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Honeybee Cottage

(Ref. 1102159)

Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Honeybee is a delightful cottage in a lovely location overlooking the River Ure."

    The cottage is warm and welcoming with lovely touches relating to its name. The kitchen is well equipped with appliances which are straightforward to use and the lounge is very comfortable. The bedrooms are tastefully furnished and the bathroom has a good sized shower. Great parking outside the house. We enjoyed the easy walk into Ripon and the interesting walks which we were able to do from the door. We will definitely return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Jan 2024

  • "Honeybee Cottage was the perfect haven while we moved house."

    Beautifully clean and it was well stocked with everything you could need to make the stay easy and very comfortable.The welcome pack was a wonderful surprise too, great after a long journey it set you up with a nice cup of tea and snack. The home owner Vicky was really helpful and accommodating and we were really grateful for the text reminder for the refuse calendar over Christmas, it was great to see a house manual with such good instructions included too, no scratching your head wondering how anything worked. The cottage is in a great location overlooking the River Ure with a good walk in to town. Ripon itself has easy access to all routes and well covered on the shopping front. Booths supermarket is a particular treat and there are some lovely small independent shops. The Cathedral is glorious and further afield The Druids Temple was surrounded by great woodland walks and views out over the surrounding countryside. I wish we had had more time in better weather to explore further as the cottage make a great base to head out from but we’ll have to leave that for another time.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and for leaving the cottage ‘spick and span’. It is a lovely area, so pleased you had time to explore and enjoy. I’d like to wish you both much fun, laughter and happiness in your new home. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Dec 2023

  • "Honeybee cottage is a cosy, clean and very comfortable house."

    Messages from the owner were really clear and it was easy to find. The extra touches like a tray of goodies on arrival, coffee pods, milk in the fridge and logs for the fire absolutely made it for us.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. It is really helpful to know that guests have enjoyed a comfortable stay. We would love to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautifully presented cottage, very well equipped, everything you could need, even bowls for the dog."

    Very comfortable beds, sofas and chairs. Even though the weather was very cold, we were very warm and cosy. Lots of information re the house itself and places to visit. We will certainly visit again. Linda and Michael

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay in the cottage, Ripon and the surrounding area despite the cold weather. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2023

  • "My 2nd stay at Honeybee Cottage."

    Even better than the first. So comfortable, everything you would need supplied. Lots of generous, thoughtful touches. 100% recommend highly. Thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Im so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and your visit to Ripon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Nov 2023

  • "It’s the second time we have stayed at Honeybee cottage ."

    The location is excellent and the cottage is beautiful. It has everything you could need . The lovely welcome pack was greatly appreciated.

    It was nice to welcome you back. Thank you for your lovely comments, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautifully presented, comfortable cottage in a lovely, quiet location."

    Everything we needed was there, as well as a thoughtful welcome pack. Would certainly recommend.

    Thank you for your comments, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Honeybee Cottage was one of the nicest properties we have stayed in."

    It was very clean and comfortable as well as being close to the town of Ripon (only a 20min walk) but with the feeling of being in the country. Vicky was a great host who ensured the property contained everything needed to ensure we had a great stay. (We are on holidays from Australia and it felt like a home away from home and we very much appreciated her welcome package).

    Thank you for your lovely comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Ripon and continue to enjoy your time in the UK. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhondda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely welcome basket."

    Excellent dog walk in the field at the end of the road. Easy walk in to Ripon and a good base for the area.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location quality fittings and everything you need."

    Would come again

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Aug 2023

  • "This Cottage had everything we needed Comfort, private, great location, about 20min walk into town centre."

    Nice walks for ourselves & our dog. Nothing Negative at all to say. I will definatly recommend & be returning ourselves.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Aug 2023

  • "Loved this cottage was small but lovely and big enough for us as a couple with one dog."

    Parking was great. It is outside of town but we wanted quiet and it definitely was quiet. Also great for countryside walks.

    Thank you for your feed back so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very well equipped cottage and in a quiet place, nice view from the front room."

    We enjoyed our stay very much. We were there without a car, walking from and to the town centre takes about 20 minutes, so manageable. We went on excursions to Harrogate, Knaresborough and Fountain's Abbey by bus, but also went on walks around Ripon, which is a pleasant town, inhabited by pleasant people.

    I am pleased you enjoyed the cottage and what Ripon and the surrounding area has to offer. Thanks Again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hansueli5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage, only things missing were a local information pack and instructions on what can go into recycling bin."

    Very pleasant stay in an excellent location for touring and walking.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed provided."

    Even an unexpected welcome pack. Location was perfect for visiting various places nearby.

    Reviewed by Isabel4.4Jun 2023

  • "The property has a shared back yard with the adjoining neighbours perhaps this should be on the property details when booking, We felt uncomfortable with this as the neighbours seemed resentful of our presence."

    The drive is difficult for two cars as you have to park very near to the house which makes it hard for the driver to get out. The second bedroom has no clothes hanging facilities or mirror which would be ok for one night but we had four. The view from the location is lovely over the fields and it very quiet with just a few dog walkers passing.

    Thank you for your comments which I found really useful. Since your visit the back yard has been divided by a fence from the neighbours although they do still have right of access through. If you reverse on to the drive it gives the driver easy access from the car. I have fitted a mirror to the second bedroom and there is a large chest of drawers, unfortunately there is not room for a wardrobe but there are three large hanging spaces in the main bedroom. Thanks again and I hope you enjoyed Ripon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely very well equipped cottage and super welcome pack."

