer's evening.

  • Photo of April Cottage

    Photo of April Cottage

  • The cottage is set in a pretty little village.

    The cottage is set in a pretty little village.

  • Welcome to Marton Le Moor!

    Welcome to Marton Le Moor!

  • The cosmopolitan delights of Harrogate are just 30 minutes away.

    The cosmopolitan delights of Harrogate are just 30 minutes away.

  • Explore the many shops, cafes and restaurants - make sure you stop at Bettys for a buttery Fat Rascal!

    Explore the many shops, cafes and restaurants - make sure you stop at Bettys for a buttery Fat Rascal!

  • Indulge with an afternoon at the Turkish Baths.

    Indulge with an afternoon at the Turkish Baths.

  • Strike out and explore Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    Strike out and explore Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Book lunch or dinner at one of the many nearby gastro-pubs, including the famous Michelin-starred Black Swan at Oldstead. Voted the best restaurant in the world recently and just a few miles away.

    Book lunch or dinner at one of the many nearby gastro-pubs, including the famous Michelin-starred Black Swan at Oldstead. Voted the best restaurant in the world recently and just a few miles away.

  • Fabulous veiws in Marton le Moor.

    Fabulous veiws in Marton le Moor.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 miles
  • Shop Within 2 miles
  • Internet Access
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly 2
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • Travel Cot / High Chair
  • Cot

About April Cottage

Welcome to April Cottage, a beautiful 2-bedroom stone cottage set in a pretty village just 30 minutes from central Harrogate. Subject to a complete restoration, this handsome property comes complete with lots of little luxuries including a fabulous double-sided wood-burner, sit down shower and underfloor heating. It's the perfect choice for couples or small families who appreciate the finer things in life!

The gorgeous April Cottage has been lovingly restored by its owners and transformed into a luxurious, warm and welcoming holiday home. Re-built brick by brick, everything about this property shouts quality, from the cobbled frontage to the immaculate interiors.

Step inside to discover a gorgeous open-plan space home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. Heated limestone floors throughout keep your feet nice and warm and little touches like fresh flowers and a generous welcome hamper make you feel right at home. Make your way past the huge double-sided wood-burning stove to discover the cosy lounge. Light up the fire and snuggle down on one of two comfy sofas. Your evening entertainment is provided by a large SMART TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi is included.

Back through to the beautiful kitchen with its elegant stone-grey units, sleek granite worktop and striking aubergine feature wall. This kitchen is a pleasure to cook and entertain in. All the usual mod cons are provided including an induction hob, NEFF oven & microwave, fridge and full-size freezer. There's also a washing machine/tumble dryer, handy for muddy walking clothes or if you have little ones with you.

Rustle up a hearty Yorkshire breakfast and settle down to eat at the charming circular dining table. Plenty of room for 4, and with the fire glowing in the background it's a lovely spot to dine whatever the time of day.

Both bedrooms in April Cottage are upstairs. The master bedroom features a lovely king-size oak bed and a large walk-in wardrobe. This room also has a wall-mounted SMART TV, perfect for a spot of morning telly indulgence in your PJs. The second bedroom is a good-sized twin room with two full size single beds. This bed can also be configured as a super-king if preferred. The double-height ceiling in here lends a sense of space.

The stunning family bathroom is also upstairs. Take a long dip in the gorgeous free-standing bath or treat yourself to a steam in the walk-in shower with its integrated tiled seat. Your very own mini day Spa! There is also a handy loo downstairs at the foot of the stairs.

Lots to love outside this beautiful cottage too. To the rear is an immaculate stone courtyard which is fully enclosed, great if you have a furry friend with you. Patio furniture is provided for al fresco dining and there's also a BBQ available. It's a lovely sheltered spot allowing you to make the most of the warmer months.

Local Area

April Cottage has a lovely village location. It's just a few miles from the vibrant Cathedral City of Ripon and less than half an hour to Harrogate.  It offers the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside with the delights of cosmopolitan towns within easy reach.  

Close by there's the charming little town of Boroughbridge. Set on the banks of the River Ure, this handsome town was first settled in Roman times, and today offers some good options for eats as well as some lovely walks along the river. And if you're a bit of a foodie, the Michelin-starred Blackswan at Oldstead is close by, and recently voted the best restaurant in the world by TripAdvisor!

Nearby Aldborough runs a fantastic festival every June/July with opera, piano and string quartets, a delight if you enjoy classical music. This village is also home to two spectacularly well preserved Roman footpaths.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a week with Ripley Castle, Newby Hall and Norton Conyers.  And of course, the world-famous Fountains Abbey and the adjoining Studley Royal Water Garden are both within easy striking distance. Three miles west of Ripon, this World Heritage site is deservedly one of the National Trust's most visited locations.  As well as the spectacular ruins of a 12th Century Cistercian abbey, the grounds are home to an Elizabethan Mansion, a medieval deer park and some of the most romantic vistas in the country.

There's also Ripon Cathedral. Smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, Ripon Cathedral is still an awe-inspiring site.  In addition, every night for at least 450 years, the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9.00pm from all 4 sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15 minutes history of the ceremony and the city ? not to be missed!

If you are partial to a flutter, Ripon Race Ground has around 15 meets from April to early September. Known as 'Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse' it has a distinct atmosphere harking back to a bygone era where traditional tea-rooms and bandstands sit alongside the champagne bar. 

Harrogate is an absolute must if you're staying here. Encircled by its famous 'Stray' or '1,000 acres' of horseshoe shaped grassland, the Victorian Spa town of 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.

And with York and the Yorkshire Dales close by, there are lots of options for day trips!

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
9.5
Location
9.7
Cleanliness
10.0
Local amenities
8.0
Value for money
9.7
Overall rating
9.8
Scores 9.8 out of 10 based on 11 reviews

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