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The Platform

Nidderdale ( 4mls Harrogate), Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Seriously stylish holiday home just 4 miles from Harrogate
  • Set on what was once a railway platform with lots of period features
  • Overlooking ancient woodlands with an abundance of wildlife on the doorstep
  • Close to several charming Yorkshire towns and villages
  • Selection of excellent gastro pubs and Michelin-starred restaurants within just a few miles
  • Sliding doors that open onto landscaped gardens and a decked terrace
Property code: G0156

This cottage has a lot to offer - with its chic look, contemporary comforts and gorgeous location, this is the perfect Yorkshire cottage for a grown-up getaway.

Oozing character, this stylish home is set on what was once a railway platform, nestled in the stunning Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sleeping four people and located just 4 miles from Harrogate and its Convention Centre, this is the ideal property for couples, friends or business visitors. With a shop and a selection of gastropubs and Michelin Star restaurants within just a few miles, this charming cottage has it all.

Boasting many period features and quirky design touches, this two-bedroom property has a real home-from-home feel. The open-plan living area creates a welcoming space for guests to relax, with the contemporary wood burner providing a focal point on chillier evenings. It also features a wall filled with sporting memorabilia, which gives this room a real sense of fun. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, which lead outside, also give a light and airy feel. You'll find everything you need in the stylish kitchen, whether you're rustling up a snack or a main meal. The master bedroom is semi open-plan from the lounge and is beautifully designed to create the ideal space to unwind at the end of a busy day. The second bedroom is a twin, while the bathroom boasts a double walk-in shower. Outside you'll discover landscaped gardens and a decked terrace, which allow guests to enjoy the countryside views beyond.

Keen walkers will love exploring the nearby Nidderdale Way, a 53-mile circular walk which rewards hikers with stunning views across the Dale. Head into Harrogate and wander around its many independent shops and boutiques. Foodies are spoilt for choice here – head to Cold Bath Road and experience the many varied restaurants there. Soak up some history at the Royal Pump Room Museum, or retreat to the Turkish Baths for some pampering.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with double walk in shower and WC
  • NEFF Induction hob, microwave/oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Wood burner - logs provided
  • Underfloor heating
  • Ample off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no dogs
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • LCD TV, DVD player, Freeview, MP3 player
  • Secure bike storage available
  • Children over 8 and babes in arms welcome
  • Highchair and travel cot upon request
  • Ramp for wheelchairs upon request

The property offers the best of both worlds - the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside, with the cosmopolitan delights of Harrogate less than 6 miles away. There's also a pretty little village within walking distance which is home to a delightful coffee Shop/bistro, village store and post office.

This stunning cottage has an idyllic location set within the lush green countryside of breathtaking Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, immediately situated on the Nidderdale Way. An ideal location for keen walkers, it is also adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. As well as a decent local pub about a mile away, there are bags of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the fabulous Brimham Rocks (6 miles). With miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is heaven for lovers of all things outdoors.

There are countless charming Yorkshire towns and villages close by including Pateley Bridge (11 miles) and Ilkley (18 miles) where you'll find among other delights, the oldest sweet shop in England, a Michelin-starred restaurant and the quintessentially Yorkshire tea room of Bettys. Indulge in a buttery Fat Rascal here before a pleasant stroll along the River Wharfe.

No trip to this corner of Yorkshire would be complete without a day out in Harrogate (6 miles). This elegant Victorian Spa town is bursting at the seams with antique shops, cafes, independent boutiques and restaurants. The RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr are a must-see too.

When it comes to dining, you'll find no shortage of excellent gastro pubs and restaurants in the area including many fantastic restaurants, cafes and on-the-pulse delis in Harrogate itself.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jackie 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Alison 4th September 2020

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The Platform truly is a gorgeous cottage in a beautiful village and rural location. The cottage is high spec and comfortable. We enjoyed sitting out on the platform and having the log burner at night. Great walk over the hills to Ripley Castle. The local pub is welcoming and Sophies coffee shop does great food. Highly recommended ...

