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 seconds 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 wet room with shower, 2 person sauna, and WC
  • 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
  • Pubs and shops within easy walking distance

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
Overall comfort
Overall location

Reviewed by Joseph 11th October 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 L 7th December 2018

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

Reviewed by a guest 16th May 2017

We stayed as part of a group booking taking over the adjacent Shire Cottage as both have their own lockable/interconnecting door and this also gave us exclusive use of the courtyard and private parking facilities. The cottage has been lovingly refurbished from its original stables layout by the owners to what is a very high and refined standard. OnRead morely the best materials and furnishings have been used so it really feels like a luxury home-from-home and is just a 5-minute walk from the compact town centre, should you be coming via train it's also only a 5-minute stroll from the nearby station. There is plenty of private parking (accessed by the covered archway and electric gates) directly off the road junction but as the cottages are set back quite a way (with buildings between) there is no problem with road noise. We had a fantastic double bedroom with large en-suite bathroom and a very comfy king size bed, top quality furnishings throughout and the kitchen has a super-sized fridge/freezer and oven/hob, so its great for a family meal or full English breakfast, with a large dishwasher. The guestbook has many entries, all of which praise the quality and location that is perfect if you want to explore Knaresborough and the surrounding area. In the adjoining cottage there is a hot tub which again is not your run-of-the-mill basic job, it's a luxury full four seater in its own wet-room with private shower facilities - a real bonus after a hard day exploring the town. The owners were very friendly and they made sure we wanted for nothing during our stay (soft/fluffy towels provided in abundance), this really is a top quality cottage in a brilliant location for everything Knaresborough'ish I'd happily recommend either (or both) cottages to anyone looking for that special break in this lovely compact Yorkshire market town. Hide

Reviewed by a guest 17th April 2017

Dray and Shire Cottages provide excellent, flexible accommodation right in the heart of Knaresborough. Both cottages are exceptionally well equipped with absolutely everything you could ever need. The owners were extremely obliging and were happy to configure the bedrooms exactly as we needed. The cottages are located at the end of the High Street Read moreso staying here ensures that shops, pubs, restaurants etc. are literally on the doorstep. I can highly recommend both cottages especially for a large family group. Hide

Reviewed by a guest 14th July 2016

We had a great week here with our young daughter. The cottage is beautiful, an unusual layout which has been thoughtfully designed and furnished to a very high standard. It is exceptionally comfortable and relaxing with everything you could need and more. The beds are so comfortable and the infrared sauna is an added bonus. There are lots of extrasRead more included such as towels, shower gel and shampoo provided, milk and tea / coffee supplies for unpacking, beautiful flowers and a lovely bottle of wine and cake! The owners are very nice people who communicate pleasantly right from booking and are on hand with any questions you have while you're there. Ron, the red setter was an occasional visitor to our cottage, much to our daughters delight! There is secure parking in a lovely courtyard, where you can also sit with a drink and enjoy the sun, if you're lucky enough - we only managed one evening! Knaresborough itself is a lovely place with many good places to eat, drink and visit. York and Harrogate are both around 30 mins away and very easily accessible by public transport. We all thoroughly enjoyed our week here and felt very relaxed (and quite sad) when it came time to leave Hide

Reviewed by a guest 3rd July 2014

The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. The lovely owners live on site and are always happy to help.

Reviewed by a guest 27th February 2014

Excellent accommodation and hosts. Beautiful location. We would definitely return

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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


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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