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Church Farm Annex

Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 976821)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, really great location and exactly what we were looking for."

    Anne is a great host and the cottage is keep beautifully. Would definitely book again. I needed to change my booking due to a family event and Sykes cottages were really helpful. Would highly recommend booking with Sykes cottages and booking at church farm. Thank you for a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2022

  • "Excellent host."

    Enjoyed our week and the weather was great too. Very quiet and lots of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Rodney KeithJun 2022

  • "Cannot find any negatives regarding this property…."

    And Anne our host was a truly lovely lady…wouldn’t hesitate recommending Church Farm

    Reviewed by JacquelineJun 2022

  • "Cottage was great anne the host was lovely very welcoming left us fresh eggs jam ..."

    Cottage was great anne the host was lovely very welcoming left us fresh eggs jam bread milk butter even her sister was very kind and friendly would highly recommend

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage made extra special by the fabulous weather and the welcome pack."

    Would definitely come back

    Reviewed by KaterinaMar 2022

  • "Anne is very hospitable - the little touches such as fresh eggs from her hens, homemade jam, bread and butter was delightful."

    The location is just glorious.

    Reviewed by PollyNov 2021

  • "A well equipped cottage in a lovely setting."

    Anne was a lovely lady and her welcoming pack was very thoughtful. The chickens were delightful and our dog was made to feel more than welcome. We wouldn’t hesitate to book this property again if we return to North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Anne is a lovely welcoming lady."

    She went beyond with little extras she supplied including home made jam. Anne made some recommendations that would be worth seeing such as Brimham rocks and we were not disappointed. Fountains abbey is not far away and worth a visit too. The location was so peaceful and quiet. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Delightful annexe for two plus dog sharing large, colourful garden."

    Owner incredibly helpful and kind with a generous welcome pack to match. Easy access to Harrogate, Ripon & York. Fountains Abbey & Benham Rocks also beautiful. Lucky with great weather too - superb holiday.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2021

  • "Extremely welcoming and helpful"

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    Friendly and helpful landlady. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2021

  • "Mrs Isley is a brilliant hostess - nothing was too much trouble and she even supplied a pram with dolls for my grand daughter to play with!"

    We had a lovely time and will be back next time !

    Reviewed by AnitaAug 2021

  • "Brilliant host, they are very friendly and accomodating and the house is set in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by JessicaAug 2021

  • "A beautiful location, a lovely genuine host."

    The Sawley Arms is a 1 min walk away not 7 ( even better). Going on my favourite list.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Booked at the very last minute, all arrangements went smoothly."

    The owner greeted us on arrival and showed us around. A nice touch home made james, tea coffee and milk provided along with a loaf of bread and eggs from the chicken in the garden. A great stay. Audrey and Peter

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "A rural gem."

    The Owner Anne was a very pleasent and easy going hostess. A quiet village with a great eatery pub a short walk away. A good location for exploring the dales, within easy reach of the coast too. Perfect for a holiday with the dog, local walking from the house to Fountains Abbey. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Well fab place to stay."

    Lady Anne is so lovely.so friendly. Stunning views.

    Reviewed by JuneMay 2021

  • "A great little cottage, perfect for 2 and a dog, so peaceful and on a quiet lane that was perfect for dog walking away from road traffic, our rescue dog of 12 weeks loved watching the owners chickens and the sheep in the surrounding farm fields!"

    The owner, Ann, was a lovely lady who gave us a warm welcome and very graciously allows guests dogs the use of her lovely garden.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2021

  • "We enjoyed it,the owner provided lots of extras it was very much appreciated."

    Reviewed by CharlesMay 2021

  • "This is a bijou property ideal for just a couple to use as a base for touring the area or walking."

    It is immaculately presented and the owner is an absolute gem.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2020

  • "Really good holiday cottage was great owners very nice and helpful home made jam and fresh eggs lovely surprise"

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2020

  • "The owner of the property was extremely helpful and really lovely."

    The welcome pack of food goodies was exceptional. Also it was situated in a beautiful area .

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2020

  • "Excellent location comfortable for two people very friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "The cottage was spotless."

    The owner greeted us and was very friendly loved seeing the cow's walk past the windows and the eggs from the chickens in the front garden were delicious

    Reviewed by CherylSep 2020

  • "A very comfortable, clean cottage."

    Lovely welcome pack. Kind and welcoming owner.

    Reviewed by A RAug 2020

  • "Clean and well equipped with very comfortable bed."

    A lamp would be handy in the living area rather than having the main light on so we just used the bedside lamp. Although advertised with WiFi, this is off the owners router next door and is not brilliant or reliable but this was the only slight negative. Owners are genuinely friendly and the issue with the shower was quickly sorted. Nice fresh eggs and home made jam & delicious orange cake. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2019

  • "The owners do sykes cottages proud, they keep a good house, nice clean and friendly people with a lovely welcome pack!"

