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It's always a warm welcome from this charming country cottage
Enticed by the wood burner, unwind in the cosy lounge
Put your feet up and enjoy your favoruite drink
As the cold nights draw in, snuggle on the sofa and watch a festive film
Plenty of room to hang coats or store boots after an adventurous day
Everything you need in one place
Follow through the hallway into the kitchen/diner
Devour feasts fit for a king around the family dining table
Well equipped throughout with modern features and stylish dinnerware
Live luxuriously while you're away
Downstairs wet room with shower and WC
Retire to the twin bedroom for a blissful rest
Or while the morning away reading the paper
Homely double bedroom with walk in wardrobe
Relax in bed after a day of exploring
Main bathroom and WC with bath and waterfall shower
Run a warm bath and soak in the bubbles
Appreciate the views as dusk sets over the cathedral
A cottage full of character by day or night
Feel at peace in the summerhouse and watch the world go by
Stunning well maintained gravel country garden
Complete with outdoor furniture to dine outside on warmer days
1 / 24  It's always a warm welcome from this charming country cottage
2 / 24  Enticed by the wood burner, unwind in the cosy lounge
3 / 24  Put your feet up and enjoy your favoruite drink
4 / 24  As the cold nights draw in, snuggle on the sofa and watch a festive film
5 / 24  Plenty of room to hang coats or store boots after an adventurous day
6 / 24  Everything you need in one place
7 / 24  Follow through the hallway into the kitchen/diner
8 / 24  Devour feasts fit for a king around the family dining table
9 / 24  Well equipped throughout with modern features and stylish dinnerware
10 / 24  Live luxuriously while you're away
11 / 24  Downstairs wet room with shower and WC
12 / 24  
13 / 24  
14 / 24  Retire to the twin bedroom for a blissful rest
15 / 24  Or while the morning away reading the paper
16 / 24  Homely double bedroom with walk in wardrobe
17 / 24  Relax in bed after a day of exploring
18 / 24  Main bathroom and WC with bath and waterfall shower
19 / 24  Run a warm bath and soak in the bubbles
20 / 24  Appreciate the views as dusk sets over the cathedral
21 / 24  A cottage full of character by day or night
22 / 24  Feel at peace in the summerhouse and watch the world go by
23 / 24  Stunning well maintained gravel country garden
24 / 24  Complete with outdoor furniture to dine outside on warmer days

Skell Gardens Cottage

Ripon, North Yorkshire
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning country cottage within a short walk of the centre of Ripon
  • Ideally placed for those wishing to discover the Dales, Yorkshire Moors, York and further afield
  • Secluded location but within walking distance of shops, restaurants and pubs
Property code: HH076

Straight from the pages of an interior design magazine, this very attractive property is situated just a few minutes from the marketplace in the beautiful cathedral city of Ripon.

Skell Gardens Cottage is a stylish cottage situated just 3 minutes walk from the Market Place in the unspoilt Cathedral city of Ripon, just 11.5 miles from Harrogate and ideally located for exploring North Yorkshire and the Dales. Occupying a surprisingly secluded spot, with it's own garden and parking for two vehicles Skell Gardens is a perfect base for both business or pleasure. Skell Gardens only welcomes guests over the age of 16.

Entering through the iron gates of Skell Gardens, you’ll feel as though you’re stepping into a haven of peace. The boot room provides a convenient space for coats and bags after days out exploring, while the walk-in rain shower  means you can head straight for a relaxing soak. The homely kitchen diner will bring out inner chef, and after a delicious home-cooked meal you can relax in the comfortable lounge around the crackling wood burner while your favourite series plays out on the 40 inch Smart TV/DVD. Books and games are also provided for cosy evenings in. A calming double bedroom and twin bedroom (which can be converted to a king- size bed) await where you’re sure to have a peaceful night’s sleep, awaking to views of the Cathedral through the windows. Please note the bedrooms are accessed via a cottage style steep staircase and landing. A claw-foot bath is a fine feature of the stylish bathroom.

