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Matchbox Cottage in the centre of a quaint town – Home 248783 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Matchbox Cottage in the centre of a quaint town – Home 248783

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 7 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Matchbox Cottage is a ground floor one bedroom property within a 200 years old row of cottages set well back and above the road.

The cottage is part of a listed building, set in a large garden, part of which is allocated exclusively to the cottage where there is a patio, lawn and use of a gas BBQ. In addition there is a parking space for the use of the cottage.

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).

The centre is within walking distance and includes a Booths supermarket and many wonderful restaurants, shops and cafes.

See our website for Matchbox Cottage with more information.

Further details

The cottage is decorated and furnished to a very high standard and comes with many additional items included a very equipped kitchen and top quality towels and dressing gowns.

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.

Further details indoors

The property is located over the ground floor and includes a vestibule, Hall, Living Room, Kitchen, double bedroom and separate shower room with washbasin and WC.

Further details outdoors

At the front there is a large lawned area above the road, to the side is a private garden for use of cottage tenants with summer house BBQ, table and chairs and, to the rear is a shared car park with a parking space reserved for the cottage. Unrestricted parking is available in the road nearby.

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Sue W.
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Calendar updated::
06 Nov 2018
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Aug 2012. Located in North Yorkshire, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £550.

The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Nov 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 7 reviews Excellent
7 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely cottage, friendly owner”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2017

My daughter and I stayed at this lovely cottage last weekend. It's in a beautiful spot and cottage has everything you would require. Sue the owner was very welcoming and we would not hesitate to recommend to others.

“We never wanted to leave!”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2014

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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