Abbey CottageNr Ripon, North Yorkshire
- 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 CottageAn 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. The abbey ruins had a starring role in The Secret Garden, so you may spot some familiar scenes from the film as you explore the grounds.
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.
Why book with us?
- Unrivalled locations
- Free entry to our places
- Award-winning customer service
- Help us care for nature, beauty and history
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- Postpone or refund with no admin fee
- Enhanced cleaning regime
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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
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Sitting room with wood-burning stove, dining room, kitchen and separate lavatory.
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: Additional supply of logs may be purchased upon booking or prior to arrival for £6 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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