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The most gorgeous cottage within the historic village of Ripley.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Amazing cottage sleeping 6 with 3 bathrooms. Fantastic location.

Nestled just beyond the garden walls of historic Ripley Castle sits the charming Cobbler’s Cottage, a perfectly located haven ready to welcome you for your break in this famous village. Recently renovated to a very high standard Cobbler’s provides spacious accommodation for up to 6 people in a relaxed country chic style.

There is something for everyone here and a stay in Ripley will appeal to everyone from the fit and adventurous to those looking for a more relaxed break, history buffs or shopping enthusiasts, families or adult groups, we can guarantee your stay just won’t be long enough. It is also an ideal location for those who might be staying in the locality on work related visits being so conveniently close to Harrogate.

If you don’t feel like venturing too far there is plenty to do within this idyllic village, wander around the castle and grounds, enjoying the stunning scenery and enthralling history. There is the wonderful Nidderdale Greenway to enjoy, a traffic free path perfect for gentle cycling and walking. Eat well at the Boars Head, the superb gastro pub or the village tea room. Enjoy the small shops and just relax.

However Ripley is the door step to the Yorkshire Dales and all the amazing miles of moors, valleys, hills and villages that are there to be explored. Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey and The Forbidden Corner are a must for families. Walkers will open the ordnance survey map and be in heaven. Cyclists will relish the challenges and routes that are available, from Ripley head to the hills and the renowned Tour de France climbs such as the iconic Cote de Lofthouse.

In between exploring the dales a visit to the spa town of Harrogate is a must. With its sophisticated shops, RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, cinemas and innumerable restaurants it is undoubtedly a delightful town to explore. Then of course you should definitely have a day to visit the walled city of York or go shopping in the acclaimed arcades of Leeds.

Whilst you stay at Cobblers you may feel quite happy to leave the car at home. Every 15 minutes the no.36 bus stops a mere 100m away ready to whisk you through to Harrogate or Ripon. Harrogate is then well served with bus and rail links to York and Leeds.


The heart of the home is always the kitchen. Here at Cobblers we have a very generous kitchen diner with a large dining table and a bright and sizable kitchen area. There is ample storage space, a large fridge freezer, electric cooker, microwave and plentiful equipment.

The utility area next door has a separate washing machine and dryer. There is plenty of room for coats and shoes here and a pretty stable door leading to the terraced area. A handy downstairs WC is next door.

The sitting room is full of warmth and a perfect place to relax. The comfortable sofas will happily seat 6. There is a wood burning stove and a smart TV, DVD player, assorted DVD’s and a selection of board games.

The staircase leads from the kitchen to the delightful bedrooms and bathrooms. The bedroom windows look across the garden to Ripley Hotel de Ville beyond. A unique feature of the village, which was built in the nineteenth century when the then baronet decided to remodel the village in a French style.

The 2 larger bedrooms offer superb quality super king size beds which alternatively can be made up as 2 singles. Both rooms have ensuite shower rooms and fitted cupboards. The third bedroom is a little smaller but very pretty. It has a double 5ft bed and large shelves for storage. The beds are all made up with fine Egyptian cotton sheets.

There is a house bathroom with a large double ended bath with and overhead shower. All bathrooms have underfloor heating. Towels and complimentary toiletries are all included.

The house benefits from gas central heating and superfast broadband.

Outside we have a large boiler drying room, providing a sizable utility sink, ideal for cleaning off the day’s muddy gear. Bikes can be stored in here and securely locked away.

A gas barbecue and outside furniture is provided from Easter onwards. There is a large garden with mature trees which provide plenty of privacy.

Ample parking is on a quiet side road adjacent to the cottage.

Children are more than welcome to stay at Cobbler’s and for babies there is a travel cot and high chair available although we ask that you bring your own linen for the cot. No charge will be made for small babies. There is a guard on the wood burning stove but parents are asked to take the utmost care with the stove when lit.

Please feel free to talk to us about any special requirements that can make your stay more comfortable or advice that you may need to enjoy the local area. On arrival you will find a welcome hamper with some delicious goodies including wine, bread and a local cheese.

More Details

Louise Rusby
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Louise Rusby

I have always lived in this locality and am enormously enthusiastic about all it has to offer. There really is something for everyone in Nidderdale. I have lots of local knowledge and will do my utmost to help you enjoy your stay.My husband and I have spent a year renovating this fabulous house and hope all guests will love it as much as we do.

Louise Rusby purchased this house in 2016

Why Louise Rusby chose Borough of Harrogate

The renovation has been done to the highest standards and designed to make guests as comfortable as possible. It is a great area for children with masses to do and lots of living history to explore.

What makes this house unique

It has to be the location. Within the village but with great access links to countryside or interesting towns.

Ripley is a unique village with it's strong French influence and fascinating history. The walks are stunning and the cycling opportunities really exciting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Borough of Harrogate in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , House bathroom.Large double ended bath with shower over.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom 3
  • Modern tiling and underfloor heating in all upstairs bathrooms. There is also a separate WC downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Also available as 2 singles. Shower room ensuite.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Also available as 2 singles. Shower room ensuite.
  • Fine Egyptian linen, towels and complimentary toiletries included. Bedrooms 1 and 3 have fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 has large shelves for storage.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(4 traveller reviews)

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The most gorgeous cottage within the historic village of Ripley.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Delightful cottage in a beautiful location. Would highly recommend. You will not be disappointed!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful, relaxing weekend at this beautiful cottage and could not fault it in any way. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, so helpful and accommodating. The photos do not do the property full justice. It is very tastefully decorated, immaculate and furnished to a very high standard. It is so well equipped and everything has been thought of, we wanted for nothing. The cottage was more spacious than we expected with plenty of space for the 6 of us. Loved the finishing touches and the welcome basket Louise so kindly left for us. Ripley is a beautiful village and there is lots to do in the surrounding area. We spent an afternoon at Ripley castle and enjoyed a meal at The Boars Head, both only a few minute walk away. It is also great for walking and cycling in the area. We wished we could have stayed longer and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you to stay as my first guests and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in Ripley.
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Amazing cottage. Highly recommend. Great place for a get away with friends or family.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at cobblers cottage in January 2018. The cottage was beautiful and much bigger than the pictures. We were greeter by a gorgeous hamper to make us feel welcome. There was everything we could possible need in the cottage (especially the kitchen, which was definitely better equipped than mine at home) plus lots of lovey extras including mini toiletries in the bathrooms. We were a group of 6 friends staying and there was plenty of room for us to catch up over a meal in the kitchen or around the wood fire in the kitchen. The village of Ripley was lovey and very traditional but with easy access via bus to Harrogate which ran every 10 minutes. Would love to come back in the warmer weather to be able to utilise the outside space. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Clare for all your kind comments. I do hope you manage to come back when the weather is a little warmer and can enjoy being outside. I'm so glad your reunion went well and many thanks for looking after the cottage so beautifully.
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Wonderful weekend at Cobblers Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely beautiful and very well equipped. A lot of care has gone into making it a comfortable and welcoming place to enjoy and we definitely did enjoy our stay very much indeed.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such thoughtful guests and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Wonderful cottage in one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated Christmas in Cobbler's Cottage after a medical emergency forced us to stay in Yorkshire longer than we had planned. We were frantically searching for the perfect place in which we could host Christmas with our two daughters and our son-in-law. Luckily we found Cobbler's Cottage - and it could not have been more wonderful.

The cottage is full of thoughtful touches. Not only did Louise leave us a lovely welcome basket, but she had also decorated the house for Christmas, which made us feel instantly at home. The cottage itself is warm, quiet, very spacious and beautifully finished, with lots of storage and - amazingly - all the kitchen equipment needed to cook Christmas lunch. It felt like a real home away from home and we were very sad to leave!

Ripley is one of the prettiest and most unspoiled villages in Yorkshire, and the cottage is perfectly placed to enjoy it on foot, as well as explore the castle, pub and the many lovely wintery walks that can be found in the surrounding countryside.

We have two luxury holiday cottages in France, so we can be fussy, but we couldn't find fault with Cobbler's (we even picked up a few tips for our own cottages!) and we cannot recommend it highly enough. We would certainly return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and helpful comments. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and being in Ripley with all that it has to offer. You were such thoughtful guests and I so appreciated the immaculate state you left the cottage in.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Boars Head, Ripley
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A1 M
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Boars Head, Ripley
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40
Damage Deposit £100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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