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The Blue House

Ripon (4.5 mls W), North Yorkshire

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Sleeps 17
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 5
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A great base for walkers to enjoy spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery
  • Garden with large lawn and two patios, offering outside dining for all
  • Games facilities provide family fun whatever the weather
Property code: 72263

Set in a breathtaking spot in the heart of the glorious Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this spacious, light and refreshing property has been thoughtfully updated to offer elegant and cosy holiday accommodation. Built from York stone and dating back to the 17th century, this impressive and characterful stone cottage has plenty of space for groups of up to 17 guests. Situated within 10 acres of land which you are welcome to explore, the cottage makes a wonderful getaway for larger families and groups of friends discovering the beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside.

Entering this beautiful country house, the stylishly designed kitchen/diner offers a warm welcome, with underfloor heating beneath the original flagstone floor. The handsome kitchen features a full range of equipment as well as two dining tables: the first is perfect for breakfasts or a quick snack, while the main dining table provides plenty of space for a special family occasion. On the first floor, there are two main social spaces; a main lounge and a snug with Smart TVs and wood burners, and there’s also a pool table, piano and a selection of board games. The cottage has eight bedrooms, four on each floor. The ground floor offers a double, a king-size and two super-king-size zip-and-link rooms, while upstairs there are four super-king-size zip-and-links. The property also offers two bathrooms and three shower rooms (two of them en-suite). Patio doors and a couple of steps lead out to the wraparound patio from the kitchen/diner. The garden has plenty of outdoor seating and a fire pit overlooking surrounding countryside. An ideal spot for a BBQ, the garden also features a games barn with table tennis and storage space for bikes. Beyond the garden, you can explore 10 acres of land – conditions and livestock permitting.

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  • SLEEPS 17+2
  • 8 bedrooms – (4 of them on the ground floor) 6 super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made into twin beds on prior request), one of these with additional single bed plus pull-out single bed and one with a pull-out single bed, 1 king-size, 1 double
  • 5 Bathrooms (3 of them on the ground floor) - 1 shower room with WC, 2 bathrooms with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC
  • Electric range cooker with hob/oven, dishwasher, double fridge/freezer, Microwave, bread machine and Pod coffee machine
  • Utility - Washing machine
  • Welcome pack provided
  • 2 Highchairs and travel cot available on request
  • Multi-fuel stove in snug and lounge
  • Smart TV in the lounge, kitchen and snug
  • Pool table, piano, board games and lots of books
  • Games barn with table tennis, convertible to secure lockable bike storage on request
  • Large garden with two patio areas with outdoor garden furniture
  • Firepit and large charcoal BBQ
  • 2 dog crates available at property
  • Ample off-street parking
  •  Please note, group bookings may be checked to ensure the purpose of the stay is for a holiday, and where relevant, a security deposit may be requested
  • Pub 0.5mls, shop 2.9 mls
  • Please note this property has two staircases. The original cottage stairs are steep and uneven stone. All rooms are accessible via the modern wooden staircase.
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 5 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £65. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The charming village of Grantley nestles in the Skell Valley, approximately 4.5 miles from the vibrant cathedral city of Ripon.

The city itself 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 marketplace, 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 several days: these include Ripley Castle (8 miles), Newby Hall (10 miles) and Norton Conyers (10 miles). Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden, 4 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.

Harrogate, 11.5 miles away, is also an absolute must. Encircled by its famous Stray, or 200 acres, of horseshoe-shaped grassland, the Victorian spa town has a bright and breezy open-air feel and is characterised by its impressive floral displays. 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.

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This property is personally managed by Rachel.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 48 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gillian 23rd February 2024

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Reviewed by Susan 9th February 2024

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The house was perfect for us, lots of space, really well equipped, the pool table was a huge hit with our older grandchildren. The views are lovely and the owner really helpful and accommodating. There was enough parking, lovely walks straight from the house, and a charging point for electric cars. It all made for a lovely weekend for everyone. ThaRead morenk you. Hide

Reviewed by Hollie 2nd February 2024

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We booked this place for my mums 60th and it was perfect. There are several communal rooms allowing people to break away when needed, or everyone can be in the kitchen or living room upstairs as they are so spacious. All the bedrooms are to a brilliant standard and the host catered for two toddlers with cots and high chairs. The place is so well eqRead moreuipped with books, games, tvs and a beautiful outdoor space. We will be looking to book again in summer to make the most of the area and local walks. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 26th January 2024

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The Blue House is a fantastic property in abn amazing location. We were a family group ranging from 10 to 89. Everyone loved it. Very well equipped and maintained inside and out. Games Barn was a great addition along with the pool table and piano! Only regret...it was just a long weekend.

