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Justine Hey

Member since: 2012
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Picturesque 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday cottage in North Yorkshire - Fountains Abbey Cottage

6 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Sleeps 10, Pets & Families Welcome

Our cozy cottage looks over the village green and is nestled between the small wildlife garden and fields of cows and sheep. A gate from the garden leads directly onto a footpath and a gentle walk along a country lane will bring you to 12th Century Fountains Abbey.

Our handmade country kitchen boasts a traditional stove and a large farmhouse table. French doors take you out onto our flagged terrace which overlooks the large garden. The snug lounge has a large stone fireplace, cozy wood burner and big comfy sofas. Our 3 bathrooms are beautiful with limestone walls and floors and in one, a luxurious roll top bath.

The cottage has a unique layout which seems to create the perfect setting for special occasions. There is plenty of social space, but also room to find somewhere quiet and escape the bustle. The large garden and village green means there's plenty of space for children and dogs to run wild and let off steam which helps the adult to relax and enjoy themselves too. Perhaps this is why we have had so many events at Fountains Abbey Cottage; birthdays (from 4 to 90!), hen parties, and reunions. We know that it's difficult to get everyone together for a whole week which is why we offer weekend breaks bookable as far in advance as you like. Prices begin from £675.

We know how difficult it can be to travel with pets or children which is why we provide the essentials (highchair; cot; dog bed etc.) to make life easy.

We sleep up to 10 in 4 comfortable bedrooms upstairs, a den with hideaway bed downstairs, and a snug and secluded guest room in the garden - ideal for grandparents or romantic couples. Fine Egyptian linen, decadent silk bedspreads and enormous fluffy towels all encourage a sense of indulgence.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Justine Hey (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

About Justine Hey

We moved to Sawley to raise our family in the country and it was the perfect location. Although we were both city kids our hearts have always lain in the country. We loved it so much that when we were given the opportunity to move to a remote farm we grabbed it with both hands!

We now live half a mile from a road, surrounded by sheep, pigs, chickens, hens and horses and love every muddy minute of it!

Justine Hey purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Justine Hey chose North Yorkshire

The cottage has a great location, walking distance from North Yorkshires top two destinations, (Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks) yet untouched by tourism. It was originally built as part of the village school for 'the poor boys of Sawley' in 1703 and has a priviliged place in the village overlooking the green but with no immediate neighbours. Central yet secluded.

What makes this cottage unique

Secluded yet not isolated, there is plenty of space for children to free range without the worries of traffic. An adventure playground for bigger kids and an enclosed playground with swings and slide for little ones all within seconds of the front door. Fun and games with no effort. The configuration of bedrooms means it can be adapted to suit and has been very popular for multiple families to share. The private garden suite with it's own bathroom, sitting area and garden is a great retreat and perfect for grandparents or teenagers who need their own space sometimes!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to say an enormous thank you for allowing Theodora and her friends to stay at Fountains Abbey Cottage this weekend. I think the quality of the cottage took them all by surprise and she was so touched by the little bunch of snowdrops on the kitchen table and the bottle of fizz. She said they had the happiest of weekends and it was the perfect way to celebrate her 21st. “Just like home,” she said.



They managed two walks (in spite of the wintry weather) including a memorable visit to Fountains Abbey, really enjoyed the delicious dinner cooked by Lockwoods (thank you for the recommendation – I have thanked them too), and had a thoroughly wonderful time.



I hope they left it all in order (Theodora promised me they had!) and didn’t leave any belongings behind. You have been so kind, accommodating and thoughtful throughout and I cannot thank you enough.
Feb 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Picturesque 300 year old cottage in pretty farming village
average rating of 4.848485 based on 35 reviews
5

Fountains Abbey Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house with plenty of room for our party of four couples. Comfortable beds, lovely bedding and towels. We didn't have children with us but it would be super for kids with plenty of playing space and playgrounds.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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3

Good location. Little tired internally.

  • 3 of 5

Good for visiting Harrogate/Dales/York etc. House needs a bit of TLC but comfortable. No hot water was an issue and TV interference with constant freezing was not great, sofas could be renewed as they are not very comfortable after a day's sightseeing, but overall the house was nice and the location is peaceful yet close to Ripon for day to day stuff.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry you didn't find our huge sofa's comfortable Liz, but thanks for letting us know. I've got in touch with a local upholsterer and we plan to refill the seat cushions with luxury filling which should be cosy for tired bottoms. It was difficult to address the issues you had with the hot water and TV as you didn't want to be disturbed by Richard or our engineer. We have been unable to replicate the fault you had and have stripped and serviced any parts that may have been causing an issue. The TV and hot water are all working well now.
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5

Great cottage, quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here for a hen do. No complaints at all, Richard came round promptly to sort out the issues with the hot water. Garden was lovely, living room with log burning stove very cosy and all at a reasonable price. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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5

Yorkshire house.Great house for all the family .

