This is an lovely outdoor space which was featured on Channel 5's programme To B&B The Best and we are based right next to the River Ure in a stunning location in Ripon about a ten minute walk from the city centre and Cathedral. The Rabbit Hole and land is a tribute to Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland, so come and see the secret garden and feel real peace and tranquility. Perfect for that special anniversary, or as a retreat away from the pressures of life or to be creatively inspired .
Please read the details carefully because we want to meet your expectations and for you to enjoy this beautiful space.
This is a spacious outdoor glamping venue and you will be staying in our self catering log cabin, which has had an amazing Channel 5 makeover. It has a double bed, two bedside tables and themed table and chairs, a fridge, an outdoor loo and and an eco shower just a couple of metres from the cabin .
IN ADDITION: We now have a lovely outdoor infra red sauna so bring your costume! It's free to use but you need to sign that you've read the instructions.
The log cabin and garden has an Alice in Wonderland theme and you can wander through the gardens and see the various sculptures and gateway to the secret garden. Lewis Caroll's father spent 16 years in Ripon so you'll see lots of references to his work in the area. You can read more at therabbithole.space
We have 200 metres of free fishing rights on our land and for a small charge (about £6) day tickets are available from many shops to be able to fish on Ripon Piscatorial water, which covers approximately 12 miles of the River Ure.
We have a barbecue area next to the river and tranquil places to sit and reflect. Or you can sit at the Tea Party table next to the folly to enjoy your meals.
The heating is from a wood burning stove and we have a smoke alarms
and carbon monoxide alarm in the lodge so very safe as well as a fire blanket and extinguisher. Light the log fire, open the doors to the cabin and bring the outdoor to the indoors whilst being warm and cozy.
Walk into Ripon for your evening meals as there are plenty of places to eat within a ten minute walk away.
If you would like a special welcome pack, Prosecco or Champagne /Chocolates/Flowers, let us know when booking (you set the budget £20/£30/£40) and we can arrange for it to be waiting for you on arrival.
The Rabbit Hole Log Cabin and eco loo, shower and now sauna is for your use and the stunning riverside 4 acre gardens are for you to enjoy. This is a destination you'll want to come back to. There are also long walks or bike rides in the countryside easily accessible from the venue. We also have Alpaca's, chickens, and turkeys so if you want to see a small holding in operation you are in the right place.
Interaction with guests
We live on site so if you need anything we will be happy to help. We love to make your break a special one so anything we can do to make it the most memorable one you've ever had, we will do our best to exceed your expectations.
For all those who would like a creative weekend we can also arrange a number of creative activities ; a 2 hour Fly Fishing Lessons or a 2 hour Needlefelting lessons to make an Alpaca out of wool ; an art lesson ; mindfulness session or yoga . Just let us know and we'd be happy to help. £30 per session.
Other things to note
We will deliver to your door in the morning, a continental picnic breakfast (cereal / milk / juice / rolls / pastries ) or if you prefer we can put it in the fridge for you the day of arrival to have whenever you would like. If you have any special requests then let us know in advance.
There is no TV in the Lodge but there is a portable DVD and films for your use.
We would appreciate if parties are not held on site unless permission has been given in advance.