Firs Farm

Ripon, Yorkshire
Bed & Breakfast


Your own entrance to cheerful bedrooms; an open fire, good cooking and great hosts too. A happy home - join in with lambing in the spring!

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

The landscape is rural and rolling, the lanes are narrow and quiet, and Healey is pretty-as-a-picture: mellow York stone, smart gardens and immaculate paintwork on every house. Richard and Sarah, relaxed and genial, offer homemade cakes and coffee when you arrive and the cosy feel of their home makes you feel instantly at ease. Enjoy a sitting room with an open fire and fabulous fabrics, fresh and cottagey bedrooms with spotted upholstered windows seats, and vases of flowers in every corner. There are great views from the lovely walled garden, acres to roam, wonderful walking, and tip-top towns to visit all around.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Please get in touch to arrange
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Children over 10 welcome.
Closed
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Packed lunch £7. Pubs/restaurants 1 mile.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £85
Surcharges
Singles £65-£75. Extra bed/sofabed available £10-£30 per person per night.
2 Doubles
From £85
1 Twin/double
From £85

Reviews

One of the best B and Bs we have ever stayed in! The location is beautiful and peaceful, the room was very comfortable with an amazing view over the fields and hills. When we arrived all we could hear was birdsong. Sarah welcomed us warmly with tea and home-made cakes, which she also offered us in the afternoons when we returned each day - a lovely surprise. The breakfast was excellent, freshly cooked with fresh fruit salad everyday and plenty of choice. Sarah is a mine of local information and has maps which she kindly lent us, marking up our route! Highly recommend this lovely BandB.

Gillian, Eastbourne

I cannot rate this quintessentially English and heart-of-Yorkshire B&B more highly; it is a genuine delight. The accommodation is in a beautiful Yorkshire stone farmhouse with views out onto God’s country from all bedrooms. A great night’s sleep was followed by a warm welcome to breakfast in the morning by Sarah. Her hospitality was unobtrusive whilst being sharply attentive and the breakfast was plentiful and certainly fit for a day in the hills. Overall the cost was an absolute bargain for such a warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and beautiful location.

Rob, Portsmouth

Having had a wonderful weekend at Firs Farm in Masham I feel compelled to reward such a first rate B&B with feedback. It was easy to find and our welcome was genuine and warm and included tea and a selection of homemade cakes. The accommodate was beautiful and the views from our room, breath taking! Sarah and Richard were excellent hosts. So attentive to our needs, going that extra mile to make our stay enjoyable. I would visit again without hesitation. Superb!

Laura, Leeds

Firs Farm is a wonderful oasis of calm and comfort, and Sarah a delightful hostess, providing fabulous food, plenty of ideas of things to do and places to eat, and guide books and maps whenever we needed them. We had a great welcome when we arrived - tea and home-made cake provided by Sarah and her daughter Emma inadvertently wearing matching tops! We felt we were part of the family, and so enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect, including the extremely comfortable bed! If we're in that region again, we'll definitely stay here, if it's not completely booked up!

Lesley, London

simply fabulous, in the very best Alastair Sawday tradition

Hugh, Robertsbridge

Fantastic B&B,Lovely location, Great Hosts. Sarah and Richard was very informative and knowledgeable about the area and the history of the farm and its buildings. Nothing was too much trouble for sarah. Will definately recommend to friends and family, and hopefully visit again.

Andrew, Grantham

Super rooms , super food but most of all super hospitality. We all loved it and will definitely return.

Graham

What an absolutely stunning place to stay. From the warm welcome to the beautiful bedrooms, stunning surroundings, gorgeous homemade cakes (so nice!), beautiful breakfasts and top tips from Sarah on places to go there is nothing to find at fault with Firs Farm. This is one of the best places we have stayed - well done Sawdays for finding this gem of a place. Cannot recommend a visit to this B&B enough. It's just wonderful!

Emma

THIS TRULY IS A SPECIAL PLACE TO STAY. THE SETTING, THE PEOPLE AND THE PLACE LIVE UP TO ALL EXPECTATIONS. WE HAD PLANNED A MYSTERY WEEKEND FOR OUR FRIENDS WHICH INCLUDED ATTENDING AN EVENT AT NEARBY SWINTON PARK AND SARAH & FAMILY KINDLY AGREED TO KEEP THE SECRET AND GO ALONG WITH OUR PLANS. WE HAD TEA AND CAKES ON THE LAWN ON OUR ARRIVAL AND THEN SARAH VERY KINDLY TOOK US ALL TO THE EVENT, OUR ROOMS WERE IMMACULATE & BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED. BREAKFAST WAS A FEAST. NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE. DEFINITELY RECOCOMMENDED & ALREADY TRYING TO FIND TIME TO RETURN TO THIS DELIGHTFUL PLACE.

Janette

We had a wonderful stay at Firs Farm. The bedrooms are the most stylish and comfortable rooms we have stayed in - fresh and homely. We had a delicious breakfast sat in the gardens admiring the beautiful scenery- everything we ate was pleantiful, fresh and either home made or very local (bacon). It was very difficult to leave this little haven, the hosts were very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this B & B to anyone and advise all guests to request homemade flapjack with their welcoming coffee upon arrival!!

Debora

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Richard & Sarah Townsend

  • Heather moors with good access. Local walks from the door with maps to borrow. Lots of dales to explore and many market towns and villages too, Masham, Middleham, Leyburn, Hawes, Richmond, Pateley Bridge, Ripon.Wensleydale, Swaledale, Nidderdale,Coverdale
  • Fantastic choice of dining close by from fish & chips to Michelin star.Charming countryside Pubs to The UK's Highst Pub Tan Hill. Wensleydale Dairy. Several waterfalls, Hadraw, Aysgarth Falls, High Force. Stump Cross Caverns, Coldstone Cut, Hackfall woods
  • Trout Fishing and Salmon fishing can be arranged. Horse riding, clay pigeon shooting all nearby. Ripon, Thirsk, Catterick, Wetherby York Racecourses within easy reach. York, York Minster, Yorvik Centre, Castle Museum. Ripon Cathedral, Workhouse Museum
  • Several castles and Abbeys within a short drive, Jervaulx Abbey, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (world heritage site), Bolton Abbey, Reivaulx Abbey, Middleham Castle, Bolton Castle, Richmond Castle and Georgian Theatre. Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum
  • Black Sheep & Theakstons brewery tours.The Forbidden Corner, Lightwater Valley, Aerial Extreme. Wensleydale Railway, Howstean Gorge. Artison craft courses, Masham Sheep Fair, Masham Steam Rally, Beer Festivals, Farmers Markets. Middleham Stables Open Day