At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 020034

About The Boot Room

Explore the dramatic moorland and beaches of Yorkshire from this rustic cottage on Fountains Estate.

In the far corner of Studley Royal deer park, The Boot Room is our newest hideaway. Once used as part of an outbuilding by the estate gamekeepers, it has been converted into a compact holiday cottage. Inside, the cottage has been designed for practical comfort with a basic kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. It’s location on Fountains Estate make it the perfect base for two people on a walking break. The Boot Room can also be booked with the adjoining Whitefields Cottage.

Enjoy free access to wander across the 700 acres of the busy Studley Royal deer park from the doorstep. Staying here really gives you the opportunity to experience life in a working deer park. You’ll also have the privilege of your own key to experience the atmospheric ruins of Fountains Abbey and the beautiful water gardens of this World Heritage Site when our day visitors have left.

A 10-minute drive from the cottage takes you Ripon town centre where you’ll find plenty of independent shops, restaurants and pubs. If you want to go further afield, it’s about an hour’s drive into the windswept wilds of the Yorkshire Dales, where there are trails to suit every type of walker. Or you could head to the sandy beaches at Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay.

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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 not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Enter the kitchen through the glass windowed stable door. On the right is a doorway to a double bedroom with a small seating area and en-suite shower room.

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: Calor gas heating throughout the cottage.

Parking: There is ample parking space for 4-6 vehicles in an area just below Whitefields Cottage garden, approximately 150m away from the cottage.
There is a small cobbled yard with enough seating for two people. The area is used by members of staff to access their accommodation over some periods of the year.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday (only) checkout at 12 noon.

Cooking: There is a microwave and a Baby Belling (small oven with 2 hobs) for guests to cook with.

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
  •  Fish Pie

A minimum notice of 7 days is required for all food orders.
Pricing is as follows: Adults £7 per head / Children £4 per head. Please note side vegetables are not included.
Casseroles or pies will be delivered to the cottage and left in the fridge ready for your arrival.

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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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