About This Listing
Spotless comfortable large bedroom with ensuite,tv.Twin (website hidden) a 300 year old cottage.Situated by the river in a beautiful historical town.
You will enjoy a healthy hearty breakfast in our Victorian kitchen before discovering the wealth of history and beautiful sights of Yorkshire.
One of our many spectacular days out is to visit the historical city of York,with its beautiful Minster,traditional olde English shops and the famous fortress wall. We are just 20mins park and ride away or take a five minute stroll along the river and climb the 99 steps to the old Knaresborough (email hidden)ere the trains go regularly directly to York.
You might like to visit Harrogate our neighbour town; just three miles from Knaresborough.
Harrogate is a smart Victorian Spa town which was once the forest of Knaresborough. It is known for it's antiques,gardens and the famous Betty's tea shop. Harrogate is surrounded in 200 acres of green lawns and the crocus and daffodils in the spring are a breathtaking sight.
For the more athletic among you we have an abundance of country walks,cross country runs and rock climbing.
The Yorkshire Dales are on our doorstep.
And for the film fanatics we have......
Thirsk (home of All Creatures Great and Small)
Kettlewell (Skipton) Home of the Calender Girls.
Whitby (Heartbeat country)
And even Ripon, that is frequently mentioned in Downton Abbey.
Whatever you choose to do or wherever you like to visit,Yorkshire has an abundance of spetacular sights and adventures.
Or if you simply want to wind down and relax, our home is yours to do just that.Scones and jam on request (no charge !) Then take a stroll around our pretty town. You could walk along the river with views of the houses built high on the rock; hire a row boat or punt.Walk up to the castle and take in the breathtaking views,then visit the market square and check out the local shops...on a Wednesday we have a market and the local town cryer will announce any forth coming events.
We are a civilized,friendly town that is happy to embrace the past. Many of our southern friends come and visit simply to 'chill out'.
Sound good ? check our availability. We would be delighted to meet you.
The room in the attic has all the necessary facilities ...Full ensuite with towels,shampoo,soap and moisturiser .
There is wifi and a TV, tea and coffee and a table and chairs along with a rocking chair.A wardrobe and plenty of hooks and a fridge.There is also an iron and ironing board. Anything else can be available, if we have it, on request.
Interaction with Guests
We interact as much or as little as the guests require....(email hidden) I have an interest in my local area and am always happy to recommend the local places of interest. Because we enjoy meeting new people we love to exchange life's experiences.
We love the history , the friendly people, the wonderful old Inn opposite the cottage. The beautiful scenery and the fact that you can walk,train,bus to so many places and leave the car at home.
There is a train station about ten minutes walk along the river from the cottage..the trains run very frequently..there is also a bus station in the town.
Other Things to Note
We have a reputation of being friendly hosts who take particular attention to cleanliness and fine detail,all that is required to make our guests feel special.
No smoking....no pets......not suitable for young children and because there are two(small) flights of stairs there maybe difficulties for people with disabilities.
As we like to personalize breakfasts we would ask for any allergies and dislikes in advance.
This was our first Airbnb experience. However, any nervousness we may have felt about staying in the heart of someone’s home was immediately dispelled by Anita and John’s warm welcome - they were just the perfect hosts.
We were visiting Knaresborough for a family gathering and we know the area well: Waterside/Abbey Road in particular, as it's such a lovely walk along the river. We've passed by the cottage on many occasions - not realising what a gem was hidden within its walls. What a treat! What a find!
Anita and John’s home is full of creativity, providing a smile round every corner. Our en-suite room was delightful - delivering everything it promised. It was beautifully furnished, peaceful and quiet, so we slept very well before enjoying delicious breakfasts, made with top quality locally sourced ingredients … and accompanied by fascinating chats around the kitchen table.
Anita and John, thank you so much for your hospitality and company. It was second to none and we cannot recommend you highly enough.
Amazing hosts, just like family! We were made so welcome, and nothing was too much to ask of Anita and John. Beautiful surroundings, and all the special little touches made this a fantastic stay.
Excellent hospitality from Anita and John, welcomed us as soon as we arrived and were very accommodating with parking and anything we wanted to know about the area. The cottage is beautiful and the loft room is spacious and lovely decorated, the beds are super comfy too. It is situated in a great location with pretty walks along the river that easily take you into the town and tourist attractions. Breakfast was delicious in the morning and sets you up for the day. We couldn't fault our stay and will definitely be back to enjoy another stay there and the beautiful town of knaresborough.
Anita and John cannot be faulted on their hospitality! I came up to Harrogate for a fair and struggled to find accommodation in the town - Anita accepted my stay within a few hours of my request and the rest was plain sailing! The house is beautiful and a perfect home from home. I had a bit of a tough weekend, coming home tired and up early to set up each day, and they cooked wonderful breakfast just to my taste and were more than happy to talk every evening before bed.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would recommend Anita and John and their gorgeous home to anyone who needs a bit of fun and relaxation on their travels!
From first booking to when we left, Anita and John were both efficient and extremely hospitable. A brew and a chat when we arrived, an exceptionally clean and well presented room, and always on the wish list, a powerful shower! We were bowled over (literally; excuse the pun) with how much effort went into breakfast starting with fruit, yoghurt and cereal, ending in a cooked breakfast with pancakes in between! The cottage was a great location, only a short walk from Knaresborough town, castle and the beautiful viaduct. We loved meeting you both, thank you for being part of our special weekend.
We were warmly welcomed into Anita and John's beautiful cottage. We arrived late on friday night, and they were very accommodating, even though they had plans that evening. The room was comfortable, cosy and spotlessly clean, with fresh sheets and towels. Breakfast was delicious and really set us up for the day. Anita and John were warm and friendly and made us feel right at home. The town is idyllic and the famous viaduct is just a 3min walk from the cottage. We wouldn't hesitate to return, and we will be recommending this to all our friends. Thanks John and Anita. Ed and Alexandra
About the Host, Anita And John
We are very creative people.
And enjoy meeting new people and entertaining.
Together we aim to make our guests feel welcome and comforatble in a friendly relaxed environment.