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West View

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Melmerby near Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We booked the cottage as a group of friends to stay for our friend’s wedding at Lodge Farm nearby."

    It was just what we needed, spotlessly clean, comfortable, and had plenty of mirrors…! Shower was powerful, bathroom clean and spacious, the kitchen was well equipped and there were plenty of sofas and seats to sit on in the living room. We didn’t use the garden but it looked very pretty out of the window. The village is also quaint and pretty and the local village pub serves good classic pub grub until 8pm - we found it a really friendly pub and food was freshly prepared and tasty. Overall a lovely stay and would definitely recommend for families or groups of friends like ours :)

    We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. It is a lovely village. Thank you for the recommendation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2024

  • "We loved the cottage."

    Rooms were a great size. Kitchen was very well equipped. Whole cottage was spotlessly clean. Beds very comfortable. The heating was highly effective and kept the whole cottage lovely and warm. Welcome tray was a very nice touch, especially the dog biscuits. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful property in a quiet village."

    If you want a base to visit Ripon & North Yorkshire then this is ideal being close to the A1m. Lovely open views to fields at rear and on a quiet road. Well equipped kitchen, cosy lounge, large dining room and 3 excellent bedrooms. Handy utility room for taking off walking shoes & cleaning the dogs feet. Off road parking at rear. We could not fault this accomodation & would love to return again for a peaceful break. Friendly owner who contacted us ahead of visit. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a fantastic, relaxing stay at West View."

    We ended up at the Bull Inn, West Tanfield several times which is very dog friendly and all meals are great. Really enjoyed Thirsk, especially the Upstairs/Downstairs cafe! The property perfectly suited our needs and we would be keen to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2023

  • "10/10 for everything."

    The cottage was clean, cosy and in the perfect location. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage cosy and comfortable great location for our tour d’yorkshire"

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a good location for exploring the area."

    The driveway was very tight for our VW Golf - we needed to fold in our wing mirrors to negotiate it. The cottage was more spacious than expected and had all that we needed for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Josina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay, great place for families."

    Spacious,very comfortable and a great base for many nearby attractions. Our boys particularly enjoyed Newby Hall and Lightwater Valley. Some confusion on our final day, when the guy came to collect bedding etc at 8.30. It was ready for him but he didn’t have anything to put it in so didn’t take it. Some initial problems with oven, but quickly resolved. Vincent very helpful. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jul 2023

  • "West View is a super cottage, it’s spacious and spotless."

    We arrived to find tea, coffee, milk and biscuits, the perfect welcome after our drive. Comfy beds and sofas encouraged us to relax and unwind, and there was enough warmth in the evening to sit in the pretty garden and watch the sheep! Vincent and Stephen are wonderful hosts and they provided great recommendations for walks, trips out and where to book for lunch/dinner. We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great property - shower and beds were so good."

    Fantastic location for walks/trips out. We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very clean and well maintained property."

    We all enjoyed our weekend break.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jan 2023

  • "It was a lovely place to stay - very comfortable."

    Information about the cottage provided by the owners was very useful and comprehensive.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property with great facilities, beautiful area."

    Great food in the local pub. Great place to relax with family and explore Brimham rocks and Fountains Abbey.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely homely, elegant property."

    It was a real home from home, ideally located for so much to do in the area. Endless supply of hot water. so very comfortable. Bed and bedding superb, lovely decor and soft furnishings.. No hesitation in recommending. Thank you very much to the owners. xx

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property and easy to get to lots of places."

    The owners were fantastic when the water was cut off, and were so kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by Cari5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage located in a lovely village with great dog walks on the doorstep and a lovely little pub, the cottage is very comfortable and has a great outdoor space, some nice touches like the welcome pack."

    .beds were super comfy, the property was clean and provided everything you need to ensure a great holiday, only one thing was missing it would have been nice to have access to a BBQ just a suggestion. Cannot fault the place and the owner (albeit in email) was friendly and informative. Will definitely book the cottage again and would highly recommend this gem.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed."

    Comfortable and clean

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at West View in June, great location for us walks from the doorstep or if you want to travel a bit further then Patley Bridge and Lofthouse are not too far to drive."