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2019

  • "The cottage was so cosy and Anne the owner made us extremely welcome and provided a brilliant welcome pack on arrival, and fresh eggs from the chickens at the bottom of the garden (never heard them at all as no cockerel) Superb location close to both Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks and at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2019

  • "The welcome pack was great and more than any other holiday let that we have used with you, A very warm welcome and helpful information to help us make the most of our stay,."

    Wonderful area to spend time looking around and most welcoming in the local pubs, Plenty to see and even the dogs( 2 Border collies) enjoyed the local walks. We would like to say thank you for the lovely cottage holiday.

    Reviewed by JaquelineOct 2019

  • "The cottage owners were most friendly and welcoming, and never before have we been provided with such a comprehensive and extensive welcome pack."

    The location is ideal for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by MSep 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage with huge shared garden and chickens."

    Situated on a very quiet country lane with superb walks in the local area. The owners and villagers couldn't have been more helpful. Easy reach of Masham, Pately Bridge and Ripon. Fountains Abbey, Studley Gardens and Brimham Rocks very locally situated. Thoroughly enjoyed my holiday in a tranquill idyllic setting.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "We strongly recommend this cottage."

    It's very comfortable and immaculately clean. We received a great welcome from our hosts and especially appreciated the lovely welcome pack, which included home-made jam and freshly laid eggs.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2019

  • "The hosts Ann and John are fantastic."

    We arrived as paying guests but left as friends. Nothing was too much trouble, they included many extras including home made jams and scones which were delicious.

    Reviewed by LynneAug 2019

  • "We spent a wonderful week at Church Farm Annex it’s a lovely, idyllic, cosy cottage, Anne greeted us on arrival she showed us around she had left all the essentials and more, fresh eggs from the chickens at the bottom of the garden who would greet us every day."

    The dogs loved watching the calves through the lounge window. We were concerned about shared garden with owners it wasn’t a problem our dogs were the most chilled ever on holiday..We visited Pateley Bridge, Kendal Butchers sell the most amazing Pork Pies ever, Ice cream from T&GS is a must. If you have a dog treat them to gravy bone ice cream ( yes really) ours loved it. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone. Thank you so much Anne and John for sharing your cottage with us we definitely be back.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2019

  • "The hosts were delightful."

    The little extras they provide were great. Would recommend the cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by MartynMay 2019

  • "The cottage location is just perfect - 2 minute walk to the local pub (which is lovely) and you can walk to Fountains Abbey if so inclined."

    The countryside is just beautiful. Most of all Anne and John are wonderful hosts and not only was the cottage immaculate and cosy but the greeting was so warm and friendly it feels like you are staying with family! Anne and John go the extra mile effortlessly to make sure you have a wonderful holiday - my only regret is that I didn't book 2 weeks!

    Reviewed by enfysMay 2019

  • "This is our second visit to this cottage."

    It was lovely to see Anne and John again. They really are fantastic hosts. We use holiday cottages in this Country all the time and this is the only one we have ever revisited. The little extras of homemade jam, fresh eggs from their chickens, fresh milk, butter and bread and fruit are always very welcome. We were spoiled this time with the most delicious homemade carrot cake from Anne, thank you so much

    Reviewed by LucindaApr 2019

  • "We love this cottage Anne and John are very friendly nothing is to much trouble."

    We would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by MalcolmApr 2019

  • "We enjoyed it very much."

    The cottage was comfortable, warm and cosy. It is close to lots of interesting places. Our hosts were friendly and hospitable.

    Reviewed by TomDec 2018

  • "This is a well managed holiday let - the owners go to great lengths to welcome guests and ensure their stay is comfortable ."

    .would recommend and return without hesitation.

    Reviewed by SueNov 2018

  • "The owners of the cottage are very nice and welcoming people, and included some little extras that were very thoughtful."

    Next time we want to stay in the Ripon area we will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by FrankOct 2018

  • "Friendly owners."

    Pet friendly. Very nice starter pack. Nice little cottage & garden.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2018

  • "A huge thank you to John and Ann making Christine myself & Martha a perfect week stay in their cottage great hosts with welcome pack of fresh eggs milk bread butter and especially the homemade jams a very quiet relaxing stay in the clean and comfortable cottage five star rating, plenty of interesting places to visit and found the dog friendly pub The Half Moon the place to eat out great food and excellent hospitality would book again thanks again to John and Ann regards John Messenger."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "A LOVELY COTTAGE VERY COMFORTABLE THE OWNERS WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND NOTHING WAS TO MUCH TROUBLE."

    MANY EXTRAS FRESH EGGS HOME MADE JAMS AND MUCH MORE. PERFECT HOLIDAY.

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2018

  • "We used this cottage as the base for a family wedding at Fountains Hall followed by a reception at Sawley Village Hall."

    The cottage is fantastic and the homely touches of eggs, milk, tea,coffee, bread and cereals provided, made our stay very easy at a busy time for us. The bride and groom stayed here on the Sunday evening and loved it. Special thanks to Ann and John.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    Anne you made our stay very welcoming and friendly: initially I was worried about our dog with shared garden but she was fine because you were very relaxed-like home from home. Lovely to meet your grand children too: Alfie loved the company. We were extremely comfortable the whole time and Church Farm was the perfect location for us to mooch into Ripon, Pateley and Grassington. Slept like a log too! Thanks again for late check out too. See you again.

