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Folly Rigg Cottage

Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful and spacious holiday home sleeping 2 guests
  • Ample space to host 1 four-pawed friend
  • Nestled within the rolling green hills of Summerbridge in Nidderdale
  • Visit cosmopolitan Harrogate (11 miles), home to the stunning RHS Garden Harlow Carr and Royal Pump Room
  • Take a leisurely stroll to your welcoming local pub to take refuge following a day of discovery
  • Explore the delightful Yorkshire Dales as you meander the stunning walking trails from your doorstep
Property code: G0063

A spacious rural retreat in a sleepy village located within the gorgeous Nidderdale area, within driving distance of the cosmopolitan Harrogate, offering a best of both worlds' getaway to the Dales.

Set within the picture-perfect rolling green hills of Summerbridge in Nidderdale, this cottage offers a truly tranquil getaway to the Yorkshire Dales. However, the cosmopolitan town of Harrogate, home to a number of attractions, shops, eateries and pubs, sits just 11 miles away, offering the perfect blend of countryside and city if you wish to venture that way. Be sure to check out the Turkish Baths, RHS Garden Harlow Carr and the Royal Pump Room in Harrogate for sightseeing to remember. With miles and miles of stunning walks and mountain biking trails from the doorstep, this cottage is somewhat of a haven for guests looking to explore the great outdoors.


If you're in search of a delectable mix of old and new, look no further. Combining historic stone walls with bright and contemporary interiors, this cottage gives a real homely ambience from the moment you approach it. Downstairs is home to a large open-plan kitchen diner, fully-equipped with all the essentials you'll need throughout your stay. Sit down and enjoy delicious homecooked meals made from the local produce at your chic dining table before retreating to the lounge next door. At the heart of the lounge is a wood burner, which you can fire up so you can enjoy cosy nights in, sinking into the comfortable sofas following a day of discovery. When the night draws in, make your way upstairs for a restful sleep in the warm master bedroom complete with a king-size sleigh bed. Across the hall sits the vast bathroom, boasting a fabulous roll-top bath so you can enjoy a long hot soak or use the separate walk-in shower.


Step outside to find a charming enclosed courtyard, perfect for dogs. During the warmer months, make use of the outdoor furniture and enjoy a spot of al fresco dining or simply sit outside and soak up your surroundings. The sheltered spot makes a heavenly space to be enjoyed during the summer so you can bask in the sun all day long. Throw down a picnic blanket and enjoy a bite to eat or lose yourself in your favourite book as you appreciate the tranquillity of this location.

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

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • Induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, washer/dryer
  • Outside seating area and enclosed garden
  • Wood burner
  • Electric and heating included
  • Ample parking for up to 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • This property does not accept children. Babes in arms welcome.
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop within half a mile, pub within 1 mile
  • LCD TV, DVD player

This property is in a beautiful location, set amongst the rolling green hills of Summerbridge in Nidderdale. Approached via a private lane, it offers the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside with the delights of cosmopolitan Harrogate just 11 miles away. With stunning walks and mountain bike trails from the doorstep, the cottage is heaven for lovers of all things outdoors and for eats you'll find no shortage of excellent gastro pubs and restaurants in the area.

Harrogate is an absolute must if you're staying here. Encircled by its famous Stray, 1,000 acres of horseshoe-shaped grassland, the Victorian spa town of Harrogate has a bright and breezy open-air feel and is characterised by its impressive floral displays. As you would expect of such a bustling upbeat town, Harrogate boasts over 300 bars and restaurants together with all the shops, swimming pools, cinemas, parks and gardens you could ever wish for.

Head 5 miles in the opposite direction and you will find Pateley Bridge, a charming little market town very typical of this area of Yorkshire. The main street is peppered with cafes, restaurants, local stores, quality butchers and a fantastic wine shop - everything you need to stock up for your stay. You'll also find the self-proclaimed 'Oldest Sweet Shop in England' here dating back to the early 1800s.

