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Ideal for 2 guests and your little furry friend
Cosy shaker style kitchen to rustle up a hearty breakfast
Cosy  Kingsize bed
Look out at the fabulous views
Snuggle up on the comfy sofa
Open-plan living, kitchen and dining.
Welcome
Sit at the table and take in the fabulous views
Open up the window and breath in the country air
Breakfast in bed, why not you are on holiday!
Take a refreshing shower
Fabulous walks from the doorstep
Tucked in the countryside
Lots of places to see and visit
1 / 14  Ideal for 2 guests and your little furry friend
2 / 14  Cosy shaker style kitchen to rustle up a hearty breakfast
3 / 14  Cosy Kingsize bed
4 / 14  Look out at the fabulous views
5 / 14  Snuggle up on the comfy sofa
6 / 14  Open-plan living, kitchen and dining.
7 / 14  Welcome
8 / 14  Sit at the table and take in the fabulous views
9 / 14  Open up the window and breath in the country air
10 / 14  Breakfast in bed, why not you are on holiday!
11 / 14  Take a refreshing shower
12 / 14  Fabulous walks from the doorstep
13 / 14  Tucked in the countryside
14 / 14  Lots of places to see and visit

Brown Hare Cottage

Ripon, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Rustic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A gorgeous retreat sleeping up two people and one dog
  • Lovingly converted farm building in a peaceful hamlet setting
  • Ideal location for a solo retreat or romantic getaway
  • Surrounded by verdant countryside, perfect for long strolls
  • Delicious welcome hamper on arrival
  • 1 mile from Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Property code: G0023

This quaint holiday cottage is a bijou one-bedroom hideaway within walking distance of the World Heritage Site, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. With its sleepy hamlet location and gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside, it's perfect for couples and solo travellers aching to un-plug and relax. Set in an old converted farm building, the property is a cosy and very comfortable holiday home with a fantastic location. Inside you'll find a well-proportioned open plan living space housing the lounge, dining area and kitchen. Everything within easy reach and absolutely perfect for anyone with reduced mobility. The decor is made up of neutral soft tones, where everything has been carefully chosen to maximise the sense of tranquillity in the cottage. Soft grey walls, hand-painted furniture and a comfy sofa combine to create a space you'll want to retreat back to after a busy day's sight-seeing. There's a TV/DVD Player in here and Wi-Fi is provided if you need to catch up online.

The cool kitchen comes equipped with a gas hob, oven/grill, dishwasher and everything else you will need to rustle up something yummy. And you'll arrive to some home-made cake to get you started! Chunky wooden work-tops and cream units are joined by a Smart slate floor underneath. The dining table sits by the window affording lovely uninterrupted views of the Yorkshire countryside. With little traffic passing by, throw open the window to hear the clip-clop of horses trotting up the road or the call of curlews sweeping by. This romantic Yorkshire Cottage has an enticing king-size bed with back-lit mood lighting giving the room a cosy feel. This room also enjoys those lovely open views to the front. The house bathroom features a walk-in shower and WC.

Outside there's a private sheltered garden complete with a picnic bench, perfect for those lazy summer lunches over a bottle of wine, or two. There's plenty of off-road parking too.

  • 1 bedroom: king-size bed
  • 1 bathroom: WC with shower cubicle
  • Welcome hamper upon arrival
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven and hob, dishwasher
  • Private garden
  • Pub within 2 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles
  • Off-road parking
  • Babes-in-arms welcome, regret no children
  • Breakfast hamper is an optional extra upon request
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

