Ripon, North Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Monday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 020028

About Wren

Stone walls, a large wood-burning stove and views of the Vale of York give this place bags of character.

Wren Cottage has a fascinating history. Once a fodder store, this 18th-century farm building is full of character. The cottage boasts stone walls, exposed beams and a wood-burning stove. Its highlight though, is the large windows in the open place space that give way to views of the Vale of York and Hambleton Hills. 

Wake up bright and early and explore the grounds at Fountains Abbey before any other visitors arrive. The estate is less than a mile away and as a guest, you’ll receive free entry. 

Further afield, the historic city of York is just a 30-mile drive from the cottage. With countless sites, amazing restaurant and pubs, and of course its famous Minster, York is a truly spectacular place to visit. In the opposite direction, The Yorkshire Dales. A 35-minute drive will take you into the heart of the National Park. 

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Features and facilities

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


Wheelchair friendly


  • Ground floor

    Entrance lobby, open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, double bedroom (with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request), bathroom with wheel-in shower.

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: Central heating included.

Garden: A shared courtyard to the front of the cottage.

Parking: Designated parking for one vehicle in car park next to the main entrance, approximately 25 metres from the cottage.

Utilities: There is a laundry room with a shared washing machine and tumble dryer.

Access: There is a sloping ramp up to the entrance of this cottage.

Children: There is a small pond in the field approximately 200 yards down the hill and we advise that young children should be supervised.

*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 water supply in this cottage comes from our borehole.

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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