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Ashknott Cottage

(Ref. 973458)

Kirkby Malzeard near Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellently presented cottage."

    Very clean and tidy and eqipped with everything one could possibly need. Tea, coffee, milk and biscuits a nice touch. We know the area well, with family living in Grewelthorpe - lots to do and visit locally. Only gripe was the stairs, particularly getting from bedroom to bathroom. Not sure what could be done about it. Certainly not suitable for people with mobility problems. And a chair for clothes etc. in bedroom would have been appreciated . But we had a lovely stay. Thanks.

    Thank you for your feedback and lovely comments about Ashknott Cottage. Glad you had a lovely stay. The staircase is a quirk of the cottage and nothing can be done. However we do say in information that maybe not suitable for those with mobility issues. Re bedroom chair as there is already an ottoman seat we did not feel both was needed. Hope we may be able to host you again in the future. regards Andrew and Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jan 2024

  • "Lovely little cottage, had everything we needed."

    Quiet pleasant village , great butchers & fish nd chips shops in Village.

    Hi Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you have found the cottage and the surroundings met your expectations for your stay. We hope to see you again in the future Happy New Year Regards Andy & Erica Fletcher Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage that we really enjoyed."

    Ideally placed to get around the Yorkshire Dales.Parked right outside every day we were there.

    Firstly apologies in delay of response due to personal circumstances. Thank you for your response and we are glad you have found the cottage suitable and in keeping with your needs. We hope to see you again in the near future Regards Andy and Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2023

  • "Disappointed to arrive to a full wheelie bin under the kitchen window in very hot weather and more disapponted with the response from the owners ( via Sykes) blaming previous occupants."

    Thankfully there was an ample supply of flyspray. The downstairs has a pungent smell which comes from the build up of smoke emanating from the woodburner and the cheap logs provided. It really is quite nasty.Top tip is to take plenty of odour killing materials and sprays to try and mask the pong. The lounge really does need better lighting ( as raised in previous comments) rather than a rota system for who gets to read in the armchair at night. Overall the cottage is in need of freshening up and updating. It would also help if there was a local emergency contact number other than having to go through the Sykes call centre. I won't be returning to this particular property, though the local area is well worth visiting, Nice bathroom and bedroom to be fair.

    Hi I am sorry you have had some issues during your stay but I would like to respond on your points as follows. RE: the waste bin - I was contacted by Sykes re the bin condition and despite me being overseas at the time I tried to have this corrected although communication links were restrictive due to my location. Whist my comment was that we ask all occupants to put the bin out on a Tuesday night as detailed in the information folder and polite reminders in the cottage, it was not a criticism of past occupants. RE: Your statement of pungent smell downstairs through the log burner, any log fire will provide a smoke smell and the logs provided are as provided over the past 5 years. We have had an air freshener in the cottage which I have been informed has now been removed, which we will again replenish on my next inspection. The chimney is regularly swept and checked by a long standing professional, local to the area. RE: Your comment on the lighting The cottage as advertised is of a 1800's construction and hence no large windows, but the lounge does have 4x wall lights, 1x standard lamp and also 1x reading light adjacent the singular chair. Again your comment around the cottage requires refreshing - The cottage is kept in keeping with the style it was originally intended and has been proffesionally redecorated in the past 2 years. RE: Your request for direct contact and having to go through the Sykes call centre - this is normal practice and in keeping with your booking conditions. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank2.2Sep 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely village."

    Hi Kathleen Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Ashknott Cottage. We hope to see you again Andy & Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable and clean cottage in a lovely central location."

    Was able to stay close to local area and explore on foot or go further afield to more well known landmarks in the area. Was perfect to relax and please ourselves.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again Regards Andy & Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7May 2023

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Cottage was clean and everything there for a comfortable stay. Really enjoyed our time there. Would recommend as a really nice time away.

    Hi Thank you for your feedback it is much appreciated. We are really happy that your stay was so good and the cottage met all your expectations. We hope to see you again Regards Andy and Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for us and in a great location."

