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Ripon holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking and TV and rural retreat

Matchbox Cottage

from £60 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

4 reviews

from £60 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 248783

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The house is over 200 years old, brick built beneath a pan tiled roof and set well back and above the road. Ripon is a medieval city with a cathedral and is a wonderful place to explore the surrounding Moors and Dales. Harrogate is 10 miles away on a regular bus route and York is less than 30 miles away. Ripon is some 8 miles of Junction 49 from the North, Junction 48 from the South on the A1(M).

Nearby attraction include the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey, Newby Hall with extensive gardens and family attractions and Lightwater Valley theme park.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Filey 100 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Leeds/Bradford 45 km, Nearest railway: Harrogate 16 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

On the ground floor there is a vestibule, Hall, Living Room, well equipped Kitchen, double bedroom and separate shower room with washbasin and WC.

As an option, on the first floor there is a double bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room with washbasin and WC. This room is available as an extra cost option. Please inquire for availability and cost..

Further details outdoors

At the front there is a large lawned area above the road, to the side is a private garden with Wendy House and, to the rear is a shared car park with one parking space reserved for the cottage. Unrestricted parking is available in the road nearby.

Further details

To make life easier we have provided the basics for your holiday, such as shower gel, cotton wool and soap in the bathrooms, and dishwasher tablets, cleaning products and tea/coffee etc in the kitchen.

We also provide a welcome pack with milk, butter, eggs and bread to start you off.

The Yorkshire region

The Yorkshire Moors are to the east of the A! whilst the Yorkshire Dales are to the west.

They are both important tourist attractions with beautiful countryside, many river valleys and wonderful views in all directions. The many villages are an equal attraction with quaint stone built cottages and many facilities to interest visitors.


Ripon is a cathedral city, one of the country's smallest and has a long history, the cathedral dating back to 672AD.

The town has twisty streets from the medieval era with a variety of small shops and has a wide selection of restaurants and bars.

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Review 1-4 of 4

4 Jul 2014


"We never wanted to leave!"

For one wonderful week in June, my sister and I were staying at Matchbox Cottage in Ripon. The description and pictures on the website don't do it justice - it is much spacier than we had expected, and since it has been renovated only in January this year, it still has a fresh and modern look and feel about it, at the same time being very cosy and nice. We felt so much at home there that we really did not want to leave when our week ended. Matchbox Cottage is part of and belongs to the same people who run Box Tree Cottages. The owners are very friendly and made us feel welcome just as they have done in the past. A five-minute walk will take you to Ripon's market square and town hall (where the tourist info has now moved to), a further two minutes and you stand in front of the cathedral. The bus stop for buses going to Harrogate, Leeds or the Dales with their villages and small towns is just behind the market square, so you are quite mobile even without a car. Can you believe we never actually used the beautiful private garden & BBQ that was entirely at our own disposition - we were mostly out during the day, and by the time we arrived back home, it had become too chilly to sit there. But if our next stay (and there definitely will be a next time!) is a bit warmer weather-wise, I can very well imagine us having some of our meals there. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, kettle, cutlery, crockery, pans and pots and everything you need to make all your meals. One of the drawers pulls out into a small breakfast table, which we never used, because we found it so much nicer to sit in our pretty living/dining room. Also on the ground floor are a brand new shower room with toilet and one of the two bedrooms. And of course, there was is the cosy living room with dining table, where we had breakfast and many of our other meals. We lit the (artificial) fire every night, it made for such a homely atmosphere (apart from really warming up the room). Upstairs is another bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. I slept very well in that big bed! As I said, I will definitely be back, and can really recommend Matchbox Cottage to anyone who appreciates friendly hosts and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere but still close enough to shops and places of interest to not absolutely need a car every time.

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