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Mallard Grange


Mallard Grange has been home to the Johnson family since 1933. It's also a working farm and a superb small farmhouse B&B, offering a warm welcome, 5 Star accommodation, delicious breakfasts and great attention to detail. It's an ideal location in beautiful open countryside in the heart of North Yorkshire, yet within easy reach of Ripon, Harrogate, York and the Yorkshire Dales.

What makes a stay at Mallard Grange unique?

Mallard Grange farmhouse has lots of character, style, and the odd creak and groan - not surprising for a house over 600 years old!  It's a special place, well rooted in the landscape of this beautiful area and it has a lovely friendly atmosphere, helping guests feel immediately at home. It's a place to relax, unwind and breathe some fresh air, and to enjoy superb accommodation and yummy breakfasts. The farmhouse is historically linked to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, the UNESCO World Heritage Site just a few fields away.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Mallard Grange?

Mallard Grange has 4 ensuite super comfy double/twin guest rooms, 2 on the ground floor and 2 others reached via a winding staircase.  More than just a bedroom, each has lovely countryside views, private lounge area for guests can relax, read or watch TV.  Super king size double bed or twin beds, ensuites with walk in shower or bath with shower over, big fluffy towels and quality toietries. Fresh flowers from the garden and a tempting refreshments tray, with fresh milk if preferred, is available to greet guests on arrival. A flat-screen TV, radio, hair dryer, and WiFi are all available (the WiFi is not fast, but it is free!). Outside in the garden areas, there are quiet spots to snooze or read or gaze at the stars in the dark night sky. Well lit car parking area.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Ripon area?

North Yorkshire is England's biggest county and Ripon, one of country's smallest cities, is right in the middle of it. A day exploring Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales, either driving, cycling or walking, is a must, and food for the soul. Mallard Grange is within walking distance of Fountains Abbey & Studley Park UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are historic houses and gardens such as Newby Hall and Ripley Castle, country shows and local craft workshops nearby. Smart shops and tea at Betty's in Harrogate are just a 20 minute drive away. Ripon Races are close, for those that fancy a flutter and llama trekking, walking, horse riding, park runs and cycling are all easily accessed.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Guests breakfast together around a large table in the farmhouse dining room, usually between 8.30 a.m. to 9 a.m., or ealier on request.

*  The breakfast menu is a feast, packed with local specialities, and offering a wide choice to suit different tastes and special gluten free and vegetatrian diets.

*  Great choice from a sizzling full monty, Whitby Kippers, smoked haddock or salmon and fresh eggs from hens roaming the farmyard, along with homemade marmalade, jam and honey from Maggie's bees.

*  For guests who would prefer it, a lighter, continential style breakfast can be enjoyed in the privacy of their bedroom.  Simply choose from the special menu the night before.

*    Yorkshire has a great reputation for producing good food and good beer! Ripon's a 5 minute drive away, with a very good choice of places to eat. Alternatively, there are some excellent country inns within a 3 mile radius.

Other Information

Additional Information About Mallard Grange Farmhouse B&B: * No family rooms - all guests must be aged over 16. * Rooms in the main farmhouse are not suitable for guests with walking difficulties, as they are reached via a winding staircase. * Ground floor rooms are not wheelchair accessible. * No smoking throughout. * No doggie guests indoors, except for guide dogs in one of the ground floor rooms.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Free parking


Based on 5 reviews
Mallard Grange

5.0 5 0.5

Mallard Grange - a unique and authentic North Yorkshire farm B and B experience This is an example of a real working farm in the beautiful area of Ripon, North Yorkshire, very close to the heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. The rooms are tastefully decorated in country living st...

Mallard Grange

4.9 5 0.5

A wonderful Yorkshire experience The experience of staying on a centuries-old working farm with 21st-century comfort made my stay at Mallard Grange one of the highlights of my trip. Maggie Johnson provides just about anything her guests could need or want so that they can focus on relaxing and e...

Mallard Grange

5.0 5 0.5

Just the tonic! After the first few minutes of being greeted on our arrival at Mallard Grange, it felt like we were visiting old friends. Maggie is a lovely lady and a fabulous host. We stayed for three nights and enjoyed every moment, our room was beautiful, crisp white bed sheets, lovely ensui...

Mallard Grange

5.0 5 0.5

Excellent stay We were warmly welcomed by Maggie and had a wonderful two night stay in the shed which is super comfortable and spacious. Always nice to have fresh milk with your tea too. Maggie is a lovely hostess and the breakfast is a companionable affair meeting and chatting with fellow trave...

Mallard Grange

5.0 5 0.5

I had a wonderful stay at Mallard Grange! Maggie was such an attentive host, the room I stayed in was perfect very comfortable and homely! Breakfast was beautiful, highly recommend the smoked salmon and scrambled egg!! I enjoyed every minute and will be going back!

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Facilities & information


14th century buildings

Breakfast included

Parking (free)


5 Star Official Rating

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Garden furniture

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Bathroom & Laundry


Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Linen included

Towels included

Room Service & Food/Drink

Hair dryers

Central heating

Bicycle storage


Horse Riding, Equestrian

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks


Golf course (walking distance)

Extra info

Nearest Airport: Leeds Bradford

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 0 minutes

Nearest Train Station: Harrogate

Open Times: Closed Xmas & New Year

Single occupancy prices from: £80.00

Single Occupany Prices To: £115.00

Vendor Accreditation: AA 5 Star Silver Award & AA Breakfast Award

Amex: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 4

Double twin room price from: £99.00

Double twin room price to: £130.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Aldfield, Nr Fountains Abbey, Ripon, North Yorkshire, RiponHG4 3BE, United Kingdom

From Ripon go West on B6265, towards Pateley Bridge, Mallard Grange 3 miles from Ripon on right, just past the main entrance to Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre.

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