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Foxy Cottage

(Ref. 1102485)

Ripley, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "First off, we had a lovely week at Foxy cottage despite the mixed weather."

    Because of the excellent Sykes website and the photographs therein, the cottage lived up to the expectations. It is a beautiful, comfortable cottage in a pretty village. The cottage was reasonably well equipped with utensils, pans and cleaning materials etc, however we left some feedback on a couple of possible improvements. I found the beds comfortable and the rooms reasonably spacious with enough storage space for a week or so. The ‘Boot Room’ was useful but there was limited space for boots and shoes because it is in effect a storage cupboard for high chairs, irons, mops and hoover etc. On arrival the cottage was clean (initial impression) with a lovely welcome pack and cute hearts on the toilet roll for example. Every individual has differing standards of cleanliness and, as I said, initially the cottage appeared clean but throughout the week we discovered areas that could have been improved, cooker, oven and extractor hood, dusty skirting boards etc. This is a 5* cottage and for the most part I would agree, although 4.5* would be more accurate. Parking is not possible at the cottage. We were fortunate that the nearby parking at the end of the lane was available and we did not require the use of the large village car park. This is mentioned in the cottage details. That said, looking on the positives, we really did have a wonderful holiday in the cottage. I would definitely recommend it for a couple or small family. The location close to tourist attractions and 3 towns with facilities is another bonus.

    Thank you for your feeeback for Foxy Cottage. On your recommendation we have added to the property a whisk, mixing bowl amd weighing scales as requested and considering providing an air fryer. I am pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Feb 2024

  • "Perfect for a winter holiday."

    Lovely cosy property in a beautiful village. No private garden, but a sitting out area in the courtyard backing on to the cottages. We would stay again. Generous welcome pack.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you had an enjoyable stay and very much look forward to welcoming you back to Foxy Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage one of the best."

    The village is also very nice people very friendly. The owner of the cottage was also very friendly. Really enjoyed our holiday

    Reviewed by Owen5.0Sep 2023

  • "A clean, well appointed property in a very desirable area."

    Only one saucepan makes catering a challenge - providing another would make a weeks stay perfect!

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage located in the quiet, but beautiful village of Ripley."

    The cottage listing was very accurate and came with all the stuff we needed for the week (towels, dishwasher tabs, hand gel, washing up liquid, sugar, coffee etc.) - unfortunately no tea bags, but we brought our own so all OK. The beds were very comfy, and the lounge and dining room were nice spaces to relax in during the evening. Views over the field with horses, sheep etc. was lovely. We brought Amazon Firesticks for the TV’s which worked well and the Wi-Fi was fine. Car parking was at the end of the lane and we had no issues with this throughout our stay. Ripley itself was lovely and the kids loved the play area in the village. The Ripley Store is great for the essentials (bread, milk etc.) and they sell amazing pies, sausage rolls and pastries. The Ripley Ice Cream was a real highlight. Near Ripley there is a large Morrisons near Ripon for the larger shop at the beginning of your week. Within 10 miles of Ripley there is so much to see and do, our favourites were Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey, Ripon Cathedral, Pateley Bridge and Knaresborough. We also spent a day visiting York and this was great, visit the Minster and do the guided tour. Finally, the bus service is ideal if you do not wish to drive everywhere and runs regularly through Ripley to Leeds, Harrogate and Ripon. We had a great stay and very much recommend.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Aug 2023

  • "Overall, we have very much enjoyed our stay."

    It's a beautiful cottage, good interior design elements, well equipped and in a fabulous location. With a little attention, if could easily score excellent rather than very good. As a constructive criticism, the following should be actioned. The small planted area around the entrace door is overgrown with weeds, and the front door needs repainting. (one never gets a second chance to make a good first impression.)The whole cottage needs a serious 'deep' clean, as there is months worth of dust in areas such as base of electric fires, over ornaments and inside drawers. Seat cushions are needed for the dining chairs because they are too low for the dining table. The sheets could be better quality. Second handrail very much needed. ( as mentioned numerous times in visitors book- stairs steep with narrow treads) All the interior window frames are thick with black mould. If these things were dealt with, this cottage could easily be one of the best.

    Thank you very much for your feedback for Foxy Cottage. I am pleased to hear you have had an enjoyable stay and enjoyed the cottage and it's special location. I very much appreciate your comments. These have now been actioned and we look forward to welcoming you in the future at Foxy Cottage, Ripley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Aug 2023

  • "Perfect little cottage, in a perfect village."

