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Yates Cottage In Nidderdale - A Detached Single Storey Fully Refurbished Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Braithwaite, Nr. Harrogate, Yorkshire, England - A Peaceful Rural Location Near Walking And Cycling Routes, Yet Close To Harrogate And Its Amenities

Located in idyllic open surroundings, this luxurious detached cottage has been created with great attention to detail. This ‘listed’ building has been tastefully transformed to create a stylish two bedroomed cottage within the beautiful grounds of Yates House located in a rural, yet convenient position, making it the perfect holiday retreat. With views over a small lake and down the dale, a warm welcome is sure to await you providing an ideal getaway for any time of year. Tennis and fishing in the summer, or a winters night in front of the wonderful wood burning stove flickering throughout the spacious open plan living area. Yates Cottage is an ideal base to explore by car, or for walkers, and has access to public footpaths through Nidderdale right from the doorstep. Mountain biking or road cycling are also very popular in the area with its quiet winding roads away from the busy ‘hustle and bustle’. The ‘Spa’ town of Harrogate is definitely worth a visit - famous for its magnificent architecture, upmarket shopping, colourful gardens and the ‘Yorkshire Show’ which takes place over three days during the second week of July. The Cathedral cities of Ripon and York, together with Ilkley and its famous moor also lie within easy reach and a visit is sure to make a memorable addition to any holiday. Close by are the pretty dales towns of Pateley Bridge, Grassington and Skipton offering a true traditional taste of ‘life in the Dales’. Tourist attractions in the area include Stump Cross Caverns, the Duke of Devonshires sporting estate at Bolton Abbey, the world heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, the National Trust’s Brimham Rocks, or the famous RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. After a fun day exploring the area or just relaxing in the peace and quiet, you may wish to enjoy afternoon tea in the famous ‘Betty’s Tearooms’ – a real ‘Yorkshire’ treat!


Owner
Andy & Sue Murtagh
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Andy & Sue Murtagh

Andy, Sue, their 2 children and pet spaniel all live at Yates House in Nidderdale. Though we are not farmers, we love the rural life and are surrounded by beautiful farm land and moor. Yates Cottage sits in our grounds, overlooking pasture, a small lake and the valley beyond. We take great pride in welcoming guests to both our cottage, but as importantly the surrounding area, which really holds something for everyone. When guests come to Yates cottage, we will do what we can to help them have a great holiday.

Andy & Sue Murtagh purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Andy & Sue Murtagh chose North Yorkshire

The cottage started life as a stable, being part of the original farm which dates back to the 1750's. Over the years, various owners have developed the stable into a single storey 2 bedroomed home. After we moved to Yates House in 2008, we decided to fully refurbish the cottage as a dedicated holiday let and the work was completed in 2011.

What makes this cottage unique

As it is within the grounds of our home, we naturally think it is ideally located for those who want to enjoy a rural retreat, but to be only 20 minutes in different directions from Harrogate, Ilkley, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Grassington, Ripon and the many, many attractions they offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"One of the best cottages we have stayed in - a wonderful welcome and setting. We hope to return soon" Sue & john Eade, Essex, September 2014.

"This is probably the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in! And we've stayed in a few...! We look forward to a return visit at some point" Angela & Ian Platts, Spain, September 2014.

"This is a lovely cottage which has been carefully refurbished and beautifully decorated. It is a very peaceful area and superb setting. We appreciated the care of our hosts Andy & Sue and the welcome pack was the best ever." John, Julie & Martin Wright, Preston, October 2014.
Feb 2015
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Amenities

Skipton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Family bathroom: bath with electric shower over, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: with double bed, TV with Freesat and fitted wardrobes. Views over pasture and small lake. A travel cot is available by request and fits easily in this bedroom. Bedroom 2: with twin beds and fitted wardrobes with views down the dale.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: There is a private patio with furniture including an umbrella. A charcoal BBQ is also available. Fly fishing on a small lake is possible (brown trout) and use of a tennis court by request. There is secure cycle storage and ample parking for 2 or more cars directly outside the cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All fuel (including logs), bed linen and bath/hand towels are provided. Washing facilities are available by request for extended stays.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Yates Cottage In Nidderdale - A Detached Single Storey Fully Refurbished Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Outstanding property - better than the photos

