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Yates Cottage In Nidderdale - A Detached Single Storey Fully Refurbished Cottage



Updated: 29-Sep-2016
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!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"One of the best cottages we have stayed in - a wonderful welcome and setting. We hope to return soon" Sue & john Eade, Essex, September 2014.

"This is probably the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in! And we've stayed in a few...! We look forward to a return visit at some point" Angela & Ian Platts, Spain, September 2014.

"This is a lovely cottage which has been carefully refurbished and beautifully decorated. It is a very peaceful area and superb setting. We appreciated the care of our hosts Andy & Sue and the welcome pack was the best ever." John, Julie & Martin Wright, Preston, October 2014.
Feb 2015
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely cottage, lovely place , lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculately clean and very well equipped. Although it is very modern inside the location and surroundings make it feel homely in true Yorkshire tradition. Andy and Sue are great hosts and very giving of their time and knowledge of the area. The welcome pack they supply is first class. Yorkshire has so much to offer and the cottage is well placed to take advantage of it, but conversely if you want a quiet bolthole at the end of a busy day this is it. We hope to be back and this time to find our ideal bolthole too!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway -

  • 5 of 5

The property is in an ideal landscape, well equipped, clean and spacious. A wonderful welcome hamper and everything for the first meal, The manager kindly showed us round and was very helpful. It was a home from home experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Excellent restaurants nearby and plenty to visit in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Child-friendly, lovely property, outstanding hosts

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous week at Yates Cottage and are sorry to be home! Booking was trouble-free and communication was excellent. We arrived to find an extremely generous welcome hamper full of goodies that kept us going throughout the week and were delighted to see that the cottage even surpassed the photos. It was spotlessly clean, cosy and comfortable but surprisingly spacious. The hosts were extremely considerate of the fact that we were bringing our two young children and had provided thoughtful extras such as a bed-guard, toilet step and even children's bedding, which our boys were very excited about! (Other items were also offered but not needed). The location is extremely quiet and peaceful (especially with no phone signal or wi-fi) and the surrounding countryside is absolutely beautiful for miles around, so it was easy to relax, completely switch off and enjoy ourselves. Having said that, there was also plenty to do within a one-hour car journey and we had some super days out. We would certainly be keen to visit both the area and the property again and would have no hesitation in recommending Yates Cottage to others; it is a superb property in a stunning location with outstanding hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Disabled friendly cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time we stayed at Yates Cottage, it is a disabled friendly place, which is what we were looking for as we had a wheelchair with us the outside and the surroundings were all flat for a wheelchair use.

There is a lot of space in the cottage to walk around, all the rooms were nice and spacious, the bathroom was not wide enough to take the wheelchair in but we managed fine, we would definately come to yates cottage again.

Sue and Andy were extremely friendly and a nice family, they helped us out a lot and were there for us if we needed anything.

I would recommend this place for anyone it is worth it, nice quiet place to stay at.

Thank You for everything it is appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at Yates Cottage - we love it here. Sue and Andy are always so helpful and welcoming, this time they made recommendations for a birthday lunch reservation, which was great! Everything was superb, and the hamper is always a lovely welcoming arrival. We stayed with my parents and our 3 year old, who always has fun with the toys / games / DVDs and watching the animals. This time we took his scooter and he had hours of fun going up and down the drive and around the cottage! The weather wasn't so good this time but still relaxing and overall just fab! Thanks again Sue and Andy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing 5 Star Easter Break

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully furnished cottage that offered us a very peaceful Easter break. The welcome pack was full of thoughtfully chosen local goodies. The beds were very comfortable with high quality bedding. The peace and quiet were calming and we went on a few local walks across the fields to admire the Yorkshire scenery. With no mobile signal or wifi, we made the most of no external interruptions to our evenings and had great fun playing games, warm and cosy with the log burner. We explored Harrogate and Ripon but Ilkley was our favourite place. We had such a great time, I've told all my friends and family about this fabulous retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Leeds/Bradford Airport at 14.7 Miles Nearest Train : Harrogate at 12.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1M Wetherby at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : Whitby (not the nearest) at 79 Miles 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking enquiries by email please. £100 deposit secures booking. Balance due 4 weeks before arrival by BACS or cleared cheque.

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.

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • pond
  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom: bath with electric shower over, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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