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Apartment No. 9

Ripon, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Sky TV
Decorated for Christmas
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stylish split-level accommodation with spiral staircase leading to the spacious master bedroom suite
  • Communal garden area to the side of the property, ideal for al fresco drinks
  • An excellent range of shops, restaurants, and pubs all located within the immediate area
Property code: 83763

A tastefully furnished split-level apartment nestling in the heart of Ripon, the perfect base from which to explore Yorkshire’s fine countryside and market towns for a family or two couples.

Located amongst the bustling streets of Ripon, this exclusive apartment forms part of a converted chapel that retains many of its beautiful original features, providing a wonderful base for couples and small groups to explore this historic Yorkshire town. Known for its majestic cathedral, fascinating museums and rolling calendar of events such as the International Music Festival and Ripon Races, Ripon has something to offer guests of all tastes and interests.

Accessed via a shared hallway and stairs up to the first-floor accommodation, you are met with a welcoming sense of homeliness, inviting you to pour your favourite tipple and find a comfortable spot to settle in. The interiors have been thoughtfully finished and have heaps of personality, decorated in a style that’s colourful and quirky with eclectic artwork and cheerful soft furnishings.

Your open-plan living space features unique curved walls, original floor-to-ceiling arched windows and wooden flooring, and the lounge area is home to a set of unusual yet deliciously cosy sofas that are perfect for curling up with a hot drink. Snuggle down to watch films with bowls of buttery popcorn, or simply kick back and appreciate the atmosphere. The SkyTV is a bonus for blustery afternoons, and there’s a selection of books and board games for light entertainment.

Whether you are whipping up a simple breakfast or something a little more decadent, the kitchen has everything you need to transform your locally sourced ingredients into a delicious feast. This contemporary space features an electric oven, hob and a microwave as well as a useful fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. There’s a breakfast bar for sipping leisurely drinks or savouring light snacks, but for more formal meals the dining table is a treat for candlelit suppers.

The first bedroom is tucked away behind the lounge/kitchen/diner and is a sanctuary thanks to the soothing decor, crisply dressed bed and simple yet chic bedroom furniture. Wake up, rejuvenated and ready for a day of adventure, slipping to the adjacent bathroom with a shower over the bath for an invigorating shower or a long soak.

A door leading from the hallway reveals a spiral staircase that winds up to the first floor where you’ll discover a marvellous master bedroom with gently sloping ceilings, a large bed and a circular window on the feature wall that’s painted in bold colours. This exquisite bedroom has its own en-suite shower room, and there’s lavish seating and ample storage. Mind your head on the walls, and take care on the stairs as they are open-tread and narrow.

Everything has been considered to enable you to leave your worries at the door and unwind with helpful extra touches such as a welcome voucher for the local supermarket on arrival, and the use of a picnic basket for all those scenic walks you’ll soon be enjoying. Practical details are covered too with the inclusion of a handy utility cupboard with a washer/dryer, availability of two bike mounts for bicycle storage outside and off-road allocated parking for one car with an additional guest parking area if needed.

On balmy summer evenings, the shared garden is a pleasant spot to savour a glass of wine and bask in the last rays of sunshine. There’s garden furniture, lawn space and there are shops, pubs and restaurants within a short 0.5-mile walk.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request)
  • 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC and 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and microwave
  • Utility area with washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Sky TV (basic package) in the lounge
  • Welcome voucher for the local supermarket provided on arrival
  • Picnic basket available for use
  • Shared garden with seating
  • 2 bike mounts to the front of the building
  • Off-road allocated parking for 1 car with additional guest parking area
  • Electric car charging points available across the road at Booths
  • Shop, pub, and restaurant within 0.5 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 8
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The vibrant cathedral city of Ripon boasts a Thursday market, numerous coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and a nice collection of independent shops to explore, and you’ll have all of this to enjoy from your doorstep. The cathedral is smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, but is still an awe-inspiring sight. In addition, every night for at least 450 years, the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9pm from all four sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15-minute 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 tearooms and bandstands sit alongside the champagne bar.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historic sites to keep you busy for a week with Ripley Castle (8.5 miles), Newby Hall (5.5 miles) and Norton Conyers (4 miles) all close by. Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden, 3.5 miles away – 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.

Harrogate (12.5 miles) is an absolute must-visit 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 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kate 29th November 2023

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We booked last minute and were very pleasantly surprised at how lucky we were to have found such a gem. Great location for walking into town, clean, comfortable and colourful. We had a fantastic short break and were kept up to date with our booking by text from the property owner. We'd definitely recommend this apartment.

Reviewed by Trudy 8th October 2023

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No. 9 is a lovely spotlessly clean, comfy, colourful apartment - especially if you like David Hockney art work - we loved it. However a warning to anyone who is unfit - there are 4 steps to the front door and 30 to the apartment plus another 14 to the Master bedroom via an elegant and safe spiral staircase. Also the sofas are low for anyone who hasRead more difficulty getting down and up. Great location for shops and Cathedral, and plenty of good restaurants within walking distance. Hide

Reviewed by janice 14th August 2023

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A fantastic upstairs apartment a stones throw from the town centre. The accomodation is a wonderful, comfortable place to return to after a busy day out. The decor is outstanding. The parking is an added bonus. We visited the beautiful Fountains Abbey & studley gardens it is a national trust/english heritage property. We had a visit to Harrogate & Read moreYork which we used public transport. We also took a drive thro the dales to Kettlewell to see the scarecrow festival. Ate at Manchega & Silva bells. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 4th August 2023

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We were absolutely blown away by this accommodation. It was beautifully presented, there was everything you needed, including sharp knives in the kitchen which in most rental properties are completely blunt. Anything that you might need for your stay was provided and the owners bent over backwards to help with any queries we had. And when we accideRead morentally broke one of their champagne flutes and offered to replace it they did this themselves and wouldnt take a penny. We will definitely go back! Hide

Reviewed by Dennis 28th July 2023

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Loved No9. The vibrant colours of the furnishings, the David Hockney canvases and the convenience of the location. Every thing you could wish for was there to help your holiday be amazing. Even different tog duvets. The Booths voucher was a great idea, Booths is a great supermarket, like Waitrose. Very convenient being just around the corner.

Reviewed by Lorna 7th July 2023

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Apartment No.9 is a fabulous place to stay in Ripon. The location is amazing, just a few minutes walk to the market square. The accommodation is luxury and has everything you could need or want. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Pavla 29th June 2023

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Beautiful, spacious, modern apartment, 2-minute walk from Ripon city centre. We felt at home there and will be happy to come back again. We found everything we might possibly need, everything was very well thought of.

Reviewed by Stuart 9th June 2023

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This was a lovely apartment that was spotlessly clean, well equipped and very handy for the Booths supermarket and the town centre. They even provided extras such as use of picnic chairs, hamper, flasks etc We really enjoyed our stay and hope to be back.

Reviewed by Perry 18th May 2023

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Light and spacious apartment with excellent facilities. The owners were very helpful and it was good that they made contact with us before and after the holiday. We found Ripon to be an ideal place to stay and explore the local area.

Reviewed by Pamela 20th April 2023

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Light filled, sunny, cheerfully decorated, well equipped, comfortable apartment. Easy walk to Booths supermarket for provisions, and into town centre. Parking and visitor parking space useful. Obviously stair access required.

Reviewed by Joann 9th April 2023

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Lovely, bright apartment 2 minute walk to Ripon centre. We had a good stay, although the weather was not very kind to us.

Reviewed by Wei 3rd April 2023

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Beautifully decorated and spotless flat in a superb location, easy walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets. Lots to see and visit including Ripon Cathedral, museums and the Ripon Hornblower. Great base for exploring nearby areas e.g. Yorkshire Dales and Harrogate.

Reviewed by Jane 23rd December 2022

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Reviewed by Simon 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Maureen 26th August 2022

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Fabulous apartment, the owner Fran has thought of everything you could possibly need to make a happy holiday Great quiet location close to all amenities Definitely five star accommodation

Reviewed by Nicolaas 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 29th July 2022

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Beautiful split level apartment, in great location to enjoy Ripon.

Reviewed by Michelle 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Margot 10th June 2022

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We loved the apartment for its cleanliness, location and the beautiful colours and Hockney paintings. It brightened our day the moment we awoke each day and made us smile. Ripon is an excellent centre with so many really good restaurants, pubs and places of interest to visit so near to hand. We particularly enjoyed Manchega, Valentino's, StorehouseRead more Kitchen and Blackamoor. Before we left we enjoyed an excellent breakfast at Oliver's Pantry. Many thanks Fran. Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 3rd June 2022

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This apartment is very clean, comfortable and well equipped and very convenient for Ripon town centre. All the local amenities are within walking distance and there is a very good choice of cafs, restaurants, shops and places to visit.

Reviewed by Trudy 16th May 2022

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Lovely apartment in a great location, close to shops and restaurants. Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Owners were very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Lisa 22nd April 2022

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This is such a comfortable well equipped apartment in a central but quiet location to explore Ripon. And Ripon itself is a lovely town as well as being handy for outings to Harrogate, York and Fountains Abbey. A bit further off, but worth doing is North Moors Railway from Pickering to Whitby. We could have found things to do for another week so hopRead moreefully well be back. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 18th March 2022

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Just back from a lovely 5 night stay at Apartment 9. It's a super place to stay, lots of lovely touches and help from the owners (minor things that were soon resolved). Having the extra parking space was so helpful. Great base from which to explore Ripon, we had some great walks from there. The 30 stairs to reach the apartment can be hard going...eRead morespecially when unloading & re loading the car...but we'd stay there again. Fab WiFi and decent water pressure in the showers. Hide

Reviewed by William 25th February 2022

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The Apartment is very well equiped,everything is of good quality,it is well suited for two couples,two bedrooms and two bathrooms on separate floors.The location just couldn,t be better,just afew minutes walk to the centre of Ripon,no need for ataxi after a night out. There are 30 steps to the door plus another 14 up the spiral staircase to the uppRead moreer floor,needs abit of effort on arrival. Hide

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