How Hill Cottages

Ripon, Yorkshire
How Hill Cottages, Yorkshire
The exterior of Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Curlew, Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire
The shared courtyard at the How Hill Cottages, Ripon, Yorkshire
The sitting room at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The dining area and kitchen at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The double bedroom at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The shower room at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The sitting area at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire
The kitchen and dining area at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire
The second double bedroom at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire
The first double bedroom at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire
The twin bedroom at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire
The shower room at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire
The sitting and dining area at Curlew, Ripon, Yorkshire
The kitchen at Curlew, Ripon, Yorkshire
The second double bedroom at Curlew, Ripon, Yorkshire
The twin bedroom at Curlew, Ripon, Yorkshire
The sitting area at Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire
The kitchen and dining area at Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire
The double bedroom at Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire
The twin bedroom at Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire
The bathroom at Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire
The sitting area at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire
The dining area at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire
The kitchen at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire
The master bedroom at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire
The second double bedroom at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire
The twin bedroom at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire
The en suite shower room at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire
How Hill Cottages, Yorkshire The exterior of Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire The exterior of Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire The exterior of Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire The exterior of Curlew, Ripon, Yorkshire The exterior of Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire The shared courtyard at the How Hill Cottages, Ripon, Yorkshire The sitting room at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire The dining area and kitchen at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire The double bedroom at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire The shower room at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire The sitting area at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire The kitchen and dining area at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire The second double bedroom at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire The first double bedroom at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire The twin bedroom at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire The shower room at Swallow, Ripon, Yorkshire The sitting and dining area at Curlew, Ripon, Yorkshire The kitchen at Curlew, Ripon, Yorkshire The second double bedroom at Curlew, Ripon, Yorkshire The twin bedroom at Curlew, Ripon, Yorkshire The sitting area at Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire The kitchen and dining area at Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire The double bedroom at Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire The twin bedroom at Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire The bathroom at Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire The sitting area at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire The dining area at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire The kitchen at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire The master bedroom at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire The second double bedroom at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire The twin bedroom at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire The en suite shower room at Lapwing, Ripon, Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Number of cottages 5
  • Guests 24
  • Bedrooms 12
  • Preferred changeover day Monday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0

About How Hill Cottages

A group of five characterful converted barn cottages sleeping 22, perfect for family gatherings or groups of friends holidaying together, clustered around a courtyard and close to the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey.

Five individual cottages sleeping 22 in total.

Get the family or a group of friends together and head to this group of five indvidual cottages, which sleep 22 people in total in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.  

Lark, Curlew, Lapwing, Wren and Swallow make up this collection of newly-renovated and beautifully converted 18th-century farm buildings in open countryside. The former cow sheds, grain stores and feed barns are now a series of comfortable holiday homes, benefiting from a sensitive restoration that retained many of the cottages original features.

Your group will love the flexibility that staying in these cottages offers, which means that people get to enjoy their own space as well as coming together for dinners, and days out.

Location-wise, you're under a mile from the glorious Fountains Abbey, so make the most of your break and enjoy free entry to this amazing 12th-century World Heritage Site.

A little further afield, go up hill and down dale on a walk within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are hundreds of miles of walking routes to choose from. You’ll also be just 20 miles away from the spa town of Harrogate and 30 miles to the historic city of York for days out. 

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Exclusive access to special places
  • Award-winning customer service

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

Please Note:

These cottages all have slightly different features and facilities, but those listed are present in at least one of the cottages in the group.

These cottages are perfect for a group holiday where guests can also enjoy their own space. Please note, however, that there is not enough seating for the whole party in the communal areas of any of these cottages.

Accessibility

Some wheelchair access

Layout

Clustered around an 18th-century farmyard, you'll find the following cottages in the group have the layouts listed  below. Some of the cottages are ground floor only, others have a first floor as well, so please do bear this in mind if you have access requirements.

Lark (sleeps 4 guests + cot) 

  • Ground floor 

Entrance lobby with lavatory, open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin) bathroom with shower over bath.

Lapwing (sleeps 6 guests + cot) 

  • Ground floor

    Entrance lobby, lavatory and utility room, open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove.

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms (one double with 5' bed and en-suite shower, one double and one twin), bathroom with shower over bath.

Curlew (sleeps 6 guests + cot) 

  • 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.

Wren (sleeps 2 guests) 

  • Ground floor

Entrance lobby, open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, double bedroom (with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request), bathroom with wheel-in shower.

Swallow (sleeps 4 guests + cot) 

  • Ground floor

Entrance lobby, open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and en-suite shower room, 1 twin which can also be a double on request and a further twin), bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the accessibility guides for these cottages, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

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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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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