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Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Nidderdale,
near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Birstwith Hall is situated in its own valley between the villages of Birstwith and Hampsthwaite, in beautiful lower Nidderdale.

Five miles North-West of Harrogate close to the A59 Harrogate/Skipton Road, it is only ten minutes from the heart of Harrogate, 20 minutes from Pateley Bridge, 40 minutes from the City of York, and in easy reach of the picturesque Washburn Valley. Walkers can join the Nidderdale Way just a few fields away.

The Dovecote, situated in the Hall grounds, and converted from part of an old stone barn, is on two levels. The fittings and decor are of a very high standard and include leaded windows, oil-fired central heating and carpeting throughout. The modern kitchen has an electric hob, oven, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. There is a TV, DVD and hi-fi system.

Upstairs is a bathroom with a shower over the bath, and downstairs a walk-in shower, basin and lavatory.

There are two double bedrooms (one double and one twin) and a couple of folding beds for small children.

Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels are included in the price. There is a washing machine and dryer for guests' use, and a laundry service can be provided by negotiation with the housekeeper.

Additional Features:

  • There are spacious grounds and, by arrangement, the use of a tennis court.
  • There is parking space for cars behind or at the side of the barn.
  • Pets are welcome with the owner's permission.

How to find us:

From the North

Take the A61 from Ripon to Harrogate. At Ripley roundabout, turn right towards Pateley Bridge (B6165). After approximately 2 miles, turn left (opposite the New Inn), to Hampsthwaite and Birstwith. Follow the road through Birstwith, and at the T-Junction (opposite church) turn left passing the Post Office on the left hand side. Go up the hill, turn right at the top, and then immediately left (towards Kettlesing). After approximately 600 yards, the entrance to Birstwith Hall is on the left.

From the South

Go through Harrogate towards Ripon. At the roundabout take the Skipton Road (A59). After approximately 1 mile, go straight over the second roundabout (past the Travellers Rest pub). 1.6 miles from the Travellers Rest, turn right on Grayston Plain Lane towards Hampsthwaite (the third sign to Hampsthwaite you will see). After 3/4 mile, turn left to Birstwith and Swincliffe. Go up the hill and down the other side, where you will see Birstwith Hall in front of you. Bear left at the bottom of the hill, passing the house on your right. At the T-Junction, turn right and the entrance to the Hall is 100 yards on your right.

Please be aware that there is a myriad of small roads in the area, and extra care is required when following the above instructions.

Images produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.


Lady Aykroyd , Birstwith Hall, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 2JW

01423 770250 (+44 1423 770250)

01423 771548 (+44 1423 771548)
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