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 a lot 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 double/twin guest rooms, 2 on the ground floor and 2 others reached via a winding staircase in the main farmhouse. Each has lovely countryside views, comfortable seating so guests can relax, and either big snuggly super king size double beds or twin beds and ensuites with big fluffy towels and quality toietries. Fresh flowers, locally made chocolates 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.
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 cyclingare 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 at Mallard Grange is a feast, packed with local specialities, and offering a wide choice to suit different tastes and special gluten free and vegetatrian diets. There's everything 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.
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 14.
* 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 the ground floor rooms.