    The welcome packet of biscuits and pint of milk for a brew upon arrival was very much appreciated as was the kindling and logs for the fire. The cottage was warm and cosy and was a great place to relax in the evening,

    Apologies in delay of response Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a lovely stay and we hope to see you again in the future Andy and Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Mar 2023

  • "Suggested a tv upgrade to a tv with free view for IPlayer itv ch4 etc rather than preset apps."

    Better lighting led for reading. Really quite dim inside.

    Thank You for your feedback but I would like to comment on your points raised. Whilst the TV in the lounge has now lost the facility for bbc I player, due to Sony / i player changes, it does have facility for all terrestrial channels plus additional channels without the need for use of apps. It also has the facility via apps for use of Netflix and Amazon prime with personal accounts. The bedroom TV does have BBCi player facility. With the cottage build being circa mid 1800's, on a dull day the lounge appearance can be dim, to off set this the lighting in the lounge has 4no wall lights with additional 1no reading light adjacent the singular lounge chair and also an additional standard lamp near the dining table. All lights have energy saving lamps fitted. Again thanks for your time in passing on feedback and we hope your stay was pleasant and met your expectations. Regards Andy & Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angus4.4Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cosy cottage."

    Beautiful location for a relaxing week in the country.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a lovely stay and we hope to see you again in the future Andy and Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village with fantastic amenities."

    In easy reach of Ripon and York and numerous places of interest. Would definitely recommend

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you found your stay enjoyable and the cottage met your expectations. We hope to see you again Regards Andy & Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was well presented and well equipped The position in the village was ideal and there are some lovely places to visit fairly nearby Can’t think of anything else that would have made for a better stay."

    Thankyou for letting us use your beautiful cottage

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Regards Andy & Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped.

    Thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicole4.7Jun 2022

  • "Our stay at Ashcott cottage was great people locally are plesant polite neibour very nice cottage has all facilities provided that you need bed was very hardifficult but that can be choice anyway it really is ideal cottage for two people and small dog we would recommend it to anyone thanks we enjoyed our stay there Mr ms golding thanks again."

    Thank you for your feedback. Sorry you felt the bed was too firm, but the bed and mattress are relatively new. Whilst you acknowlege the bed is a personal choice we have also received positive response's to the beds comfort from previous guests. Thank you again for choosing Ashknott Cottage for your recent stay and we hope to see you soon Regards Andy & Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Apr 2022

  • "A very comfortable, lovely cottage for 2 and a dog."

    Everything provided. Extremely comfortable bed..Fabulous bathroom.The only issue was we were confused about the recycling bins and when they were to be collected. Apologies for leaving it behind. We would definitely come again.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and apologies in delay to this reply, as we have been away ourselves. Firstly we are glad you have found the cottage comfortable and it has met your expectations. Re the recycling bins we apologise in the confused messaging left and we will address this on our next visit to the cottage. Unfortunately this has occurred as we have changed our collection and disposal methods, to try and maximise our recycling opportunities and recognise we have not fully addresed our messaging at the cottage. Again apologies on this. We hope to see you again soon Regards Andy & Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, located in a quaint and pretty village, warm, cosy and equipped with everything needed for our new year stay, our collie was very contented too!"

    Perfect location for exploring the dales. We hope to stay again soon!

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you had a good new year break and found the cottage pleasant and cosy. We hope to see you in the near future. Take care and happy new year to you all Regards Andy & Erica Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a great village."

    Great walks from the door and easy access to Ripon and Fountains Abbey.

    Thank you for your feedback much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronnie5.0Dec 2021

  • "A cosy, well-equipped cottage with parking outside situated in the village of Kirkby Malzeard."

    There's a modern bathroom with a superb free-standing bath, as well as a shower, which was nice for a long hot soak. A very comfortable king size bed and a washing machine in the kitchen which was a bonus. Good wi-fi in the cottage. A detailed booklet was provided by the owners with useful information about the cottage facilities and the local area. There are plenty of interesting places to visit a car journey away and a pub and takeaway in the village so you can easily walk to get a meal. Also there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops in nearby Ripon.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is well situated in a nice village although a car is necessary to explore the area."

    There is everything you would need for a short stay, the staircase is a little bit tricky at times but overall, a very clean, pleasant property which I would recommend to couples.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage tastefully decorated and furnished, well equipped"

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We were lucky that the local tea-room was open the day we arrived - amazing home made cakes. Good butcher in the village and handy corner shop. Small gravelled yard behind cottage but very easy access to local dog walks and pub in village is also dog friendly. Local attractions include Himalayan gardens, Fountains Abbey, Brimham Rocks, Ripon Cathedral and also worth a trip to Harrogate.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Jul 2021

  • "Very pleasant stay."

    Stairs a bit frightening. Lovely area and most friendly locals.

    Thank you for your comments, would consider the stairs not to be frightening and in keeping with the age of the property, with Bannister provided. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and liked the area and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Jun 2021

  • "The shower screen needs fixed as difficult to close Not enough hot water to ..."

    The shower screen needs fixed as difficult to close Not enough hot water to fill bath Cosy feel gorgeous living room

    Thank you for your feedback, the shower screen was fixed on your departure, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Water system was checked, no issues found. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna3.8May 2021

  • "The cottage was pretty much as listed - small, cosy and clean."

    The kitchen was well equipped and the village and area were both lovely

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Apr 2021

  • "Perfect in every way."

    Lovely cottage in friendly picturesque village. Nice walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Beth4.7Dec 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, in a lovely area."

    It is actually bigger than the pictures show it be (in my opinion). Very clean and well equipped on the whole. We used the washing machine to wash our walking clothes and the cottage is so warm that they all dried in a few hours! Would be nice to know where the bin is for dog waste, we bagged ours up and then took those bags to a local waste bin. Couldn’t find any tea, coffee or sugar, but the milk and biscuits went down well once we’d been to the local shop.

    Reviewed by Annabel4.7Oct 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a great location."

    It was cozy and quiet and easily accessible. Entry was by key box which was ideal and the directions were easy to follow.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    All fine. thank you

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is small but perfectly formed."

    It is fully equipped with everything that you could possibly need for a relaxing break in the Dales. The furniture/decor was excellent quality and to a high standard. The village that the cottage is in is wonderful, quaint and quiet with very little traffic on the roads. There was some building work taking place in the cottage next door that you could hear at times, however the owner has contacted me beforehand to warn of the noise and had offered to change the booking if we had wanted, and had also negotiated with the builders that they didn't start until after 9am. We felt that this was very thoughtful of the owner and went above and beyond what we would have expected given the noise was out of their control. It certainly didn't impact or ruin our stay, and we were grateful for the owner's response to it. We would recommend visiting nearby Masham for the Black Sheep and Theakston breweries, and for walking the nearby Hackfall Woods was a brilliant discovery!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Ashknott Cottage is a lovely cottage in a beautiful village setting."

    It's extremely well appointed with everything you could possibly want for a holiday in the Dales. A cosy lounge with a log burner (and some starter logs!), a well equipped kitchen and a lovely bathroom show the effort and attention to detail that the owners have put in to their property. The village is bustling with everything you could need and its great to see such a thriving and friendly village community. The property is within easy reach of all the Dales attractions and the Moors and Whitby are only a short drive away. All in all, a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2020

  • "Immaculately presented with all you could need during your stay."

    Great location, lovely friendly village and local pub. Fabulous large bedroom and bathroom. Local to lots of great walks. Nice welcome tea, coffee, milk and biscuits on arrival. Great area for leaving walking boots and coats. Would definitely recommend ideal for a couple and dog

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great location and perfect for my wife and I and the dog ."

