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Court Cottage

(Ref. 1081030)

Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent location ,very clean and comfey everthing we needed was there , Bed ..."

    Excellent location ,very clean and comfey everthing we needed was there , Bed was cosy but a bit soft for us ,small personal thing, Easy access to everything in the city,great walks along the canal and Thomas the bakers is a must,very relaxing week ,great stay ,owner just a phone call away

    Reviewed by Eric3.8Mar 2024

  • "The property is absolutely beautiful."

    Simply everything you'd need for a break. Cleanliness is outstanding. It's the most cozy cottage in the most ideal location. We had a wedding at the Old Deanery, truly a 2 minutes walk around the corner. Sainsburys is a 2 minute walk straight ahead up the dirt track road. Parking was easy no issues. My labrador dog was very cozy and loved his adventure, plenty of beautiful walks locally. Also lots of dog friendly eateries. We were an adult family of four, and it was just perfect. Teresa & Ben are the most amazing hosts and truly made us all feel so very welcome, simply wonderful people with such kind souls. Thank you both, it was a magical weekend ✨️

    Aww thank you so much Julie - that is such kind feedback! I am so glad that you had a lovely weekend and we do hope that we can welcome you back again in the near future. xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage right in the heart of Ripon close to the beautiful cathedral but not adversely affected by it."

    Parking space outside. Lots of cafes nearby and close to the river and canals for walks. Would probably not go back in the summer because the small yard at the back is very scruffy and uninviting but this might well be because of the time of year and the recent weather. The owner probably smartens it up for the summer. I wrote in the book that overall the cottage was great & ideal for us this time but more up to date local information (not just take away outlets) and a map of the town would be nice because the tourist information is closed in the winter and Smiths didn't have a local map. Also we were surprised that there was only a small one cup caffetier (sp !) although the house sleeps 4 and is advertised for 2. We never drink instant coffee (and very few people we know do from choice) so that was a small problem. We managed to overcome it by buying a tea-strainer and using a jug but not ideal.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jan 2024

  • "A lovely little property in the centre of Ripon, it’s location is perfect."

    The house itself has everything you need and was clean and comfortable and nicely presented. We had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend and book again.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "Court Cottage was absolutely lovely it was so well presented and spotlessly clean the linen and towels were quality."

    It was Home from Home and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely want to stay again. It was also good to park up and use the buses for our visiting. Thank you so much. Brian and Christine. Stoke-on-Trent

    We are so pleased that you found everything in the cottage and town centre to your liking! We do hope you visit us again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing little cottage tucked away in the centre of Ripon a fantastic location on the doorstep of the Cathedral."

    Very clean with everything imaginable catered for.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ideally situated in the centre of Ripon."

    Clean and comfortable , would definitely recommend

    Thank you so much for your lovely review - we really appreciate it. We hope you come and stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is very cute and homely, we really enjoyed our stay ."

    It’s close to all amenities and was nice to be able to walk everywhere and not use our car . We would definitely return in the future.

    Aww thank you so much for your lovely comments. We would love to welcome you back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great directions, key collection and we had no problems parking outside the property."

    Met the owners either side, very friendly. Cottage was compact and bijou. Well equipped and clean. Great location just off the market square, close to lots of pubs, cafe's and restaurants. Also a few minutes walk to Sainsbury's, butchers and bakers. Great for dog walking too. My only niggle would have been the larger double bed was too soft for my liking, but just a personal preference. Also summer quilts would have been nice. My daughters quilt was a 13.5 for August.

    Thank you for your lovely comments about the cottage and for advice about the duvets :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Aug 2023

  • "Exactly as described."

    A clean, well maintained and well decorated throughout cottage. The property is right in the centre of Ripon so handy to walk around Ripon. Would recommend this property.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Shirley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a perfect little cottage."

    It was exceptional clean and comfortable. Our only problem was when we couldn’t park because another visitor (not Sykes) parked a huge transit van and took up one and a half car spaces. They were very unhelpful, even though I’m 80 and friend has heart condition. We had to pay to park in car park. Future visitors should be warned.

    Thank you for your feedback and so pleased the cottage itself met your needs - sorry to hear you had an issue with a neighbouring guest though. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "Location of property was great."

    Very clean and comfortable bed. Stairs are steep and turn at the bottom with nothing to hold onto. This cottage is not for someone with mobility issues. Also advertised as having its own parking space and only when confirmation email is received you learn its a shared space on a first come basis. In reality its a free for all. No bread knife. Also, anyone staying and making their own meals should note there is no dishwasher. We ate out most of the time but this was a bit of a niggle

    Reviewed by Gail3.1Jun 2023

  • "We had such a lovely time, location couldn't be better, cottage was well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    The owner was super quick to respond to the problem with the TV (local transmitter issue), fixed in no time! Having sat outside in the good weather it would've been nice to see the baskets planted and the solar lights didn't come on, but that's a minor detail as the cottage was just lovely. Ripon is such a pretty place, will definitely be back for another visit. Thank you!

    So lovely to read your feedback, thank you :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful little terraced house in a perfect location, really clean and smells divine."

    Parking is a little chaotic, the only downside to what was a fantastic place which we would happily stay in again

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0May 2023

  • "Property very clean."

    Owner extremely helpful when we had a problem with the bathroom fan. Only downside was a cockerel that had been abandoned in the garden opposite. Being woken at 03.00. every morning was very annoying. Once again the owner tried his best to resolve this issue but it was out of his hands. Overall property perfect for a break with everything close by.

    Thanks for your feedback. Thankfully the cockerel has now been rehomed to a safe place! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger3.8Mar 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely, compact but ideal for two people."

    It felt really clean and like new and was well decorated throughout. The location was great and very convenient fir all the amenities of Ripon: having a car parking space was also a bonus

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the cottage met all of your needs. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage and had me wishing I owned it!"

    In the heart of the city yet so quiet (except of course the cathedral bells), it’s tucked away off a quaint street with very very little pedestrian traffic, and you don’t even notice Sainsbury’s is a minute’s walk away! Exceptionally clean, feels as if you are the first person to stay there. I wasn’t expecting the outside area to be secure for the dog but strategically placed planters by the owner made it a stress free area. If you want to leave the car outside the door very regular buses to Harrogate and Leeds (even on Sunday’s). A nice, easy (longish) walk to Fountains Abbey and nearby garden centre/cafe. Highly recommended!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Fountains Abbey walk from the cottage is one of our favourites too - especially on a summer's day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2023

  • "Super location with the Cathedral and lots of dog-friendly cafes on the doorstep."

    Sweet cottage with everything you need for a short break for two. Clean and comfortable.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback- Ripon centre shops and cafes are surprisingly welcoming to dogs! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2023

  • "Thank you for making our stay comfortable and easy."

    The location as well as standard of accommodation were great. A couple of things it would be helpful to know what was provided eg hairdryer, shampoo etc and to confirm that the back yard isn't secure for dogs, not that this was a problem for us We really enjoyed ourselves, Ripon is a lovely town/city and there's plenty to do

    Thank you for your helpful feedback and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay! We have tried to make the back yard as secure as possible with strategically placed, large planters which can be seen in the later photos on the Sykes website. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deanna5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Perfect base in Ripon, very quiet even though very near to Ripon centre. Would definitely stay there again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and we do hope to see you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage ."

    It was close to all amenities including a good array of restaurants. The cottage itself was extremely clean and comfortable. It might have been a bit of a squeeze for 2 couples but was great for 3 adults. Shower was great and bathroom really good. Stairs were a little hazardous near the bottom as they turned a corner so might have been a little difficult for anybody with mobility problems or very big. Would highly recommend and would return.

    Thank you for your kind feedback - we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous location right on the door step of restaurants pubs and numerous coffee ..."

    Fabulous location right on the door step of restaurants pubs and numerous coffee shops Very dog friendly location Cottage was fabulous clean and to a great standard have already started recommending this to family and friends

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our only negative comments are that the stairs are steep and this should be pointed out as anyone with slight difficulties would find them challenging."

    There is also no facility for recycling or any information on where we could put it so we had to take it all home with us.

    Thank you for your feedback. The steep stairs are unfortunately a reflection of the age of the property however to make the stairs more accessible we have now installed a handrail. Unfortunately the local council do not collect recycling from the cottage, however the changeover company will collect recycling along with the refuse to take to the local waste and recycling centre. Kind regards Teresa. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2022

  • "We had a great holiday and enjoyed the cottage , only things we could criticise is the bathroom, no mirror over the basin , so difficult for me to shave , and no baskets in the shower to put any shower gels or soaps , while showering , but the cottage itself was very good indeed , we had a great time , and so local for all of ripon , bars shops and historic places , would recommend."

