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The Green

(Ref. 993317)

Sawley near Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage with everything you could need."

    Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Nov 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage - perfect for a winter break."

    Warm and cosy in a great location for local attractions - Fountains Abbey, Brimham Rocks and Ripon to name a few

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2023

  • "It really could not have been better/nicer in any aspect."

    it was even stylishly decorated and found, by pure chance, the shop where certain furniture items had been bought. 3 star michelin restaurant with 10 mins drive as well

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2023

  • "An amazing little cottage in a very idyllic location, very comfortable and quiet."

    We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay. Great communication with Patrick the owner which was appreciated. Lovely country pub with excellent food literally 100mtrs away, staff were very friendly as were the local people we met. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Green is tastefully decorated, well appointed, in a quiet village and conveniently situated with off road parking close by."

    We two old ladies found the accommodation very comfortable and more spacious than expected. A bonus was a well stocked book case! In short, The Green was ideal for us and is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2023

  • "I absolutely loved The Green and we would certainly come back again."

    The quality of items was top class and I really loved the annexe. If I was made to find fault with anything I think my only gripe was there was no tea bags...That's it that is all I could find to complain about..We loved it.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Jul 2023

  • "Very well situated detached cottage."

    One bedroom upstairs and one downstairs. No problems with parking opposite. Cold weather when we were there meant we had to use central heating which worked very well. We also used oven and hob both very effective. WiFi good signal but phone signal weak on O2 service, had to go in front garden where it worked OK. Very comfortable stay with unmissable Brimham rocks close by.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage, very clean and had everything you ..."

    Had a wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage, very clean and had everything you needed , thank you for the welcome pack , we had a dog and it was great because she was secure in the gardens , it’s in a great area , some lovely walks The sawley arms was very close and convenient great food , will definitely come again , thank you

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "An excellent well presented cottage, with all the facilities."

    We will be returning in the future

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0May 2023

  • "Cottage was exceptional and well located for travelling around the Yorkshire Dales and with a good food pub within a 2 minute walk perfect for those wet evenings as well."

    Property was well appointed, comfortable with everything we needed, and simple and clear instructions provided. Overall faultless with the exception of the slightly variable TV signal. Will recommend and book again if back up visiting family in the future.

    Reviewed by S5.0Apr 2023

  • "Well equipped, cosy cottage, very much enjoyed our stay."

    Pub opposite is friendly and food very good, dogs welcome in conservatory area

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at the Green the cottage provided us with warm and comfortable accommodation during our February stay, and the surrounding village was beautiful."

    An ideal location to stay when visiting North Yorkshire and the dales. Fountains Abbey is a ten minute drive away and Harrogate, York and Leeds are all close enough should the weather turn.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage set in a nice village with a great pub opposite !"

    The cottage is very well equipped and has a handy separate utility room. The enclosed garden at the back was great for the dog to roam around in. The cottage is very homely, furnished beautifully and has all the charm you’d expect. The owner was great to communicate with, as well as Sykes themselves. Would recommend both Sykes and The Green cottage - thanks

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Oct 2022

  • "One of the best cottages we've stayed in."

    Lovely high end furnishings and appliances, well cleaned, warm and cosy. Great location for days out and opposite a fantastic friendly village pub.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Green is a pretty, cosy cottage in a lovely village."

    The pub is close by and is friendly, serving good food. It is close to many places of interest like Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks with beautiful walks on your doorstep. The cottage was well equipped for a holiday. The towels were excellent and the beds very comfortable. The welcome pack was a very nice touch. Booking and key collection information was easy.

    Reviewed by Cynthia4.4Sep 2022

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage with everything you need for a relaxing short break or a longer holiday, in a great location for visiting the Yorkshire area."

    Ideal for our dog Mac, secure garden at the front and at back of the property- Sawley Arms is partially dog friendly- allowed in Conservatory, garden and Summer House. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by H4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location close enough to Ripon and Harrogate but in a small village."

    A fab pub across the road serving excellent food couldn’t wish for a better place would have liked to stay longer.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2022

  • "A gem of a location nestled in a lovely Yorkshire Dales village have us the perfect base to explore with friends."

    The cottage is extremely well appointed and bed soooo comfy! Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our second time and it is a first class property in a superb location."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2022

  • "This property had all the facilities one looks for in a cottage."

    Comfortable and a home from home. Surroundings were beautiful. The only comment I would make which the owner would have no control over is cars speeding through the village which is clearly marked 30 mph The council need to put in speed bumps like many villages in France to combat this behaviour from inconsiderate motorists. Thank you Pam and Serge Leibowitch

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you will need for a short or longer stay."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Meg5.0Apr 2022

  • "An excellent cottage in every way."

    Quiet, warm, comfortable, well-equipped. Excellent kitchen and bathroom and shower. Comfortable beds. Very good wifi and smart tv. Parking on the green is fine. Well positioned to visit a wide area of North Yorkshire. Pub serving good food very close Totally recommended

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Green."

    Cottage was very comfortable and cosy for our New Year’s stay & in the perfect location for exploring the surrounding things to do. We’ve already recommended to friends & family!

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated and very well equipped."

    Super comfortable beds, very friendly local pub with great food. Lovely circular walks from the doorstep. Great communication from Patrick and he even checked we were OK after a night of storm Arwen. Thoughtful gift left for our arrival was a welcome touch too. I decided I could actually live there! Only addition would be a curtain over the front door for privacy and draught Fantastic Indian (eat in or take out) in Ripon - Moti Raj

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, everything needed was provided."

    Pub across the road does great food. Great location for visiting Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this comfortable cottage and it was a good deal roomier than we expected from photos of the frontage."

    Underfloor heating and a lovely big kitchen were a boon when it was a rainy day. A friendly owner whose welcome gift was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage."

