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

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 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 not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


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  • 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 access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Gas central heating included.

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 once the public have gone home. This is with the exception of Fridays in November, December and January. 

Catering: The team at Fountains Abbey can provide a simple pie or casserole ready for you to pop in the oven. You can choose from: Chicken, Ham, Leek & Potato Pie, Seasonal Vegetable & Bean Casserole or Fish Pie. A minimum notice of 7 days is required for all food orders. Casseroles or pies will be delivered to the cottage and left in the fridge ready for your arrival.

Pricing is as follows: Adults £7 per head / children £4 per head. Please note side vegetables are not included.


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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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