Reviewed by Sally 12th January 2024

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Amazing stay at the Blue House. Everything you could need for a weekend away with friends was there - games, books, fully equipped kitchen, and such comfy beds! We felt very at home. The location is beautiful - waking up to the views over the hills was a huge selling point! Would highly recommend to anyone

Reviewed by Sue 29th December 2023

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A pretty, idyllic, substantial house in a picturesque and peaceful hamlet. Beautifully furnished with a Home from Home feel and lots of different areas to sit and relax with friends. Lovely large rooms to accommodate our group of 16 people and a fabulous kitchen diner to enjoy meals together and dance the night away! a wonderful garden and superb Read morewalks straight from the doorstep. The hosts were wonderful and communicated quickly and clearly, and offered a friendly helping hand whenever needed Hide

Reviewed by Vanessa 22nd December 2023

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This is a perfect house for a group get together. We stayed here over Christmas and the house was decorated for us including a large Christmas tree which was lovely. The house was really warm and had beautiful original period features. There are plenty of communal areas for people to do different activities in - the main living room is also big enoRead moreugh to seat everyone. There are plenty of local walks close by as well as some nice towns to explore. Hide

Reviewed by Trudie 15th December 2023

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We have just returned from the Blue House where we had a huge pre Christmas family get together. The house is amazing, spacious, beautiful with everything you could wish for. Blue House is fitted out to an extremely high standard, so well equipped and absolutely spotless. Adults, kids, baby, dogs all had a fantastic time and we will definitely retuRead morern. Katie was a joy and even came to our rescue when we couldnt find the potato masher ! 5 stars from us and highly recommended. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by David 24th November 2023

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Every one in our party of 16 thoroughly enjoyed the house. Plenty of room and everything you needed was catered for. Great stay and we actually had great weather all weekend.

Reviewed by David 3rd November 2023

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A beautiful house that was vast and had something to entertain us all, from 11 years to 80 years!!! Setting was stunning and we had a lovely time. Hosts were very helpful and quick to respond and answer questions.

Reviewed by Ray 20th October 2023

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Very spacious and well equipped holiday home. Beds very comfortable and versatile as either twin or super king size. Great for multigenerational holiday, good location with several good walks directly from the property. Enjoyed the hooting of the owls and the deer as they wandered across the road. Grandchildren enjoyed meeting the cows in the adjoiRead morening field. Hide

Reviewed by David 13th October 2023

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Perfect for family holiday with Fountains Abbey close by.

Reviewed by Deborah 6th October 2023

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Our family group of 14 (aged 70 - the Birthday Boy - to 11) plus two dogs had the most fabulous stay. Everything you could possibly need, space in abundance both inside and out, beautifully comfortable beds and bedding and plenty of hot water and towels. The pool table was a great hit and the selection of books was a bonus. Helpful information was Read moreplentiful, both on booking and in the house; great local walks from the doorstep and the views - just wonderful. Can't recommend highly enough! Hide

Reviewed by James 15th September 2023

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Excellent cottage fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. We'd definitely go again. Katie the host provided loads of information on the local area and walks too which was really useful.

Reviewed by Adrian 11th September 2023

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Reviewed by Keith 25th August 2023

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Beautiful house in a great location. House has all you need and is ideal for a large group, plenty of space for all. Garden is lovely, ideal for children and the dogs. Very well looked after.

Reviewed by Maureen 18th August 2023

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This a fantastic house. It has everything you need and more. The owners are welcoming and helpful. The location is lovely - beautiful countryside and peaceful surroundings. There are local walks and plenty of places to visit. It was ideal for our family stay. Everyone had room to sleep and eat and play and even a snug to get away from it all!

Reviewed by Patrick 11th August 2023

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This house is in a beautiful situation and is close to many places of interest to visit. The house itself is fantastically equipped and if you are unlucky with the weather there is plenty to keep a family amused.

Reviewed by Susan 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Denise 28th July 2023

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This property had everything we needed especially in the kitchen. A beautiful cottage, just what we needed for our family holiday

Reviewed by Carol 24th July 2023

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Reviewed by Martin 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 21st April 2023

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A fabulous house in a beautiful part of Yorkshire. Easy access to lovely walks and tourist spots. Flexible bed arrangements make the house suitable for extended families or groups of friends. House has been beautifully and thoughtfully renovated to a high standard

Reviewed by Angela 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Kevin 7th April 2023

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Cannot fault this property. Everything about it was first class

Reviewed by Anne 27th March 2023

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Fantastic house, with lots of space for everyone in a super location. We were slightly unlucky with weather otherwise it wouldve been the perfect break.