    Reviewed by Graham Martin4.4Sep 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely village, very friendly staff at the local pub, nice ..."

    A lovely cottage in a lovely village, very friendly staff at the local pub, nice private garden at the cottage and very cosy

    Reviewed by Tina3.8Aug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, great for a couple and dog, everthing we needed in cottage, great shower, comfortable bed, handy chip shop in village along with nice friendly pub with good food and cracking beer, also 2 very good pubs for great food in grantley and galphay, both shut on mon/tuesdays though, handy for ripon, harrogate and of course york."

    beautiful countryside, walks rivers and lovely villages all around. The locals are so friendly and helpful, yes we had a lovely week , which was all the better from staying at ashnott cottage . please thank the owners.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage felt like home straight away."

    We were really impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage it was a great relief to find it so. We were delighted with the tea, milk and biscuits that had been left for us, a very thoughtful touch. We were so impressed with Sykes that we booked another Sykes holiday Cottage for September this year while still enjoying this holiday. Thanks to all at Sykes, we know we can trust you to give us a great Booking and Holiday experience.

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Jun 2019

  • "Everything was clean,tidy and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great location - very convenient for Fountains Abbey & the Himalayan Gardens."

    Good walking from the front door.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage is cosy, warm and friendly as are the people of the village."

    The area is very beautiful with wonderful views.we,ve had a wonderful time and if the owners take on board the suggestions we left it will be disabled friendly.we,re planning to go back maybe later this year if time permits.can,t recommend the cottage enough brilliant.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0May 2019

  • "Great little terraced cottage, perfect for two people for a cosy romantic getaway."

    Nice local pub that serves great food. Ripon and Masham nearby for shopping/markets. Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes about 50 mins away and we’ll worth a visit if you’re a cheesaholic like us!

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in a very friendly village ideally placed to explore the Yorkshire Dales."

    The facilities at the cottage are excellent and we felt very comfortable and homely for our week's stay. On our last day, unfortunately, the front door key became stuck in the lock, rang Sykes Cottages up and dealt with immediately, owner rang to explain and apologise, door fitters arrived in a couple of hours and fitted new lock, excellent service which did not in any way detract from our stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "Stayed in many many cottages over the years, this was a nice pleasant cottage in a nice village."

    However I do have a few gripes unfortunately. The cottage was clean but not spotless, the fridge freezer needs a good clean, the freezer part needs defrosting, looked like something had spilled on the ice , wasn't pleasant. The microwave hadn't been cleaned, didn't fancy cleaning it before using it , good job as the plates were not suitable for the microwave. Had to wash a couple of pans before using them too and drinking glasses. The cupboards and handles around the cooker were greasy and dusty. I'm really sorry to leave this review, but having stayed in cottages in the past this really didn't live up to good expectations. The village is lovely apart from the very busy road running through it, traffic does go at speed and it's a shame. The residents really should try to campaign for traffic calming measures. Again sorry for the not so great review but I am honest and wouldn't return

    Thank you for your feeedback and I apologise for the cleaning errors. We agree that this is not satisfactory. Our regular cleaner has been on honeymoon but is now back and will address these issues. There are microwave plates in the cupboard and pyrex dishes can also be used. As owners, we take feedback seriously and visit the property on a regular basis. Although we do not live locally, we will continue to inspect the property as often as possioble. With regard to the road traffic, this is of course beyond our control but we will be adding new double glazed windows next month with the hope that this will help. We do hope that you may reconsider and return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon3.4Oct 2018

  • "Cottage was very clean, had good facilities."

    Close to the local shops. A cosy place to spend a week or 2. Good outside space. Good wifi signal, not the owners fault but no mobile phone signal in the cottage (we were on O2). If you walk down to the church you should be able to get a signal. Again not the owners fault but quite a busy road outside. The cottage had clearly been thoughtfully furnished. The bathroom was very spacious and good quality however it was a little difficult getting into it, if you are not too mobile it would be quite awkward to access.

