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Church View Cottage

Spofforth near Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 998938)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "A little bit of Heaven in God's Own Country."

    We are just sorry that we had to leave early due to a positive covid test.

    Reviewed by DoreenJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage on a quiet farm in a great location."

    Clean and comfortable, nicely decorated and very well equipped. Would have given full marks if wet room had been fitted with a grab rail or two (we are in our 60s/70s and worried we might slip and fall). The cottage provides an excellent base from which to explore the area. We really had a lovely holiday and would definitely recommend to family and friends

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2022

  • "This is an amazing property ideal for relaxing, the view is lovely and it’s equipped with everything you need however the nearby road was a bit noisy but not too bad in the grand scheme of things."

    We would definitely go back and definitely recommend .

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage in a perfect location to explore."

    The cottage was very well equipped and was incredibly clean and comfortable. The open plan living on one floor was ideal. Even though there are other cottages next door, the layout ensures complete privacy. Each cottage has its own parking space, so there was never a concern about where to park if returning late. It is on a working farm, however this was never an issue. There is a road near the property which was busier than expected but didn't spoil the holiday in any way. We wouldn't hesitate to book again. Lovely hosts too.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2022

  • "A lovely decorated & with great facilities, barn conversion, situated on Crosper Farm."

    Within a short drive of Harrogate, Weatherby etc. Great views looking towards Spofforth, which is also a short walk via the public footpath which runs through the farm. A great base for exploring the local area which has some great walks & areas of both historical & natural interest. We would definitely recommend the extremely high quality accommodation that Crosper Farm offers. Many thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by GordonMay 2022

  • "A beautifully presented cottage."

    Very tastefully furnished. Cannot think of a single item that would have improved the overall ambience. All crockery matched and there were more than enough cooking utensils, all of a good quality. If there is a small negative it would be fixed grab rails in the shower area of the wet room together with a non slip mat.

    Reviewed by KeithApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage which is very well equipped and very comfortable with the underfloor heating from the biomass boiler being a boon as it was cold but dry whilst we were there."

    The wet room in particular was really warm and beautifully done. The view is as described and is really lovely. It really is a working farm and we were lucky to be there when new lambs were being born. It was also fascinating to watch the sheep being rounded up for milking. The only drawback which was not mentioned was the closeness of the A166 road but after a couple of days we were used to it. Thanks to Pat and Duke for a lovely holiday let.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Second time for us and won't be the last."

    .cannot fault these cottages..the view is amazing..cleanliness 5*.. amenities 5*..

    Reviewed by CaroleMar 2022

  • "Excellent loved it."

    Cannot wait to return .we give it 10 stars.....Very highly recommended. Beautiful views....lovely cozy cottage a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by JayneMar 2022

  • "Wonderful weekend away."

    The cottage was immaculate, clean, with all the amenities we could wish for. A lovely wet room with a very good shower. Unusual entryway to the cottage, we arrived in the dark and couldn't find it at first. Very close to Harrogate and Wetherby. The Castle Inn in the village serves very good food. We highly recommend Crosper Farm for a quiet, comfortable getaway.

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2022

  • "Wonderful location, well situated if you want to do some sightseeing and exploring, Knaresborough, Harrogate, Skipton all within easy each BUT we came for rest and relaxation which is exactly what we got."

    First class accommodation in lovely surroundings, cannot think of anything to criticise, thank you so much.

    Reviewed by KatherineDec 2021

  • "Our second visit and it won’t be our last."

    A very cosy, comfortable and nicely designed cottage with everything you need for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation every thing you could need for an amazing holiday will definitely return"

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2021

  • "This is a super cottage, warm cosy and extremely well equipped."

    100% spot on when we arrived, very clean these cottages have been converted from farm buildings and are very very well done and must have been costly. Super parking, situation is spot on facilities both inside and outside well thought out. Loved the cottage layout the view, the balcony and the internal courtyard. Continuous hot water, great shower in the wet room, plenty of towels and bedding. This is a busy working farm never seen as many potatoes in my life. Score 11 out of 10, thanks.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Maybe the key colllection instructions could be clearer, ie Church View cottage will be open when you arrive."

    The instructions said the door to Crosper Farm will be open so we disturbed the owners when we arrived. Gorgeous, cosy, clean, well-equipped cottage. We had a fabulous stay & we’d like to thank the owners.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2021

  • "This was our second visit to this cottage and our fourth to the farm."

