Hidden away in the secluded, award-winning cobbled courtyard of the historic former Royal Oak, 5* Dray Cottage and 4* Shire holiday cottages, have been created in the Grade 2 Listed former Stables. Both offer surprising tranquility and privacy whilst being 5 minutes away from the railway station, shops, restaurants and pubs. Many guests simply park up in the gated courtyard and stay.
Dray Cottage (sleeping 4) and Shire Cottage (sleeping 6) can be booked as one, providing linked accommodation for 10 with a kitchen large enough for all to sit down together! Favoured by wedding parties, pet owners and walkers and families who all find Knaresborough is the perfect centre for exploring Yorkshire.
Dray Cottage offers easy access to its own ground floor bedroom, with the second floor devoted to one very large and luxurious en-suite bedroom.
The ground floor is all on one level with travertine stone flooring throughout. The main entrance leads into the light and airy spacious lounge/dining room whilst the secondary, easy access entrance, leads to the ground floor super king size en-suite bedroom with zip and link orthopaedic mattresses. En-suite is the wet room, complete with sauna (for 2 people), walk-in shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rail.
The fully fitted designer kitchen is between this bedroom and the sitting room. Originally the stable's harness room, it retains the original fireplace and chimney breast. The super king size loft-style bedroom (zip and linke mattresses) with oak wooden flooring, is accessed from a galleried staircase leading from the lounge. Fully tiled en-suite has a double-ended bath with hand held shower, basin and toilet.
Please note that a £100 returnable bond is payable to the owner for single-gender bookings.
Gas central heating. Power showers. Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, full size fridge-freezer, gas hob with electric oven, eco kettle and toaster. DAB radio, TV with Virgin catch-up channels, DVD, Sony Boom box with iPod dock, books and games. Hair drier. Original artwork. Free High speed wireless internet. All fuel included in the rent. Families welcome - highchair & cot (with bedding) available on request. Welcome tray of essentials on arrival. Utility room with washer/dryer, ironing board and iron.
Outside: shared courtyard with secure shared parking area, garden furniture, gas barbecue and 2 guest bikes. Undercover heated patio area available for smokers. Train station, pubs, restaurants, shops, bus stops all within 5 minutes walk. Please note The Royal Oak has been converted into a family home, not a trading pub.