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Colcote CottageHarrogate, Yorkshire Dales, England
CHARACTER & CHARM
Curl up in front of the log-burner at this chocolate-box cottage for two to four with oodles of charm. Luxurious fittings, a log-burner and delightful period features combine in a charming cottage you won't want to leave. A short walk from central Harrogate, it offers a stylish stay from which to explore North Yorkshire.
On a peaceful street in a leafy, affluent neighbourhood in the quintessential Victorian spa town of Harrogate, the cottage is just a short walk from the centre of town. Recently voted the happiest place to live in the UK, it's easy to see why. Besides the beautiful Victorian architecture, there are plenty of boutiques, antiques dealers, art galleries and interesting eateries to explore, such as the iconic Betty's Tearoom. Sink your teeth into one of their delicious cakes and you'll be smiling too! For further, non-food related happiness, a trip to the award-winning Turkish Baths is a heavenly experience - just feed all your worries evaporate into the steam. Bliss.
Besides Harrogate, Colcote Cottage is also very close to the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. Bring your camera because the scenery is spectacular; waterfalls, caves, wildlife, hills and acres of moorland make fantastic views. The Dales are brilliant for walking enthusiasts, but also cater for people with a passion for horse-riding, fell-running, mountain-biking, caving and watersports.
The breath-taking Nidderdale and Wensleydale are just a short drive away from the property and the owners recommend a day trip to gorgeous Ilkley combined with a visit to Bolton Abbey near Skipton, the Yorkshire estate of the Duke of Devonshire. For a city fix - Leeds is only half an hour away andYork is only a 45 minute drive away. Both cities offer fantastic sightseeing, culture, shopping and restaurants.
If you're driving from London to Harrogate, the journey will take approximately 4hr 15 mins. By train, it takes around 3 hours. The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport, approx 20 minutes away.
About The Owners
Born out of a love for Yorkshire and a penchant for the finer things in life, Gorgeous Cottages was launched by Christina Brion back in 2011. Originally from Northern Ireland, Christina moved to Yorkshire to read English at Leeds University, and from that moment on was completely smitten with the place. Now featuring approximately 100 of the finest luxury cottages in Yorkshire, Gorgeous Cottages is the definitive choice for finding and booking the very best self-catering accommodation in the region.
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