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Mad Hatters Cottage

Ripon, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Sip your morning coffee on the private patio
  • Bask in the evening sunshine in the fully enclosed tiered garden
  • Perfect location within a mile of the centre of Ripon with its cathedral, museum, shops and attractions
Property code: 88051

A cosy yet stylish cottage for four guests with a private garden nestled close to the Cathedral city of Ripon

This property is an impressive two-bedroom cottage set in a convenient location in the city of Ripon in North Yorkshire. Located just a mile from a superb range of shops, restaurants and three fascinating museums, this chic cottage is the ideal choice for families or friends who want to enjoy a relaxing cosmopolitan break without having to use the car, but with the opportunity to escape to the Yorkshire countryside for some peace and quiet.

The house is attached to the owner's home yet is completely private. Inside is a wonderful open-plan social space incorporating a kitchen, dining area and lounge. The attention to detail and bright, contrasting colours throughout the property creates a feeling of luxury and a homely and welcoming ambience. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare delicious meals, while the dining area offers a relaxed, light-filled space to enjoy your meals with a well-deserved glass of wine.

After dinner, make yourself comfortable on one of the plush sofas in the cosy lounge and watch a movie on the Smart TV or listen to music in the background while you plan your next adventure. On the ground floor, there's an extra room that's perfect for kids to hide away in with a sofa bed and Smart TV.

Climb the stairs to the first floor and you'll find two well-appointed and sleek bedrooms: a double and a twin room. Both are furnished with comfortable beds for a restful night's sleep and ample storage space for your belongings. The contemporary bathroom boasts a shower over the bath.

Outside, there's a tranquil courtyard patio and a tiered and enclosed garden on two upper levels where you can sit in peace and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple in the sun.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin room
  • Ground-floor room with single sofa bed
  • Bathroom - bath with shower over and WC
  • Downstairs WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher, microwave and Tassimo coffee machine
  • Washing machine
  • Smart TV in lounge and snug
  • Tiered garden with lower patio and lawn area via steps
  • Bike storage available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car (additional on street parking available)
  • Shop and pubs under 1 mile
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • 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. 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 marketplace, 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 (3.5 miles) all close by. Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden, 4.5 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 (13 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 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Timothy 27th October 2023

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Spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a great location. We took our two dogs with us and they loved the local walks.

Reviewed by Steph 20th October 2023

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A really comfortable cottage, it had everything we needed and more.

Reviewed by Julia 1st September 2023

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Loved it here. Beautifully designed and comfortable. Very pretty area.

Reviewed by Susan 18th August 2023

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It was a lovely break for our family. The welcome pack was very special and added to our feeling of being away. Great hosts and a creative cottage we really appreciated. Good dog walks and seeing a heron along the river was lovely. Great location for getting to many different areas of yorks and further away.

Reviewed by Corrina 28th July 2023

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This cottage is a little gem , had great correspondence from the owners as soon as I'd booked the holiday and also available at any point throughout our stay . The cottage is very clean and comfortable and not far at all from the town centre . Would recommend this cottage to family and friends .

Reviewed by Nick 30th June 2023

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Superb welcome pack and so many touches to make it a lovely cottage with all amenities required.

Reviewed by De Zutter 9th June 2023

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A two weeks stay was too short to explore North Yorkshire. After each daily trip we did enjoy the cottage with its full and cosy equipment, garden and patio. we will recommend it.

Reviewed by Gaynor 28th May 2023

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Lovely cottage which we booked at very short notice. Suited all members of our party including our four legged friends!

Reviewed by David 6th May 2023

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Reviewed by Fiona 8th April 2023

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What a wonderful house! Spectacularly clean and furnished, with EVERYTHING you could possibly need. Heated perfectly. Very comfy beds. Generous welcome pack full of luxary items. Situation of property fantastic- lovely river walk down the road, and walking distance to Ripon. Great location for travel to Harrogate, York, Skipton Leeds and surroundinRead moreg areas. Hosts very accommodating and welcoming. Could not ask for anything more and would definitely recommend and stay again. Thank you very much. Hide

Reviewed by David 17th March 2023

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A beautiful well presented cottage. Free WiFi. Smart tv. Decorated to an excellent standard and fully equipped. Spotlessly cllean. comfortable beds. A beautiful garden to the rear. Off street parking is available The cottage is also dog friendly. Situated about 1 mile from Rippon city centre. Close to fountains Abbey. Harrogate is about 15 miles awRead moreay. We would highly recommend a visit and will definitely return to Mad Hatters cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 30th December 2022

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Newly refurbished cottage within easy reach of Ripon town centre. Well equipped with a homely feel and nice personal touches. Would happily stay here again.

Reviewed by Lorna 29th October 2022

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This was a fantastic cottage - one of the best properties I have ever stayed in! It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and there were so many little extra details which made our stay really special. A lovely generous welcome pack that even included treats for our dog! The cottage is in an excellent location with the Dales close by, lovely walksRead more along the river on the doorstep and just on the outskirts of Ripon with its lovely pubs and historical centre. Owners are lovely and very helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 21st October 2022

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Lovely property. The owners have thought of everything to try and make your stay as pleasurable as can be. The property is very well appointed for both humans and dogs. Wouldn't think twice about staying here again is we decided to revisit the area. The area is a great place to explore, on your door step or further a field, with this property beingRead more a lovely base to start from and come back too. Hide

Reviewed by William 23rd September 2022

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Excellent accommodation, welcome pack was gratefully received on arrival. Very well equipped and clean would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Judy 7th August 2022

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Wow! What fabulous hosts Sean, Vicky, and Willow the dog are! Very warm welcome! Huge welcome pack, they all made you feel at home. Amazing garden to relax in. Great views from the top lawn towards Ripon. Fabulous location - in country but walking distance from Ripon. Great market, places to eat. Perfect area to explore this part of Yorkshire. NowhRead moreere is far away. Thoroughly recommend the cottage. Dont be put off by hosts being attached. Hide

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