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The Cottage

(Ref. 981575)

Knaresborough, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "A second visit to the cottage at Knaresborough."

    . cosy and comfortable with stylish decor…lovely treats left by the kind and helpful owner..Convenient for walks in and around Knaresborough.. a bus stop outside with regular buses to Harrogate and onto Ripon or Leeds. We will return.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved the property and Knaresborough!"

    The cottage was extremely clean, beautifully decorated and we had everything we needed and more. It was lovely to arrive to a warm house with the lamps on to welcome us! Very generous owner who provided local baked goods and wine and was not at all stingy with the heating. We didn't use the car for 4 days, instead staying local or using the train. The owner clearly loves the cottage and the town which shone through. We had no problems at all with parking or road noise. Thank you Linda - we absolutely loved our Christmassy week!

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, a short walk from shops and train station."

    Will definitely be back if available.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great location for town centre, great travel links, bus stop to ..."

    Lovely cottage, great location for town centre, great travel links, bus stop to Harrogate just over the road from property, I would thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a lovely quirky grade 2 listed property."

    Linda was very generous in leaving us a lovely selection of goodies. Property central to a vast amount of shops, pubs and local attractions. Never seen some many buses, which go every ten minutes. The trains depart every half an hour and we used both. Communication by Linda the owner giving directions was superb and very well documented we found the cottage with no problems. Shame cottage is up for sale as would definitely have gone back again.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2023

  • "A cosy home from home in the centre of Knaresborough, comfortable and full of character and fully equipped for those wishing to self cater."

    Thank you also, Linda, for the much appreciated welcome pack of ‘goodies’. Very close to the town’s amenities but away from the noise and bustle. We took the train to York, very convenient with the station only 5 minutes walk away; and the bus to and from Harrogate are only steps away from the door.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at The Cottage."

    Linda was very helpful prior to our visit and left us some nice goodies for our arrival. The beds had good quality bed linen and were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. We loved browsing round Knaresborough with all its local shops and the delightful little cafes by the river. We enjoyed a delicious, well cooked, Sunday Roast at Mother Shipton's Inn, sitting outside in their garden which had an array of lovely flowers and overlooked the river. We enjoyed some local walks and loved Bebra Gardens. We chose this location so we could travel there by train and get out and about by public transport, the bus to Harrogate stopped outside and ran every 10 minutes. We enjoyed days out to York and Scarborough by train during our stay, the trains were good on the days they weren't on strike! Overall a great holiday. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was a lovely home, well fitted in keeping with it's age."

    The location was as good as it could be and the town was full of interest. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed. We slept well with no particular problem with the nearby road. Great communications from Linda, the owner.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great little cosy cottage with easy access to transport links, we never used our car once the whole week."

    The traffic is a bit noisy but never disturbed our sleep due to the windows upstairs being double glazed. The bathroom is so spacious with the best shower we had when away from home. Knarsborough is a lovely place to explore, we spent time using the seating area outside the cafe that runs alongside the river, a lovely way to spend an Hour or two watching the world go by. There is also an amazing bakery called Hirsts that is well worth a visit, you can even see the baker at work in the back room.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely period cottage, very tasteful fixture and fittings."

    Clean and welcoming with much appreciated welcome pack. Convenient location with bus and train travel easily accessible.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property in a convenient geographical position."

    Ease of use for public transport. A lovely town to visit and stay. The double bed, for me, was very uncomfortable. Wife had no complaints. Traffic noise very intrusive. Lack of ventilation in a bedroom an issue. Overall I would recommend this place to all. The owner provided a well furnished comfortable place. It was very clean. Well equipped. Information provided by the owner was comprehensive and very helpful. The' treats' left for us a bonus..A big thankyou to her.

    Reviewed by Allan4.7Apr 2023

  • "This is a lovely, cosy little cottage which is situated in the perfect location to explore Knaresborough by foot."

    The cottage has lovely traditional features and has been furnished and decorated perfectly to reflect the age of the property. Our car is a small SUV and we had no problem parking at the rear. Beds comfy, lovely bed linen. Great shower. Lovely welcome pack from the owner and lots of info about the cottage and the local area. We felt that this owner genuinely cared about our experience and went the extra mile. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "A super cottage in a great location."

    Thoughtfully maintained and really comfortable. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our second visit and as before, a beautifully furnished, cosy cottage that is lovely to come back to after a day out exploring the surrounding areas/market towns."

    Only a short walk to both the station and the little bus station means it's an ideal location for those of us who don't drive.

    Reviewed by Ella5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cosy terraced cottage."

    Tastefully furnished in character with the property. Very clean. Information provided by owner was extremely detailed and useful. Little extras like cakes and hot cross buns were most welcome. Cannot find fault.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Furnished to a very high standard and tastefully decorated ."

    The owner seems to have thought of everything - including the little details that make all the difference. Communication was excellent. A little chilly in the evenings (we stayed through an exceptionally cold week) but once we got the open fire going, it was cosy and warm. The road outside is busy, particularly during rush hour but not enough of an issue to disturb us - the bedrooms are double glazed. The location, a few minutes walk from the train station and directly opposite a bus stop, more than compensated.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jan 2023

  • "Had a fantastic time at this wonderful cottage."

    The correspondence from Linda was great.The cottage is a perfect home from home with everything you could possibly need,lovely and warm, comfy beds well equipped kitchen and fabulous furnishings.With the bus stop just outside the door and the station 5 minute walk it's a great base. Thanks for a great holiday will definitely return

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2023

  • "Wonderful stay!"

    Spotlessly clean, cosy, warm with so much character, just perfect! The host Linda is so helpful and informative, and provided a wonderful welcome to us. It is set on a main road, and there can be some traffic noise at rush hour, but easily resolved by turning the tv up. The bedrooms are double glazed which resolves any road noise and so slept like a baby every night in the super comfortable beds, made up with quality linen. The cottage is in a perfect location with shops, cafes and pubs all a very short stroll away. We travelled by train and it is within a 5 min walk of the station, which provides excellent links to all over. We will certainly return!

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautifully located at the bottom of the High Street, The Cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished with everything you need to enjoy your stay."

    A beautiful welcome pack of goodies left for me by my hostess Linda, with loads of information and suggestions on what to enjoy in the area. The train station is just a short walk away and the bus stop right outside the property meaning I didn’t have to use my car. I cannot recommend enough. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Maggie4.7Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage Linda fantastic host nothing to much trouble very convenient to town and the river,easy to get about by bus."

    The cakes and wine as a a welcome were above anything we expected all in all a fanstaic stay would definately recommend

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful little cottage."

    Everything you need. Everything to a top standard. Perfect location. Linda was a wonderful host and nothing was too much trouble. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property owner was excellent and facilitated all our needs."

    We requested that we would like if possible to be at the property early and park our car outside until the agreed entry time . There was only one parking space and she agreed and would move her car a lovely gesture.I had No problem with the car parking or outside road noise.This was one of my enjoyable stays and hope to go back.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2022

  • "Parking was a problem if the next door neighbours car was parked in his allocated space."

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Jun 2022

  • "The accuracy of the listing re parking and traffic noise is correct."

    The position of the Cottage in the centre of Knaresborough is great and the proximity to both trains and buses meant car use was kept to a minimum. The Cottage itself is very well equipped, especially the kitchen and the bathroom. Linda Dodsworth, the owner, is also very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Apr 2022

  • "Cottage lovely and had all that was needed for a comfortable stay."

    Very tastefully decorated and cosy. Secondary glazing in bedrooms worked a treat as it is on the main road. Walks straight from the door and very close to transport links for non car drivers to go further afield. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Ella5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with tons of character and charm."

    Convenient for walks within Knaresborough and an excellent bus service to Harrogate and beyond.. Enjoyed our week and hope to return before too long..

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Mar 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage close to everything you need, we would definitely use it again in the future."

    All communications from the owner were excellent.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "Everything excellent, would fully recommend."

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Feb 2022

  • "The Cottage is in a great location ."

    It is a lovely comfortable cottage and is well-equipped with everything you could possibly need to make your stay more comfortable. Would fully recommend to everyone and will hopefully return again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great little cottage, beautifully decorated."

    Comfortable beds, shower powerful. Good location, 5 minutes from the train station, frequent trains and good access to surrounding areas. Went to Harrogate on the Saturday. Knaresborough lovely. Welcome treats were appreciated. Road noise was loud, cottage located on the main road but we were well warned about this.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage itself was lovely but if we had been informed how noisy the road was ( not just by email the day before) we wouldn’t have booked it."

    We even bought some noise canceling headphones, but still couldn’t sleep. All four of us ended up tired and grumpy!

    I'm so sorry you were affected by the road noise. The position of the cottage on a main road is specifically mentioned on the website to ensure guests are aware prior to booking, apologies if you did not see that. Note: Secondary sash window glazing for the bedrooms of this Grade II listed cottage is also on order and scheduled to be fitted late Jan 2022. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Oct 2021

  • "Great host, kind and accomodating."

    Really comfortable and charming cottage.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2021

  • "We felt at home immediately!"

    Such a lovely cottage and so comfortable. Perfect size for us and a great base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, accurately described online."

