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Mallard Grange Access Statement

A rambling old farmhouse with a winding staircase and creaking floorboards may sound delightful to some, however, we do appreciate that its very character may pose accessibility problems for some guests.  Mallard Grange has Listed status and we have looked sensitively at what we are able to offer with the aim of meeting the needs to all our guests to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

We look forward to welcoming you, however, if you have any queries or special requirements relating to this Access Statement, please contact Maggie Johnson on 01765 620242.

Getting Here

Mallard Grange is a farmhouse on our working beef, sheep and arable farm, located off the B6265, 3 miles West of Ripon between the entrance to Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre and the turn off for Aldfield Village.  N.B. SatNav's will often misdirect into Aldfield Village, so watch for the farm sign.


  • Bus Station - Ripon, 3 miles

  • Train Station - Harrogate 11 miles

  • Airport - Leeds Bradford 23 miles

  • Taxis - Arrow Cars 01765 608080

Car Parking

The approach to the farmhouse is down a private farm lane (not tarmacked) leading to a tarmacked area in front of a stone barn.  The parking area has space for 4 guest cars, has a level surface to walk on and is well lit at night.


From the car parking area there is a level tarmac surface leading to; 


  • The main entrance to the farmhouse is via a metal gate with 3 stone steps down to a  level surface and front door (there is no handrail). 

  • The entrance to the ground floor rooms has a small stone step around 6 cm high.


It is possible to drop-off guests and luggage close to the entrance of the ground floor rooms.  We are happy to help with luggage if needed.  

Front Door
Blacksmith Shop Entrance


There are 4 en suite guest bedrooms which can accommodate a maximum of 2 people.  All guests must be over 16 years of age.


Two in the main farmhouse are reached via a winding staircase that would pose a problem for guests with mobility issues. 


Two on the ground floor in the converted Blacksmith Shop.  Here the entrance door is 95 cm wide and the internal doors to both ground floor rooms are 83 cm wide making it impossible for transit and movement by wheelchair.

All 4 bedroom are spacious and well equipped:

Doors have door knobs and are fitted with a traditional key.

Both ground floor rooms have mains powered fire safety systems.

  • Refreshments tray with cordless kettle.

  • Comprehensive guest information, such as how to summon assistance at night and a breakfast menu.

  • Remote control colour television with the option of subtitles.

  • Two-seater-settees or chairs with arms for comfort.

  • Allergy free pillows and duvets.

  • Beds are zip and link, best commercial quality, which means they have more springs to give support and comfort.

En suites

All en suites are spacious and allow easy movement.  Two have bath with shower over and 2 have large walk in showers, easily controlled with hot water safety value.  In one of the ground floor rooms the en suite has a bath with shower over and there is a grab handle fitted to the wall.  The other ground floor en suite has a spacious walk in shower with a grab handle fitted to the wall in the shower.  Both ground floor en suites have tiled floors.


Breakfast is served in the farmhouse dining room, usually between 8.30 a.m. and 9 a.m., although an early breakfast from 7.30 a.m. can be arranged on request.

Our breakfast menu has lots of choice, including meat and fish dishes and fresh fruit.  Vegetarian options within the main menu; gluten free bread, breakfast cereal, sausages and cakes plus lactose free/soya milk usually available.  It is very important to alert us in advance if you have any food allergies.


For guests who would prefer to enjoy breakfast in the privacy of their room, we offer a lighter, continental style breakfast, delivered in a breakfast basket.  Simply choose from the special menu the night before.

Trained Assistance Dogs

We only welcome trained assistance dogs in just one of the ground floor guest bedrooms.  A water bowl can be provided on request and there are large grassed areas where they can enjoy a break.

Emergency Medical Assistance

Ripon Community NHS Hospital

Firby Lane

Ripon HG4 2PR.  

Telephone: 01423 542900 

Has Minor Injuries Clinic but no Accident & Emergency

Distance 3 miles.

Harrogate District NHS Hospital

Lancaster Park Road

Harrogate HG2 7SX.  

Telephone: 01423 885959

Has Accident & Emergency

Distance 14 miles

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