    We are always given a warm welcome but our privacy is respected at all times. The cottage has all that we need and more. The views across the fields to the church are beautiful and the cottage is very handy for visiting other places in the dales and the Harrogate area.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "I’ve deliberately delayed this review until we could secure another booking, that probably tells you all you need to know."

    A spacious, beautifully furnished/decorated and very well equipped cottage. A lot of thought and care has gone into this barn conversion and we immediately felt at home there. Designated parking and a small private patio with (of course) a church view, completes the package. It is a working farm so there are animals nearby to enjoy watching. It should be said that the property is less than 50m from a busy main road so, although screened, there is traffic noise. I’m a light sleeper and didn’t find it a problem after the first night even with the bedroom window open. The upside of the road proximity is an excellent large Sainsbury’s and petrol station some 10 minutes away and easy access to Harrogate, Knaresborough, Wetherby and the A1.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2021

  • "This was our 3rd stay at the cottages on this farm and once again we were very happy at the lovely welcome by the owner."

    This cottage has a lovely view towards Spofforth and we spent many hours watching the bird life. Cottage is all on one floor so very accessible and comfortable. We have already booked another cottage on this farm and plan to go again after that too. Harlow Carr gardens are great - very busy, but actually the gardens are so big that it feels ok once inside. Harrogate worth a visit as is Bolton Abbey. Thank you. we look forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2021

  • "I will not use Sykes’ again as you were a disgrace last year during the pandemic."

    It was extremely difficult to contact you and you had the nerve to charge us to transfer to this year despite the travel restrictions. I tell everyone what an awful company you are to deal with so you are receiving bad publicity for the sake of the extra charge you made. The accommodation and venue were lovely but sad you are such an awful company to deal with.

    Reviewed by MarilynJul 2021

  • "Church View Cottage is extremely comfortable."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2021

  • "Church View Cottage was perfect ..."

    Church View Cottage was perfect Would recommend Crosper fm to all of our friends, Thank you Pat for a wonderful stay Best wishes Robin & Heather Puddletown Dorset

    Reviewed by RobinJun 2021

  • "The cottage was faultless, very clean, comfortable and very well equipped."

    The only downside was the road noise. We do feel there should be some mention of this fact in the listing as it's inescapable and it did affect our stay to a degree. Regardless of this we were very happy with the cottage and the owners are very nice people. Thank you for a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by DebraMay 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way and we will have no hesitation in booking again in the future."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "This was a longer let, six weeks in fact, between house moves and during covid lockdown- it was exceptional, a home from home, we couldn't have asked for anything better."

    Stunning and I am sure anyone eventually coming here on holiday would be delighted.

    Reviewed by EileenDec 2020

  • "We had the opportunity to stay in both the Granary and Church View."

    We must say Patricia was the perfect hostess and really helped us out as we were post moving house and pre-holiday. The properties are both outstanding. So very well equipped to an extremely high standard and the decor is so very tastefully done. Everything and more! Local amenities are very close by car and though we were only 20 mins from home we used the cottage for relaxing but realise so much is worth visiting in the area. I will certainly recommend these cottages to friends, albeit a short hop from home. I would also like to say a big thank you to Julie in the call team who tirelessly found us properties during these difficult times when most companies would keep you on hold. She was adamant to find us the appropriate property in light of our urgency. Thank you

    Reviewed by SuzanneDec 2020

  • "Perfect for a half term getaway: cosy, clean, convenient and calming."

    Reviewed by AnnieOct 2020

  • "Superb property,so comfortable and clean with quality furnishings."

    Best Sykes property we have stayed in ,if only all your properties were as good !.will certainly recommend church view to anyone .

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2020

  • "The cottage was ideally located for getting around to all the places we wanted to visit."

    It had everything you could need for your stay, was very well furnished and felt spacious. There was nothing we would change about the cottage as it suited us down to the ground and the only question is WHEN will we will be back to this cottage, not IF.

    Reviewed by WayneJul 2020

  • "Spent a few days in this beautiful cottage."

    The owner has thought of everything, we even found a brolly in the cupboard for when it was raining. It was very spacious for just the two of us and it was equipped so well we could have hosted a full dinner party. The individual parking space was excellent as there was never an issue trying to park in front of cottage. Nice outdoor space if you get the weather. The local village pub is within walking distance but ask for directions over the fields before setting off, not sure we could have found the path if we hadn’t asked. Really handy for popping into Harrogate. Would definitely stay here again if I was in the area.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2020

  • "An absolutely lovely property."

    It is maintained to the highest standard. Warm, spacious and very comfortable. Fantastic views from the lounge window. Home from home.

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2020

  • "Our hosts were so helpful and friendly without being interfering."

    A special treat was to be able to be shown the animals. especially the newborn lambs which the grandchildren thought was great. The location was spot on for us to visit family in Harrogate. Will certainly use again.

    Reviewed by AlanJan 2020

  • "The cottage was ideally situated to visit a wide range of places."

    Pat and Duke were welcoming and friendly. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2019

  • "The cottage was so well furnished and equipped."

    It was very true to the description. Unfortunately due to the bad weather we didn't to use the footpath to the village. The cottage is situated on the A661 which gives very easy access to Harrogare and Wetherby. The cottage was very well heated, had a comfy bed and seating and anexcellent shower.

    Reviewed by JuneNov 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time in Yorkshire visiting family and friends, made all the more enjoyable and relaxing by the very high standard and comfort in Church View Cottage."

    It was our pleasure to stay in such a warm, homely and outstanding Cottage, Everything had been thought of, there was nothing more we needed, The Cottage has certainly earned a 5* luxury rating from us. The view from the living room was wonderful, we could have sat for hours but needed to explore Harrogate and Bettys!

    Reviewed by ColinNov 2019

  • "This was our 19th wedding in anniversary break and I needed to chill."

    This was everything we wanted. Amazing views from the French windows, spacious, peaceful, easy access to Harrogate, meal at the Falcon a local pub. Pat was a great host. We just missed the sheep being milked on the farm as the weather was NOT good. What do you expect from November! Highly recommended . Sheila from Blackpool

    Reviewed by SheilaNov 2019

  • "The cottage was all we expected and more."

    It was exactly what we wanted for a relaxing holiday with the added bonus of being able to sit outside and enjoy a magnificent view. Our welcome was warm and friendly but after that our privacy was respected.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2019


    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage - everything we needed for a relaxing week."

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "Just returned from a great week church view cottage the cottage is beautifully ..."

    Just returned from a great week church view cottage the cottage is beautifully decorated and well layed out very comfortable bed will be back

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "Delightful cottage with views across the pasture to Spoffeth Church."

    Very relaxing. Kitchen and Dining Rm open plan with vaulted ceilings so is light and airy. Pat and Duke always around, this is a working farm. Looking forward to next year!

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage with everything and more to make your stay special."

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2019

  • "Road quite noisy till late evening and speeding traffic needs dealing with."

    We enjoyed our stay very much it was nice to be in the country side with a field full of poodles, whoops we mean sheep. We hope to come again at some time. *****

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2019

  • "Church view cottage is an extremely well appointed property."

    ....with beautiful views .It is very near to wonderful places to visit.A very warm welcome from the owner was appreciated. The cottage itself is disabled friendly....it is spacious ,light and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage ,we could live there."

    Very helpful lady.very good for disabled.would love to go back some time.i would give it 5*+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Reviewed by MarieMay 2019

  • "A lovely holiday home, perfect for a couple and a perfect location to visit Harrogate and many beautiful villages in the surrounding area."

    Stunning views from the property and a lovely seating area out of the back. It's close to a road, but not terribly noisy!

    Reviewed by MatthewMay 2019

  • "We found the cottage to be exceptionally clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Roomier than we expected with a large lounge - dining area and kitchen. The bedroom and wet room were also larger than normal. Heating (under-floor) and lighting was also to a very high standard. We appreciated the wi-fi connection and the safe parking (one of our priorities). The view to the south, which can be enjoyed from both the lounge and patio is spectacular and includes, as the name implies, the church at Spofforth - just a mile away. We were not blessed with particularly good weather on this occasion, however our hosts and the cottage's facilities went a long way make our stay a most enjoyable one. An ideal location for touring North Yorkshire with all it's attractions. Ralph & Rene Coulson. PS. Thank you Mr & Mrs Heslop.

    Reviewed by RalphMay 2019

  • "Property was beautifully decorated and dressed."

    Very comfortable with everything one could need and fabulous shower. Nice view from double doors/patio across the farm's sheep fields. The farm was located next to a busy road and could be a noise problem if one wanted the window open whilst sleeping during hot summer nights. Great location for driving to York, Harrogate, the Dales and the Moors. Lovely village of Spofforth close by with shops and pubs.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2019

  • "Had a lovely week in this cottage ,can't rate it high enough ."

