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Markington Grange Cottage Countryside Cottage in Markington, North Yorkshire

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Markington Grange Cottage Countryside Cottage description

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Set in open countryside on the edge of the village of Markington is this comfortable and inviting cottage; a delightful self-contained wing of the owner's detached home. This property is six miles from the lovely city of Ripon and has been lovingly restored to offer spacious, ground-floor accommodation, exposed beams and velux windows, as well as a bright and airy atmosphere. The region is host to a number of great activities, including Harrogate's magnificent Turkish Baths, old theatres and Bettys Tea Room, which overlooks the impressive Montpelier Gardens.

Situated in the midst of some of Yorkshire's most beautiful scenery is the small picturesque village of Markington. Composed of a scattering of dwellings and farmsteads, this lovely little village also offers two pubs and a village store. Well-positioned for all of Yorkshire's splendid countryside, this wonderful settlement is within easy driving distance of the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Coast. The fantastic cathedral cities of York and Ripon are close by offering a huge range of activities and places to visit, as are a number of stately homes and other fascinating buildings, including Castle Howard, Harewood House, the Cistercian Abbeys of Fountains and the castles of Middleham, Bolton and Richmond.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, radio/stereo/CD player, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Attractive flagged patio area to front of property, with garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 minutes' walk.


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  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Hoiles
June 2016
This is an excellent property in a good location. This was a home from home.
Mrs Eades
February 2016
We found the property very warm and cosy. It was very handy for Harrogate and the surrounding areas, it was a little gem!
Mr Purdom
March 2016
The owners are particularly nice people, and offered help with anything to do with the area, including walks or places to visit. The cottage is really one of the best we have been to, with a kitchen area equipped as well as you could want. Including a fridge freezer, high quality microwave with grill, dishwasher and washing machine. I would recommend this cottage.
Mr Finney
October 2015
We keep coming back and cannot fault this lovely cottage with its tranquil yet convenient location and pretty surroundings.
Mrs Burney
October 2015
This was our second stay at this cottage and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Nothing has been overlooked in the furnishings of the house from ample crockery and cutlery to pans and roasting tins. Within five minutes of unpacking, we immediately felt at home.
Mr Holmes
June 2015
This is without doubt one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. The property is immaculate and very cleverly designed for comfortable living. In a very quiet location in a small village, yet close to all facilities. Couldn't get a better base from which to explore the magnificent Yorkshire countryside.
Mr Keetley
November 2014
The location was great and the facilities were great. The cottage was warm when we arrived. The accommodation is perfect for a short stay, close enough to the attractions in the area and secluded enough for peace and tranquillity. I would highly recommend this property to anyone. We had a perfect stay.
Mr Finney
March 2015
We love the tranquil setting and being close to a quiet, pretty village with its shop/post office, pubs and old church. A pleasant walk down the lane to the main road (approx 15 mins) with its lovely scenery takes you to a frequent and reliable bus service to Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds and runs late in the evening - a path goes all the way down so you can walk in safety but at night take a torch! The cottage is clean cosy and warm, great to get in after a day's walking in the cold or rain. The owners live next door and are friendly and helpful but they never invade your privacy. Good parking space, too. Can recommend.
Mrs Blakesley
July 2015
A very lovely cottage finished to an extremely high standard and in perfect condition. The owners were very friendly, without being intrusive.
Mrs Burney
July 2015
The cottage was furnished with everything you could possibly need for two people. Nothing had been overlooked to ensure every comfort, and the welcome pack was more than gratefully received.
Mrs Wise
April 2014
Markington Grange Cottage is decorated to a high standard, superbly insulated, it is warm and snug in all conditions. Light and airy with every comfort, it exceeded our expectation. The owners who live nearby are approachable and helpful, made us feel like friends and not paying guests. A paradise for those that love to ramble a footpath right opposite. An unreserved 5 stars.
Mr Delaney
May 2014
Lovely, cosy cottage; just right for the two of us. Well equipped and comfortable for quiet evenings in. Good location for visiting a wide range of places of interest.
Mr Hughes
September 2014
Brilliant in every way. Helpful hosts but not intrusive. Excellent location for exploring the countryside of Yorkshire. Highly recommended.
Mr Finney
October 2014
This beautiful cottage is cosy and warm and in a lovely, tranquil setting. Ideal for walks and not far from an excellent bus service to Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds. We keep coming back and are never disappointed. Can thoroughly recommend.
Mr Hughes
September 2014
A brilliantly presented cottage. Friendly, approachable hosts on site, helpful if needed but not intrusive. Excellent location for access to the wonderful Yorkshire countryside. Highly recommended.
Mr Naylor
July 2013
The cottage was of a high standard and we had a very enjoyable stay.
