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West View

Melmerby near Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1085233)

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1 Customer Review

  • "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 KathNov 2021

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.


  • 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, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 0.3 miles

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!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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