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Brown Hare Cottage

Ripon, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A sumptuous bolthole 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

A wonderful country hideaway, this adorable property offers the chance to completely unwind and relax. Boasting gorgeous interiors and lots of activities and attractions nearby, a dream retreat awaits.

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom: king-size bed
  • 1 bathroom: WC with shower cubicle
  • 1 dog welcome
  • 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

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.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lindsay 18th December 2018

Really lovely . Felt so cosy . We loved it , some may be surprised at how small it is but we shall return

Reviewed by Stewart 10th September 2018

A lovely cottage in a quiet location yet a short drive to shops and market towns.

Reviewed by Sanna 9th July 2018

We had a glorious week in Brown Hare cottage with our Spaniel. Such a comfortable and well equipped cottage and lovely welcoming hosts. We will definitely visit again!!

Reviewed by Emily 29th May 2018

Had a lovely stay over Bank holiday. Beautiful accommodation near to lots places to visit.

Reviewed by Phil 29th April 2018

A wonderful cottage, immaculately clean with everything you need. The owners have really enjoyed putting the cottage together it is small, cozy and great for a short break.

Reviewed by Ian 10th April 2018

Great break, ideal location for walking especially for Fountains Abbey. Shirt drive to Ripon for supplies. Owner very helpful and welcome hamper with homemade cake was amazing.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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