  • 5 of 5

We all had a lovely time the house and location was great for all the Clarke family. We had 3 generations and all were catered for even the dog . Fountain Abby is a must to see we went twice it was so lovely.Thank you for a great holiday xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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4

Delightful, well equipped & in a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this property and once again it provides a warm welcome and a great restbite from the trade show we were attending.

The village is very quiet and there is an opportunity to eat locally in the Sawley Arms. This year we were invited to the local summer shindig in the village hall next door to the cottage.

The property is spacious, well equipped and has even a box or two with things you may need in an emergency! as I have not seen a local shop.

The cottage caters easily for 8 adults and there is plenty of privacy for all.

Great out door garden and seating area.

Be careful to keep the shower curtain in the bath of the upstairs bath room would be my only thing to mention.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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4

Picturesque cottage in beautiful yorkshire village

  • 4 of 5

We booked this property for a family celebration. Suited our needs beautifully with bedrooms for us all, comfortable beds, wonderful large kitchen that opened into garden with patio, seating/table, lawned area and a tree house. The adults relaxed in the garden, the kids loved the treehouse and the dogs could roam safely in enclosed garden. Sawley has a nice pub with good food. The only downside was the cooking range in the kitchen. Despite following instructions we could not get this to work and it was Saturday evening before we were able to speak to Richard then it took only a minute to get it sorted. These things happen but it did not spoil our weekend and on Sunday morning we managed to cook a huge yorkshire breakfast with no further problem. Word of warning: be very careful using the shower in the family bathroom, despite using the shower curtain as directed we still had water coming through the kitchen ceiling. This dried out very quickly once we stopped using the shower. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Leeds/Bradford
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Sawley Arms
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Harrogate
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Sawley Arms
Car: recommended

Our quiet location makes it easy to stay put and enjoy the clean air and beautiful landscape but for the more adventurous there is plenty to see and do; 900 year old ruins; stunning rock formations; epic scenery; adventure play parks; Medieval markets; Edwardian follies.

Top of the list is world heritage site Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal: the ruins of a 12th Century Cistercian Abbey (the largest in Europe) alongside a beautiful Georgian Water Garden and peaceful Deer Park. Our lovely cottage is a peaceful half hour stroll from this stunning attraction.

Less than 3 miles away is Brimham Rocks a remarkable collection of weathered rocks that have formed magnificent sculptures.

For walkers we have the circular Ripon Rowel Walk, literally on the door step and many other beautiful places to explore from open farmland to craggy lakes and bluebell woods; all within two miles!

For historians there is a wealth of ancient buildings; Ripon's Cathedral which dates from 672AD, over 1300 years old! Fountain's Abbey is on our doorstep and Rivaulx and Jervaulx Abbey are within a comfortable drive.

For families there is an enviable choice. Tree climbing, pond dipping, and river jumping are all to be had within minutes! For more formal activities there are any number of attractions: Light water Valley is a 15 minute drive away and offers roller-coaster thrills and spills; How Stean Gorge is the site of a Highwayman's hideout and now offers abseiling, gorge-walking and kayaking. The Forbidden Corner is a wonderful folly and defies description but I heartily recommend it for the strangest day out!

And that's just the tip of the iceberg!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May Half Term
27 May 2016 - 2 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£385
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2016 - 21 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£295
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Summer
22 Jul 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
From
£295
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Christmas/New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
February Half Term
17 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£712
for 3 nights
From
£238
From
£317
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
 
 
Easter
7 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£385
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 
 
Late Spring
25 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£712
for 3 nights
From
£238
From
£317
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
 
 
May Day
28 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,155
for 3 nights
From
£385
From
£385
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 
 
Late Spring
2 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£712
for 3 nights
From
£238
From
£317
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
May Half Term
26 May 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£385
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 
 
Early Summer
6 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£712
for 3 nights
From
£238
From
£317
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£712
for 3 nights
From
£238
From
£317
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£562
for 3 nights
From
£188
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

We are happy to book weekend breaks in advance. Prices from £675 for the weekend rising to £875.

Mid-week breaks are also available (but are not accurately quoted on the HomeAway site). Prices from £675 please ask for an up to date quote.

DOGS WELCOME at no extra charge.

Discounts always offered to returning guests, please ask :)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in North Yorkshire in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Limestone clad wetroom with huge shower head
    Garden suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom with corner bath with shower over in Garden Suite
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Beautiful roll top bath and limestone walls
  • Luxurious fluffy white towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , The large Master Bedroom has a King size bed and en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Double or twin. With pretty fireplace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Pretty single bedroom with iron bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Pretty single bedroom with iron bed.
    Garden Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Double or twin with seating area and en suite bathroom
    Ground Floor Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , The double bed downstairs can easily hideaway for more space
  • Our beds are made with pure Egyptian cotton linen and luxurious throws. Cots available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
Cot and highchair available on request (no charge). Dog bed, bowls and towels available on request (no charge). Award winning caterers available to provide fully catered dinner parties.

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