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Luxury holiday cottage near Harrogate, North Yorkshire



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Luxury 2 bedroom cottage near Harrogate

Dockenbush Cottage provides comfortable self catering accommodation in a peaceful location yet only 15 minutes from the spa town of Harrogate. The cottage is very well equipped and has been designed with love, care and attention to every detail, from its lovely furnishings to its comfortable beds, ensuite bathrooms, and open plan living/kitchen/dining area. The cottage has open beamed ceiling, oak flooring and underfloor heating. The private garden has a patio set and a BBQ is provided for guests use. We've tried to go the 'extra mile' and think of everything that our guests may need, we include fluffy white towels, crisp white bed linen and toiletries from H2K of Harrogate. Dockenbush Cottage has a log burner for those cooler evenings and its tasteful décor provides both style and comfort. Fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, washer/dryer, coffee machine are all provided for guests use.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I'm Jo Weatherill married to Andy and with a 14 year old son Harry. Andy has a son and daughter from a previous marriage and both are all grown up now. We live at North Dockenbush with our ducks, hens, geese, dogs etc and offer B & B in the main house and have a gorgeous holiday cottage for self catering rental.

North Dockenbush provides us with peace and tranquillity and allows us to get away from our busy lives, Andy is a builder - always busy - and I help by doing his admin etc. I had a fairly successful career in marketing until a family tragedy made us rethink and take stock, we made some changes including moving to North Dockenbush and setting up the B & B and cottage - that was only April 2014 so early days!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing holiday - the cottage surpassed all of our expectations!

We loved Dockenbush and will be back next year!

Perfect cottage, perfect location our children were in heaven!
Jan 2015
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


What a wonderful place to take a break

  • 5 of 5

Had a really lovely time staying at Dockenbush Cottage with my partner and friends. The cottage is lovely and met all of our needs comfortably. The location is great , lovely and peaceful yet only a short ride from Harrogate and local restaurant/pub. Jo and family made us feel welcome and ensured that we were comfortable. Hopefully we will be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dockenbush xx
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Fantastic accommodation in beautiful surrounding

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew we would love it. From the little touches of flowers on the table, to provisions for the following mornings breakfast, to the bottle of wine and box of biscuits, Jo and her family made us feel very welcome. The accommodation standards are excellent and the cottage is very well equipped. It's setting in a lovely North Yorkshire village is so beautiful but it is still easy to visit York and Harrogate and RHS Harlow Carr. There are some lovely places to eat at nearby, all recommended and well worth a visit. If you are looking for somewhere to stay which enjoys a lovely countryside setting, then this is the place for you. You won't regret it! Our only regret was having to leave! Thank you Jo. Your hard work at creating this idyll was definitely appreciated and we hope to visit you again in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, so very pleased you enjoyed your stay xx
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Lovely peaceful venue

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, peaceful setting. Easy to get to Ripon and Harrogate. Great pubs nearby. Perfect for a get away. Will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Dockenbush Cottage - thank you for the lovely review and hope to welcome you back one day x
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Turkish Baths & Health Spa
Valley Gardens
Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms - Harrogate
Ripley Castle and Gardens
Royal Pump Room Museum
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Harrogate Theatre
Royal Hall

From the Owner

Dockenbush Cottage is situated just a mile from the lovely village of Brearton, in a rural location which gives peace and tranquillity yet it is only a 15 min drive to the spa town of Harrogate, 10 minutes to the market town of Knaresborough and 15 minutes to Ripon with its beautiful cathedral. Dockenbush Cottage sits behind our home -North Dockenbush - yet is private with its own garden with lavender & rosemary borders, the cottage sits in over 3 acres. Whilst a car is necessary, nearby towns provide a host of restaurants and activities, Ripon Cathedral, Ripley Castle, Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey, Lightwater Valley, Newby Hall are just a few of the many nearby attractions.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Leeds Bradford at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Malt Shovel at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Hull at 65 Miles Nearest Golf : Knaresborough Golf Club at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Knaresborough at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1M/M1 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Malt Shovel at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Scarborough at 65 Miles Car: necessary


Car is essential as we are in a rural location, 5 minutes from the main Harrogate to Ripon A61.

Leeds/Bradford airport is 40 minutes drive away

Harrogate station is 15 minutes

Knaresborough station is 10 minutes


15 min drive from Harrogate

10 minutes drive from Knaresborough

15 minutes from Ripon

5 minutes from Ripley

Further Details:

There is an abundance of things to see and do nearby from Ripley Castle Fountains Abbey, Brimham Rocks, Lightwater Valley, to the nearby towns and cities of North Yorkshire.

Shopping is amazing with Harrogate, Knaresborough, Leeds, York, Ripon all within easy reach by car. Markets are held in Knaresborough and Ripon weekly.

There are so many fab places to eat, you're spoilt for choice!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
11 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made direct with the owner. There is a minimum of 3 nights booking. A £25 charge is made for use of the sofa bed.
A booking form will be sent following confirmation of your reservation with full terms and conditions.
Rate for 4 nights is from £560, rate for 5 nights is from £650.
There is a £100 damages deposit which if fully refunded providing the cottage is left clean, tidy and without breakages/damage.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible and dependant only on availability.
Check in time is from 16:00 pm and checkout is 10:00 am on the day of departure (if these are inconvenient Jo will try to be as flexible as possible depending on other guests arriving/depart)

Notes on prices:
A minimum of 3 nights booking
3 nights for £450
4 nights for £560
5 nights for £650
7 nights for £750

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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From the Owner

Dockenbush Cottage is located in a quiet, rural location 1 mile away from the village of Brearton with a great pub/eatery 'The Malt Shovel'. Whilst the main house is across the courtyard, the cottage is very private with all windows and doors looking out to the fields and away from the house! Guests at the cottage enjoy FREE WiFi, FREE parking, a convenient location for Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge, Ripley Castle and Grounds. Outdoor games are available for children (and adults) inc a full size table tennis in our games room. Patio table, chairs, BBQ all available to enjoy those warmer days and nights. Log burner for those cooler nights though the cottage is very cosy due to its underfloor heating throughout.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 2 ensuite bathrooms plus a loo and basin in the utility. Bedroom 1 has a bath with shower over and bedroom 2 has ensuite with walk in shower. Both ensuites and utility are tiled in classic Travertine.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 'Olive' has a super king bed which divides into 2 x single beds when req - this has ensuite with shower over bath and travertine tiling. Bedroom 2 has a king size bed with ensuite which has a walk in shower. There is a sofa bed in the lounge.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: A travel cot and high chair can be provided on request. Outside: Dockenbush Cottage has a private garden, with a BBQ, and table and chairs to enjoy those warmer days and evenings. The garden enjoys a lavender and rosemary border. Utility Room: The utility room provides a washer/dryer, loo and basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fluffy white towels and white bedlinen are included, there is a small extra charge if linen/towels are required for the sofa bed. Tea towels are also provided. Other: The dining area with its table and chairs for 6 and soft tan leather chair is comfortable and stylish - all furniture is matching and has been carefully chosen to offer style and comfort.

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