The Hay Loft in Bishopton in Ripon has also achieved a Four Star rating after a recent inspection, a very worthy rating. A sweet little cottage just for two plus one well behaved dog tucked away in a peaceful area to the rear of the property owner's house. All the must have features for modern life have been incorporated into the design of this historical building with loving care and attention to detail. A ten minute walk will take you into Ripon with magnificent cathedral, independent shops, market every Thursday, racecourse, museums and canal boat trips. Make a date at nine o'clock in the evening to be in the square to witness the ancient tradition of 'setting the watch' and the Hornblower. Just a couple of ideas, walk to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal World Heritage Sites and 'do' the seven bridges walk, Newby Hall is not far away or you can visit Lightwater Valley Theme Park with shopping village.