Wild Cherry - Beautiful Escapes
North Yorkshire

Wild Cherry

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Wild Cherry, a Grade II listed building, sits next to the Big Apple, overlooking the beautiful courtyard and gardens, as you approach along the private driveway you know immediately that it is going to be a very special place to be. These beautifully designed holiday homes have been created by owners James & Ali, from an outstanding conversion of the original buildings where the coaches and horses would have been kept in days gone by. Both homes have their own private gardens and can be booked separately or together for a larger group.

Wild Cherry is perfect for families or friends to enjoy open plan living in a beautifully designed interior, exquisitely furnished throughout, the Italian cantilever staircase is a real feature leading to the master bedroom suite. Artwork by local renowned artist, David Stead featuring landscapes in Yorkshire is a very special edition to the house, James & Ali have paid meticulous attention to detail to create a wonderfully relaxing home from home for guests to enjoy.

With two spacious bedroom suites with luxurious bathrooms by Bagno, there is plenty of room for everyone to have their own space.

Just a short walk into the cathedral City of Ripon with it’s thriving market place, an array of independent shops and a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and bars. Situated on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales & Moors, Wild Cherry is perfect for a Beautiful Escape in glorious Yorkshire!


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Big Apple & Wild Cherry

Big Apple & Wild Cherry both have their own private outside space. They can be booked separately or together to provide accommodation for up to 10 people on the same site. Perfect for a few friends or for extended family!


Living Space

This open living space includes a comfy lounge sofa and provides the perfect spot for unwinding, watching your favourite movie or box set on the smart T.V.

The stunning Chapel Kitchens from York kitchen with built in appliances and everything you need for cooking up a hearty breakfast or a tasty supper. The island with bar stools provides a convivial dining experience, perfect for catching up after a day spent exploring or planning your next adventure over morning coffee.


Beningbrough Suite

Located on the ground floor, with the option of twin beds or a super king, this beautiful room is full of colour and light. With views out over the courtyard to the gardens. Stunning soft furnishings and a luxury en-suite make this the perfect place to retreat, it’s the kind of room that gives you a restorative hug. Bliss!

Wild Cherry Suite

The beautiful, Italian cantilever staircase rises to the first floor and the master suite, a vast room with windows looking out across the gardens and fields beyond, luxuriously appointed with a giant super king bed adorned with pretty linens. Step into the exquisitely designed Bagno Designs bathroom with marble shower and a freestanding tub with views to the garden, it is the perfect place to enjoy a luxuriating soak at the end of a day spent exploring. Stunning floating walnut slabs are a real focal point as the base for the twin basins.

Courtyard Garden

The pretty terrace offers sunny corners for stealing some quiet time for an afternoon read in the sunshine, beautifully relaxing with the scent of lavender all around. There is a BBQ and furniture for al fresco dining.

There is an additional large lawned area, beyond the terrace, perfect for playing games and running around having fun! Or enjoy a sundowner under the sycamore tree, a favourite spot for Ali & James.



  • City of  Ripon 7 minutes walk
  • Harrogate 12 miles
  • City of York 24 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales 12 miles
  • Castle Howard 33 miles
  • North York Moors National Park 40 miles
  • 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

Activities close by

  • 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
  • Strictly no smoking inside or outside of the property – £500 fine aplies
  • Monday to Monday bookings accepted off peak season
  • Luxury bed linens and towels included
  • Wifi – with 3 hot spots
  • EV charging type 2 point – 45p/KWH controlled by a smart card available on request
  • OLED T.V.
  • Underfloor heating & original cast radiators
  • Garden Furniture
  • BBQ
  • Thermostatically controlled automatically opening windows
  • Cafetiere
  • Smeg oven
  • Neff Appliances
  • Food blender/mixer
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Mood lighting
  • Travel cot/high chair – NOT provided
  • Private parking
  • Dogs are only accepted when Big Apple & Wild Cherry are booked together.
  • The property is set in the grounds of the owners home, their property is separate and accessed through a different entrance


Beningbrough Suite

Ground floor

Twin beds or super king

Walk in shower



Master Suite

Super king bed


Walk in marble shower


Vanity basin


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.


  • City of  Ripon 7 minutes walk
  • Harrogate 12 miles
  • City of York 24 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales 12 miles
  • Castle Howard 33 miles
  • North York Moors National Park 40 miles
  • North Yorkshire Coast 60 miles
  • Thirsk mainline railway station 10 miles
  • York mainline railway station – 24 miles
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 23 miles
  • Manchester Airport 98 miles


We love to hear back from our guests to find out their experience with Beautiful Escapes.

Phoebe & Family, August 2021

We live in the USA and Angela was wonderful throughout the booking process, always timely and courteous in her responses. We were grateful for the flexibility in booking dates which enabled us to make Wild Cherry our base for the duration of our holiday.

Ali and James have created the most beautiful sanctuary in Ripon. The location allows absolute peace and privacy while being just a short walk into town. Ali has thought of every creature comfort, heavenly!

We will recommend BE to our family and friends and would absolutely book with you again!