Our Story

When we found our 19th century cottages in need of some major refurbishment we knew we had found our dream properties.  We spent months planning and carrying out the works, new roofs, new walls, rewiring, new plumbing, designer glass and lighting.  The fun stuff was finding suitable furniture and super equipment, then bringing it all together in each property to create something truly individual and artistic, whilst giving a sense of something grown over time.   We took inspiration from hospitality experienced from all over the world and sought to make our cottages your perfect home.  At Artists’ Cottages we see things in a new light, using bright Mediterranean colours to create a sense of joy, life and exuberance,  and calm natural shades to breathe tranquility and soothe you.

Our aim is to give you a place to relax, unwind and leave the world behind.  A place to feel comfortable so you can enter a world of dreams.  A truly personal experience.

Each of our cottages has a particular interior resulting in a unique ambience,  lighting, colours, textures and furnishings. Each property tells a different story.  We have combined antique with modern to give a timeless quality and a sense of time passing, a true feeling of a family home with all the 21st century comforts.

The common threads are the superbly equipped kitchens, comfortable sofas, log burning stoves, great beds and super fast wifi.

You will find works from local artists on our walls and we provide books, board games, vinyl records and record players all with the intention of providing you with the means to pursue your own interests.

We would like guests to experience things in a novel context – to experience living with different colour and style combinations found in our unique interior designs. We aim to do things differently and in ways that others may not have thought to try in their own homes, but we hope some of our ideas will resonate and be useful as inspiration for your own interior designs and incorporation in new ways into your homes and spaces. 

The name ‘Artists’ Cottages’  is derived from the sense that interior design when applied to an entire property is in itself a work of art.

The Heart of Yorkshire

Spend some time-out in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate.

Welcome to the gateway to the dales. This fashionable spa town has the famous Turkish Baths, RHS gardens, Valley Gardens, Pine Woods, Stray, great bars, restaurants, museums, art galleries, cinemas, Pavilions, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate International Centre, shops and wonderful theatres, making for the perfect location for your stay whether for business or leisure.

Harrogate has several areas in the town centre for you to explore -In the town centre around the corner from Harrogate International Centre (HCI) you will stumble upon the restored, Moorish-style Turkish Baths and Health Spa. Across the road are the Valley Gardens and a walk through the Pine Woods takes you to RHS Harlow Carr.  

The pretty Montpellier Quarter with the Royal Pump Room Museum, documenting the importance of local mineral springs is located near HCI, Turkish Baths and the Tourist Office. 

Kings Road, located just a couple of minutes walk from most of our properties, has independent coffee bars, shops,and fantastic food shops. 

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