The Smithy at Plompton

Open plan kitche area with living room
Glossy kitchen
Comfortable sitting area
Comfortable double room
Exterior views
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Beautiful rural location
  • Free WiFi
  • Disabled access
  • Hot tub in annexe
  • TV with Sky Package



A delightful holiday cottage with Hot Tub in a peaceful rural location near the beauty spot of Plumpton Rocks, recently used as the film location for Wildcat Island in the 2016 adaptation of Swallows and Amazons.  Perfect for nature lovers, yet only a short drive from Harrogate, Knaresborough, Wetherby, York and the Yorkshire Showground, making it equally suitable for business trips with its great access links.


The Smithy has been recently and stylishly developed to provide a gorgeous open plan holiday cottage sleeping 2 guests - with a sofa bed allowing flexibility to sleep up to 4 if required. It also boasts an annexe with a large hot tub for guest use.

The comfortable large kitchen/dining/lifestyle room benefits from stylish natural wooden flooring, character beams and fold down dining for 4 guests.  Large TV (with Sky TV package), DVD and Ipod dock with discs, books and games for guest use.  A large double sofa bed allows the property to sleep up to 4 guests (£25 sofa bed charge). 

The comfortable carpeted master bedroom contains a double bed, wardrobe, alarm clock & hairdryer.  A tiled floor shower room contains corner shower (small step up), toilet, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

A door leads to the outside front patio area and bike store area (uncovered) and a rear ramp is available for disabled access.  Unloading area outside the property with parking in a bay at the end of the drive.

Plompton is a delightful historic hamlet set in a peaceful rural location and surrounded by beautiful countryside inhabited by a wide selection of wild life including pheasant, partridge, deer and red kites.  An ideal base for walkers and countryside lovers, with the added attraction of being close to all of Yorkshire's wonderful attractions including the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, the city of York, numerous stately homes and castles and even the North Yorkshire coast.


Electric CH with oil filled radiators.  Microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, electric hob & oven.  Washer/drier.  TV with Sky TV package, DVD, iPod & Radio. Hot Tub located in a seperate property behind the The Smithy.  Free WiFi.  All fuel, linen & towels included.  Parking.  Babies welcome (travel cot & high chair can be provided on request).  £25 linen charge for sofa bed - z bed can also be provided but overall occupancy of property should not exceed 4.  Please bring own BBQ.  Welcome pack of beverages & toiletries. 

Local shops5 minute drive
Village Pub5 minute drive
Railway Station10 minute drive
Great Yorkshire Showground5 minute drive
  • Royal Pump Room Museum
  • Valley Gardens
  • Harrogate's 200 acre Stray
  • The Turkish Baths
  • HIC Centre
  • Harrogate Theatre
  • Knaresborough Castle
  • Waterside boats & cafes
  • Mother Shipton’s Cave
  • Yorkshire Showground
  • Great countryside walks
  • Cycling
  • Rural pubs
  • Plumpton Rocks
  • Fodder – Farmers shop and café
Open plan kitche area with living room
Glossy kitchen
Comfortable sitting area
Comfortable double room
Exterior views


Pete and Pauline were lovely hosts. It was fantastic value for money and had everything you would need. It was very modern and everything was exceptionally clean. We would love to come back and stay again.
01 February 2017
The Smithy was exactly what we wanted. Cosy but with everything we needed. A great spot for us to visit friends in Knaresborough and explore the countryside. Fountain Abbey and Brimham Rocks all within 30 minutes away. Would recommend.
10 January 2017
We enjoyed a lovely Christmas break at the Smithy. It has everything you'd need for a home away from home. We even had a mini Christmas tree. Very cosy bedroom and lovely living room space. We were out for most of our stay and mainly used it as a place to rest or heads. But i could easily enjoy a break there. It's very cosy!
29 December 2016
Great place :) great people , would recommend for people visiting the area
20 December 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at The Smithy and found it had everything we needed. Extra touches like blankets and cushions made it more homely.
13 December 2016
The Smithy is Beautiful. Interiors are stunning. Location was perfect. Everything was bob on. We had a great time. Thanks so much.
09 November 2016
Absolutely fantastic for a little get away everything you need is there and so much information on the local area which was so useful. Definitely recommend.
05 October 2016
Beautiful accommodation in beautiful surroundings. We were in the area for a wedding but would have happily stayed for longer to explore the area. The Smithy is beautifully maintained and made life very easy with 2 children. Hope to be able to visit again.
22 September 2016
Pete & Pauline were the kindest hosts & the smithy is a beautiful place to stay. It was the perfect place to stay on our wedding weekend, the smithy was stunning itself & the surrounding area id idyllic. It helped make our wedding weekend extra special, thanks Pete & Pauline!
08 September 2016
Very welcoming couple. I was travelling with 2 young children and they brought some toys over which was a nice touch. Accommodation was as described - neat, modern, clean. Lovely quiet area. Good kitchen facilities.
17 August 2016
Pete and Pauline were the perfect hosts. We had a fantastic week away at the Smithy. It has been beautifully refurbished throughout and is in a perfect location for exploring Yorkshire. There is a great guest book provided by Pauline that gives you many ideas for days out. Even though the weather wasn't great we managed to get out each day exploring. The Smithy was a great place to return to each evening and have a cosy night in watching a movie on Sky TV. Top tip....ask Pete for a taste of his homemade cider! many thanks.
26 July 2016
Nice modern country style accommodation in a quiet spot. Extremely comfortable with a good shower and a very comfy bed. Ideal location for exploring both Harrogate and the surrounding areas. Our friendly hosts gave us lots of great tips on places to visit. We would certainly return if in the area.
11 June 2016
We had a lovely stay, everything was as described thank you
18 May 2016
What a beautiful stay! The Smithy is worthy of a 5 star status, its definitely home from home with every possible item you would need for a comfortable stay in wonderful surroundings. The bed is so inviting with lovely soft pillows being an added bonus. We will definitely be back, it's one of our top of the list cottages to stay in the future. Thank you Pete and Pauline for a wonderful 5 night stay.
20 June 2015
Enjoyed our stay at The Smithy, very cosy. Thank you Pete & Pauline.
05 June 2015
Beautifully kept cottage, great shower (very important). The cottage was well equipped, Pete very helpful, shall recommend.
30 May 2015
We have had a wonderful time, lovely cottage in a peaceful location and so near to the A1(M) too! Have visited Newby Hall (30 min away), Castle Howard (1 hour away), Harlow Carr gardens (20 min away). had a delicious lunch at Betty's. Thanks so much.
24 May 2015
Great cottage, superb hospitality and a great location hopefully will return next year.
21 April 2015