Pateley Bridge sits at the heart of the breathtaking Nidderdale landscape, itself an AONB and immediately adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are bags of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance, including the much-loved Brimham Rocks, just 2 miles from the cottage - so lots of options for day trips!

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip 15th November 2019

Top quality cottage, the owner was very friendly and helpful. Can't find fault with any aspect of our stay.

Reviewed by Jon 8th November 2019

Great little cottage in a extremely picturesque location, handy for local amenities. Clean , equipped excellent to high standard and dog friendly

Reviewed by Pam 4th November 2019

Lovely cosy clean cottage in a delightful location.

Reviewed by John 2nd September 2019

The cottage was superbly presented with everything you need. It was comfortable and clean. The complementary basket was well supplied with useful goods.

Reviewed by Richard 23rd August 2019

Beautiful cottage in a quiet location. Five minutes walk into Summerbridge with a small shop, tea-room and pub (The Flying Dutchman). The pub isn't great but it has a beautiful beer garden at the back and you can take dogs in. A much nicer pub is the Royal Oak Inn in Dacre, just another 10 min walk. Friendly staff (the landlord even offered to giveRead more us a lift home after we'd had a few drinks watching the football on TV on Sun afternoon), nice beers, nice food, and two beer gardens. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 16th August 2019

a great position and lovely property

Reviewed by Ronald 9th August 2019

The cottage is stunning and in a great location.

Reviewed by Robert 12th July 2019

The cottage was superbly fitted out, comfortable and in a very quiet location. Closely located to some of the Dales wonderful sights and attractions. We will certainly be going back in the future.

Reviewed by Pamela 5th July 2019

The cottage is in a good location for whatever interests you may have. Beautiful scenery, walks and a cosy home from home feel when you return from your day out!!

Reviewed by Phil 1st July 2019

This cottage had the wow factor when we walked trough the door.

Reviewed by Stephen 31st May 2019

Great location close to everything you would want to go to, area dog friendly as are the locals!. Very well equipped , well pleased with the cottage and will return in the future.

Reviewed by Jim 24th May 2019


Reviewed by Ibrahim 3rd May 2019

Amazing cottage with EVERYTHING you need for an intimate, enjoyable weekend. Cannot praise it enough. My wife loved it and didn't want to leave!

Reviewed by Graham 12th April 2019

We had a fabulous week at Folly Rigg Cottage. The cottage is really beautiful and had everything we needed for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. It was a pleasure to return to after a day of walking and exploring the beautiful area of Nidderdale. The welcome basket was very much appreciated and contained lots of lovely food and wine and the lovRead moreely touch of a local newspaper. We would not hesitate to return and will most definitely recommend to family and friends. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 22nd March 2019

This was more like a suite in a boutique hotel than a cottage. Stylish and beautifully laid out but super comfortable and cosy. Spotlessly clean and well prepared with a fantastic welcome hamper of delicious goodies. We loved it. A great location for enjoying all the Dales has to offer.

Reviewed by Lauren 8th December 2018

The best cottage weve stayed in, so comfortable and had everything we needed! We appreciated all the little added extras (welcome hamper, treats for our dog) would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Abi 13th November 2018

Amazing place and amazing cottage! Hoping to be able to stay again in the near future!

Reviewed by Lucy 3rd November 2018

Lovely cosy cottage with some of Yorkshire's best sites near by.

Reviewed by Mark 21st October 2018

A super cottage with all one could ask for and more

Reviewed by wendy 10th October 2018

very good stay thank you

Reviewed by Mr. R. 29th September 2018

Folly Rigg is the best cottage we have stayed in throughout our visits to the dales. It has everything you need and is well situated for all amenities.Will definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Anne 22nd September 2018

On the whole our honeymoon stay was lovely. Folly Rigg is a beautiful cottage and has many quality fixtures and fittings. The welcome hamper was a lovely thought and so were the flowers. The bed is very comfortable. We still would have preferred to have met Gemma (the owner) in person to thank her fRead moreace to face, but we only had contact via text which was a shame. We just want to advise people that if they do bring food with them, the only cupboard for storage we found was to the right of the kitchen window next to the fridge, but the cupboard itself gets very warm and so does the work surface. We realised that the boiler is housed under the work surface itself, so be careful as the heat shortens the shelf life of certain food stuffs.Thank you for helping to make our special stay that bit more special.

Response from Harrogate Holidays:

Hi Anne. We are delighted you enjoyed your honeymoon at Folly Rigg and we do agree the cottage is comfortable and beautiful and the hampers are always so lovely. Access to the cottage is a via key safe to allow guests extra flexibility with arrival time, however a friendly text is always sent to new guests. The dresser in the kitchen dining area has cupboard space for food and also the cupboard above the freezer, this may have been overlooked during your stay, but you will be aware of this when you return celebrate your wedding anniversary! What a lovely cottage to honeymoon in and we do hope you come back on many many more occasions. Congratulations, take care Marion. Hide

Reviewed by Pat 10th September 2018

We loved Folly Rigg and hope to return in the future. Everything was perfect for us and the quality of the furnishings and cleanliness were top notch. Very good value for money in a lovely area and so great that we could bring our small dog.

Reviewed by Gail 25th August 2018

Folly Rigg was just perfect. As you opened the front door and made your way in the first thing that greeted us was a gorgeous Welcome Hamper and a vase of fresh flowers on the table! A very lovely and much appreciated gesture.We have had the most lovely holiday in Nidderdale and enjoyed coming home to Folly Rigg every night.Would have no hesitationRead more in recommending Folly Rigg it was perfect!Thank you to Gemma and Colin for being the perfect hosts. Hide

Reviewed by colin 21st August 2018

very nice property, fully equipped and finished to a high standard. Shame there was no garden to sit in, that said it rained just about the whole time we were there. You could of sat in the parking area, as two seats and a small table was provided. Being used to walking straight from a holiday home we selected, we found we had to journey out each dRead moreay to walk. Our fault for not studying the area in full, prior to booking. Yet it did read walks from the front door, perhaps we just didn't find them, even with an OS map purchased from the town! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 2nd August 2018

Folly Rigg is a beautiful, well-equipped and comfortable cottage. Set in a lovely part of Yorkshire, its the perfect place for a relaxing break. An excellent welcome pack awaited us on our arrival and the owner was extremely kind and helpful. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Marion 23rd June 2018

We have stayed in many cottages over the last 40 years at least and it's the first time we haven't been welcomed by the owner, but maybe this is your policy. We think for the cost it is a bit overpriced. We didn't quite realize just how low the ceiling is in the bedroom. We kept bumping our heads.Read more The car parking bay just outside the cottage is described as a nice place to sit and relax. I wouldn't like to sit there with my glass of wine right beside the car. I think this area is a bit misrepresented. Apart from these points the cottage is quite comfortable and the welcome hamper and wine were really excellent.

Response from Harrogate Holidays:

Hi Marion, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review, I am pleased that you thought the cottage was comfortable and that you enjoyed the welcome hamper provided. A lot of guests do prefer to be left alone to enjoy their holiday and if needed, the owner Gemma is always on hand and happy to help. Folly Rigg is a traditional cottage with beamed ceilings and a bright and contemporary interior as show on the photographs. We would love to welcome you back to Yorkshire for a stay in another Gorgeous Cottage in the future and our Gorgeous Team would be very happy to discuss your requirements to ensure we find the perfect cottage for you. Take care Louise Hide

Reviewed by Susan 13th June 2018

A spacious, well equipped and beautifully furnished cottage in a peaceful setting with plenty of walks from the doorstep. We would definitely recommend Folly Rigg Cottage to family and friends.

Reviewed by Pina 2nd June 2018

Perfect cottage for two.Steep drive to cottage.

Reviewed by Jeremy 29th April 2018

Our third time at Folly Rigg tells us how good this cottage is as we never return to holiday cottages !

Reviewed by Gaynor 11th April 2018

Fabulous cottage, we had a really lovely time

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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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