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Littlethorpe Hay Shed

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Littlethorpe Hay Shed is a beautifully restored Georgian stone barn set in the grounds of an Edwardian farmstead with far reaching views across the fields of this pretty area of North Yorkshire. Just 3 miles from the historic City of Ripon yet peacefully tucked away down country lanes, the farmstead is also home to friendly donkeys Daffodil and Buttercup who are always pleased to see visitors, you may also see sheep and lambs in the fields and  lookout for owls, ducks and birds too.

Renovated in 2023 to an exceptional standard by owners Leanne and David who have taken great care to respect the original features like the A frame beams and with a soft colour palette throughout from Little Greene, the Hay Shed is full of warmth and charm, underfloor heating, a cosy fire and a handmade Yorkshire bed for the perfect night’s sleep. With a private garden and hot tub, it will be hard to steal yourself away from this luxurious escape for two nestled in stunning Yorkshire countryside yet only 3 miles from the ancient City of Ripon, close to Harrogate and well placed for exploring the Yorkshire Dales too.

The Hay Shed for 2 guests and Littlethorpe Barn for 5 guests are neighbouring properties that can be booked separately or together for a group of 7 guests.

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Littlethorpe Barn & Littlethorpe Hay Shed

Littlethorpe Hay Shed for 2 guests and Littlethorpe Barn for 5 guests are neighbouring properties that can be booked separately or together for a group of 7 guests

PROPERTY DETAILS

Living Space

The living space is open plan to the kitchen, furnished with comfort in mind, underfloor heating to keep your toes warm on chilly days and a cosy sofa set in front of an electric log burner, perfect for snuggling up with a good book or for watching your favourite films on the SMART T.V.

The kitchen is well laid out and fully equipped with everything you need for a home from home escape including a Nespresso coffee machine, step out into the pretty garden and enjoy morning coffee surrounded by nature, what better start to the day.

Hay Barn Suite

Set on the first floor this is a beautiful room, decorated in a pretty colour palette from Little Green and stylish furniture including a super comfy handmade Yorkshire bed dressed with crisp white linens for a restful night’s sleep.

There is an en-suite shower room with soft fluffy towels and luxury toiletries.

Garden & Hot Tub

The pretty stone paved garden is fenced and enclosed with a seating area and a BBQ for al fresco suppers and with a private hot tub with pretty twinkly lights and spectacular sunsets make this a beautiful place to enjoy a sundowner.

Beyond your private garden there are 15 acres of beautifully kept grounds with lots of trees, green spaces and a beautiful water feature. The farmstead is also home to ducks, owls, cows and two adopted donkeys’, Daffodil and Buttercup.

There is also a secure dog field so your four legged friends can run and play until they run out of steam!

 

Laundry Room

Opposite The Hay Shed is a laundry room shared with neighbouring property Littlethorpe Barn.

  • Washing machine
  • Additional fridge and freezer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing products
  • Dog towels
Exploring

Exploring

  • City of  Ripon 3 miles, bus stop at the top of the dirveway
  • Harrogate 11 miles
  • City of York 24 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales 12 miles
  • Castle Howard 35 miles
  • North York Moors National Park 45 miles
  • Whitby North Yorkshire Coast 60 miles
Restaurants, Pubs & Cafes in Ripon
  • Oliver’s Pantry – family-friendly; lovely breakfast, lunch, cake…
  • REalitea – family-friendly, lunch, definitely cake
  • The Storehouse – family friendly for lunch; does a great Sunday lunch.  Lovely to go for cocktails and supper!
  • Prima Italian – family-friendly, supper and takeaway
  • Valentinos – family-friendly, supper & takeaway
  • Manchego – Spanish tapas
  • Royal Oak – Sunday lunch
  • The Water Rat – nice drinks by the river, does food too, child friendly

Exploring

  • Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal – by the lake (free) or main house, National Trust – great for lunch and tea & cake.  Family-friendly
  • Grantley Hall – 3 different restaurants for lunch and supper.  One Michelin Star Shaun Rankin, One Oriental, One traditional fayre, one outside.
  • Swinton Park – 2 restaurants – one is evening and smart (jackets and trousers) the other is more relaxed on a beautiful terrace.  Great Spa!
  • Swinton Bivouac – lovely for lunch or afternoon tea, family friendly and walk to the ruins
  • Staveley Arms, North Stainley – lovely bistro food, family friendly lunch and early supper!
  • The Sawley Arms – Family friendly for lunch, supper.
  • The Galphay Inn –  Family friendly
  • Ripley Castle – for lunch & afternoon tea / ice cream!
  • Crab & Lobster – Rainton, a very special place!
Good to know
  • Luxury bed linens and towels included
  • Cumbrian toiletries from Bath House inclduing, shampoo, conditioner, body and handwash, hand lotion
  • Wifi
  • Garden Furniture
  • Hot tub
  • Dishwasher
  • Minml eco friendly cleaning products
  • Bose music speaker
  • Coffee maching for Nespresso original pods
  • Microwave
  • Toaster and kettle
  • Under counter fridges with freezer compartment
  • Electric log fire
  • Welcome hamper
  • Walking guides
  • Board games
  • Children’s colouring items
  • High chair and travel cot and baby bath – please bring your own cot bedding
  • First aid kit
  • Parking
  • Supermarket – Booth’s independent Yorkshire supermarket, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons in Ripon – Please do not arrange grocery deliveries before your arrival time the owners may not be available to receive them
  • Number 22 bus to Ripon stops at the top of the drive

Laundry Room

  • Washing machine
  • Additonal fridge and freezer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing products
  • Dog towels
Dogs
  • One large dog or two medium/small dogs
  • Secure dog field on site
  • Hose pipe and dog shampoo
  • Dog towels and treats
  • Dogs are not allowed upstairs
  • Dogs are not allowed on the furniture
  • Muddy/wet dogs must be cleaned off before entering the cottage
  • Dogs must not be left alone in the property unless they are crated
  • Dog toileting must take place away from the cottage and any mess cleaned up
  • There may be a charge if additional cleaning is required

ROOM DETAILS

Double Bed

Shower

W.C.

Vanity Basin

THE LOCAL AREA

Ripon is a cathedral city steeped in history and home to magnificent historical buildings and long observed traditions. You will find a trio of award winning museums and a gothic cathedral that dates back to the 7th century to explore.

The growth of the city through trade and manufacturing led to the building of a canal to link it to the navigable parts of the River Ure. Today this makes Ripon a delightful city to explore, with riverside and canal side walks that reach into the countryside and buildings that span the last thousand years. The city’s history is entwined with the church, both due to the cathedral in Ripon city centre and its proximity to the nearby Fountains Abbey.

Ripon also boasts an outstanding racecourse, a glorious stately home, a magnificent abbey and popular theme park. There are always great things to do in Ripon.

One of England’s oldest cities, the Hornblower who has blown his horn at 9pm every night for 1100 years to ‘set the watch’.

Georgian and medieval buildings surround the ancient market place including the grade II listed Town Hall in which can be found the newly opened Tourist Information Centre.

With a thriving market place and a magnificent cathedral, this beautiful little city will earn a place in any visitor’s heart.

Exploring

  • City of  Ripon 3 miles, bus stop at the top of the dirveway
  • Harrogate 11 miles
  • City of York 24 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales 12 miles
  • Castle Howard 35 miles
  • North York Moors National Park 45 miles
  • Whitby North Yorkshire Coast 60 miles
 Airports/Railway
  • Thirsk mainline railway station 15 miles
  • York mainline railway station – 24 miles
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 22 miles
  • Manchester Airport 96 miles

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