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Jul 2018

  • "Fabulous location with plenty of places to visit with having to travel to far"

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage for 2."

    The stand out thing for us was comfort - the bed was extremely comfortable- I slept really well, as were the settee & armchair downstairs. Love the size of the bedroom, plus plenty of storage for our clothes. Excellent bathroom, very spacious, my only suggestion would be for a more powerful shower. Parking is good too. The one thing missing is microwaveable crockery!! A microwave is supplied- but nothing you can put in there! Would definitely recommend this little cottage & will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2018

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  • One king-size double bedroom with large TV Freeview
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for the stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Plenty of roadside parking outside cottage
  • Private gravelled patio with furniture
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7 mins walk
  • Please note: Due to the age of the cottage the stairs to bathroom and bedroom can be slightly awkward for people with mobility issues
  • Property sleeps a maximum of 2 adults not suitable for children. Please note this property has a pet supplement of £25 per pet per week.

The property

A delightful, stone-built cottage located in the lovely lower Yorkshire Dales village of Kirkby Malzeard near Ripon.

A former farmworker's cottage, the property dates back to the 1800s and exudes charm and character throughout.

This superb cottage offers outstanding accommodation, featuring a warm and inviting living with new furnishings and room complete with a dining table and woodburning stove, perfect for enjoying a meal and getting cosy in front of the fire after an exciting day out exploring the local area.

The ground floor also has an updated well-equipped shaker-style kitchen with new work surfaces, with original exposed beams and a distressed oak door.

There is also a boiler area for coats and boots.Upstairs, the cottage boasts a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed and adjacent bathroom with a large freestanding bath, with separate shower perfect for couples looking for a memorable romantic break in this stunning area.

Why not enjoy a coffee or glass of wine in the private gravelled area to the rear of the cottage or enjoy a morning coffee in the outside front area.

For those wishing to enjoy beautiful walks and the tranquility of this Dales location, this cottage is perfect for you.

The village boasts a fine pub, serving excellent cuisine and a good range of real ales, a celebrated fish and chip shop/takeaway, with a renowned butcher/grocer,village shop and a garage.The nearby historic city of Ripon is a short ten minute drive away, where you can explore historic old streets and alleyways, fascinating museums, the market square and a stunning cathedral.

Slightly further afield is the lovely town of Harrogate, boasting a wide variety of inviting pubs, high end restaurants and tempting shops, whilst the magnificent Turkish Baths, old theatres, and Bettys tea room - overlooking Montpelier Gardens - are unmissable.

In the other direction is the quieter town of Masham with such attractions as The Black Sheep Visitor Centre with its bistro, the town's famous market square and 7th century church.

With beautiful countryside to explore, and heritage houses and castles to visit, this Kirkby Malzeard cottage is the perfect base for a romantic or relaxing break in the Yorkshire Dales.

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About the location


Ripon 7 miles; Pateley Bridge 8 miles.

Pretty Kirkby Malzeard is one of a scattering of delightful villages, idyllically situated amidst the stunning moorland scenery and tapestry of lush green meadows of Nidderdale. The village is well served by a pub, a village shop, tea rooms and a local garage. The area is a walkers paradise with many footpaths and bridleways wending their merry way through the beautiful Dales countryside, whilst painters and photographers are also well catered for. The surrounding area boasts plenty of local attractions including the ancient monastic ruins of Fountains Abbey and beautiful Studley Royal Gardens (National Trust), Lightwater Valley Theme Park, the pretty village of Masham with its famous brewery and of course the cathedral city of Ripon. You will love exploring the impressive Brimham Rocks - 50 acres of huge rocks, weathered over the years into strange shapes giving rise to names like The Eagle and Dancing Bear. Both the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks are within easy driving distance, as are the towns of Harrogate, Knaresborough and the City of York.

Please note this property has a pet supplement of £25 per pet per week.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas