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8 Williamson Drive

(Ref. 1070041)

Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely small house with everything you could want."

    We stayed a week and it is ideal for a short walk to the centre of Ripon and accessing lots of other places. Recommendation for the local fish and chip shop - very good service and large portions but they close at 7:30. Off road parking was a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2024

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay ."

    The house is very clean and well equipped. To have 2 designated parking spaces in a built up area is a real plus . Downstairs in the house there is a comfortable living room and a practical kitchen . Upstairs there is two comfortable bedrooms and a large bathroom . Outside there is an enclosed private patio area which our dog enjoyed and felt safe . The house is central to Ripon so a short walk to the shops/cafes is easy . Booths supermarket is our favourite . We would recommend this property and would be happy to stay again

    Reviewed by Stephen G4.7Jun 2024

  • "Myself and my wife stayed at this property for a week in early May."

    Upon initially entering it we were immediately impressed and this feeling stayed with us throughout. It is a modern property, in a pleasant and quiet area of the town. The furnishings are modern and attractive, and it is well equipped with everything you are likely to need for your stay. Car parking facilities are excellent, with a reserved space in 2 of the designated parking areas local to the house. We chose to leave our vehicle untouched for the week, but to and fro access would be no problem if preferred. Situation of the house is perfect, being a few minutes walk into the centre of an interesting town in one direction, whilst the opposite direction was only steps away from the riverside and canal with lots of scope for walks. Perfect for us, and plenty of others I would guess. Well recommended.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0May 2024

  • "What a delightful property!"

    Very charming and comfortable (and warm, during an unseasonably cold spring stay), with just about all of our needs anticipated. We really appreciated the parking space(s), and were pleasantly surprised at the proximity to the market square and the cathedral. Ripon is an underrated gem of a city. We enjoyed it so much that before we left, we booked a return visit in the summer.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in Ripon."

    House very comfortable, clean, warm and had everything we needed to relax after a day out exploring Yorkshire. Less than 5 minutes walk to city centre Cathedral and amenities. Good to have details of places to visit as they helped to confirm our plans. I would certainly recommend the property to friends.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely modern, comfortable house with everything you need."

    There is even a view of beautiful Ripon cathedral from the bedroom window. Easy walking distance to town and all facilities. My only criticism would be the water temperature of the shower and hot water temp generally, which I'm sure the owner could easily rectify. Also, fixing the bath plug, as I have really missed having a bath! Parking wasn't always available at the front door but a great designated space just 50yds around the corner - no great hardship. Beds were super comfy and really homely house. We really enjoyed our stay - thank you.

    Reviewed by Gill4.4Apr 2024

  • "A lovely place in a great location with great places to visit in every direction."

    Nice neighbours and brilliant for short and long dog walks up and down the river and canal. Very conveniently close to town but also nicely quiet. The house is very clean and a nice layout. The bed was extremely comfortable. We would definitely consider coming back here in the future.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely house very near to the centre of Ripon."

    Very warm and comfortable, beautifully decorated and well equipped. Would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a brilliant stay at 8 Williamson Drive over New Year."

    This is an outstanding property - spotlessly clean, furnished to a high standard and within a stones throw of the centre of beautiful Ripon. The living room is warm, cosy and comfortable and the kitchen very well equipped with everything you need. The beds are very comfortable and the house was lovely and warm during our stay. Ripon is a great place to visit with plenty going on locally and some lovely walks very close by. Within Ripon we particularly enjoyed visiting The Royal Oak, So Bar and Eats and the Ripon Inn. We would definitely return. If I could change anything at 8 Williamson Drive, it would be to have a proper dining table and chairs. I felt the extra seating in the dining area unnecessary as there are two large sofas in the lounge to easily seat 4 people and it feels like wasted space really which would be better utilised as a proper dining area. There is a fold away table but it was awkward to get the chairs out and they were uncomfortable to sit on. A small niggle in an otherwise faultless holiday home.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really loved my stay here."

    Lovely well thought out property with everything that I needed. So close to local amenities, easy walking distance. Loved hearing the cathedral bells. Great base for exploring the area, lots of places to visit. Parking a bonus! Look forward to my next stay.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely clean place to stay, in a great quiet location,within easy walking distance of Ripon centre."

