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Ashknott Cottage

Kirkby Malzeard near Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 973458)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Near a shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile

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27 Customer Review(s)

  • “A cosy, well-equipped cottage with parking outside situated in the village of Kirkby Malzeard.”

    There's a modern bathroom with a superb free-standing bath, as well as a shower, which was nice for a long hot soak. A very comfortable king size bed and a washing machine in the kitchen which was a bonus. Good wi-fi in the cottage. ...

    There's a modern bathroom with a superb free-standing bath, as well as a shower, which was nice for a long hot soak. A very comfortable king size bed and a washing machine in the kitchen which was a bonus. Good wi-fi in the cottage. A detailed booklet was provided by the owners with useful information about the cottage facilities and the local area. There are plenty of interesting places to visit a car journey away and a pub and takeaway in the village so you can easily walk to get a meal. Also there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops in nearby Ripon.

    - Caroline, September 2021

The property

A delightful, stone-built cottage located in the lovely lower Yorkshire Dales village of Kirkby Malzeard near Ripon.

A former farmworker's cottage, the property dates back to the 1800s and exudes charm and character throughout.

This superb cottage offers outstanding accommodation, featuring a warm and inviting living with new furnishings and room complete with a dining table and woodburning stove, perfect for enjoying a meal and getting cosy in front of the fire after an exciting day out exploring the local area.

The ground floor also has an updated well-equipped shaker-style kitchen with new work surfaces, with original exposed beams and a distressed oak door.

There is also a boiler area for coats and boots.Upstairs, the cottage boasts a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed and adjacent bathroom with a large freestanding bath, with separate shower perfect for couples looking for a memorable romantic break in this stunning area.

Why not enjoy a coffee or glass of wine in the private gravelled area to the rear of the cottage or enjoy a morning coffee in the outside front area.

For those wishing to enjoy beautiful walks and the tranquility of this Dales location, this cottage is perfect for you.

The village boasts a fine pub, serving excellent cuisine and a good range of real ales, a celebrated fish and chip shop/takeaway, with a renowned butcher/grocer,village shop and a garage.The nearby historic city of Ripon is a short ten minute drive away, where you can explore historic old streets and alleyways, fascinating museums, the market square and a stunning cathedral.

Slightly further afield is the lovely town of Harrogate, boasting a wide variety of inviting pubs, high end restaurants and tempting shops, whilst the magnificent Turkish Baths, old theatres, and Bettys tea room - overlooking Montpelier Gardens - are unmissable.

In the other direction is the quieter town of Masham with such attractions as The Black Sheep Visitor Centre with its bistro, the town's famous market square and 7th century church.

With beautiful countryside to explore, and heritage houses and castles to visit, this Kirkby Malzeard cottage is the perfect base for a romantic or relaxing break in the Yorkshire Dales.


  • One king-size double bedroom with large TV Freeview
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for the stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Plenty of roadside parking outside cottage
  • Private gravelled patio with furniture
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7 mins walk
  • Please note: Due to the age of the cottage the stairs to bathroom and bedroom can be slightly awkward for people with mobility issues
  • Property sleeps a maximum of 2 adults not suitable for children. Please note this property has a pet supplement of £25 per pet per week.

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About the location


Ripon 7 miles; Pateley Bridge 8 miles.

Pretty Kirkby Malzeard is one of a scattering of delightful villages, idyllically situated amidst the stunning moorland scenery and tapestry of lush green meadows of Nidderdale. The village is well served by a pub, a village shop, tea rooms and a local garage. The area is a walkers paradise with many footpaths and bridleways wending their merry way through the beautiful Dales countryside, whilst painters and photographers are also well catered for. The surrounding area boasts plenty of local attractions including the ancient monastic ruins of Fountains Abbey and beautiful Studley Royal Gardens (National Trust), Lightwater Valley Theme Park, the pretty village of Masham with its famous brewery and of course the cathedral city of Ripon. You will love exploring the impressive Brimham Rocks - 50 acres of huge rocks, weathered over the years into strange shapes giving rise to names like The Eagle and Dancing Bear. Both the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks are within easy driving distance, as are the towns of Harrogate, Knaresborough and the City of York.

Region Information

Please note this property has a pet supplement of £25 per pet per week.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas