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LUXURIOUS 300 YEAR OLD COTTAGE IN PRETTY FARMING VILLAGE

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Justine Hey

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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LUXURIOUS 300 YEAR OLD COTTAGE IN PRETTY FARMING VILLAGE

Special Offer: £100 OFF weekends, £250 OFF peak weeks. 11 April - 31 December

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 £625.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Justine Hey

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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

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.

Secluded yet not isolated, there is plenty of space for children to free range without the worries of traffic. 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!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday cottage rental in Harrogate, United Kingdom

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Luxurious 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews
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Luxurious 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1020307
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Harrogate North Yorkshire
5

Beautiful cottage with lots of room

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
What a beautiful cottage with plenty of room for all the family including the dogs. Justine (the owner) could not have been more helpful and nothing was too much trouble - even treats for the dogs on arrival! Have already recommended to lots of friends and would definitely go back as a perfect location for all the family from Scotland down to Oxford to meet up. Thanks Justine - it was perfect for our surprise weekend x
Owner's Response: What a lovely review Jan, thank you. We get so many family groups staying and it's nice to know that other people enjoy the space and can celebrate family occasions with us. A weekend break is just long enough to take time out and catch up with everyone and we try hard to make the cottage as welcoming and comfortable as possible to help things go well. We'd love to see you again :)
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxurious 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1020307
+44 01677 460546
Harrogate North Yorkshire
5

Beautiful country cottage in a perfect location

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
The cottage was even more beautiful that the pictures we had seen.
Each room is very tastefully decorated and the cottage is very well appointed and extremely clean and well maintained!
We spent most of our weekend in the garden as the weather was on our side, the our door area is great and very relaxing and quiet.
We had a great game of rounders on the village green too, just outside the cottage.
We had a few things we couldn't get working at first but after a phone call to Justine & Richard they were resolved quickly.
We would definitely recommend a visit to this cottage, and are hoping to visit again ourselves this time in the winter to make full use of the log burning fires :-)
Thank you for a wonderful stay! Becci & the hen party!
Owner's Response: Thanks Becci :) The village green is great, isn't it? We have had some good rounders games ourselves, and if the weather is breezy it's perfect for kite-flying too!
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Luxurious 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1020307
+44 01677 460546
Harrogate North Yorkshire
4

Idyllic cottage . Very peaceful

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
A lovely cottage set on the edge of the village green. Perfect for family holiday. Clean and tidy with big towels and quality bedlinen. Super private garden with BBQ area. Great location for heading to Ripon or Harrogate. Highlights were Newby Hall, Great Yorkshire Show and G and T's ice cream parlour. Only stayed for 4 nights but look forward to returning and visiting many other attractions. As the weather was so good we barbecued each night but hope to try out the Sawley Arms when the renovation is complete.
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review Rachael. The cottage really comes into it's own when the sun shines. I hope to see you again soon :)
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Luxurious 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1020307
+44 01677 460546
Harrogate North Yorkshire
5

50th Birthday Weekend Celebrations at The Cottage!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
I would like to thank you for leaving the 50th banner, balloons and bubbly which we found on our arrival it was a lovely touch and very much appreciated. The cottage is superb, spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped we did not want for anything. Unfortunately The Sawley Arms was closed during our stay for redecoration but there are plenty of other pubs within a short drive that do real ales and great food. I would certainly recommend this property to friends and relatives. We are hoping to book again for New Year.
Owner's Response: It's a shame the Sawley Arms is still being refurbished. They anticipate opening in the next few weeks; I can't wait to see the new and improved version! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and the birthday celebrations went well :)
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxurious 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1020307
+44 01677 460546
Harrogate North Yorkshire
5

Brilliant cottage and location.

