West Leas Farm

West Leas Farm offers six self-catering cottages and a caravan site that is well placed for discovering Herriot Country near Ripon, the oldest city in Britain. All of the cottages are designed in a farmhouse style and are a warm and comfortable home for holidays and short breaks.

The choice of cottages includes Granary with a large double bedroom with room for a z-bed or cot; Archway which has two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) with exposed beams, unique floor windows are the arch of the old barn doors; The Byre has two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) with exposed beams and stone features; The Old Milk House has one twin bedroom with stone features; The Stable has one twin bedroom; Top Cottage has a two seater settee, reclining chair and fixed single bed located under the open plan staircase, ideal for those less mobile and King sized bedroom and tv lounge upstairs. Bedding, towels and welcome pack provided. Heating and electricity is included in the rent and each has a well-equipped kitchen with kettle, electric oven, microwave and toaster. Large lounge /dining room, LCD TV with Freeview and DVD, radio / CD / cassette, wireless enabled. There’s a private patio and garden at rear, garden gate leading to open fields and views over valley. Guests with mobility issues can park outside their cottage and other parking is available the main parking area.

The caravan site is a pretty, well-tended area that is ideal for mobile caravans and is a Certified Location site approx. 100 yards from the farmhouse and cottages. It is a slightly sloping well-drained site that includes 10amp electricity hook-up points, free wi-fi, chemical emptying point and rubbish bins provided.

With wonderful views over open fields it is a peaceful spot. Well behaved dogs are welcome and there are plenty of walks nearby both on and off the farm.

West Leas Farm is surrounded by rolling green fields and there’s choice of attractive market towns to visit nearby such as Ripon, (and its ancient Cathedral) Thirsk, (home of James Herriot) Masham, (famous for Black Sheep and Theakston’s Ales) Bedale, Richmond and others. With the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks both close by, the countryside experience is never far away. James Herriot visited farms like West Leas in his day and you’ll discover why he loved the area so much when you come to stay.

West Leas Farm, Warren Lane, Galphay, Ripon North Yorkshire HG4 3PB

T: 01765 658416 M: 07525 612 911

Email: westleas@btinternet.com

Pets are welcome at £2 per pet per day, no pets upstairs or on furniture please, Stair gates Fold out bed and Cot are available.

West Leas Farm is situated about 6 miles out of Ripon, between the villages of Galphay (pronounced ‘Garfy’) and Kirkby Malzeard. Getting to Ripon from the A1 Northbound Take the Ripon / Boroughbridge exit A1(M) – Junction 48. At the top of the slip road turn right across the motorway and then left at the next roundabout. The road runs parallel to the A1(M) for a couple of miles across the next roundabout and then left at the next roundabout back over the motorway. Follow signs for Ripon – there are several brown ‘tourist attraction’ signs to help you signed “Fountains Abbey”. Follow the road past a windmill, over the river, past Ripon Racecourse on your left. At the next roundabout choose the centre of the three lanes and proceed across the roundabout with the canal to the left. Follow this road for a mile skirting the city until a mini roundabout. Getting to Ripon from the A1 Southbound Leave the A1 at Junction 50 – A61 to Ripon. Follow the brown tourist signs to Fountains Abbey. Getting to us from Ripon Continue out of Ripon and continue following the signs for Fountains Abbey (B6265). You will soon pass Tate’s garden centre on the right. Turn right immediately – signposted Kirkby Malzeard and Galphay. Continue for 4 miles into Galphay village, past The Galphay Inn and bear left for 1/4 mile, until you reach a triangular junction with a post box and a large Give Way sign. Turn right, West Leas Farm is 500 yards on the right. There is a public right of way sign at the lane end along with Visit Britain and Farm Stay signs. You will be approaching from the right hand side of the map past Plover Hill Farm (148) if you have a sat nav system – it will probably stop you outside Warren Lane Farm – we all share the same postcode, you are nearly there we are 300 yards further on – on a sweeping corner and if you have come from Galphay we are on the right hand side, tarmac lane and the only farm up that lane.