    There are plenty of places nearby to visit and river and canal walks from the door .We would have preferred a table and chairs set up to use ,but everything else was fine.A visitor book would be helpful ,as mentioned before,as they hold more info for people to read.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little place in a fantastic location."

    Will definitely be visiting again on the near future!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2023

  • "Summer quilt instead of the winter one, which was too hot."

    Opening the windows to cool the place was out of the question due to the church chimes every 15 minutes. A nest of tables or similar to put your coffee cup instead of the floor. No dish cloth provided.

    Reviewed by Stuart2.8Aug 2023

  • "Good that the owners read the comments; There is a bathroom mirror now."

    There is also a hairdryer. Great for 2 people but a bit squashed for 4 adults . More chairs in the yard please. Lovely to listen to the cathedral bells and chimes- missed them when we got home. A visitor book would be great so that people can share experiences. Thank you

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Aug 2023

  • "Situated just a few minutes walk from town this house is well equipped and handy for all the amenities of Ripon."

    Only suggestion I’d make, a shaving mirror over the bathroom basin would be useful.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Situated in a very quiet residential area but only a couple of minutes walk into the centre of Ripon. Good to have a choice of walks for our dog especially with the canal being very close by. Also great to have a choice of parking spaces. If you do bring your dog then the rear courtyard is totally enclosed and dog friendly. (Be aware that next door do have a small dog as well but this was not a problem for us). Everything provided that you need for a great holiday - my only suggestion would be to have bigger bath towels! We would most definitely return to this property again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7May 2023

  • "A very convenient holiday home with everything you might need for a week away."

    Perhaps the central heating doesn't need to fire up so early - 5:30am - it is quite noisy.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great for dog safe rear yard and bonus safe area out front as well."

    Huge living/dinning room spacious. Warm and clean. Two double bedrooms, beds on the firm side but comfortable, back bedroom has amasing view of the cathedral. Plenty of eateries nearby literally 5 mins walk to market Square. Recommend walking to hell wrath nature area beautiful which my beagle loved. Plenty nearby walks and of course fountains Abbey and deer Park only 3 miles away. Would highly recommend staying here, thank you x

    Reviewed by Marianne4.7Feb 2023

  • "Great Location for Ripon and access via the 36 bus to Harrogate and Leeds."

    House was confortable and had everything we needed given we had to change from our original choice because of a water leak notified to us with days to go before our journey to Ripon. Would recommend 8 Williamson Drive and am sure it will be successful for Ripon visitors. Increased pan selection and the addition of a hairdryer would improve things even more.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jan 2023

  • "Our 2nd time at Williamson Drive, and again really enjoyed the experience."

    Only downside is we struggled setting the shower/bath water temperature something we did not experience the first time we stayed.

    Hi great to see you at Williamson Drive again, glad that you enjoyed it and hope that you will be able to jon us again this year over the festive season! Thank you for the feedback, we have checked & adjusted the heating settings and everything is now fine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Dec 2022

  • "This was one of the nicest houses that we've stayed in through Sykes."

    It was more like a home than a holiday let. Super comfortable bed, powerful shower. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need, and nice to have outside space. Plus, you can park right in front of the house, a few steps to front door. We will def look to stay here again if we are back in Ripon

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Dec 2022

  • "A great place to stay."

    Central to beautiful Ripon, very clean and comfortable. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Arron5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage/House, good location, good and spacious."

    good size bedrooms. Great to have car park just round the corner. Nice to have tea and coffee station on arrival. Lovely courtyard made use of the washing line as we used the local swimming pool which we were very impressed by for it cleanness and facilities would recommend to everyone. Ripon was a great place to stay, and we hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    We couldn’t fault it. Would love to stay again sometime.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Williamson Drive is a little oasis of quiet pleasant suburban-ness, just a very short walk from the busy town, with all its restaurants, shops and attractions."

    Cross the bridge and there are excellent walks along the river. We parked right outside the house all week, (with two more nearby places available). The house was squeaky clean, very well equipped and was comfortable. It's furniture is a bit of a mix and the landing floor is a little creaky. But the bedrooms are large with plenty of storage with good beds, (although one is a pillow eater). Nice bathroom and modern kitchen. We would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Aug 2022

  • "Only thing missing was hair dryer!"

