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Robbie's Retreat

Nidderdale, North Yorkshire
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 3 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A lovely, comfortable cottage set in tranquil and picturesque surroundings
  • Nestling in an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty and set on a working farm
  • Enjoy breath-taking views of beautiful countryside
  • An ideal base for keen walkers, sightseers and cyclists
  • Perfect for visiting Harrogate, Knaresborough and Pateley Bridge
  • This is a fantastic base for exploring Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales
Property code: HH071

Situated on a lovely working farm, this adorable and cosy ground-floor cottage offers panoramic countryside views and lies in a fantastic spot for a rural getaway in the heart of North Yorkshire.

Set on a working farm on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales, this charming cottage makes an ideal location for a romantic weekend or a short break in beautiful surroundings. Perfect for a couple, the property adjoins Barney’s Cottage, so they can be let together to accommodate six guests. This is a bike-friendly cottage and offers panoramic country views, making it a great base for exploring the Nidderdale region, with the popular spa town of Harrogate just 11 miles away.

This cosy single-level cottage is accessed via a single step up to the front door which opens into a comfortable open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with far-reaching views, a dining table for two guests, comfy seating and TV. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, a comfy king-size double bedroom, and a shower room. The property enjoys underfloor heating and there’s a shared laundry facility in the nearby stable block. Outside is a pretty courtyard with seating. Children are welcome but please bring your own cot and highchair. Parking is available for two cars.

This pretty cottage is set in a secluded location which makes it ideal for a couple exploring the Yorkshire Dales. There are plenty of opportunities for great walks and bike rides, and there are numerous villages including Darley, Dacre and Pateley Bridge, all within ten miles, where you can rest and enjoy a drink and a meal. Brimham Rocks are just 4 miles away or you could head into Ripon, Knaresborough (both 13 miles) and Harrogate to enjoy a great range of food, drink and shopping.


  • 1 master bedroom with king-size bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Shared washer and tumble dryer in nearby stable block
  • TV in lounge
  • Courtyard seating for 2 guests
  • Parking available for two cars
  • Set on a working farm
  • Ground source heat pump and solar hot water
  • Heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Welcome pack of beverages
  • Children welcome - please bring own cot and highchair
  • Regret no pets
  • From the parking area there is one step up to the front door
  • The property adjoins Barney’s Cottage, and can be let together as one unit to sleep 6 guests
  • Pub within walking distance.
  • Harrogate, Ilkley, Otley and Pateley Bridge all within short driving distance

This property is personally managed by Clare.

Guest comments

Reviewed by a guest 15th April 2018

The property was well maintained. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We look forward to staying there again in the future!

Reviewed by a guest 6th March 2017

Clean well furnished to a high standard.

Reviewed by a guest 29th October 2016

Ideal retreat for 2, and a great base for a gathering in Harrogate.

Reviewed by a guest 26th October 2016

A perfect place for a holiday in North Yorkshire area. Lots of lovely area close by for walking and exploring. Accommodation cosy and comfortable. Recommended.

Reviewed by a guest 2nd October 2016

Lovely cottage. Superbly equipped. Very comfortable. Very welcoming hosts. Thank you for the scones and biscuits. We too will be back.

Reviewed by a guest 26th September 2016

We have both had a very enjoyable stay. Friendly owners, very helpful. Lovely and clean, everything you need at hand. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by a guest 20th August 2016

We have thoroughly enjoyed our week at Robbie's Retreat, relaxing in this cosy and comfortable little cottage. We received a warm and friendly welcome from the owners and it was a real treat to be greeted with gorgeous home-made cookies and delicious scones - thank you! This is a super base from which to explore the Nidderdale and Harrogate surrounRead moreding area. 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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