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Ripon, Yorkshire

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Curlew is the largest of the five cottages at How Hill; it was originally the threshing barn and the horse engine room for milling the grain. The cottages have been converted from a group of eighteenth-century farm buildings and are situated around a paved courtyard in open countryside.

The cottages have been sympathetically restored using traditional materials whilst incorporating modern green technology such as the use of Ground Source Heat Pump in the heating system. It has lots of character with exposed stone walls, beams and a wood-burning stove. They are ideal if several families are looking to holiday together while still enjoying their own space and facilities.

The cottages are situated less than a mile from Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage site with spectacular ruins of a twelfth-century Cistercian abbey, Studley Water Garden and the deer park, all of which you have free entry to during opening hours. You will have hours of fun exploring these wonderful surroundings. This also makes the perfect base for exploring Yorkshire with the Dales, Moors and York within driving distance.

Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal Water Garden and the Deer park have events to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance lobby with lavatory, hall area with utility room, open-plan sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen area, large twin bedroom with en-suite which can also be a double on request.
First floor
galleried landing, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) and bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

*******From 03 June 2013 the ground floor double bedroom with 6' bed will be set up as a twin room that can be a double on request*******

Heating: Central heating included.

Garden: A shared courtyard to the front of the cottage.

Child warning: There is a small pond in the field approximately 200 yards down the hill and we advise that young children should be supervised.

Parking: Designated parking for two cars adjacent to the cottage entrance.

Please Note: The water supply in this cottage comes from our borehole.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate during opening hours.

Catering: The team at Fountains Abbey can provide a simple pie or casserole ready for you to pop in the oven. You can choose from:

1) Chicken, Ham, Leek & Potato Pie

2) Seasonal Vegetable & Bean Casserole

3) Fish Pie

A minimum notice of 7 days is required for all food orders.

Pricing is as follows: Adults £6 per head / Children £4 per head. Please note side vegetables are not included.

Casseroles or pies will be delivered to the cottage and left in the fridge ready for your arrival.

Cottage details
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Let starts
Monday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
020026
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Features
  • Open fire / stove
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
Accessibility
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, to the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, a stay in one of our cottages will give you the chance to explore the rugged landscape and green hills of Yorkshire and the North East. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, (much of which we look after) and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

Yorkshire Dales
The east end of Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, a Cistercian community of monks from the twelfth century until the Dissolution in 1539. It is the largest monastic ruin in the country, and a World Heritage Site.  © Andrew Butler

Yorkshire is, not surprisingly, England's most popular holiday destination, as this vast county offers something for everyone. The beautiful countryside of the Dales and Moors, a dramatic and unspoilt coastline, a wealth of historic towns and cities, spectacular ancient ruins, and some of the most magnificent houses in the country. The National Trust owns over 24,000 acres of coast and countryside across the county as well as some splendid historic properties. These include Beningbrough Hall, East Riddlesden Hall, Nunnington Hall and the spectacular Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

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place to visit
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Attractions
  • York
  • The Shambles
  • York Minster
  • National Railway Museum
  • Light Water Valley Theme Park.
Activities
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden Yorkshire's first World Heritage Site. Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park
Brimham Rocks
Brimham Rocks Dramatic moorland rock formations
Braithwaite Hall
Braithwaite Hall 17th-century farmhouse in beautiful Coverdale
Beningbrough Hall and Gardens
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens 18th-century house with interactive galleries and National Portrait Gallery paintings. Grounds and working walled garden
Upper Wharfedale
Upper Wharfedale Area of classic Yorkshire Dales countryside
East Riddlesden Hall
East Riddlesden Hall 17th-century West Riding manor house with formal and wild gardens, duckpond and grounds

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Chris Whittall
    • June 2015
    • Hampshire
    Just what we wanted!

    Really enjoyed the visit. Curlew Cottage was just what we wanted. Great size, very comfortable and home from home. Location was great next to Fountains Abbey, one of the best National Trust Sites

  • Elizabeth Martin
    • May 2015
    • Oxfordshire
    Lovely cottage

    Very rural location close to Fountains Abbey; great wildlife, lovely cottage, good quality conversion. I particularly liked the bird glass engravings on the windows and the large photos of Fountains as pictures on the walls, and the soft furnishings and curtains. All the staff we met were helpful and friendly. It seemed to be run efficiently by a great team.

  • Pauline Morris
    • April 2015
    • Devon
    Home from home cottage

    All staff we dealt with were superb. Its our home from home cottage and Fountains is our spiritual home anyway we just love it there.

  • Michael Tasker
    • April 2015
    • Lancashire
    Excellent standard of property

    The whole experience, especially the standard of the property was excellent.. The location of the cottages and the standard of Curlew and its fixtures and fittings were excellent.

  • John Dennett
    • February 2015
    • Surrey
    Had everything we needed

    Lovely cottage, lots of space, had everything we needed, beautifully maintained. Great location.

  • Pauline Dickinson
    • February 2015
    • Staffordshire
    Made special by:

    The location and the quality of the interior of the cottage and the facilities. Cleanliness of cottage was very good and it felt homely to walk into on first evening.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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