    Very comfortable cottage within easy walking distance to the centre and lovely access to river walks, pubs etc.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday house great location, exceptionally clean and well equipped with everything your likely to need only thing could have done with extra pillows on bed maybe provide and leave in wardrobe so option is there if required."

    Bed in front room to hard for our liking maybe a mattress topper would help. Also found floorboards very creaky upstairs but don’t know how you’d fix this . Would also have liked extra outside chairs as we had to use one of the dining chairs as there is only 2 provided yet property sleeps 4 . As mentioned in a previous feedback there is a dog that barks next door but the owner did take it into house when they knew we were about . Would definitely recommend .

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Jul 2022

  • "Excellent, central location with parking."

    Well equipped. Comfortable, even on hot days. Good bedroom and storage space. Really good shower. Some decor looking slightly tired.

    Reviewed by Bill4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses, cooking utensils. Very clean and clear information provided. Nice little back Pateo. Very near to ripon cathedral and centre. Restaurants within 5 mins walk. We enjoyed a canal trip and a walk along the river at the end of the road. Excellent bus service. We caught the bus to Harrogate. Central position for visiting various other parts of the Dales. Have already recommended to some friends and would definitely return to this accommodation if visiting the area again.

    Reviewed by Naomi4.7Jun 2022

  • "Our stay in Ripon at no 8 was great."

    The location is ideal with everything within walking distance. The house is very clean and comfortable and well equipped We have friends a five minutes walk away so it was lovely to meet up with them. Definitely will book another stay at no 8.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2022

  • "A good place to put your head down at night."

    Ideal for Ripon town centre. Some elements of stay needed improvement. Furniture uncomfortable(including beds, pillows and sofas). Some kitchen gear needs replacing. Welcome pack very basic. A hairdryer would have been helpful. Neighbours very loud/noisy, and have dogs that bark constantly, we couldn’t sit in the courtyard because of this.

    Reviewed by Yazmin3.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely house in a pleasant complex very handy for the city centre."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Useful courtyard at the back for outside dining but on our stay, next door’s dog took exception to our dogs (that weren’t barking) and barked continuously even though the fencing obscured sight of them. Nothing much the owners could do about that I guess. Good parking facility though could be tight if all the spaces were occupied I imagine. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely house close to town."

    We really enjoyed our stay, the house was in the perfect spot, lots of lovely walks nearby,

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2022

  • "Brilliant location."

    Easy access to town centre. Easy to get to other locations like Harrogate and Knaresborough and others . Plenty of choices for eating out. Very enjoyable stay and will return. Many thanks. Phil and Gill.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely location for exploring Ripon and the area."

    The house was ideal for the two of us and the dogs. Just a minor point it would be great if there was salt, pepper and vinegar supplied in the kitchen as it is not always something you bring with you.

    Reviewed by Trudi4.4Mar 2022

  • "Lovely house and ideally situated."

    Well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022



    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our holiday, ideally situated in a very quiet location yet very close to the centre."

    Plenty of parking and lots of walks for our dogs

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2021

  • "Good location close to city centre with river walks on the doorstep."

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely house, perfect location."

    Might come back. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Borbala5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday home in an excellent location."

    Only a very short walk to the shops, pubs and restaurants of Ripon. We did a lovely walk to Fountains Abbey, straight from the property, which I would highly recommend. The property was comfortable, and the kitchen well equipped. I would have preferred to see a dressing table in the main bedroom, but I worked round it by bringing a dining chair up! A couple of side tables in the lounge would also have been good. Overall a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Oct 2021

  • "The only downside to our visit was the property had not been cleaned by the time we arrived."

    I had to ring the owner to inform them of this. He apologized for this and said there had been a miscommunication between Sykes and the owners. Cleaners did arrive by 17-00 and completed cleaning within the hour.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Oct 2021

  • "The house was lovely,in a great location,clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    All you need for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by G E5.0Sep 2021

  • "It would have been helpful if the parking places for the cars were explained before you left for the holiday rather than having to read it in the welcome brochure as they were in 2 separate areas not at all visible on arrival."

    The house was lovely but as I cook evening meals I think spare plates, small pudding bowls, a measuring jug, would Pyrex bowl be helpful. We bought bits and pieces and brought them home with us. The spacious fridge, good cooker and hob was excellent I would recommend this property for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Sep 2021

  • "Great location, minutes from the centre of Ripon yet in a quiet area."