    No mirror in second bedroom - I suggested to host a mirror in the second bedroom would be beneficial to which they thanked me for the suggestion and said they would put a mirror in the second bedroom.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "Honeybee cottage was everything it said it would be and more."

    The cottage was so well maintained and cosy. With so much attention to detail. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend this cottage and would stay here again just for the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage finished to a high standard, situated in a tranquil location on the outskirts of Ripon, ideally situated for exploring the dales."

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely with a nice little enclosed space at the front with views across the fields."

    Easy parking. The decor was good with good quality furniture etc. It was an easy walk into town where there are lots of shops and cafes. There would have been lots of walks along the river had the weather been better. We had 3 friends round for lunch one day. It was a bit squashed but we managed and there were plenty of dishes, plates etc. We would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful little house, ideal for a couple or a young family nicely equipped kitchen."

    Perfect location away from any hustle or bustle amazing view, but within easy reach of the town.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stayed March 6/9 th ."

    Lovely cottage very clean and homely. Very well equipped. We had a lovely time . And would stay again

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Mar 2023

  • "Honeybee cottage was warm and very comfy and well equipped."

    Very good location 15 minute walk into the centre of Ripon. The host , Vicky, was contactable and friendly and the welcome treats were a nice surprise. Would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2023

  • "Brilliant owner."

    Great communications. Property exceeded my expectations in every way. So comfortable.Every detail picked out by a careful hand. I would rebook without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cottage that has been very thoughtfully furnished and equipped to provide a comforting home from home feel."

    The location is very central to easily access some of the major cities and attractions that this area has to offer. The owner kindly provided a welcome pack on arrival and any queries or issues were responded to very quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend Honeybee cottage as a wonderful holiday home to visit.

    Thank you for lovely feedback Sara, It was a pleasure having you stay at the cottage and I would love to welcome you back sometime in the future. x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very comfortable and clean and with the added bonus of being left some treats."

    Great location and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property is lovely and has a lovely view."

    The kitchen is very small and the bench at the table caused many stubbed toes. Perhaps a small stool for a third seat at the table would help with that. It would have been useful to let us know that the key safe was at the back of the property as it was dark when we arrived. No details about rubbish and recycling were left for us. Always happy to recycle if instructions left. The parking is on a very steep slope. It was a little difficult to get out of the car on the drive. There is parking on the road but a bit of a squeeze. Location is good. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback Linda, The location of the key safe was on the arrival email sent prior to your arrival but I'm always happy to help with any queries via telephone call. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and the lovely City of Ripon. Thanks Again Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic and tastefully furnished accommodation."

    Great location and would certainly revisit and recommend

    Thank You Gary, Im pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you and your party back in the future. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Honeybee cottage ."

    The cottage was so comfortable and had everything we needed . It was in an excellent location fir exploring the surrounding area .Vicky, replied very quickly to any queries, she was extremely helpful . We had a lovely hamper waiting for us and a box of treats for the dog too ! Hope we get to visit again .

    Thank you Trish for your lovely comments. I’m so pleased you all enjoyed your stay and I would love to welcome you back in the near future. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x small double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Open fire in lounge
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with open views and seating, rear enclosed courtyard with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles and pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: There are four steps leading up to the property, please take care and 1 shallow step at the entrance to the rear of the property
  • Please note: Ripon centre is only 1 mile away, around a 20 minute walk

The property

Resting on the outskirts of the Cathedral city of Ripon in North Yorkshire is Honeybee Cottage.

This wonderfully presented, terraced house benefits from off-road parking for two cars, is dog friendly with miles of beautiful country and river walks from the doorstep and is within driving distance of the city’s attractions; making it the perfect setting for a family of three or couples seeking a getaway in North Yorkshire.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and settle down in front of the TV on the comfortable reclining sofa and chair, while the designated chef finds their way around the fully-equipped kitchen.

Gather around the dining table and tuck into a delicious meal before stepping outside to soak up the last of the sun in your private garden with a glass of wine in hand.

When the sky darkens, head upstairs for some well-earned rest, tuck your children into the small double bedroom before retiring to the double bedroom; both rooms are serviced by a sleek family shower room.

Honeybee Cottage lies a short walk away from the local store where you can ease your self-catered stay, or head into the centre of Ripon where you can treat your loved ones to a special meal at The Royal Oak or Storehouse Bar and Eatery.

The city houses Ripon Cathedral, an impressive medieval building with historic Saxon crypt that is open to the public, you could also tour the Courthouse Museum or Prison and Police Museum which displays exhibits and provides historic reenactments.

Fishing is a short walk away to the river or less than 100 metres to a fishing lake (permits can be bought locally).

Guests looking to experience the outdoors can take leisurely strolls around Ripon Spa Gardens which hosts a variety of concerts throughout the year, or amble alongside the canal; if you time your visit right you could delight in a day out at Ripon Races!

Venture to the historic town of Harrogate, home to the Great Yorkshire Show and the famous Betty's Café Tea Rooms, a fabulous place to indulge in traditional afternoon tea.

Wetherby, Knarsborough and the vivid city of Leeds lie slightly further afield but all provide an array of must-see attractions.

Choose Honeybee Cottage as the setting for your next adventure in North Yorkshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas