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Low Ray Cottage

Ripon (7mls W), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached stone property with great views over farmland and countryside
  • Explore the Yorkshire Dales, Ripon, Masham and Harrogate
  • Great days out nearby include Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal and Brimham Rocks
  • A perfect location for a family get-together or celebration 
  • Relax in the beautiful garden and enjoy a spot of al fresco dining
  • Enjoy the fabulous walks and cycle routes within easy reach from the property
Property code: 75272

This stylish holiday cottage is the perfect base to immerse yourself in the Yorkshire Dales and is an ideal retreat for enjoying a break away with family or friends with classy touches throughout.

Set on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Kirkby Malzeard with its village pub. This lovely property is perfect for discovering the glorious countryside of the Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Benefiting from some of the most spectacular views in the country, the Yorkshire Dales provide direct access to unfettered natural beauty. Choose one of the many walks nearby or take a short drive to Ripon which has a range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants to relax in and is also home to the historic Ripon Cathedral and Ripon Racecourse. Other local attractions include Ripley Castle, Newby Hall and Gardens, and Fountains Abbey, Harrogate and Pateley Bridge.

Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, where privacy is assured, a warm welcome awaits as you enter the property into a utility room with space for coats and boots, with access to a drying room, ideal for wet coats. There is also a freezer and washing machine in the utility room. This leads into a spacious and beautiful open-plan kitchen/diner with large windows. The dining area has a table seating four, a great space to enjoy meals together and plan the next days’ adventure. The spacious well-designed kitchen has plenty of worktop space, and an electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave, the perfect social space to enjoy preparing a meal together. On the ground floor is a twin bedroom and the bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Heading upstairs to the first floor you will find a large lounge with wonderful views through velux windows onto the garden and open countryside. Cosy up in front of the TV and enjoy a favourite film on the Smart TV or why not challenge your fellow guests to a board game. Completing this floor is the large master bedroom with king-size bed.

As you head outside, you will find a private outside space, with garden furniture to relax on in the sunshine or why not dine alfresco when the weather allows. Please note dogs will always need to be kept on a lead outside the property and that the owner has dogs close by. There is ample off-road parking for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin 
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge
  • Utility room with washing machine and freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome - must always be kept on a lead outside the property (due to wildlife, countryside pursuits and countryside practice)
  • Welcome pack included
  • Pub and restaurant 2 miles
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Private water supply
  • Please note mobile phone signal is intermittent and can be poor at times.  The owner is happy for you to use her landline should you wish to make a call


The vibrant cathedral city of Ripon is only 9 miles away and boasts a Thursday market, numerous coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and a nice collection of independent shops to explore. The cathedral is smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, but is still an awe-inspiring sight. In addition, every night for at least 450 years the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9pm from all four sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15-minute history of the ceremony and the city – an experience not to be missed! If you are partial to a flutter, Ripon Race Ground has around 15 meets from April to early September. Known as 'Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse' it has a distinct atmosphere harking back to a bygone era – traditional tea rooms and bandstands sit alongside the champagne bar.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a week with Ripley Castle (11.5 miles), Newby Hall (13 miles) and Norton Conyers (12.5 miles). Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden, 8 miles away – this World Heritage site is deservedly one of the National Trust's most visited locations. As well as the spectacular ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey, the grounds are home to an Elizabethan mansion, a medieval deer park and some of the most romantic vistas in the country.

Harrogate (15 miles) is an absolute must-visit if you're staying here. Encircled by its famous Stray, or 200 acres, of horseshoe-shaped grassland, the Victorian spa town of Harrogate has a bright and breezy open-air feel and is characterised by its impressive floral displays. And as you would expect of such a bustling upbeat town, Harrogate boasts over 300 bars and restaurants together with all the shops, cinemas, parks and gardens you could ever wish for.

For those who want to get out and soak up some of Yorkshire’s natural beauty, the National Trust’s Brimham Rocks (8.5 miles) are dramatic, moorland rock formations where you can walk, cycle, climb or even partake in yoga. Nearby Gouthwaite Reservoir (7.5 miles) attracts a range of wetland birds and birds of prey, so it’s worth taking a stroll with your binoculars and packing your picnic and some patience.

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


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Reviewed by Sharon 14th September 2019

GreT location and hosts. Cottage is fully equipped and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Jeff 22nd August 2019

Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

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