Reviewed by Debbie 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Caroline 21st August 2020

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The Platform provided our family with a perfect base to continue exploring the Yorkshire Dales. As well as the cottage being nipping clean and very well equipped the owners Pauline and Martin were amazing. Super friendly, super knowledgeable about the area and were on hand to provide us everything we needed to make our stay even more perfect. The gRead morerounds are beautiful too and full of wildlife we which we enjoyed watching on an evening with the roar of the fire in the background. Gorgeous. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Emma 31st July 2020

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The platform is simply amazing an oasis of peace with a beautiful outlook and location in a very pretty village. The cottage itself is immaculately presented with everything you could need and more, the owners are friendly and helpful. Ideally placed for visits to Harrogate ( Harlow Carr Garden, Bettys Tea Room) or local attractions (Brimham Rocks,Read more Fountains Abbey), there are also plenty of opportunities for walking( Nidderdale way) and cycling ( Nidderdale greenway to Knaresborough/Harrogate). Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 24th July 2020

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A wonderful, cosy place to stay and the hosts are so welcoming and attentive to every detail.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 10th July 2020

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The Platform was fabulous. Would highly recommend. Excellent location and facilities. Owners on site were really helpful but not intrusive. Ideal!

Reviewed by Anna 14th February 2020

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Reviewed by Penny 22nd November 2019

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We had a fantastic stay at The Platform - a great living space, warm and cozy (during a very wet week in November!) beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed. Our hosts were helpful, friendly and keen to make sure we had a lovely stay - thank you!

Reviewed by Sue 1st November 2019

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This was a really lovely find perfect for a weekend break for 4 friends. Really well equipped and cosy - but also stylish. The owners live next door and were lively and helpful and even dropped us off to the start of our walk. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Richard 25th October 2019

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Perfect cottage that is modern but with some quirky features that adds some additional fun to our stay. Its set in a beautiful location overlooking the valley on the south side so you get most of the sun, it was so quite at night with only the hoot of the owls to wake you! The log burner was excellent and a lovely feature, although we generally madRead moree the cottage so hot we had to open the doors!! Both Martin and Pauline were very accommodating and very helpful with recommendations. Hide

Reviewed by Timmy 23rd September 2019

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Reviewed by Patricia 9th September 2019

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Reviewed by Ian 30th August 2019

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Excellent property in a great location. Superbly equipped with all the comforts you could want. Friendly and helpful owners who are around if you need them for help or advice.

Reviewed by Holger 19th July 2019

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It's always hard to decide, which place/town/county to visit and either in which property to stay. Only some pictures to get a kind of idea how it may can be. So: This cottage is simply perfect. It's not well equipped, it's completely equipped. Located in a perfect place with the most wonderful hosts you can imagine. Bodacious!

Reviewed by Sarah 5th July 2019

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Well located for getting around and visiting places. Hosts very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Villy 17th May 2019

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The Platform is a very well equipped cottage with everything you might need during your holiday. The view is lovely with lots of wildlife visiting. Owners are very welcoming. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Kenny 15th April 2019

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Excellent cottage with kind and friendly hosts. Brilliant and stunning location. We had amazing weather and really enjoyed using the garden/ terrace spaces associated with the cottage. Our kids loved everything too (including the Easter eggs provided)!

Reviewed by Paul 5th April 2019

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This is our second stay at The Platform and we've thoroughly enjoyed it again. We feel at home and relaxed straight away. Opening the patio doors and you've got nature on your doorstep. We've seen woodpeckers, pheasants, buzzards, deer, squirrels all within a few feet. A short walk to the village centre and you've got everything you need. A short dRead morerive and you've got the Dales. I'm sure we'll back again. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 2nd January 2019

This is a fantastic 'retreat' and we thoroughly enjoyed the location, property and local amenities.

Reviewed by Louise 23rd November 2018

We had a lovely time, the perfect retreat for a small get together. The mini hamper on arrival was lovely and really appreciated! Thank you will definitely recommend

Reviewed by Sue 2nd November 2018

We had a wonderful week at The Platform. I cannot believe we were lucky enough to get a booking for half-term. Pauline and Martin were very helpful and their holiday home had so much care and thought put into it. We hope we will be lucky enough to stay again. Hampsthwaite was a wonderful location for beautiful countryside and accessibility to aRead morettractions in the area. Hide

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Location

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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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