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Luxury holiday cottage near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

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.. 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, DAB radio - IPhone Dock are all provided for guests use.

Jo Weatherill
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Jo Weatherill

I'm Jo Weatherill married to Andy and with a 16 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!

Jo Weatherill purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jo Weatherill chose Harrogate

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Harrogate in Borough of Harrogate

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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, 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Wow, a stunning, immaculate cottage in an idyllic location. A fabulous stay.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous three nights in Jo and Andy’s beautiful cottage with our two daughters aged 3 and 6. Everything we could have possibly needed was catered for and the welcome from Jo, with so many additional lovely extras was delightful.

The cottage is quiet, with a lovely outlook onto grazing sheep and my girls loved the morning greeting from the geese as they pottered around. Jo is an excellent host, the cottage is beautifully decorated with sumptuous furnishings and super comfortable beds with fluffy towels and lovely bed linen. It exceeds the five stars by miles and we’d happily have stayed much longer.

The local gastro pub The Malt Shovel is well worth a visit and is in walking distance. We also tried the Inn at South Stainley which was really good and catered well for children too.

Thank you to Jo and Andy for a superb break in Yorkshire, we’ll be telling all our friends about this gorgeous home from home and will be back soon. Xx

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for not only being the most perfect guests, but also for your fab review! It was a pleasure having you stay and we are so glad that you enjoyed your few days with us! x
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Beautiful and quiet secluded cottage in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Dockenbush Cottage was for Christmas and Jo couldn’t have made us feel more welcome with fresh flowers on the table and a twinkly modern Christmas tree to put our presents under. The cottage is beautiful, with great underfloor heating throughout, plus a wood burning stove. Our kids had a great time too, with reindeer food to put out on Christmas Eve, a games room with ping pong in another farm builsinu and swings outside. Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas stay! Thank you for the lovely review xx
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Great Pre-Xmas break

  • 5 of 5

Property in immaculate condition and Jo, the owner, really pleased to help.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for the lovely review so pleased that you enjoyed your stay x
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Beautiful, peaceful cottage, finished to a high standard

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay, the cottage was stunning. It had everything we could need.

Jo left some treats for when we arrived which was so thoughtful. Jo is an amazing host and was on hand if we needed anything, even a night light we forgot for our daughter!

The beds were so comfortable, and the cottage is kept cosy with the under floor heating.

You can watch the ducks, geese, chickens and sheep from the garden and cottage windows- they are very entertaining!

We will be back to enjoy the cottage again x

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic stay in a truly beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

A great stay in this lovely cottage! So clean and well kept with everything you could need. A great welcome selection of wine, biscuits and some essentials was great. Jo had kindly put a travel cot up for us as we travelled with our 8 week old daughter. We were also with my parents so the layout was fantastic - rooms at either end, both with en suites.

Very peaceful and location great for nearby walks. Would thoroughly recommend and hope to return. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful countryside

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a idyllic contryside location, ideal for exploring the Yorkshire area. A small village nearby with a restaurant/pub, and many more in nearby villages. The cottage itself appears brand new and is tastefully decorated. The owner Jo was very helpful and provided everything wee needed. We enjoyed spending time both in the cottage, being a part of the country life with living room view to a field with sheeps, as well as the many nearby attractions and towns. I will certainly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 stars! Many thanks for your lovely review and for being such wonderful guests, it was a pleasure having you stay and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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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
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Malt Shovel
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Knaresborough Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Malt Shovel
Nearest Beach
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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Harrogate, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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