    No shop in the village but Ripon only 4 miles away. Great friendly pub just around the corner which we visited on a couple of occasions enjoying a good home cook meal on the one visit. The cottage itself has 3 great sized bedrooms with comfortable beds. Big bathroom with a great shower although there was a certain knack to flushing the toilet, which could do with looking at. Great living room with comfortable sofa's, separate dining room with big table we could all sit round and eat at. Kitchen a nice size and well equipped although we did go out and buy our own wine glasses as wine glasses in the cottage were very small and could do with updating for those who enjoy a nice glass of wine. The back garden is lovely and as we had good weather it was a great place to sit out and our springer enjoyed the space, also great view and fab to see the lambs out the back. we had a fab week at West View and the best recommendation i can give is that we have rebooked for later on in the year

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our second visit to ‘West View’ and it won’t be our last!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely cosy cottage, with everything you need. Comfortable beds, and super log fire to sit around on the chilly nights. The welcome pack was very welcome as well. Thanks a lot Vincent & Stephen x

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a marvellous week at West View, which is a beautiful, homely cottage, set in a lovely village."

    The cottage is well laid out with all the necessary facilities, which made our stay happy and relaxing, despite the variable weather that week. Our party consisted of father, daughter, two teenage granddaughters and for the first time, our small poodle. There was plenty of room for everyone and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Many thanks to Vincent, the owner, for keeping in touch and helping to make our stay memorable. We fully intend returning in the future.

    Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback and kind words, Graham. What a pleasure to have met your family at West View. We are so pleased that it has been a positive experience for Angel the poodle, too. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to Melmerby soon. Hopefully, there'll be plenty of good weather for you to explore further afield in this part of North Yorkshire and we will be more than happy to offer some ideas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "On arrival we were greeted by Vincent 1 of the owners of the property, who explained how to use the safe to retrieve the keys for the house and garage, and if there was anything we needed we could contact him."

    The cottage was beautiful very clean both fires were made up ready for use, it was cosy but spacious the bedding was lovely.The gardens were gorgeous we sat out in late March the weather was good the views were open fields and our dogs roamed around very content I can't recommend this cottage enough the owners have put a lot of care and attention in this cottage. I must say thank you for the welcome hamper you left.

    Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback and very kind words. We are so pleased that the cottage and the garden provided you with comfortable space for both you and your dog. Weren't we lucky to have such sunny weather in late March which made sitting out in the garden an enjoyable experience? We are also very grateful for your recommendation. It means a lot to us. Thank you and hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you and you all back to West View. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful."

    Really stylish but very homely and welcoming. We arrived with a lovely welcome tray and fresh milk and a tin of yummy dog biscuits for our dog. The beds are very comfortable and so are the pillows. The house was spotless, well equipped and plenty big enough for four adults, a toddler and a dog. The garden is beautiful especially seeing the little lambs in the field behind. The village is in a great location, just 10 minutes to Ripon and 25 to Harrogate. The village pub does great food with a friendly service. We got a local sainsburys to deliver a shop as we arrived, as there is no village shop you need to be prepared but you’re so close to other places it’s not a problem. The hosts were really friendly, kind and informative. We loved our stay here and are definitely rebooking to go back.

    Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback. We are truly grateful for your kind words and support. I am sure that others will find your comments very useful, too, to help them make their decisions. We are so relieved that you found the accommodation comfortable and there's room for your family and Gertrude. We hope that she's managed to meet a few of other dogs in the village - it's a very dog friendly village. Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any queries about your plans for returning to West View.. We look forward to welcoming you back. Many thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very well presented and comfortable accommodation."

    Good connecting routes.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and support. We are delighted that you find our accommodation well presented and comfortable and the location is convenient for visits to nearby towns, cities and other places of interests. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2022

  • "A warm, comfortable cottage with plenty of space."

    Everything is provided for a long stay. Loved being able to come in through the back door after a long walk, straight into the utility room to sort the dog out before coming into the kitchen. Really comfy beds and a fabulous shower made our stay a most enjoyable one! The hosts are kind and attentive, nothing is overlooked.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and positive feedback. We are delighted that you had a pleasant experience and you found the cottage comfortable and spacious. We are very grateful for your support. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jaqui5.0Jan 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at West View."

    There were 4 adults and 2 young children. There was plenty of room and everything we needed. Stephen and Vincent had thought of everything and had left a lovely welcome pack and were available whenever we needed them. The Christmas decorations were still up so the children were pleased! The bedrooms are lovely and really comfy, and the shower was also amazing! We would definitely recommend this property to anyone thinking of a cosy Yorkshire get away

    We are so delighted that you've had a lovely time at West View and both children and adults found plenty of space for themselves. We are particularly pleased that the children could still enjoy the Christmas decorations before the New Year. We'd also love to thank you for your kind recommendation. It means a lot to us. Stay safe. We look forward to our next opportunity to welcome you and family back to West View. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation perfectly located for trips to Ripon Harrogate and Leeds."

    Our family spent Christmas at the cottage and there was plenty room for five adults and three small dogs and two young children. Communication from Vincent was excellent and we had everything we needed for our stay. The garden was safe and secure for kids and dogs. The shower was fab and the real fire was lovely to cosy up to in the evenings. The play park just across the road is perfect for the kids. Would definitely recommend the cottage.

