Whitefields Cottage

Ripon, North Yorkshire
The exterior of Whitefields Cottage, Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Whitefields Cottage, Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Whitefields Cottage, Ripon, Yorkshire
The sitting room at Whitefields Cottage, Ripon, Yorkshire
The bedroom at Whitefields Cottage, Ripon, Yorkshire
The deer park at Studley Royal Water Gardens, North Yorkshire
 Red deer at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 020033

About Whitefields Cottage

Discover the spectacular ruins of Fountains Abbey from this large farmhouse cottage.

Stay in this relaxed farmhouse cottage in the heart of Yorkshire. There’s enough room for six people, and an additional two if booked with adjoining The Boot Room, making it ideal for special get-togethers. The dining table is perfect for big celebratory meals, and afterwards you’ll love to sink into the comfy leather sofas around a roaring log burner. You’ll have an enclosed lawn garden with picnic benches and plenty of space for dogs to run around.

Guests can enjoy free access to wander across the 700 acres of Studley Royal deer park from the doorstep. You’ll also have the privilege of your own key to experience the atmospheric ruins of Fountains Abbey and the beautiful Georgian water gardens once the day visitors have left. The cottage is just 10 minutes’ drive from Ripon town centre, where you’ll find plenty of cosy restaurants and pubs to enjoy.

You’ll be 20 minutes from the dramatic moorland rock formations of Brimham Rocks and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Or 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 lots of walking routes. Other places to visit include the York Treasurer’s House, Nunnington Hall and Beningbrough Hall and Gardens.

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
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  • Booked
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Features and facilities

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


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, utility room and kitchen. One double bedroom with ensuite shower room.


  • First floor

    6' double bedded room and ensuite shower room. A large twin bedroom (can be a 6' double on request) with a small double sofa bed (4'). This room has an ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle.



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: Open fire in living room, gas central heating throughout.

Parking: There is ample parking space for 4-6 vehicles in an area just below the garden, approximately 150m away from the cottage.
The garden is enclosed and has a patio area and garden furniture for eight people.

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

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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