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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 4
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
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

Come together with extended family and friends to enjoy this country house with a 17th century stone cottage at its heart. Surrounded by rolling countryside and cycle routes in Nidderdale AONB, The Blue House provides an ideal retreat for a celebration at any time of year.

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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  • 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
  • Wifi Available
  • Large garden with two patio areas with outdoor garden furniture
  • Firepit and large charcoal BBQ
  • 4 well- behaved dogs welcome
  • Ample off-street parking
  • Property not suitable for Hen or Stag Parties
  • Pub 0.5mls, shop 2.9 mls
  • SLEEPS 17+2
  • 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.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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 31 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Sarah 8th April 2022

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Comfortable and very well equipped house. Easy to cater for a large group in the kitchen. Plenty of seating in the sitting room with an extra snug too. Perfect for our multi-generational family holiday. Plenty of parking. Garden enclosed with gates across the drive so dog friendly. Lovely setting with patio and large garden giving great views acrosRead mores the fields. Lots of good walks straight from the house and so much to see and do in the area that our week was definitely not long enough. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 25th March 2022

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Family weekend away to make up for lost time! Age range from 1 to 65. Amazing house, really good space so you do not feel like you are on top of each other. Could not fault it. Katie really looked after us to make sure everything was set up as we needed it. The kids loved the table tennis, the pool table and the swing ball as well as the huge loungRead moree for telly time. The range of DVDs is amazing and covers all tastes. We were very lucky with the weather and even managed to breakfast on the patio. Hide

Reviewed by John 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by jo 17th February 2022

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wonderful house, everything you need, well equipped kitchen and beautiful garden. would love to come back in the summer! Loved that Katie the owner could allow us an early check in as everything was ready for us earlier in the day, and also the lovely gesture of allowing us to leave any time on the Sunday as no other guests were coming... made it aRead more much more pleasurable day ! Everyone in our group wants to come backs e can explore the area more. thx! Hide

Reviewed by Leigh 11th February 2022

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Very well equipped and lots of space for a large group. Several seating areas but main areas large enough to get together if desired. A fabulous house.

Reviewed by ROSEMARY 28th January 2022

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Reviewed by James 7th January 2022

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Reviewed by Louise 24th December 2021

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Beautiful home, perfect for a multi-generation Christmas. The photographs do not do the accommodation justice. The information pre-arrival from Katie was invaluable and appreciated. We hope to return to the Blue House in the summer.

Reviewed by Patricia 3rd December 2021

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Excellent in every way! Perfect for extended family gathering. Owners most helpful.

Reviewed by Carol 19th November 2021

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The Blue House is the most wonderful property. It is in a beautiful location, extreamly well equipped, wonderfully comfortable with flexible sleeping choices. The owners were very accomodating and made sure our stay was perfect! The area around is marvellous for shorter and long walks with interesting places to visit just a short walk/drive away. IRead moret is a place we will definitely book again for our large family gatherings. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 5th November 2021

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A really lovely house, furnished to a high standard. Spacious and well-equipped, the property is excellent for larger groups. Very large kitchen/dining area and a huge lounge made gathering as a group very easy. Bedrooms were of varying sizes but all warm and comfortable. The Games Room/Barn , huge stock of books, board games and DVDs was much apprRead moreeciated. Owners Katie and Weem were very welcoming and lived nearby, so on hand if needed. Would highly recommend and will revisit if possible. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 22nd October 2021

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The Blue House is not only exceptionally spacious inside and out, elegantly furnished and extremely well-equipped; its also atmospheric and historic. Bathrooms gleam, beds are comfy, linens crisp, towels fluffy. The kitchen has everything! It was warm and cosy in blustery October. 100s of novels and DVD films. Brilliant home-made walks guide. OwnerRead mores very helpful. Masses of space for 10 of us; the max 17 would be no problem. Cows to chat to over the wall, bike storage. What more could one want? Hide

Reviewed by Emily 8th October 2021

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Our family recently spent a long weekend at the Blue House and it was fantastic! Katie was a great host and made sure everything was in place for our arrival. The house is stunning, very clean and very well equipped. It was a home away from home!

Reviewed by Alison 17th September 2021

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Just spent a wonderful weekend with the whole family at The Blue House. A beautifully appointed and renovated property which still retains its original character and fascinating history. Lots of space for 12 of us including 5 children to spread out but also to spend time together in the large kitchen and sitting room. We were blessed with good weatRead moreher so we were all able to spend time in the garden and the children particularly enjoyed the space and the toys from the garden store . Loved it . Hide

Reviewed by Coral 10th September 2021

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Fabulous place, great location, enclosed garden and lovely views. The Blue House is spacious, very clean and has everything you need, including lots of bathrooms & comfortable beds. It was the perfect place for our family gathering, comprising of 3 generations and dogs. Variety of walks straight from the door.

Reviewed by Alison 3rd September 2021

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My family and extended family stayed at The Blue House for three wonderful days. The property is beautiful! All done in keeping with its age and surroundings and really well equipped with all mod cons and everything you could possibly need. The location is great and our dog had the time of his life bounding around the garden. The owners were easilyRead more contacted and there if we needed them, but otherwise left us to it. We all had a fantastic time. Just wish we could have stayed longer. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 20th August 2021

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Very well equipped, comfortable large house that was perfect for our extended family of 3 generations. Both the kitchen/diner and the sitting room above it were huge and could have accommodated a much larger group. With five immaculate bathrooms there was never any queueing for showers. We all enjoyed a game of cricket one afternoon and there were Read moreplenty of local walks. I would thoroughly recommend the house for large groups of friends and family Hide

Reviewed by M 13th August 2021

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The Blue House accommodation was excellent. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to spread out and having a snug as well as the large main lounge allowed for a quiet escape. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and roomy. A safe environment for children and only 3 miles from Ripon with villages closer.

Reviewed by Lesley 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Victoria 30th July 2021

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We had a fantastic time at The Blue House. Perfect for large groups. Our hosts were very helpful and welcoming. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. We loved exploring the local area, which has a lot to offer. We hopefully will come again!

Reviewed by Sean 2nd July 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at the Blue House - the property is beautiful and the owners have gone to great lengths to ensure everything is provided that you could need including making it compliant with covid measures. The large living and dining areas meant there were plenty of areas to hang out when the weather was wet, with lots of outdoor space toRead more eat and play when the sun did come out! The location of the property is great, with walks straight out the door and plenty to explore in the area. Hide

Reviewed by David 25th June 2021

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Just back from a family holiday in the fabulous Blue House. With lots of space both inside and out, it has everything needed to keep all ages, and dogs, entertained. It has lots of character and quirky features, and the owners have put a huge amount of work into providing everything necessary for guests, all very high quality and in abundance. LiviRead moreng next door, they were on hand to help if necessary, friendly but unobtrusive. We would highly recommend it to large families or groups Hide

Reviewed by Steven 28th May 2021

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A perfect, clean, modern and well equipped house in a peaceful surrounding. The games room and pool table are a great bonus to this property. There is an abundance of games and books to choose from too. Being dog friendly we had a very enjoyable week with the family there. Very much recommended.

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