Ideal for 2 guests and your little furry friend
Look out at the fabulous views
Snuggle up on the comfy sofa
Open-plan living, kitchen and dining.
Cosy shaker style kitchen to rustle up a hearty breakfast
Sit at the table and take in the fabulous views
Open up the window and breath in the country air
Cosy  Kingsize bed
Breakfast in bed, why not you are on holiday!
Take a refreshing shower
Fabulous walks from the doorstep
Tucked in the countryside
Lots of places to see and visit
1 / 14  Ideal for 2 guests and your little furry friend
2 / 14  Look out at the fabulous views
3 / 14  Snuggle up on the comfy sofa
4 / 14  Open-plan living, kitchen and dining.
5 / 14  Cosy shaker style kitchen to rustle up a hearty breakfast
6 / 14  Welcome
7 / 14  Sit at the table and take in the fabulous views
8 / 14  Open up the window and breath in the country air
9 / 14  Cosy Kingsize bed
10 / 14  Breakfast in bed, why not you are on holiday!
11 / 14  Take a refreshing shower
12 / 14  Fabulous walks from the doorstep
13 / 14  Tucked in the countryside
14 / 14  Lots of places to see and visit

Brown Hare Cottage

Ripon, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A gorgeous retreat sleeping up two people and one dog
  • Lovingly converted farm building in a peaceful hamlet setting
  • Ideal location for a solo retreat or romantic getaway
  • Surrounded by verdant countryside, perfect for long strolls
  • Delicious welcome hamper on arrival
  • 1 mile from Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Property code: G0023

A wonderful country hideaway, this adorable property offers the chance to completely unwind and relax. Boasting gorgeous interiors and lots of activities and attractions nearby, a dream retreat awaits.

Just 4 miles from Ripon, this property enjoys pride of place nestled amongst the lush countryside of Nidderdale. Benefiting from a wealth of walking routes and cycle trails nearby, guests can revel in the tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales whilst still having easy access to a number of charming towns. Only 11.5 miles away, the spa town of Harrogate is a must-visit for a Betty's cup of tea and spot of window shopping. For a unique dining experience, the Michelin-starred Yorke Arms is 13 miles away and offers the finest haute-cuisine.

Inside this charming property, a warm welcome awaits. Step into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner and be treated to a lovely hamper brimming with goodies. Tuck straight into your delicious treats or save them for later, the choice is yours. With soothing, neutral tones, the main living area has both a relaxing and convivial feel. At one end of the space, a comfortable sofa, dining table for two and TV/DVD provide comfort throughout the day. Look out over the fantastic country views or settle down with your favourite book, accompanied by a mug of steaming hot tea or glass of something crisp and cool. This end of the property also has access to the bedroom. Heading through a door, you will find a cosy room with a full king-size bed. At the opposite end of the open-plan layout, a cute and compact kitchen has everything you could need for culinary bliss, including a gas hob, oven/grill and dishwasher. Separated by a dividing wall, this end of the property also houses the bathroom, with WC and walk-in shower.

Outside, a private garden is equipped with a picnic bench and BBQ, lending itself well to al fresco breakfasts and long, lazy afternoons in the sunshine. There is also ample off-road parking too.

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

  • 1 bedroom: king-size bed
  • 1 bathroom: WC with shower cubicle
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Welcome hamper upon arrival
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven and hob, dishwasher
  • Private garden
  • Pub within 2 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles
  • Off-road parking
  • Babes-in-arms welcome, regret no children
  • Breakfast hamper is an optional extra upon request

This property 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. 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. Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden are both within walking distance. A pleasant 3 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 sight. 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 – an experience 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.

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Patricia 1st March 2020

The cottage is excellent for country walks with lovely scenery also very peaceful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Tom 30th December 2019

We stayed at this cottage over new year with our dog and had a wonderful time. We were welcomed with a homemade cake (which was delicious!), a hamper of goodies and a bottle of fizz which was all very welcome and appreciated. The cottage was very cosy, clean and was exactly what we wanted for a nice quiet getaway over new year. The views out of theRead more window were beautiful and you felt slap bang in the middle of the countryside with plenty of peace and quiet. Close to lots of lovely walks too! Hide

Reviewed by Audrey 15th November 2019

A gorgeous cosy cottage with everything we could have needed. Fabulous location with Fountains Abbey just down the road and Ripon with its individual shops and lovely cathedral. I would highly recommend a stay.

Reviewed by Mark 26th September 2019


Reviewed by Stewart 2nd September 2019

Ideally situated near to Ripon in a quiet village. Easy to get to the surrounding market towns such as Thirsk, Northallerton, Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Reviewed by Ingeborg 26th August 2019

Absolutely fantastic cottage equipped at high standard with everything you need ( including a dishwasher). High quality decor and the colour changing mood lighting in the bedroom is an added luxury. Perfectly situated in a rural location with fantastic views. Extremely warm welcome with a homemade cake of your choice. We had a fab time it's a beautRead moreiful part of the country. Hide

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Ideal for 2 guests and your little furry friend
Look out at the fabulous views
Snuggle up on the comfy sofa
Open-plan living, kitchen and dining.
Cosy shaker style kitchen to rustle up a hearty breakfast
Sit at the table and take in the fabulous views
Open up the window and breath in the country air
Cosy  Kingsize bed
Breakfast in bed, why not you are on holiday!
Take a refreshing shower
Show 2 moreFabulous walks from the doorstep


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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