Abbey Stores

Ripon, North Yorkshire
The exterior of Abbey Stores, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Abbey Stores, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The sitting room at Abbey Stores, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The living area at Abbey Stores, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The kitchen at Abbey Stores, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The dining area at Abbey Stores, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The galleried bedroom at Abbey Stores, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The bedroom at Abbey Stores, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The bathroom at Abbey Stores, nr Ripon, Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 020004

About Abbey Stores

Moments away from Fountains Abbey, this characterful cottage has lots of original features.

Ideal for a romantic break, 18th-century Abbey Stores became a shop in the 1930s before being transformed into a cosy holiday cottage in the 1990s. With many original features intact, this characterful cottage, complete with wood-burning stove, is in a truly unique location. 

Just moments away from the entrance to Fountains Abbey, you can’t fail to be impressed by this beautiful World Heritage site dating back to the 12th-century. Explore the grounds of the site at your leisure, even when all the other visitors have gone home.

Further afield, the city of York makes for a fantastic day out. Just 30 miles from the cottage, this famous city is awash with Medieval architecture, traditional inns and narrow lanes. 

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Features and facilities

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


  • First floor

    Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting area with wood burning stove. Mezzanine: open gallery with sleeping area (one double with 5' bed) and shower room.

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: Car parking is available next to Fountains Hall.

Telephone: There is limited mobile phone signal, but there is a shared payphone 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.

Please note: The cottage is located next to a minor road and one of the entrances to Fountains Estate.

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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