- Ground floor accommodation
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
A lovely stone-built, semi-detached cottage set on a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of the ancient market town of Richmond. Lovingly restored by the current owner, this Richmond cottage has been individually styled and furnished to provide top-quality accommodation in a great location. Featuring a beautiful sitting room, a superb master bedroom with king-size bed and a designer-style bathroom with feature slipper bath, this cottage in Richmond is an ideal romantic retreat, or simply somewhere to recharge the batteries and enjoy Dales life at its finest. Outside this Richmond cottage, a small but pretty patio area provides a lovely spot to sit out and enjoy an evening meal. It is just a few minutes' stroll from your cottage to discover Richmond's cobbled streets and architecture, featuring an array of superb inns and restaurants and several intriguing museums. Explore the fascinating Norman castle, peruse the colourful stalls at the weekly market, or take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque River Swale. The area around your Richmond cottage is a walker's paradise, with beautiful strolls along the river, as well as more challenging paths into the nearby Swaledale hills. A wonderful location for exploring Swaledale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, York Minster and the North York Moors, making this Richmond cottage an ideal base for touring the area.
One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request). Bathroom with double-ended slipper bath, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with electric fire.
Gas central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Roadside parking outside cottage. Bike storage. Patio with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pub 4 mins walk. Note: No dining area at this property. Note: A6108 is 25 yards away, but no noise in the cottage and very little in sheltered rear patio.
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About the location
Barnard Castle 10 miles; Leyburn 12 miles.
Situated at the entrance to Swaledale, the ancient market town of Richmond stands on a prominent hilltop site to the north of the River Swale. Its cobbled streets and narrow alleys or 'wynds' enshrine over nine centuries of busy history and unique character. The town grew up around its castle, a Norman fortress dating back to 1071, famously situated high above the river - indeed the name Richmond is derived from 'Riche-mont' meaning 'strong hill'. Today there are wonderful walks to be enjoyed such as the Castle Walk - a dramatic terrace walk beneath the castle walls - or alternatively walk alongside the River Swale where there are parks, safe paddling areas and small waterfalls to enjoy. Within the town, narrow streets and alleys radiate from the cobbled Market Place (which has a weekly market and monthly farmers’ market) and there are numerous shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. The town flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries and the resulting elegant Georgian architecture lines many of the old streets. The Georgian Theatre is one of the oldest surviving theatres in the country with visitors enjoying its regular productions all year round.