    Next to a field with horses and a few rare breed sheep. With rabbits bouncing around early evening. A true 'miss marple' cottage with a decent size kitchen diner and a stable door, which opens to a shared courtyard. 3 tvs and 3 toilets. A short walk to a pub. Homemade icecream shop and butchers minutes away. Fabulous bus service to Harrogate and Ripon.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We holiday a wonderful stay at Foxy Cottage, peaceful and lovely surroundings."

    The property was very clean and comfortable, and we would most definitely recommend this holiday let to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Jun 2023

  • "Our second visit absolutely wonderful as before looking forward to returning"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely clean cosy cottage - perfect when we visit Yorkshire"

    Reviewed by Sherrie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Foxy Cottage is a cosy little cottage, comfortable, homely and very clean."

    It has everything you need for a relaxing stay. The welcome pack was great. The village is interesting and there is lots to do in the surrounding area. The only thing I would suggest is some form of security light - as it was winter it was often quite dark on our return making it difficult to see the lock. Overall an excellent stay.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and pleased you had an enjoyable stay. The cottage has 2 outside lights over the front door with a wall switch to operate. Hope you visit us in Yorkshire again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernice5.0Jan 2023

  • "A wonderful place to stay for Christmas!"

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Dec 2022

  • "The most wonderful and cosy cottage."

    We loved staying here. It was so well equipped and had been beautifully decorated for Christmas as well. Would 10/10 recommend.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful location, very comfortable beds, cosy, well equipped and clean."

    Looking forward to our next visit in June

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Foxy Cottage."

    The cottage is beautiful and extremely clean. The owners couldn’t do enough to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The village is picturesque and the local pub serves great food.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Stunning property in pretty village outside harrogate centre."

    Warm, comfortable, cosy and clean. Home from home. Nice decor with a ...foxy...theme. Good free parking Pub in village short walk away. Small shop and homemade icecream less than 5 minutes walk away. Bus stop minutes away taking you to harrogate centre or ripon for eg.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage and it's fixtures and fittings are first class, cannot think of any improvement, welcome pack was a kind thought."

    Better explanation of were rubbish bin and recycling are placed on bin day is needed. Someone keeps putting their rubbish in the cottage bin, filling it up!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really cosy cottage had everything needed for a home from home experience."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Foxy Cottage is a lovely property in an idyllic village."

    The accommodation was overall clean and of a good standard. The kitchen and dining areas are well equipped and cooking was easy with everything we needed. The sitting room is quite small and we found the seating a little uncomfortable, the stairs are quite steep so anyone with mobility issues should be aware. The village of Ripley is very beautiful and there are lovely views from the cottage. The local butcher is excellent and Ripley Castle and grounds are well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Ellen3.8Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, light, welcoming and spotlessly clean."

    he owner has thoughtfully provided everything you will need for a comfortable stay and the heating is simple to operate. The village of Ripley is picturesque and interesting and the Castle is well worth visiting. There is a Butchers that also sells ready meals, a village shop and an Ice Cream shop - so all your needs are catered for! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything about foxy cottage was perfect so very comfortable and clean."

    We always try to leave any cottage we have cleaner than we find it but at foxy cottage that was impossible 5 stars plus . the outlook from the windows was beautiful horses sheep rabbits geese landing and even a pig came into view. Wonderful conservation village so charming and with lovely walks from the front door. Thank you Hanah for the welcome goodies . Perfect for exploring the dales and north york moors not forgetting bettys tea rooms

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wow ! What a fantastic stay at foxy cottage."

    Beautiful decorated throughout & set in a beautiful little village, we stayed here with our two young children 6 & 8 years old. The cottage is so well equipped and even had games & puzzles provided. We visited light water valley & mother shiptons cave all with in a short drive away. Harrogate is also a short driver away which is a must if travel to North Yorkshire, Riply village is beautiful we toured Riply castle & it’s grounds which was fantastic. Thank you for a great short break ❤️ I would differently recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2022

  • "The staircase tread was somewhat narrow and the staircase a bit steep and as my wife and I are in our eighties we found ascending and descending difficult and as a result I strongly suggest a handrail be attached to the left hand side,(ascending,) to match the one on the right."

    As a retired Health and Safety Inspector I have investigated a number of incidents because of the lack of this type of safety equipment. May I also suggest that a handrail be fitted to all showers and over all baths to aid guests into and out of these facilities should they slip.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage felt right the moment we stepped through the door."

