Ripon, North Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Monday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 020026

About Curlew

Just a mile from Fountains Abbey’s deer park, this cottage at How Hill is full of character.

Curlew is the largest of five cottages at How Hill. Originally a threshing barn and horse engine room, the cottage is bursting with character and boasts many original features. 

After a hearty Yorkshire breakfast, make the most of the cottage’s location and head out into Fountains Abbey’s deer park, just a mile from the holiday home.

After working up an appetite, make the short journey by car to the North Yorkshire Moors. As well as offering amazing views over sweeping moorland, the area is full of fantastic restaurants and pubs. Drive a little further through the moors to reach its raw and wild coastline. Head up the cliffs for views over the small fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. 

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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 available
  • BBQ not available


Ground floor facilities


  • Ground floor

    Entrance lobby with lavatory, hall area with utility room, open-plan sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen area, large twin bedroom with en-suite which can also be a double on request.

  • First floor

    Galleried landing, two bedrooms (one double and one twin) and bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Central heating included.

Garden: A shared courtyard to the front of the cottage.

Children: There is a small pond in the field approximately 200 yards down the hill and we advise that young children should be supervised.

Parking: Designated parking for two cars adjacent to the cottage entrance.

*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 water supply in this cottage comes from our borehole.

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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