Mrs Wadsworth
August 2013
The cottage was in a peaceful, picturesque spot, on the edge of a lovely village and was beautifully furnished with everything you could need. It was a great base for exploring the area.
Mr Mottram
September 2013
Cottage welcoming and comfortable. Parking excellent. Great to have washing machine. Our second Sykes property this holiday, you seem to handle only the best.
Mr Clenaghan
October 2013
The welcome, general area and lay out of the cottage was excellent.
Mrs Knight
April 2013
Everything that we needed was supplied overall very pleased with our stay.
Mrs Falder
May 2013
A lovely cottage, comfortable, warm and cozy. We liked the peace and quiet and had time to re-charge batteries. Owners had provided basic provisions such as bread and butter and things like cling film, foil, cooking oil etc which was a big help.
Mr Blackmore
May 2013
Overall very comfortable, would visit again.
Mr Miles
June 2013
Whats not to like? The area, cottage and weather made it a lovely week. Thank you! All the little extras the owner had left in the cottage including bottle of wine were very nice, not all cottages do that.
Mrs Finney
October 2012
The cottage was really comfortable, clean and warm and in a good location. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners. We've just returned from our third relaxing two-week stay at the cottage. Enough said!
Mrs Finney
March 2013
It snowed quite a lot during our stay but we were very snug and warm in this beautiful cottage enjoying the lovely surroundings. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome. Can definitely recommend.
Mrs Roff
September 2012
The property was airy, warm and clean. Having a dishwasher and washing machine was a huge bonus. The open plan layout worked really well. If you put the heating on it warms up very quickly.
Mr Webster
July 2012
The owners were friendly yet still respected our privacy.
Mrs James
July 2012
Friendly Owners and good access to countryside and towns.
Mrs Mcmanus
August 2012
A great base, ideally placed for exploring the Dales, Ripon, Harrogate and York.
Mr Handy
September 2012
Excellent cottage, friendly host made us feel at home, plenty of information in cottage and a most enjoyable welcome pack.
Mrs Hemsley
July 2012
The cottage was decorated to a high standard and was very comfortable.
Mrs Finney
October 2011
Beautiful, cosy, warm cottage with friendly welcoming hosts there if we needed anything, but never intrusive. Secluded, relaxing farmland setting yet within walking distance of excellent bus service to Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds. Walking down the lane to the local pub in the evenings to a chorus of owls was delightful. We'll be back.
Mr Steward
March 2012
The cottage was cosy and welcoming, the people who owned the property were very friendly and welcoming without being intrusive. The area has some beautiful places to visit and we intend to go back later in the year. We would thoroughly recommend anyone to give it a try.
Mr Callaway
October 2011
The cottage is well appointed and spacious, I was particularly grateful for the cake. There was plenty of literature on the region to help me find my way around.
Miss Poulton
September 2011
Lovely owners who could not do enough for us. The cottage was well equipped and had everything we needed plus more. Thoughtful welcome pack on arrival. Excellent range of leaflets and books in the cottage for places to go in the local area.
Mr Gregg
August 2011
Great cottage, good location, so many good guides for local visitor attractions and some very good walking guides. A good central location for many lovely walks. The owners lived on site and were very helpful.
Mr Oddey
February 2011
A stunning property! Only a short walk to the village which has a local shop and two pubs. Ripon is a ten minute drive with numerous pubs serving good food.
Mr Wells
May 2011
The cottage was of a very high standard and the owners were helpful and friendly. We were welcomed by bread, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, bottle of wine and more! Ample off-road parking - there were so many plus points. Absolutely first class!
Mrs Smith
June 2011
Beautiful scenery, historical sites and a lovely cottage.
Mrs Davies
October 2010
The Cottage suited all our needs and more, the owners were a delightful couple who were very helpful particularly when we were both ill with the flu. They gave us extra bed linen and duvets to make sure we were kept warm. They were also most helpful with their advice on what to see and do in and around the Dales, and made us feel very welcome at their property.
Mr Cottam
July 2011
Markington Grange Cottage is in a great location; excellent accommodation - modern, compact and well-equipped. Good facilities and a thoughtful welcome pack. This cottage in particular and Sykes in general are thoroughly recommended!
Mr Clarkson
August 2010
The cottage was easy to find and in excellent condition throughout and equipped with everything we could have wished for. The owners had prepared it with great care, even having some basic food ready for us upon our arrival, including a home baked cake! They were very friendly and helpful on the couple of occasions we met them. The situation made exploring a large area of Yorkshire very pleasant knowing we had an excellent base to return to.
Mrs Knight
November 2010
Good location - close to lots of interesting places to visit. Nice cosy and warm cottage, comfy bed and sofa. Able to pop to the farm next door to look at the cows and chickens - good for our toddler!
