Sawley, Ripon, HG4 3EQ
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.
We know how difficult it can be to travel with pets or children which is why we provide the essentials (highchair; cot; push chair; dog towels; dog bowls and dog beds) to make life easy.
We sleep up to 10 in 4 comfortable bedrooms upstairs, a den with sofa bed downstairs, and a snug and secluded guest room in the garden - ideal for grandparents or romantic couples.
For small children we have a secure garden with a hideaway and bumpy slide; the village green is directly in front and is ideal for flying a kite; riding a bike or just running around. The small village playground has itís own swings, slide and roundabout and there is a fenced in wildlife garden to explore. For older children there are plenty of single track roads to cycle and the ice-cream parlour is a twenty minute walk. Spa Gill Woods is 1/2 a mile away and is perfect building for dens and damming streams. The cottage is a perfect location to relax and let the children enjoy being free-range!
It is also a great place for socializing. The large private patio is perfect for eating al fresco and the big sofas swallow you up if you fancy a night by the fire. If you want to be busy thereís lots to do. Fountains Abbey is a half hour walk along a country lane and is a beautiful site to explore. 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! For walkers there is a the Ripon Rowel long distance footpath on the doorstep, literally! And of course, being in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty there is glorious countryside to enjoy, open moors; bluebell woods; lakes; crags...
The accommodation consists of; Master bedroom with en suite; 2 single rooms; 1 double/twin; family bathroom; downstairs den/bedroom with fold down bed; separate annex with double/twin and en suite bathroom; large dining kitchen; lounge with fireplace and multi fuel stove; Reception hall with sofa and fireplace with multi-fuel stove; large secure garden with patio. All mod cons including dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave.
If you would like to see more, you can look at our web page www.fountainsabbeycottage.co.uk or our facebook page, www.facebook.com/fountainsabbeycottage, which has details of special offers and lots of information about the area. If you have any other queries donít hesitate to get in touch.