Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Harrogate - Fountains Abbey Cottage
5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Sleeps 10, Pets & Families Welcome
Our cozy cottage looks over the village green and is nestled between the small wildlife garden and fields of cows and sheep. A gate from the garden leads directly onto a footpath and a gentle walk along a country lane will bring you to 12th Century Fountains Abbey.
Our handmade country kitchen boasts a traditional stove and a large farmhouse table. French doors take you out onto our flagged terrace which overlooks the large garden. The snug lounge has a large stone fireplace, cozy wood burner and big comfy sofas. Our 3 bathrooms are beautiful with limestone walls and floors and in one, a luxurious roll top bath.
The cottage has a unique layout which seems to create the perfect setting for special occasions. There is plenty of social space, but also room to find somewhere quiet and escape the bustle. The large garden and village green means there's plenty of space for children and dogs to run wild and let off steam which helps the adult to relax and enjoy themselves too. Perhaps this is why we have had so many events at Fountains Abbey Cottage; birthdays (from 4 to 90!), hen parties, and reunions. We know that it's difficult to get everyone together for a whole week which is why we offer weekend breaks bookable as far in advance as you like. Prices begin from £675.
We know how difficult it can be to travel with pets or children which is why we provide the essentials (highchair; cot; dog bed etc.) to make life easy.
We sleep up to 10 in 4 comfortable bedrooms upstairs, a den with hideaway bed downstairs, and a snug and secluded guest room in the garden - ideal for grandparents or romantic couples. Fine Egyptian linen, decadent silk bedspreads and enormous fluffy towels all encourage a sense of indulgence.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Justine Hey
We moved to Sawley to raise our family in the country and it was the perfect location. Although we were both city kids our hearts have always lain in the country. We loved it so much that when we were given the opportunity to move to a remote farm we grabbed it with both hands!
We now live half a mile from a road, surrounded by sheep, pigs, chickens, hens and horses and love every muddy minute of it!
Justine Hey purchased this cottage in 2002
Why Justine Hey chose Harrogate
The cottage has a great location, walking distance from North Yorkshires top two destinations, (Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks) yet untouched by tourism. It was originally built as part of the village school for 'the poor boys of Sawley' in 1703 and has a priviliged place in the village overlooking the green but with no immediate neighbours. Central yet secluded.
What makes this cottage unique
Secluded yet not isolated, there is plenty of space for children to free range without the worries of traffic. An adventure playground for bigger kids and an enclosed playground with swings and slide for little ones all within seconds of the front door. Fun and games with no effort. The configuration of bedrooms means it can be adapted to suit and has been very popular for multiple families to share. The private garden suite with it's own bathroom, sitting area and garden is a great retreat and perfect for grandparents or teenagers who need their own space sometimes!
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just to say an enormous thank you for allowing Theodora and her friends to stay at Fountains Abbey Cottage this weekend. I think the quality of the cottage took them all by surprise and she was so touched by the little bunch of snowdrops on the kitchen table and the bottle of fizz. She said they had the happiest of weekends and it was the perfect way to celebrate her 21st. “Just like home,” she said.
They managed two walks (in spite of the wintry weather) including a memorable visit to Fountains Abbey, really enjoyed the delicious dinner cooked by Lockwoods (thank you for the recommendation – I have thanked them too), and had a thoroughly wonderful time.
I hope they left it all in order (Theodora promised me they had!) and didn’t leave any belongings behind. You have been so kind, accommodating and thoughtful throughout and I cannot thank you enough.