The Red House, Ripon

Local area

We know that having easily accessible amenities is key to a fulfilled retirement. The Red House offers a tranquil and leafy environment just over half a mile from the modern amenities and rich culture of Ripon city centre, with stunning scenery to enjoy and interesting places to explore nearby.

Enjoy an array of boutique shops in Ripon


Nearby Ripon has an eclectic offering of independent book stores, antique shops, boutiques and high street retailers set against the backdrop of the city’s stunning historical buildings. The weekly market features over 100 stalls selling fresh vegetables and fish, bakery products, cheeses, and flowers and plants.

Just a few miles away from The Red House, Lightwater Country Shopping Village has a selection of fashion, homeware and gardening stores, with a falconry centre and children’s activity park next door.

Ripon Cathedral


Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey are an ideal destination for a wonderful day out. A UNESCO World Heritage site covering 800 acres, beautiful 18th century landscaped gardens, a Jacobean mansion and a Victorian church can be found around the ancient ruins of Fountains Abbey.

Closer to home, the stunning Ripon Cathedral dates right back to the 7th century and has several services a day and a number of musical events throughout the year.

Bettys Café & Tea Rooms in Harrogate


With its charming buildings, verdant gardens and superb shops, restaurants and historical attractions, Harrogate is an elegant and vibrant town. Enjoy a truly indulgent day with a trip to the Turkish Baths and Health Spa, followed by a delicious afternoon tea at Bettys.