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This pretty stone cottage started life as part of a hay barn and stables in the eighteenth century, although much was rebuilt in the 1930’s to create a shop and storekeepers' accommodation. It is now a cosy, well equipped cottage that is ideal for families, where you can curl up in front of the log burner in the sitting room and reflect after an active day.
It is the perfect base for anyone looking to explore the spectacular surroundings of Fountains Abbey or slightly further-a-field destinations like York, The Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. It is situated opposite the river Skell and weir in the picturesque Skell Valley at the original entrance to Fountains Abbey. A shared garden sits alongside the river on the opposite side of the minor village road.
You can access the grounds of Fountains Abbey through the nearby west gates. It is like having your very own World Heritage Site, complete with the ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey and a Georgian water garden. Start planning those summer picnics, epic games of hide and seek or quiet walks to watch the deer. Holiday cottage guests have free access to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate during opening hours.
Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal Water Garden and the Deer park have events to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- sitting room with wood-burning stove, dining room, kitchen and separate lavatory.
- First floor
- three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 2 twins) and bathroom with shower over bath.
Heating: Gas central heating included.
Garden: Shared garden with seating.
Parking: Off-road parking for one car and additional parking available in the nearby National Trust car park.
Phones: There is limited mobile phone signal, but a shared pay phone is provided for use by all cottages for outgoing calls.
Please Note: From 10 August 2013 1 dog will be accepted at Abbey Cottage.
Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate during opening hours.
Catering: The team at Fountains Abbey can provide a simple pie or casserole ready for you to pop in the oven. You can choose from:
1) Chicken, Ham, Leek & Potato Pie
2) Seasonal Vegetable & Bean Casserole
3) Fish Pie
A minimum notice of 7 days is required for all food orders.
Pricing is as follows: Adults £6 per head / Children £4 per head. Please note side vegetables are not included.
Casseroles or pies will be delivered to the cottage and left in the fridge ready for your arrival.
- Let starts
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- Dogs allowed
- Yes, 1
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- Dogs welcome
- Open fire / stove
- Garden appeal
- Shared telephone
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Double bed
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287
Things to see and do nearby
- Yorkshire & North East England
In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone. Yorkshire is world renowned for the beauty of its countryside and its scenery, reaching from the Dales in the west to the Moors in the east. There are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, much of which is in the care of the Trust, and some of the most magnificent historic houses in the country. The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has two holiday apartments, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques. Northumberland too abounds in magnificent scenery with wide open stretches of moorland and a long and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, protecting the border with Scotland since the days when Hadrian's army built the famous Wall, the county also has a wonderful collection of historic houses and castles including Cragside, Wallington and Lindisfarne, all of which are in the care of the Trust. The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.
- Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire is, not surprisingly, England's most popular holiday destination, as this vast county offers something for everyone. The beautiful countryside of the Dales and Moors, a dramatic and unspoilt coastline, a wealth of historic towns and cities, spectacular ancient ruins, and some of the most magnificent houses in the country. The National Trust owns over 24,000 acres of coast and countryside across the county as well as some splendid historic properties. These include Beningbrough Hall, East Riddlesden Hall, Nunnington Hall and the spectacular Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.
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place to visit
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- The Shambles
- York Minster
- National Railway Museum
- Light Water Valley Theme Park.
- Bird watching
National Trust places to visit
- Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
- Yorkshire's first World Heritage Site. Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park
- Brimham Rocks
- Dramatic moorland rock formations
- Braithwaite Hall
- 17th-century farmhouse in beautiful Coverdale
- Beningbrough Hall and Gardens
- 18th-century house with interactive galleries and National Portrait Gallery paintings. Grounds and working walled garden
- Upper Wharfedale
- Area of classic Yorkshire Dales countryside
- East Riddlesden Hall
- 17th-century West Riding manor house with formal and wild gardens, duckpond and grounds
Comments from past visitors
- February 2014
- North Yorkshire
- January 2014
- December 2013
- November 2013
- August 2013
- Dumfries & Galloway
The Bruce family
- December 2012
Richard & Clair
- January 2009
Leonard & Yvonne Best
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.