Brown Hare Cottage - Ripon - Romantic - Gorgeous Cottages Yorkshire

Brown Hare Cottage

Yorkshire Dales, Harrogate Cottages (Ripon)

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  • Welcome to cosy comfortable Hare Cottage, a bijou retreat just perfect for two!

    Welcome to cosy comfortable Hare Cottage, a bijou retreat just perfect for two!

  • Settle down on the comfy sofa and delve into a good book.

    Settle down on the comfy sofa and delve into a good book.

  • Having time to flick lazily through a few glossy mags - heaven!

    Having time to flick lazily through a few glossy mags - heaven!

  • Fix you and your loved one a yummy breakfast whilst enjoying those open country views.

    Fix you and your loved one a yummy breakfast whilst enjoying those open country views.

  • The neat kitchen at Brown Hare Cottage has everything you could need.

    The neat kitchen at Brown Hare Cottage has everything you could need.

  • You'll also arrive to a warm welcome at this romantic Yorkshire Cottage

    You'll also arrive to a warm welcome at this romantic Yorkshire Cottage

  • Time for lunch! No need to rush it today...

    Time for lunch! No need to rush it today...

  • Through open the window by the dining table to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Yorkshire countryside.

    Through open the window by the dining table to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Yorkshire countryside.

  • Time for bed, retreat to your comfy king-size bed complete with mood lighting and crisp cotton bed sheets.

    Time for bed, retreat to your comfy king-size bed complete with mood lighting and crisp cotton bed sheets.

  • Breakfast in bed - yes please!

    Breakfast in bed - yes please!

  • The house shower room and WC

    The house shower room and WC

  • The glorious uninterrupted views of the Yorkshire Dales

    The glorious uninterrupted views of the Yorkshire Dales

  • Brown Hare Cottage is set in a very peaceful little hamlet just outside the historic town of Ripon

    Brown Hare Cottage is set in a very peaceful little hamlet just outside the historic town of Ripon

  • The stunning Fountains Abbey is within walking distance of this Yorkshire Dales cottage.

    The stunning Fountains Abbey is within walking distance of this Yorkshire Dales cottage.

  • The gorgeous grounds of Studley Royal are the perfect option for a summer picnic - all within a short walk or cycle.

    The gorgeous grounds of Studley Royal are the perfect option for a summer picnic - all within a short walk or cycle.

  • Take in the breath-taking scenery at this World Heritage site.

    Take in the breath-taking scenery at this World Heritage site.

  • Spend an afternoon exploring the awe-inspiring Ripon Cathedral

    Spend an afternoon exploring the awe-inspiring Ripon Cathedral

  • For lunch pop into one of the many excellent gastro pubs in the area.

    For lunch pop into one of the many excellent gastro pubs in the area.

  • Or indulge with a slap up dinner at nearby Yorke Arms, one of Yorkshire's finest Michelin-starred restaurants.

    Or indulge with a slap up dinner at nearby Yorke Arms, one of Yorkshire's finest Michelin-starred restaurants.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 miles
  • Shop Within 3 miles
  • Internet Access
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly 1
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player

About Brown Hare Cottage

A very warm welcome to Brown Hare Cottage, a bijou one-bedroom hideaway within walking distance of World Heritage site Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal. With its sleepy hamlet location and gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside, it's perfect for couples and solo travelers aching to un-plug and relax.

Set in an old converted farm building, Brown Hare cottage 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 one of neutral soft tones, where everything has been carefully chosen to maximise the sense of tranquility 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 an LCD TV & DVD Player in here and Wi-Fi is provided if you need to catch up online.

The neat 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.

And so to bed... This romantic Yorkshire Cottage has a rather funky 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. Plenty of off-road parking too.

Local Area

Brown Hare Cottage 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.  And for eats you'll find no shortage of excellent gastro pubs and restaurants in the area, including the Michelin-Starred Yorke Arms and fantastic Timble Inn only half an hour away by car. 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.  And of course the world famous Fountains Abbey and the adjoining Studley Royal Water Garden are both within walking distance. Three 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 site.  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 - 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.

Head a few miles in the opposite direction and you will find Pateley Bridge, a charming little market town very typical of this area of Yorkshire.  The Main Street is peppered with cafes, restaurants, local stores and a quality butchers - everything you need to stock up for your stay.  You'll also find the self-proclaimed 'Oldest Sweet Shop in England' here dating back to the early 1800s - little has changed inside since then. 

Pateley Bridge sits at the heart of the breathtaking Nidderdale landscape, itself an AONB and immediately adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are bags of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the much-loved Brimham Rocks, just a few miles from the cottage. So lots of options for day trips!

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
9.5
Location
9.6
Cleanliness
9.7
Local amenities
9.3
Value for money
10.0
Overall rating
9.9
Scores 9.9 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Sanna

Newbury GB Couple
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!!
Confirmed guest: 06 July 2018
Published on: 09 July 2018
10 out of 10

Emily

Barnsley GB Couple
Had a lovely stay over Bank holiday. Beautiful accommodation near to lots places to visit.
Confirmed guest: 28 May 2018
Published on: 29 May 2018

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