    Comfort , cleanliness , decor all exeptional,just love the wet room with fantastic shower .The views from the lounge area are amazing .The owners have thought of everything to make it a lovely place to relax . Spofforth is a nice village with pub and shop ,and well worth looking around the castle .Follyfoot has a shop /post office and two welcoming Samuel Smith pubs .Wetheby is a great place ,nice independent shops ,tea shop and lovely river walk . Would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a lovely break and a fantastic cottage to return to . The wine and milk much appreciated . Hope to be back soon .

    Reviewed by JoanMar 2019

  • "A delightful little cottage, ideal for couples."

    Lovely views and plenty of places to visit. Beautifully furnished with everything thought of. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2019

  • "A home from home atmosphere at this cottage with a warm welcome from the owner on arrival, a very clean and well equipped down to the last detail along with a personal touch from the owner."

    ..highly recommended

    Reviewed by RodneyMar 2019

  • "The cottage was better than we could wish for, modern with plenty of appliances clean and tidy in a lovely part of the country you could sit all day and what the red kites hover and dive across the valley its a lovely cottage in a special place and the owner was very kind and helpful."

    Reviewed by LeslieMar 2019

  • "We had an extremely comfortable and relaxing stay at Church View Cottage."

    The cottage is one of the best we have ever stayed in - clean, modern, comfortable and extremely well equipped. There were some lovely touches as well such as a bottle of wine and milk in the fridge waiting for us when we arrived and a cupboard of board games and DVDs. The cottage is on a working farm and next to a road, but because of where it is situated on the site off an internal courtyard, it is extremely peaceful and the views (as the name implies) of the rolling fields with the church in the distance are lovely. The location is very convenient for several places of interest, such as Spofforth, Harrogate, Fountain's Abbey and Bolton Abbey. The Kestrel Pub, just 5 minutes' drive up the road, serves very tasty food at a reasonable price. Perfect!

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, with everything you would need."

    Beautiful and immaculate furnishings, in a lovely area. We had a lovely few days.

    Reviewed by KenDec 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double with king-size bed (zip/link, can be made into twins on request)
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining area and sitting room
  • Biomass heating
  • Dishwasher, electric oven and hob, washing machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, Smart TV and built in DVD Player
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed, linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Shared courtyard with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Property is on a working livestock farm.

The property

Church View Cottage is a charming property, situated off an idyllic courtyard just a mile away from the village of Spofforth, located on a working livestock farm.

This dwelling is filled with charm, posing one elegantly decorated bedroom, making a superb romantic getaway.

Upon entering the property, you are welcomed to a brightly decorated living room, posing elegant furniture and homely wooden features.

First of all is a well-appointed kitchen boasting a dishwasher, washing machine and electric oven, to make your stay at relaxed as possible.

Following this is a formal dining area and a cosy sitting room boasting comfortable sofas and a TV and built in DVD Player.

The wet room houses a luxurious touch, complete with a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Completing the property, is a spacious, well decorated double bedroom.

The village centre is a short walk from the cottage, with the local shop and pub taking just 15 minutes to get to by foot.

To keep you busy whilst staying here, you can visit the surviving remains of Spofforth Castle and take a walk around its grounds.

Nearby is the exciting Stockeld Park, a manor house with a maze to explore and woodlands to take a stroll around.

Within a 15-minute drive is the larger town of Harrogate, where you can relax in the Turkish Baths, explore around the colourful Valley Gardens or visit Royal Pump Room museum which explores Harrogate’s story as a spa town.

Church View Cottage is an idyllic cottage, situated within a peaceful area making it ideal for a couple’s getaway.

This property can be booked with ref 1014977, 915427, 1014979 and 1083158 sleeping a total of 10 people.

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About the location


Wetherby 4. miles; Harrogate 5.4 miles.

Spofforth is a charming village situated in North Yorkshire, 5 miles south of Harrogate and 3 miles north west of Wetherby. Within this town you will find the parish church of All Saints Church, two pubs; the Castle and the Railway as well as a number of small businesses. For some history, you can explore Spofforth Castle, which was once home to the Percy family until the late 14th century. Today you will find the surviving remains, with free entry and charming walks surrounding. Other places of interest include the Angel House, where Roman Catholic priests were once hidden from the authorities within a Priest's Hole and the War Memorial to the residences who gave their lives, serving for their country. Nearby, is Stockeld Park, which is a Grade-I listed country house, where you can get lost in the maze or take a leisurely stroll through the woodlands. Situated 5 miles away is the town of Harrogate, located on the boarder of the Yorkshire Dale National Park. Within Harrogate itself you can explore the famous Turkish baths, the Valley Gardens or visit the Royal Pump Room.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas