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Poacher's Den

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming country cottage in the grounds of a private Nidderdale Estate
  • Wonderful views over the Washburn Valley
  • A relaxing rural retreat
  • Wood burner in the lounge for cosy evenings in
  • Welcome hamper with Yorkshire treats
  • Decked garden with furniture and a BBQ
Property code: G0111

Small but perfectly formed, this delightful bijou cottage is perfectly located for romantic getaways for two.

Enjoy scenic walkies from this idyllic country cottage set within the grounds of a 100-acre private estate in North Yorkshire. Ideal for a couple and their pet, this stone-built bungalow enjoys a stunning elevated position overlooking Nidderdale's Washburn Valley. Take the lead to explore the surrounding moorland, woodland and reservoirs of this picturesque area on foot – or by paw – before curling up in front of the roaring wood burner on chilly evenings.

The open-plan living space is elegantly decorated, with luxury throws and rugs providing comfort for everyone. The kitchen area contains a delicious welcome hamper and all the equipment you need to rustle up romantic meals, and you can hunker down for an evening of TV, film or games as your pup drifts off to sleep by the fire. When it’s time for bed, retreat to the stylish king-size bedroom with TV. Don’t forget to pack your pup’s favourite bedding so they get a good night’s sleep too. To wake yourself up in the morning, enjoy an invigorating monsoon shower in the impressive wet room. Outside, the split-level decked terrace is a peaceful spot to enjoy an al fresco meal or chew on a bone when the sun is shining.

A 9-mile drive takes you to the popular Victorian spa town of Harrogate, where games of fetch can be enjoyed on the vast grass parkland known as The Stray or you can go for a stroll around Valley Gardens. In Knaresborough (15 miles), take your four-legged pal for a walk alongside the Nidd Gorge or explore the mysteries of Mother Shipton’s Cave. Other nearby dog-friendly attractions include Harewood House (12 miles) and Bolton Abbey (13 miles).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 wet room with monsoon shower
  • Oven, hob, fridge
  • Sky TV
  • Heating provided by wood burner - logs included. Additional electric heaters available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Pub 2 miles, shop 6 miles
  • Ample off road parking
  • Babes-in-arms welcome
  • Please note Poachers Den is located within the same grounds as Brass Castle which hosts 12 guests
  • The garden at the Poachers Den isn't visible from Brass Castle and planting surrounds the property offering privacy on both sides.
  • Brass Castle can be booked together with Poacher's Den

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by paige 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Callum 10th October 2020

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The cottage was very clean, comfortable and in a great location in terms of scenery. Everything had been thought of in terms of amenities for a great stay

Reviewed by Jackie 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Michelle 13th September 2020

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What a fantastic little gem of a place to stay! The attention to detail in the property was amazing. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise with lots of other little extras! The only downside to the property is it sits very close to a house catering up to 12 people, the first evening we were there the house was occupied and a very loud and noisy Read moreparty was taking place, thank goodness they left the next day! Wed only stay again if we were assured the property next door were to be empty. Hide

Reviewed by Jim 4th September 2020

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Perfect little bijoux cottage. Ideally located for peace, quiet and scenic walks from the door.

Reviewed by Jan 21st August 2020

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but this wouldnt be a problem to most people!

Reviewed by Neil 31st July 2020

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Perfect little getaway cottage. Very peaceful setting with a huge garden. The owners were very helpful and the welcome hamper was stocked full of all our favourite things. I would definitely recommend for couples. Lots of good dog walks close by!

Reviewed by Tania 24th July 2020

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Absolutely gorgeous property in a perfect location to explore Yorkshire Dales.Close to Otley for supermarkets and local market to get provisions.The views and walks from the cottage were amazing.Accomodation just ideal for self catering you did not want for anything.

Reviewed by Cheryl 6th July 2020

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Beautiful little cottage set in lovely grounds with stunning views over the valley. Poachers Den was really well presented with all the comforts of home you could ever possibly need with the added bonus of a lovely welcome basket and flowers, was a very nice touch. Our contact Alex was wonderful, very informative, attentive and a delight to talk toRead more, a credit to the owners for sure. It was our first visit to Poachers Den but will certainly not be our last! Hide

Reviewed by Clare 27th December 2019

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A perfect getaway. We stayed over New Year and it was peaceful and cosy. We were able to explore lots in the local area and always looked forward to returning to this lovely place to get the log burner on!

Reviewed by Sara 20th September 2019

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The cottage was spotlessly clean, in a lovely location and well situated for sight seeing and walking. While we were staying it was certainly quiet and private. However, we wouldnt have been quite as happy if the large house next door had been occupied during our stay. The welcome pack was the best weve ever come across and we certainly enjoyed itsRead more contents. A word of warning if youre tall as my 6ft 4 husband struggled to use the shower without soaking the bathroom! Hide

Reviewed by Denise 13th September 2019

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Lovely location but with very steep drive and in close proximity to neighbouring cottage. This was empty while we were at Poachers Den but, if occupied, you would feel very overlooked - their barbecue and outside seating is right outside your sitting area and bedroom. Also headroom in bathroom is very restricted.

Reviewed by Shaun 6th September 2019

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The cottage was lovely but if the property next door had been let at the same time to a party of 12 people I dont think we would have enjoyed it as much... next door is very close so there is not much privacy , so for that reason only we wouldnt book again.

Reviewed by Carol 30th August 2019

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The cottage is beautifully equipped, everything you could want. Remote though, and very close to a house which could have 12 people staying. The views from the property were excellent.

Reviewed by Michael 16th August 2019

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Excellent location in a small but ideal for two cottage.Accommodation had everything you needed including bbq and dedication area to enjoy morals with a wonderful over the valley. The welcome hamper way a very welcome addition and the content was amazing

Reviewed by Michael 5th July 2019

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Poacher's Den is a superb property set in idyllic surroundings. It is a totally peaceful getaway from the world outside, but should you wish to venture out into civilisation, it is easily in reach of Harrogate, Pickering, York, or more locally Otley. My only regret was that this is now our third visit and we have yet to be cold enough to need to liRead moreght the superb log burning stove. We intend to keep trying. Hide

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