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Teardrop Cottage
Ranked #2 of 15 Knaresborough B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We have just returned from 3 nights at Teardrop Cottage and cannot recommend it highly enough. Beautiful accomodation in a wonderful setting with a fantastic host! What more could we ask for! Mike was the perfect host and his breakfast was gorgeous. The time slot system is not a problem at all and works really well. Mike obviously wants to deliver the overall experience in a particular way and has perfected it. Decor is beautiful and so homely.
Perfect location for exploring Harrogate and York.
Fantastic job Mike, thank you so much.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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jackson1110, Owner at Teardrop Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Thank you so much...i am delighted you enjoyed your stay.I am so grateful for your kind review...it really helps a small business like mine...so lovely to meet you both..and look forward to seeing you again...very best wishes,Mike,

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This has to be the nicest B&B we've had the pleasure of staying in. The location was fabulous and the attention given to us by Mike was world class. On next visiting Yorkshire we will be sure to stay at "The Teardrop Cottage" in Knaresborough.
THANKS FOR A MARVELOUS STAY!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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jackson1110, Owner at Teardrop Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2013

Thank you so much...your thoughts are very kind..and really help support a small business such as mine..it was fantastic to meet you...it was really nice to have you stay..i hope you have arrived back in Canada safe and sound and all is well..i hope to see you again..thank you..all the very best,Mike.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

My wife and i stayed for 2 nights.mike was one of the best hosts we have come across.The accommodation was spotless. Nothing was to much trouble for Mike.Your are to two minutes walk from the train station,which easily connects you to to harrogate and york.Also you are five minutes walk from the town centre and there are lovely walks and the ruined castle too.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank neal f
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jackson1110, Owner at Teardrop Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a kind review....it was a pleasure to meet you both..and im delighted you enjoyed your stay ...hope to see you again..very best wishes,Mike.

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Booked this after great reviews on here and wasn't disappointed. Brilliant location on the river and a short (if steep) walk into town. Lovely room (pink), cosy, comfy and well appointed. Breakfast had everything you could wish for and tasted great. Feels like a home from home which at first is a bit unnerving as you feel like you're intruding but soon settled in! Will definitely be recommending it to friends and family as a great place to start when exploring the Dales.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris H
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jackson1110, Owner at Teardrop Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Dear Chris...i am very grateful for you taking the time to write such a kind review...and delighted you enjoyed your stay at Teardrop Cottage....thank you for your recommendations...we hope to see you again...very best wishes,Mike.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We have recently stayed at Teardrop cottage for two nights in the King-size room on the ground floor. When we arrived at Knatesborough we were bowled over at how beautiful and unspoilt it was. Mike has the best location in the town for his B&B, it is situated besides the river underneath the railway viaduct. Mike is a great host and very friendly. Our room was beautifully furnished with dressing gowns, chocolates and Sky tv. The bathroom was luxurious and there were some lovely toiletries including Molton Brown handwash and hand cream . The courtyard garden off the bedroom is a nice extra and the terrace upstairs has lovely views. Breakfast was delicious and included very high quality produce. I see some have complained about the set breakfast time but I think it's great. It takes pressure off Mike and allows you to have breakfast in private. The train station is a 2 minute walk away and there are services to Leeds, York and Harrogate. I'd highly recommend anyone to stay with Mike at Teardrop cottage and hope we get the opportunity to return in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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jackson1110, Owner at Teardrop Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a kind review..we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Teardrop cottage,and look forward to seeing you sometime soon.

Very best wishes,Mike.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed at this bed and breakfast for one night and were extremely impressed with the standards. Mike, the owner, takes the time to make sure the little details are perfect and makes the stay so comfortable. The rooms are very modern, tastefully decorated with great facilities. The food is wonderful, with a great selection to choose from. Mike is very friendly and helpful, providing lots of information and is able to recommend places to visit, eat etc. would absolutely recommend to anyone who wanted to visit the area!

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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jackson1110, Owner at Teardrop Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a kind review....i am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Teardrop cottage..and that everything was ok for you....we hope to see you again..best wishes,Mike.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Overall rating is "Good" - above average but not the "very good" of 4 points indicated above - so 3.5 points really! (But not a choice when rating)

Clean and mostly comfortable overall experience.
Great location (unless needing to park a car). Bed comfy if a little soft. Shower OK.
Breakfast food excellent (coffee - not so good but OK).

Host pleasant (helpful but occasionally borderline 'controlling').
TV on at breakfast - he did ask us if we wanted it switched off but when we said 'Yes please' - that was the 'wrong answer' apparently, so only the volume was lowered.
(V. strict pre agreed breakfast time slot, due to limited seating & he does breakfast himself)

Decor is *ahem* "full" and eclectic - not to our taste whatsoever (tall wooden 'african' figurines, foot tall shiny ceramic Dalmations & a leopard print lamp shade etc...hmm)

Odd decor for a B&B - certainly not evocative of Knaresborough or Yorkshire...or even UK come to that! LOL
Certainly different to the old fashioned musty polyester chintz of the old style B&B but not, in my view, 'different' in a particularly better way!
Anyway we were 'out and about' doing things mostly, so could largely ignore decor.

Location is good due to proximity to river and viaduct. Also easy walk to bus stop. Steep uphill walk on cobbles (but still easy if fit) to town and railway station.
Would i come again - to Knaresborough most certainly, in fact planning to already. May look elsewhere for accommodation.

Room Tip: Downstairs room has small patio - no view but chairs and table.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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jackson1110, Owner at Teardrop Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments.
We are always happy to receive your feedback.
At Teardrop cottage we are constantly striving to improve our service to our guests and presentation of our product.
Breakfast times are reserved in advance for our guests,as they are freshly prepared and served personally by myself.

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Address: Waterside, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 9AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate > Knaresborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Knaresborough
Price Range: $103 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Teardrop cottage is set in the picturesque location of waterside, with magnificent views of the river, castle and Victorian stone viaduct. A short walk from the historic market town of Knaresborough, with its eclectic mix of restaurants,individual shops and fine old pubs, the nearby railway station provides quick and easy access to the towns of Harrogate and its international exhibition centre, York and Leeds, and borders the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, moors and the east coast....our aim is to give you a relaxing and memorable stay in our stunning and magical location. Our 4 rooms are comfortable and finished to a very high standard. Our breakfast menu offers delicious,freshly prepared and locally sourced food. We insist that you make yourself "at home". We hope to see you soon. ... more   less 
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Teardrop Cottage Knaresborough, Yorkshire

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