National Trust Cottages Yorkshire
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The exterior of Abbey Cottage nr Ripon
The exterior of Abbey Cottage and Abbey Stores nr Ripon
The exterior of Fountains Cottage, Abbey Cottage and Abbey Stores nr Ripon
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The dining room at Abbey Cottage, Yorkshire
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The sitting room at Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon
The kitchen at Abbey Cottage, Yorkshire
The master bedroom at Abbey Cottage, Yorkshire
A twin bedroom at Abbey Cottage, Yorkshire
The bathroom at Abbey Cottage, nr Ripon
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The communal cottage garden, nr Ripon
This pretty stone cottage started life as part of a hay barn and stables in the eighteenth century, although much was rebuilt in the 1930’s to create a shop and storekeepers' accommodation. It is now a cosy, well equipped cottage that is ideal for families, where you can curl up in front of the log burner in the sitting room and reflect after an active day.
It is the perfect base for anyone looking to explore the spectacular surroundings of Fountains Abbey or slightly further-a-field destinations like York, The Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. It is situated opposite the river Skell and weir in the picturesque Skell Valley at the original entrance to Fountains Abbey. A shared garden sits alongside the river on the opposite side of the minor village road.
You can access the grounds of Fountains Abbey through the nearby west gates. It is like having your very own World Heritage Site, complete with the ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey and a Georgian water garden. Start planning those summer picnics, epic games of hide and seek or quiet walks to watch the deer. Holiday cottage guests have free access to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate during opening hours.
Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal Water Garden and the Deer park have events to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.
The cottage's layoutGround floorsitting room with wood-burning stove, dining room, kitchen and separate lavatory.First floorthree bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 2 twins) and bathroom with shower over bath.
Heating: Gas central heating included.
Parking: Off-road parking for one car and additional parking available in the nearby National Trust car park.
Garden: Shared garden with seating.
Phones: There is limited mobile phone signal, but a shared pay phone is provided for use by all cottages for outgoing calls.
Dogs: Whilst one dog is allowed at this property, the garden is shared and therefore dogs have access to a field opposite the property for exercise and their immediate needs, provided owners clean up after their pet.
Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate during and outside normal opening hours.
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:
1) Chicken, Ham, Leek & Potato Pie
2) Seasonal Vegetable & Bean Casserole
3) 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.
Cottage detailsSleeps 6 Bedrooms3Let startsFridayMin stay3Dogs allowedYes, 1Cottage ref020002Acorn rating 3
- Dogs welcome
- Open fire / stove
- Garden appeal
- Shared telephone
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Double bed