Proctor

Ripon, North Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 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 Charles 1, 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. 
 

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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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • 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

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

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 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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