North Yorkshire & Harrogate District Accommodation
This area covers the glorious countryside which surrounds Harrogate, encompassing the villages and hamlets of Killinghall, Ripley, Beckwithshaw, Follifoot and Plompton Rocks. Take a look at this area if you would like to stay somewhere will a more rural feel but within easy access of all of Harrogate’s attractions.
A flavour of the holiday rentals available in this area
Dukes’ Place is a collection of newly refurbished holiday cottages located to the North of Harrogate, each cottage sleeps 4 people and our particular favourite is Drover’s Cottage with its dual aspect and log burning stove. Alongside these refurbished cottages is The Farmhouse, a grand Georgian building with stunning gardens, sleeping 8-10 people – simply perfect for family gatherings.
The villages of Killinghall and Beckwithshaw are superbly located villages just 5 minutes drive from Harrogate town, yet still with a rural feel. Martha’s Cottage is a super three bedroom child friendly cottage along and for those interested in a farm stay there is always a warm welcome at Cowslip & Humblebee Cottages.
The ancient hamlet of Plompton was recently used as a film location for the Swallows & Amazon film, stay at this picturesque film location as a couple at The Smithy or a family at Braham.
Things to do around North Yorkshire
All the properties are within easy reach of Harrogate, but they are also a super base to make the most that North Yorkshire has to offer. Our guests often enjoy a day trip to York, which is easy to get there by car, utilising the Park and Ride at Poppleton Bar or via the train from Harrogate or Knaresborough. For those guests who wish to visit the seaside, Whitby is a popular day trip from Harrogate around 70 miles away or the quieter fishing villages of Runswick Bay or Robin’s Hood Bay.
We are all a bit cycle mad in Yorkshire since we hosted the Grand Depart Tour de France, so you’ll find a whole host of cycle trails around the area, a particularly good family cycle route is The Greenway cycle route – which is 4 miles from the centre of Harrogate to Ripley. If you can’t fit your bikes in the car then hire them when you get here from The Big Red Bike located near the start of the Greenway cycle route or for more technical mountain bikes through our friend Vern Overton who can deliver bikes to your holiday cottage and even guide you to the very best trails.
Great places to eat
There are lots of fantastic places to eat in the area, we really enjoy a trip Fodder – it is an excellent food hall and café, located at The Great Yorkshire Showground, home of the Great Yorkshire Show, it showcases some of the best Yorkshire produce and gifts. It’s also a nice place to park up and take a dog walk. Ripley Castle located very close to Killinghall has beautiful grounds, a coffee shop and the historic Boar’s Head pub for traditional food.
Why choose a holiday in North Yorkshire?
We think that we are in the very best location to make the most of the beautiful county of North Yorkshire. The holiday cottages in this area offer a countryside or village location yet are within and easy drive of Harrogate – we think that this offers the very best of both worlds. If you need any more information about this area we are always happy to answer your questions, simply email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01423 523333