    We really felt like we were treated as guests rathet than just paying customers, and it was the thoughtfull little things like having fresh bars of good soap in each bathroom, a welcome basket of goodies and homely things that make a difference like potted plants around the house and egg cups in the kitchen (cottages in our experience never have egg cups!). It all made a huge difference on one day of the holiday when we wre utterly rained out. Would stay here again anytime!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped, clean cottage in a beautiful area."

    Parked safely on the green just opposite the cottage so that was fine. Nice welcome package left by the owners. So much to see in the area and good walks just on the doorstep. Really happy with everything.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Green is a first class cottage."

    Beautifully decorated and fantastically equipped. This is a perfect location to explore Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2021

  • "A superb cottage with everything one would need."

    Really cosy and welcoming. Lovely fluffy towels and plenty of kitchen wear to use. Great pub across the road too. Gorgeous little welcome pack was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Such an amazing stay in a beautiful cottage!"

    Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2021

  • "Took a while to sort out the heating, but once we had done this the cottage was lovely and warm."

    It had everything we needed, and more. It is a cute cottage in a lovely village and convenient to lots of places to visit. Would like to visit again sometime.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely under floor heating really nice cottage!"


    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Green was so welcoming and cosy, a lovely gift was also left by the owner."

    Close to Ripon and Pately Bridge and other places. Over the road was Sawley Arms which was friendly and meals were very nice.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was maintained to a very high standard and was extremely comfortable."

    Despite having no off road parking, the convenience of the village green opposite did not prove a problem. Also, convenient was the local hostelry which provided delicious meals and even a takeaway service. The geographical location of the accommodation meant that the splendour of the Yorkshire dales was within easy access. We enjoyed an extremely pleasant break in this delightful cottage.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was just great to explore an area that we hadnt been to before, there were several places of interest to visit , all within a short drive of the cottage."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2020

  • "This cottage is beautiful, everything that you would ever need is provided, and in such a good location."

    Lovely little village with lots of country walks on the door step and plenty to do within a short car journey. We would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful comfortable cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    Some lovely walks straight from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Amazing holiday cottage."

    very clean and well thought out response to COVID e.g. wipeable info cards. The owner left a very kind welcome pack and had all the information needed and more to have a lovely break away in Yorkshire. I highly recommend the pub opposite for a wonderful dinner with great veggie options.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great time had in this lovely cottage."

    It was really comfy and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Aug 2020

  • "The comfort of the cottage as it was like home from home"

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Aug 2020

  • "The Green cottage was fantastically well equipped in a beautiful location and Patrick was very friendly and helpful."

    We had a great week enjoying the beautiful countryside and surrounding area and attractions. There is also a lovely pub right on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor double bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open-fire
  • External utility/bike storage
  • Oil and electric heating with open-fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with BT package, Bluetooth speaker, and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • On-road parking in village
  • Enclosed front and rear patio
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 5.8 miles, pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Ripon 6.1 miles.

Nestled in the quiet village of Sawley resting on the edge of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is this charmingly-appointed detached cottage, lying opposite the village green, with children's playground, and near to an award-winning pub, The Sawley Arms.

Suited to two couples seeking a country break with countryside all around, The Green has been decorated with a stylish yet homely interior, creating a welcoming environment for you to wind down in.

Take in your quaint surroundings before heading inside through the enclosed front patio, before stepping into the lovely sitting room, where an open fire sits before a contemporary selection of soft seating, with a Smart TV with a BT package to entertain.

Relax within this tranquil space with a rich colour scheme of blue, brown and natural wood, all complimented by the slate-style flooring, before heading into the kitchen/diner, where you can enjoy cooking for the rest of the party with a wealth of appliances to assist you.

While a bottle of wine is opened around the dining table, watch as the food simmers on the electric hob with an electric oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher among the rest of the appliances at your fingertips.

On warm days, head out onto your own private patio to sit in the last warmth of the evening, also finding an external utility room that can be used for storing bikes and has a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

Completing the ground floor is the neat cloakroom with a basin and WC, and a delightful double bedroom providing an excellent sleeping spot.

Travel up the stairs to find a second bedroom with a king-size bed, as well as an armchair here for you to curl up in with a book for a quiet moment.

Freshen up in the elegant bathroom with marble-effect tiles surrounding the bath with a shower over, enjoy a hot shower before grabbing your towel nicely warmed by the heated towel rail in here.

Take walks around the area heading down to the National Trust's Brimham Rocks, with unique rock formations lying over 400-acres of moorland, as well as paying a visit to the Nidderdale Llamas and taking part in a walk with a new furry friend, with the incentive of returning to The Sawley Arms for a hearty pub dinner to end the day.

The monastic ruins of the medieval Fountains Abbey are a beautiful sight resting on riverside of the River Skell, while just further along is Surprise View and Anne Boleyn's Seat, a fabulous viewpoint for some far-reaching views of the area and fabulous photo opportunities.

The city of Ripon is a haven of historical insights, with the amazing Ripon Cathedral showcasing some expert medieval architecture, the Workhouse Museum displaying what life was like for the average Joe in Victorian times, and even a Prison & Police Museum with hands-on displays and costume reenactments of a 19th century prison.

Amongst the history and culture are a great many restaurants, bars and cafés before you to grab some delicious food and drink.

Just ten miles from The Green is the thrilling Lightwater Valley Theme Park featuring rollercoasters and rides designed to get your adrenaline pumping, as well as a farm animal section and falconry, it offers an exciting day out for all.

Further afield take a trip to the historic market town of Knaresborough with the Mother Shiptons cave and York with it's famous Minster.

Relish a rural retreat in North Yorkshire, spending quality time with your loved ones at The Green.

Please note: This property has a £100 good house keeping bond

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 £100 good house keeping bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas