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The Copse

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A light and stylish holiday property surrounded by countryside
  • Perfect for a family retreat in the heart of North Yorkshire
  • Ideal for exploring Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales
  • A lovely base for keen walkers and nature-lovers
  • Discover beautiful attractions such as Bolton Abbey and Harewood House
  • Visit Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale and Harrogate
Property code: G0141

Situated within the grounds of a historic manor house in beautiful Wharfedale, this handsome property offers elegant accommodation for a family looking for a tranquil North Yorkshire holiday home.

Surrounded by open countryside and woodland, this lovely property is ideal for enjoying glorious rural walks, with the outskirts of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 4 miles away. There are quaint villages to explore, including Burley in Wharfedale (7 miles) or you could head deep into the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales (15 miles). Local attractions include Harewood House (7 miles) and Bolton Abbey (17 miles). There are several historic and bustling market towns with fantastic restaurants, cafes, pubs and independent shops, including Ilkley (11 miles) and Skipton (25 miles). The famous Victorian spa town of Harrogate has a host of attractions, including the Stray, the Royal Pump Rooms and the Valley Gardens (7 miles).


Set at the end of a long driveway among lush green fields and woodland, this fantastic semi-detached property has been imaginatively decorated and beautifully furnished. The spacious lounge allows you to unwind in the comfortable seating and enjoy a movie on the TV or admire the garden views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Exploring further, there's a charming dining room with a feature fireplace which provides a welcoming space to enjoy a family meal. The light and elegantly designed kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need and features sleek granite work-tops, glossy units and a kitchen island with a handy breakfast bar. The washing machine and dryer are stored in the nearby utility room. The property also features a lovely snug with a TV and a cosy wood burner. The four bedrooms are accessed via two different staircases. On the right of the property, you will find a large master bedroom with a king-size bed and an en-suite shower room. There's also a twin room with an en-suite bathroom. On the other side of the house, stairs lead up to a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and a twin room with an en-suite bathroom. All the bedrooms have been stylishly decorated and each has its own TV.


Stepping outside you will find a beautiful large garden to the side of the property with many mature trees and shrubs. There's also a sheltered patio with garden furniture, providing an ideal space to enjoy a drink or a meal. You can also explore the woodland immediately beyond the cottage.


  • 4 bedrooms, each with TV – 1 king-size bedroom, 2 twins, 1 double room
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath and WC
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC
  • Dishwasher, oven, washing machine and dryer, fridge
  • TV in lounge
  • Wood burner
  • Sheltered patio area with furniture
  • BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles

The property is set within the grounds of a large manor house in Wharfedale, just a few miles south of the gorgeous Victorian Spa town of Harrogate. With open countryside and woodland all around, there is a liberating sense of getting away from it all, but with the comfort of knowing the modernities of town life are within easy reach.

Less than half a mile away you'll find a pub and farm shop/deli, featuring the very best of local Yorkshire produce. Within easy walking distance, it's a nice option for lunch if you don't feel like cooking one day.

There are several lovely market towns close to The Copse, with perhaps Ilkley (5 miles) offering the most to enjoy. Highly regarded for its stylish architecture and beautiful floral displays, there's plenty to see and do in this elegant Victorian town. Take a turn around the gardens down by the river, indulge in afternoon tea at Betty's, explore the many independent shops and boutiques, and make sure you pick up something yummy for supper at one of the several up-market delis in town.

If you want to venture a little further, the property is ideally placed to explore the historic market town of Skipton (18 miles) and the exquisite Yorkshire Dales beyond. It's a true walker's paradise and you are very close to the famous Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside.

If you're more of a roamer than a rambler try a stroll around the grounds of nearby Bolton Abbey (12 miles). These striking ruins provide the backdrop to a particularly beautiful part of the Dales and are well worth a visit.

This area of the Yorkshire Dales is home to many charming villages and towns worth exploring. The pretty cobbled streets of Grassington are within 25 miles, with the village of Kettlewell another 5 miles on.

Visiting the gorgeous town of Harrogate (16 miles) is a must during your stay here. Encircled by its famous 'Stray' or '1000 acres' of horseshoe-shaped grassland, 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.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 2nd August 2019

Absolutely beautiful cottage with everything you need. The garden is stunning with a sunny secluded patio area, perfect for outdoor dining. We all loved it and hope to be back soon, thank you.

Reviewed by Leslie 28th June 2019

The Copse is a fantastic holiday cottage. The accommodation was excellent, spotless , all 4 bedrooms en-suite, extra toilet downstairs. loads of room for 8 people. A large garden which we used every day. The location is good , 10 minute drive to Harrogate , Wheeton train station 5 minutes away ,regular trains to Leeds and York.

Reviewed by Rod 21st June 2019

A very well-equipped property in beautiful grounds. Spacious and comfortable, great for relaxation inside and out and an ideal start for lovely local walks.

Reviewed by Linda 7th June 2019

cottage was in immaculate condition and extremely well equipped. Lovely grounds unfortunately weather did not allow us to use them very much , such a pity.

Reviewed by Carol 6th March 2019

Had a fabulous weekend. Perfect quiet getaway with everything we needed in the cottage. The accommodation was spotless, warm and very welcoming. The owners close to hand and very helpful with a minor problem . Wouldnt hesitate to recommend it.

Reviewed by Ronnie 19th February 2019

Excellent cottage. Lovely welcome, great facilities. Clean and we'll equipped, certainly recommend this cottage..??????????

Reviewed by Amanda 12th January 2019

Beautiful, well equipped cottage with helpful and friendly owners. The cottage is huge and well laid out and we had a fabulous stay. The only reason I havent scored it 10/10 is that the mattresses were a bit lumpy and uncomfortable but other than that I couldnt recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Letitia 30th December 2018

An excellent home from home beautifully decorated for Christmas week. The four en-suite bedrooms were a great bonus. The Copse is a well equipped house which is warm and comfortable. It is in a great location with lovely views and is only a short distance to Otley and Harrogate.

Reviewed by Reshma 22nd December 2018

Beautiful cottage which is perfect for 2 families. Layout makes for a very socislly friendly space for a large number of people.

Reviewed by Gary 13th November 2018

The very best holiday cottage weve stayed at. Pristine. The standard by which all other holiday cottages should be judged. Book the copse now. Youll be amazed. Thank you

Reviewed by Julie 6th November 2018

We had a lovely weekend here, loved our morning walk in the wood next to the house, the decoration and standard of the house is exceptional, from a lovely greeting from Konrad to enjoying our stay here, we will definitely be coming back.

Reviewed by Claire 2nd November 2018

Lovely house with nice views. Very clean and has everything you need.

Reviewed by Harley 10th September 2018

Absolutely stunning cottage, really well thought out and well equipped. The only reason I wouldnt go back is because we really missed having a hot tub so would go somewhere else with a hot tub next time.

Reviewed by Louise 2nd September 2018

Beautiful peaceful cottage, comfortable and clean. Everything we needed was there. Plenty of space, particularly liked the seperate ends for sleeping, given we were two families sharing. Kids absolutely loved the garden and snug with smart TV. A little further out than we thought, but would stay again. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Annette 14th August 2018

Lovely house with excellent space for our mixed-age family group, ranging from two and a half to sixty five and a fair range in between! Konrad and Dominic were very helpful especially in relation to supplying extra bedding etc, and the things I look for eg comfortable beds and good supply of hot water to all bathrooms very well catered for. We lovRead moreed the fact we had 2 sitting rooms and that every bedroom had an en suite bathroom. My only reasons for not giving 10 across every aspect were the lack of some kitchen things a large family party needs ie water jug, multiple serving bowls, large pasta pan etc, and the poor light blocking of the (otherwise very stylish!) bedroom blinds. The later is a particular problem for light-sensitive oldies and little ones that don't want to go to bed in the summer! But yes we would definitely return, and in fact are planning on doing so. Hide

Reviewed by Gwenda 11th August 2018

Best cottage I have ever stayed in. Everything provided. Wonderful setting fabulous garden fabulous house would recommend this to anyone. If you visit Yorkshire you have to stay here.

Reviewed by David 31st July 2018

We loved The Copse!

Reviewed by Group of friends 16th July 2018

The Copse is an immaculate and spacious holiday home which is perfect for larger groups - everyone has their own space. Loved the fact that there are 4 bathrooms and TVs in the bedrooms. Great location very handy for Harrogate and Ilkley / Wharfedale. Will definitely be back!

Reviewed by MARTYN 30th June 2018

A few little niggles - not enough coat hangers and plastic glasses which I hate drinking out of.

Reviewed by Lisa 2nd June 2018

We had an amazing time in a fantastic home finished to high standards and in a superb location. This was accompanied by a very warm welcome from the owner. We will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Alison 26th May 2018

A lovely place. In an excellent countryside location.

Reviewed by SALLY 22nd May 2018

We had a wonderful stay at The Copse. Having stayed at many holiday properties over the years, I can say with some experience that many do not live up to the description or photographs but The Copse was something else. Beautiful, well equipped, extremely clean, all rooms en-suite and lovely little extra touches meant it more than lived up to my, Read moremy husband's and our friends expectations. It was peaceful, had a beautiful garden and was not too far from many of the places we chose to visit. We are sadly back home now and wish we were still there. Will definitely be recommending it to friends and family. Hide

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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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