Ripon, North Yorkshire
The exterior of Vyner at Fountains Hall, nr Rippon, Yorkshire
The sitting room at Vyner, nr Rippon, Yorkshire
The kitchen at Vyner, nr Rippon, Yorkshire
The double bedroom at Vyner, nr Rippon, Yorkshire
The single bedroom at Vyner, nr Rippon, Yorkshire
The bathroom at Vyner, nr Rippon, 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 020016

About Vyner

A fine period apartment based in a grand hall that has played host to some very royal guests…

Stay in the Yorkshire hall where Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother once resided. This two-bedroom apartment sits in Fountains Hall and displays fine historic detailing. Discover period features in all its rooms, from the oak doors to the wood panelling, as well as fine views over the Yorkshire countryside. 

It’s based in the grounds of World Heritage Site, Fountains Abbey, which you’ll have free access to during your stay. The hall also has a summerhouse and walled garden for you to relax in. 

Vyner is an ideal base for anyone looking to explore the spectacular surroundings of Fountains Abbey and its gardens or slightly further-a-field destinations like York, The Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. 

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


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  • Second floor

    Entrance lobby, open-plan sitting/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom (half-tester 5' bed), bathroom with shower, roll-top iron bath and lavatory. 'Add-on' bedroom (single bed) with washbasin adjacent to apartment entrance.

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: 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 access to the Elizabethan Walled Gardens out of hours.

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

Telephone: There is no mobile phone signal at this apartment, but there is a payphone 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.

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. 

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.

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 then end of the bedroom corridor. All weddings finish around 9pm and no music is allowed.

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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