    We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your Christmas break at West View and discovered the many benefits that it offers. You are certainly right about the play park across the road that families with children may find it another welcome addition. Thank you, too, for your kind words and recommendation. It is very much appreciated. We wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year of 2022. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful home, warm, clean and very comfortable."

    Everything exceeded our expectations and we look forward to our (already booked) return visit! Thank you to Vincent and his team for a lovely stay.

    We are so pleased that it's been a pleasant stay for you all. We have really enjoyed getting the house ready for your visit. We were even more excited to prepare the house for your return visit, trying to make sure that we could make your stay as comfortable as we possibly could. It's our absolute pleasure to welcome you back to West View. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jaqui5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at West View Cottage."

    By far the best cottage we had ever stayed in. Made even more perfect with lots of fine sunny but cold weather. The accommodation is lovely and comfortable with a charming log/coal fireplace to give a cosy atmosphere. Our dog loved to roam in the spacious enclosed garden. We liked it so much we have booked to go back in the summer .

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and encouraging words, Kath. It was an absolute pleasure to have you at West View and we are delighted to hear that it's been such a positive experience for you and your pooch. Thank you, too, for choosing to return to West View in the summer. We are already looking forward to welcoming you back and have started planning to help you celebrate your next holiday with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 2 x cars on the driveway and 2 x cars at the back of the property
  • Enclosed front and rear garden with lawn, pond, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Please take care with pets and small children in the back garden due to the open lily pond area

The property

Ripon 4.8 miles.

Tucked away in the small village of Melmerby near Ripon in North Yorkshire, is this fantastic semi-detached character cottage, West View.

Retaining its 240-year-old heritage and boasting an excellent setting nestled between the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, West View makes for an excellent countryside escape for a family of six or a group of friends.

Park-up on the private driveaway and unload your bags with ease, before stepping into your new home-from-home.

You can look forward to returning from a day of exploring and curling up on the sofa in the sitting room in front of the open fire, as you select your favourite TV show as the evening’s entertainment.

When stomachs start to rumble, head to the well-equipped kitchen to rustle up some tasty treats using the electric oven and hob and the dishwasher for keeping your space tidy.

There is also a spacious dining room for you to gather round the dining table to savour a delicious meal and toast to a wonderful holiday amidst the glow of the open fire.

Take advantage of the handy utility/boot room where you will find a washing machine, so there is no need to bring your whole wardrobe!

As the evening grows darker, climb the stairs to the first-floor where you will find three well-presented bedrooms, two doubles and a twin, each perfect for catching your rest.

Wake-up and indulge in a blissful soak in the bath or a revitalising shower, before joining your guests out on the private patio to sip morning coffee and discuss plans for the days ahead.

Set out for the day and discover The George & Dragon Inn just a stone’s throw away, where you can treat your guests to a tasty pub lunch and a well-deserved pint after a long day of exploring.

The nearby city of Ripon is home to a superb cathedral which dates back to 672AD and houses a Saxon crypt and library, perfect for any budding historians to explore!

You will be spoilt for choice at the selection of museums available, including the Workhouse Museum where you can step into the shoes of a Victorian and tour the vagrant cells, kitchen and dining halls or head to the Prison and Police Museum for an insight into what prison was like in the 1800’s.

For a peaceful moment, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Ripon Spa Gardens where you may be lucky enough to catch a live performance in the Victorian band stand.

For a day of thrills, be sure to make a stop at the Lightwater Valley Theme Park with a good selection of rollercoasters, farm animals and a falconry.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, just a short drive away.

Travel a little further and you will reach Harrogate, where you can tour the fascinating Royal Pump Room Museum, soak up the scenery in the Valley Gardens or escape the world and unwind in the Turkish Baths & Health Spa.

For an unforgettable adventure with loved ones, choose West View as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Masham 9 miles; Harrogate 12 miles.

Dominated by its imposing cathedral, the historic city of Ripon has a great deal to offer visitors - the Cathedral with its 1300 year old crypt, the Yorkshire Law & Order Museums, various craft markets, an International Music Festival and Ripon Races; not to mention the many beautiful riverside and canal walks. Even the famous Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden are within walking distance along the banks of the River Skell and it is just a few miles to the popular Lightwater Valley Theme Park. The historic houses of Norton Conyers and Newby Hall & Gardens are also close by. If you do feel the need to get in the car and explore, Ripon is ideal for touring both the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, not to mention Harrogate, Knaresborough and York too!

Note: Please take care with pets and small children in the back garden due to the open lily pond area

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas