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Poacher's Den,

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming country cottage in the grounds of a private Nidderdale Estate
  • Wonderful views over the Washburn Valley
  • 10 miles from the famous market town of Harrogate
  • Wood burner in the lounge for cosy evenings in
  • Welcome hamper with treats from the world-famous Betty's Tearooms
  • Decked garden with furniture and a BBQ
Property code: G0111

Small but perfectly formed, this delightful bijou cottage is perfectly located for romantic getaways for two.

Set within the private grounds of a 100-acre private estate, this idyllic Yorkshire cottage enjoys a stunning elevated position overlooking Nidderdale's Washburn Valley. Set out on foot to explore the surrounding moorland, woodland and reservoirs of this picturesque area, or hop onto two wheels to take on the challenging road and off-road routes nearby. A short drive will bring you to the stylish Victorian town of Ilkley (15 miles), home to an array of independent shops, boutiques cafes and restaurants including the Michelin-starred Box Tree. Other nearby attractions include the cosmopolitan spa town of Harrogate (10 miles), the charming market town of Pateley Bridge (12 miles) and the cultural sites of Harewood House (13 miles) and Bolton Abbey (15 miles).

Step inside to find a generous open-plan living space, encompassing the lounge, dining area and kitchen. Rustle up romantic meals for two in the kitchen area, which contemporary and chic, contains everything you should need plus a delicious welcome hamper. Dine at the circular table beside two charming French dressers before hunkering down beside the roaring wood burner for an evening of TV, film or games. Afterwards, retreat to the elegant king-size bedroom, which has been fitted with a Sky TV for those long lazy mornings in bed. A contemporary wet room features stylish grey tiles and an impressive monsoon shower for getting ready for the day ahead.

Outside, a split-level decked terrace is furnished with a patio table and chairs and a BBQ is available on request. When the sun is shining, this is a peaceful spot for enjoying an al fresco meal or drink overlooking the breathtaking Nidderdale views. There is off-road parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 wet room with monsoon shower
  • Oven, hob, fridge
  • Sky TV
  • Heating provided by wood burner - logs included. Additional electric heaters available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Pub 2 miles, shop 6 miles
  • Ample off road parking
  • Babes-in-arms welcome
  • Please note Poachers Den is located within the same grounds as Brass Castle which hosts 12 guests
  • The garden at the Poachers Den isn't visible from Brass Castle and planting surrounds the property offering privacy on both sides.

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Kirsten.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Clare, 27th December 2019

A perfect getaway. We stayed over New Year and it was peaceful and cosy. We were able to explore lots in the local area and always looked forward to returning to this lovely place to get the log burner on!

Reviewed by Sara, 20th September 2019

The cottage was spotlessly clean, in a lovely location and well situated for sight seeing and walking. While we were staying it was certainly quiet and private. However, we wouldnt have been quite as happy if the large house next door had been occupied during our stay. The welcome pack was the best weve ever come across and we certainly enjoyed itsRead more contents. A word of warning if youre tall as my 6ft 4 husband struggled to use the shower without soaking the bathroom! Hide

Reviewed by Denise, 13th September 2019

Lovely location but with very steep drive and in close proximity to neighbouring cottage. This was empty while we were at Poachers Den but, if occupied, you would feel very overlooked - their barbecue and outside seating is right outside your sitting area and bedroom. Also headroom in bathroom is very restricted.

Reviewed by Shaun, 6th September 2019

The cottage was lovely but if the property next door had been let at the same time to a party of 12 people I dont think we would have enjoyed it as much... next door is very close so there is not much privacy , so for that reason only we wouldnt book again.

Reviewed by Carol, 30th August 2019

The cottage is beautifully equipped, everything you could want. Remote though, and very close to a house which could have 12 people staying. The views from the property were excellent.

Reviewed by Michael, 16th August 2019

Excellent location in a small but ideal for two cottage.Accommodation had everything you needed including bbq and dedication area to enjoy morals with a wonderful over the valley. The welcome hamper way a very welcome addition and the content was amazing

Reviewed by Michael, 5th July 2019

Poacher's Den is a superb property set in idyllic surroundings. It is a totally peaceful getaway from the world outside, but should you wish to venture out into civilisation, it is easily in reach of Harrogate, Pickering, York, or more locally Otley. My only regret was that this is now our third visit and we have yet to be cold enough to need to liRead moreght the superb log burning stove. We intend to keep trying. Hide

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