Mallard Grange

Ripon, Yorkshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1765 620242

Unwind and feel part of the family in beautiful rural Yorkshire. The farmhouse is rambling and peaceful, rooms are comfy, breakfast generous


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Guests feel right at home in this informal, friendly 16th-century farmhouse. Outside, you’ll find hens, cats and dogs, bees, Doris the horse… Inside, all is cosy with well-loved family pieces.

A winding steep stair leads to big bedrooms, two more equally inviting ones are out in the converted 18th-century smithy. All have tea trays, homemade shortbread, TVs and Roberts radios – and comfy private sitting areas to come back to after a day’s exploring. Breakfast is a sociable affair – tuck into homemade muffins, garden red and black currants and honey, poached pears with cinnamon, a sizzling full Monty with eggs from the farm or a Whitby kipper.

Maggie’s enthusiasm for this glorious area is infectious – you’ll love the walks in the Dales and Moors (she lends maps), Ripon with its cathedral and good restaurants is a 10-minute drive and there are lots of historic homes and gardens to visit.

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We think you'll love

  • The homely and welcoming atmosphere and Maggie's chatty breakfasts
  • The delicious farm produce - the Aga kitchen is the heart of Charles and Maggie’s home
  • Having so many National Trust properties within 20 minutes
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You should know

  • Two bedrooms are on the ground floor in the converted smithy
  • Some stairs are steep


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Children over 16 welcome.
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £99
Singles £85-£110.
2 Twin/doubles
From £99
2 Twin/doubles
From £99



We could not have enjoyed our stay at Mallard Grange more. Five star all the way. Maggie is the most generous and friendly host and she went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and welcome. Outstanding breakfasts and lovely to be given lots of local Yorkshire knowledge. Maggie is very thorough in adhering to covid rules. Could not recommend Mallard Grange more!

Kate and Edward, Cirencester

I was made to feel instantly at home here - Maggie is very friendly and welcoming, and her house is comfortable and homely. Breakfasts sound amazing with lots of interesting conversations around the big, shared table. Food is fresh, local and sustainable - a lot from the farm and gardens. There's so much to do in the area too, or just sit with a wine in the garden.

Zoe, Sawday's inspector

All one could want in a farm B&B: a warm welcome, bags of character, lovely rooms, peaceful surroundings, loads of good tips for places to visit and where to eat... and a brilliant breakfast! Mallard Grange is also ideally placed for visiting Fountains Abbey, Pately Bridge, Ripon... and lovely walks in the Dales. Thank you, Maggie.

Peter, Lichfield

One perfect stay! Maggie is so welcoming, the rooms quiet and very comfortable, the breakfasts magnificent (even for Yorkshire!). Maggie and her team went out of their way to ensure our stay was perfect in every way. Hope to be back - soon!

MC, Malmesbury

B&Bs do not get better than this.Good location for large area around, excellent hostess and food. Beautifully quiet even for people used to living in the countryside. Good restaurants and pubs locally as well. Visitor info best ever received at hotels or B&Bs. A peach. Sawdays are always good but this is in another class.

David, Dumfries

A charming place and ideal for visiting the dales. Maggie is the perfect host providing delicious breakfasts along with local knowledge and amusing stories. We will definitely stay again next time we are in Yorkshire.


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The neighbourhood

Mallard Grange is surrounded by fields, hills and woodland and borders an AONB. Fountains Abbey is across the road, Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripley Castle and Markenfield Hall are all 15-20 minutes away. There are good country inns, pubs and restaurants within three miles.

Local points of interest from Maggie Johnson

  • Half a mile from Fountains Abbey, National Trust World Heritage Site, various events are held there every year.
  • Ripley Castle home of the Ingilby family and Trooper Jane during the English Civil War. Newby Hall a regency house and gardens with great double herbaceous borders - a must see for garden lovers.
  • Markenfield Hall, a moated medieval manor house with limited openings throughout the summer.
  • Ripon has a beautiful Cathedral, a thriving market every Thursday and a Racecouse with fixtures throughout the season, as well as Festivals, Music and great places to eat.
  • Mallard Grange is just 2 miles from Grantley Hall Hotel
  • Harrogate, a lovely spa town and exhibition centre, great for shopping, visit the theatre, events at the Royal Hall, Spring and Autumn Flower Show and of course Betty's Tea Rooms.


Maggie Johnson

Charles’ family have lived at Mallard Grange since 1933. Maggie used to work in TV until she moved to the farm; she's been doing B&B since 1993 and happy guests return again and again. She loves riding her horse and bee keeping. They have two children who've flown the nest. Indy the Cocker Spaniel and Labrador Tia live here too.