Waterside Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Briggate, Knaresborough, HG5 8BH, United Kingdom
Anita And John
Your host, Anita And John
31 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $53 / night after the first guest
Check In: 3:00 PM
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • John and Anita place was very warm and homely. The apartment was made of very high standards and was very neat. As I said to the Anita, the pictures does not do this place enough justice. Beautiful and well laid out!! Shame I couldn't stay longer.

    May 2014
  • Very friendly, comfortable, clean and welcoming. Anita was always happy to cook me chips when i asked and they took me in as one of their own :)

    April 2014
  • I already had a good feeling about Waterside Cottage from the photo and the initial interaction with Anita and John, but it surpassed my expectations. The room is a real haven – comfortable and quiet and with everything you could need, the house is lovely, and Anita and John are extremely warm and welcoming. They were trusting, flexible and accommodating, lovely to talk to, and went the extra mile with everything, including the delicious breakfasts. Many thanks, I hope to be back.

    April 2014
    Anita And John
    Response from Anita And John:

    Thank you Stephanie ..hope to see you again one day.

    April 2014
  • I had a lovely two-day stay at Anita and John's place. The cottage is very charming and cozy and they are just the best type of people you can get. Very attentive to detail and went out of their way to make my stay pleasant.

    February 2014
  • A wonderful stay! We had a warm welcome, were fed delicious home-cooked food until we burst & enjoyed relaxing in the comfortable bedroom. It was a quick walk to the train so we were able to explore York, Harrogate and Leeds very easily. Overall, 10/10!

    January 2014
  • Anita and John were the most welcoming and entertaining hosts. We immediately felt comfortable and like part of the family! The charming cottage, our hosts’ labour of love, is quaint, cosy and perfectly situated along the waterside of gorgeous Knaresborough. Breakfast was also a culinary delight that puts the offering at many 5-star hotels to shame! We can’t wait to return and see our new friends again!

    December 2013
    Anita And John
    Response from Anita And John:

    See you again .....we need an update !

    December 2013
  • The headline here is "Blind Man Hits Home Run." My first stay via AirBnB, and it could not have been better.

    Anita & John are WONDERFUL hosts - warm, responsive, gracious, discrete, perfect. And such a breakfast! Gustatory highlight of each day, I often didn't have to eat until late afternoon.

    Their cottage is beautiful, welcoming, and immaculate. A short walk (via a scenic lane) to town center, the train station (and all local stops, including York), boating on the river ... and the pub across the street is lovely, too!

    The quintessential Yorkshire experience. Among the fondest memories of my trip are the many laughs and conversations we had (tho I'm sure they'll leave you to your own devices if that's what you prefer. Very accommodating & perceptive). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    October 2013
    Anita And John
    Response from Anita And John:

    Oh how we miss you Seth !

    October 2013
  • Anita and John are incredible hosts! They make you feel at home from the moment you set a foot in their lovely cottage on. The room is charming and so is Knaresborough. And of course the breakfast is delicious! I would definitely come back and stay with them again!

    September 2013
    Anita And John
    Response from Anita And John:

    And we would definitely look forward to seeing you again sweet girl x.

    September 2013
  • We've stayed in many airbnb's over the years, but we can honestly say this was the best experience yet. We had SUCH a great time with Anita and John. Such a lovely, humble couple who showed us nothing but kindness and generosity. Beautiful, comfortable room, a STUNNING cottage, delicious breakfasts and lovely surroundings. They both went out of their way to make us feel welcome and a part of their family. A real treat! Knaresborough is also a beautiful part of the world, definitely worth a visit.

    September 2013
    Anita And John
    Response from Anita And John:

    Thank you for that lovely review ....so kind of you x

    September 2013
  • Anita and John are the perfect hosts, they have the most beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. The breakfast was the best ever breakfast you could wish for! We will certainly be visiting again very soon.

    July 2013
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