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Nestled in the picturesque setting of Waterside, Knaresborough, Teardrop Cottage overlooks the river Nidd, and boasts stunning views of the nearby castle ruins and the elegant Victorian stone viaduct. It’s just a short walk away from the centre of the historic market town of Knaresborough, with its eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and fine old pubs. The nearby railway station provides quick and easy access to the spa town of Harrogate and its exhibition centre, which is just three miles away, as well as the bustling cities of York and Leeds.

Open all year round, Teardrop Cottage offers high quality bed and breakfast accommodation in a location that makes a great base for exploring all that Yorkshire has to offer, including the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors National Parks, and the spectacular coastline.

The cottage’s cosy and charming, eclectic, shabby chic-style interior makes it a real home from home yet the owner, Michael Collingwood, hasn’t scrimped on the finishing touches and luxuries that one would expect of boutique-style accommodation. The emphasis is very much on offering guests all the comforts of home – and more –  in a magical and relaxing riverside location. Teardrop Cottage even has its own online gift shop, which can be found on its website, where guests can buy a range of branded goods, from T-shirts to Teddy Bears, to remind them of their stay.

In 2014, the Teardrop Cottage team, together with business partners, launched their first Vintage and Virgin retail store in Knaresborough. Vintage and Virgin has been offering an interior design service to clients for several years, sourcing bespoke fabrics and wall coverings; made-to-measure curtains and blinds; and offering comprehensive re-upholstery and decorating services. In the new store you can buy antique furniture, pure essential oil candles, soft furnishings, fresh flowers, and potted house plants and herbs. It also specialises in English country-style wedding flowers to order. Be sure to call in!

Each of the four delightfully decorated rooms has access to the roof terrace, where guests can sit back, relax and enjoy stunning views of the iconic stone viaduct and the river Nidd. One of the double rooms has a king-sized bed and its own private courtyard garden.

All the rooms have crisp, white bed linen; fresh flowers; soft, freshly-laundered bathrobes; a flat screen television with a DVD player; an iPod docking station; an electric shaver power point; free, wireless internet access; an alarm clock; and a hair dryer. Other complementary facilities include a selection of chocolates and treats, high quality teas, fresh filter coffee, sparkling mineral water and hot chocolate. The stylish bathrooms are equipped with a great selection of Ecossential toiletries and a stack of luxurious bath towels. All rooms are non-smoking. Children and babies are welcome.

Rates for a Luxury King size start at £135 Sunday through to Thursday and £145 for the weekend. During the Christmas festive period from 24th through to 31st December the rate is £160

Rates for the Luxury Chocolate brown and Summer pink doubles start at £90 Sunday through to Thursday and £95 for the weekend. Christmas rates are £110 from the 24th to 31st December inclusive.

For single occupancy or room only rates with no breakfast (based on two people sharing) there is a £15 reduction in the above rates. However, please note the single room is generally only available when a party of family, friends or business colleagues reserve the other 3 rooms.The bath and shower room would be shared with the Luxury Chocolate brown double and the normal rate of £55 would be adjusted/reduced according to the requirements of the guests.

Please contact the owner directly for further information remembering to quote ‘Boutique and Breakfast’ at the time of booking.

Guests can choose from a range of tempting breakfast options, which are freshly-prepared using locally-sourced ingredients. The menu includes a selection of fresh fruits and yoghurt, freshly-squeezed orange juice, an assortment of cereals and muesli, and croissants.

There’s also the option of a traditional English breakfast, with black pudding, bacon and sausages from J.B. Wilkinson of Knaresborough and free range eggs from Taylor’s farm at Burton Leonard; a vegetarian cooked breakfast; or a ‘33rd and MacDougal’ breakfast of a warm, toasted bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon from Bleikers’ Smoke House at Brearton. There’s also toast with homemade jam and marmalade, and a tea and coffee from Taylor’s of Harrogate, as well as a variety of fruit and herbal teas.

You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from Teardrop Cottage tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.

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Boutique Features

  • Excellent transport links
  • Flat-screen television
  • Free car parking
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Gift vouchers available on request
  • iPod docking station
  • Locally-sourced food
  • Riverside location
  • Terrace

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The rooms are lovely and the beds so comfy, we slept amazingly well. The breakfasts are just perfection, and the location is very romantic too.