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View towards the quaint property entrance
Meet the Clydesdale horses
Spacious and light open-plan design
Picturesque surroundings even from the dining table
Dreamy super-king-size double bed
Kick back after a day of exploring
Bathroom with walk-in shower
Garden seating to gather for a BBQ or some bubbly
Friendly farm residents
1 / 9  View towards the quaint property entrance
2 / 9  Meet the Clydesdale horses
3 / 9  Spacious and light open-plan design
4 / 9  Picturesque surroundings even from the dining table
5 / 9  Dreamy super-king-size double bed
6 / 9  Kick back after a day of exploring
7 / 9  Bathroom with walk-in shower
8 / 9  Garden seating to gather for a BBQ or some bubbly
9 / 9  Friendly farm residents

Birchwood Stable Cottage

Harrogate District, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This lovely cottage is set on a working farm in tranquil surroundings
  • Within easy walking distance of the historic Ripley Castle
  • Ideally situated for visiting Ripon, Harrogate and York
Property code: HH013

This delightful and cosy studio-style holiday cottage is set on a working farm, and is situated close to the picturesque village of Ripley and just 4 miles from the popular spa town of Harrogate.

Situated just outside the much sought-after North Yorkshire village of Ripley, this studio-style holiday cottage forms part of the owner''s working farm and is ideal for a couple looking to stay just outside Harrogate. The cottage retains much of its original character, with exposed beams and country views, and the friendly owners are happy to show guests their working farm which has cattle, sheep and Clydesdale horses. The village is home to Ripley Castle, a 14th century stately home which is open to the public.

The accommodation features a large open-plan studio-style living space, with a super-king-size bed, which can be made into two singles on request, a lounge area with TV/DVD, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining table for four guests. The shower room features grab rails for disabled access. There’s also a patio complete with BBQ. Parking is available for two cars, and stabling is available for guests wishing to bring horses. Children are welcome but please bring your own cot and highchair.

Ripley offers a choice of pubs and shops, including an ice cream parlour, and is set in picturesque countryside, with a beautiful lake within half a mile. There’s a regular bus service (every 20 minutes) through the village serving Harrogate and Ripon. Harrogate is less than 4 miles away, and is home to the Harrogate Convention Centre, the Valley Gardens, the Royal Pump Room and a choice of restaurants, pubs and tea rooms. Ripon is 9 miles away, famous for its cathedral and racecourse.

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

  • 1 super-king-size double bed, which can be made up as 2 singles on request
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Microwave, electric hob and oven, fridge and freezer
  • TV, DVD and radio
  • Washer/dryer in utility room
  • Garden furniture and BBQ area
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Stabling available for horses if required
  • Set on a working farm
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Gas central heating and electric included
  • Welcome pack of toiletries and beverages
  • Children welcome but please bring own cot and highchair
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Discount for stays over 4 weeks
  • Ripley within walking distance, with shops, restaurants, pubs and castle
  • The walk to Ripley requires crossing the A61 road which can be busy at times
  • Harrogate 4 miles

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by PATRICIA 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Christine 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by B 20th August 2021

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Wonderful holiday cottage. It was great to see all the animals on the farm and the owners could not have been more welcoming. There are some nice walks locally, with no need to use your car. Would definitely recommend this cottage for a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Victor 14th August 2021

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Could not asked for better

Reviewed by Stephen 24th July 2021

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Charming cottage, lovely owners who could not be more helpful. The fruit and biscuits are a nice welcoming touch. A nice peaceful and quiet retreat where you can chill out and relax.

Reviewed by James 9th July 2021

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Lovely cottage ,lovely location ,lovely owners ,ripon is definitely worth a visit as is fountains abbey ,loads of animals to see on the farm and the magnificent Clydesdale horses pay a visit every morning ,highly recommended

Reviewed by Angela 5th July 2021

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Cottage was beautiful and very big,the horses were lovely and came every day and wasn't phased by us or our dog the owner's very helpful and friendly,great location.

Reviewed by Andrew 28th June 2021

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Just excellent.

Reviewed by John 11th June 2021

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Lovely cottage in a good location for surrounding attractions. We were made very welcome by the owner. The horses and dogs were very friendly. We had a lovely stay

Reviewed by Jim 5th June 2021

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Another lovely stay at Birchwood Farm. Lovely owners and area to base ourselves from. Plenty to see and do and enjoy a relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Pauline 14th May 2021

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Excellent base to explore the surrounding places also owner very helpful if anything needed. We enjoyed seing the animals out in the field at the backdoor of the cottage.

Reviewed by Graham 7th May 2021

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Very relaxing holiday in a lovely location. This is our second visit to the farm and we especially enjoyed all the interaction with the animals. Especially our daily visits from Nell the sheepdog. The farmer Kate is a lovely lady and always takes time to have a quick word making you feel at home. Ideal location for visiting the dales and all it hasRead more to offer. Recommend highly. Graham & Sue. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 30th April 2021

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We had a lovely time. Beautiful accommodation, gorgeous location, friendly animals and very welcoming hosts! We didn't want to leave!

Reviewed by Steen 25th April 2021

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Reviewed by Nigel 24th December 2020

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The owners fitted us in at short notice to enable us to visit family over Christmas and remain within the latest government guidelines. The easy to get to location made it ideal to visit Harrogate and Knaresborough. The barn is well fitted out ideal for a couple who want a quiet place to relax after a busy day.

Reviewed by Jim 23rd October 2020

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Lovely location, owner very friendly, lovely horses in the field just outside the back door. Lovely small village a short walk away. Would have stayed longer if not already booked. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Lesley 16th October 2020

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An idea cottage for a couple. Short walk to the local pub that does bar meals and has a restaurant. A couple of interesting local walks. A great place for cyclists as there is a nearby cycle route.

Reviewed by Graham 26th September 2020

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Lovely cottage in ideal location. Close to Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon. Walking distance to Ripley, Ripley Castle and grounds. Excellent access to the Dales. The farm is run by a lovely lady Kate who was very welcoming and took time to show a young relative around the farm. Very quiet and loved watching the array of animals from the back garRead moreden( especially Nell and Sky the dogs) Hide

Reviewed by Sarai 11th September 2020

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Very friendly owners. Great base for where we wanted to go. Would rent again.

Reviewed by Stephen 6th September 2020

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def recommend this place.its beautiful.a working farm and a fantastic pleasent host and friendly livestock.it really is great to just relax and a great location.a walk around her former museum goods is well worth it.it really is a gem and with working in the dairy industry myself I found it fascinating and perfect for me.to sit at the rear next to Read morethe fields is heaven. Hide

Reviewed by Eddie 1st August 2020

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Friendly host, sheep dogs and Clydesdales! Great location for exploring but very relaxing too. Would love to come back

Reviewed by Andrew 27th July 2020

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Reviewed by A C 4th January 2020

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Lovely comfortable cottage in great location. Hosts were very approachable, unobtrusive but very kind when help was needed

Reviewed by Raymond 24th September 2019

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The location was ideal for us as we visited the area specifically to watch the World Championship cycling races and by chance a lot of races came past the cottage. Unfortunately the weather wasnt great for our week but it was the same elsewhere in the country! The walks close by were ideal for our labrador Winnie who had a great time. It is a workiRead moreng farm with views out the back over the field where horses goats sheep and cows graze. Kate the owner was very friendly and accommodating. Hide

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Location

Map
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Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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