Our Story

You are the reason we come to work. You are central to everything we do. We take inspiration from hospitality experienced from all over the world and seek to make our cottages your perfect place.  At Artists’ Cottages we see things in a new light, using   bright colours to create a sense of joy, life and exuberance,  and calm colours to breathe tranquillity and soothe you.
We aim 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 and great beds.

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 want our 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 great bars, restaurants, museums, art galleries, cinemas, 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 Just around the corner from HCI you will stumble upon the restored, Moorish-style Turkish Baths and Health Spa.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.

The Valley Gardens are across the road from HCI and you can enjoy a stroll through the Gardens and Pine Woods to RHS at Harlow Carr – reduced price entry for anyone on foot! You might prefer to stay in The Valley Gardens and explore The Sun Pavilion or during summer one of the art shows.

Then there is always the Stray – a short walk from any of our properties – the perfect place for a picnic or to meet friends.

There’s just so much to do it’s no wonder our guests keep returning!

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