Choristers' House

Nr Ripon, North Yorkshire
The exterior of Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The casual sitting room at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The sitting room at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The kitchen at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The dining room at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The dining room at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The dining room at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The dining room at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
A double bedroom at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
A double bedroom at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
A double bedroom at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
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An en-suite bathroom at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
A twin bedroom at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The shower room at Choristers' House, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 5 What's this?
  • Reference 020022

About Choristers' House

A large house located on the Fountains Abbey estate designed by a famous name, with a unique style.

This striking house has an interesting history; it was designed by the acclaimed architect William Burges and its name stems from its use as a music school. Inside you’ll find a careful restoration that captures much of Burges’ unique style. With five large bedrooms and beautiful communal areas, it’s ideal for those special family get-togethers. 

It sits within the 400 acre deer park of the Fountains Abbey estate, so it’s not unusual to see red, fallow and sika deer grazing on the parkland just outside. Watch the deer from the enclosed garden at the front of the cottage before heading out to explore the grounds. You’ll have free access to the Studley Royal Water Gardens as well as the ruins of Fountains Abbey. 

Further afield, the historic town of Harrogate is just a 10-mile drive from the house. Enjoy an afternoon tea in one of the many cafes and tea rooms that populate this fashionable spa town. Or for a slightly wilder day out, head to the North York Moors for hikes through its large expanses of heather moorland. 
 

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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 not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Ground floor facilities

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Formal sitting room with log burner, casual sitting room, double bedroom with shower and sink in the alcove, dining room, kitchen, utility room and lavatory.

  • First floor

    Four bedrooms (two doubles, one with 5' bed and ensuite bathroom, two twins), shower room 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: Oil central heating included.

Logs: Additional supply of 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: Small enclosed lawn to the front of the house.

Parking: There is a large car parking area to the rear of the property.

Please note: As the house is situated within a deer park it is expected that you will find deer around the property, in the gardens and parking area.

In October the rutting season is underway, and at this time when the stags are gathering together their 'harem' they become particularly vocal and the roaring, whistling and barking will be evident throughout most nights.

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.

*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.

 

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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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