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A truly gorgeous cottage
Cosy living area with wood burning fire
Relax by the fire with your favourite tipple
Country style kitchen with everything you need to rustle up a home cooked meal
Welcome
The cosy snug with log burning fire
Into the snug with original stone stairs to first floor
Oak sleigh bed, perfect after a day out sightseeing
Breakfast in bed
Cosy double room with sumptuous bedding and fabulous views
Family bathroom with amazing view
Single bed for the little one
Fresh and invigorating
Beautiful ground floor bedroom
Step into the garden
Off walking today?
Anyone for a game of pool?
Take along your best friend
A spot of alfresco dining
Take in the views whilst chatting with freinds and family.
Country garden
Relax and enjoy the sun
Rural location
Take in the local sights
Pointing you in the right direction
Visit the historic town of Harrogate
1 / 26  A truly gorgeous cottage
2 / 26  Cosy living area with wood burning fire
3 / 26  Relax by the fire with your favourite tipple
4 / 26  Country style kitchen with everything you need to rustle up a home cooked meal
5 / 26  Welcome
6 / 26  The cosy snug with log burning fire
7 / 26  Into the snug with original stone stairs to first floor
8 / 26  Oak sleigh bed, perfect after a day out sightseeing
9 / 26  Breakfast in bed
10 / 26  Cosy double room with sumptuous bedding and fabulous views
11 / 26  Family bathroom with amazing view
12 / 26  Single bed for the little one
13 / 26  Fresh and invigorating
14 / 26  Beautiful ground floor bedroom
15 / 26  Step into the garden
16 / 26  Off walking today?
17 / 26  Anyone for a game of pool?
18 / 26  Take along your best friend
19 / 26  A spot of alfresco dining
20 / 26  Take in the views whilst chatting with freinds and family.
21 / 26  Country garden
22 / 26  Relax and enjoy the sun
23 / 26  Rural location
24 / 26  Take in the local sights
25 / 26  Pointing you in the right direction
26 / 26  Visit the historic town of Harrogate

Scarah Cottage

Ripley, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful cottage offering comfortable accommodation for your family and friends - furry ones included
  • Relax in the garden or explore one of the nearby walks
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales & Nidderdale, Area of  Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Take a trip to see Knaresborough Castle, Ripley Castle or Fountains Abbey
  • Ideal for visiting the popular spa town of Harrogate for a spot of shopping or a Turkish Bath
  • A short drive Pateley Bridge, Ripon and Knaresborough

 

Property code: G0123

Set at the end of a long private lane, this delightful 200-year-old cottage enjoys stunning countryside views and offers cosy accommodation for a family exploring Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales.

Surrounded by stunning Yorkshire countryside, this charming 200-year-old cottage is the perfect getaway for larger groups. Sleeping eight people, this four-bedroom home offers stylish and comfortable accommodation. With easy access to the Harrogate Convention Centre, it's the perfect choice whether you're enjoying a break with friends and family, or you're in the area on business. It also allows two dogs, and the local pub and shops are just half a mile away.

Cleverly combining traditional touches with all the contemporary comforts you could need, you'll feel right at home from the moment you arrive. A cosy double wood burner is at the heart of the welcoming lounge, which also boasts a pool table, TV and DVD. Unwind in the additional snug area, which also features a wood burner for chillier evenings. The dining room creates a more formal space for special meals, while the sleek kitchen/diner is equipped with everything you'll need, along with a central kitchen island for grabbing a quick snack. One of the bedrooms is to be found on the ground floor, while the three others are reached via the original stone stairs that lead to the first floor. Each has been decorated in neutral tones, to create a relaxing space for every guest. The family bathroom is also on this level. Outside is a 1-acre private garden with patio area and lawns, offering plenty of space for everyone to enjoy.

Explore Nidderdale's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (8 miles) either on foot or on two wheels. Head into Harrogate (4.5 miles) where you'll find museums, independent shops and attractions in abundance. Slow the pace with a visit to the traditional Turkish Baths or head to the ‘Notting Hill' of Harrogate, Cold Bath Road, where you'll be spoilt for choice in picking a great place to eat.

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

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC and1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Induction hob, range style oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer and washer/dryer in utility room
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-fi included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Wood burner
  • Dining room
  • Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome - please note due to sheep and lambs in neighbouring fields, and nesting ducks in the garden, owners are requested to keep dogs on leads
  • Welcome pack included
  • Knaresborough 5.5 miles
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles
  • Please note a £300 security deposit is required
  • Hen and Stag parties need approval from owner before booking

The cottage has an amazing location. Approached via a long and quiet lane it offers the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside with the delights of cosmopolitan Harrogate under 5 miles away. With miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is a haven for lovers of the outdoors.

The nearest village is Ripley which you can see from the cottage. Less than 15 minutes' walk away, Ripley is a gorgeous little Yorkshire village which looks like a set for Downton Abbey. Little has changed in the village for many years, beautiful old stone buildings line the quiet main street and the local village pub beckons you in with its vine-covered exterior and handsome good looks. Serving up great food it's a lovely choice for lunch and dinner. There's an excellent off-road cycle/walking route from Ripley right into Harrogate (5 miles away) if you fancy working up an appetite for one of the town's excellent restaurants.

Harrogate is an absolute must if you're staying here. Encircled by its famous 'Stray' or '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. And 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 11 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 - little has changed inside since then.

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, 6.5 miles from the cottage. So, lots of options for day trips!

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Marilyn 31st July 2020

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Excellent location, superb property, Excellent communication with owner. We'll be back

Reviewed by Steven 13th September 2019

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Reviewed by Caroline 1st July 2019

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Scarah Cottage is a great holiday home if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful location close to amenities and with great walks from the doorstep. The cottage is beautiful with unique features, it is well-equipped and the beds are so comfortable. The garden is idyllic with lovely flowers, stone walls, an outdoor eating area and surrounded by farmlRead moreand. The owner John was most helpful and answered all queries promptly. I would definitely book the cottage again for a future holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 7th June 2019

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Reviewed by Debbie 31st May 2019

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Cottage is in a great location, the garden is fabulous but spoilt by the noise from the traffic, but due to good double glazing you can hear no traffic from inside the house. The interior of the cottage is beautifully done and feels like home from home.

Reviewed by Julie 10th May 2019

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Reviewed by Joanne 24th February 2019

We loved the house and the garden, very comfortable and homely, the only downside for us was not being able to walk from the house with the dogs without avoiding the busy roads.

Reviewed by Shirley 28th January 2019

Lovely cottage just off the road surrounded by sheep, pheasants and trees. Very comfortable, lots of room and well equipped.

Reviewed by Kerry 5th January 2019

This was a perfect cottage for our family at New Year. Very comfortable and plenty of space with different areas where we could get together. One of the loveliest aspects were the beautiful views from every window. I would have given it a ten overall if there had been a coffee machine - but I am a bit of a coffeeholic!

Reviewed by Mervyn 2nd October 2018

Superb house in perfect location!

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A truly gorgeous cottage
Cosy living area with wood burning fire
Relax by the fire with your favourite tipple
Country style kitchen with everything you need to rustle up a home cooked meal
Welcome
The cosy snug with log burning fire
Into the snug with original stone stairs to first floor
Oak sleigh bed, perfect after a day out sightseeing
Breakfast in bed
Cosy double room with sumptuous bedding and fabulous views
Family bathroom with amazing view
Show 14 moreSingle bed for the little one

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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