Reviewed by John 24th March 2023

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Reviewed by Claire 17th March 2023

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A top quality holiday home, with great attention to details. The kitchen was fabulous with all the equipment you could need. The bedrooms are beautifully furnished with high quality bedlinen. The living rooms are cosy and easily accommodated our party of 16 plus toddler. All rooms were very clean and a lovely welcome pack was there for our arrival.Read more The situation is great for walks and visits to the surrounding attractions. Cant recommend this house enough, and definitely intend to return soon. Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie 24th February 2023

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Beautiful property in lovely surroundings. Comfortable beds, lots of space for socialising and well equipped kitchen. The owner provided loads of really helpful information about the property and local area in advance which was appreciated. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by A 20th January 2023

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What an amazing place to stay. All 15 of us had a wonderful holiday . Katies communication was great. Could not fault the Blue House.

Reviewed by Carol 11th November 2022

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This is our second visit to the Blue House and once again we had a wonderful weekend. The house is extreamly comfortable, warm and cosy. The facilities are excellent with the kitchen being probably the best equipped I've ever seen! Katie met us on arrival (which she'd allowed us to do early) and was friendly and informative. The location is very coRead morenvenient for visiting Ripon as well as Fountains's Abbey. There are beautiful walks close by through gorgeous countryside. Definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 4th November 2022

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Everything about our stay was fantastic. The hosts could not have been more helpful and were communicative at every stage. The house is beautiful and so well laid out. Fantastic communal spaces but also areas to find some quiet time if needed. The walks around were brilliant and the doge loved every minute of this too! Genuinely can't praise it enoRead moreugh. Thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Anita 21st October 2022

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Beautiful house and gardens. Very well equipped and beds separated to suit our needs. Worked perfectly with large families.

Reviewed by Steve 23rd September 2022

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Fantastic venue for a family get together with 3 generations. House superbly well kitted for all tastes, from quiet to active. Throughly recommend

Reviewed by Allen 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Ian 2nd September 2022

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see aboveproperty first rate in all ways

Reviewed by Jane 19th August 2022

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Excellent base for outings everywhere. Brilliant ice creams at g& t nearby. Spacious, tons of room for cars, boys, dogs etc! Games room and table tennis outside in the barn were very popular.

Reviewed by Lesley 12th August 2022

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A very attractive and comfortable home for a multigenerational reunion aged 8 to 80 including dog. Katie couldnt have been more helpful.

Reviewed by Rebecca 22nd July 2022

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The Blue House was a fabulous home to us - a group of 16 - for a brilliant week. The kitchen / dining room worked beautifully, and the patio area was a bonus when the weather was good enough! The house was very clean, well equipped and the bedrooms offered helpful flexibility in terms of king size or twins!

Reviewed by Sian 1st July 2022

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The Blue House completely exceeded expectations both in location and accommodation. The whole property is perfect for a multigenerational reunion. Extremely well appointed and equipped and Katie was very helpful re check in and out. The gardens and bbq area were fabulous and of course the weather was fabulous.

Reviewed by Catherine 24th June 2022

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This is a wonderful house for an extended family. Plenty of room, gorgeous setting, perfectly clean and really well equipped. A small welcome package was a nice touch. Thank you!

Reviewed by Gill 27th May 2022

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The perfect holiday home from home. We have stayed in a number of large houses, but none can match The Blue House. I have never seen such a well equipped house and the large garden, patio and parking area compliment it. Our 9 year old grandson summed it up perfectly - Awesome. Katie and Weem have obviously put a lot of thought in to the layout, useRead more of space and decor across the whole house and being able to read its history was a great insight to its humble beginnings as a two up two down. Hide

Reviewed by Tina 20th May 2022

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We had a long awaited weekend break with my sisters and my partners family. Blue house was perfect! It had everything we needed a very well equipped house and we were well entertained with all the games rooms and games to play with! It had the most perfect grounds for our dogs as well as lovely walks from the door! Would definitely visit again and Read morerecommend. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by John 22nd April 2022

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A superb venue for our family gathering. All ages enjoyed their stay. Very comfortable and equipped in all departments. Well located for a walking-to-the-pub type holiday or for more serious countryside walking. We will book again. John Slater April 2022

Reviewed by Anthony 15th April 2022

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Beautiful house in lovely surroundings.

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