Fountains Cottage

Ripon, North Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 020003

About Fountains Cottage

Three spacious floors to explore, an ivy-clad exterior and Fountains Abbey just moments away.

Fountains Cottage was built in 1749 and originally served as a farmhouse. Spread over three floors, this spacious stone-built holiday cottage is full of character with its ivy-clad exterior and its exposed beams inside.

Wake up to the gurgling River Skell, situated just opposite the holiday home, before exploring Fountains Abbey. Just moments from the cottage, you can enjoy free entry to the abbey and explore the grounds at any time during your stay. 

A little further afield, head to the spa town of Harrogate. Discover its fancy boutiques, high-end restaurants and historic tea rooms. Or delve into the wilds of the Yorkshire Dales, which are just a 35 minute drive. 

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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 available
  • BBQ not available


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  • Ground floor

    Sitting room with open fire, dining room, large kitchen, laundry room and shower room.

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms (one double with 5' bed, and one small double and 1 twin) and bathroom with shower cubicle.

  • Second floor

    One double bedroom (with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request) and small second sitting 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: A garage for one car is alongside the cottage. Additional parking is available in the nearby National Trust car park.

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