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
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
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 / 22  It's always a warm welcome from this charming country cottage
2 / 22  Enticed by the wood burner, unwind in the cosy lounge
3 / 22  Put your feet up and enjoy your favoruite drink
4 / 22  As the cold nights draw in, snuggle on the sofa and watch a festive film
5 / 22  Plenty of room to hang coats or store boots after an adventurous day
6 / 22  Follow through the hallway into the kitchen/diner
7 / 22  Devour feasts fit for a king around the family dining table
8 / 22  Well equipped throughout with modern features and stylish dinnerware
9 / 22  Live luxuriously while you're away
10 / 22  Downstairs wet room with shower and WC
11 / 22  Retire to the twin bedroom for a blissful rest
12 / 22  Cosy yet spacious, enjoy breakfast from your bed
13 / 22  Or while the morning away reading the paper
14 / 22  Homely double bedroom with walk in wardrobe
15 / 22  Relax in bed after a day of exploring
16 / 22  Main bathroom and WC with bath and waterfall shower
17 / 22  Run a warm bath and soak in the bubbles
18 / 22  Appreciate the views as dusk sets over the cathedral
19 / 22  A cottage full of character by day or night
20 / 22  Feel at peace in the summerhouse and watch the world go by
21 / 22  Stunning well maintained gravel country garden
22 / 22  Complete with outdoor furniture to dine outside on warmer days

Skell Gardens Cottage,

Ripon, North Yorkshire
Joules Collection
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.

Conveniently located in the centre of Ripon where you will find independent shops, a cinema and local museums. Enjoy walks along Ripon's three rivers and canal or discover its history and ancient traditions.  Ripon is just 3 miles from the spectacular ruins at Fountains Abbey and the trails around the Studley Water Gardens. Nearby Harrogate is home to several visitor attractions including: the historic Spa and the grand gardens and open spaces of The Stray and RHS Harlow Carr. Enjoy a day at the races, a trip to Newby Hall, Ripon Cathedral, Ripley Castle, or one of the three local museums and much more.

Arrive via impressive iron gates and approach Skell Gardens Cottage with its charming cottage style garden and views of the cathedral. Enter the cottage to find a handy boot room with laundry facilities (washing machine and dryer) and lots of room to store your luggage and coats. Just off the boot room is a wet room with a shower and WC. The beautiful country-style kitchen / diner comes complete with an electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The dining area has a feature fireplace and a table with seating for four guests. The lounge is very comfortable with the wood burner being the central feature, as well as a Smart TV/DVD to while away the evenings. There are also board games if you like to be gently competitive and some books too. Retire to the first floor via a steep cottage style staircase and landing where you will find the two bedrooms; the first of which is a twin bedroom, the beds can be joined together to create a super-king upon request. The second bedroom is a double with a walk-in wardrobe. Both bedrooms enjoy lovely views of Ripon Cathedral. The stylish bathroom has a waterfall shower, a bath and WC.

The lovely gravel country garden is well maintained with a summerhouse to make the most of sunnier days. You can also store two bicycles securely inside. The garden also offers outdoor furniture and access to 2 private parking spaces.

 

  • 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

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is 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
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
Show 10 moreCosy yet spacious, enjoy breakfast from your bed

Location

Static Map
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1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.