- The best cottage we’ve stayed in, so comfortable and had everything we needed! We appreciated all the little added extras (welcome hamper, treats for our dog) would definitely recommend
Published on: 08 December 2018
Welcome to Folly Rigg Cottage, a beautiful and spacious one-bedroom holiday home set in a gorgeous rural location just a few miles from Harrogate. Perfect for couples or solo travellers looking for a grown up country retreat, with stunning walks from the doorstep.
Folly Rigg Cottage is a delicious mix of old and new, with historic stone walls giving way to a bright and contemporary interior. Inside the ambiance is one of elegance and luxury with thick soft carpets underfoot and top quality furnishings throughout. And you'll be pleasantly surprised at how spacious it is inside.
Downstairs you'll find a large open plan kitchen and dining area. The kitchen comes well equipped with everything you could need including a dishwasher and washer/dryer should you need it. Dining at the chic glass table is a pleasure, whatever the time of day. It's the perfect spot to settle yourself with a glass of bubbly while your other half rustles up something delicious for dinner. And if you need extra entertainment there's a TV provided for you.
Moving next door to the large sitting room, at the heart of which sits a striking cream wood-burning stove. Fire it up in the evenings to enjoy a cosy night by the fire with an old movie playing in the background. There's an LCD TV which includes SKY and a DVD player for your enjoyment. Wi-Fi is also provided. Sink down onto one of two comfy sofas and relax!
Make your way up the stairs to find a large master bedroom complete with a King-size white sleigh bed. Light floods into this warm and comfortable room from a large sky-light window. There's a TV on the wall if you fancy catching up with news in the morning. Indulge with a long lazy breakfast in bed while you decide which of Yorkshire's amazing attractions you'll visit later that day.
Opposite the bedroom is the huge bathroom boasting wooden floors, a fabulous roll-top bath and a separate walk-in shower. As with the rest of the cottage you have a luxurious feeling of space in here, it's the perfect spot for a long hot soak each evening. Luxury hand wash & lotion complete the scene.
Outside the cottage is a charming enclosed courtyard with outdoor furniture available for the warming months. This sheltered sunny spot is a heavenly place for al fresco dining with a bottle or two of something good.
Folly Rigg Cottage has a beautiful location set in the rolling green hills of Summerbridge in Nidderdale. Approached via a private lane it offers the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside with the delights of cosmopolitan Harrogate just 10 miles away. With miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is heaven for lovers of all things outdoors. And for eats you'll find no shortage of excellent gastro pubs and restaurants in the area, including the Michelin-Starred Yorke Arms and fantastic Timble Inn nearby.
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.
Head a few miles in the opposite direction and you will find Pateley Bridge, a charming little market town very typical of this area of Yorkshire. The Main Street is peppered with cafes, restaurants, local stores, quality butchers and a fantastic wine shop - everything you need to stock up for your stay. You'll also find the self-proclaimed 'Oldest Sweet Shop in England' here dating back to the early 1800s - little has changed inside since then.
Pateley Bridge sits at the heart of the breathtaking Nidderdale landscape, itself an AONB and immediately adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are bags of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the much-loved Brimham Rocks, just a few miles from the cottage. So lots of options for day trips!