Yorkshire Sofa Showroom
The Clock Tower in Oakwood Park, our home in North Yorkshire, is a glorious Yorkshire stone-built development just outside Ripley, which in turn is just a few miles north of gorgeous Harrogate. Under the tower you will find a multitude of rooms of delicious sofas and beds, all available in literally thousands of fabrics.
“ Yorkshire is now renowned for the warmth of its welcome to visitors from all over the world. At Sofas & Stuff we want the quality of the experience people had when visiting us here to remain at the front of their minds, just as long as their fabulous sofas remain in front of their sitting room fires.”
Claire - Ripley showroom manager
Things to do around Harrogate and Ripley
Harrogate is one of England's finest spa towns. Founded in the 17th Century, it has stunning architecture, including the Royal Pump room built in 1842, as well as the Stray, an amazing park, brilliant for picnics, flying kites, or as I do regularly, falling asleep in the Yorkshire sun.
We all love Ripley too. Its compact, and for its size, it has plenty to look at. There is the castle set in a 1,700 acre estate; a glorious combination of stone cottages and cobbled squares; a 15th century church, and a series of marks on the east wall created by Cromwell's soldiers as they executed Royalist prisoners after the battle of Marston Moor.
Betty's tea rooms, where I had what I can only describe as the best breakfast of my life, whilst setting up our new showroom. The special Rostii breakfast with an additional sausage on the side, with a fresh orange juice, that even the Spanish couldn't beat was as my kids might say…..awesome. If the Rostii is puzzling you, then that makes two of us, but my god it tastes good, and the staff can fill you in on their Swiss connection.
Ripley Castle and Gardens, situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out, in a beautiful location, with memorable surroundings.
3 miles north of our showroom is Fountains Abbey, an 800 year old Cistercian abbey; the largest abbey ruins in Britain, and now a World Heritage Site. I have visited more times than I can remember, and at the risk of sounding corny, it still brings joy to my soul every time I arrive.
Fancy a really top notch lunch, to celebrate the sofa you have just bought? In that case, The Malt Shovel at Brearton is pretty hard to beat. The food is seriously good, which means finding the energy to walk afterwards is well nigh impossible.
If you have the kids with you, Lightwater Valley Theme Park is 175 acres of action-packed adventures.