This property has a beautiful location set in the rolling green countryside of Nidderdale, just four miles outside the ancient city of Ripon. It offers the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside with the delights of cosmopolitan Harrogate less than half an hour away. With miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is heaven for lovers of all things outdoors. Nearby Ripon offers more options for eats as well as boasting a Thursday market, cathedral, numerous coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and a nice collection of independent shops to explore.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a week with Ripley Castle, Newby Hall and Norton Conyers. Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden are both within walking distance. A pleasant 3 miles west of Ripon, this World Heritage site is deservedly one of the National Trust's most visited locations. As well as the spectacular ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey, the grounds are home to an Elizabethan Mansion, a medieval deer park and some of the most romantic vistas in the country. There's also Ripon Cathedral. Smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, Ripon Cathedral is still an awe-inspiring sight. In addition, every night for at least 450 years, the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9.00pm from all 4 sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15 minutes history of the ceremony and the city – an experience not to be missed! If you are partial to a flutter, Ripon Race Ground has around 15 meets from April to early September. Known as 'Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse' it has a distinct atmosphere harking back to a bygone era - traditional tea-rooms and bandstands sit alongside the champagne bar.

Harrogate is an absolute must if you're staying here. Encircled by its famous 'Stray' or '200 acres' of horseshoe shaped grassland, the Victorian Spa town of Harrogate has a bright and breezy open-air feel and is characterised by its impressive floral displays. And as you would expect of such a bustling upbeat town, Harrogate boasts over 300 bars and restaurants together with all the shops, cinemas, parks and gardens you could ever wish for.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 26th February 2024

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A lovely cosy comfortable cottage. Everything you could possibly need to make your stay perfect. The owner Val is lovely. Very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again and would recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Richard 16th February 2024

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A perfect break in a great cottage. Well equipped and thoughtful extras greatly appreciated. Location ideal for walks or exploring further afield.

Reviewed by Hayley 19th January 2024

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Fabulous cottage with some great homely touches would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Jan 29th December 2023

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Brown Hare Cottage was a beautiful bungalow cottage for the two of us and our dog. The cottage was spotless and well equipped. Albeit the cottage did not have a log burner, at no stage was it cold, actually it was very snug. Apart from the bedroom and bathroom, which were separate, the rest of the cottage is open plan, with amazing views. The cottaRead morege has a small garden at the front accessed from the drive. It may be small, but we loved it and in a great location. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 22nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Jean 29th September 2023

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A small comfortable and very cosy cottage, with everything you could possibly need for your stay. The views out to the front were lovely and although out in the countryside, very close to shops etc in Ripon. The owners were lovely and helpful.

Reviewed by Catriona 15th September 2023

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A lovely well equipped cottage in a great location. A real home from home. Hosts are welcoming too and the gift of flowers and a delicious home made cake was a lovely extra touch. We'll definitely stay here again the next time we're in the area.

Reviewed by Pauline 25th August 2023

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Very comfortable and well equipped cottage, the welcome pack was very thoughtful and appreciated. As a location for a holiday it was ideal for me as I was visiting friends in the area and the closeness to Fountains/Studley was perfect given I have a dog. I would definitely return.

Reviewed by Ben 4th August 2023

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Great location with a fantastic view. The cottage had everything we needed and the owners were kind enough to leave us a delicious welcome hamper. Will definitely be returning to North Yorkshire again soon!

Reviewed by Phillip 28th July 2023

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A small cottage in perfect location for visiting Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal and Ripon. Cosy inside, with stunning views across the countryside.

Reviewed by Karen 14th July 2023

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Lovely cottage in peaceful location but with lots to do locally. Baked goods delicious. Had a great holiday.

Reviewed by Vince 27th May 2023

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This is a great little cottage, and the owners make the guests feel very welcome. The home made jam and caramel shortbread was an unexpected bonus!

Reviewed by Katie 20th May 2023

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Fabulous cottage in a really peaceful setting, the most relaxing holiday and the homemade treats were delicious. A perfect holiday.

