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Old Mechanics Institute

Bishop Monkton near Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1016679)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • “A fabulous holiday home in a perfect location, such an idyllic location & a morning alarm call from the cows in the field opposite!”

    Only one pub open in the village now but still loads more 10-15 mins drive away along with all local amenities. The cottage was ideally placed for all local attractions & beautiful countryside walks right on the doorstep….would highly recommended this property, loads of room inside, in fact we only used the main lounge twice as we found the dining/family room enough for a family of five

    - Mrs Marchant, August 2021

About the property

Within the rolling countryside of Yorkshire, you can find the sweet village of Bishop Monkton, where the Old Mechanics Institute lies in all its vintage architectural glory.

Beautifully renovated over the years and now complete with luxury furnishings, this property is perfect for a family holiday or a group of six looking to explore the wonders of North Yorkshire.

Take in the classic exterior styles of this unique property before heading inside to explore your new home-from-home; discover first the spacious siting room, where an open fire can crackle away into the night as everyone gathers to watch a film on the large TV, from the comfort of the inviting velvet sofas.

Within the stylish kitchen you can make use of the huge range cooker, and as the pots and pans simmer on the gas hob, sit at the cute breakfast bar with a glass of wine, with the evening light coming through the velux window down onto the sleek grey units.

Over in the other half of this open-plan living space is the dining area and another sitting area, all atop natural wood flooring, you can enjoy a sit-down meal with everyone before flopping onto the sumptuous corner sofa afterwards.

Head upstairs to find the bedrooms, with a super-king-size room offering a grand and luxurious spot to rest in, featuring exposed beams and sloping eaves giving that rustic feel, whilst benefitting from an en-suite shower room with a large double shower cubicle.

The remaining bedrooms are a king-size and a double, all decorated simply but with quality furnishings and linen, served by the family bathroom which holds a bath with a shower over so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Take time in the summer to enjoy the outdoor south-west facing courtyard, whether it’s for some alfresco dining with a spot of lunch, or an evening drink after a day of walking, you will love having your own private space outside.

Set about exploring your surroundings by popping in to one of the local pubs in Bishop Monkton and be welcomed by the country village community, with a nearby attraction of Newby Hall & Gardens being close by, you can explore this Georgian house and gardens set within 25-acres, with a shop, exhibits, and a children’s adventure playground.

Within driving distance is the beautiful Nidderdale AONB, a huge conservation area of Yorkshire’s rolling countryside, perfect for walking and observing wildlife, much like the huge Yorkshire Dales National Park which straddles the Pennines and offers many attractions for all ages.

Old Mechanics Institute is an old property brought to life with careful restoration and beautiful furnishings, along with the wonderful everlasting memories that you’ll create within it.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with open fire and ground-floor underfloor heating
  • Electric range cooker with gas hob, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating and bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 3.3 miles, pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check in time is after 5pm Please Note: This property does not accept Stag/hen or similar

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ripon 5 miles; Harrogate 7 miles.

A picturesque village, set five miles south of the cathedral city of Ripon and just seven miles from the elegant spa town of Harrogate. The village dates back over 600 years and has a couple of pubs, including one gastro pub, a school, a church and a village hall. Bishop Monkton is ideally situated for exploring all of Yorkshire's splendid surrounding countryside, with the Yorkshire Dales to the west and the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast to the east. The fascinating cathedral city of Ripon is close by and even the stunning, historic city of York can be reached in just over half an hour’s drive. There are plenty of attractions to discover within easy reach, including the superb stately homes of Castle Howard and Harewood House, Ripley Castle, the Cistercian abbeys of Fountains, Rievaulx and Jervaulx, as well as the castles of Middleham, Bolton and Richmond.

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Please Note: This property does not accept Stag/hen or similar