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Enjoy the opportunity to stay in part of a grand house that dates back to the late-sixteenth century. This stylish apartment is on the third floor of Fountains Hall. The furnishings are inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the famous Scottish architect and designer. The elevated setting allows wonderful views across the river Skell and open countryside.
Using stone from the abbey, Fountains Hall was built between 1598 and 1611 in the style of Robert Smythson, the architect of Hardwick Hall. Occupied until the 1960s, this oak panelled hall has played host to prestigious guests such as the infant Charles 1st, and more recently Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother.
It is the perfect base for anyone looking to explore the spectacular surroundings of Fountains Abbey or slightly further-a-field destinations like York, The Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. The Hall is within easy walking distance of the ruins of the 12th century Cistercian abbey and Georgian Studley Royal Water Garden, which you have free access to during opening hours. There is no private garden but guests have the use of the summerhouse and Elizabethan walled gardens at the front of the Hall, by the river, out of hours and when not required for an estate function.
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.
Heating: Night storage heating included.
Garden: Guests have use of the Elizabethan Walled Gardens, out of hours and when not required for an estate function.
Parking: One car parking space is allocated at the side of Fountains Hall, additional car parking available in the National Trust car park.
Telephone : There is no mobile phone signal at this apartment, but there are payphones provided in the entrance lobby for guest use.
Accessibility: Please note that the apartment is located on the third floor. There is no lift and the only means of getting into and out of the apartment is by six flights of steep stairs. As such, this accommodation might be unsuitable for some disabled visitors and anyone who is likely to find climbing up and down steep steps regularly difficult. However, if requested, assistance can be given with luggage.
Please Note: The single bedroom is completely separate from the main apartment and has a door which opens on to a steep staircase. Supervision is not possible from within the main apartment, so occupation of this 'add on' room is not recommended for children under the age of 14.
Functions: Fountains Hall does host weddings and small receptions. Guests may be aware of wedding guests going up the main stairs in Fountains Hall as this passes by the end of the bedroom corridor. All weddings finish at around 9pm and no music is allowed.
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 placed in the fridge.
In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone. Yorkshire is world renowned for the beauty of its countryside and its scenery, reaching from the Dales in the west to the Moors in the east. There are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, much of which is in the care of the Trust, and some of the most magnificent historic houses in the country. The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has two holiday apartments, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques. Northumberland too abounds in magnificent scenery with wide open stretches of moorland and a long and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, protecting the border with Scotland since the days when Hadrian's army built the famous Wall, the county also has a wonderful collection of historic houses and castles including Cragside, Wallington and Lindisfarne, all of which are in the care of the Trust. The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.
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.