Oak House

Leeds, Yorkshire
+44 (0)1132 181228

Stately home splendour with sleek mod cons on this estate with grounds to roam, a hot tub to soak in and special events catered for


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Babies welcome

The Experience

The feel is formal, but modern and light-hearted touches (silver teapot lamps, a picnic table made from recycled cans…) lift the mood – as might a little something from the cocktail trolley; do order Estate gin.

Oak House is the largest of the Knap Yard cottages, all with private gardens and views over the cherry orchard, and perfect for special celebrations. Discuss your menu with the Estate chef – maybe Cannon of Hebridean Harewood lamb Fricassee, followed by curd tart with home-grown rhubarb; you can take the chain ferry across the lake to admire the prolific walled garden from which it comes. Breakfasts can be delivered too.

Walk to the Estate’s excellent Muddy Boot village café, and further afield in the splendid Wharfe Valley – craggy Yorkshire at its best. For bright lights, both Leeds and Harrogate are a twenty-minute drive.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in style in a private part of this splendid Estate
  • The Yorkshire countryside and wildlife
  • Planning to have your wedding party here
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You should know

  • Harewood is not utterly remote but feels off-the-beaten-track
  • You are quite close to guests in other cottages
  • There’s no disabled access


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Pub 10-minute drive. Dinner on request.


Nightly price
from £130
Weekly price
from £900
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From £1302 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

The vast Harewood estate has lovely walks, a pub, red kites, a play area, a chain ferry across the lake to the walled garden. Yoga and massage can be booked through the office; clay pigeon shooting and trout fishing are to come. The surrounding Wharfe valley is gorgeous to walk through. Walk or drive 5 minutes to the estate-owned Muddy Boots café; it’s 10 to The Shoulder of Mutton at Kirby Overblow; 20 to both Leeds and Harrogate – do have tea at Betty’s

Local points of interest from Felicity Marsden

  • A visit to Harewood House and gardens is a must to explore the work of architect John carr with Thomas Chippendale furniture and the surrounding landscape of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. Entry is complementary to guests during the open season
  • The historic City of York is a short drive away. Learn about the Roman inhabitants at the Yorvik Centre and walk around the city walls. Visit The Minster and walk down nearby Shambles street dating back to the 14th Century
  • Explore the near by Yorkshire Dales National Park with its stunning scenery. Malham Tarn and Gordale scar with its Limestone revine and waterfalls are a must.


Felicity Marsden

The Earl of Harewood lives privately on the estate and it is his eldest son Ben who directs affairs. He’s in the process of regenerating the whole place along the most sustainable lines possible; for example he’s had a huge biomass boiler installed and has facilitated a red kite breeding project in the park. Felicity is the enthusiastic Accommodation Manager who takes care of guests. Like her, the whole team are very friendly and approachable