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely cottage and hosts. We truly can not express in words enough to do this place and the hosts true justice. Andy and Sue were amazing they could not have done more for us if they tried. As we stayed for 4 weeks over the Christmas and new year period with our two small children Sue and Andy decorated the cottage in the Christmas spirit complete with a tree. The added extras they provide go above and beyond it truly felt like a home - we believe we couldn't have chosen better place. While it is along time between our visits to the U.K. from Australia we will definitely stay again. If you are looking at this place to stay we strongly recommend booking.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comments Melissa. We thoroughly enjoyed having you in the cottage & really wanted to make sure you had a good stay. Its great having guests from the other side of the world, to our rural dale. Hope 2017 is a good year for you all!
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5

Great little cottage with stunning view.

  • 5 of 5

Don't really want to tell you about this place as I don't want it to be booked up when I want to go back.

It's great. Thoroughly recommended.

Long kitchen / diner / lounge gives plenty of space. Log burner warms everything up quick if you've come in from the cold.

Two bedrooms are at either end of cottage so nice and quiet at night.

Stunning view from the front of the cottage over a pond and fields.

Andy and Sue are great hosts, so friendly and a little box of local necessities (goodies) that were so good we went shopping for more of the same (Mackenzies smokehouse just down the road especially good).

The only down side is very patchy mobile network coverage, but I think that was actually a good thing, peace and quiet. Broadband had just been connected the week before we got there and was ideal for the wife with Facebook and the kid with his tablet games (no idea which one was the trend last week) and for planning days out.

Pately Bridge just down road is a perfect Yorkshire village with Brimham Rocks just a bit further being a great place to visit.

All I can say is go visit you wont be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic, as always

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th stay at Yates Cottage and we love it! Homely, cosy and always a lovely welcome from Sue and Andy. We've already booked our next stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb - as always

  • 5 of 5

This was my 6th visit to Yates Cottage (my second visit this year). It continues to be immaculately maintained and the stunning scenery is always a joy. I am usually very lucky with the weather and even sunbathed on the patio in April and also the first week of my visit in September. In between enjoying the patio I made my usual tours around the beautiful countryside, sampling the great pubs and restaurants in the Dales. Andy and Sue are always the kindest of hosts, and, with their charming family (and dog), make my holidays with them even more enjoyable. See you next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Brilliant cottage in a peaceful & beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has been lovingly furnished to a high standard and was very clean. Andy & Sue left an excellent welcome pack which we were very impressed with and there were plenty of logs for the wood burner.

The cottage is in a lovely peaceful location with a small lake nearby and it was great to wake up to see the ducks splashing about on the lake.

There are loads of great places to visit not too far away and I would heartily recommend Yates Cottage as a perfect spot for a week away.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, lovely place , lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculately clean and very well equipped. Although it is very modern inside the location and surroundings make it feel homely in true Yorkshire tradition. Andy and Sue are great hosts and very giving of their time and knowledge of the area. The welcome pack they supply is first class. Yorkshire has so much to offer and the cottage is well placed to take advantage of it, but conversely if you want a quiet bolthole at the end of a busy day this is it. We hope to be back and this time to find our ideal bolthole too!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14.7 Miles
Leeds/Bradford Airport
Nearest Train
12.5 Miles
Harrogate
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
A1M Wetherby
Nearest Beach
79 Miles
Whitby (not the nearest)
Car: necessary

A car is required and therefore recommended.

Distances:

Pateley Bridge 4 miles. Harrogate 12 miles. Ripon 14 miles. National Trust Brimham Rocks 4.5 miles.

Further Details:

Pateley Bridge has good food and amenities some 4 miles away, though all major supermarkets will deliver if required. There is a convenience store in Summerbridge open until late and several pubs serving food within a 10 minute drive.

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Rates & Availability

Skipton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$582
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$647
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$582
 
 
Winter 2-17/18
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$517
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$582
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking enquiries by email please - payment terms are flexible around arrival time.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Friday, but we can be flexible subject to other bookings. Arrival after 3pm and departure before 10am is normal, but not always necessary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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