WrenRipon, North Yorkshire
- Guests 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 WrenStone 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.
Why book with us?
- Unrivalled locations
- Free entry to our places
- Award-winning customer service
- Help us care for nature, beauty and history
Our Covid promise
- Postpone or refund with no admin fee
- Enhanced cleaning regime
- Discover more about our Covid promise
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 friendlyView accessibility guide (PDF 837 KB)
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: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
Heating: Central heating included.
Logs: Additional supply of logs may be purchased upon booking or prior to arrival for £6 per bag. Please note there are no logs available to buy on site so you will either need to come equipped with your own logs or ensure you pre-order.
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.
Telephone: There is a payphone located on the wall of the laundry room in the courtyard at How Hill. This is for use by guests of Wren, Curlew, Lapwing, Lark and Swallow.
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 until dusk once the public have gone home. This is with the exception of Fridays in November, December and January when the estate is closed on Fridays.
Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout at 4pm.
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