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Snowdrop Cottage - A charming holiday cottage for two

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player
TV, DVD player

Overview of Snowdrop Cottage - A charming holiday cottage for two

Snowdrop Cottage - A charming holiday cottage for two

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Knaresborough, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRHS Garden Harlow Carr24 min drive
  • AirportHarrogate (HRT-RAF Linton-on-Ouse)24 min drive
  • Popular LocationFountains Abbey25 min drive
  • Popular LocationHarewood House35 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
1367 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Snowdrop Cottage - A charming holiday cottage for two

Adults-only holiday home in Knaresborough
Named after the beautiful Snowdrop flowers which bloom in the garden, this charming holiday cottage is the perfect place to enjoy a tranquil break in the countryside. Originally built in 1700s, the cottage has been in the family since the 1940s and it was used as a stable and cowshed for years before it was fully refurbished into a cosy holiday home recently.

Located in the sleepy village of Staveley near the North York Moors, Snowdrop Cottage is quaint and picturesque. It is located in a great spot as you can reach Knaresborough centre in just ten-minutes and Harrogate in only 20-minutes by car. You'll find a local pub and Staveley Nature Reserve just half a mile away from the cottage.

Sleeping two guests, it is ideal for couples or friends who want to unwind and relax. Guests are welcome to wander around the award-winning wildflower meadow, an acre of disused railway line and the large shrub area which has hundreds of daffodils in spring.

The Space:
The idyllic Snowdrop Cottage is picture perfect. Outside the property, you’ll find a large paved area with patio furniture. The cottage also boasts free on-site parking, bicycle storage and underfloor heating.

Inside you’ll find a bright open plan kitchen, dining area and living room. With buttercup yellow walls and dark exposed beams, this space is cheerful and airy. Snowdrop Cottage has everything you could need for your stay including a fridge, freezer, oven, toaster, microwave and kettle. Cutlery, utensils and pans are provided so you can take full advantage of the self-catering facilities at the cottage. There is also a dishwasher so you can avoid washing the pots during your stay!

You can enjoy relaxed breakfasts and evening meals at the dining table. The living area features a TV with Freeview and a large, comfy sofa so you can unwind on a night after a long day of exploring.

The spacious bedroom is peaceful and homely. There is ample wardrobe space and a dressing table. You’ll certainly look forward to your sleep at Snowdrop Cottage as the comfy, double bed is a dream. The same country style flows into this room with exposed beams and wooden furniture.

The modern bathroom is complete with a large walk in shower.

Guest Access:
Guests have access to the full cottage. The property is located across one floor and it has a step-free access.

There is free parking available at the cottage.

The Neighbourhood:
Staveley is a pretty and charming village just 4 miles from Knaresborough. There are lots of walks within a few miles of the cottage and you’ll find the local pub, Royal Oak, just half a mile away. Newby Hall is 7 miles away and features famous double herbaceous borders. Harlow Carr Gardens and Ripley Castle are 9 miles from the cottage and you can explore Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal which are 12 miles away.

You can reach Knaresborough centre in roughly 10-minutes via car. Here, you’ll find Knaresborough Castle, Bebra Gardens, Mother Shipton’s Cave and Dropping Well. If you're a keen golfer, Knaresborough Golf Club is less than 3 miles away and Harrogate Golf Club is within 10 miles distance of the cottage.

Harrogate is bustling with bars, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema all within easy walking distance. You can explore the Valley Gardens and enjoy traditional afternoon tea at the famous Betty’s Tearooms.

Ripon is just 9 miles away and features a cathedral, museums and Ripon Racecourse.

Getting Around:
If you're travelling by car, Snowdrop Cottage is just 3 miles from Junction 48 off the A1M.

Staveley has great bus links to Knaresborough, Harrogate and York. Hop on the 21-bus route and it will take you to Knaresborough Bus Station. Take the 22 / 23 bus route to York and you can visit Ripon on the way.

Both Harrogate and Knaresborough also have great train links to local towns and cities.

Other Things to Note:
Please note Snowdrop Cottage is not pet friendly.

Interaction with Guests:
We’re always available for our guests so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and dishwashers.

Bathrooms include baths or showers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property manager

Stay North Yorkshire
Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 1367 sq ft (127 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Snowdrop Cottage Summ
Snowdrop A Charming For Two
Snowdrop Cottage A Charming Holiday Cottage for two

About this area


Located in Knaresborough, this holiday home is in a rural area. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Harewood House and Nidderdale, while Harrogate Theatre and Mercer Art Gallery are cultural highlights. Log Heights and RHS Garden Harlow Carr are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Knaresborough Castle - 11 min drive
  • Mother Shipton's Cave - 12 min drive
  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr - 24 min drive
  • Fountains Abbey - 25 min drive
  • Harewood House - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Knaresborough Station - 10 min drive
  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 37 min drive


  • The Tiger Inn - 6 min drive
  • The Punch Bowl Inn - 7 min drive
  • The Crown Inn - 8 min drive
  • The Dining Room - 8 min drive
  • Bean Emporium Cafe - 8 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 4 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Fabulous stay very relaxing
Good rental experience

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful place, lots of local walks and sights to see nearby or only a little drive away. Snowdrop cottage is the perfect base to explore the area and the hosts Dorothy and Ian made us extremely welcome. Would love to come back again!

5/5 Excellent

Short break / walking holiday around Staveley North Yorkshire
A quiet and chilled long weekend staying in a modern and well presented cottage hosted by Dorothy and Ian. The nearby nature reserve and surrounding countryside walks were peaceful and interesting. Snowdrop Cottage is set in its own grounds containing an award winning wildflower garden and a historical disused railway line with lovely countryside views which are well worth a wander around.

5/5 Excellent

Hidden gem
Perfect base to explore wider areas of Knaresborough, Ripon, Thirsk, Boroughbridge & York. Surrounded by wonderful countryside & great walks. Hosts were very helpful, a pleasure to meet them. Cottage has been restored perfectly, it is very clean & comfortable and is nestled in beautiful surroundings, short walk to the village pub & eatery. Highly recommended.