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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
Can be made into a super-king on request
Cosy yet spacious, enjoy breakfast from your bed
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  Retire to the twin bedroom for a blissful rest
13 / 24  Can be made into a super-king on request
14 / 24  Cosy yet spacious, enjoy breakfast from your bed
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
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, sleeping four guests
  • Ideally placed for those wishing to discover the Dales, Yorkshire Moors, York and further afield
  • Beautifully decorated and with lovely garden and summer house
  • Cosy wood burner to keep warm during the winter months
  • Exceptional attention to detail makes your stay even more memorable
  • Secluded location but with excellent shops, restaurants and pubs on the door step.
Property code: HH076

Straight from the pages of an interior design magazine, this very attractive property is situated just a few minutes from the Market Place in the beautiful Cathedral City of Ripon. Sleeping four guests this appealing cottage is a great choice for those looking to get to know the North Yorkshire region.

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 16 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

The vibrant cathedral city of Ripon boasts a Thursday market, numerous coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and a nice collection of independent shops to explore. The cathedral is smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, but is still an awe-inspiring sight. In addition, every night for at least 450 years, the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9pm from all four sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15-minute 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.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a week with Ripley Castle (8 miles), Newby Hall (4 miles) and Norton Conyers (5 miles). Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden, 3.5 miles away – 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. The National Trust’s Brimham Rocks (9.5 miles) offers a unique slant on history with its ancient rock formations, which are surrounded by miles of dramatic moorlands – a great day out for all the family.

Harrogate (12 miles) is an absolute must-visit 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. A little further afield, but well worth the drive, is the ancient walled city of York (25 miles), which offers plenty to see and do, such as the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre, The Shambles (a labyrinth of cobbled streets packed with shops and eateries) and York Minster Cathedral.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
4.8

Reviewed by Colin 18th October 2019

Excellent cottage, clean, beautifully and sympathetically restored. Very comfortable and well equipped with all mod cons. Lots of little extra touches by the owners on arrival (A decent welcome pack on the kitchen table with milk in the fridge, fresh flowers and the log burner all ready made up to light) This all makes it a very pleasant first imprRead moreession of the property. A little gem right in the heart of Ripon with a two minute walk into the town center for all the shops, pubs and restaurants. Hide

Reviewed by Sheila 13th September 2019

One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Excellent.

Reviewed by Katrina 24th August 2019

Cottage was in an excellent location and was immaculate. Only minutes walk away from the town centre. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we and our fellow guests felt very at home - we were there for 2 weeks and could have stayed indefinitely, which I think must say everything about how much we loved it!

Reviewed by Ashley 3rd June 2019

The cottage was exceptional. It was immaculately clean and had all facilities you need. In fact it exceeded expectations. One of its best features was the location - it was a very short walk from the cottage to the centre of Ripon, with its array of shops, bars and eclectic eateries. Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be returning in theRead more very near future. Hide

Reviewed by Murray 29th May 2019

Still feels like you are the first visitors since refurbished.

Reviewed by Carolyn 12th May 2019

Skills Garden Cottage is immaculately kept and incredibly comfortable. Neill and Sheila were quick to respond to all communication and left some lovely touches to welcome us. The surrounding area is beautiful and the Ripon cathedral is magnificent.

Reviewed by Anna 15th March 2019

An immaculately maintained property! Very cosy and comfortable.

Reviewed by a guest 8th August 2018

An extremely well appointed property; an exceptionally well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and bathrooms. We had private parking and the location was superb.

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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
Show 12 moreRetire to the twin bedroom for a blissful rest

Location

Map
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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