    There was lots of light and a real cosy feel to it, reflecting the effort that has no doubt been put in. It was immaculately clean and well decorated. The furnishings and fittings were of a high standard. Kitchen flowed very well which is important for us. Beautiful views at the front of the house and enjoyed watching the horses, sheep and rabbits over breakfast. We had several meals on the rear patio which was very attractive and well-kept. There was an issue with a small electrical item which was resolved within minutes!! Thank you. Our french friend adored it and we very much hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful Foxy Cottage!"

    ! It was like walking into a show house but better. Thanks to Hannah for the welcome pack including the bottle of wine

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jul 2022

  • "A tasteful, beautifully furnished and decorated property."

    Comfortable with a lovely view across the adjacent field. Well equipped for a holiday let and a nice area outside for alfresco dining. Plenty to do around the village and the surrounding area. We will return sometime but will be recommending the property to others. The only missing item was a tea tray of some kind.

    Thank you for your excellant feedback. I'm pleased you had a lovely stay at Foxy Cottage. I will be glad to add a tea tray to the cottage. We hope to see you again soon in Ripley, Harrogate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Small but decorated to a very high standard with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Immaculate decor - felt like we were the first to ever stay there (perhaps we were?) To the front you overlook a field with horses and lots of rabbits in the evening. A courtyard to the back which is open to the back of the other cottages so not suitable for children to play. Ripley is a delightful village - definitely try the ice cream - worth queuing for. Harrogate was gorgeous as always too.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. You were our second guests to stay in Foxy Cottage. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and the lovely setting of the cottage within the Ripley village. There is a fabulous play area at the top on the Main Street.....hope you discovered it when you had your delicious ice creams! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, and 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric stove
  • Boot room
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, 2 x TVs, and WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for electric stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available, travel cot and stairgate on request
  • Designated parking space for 1 car and additional free on-street parking
  • Courtyard with private outdoor seating area Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The staircase at the property has a handrail

The property

Resting in the village of Ripley and county of North Yorkshire is this Grade II-listed, beautifully decorated holiday home, Foxy Cottage.

Sleeping up to four guests, Foxy Cottage is a well-located and presented property, suitable for either a family break or a friendly gathering near the Yorkshire Dales.

Arriving to both designated private parking and on-street parking spaces, you'll soon be welcomed by a stunning arched front door and a stoned-cobbled traditional exterior.

Heading into the property you will reach the homely sitting room, with the perfect space to relax in front of the electric stove and Smart TV with loved ones.

Gliding through to the open-plan kitchen/diner, homing everyday necessities, relish in the country-styled setting whilst catching up and planning your daily activities.

On sunnier days, head out to the adjoining courtyard and enjoy the private setting with bistro-style furniture.

As the sun sets, head upstairs to two spacious and appealing king-size en-suite bedrooms, with elevated views of a nearby horse paddock.

Harrogate and its wealth of amenities are close by, as are local shops, pubs, and restaurants, all within walking distance to the cottage; you can look forward to a meal out at The Boar Head pub or maybe your favourite cocktail at Harrogate Tipple.

With family-friendly activities to experience, there's something for everyone to enjoy, from people watching from the Knaresborough Viaduct, and maze hunting through the enchanted forest at Stockeld Park, to taking in the history of Ripley Castle.

For the adventure fans, visit Mother Shipton's cave, dating back to 1630, hunt for treasure through Huntfun Harrogate, or get creative by making your own tipple at The Gin School.

With centuries of history surrounding the Yorkshire Dales, get clued up by visiting the National Railway Museum York, take in the beauty and heritage of Newby Hall & Gardens, or time travel back to the Viking age at JORVIK Viking Centre.

With so much to see, choose Foxy Cottage as your striking base in Ripley.

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

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About the location


Harrogate 4 miles.

The village of Ripley in Lower Nidderdale, situated on the leeward side of the Yorkshire Dales, was designed and built, by Sir William Amcotts Ingleby in the 1830's. Sir William was so inspired by a model estate village he saw on a visit to France, that he came home and demolished the existing buildings in Ripley, beginning again from scratch to a classic French design. Today, the village is small and unspoilt and boasts a beautiful Castle in the centre (still home to the Ingleby family) with extensive gardens open to the public which include waterfalls, bridges and a lake. Deer graze in the grounds and there is a shop and tea-rooms within the Castle. The village has a large cobbled market place in the centre, overlooked by the Boar's Head - an old coaching inn which offers an excellent restaurant, bar and bistro. There is a village store and ice cream parlour where visitors can enjoy the very popular Ripley ice cream, along with a butcher’s, art gallery and much more.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas