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Low Ray Cottage

Ripon (7mls W), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached stone property with great views over farmland and countryside
  • Explore the Yorkshire Dales, Ripon, Masham and Harrogate
  • Great days out nearby include Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal and Brimham Rocks
  • A perfect location for a family get-together or celebration 
  • Relax in the beautiful garden and enjoy a spot of al fresco dining
  • Enjoy the fabulous walks and cycle routes within easy reach from the property
Property code: 75272

This stylish holiday cottage is the perfect base to immerse yourself in the Yorkshire Dales and is an ideal retreat for enjoying a break away with family or friends with classy touches throughout.

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire, this stunning, stone cottage offers families the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rural tranquillity. Just 3 miles away from the nearest village of Kirkby Malzeard (and its pub), only birdsong and the wind whispering through the trees will interrupt your peace and quiet, whilst you enjoy a morning coffee or evening tipple on the patio. If you love the great outdoors, this cottage is ideal for you as it has a wealth of walking and cycling trails on your doorstep. The cottage is spacious, yet cosy, with the occasional original feature adding character.

Stepping inside the property, you will conveniently find yourself in the utility room which is the perfect place for muddy boots and wet coats. You also have access to a drying room so that you can ensure your coat is warm and ready for the next day’s adventure. Moving through into the large, open-plan kitchen/diner, you can prepare yourselves a scrumptious meal whilst enjoying the company of other guests who may be sat on the charming pew or around the dining table. The kitchen is well-equipped and has a contemporary, cottage-style feel about it, with its warm wooden worktop and furniture.

Completing the ground floor is a bright and airy twin bedroom with floor-to-ceiling double doors allowing plenty of light to flood in, but blinds provide privacy when needed. There is also the contemporary, family bathroom with a shower over the bath.

Heading up the sturdy, oak staircase, you will find the king-size master bedroom with its gorgeous, exposed beams and vaulted ceilings adding height and space. Also on this floor is the lounge with its Smart TV and selection of board games to keep you busy on a cold winter’s evening.

Outside, the cottage is surrounded by open spaces and has ample parking for up to two cars. There is also a delightful patio area with dining furniture so that you can enjoy a spot of al fresco dining and continue to soak up the views of the Yorkshire countryside.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin 
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge
  • Utility room with washing machine and freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome - must always be kept on a lead outside the property (due to wildlife, countryside pursuits and countryside practice)
  • Welcome pack included
  • Pub and restaurant 2 miles
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Private water supply
  • Please note mobile phone signal is intermittent and can be poor at times.  The owner is happy for you to use her landline should you wish to make a call


The vibrant cathedral city of Ripon is only 9 miles away and 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 tea rooms and bandstands sit alongside the champagne bar.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a week with Ripley Castle (11.5 miles), Newby Hall (13 miles) and Norton Conyers (12.5 miles). Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden, 8 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 (15 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.

For those who want to get out and soak up some of Yorkshire’s natural beauty, the National Trust’s Brimham Rocks (8.5 miles) are dramatic, moorland rock formations where you can walk, cycle, climb or even partake in yoga. Nearby Gouthwaite Reservoir (7.5 miles) attracts a range of wetland birds and birds of prey, so it’s worth taking a stroll with your binoculars and packing your picnic and some patience.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Louise 21st August 2020

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Fantastic cottage. Very well located for lots of attractions in the Dales. Well equipped, cosy and comfy beds. Welcome pack was a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Clare 31st July 2020

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Great countryside . Perfect location in the Dales. Lovely cottage. Great host.

Reviewed by Sharon 14th September 2019

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GreT location and hosts. Cottage is fully equipped and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Jeff 22nd August 2019

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Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

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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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