Nestled at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales our cottage is a perfect retreat!
Kath and David Conner
Why Kath and David Conner chose Harrogate
2017 Tour de Yorkshire passes our front door! Relax, unwind, indulge in this special retreat for two. You may like to pack your boots and enjoy the beautiful countryside, hiking the many paths nearby or do a section of the Nidderdale Way which passes our doorstep! Then there are so many mountain bike trails to take or follow on the route of the Tour de France when it came to Yorkshire. Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks are only a short drive away. Harrogate's stylish shopping area has a fine selection of independent retailers; browse the antique shops and fashion boutiques. York has a Designer Outlet for the serious shopper. Enjoy a Turkish Bath and spa treatments. Explore the Valley gardens or RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, the Pump Room museum or one of the town's many art galleries. Then in the evening you may choose a visit to the theatre or drop in on one of the many fantastic restaurants or bars. You may choose a local country inn - we are so well served in this area.
What makes this Cottage unique
Holly Beck Stables is a hidden gem - check out our reviews on Trip Advisor.
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Quiet relaxing stay
Really tasteful property, with lovely owners. Had a great short break in Shaw Mills, the cottage had everything we needed, cosy and comfortable.
Great location for exploring the area, Skipton, Harrogate, York and the Dales all in striking distance. Had a great meal at the Station Hotel, Birstwith and the shop there, The Dale Stores, served our shopping needs. Thank you David and Kath for a first class experience.
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We enjoyed meeting you both and are glad you have had a good holiday.
Love at first sight!
We stayed for 5 days at Kath and Davi cottage and it wasn't long enough. We fell in love with the cottage as soon as we arrived. Kath and Davi attention to detail was amazing which meant the cottage had everything you could possible need or want. We loved the decor and the layout of the cottage.
Both Kath and Davi were lovely, welcoming and very helpful with anything we needed. We really appreciated the hamper of goddies we received on arrival which was such a nice touch and unexpected.
Nice quiet area, very close to Harrogate with plenty of places for walking. Was nice to come home after a long walk to a burning log fire.
We will definitely be back again. Hopefully in the summer next time.
Beautiful cottage in this picturesque part of England.
Holly Beck Stables is the perfect base for visiting lots of places of interest and so lovely to return to. The cottage has every comfort and Kath and David couldn’t be more helpful. Would definitely like to return and will be recommending to friends and family.
Thank you for your lovely review, it is very much appreciated.
Beautiful comfortable cottage
We were made very welcome on arrival.
The cottage was perfect with lots of personal touches which made it very special.
The location was central for many attractions which most were 20 minutes to a half hour drive.
The bed was the most comfortable one we have ever slept in.
The scenery is breathtaking.
There were some wonderful places to eat.
This is a lovely cottage that's maintained to the highest standards. Very comfortable all round.
Had a lovely break and enjoyed every minute of our stay in this lovely cottage. The cottage is very well equipped and tastefully furnished. The owners are very friendly and most helpful and this cottage is a credit to them.
Thank you for such a lovely review. It is very much appreciated and we would love for you to return.
The cottage enjoys a quiet location being just two miles from Ripley and RIPLEY CASTLE (still bearing the bullet marks of Cromwell's army) where the Ingilby family have lived for the past 670 years.Ripley has a range of shops: post office, hairdressers, art gallery, café, deli, butchers, hotel bar, provisions shop and famous ice cream shop.
Nearby, the quintessential spa town of HARROGATE boasts a stunning mix of historical architecture, green open spaces and vibrant shops and eateries. Wander across the 200 acre stray. Enjoy Bettys Café Tea Rooms, a local institution, with the windows enticingly filled with breads,cakes and scones make the prospect of lunch or afternoon tea irresistible. Harrogate's stylish shopping area has a fine selection of independent retailers; browse the antique shops and fashion boutiques. The splendidly restored Royal Baths, its Moorish-style design dates back to the 1890s; is well worth a visit to enjoy a Turkish Bath and spa treatments. Explore the Valley gardens or RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, the Pump Room museum or one of the town's many art galleries. Then in the evening you may choose a visit to the theatre or drop in on one of the many fantastic restaurants or bars.
One of England's smallest cities, RIPON is known for its historic buildings and beautiful Cathedral as well as traditional customs such as "setting the watch". This thousand year old ceremony takes place nightly at 9:00 p.m. with the blowing of the horn in Ripon Market Place. Boats can be hired for a lazy afternoon on the river at KNARESBOROUGH. Old Mother Shipton's wishing well turning hats to stone is on the Riverside walk there.
It is only a few miles to FOUNTAINS ABBEY, the STUDLEY ROYAL water gardens and the deer park - now a WORLD HERITAGE SITE. On a smaller scale Rievaulx Abbey and the Rievaulx TERRACES are set in the North Yorkshire National Park. The ancient city of YORK with its wonderful Minister, Mediaeval streets, walls and river cruises would make a brilliant day out. NEWBY HALL, its famous house and gardens; And do not miss HAREWOOD HOUSE'S treasures and CASTLE HOWARD where 'Brideshead Revisited' was filmed.
Holly Beck Stables is an ideal centre from which to tour NORTH YORKSHIRE. NIDDERDALE - rightly proud of its place within the Dales, is for many the favourite Dale. It truly deserves its status as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", with its stunning moorland scenery and tapestry of lush green meadows. Offering fantastic walking opportunities, combined with cosy inns and quaint tea shops.
Experience REAL North Yorkshire and create memories to last a lifetime ....With beautiful countryside to explore, and heritage houses and castles to visit Holly Beck Stables is the perfect base for a romantic or relaxing break or even for conference delegates who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the Conference Centre to this tranquil spot.