Sophie’s Cottage ref: UK12884

Hampsthwaite, near Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
pets
1
Pets allowed
changeover
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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • All En-suite 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Sophie’s Cottage lies in the beautiful village of Hampsthwaite just 4 miles from the elegant town of Harrogate. ’Thwaite’ comes from the old Scandinavian word ’Thveit’ which means paddock or meadow.

Full of character with a welcoming wood burner for those cosy winter evenings in front of the fire, it really is what you expect a Yorkshire cottage to be. The owner has refurbished the property to a very good standard to make a delightful holiday home in which to visit the local areas and enjoy the wonderful walks right from your doorstep. The property is also popular with cyclists as the area has been used in various prestigious cycling events. There are two bedrooms, a double and a king with a modern Jack and Jill bathroom. The living room leads into the well-equipped kitchen where you have access to an enclosed courtyard area to the rear. There is also a small sitting-out area to the front, overlooking the village green.

The village stands in the stunning countryside of Nidderdale and a short drive from the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It has a good local shop as well as an excellent local pub that serves great food. There is a very popular coffee shop/restaurant a few yards away which has a good menu, and is also under the same ownership as the cottage. Try some of the home made cakes that are a favourite with the tourists and locals alike.

The spa town of Harrogate is only 4 miles away with its famous Betty’s Café Tea Rooms and stylish restaurants along with excellent shopping. There are the beautiful Valley Gardens and Montpellier Gardens to enjoy as well as the Harrogate Stray, over 200 acres of parkland that can be enjoyed by all visitors to the town. Knaresborough and Ripon are also just a short drive from the cottage and worth a visit.

Sophie’s Cottage makes a cosy retreat in this beautiful Yorkshire village, yet everything is close by including a bus stop on a main bus route. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner and 32" Smart TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and small freezer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail (Jack and Jill shared with Bedroom 2).
Bedroom 2:
With double bed and Freeview TV.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed rear courtyard with garden furniture. Small sitting-out area to front. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Harrogate
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    4.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Harrogate
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 miles
  • Lake
    3.7 miles

About the local area

Known for its splendid Victorian architecture, huge parkland gardens and its health spas, Harrogate has plenty to offer for a great break in the country. While it lies just 20 miles from York, Harrogate and its surrounding area have enough attractions to make it an ideal holiday destination in its own right.

Among the highlights here are the famous Pump Rooms, which continue to function today just as they did when they pumped water to the Royal Baths from the mid-ninteenth-century.

Also well worth a visit are the parkland areas of Harlow Carr Gardens and Valley Gardens, both of which are open all year round and have a wealth of fascinating plants and wildlife. Between enjoying the gardens, you may want to visit the famous Betty's tea shop for a spot of lunch.

Many of the attractions, however, lie just outside Harrogate itself. For example, Knaresborough Castle -- situated on the York Road, three miles out of town - dates back to the 12th century and sits gloriously on the banks of the river. A little further out (15 miles) is the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Built in the 12th century, the abbey grounds include a water mill and an exquisite Elizabethan mansion. The grounds of Studley Royal, meanwhile, are home to more than 500 deer.

Further highlights include Harewood House (7 miles out of town), Skipton Castle (20 miles) and the Settle to Carlisle Railway line, which starts at Settle (30 miles from Harrogate) and is regarded as one of the most spectacular lines in the country.

Things to do nearby

Bettys Tea Room

Visit one of the famous Tea Rooms in Harrogate, Harlow Carr, Ilkley, Northallerton or York. There's something for every time of day, whether you're looking for a full evening meal with Swiss wine, afternoon tea, or morning coffee and croissants.

Pannel Golf Course

Harrogate's Pannal Golf Club is one of the premier golf clubs in the Yorkshire, and its magical course makes it an R & A-recognised Open Qualifier venue.

Harlow Carr Gardens

Harlow Carr is a garden dominated by water, stone and woodland and is very much part of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape.

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

Situated on the outskirts of Harrogate offering riding tuition catering for all standards from absolute beginners to advanced riders.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

The Royal Pump Room Museum

Housed in Harrogate's premiere Spa building and site of Europe's strongest Sulphur Well, The Royal Pump Room Museum tells the story of Harrogate as a Spa. Displays show why visitors from all over the World visited the 'Queen of the Inland Spas'.

Turkish Baths and Health Spa

A total leisure experience with that unique Turkish feeling. All you need bring are your personal toiletries as fresh, soft towels are provided. Allow yourself a time of two and a half hours to obtain maximum benefit from the Turkish Baths!

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle and Gardens is an historic house in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Located just outside Harrogate this EnjoyEngland Silver award winning attraction makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out.

Mother Shiptons Cave

Mother Shipton is England's most famous Prophetess. She lived some 500 years ago in the reign of Henry VIII. The Cave and Well lie at the heart of the Mother Shipton Estate, a mile long remanant of the Ancient Forest of Knaresborough.

Harrogate Valley Gardens

These English Heritage Grade II Listed gardens situated in Harrogate with woodland known as The Pinewoods, cover 17 acres. The Gardens contain a greater number of mineral springs than any other known place.

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