    Utterly charming, its position on a busy town centre High St meant a little traffic noise but hey, it's in the town centre so this is to be expected and did not detract from our experience in the slightest. The Cottage is very well equipped with enough plates, mugs & glasses to mean the dishwasher was only used once a day. Everything was of a nice quality and spotlessly clean. Large bathroom with excellent shower. The record turntable was a great extra, I brought some of my LPs to play in our 'downtime'. Plenty of bars & restaurants within a 3 minute stroll - we loved Zolsha & Carriages. We had a fab week. If you're reading this far, book it.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "The owner was most helpful and did everything possible to make our stay a ..."

    The owner was most helpful and did everything possible to make our stay a pleasant one She is making further improvements to property that should enhance visitors experience Knaresborough is a lovely location for a break with frequent transport links to surrounding attractions

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2021

  • "The owner provided good information on the facilities and general guidance on the area."

    She helped when dealing with local roadworks that was a transient problem. There are many lovely places to visit and everyone was very nice and helpful on giving information on where to go and what to do. An excellent area to visit and the location of the cottage close to centre of Knaresborough makes it a good spot to stay.

    Reviewed by Di5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely old cottage with lots of original features."

    Cosy and warm with very comfy beds and a splendid shower in the bathroom. Central location with only a short walk to all the pubs, restaurants and shops. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovely original cottage in the town centre of Knaresborough."

    It comes with all the benefits and liveliness of being close to restaurants and amenities. The owner had great contact up to, during and after the trip.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 2021

  • "Comfortable, very clean cottage."

    Particularly liked the cosy sitting room with lots of extra touches! Friendly, helpful, approachable owner. Ideally situated for those holidaying without a car.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely cosy and warm cottage with everything we could want."

    Close to all amenities in a lovely village, lots of walking without moving the car. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location."

    Cottage was lovely and really enjoyed the location. Was very warm and cosy for a winter weekend away.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2020

  • "Really beautiful cottage and thoughtful host."

    Great communication and lovely little touches inside the cottage made it a great stay. Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Oct 2020

  • "It is a beautiful cottage with its perfect furnishings and antiques."

    So comfortable and set in a beautiful location. The owner is very approachable. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Highly recommend The Cottage, everything you need, very comfortable and cosy,very clean, beds amazingly comfortable."

    5 mins walk to the riverside for cafes, pubs & restaurants. Train station couple of minutes walk and the centre is also couple of minutes walk. i will be rebooking

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2020

  • "One of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in the location was great the only negative was the traffic noise"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was very well equipped with lots of extras."

    Comfy bed. Fluffy thick towels. Spotlessly clean. Excellent location as near to shops, restaurants , bars, trains and buses.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved the cottage, it was a prefect loction to access many locations."

    It was well equipped and very clean.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2020

  • "My wife and I have just returned from an extremely relaxing and comfortable week at The Cottage in wonderful Knaresborough."

    Everything needed was supplied and of very good quality. Very comfortable beds and a very efficient Rangemaster Cooker. Communication between myself and the owner was excellent and very much look forward to booking again soon.. Mick and Janet / MARCH 2020

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2020

  • "The Cottage was lovely, warm and cosy."

    The decor was very nice, you can see that the owners chose quality furnishings. The beds were extremely comfortable. The double had the most amazing memory foam mattress which obviously wasn’t cheap, so much so, I am going to buy one myself! There is a dab Bluetooth radio in the kitchen and a record deck and hifi in the living room, with a brilliant vinyl record collection. The smart tv is also a good touch. The owners used quality items, from the beds, bedding and pillows, to towels, cooker, vacuum and washing machine. I did worry about the parking situation before we got there, but there was no need. We could come and go as we pleased, but to be honest, we hardly used the car. All in all we had a lovely stay, and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2020

  • "We loved The Cottage!"

    We loved the house, the decor, the furnishings and the quirky cabinets. It has a lovely calm and cosy feel, with style and great attention to detail. We and our friends settled down to wonderful evenings of chat, playing parlour games in front of the real fire, and listening to LPs of our era. Felt most at home.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Feb 2020

  • "Nice hot"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2020

  • "Loved the style and elegance of the Georgian property."

    Well placed in the centre of the town, which inevitably meant some traffic noise. Wonderful open fire, quality bedding and towels and the owner had thought of everything. No problem parking at the rear of the property.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Nov 2019

  • "It was an amazing stay in this beautiful cottage."

    Everything about it was perfect, cosy, warm, had everything we could need. Great location and we will definitely be back. Also it was so easy to book with Sykes cottages and make monthly payments to clear my balance in plenty of time. I have already booked my next cottage for next year :)

    Reviewed by Audra5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly as described."

    It is very cosy and really charmingly decorated and is well supplied with kitchen utensils. It was impeccably clean and the shower is fantastic. There is also a lovely bath. There is plenty of information about what to do in the area and the bus stop is right outside (public transport is absolutely amazing - buses to Harrogate every seven minutes, we never used a car. Knaresborough itself is also charming with plenty of shops and pubs. The Indian restaurant on the High Street was unusually good (despite the rather weird decor). The downside is the unrelenting road noise, which is always there even with all the windows completely shut. Even so I got used to it almost immediately, sadly my husband never did.