    Hi, so pleased that your enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to be so convenient! Thanks for your feedback - we have since installed a large mirror over the sink and a shower caddy following your comments. Hope to see you again. Teresa Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a perfect position, in the centre of Ripon and very close to the Cathedral."

    A well-appointed and beautifully presented base for exploring Ripon and the surrounding countryside and heritage sites. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by chris5.0Jan 2022

  • "Such a lovely home in a central spot."

    It is close to some lovely restaurants, pubs and the city square. Ripon cathedral is just next door. The cottage is within easy reach of some beautiful areas. We visited Fountains Abby, Aysgarth Falls as well as Castle Howard. We had a lovely time. The house is very clean with modern features and a homely feel. It has lovely decor and they even put up a Christmas tree with decorations. We would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for booking to stay at 2 Court Terrace, and thank you so much for your kind words. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We do hope to see you again in the future! Teresa x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Dec 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x small double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • External Outhouse
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, x2 fridge, freezer
  • Washing Machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed Linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Limited roadside parking is available outside the property, on a first come first serve basis
  • Alternative parking is available at Cathedral Carpark (0.1 miles away) which costs £2.50 all day, 8am-6pm (free after 6pm)
  • Garden with patio
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 100 yards, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Nestled in the heart of Ripon in North Yorkshire, is this delightful two-bedroom, Grade 2 listed property, Court Cottage.

Enjoying a superb location just outside the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as well as being close to all amenities and the remarkable Ripon Cathedral, Court Cottage is the ideal base for two couples or a family of four looking to explore North Yorkshire.

Park up on the private road before unloading your bags with ease and stepping into your new home-from-home.

Be welcomed into the homely sitting room where you can look forward to snuggling up on a plush sofa with your loved ones and enjoying a movie marathon on the Smart TV.

For when you start to feel peckish, make your way into the fully-functioning kitchen, where you can rustle up mouth-watering meals utilising the fridge, electric hob and oven and microwave, as your guests uncork a bottle of wine and set the table.

Settle down at the dining table for four as you tuck-in to a tasty meal and toast to a wonderful holiday.

Take advantage of the handy outhouse which has an additional fridge and freezer for storage.

As your eyes grow heavy, climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find two sumptuous double beds to choose from.

Awake from a leisurely slumber and kick-start your day with a refreshing shower, followed by a steaming cup of coffee and setting off for the day.

Venture straight over to the impressive Ripon Cathedral which is just around the corner from the property, where you can explore the in-house library and a fascinating Saxon crypt.

You will be spoilt for choice at the plethora of pubs, restaurants and takeaways right on your doorstep, ideal for when you fancy a night off from the kitchen.

The budding historians in your group will delight at the excellent selection of museums on offer, including the Workhouse Museum which features interesting exhibits in an original Victorian workhouse and the Prison and Police Museum where you can wander prison exhibits and watch live re-enactments.

Why not take a short car ride to Fountains Abbey, and explore this World Heritage Site, The Abbey dates back to 1132, and is steeped in history.

Follow the riverside path to Studley Royal, an elegant water garden designed by John and William Aislabie in the 18th century, there are lovely walks to be had here, wander by the lake along to Studley Royal deer park, where red, fallow and sika deer roam.

For leisurely walks or indulging in a homemade picnic, be sure to check out the beautiful Ripon Spa Gardens or Riverside Oak.

For a fun-filled family day out, why not make a stop at the Lightwater Valley Theme Park where you can enjoy the delights of rollercoasters, activity areas and a falconry?

Next stop is Masham, home to a fantastic 9-hole golf course which rests along the River Burn and the welcoming Black Sheep Brewery where you can tour, sample the food and local ales and purchase your favourite to take home with you.

For an unforgettable day, head further into the National Park where you can find the wonders of Scaleber Force Waterfall, Janet’s Foss, Stump Cross Caverns and The Forbidden Corner.

For memories you will cherish for a lifetime, secure your stay at Court Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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!

Limited on-road parking available outside the property, on a first come first serve basis. Alternative parking available at Cathedral Carpark (0.1 miles away). Currently costs £2.50 8am-6pm. Free after 6pm.

Please note:, due to the age of the property, the stairs are steep so may not be suitable for guests with mobility difficulties

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas