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Rookery House

Ripon (2 mls), North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Four Poster
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A meticulously crafted barn conversion, perfect for families, friends, and your furry companion
  • Exposed stonework, vaulted ceilings and wooden beams add plenty of character
  • Relax on the spacious decking or take a stroll with the kids and dog in the private garden
Property code: 93105

Enjoy an indulgent Yorkshire escape staying in this stunning barn conversion in the small village of Littlethorpe, 2.5 miles south of Ripon. Situated on the owner’s smallholding on the fringe of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this country escape offers the perfect blend of rural serenity and modern-day comfort. With flexible accommodation for six guests, this dog-friendly holiday home offers a stylish and well-located base for ramblers, cyclists and lovers of the great outdoors.

Lovingly converted and thoughtfully designed, the interior is the epitome of sophistication and elegance. Arched, beamed ceilings add a feeling of spaciousness and an air of grandeur, while feature stone walls, hanging ladders, exquisite wallpaper and high-quality furnishings combine to ensure a harmonious balance between rustic charm and contemporary comforts.

Equipped with high-end appliances including a Smeg fridge, a double electric oven and a coffee machine, the kitchen is a delight to prepare meals in. If you don’t fancy cooking alone, your travelling companions can sip a glass of wine at the handsome bar, as you fill the air with laughter and chatter. Depending on the occasion, gather your party around the formal dining table for memorable feasts or dine alfresco at the outdoor table on the decking and toast your adventures.

Enjoy warm evenings sipping a chilled glass of your favourite tipple on the terrace, while watching the stars above. Or head to the elegant lounge for cosy evenings in, snuggled on the sumptuous sofas to watch a film on the Smart TV or just enjoy quality time together.

Three spacious bedrooms, each with their own en suite, offer a haven of tranquillity and relaxation at the end of the day. One of the bedrooms boasts zip-and-link beds, which can be set up as a super-king-size or twin room to suit your group; the other bedrooms are a super-king-size and a double, each with high quality linens to help you drift off into a peaceful slumber.

In addition to their private decking, guests have access to a large, private garden, with space for the kids and dogs to play and more outdoor furniture to help you make the most of warm weather.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 super-king zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request), 1 double
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 en-suite bathrooms with showers over the bath and WCs, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric hob, oven, Smeg fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine and microwave
  • Smart TV
  • Luxury 6 seater Hot tub
  • Dog shower outside
  • Decked area at the front with outdoor seating and large rear garden with dining table and chairs
  • Ample private parking
  • Pub 2 miles, shop 1 mile
  • 1.5mls to  Ripon Wetlands (bird sanctuary RSPB)
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Occupying a peaceful location on the outskirts of Littlethorpe, this property is just 2.5 miles south of Ripon.

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 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 (7miles), Newby Hall (5 miles) and Norton Conyers (6 miles) all close by. Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden, 6 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 (11 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 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Claire 28th June 2024

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Beautiful, well equipped home in a fantastic location. Everything was perfect!! Cant think of anything that could be improved. The hot tub was a fabulous bonus. Gail, the host, could not have been more friendly or helpful. Wonderful place to stay

Reviewed by Dan 7th June 2024

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I spent 3 nights here with my family, 3 generations, and we all had the absolute best time. Gail was so friendly and attentive before and throughout our stay. She's thought of absolutely everything in terms of things you would need in a rental property and we had an amazing hamper on our arrival. The only thing I would say is the photos don't do thRead moreis spectacular property justice, it's incredibly modern and stunning inside. The hot tub was a fabulous addition, which we all enjoyed! Loved our stay Hide

Reviewed by Paula 19th May 2024

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Beautiful, comfortable, spotless. One of the best dog friendly places Ive stayed. Enclosed area on the decking that your dog will not escape. Fenced off paddock to rear or building for them to have a run. Dog shower also with is a great addition. Kitchen above and beyond equipped, with plenty of spices, sauces and tea and coffee, including coffee bRead moreeans for machine. Hand wash, shampoo and conditioner in bathrooms, soft towels, bath robes. I could not find any fault. Hot tub very relaxing Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 11th May 2024

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Just had a wonderful holiday here with my family and 2 dogs. The property is stunning and everything has been thought of. It has been decorated to a very high standard and feels comfortable and homely. The owner is a perfect host and very helpful. It is in a great location for Ripon, Harrogate and the surrounding area. I would highly recommend stayRead moreing here! Hide

Reviewed by Ken 3rd May 2024

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A beautifully appointed and spacious cottage, this is far and away the best place weve ever had the pleasure to stay in, with beautiful decor and furnishings throughout. And the welcome pack was something else! Our lovely friendly host, Gail, has obviously thought everything through to the finest detail. The farm is lovely and in a great location fRead moreor local attractions, not least Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey which is only a short drive away. We all had a great stay, thanks Gail! Hide

Reviewed by Tim 12th April 2024

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An awesome cottage, a fantastic host and a beautiful location. Why more could you ask for! Thank you!

Reviewed by Fiona 2nd April 2024

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Excellent home, wonderful location, spotlessly clean, high quality finishes, fabulous find!!

Reviewed by Debbie 22nd March 2024

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Our first visit to Yorkshire and what a week it was. A superb cottage in a rural location with plenty of facilities a short drive away. The owner, Gail, was very helpful throughout our stay. The house was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. A real home from home with the addition of a hot tub. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Diana 1st March 2024

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Reviewed by Alan 19th February 2024

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For quality at 5 star rating and wanting to impress greatly your partner or friends you will NOT BETTER this cottage Gail is a very special owner who cannot do enough to fulfil your stay Wonderful

Reviewed by Paul 12th February 2024

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Delightful property, very clean, lovely furnishings in a lovely location. Owners very accommodating - nothing was too much trouble and were at hand to assist with flat battery too! Children enjoyed the horses each day and lovely enclosed field to walk our dog - but equally welcome to walk around the stable area. Lovely owners and property - would rRead moreecommend :-) Hide

Reviewed by Jo 30th December 2023

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We had the most wonderful stay in Rookery cottage. From the second we arrived it totally blew us away how impeccably clean and tasteful everywhere was. It far exceeded our expectations in quality and comfort. Ive never seen any holiday home SO well stocked from spare toothbrushes, fluffy towels, biscuits, coffees the list is endless. The host Gail Read morewas out of this world, we cannot write highly enough about her. Everything was so amazing weve already booked again to stay a week next Xmas ! Hide

Reviewed by Rory 22nd December 2023

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A lovely stay in a beautifully converted barn. Every aspect has been thought about from good kitchen equipment through to bathrobes for all guests and very clean and tidy upon our arrival. The barn was decorated for our Christmas stay with a tree and trimmings to help along our festive break. The owner was very attentive and available to answer queRead morestions as and when needed. A lovely break, can't fault the accommodation and we'd highly recommend a stay at Rookery House! Hide

Reviewed by Therese 15th December 2023

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A lovely, comfortable, very dog friendly cottage in a fantastic location close to National Trust properties, the Dales and with Ripon and Harrogate almost on the doorstep. Gail, the host, is superb and always on hand if you need help. We are looking forward to visiting again.

Reviewed by Diane 19th November 2023

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Owner is super responsive to all questions and goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and comfortable, we felt at home immediately, Gail the owner even amped up the temperature of the house especially for us as we travelled from southern Spain with was thoughtful. The doggie field was awesome as we didn't have to worry about our dog wonderiRead moreng off either. Honestly I can not speak highly enough of of our stay here , the location is beautiful and tranquil and superb walking routes. Hide

Reviewed by christine 6th November 2023

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The owner (who is genuinely lovely) has made huge efforts to ensure Rookery House is a comfortable, cosy and stylish place to stay. Welcome package was extremely generous and Gail very friendly and helpful. There's a large, secure field for exercising dogs very close by (no more than 25m away) though not directly attached to the house's private encRead morelosed decking area. Lots of great places to visit nearby. Even though the weather wasnt brilliant, we had a lovely, relaxing week. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 13th October 2023

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Stunning place- well thought out converted barn with everything you need for very comfortable stay. Dog friendly on a farm with field to exercise dogs overlooked by owners friendly horses. Owner lovely - nothing too much trouble and left lovely welcome hamper which was much appreciated- no hesitation in recommending.

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