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Port Arthur Cottage

(Ref. 1118187)

Scotton near Knaresborough, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (6)
  • owner (4)
  • comfortable (3)
  • good (3)
  • nice (3)
  • here (3)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "When the owner opened the door to show us around and we saw the lounge it was amazing, its huge and and fitted with quality furniture, if i have to find fault it would have to be no breadbin and a bit short of places for other food stuff, that because of all the equipment provided,, when we were there the weather was bad ,it never stopped raining but knowing we could go back to a cottage that was so nice it didnt matter about the weather."

    I highly reccomend this cottage

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Generally a comfortable and very spacious cottage with a good standard of cleanliness."

    For us though the stay was marred by the absence of an oven and several other things which should be standard. Maybe we should have questioned this in advance, but we really feel that a fully functioning oven, not just an air fryer should be standard in a property. There was also no socket for an electric razor, no working bread knife - we gave up trying to cut bread, no saucepan if you wanted to cook vegetables on the portable hob. We also agree with one of the other reviews - namely that cutlery provided should be of decent quality, not flimsy plastic. Kitchen equipment was the bare minimum. A mirror would have been useful over the sink in the bathroom There was a long one further along the wall but not much use if you need to use the sink. In addition the freezing unit within the fridge was completely frosted up on arrival, so much so that the unit would not close. These are small things but together, quite irksome. We managed for the few days we were there but would not have wanted a week. It wasn’t the time of year or weather to use the outdoor seating; however a further degree of seclusion was really needed here.

    Reviewed by John4.1Oct 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, good location for visiting local places."

    Owner very helpful and informative. Nothing too much of a problem, nice to chat to. Will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely week here, and made very welcome by Graham, would definitely recommend and if in the area again will be booking the cottage."

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful property, well maintained and extremely clean."

    Very peaceful and the owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "If you want a cottage in the country, this is perfect."

    It’s newly refurbished. It’s cute, quaint, and comfortable. After hotel rooms, this was a nice place to spread out and relax!

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a great time here."

    Graham the owner is lovely and couldn’t do enough for us. Cottage is huge but very cosy and comfy. It is in a good position to explore the area. Kitchen and bathroom a little dark but Graham is on this to replace the lighting. Thanks again for a great place to stay. Shane and Julie

    Reviewed by Shane4.7May 2023

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Portable hob, combi microwave/oven, fridge with freezer box, washing machine, air fryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.3 miles

The property

Knaresborough 2 miles.

Located on the outskirts of Scotton, near the market town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, is Port Arthur Cottage, a wonderful, ground-floor apartment.

Resting near the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a hub of attractions, whilst complete with an open-plan, stylish interior, and a lovely, enclosed decked area, Flat makes the ideal base for a romantic getaway for two.

Benefit from designated parking before making your way to the ground-floor apartment.

Step indoors to be welcomed into the spacious living/dining room, complete with a plush corner sofa, a Smart TV, dining space for four guests, and a feature fireplace; use this space to unwind, host and plan your getaway.

Continue into the kitchen, well-equipped for a self-catered stay, where you can rustle up delicious meals and keep on top of your washing.

Dine indoors or set the patio table, where you can enjoy an alfresco affair whilst toasting to your getaway.

Catch some rest in the homely double bedroom, with plenty of storage to unpack your belongings, before awakening to a refreshing shower in the sleek shower room.

Head into Knaresborough for a selection of amenities, where you can stock up on the essentials and dine out, before enjoying a leisurely afternoon at Mackintosh Park, the chance to tour the Mother Shipton's Cave, or the opportunity to discover the remains of Knaresborough Castle and Courthouse Museum, whilst Ripley Castle and its magnificent structure rests on the outskirts, recommended to visit whilst heading towards the national park.

Travel south towards Harrogate, with the RHS Garden Harlow Carr to visit, dotted with pretty gardens and landscaped surroundings, tour the Royal Pump Room Museum, or feel at one with nature at the Valley Gardens Harrogate, spanning across 17 acres of Grade II listed land.

Round off your break in York, brimming with art, culture, and beauty, by following the York City Walls for a true tour of the area, reaching the imposing structure of York Minster, and the York Castle Museum, before dining out at one of the many award-winning restaurants in the city.

Whisk your loved one away to Port Arthur Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas