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Abbeyfield House

Church Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, HG4 2ES

01765 605446 Email this home

Welcome to our house

Converted from an old potato warehouse, Abbeyfield House is steeped in history, offering supported living in the heart of the stunning cathedral city of Ripon in North Yorkshire.

One of our recent residents was married to the live in housekeeper when the house first opened, remembering a time that residents would follow a rota for bathing and would have to listen out for a bell that signalled when dinner was served in the dining room. While we offer a much more relaxed lifestyle now, we still have the bell today as a reminder of days gone by.

We’re continually looking for ways to improve Abbeyfield House, ensuring it meets the changing needs of our fantastic group of residents. Over the past few years, we have carried out extensive work on the property including the addition of a car park, a new porch area and a new front door automatic entry system. We’ve added storage space for three mobility scooters and a covered charging point for them, as well as fitting brand new bathrooms and updating the dining area.

Situated just a short walk from the centre of Ripon, you will never tire of things to do. There are many shops, restaurants and cafes as well as a market every Thursday. You can catch buses every 20 minutes to neighbouring Harrogate, where there is a train station with links to the rest of this stunning county. Ripon has an ancient watch setting ceremony going back to 886, which is performed by the horn-blower at 9pm every night in the market square. The ritual has not been missed for even one night in over 1100 years. We’re also just a 10 minute drive from the stunning Fountains Abbey National Trust World Heritage site.

We offer plenty of opportunities to have some fun with the other residents whether that be at a quiz, game night or a musical performance by one of the many talented local music groups. Residents have attended wine tasting and art classes together as well as taking part in the knit and natter sessions that go on in our local churches. We have trips to Studley Royal for tea by the lake in good weather or simply pop out to enjoy a fish & chips lunch.

We make birthdays a special occasion here, with residents inviting family and friends to join them for the celebrations if they wish. At Christmas, we have a delicious festive meal for residents and staff.

We’re a small house, with a family feel. Visitors often say they can feel the warmth in the atmosphere when they come in. 

Abbeyfield House is managed by Abbeyfield Ripon & District Society Ltd.

Meet the team

Elaine, Elizabeth, Lynn and Judith

Our excellent team of housekeepers all love coming to work, spending time with the residents and getting to know their preferences. Each one of our fantastic housekeepers are excellent cooks.


It's the little things that make a difference


You are able to bring your car when moving in with us and we have an onsite car park.


Sit back and relax in our well-maintained garden or patio area.

Lifeline Pendant

You'll receive a lifeline pendant as part of your fees, ensuring support is always on hand if you need it.

Stair lift

We have a stair lift at Abbeyfield House, ensuring you can reach other floors if you find climbing stairs difficult.

Delicious meals

We are very proud of the food we offer residents - we feel it sets us apart and offers our residents something a little bit different.

Social events

Whenever there is a reason to celebrate we do it in style.

What's on at the Abbeyfield House

What's the cost?

Cost is a key factor in any decision which is why we believe in being transparent.

Abbeyfield House

£1025 - £1310

per month

All included in your monthly cost

Meals - lunch, dinner

Services - gas, electric, water

Council tax


Lifeline pendant


If people in Ripon knew what we eating, they would all want to come for lunch!

Resident at Abbeyfield House

It's such a caring place, which our mum loves.

Family member

The devoted staff offer me real peace of mind.

Family member

I always leave feeling hungry because the food smells so good!

Our visiting hairdresser

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Church Lane,
North Yorkshire,

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Abbeyfield House

01765 605446

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