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Palace Road, Ripon, HG4 1FA


Retirement Property






938 sq ft

87 sq m

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Key features

  • Support and care when needed
  • 24-hour staffing and guest suite for visitors
  • Viewing by appointment only
  • Special offer of £10,000 cashback*
  • Exclusive independent living for the over 55s
  • Support and care when needed
  • 24-hour staffing and guest suite for visitors
  • Viewing by appointment only
  • Special offer of £15,000 cashback*



A two floor cottage with a private patio at the front and back of the property. This cottage also comes with a separate kitchen/diner with views of the garden and courtyard.

Special offer of £15,000 cashback*

The Lifestyle

At The Red House, you can have a new beginning - the opportunity and freedom to enjoy the lifestyle you deserve. The luxurious homes, excellent facilities and unique environment are all you need for independent, carefree living.

Village life at The Red House can be as relaxed or as active as you choose, with an excellent range of facilities offering every opportunity for a full and varied retirement. These include a lounge, bar, drawing room, The Fountains Restaurant, library, crafts room, hair and beauty salon, gym, and landscaped gardens.

The social activities, in which you can choose to participate or not, as you wish, range from, for example, interest groups, such as local history and gardening, to quizzes, wine-tasting events and cookery classes. Enjoy the many special events too, such as talks from visiting speakers and trips to local attractions, and the annual Pimm's on the Patio and summer barbecue, festive black-tie dinner and wonderful Christmas and New Year parties.

The Buildings

Enter the attractive beamed and red brick main building, which has been beautifully refurbished to accommodate some apartments and the extensive communal facilities, and the space is both impressive and welcoming, leading to a relaxing lounge where winter evenings can be spent enjoying drinks with friends by the beautiful traditional fireplace.

Other existing buildings - The Lodge, The Stables and The Cottage - have been similarly carefully restored into six delightful character homes, alongside the six new-build Rievaulx Cottages. Further new buildings - Jervaulx, Rosedale and Richmond - provide the remaining 47 properties, all of which are apartments.

Built by an experienced local family firm, complemented by top designers, the very best materials have been used to create both communal areas and individual properties that are elegant, stylish, luxurious and comfortable.

The Grounds

Owners at The Red House will enjoy attractive, peaceful surroundings with beautifully landscaped gardens and generous outside terraces, offering a delightful setting overlooking the lawns and woodland, the perfect place to relax during the warmer months.


The Red House benefits from a tranquil and leafy environment, but with proximity to the modern amenities and rich culture of Ripon city centre, just over half a mile away. Ripon offers all the shops, cafés, restaurants and conveniences you'd expect from a city, including Booths Supermarket, a new cinema and the planned Marks & Spencer, whilst still retaining a unique character and charm.

Browse the independent book stores, antique shops, boutiques and high street shops against the stunning backdrop of the historical buildings and the imposing cathedral, or visit the weekly market for an assortment of fresh produce.

There are plenty of places to eat, from cosy cafés to chic brasseries. For sports enthusiasts the Ripon City Golf Club and Ripon Cricket Club are within easy reach, and it's just two and a half miles to a lively day at the races.

If it's a more leisurely walk you're after, this is the perfect location to take in the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, stopping at one of the many country pubs along the way. Nidderdale, deservedly designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies on the border of the National Park and is close to the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey.

The beautiful spa town of Harrogate is around 12 miles away, for a trip to the RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate Theatre, and of course the famous Bettys Tearoom. 26 miles to the south-east of Ripon, the county city of York also offers an interesting day out.

Support and Care

The Red House on-site staff are available 24 hours a day, providing help with day-to-day tasks and the comfort of knowing that someone is always on hand, giving you the freedom to really live life to the full.

All members of the team at The Red House are chosen for both their ability and character and they are dedicated to supporting owners' introduction to and ongoing life in the village community.

1½ hours' domestic assistance is included within the service charge (see below), and additional domestic, personal or domiciliary care can be arranged.**

Guest Accommodation

At The Red House, we understand the importance of spending time with family and friends - unrushed, quality time - and we enable all owners to do this by offering guest accommodation*** when arranged in advance.


