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The Penthouse Retort House

Knaresborough, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1074966)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Situated in a prominent position in the heart of the pretty town of Knaresborough, Yorkshire, overlooking the river Nidd.

This Penthouse Retort House, is a beautifully-presented duplex apartment resting on the third and fourth floors.

Boasting pretty views, off-road parking and a charming balcony off the sitting room, this delightful abode is perfect for family for both staying in to relax and unwind and going out to discover the delights of Yorkshire.

Arriving at the property, climb the stairs to the third floor and make your way into your home away from home for your trip.

A well-equipped kitchen invites you in to concoct delicious meals for your group using the electric oven and hob, as well as hosting a handy dishwasher to help with the clean up.

From here, gather your group for dinner at the dining table where you can catch up on the day's events over a home-cooked meal.

When it is time to unwind, head to the sitting room and sink into the plush corner sofa with your loved ones to watch TV for the evening.

As night rolls in, venture to the bedrooms for some rest; the third-floor is home to a king-size and a twin with a zip and link feature for a flexible sleeping arrangement, along with a shower room so you can freshen up between activities.

Climb the stairs up to the fourth floor where you will find the remaining master bedroom; home to characterful vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a king-size bed, a dressing table so you can get ready in style, and a Juliet balcony, along with a fabulous en-suite with a freestanding bath as well as a walk-in shower.

Back on the third-floor, the sitting room leads to a pretty balcony with a bistro dining set, perfect for enjoying your morning cup of tea on, overlooking Mother Shipton's Cave.

If you like to explore, Mother Shipton's Cave provided a fascinating day out, discovering the lovely park and finding the caves and eerie well.

If you don't fancy cooking one evening, Knaresborough town centre is right on the doorstep of the apartment and hosts plenty of eateries for you to enjoy throughout your stay.

Book an afternoon at Scarlett's Vintage Tea Rooms for a charming bite to eat, or perhaps try The Mitre Inn for a traditional pub grub menu.

Brush up on your history and visit Knaresborough Castle, ruins of the 1100 castle believed to have been built by the Romans.

Take a peaceful stroll along the River Nidd, where you may also find Nidd Gorge, a deep ravine encompassed by dense woodland.

Venturing further afield, a short drive will take you into Harrogate, known for its history as a Victorian spa town, the town is now perfect for a day of shopping and indulging in the array of pubs, restaurants and cafés.

Slightly further again by car, you can visit the city of York and explore its famous Minster and City Walls.

If you don't fancy driving the train station is only a 5 minute walk from the property and runs regularly for your days out.

Bring your family to The Penthouse Retort House for a fun-filled holiday to Yorkshire.


  • Third-floor duplex apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x fourth-floor king-size with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC and Juliet balcony, 1 x third-floor king-size, 1 x third-floor twin (zip/link can be super-king-size on request)
  • Third-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Third-floor kitchen
  • Third-floor dining room with TV
  • Third-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept infants under 2
  • Note: Due to the amount of stairs at the property, it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: No stag, hen or similar parties
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Harrogate 2 miles; York 18 miles.

Knaresborough is an ancient market and Spa town on the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales, overlooking the River Nidd, and is one of the prettiest towns in North Yorkshire. Its location makes it ideal as a base for touring the stunning countryside of the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. For lovers of history, St John’s Church, Knaresborough House and the now-ruined Knaresborough Castle were built by the Normans in around 1100 AD. Other attractions in the town include Mother Shipton’s petrifying well, the Courthouse Museum, "Ye Oldest Chymist Shoppe in England" which dates back to 1720 and the quirky House in the Rock. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy wonderful walks by the river, cycling, climbing, fishing, boating or just sitting and taking in the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful scenery. The town centre has many interesting shops and galleries, and there is a colourful and lively market held on Wednesdays. The fascinating, historic cathedral cities of Ripon and York are close by, as are the Spa town of Harrogate, the great stately homes of Castle Howard and Harewood House, the Cistercian Abbeys of Fountains, Rievaulx and Jervaulx, and the castles of Middleham, Bolton and Richmond.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas