Abbey Cottage

Nr Ripon, North Yorkshire
The exterior of Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The sitting room at Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The kitchen at Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The dining room at Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The double bedroom at Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
A twin bedroom at Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
A twin bedroom at Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The bathroom at Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 020002

About Abbey Cottage

An eclectic history and stylish interiors with walks along the river to Fountains Abbey.

Starting life as an 18th-century hay barn and later evolving into a 1930’s shop, you’ll be part of Abbey Cottage’s eclectic history when you stay here. It sits on the leafy banks of the River Skell, just across from a gentle weir. Follow the river up to the medieval ruins and water gardens of Fountains Abbey, in which guests have free, ‘after-hours’ access to. 

In keeping with its pretty stone exterior, neat and elegant interiors run throughout the three-bedroom cottage. There’s a shared garden area just outside the cottage, alongside the winding river. 

Abbey Cottage is ideally located in between Yorkshire’s two national parks; the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. The historic city of York is 30 miles away and the spa town of Harrogate is just 10 miles from here.  
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Sitting room with wood-burning stove, dining room, kitchen and separate lavatory.

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms (one double with 5' bed and two twins) and bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: This accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Logs: The fire will be laid for you on arrival. Additional logs may be purchased upon booking or prior to arrival for £5 per bag. Please note there are no logs available to buy on site so you will either need to come equipped with your own logs or ensure you pre-order.

Garden: Shared garden with seating.

Parking: Off-road parking for one car and additional parking available in the nearby National Trust car park.

Phones: There is limited mobile phone signal, but a shared pay phone is provided for use by all cottages for outgoing calls.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Dogs: Whilst one dog is allowed at this property, the garden is shared and therefore dogs have access to a field opposite the property for exercise.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate during opening hours and after hours until dusk once the public have gone home. This is with the exception of Fridays in November, December and January when the estate is closed on Fridays.

Guests will benefit from a late Sunday (only) checkout at 12 noon.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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