Reviewed by Catherine 13th April 2023

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Loved our stay in this beautiful cottage. The field opposite was full of sheep and lambs, and watching them was a complete joy. We visited Fountains Abbey, Ripon Cathedral, Brimham Rocks and the folk musuem at Pately Bridge. The welcome basket and lemon cake were much appreciated. Thank you, Val for a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Norma 31st March 2023

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If you're in need of relaxation this pretty and cosy little cottage with its stunning views and quiet location is the place for you. It was lovely eating breakfast and our evening meals watching the lambs and sheep in the field opposite. Can fully recommend. The delicious lemon drizzle cake left for us was a really nice touch. The owners are lovelyRead more people and were on hand next door in case we needed anything. Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie 24th March 2023

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Lovely location, in a very quiet hamlet. The cottage had everything I needed.

Reviewed by Claire 17th March 2023

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Fantastic property, beautiful location and amazing host.

Reviewed by Martin 3rd February 2023

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Very friendly and helpful host and excellent welcome hamper.

Reviewed by Andrew 11th January 2023

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Comfortable little cottage in a fantastic location. The homemade cake and biscuits left out for my arrival were a really nice touch. Absolutely loved my time there and want to go back. Would recommend without reservation.

Reviewed by Jayne 29th December 2022

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Just back from a New Years break in this lovely cosy cottage, it had everything you needed, the views were beautiful as we sat having breakfast each morning, Val the owner who was lovely left us an amazing welcome pack , the best we have ever had, The walk to Fountains Abbey is a must, 2 different walks to get there, 1 through fields and the other Read moredown a valley, we had a ride out to Middleham and Leyburn which also has lovely walks to do, overall we had a great time. Thank you Val. Hide

Reviewed by Clair 25th November 2022

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Reviewed by Derek 6th November 2022

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Reviewed by K 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Jonathan 26th August 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage with fabulous views and in a beautiful location a short drive to lots of places of interest and some within walking distance.

Reviewed by Katherine 22nd August 2022

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Lovely cottage in comfortable walking distance of Fountains Abbey with dog friendly walks inside and outside the park. We enjoyed trips to Knaresborough, Mother Shiptons Cave, Brimham Rocks, Ripley all within easy reach. Harrogate and York also not far away. Cottage itself is perfect for a couple and dog. Very clean and well equipped and a lovely wRead moreelcome hamper is provided. Lovely quiet location to escape to surrounded by fields and easy driving distance to local amenities when needed. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Godfrey 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Bruce 24th June 2022

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This is a great place to stay. Well situated for Ripon, Fountains Abbey and the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage is very well equipped, very comfortable and well presented. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Gemma 17th June 2022

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Lovely little cottage, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The cottage is in a stunning location with the most amazing views. We absolutely loved our stay here, Val is the friendliest host who goes above and beyond, from the welcome hamper, which was full of local produce and freshly baked cake to all of her local knowledge which she is more than hapRead morepy to take the time to share with you. We will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Dilys 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Liz 7th June 2022

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Reviewed by Katie 3rd June 2022

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Very comfortable, peaceful cottage, fabulous location in an idyllic setting.

Reviewed by Malcolm 20th May 2022

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Small but beautiful bijou accommodation, spotless and well furnished, perfect for two people. In beautiful countryside but close to the small city of Ripon if you want to eat out. Very handy for Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal so ideal for dog walking especially if youre a NationalTrust member. We had a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Dorothy 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Ian 16th April 2022

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This was our second visit here, we dont usually visit an are twice, too much to see, but this location is ideal, Val provides a great welcome hamper, cottage is compact, clean & comfy bed. Many walks in the area including from the doorstep, many local pubs that are dog friendly.

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Ideal for 2 guests and your little furry friend
Cosy shaker style kitchen to rustle up a hearty breakfast
Cosy  Kingsize bed
Look out at the fabulous views
Snuggle up on the comfy sofa
Open-plan living, kitchen and dining.
Welcome
Sit at the table and take in the fabulous views
Open up the window and breath in the country air
Breakfast in bed, why not you are on holiday!
Take a refreshing shower
Show 2 moreFabulous walks from the doorstep

Location

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