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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

  • Lovely period property with well-maintained period features alongside contemporary comforts
  • 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.

 

  • 2 bedrooms - super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made into twins on request)
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC and 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, hand held shower and WC
  • Oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Electric sauna for 2 people
  • TV/DVD and DAB radio
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • 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
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. 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

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hugh 17th June 2022

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excellent holiday property and super owners, accommodation of a very high standard with everything required for a self catering holiday Unfortunately the location of the property is at a very busy traffic double junction and makes the use of pedestrian crossings imperative

Reviewed by Alison 8th June 2022

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Beautifully presented and great location

Reviewed by clare 3rd June 2022

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fantastic location within easy walking distance of pubs, shops etc, the cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. The owners were very welcoming with great suggestions for day's out. Would not hesitate to recommend this property.

Reviewed by Jane 3rd May 2022

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This is an excellent cottage in a lovely setting. The beds and wonderful sheets guarantee a superb sleep. Hosts are exceptional, warm, welcoming snd helpful. Kitchen is best equipped we have ever seen. I wanted to cook for my friends so I really appreciated all the pans & equipment.

Reviewed by Diane 29th April 2022

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The cottage was perfect, loved the comfy beds which were set up as singles for us and both bedrooms were en-suite. The owners were friendly and accommodating.

Reviewed by Sarah 15th April 2022

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Wonderful stay with fantastic hosts. Dray cottage was amazing, photos on website do not do it justice as exceeded expectations in every way. Thank you Richard and Jackie for a perfect stay.

Reviewed by Helen 9th April 2022

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High standard, loved the personal contact with the owners, very organized and clean. Lovely welcome gifts to get us off to a good start. Second to none-cannot recommend highly enough.

Reviewed by Jonathan 14th March 2022

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Lovely cottage and very well equipped. Very nice owners who were on site and could not do enough to help. We took our 25 week old puppy and the cottage was very dog friendly. Looking forward to another visit in future.

Reviewed by Patricia 30th December 2021

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The cottage was very comfortable and very well equipped. We have stayed in many others and this was by far the best. The location was perfect, in a quiet courtyard off the main st in knaresborough. Both bedrooms were of a good size and the bathrooms were excellent, the shower in the room downstairs was the best I have ever used. Our dog was welcomeRead mored with a food bowl and a couple of treats. The owners are on site to welcome guests and are very friendly and welcoming. Would love to stay again Hide

Reviewed by Ashley 3rd December 2021

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Fabulous place.Really clean and spacious for 4 people. Very well fitted out with everything you could possibly need.close to town .Cannot fault it and will definitely return in a different season. Keep up the good work Richard and Jackie!!

Reviewed by William 5th November 2021

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We stayed in Dray Cottage, which sleeps 4. It is really well laid out with everything you could want, and superbly equipped. Friendly helpful owners, and a lovely location in a really attractive market town with independent shops. We were there in autumn, Leeds and York are easily accessible by train, and Durham is just over an hour away by car. InRead more summer, of course there is fabulous countryside all around. I should mention that it was our second visit, which speaks for itself. Hide

Reviewed by David 25th October 2021

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A lovely cottage with character and comfort, location is easy to find and has parking. the cottage was warm and comfortable and the owners very welcoming. Knaresborouigh is a lovely place and well worth visiting

Reviewed by Alex 25th September 2021

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Great cottage in an ideal position. Richard and Jackie have put everything in place to make this home from home. Near enough to walk to the station to go by train into Harrogate and York so no need to use the car. We had a great holiday in this very comfortable cottage and will certainly return again.

Reviewed by Alicia 18th September 2021

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Just spent a fabulous week here. Literally couldnt have been a more perfect cottage and position. Everything was supplied from shower gel to shampoo & loo rolls! kitchen fully equipped with tea towels, biscuits, kitchen roll etc Hosts are lovely and the train station is just up the road for a trip into Harrogate or the river just down the road withRead more lovely places to eat. Absolutely perfect thank you Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 30th July 2021

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The cottage was very comfortable. Everything clean and well kept, in an idea location. Lots of great pubs and restaurants in walking distance, even a train station, to take you to Harrogate or York. Knaresbough is very beautiful with great country walks all around. Richard and Jackie, the owners who live on site, were very helpful but not intrusiveRead more. The only downside was the busy mini roundabout, which it's self was not noisy, but the sirens by the emergency services, at busy times, was. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 2nd July 2021

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Great accommodation. Ideally placed to explore area. Owners welcoming, friendly and informative.

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.

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Location

Map
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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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Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

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