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PICTURESQUE 300 YEAR OLD COTTAGE IN PRETTY FARMING VILLAGE

Justine Hey

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

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PICTURESQUE 300 YEAR OLD COTTAGE IN PRETTY FARMING VILLAGE

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

Overview

Overview

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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Justine Hey (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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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.
Feb 2013
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Picturesque 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
average rating of 4.923077 based on 15 reviews
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Picturesque 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1020307
+44 -01677 460546
Harrogate North Yorkshire
5

Welcoming cottage

  • 5 out of 5
Cottage had everything you could need for an extended family stay. Very nice touch that all the fires were just ready to go, and the dog had bed and biscuits for a welcome. Either blinds or curtains in the kitchen would have made it a later wake up call from the dog! Really lovely cottage to stay in a beautiful area.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a lovely review Sally. Autumn is one of my favourite times at the cottage. Lots of kicking through leaves in wonderful outdoor spaces with a roaring fire to cosy up, bliss! (especially if you include a nice bottle of wine!)
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Picturesque 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1020307
+44 -01677 460546
Harrogate North Yorkshire
5

Great Cottage for a Large Group

  • 5 out of 5
We had a very comfortable stay at Fountains Abbey Cottage, the perfect base for golf tour of some great courses in North Yorkshire. The cottage was plenty big enough for the 9 of us, the seperate garden cottage being a great additional space. Very well equiped, after a hard day on the golf course the cottage was a real home from home and perfect place to relax and recover. The added bonus was the Sawley Arms, just a stones throw from the cottage, which offered a very friendly welcome, and great beer and food. All in all, a great cottage and location, and a great week was had by all.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words Ian. We've had a few girls weekends but yours was the first boys trip we've hosted. I'm so glad you were comfortable. The Sawley Arms is a real boon. The takeaway fish and chips are seriously yummy :-P
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Picturesque 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1020307
+44 -01677 460546
Harrogate North Yorkshire
Dumfries & Galloway
5

Family Wedding

  • 5 out of 5
Family stayed in cottage for a week around our daughters wedding at Ripley. It has the most wonderful homely feel to it and like many others we spent hours sitting around the kitchen table. The Bride loved having her family around her and leaving for her wedding from such a lovely house. The bedrooms are great and the linen is to die for! Highly recommend this to anybody looking for a real family feel holiday. Plenty of room for 10 people and space to get away from each other when it all gets too much! Flag floors are perfect for dogs! Loads to do in the area, great places to eat, lots of good walks.Wonderful stay. Thank you!
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Hilary. We always found it a great space for spending time with friends and family and its lovely to hear that it is still providing a comfortable backdrop for good times. The kitchen table has a magnetic quality, everybody seems to find themselves lingering there. Perhaps its the proximity of the range or the view into the garden but it is a favourite spot.
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Picturesque 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1020307
+44 -01677 460546
Harrogate North Yorkshire
5

Beautiful cottage with lots of room

  • 5 out of 5
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
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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 :)
business
Picturesque 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
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!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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!
business
Picturesque 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
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.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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 :)

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Leeds/Bradford
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Sawley Arms
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Harrogate
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

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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
 
October Half Term
24 Oct 2014 - 3 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
From
£292
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Christmas & New Year
19 Dec 2014 - 5 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
February Half Term
13 Feb 2015 - 23 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
From
£292
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Easter
27 Mar 2015 - 20 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£367
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 
 
Late Spring
21 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
From
£292
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
May Day
1 May 2015 - 7 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£366
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 
 
Late Spring
9 May 2015 - 21 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
From
£292
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
May Half Term
22 May 2015 - 1 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£366
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2015 - 16 Jul 2015
1 night minimum stay
£280
for 1 night
From
£280
From
£292
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Summer
17 Jul 2015 - 27 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
August Bank Holiday
28 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
4 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 4 nights
From
£300
 
 
October Half Term
23 Oct 2015 - 2 Nov 2015
1 night minimum stay
£280
for 1 night
From
£280
From
£292
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Christmas & New Year
18 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0
Notes We are happy to book weekend breaks in advance. Prices from £675 for the weekend rising to £875.

Mid-week breaks are also available (but are not accurately quoted on the HomeAway site). Prices from £675 please ask for an up to date quote.

DOGS WELCOME at no extra charge.

Discounts always offered to returning guests, please ask :)

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
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 Egyptian cotton linen and luxurious throws. Cots available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
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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