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Bracken Cottage

Harrogate (6mls NW), Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful barn conversion tucked away on the owners' working farm
  • The perfect romantic retreat for a couple to explore Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales
  • Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists alike, with many tracks and trails straight from the doorstep
Property code: 83317

This spacious former cow shed situated on the owner's working farm in rural Yorkshire has been wonderfully converted to provide the ideal escape for a couple to explore this stunning part of Yorkshire.

Nestled on the edge of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this rural barn conversion is ideally situated for walkers of all abilities. With so many tracks and trails nearby, you will be spoilt for choice. The stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is close by, as are the magnificent formations at Brimham Rocks, only 1.5 miles from this cottage. The vibrant spa town of Harrogate is only an 8-mile drive away where you can browse the shops and cafes or grab a bite to eat at one of the many pubs and restaurants. Other great days out nearby include Fountains Abbey and Ripley Castle, both within 10 miles, and slightly further afield at 25 miles away, the ancient city of York.

Stepping into this spacious barn conversion, you are greeted by an entrance hall, the perfect place to leave coats and muddy boots after a winter’s walk. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner has French patio doors where, on a nice day, you can open the doors and admire the lovely views. Sit on the comfortable sofas or at the dining table and unwind after a long day exploring. The kitchen area is equipped with everything you need, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The bedroom is large and boasts a super-king-size zip-and-link bed (can be made up as twins on request). To complete the property is a bathroom with shower over the bath and WC.

Externally, there is a private patio area with furniture, a charcoal BBQ and a large, shared, lawned garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Guests have access to a shared utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is off-road parking for one car and secure cycle storage available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom (can be made up as twins on request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Freeview TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be kept on a lead on the farm)
  • Private patio area with furniture and shared garden
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Regret no children under 16 (babes in arms welcome)

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Isobel 9th July 2021

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The cottage is lovely with two spacious rooms, a nice bathroom and a patio with a wonderful view, a great place to relax. Sue and Peter are perfect hosts, welcoming but unobtrusive. The cottage is very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. A great base to tour the local area from Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey, Harrogate, Masham, Grassington and many Read moremore places. Would happily spend time here again only wish we could have stayed longer this time. Hide

Reviewed by Marc 2nd July 2021

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Fabulous clean spacious cottage in picturesque surroundings. The location is in the heart of glorious countryside and you're surrounded by cattle fields and also Sue's horses. It's a working farm so you really feel part of the country in you. The owners, Pete and Sue are so friendly and always around for a chat or to tell you about what goes on. WeRead more loved sitting on the patio watching the cows go about their business. There were 3 dogs there dying to play with our two. We'll be back Hide

Reviewed by Robin 12th June 2021

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What a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. Very spacious and well equipped. Hosts very welcoming but very discreet. Sue the owner very friendly. The welcome pack was appreciated. The accommodation, surrounding farm and location was spotless as well as very quiet. Well equipped laundry room although didnt use it. Great base for seeing other pRead morelaces. Highly recommend. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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