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The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
A small city with a bubbly personality - that's what you get when you book a Ripon cottage. Just north of Harrogate in the Yorkshire Dales, it's a great spot for walkers, as well as lovers of history and culture.
Join a guided tour or follow your nose. You'll soon come across the big market square where, every night at 9pm, you can witness the ancient ritual of 'setting the watch' by the famous Horn-blower.
By day the square bustles with traders and shoppers, with weekly markets, specialist farmers' markets and regular craft fairs. Shops range from boutiques to high street names and there are some fabulous galleries like Hornseys.
Hungry? From pizza and pasta to Yorkshire pudding and gravy, there's a great variety of places to eat and drink, as well as takeaways for relaxing, no-cook evenings at your Ripon cottage.
Pride of place goes to Ripon Cathedral, with its medieval architecture and intricate woodcarvings. Next, three fascinating Yorkshire Law & Order Museums. Just a few miles away, the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Gardens. Also, Newby Hall & Gardens - setting for Austen's Mansfield Park and, on selected dates, the wonderfully romantic Markenfield Hall. For white-knuckle rides and hair-raising adventures, don't miss the Lightwater Valley Theme Park. Ripley Castle, Norton Conyers, Brimham Rocks - the list goes on.
What else? Horse racing, riverside walks, an attractive marina, scenic cruises, leisure centre, spectator sports, golf, tennis and an International Festival every September - try a Ripon cottage soon!
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Markington Grange Cottage | Markington near Ripon | Yorkshire Dales - South
Delightful self-contained wing of owner's detached home on edge of Markington. Spacious open-plan accommodation, exposed beams. Great for Dales/Moors. Ripon 6 miles.
4 Crown Court Yard | Grewelthorpe near Masham | Yorkshire Dales - South
This welcoming stone-built cottage is in the centre of Grewelthorpe village in Nidderdale. Super king-size double bedroom, romantic retreat. pet-friendly. Masham 3 miles.
Annexe | Topcliffe near Thirsk | North York Moors & Coast
Cosy annexe attached to owner’s property in Topcliffe. Modern amenities, comfortable furnishings. Close to village pub, superb location for walking and touring. Thirsk 4 miles.
Grove Cottage | Skipton-on-Swale near Thirsk | North York Moors & Coast
Outstanding detached cottage in small hamlet near Thirsk. Tastefully furnished, decorated to high standard. First class accommodation. Woodburner , contemporary kitchen and bathroom. Ideal base for Dales and North York Moors. Thirsk 4 miles.
Lair Close Cottage | Shaw Mills near Harrogate | Yorkshire Dales - South
Delightful ground floor studio cottage in village of Shaw Mills in North Yorkshire. Private patio. Harrogate 5 miles.
7 Scarah Bank Cottages | Bedlam near Ripley | Yorkshire Dales - South
Attractive mid-terrace, stone-built cottage. Open fire. Lovely countryside location. Wonderful touring base. Near ancient market town of Knaresborough. Ripley 1 mile.
The Sun House | Ferrensby near Knaresborough | Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds
All ground floor Knaresborough cottage apartment. High quality accommodation in small village with old coaching inn. Knaresborough 3 miles.
Ferndene Cottage | Scotton near Knaresborough | Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds
Stone built terraced Knaresborough cottage, in small village of Scotton. Open fire, sleigh bed, close to village pub. Knaresborough 2 miles.