Get brand editions for Enterprise Retirement Living, The Red House

2 bedroom cottage for sale

Luxury Cottage at The Red House, Palace Road, Ripon, HG4


Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Renovated Cottage
  • Exclusive Independent Living for the over 55's
  • *Call into our Marketing suite and Show Home or call the sales Team on 01765 774026 Open Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm
  • Elegant communal areas, including lounge, library, restaurant, gym, bar, salon and craft room
  • High Quality Contemporary Fully Fitted Kitchen
  • 24-hour staffing and guest suite for visitors
  • Designer Bath and Shower Rooms
  • Support and care when needed
  • Beautifully landscaped and maintained grounds
  • Off plan reservations being taken

Full description

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.

1 1/2 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.

Other information

* Properties at The Red House are held on 150-year reducing leases from 1st August 2018, from ERL (Red House Ripon) Limited, Scutches Barn, 17 High Street, Whittlesford, Cambridge, CB22 4LT; Registered in England & Wales, No. 10488787.
* Ground rent of £500 per annum is payable to ERL (Red House Ripon) Limited. This will be reviewed every five years from the start of the lease (see above) based on the Consumer Price Index.
* All properties are subject to a service charge, which is currently £130.38 per week for one bedroom properties and £137.54 per week for two bedroom properties. These equate to £565 and £596 a month (£6,780 and £7,152 per annum) respectively. Service charges are reviewed every year on 1 January.
* A Deferred Development Payment is payable to the ERL (Red House Ripon) Limited when the property is sold or the lease is re-assigned, based upon a percentage of the open market value of the lease at the time of the transaction.
* A Sales Administration Fee of 1.5% of the achieved sales price, plus VAT, is payable to ERL (Red House Ripon) Limited on any re-sale of the property.
Further information on all the above can be obtained from Heidi in our Sales Office - 01765 647312 /

The property benefits from a 10-year home warranty provided by CRL(commencing to be advised)

Images used are computer generated for illustration purposes only.

* Incurs a reasonable charge and includes breakfast.
** These are not covered by the service charge and are subject to additional fees and separate agreements.

More information from this developer

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
19 September 2018

Nearest station

  • Thirsk (8.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Nearest schools

Use the school checker

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Enterprise Retirement Living

Palace Road, Ripon, HG4

01765 774026 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Map & Street View

Nearest station

  • Thirsk (8.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Enterprise Retirement Living

Palace Road, Ripon, HG4

01765 774026 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Disclaimer - Property reference TheCottage. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Enterprise Retirement Living. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm) from packages available on Speed can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing. Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website. Providers may increase charges. You should have the right to exit your contract without penalty if this happens. The information is provided and maintained by Decision Technologies Limited.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.