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
This cottage is fantastic, the location, layout and facilities were as described or better than in the listing. The cottage was very clean, well maintained and very well appointed. The towels and sheets were of a very high quality. The owner was so helpful answering all my questions and providing suggestions for restaurants etc. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage and would love to return for another visit.
Owner's Response: Thank you Hilary :) We would love to have you back anytime xxx
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Leeds/Bradford
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Harrogate
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Sawley Arms
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Sawley Arms
Car: recommended

Our quiet location makes it easy to stay put and enjoy the clean air and beautiful landscape but for the more adventurous there is plenty to see and do; 900 year old ruins; stunning rock formations; epic scenery; adventure play parks; Medieval markets; Edwardian follies.

Top of the list is world heritage site Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal: the ruins of a 12th Century Cistercian Abbey (the largest in Europe) alongside a beautiful Georgian Water Garden and peaceful Deer Park. Our lovely cottage is a peaceful half hour stroll from this stunning attraction.

Less than 3 miles away is Brimham Rocks a remarkable collection of weathered rocks that have formed magnificent sculptures.

For walkers we have the circular Ripon Rowel Walk, literally on the door step and many other beautiful places to explore from open farmland to craggy lakes and bluebell woods; all within two miles!

For historians there is a wealth of ancient buildings; Ripon's Cathedral which dates from 672AD, over 1300 years old! Fountain's Abbey is on our doorstep and Rivaulx and Jervaulx Abbey are within a comfortable drive.

For families there is an enviable choice. Tree climbing, pond dipping, and river jumping are all to be had within minutes! For more formal activities there are any number of attractions: Light water Valley is a 15 minute drive away and offers roller-coaster thrills and spills; How Stean Gorge is the site of a Highwayman's hideout and now offers abseiling, gorge-walking and kayaking. The Forbidden Corner is a wonderful folly and defies description but I heartily recommend it for the strangest day out!

And that's just the tip of the iceberg!

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Special Offer: £100 OFF weekends, £250 OFF peak weeks.

Special Offer From:
Dates 11-Apr-2014 to 31-Dec-2015

Special discounts available on all holidays; £100 OFF any weekend and £250 OFF any peak week. Our luxurious cottage sleeps 10 and is set above a wildlife garden, overlooking the village green with newly fitted wooden play equipment and a two minute walk from the newly refurbished Sawley Arms which offers wonderful food. Perfect for getting together with family and friends. Check out our reviews...

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Late Spring
22 Apr 2014 - 30 Apr 2014
3 night minimum stay
£280
for 3 nights
From
£292
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
May Day
1 May 2014 - 6 May 2014
1 night minimum stay
£250
for 1 night
£1,750
 
 
Late Spring
7 May 2014 - 22 May 2014
3 night minimum stay
£280
for 3 nights
From
£292
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
May Half Term
23 May 2014 - 1 Jun 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
3 night minimum stay
£280
for 3 nights
From
£292
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Le Tour
4 Jul 2014 - 7 Jul 2014
4 night minimum stay
£1,595
 
 
Summer
19 Jul 2014 - 1 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Bank Holiday weekend
22 Aug 2014 - 26 Aug 2014
5 night minimum stay
£1,450
 
 
October Half Term
24 Oct 2014 - 3 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
£280
for 3 nights
From
£292
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Christmas & New Year
19 Dec 2014 - 5 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£206
for 3 nights
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £150.00
Notes We are happy to book weekend breaks in advance. Prices from £675 for the weekend rising to £875.

Discounts always offered to returning guests, please ask :)

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Harrogate in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Maps
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Laundry Soap
  • Firewood
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Hob ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Limestone clad wetroom with huge shower head
    Garden suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom with corner bath with shower over in Garden Suite
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Beautiful roll top bath and limestone walls
  • Luxurious fluffy white towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , The large Master Bedroom has a King size bed and en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Double or twin. With pretty fireplace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Pretty single bedroom with iron bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Pretty single bedroom with iron bed.
    Garden Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Double or twin with seating area and en suite bathroom
    Den - 1 Double Bed , The double bed downstairs can easily hideaway for more space
  • Our beds are made with pure cotton sheets . Cot available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • pond
  • churches
  • ruins
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • fishing
  • caving
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
Notes:
Cot and highchair available on request (no charge). Dog bed, bowls and towels available on request (no charge). Award winning caterers available to provide fully catered dinner parties.

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