Dawson Grange consists of 28 stylish one and two-bedroom retirement homes, exclusive to the over 60s and conveniently located just a stone’s throw from Ripon thriving city centre. These stunning apartments are available for sale or rent and incorporate intelligent design, giving you gorgeous, yet practical living spaces. Many of these light and spacious apartments feature a balcony or a patio area.
Low maintenance and sociable
Socialising is high on the agenda in this retirement community. The development enjoys a contemporary and comfortable communal lounge fitted with coffee machine, wine fridge and large TV, perfect for those get togethers, the luxurious guest suite is perfect for when people come to stay. What’s more the landscaped garden offers a place to relax and chat with family and friends.
Safe and secure
Safety is a priority and Dawson Grange benefits from hi-tech fire safety and security systems, including door video entry and 24-hour emergency call out. You’ll also enjoy the services of a friendly House Manger, who is on hand on weekdays to help with anything you need.
Plenty to do on the doorstep
This attractive development, set in this historic city, is close to all the amenities that Ripon has to offer, including an imposing cathedral, a popular racecourse and striking architecture. With the bus stop within easy reach its just a short ride into the heart of Ripon where you’ll find a wealth of cafes, bars and eateries as well as your favourite high street stores and smaller independent retailers. All this, plus the popular town of Harrogate is located just 12 miles from Ripon.
- Ideally located in the beautiful cathedral city of Ripon
- A range of amenities close by including cafes, restaurants and shops
- Excellent transport links with easy access to surrounding area including Leeds & Harrogate
- Stunning landscaped gardens fully maintained all year round
- Elegant communal lounge to socialise in with friends and neighbours
- Expertly designed apartments with ease of living in mind
- Wheelchair access
- Lifts to all floors
- Fire detection
- Intruder alarm
- Camera entry system
- 24/7 call system
- House Manager
- Pets allowed
- Guest suite
- Communal lounge
- Mobility scooter room
- Landscaped gardens
See for yourself what Dawson Grange has to offer with virtual tours of our two bedroom apartment, Communal areas and Guest Suite. To get the best experience click the full screen icon with the four arrows below in the bottom left menu bar.
Interactive Site Plan
Our interactive site plan allows you to easily find available retirement properties. Click the tabs to view each floor. You'll see that one-bedroom homes are in yellow and two-bedroom homes are in purple. When you click on a property, you'll find out whether it is available for sale, rent or shared ownership, as well as pricing. Click on 'view property' to find out more. Retirement homes shown in red are already reserved, sold or rented out, but may be available on our Resales website.
The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/01/2019
* To be offset against your initial payment and fully refundable should your tenancy not proceed
- Communal area costs inc. electricity, heating and lighting
- Future maintenance fund
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Emergency call system
- Building insurance
- Active social calendar of events and exclusive discounts
- Dedicated on-site team
What's not included?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Phone / broadband
- Council Tax
- TV licence / TV service
- Home and contents insurance
What is an Assured Tenancy?
Assured Tenancy means that you agree to rent the property for a minimum term of 12 months, but after that you can leave at any time as long as you give two months written notice. We can’t ask you to leave unless you have broken the terms of the agreement.
I want to rent. What checks do you carry out and what do I need to prepare?
We’ll ask you to complete a Rental Application Pack and an Income and Expenditure form to get the information we need to do standard background checks. You’ll be asked for proof of income, savings and/or pensions, along with copies of your last three months’ bank statements. You’ll be asked to provide identification documentation that complies with the latest Government Right to Rent regulations – our sales consultants will talk you through what you need.
Do I need to pay a reservation deposit?
Yes, you will need to pay a small refundable reservation deposit to reserve the property. You will also have to pay a security deposit equivalent to five weeks rent when you move in.
What do I have to pay before moving in?
Before you can move into your property, you will need to pay the first month’s rent together with your security deposit, minus the reservation deposit you’ve already paid.
The security deposit is equivalent to five weeks rent. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you know the exact amount you need to pay in plenty of time.
McCarthy Stone is part of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, membership number G10625. Download the Tenancy Deposit Scheme leaflet.
What date are rental payments due?
All rental payments are due on the 1st of each month and must be paid by direct debit. Your rent includes all of the development’s service charges, ground rents and property maintenance.
Living at Dawson Grange
Living in Ripon
Located on the River Ure in Yorkshire, Ripon is a beautiful market town with plenty of attractive features. With a history that dates back over 1,300 years the area built itself up as a famous Cathedral City with monasteries dating back to the 7th Century that are still standing strong.
For residents, a short trip to the city will bring you to a range of local amenities including supermarkets and shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, museums and historical buildings. These include the stunning Ripon Cathedral and Ripon Spa Gardens which contain a Victorian bandstand.
Other markers of the past include the Market square, which features a 300 year old Obelisk. The weekly market is held here every Thursday and hosts lots of stalls selling fresh food, flowers, plants and clothes. This is also the site where the local Hornblower sounds his horn at 9pm every evening while other cultural attractions include an annual procession to celebrate the city's founder Wilfrid and traditional Morris dancing and long sword dancing.
Lovers of the outdoors can take a waterside stroll along Ripon canal or slightly further afield, visit Newby Hall with its spectacular gardens and woodland walks. The monastic ruins of Fountains abbey and Studley Royal Park are just a 15-minute drive away Ripon is also perfectly placed to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.
For sports lovers, Ripon Racecourse offers a full calendar of events and makes for a great day out with friends and family and there is also an established local golf and cricket club.
Transport options are also strong in the city, linking residents of Ripon with surrounding areas. Although there is no train station in the city, nearby Harrogate and Thirsk both offer rail links while numerous bus services operate within Ripon to keep locals mobile.
These include routes to Leeds, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Boroughbridge, York, Leyburn and Richmond. Route 36 covers Harrogate and Leeds and runs every 20 minutes during the day from Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday. Evening buses run hourly.
Just a 20-minute drive to the A1M makes travelling to the North or South of the country an easy option.
- Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
- White Horse Bus Stop
- North House Surgery
- Day Lewis Pharmacy
Dawson Grange is located on North Street, 0.3 miles from Aldi.
You can find plenty of green space close by, too. Paddies Park is only 0.2 miles away and Temple Garden 0.6 miles from the development. You will also find numerous cafés 0.5 miles from Dawson Grange.
If you like to stay active, Ripon City Golf Club is 1.2 miles away and The Ripon Tennis Centre is 1.5 miles from the development.
Getting to Location
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