    Reviewed by Karina4.7Sep 2019

  • "Really good cottage in a lovely town."

    Lots to do locally and the availability of buses and trains means you don’t need to use the car every day.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2019



    Reviewed by Les5.0Sep 2019

  • "Because it’s on a main road traffic noise is constant, not too bad if you are out all day however gets a bit much of a night."

    Have fed back to owner secondary glazing knowing it’s grade 2 listed. You could also fit some window film as everyone can look in. The stay was excellent would recommend this house as it’s a good base for travel and the rail and bus service is superb, only used the car once in the week. Not forgetting Knaresborough is such a nice place to visit, if you where driving through you would miss most of the attractions as it’s mostly off the main road. More than enough places to eat and drink.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Aug 2019

  • "Kind and helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very welcoming cottage and truly authentic the owners even contacted us as we left some items as offered to post them - how wonderful is that !"

    ! an exceptional cottage We travel the world a lot and live abroad this cottage is Top notch in every way

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2019

  • "The Cottage is very clean and well equipped with good quality appliances and equipment, plus the added benefit of a private parking space, the cottage is well positioned for the town and the bus route if required."

    The owner of the property is very approachable and makes you feel very welcome. A fantastic period property to enjoy your break.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2019

  • "A welcoming comfortable cottage."

    Well presented and equipped,comfy beds and a lovely bathroom.the location was good.knaresborough is a friendly interesting town with lots to do and is also within easy reach of ,York,Leeds,Harrogate with their many attractions.A cottage to be recommend,hope to return.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2019

  • "A delightful cottage with all the comforts of home."

    A lovely comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen, warm and cozy. Lots of books and records to play. A great location. The owners have thought of everything from the delicious cookies and wine on arrival to kitchen essentials and a well resourced information folder.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2019

  • "Kitchen dining area is very small, especially for four people and cottage is meant for four people."

    Considering that the cottage only started trading in the holiday market relatively recently some areas could do with a lick of paint. The cottage is lovely and warm whatever the weather. The cottage is ideally situated for the town and for bus routes (bus stop right outside the door) and Knaresborough is a very interesting and attractive town to look around.

    Reviewed by Joyce3.4Mar 2019

  • "Excellent cottage with a very personal touch."

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2019

  • "Superb Cottage, very tastefully decorated and extremely clean throughout."

    A lovely welcome pack and enjoyed listening to the vinyls from the large collection in the Cottage. Fabulous.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Feb 2019

  • "Excellent cottage steeped in tradition and in the middle of Knaresborough."

    Cottage was full of character and had everything would expect for a perfect holiday stay Top Tip - Park your car and forget about it Walk around Knaresborough Castle ruins and down to the waterside Catch a train to York or Leeds and only 30 mins each way Jump on the number 1 bus to Harrogate

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2019

  • "Arriving at night at The Cottage after a very long drive felt like arriving home."

    The Cottage was warm, very welcoming (thank you!). It is a cute home, spotless, arranged with taste, cosy, comfortable, with all facilities and yet preserving its character. Spectacular floorboards in the bathroom. And Knaresborough is an amazing place to discover.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jan 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Nespresso machine
  • Smart TV with Freeview, built in DVD player, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • Off road parking for 1 small or medium car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Train station 5 mins walk
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years
  • Note: The off road parking is not suitable for very large cars
  • Note: The property is located next to a main road and there will be associated road noise.

The property

A charming cottage situated on the main street in the popular town of Knaresborough.

With traditional features throughout, the cottage has retained its character as well as having the comfort of modern amenities, providing wonderful accommodation in a superb location.

Featuring a delightful sitting room with open fire, a perfect spot to enjoy a book with a glass of wine.

The ground floor also features a well equipped kitchen overlooking the small patio area for al fresco dining.

Upstairs you will find two calming bedrooms, one double and a twin.The floor is complete with a stylish bathroom with free standing bath to enjoy a soak and forget life's worries.

From the doorstep the local amenities of Knaresborough are at hand, with pubs serving fine ales and excellent restaurants as well as plenty of shops.

A short walk will also take you down to the river where you can visit Mother Shipton's cave or walk up the banks and have a sit down meal by the river.No car is required when staying here.

Knaresborough train station is a 5 min walk away with its links to the East Coast mainline at York and to Leeds in the other direction, and the bus stop to the beautiful spa town of Harrogate is just across the road.

The historic city of York is accessible directly via the train or within half an hour’s drive.

With beautiful countryside to explore in the Yorkshire Dales national park or North York Moors and Coast, as well as bustling cities and towns, this is the perfect cottage base any time of the year.

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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.

Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas