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The Spice House

Thornton, West Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A  stunning contemporary house complete with its own private hot tub
  • A fabulous, social open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, perfect for a gathering
  • Excellent base for walkers and cyclists looking to explore the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District

     

Property code: 75164

This is a wonderful place to stay. Perfect for families and couples looking to relax and unwind but still looking to explore the beautiful countryside right from the property.

This contemporary house is ideally located between the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks making it the perfect location for those wanting to relax and explore. Thornton is the birthplace of the Bronte family and is just a short drive from the beautiful village of Howarth with its links to all things Bronte. This is a hive for independent businesses boasting chocolate shops and eateries and is famous for little festivals such as Steampunk and the 1960s weekend. The rugged Pennine Way passes nearby as does the Sustrans National Cycle Network, both extremely popular with cyclists and walkers alike. Top Withens and the Bronte waterfalls are also close by, as it the UNESCO World Heritage site, Saltaire, perfect walking for Clayton Beck.  Shibden Hall and the Duke of Wellington Regiment military museum that has provided costumes for BBC drama Gentleman Jack are only a 10 minute drive away.

The property is approached up a steep driveway to a side entrance into the boot room. On entering you’ll be amazed by the contemporary open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, perfect for socialising or just relaxing after a day of exploration,  bio-folding doors opening out onto a large patio area, where you can enjoy al fresco dining and take in the views of the garden.  Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, American style fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher, and enjoy your meal in the dining area with views of the Smart TV, also in the kitchen. The jukebox is a nice touch with many of pre-loaded songs so you can relax with sound of music filling the air.  Chill out in the lounge after a long day of exploring with comfy seating and watch a film on the Smart TV. You will also find a second lounge area, with exposed brick work and feature cast iron stove,  complete with sofa bed and Smart TV, the perfect spot for spending a little quiet time. Also on the ground floor is a further bedroom, a twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request) with TV, and a bathroom with shower over and WC. The stunning iron staircase leads up to the mezzanine style lounge area with comfy seating, large Velux windows, an ideal place to have a quiet read and relax.  There is a master bedroom on the first floor, with king-size bed, TV, en-suite shower room and WC.

The outdoor area is equally as impressive as you head out of the bi-folding doors onto the patio area in the enclosed garden, also with a raised  decked area, boasting a six person hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring in this beautiful part of the world.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, American style fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Hot tub
  • Electric, underfloor heating and central heating included
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Welcome pack included
  • Shops, pubs and restaurant within walking distance
  • Bike storage available
  • Smart TVs in both lounges and kitchen, jukebox in kitchen and TVs in both bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4+2 sofa bed accommodation for 2 guests in separate  lounge (additional £25 linen charge payable for use)
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 2nd May 2022

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Reviewed by Rebecca 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Anna 18th April 2022

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Really lovely property with a plush and cosy feel, lovely helpful owners too! There are lots of places to chill out and it feels really spacious, we especially loved the mezzanine area and the juke box is a great novelty. I hope to come back sometime!

Reviewed by Lauren 25th March 2022

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A fabulous place to stay, we had the best time & have already booked to stay again next year!

Reviewed by Gill 21st February 2022

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The Spice House was a brilliant base for our break, the welcome pack was so full of variety and totally unexpected. House was super clean and hot tub finished off an excellent stay. Jo & Rob are the perfect hosts very helpful nothing was too much effort. House is furnished to a high finish, nothing was missing. We will be back for a second visit.

Reviewed by David 28th January 2022

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Ideal little gem for a break, very relaxing and the layout was ideal for us. Jo and Robert very accommodating and a thorough introduction into the working of everything the bungalow had to offer.

Reviewed by Sarah 21st January 2022

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The house was clean and tidy with alot of thoughtful touches. Especially liked the hot tub and the underfloor heating in the ensuite. The welcome was a nice addition to out stay. Netflix was a bonus too, when you want to relax and do nothing!

Reviewed by Karen 8th January 2022

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Stunning cottage, plenty of space to relax. Very clean, no expense spared on doing the place up. Lots of local walks, drying/changing room next to hot tub is great and fully enclosed. Perfect place to chill out and relax- highly recommended.

Reviewed by Graham 22nd December 2021

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Superb house with very friendly and helpful owners. Rob & Jo were very generous with their Welcome Pack and had the property nicely decorated for Christmas - thank you! The house was spotless and we only dropped a star because the oven needed cleaning - an oversight by the cleaner company! Be aware that the wood burner is for display purposes only Read more- the advert published by the agency gives the impression a fire can be lit, which was disappointing at first. Overall, a fabulous holiday rental! Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 25th November 2021

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Amazing accommodation, amazing hosts! Wish I had booked a longer stay. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Kathleen 19th November 2021

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Beautiful property.

Reviewed by Denise 12th November 2021

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Very high standard accommodation- beautiful welcome basket with farm shop goodies - hosts excellent!

Reviewed by Jennifer 5th November 2021

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Me and the hubby absolutely loved staying here and we will be checking to see when were next free to book again. We have 2 dogs, one slightly older and stiffer, Ogden Water was perfect for our daily walks and only 10 mins away in the car. It was spotless and I loved the choice of different sitting areas. The hottub was sat in the perfect place and Read morehaving a seperate room for drying/changing was fab. There's plenty of shops just down the road and some cozy looking pubs dotted around. Hide

Reviewed by Shaun 29th October 2021

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Great accommodation very relaxing lots of space to lounge. All the facilities you could want including bluetooth connection in the hot tub for your music and duke box in the lounge was excellent. Location was great, walks from the door plus we explored Halifax, Hebden Bridge a great dog walk close by is Ogden Water. The owners Jo and Robert are fanRead moretastic we will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Deb 8th October 2021

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Amazing place the pictures on the website really dont do it justice! Jo and Robert have thought of everything and there were lots of lovely little touches. They were also really helpful with any questions we had and gave us some great recommendations for places to eat and things to see. Will definitely book again just wish wed booked to stay longerRead more Im already missing the juke box and the amazing views! Hide

Reviewed by Janet 1st October 2021

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Lovely house plenty of room for two couples

Reviewed by Kevin 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Lyn 17th September 2021

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Spice house is fabulous, would recommend this property to everyone, just perfect in every way

Reviewed by Elizabeth 10th September 2021

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The Spice House is a superbly designed and very comfortable place to stay with the owners having thought of everything you might need for a holiday cottage - and then added extras on top. Jo and Robert were great and provided tips as to where to go and in particular local walks for the dogs. There was a lovely welcome pack and tea, coffee & sugar aRead morell provided. Lots of places to visit close by with the hot tub being a relaxing place to while away time at the end of the day. Highly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Susan 6th August 2021

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This was our first visit to this property and we were really impressed with everything ! The accommodation was 5 star and It was so well equipped that it was a real home from home. Jo and Robert were always available if we had any queries and welcome pack was great. What a brilliant idea to have a jukebox (and the hot tub was fabulous) ! It's a reaRead morelly peaceful place with a beautiful garden and we look forward to returning asap. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Fay 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 9th July 2021

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Wow is all I can say, amazing house with literally everything you could need for your stay. When we arrived Jo gave us the best welcome and showed us around and had left a huge welcome pack. Jo and Rob were the perfect hosts throughout, were on hand if needed and were just such nice people. We found the place so relaxing and all slept amazingly welRead morel. Our little boy loved the hot tub, so we got great use of the outdoor table/ chairs watching with a glass of wine. We would 100% stay again. Hide

Reviewed by John 2nd July 2021

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Beautiful cottage and gardens 1st class

Reviewed by Angela 25th June 2021

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This cottage was very high spec and had everything one would need. The owners have paid attention to every little detail and the cottage had a lovely vibe.

Reviewed by Lynne 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Robert 11th June 2021

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Excellent place to unwind and relax with the property containing everything you need for your stay. Jo and Rob are extremely helpful and always on hand if needed.

Reviewed by Margaret 14th May 2021

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A beautifully appointed house with great views both back and front. Jo and Robert who live next door are great but unobtrusive hosts. The details like the welcome pack the outside space lovely gardens and spacious hot tub made our stay special. The property is well situated for visits to Bronte country and the Yorkshire Dales

Reviewed by Robert 16th April 2021

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Excellent Bungalow, wonderfully placed in west Yorkshire. Jo had gone to a lot of trouble to welcome us. Lovely welcome pack and some brilliant little touches. Would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Kathryn 16th October 2020

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We loved our stay at the Spice House! Everything was thought of and it is beautifully decorated. Our favourite part was the large hot tub with the added bonus of there being a small room next to it to hang your robes and towels in with a small heating lamp so you don't have to do the cold dash back to the house, genius! It's set in a nice area withRead more views of fields to the front and gorgeous well cared for gardens to the rear. The owners were lovely and couldn't be more helpful, would stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Antony 9th October 2020

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This holiday cottage had everything. The owners had thought of everything to make our stay very special and comfortable. Thank-you for a perfect experience.

Reviewed by Maria 2nd October 2020

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Spice House was absolutely perfect! The house is so well equipped & has a really nice relaxing feel. The covered hot tub is fabulous & the views & surroundings out the back are just beautiful. Rob & Jo could not be more helpful. All in all an absolutely brilliant weekend. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great weekend.

Reviewed by Valerie 25th September 2020

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The property is easy to find and in an ideal location for exploring the area. There are shops and pubs in easy walking distance and a short walk takes you to the stunning Thornton viaduct. The property itself was scrupulously clean, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Our hosts Jo and Robert were charming, friendly and welcoming. The welcRead moreome pack was superb and the hot tub a lovely addition. Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 18th September 2020

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Great property, good facilities and an ideal touring location.

Reviewed by David 11th September 2020

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Cottage was amazing and very close to some excellent walks . The introduction to a hot tub and jukebox on the property made our week . I highly recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed by Jeffrey 7th September 2020

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The Spice House is a really nice comfortable cottage . We found that the amount of space you get is great for doing your own thing whether watching a movie or a quiet read. Unfortunately as we are in a pandemic we didn't venture to any of the local pubs or restaurants. Your hosts Robert and Jo are very attentative and will look after your needs. ThRead moree hot tub is brill. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Deborah 28th August 2020

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The Spice House is just perfect for us! It is very well equipped, tastefully and thoughtfully put together with every possible convenience we could need for our stay. Jo and Robert exude passion and enthusiasm not only for the unique accommodation they have created, but also for your enjoyment of your stay. There are so many little touches everywheRead morere which say they have considered what would make your experience better. We could not have enjoyed our stay more. Jo and Robert also have a passion Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Shaun 31st July 2020

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Absolutely beautiful place, spotless clean, super friendly and helpful hosts. Beautiful surrounding area with lots of nice walks and things too see, hot tub is absolutely amazing and relaxing when looking out on the garden at night.

Reviewed by Victoria 17th July 2020

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We absolutely loved our stay at the Spice House! The inside of the property is gorgeous and really well equipped and we loved the chairs on the mezzanine level. The location was great, we went for walks round a local reservoir and along the old railway line, both of which were literally down the road. Coming back and going in the hot tub once it waRead mores dark was another highlight as it is surrounded by lights and was the perfect end to the day. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 13th July 2020

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The spice house is the place to go for a relaxing holiday. Everything was beautiful inside and out. We were very much welcomed by jo and Robert. Will definitely visit again.

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Location

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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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