    Private parking. Spotlessly clean on arrival. Lovely walks on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location."

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely property, spacious and clean."

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jul 2021

  • "The house is in an excellent location a stone's throw away from the city."

    It was really convenient having stones parking space. Ripon is a great location to explore Yorkshire. We met the hosts dad and he was very helpful and friendly. A great place to stay would recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at 8 Williamson Drive."

    The cottage is in a great location, just a few minutes walk to shops, restaurants, pubs, parks and play areas. The cottage was clean and provided all that we needed for a comfortable stay. It was good to see that the owners are keen to meet the needs of their guests. A previous review mentioned the need for a dining table in the cottage so we were pleased to see that a fold out table and chairs had been provided and other household items were added at the beginning of our stay. A lovely place to stay, and dog friendly too!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2021

  • "This is a very good place to stay, but a few additions would make it even better."

    The lounge needs a dining table and chairs. A couple can just about manage on the kitchen breakfast bar (we did), but a family could not. The kitchen needs a frying pan, extra saucepan, oven glove, potato peeler, spatula. In the bathroom, the washbasin plug doesn't fit properly, and it also needs to be unblocked with a plunger. Both bedrooms need a light bulb replacing, as does the lounge. We wanted to recycle items, but the box and bag mentioned in the folder were not in the cupboard under the stairs, so we took our recycling home.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. All kitchen equipment has been added to the property. A folding table and four chairs has been added for use either in the living/dining room or in the garden. We have also ordered a clothes rail for the second bedroom and replaced the plug in the bathroom sink. Once again thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Property cannot accept changeover arrivals on 25th & 26th December and also on 1st January 2023/2024
  • Please note: The check in time for this property is 3pm

The property

Nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, in the city of Ripon, is this stylish terraced house.

8 Williamson Drive is the perfect base for a group of two couples or a small family to explore the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Parks.

Set on a quiet residential road, in close distance to the City Centre and River Skell, this beautiful property welcomes you in with a striking entrance porch and gate.

Be welcomed by the elegant interior as you settle in for a relaxing evening in the living/dining room, kicking back on the relaxing corner sofa for a film night with a glass of wine, followed by a cup of coffee in the private seating spot, or order a take-away to be delivered at your convenience.

The kitchen is well-equipped, fitted with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, and a fridge/freezer, as well as a casual breakfast bar for quick meals.

Alternatively, dine alfresco in the enclosed courtyard on a summer's day, enjoying a drink or two as your canine companions run around.

There are two inviting double bedrooms, both with floral decor and ample storage for all your belongings.

Unwind in a hot bubble bath in the well-appointed bathroom, or hop in to the overhead shower.

Enjoy walks along the River Skell - one direction takes you past the historic cathedral, the other into the Hell Wath Nature reserve.

Or, for the more ambitious walk up to the historic Fountains Abbey, which is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England.

Or wander the 400 yards into town to take in the many shops, pubs and restaurants.

On a fine evening, drift up to the town square 300 yards away to hear the hornblower blow his horn at 9pm to declare that all is well - A tradition that goes back over a thousand years.

Immerse yourself in culture as you roam around the city of Ripon, home to an imposing Cathedral where you'll find the ancient Saxon crypt, the Prison & Police Museum, three Yorkshire Law & Order Museums, Ripon Racecourse Marina, and the Ripon Spa Gardens.

Venture out for a fun-filled day at Lightwater Valley Theme Park, with a thrilling choice of rollercoasters, or spend a day at Ripon's Garden Racecourse.

Discover Newby Hall & Gardens which boasts over 25 acres of sensational gardens, featuring unique flora and plants, or take a scenic drive over to the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The cottage is central to both the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Parks, both offering a wealth of picturesque walking trails, challenging cycling routes, high peaks, and charming villages dotted throughout, whilst the lively town of Harrogate rests further afield.

Enjoy a refreshing break with your loved ones at 8 Williamson Drive.

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

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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!

Please Note: This property has a minimum 3-night stay and any booking of two nights will be cancelled.
Note: Property cannot accept changeover arrivals on 25th & 26th December and also on 1st January 2023/2024
Please note: The check in time for this property is 4pm.

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