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Characterful stable conversion in the heart of North Yorkshire
Contemporary yet cosy lounge
Sit back and relax
Galleried stairs lead you to the first floor
A fusion of modern and traditional in the kitchen
Plenty of character here
Super-king-size bedroom located on the ground floor, and benefitting from a sauna
Two person sauna to enjoy
En-suite shower room with the added addition of a sauna
En-suite wet room
Enjoy a restful nights' sleep in the super-king-size bedroom
Super-king-size bedroom located on the first floor
Time to snooze
En-suite bathroom with opulent double ended bath
The sunny patio is the perfect place to enjoy a light lunch or evening drinks
1 / 15  Characterful stable conversion in the heart of North Yorkshire
2 / 15  Contemporary yet cosy lounge
3 / 15  Sit back and relax
4 / 15  Galleried stairs lead you to the first floor
5 / 15  A fusion of modern and traditional in the kitchen
6 / 15  Plenty of character here
7 / 15  Super-king-size bedroom located on the ground floor, and benefitting from a sauna
8 / 15  Two person sauna to enjoy
9 / 15  En-suite shower room with the added addition of a sauna
10 / 15  En-suite wet room
11 / 15  Enjoy a restful nights' sleep in the super-king-size bedroom
12 / 15  Super-king-size bedroom located on the first floor
13 / 15  Time to snooze
14 / 15  En-suite bathroom with opulent double ended bath
15 / 15  The sunny patio is the perfect place to enjoy a light lunch or evening drinks

Dray Cottage

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 200 year old stable conversion offering five-star accommodation for four guests
  • Can be booked alongside its sister property Shire Cottage to accommodate parties of up to ten
  • Lovely period property with well-maintained period features alongside contemporary comforts
  • Fantastic wet room offering a private electric sauna, perfect for relaxing at the end of a busy day
  • Located in an historic courtyard in the heart of the market town of Knaresborough
  • Excellent location for exploring many of Yorkshire’s most popular attractions, towns, and cities
Property code: HH031

Five-star stable conversion property sleeping four guests, located in a quiet courtyard close to the centre of Knaresborough and just a few minutes walk from the town’s medieval castle.

Tucked out of the way in a quiet cobbled square, this five-star cottage and its sister property, Shire Cottage, enjoy a fantastic location in Knaresborough town centre. A Grade II listed converted stable, the cottage has been beautifully updated to create a stylish property boasting a wonderful two-person sauna.

Guests love returning to this pretty cottage at the end of a busy day and firing up the private sauna which can be found in the en-suite wet room to the property’s ground-floor king-size bedroom. Once you feel fully relaxed, whip up a favourite meal before sitting down with a film in the lounge/diner. In the property’s well-equipped kitchen. Wooden open-tread stairs lead up to the second bedroom, a super-king size room which can be made up as a twin on request, thanks to the zip-and-link beds. The en-suite to this bedroom is a stylish bathroom boasting a deep double-ended bath with a handheld shower: almost as relaxing as the sauna downstairs. Outside, a patio seating with garden furniture is shared with the neighbouring holiday cottage and off road parking for one car.

Situated at the heart of Knaresborough town centre, this cottage sits in an attractive cobble courtyard next to an historic former pub which is now a family home. Everything that the town has to offer is just a short walk away, including the atmospheric ruins of the town’s castle, the picturesque riverside, and the intriguing Mother Shipton’s Cave. Heading out of town, Harrogate can be found just 4 miles to the west, whilst both York and Leeds are situated less than 20 miles.

 

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 super-king bedrooms (can be made up as twin rooms on request)
  • En-suite shower room
  • Electric Sauna for 2 people
  • TV/DVD and DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washer in separate laundry room
  • Bed linen, towels, and heating included
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Bike storage for 2 bikes
  • Off-road parking available for one car
  • Pubs and shops within easy walking distance
  • The cottage is located within the town centre

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David Mark 24th October 2020

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Friendly owner. Great space. Comfortable beds. Spotless. Lovely renovation of an old stable.

Reviewed by Julie 2nd October 2020

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Beautiful accommodation, decorated to an extremely high standard. All equipment you would need was provided. Hosts could not have been better, welcoming, informative And made us feel very welcome. Would most definitely come back again and have already recommended to friends, thanks for a great break!

Reviewed by Andrew 19th September 2020

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This cottage is very centrally located so no need for a taxi. Lots of pubs, restaurants and cafes within walking distance. The owners live in the old pub at the front of the courtyard and are very friendly and helpful. The cottage is beautiful and full of character...we also loved the sauna. We can definitely recommend it, as it's in such a great pRead moreosition. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 11th September 2020

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Cottage is in a great location just off the main road, with space to park cars. It was clean and very comfortable.

Reviewed by William 4th September 2020

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Really convenient for walking into Knaresborough, which is a lovely market town, and for trips to York, Leeds, Harrogate and the Dales. Everything you could want in the apartment, and Richard and Jackie on hand, friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by David 1st September 2020

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Absolutely beautiful cottage in an amazing location. So many things to do with everything close by and the cottage itself is very comfortable and cosy. We loved our stay!

Reviewed by Jane 25th August 2020

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What a find! Dray Cottage is an absolute gem! A spotless, home from home place to stay. We had a fabulous stay, Richard and Jackie (the owners) were very accommodating and helpful. It was our first holiday with our dog and we all had a great time. We will definitely return. Perfect location. Perfect accommodation. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Janette 9th August 2020

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Lovely well fitted cottage, very clean, well equipped and welcome extras for your arrival. Very close to the town making exploring by foot very easy. Friendly, attentive owners.

Reviewed by Terence 4th July 2020

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Reviewed by Susan 28th October 2019

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Reviewed by Joseph 11th October 2019

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The cottage was clean, tidy, beautifully furnished, is in ideal location and is an ideal base to explore the surrounding area. The hosts Jackie and Richard are really nice and are on hand if required

Reviewed by Janet 23rd September 2019

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Dray Cottage suited us perfectly for our week in Yorkshire to watch the Cycling World Championships. The cottage had everything we needed. Comfy beds, & lovely fresh towels. The kitchen was very well equipped. The location in Knaresborough was good as it was close to all the local amenities. The local bus service is excellent and the bus stop is juRead morest across the road. We used it every day to go to Harrogate. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 31st August 2019

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This cottage is spacious, very well equipped and decorated to a high standard. Centrally located with easy walking access to the town centre. Access is via a very narrow archway and once in it does require some manoeuvring to turn round and exit. It is directly on a mini roundabout and does suffer from some traffic noise, however this did not intruRead morede too much. Knaresborough is a great base to explore the area. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 27th July 2019

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Jackie and Richard are such welcoming hosts with loads of local knowledge of good eating places and sites to visit. They try to ensure that you have everything you need and are always on hand if you need any assistance. Would thoroughly recommend them to my friends and family.

Reviewed by TIM 6th July 2019

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Richard and Jackie were great hosts,they met us on arrival gave us a tour of the property if we needed anything just knock on their door.The cottage was immaculate,and had everything you could possibly need.The property was well placed for York Harrogate and Leeds,having a rail station was a bonus too.We will stay again without hesitation a great pRead morelace to enjoy Yorkshire.(our dog had a good time as well ) Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 10th June 2019

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This cottage is beautiful and in a perfect location to wander around Knaresborough and visit surrounding areas. The owners were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble thanks

Reviewed by Janet 24th March 2019

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A great location - not only within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and the train station (day trips to Harrogate and York without the parking headache) but also for stunning walks along the Nidd valley. With secure parking, Dray Cottage is spotlessly presented and thoughtfully appointed with quality bedlinen and towels. And since the suRead moren shone too, what more could you ask for?! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 28th December 2018

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Reviewed by L 7th December 2018

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Booked at very short notice. Very efficient service with communication exactly as promised which was great. Paperwork arrived the very next day. Communication then recieved from landlord which made arrival very easy. Accomodation was superb all in all nothing to fault and much to admire

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Characterful stable conversion in the heart of North Yorkshire
Contemporary yet cosy lounge
Sit back and relax
Galleried stairs lead you to the first floor
A fusion of modern and traditional in the kitchen
Plenty of character here
Super-king-size bedroom located on the ground floor, and benefitting from a sauna
Two person sauna to enjoy
En-suite shower room with the added addition of a sauna
En-suite wet room
Enjoy a restful nights' sleep in the super-king-size bedroom
Show 3 moreSuper-king-size bedroom located on the first floor

Location

Map
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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