Wren

Ripon, North Yorkshire
The exterior of Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The kitchen at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The dining area and kitchen at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The sitting room at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The double bedroom at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The shower room at Wren, Ripon, Yorkshire
The shared courtyard at the How Hill Cottages, Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of How Hill Cottages, Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of How Hill Cottages, Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of How Hill Cottages, Ripon, Yorkshire
The exterior of How Hill Cottages, Ripon, Yorkshire
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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

Accessibility

Wheelchair friendly

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Layout

  • 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: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Central heating included.

Logs: The fire will be laid for you on arrival. Additinoal logs may be purchased upon booking or prior to arrival for £5 per bag.

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 once the public have gone home. This is with the exception of Fridays in November, December and January. 

 

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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