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Traditional Yorkshire stone cottage -Ripon

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Welcome to Hillcrest Cottage nestled in the tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales. The traditional cottage has been lovingly designed in sympathy to its character whilst maintaining the highest standards of modern comforts and conveniences. The large living room is the ideal setting for your family and friends to relax in, the inviting open fire for which logs are provided is perfect for cosy nights in toasting marshmallows. No traditional country kitchen would be complete without an oil fired Aga. Don't worry if you have never cooked on one before full instructions are provided. You will also find the kitchen is complete with all the modern utensils required for those who like to cook. There is also an inbuilt dishwasher for those who prefer to spend their time cooking rather than washin...Welcome to Hillcrest Cottage nestled in the tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales. The traditional cottage has been lovingly designed in sympathy to its character whilst maintaining the highest standards of modern comforts and conveniences. The large living room is the ideal setting for your family and friends to relax in, the inviting open fire for which logs are provided is perfect for cosy nights in toasting marshmallows. No traditional country kitchen would be complete without an oil fired Aga. Don't worry if you have never cooked on one before full instructions are provided. You will also find the kitchen is complete with all the modern utensils required for those who like to cook. There is also an inbuilt dishwasher for those who prefer to spend their time cooking rather than washing up. The spacious kitchen has room for six to dine and in addition there is also a separate dining room for more formal occasions. The utility room complete with a washing machine leads out to the cobbled court yard at the back of the cottage that can be used as additional parking for up to 2 cars. A country garden and lawn extend further and is ideal for children to play on or for summer barbecues for which garden furniture is provided. The light and airy main bedroom has the added luxury of a newly installed ensuite and an extra comfortable king sized bed. The two twin bedrooms can also enjoy a clean and bright brand new bathroom suite which has very recently been installed. The cottage comfortably sleeps 6 people with 1 double bed and 4 singles. Guest Access Guests will have full access to house and garden. The Neighbourhood The beautiful Yorkshire Dales cannot be beaten on its quintessential charming villages and breath taking scenery. Kirkby Malzeard is a traditional farming village that has been unchanged for centuries both in the architecture and also in its friendly community. At the heart of the village is the award winning local butcher who offers a brilliant selection of local produce. He is only a few minutes walk away but I recommend you go early as his popularity can often result in a shortage of sausages at closing time. The other life line of Kirkby Malzeard village is of course the country pub. The Queens Head is open all year round and is a great little watering hole with a 8 minutes walk home to the cottage. Kirkby Malzeard is located within easy reach of the historic cities of Harrogate (half an hour drive) and York (one hour drive). In Harrogate the Royal Turkish Spa is a beautiful historic building that is a great excuse to visit for a day of pampering followed by afternoon tea at the world famous Betty's tea room. York too is overflowing with culture and heritage with many museums and great restaurants and of course York Minster is a must. The nearest towns to Kirkby Malzeard are Ripon and Masham both 15 minutes drive away. Masham is renowned for being home to two rival breweries Black Sheep and Theakstons both of which you can visit for their daily tours. Not surprisingly Masham is abundant with warm and friendly pubs and lovely places to eat out. Ripon too has great restaurants including Lockwoods and The Royal Oak and every evening at 9pm you can witness the ceremonial horn blowing that takes place in the market square which has been conducted without of fail for centuries. If you are feeling active there are plenty of energetic walks and cycle routes through the scenic countryside that can vary in distances and challenges depending on your ability. In 2014 the Tour de France rode jubilantly through the local area demonstrating the fantastic roads and landscapes Yorkshire has on offer for all fans of lycra. Fountains Abbey only 15 minutes drive away and is a spectacular ruin of great historical significance that has been very carefully preserved and managed by the National Trust to ensure its a great place to visit. Children in particular really enjoy exploring in the remains of the abbey and learning about the life as a monk that came to an end when Henry VIII arrived. Swinton Hall is located 10 minutes drive away and can be visited for a delux afternoon tea, a wedding or to take advantage of the luxurious spa. Swinton Hall has a very high reputation for its cooking school where you can take part in day courses that are highly recommended. What our previous guests have said about the cottage: Well equipped and spacious house, but some low beamed ceilings. Previous guests who have rented our cottage have rated it very highly: 'Superb, clean with all the extras we didn't expect. A brilliant cottage to stay in.' 'Beautiful well appointed cottage. Much more spacious than I expected, with a lovely large garden with nice garden furniture. Lots of lovely character - although very low beams!' 'The house was great, attractive village, good butcher, village shop and pub. The village is good for the Dales, visit Masham for the two breweries, and Ripon has a good market.' More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Outdoor Dining Area
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Patio
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Hillcrest Cottage is in a ideal location for exploring the beautiful and stunning scenery of North Yorkshire. Spacious and comfortable accommodation which was spotlessly clean throughout . Nice quiet village location with all amenities within easy walking distance....definitely recommend a visit to the butchers. All...More

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Ilona S, VR Owner at Traditional Yorkshire stone cottage -Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

So glad to know you had a good stay and enjoyed the local area. We would love to have you to stay again. Ilona

Reviewed 3 January 2018

We stayed over christmas 2018 and the cottage was perfect. The cottage is in a great location with parking. It is large and beautifully appointed.The kitchen had all you'd need for a family stay. The butchers is fantastic and <5 minutes walk. The pub and...More

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Ilona S, VR Owner at Traditional Yorkshire stone cottage -Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Glad to hear that you enjoyed Christmas in my cottage.

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Friends and I stayed at Hillcrest House and fell in love with it! It is the quintessential English cottage from a storybook BUT with all the modern conveniences! It has a lovely updated charming kitchen, large bedrooms and beautiful very updated bathrooms, a cozy sitting...More

Thank Valerie M
Ilona S, VR Owner at Traditional Yorkshire stone cottage -Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you Valerie, it is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay and it would be lovely to have you back. Ilona

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We found the rental delightfully homelike and filled with surprising and engaging features. The mouse man furniture Crafted of real oak was simply beautiful and something not found in America. The woodworking skills and art took my breath away. The counter tops likewise were everywhere...More

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Ilona S, VR Owner at Traditional Yorkshire stone cottage -Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you very much for your very complementary review, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in Hillcrest and the surrounding area. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and thank you for leaving it so clean and tidy. Ilona

Reviewed 8 April 2016

Hillcrest is a tastefully decorated and well equipped cottage and a real home from home. Kirkby Malzeard is a lovely friendly village with an excellent butchers and store. An ideal base for visiting all the best places in North Yorkshire.

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Ilona S, VR Owner at Traditional Yorkshire stone cottage -Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2016

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in my cottage, it was a pleasure to have you as our guests. Do hope you might come again sometime. Ilona

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