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5⭐️ luxury rural retreat in the heart of North Yorkshire, with a welcome hamper

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Braithwaite, Nr. Harrogate, Yorkshire, England - A Peaceful Rural Location Near Walking And Cycling Routes, Yet Close To Harrogate And Its Amenities

Located in idyllic open surroundings, this luxurious detached cottage has been created with great attention to detail. This ‘listed’ building has been tastefully transformed to create a stylish two bedroomed cottage within the beautiful grounds of Yates House located in a rural, yet convenient position, making it the perfect holiday retreat. With views over a small lake and down the dale, a warm welcome is sure to await you providing an ideal getaway for any time of year. Tennis and fishing in the summer, or a winters night in front of the wonderful wood burning stove flickering throughout the spacious open plan living area. Yates Cottage is an ideal base to explore by car, or for walkers, and has access to public footpaths through Nidderdale right from the doorstep. Mountain biking or road cycling are also very popular in the area with its quiet winding roads away from the busy ‘hustle and bustle’. The ‘Spa’ town of Harrogate is definitely worth a visit - famous for its magnificent architecture, upmarket shopping, colourful gardens and the ‘Yorkshire Show’ which takes place over three days during the second week of July. The Cathedral cities of Ripon and York, together with Ilkley and its famous moor also lie within easy reach and a visit is sure to make a memorable addition to any holiday. Close by are the pretty dales towns of Pateley Bridge, Grassington and Skipton offering a true traditional taste of ‘life in the Dales’. Tourist attractions in the area include Stump Cross Caverns, the Duke of Devonshires sporting estate at Bolton Abbey, the world heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, the National Trust’s Brimham Rocks, or the famous RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. After a fun day exploring the area or just relaxing in the peace and quiet, you may wish to enjoy afternoon tea in the famous ‘Betty’s Tearooms’ – a real ‘Yorkshire’ treat!

Andy & Sue Murtagh
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Andy & Sue Murtagh

Andy, Sue, their 2 children and pet spaniel all live at Yates House in Nidderdale. Though we are not farmers, we love the rural life and are surrounded by beautiful farm land and moor. Yates Cottage sits in our grounds, overlooking pasture, a small lake and the valley beyond. We take great pride in welcoming guests to both our cottage, but as importantly the surrounding area, which really holds something for everyone. When guests come to Yates cottage, we will do what we can to help them have a great holiday.

Andy & Sue Murtagh purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Andy & Sue Murtagh chose Borough of Harrogate

The cottage started life as a stable, being part of the original farm which dates back to the 1750's. Over the years, various owners have developed the stable into a single storey 2 bedroomed home. After we moved to Yates House in 2008, we decided to fully refurbish the cottage as a dedicated holiday let and the work was completed in 2011.

What makes this cottage unique

As it is within the grounds of our home, we naturally think it is ideally located for those who want to enjoy a rural retreat, but to be only 20 minutes in different directions from Harrogate, Ilkley, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Grassington, Ripon and the many, many attractions they offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first visit to Yates Cottage was in June 2017. We were hugely impressed by the excellence of the cottage; it was all top quality - the furnishings, the equipment, the overall comfort, not to mention the (unequalled anywhere) welcome hamper, full of goodies including Yorkshire specialities. We loved the beauty and tranquility of the setting

and were fortunate to be able to spend warm evenings al fresco on the patio overlooking the lake. Our hosts were always exceptionally friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble for them. 5 star! We look forward to our next visit.

Best wishes and thank you to you both.
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Borough of Harrogate in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Family bathroom: bath with electric shower over, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: with double bed, TV with Freesat and fitted wardrobes. Views over pasture and small lake. A travel cot is available by request and fits easily in this bedroom. Bedroom 2: with twin beds and fitted wardrobes with views down the dale.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • pond
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: There is a private patio with furniture including an umbrella. A charcoal BBQ is also available. Fly fishing on a small lake is possible (brown trout) and use of a tennis court by request. There is secure cycle storage and ample parking for 2 or more cars directly outside the cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All fuel (including logs), bed linen and bath/hand towels are provided. Washing facilities are available by request for extended stays.


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5⭐️ luxury rural retreat in the heart of North Yorkshire, with a welcome hamper
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Idyllic rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful relaxing stay in a fantastic setting. The cottage has everything you need including games and DVDs for rainy days. The views from the cottage are beautiful and it is centrally located for numerous excellent places to visit including Harrogate, York. Harlow Carr, Brimham Rocks and Malham Cove. The hamper was very welcome and generous. We would recommend McKenzies Smokehouse which is about 5 minutes drive away and has excellent food to eat in and take home.

Andy and Sue are excellent hosts and could not have been more welcoming. We highly recommend this cottage and will be visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle & Adam, Thanks so much for your lovely compliments and so quickly posted after your departure! We're really glad you visited and that you had a comfortable and enjoyable week. You certainly explored the area and we hope the cottage was everything you needed when you returned each day. Best wishes from Yorkshire and we hope to see you again some time. From Andy & Sue
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We’d give 10 stars if poosible

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at Yates Cottage was perfection. It was warm, cosy, comfortable, inviting with breathtaking views. Andy, Sue and their kids are everything you’d want to find in your hosts. Friendly, welcoming, generous. The welcome hamper far exceeded our expectations. We were lucky enough or unlucky depending on how you view it ( we thought lucky ) to experience the beast from the east ...extreme winter weather event .....which hampered our adventures somewhat but our little cottage kept us safe and warm. We cannot recommend Yates Cottage and Andy and Sue highly enough and we certainly hope to return some day.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well presented and beautiful location for our festive winter break.

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't fail to be impressed and made to feel welcome by the owners of this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Yates Cottage. We had read the reviews and we weren't disappointed.

The cottage is set in a beautiful, peaceful location with easy access to Harrogate,York,Ripon and Skipton.

Everything is spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished. The hamper was very welcome, lots of lovely Yorkshire goodies. Sue had made a lovely fruit cake.

Sue and Andy are perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel very welcome.

We will be recommending Yates Cottage to friends and family who are planning a holiday in Yorkshire.

Thank you Sue and Andy for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Five stars for comfort and inspiration!

  • 5 of 5

Yates is fabulously comfortable with comfy beds, warm duvets and a log burner. There is a warm welcome from the owners on arrival and a hamper packed with local foods. The cottage is spotless and it's a perfect hub for visiting nearby attractions in the Yorkshire Dales. The setting of the cottage is inspirational. Fields, sheeps, stone walls and a duck pond and the kind of silence you can only find in Yorkshire. There's also wifi and a flatscreen tv but we preferred to play Scrabble! We'll be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The cottage was outstanding, it had everything we wanted and more.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay here, the hosts were so welcoming and friendly. The cottage was perfect for us, it had everything we needed. Excellent location, so beautiful and peaceful but also perfect base to explore from. Thank you so much for everything, we can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14.7 Miles
Leeds/Bradford Airport
Nearest Train
12.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
A1M Wetherby
Nearest Beach
79 Miles
Whitby (not the nearest)
Car: necessary

A car is required and therefore recommended.


Pateley Bridge 4 miles. Harrogate 12 miles. Ripon 14 miles. National Trust Brimham Rocks 4.5 miles.

Further Details:

Pateley Bridge has good food and amenities some 4 miles away, though all major supermarkets will deliver if required. There is a convenience store in Summerbridge open until late and several pubs serving food within a 10 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Borough of Harrogate, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017/18
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018/19
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Friday, but we can be flexible subject to other bookings. Arrival after 3pm and departure before 10am is normal, but not always necessary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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