Ripon, North Yorkshire
The exterior of Proctor at Fountains Hall, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The sitting room at Proctor, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The view from Proctor, nr Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Proctor at Fountains Hall, nr Ripon, Yorkshire The sitting room at Proctor, nr Ripon, Yorkshire The view from Proctor, nr Ripon, Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 020017

About Proctor

A stylish third-floor apartment in the beautiful Fountains Hall with views of the river Skell.

Proctor is located on the third floor of the 16th-century Fountains Hall, a building constructed using stones from the nearby abbey. The house has a history of distinguished guests including Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother. It has two large bedrooms and interiors inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Enjoy sweeping views over the River Skell and, when it’s not in use, make the most of guest access to the summerhouse and Elizabethan walled gardens at the front of the Hall. A regal place to relax with a book, or a glass of wine.

As well as being within easy walking distance of Fountains Abbey, further afield there are some amazing places to visit. Spend the day walking in the Yorkshire Dales or strolling around York’s famous Medieval streets. 

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise

Features and facilities

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


Not accessible

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  • Other floor(s)

    Third floor: Entrance door, entrance lobby with cupboard, open-plan sitting/dining room with kitchen, wonderful views from the enormous south facing window. Master bedroom with iron framed 5' bed, bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, lavatory and washbasin. The 'add-on' bedroom is designed for use by one extra guest, as it is adjacent to the apartment entrance, a single iron-framed bed with armchair, small table and wash basin.

Notes for guests

Please note: This apartment is not suitable for babies or children under the age of 14.

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

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

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Utilities: The washing machine and tumble dryer are shared with another holiday cottage and are located in the downstairs utility room. 

Garden: Guests have use of the Elizabethan Walled Gardens, out of hours and when not required for an estate function.

Parking: One car parking space is allocated at the side of Fountains Hall, additional car parking available in the National Trust car park.

Telephone: There is no mobile phone signal at this apartment, but there are payphones provided in the entrance lobby for guest use.

*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 single bedroom is completely separate from the main apartment and has a door which opens on to a steep staircase. Supervision is not possible from within the main apartment, so occupation of this 'add on' room is only suitable for children over the age of 14.

This apartment is not suitable for babies or children under the age of 14. 

Functions: Fountains Hall does host weddings and small receptions. Guests may be aware of wedding guests going up the main stairs in Fountains Hall as this passes by the end of the bedroom corridor. All weddings finish at around 9pm and no music is allowed.

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 checkout at 4pm.

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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 (stated on the cottage's webpage). 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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