On-site staff, including a concierge service, are available 24 hours a day, adding the convenience and reassurance of day-to-day assistance and the peace of mind afforded by a secure environment.


The community is operated by Enterprise Retirement Living, which is an Approved Operator under the Associated Retirement Community Operators' Consumer code (see for more information).

Lease Details

Properties at The Red House are held on 150-year reducing leases from 22nd August 2018 from
ERL (Red House Ripon) Limited, Scutches Barn, 17 High Street, Whittlesford, Cambridge,
CB22 4LT (registered in England & Wales, No: 10488787).

Service Charge/Ground Rent

A service charge, currently £9,495.24 per annum (£791.27 per month, or approximately £182.61 per week) for one bedroom properties and £10,016.16 per annum (£834.68 per month, or approximately £192.62 per week) for two bedroom properties, is payable. This covers external building maintenance, buildings insurance, external cleaning of apartment windows, communal area maintenance and running expenses, refuse collection, garden and grounds maintenance, daily concierge service, 24-hour on-site staffing, and 1½ hours' domestic help per week.

Ground rent of £500 per annum is currently payable to ERL (Red House Ripon) Limited on all properties for which the original leases were granted before 1 April 2023. The amount of ground rent is reviewed every five years from 1 January 2023, in accordance with the lease, based on the Consumer Price Index. The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 abolished the inclusion of ground rent in new leases for retirement properties entered into on or after 1 April 2023. This legislation is not retrospective, such that ground rent is still payable on a property which is subject to a lease granted before that date on any assignment.

Charges when Leaving or Selling the Property

A Deferred Development Payment of 6%, 8% or 10% of the selling price (occupancy of up to
1 year, 1 to 2 years, and over 2 years respectively) is payable to ERL (Red House Ripon)
Limited on any sale or re-assignment of the lease.

A Sales Administration Fee of 1.8% (including VAT at 20%) of the selling price is also payable.


All properties benefit from 10-year home warranties provided by CRL, the commencement dates of which vary and will be advised for specific properties on request.

Some images may be computer generated and photos may not necessarily be of the
specific property for sale. As such, they are only indicative of the village, and its buildings and grounds.

*Offer valid on Apt 18 Rievaulx only, payable on legal completion. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. All properties are leasehold and are subject to ground rent/service charges. Event fees apply on any disposal. Not applicable to rented properties.
** These are not covered by the service charge and are subject to additional fees and separate agreements.
*** Incurs a reasonable charge and includes breakfast.

Tenure: Leasehold You buy the right to live in a property for a fixed number of years, but the freeholder owns the land the property's built on.Read more about tenure type in our glossary page.

For details of the leasehold, including the length of lease, annual service charge and ground rent, please contact the developer

Energy Performance CertificatesA document confirming the energy efficiency rating of the property.Read more about epc in our glossary page.

Council TaxA payment made to your local authority in order to pay for local services like schools, libraries, and refuse collection. The amount you pay depends on the value of the property.Read more about council tax in our glossary page.

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Enterprise Retirement LivingThe Red House
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  2. 59 privately-owned apartments and cottages
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Palace Road, Ripon, HG4 1FA

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About the development

Enterprise Retirement Living

Palace Road, Ripon, HG4 1FA

The Red House

  • Exclusive luxury retirement village
  • Comprises 59 privately-owned spacious apartments and cottages
  • A wealth of communal facilities housed within the refurbished original building
  • Beautiful landscaped grounds
  • 24-hour on-site staff
  • Book an appointment to view
Terms and conditions apply

We are Enterprise Retirement Living.

We create the setting for the life you want, with the care and support you need. You’ll soon discover we have a very special team. We’re deeply committed to our property owners and value the wonderful friendships we’ve built and the sense of belonging that’s so palpable in our villages.


Our ethos

We put you at the heart of everything we do. We start by listening, getting to understand you: your passions, yo

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