Within 3 minutes walk  you will find a Sainsbury’s supermarket, local cafés, restaurants and independent shops, not to mention the stunning Ripon Cathedral and local museums; Skell Gardens Cottage is perfectly positioned for exploring Ripon and beyond. Head for nearby Fountains Abbey (3 miles), Newby Hall or Ripley Castle (8 miles) for heritage days out. Enjoy walks along Ripon's three rivers and canal or discover its history and ancient traditions.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin (which can be made into a super-king upon request at the time of booking)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 with bath, shower and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
  • Boot room area with washing machine and separate dryer
  • Lounge with Smart TV/DVD & Woodburner
  • Games and books in the lounge
  • Regret no pets or children under 12 years
  • Private parking for 2 cars, access via a narrow gravel driveway
  • Lovely cottage style garden with furniture and summerhouse
  • Pubs, cinema, walks and shops 0.5 miles
  • The staircase in this property is slightly steeper than usual and features a small landing - therefore maybe not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Please note, although the property features double glazing throughout, the cathedral bells chime through the night
  • Security deposit of £100 required for Christmas & New Year breaks 2020, payable to owner 3 weeks prior break commencing

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joan 12th January 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location just minutes from Ripon centre. Very well equipped and furnished with central heating on all day providing warmth during these cold months. The bedrooms were cosy and the beds very comfortable. Having 2 bathrooms was a big plus point . Really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it , a fab property in an exceRead morellent location. The owners were really nice and everything you could want for a stay had been thought of including a nice welcome pack. Hide

Reviewed by Sylvia 7th December 2021

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Reviewed by Murray 6th August 2021

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Lovely cottage, well equipped, always clean, this was our 3rd stay

Reviewed by Judith 9th July 2021

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There is absolutely nothing that we would want that isnt covered. It was the cleanest loveliest holiday cottage we have ever had, and weve had some wonderful holidays over the years so I hope this is giving you a good idea about our feelings. Sheila and Neill were perfect hosts as well, and the location was amazing and very friendly. Had a lovely, Read morelovely holiday especially as we had to wait an extra year to enjoy it. Again I would you like to commend you for the way youve looked after us. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 21st May 2021

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Beautiful cottage well equipped and very clean and tidy , it has a wonderful central position in the heart of the city near to the cathedral.I think it is probably the best cottage we have ever had and we have had many . Will certainly recommend it .

Reviewed by Ian 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Lyn 30th April 2021

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Would highly recommend this cottage. Set right in the centre of Ripon yet in its own quiet little oasis. It has everything you need. The owners have left nothing out. A supermarket is a short walk away if you forget the wine. We will definitely be returning. Thank you

Reviewed by Jean 16th April 2021

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Great stay, beautiful cottage & garden, very tastefully decorated, peaceful too yet so close to the town. Would definitely recommend and if in a Ripon again wouldnt hesitate to return to Skell Cottage.

Reviewed by J 12th April 2021

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Beautifully refurbished cottage, every detail has been well thought through to provide a great stay. Superb location to explore the local area with walks straight from the front door. Equally easy to access the the delights of North Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Murray 2nd October 2020

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Beautifully refurbished and equipped cottage in a convenient location just outside Ripon

Reviewed by Anthony 24th August 2020

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Probably best summed up by my wife after about 10 minutes in the property. "I Could Live Here". This cottage has been thoughtfully renovated and finished to a high standard, everything has been thought about and provided for a stress free stay. The property is well situated in Ripon and is ideal to explore the Moors and the Dales.

Reviewed by Laura 14th August 2020

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The cottage was beautiful and charming, and so conveniently located in Ripon. It was easy to travel to, and was only a short walk from the centre, good pubs and the cathedral. The furthest we went was a 40 minute drive to York as everything else was so nearby.

Reviewed by Chris 6th July 2020

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Beautiful cottage that felt like a home rather than a rental. Lovely decor and spotlessly clean throughout.

Reviewed by Christopher 15th March 2020

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Fantastic location for the town. Decorated and furnished to a high standard and well equipped. Very clean and a nice welcome pack.

Reviewed by Steven 4th March 2020

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A beautiful accommodation in an ideal location. This is a well kept property close to all the amenities in Ripon.

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It's always a warm welcome from this charming country cottage
Enticed by the wood burner, unwind in the cosy lounge
Put your feet up and enjoy your favoruite drink
As the cold nights draw in, snuggle on the sofa and watch a festive film
Plenty of room to hang coats or store boots after an adventurous day
Everything you need in one place
Follow through the hallway into the kitchen/diner
Devour feasts fit for a king around the family dining table
Well equipped throughout with modern features and stylish dinnerware
Live luxuriously while you're away
Downstairs wet room with shower and WC
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Location

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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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