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage Anne and John are very nice they even left us fresh milk bread ..."

    Lovely cottage Anne and John are very nice they even left us fresh milk bread and other things tea coffee etc so that we could have a cuppa straight away and lovely eggs from their chicken had a great stay would recommend thank you would go again

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2018

  • "Very cosy cottage."

    John and Anne were very friendly with both us and our dogs ( our little Flatcoat especially loved John ). The cottage was well equiped, and Anne had made sure all of those last minute things you wonder if will be in the cottage were there. Lovely welcome pack including fresh eggs from their own chickens. Happy to recommend to anybody.

    Reviewed by BobJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and clean."

    Very peaceful. Such a treat to have fresh eggs left for us . Ann and John were perfect hosts. Only thing missing was any freezer space to freeze cool blocks in - Ann was happy to do this though. We will be returning next year

    Reviewed by LucindaJul 2018

  • "The location is very dog friendly with lots of lovely quiet walks from the doorstep and short runs in the car."

    The hosts live in the adjoining farmhouse and are so amenable and friendly towards their guests. It was a delight chatting with them and their neighbours/friends. They provided us with the best wellcome pack we have ever had at a holiday cottage. A lovely week's break.

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2018

  • "This cottage is well placed for touring both the Dales & moors of Yorkshire John & Ann are very good host made us most welcome and the extra goodies supplied ie."

    fresh eggs and homemade jam bread & milk most welcome Excellent pub in fellbeck village 3 miles away welcome dogs & serve excellent food at very good prices

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2018

  • "This holiday for us was idyllic."

    The annex was very cosy and the gardens beautiful. We were made very welcome by Ann and John the owners and they made a fuss of our two little dogs which was an extra bonus. We certainly would recommend Church Farm Annex.

    Reviewed by DorothyJun 2018

  • "This cottage is not a "relaxing retreat" nor is it a "splendid cottage" worthy of 4 ticks!"

    Some of the photographs on the website are misleading - the reduced headspace in the bathroom and the bedroom is more severe than the pictures suggest. The bathroom has no hooks or shelves - the window ledge has to be used for towels etc etc. More bending! The bedroom has a bed and two side tables. No wardrobe, no dressing table. The garden is shared and is used very regularly by the family - during our stay a bank holiday family barbecue with 7 adults and four young children jumping on a large trampoline only 50 feet from the cottage door hardly qualifies for a 'rural retreat" The same children on the same trampoline etc. continued on another day. Nothing wrong with all this - except that cannot be described as a "relaxing retreat" for guests. Mrs. Iseley is a charming, friendly and helpful host. The cottage is surrounded by farm land and has a lovely environment. She welcomed us with roses, a welcome pack - including fresh eggs. Sykes needs to make sure the right clients go there. It was certainly not a week worth £470!

    Reviewed by DeeMay 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent and the owners were really helpful thought enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2018

  • "Idelic surroundings clean fresh unspoilt green locstion ..."

    Idelic surroundings clean fresh unspoilt green locstion Great pub only 2 mins walk Recommend walkers no shops at all in village nearest town ripon Near is pately bridge and harrogate Cottage excellent clean and tidy great owners very friendly Would go again very peaceful and quiet

    Reviewed by PatApr 2018

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Summary

  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen and sofa bed, dining are and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawn and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 7 minute walk
  • Note: Be careful of sloping ceilings in bedroom and bathroom - restricted head height
  • Note: Owners are very friendly and provide a welcome pack on arrival
  • Note: Garden shared with owners

The property

Ripon 6 miles.

Sitting as an annexe to the owner's home, this inviting stone cottage enjoys a picturesque countryside location in the fabulous Nidderdale AONB, North Yorkshire.

Providing comfortable accommodation for two people, this can be an ideal base for couples wishing to discover the astounding local countryside and lovely farm land environment.

Be greeted into Church Farm Annexe by its smart open-plan living area, boasting modern décor with a well-equipped kitchen and a snug seating area with a TV and soothing views of the nearby countryside - the perfect place to curl up with your other half.

After the sun sets, retire to the first floor where you can find the peaceful double bedroom, again offering lovely rural views and also benefiting from its own bright white en-suite bathroom.

Spend some time out in the pretty front garden, a well-maintained area with a lawn and a patio, a wonderful spot for a drink and an alfresco meal under the sun.

This lovely cottage comes surrounded by scenic walks that can be found right from the doorstep, the Nidderdale AONB and the Yorkshire Dales National Park provide some of the finest landscapes in the country.

Nearby you can also visit some fascinating and popular destinations, Ripon sits just six miles away, featuring a striking cathedral and a wealth of high-quality amenities.

Come and stay at Church Farm Annex for a memorable stay in the country.

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About the location

RIPON

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