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.
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.