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Birchwood Stable Cottage

Harrogate District, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
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
  • Set on a working farm with cattle, sheep and Clydesdale horses
  • Within easy walking distance of the historic Ripley Castle
  • Ideally situated for visiting Ripon, Harrogate and York
  • A wonderful holiday base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales
  • Perfect for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of North Yorkshire
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
  • Dogs 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

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 22nd June 2019

I think this was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. Kate is a dream host. We look forward to our next visit. Well done and a big thank you for our holiday with you.xx

Reviewed by E 18th May 2019

A lovely property, well presented and located. It was wonderful to be amongst so many animals and wildlife. Kate was very good and we wanted for nothing (other than the chance to stay longer!).

Reviewed by Hazel 6th April 2019

Don't be fooled by the term 'studio'; this is a really spacious, bright and very comfortable place, in a great location. Spotlessly clean with rural life right on the doorstep. Easy walk to Ripley and many footpaths; worked well for the dogs. We left very chilled, and would return anytime.

Reviewed by Rosemary 1st April 2019

We where made very welcome by the host Kate who welcomed us to look around the farm as we wished we were very comfortable and it was ideally situated for the placed we wanted to visit Harrogate with a great bus service from Ripley village, NT studley water garden was within easy driving distance and the lovely unspoilt village of Ripley

Reviewed by a guest 17th June 2018

Great place to stay wonderful hostess and comfortable studio flat

Reviewed by a guest 1st June 2018

The property and its owners were lovely. The property was well set out and really well resourced.

Reviewed by a guest 9th April 2018

A lovely cottage set in a working farm, within walking distance of Ripley castle and a short drive to some beautiful countryside. Seeing the horses out the back of the garden was brilliant, and the hosts were incredibly friendly. Would definitely like to come back in the summer

Reviewed by a guest 3rd October 2017

The cottage was warm, spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. The owner was pleasant and helpful and gave us a very warm welcome.

Reviewed by a guest 29th May 2017

Good location, very welcoming hosts and it was great to be able to see and bottle feed some of the lambs. There were also cows, hens, horses and a couple of friendly dogs. The accommodation was good and it was very handy for walking into Ripley.

Reviewed by a guest 1st December 2016

Quiet location, really nice owners, pleasant place to stay

Reviewed by a guest 24th May 2016

We were warmly welcomed to Birchwood Stable Cottage by Kate and Pat, where we stayed for 2 weeks. The cottage was immaculately clean, spacious and very comfortable. It is well equipped with everything one could need in a self catering cottage. Being perfectly located between Harrogate and Ripon, it allows for easy exploration of North Yorkshire. A Read morebus service runs from the nearby village of Ripley every 20 minutes. The views across the meadows were superb. We soon made good friends with Pearl, the great Clydesdale Mare, who came for a chat every time we returned. After a day out, we looked forward to returning "home" to a peaceful, quiet and tranquil haven. We soon settled into daily farm life, by bottle feeding the lambs, placing hay and collecting eggs. Although Kate works like a trojan on the farm, she was never too busy to answer our questions on the area and Birchwood Farm, as well as give advice on local attractions and great places to eat. This is truly one of the best self catering cottages we've stayed in and is highly recommended. We can't wait to return "home" soon to once again experience true Yorkshire hospitality! Hide

Reviewed by a guest 9th May 2016

A delightful stay at a clean and comfortable cottage. Lovely location and friendly hosts. We would gladly recommend it to others.

Reviewed by a guest 10th March 2016

The cottage was lovely with all the facilities we could have wanted. The owner was very welcoming.

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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.

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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