Mr Lewis
November 2010
Excellent at any time of year!
Mrs Kenward
September 2010
Beautifully converted cottage, very comfortable and very central for exploring the area. The Hob Green Hotel just outside the village is great for a special meal - prior booking is essential!
Mr Treloar
May 2010
An ideal centre for touring - friendly and well stocked village shop. Efficient heating system - very good in this cold spring!
Mrs Peacock
April 2010
Ideal location to combine shopping trip to Harrogate, York and Leeds, with a relaxing leisurely time in the Yorkshire Dales and, to the West - Skipton and Howarth.
Mr Porter
May 2010
Good base for the surrounding area.
Dr Johnson
April 2010
A cosy and comfortable cottage in easy reach of Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough. 'Hare Hounds' in nearby Burton Leonard serves excellent food.
Mr Mrs Mumford
November 2009
A very well thought out, spacious and comfortable conversion in a quiet rural setting yet close enough to larger towns and attractions. Owners were friendly. Would like to visit again.
Mrs Penhaligan
December 2009
The cottage was cosy, warm, a good position for, walking and touring around, and tastefully furnished.
Mrs Piesas
March 2010
Great stay. Such a warm and comfortable cottage and very pleasant owners. Nice area - close to many attractions. This is my 11th cottage stay in the UK and probably the best one.
Mr Mrs Braidley
December 2009
It was so peaceful and quiet. The cottage was absolutely gorgeous. It was so warm and homely - it was fantastic.
Mr Dolan
November 2009
The owners were very friendly and welcoming.
Mrs Thackrah
October 2009
The cottage was furnished to a high standard, very clean and tidy. Lovely kitchen. We had a very relaxing week's stay in Markington Grange.
Mr Trickett
August 2009
Comfortable cottage in good situation for touring the area.
Mrs Pyle
September 2009
It was a lovely cottage, lots of space in the living area. The accommodation was first class, and the owners very friendly and welcoming. Would return without hesitation.
Mr Mrs Thomas
April 2009
Just got back from a wonderful week in Yorkshire thanks to a wonderful cottage and wonderful weather!!! The property was lovely, with very kind owners who made us feel so welcome. This was a much needed break and hit all the right spots - we will be back....
Mrs Voipio
May 2009
The cottage is airy and light, the layout is well thought-out and functional. Cosy even when weather is less than summery. The flat-screen tv was also nice. The basic level of comfort is very high in this cottage!
Mr Storr
February 2009
The modern appearance and the warmth inside the cottage made everything really comfortable. The board games and bottle of sparkling wine were lovely little touches.
Mrs Finney
October 2009
Everything was perfect. A beautiful, cosy, cottage. Ideal location for walking, sightseeing. Loved the owls! Will definitely recommend.
Mrs Moore
July 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the cottage.
Mr Treloar
May 2009
The property provided a quiet place to relax. It was situated within easy reach of tourist attractions and provided an ideal base for our planned activities/visits.
Mr Webb
April 2009
The patio area was nicely done. The Hare and Hounds was very pretty and served very good food which was reasonably priced.
Ms Hutchinson
April 2009
Excellent accommodation, the cottage was first class. Very peaceful location but in easy reach of surrounding Dales. We had a lovely weekend. We would love to return and will certainly be recommending this cottage to friends.
Mr Pring
October 2008
The cottage is in a very good area for sight-seeing.
Ms Stevens
November 2008
Very comfortable and cosy.
Mr Curtis
November 2008
Good location for the Dales, Moors and local towns.
Mr Mrs Fincken
August 2008
We liked everything about this holiday.
November 2010
Markington Grange Cottage is ideally situated between Harrogate & Ripon as a base for exploring this beautiful part of the country. The cottage itself was very cosy and well equipped with everything needed for a pleasant stay.
September 2011
Very, very good. Convenient location, great facilities, thoughtful touches and friendly neighbours. The perfect get-away and a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
October 2011
Cottage in superb condition ,it was ideally located to suit us for the type of walking we had planned .The walking guides we found in the cottage were a great help particularly the guide book of "Walks around Harrogate East and west" A well written book and one you could use without having a map ,as the instructions were so good
December 2009
comfortable well equiped quiet would stay there again
September 2010
Peaceful surroundings.Really comfortable accommodation, friendly on site hosts. Ideal location from which to explore North Yorkshire.
April 2010
Perfect little cottage. Warm, comfortable, clean and very well equipped. The owners were helpful and pleasant but unobtrusive. The countryside around looks very pretty but it was quite wintery when I was there so I didn't do much exploring. Harrogate and Ripon are 10 minutes away. Can also recommend The George hotel nearby for great food.
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